Jacqueline Anderson

Research student profile

Research degree: PhD programme
Start date: 2020
Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID)0000-0002-3703-9465

Research summary

Project title: Dancing with ancestors: a comparison of ancient and modern-day trance practices in psychedelic trance (PhD)

Psychedelic Trance music culture is a growing global culture that, unlike many electronic dance music cultures, aligns itself with serious and complex belief systems, customs, practices and principles that are often defined as re-connecting with ancestral practices long forgotten, the re-enactment of rituals and ceremonies that promote trance through dance, music, sound, and environment to initiate altered states of consciousness potentially leading to personal and group transformation and healing benefits. The comparison of evidence from the prehistoric archaeological record to modern day psyculture may elicit a better understanding of both cultures.

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Research supervisor: Dr Rick Peterson
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