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Harrod - interviewed for the Signs out of Time project
Harrod, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist and a scholar specializing
in prehistoric art, religion and semiotics.
He has authored articles on the decipherment of the protolanguage of Upper
Paleolithic Europe and on decoding Upper Paleolithic religion and spiritual
transformation processes. He has also published on the origins of symbol
and mind two million years ago as evidenced in the pebble tool culture
of Homo habilis.
In 1987 he founded and chaired the Prehistoric Religions Consultation
Unit, the first program of the American Academy of Religion annual meeting
devoted to prehistoric religions. In 1988 he received a grant from the
American Academy of Religion to research and reconstruct the religious
vision of the Early Paleolithic Acheulian cultures of Africa and Europe,
which date from about one million to one-hundred thousand years ago. He
did field study in palaeoanthropology at Koobi Fora, Kenya, in 1990; and
in 1996, was a member of the expedition surveying the site of Har Karkom
in Israel where he led a search for Paleolithic proto-art. In 2000, he
participated in rock art exploration in the Keep River region of northern
Australia. He was also an associate of Marija Gimbutas, the archaeologist
who decoded the religious iconography of the European Neolithic.
He has a doctorate in Religion from Syracuse University with a focus on
comparative mythology and ancient Greek religion; an M.A. in philosophical
theology; and an M.A. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
He has studied shamanic trance postures, kundalini and vipassana meditation,
and Grof holotropic breathwork. He has a private psychotherapy practice
in Brunswick, Maine.
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