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Pagan Fleshworks: The Alchemy of Body Modification

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A groundbreaking work that sees the contemporary cultural trends of tattooing, piercing, implanting, and branding as a quest for a transformative psychic experience. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Features unforgettable color photographs by Steve Haworth, the foremost body modification artist in the United States. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Introduces a subculture that has gone far beyond the realm of simple tattooing.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Acts of body modification are deeply rooted in physical impulses that are obscured in our technological society. As we become more removed from the physicality of our existence, we lose touch with an essential part of our humanity. Body modification is a way of reconnecting to our bodies, to the earth, and to the divine. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Pagan Fleshworksandlt;/iandgt; reveals that the prevalence of body modification--tattooing, piercings, brandings, and implants--is the postmodern way to heal the body and enliven the soul. These andquot;fleshworksandquot; are the result of people creating their own rituals and symbols of meaning in order to feel a sense of the divine within.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Maureen Mercury relates the various stages of obtaining fleshworks to the stages of alchemy, showing how fleshworks lead to psychic transformation--soul-making. Using mythological imagery and the stories of those who have chosen to modify their bodies, she identifies the signposts of our journey toward self-expression, exploring the connection between our desires and our outward life. More than 30 riveting color photographs by leading body modification artist Steve Haworth provide the perfect visual complement to this examination of the soul as it rises toward freedom.and#160;

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This groundbreaking work sees the contemporary cultural trends of tattooing, piercing, implanting, and branding as a quest for a transformative psychic experience and a way to heal the mind/body separation. Riveting color photographs by the foremost three-dimensional body modification artist in the United States provide the perfect visual complement to this examination of the soul as it rises toward freedom.

Synopsis:

This groundbreaking work takes a look at the contemporary cultural trends of tattooing, piercing, implanting, and branding as a quest for a transformative psychic experience. Color photos.

About the Author

Maureen Mercury is completing her Ph.D. in depth psychology and has an M.A. in counseling psychology. Her earlier work includes an examination of modern male tattooing. Mercury also holds workshops that focus on the ritual piercing experience. She lives in Agoura, California.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Introduction andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1.andlt;/Bandgt; The Pagan Path andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;2.andlt;/Bandgt; One House Divided: Healing the Mind/Body Split andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;3.andlt;/Bandgt; Psyche as Image Maker andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;4.andlt;/Bandgt; Portals to Psyche andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;5.andlt;/Bandgt; The Alchemy of Fleshworks andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;6.andlt;/Bandgt; The Body as Soulscape andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;7.andlt;/Bandgt; The Landscape Expands andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892818099
Author:
Haworth, Steve
Author:
Haworth, Steve
Publisher:
Park Street Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Pop culture
Subject:
Body marking
Subject:
Body piercing
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.
Subject:
Spirituality - Paganism
Subject:
Body Art & Tattooing
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Symbolic aspects
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
SPIRITUALITY;POP CULTURE;BODY;BODY MODIFICATIONS;MIND;NEW AGE;PAGAN;PAGANISM;SELF-TRANSFORMATION
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
00-R12
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 color photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.4 in 14.21 oz

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