For those within range of New York, Graham Hancock will be holding a workshop on shamanistic consciousness over the weekend of 11th to 13th of August:
Less than 40,000 years ago humans had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, and no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and enigmatic change, the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. How did this happen?
In this workshop we set out to investigate this mysterious turn of events and explore the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind.
More details can be found at the link above.