Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on InitiationwithAndy Hilton

andy hilton


Andy Hilton is author of Anthropology and Mysticism in the Making of Initiation. He is also coeditor of the anthology, Perspectives on Commoning.

Here he discusses the history of anthropological investigations into tribal processes involving rites of passage, liminality, and rebirth. He also discusses his own experience of cosmic consciousness while attending a shamanic workshop. This was part of a larger initiatory process lasting nine months. As a consequence he has spent the past thirty years developing his ideas for a sub-discipline called “initiation studies”.

(Recorded on January 26, 2020)

Published on January 27, 2020