Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tokens Link Us Deep Into the Mists of the Ancient Past

For tens of thousands of years, humans have buried the dead with precious objects: jewels, weapons, musical instruments, amulets -- even pets. Vikings carried around Stone Age objects as good luck charms and were buried with them -- linking themselves to the dim and mysterious past of their ancestors. The custom was mentioned as being active even in Shakespeare's time and was described in Ophelia’s burial scene. In our modern age people still find lucky charms and keep them close. We act in similar ways to our ancestors from long, long ago.

In the fantasy novel, Gettysburg Passage, an ancient, precious -- possibly miraculous -- object upends the everyday existence of a group of friends. See what happens when Civil War people and places suddenly become too real, and an ancient civilization beckons for acknowledgement and assistance.

To learn more about Gettysburg Passage, go here.

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