Sydney dinner Sept 24 – Wisdom of the Ancients

Wisdom of the Ancients? Ancient memory techniques that played an important part in stone circles, Nasca lines and Easter Island statues? No, it’s not von Daniken, but something grounded much more in anthropological reality than alien fantasy.

Dr Lynne Kelly will dispense with the psychic fortune teller gear she wore at a dinner earlier this year, and will instead look into the past and the present – traditional indigenous and ancient memory techniques that allowed non-literate cultures to memorise the vast amounts of practical information they needed to survive, the subject of her latest best-seller, The Memory Code.

Lynne is a science writer well known in Skeptical circles – even stone ones. She is an honorary research associate at La Trobe University, and author of leading texts on spiders, crocodiles and The Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal. She is always a captivating speaker, and this talk promises to combine critical thinking and historical research into one fascinating presentation.

A must-attend event for anyone with an interest in ancient and modern indigenous cultures, archaeology, anthropology, megaliths, and some serious rethinking of our understanding of the communication of cultural information. Not to mention those who just like to enjoy the convivial company of other Skeptics over a good meal and a drink or two.

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Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Place: Heritage Function Centre, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde
Cost: $50 (includes buffet dinner)

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