The Origin of Ancient Cities
In this interview, Lucy Wyatt, author of 'Approaching Chaos' and co-organizer of the Eternal Knowledge Festival, shares her perspectives on the origin of ancient civilizations and cities. Lucy challenges the mainstream perspective that, starting around 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers became farmers, who formed towns, then cities. Instead, she proposes that the original city builders were shamanic priest-kings and that the earliest cities correspond to an archetype which allowed the elite to live in comfort and in harmony with nature. Even more fascinating, Lucy proposes that the pharaohs of Egypt were also shamans who accessed vital knowledge through their sacred rites and rituals.