“Archeologists and artists have written on Southwestern European cave art, but none have given us a book like this. Clayton Eshleman has explored and inspected almost all of the great cave art of southwestern Europe including many caves that are not open to the public and require special permission. Now with visionary imagination, informed poetic speculation, deep insight, breathtaking leaps of mind, Eshleman draws out the underground of myth, psychology, prehistory, and the first turn of the human mind toward the modern. JUNIPER FUSE opens us up to our ancient selves: we might be weirder (and also better) than we thought.” - Gary Snyder
Abbreviated Introduction to Clayton Eshleman's Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld. Wesleyan University Press, 2003. See Eshleman's website.