Supplement One: Haining Stones is the first booklet in a new series of publications from the Notional Research Group for Cultural Artefacts.
Supplement One is a singular study of the previously undocumented ritual objects called ‘haining stones’, thought to be connected to ‘dobby stones’ and the genii locorum of vaccaries and sheep farms. The rituals surrounding these mysterious devices are obscure, but thanks to the insight of Peter Hill, the NRGCA have been able to provide a speculative reconstruction of their usage. It can therefore be seen that they belong to a family of magical procurement artefacts that incorporate certain fertility rituals and animist beliefs, some of which endured well into the Christian epoch.
Supplement One was published in a beautiful handsewn and numbered edition of 25, exclusively available via Corbel Stone Press. The booklet is now available in pdf format below.