The Grail Series
Hank’s critically acclaimed book, the Cauldron and the Grail, (1992) connects ancient religious rituals and the astronomy of Stonehenge and Newgrange to the myth of the Holy Grail.
Vol. 2, The Grail and the Crown will be released in the Fall of 2012.
Vol. 3, The Grail in Stone: is available on line in HTML form. Vol. 4. Ace of Cups, the Grail in the Tarot, is currently awaiting editorial and peer review. Three related short books entitled Over Avalon, Glastonbury's Sacred Landscape, The Stones of Ancient Ireland and Atlantis Rising, are in preparation.
Gothic Image Press in London is now considering Arthur the God, with Karen Han, for publication.
Raised and schooled in an alternative tradition in the Bay Area, Hank has been a frequent contributor to underground and alternative journals including the San Francisco Oracle, the Berkeley Barb, High Times, the Georgia Straight, Psychedelic Review, and the LA Free Press, usually donating his work gratis.
Between 1965 and 1968 Harrison was the founder and coordinator of the LSD-Rescue project, a pioneering effort to adapt crisis intervention techniques to drug and suicide counseling. In that capacity he was the first counselor to "officially" rescue anyone from a bad LSD experience on the telephone. In essence Harrison invented LSD crisis rescue. Many of his pioneering techniques are still in use today.
In 1976 he formed the Archives Press, changed to Arkives Press n 1995. Begun as a self-publishing effort; the company has since grown and acquired many properties and two imprints. In 1996 the website became www.arkives.com to distinguish it from all others and to assure a permanent place on the World Wide Web
In its present configuration Arkives Press has produced several books by a number of authors on a variety of topics including Horsemanship, Irish History, Celtic Archaeology and Natural Cooking.
Arkives Press is NOT a vanity press and has been listed in Literary Market Place (LMP) since 1987.
Harrison is also a qualified expert witness in areas as diverse as ritual homicides and domain name and computer software litigation and has testified in several cases involving drug abuse and suicide related issues. He supports the medicinal use of marijuana and is on record as an advocate for the legalization hemp and hemp production, but stands against the legalization of hard drugs. In 1968 He testified before the House Committee on Drug Abuse issues and the California State Senate committee on drug related issues for which he received a gubernatorial commendation. In 1994 he began to correspond with president Clinton and has received letters and e-mail's from him.
Between 1982 and 1998 he wrote the Stones of Ancient Ireland, a field guide to Irish Archaeology. This book has been well received and has over 200 never seen photos and maps to Irish Neolithic and Bronze Age sites. He plans a series in this format extending the concept to Ancient France, Spain, England, Scotland and Wales.
Hamburger Zen, is a full-length novel. Glass Country, his first full length poetry collection, will appear in the Fall of 2012.
Harrison's satirical article on Skana the captive whale (Vancouver Magazine May 1974) was the first popular article to point out the trauma caused to whales in captivity and served as one inspirational source for project Greenpeace and the Free Willy series of motion pictures. In this capacity he assisted in the successful arrival of the first Greenpeace anti-whaling crew in San Francisco in 1975.
Mr. Harrison's eulogy for Kurt Cobain, his late son-in-law titled, Love Kills is available on CD ROM. The full first edition will be available in the Fall of 2013 in time for the 20-year commemoration of Cobain’s Assassination. The anticipated first print run should exceed 5,000 copies in hardback with a trade paper printing of 25,000. A preview version CD is available at the Arkives Web site and through e-Bay. The Cobain book began upon the birth of Harrison's granddaughter, Frances Bean Cobain, in 1992. It is written in a lucid prose style reminiscent of the beat writers of the 1950s and sheds an objective light on suicide and other problems of Cobain's generation.
Hank donates to United Animal Nations and various equine, feline and canine rescue charities and has rescued dozens of animals over the years. His personal activities include: book collecting, scuba diving, ranching and computer web site development.
To contact Mr. Harrison send an e-mail to:
Wilton, Ca. 95693