By Knut Helskog
Communicating with the realm of beings addresses an figuring out of the rock paintings when it comes to communique with other folks and different than-human beings. The figures might have been noticeable and skilled as symbols in rituals or as expressions of identification, place, strength and rights, as depictions of genuine occasions and maybe to be used in storytelling. via rock paintings, humans may additionally were in a position to speak with other-than-human beings who governed components of our environment – as a way to petition favors for themselves or others. those other-than-human beings can have been perceived pretty much as good and evil powers and spirits of different worlds of the universe; the useless or souls; which additionally integrated the animals depicted or have been even embodied within the stone.
This communique could have been according to a trust that either dwelling beings and inert gadgets and typical phenomena had souls, a trust which may have existed ever because the earliest settlements. Such an animistic trust signifies that every little thing was once obvious as having a attention and id of its personal, self sustaining and imbued with a will. hence, it used to be crucial that the several contributors communicated with each other as equivalent partners.
In this fantastically illustrated e-book Knut Helskog offers a lyrical and private interpretation of the chronology, patterning and attainable meanings in the back of this awesome panorama of prehistoric rock art.
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Communicating with the World of Beings: The World Heritage rock art sites in Alta, Arctic Norway by Knut Helskog