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The art of the shaman : rock art of California

Author: David S Whitley
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whitley, an archaeologist specializing in the study of prehistoric art and religion, interprets the symbolism of California's ancient rock art, demonstrating that these pictographs were not created simply for artistic expression, but were deliberately intended to represent a relatively few number of specific messages. Color photographs depict such things as vision questing, sexuality, the mythic past, life crises,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitley, David S.
Art of the shaman.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)655302200
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Whitley
ISBN: 087480650X 9780874806502
OCLC Number: 43512814
Notes: Originally published: L'Art des chamanes de Californie.
Description: 138 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: The discovery of Rodriguez Cabrillo --
The native Californian world --
Types and ages of native California rock art --
Rock art traditions --
Ethnography and Californian rock art --
Altered states of consciousness and metaphors of the supernatural epilogue.
Other Titles: Art des chamanes de Californie.
Responsibility: David S. Whitley.

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Whitley, an archaeologist specializing in the study of prehistoric art and religion, interprets the symbolism of California's ancient rock art, demonstrating that these pictographs were not created simply for artistic expression, but were deliberately intended to represent a relatively few number of specific messages. Color photographs depict such things as vision questing, sexuality, the mythic past, life crises, altered states of consciousness, and more.

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