English: Entrance to Dam #4 Cave. The C&O bed can be seen just outside the cave’s mouth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I am grateful to The Mind in the Cave‘s author David Lewis-Williams for the wonderful book on shamanism and origins of art.
Posted by sunnysmile on 10/01/2013 in Gratitude
Tags: art, early history, gratitude, history, Paleolothic, rock art, shaman, thanks
10/01/2013 at 8:46 pm
That book held my imagination ever since I first read it years ago. In fact, a goodly number of my paintings were, and still are, inspired by his study of the San in S. Africa. You can find some of them in my blog. At the moment, I’m just finishing a first reading of San Spirituality by Lewis-Williams & Pearce. Huge kudos for your WP post!
11/01/2013 at 1:21 pm
Gosh! Thank you! I took a look at your paintings, they are beautiful, well done!
11/01/2013 at 1:32 pm
Thank you as well. It was wonderful to see a fellow blogger shine a light on Lewis-Williams and his fine works. To me, spirituality, religion, creativity and all the arts combined spring from one source alone and that is the realm of dreams. Too often, we dismiss what comes to us in our ‘other’ state of mind. CG Jung studied dreams in his youth and that became the inspiration for a lifetime’s worth of investigation and discovery. I believe Jung would have been appreciated by the San.
11/01/2013 at 5:24 pm
yeah, absolutely, it is such a great book, based on sound research, comparison and analysis. The rock art in there is so mesmerising, I am actually going to just copy it – juts for my own enjoyment, trace the lines…
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