Download e-book for kindle: Communicating with the World of Beings: The World Heritage by Knut Helskog

By Knut Helskog

ISBN-10: 1782974113

ISBN-13: 9781782974116

The rock artwork present in the area historical past websites within the Alta zone, Arctic Norway, contain hundreds of thousands of pictures together with reindeer and elk in addition to fish, birds, boats, people and geometric styles. They include information regarding peoples who lived during this northern sector from approximately 5000 BC up till the start of Christ; akin to attainable social corporations, looking and trapping, ideals, rituals,stories, legends, myths, cultural alterations and continuities.

Communicating with the realm of beings addresses an realizing of the rock paintings by way of conversation 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, energy and rights, as depictions of actual occasions and maybe to be used in storytelling. via rock artwork, humans may additionally were capable of speak with other-than-human beings who governed components of our environment – on the way to petition favors for themselves or others. those other-than-human beings could have been perceived pretty much as good and evil powers and spirits of different worlds of the universe; the lifeless or souls; which additionally incorporated the animals depicted or have been even embodied within the stone.

This conversation could have been according to a trust that either dwelling beings and inert gadgets and traditional phenomena had souls, a trust which can have existed ever because the earliest settlements. Such an animistic trust signifies that every little thing was once obvious as having a recognition and identification of its personal, self sufficient and imbued with a will. as a result, it used to be crucial that the several contributors communicated with each other as equivalent partners.

In this superbly illustrated booklet Knut Helskog presents a lyrical and private interpretation of the chronology, patterning and attainable meanings at the back of this awesome panorama of prehistoric rock art.

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