02b NOTE Sacred Stones_Part1

02b NOTE Sacred Stones_Part1 - Sacred Stones Neolithic and...

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Sacred Stones Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Representations of the Sacred Shamanism Shaman Turkic word “Witch Doctor” ( sangoma , Zulu) “Medicine Man” Specialist in communicating with and seeing the world of spirits
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Shamanism Specialist in communicating with and seeing the world of spirits Dreams and Trances Spirit possession Celestial ascent “Shape shifting” = werewolf lengends Divination (foretelling the future) and healing Shamanism Cosmological Robes Siberia Shaman cosmology: drums
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Shamanism Shaman or Hunter? South Africa (San) Caves: The first temples? Paleolithic Caves Dwellings Tombs Temples
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Paleolithic Cave Paintings Part of larger Paleolithic rock art tradition Examples Throughout much of the world Best preserved and studied Lascaux Cave figures (Southern France) Chauvet Cave (Southern France) Altamira (Northern Spain) Paleolithic Rock Art Evidence of use of Sacred symbols by 20,000 BC painting, carving, burials Hunting religion Rituals of male hunter societies (1) Mysteries of the hunt Gain power/life through killing
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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