Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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Paintings of mimi spirits are very common in cave art throughout western Arnhem
Land . ... So they THE USE OF FINGERS to trace designs in dressed its foot and
sand or paint attests to the seamless way in left the which peoples ' hands both ...
The paintings therefore always have a double function : they refer both to mythic
events and to the geographic map of the ... along which myths , artefacts and
trade PAINTING TECHNIQUES we are confronted with an artistic reversal .
SPIRITS AND ART R BODY PAINTING IN AMAZONIA , realistic imagery
combines with abstract designs said to be experienced ... Body painting is
especially important , with red paint made from urucu seeds applied to face ,
arms and legs in a ...
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