We are planning to republish Painted Dreams in the fall of 2023.
Until then, nice copies can be found on Amazon.com and other book sites.
A Navaho panel at Standing Cow Ruin
“If you deny the spiritual, it’s like sitting in a house and saying there is no wind. The sacred mountains and cliffs are the important places in your life. If we don’t feel them, if we only see them, then we are the ones who are dumb. All the knowledge you will ever need is out there in nature.”
Ojibwa Spiritual Leader
“Three environments are often depicted on the rock walls: the personal, often directed inward through vision questing or the shaman’s journey; the community, where rock art is part of an established sacred site; and ultimately, the intertwined landscapes of the natural world.
Quote from Ch. 10: Voices from the Past, Wisdom for the Future
“Fortunate in having an elderly shaman to induct him, he [Thor Conway] came to see how the landscape is viewed quite differently by Native Americans.”
God & Enhancement of Place by David Brown
“An absolute must read for those interested not only in the science of the ‘rock art’, but the many layers of culture, connection to the Earth, and spirituality beneath.”
Photos (left to right): Newspaper Rock, Indian Creek State Park; Fremont Culture petroglyph; The Teaching Rock, Petroglyphs Provincial Park near Peterborough, Ontario; Pictograph horse with Spanish rider, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
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