Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shaman, watercolor on sketchbook page

primal-indigenous: Alternatively termed "tribal religionists, "ethnic religionists," or "animists," estimates range from 100 million to 457 million. (457 million is the combined total for "Ethnoreligionists," "Animists," and "Shamanists" from Barrett's 2001 world religion calculations. But this total includes all African Traditional religionists, which we have listed as a separate category.) This group also includes, but is not limited to, people whose native religion is a form of shamanism or paganism (such as millions of people in traditional Siberian shamanist cultures).
I didn't try to paraphrase this- it is directly copy and pasted from here-http://www.adherents.com/
I subscribed to a site called Practical Philosophy. Todays quote was this-

Web of Life

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle
(1780 - 1866)
Native American


Paintings by Patricia said...

This is a great series that you are doing.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Would that we were all as wise as Chief Seattle...

p.s. I thought it might have been c&p'd :)