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Spirit Messenger

Spirit Messenger

SIZE: 24 X 18
MEDIUM: Pastel & coloured pencil on black suede matte board

In the Zuni tradition, the Mountain Lion is the messenger between people and the higher spirits. This image belongs to Dennis’ “Animal Guide” series, his tribute to the belief system called Shamanism that is part of many indigenous cultures world-wide. Identifying with the strengths and characteristics of certain animals, they believe that the spirits of these animals are guiding them through their lives. A Vision Quest may be undertaken to reveal their Animal Guide.
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