Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Huichol Indian Sacred Rituals.
Valadez, Mariano (artist) and Valadez, Susana Eger. (1992).
Oakland, CA: Amber Lotus.
4 chapters, about the artist and author.
Note: On the left hand
pages appear reproductions of yarn paintings by the artist; on
the right hand page are brief descriptions and comments on the
paintings, Huichol religion and culture. The last chapter describes
the meanings associated with the symbols, or icons, used in Huichol
Excerpt(s): In their
art work, Huichol Indians express their deepest religious feelings
and beliefs acquired through a lifetime of participation in ceremonies
and rites. From time to time they are children, they learn how
to communicate with the spirit world through symbols and rituals.
Thus, for the Huichols, the art of yarn painting is more than
mere aesthetic expression. The topics and contents of these paintings
reflect the Huichol culture and its shamanic tradition. Like icons,
they are objects of religious worship and documents of their ancient
wisdom. (page 100)
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