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By Trudy Griffin-Pierce

To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, dwelling entities that mirror the interconnectedness of all residing beings--humans, crops, stars, animals, and mountains. This booklet, now on hand in paperback, explores the circularity of Navajo proposal in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and tales mirrored within the celestial constellations.

fantastically illustrated by way of the writer, this well-documented e-book explores the non secular global of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar movement. Griffin-Pierce exhibits how the photographs of sacred sandpaintings not just speak the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but in addition current, in visible shape, Navajo rules approximately relationships between nature, self, and society.

"Griffin-Pierce's method is very unique, bringing this fabric jointly in an leading edge and inventive demeanour whereas grounding it holistically in the context of Navajo international view."--M. Jane younger, writer of Signs from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock Art

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