Paulus Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:20 am
These cave "art" finds are intriguing, inasmuch as they're generally portraying something we, as moderns, can identify with - eg, deer, hunting scenes, people dancing, etc. And the archaeo's always date 'em to very early periods. Yet the cup-and-rings that scatter our northern uplands are almost entirely non-linear in design and have very rare images of humans (see Man Stone carving
) or animals (as at Ballochmyle
), yet are alleged to be much closer in time to us 'moderns.' Almost as if the dark, underground places gave rise to what we'd call 'concrete images' from which the ego emerged, and the upper daylight surface kept unconscious dreamtime psychology alive with non-egoic images & patterns.
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