Tuesday, February 2, 2010
ANIMALS AS GUIDES
Animal forms have a vitality in primal art, which relates to a deep sense that the human is closely linked to the animal world. Animals often act as guides, or as omens pointing to the spiritual world. The archetypal hero is also a hunter, but he is also helped by animals in his quest. Animals are also associated with the spirit world, and serve as mounts, or vehicles of the spirits, in particular the Mother Goddess.