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Visions by CarolM
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Canon D40. Two images merged. Added moon and layer of swirling color.

What was regarded by the Indians as coming from the supernatural powers were believed to be received in dreams or visions. Through them were bestowed on man magical abilities and the capacity to foresee future events, to control disease, and to become able to fill the office of priest or of leader. It was the common belief of the Indians that these dreams or visions must be sought through the observance of some rite involving more or less personal privation; an exception is found in the Mohave who believe that the dream seeks the individual, corning to him before birth, or during infancy, as well as in mature life.

In general the initiation of a man s personal relations to the unseen through dreams and visions took place during the fast which occurred at puberty, and the thing seen at that time became the medium of supernatural help and knowledge, and in some tribes determined his affiliations. It was his sacred object. It had no reference to his kindred, but was strictly personal in its efficacy, and he painted it on his person or his belongings as a prayer for assistance a call for help in directing his actions. Any dream of ordinary sleep in which this object appeared had meaning for him and its suggestions were heeded.

The general belief concerning dreams and visions seems to have been that the mental images seen with closed eyes were not fancies but actual glimpses of the unseen world where dwelt the generic types of all things and where all events that were to take place in the visible world were determined and prefigured.

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I am happy to share my vision with you and I hope that it touches you in some small way.

“Photography is my soul food” – Carol M.

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  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful, Carol. I still remember dream images I saw as a child (and I remember them better than those of last night).

  • I still remember dreams of my childhood too. Thank you Betty for the great feedback.

    – CarolM

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic .

  • Thank you very much Marilyn!

    – CarolM

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 2 years ago

    Powerful work Carol…love it!!

  • Thanks a million Kate!

    – CarolM

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation and work Carol.

  • Thank you Bunny for the nice compliment!

    – CarolM

  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Elisabeth for featuring my image! I’m honored!

    – CarolM

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    09-20-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats

  • What a wonderful surprise!! Thank you so very much!

    – CarolM

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

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  • I’m doing the happy dance! Thank you so much for featuring Visions! I’m thrilled!

    – CarolM

  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmealmost 2 years ago

    Please look here to see your featured art and also here. Congratulations!

  • Wow! This is great! Thank you so very much! I feel honored to be part of these wonderful works!

    – CarolM

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation Carol!

  • Thank you so very much Diane~

    – CarolM

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