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Spirit in the stone by Joy Inglis (1998 Paperback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1998 First Edition Paperback.

Published by Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, Ltd.
Author: Joy Inglis. Illustrated by Hilary Stewart.
ISBN: 0920663583.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 140mm w x 10mm d.

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Spirit in the stone by Joy Inglis

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1998 First Edition Paperback.

Published by Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, Ltd., Victoria, Canada.
Author: Joy Inglis. Illustrated by Hilary Stewart.
ISBN: 0920663583.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 140mm w x 10mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with slight creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 111 clean pages of English text with b&w illustrations and maps, no inscriptions. Slight foxing to page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Spirit in the stone by Joy Inglis:

Mysterious and impressive, the art of the petroglyph has intrigued people around the world. Petroglyphs played an important part in the rituals and ceremonies of Shamanism – the religion of many early cultures. The rock carvings of the west coast of North America are related in style and content to the rock art of the Far East and to the cave paintings of Europe.

Spirit in the Stone offers a worldwide background for rock carvings in art and religion, with a practical focus on the petroglyphs of Quadra Island, British Columbia. The 11 petroglyph sites (more than 100 carved boulders – ed.) on the island are described, with detailed maps and directions for finding them. West-coast rock art was often connected to the life-cycle of the salmon, the basic resource of coastal peoples, and this book discusses the probable meanings and uses of the awe-inspiring petroglyphs.

Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art.

The wonderfully evocative drawings by Hilary Stewart, and the Foreword by native Elder Ellen White, will help everyone understand these treasures, and to appreciate the silent magic of ancient rock art.

Joy Inglis, an anthropologist, has worked for 20 years with the Kwagiulth people of Quadra Island, studying the locations and traditional functions of west-coast petroglyphs.