Sacred Colors and Shamanic Vision among the Huichol Indians of Mexico

@article{Maclean2001SacredCA,
  title={Sacred Colors and Shamanic Vision among the Huichol Indians of Mexico},
  author={Hope Maclean},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={305 - 323}
}
  • Hope Maclean
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Color and the visionary abilities of the shaman may be related. Interviews with a shaman-artist of the Huichol Indians of northwest Mexico reveal that color is conceptualized as a language which the gods and spirits of sacred sites use to communicate with the shaman. Colors are perceived by the shaman as part of a synaesthetic experience in which color may convert to both songs and language. This visionary color language is depicted in Huichol arts and even in art such as yarn paintings made… Expand
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