Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chumash Rock Pile

"The Sacredness of the land lies in the minds of its people.
 This land is dedicated to the Spirit and memory
 of the ancestors and their children."


pwax said...

A curious sentiment - that the sacredness of the land derives from human minds rather from the land itself. It seems particularly different from the Narragansett view (given my minimal understanding of that view) and seems to make the "creator" a product of solipsism.

pwax said...

Can this be right? Could it be a mistranslation? In the second phrase where the land is "dedicated" it seems more applicable to the stone pile and the monument than to the surrounding landscape.