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"Sipapu and the Snake" by Valerie Anne Barber

" Sipapu and the Snake"
15 x 22 inches
Watercolor, pastel

In many Native American cultures, the inner world is accessed through a symbolic hole in the Earth, the 'Earth Mother Navel' or 'sipapu'.  Wisdom people learn to travel this access-way to other 'realities' that parallel the super-conscious mind.  The understanding these seekers gain returns with them to aid themselves and their people.

The snake is an ancient symbol of knowledge in many cultures.  She guards the entrance to the Dream World - the 'sipapu' - that is revealed in the pottery forms and designs.
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"Sipapu and the Snake" by Valerie Anne Barber. Paintings: Sightings of the Soul ...

" Sipapu and the Snake "
Valerie Anne Barber

 
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