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British Columbia Heraldic Pole Detail, 1988
I'm interested here in the faces in the
bear paws, they're quite similar to the one created by the tree leaves in the
Linda Tellington-Jones photograph.
It has been mentioned to me that the bear paw faces are a classic representation of a shaman in trance.
While I may have felt the energy that way at differing times in my life, I didn't know this about
the imagery directly myself. I do know that if you spend time with Linda around animals, you will
feel and notice her effect on them.
In 1988, this Heraldic pole stood at the decaying, apparently abandoned Mamalilaculla homesite (but a place of historic, and ongoing significance to the Kwakwaka’wakw people) located on Mimkwamlis (Village Island) along Canada's Inside Passage.
U'mista Cultural Society
Linda Tellington Jones
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27 May 2019
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