Animism, Rebirth and the World Tree in Ancient Iranian Art and Religion — Surviving the Kali Yuga

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Having taken an interest lately in the ancient tribes – both Scythian and pre-Scythian – that settled in Iran, and fancying a break from my main reading and writing on Celtic myth, I thought it would be interesting to discuss a less well-covered topic in mythological study in relation to the ancestral and bear cults […]

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Round and Round: Spiral Patterns in Tribal Art — Sublime

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The spiral form in art is ancient. While this pattern is nearly universal, few places have embraced and innovated it with such flourish as Indonesia, the world’s largest island country. From Sumatra in the west to the main island of Java to the remote Maluku islands, spirals – singly or in hooked and intersecting forms […]

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