The Paleolithic caves of Southern Europe were the first temples,
art galleries and classrooms
(kindergarten through a doctorate in shamanism). Here we find gestures of our animal past, the gestation
of mind, the swaddling of human cultural maturity.

A few years ago, my study of these caves, along with the rock art
of primal peoples, intensified into Threading the Petrified Glyph, an artist's book that evolved into an electronic version, after which my fascination with the subject didn't abate.

Following are three introductory pages, plus a paratext:




Joel Weishaus
4:2011 (rev.)