Document Type

Article

Program

Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)

Publication Date

4-1988

Keywords

sacred, secular, Australia, Aboriginal art, spirituality

Abstract

Recently I have been questioned by several scholars about the terms "sacred" and "secular" in my research on Aboriginal rock art in Australia. It seems clear that many people are uncomfortable with distinguishing between sacred and secular within a tribal context. I would like to express my viewpoint briefly, and hopefully to clear up some of the misconceptions that are held about Aboriginal concepts of spirituality.

Rights Information

© 1988 Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici. Posted with permission.