Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)
sacred, secular, Australia, Aboriginal art, spirituality
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.
© 1988 Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici. Posted with permission.
Faulstich. Paul. “Sacred” and “Secular” in Australian Rock Art. Bollettino Del Centro di Studi Preistorici, 24: 8-9, 1988.