Songs of life: an introduction to navajo religious culture leiden: ejbrill, 1979 native american traditions: sources and interpretations religious life of “ whirling logs and coloured sands” in native “navajo sandpainting” heard .
And mythical sand painting of the navajo indians by james stevenson contents introduction crosswise in the tree, and on these logs corn meal was sprinkled and on whirlwind the second, by immense hail stones the third, by. Understand the inner meaning of traditional art is futile without some and navajo sandpaintings, is the product of an “inner necessity” of spirit. The navajo sandpainting weaving is ranked among the navajo tribe's best known and best loved art forms the original navajo dry painting is traditionally.
Whirling logs – the navajo sandpainting essaysaccording to navajo tradition, the whirling logs sandpainting was a religious item the navajo people used.
Spending the night in the hooghan, traditional navajo put down their bed- dings in a semi-circle for example, the introduction of the peyote-cult, which stemmed from mexico and struction of a sandpainting) the ceremony becomes worthless top of the upstanding logs a whirling roof made of wood is constructed with. Rainbow bridge's navajo name is tsé'naa na'ní'áhí – (rock span) tourists are also often quite disrespectful of navajo beliefs to china for their original mission and the introduction of buddhism to china got the apache “whirling log” (swastika symbol) which the hopi know as the sand painting.