Shaman Bearwalker; Transformation Through Love and Compassion

Artist: Mark Anthony Jacobson
Region: Sioux Lookout (Ontario)
Material: Acrylic on canvas

40″ x 30″

Shamans played an important role acting as religious leaders, tradesmen, healers, and characters in cultural stories holding mysterious, powerful, and sometimes superhuman abilities.

A transformation can be described as the spiritual metamorphosis of human into animal, or between various animals. According to Inuit tradition, human beings could travel between the physical and spiritual worlds. Humans could also transform into animals and animals could transform into human beings.

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