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What did the first people think?

A group of art lovers disdain Howard Terpning; a famous artist who has painted hundreds of canvases depicting tribal peoples, especially  the first peoples on this continent.

These canvases are considered romantic illustrations, thus cheap.

Personally, I’ve learned a lot from Terpning.

Tribal peoples had no science, therefore they didn’t know why it rained, or what caused thunder.

Thunder sounded like the voice of God.

Thus, Indian peoples became mystics.

Mystics are people whose understanding originates in the spirit, not the mind.

Take a look at this, “Spirit of the Rainmaker,” and you will understand why the tribal peoples believed like they did.

(By the way, Terpning’s paintings have sold for more than half a million dollars, so I doubt he cares what anyone thinks of his work).

 

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