The Emergence of Symbolic Imagination: Thinking the Spirit by Warren Colman
July 7, 2015
The awe-inspiring mystery of the paintings and figurines made by the first Homo sapiens in Europe at caves like Chauvet in France and Hohle-Feels in Germany. But what made our ancestors produce them, what do the images mean and where do they come from?
These questions are especially relevant to a figure like der Löwenmensche of Holhenstein-Stadel. This figure of a lion-headed man is the oldest unequivocal evidence of the human imagination creating an image that does not exist in the material ...