James David Lewis-Williams

“In southern Africa, a great many figures are ithyphallic. This feature has generally – and rather vaguely – been taken to refer to ‘masculinity’, but the painted contexts of the figures seems to confirm that, as in North America, sexual arousal was a metaphor for altered states of consciousness.”


James David Lewis-Williams, The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art
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