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Don Liponi – “The Prehistoric Rock Art of the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla Native American Shamans in the Southern California Deserts”

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Archaeological evidence shows that Native Americans have lived in the Southern California desert for at least 12,000 years. They thrived using their skills in resource management and spiritual direction.  We do not believe that they had a written language, but they left us hundreds of paintings – spiritual communications that played a leading role in their villages and society. These ancient messages have been buffeted by the harsh desert landscape over the centuries. Recent technology has allowed us to resurrect these paintings so that anyone can now appreciate them. These messages still speak to each one us providing a pathway to the other world. Science has determined that the shaman who painted them, not only attained the spiritual world, but were able to influence external events by doing so. 

Don Liponi, a retired chemist, was introduced to the desert by his father as a boy over 50 years ago. He has been doing research as part of a group of Native Americans, archaeologists and other scientists for nearly 10 years in Southern California. The results of this work are in two books, “La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border”, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Books are available for $25.  This supports our continued work. Don lives in San Diego with his wife who is also a writer. 


May 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pamela Pelletier


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