Fractal Art Prints: ” Mana “
Fractal Artwork © Leah McNeir, 2008.
From Wiki: ” Mana is the concept of an impersonal force or quality that resides in people, animals, and inanimate objects. The concept is common to many Oceanic languages, including Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian.
In anthropological discourse, mana as a generalized concept has attained a significant amount of interest, often understood as a precursor to formal religion. It has commonly been interpreted as “the stuff of which magic is formed”, as well as the substance of which souls are made.
Modern fantasy fiction and computer and role-playing games have adopted mana as a term for magic.
In Polynesian culture (for example, Hawaiian and Māori), mana is a spiritual quality considered to have supernatural origin – a sacred impersonal force existing in the universe.
The concept of a life-energy inherent in all living beings seems to be a fairly universal archetype, and appears in numerous ancient religions and systems of metaphysics. ”
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