Transformation Rock

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Transformation Rock

There is a legend among the Mission Salish in Canada of a transformation rock, one of whose sides bears the image of the raven. It is believed this is the rock, whose location had been lost for hundreds of years.

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Transformation Rock has images on several sides that tell a story passed down verbally through generations of the Mission Sailish of Canada. The rock was lost for over a thousand years and just recently found

One side of the rock bears the likeness of three shaman turned to stone for failing to share their knowledge with humanity. The forehead and eye of the youngest shaman is seen facing left.

The other side of the rock – shown here – shows is a raven, facing right, with a coin in his mouth, symbol of transformation and of the sharing of heaven’s gifts with humanity.

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