Spirits in the Sky ... I wonder why?
Buring the dead by Cro-magnon Man kept wild predators from finding and eating their loved ones. Spirits in the sky would be seen as smoke rises from the burning of the dead and white clouds the angels of them.
Ancient Cave Man
had to bury their dead or burn them to prevent wild animals from invading their space and doing damage to their beloved ones at their passing.
The sun shown on them every day as a constant became their god.
The clouds in in the sky were the angels.
The smoke rising high from the burning of the dead was their soul rising up to heaven which was in the clouds.
The burial of the dead was symbolic of planting a seed in the ground so it would come back to life in the spring, in a sense the afterlife, or next life, as a tree comes up from an acorn nut, the many branches outstretched to the heavens was all seen as spiritual.
It is no surprise that today we continue to look up at the sky with arms outstretched as we call to God for reasons why.
When a person hangs their head in sorrow or pain or even fatigue, it is interpreted as giving up to forces beyond ones' own control.
When you see your shadow do you sometimes wonder if this is your soul in a 2 dimensional universe, as a constant companion, like your reflection in a mirror? Some groups of people do not use mirrors because it is against their religious belief system to have mirrors or to gaze into one's own reflection as being self centered or seen as a form of self worship.
Some people need to get back to the stone age. At least they had fresh air and cooked their meat on an open flame until it was well done.
Image Credit » pencil pointing to the right by A.P. Davis