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Point Sur ~ Monument of Light


 

A quintessential California Coastal Pacific Ocean Sunset. To the left of the image is; Point Sur, and the California Sea Otter Game Refuge on the Pacific Ocean Coast of Big Sur, California. The area is the ancestral home to the First Nations Esselen. “Esselen” is most likely derived from the name of their main village known as Exse’ein, which likely derived from a tribal location known as Ex’selen, meaning “the rock,” which is in turn derived from the phrase Xue elo xonia eune, “I come from the rock.”
The rock being Point Sur, they believed all life came from this volcanic mountain. The Esselen left their handprints on rock faces in numerous remote places, believing that rocks held memory. When they placed their hand into a hand that had been carved on the rock from the past, they could “tune in to” everything that had ever happened at the site before. They believed everything, including the stars, moon, breeze, ocean, streams, trees, and rocks were alive and had power, emotion, intelligence, and memory. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

 

 

 

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