Dragon Palace – Bryce Canyon
A dragon slides down the canyon walls, between three presiding figures on the left and petitioners facing them in the “ante room” on the right. One of many interpretations for the extremely rich nature spirit energies that rule at Bryce Canyon, Utah where thousands of HooDoos – tall rock figures – dominate the landscape.
Bryce Canyon in south-central Utah is, to me, a magical land filled with giant rock beings – HooDoos – each with their own personality and story. The HooDoos live in large communities that have fortunately been preserved by the USA in a 56.2 mile national park.
Bryce was long used by Native Americans who were very respectful and cautious around these life forms. Contemporary occupation by immigrant white settlers began with the Mormons in the 1800s, and Ebenezer Bryce and his family eventually settled near the Park’s Paria River. It is sometime after this that these stone beings were given their usual nomenclature of HooDoos. The name refers to the use of energies in HooDoo, a form of combined magic that came to prominence in the 1800s, bringing together African American, Native American and European pagan traditions.
If you’d like to learn more about these Bryce Canyon HooDoos, read my blog…
This original photographic art piece by nature spirit photographer Atala Toy is pigment on paper – available as a 5×7 card with envelope, a signed 11×14 matted photograph and a signed 18×24 photograph.