Natureza humana

Ricardo José do Canto Moniz Zúquete


Man, thousands of years ago, has demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to relate with the place that inhabited, what he testified in cave drawings at the time of Inferior Neolithic period, 20,000 years ago. The caves of Lascaux are the more notable example of this, demonstrating our capacity in interpreting the world where we lived metaphorically, to express this artistic interpretation poetically and, even before dominating the orality.

Transactional psychology is applied to study registers of this type, that is, for the agreement of the structural unconscious of our visual world, that not being a passive but dynamic direction, consists of an interactive relation between Man and the atmosphere of its place.

The expressive and poetical qualities of these registers of Lascaux are the certification of this interactive relation that already we possessed with our habitat, so well express that we can decode it and understand it 20,000 later. How is it that a Man who is badly able to speak had a so intense conscie ce of its habitat that obtained to represent in such a way so deep and qualified? Probably this intense linking to the space is part of our ancestral memories that we inhabit, basic and fundamental relation for the life of the Man and its species.

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