"The Old Soupmaker"
Lemurian Postal Service
by Eric Whollem
edition of 100, plus ten artist's proofs
Copyright by the artist.
THE OLD SOUPMAKER
This stamp depicts a figure from my imaginary reconstruction
of Lemurian tribal lore.
The Old Soup Maker, is featured in a story from my book,
The Stamps of Old Lemuria, (now out of print).
The soupmaker makes soup of acorn meal, a tradition
commonplace among Native American Indians in California.
He corresponds to Oankoitupeh of the lore of the Concow
Maidu Indians. Oankoitupeh gambled with Haikutwotupeh,
the Old Man of the North, who dwelled at Shasta.
The triangular icon at the bottom of the stamp's border
represents the inner temple of Mt. Shasta, the home of
the legendary Lemurians.
Much of the stamp's design is loosely Aboriginal in style,
as the Lemurians are related to the Aborigines of Australia,
according to the Theosophists.
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