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Few art forms are more significant to Navajo religious beliefs than the sandpainting. Sandpaintings play a major role in Navajo ceremonies and assisting healers to cure ailments by summoning the supreme beings aid to restore harmony to both mind and body. In this brief yet profoundly informed text Mark Bahti reviews the history of the sandpainting - from its original and continuing sacred purpose to the purely artistic creations produced and sold by some sandpainting artists today. Bahti explains the meanings of the images and colors in sandpaintings and tells some of the traditional stories that they represent.