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To and From the Land of the Dead

The locations known as heaven and hell are by no means common to all. The focus of this book is the shamanic concept of the Land of the Dead. Lees verder

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Lady Margaret’s Journey of No Return

It is highly likely that a number of what we know as fairy tales, as well as ballads, were in fact once accounts of shamanic journeys. See this example… Lees verder

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The Laidly Worm and Kemp Owyne

The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh is a traditional tale about a princess who changes into a dragon (the “laidly worm” of the title). Interesting are the references to ‘three’ and ‘nine’. Lees verder

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