both photos from Carpe Diem post# 385
English Dictionary defines shaman meaning as “a priest or witch-doctor [sic]
of (a) class claiming to have sole contact with gods etc.”
It says the word comes from the Russian “shaman” and is a translation
of the Tungusion word “saman.” In Siberia and Mongolia,
shamanism was known as Tengerism, meaning a reverence for sky spirits.
It reflected an animistic belief system where everything in the natural world
was alive, permeated by spirit force or, in simple terms, inhabited by spirits.
In this lesson we are taught about the world of the shaman, the spirits,
reason for the rituals, the yurt, shaman’s beliefs and more.
Shamans can also fly through the air when they spirit travel, either by shape
shifting into the form of birds (such as geese) or by riding on the back of
a flying deer, horse or some other large animal
starry night guides
eagles on winged prayers
drums beat ~ moon beams lead
January 31, 2014 at 12:07 am
Awesome haiku Sigrid, I like how you have touched the sphere which I hoped to bring over in this post of mine. Well done.