Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Next Shaman
The Kwakiutl of British Columbia offered a child's afterbirth to the beaks of ravens in hopes that the boy would grow to learn the language of corvids. All those hopes and superstitions focused on a tiny body that might learn Raven's wisdom, trickery, creativity and magic--- a new messiah, the next Dalai lama, the next peacemaker. Perhaps this little juvie is the next shaman.