Shaman Sickness, Part I: Enter the Madness
Such a good way to start thinking about this from a modern non-academic experience. Thank you, Khi, for sharing your wisdom!
I opened my inbox a few weeks ago to find an invitation to a ritual from friends to celebrate the Apotheosis of Ariadne – the transformation of the mythical Greek princess into a deity, as per the stories told about her.
As I perused the invitation and the suggested guidelines for those who might wish to celebrate at home on their own time, my heart jumped into my throat upon reading the second of the three stages that mapped the goddess’s journey from the Mistress of the Labyrinth to her discovery and awakening by the god Dionysos.
Around midnight, in the darkest hour, “The theme is Ariadne abandoned on Naxos.“
It was just over a year ago that a Skype session with a friend jumpstarted my shaman sickness with her in California and me in my hostel in Athens, Greece. “Have you been out to the islands yet?”…
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