Urth’s Well: A Proposed Northern Cosmology

Authors

  • Dana Kramer-Rolls

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i10.39

Keywords:

Neo-Paganism, Cosmology, historical shamanism, polyvalent symbols

Abstract

Service to the community is a hallmark of historical shamanism, in contrast to closed or private circles (such as most Wiccan circles) where psychic practice is primarily kept 'in house'.

References

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Tacitus. The Agricola and the Germania. H. Mattingly and S. A. Handford, trans. London: Penguin Books, 1970.

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Paul C. Bauschatz, The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982).

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Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Kramer-Rolls, D. (2020). Urth’s Well: A Proposed Northern Cosmology. Pomegranate, 39–47. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i10.39

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