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Reply To: Shamans as the first shapers of myth


Thank you for sharing this writing of Campbell’s, this story of the shaman.

“Campbell tells had not the tribement not blew the breath of life upon he would have died, “I would have died I tell you!  I would not have been allowed to enter back into my body.”  Why is this?  How could individual, who came to understand the omniety of God died?”

What you wrote above reminds me of the story of Moses when he came down from the mountain with the 10 commandments with suddenly-turned-grey hair and the old saying that “One cannot look upon the face of God and live.” I suppose that Moses lived showed his strength and that he was no ordinary mortal but somehow gifted.