Re: Re: Big spirit dudes

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_...>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2000 11:26:04 +1200

At 21:54 30/06/00 +0200, you wrote:

>In fact, from an average shaman's POV, Integration of Spirits is a
>reinforcement of Identity ; and moving away from the Community.

But the spirits that the Shaman integrates are losing _their_ identity irreversibly. If they are well-loved spirits of the shamans own tradition (like Ancestors), then this is going to be seen as a Bad Thing.

The question was under what circumstances can a spirit be persuaded to be integrated without hitting him over the head.

--Peter Metcalfe

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