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The Shamanic Ballad of Tam Lin

Understanding a Scottish Traditional Journey


Tam Lin is the hero of a folkloric legend originating from the Scottish Borders with England. His is a shamanic story - that is to say, inspired by a shamanic journey, or containing elements typical of such a journey. This Scottish tale features supernatural creatures, a ransomed mortal, and shapeshifting. Tonight's speaker will play us the ballad and unpack the themes, symbols and codes of this haunting work. Michael Berman holds a doctorate from University of Wales and works on shamanistic themes in both his scholarship and in his personal practice. Publications include The Power of Metaphor, The Nature of Shamanism, Shamanic Story, Shamanic Journeys through Daghestan and Shamanic Journeys through the Caucasus. His website.
Price: £7.00
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start


Speaker(s):

Dr Michael Berman | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 January 2011 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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Tickets:

£7

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