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Crossing over Annan Water: A Scottish Ballad for Magical Journeys

Annan Water, you loom so deep and wide / I would cross over if you would stem the tide


Annan Water, you loom so deep and wide / I would cross over if you would stem the tide / I'll build a boat that I might ford the other side/ To reach the farthest shore / where my true love lies in wait for me. Tonight Michael Berman explores the haunting ballad of Annan Water; playing it, then unpacking themes, symbols and codes that arise it is treated as an account of a shamanic journey -- with spiritual lessons to be gleaned. Who dies in the crossing? Who survives, and why? Michael Berman holds a doctorate from University of Wales and works on shamanistic themes in both his scholarship and in his personal practice. This is his third night in a series on Scottish ballads. Publications include The Power of Metaphor, Nature of Shamanism, Shamanic Story, Shamanic Journeys through Daghestan and Shamanic Journeys through the Caucasus. To read: Ballad of Annan Water.


Speaker(s):

Dr Michael Berman | talks

 

Date and Time:

28 April 2011 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

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

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