Thomas the Rhymer

On Wednesday 2nd of March I went to Treadwell’s to hear a talk on the shamanic journey of Thomas the Rhymer.

The talk went through the whole ballad and emphasised its shamanic parts.  It was interesting to hear what was to me a new theory on the ballad (and a lot more new theories when we were discussing the ballad afterwards) but I’m not sure if the ballad is shamanic or just a bog-standard ballad which someone has tried to force into shamanism.

However, to find this out would mean doing a lot of study on shamanism, of which I know very little.  It’s something I would like to look into but current demands on my time are keeping me too busy.

It was a good talk and I enjoyed the discussion afterwards.


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