The terms of shamanism

 
It’s very similar to the predicament of the artist or the Dionysian philosopher.  Personally, I’ve had to work on unravelling knots created by very broad historical forces.  I did feel like I would only be promised release if I accomplished my mission, which was not related directly to myself, but to addressing these historically binding issues.  So first I had to release Marechera from the underworld and then release my father from the underworld.  Right now, I seem to be in a sanctified state.  I knew, immediately after I finished the latest version of my memoir that “the spirits” were finally satisfied — although that is very hard to explain in any rational terms.
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