The Sin Eater's Last Confessions: Lost Traditions of Celtic Shamanism
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The Sin Eater's Last Confessions: Lost Traditions of Celtic Shamanism

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As I grew to know Adam Dilwyn Vaughn, it became clear why he lived as he did, where he did, and why he was regarded warily by others, for in his younger days, Adam had been a sin eater (bwytawr pechod in the Welsh, from which this tradition comes)—a devourer of human sins—and his was a story of the soul, what it may contain, and how it can be healed and find purpose.

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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published (first published July 1st 2008)
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Spider Goddess
I am rather taken with this book. When I first received it, I sat down just to peruse the pages and get an idea of the contents. However, as I began reading, I was completely drawn in. I finished it in less than 24 hours, even with all my chores and a full day's work.

This book is chock-full of profound and beautiful information. The author relates his experiences with a dear friend and teacher who happens to be what some cultures might call a shaman. This friend teaches him how to work with pla...more
I enjoyed this book not least because it covers a shamanistic aspect not often seen that is from a UK perspective (Welsh)
If anyone knows of others of the same ilk, then please get in touch!
This is the story of a young boy who meets a sin eater in a small English village and grows up learning the lessons a sin eater has to offer. It's a highly summarized story, covering a decade and a half of growth and learning.

I've read it once before, but decided to read it again to see if I want to keep it or not. For the majority of my book I found myself considerably more skeptical of the story the author was telling than I had been on my first read-through, for a couple of reasons. The prima...more
Auntie Grizelda
Fascinating. And yes,sin eating was a real event. Great book with only one inconsistency in story line. Wonder why the editors did not catch that. Left me a little confused about when an event took place. Other than that. It was enjoyable.
I wasn't expecting a lot from this book when beginning to read it but was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Light reading on personal story of a man Mr. Heaven knew who was a Welsh sin eater. Interesting to see some parts of welsh shamanism.
This book is definitely worth a read - an amazing and thoughtful book!
I know I'll kick myself for reading it, but curiosity did kill the cat...
a piece of history we don't think about today...
Bonnie Ryan sauter
My favorite book on Shamanism.
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