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