Check out this excerpt from a mythological-inspired short story how about how the night sirens came alive when Aldous moved to a new apartment in a rough neighborhood, told with inspirations from both the Brothers Grimm and Native American styles with a nod to the Greek mythological sirens of Odysseus.. Written by Jack Eidt, called “Aldous and the Banshees.” It was published in Space Sirens Volume 9 from the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. Buy the book with an incredible line-up of authors on Amazon.
The original lands of the Crow or Apsáalooke peoples were east of Yellowstone National Park in Montana/Wyoming, the Absarokas, across the Basin to the Big Horn Mountains, and southeast to the Wind Rivers. This story, recounted to anthropologist Robert Lowie at the turn of the 20th Century, reveals the esoteric visionary experience of a young Crow, and his interest to visit the Land of the Birds.
Using sacred tools and treatment by touch, connection and cures through spirits in flight and ritual extraction of sickness, the traditional healers of central Australia explain their extraordinary skills and how they deal with contemporary issues and Western medicine.
Like several West African religions, Vodouisants believe in a supreme being called Bondyè, from bon “good” + dyè “God.” Because Bondyè is unreachable, Vodouisants aim their prayers to lesser entities, the spirits known as Lwa (Loa), contacted and served through possession. In turn, the Lwa confer material blessings, physical well-being, protection, abundance.