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Joseph Epes Brown - Native American Indians – Death

Identifier

003423

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Joseph Epes Brown

It is held by the Sioux that the released soul travels south along the spirit path until it comes to a place where it divides.  Here an old woman Maya Owichapaha sits who judges souls.  The worthy ones travel on the path to the right attaining union with Wakan Tanka.  The unworthy ones she pushes 'over the bank' to the left

The source of the experience

Native American Indians

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