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Nick Jans - The Last Night Breaking - On death and birth

Identifier

011490

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Nick Jans - The Last Night Breaking
The old belief was that spirits rose into the sky to dance in the aurora, awaiting the birth of children to bear their names, to become vessels for their souls. Even today a family's first child born after a death carries the dead one's name-and, some insist, the same spirit.

The source of the experience

Inuit

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