Poetic Edda - Völuspá [extract]
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Poetic Edda
from the Seeress's Prophecy
A hall she saw standing far from the sun
on Corpse strand; its doors look north;
drops of poison fall in through the roof vents
the hall is woven of serpents' spines.
There she saw wading in turbid streams
men who swore false oaths and murderers
and those who seduced the close confidantes of other men
there Nidhogg sucks the bodies of the dead -
a wolf tears the corpses of men – do you understand yet, or what more?