Picts – Basic truths - Shape shifting
Type of Spiritual Experience
Olmec bird man for comparison
Maya bird man from Palenque
A description of the experience
Shamans of old frequently ‘became’ an animal, in that in their trance state or out of body state they perceived themselves to be an animal.
Generally speaking this animal shared characteristics with them – it was how they perceived themselves, brave, strong, family loving, artful, timid, courageous, fearful, clever – a lone wolf, a bear, a crow or a raven. Birdmen are quite common across the world