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Our earliest poets were shamans. Today, as in the earliest times, true shamans know the power of song and story to teach and to heal. They understand that through the play of words, the magic of the real world comes dancing into the surface world. The right words open pathways between the worlds ~Robert Moss (art;cori.kindred)
Melinoe, was the ancient Greek goddess of ghosts. Melinoe means dark thought. She wandered the earth every night with a train of ghosts, scaring anyone in their path. This was said to be the reason that dogs would bark at what looked like nothing at night (she and her ghost train stalked the earth invisibly).