During this tremendous remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an intensive new introductory essay and extra statement in the course of the publication at the background of local american citizens, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He contains examples of myths from tribes passed over by means of Spence, a consultant to tribes and their myths via sector, a uncomplicated Lakota (Sioux) word list, publications to key pronunciations and a bibliography.
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Her female heritage, which her own mother had not been able to give her because she herself could not receive it, is restored in the dream through the archetypal image of the cup — as in the Grail legend — from which she drinks. The stag, which in legend renews itself by eating a snake, is a symbol of the integration of the instincts, that is, human nature does not rise above animal nature but assimilates it as an integral part of itself. She was given ears to hear and eyes to see; she became more receptive to her inner maiden.
The unseen guest is always there, that's for sure, telling me that everything I am is poison and the only way I can survive is to drink what I'm given, even if I know it is poison to me. I live in my glass coffin — ugly as it is — and watch life pass me by. So long as she is obedient to a mother — actual or internal — who unconsciously wishes to annihilate her, she is in a state of possession by the witch; she will have to differentiate herself out from that witch in order to live her own life.
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