Dark Sentiments – Day 21

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  1. […] all else has failed, she alone can be relied upon to succeed, for she has the power to see the Wendigo and bring it to ground. She alone fully understands her prey and its ravenous drive to find fresh […]

  2. […] for the most important role in my present work in progress, Skrælingibók. After all, without the Wendigo what would be the point? If you don’t yet know the concept of the story, click here for […]

  3. […] been  practiced as a spiritual rite, possession by a malevolent spirit as in the legend of the Wendigo, or out of grim necessity, and concentrate instead on the shadow world of those people who live […]

  4. […] passing down of parables such as the story of the ant and the grasshopper, and the legend of the Wendigo. This is not hard to grasp, but the significance of the winter solstice is so profound that it has […]

  5. […] 2010 while the first incarnation of my now annual Dark Sentiments series was in full swing, I wrote an article about the Wendigo phenomenon. Part of that contained the facts, as they were then known, in the strange case of Tim McLean […]

  6. […] Dark Sentiments – 2010 we looked at the Wendigo phenomenon, and the strange case of Vincent Weiguang Li and Tim McLean in particular. In Dark Sentiments – 2011, the Wendigo was back, but we were also wallowing in […]

  7. […] running, walking, sitting on a bus, in a public park, or in the woods; clarity of perception is paramount in all endeavours that […]

  8. […] passing down of parables such as the story of the ant and the grasshopper, and the legend of the Wendigo. This is not hard to grasp, but the significance of the winter solstice is so profound that it has […]

  9. Jay Heathman says:

    If I may offer – speaking as a Christian – our faith has never ever denied the reality of demonic posession or, in lesser cases, demonic oppression and obsession. Have been there, seen it and even among some primitive people saw people invite the spirit to posess them, though they do not fully understand just what they are doing. And the relatives of the wendigo, the skinwalkers, are as real but do not need to posess a human in order to manifest in the phsyical. Dealt with them too, Lot of things out there that people do not know about and do not want to know about .

  10. Steve says:

    Well, where do I even start with this? Sobriquets instantly away, as superb writing and studied insight, notwithstanding. OK.
    Never having heard of Wendigo lore, nonetheless, and with respect, I am not surprised that someform of this behavior exists in practically all cultures. Stories of exorcisms abound, the GOlem tales of medieval Eastern Europe, up to and including our beloved Hannibal Lecter.
    The story of Swift Runner is of course documented and I noticed that Manitoba seems to be the central point for this activity. What is curious to me is that Chris Summerville, executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, says that Li is essentially cured and that he poses no threat in the future if he stays on his medication; a denouement that I find oddly bizarre.
    Can go on with this ad infinitum, but what for? Possessions as we both know are nothing new. Oh, did I forget to mention the ‘old hag’? My own research, scant though it may be suggests that the ‘old hag’ is a mystical and magical representation of Lilith. Eve’s predecessor, who was rejected as a non-functional working model by the ‘Old Creator’ his self. Wasn’t able to completely annihilate her and so she, according to some, became the consort of … you guessed it, Satan. Why the old boy couldn’t completely annihilate her is a story for another time.
    Cheers!.

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