Review: Deathwalking edited by Laura Perry

Fruits of Annwn

Deathwalking: Helping Them Cross the Bridge is
a short book (88 pages) in the Moon Books Shaman Pathways series. It
is edited by Pagan author and
artist Laura Perry and features a dozen essays from Pagans and
shamanic practitioners from
various
traditions and backgrounds.

Its focus is the little known or
spoken about practice of deathwalking, or pyschopomping, which Laura
explains is ‘helping the helping the spirits of the deceased
move on from this world to the next.’

This interested me because, as a devotee of Gwyn ap Nudd, a god who
guides the dead to the Annwn (the Brythonic Otherworld) I have been
called on to retell the stories of the dead and to act as a guide on
a couple of occasions, and wondered if I will be led to work more
deeply in this area in the future.

If so, what might I expect? What guidance might…

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