Jaguar Heart

All that exists lives. The lamp walks around. The walls of the house have voices of their own. Even the chambervessel has a separate land and a house. The skins sleeping in the bags talk at night. The antlers lying on the tombs arise at night and walk in procession around their mounds, while the deceased get up and visit the living.
A Seberian Chukchee shaman as reported by Waldemar Bogoras in The Chukchee, New York, 1907.

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