From Chapter 7, The Romani Shamanic Journey;
Learning To Understand The Human Imagination,
in We Borrow The Earth, An Intimate Portrait of the Gypsy Shamanic Tradition and Culture,
by Patrick Jasper Lee:
"The Sleeping Beauty was thus a sad tale expressing the story of the Bari Weshen Dai, 'the Great Forest Mother', who was a beautiful feminine spirit residing in the forests of Europe.
Her fate was sealed when the spell was cast. And she still now sleeps, entombed beneath the Earth, and also within us, waiting to be kissed and brought back to life again by her dashing prince - whose brave spirit is also within us.
Interestingly, in the French language The Sleeping Beauty is called La belle aus bois dormant, 'The Beauty of the Sleeping Wood'!"
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"Sometimes it seems, we'll touch that Dream.."
Tomorrow, tomorrow, our seeds will grow, all we need is dedication...
After Winter must come Spring. ... Everything is Everything."
lyrics by Lauren Hill