Psychopomp

Dragonfly Spiritual Psychopomp

Psychopomp (from the Greek word ψυχοπομπός, psuchopompos, literally meaning the “guide of souls”) are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife.  Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply to provide safe passage.

Appearing frequently on funerary art, psychopomps have been depicted at different times and in different cultures as anthropomorphic entities, horses, deer, dogs, whip-poor-wills, ravens, crows, owls, sparrows and cuckoos. When seen as birds, they are often seen in huge masses, waiting outside the home of the dying.

Psychopomps are generally:

  • adept at guiding others through such transformative experiences as death
  • compassionate, nonjudgmental, and friendly
  • experienced border crossers and walkers between the worlds
  • tricksters who will do whatever is required to achieve their goals
  • shapeshifters who can change their appearance to match the setting and the times
  • arbiters of change for individuals and the culture
  • magical beings who can facilitate healing in unexpected ways.

Rates:  Donations Only.

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