How Now Brown Cow is a nonsensical phrase, the origin of which is up for debate. Was it really used in Scotland as a way to order a beer, or/and to teach elocution? Whatever the origin, the phrase is outdated and by many, forgotten.
Language is constantly growing and shifting, picking up new words and letting go of others. Shamanism is on a similar trajectory. The language and words used to describe it have shifted and changed, dropping some things and adding others. The origin of the word is often referred to in an off handed manner, with little, or no, meaning attributed to it. [Read more…]