God Rest Ye Merry, Shamans

by Guy James

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Why Do Santa's Reindeer Fly?

As featured on BoingBoing:
boingboing.net/2011/12/23/the-psychedelic-origins-of-san.html

Is the myth of Santa Claus inspired by tales of Siberian shamans consuming sacred mushrooms? Why do we decorate our Christmas tree with tinsel and a star on top? Was Santa an early psychedelic voyager?

The song was inspired by this article by Dana Larsen:
www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3136.html

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There is a super-shaman who is known as Santa Claus
He rides a heavenly chariot quite similar to Thor's
With ruddy face and furry clothes and many loud guffaws
His reindeer take him to the sky, into the sky
Propelled by the magic fungi

Our ritual's symbolic of the central world tree
That grows beneath the Pole Star and gazes over we
Who sit and watch the shaman fly thru' skies most wintery
His reindeer take him to the sky, into the sky
Propelled by the magic fungi

The morning dew is symbolized by tinsel on the tree
From whence do come the sacred plants, the seeds of deity
Which fertilise the heavens and let the shamans see
His reindeer take him to the sky, into the sky
Propelled by the magic fungi

There is a super-shaman who is known as Santa Claus
He rides a heavenly chariot quite similar to Thor's
With ruddy face and furry clothes and many loud guffaws
His reindeer take him to the sky, into the sky
Propelled by the magic fungi

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released November 23, 2011
Words by Guy James. Instruments and production by Guy James. Vocals by Jenny, Nat and Guy.

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Guy James Girona, Spain

From my secret hideout north of Barcelona I create sonic and visual content to charm your senses. Stratospheric Analogue Juice: a direct injection of energy into your heart.

A big YES to the good dreams, the juiciness, the lovers, the infinity, the luxury, the magick, the why-not squad, the opportunists, the genii, the includers, the friends, the laughing, the impossible, the Oneness.
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