Michael Berman (1952-2013) BA, MPhil, PhD (Alternative Medicines) was involved in teaching and teacher training for over thirty five years, and gave presentations at conferences in more than twenty countries. He also trained as a Core Shamanic Counsellor with the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies under Jonathan Horwitz. Michael’s published work includes The Power of Metaphor for Crown House, The Nature of Shamanism and the Shamanic Story for Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Shamanic Journeys through the Caucasus and Shamanic Journeys, Shamanic Stories for O-Books, Journeys outside Time for Pendraig Publishing, and Tales of Power for Lear Books. A Bridge to the Other Side: Death in the Folk Tradition and Georgia through Earth, Fire, Air and Water. For more information please visit

This is a story collected in Michael Berman’s book Georgia Through its Folktales. The book explores the shamanic possibilities held