These papers represent the latest research on religion in the North Atlantic. The relationship between human society and the other realms is explored, looking at ritual, dreams, imagery and other shamanistic practices. There are extensive cross cultural resemblances between such beliefs and practices within the northern regions. Historically such issues have taken place in different disciplinary frameworks with limited mutual contact. In the tradition of North Atlantic Studies scholars from different disciplines and research communities are brought together in the presentation of common themes in and around the North Atlantic areas. In this volume the contributors are anthropologists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and, presenting a different viewpoint, a shamanic therapist.