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Spiritual healing: Inmates rehabilitate with faith

PHOENIX – Geoffrey Burbank knelt in the corner of a prison chow hall, a small silver hammer medallion on his right shoulder.Burbank, 32, has been in and out of prison in three states, but this time, he says he has found something that just may change the course of his life: faith. More specifically, Àsatrù, an ancient Norse religion that espouses family and nine “noble virtues” such as courage, honor, trust and discipline.
“Every other time I got out, it was always get back involved with drugs. Guns and drugs,” said Burbank, who studied Àsatrù for about a year before he knelt to take his oath of allegiance at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence. The hammer on his shoulder represents the legendary magical weapon of the god Thor.

Read the original article at: Tucson Citizen

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