Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Maelstrom, a whirlpool or, more strictly, a current, between Moskenas and Mosken, two of the Lofoden Islands (q.v.). It was formerly an object of the greatest terror, but it is now known that the navigation presents no extraordinary difficulties, unless the wind and current are directly opposed one to another, when it becomes extremely dangerous.

“Let us urge forward our spirits, and make them approach the invisible world, and fix our mind upon immaterial things, till we clearly perceive that these are no dreams; nay, that all things are dreams and shadows besides them.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man