Cuckoo Bird Totem

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By Phoenix – I often here very strange and different birds from around the world enter my personal space for specific reasons – but I have never had the Cuckoo Bird. I have had birds and manta rays travel even as far away as Australia as messengers. But today I was making a folk doll and thinking about this mysterious bird and why the grandfather clocks have this sound as a time or season keeper.

The ancient rite of the “Cuckoo Bird” refers to the agrarian magical female ceremonies. In the middle of the circle, of this rite lays a ritual object, called a “Cuckoo Doll” and is a folk doll filled with herbs or a specific made folk doll in the form of a female figure, sometimes a bird woman doll or a decorated tree.

I ran across the rites of the Cuckoo, from a Swedish website describing a…

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Finding the Goddess

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I wrote this very short story awhile back.  It is a story of enlightenment.  In all the patriarch stories and books the word ‘man’ is used.  When I ask what about ‘woman’, I get the reply that ‘man’ means men and women.  They have masculinized the human race just like the divine.  In a fit of rage one night I wrote this story.  I have put the divine and spirit back where it belongs, with the sacred feminine.  To the patriarchs out there reading, when I say ‘woman’ I mean both men and women.  I hope my readers enjoy.  

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The Skeleton

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Skeletons are everywhere in art, religions, heritage, stories and legends, but what do they symbolize?   Skeletons are used in festivals, put on t-shirts, jewelry and posters.   Obviously we have lost the true meaning of the skeleton.  To most the skeleton has to do with death, but the real meaning has nothing to do with death.  

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Do Plants Scream When Stressed? A Brand New Study Has Some Answers

Noises associated with plants aren’t unfamiliar to those of us who spend time with plants.  We hear plants in the wind, in the rain, and even when fruit capsules explode to release seeds.

Generally, plant noises are considered to be the by-products of mechanical processes, rather than the ways in which plants intentionally communicate with other organisms.

In fact, it almost seems too esoteric to suggest that plants communicate using sounds, yet new research offers insights into the unique ways in which plants may do just that.

Interestingly, many news outlets have picked up on this story and are now reporting on the ability of plants to “scream” in stressful situations.  These situations include drought-like conditions and the physical cutting of stems.

But is that what plants are really doing?  “Screaming” when cut or deprived of water?

That’s the topic of this week’s video, so if you’re unfamiliar with the ability of plants to emit informative airborne sounds in stressful situations, check it out!

Mushrooms utilize all kinds of organic material for sustenance… including the stems and leaves of moss.  If you’re unfamiliar with this particular moss-loving fungus, check out the recent Instagram post!

Thanks for reading and watching, and as always, thank you for your continued support.

-Adam Haritan

The Cloak

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The cloak is an outer garment worn over clothing.  It has been used as a coat to protect one from the cold and rain, but it has also been a fashion statement or part of a uniform.  The cloak is a staple in fantasy genre and medieval stories.  Cloaks are usually associated with Witches, Wizards and Vampires.  Since they are so prevalent in magic and stories with hidden symbolism they must represent something.  It definitely has a meaning, but like everything else it has been lost to time.  Time to bring the true meaning of the cloak back.  

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2nd Moon of Winter 2019

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By Phoenix – Greeting dreamers, healers, artists and empaths, we begin our Second Moon of Winter on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. We move from a fire element to an earth element, so our groundedness will be supported energetically. The serious and somber Capricorn moon expresses its opposition in the Cancer energy and that makes for a month of support, nurturing and winter activities.

Home, family, personal responsibility, reaping of autumn’s harvest, tradition, authority and celebrations of Midwinter all infused in our memories, our emotions and our desire. This is a cycle of striving for stability, unless there is a bucket of planets in Capricorn which can make the energy a little more unstable. In this moon cycle, we do have a bucket. (see chart below)

Whatever you are working on right now for your health, improvements in your behaviors, commitment to disciplines, better communication, the solstice time helps us find…

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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn Energy Update

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn Energy Update Spirit de la Lune

Happy New Moon and Solar Eclipse!

This Solar Eclipse brings us good news, good luck and new growth. This New Moon activates and aligns with Jupiter trine Uranus which brings us luck and positive change.

This Solar Eclipse is conjunct Jupiter which makes it a very positive cycle. Jupiter is associated with expansion, prosperity and growth. This good fortune is enhanced by the trine to Uranus making it a very exciting time!

This eclipse marks the end of the eclipse cycle that began in July this last summer. It marks the beginning of a new eclipse cycle that will last until June 2020, making this the perfect time to begin a fresh start. Write out your intentions, goals and choose word of the year for the coming new year! The current Jupiter Trine Uranus and Solar Eclipse will help you discover where you need this growth the most!

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse takes place on December 25th or December 26th depending on your location. This eclipse is conjunct Jupiter which brings us a sense of optimism, generosity and good luck. There are many opportunities for growth right now in your personal and professional lives.

This new moon solar eclipse is an exciting one. Not only are we offered new opportunities, we can also sense the good fortune and positive changes up ahead.

Read complete article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn Energy Update

The Sphinx

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The most famous Sphinx is the Egyptian Sphinx, but there were Sphinxes all over the ancient world.  What were the ancients trying to tell us with Sphinxes? Symbolically Sphinxes were guardians of entrances.  I have shown in previous work how  cherubs are actually  Sphinxes, but what is the meaning of the Sphinx?   In order to answer that we must look at how the Sphinxes were used in legends and myths.  To actually understand a symbol you must go back to the origin.  

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The Star

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The star is the pentacle, pentagram or any other version of this 5 pointed image. They are all stars.  The star is the most widely revered of all esoteric symbols.  Its on just about every countries flag and is associated with magic, paganism, devilry and christian mysticism.  Islam even has it on their flag.  Everyone has their own idea of what this symbol means to their cause, but no one knows the true meaning of this symbol.  Time to enlighten.  

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Crystals to Support Empaths During the Holidays

Crystal Support for Empaths During Holidays

To my fellow empaths, the chaotic and overwhelming vibes of the holiday season can be difficult to manage with a sensitive and reactive nervous system.

For those get-togethers that we sometimes dread attending, consider carrying Black Tourmaline as an energetic defense and grounding influence, Amethyst to help relax an overstimulated nervous system and to protect against psychic invasion, and Citrine to promote the confidence to socialize and a sense of generosity to give without attaching to any return.

Allow yourself to get into a pleasant observer mode by imagining positive energy flowing from your eyes into the room and even step away for some space when necessary, as small talk and group settings can burden and overstimulate an empath’s system. Selenite can help transmute and move any of the empathic transmissions that were absorbed by placing pieces in any areas you perceive discomfort, overwhelm, and even physical pain. Lepidolite can help calm an overstimulated nervous system, alleviate anxiety, and even promote restful sleep.

For those who are experiencing loneliness at this time, allow Malachite to support the release of heavy and intense emotions; Morganite to promote a state of gentle and unconditional self-love, deep peace, and joy; and Apache Tear to process grief, encourage forgiveness, and release emotional blocks to a feeling of connection.

Warmest wishes this holiday season,
Rachael Shaffer
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