Diary of a Land Healer: February — The Druid’s Garden

February is here, and it is is all about flow. With the accellerating pace of climate change, February becoming is the new March–the most dynamic, engaging, extreme of the months of the year. February is a month of transition. Its a month where the ebb and flow of water, snow, rain and ice are ever […]

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In God’s Image — secretsoftheserpent

In God’s image is a concept of patriarch religions that all humans are created in the image and likeness of God. It is time to right another wrong that these patriarch religions have caused. It is said there is three common ways of understanding ‘imago dei’. I don’t care how many ways there is […]

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Cornucopia

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The Cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance. It is commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with fruits, nuts flowers and food. The Cornucopia is usually associated with the Goddess, but there are several Gods who hold the Cornucopia or are associated with it in some way. What are the ancients trying to tell us and why a horn?

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Free Will

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Free Will is something that has been grossly misinterpreted. Most see it as making a decision or choice without outside influences. Problem is that we all have been programmed since the day we were born. How are you going to make a decision that is yours and yours alone when nothing in your mind is original? Did you just decide one day that you were going to get up and go to school? Did you decide what religion you were going to be? Men, did you decide you had to be mister macho? Women, did you decide you had to wear make up to be visually pleasing for men? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the answer is no.

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Serpents

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The Serpent is my favorite symbol of the ancient world. I have been asked why I haven’t made a Serpent post yet. The simple answer is because I mention the Serpent in several posts. The Serpent has to do with wisdom and because of that people associate the Serpent with the Divine Feminine. As you will see, wisdom is feminine, but the Serpent is the both masculine and feminine working together.

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Taking up the Path of the Bard III: Practice makes Perfect

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“You have so much talent” or “I’m talented enough” are powerful statements, statements I hear on a regular basis from those who long for a creative practice. The idea of talent can cause an incredible amount of inaction, of people not feeling they are “good enough” to even try.  I see this, in particular, with the visual arts. But the first time you put pen to paper, if you aren’t Picasso or Monet, you might as well forget about it. This larger cultural ideal, of course, seems at odds with the druid tradition where Eisteddfod and the channeling of Awen are central to our spiritual life. In the druid tradition, creativity isn’t about producing something of commercial value or high quality, its about the channeling of creativity for spiritual purposes. But for those coming out of mainstream Western culture with all of the cultural baggage, this can be difficult to…

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Victims of Circumstance

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It is our limiting beliefs that hold us back. The beliefs we have been taught our whole lives. The beliefs we were born into. This whole world is a victim of circumstance. A victim of circumstance is said to be an individual that suffers from ill consequences that are out of their control. A person born into a bad situation. What is the circumstance that people have been born into? We have all been brought up in ignorance.

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Wind Horse, Lightning Horse, Water Horse and the Mari Lawd Horse

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Winged horses combines the sacred animism symbolism of the Soul (bird wings) in the form of earth element (movements of the horse) and the chthonian (underworld) animal of psychopomp (retrieving the sol from the underworld) for purifying karma and spiritual elevation. These are from an ancient time of the Soul cultures of both shamanism, animism and pre-shamanic dreaming cults.
 
The origin of the symbolism are associated with traditions that mention links to the image of lightning and  animals, supported by the diffusion of the horse. This symbol is a part of our soul imagination into manifestation through the shamanic practices (non plant, non drug shamanism) where the shaman enters their own animism soul (wing | animal) to go through different states of soul (not mental) consciousness expansion to see the dreaming realms in awakened states. Most myths through written languages have corrupted or changed the origin meanings and today they still do…

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Call to Adventure

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The Call to Adventure is what every story, movie and myth is all about. Whether someone was taught this outline or they do it naturally, this is the formula for success in books and movies. This formula is all over the myths, yet we don’t give the ancients any credit. Just like everything else about the ancients, it was stolen to make money. Joseph Campbell brought this to light, but it was made out to be more of just a coincidence. A lot of the great stories in this world were taken out of the ancient myths and so was the template to write them. All the myths of the world are stories of you. They are your Call to Adventure or what happens when you accept this Call to Adventure. The ancients imbedded symbolism, history, astrology, psychology and other truths into these stories. Once I show you this Call…

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Moon Astrology

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Lunar Astrology by Phoenix – In the seasons of the Moon, our Moon sign separates and is also joined within our life, which the Greeks called the action of synafae and aporroicae. All the signs in which she enters or departs, she can depart from the many and is joined by the many aspect of life, becoming our mirror. Whatever star (sign) she is found, she bears towards that unity; like water… this is our moon sign.

Look to what degree the ruler aspects her or is in the same house with her. Having grasped the preceding astrological influences, you will be able to explain the whole fate of a human within her true nature. This is what the north and south nodes reference to within our moon sign, our karma, our destiny and our fate that is always moving like the moon each night and day.

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