Ozark Encyclopedia – D – Dirt Dauber’s Nest

Mountain Man Traditional Healing

Crushed for skin issues – “I have seen skin eruptions treated with mud supplied by crushing dirt-dobbers’ nests and adding water mud from these nests is credited with some astringent virtue not found in ordinary earth.” ~Randolph OMF 110

Crushed and used for diaper rash – “Mama would take a dirt daubber’s nest when a baby had a diaper rash. She’d go out and get one and mash it up until it was powdery. Then she’d put it in a white cloth and tie a string around it and powder it on the baby’s bottom. It cleared the diaper rash up.” ~Carter and Krause HRIO 31

For a boil – “Take a dirt dobber’s nest and powder it. Put it into a thin cloth and dust on a boil or open sore.” ~Parler FBA II 1563

For a sprained ankle – “For sprained ankle make a poultice from dirt dauber’s…

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Elder Mountain Dreaming

Elder Mountain Dreaming

We are a small three fold sacred space created by Phoenix the Elder, Wisdom Teacher, Dreamer and Folk Healer;  Jennifer Lee Reeves – Dreamer, Sacred Artist and Gardener; and Sarah Burnt Stone – Dreamer, Artist and Dancer. Dreamer’s Collective for those who are devoted to the practices of Dreaming, Spiritual Artist’s Creative & Retreat and Gardens located in the Pacific Northwest, Ashland Oregon. Opening Spring Equinox 2019. ElderMountainDreaming@gmail.com

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Baba is the universal word for grandmother and in Slavic and Balkan traditions before paganism, she was the direct lineage to what is known as Bone Mother, a pre-shamanic culture of dreaming. Phoenix the Elder was fated this lifetime from birth as the next dreamer in her family’s lineage, a humble servant to mother earth. Szeptun (Szeptucha, Whisperer) in Polish and Mol’farka in Ukraine; called Shaman to many other cultures. Her elders were from Tyczyn, Poland, a Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Rzeszów and Lubaczów near the border of…

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Taking up the Path of the Bard, Part II

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Creativity is the singing of the soul.  When we create, we draw from the deepest parts of who we are and express ourselves to the world.  The act of creation, the drawing forth and connecting to our inner selves, is the joy involved in creativity.  Having something nice in the end, to me, seems like a bonus! I believe this act of channeling the awen is not only inherently spiritual, it is also part of what it means to be human.  But to allow our souls to really sing, we have to grow comfortable with what we create, we have to set aside our judgement, and and to grow our skills as bards.

Last week, I explored what the bardic arts are, the cultural challenges associated with the bardic arts, and some ways community groups circumvent said challenges.   We looked at the creative spirit of children, and how that spirit…

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TECHNIQUES FOR WORKING WITH POWER ANIMALS

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Throughout our lives, we may encounter animals of a special nature that bring to us certain gifts of the Spirit. These are power animals… and they visit us for the purpose of sharing knowledge, giving us necessary abilities, or teaching us wisdom that it is important for us to know. These may be called familiars by some (a common European term), allies (a more common North American Indian term), totems, guides, or power animals. Different cultures and different faiths have different views on exactly what constitutes a power animal. I won’t address those distinctions here. I’m not the end-all expert in every culture’s traditional correctness! But more importantly, there are certain features of power animals and how we can relate and work with them that are true and effective regardless of what they are called.

First and of greatest importance, always understand that power animal is gifts of the Spirit…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – D – Dirt

Mountain Man Traditional Healing

From bird’s nest used as a gargle – “Mrs. May Kennedy McCord, of Springfield, Missouri, says that some people gather dirt from the nest of a mockingbird that is setting on three eggs, no more, no less. They dissolve this dirt in lukewarm water for a gargle, which is supposed to relieve any sort of throat trouble.” ~Randolph OMF 134

Graveyard dirt used by witches to kill – “Some witches are said to kill people with graveyard dirt, which is dust scraped from a grave with the left forefinger at midnight. This is mixed with the blood of a blackbird; a raven or crow is best, but a black chicken will do in a pinch. The witch ties this mixture up in a rag which has touched a corpse and buries it under the doorstep of the person who is to be liquidated.” ~Randolph OMF 272

Dirt used to stop…

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Animal Spirit and Medicine: Animal Spirits

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Animal Spirits work with us in many capacities and on a variety of levels. As Totems, they reflect aspects of our personalities teaching us to know ourselves better and understand our interrelationships. Power Animals are much the same; they are the dominant Totem and merge in a sacred spiritual manner with our inner spirit. Guides are not always animals but they can be; these creatures guide us through spiritual realms and to our teachers showing the way to enlightenment. Some Animal Spirits act as messengers coming once or twice in a lifetime while others are frequent visitors. All these capacities reflect their abilities to impart a wide variety of messages on many different levels. All Animal Spirits are our teachers in one way or another. They can act as protectors giving us warnings, or defending us in other ways. While they teach us about ourselves and our lives, their highest…

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Angels

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An angel, according to religions, is a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence. Some angels are good and some are bad. They even battle each other and god has to step in to make peace between them. As you will see, there is nothing heavenly about these beings and they are described as superior to humans because the people they are supposed to represent think they are above us.

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The psychiatric agenda destroys creative children

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The psychiatric agenda destroys creative children

By Jon Rappoport

“Take a child who wants to invent something out of thin air, and instead of saying no, tell him he has a problem with his brain, and then stand back and watch what happens. In particular, watch what happens when you give him a toxic drug to fix his brain. You have to be a certain kind of person to do that to a child. You have to be, for various reasons, crazy and a career criminal.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

First, here are a few facts that should give you pause:

According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), “More than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year.”

NAMI: “One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have [we claim] a…

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THE MENTAL BALANCER STONE ~ LEPIDOLITE

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 LEPIDOLITE CONTAINS LITHIUM AND IS HELPFUL FOR STABILIZING MOOD SWINGS AND BI-POLAR DISORDERS. IT IS extremely useful for overcoming any kind of emotional or mental imbalance; it is supportive in releasing one from addictions and emotional disorders like anorexia.

Colors: purple, some with pink tourmaline crystals

Uses: called the stone of peace and rich in lithium, excellent for out of body experience, increasing psychic ability, acceptance, awareness, peace, and tranquility, relieving stress, soothing anger and diffusing negativity, good luck, restful sleep, and pleasant dreams.

Star Sign: Libra
Planet: Venus
Element: Air
Chakra: Heart

TIPS FOR LEPIDOLITE

Keep lepidolite near you when you study to boost concentration

Place lepidolite in your living room to enhance a calm atmosphere

Wear lepidolite to release unkind feelings you may be holding

lepidoliteKeep lepidolite near you to help free yourself from addictions

Put lepidolite in the places you spend most time to help lift depression

Reassuring…

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Memo to literate people: do you really want to shrink language?

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Memo to literate people: do you really want to shrink language?

And shrink the mind?

by Jon Rappoport

June 20, 2017

Under the onslaught of political correctness, numbing education, fake mainstream news, and other covert techniques, an attack on language is taking place.

Anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave can see this.

The solution is: go the other way.

Refuse to back down. Refuse the pressure to shrink language.

Reject the attempt to shrink formal argument and logic to slogans and mottos and vague generalities. If necessary, educate your own children. Teach them English and literature and logic. Thus, make them smarter, not dumber.

Expand their capacity to use language.

Large numbers of people are heading deeper into idiocracy, but this is no reason to abandon the quest for greater intelligence. This is no reason to despair. Life is not a search for the lowest common denominator. Others…

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