Ariadne’s Thread

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Ariadne’s thread is thought to be logic itself. Most mythologist say it is anything you use to get out of a bad situation. As a matter of fact, I was told “Ariadne’s thread” and “trial and error” are the same thing. They are partially right. What they don’t understand is the sacred feminine, your intuition, is hardly ever wrong.

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The Peacock

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Like a lot of other animals there is so much symbolism for the peacock.  People’s imagination can run wild and dedicate any trait they want to the peacock.  This is one of the most beautiful birds on the planet, so most think the bird symbolizes beauty.  It also sheds it feathers every year so some say it represents rebirth.  Let’s get on with the true occult symbolism of the peacock.  

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The Mirror

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Mirrors reflect light so they reflect the world around us.  Light is symbolic of illumination, awareness and wisdom, so some will say the mirror reflects truth. I have shown in my Ankh post that the Ankh in ancient Egypt was actually a mirror.  The mirror is a threshold between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.  The mirror is one of the most ancient symbols, so we really need to understand what it means.  

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The Stag

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The symbol of the stag is very interesting to me.  This symbol in the Arthurian legends sends the knights off on a spiritual quest.  It is the symbol of Pan and Cernunnos.  In China the stag is the symbol of the God of Immortality, Shou-hsien.  In Native American legends the stag symbolizes the Spirit World. The Hopi cut the image of their Sun god from a piece of deerskin.  Why is the symbol of the stag so important that it represents Gods and Spirits?  I found the answers I was looking for in Egypt once again.  

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Nibiru

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Nibiru is a supposed planet that will collide with Earth some day.  First it was predicted to hit the earth in 2003 and when it didn’t happen they said it was going to hit in 2012, where it was linked to the close of the Mayan calendar.  Why do we always want to forecast the end of the world?  Is Nibiru real? Where does the legend come from?  Time to bring this legend back down to earth or at least into our solar system.  

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Jinn

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Jinn in folklore are Genies.  There is a lot of nonsense around the identities of Jinns.  Most people think Jinn is strictly an Islamic or Arabic concept.  This is wrong though they are a term from Ancient Egypt.  Most Jinns in bottles are usually female and most in lamps are usually male, but not all the time.   The bottle is a womb symbol and the lamp is a knowledge symbol.  The lamp of knowledge is used as a symbol for nursing.  Jinn means to hide or to conceal, so we are looking for something that is hidden.  

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Poverty

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Vow of poverty or poverty in ancient texts is misinterpreted and corrupted.   Why are all these text showing people as poor?  Do you have to be poor to be spiritual?   All these stories are stories meant for the masses, but they have occult messages hidden within.  The messages have been corrupted by societies and factions who have a self serving agenda. People translate this as needing to do self deprivation or living in poverty.  No ancient teacher ever told someone to become poor or self deprive to become enlightened.  

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The Garter

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The garter is an article of clothing that women wear around their thigh.  It is said to keep up stockings.  A lot of men find it very enticing and attractive.  Do we know where this piece of clothing comes from or why women wear them in the first place.  Men have been known to wear garters in secret societies.  There is a Masonic Order called the Order of the Garter.  With the Masons being involved we need to head to Egypt to see where this sexy piece of clothing came from.  

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Pattern Literacy: A Guide to Nature’s Archetypes

The Druid's Garden

The unfolding of the bramble ferns in the spring always feels, to me, like the unfolding of worlds. The tightly packed fronds, formed at the end of last season and dormant all winter, slowly emerge, uncurling so slowly that you can’t see it happen, but if you come back later in the day, you can see clear progress.  I like to meditate with these ferns, as they connect me to the deeper energies of the cosmos.  The unfolding of the fern frond, there in my backyard, is the same pattern as the Milky Way galaxy in which we all reside.  It is in this sacred pattern that I can see the connection to all things and connect with nature deeply.

Sacred Spiral in the Spring Ferns

This post is a follow-up to a great conversation about wildcrafting one’s own druidry that members of the Ancient Order of Druids in America…

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Bowling

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Where did bowling begin?  What does it represent?  Most will tell you bowing originated in Rome, but the game in Rome was more like Bocce ball.  The Polynesians had a game that the person had to knock down targets from 60 feet away.  These balls were small and could be thrown or rolled.  In reality bowling was invented in ancient Egypt.

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