Spirit of Spider {Animal Totems}

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Good Witches Homestead

Role: The Weaver

Lesson: Balance

Element: Earth

Wind: West The Quest Within

Medicine: Illusion

 Communication. Creativity. Divine Inspiration. Illusion. Balance. Nurturing Instinct. Mystery. Wisdom. Magic.

NAVAJO CREATION STORY

“In the beginning, there was the dark purple light at the dawn of being. Spider Woman spun a line to form the east, west, north, and south. Breath entered man at the time of the yellow light. At the time of the red light, man proudly faced his creator. Spider Woman used the clay of the earth, red, yellow, white, and black, to create people. To each she attached a thread of her web which came from the doorway at the top of her head. This thread was the gift of creative wisdom. Three times she sent a great flood to destroy those who had forgotten the gift of her thread. Those who remembered floated to the new world and climbed to…

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Woodpecker Woman

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Mountain Man Traditional Healing

Once there was an old woman living up on the mountain, who kept to herself mostly. The folks down in town all called her “Red Cap” because of the little crimson hat she wore. Some people visited her when they were sick because everyone around knew she could work the plants and heal any disease.

Well one day some of the leaders in town turned against Red Cap saying she was a witch and cursed their cows to give blood instead of milk. One night, under the shadow of darkness they crept up the mountain and grabbed  the old woman right out of her bed. They took her down into the center of town where they’d built up a big pile of logs and branches. They tied her to a post and set the bonfire ablaze.

As folks screamed out the worst curses they could think of, much to the…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – D – Dirt Dauber’s Nest

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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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Ptaki Mądrości

Elder Mountain Dreaming

Ptaki Mądrości (Birds of Wisdom)…  Now, I shall tell a tale to God and all the Gods, however wise he and his men may be. The Eagle clutched with his talons onto a colorful Nightingale and bore her aloft into the clouds. When she wailed (cried out about his horrors on earth), pierced by the crooked claws, the Eagle arrogantly said:

“Wretch! why do you shriek? I am much stronger than you, singer though you are. I shall make dinner of you, if I so wish or I shall let you go.”

But foolish he, who sets himself against the stronger, for not only can he never win, but suffering is added to his great shame.  …so spoke the Grandmother Thunderbird, flying down for her evening meal (the Eagle).

~ Premixed, 8th Century bce, 2020 ce.

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Make A Red Circle On Your Calendar

Gnostic ReikiOn Monday, June 3, 2013 and Monday June 10, 2013 at 8pm edt, Candelo Kimbisa welcomes esteemed scholar and Elder, Eoghan Ballard, PhD to Candelo’s Corner on KDCL Media.

Tata Eoghan Ballard, PhD, will be sharing with our listeners the history of Quimbanda, Candomble, and Umbanda, traditions of Brazil.

Eoghan Ballard has been involved in cultural and spiritual research since childhood. By the age of 9 he had begun to explore and study the dream experience and by 11 was beginning to explore alternate religion and spiritual traditions.

In his teens he had traveled to and studied in Ireland, learning traditional culture, music, and language becoming fluent in Gaelic language and studying traditional Gaelic spiritual traditions. This included eventually looking into the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of the Celtic Revival’s leaders such as George Russell (AE) William Butler Yeats, and S. L. Macgregor Mathers, studying systems like Tarot, Yoga, Meditation, Golden Dawn, Freemasonry, Umbanda, OTO, and of course Reiki. He was initiated in Cuba as Tata Nganga Dibilongo in several ramas or orders of Palo including Quimbisa, and is a practicing Vodousaint.

Eoghan attended Philadelphia College of Art before receiving a BA in English Literature from Temple University, and both a Masters and Doctorate in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked for 15 years. Additionally, he also has taught at various area colleges including local community colleges and served both as a Professor in Social Sciences and an academic campus dean in New Jersey. He has been invited several times as a guest lecturer for the Dept. of Religious Studies at Swarthmore College.

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Tata Eoghan Ballard of Gnostic Reiki Visits Candelo’s Corner

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Monday, March 25, 8pm edt, Candelo Kimbisa welcomes Tata Eoghan Ballard, PhD to Candelo’s Corner on KDCL Media. 

Gnostic Reiki differs from most Reiki sites, in that while the majority of the systems available through Gnostic Reiki can be used in therapy and for energetic healing, which tends to be the main focus of modern Western Reiki practitioners, our focus is more upon Energy Systems as a path for spiritual development and training.

While many of the systems  we offer are Western or Egyptian in orientation, we also will be offering work in wide variety of African, Asian and Arabic magical systems, including:

  • Angelic energies
  • Djinn & spirit energy work
  • Alchemy
  • Caballa
  • Hindu wisdom & deities
  • Angelic energies
  • Javanese Magic

Of course, we have also been also superbly trained to provide the full suite of Lightarian and Angelic Reiki attunements and traditional Usui Reiki.

Eoghan Ballard has been involved in cultural and spiritual research literally since childhood.

He studied in Ireland, learning traditional culture, music, and language and studying traditional Gaelic spiritual traditions.

Eoghan also studied systems like Tarot, Yoga, Meditation, Golden Dawn, Freemasonry, Umbanda, OTO, and of course Reiki. He was initiated in Cuba as Tata Nganga Dibilongo in several ramas or orders of Palo including Quimbisa, and is a practicing Vodousaint.

He attended Philadelphia College of Art before receiving a BA in English Literature from Temple University, and both a Masters and Doctorate in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked for 15 years.

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