Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas

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Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song

Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e. “Father Christmas” was born.

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Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the larger and stronger doe, who retains her antlers. And it is she who leads the herds in winter.

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So this season, when we gather by the fire to tell children bedtime stories of Santa and his flying reindeer – why not tell the story of the ancient Deer Mother of old? It was she…

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The Flow State

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I talk about being in the Flow State and how magic can put you in the flow state, but what really is the Flow State? The Flow State is what happens when you are not thinking about the past, you are not thinking ahead, you are just thinking about what is in front of you each second. Not thinking with words, just being in the moment. If you are walking in a park and you see a beautiful tree for the first time, don’t think “Wow that is beautiful!”. You just see it and enjoy it for the beauty that it is. When you are in Flow State you are in a moving meditation, meaning your mind is silent.

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Kabbalah

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The Kabbalah is known as the tree of life, but should not be mistaken for the actual symbol of the Tree of Life throughout the world. This tradition was passed down orally for thousands of years and has lost it’s true meaning. There are a few keys to solving what this actually represents and one of those keys is a very popular kids game.

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Lightning Goddess Perunika’s Daughter – Lepa Mara

Lepa Mara Slavic Goddess of Spring

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Lepa Mara means beautiful woman when she wakes up in March when the thunder god Perun, her father and the lightning goddess Perunika, her mother makes their first thunder and lightning together to open heaven’s gates in Spring for their daughter Mara. Mara and her Mother Perunika are symbols of feminine rebirth and resurrection of nature from its winter sleep into spring.

In the homes of the ancient Slavs there were small altars in the corner of the house with wax, amber or wooden figurines where girls and women used to offer sacrifices like flowers, ribbons, embroidered napkins, etc. A fire burns or candles here that could be put out only using your fingers, otherwise the peace of the house would be put out with it.

Mother and daughter also represent the feminine or female principle embodied of woman which are: The primal principles, the soul, the instinctual and intuitive…

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Vikings

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The Viking Era is believed to be from 792-1066 CE. The Vikings were north seafarers who traded and raided the North European homeland. Who were these people and where did they come from? Were they barbaric people like history tells us? In the last 10-15 years a lot of truth has come out about the Vikings, so why are we so slow to get the truth out about them?  With the truth of the Vikings coming out, it shatters the lies of human origins. Time to start shattering history.

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Cave Trolls

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I haven’t done a post on Lord of the Rings lately, so I will show the Cave Troll. If you have read my Trolls post, you know Trolls are suppressed thoughts or memories. These Trolls need to be tended to in the awakening process. Tolkien represents this perfectly in his books. We all have suppressions we need to deal with, but most of us just let them be until they grow so big, they come out swinging.

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Awakening

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What will help someone stay on the awakening path? How do I make sure I can become fully awake and not fall back to sleep? I know I am on the path to awakening and I am struggling, what advice do you have to help? These are just a few questions I have received since the last post. Most will tell you to keep an open mind, but that wouldn’t help anyone. What is an open mind? To me, keeping an open mind is accepting another person’s beliefs. So you just replace garbage with garbage. Belief is why the world is divided. I will be more specific and say – “be open to knowledge”. When you hear others talking about how you have to be like Sherlock Holmes, they are talking about being open to knowledge.  Figuring out what is true and what is false.  You have to feel the…

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Vesta Goddess of Fire and Vulcan, the God of Fire

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Sacred rites are returning to Italy today, which is a very important step of the circle of return, of the Goddess, rather than just festivals for communities sake. This video below shows the more meaningful return of the ancient ceremony of the Fire Goddess Vesta shown with her 3 modern Priestesses. Vestalia rites were always held between the 7th and 15th of June each year.

Ancient Vesta StatueVesta has an earlier role as leader and goddess with her priestesses and a later role as being married with a consort. She was one of most powerful goddesses deities of the ancient world along with Ceres (Mother) and Hecate and her mother Asteria (Grandmother Crone). This made her a triple goddess along with her sisters Juno and Ceres.

Her temples were run by the grandmothers and the Vestal Priestesses were adult women, who served the grandmothers They were…

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Muses

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Muses are inspirational Goddesses in Greek mythology. There is some confusion as to the true number of Muses. I have seen as little as three and as many as nine. The confusion comes from Alexander the Great and his generals making true wisdom nonsense, so the average person would not understand. Muse comes from the Greek ‘mousa’, which is a type of Goddess and literally means art or poetry. Solon says Muses were a “key to a good life”. Pindar says “to have a Muse is to excel in arts”. Muses became associated with temples, springs, fountains and caves, but later the sites were all redirected to the Apollo cult.

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Mother and Child

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What is this Mother and Child Pose all about? Every religion has some kind of mother posing with her child, usually male, on her lap. Mary has Jesus in her lap, Mother Yashoda has Krishna in her lap and many more have a god child in the lap or their mother. There were even religions that worshipped the Mother and Child. It all goes back to Isis with the suckling Horus in her lap, but what is this symbol trying to tell us?

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