My family background is pretty diverse (stretching across Europe, from Spain, France, Greece to Eastern Europe and Russia) so I harvest and write about the many foods my ancestors have eaten for literally thousands of years. But I also resonate deeply with the food cultures of the Coast Salish Peoples whose territories I occupy. I…
Chloris, the Greek Goddess of flowers, crowned the rose queen of all flowers, a title that the rose deserves today as much as it did in the Golden Age of Greece. Not only is the rose of unparalleled beauty, but it has also proved itself to be useful in a hundred different ways. It has been prized for its medicinal value, cherished for its sweet scent, and appreciated for its delicate flavor.
The legend of the origin of the rose is from the days of the Roman Empire. The story is told of Rhodanthe, a woman of such exquisite beauty that she had many, many suitors. She showed little interest in any of them and sought refuge in the “Temple of Diana.” Her suitors were persistent, however, and followed her there, breaking down the gates to get close to her. Diana became incensed at this and turned Rhodanthe into a…
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There is so much speculation as to why an all loving god would kill the first born of all the people in the land. Unless you are familiar with my work, none of it makes sense. Why the hell would a god kill the first born of the cattle out in the fields? What kind of sick god kills people and cows for pleasure? You are about to find out why he cared about cattle and why the first born sons were killed. First born sons have been killed many times in history and the lord ordered it to happen every time.
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If you have read my Friday the 13th post, you know this date has everything to do with the Knights Templar. Friday October 13, 1307 to be exact. This was the day that King Phillip the IV and the Vatican charged the Templars with heresy and started killing them off. The Templars supposedly were exterminated 7 years later on March 18, 1314. This is yet another lie of history. You are about to find out why all these secret societies are secret and why they decided to let the masses in.
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The Word …
About a year and a half ago I wrote a post titled The Word. In this post I stated that the written word was the reason we are a species with amnesia. Let’s just say it wasn’t welcomed readily by the patriarch left brain mind of this world. I’m not saying that we need to get rid of the written word, but I am saying that we need to let the children learn with their right brain too. Ever wonder why very intelligent people have to write everything down so they don’t forget it? They are in the masculine mind-set, whether they know it or not. I have come across an ancient text that backs my theory up. As a matter a fact, a very ancient god agrees with me.
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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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“The way to see what looks good and understand the reasons it looks good, and to be at one with this goodness as the work proceeds, is to cultivate an inner quietness, a peace of mind so that goodness can shine through.”
–Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.
In the last two months, through various angles, we have explored ways of taking up the path of the bard, one of the three paths of the druid tradition. Topics have included the cultivation and flow of awen, cultural challenges surrounding taking up the path of the bard, and tips for how to cultivate the bardic arts. In my last post, we also explored some of what industralization had us lose in terms of the bardic arts–both to those who create them and those who use them and how we might…
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One of the changes that humans have experienced with the rise of industrialization, and more recently, consumerism, is a shift away from creating our own lovingly crafted objects, objects created with precision, skill, high-quality materials, and care and into using things that instead are made by far away people and machines. I wrote a little bit about this before in a post on wood. In speaking of the 17th century, Eric Sloane writes in the Reverence of Wood:
“In 1765, everything a man owned was made more valuable by the fact that he had made it himself or knew exactly where it had come. This is not so remarkable as it sounds; it is less strange that the eighteenth-century man should have a richer and keener enjoyment of life through knowledge than that the twentieth-century man should lead an arid and empty existence in the midst of wealth and…
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Most of what we know about the Tuatha De Danann is from a text called Lebor Gabala Erenn(The Book of the Taking of Ireland). Better known as The Book of Invasions. This book was written by christian monks and was put together as late as the 11th century. Here we go again with the 11th century. King Arthur legends and the Norse Eddas were all written in or around the 11th century. How foolish do the royals and religions think we are? The Tuatha De Danann were the first to Ireland and I’m about to show you why. Good thing these christian scribes didn’t really understand what they were actually writing or true history would be gone.
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