Animal Totems and Earth Medicine

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~LIFE PATHS~

ROLES OF THE ANIMAL TOTEMS

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

~Chief Seattle~

EXPLANATION OF THE ANIMAL TOTEMS AND THEIR ROLES ALONG THE SACRED HOOP OF LIFE:

As the quote from Chief Seattle above so eloquently illustrates, we are all connected, not just to other “two-leggeds” and the family of man, but to the animals, the trees, the wind, the earth Herself. Like a beautiful blanket woven from many colors and textures of a thread, each individual energy contributes to this Blanket of Oneness, and all are bound together.

Our thoughts, actions, and deeds not only have an impact on our own life along the Red Road but like a pebble tossed into a pond, the ripples of our movement along…

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Oak Tree ~ June 10th-July 17th ~ Celtic Astrology

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Summer Solstice ( Alban Hefin )

Celtic Symbol: The White Horse or The Golden Wheel

Zodiac Degrees: 18º00` Gemini – 14º59` Cancer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter – Jovyn; Mars; Element: Water; Metal: Gold; Color: Gold

Ancient Gods Associated With Jupiter: Greek – Zeus; Celtic – Dagda; The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan

Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power, Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery

Stone: Diamond, Aventurine

Flower: Coltsfoot

Song Birds: Oriole, Wren

Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans

The Druidic religion was reputedly based on the oak-cult mythology and all ancient thunder-gods were associated with the oak tree. There is evidence to suggest, however, that the oak-cult was imported into Britain from the Baltic regions during the Bronze Age; and although it became the principal sacred tree of the Druids, the rowan, willow, elder, and alder cults were already established. As Druidism evolved, the significance of the…

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Tuatha De Danann

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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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Chevron Amethyst Crystals

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Beautiful and powerful Chevron Amethyst crystals come from Brazil. They hold the powerful presence of the Violet Flame and the White Light. These are a perfect gift for those who need to transmute negativity and just do not know how. Just by holding them, the shift occurs. The violet flame is one of the greatest spiritual tools on the planet. It is an aspect of God’s light known as the flame of forgiveness it is an amazing process for the transmutation of negative energies.

The Violet Flame is Spiritual Alchemy in action. Its purpose is to transmute denser feelings, actions, deeds, karma, etc. into a higher vibrational frequency. The violet flame forgives as it frees, consumes as it transmutes, clears the akashic records of past karma and sets you free into a place of holding a higher light. Every day in every way the violet flame flushes out and renews…

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The Sphinx Moth, Butterfly and Moth Totems

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Elder Mountain Dreaming

blue butterflyBy Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  A Great Ash Sphinx Moth visited Elder Mountain two years ago, and then I had a dream about a year ago in much detail, of the Brotherhood of the Sphinx (which doesn’t exist in the occult, magic or esoteric, nor middle ages documents when most writing was collected and done). I received some information about this ancient cult from the dreaming, so I decided to write about the symbolism (totem) of the Sphinx Moth, Butterfly and Moth today.

We have two symbols here to work with, the Sphinx and the Moth. Like its butterfly cousin, the moth shows the symbolism of transformation at various levels. How this equates to our life, is we are in a “longer” cycle of change (not a short one, month or year, but several years). I work with cycles and symbolism together and found over the decades that we…

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Scarab Beetle

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Scarab Beetles were popular amulets and impression seals in Ancient Egypt. They have found these amulets in large numbers and there is a significant amount of artwork showing the Scarab Beetle. But the Scarab is found in several other ancient cultures including American Indian, Buddhism and Taoism. What does this symbol mean? Mainstream archeologist and researchers will tell you it represents Ra rolling the sun across the sky. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Cultivating the Flow of Awen in our Lives

The Druid's Garden

I shall sing of the awen, which

I shall obtain from the abyss

Through the awen, though it were mute

I know of its great impulses

I know when it minishes;

I know when it wells up;

I know when it flows;

I know when it overflows.

–Taliesin, “The Festival” from the Book of Taliesin, 13th century

What the poet Taliesin writes of is the “Awen”, a central principle in the druid tradition meaning “flowing inspiration” or “divine inspiration.”   In ancient times, bards embraced the flow of Awen to be masters of memory, sound, and expression. The bardic path was a lifelong pursuit and vocation; bards would spending many years (by one Scottish account, 7 years[1]) learning the bardic arts which included the arts of memory, diction, rhyming, and composition.

The flowing of Awen isn’t just an experience, it is a magical and meditative process. Perhaps you’ve…

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The Bindi

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A Bindi is a bright red dot worn on the forehead by people who follow Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.  Lately it has become a fashion statement in Hollywood.  It is said to represent the third eye or the 6th chakra. This is not a symbol of a married woman, it has more to do with spiritualism and meditation. Where did this red dot come from?  The picture of Alexander the Great should give it away.  

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Planetary Influences ~ Magpie’s Magic Nest

Via Magpie’s Magic Nest

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5 Steps The Creation Of Manifestation

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The art of manifesting your dreams and desires, the down, truthful and dirty version. Let’s start at the very beginning, the place where magic is found, inside the very heart through the mind and into the soul. The art of creation and manifestation is a skill and Magick derived from the inner workings of the universe and the connection the soul has to the universe. Please be reminded that the content of this article and most of the content on this entire website is knowledge from spirit through conversation and channelling. I (psychic medium Ian Scott) have had no formal training here on earth, I have gathered my skills and knowledge from the departed which have always been there to talk to me and recalled past life skills.

How To Manifest Your Desires

Step one: To have things appear materially on the outside…

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