Visioning the Future through the Bardic Arts: Creating Vision, Creating Hope

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Reishi mushroom from the Plant Spirit Oracle offers a vision of healing, growth, and regeneration

I used to be a big fan of reading dystopian fiction when I was younger. It seemed like a distant world, a reality far from our own. But perhaps now, those books resonate too close to reality. As someone who practices magic, I have to wonder, would the concepts present 1984 be as present if the book hadn’t been so well-read? Did George Orwell manifest these concepts as a magical act, or were these already present and he simply channeled what was already coming into focus? The same can be true of many such influential works: The Handmaid’s Tale, Brave New World, Bladerunner, and more. We also have things like robots, invented by Issac Asimov as science fiction in the 1940s and 60 years or more later, became a reality.  One might…

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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 Problem is the Solution: Honoring the Journey of the New Year

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Sunrise through the mist…the way may be uncertain but the sun will rise again

In Permaculture Design, one of the most challenging principles to enact is “The problem is the solution.” It seems simple on paper: you have a serious problem before you, perhaps seemingly insurmountable or overwhelming.  Instead of reacting negatively to the problem, you look for how the problem presents unique opportunities.  You resee your practices, hone them, make changes, and adapt to the problem so that that adaptation becomes a strength. In other words, you make lemonade from lemons–but more than that, you may actually improve your approach by having to consider new options to overcome obstacles.  A simple example: I have a wet, muddy spot in my yard due to the downspout on my house.  Rather than see this as a problem, I turn it into a lush rain garden, which is not only beautiful but…

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The Ladder

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The ladder is an everyday object but it has esoteric meaning.  It is a symbol of the Freemasons, so it has huge meaning.  Most think it means being initiated into higher levels of their club.  That is the meaning for the muggles.  The meaning of this simple object is very simple.  It is just people who have made it complex.  We always try to make things harder than they actually are.  The ladder is a symbol of the path to enlightenment.   

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The Kraken

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Im getting a ton of questions on why  lawyer, Sydney Powell said, “Release the Kraken”.  First and foremost, please do not think I am writing a politically motivated post.  Those who know me understand I love the occult and hate politics.  Im going to show you what I have known for a long time. Your vote and voice has not mattered for a very long time.  This will make some people mad because they will refuse to see.  For others it will be a connecting of the dots.  The Kraken is a Department of Defense spying software, but it was named that for a reason and Sydney said, “Release the Kraken!” for a reason.  If you are willing to understand, click the read more button.  

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Yin Yang

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Yin Yang comes from the Taoist tradition. What is Yin Yang?  In short it is dualism or opposites.  People don’t really understand Yin Yang because we can all see the opposites and how they effect our world, but what is it really?  Yin Yang is about energy.  The interaction and interplay of these energies.  Yin represents the feminine energy and Yang represents masculine energy.  The dots represent balance.  There is the problem for most, we don’t have balance.  How can we understand Yin Yang on a personal level?  Yin Yang is all about renewal of your energy then the explosion of that energy.  

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Unlearn

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I get information coming to me a lot.  The information I get is usually something others have gotten too, but it does not register with them.   Why does the information stick with me and not with others?  It is because I have unlearned.  There is a reason why the Matrix resonated with so many people.  We all subconsciously know there is a system to control us.  The system makes you learn what it wants you to learn.  The trick to getting the true information is unlearning what you have learned to make room for the new information.

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Conquering Your Gollum

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I get questions like “Why do you share your knowledge?  What is in it for you?”  My answer to that is, “What is knowledge if no one else knows it or no one understands it?”  When I create my content I try to create it so everyone can understand.  I want to bring the world up with me.  That is what gives it meaning and context.  Me sitting alone in a room all quiet about what I know is just selfish.  When I discover new information, the first thing that comes to my mind is how can I share this with others.  

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Hungry Ghost

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Hungry ghost is a concept in eastern traditions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and folklore.  In Sanskrit they are called Preta.  Hungry ghosts are supposed to occur from very unfortunate situations.  Like someone leading an evil life.  So here we have yet another form of punishment system to make people behave.  Another form of the Christian hell.  What is really going on here?  Stick around and you will see it all has to do with your time in this life.  

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Forces Controlling You

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I have showed you in my Tree of Life post that you are the Tree of Life.  Trees of great stature have many irreplaceable roles in the world.  They support other plants and animals, they are wind breakers, they provide shelter and they prevent soil erosion.  What kind of tree do you identify with?  Are you a  Giant Redwood, a Mahogany, an Oak?  Or are you a Maple, Pine, Locust, Weeping Willow or Redbud?  What is your personality?  What is it you think you deserve out of life?  How do you effect the world?  How are you toward others?  However you are is what will sprout and start to branch off into your life.  

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