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

Gather Victoria

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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Stingray Totem

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Brandi and the Smalleye Stingray on the Northern California coast.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  My half-student Brandi and I went on an adventure out to the ocean in Northern California for a few days and were given the greatest gift. It was the arrival and presence of a Smalleye Stingray. I also had an experience the day before at the beach at night that I will share as part of the wholeness of the story/teaching.

As a dreamer (shaman), I only teach about Totems that I have had long-term relationships with, being taught by them from an in-depth relationship of experiences. Then there are those totems who appear on my path when a “new cycle” begins, and stingray is one who has appeared for my new 13 year cycle.

Wiki says the smalleye stingray is a large species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, measuring up to…

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After Dark with Author Timothy Wyllie

Miss Paula of KDCL Media and Dia Nunez of The H20 Network present Author Timothy Wyllie Friday at 8pm edt.

Timothy Wyllie was born in Great Britain in 1940 and raised in London.  Having wended his way through an English public school education and then seven years further study at college, he qualified as an architect.

In the late 70s, Timothy began a systematic exploration of out-of-body states. This led to experiments in telepathic communication with dolphins and an open invitation to contact with nonphysical beings that continues to this day. During this time, he was also running his own business in New York City, marketing a system he had co-devised for storing and filing color photographs. He retired from the business community in 1981 and turned full time to his creative endeavors.

As a musician, Timothy has made several tapes of what he calls “Bozon Music”–a True Age improvisational jazz, shamanic music of the heart–as well as a series of guided visualization and meditation tapes.  Also an artist, he is currently working on a virtually endless progression of drawings of sacred landscape. It is what brings him most joy.

Timothy travels frequently to give lectures and seminars or to investigate sites and locations for his drawings.  He is the author of Ask Your Angels: A Practical Guide to working with the Messengers of Heaven to Empower and Enrich Your Life, Dolphins, ETs & Angels, and a co-author of Adventures Among Spiritual Intelligences: Angels, Aliens, Dolphins & Shamans. He lives in New Mexico.