ANIMALS, BIRDS, AND INSECTS AND THEIR MEANINGS AARDVARK - a tendency to hide from problems ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN - denotes spiritual truths that are not easily accepted ALLIGATOR - spiritual aspects that are self-serving, can denotes a person who attacks out of nowhere, people who lie in wait and then attack, a person with vicious speech which is destructive ANT - denotes cooperation with others APE - cautions against loss of individuality, pretending to be someone who you are not, aping someone, being a copycat instead of your true self. A symbol of malice and ugliness. BABOON - immaturity or lack of individuality. BADGER - denotes a person with a 'nagging' personality, usually one who interferes with another's life. BAT - denotes the use of spiritual intuition in all aspects of life BEAGLE - (dog) refers to a sympathy seeking friend BEAR - an overbearing personality of a friend or situation, someone who can crush another with just a look or a word This negative creature is used in the business world also to denote a negative situation.
Terra Maïre Totem Guidance Welcome to the Totem Guidance page! Clicking the button below will take you to the Totem that wants to work with you today. On that page you will find a series of questions and commentary that I hope will help you deepen your understanding of yourself, your life and how you can Manifest more Good for yourself. I strongly recommend that you only work with one Totem a day and better yet, no more than one a week. The more thought you put into the questions the more you will get out of this. I am unable to go over the questions with you or help to explain what a given Totem may mean for you. If you have found the information here to be helpful, please consider making a donation in support of these pages. A BIG Thank You to all who have shared how much they enjoy my writing, either through donations or kind emails! Your kind support is truly appreciated! Back to Morningstar's Essence Page Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox Medicine Fox is the keeper of the power of invisibility and camouflage, of knowing how to move between the light and the dark, from this world to other realms of existence. Its ability to remain in plain sight and yet unseen, is its greatest power however: No other creature is able to blend in with its surroundings quite as well as Fox can. People who are strong in Fox medicine yet who are unaware they have this ability may find themselves to be ignored or unseen by others. More than once I have heard such individuals complain " people walk right into me, it's as though I am not there at all!" Those in business who have Fox as a primary totem too frequently find that their marketing methods, no matter how diligent one is with them, bears little fruit. People pass them over even when the person's business is in plain sight! This ability also gives those who carry this energy spectacular abilities in regards to detective type work. Fox people often do feel hunted or preyed upon by others.
Effects of a Psychedelic, Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual Effects of a Psychedelic, Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual By Erik Hoffmann (email@example.com), Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and Yatra-W.M. da Silveira Barbosa PDF version of this document EEG data from 12 volunteers participating in a workshop in Brazil were recorded under field conditions before and after a shamanistic ritual in which the psychoactive tea, ayahuasca, was consumed. Following three doses of the tea, the subjects showed strong and statistically significant increases of both EEG alpha (8-13Hz) and theta (4-8Hz) mean amplitudes compared to baseline while beta (13-20Hz) amplitudes were unchanged. Introduction Pharmacology Ayahuasca is a beverage extracted from plants in the Amazonian rain forest. Ayahuasca has a long history of safe and beneficial use for spiritual and healing purposes among large numbers of indigenous people in South America (Metzner, R., 1999). Materials and Methods
Sacred Directions of Animal Totems: Discover Your Animal Symbol The four directions are examined here within the context of the animal totems. Each direction has its own special characteristic and meaning. When the animals are seen coming from or going to a particular direction, the depth of meaning can be enhanced. This is another way to tune into the subtle language of animals. Intuitions and general knowledge should help you in discerning this unique relationship. North Lessons of Using Your Potential Magic: Manifestation Element: Earth Associated with the nobility of manifesting things from the true essence within you. balanceteachingabundanceknowledgesacred wisdomempathic intuitioninner treasuresthankfulnessdrawing forthgentlenessalchemytrust East Lesson of Responsible Relationships Magic: Higher Vision and Prophecy Element: Air Spiritual vision opens up, creativity, inspiration, higher awareness, higher intuitions, self-mastery through the use of will. QuestsVisionsDreamsImaginationInner Spiritual RenewalHigher CompassionJourneysEmotionsGoals South
Lynx Medicine Lynx medicine is strongly related to the planetary energies of Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and thus one must reach very deeply within to understand both the messages that this medicine brings and the people who carry Lynx medicine. The bottom line is that neither the Lynx person nor the messages will be easy to figure out especially as the energy itself is well known for being extraordinarily tight lipped! Lynx medicine is that which empowers and gifts an individual to have amazing powers of intuition and clairvoyance. Just the same as there are great masters in music, literature, the arts and healing to name a few areas, so too are there great masters who can effortlessly pull from the ethers the intuitive and psychic messages that one needs at any given point in time. The Lynx person may not understand themselves why they have this ability for it simply pours through them. Lynx people can be very much like the Cheshire Cat.
The Natural Theology of Beauty, Truth and Goodness, Steve McIntosh An independent forum for a critical discussion of the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber Sunday, May 17, 2015 Publication dates of essays (month/year) can be found under "Essays". To the Readers of IntegralWorld.net: I have enjoyed this website for many years, and it has been most interesting to follow its evolution. And I can fully understand the frustration that many have expressed about the shortcomings of some of the integral movement's leaders. Frank Visser was kind enough to invite me to contribute something from my book. So thanks for considering my plea for solidarity among integralists; this is a pivotal moment in human history, and by working together and continuing to focus on the positive potentials of this emerging new worldview, we can make a real difference. Steve McIntosh, October, 2007 This is a presentation about how the values known as the beautiful, the true, and the good play a central role in the evolution of the universe. So you may ask, why is this?
5 Strategies to Read People’s Emotional Energy Emotions are a stunning expression of our energy, the “vibe” we give off. We register these with intuition. Some people feel good to be around; they improve your mood and vitality. Emotional energy is contagious. When reading emotions, realize that what others say or how they appear frequently don‘t match their energy. Here, the surrender to focus on is saying “yes” to the messages your body sends. Strategies to read emotional energy Sense people’s presence - This is the overall energy we emit, not necessarily congruent with words or behaviour. As you read people notice: does their overall energy feel warm? Watch people’s eyes – We can make love or hate with our eyes. Take time to observe people‘s eyes. Notice the feel of a handshake, hug and touch – We share emotional energy through physical contact much like an electrical current. Listen for people’s tone of voice and laugh – The tone and volume of our voice can tell much about our emotions. Like this article? About the Author:
What foods and drugs need to be avoided? Posted by admin on Thursday, February 28, 2008 · 51 Comments What foods need to be avoided? Basically foods that are aged, preserved, dried, fermented, pickled, cured (meats), rancid, old, outdated, overripe, or even slightly spoiled. The following foods are recommended to be avoided with MAOIs: How long do they need to be avoided? 24 hours before and after drinking Ayahuasca should be sufficient. Is it really important to avoid those foods? The warnings about tyramine interaction sound very serious, because they are adapted from warnings about interactions with pharmaceutical MAOIs. However, while there are no reports of fatalities from food interactions with Ayahuasca, food interactions could conceivably be life-threatening for a person with severe high blood pressure or serious heart disease. Please note: Peganum harmala (Syrian rue) is a stronger MAOI than Banisteriopsis (Ayahuasca vine) and has potentially more serious interactions. YES.
Animal Totems There are three different types of animals souls: high protector animal souls, familiars, and all other animal souls. There are only three high protectors: Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn/Pegasus (whose souls are interchangeable). These souls only incarnate when there is a living animal like them; if not, they stay in spirit form and usually the totems to people with older souls. The familiars are animal souls that are connected through an energy link to only one person, usually someone who has psychic or magical abilities. All other animals (including dogs, cats and birds who are not familiars) are lower animal souls. Whales and Dolphins are sentient beings, higher souls than animal souls but younger souls than human souls.
Woman Shaman: the Ancients DVD This video by Max Dashú reveals the rich cultural record of medicine women, seers, oracles, healers, trance-dancers, shapeshifters, and dreamers—on a global scale. They told us that female spiritual leaders didn't exist, or were rare exceptions, or insignificant; that Indigenous medicine ways were superstitious and backward. All lies. To experience the beauty, power and wisdom of these spiritual legacies is medicine for the spirit, especially for the women who have been pushed down, marginalized, denied, and silenced in the name of religion. These most ancient spiritual ways have immense value—however far back, or deep, we have to go to recover this human birthright. You'll see rare images of women's ceremonies in rock art of the Sahara, southern Africa, Europe, and North America. Woman Shaman: the Ancients © 2013 Max Dashu View another trailer for the DVD Suppressed Histories Archives | Catalog of Presentations | Articles Two-disc dvd (89 min. each) video with music and commentary
Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses. "In spite of information stemming from ancient texts, constituents of Bosweilla had not been investigated for psychoactivity," said Raphael Mechoulam, one of the research study's co-authors. "We found that incensole acetate, a Boswellia resin constituent, when tested in mice lowers anxiety and causes antidepressive-like behavior. To determine incense's psychoactive effects, the researchers administered incensole acetate to mice.