Terra Maïre Animal Symbolism in Celtic Mythology <editorial date="2007"> This document is readable by you today, almost 14 years after I wrote it and more than 12 years after I put it on the web, because of open formats. In this specific case, the format is HTML 2. Can we say the same thing about word processing documents, spread sheets and other office documents? The new office document format is called OpenDocument, and can be used by anyone, anywhere, free of charge and for as long as they want. A paper for Religion 375 at the University of Michigan by Lars Noodén, 22 November 1992 Animals in Celtic and Welsh mythology are tied in with fertility and vitality, because they are living, moving, and growing. Specific animals have specific associations depending on the characteristics of the type of animal. In addition to representing fertility and wealth, boars symbolize courage and strong warriors (MacCulloch, 356) for they are strong, dangerous, and very hard to kill. Great importance is attached to the bristles of the boar.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
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.
Birds in Mythology Birds in Mythology Among the most popular animals used in mythology is the bird. The source of countless superstitions and allegories, birds have always held a special place in the collective imagination of humanity, often seen as something pure, wise, and above reproach. Angels have, since time untold, been depicted sporting downy wings of white or soft colors. The sanctity with which humanity views our feathered friends perhaps finds its source in the genetic ease with which birds defy gravity and soar the skies, as humanity has sought to do since time began. Many superstitions have tied birds to the Otherworld and death, and great misfortune is often said to accompany the death of one of these graceful creatures. While just any bird flying through the house might be considered a sign of trouble not far behind, the swallow enjoys a particular infamy as a sign of malevolent fortunes, ranging anywhere from severe and life-long illness to the possibility of murder!
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.
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
Animals In Mythology "Cats have nine lives." "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." These sayings, and many more, permeate the English-speaking world, spoken without thought given to either their meaning or their origin. Among the most popular animals used in mythology is the bird. Many superstitions have tied birds to the Otherworld and death, and great misfortune is often said to accompany the death of one of these graceful creatures. Indeed, common superstition has held, for millennia, that the death of a bird in close proximity to a person's home heralds the death of a member of the family. While just any bird flying through the house might be considered a sign of trouble not far behind, the swallow enjoys a particular infamy as a sign of malevolent fortunes, ranging anywhere from severe and life-long illness to the possibility of murder! god Apollo, and the Celtic Goddess Morrigan. escape. Perhaps the most majestic and lucky of all the birds, however, is the eagle.
What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital | Earth. We are one. In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. One of the things Dr. “I was so shocked. Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world. “The Western culture has consistently ignored the birth of the healer,” states Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.
Shamanic Skin: The Art of Magical Tattoos | Lars Krutak Before a Theravada Buddhist tattoo master or arjan gives a tattoo in Thailand, he must first read your aura to determine what design you need. Magical tattoos of this type have power because they not only draw on the power of the tattooist, but also his mentors, and the Buddha and his teachings. These are all sources of power (kung). In this way, Thais who follow Buddhism operate with a set of assumptions about the nature of the world, the beings and forces within it, and the ways these are related. These beliefs form an integrated system of ideas and propositions that they use to interpret the world and organize their daily actions. It has been estimated that 500 years ago perhaps 1,000 indigenous cultures practiced tattooing. Why was it important for indigenous tattoo artists to create permanent designs on the body? Shamanism, Sacrifice and Tattoos For millennia, nearly all indigenous people who tattooed practiced shamanism, the oldest human spiritual religion. CHARMED TATTOOS.
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
Fire Cure She took my right hand, turned it palm up, and pressed her thumbs hard into the ball of my thumb. Calloused fingers crimsoned with henna. Browned by sun. Knuckles like walnut shells. Her fingernails brittle as horn—or chert, the kind of stone you strike fire from. “You don’t have sob,” the old Bedouin woman said. She released my hand. Fatimah and a few of her many grandchildren—also patients. Fatimah Ayed Hamed al Hajuri al Johaini, 72 or 73 years old, was a fire healer. The explorer Wilfred Thesiger, in his classic of travel, Arabian Sands, writes of the Arab fire cure. None of Fatimah’s patients wanted their screams heard. There is mberga, “twisted face,” which requires four burns—on the cheeks, forehead, and chin. There is erg anissa, chronic lower back pain, which is treated with seven carefully-spaced brands down the back, buttocks, and legs. There is sob, or persistent loss of appetite, which is cured with a spangle of burns around the navel. Saeed had been branded as a boy.
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.