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Spirit Animals

This post is based on the outline of an exploration session presented at The Silent Eye  (a modern mystery school) “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend in 2016. Whilst I have attempted to retain some of the flavour, and … Continue reading

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Out of Time – part I

After such a long trek, the three were happy to have arrived at their final destination. The excitement in the coach was palpable. The vista, well recognised by them, would soon open, and they would be “home”. Turning into the … Continue reading

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Dance of Life

Beautiful photo essay on the four elements from Seonaid at breathofgreenair. Enjoy! ~~~~ All around and within us each day, the dance of life continues in its eternal movement and exchange. Life itself is movement and exchange, and from the … Continue reading

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South

Primary correspondences of the sacred direction South, according to Zuni tradition: Clans: tobacco, maize badger. Colour: red. Region of: heat, agriculture, medicine. Guardian: badger. Seasons:  summer. Elements: fire. Tree:  aspen. Zuni directional home:  place of the beautiful red of sunrise. … Continue reading

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Spirit of Badger

Badger was a bit of a ride. He’s rather obnoxious and completely antisocial, with a surprising aggressive streak that leaves those around him wondering what just happened… On the other hand, Badger Medicine is possibly that most needed in the … Continue reading

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Third Direction

Having completed quite a roller-coaster with bear, I hoped that the following month would offer a little respite. The journey to the shaman’s lodgings was interesting; the first snows had fallen in the mountains, and the drive, cross country on … Continue reading

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West

Primary correspondences of the sacred direction West, according to Zuni tradition: Clans: bear, coyote, spring herb. Colour:  blue. Region of: peace (‘war cure’). Guardian: bear. Seasons: Spring, and it’s damp breezes. Elements: Water. Tree: Douglas Fir. Zuni directional home: Home of … Continue reading

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