Tag Archives: Totem

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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The Last Temple of the Celts

Originally posted on Feral Words:
The Druids Bringing in the Mistletoe, by Edward Atkinson Hornel & George Henry The west of Europe used to be full of Celtic temples. In every settlement, every holy grove, every mountain top and ring…

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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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Spirit of Bear

Yes… well… bear… Regular readers may have noted that a pattern of posts deteriorated after the initial introduction to bear. She should have made a return many posts, and many months, ago outlining the teachings of my time spent with … Continue reading

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Second direction

Guarding the West stands Bear. No ordinary bear. My second month of learning was to be accompanied by White (healing) Bear with the added bonus of a “Power Pack” , comprising an arrowhead tied to her back. Unlike Mountain Lion, … Continue reading

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First direction

Guarding the North, stands Mountain Lion. This was the totem selected for my first month of learning, and I was presented with an exquisite carving of a stylised mountain lion. A short examination of the fetish was followed by the … Continue reading

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Fetish animals

In most native cultures, there is a belief in the healing power of the fetish. These carved figures of animals, birds and reptiles usually take a stylised form which best represents the energy associated with that animal spirit. Symbolically, from … Continue reading

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