Tag Archives: Ancestors

The Spiral Dance

The painting below is by my friend Neville Bridgeford.  It is in part conscious and in part an unconscious expression of the artist’s experience leading up to his thirty-first birthday. It was created after a spiritual emergency triggered by the … Continue reading

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Ganymede, the Hellenes’ Eagle Dancer

In order to understand the story of Zeus and Ganymede, we have to set the stage. Before the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greeks, there was a process which started with Chaos. Next was Gaia the Earth Goddess, then … Continue reading

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Re-establishing Relationship with the Feminine

Before writing there were stories.  We told one another these stories which preserved our knowledge.  The stories told by our ancestors and passed down to us are their understanding of the nature of the things they experienced, the workings of … Continue reading

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Child’s Play

Originally posted on Ancient Whiteagle Wisdom:
Talking with a younger colleague about the importance of naps and play in childhood, I was thinking about the Native American concept of sacred space. In the old times when we were free to…

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Two spirits, better than one?

The young man confessed, “I’m a two spirit.  I haven’t acted upon it yet, but I am always tempted.”  Our more primitive relatives, the Native Americans of Turtle Island, used this very interesting expression, “two spirit”, to characterize an important … Continue reading

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Communicating with the Divine

Thomas Moore’s book Care of the Soul (1992) is a great read.  He reminds us of many things, especially that psychology is more of an art than a science.  And that dreams show us things of great importance.  Moore discusses … Continue reading

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Healing the Ancestors

One of my eagle clan brothers (one of the more Nordic lines of eagles) invited me to his Ancestralization ceremony which follows the African tradition set down by Malidoma Patrice Some’.  Dr. Some’ was instrumental in the development of the … Continue reading

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