Hi, I just had a brainstorm and decided to make a brief introductory video (made up of pictures of rune symbols and placards) about the Viking runes, aka Futhark. Futhark comes from the initial letters of the first few letters of the Viking alphabet.
I had thought that I could upload a video clip, but I have not bought a video upgrade. So what I am going to have to do is upload it to YouTube and just give you the link here. I had to go pretty fast thru this, and I apologize. But you can freeze-frame thru it, and take notes.
It’s up — the YouTube link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYcDE_nwXtk
Continue Reading March 17, 2012 at 10:50 am
Several years ago, I attended a day-long labyrinth workshop at a northern Illinois church. The church had built a huge labyrinth in its rear lot, outlined by stones. It was incredibly fascinating to watch us pass each over and over again as up to a dozen people calmly trod this labyrinth (I have to refrain from using the word maze as a synonym because they are not quite interchangeable).
It represented to me how we keep meeting the same people or the same situations in our lives until we learn whatever the lesson is. That is it in a nutshell, labyrinth as facilitator of the message that karma awaits until your own raised consciousness releases you.
Also the shape of the classical, Chartres form of the labyrinth eerily repeats many of the features of a drawing of the brain. There are two halves, which are not exactly mirror images of each other. There is a wide middle section between the two halves, akin to the corpus callosum. And the entry echoes the shape of the brain stem.
I continued to walk labyrinths in my hometown of Milwaukee once I got home, altho at irregular intervals. When I felt stressed by intractable situations, I would go there to get centered again.
So I find myself drawn to read almost anything about labyrinths. Here is a new article about a woman who became so intrigued by a labyrinth workshop in the 1990s that she has been building more of them ever since. The article appeared in the October issue of Women’s Press and can be read online here: http://www.womenspress.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=3707&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=233
Continue Reading October 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm
The prophecy states that there will come “a time when the Condor and Eagle fly together, then it will be a sign that the children of Mother Earth are re-awakening.”
Continue Reading August 23, 2010 at 7:03 am
For the occasions when you feel you need a ritual or chant to get centered again (like those stressful times when you are barely managing to satisfy the demands and needs of job/family/house/school/self/God), I dug up a couple items for you. One is a Buddhist meditation or chant, and the other is a Navajo prayer.
Continue Reading June 1, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead give details of a ritual called the Seven Gates, in which the name of the initiate was spoken by the priest. This ritual asks the Higher Forces to receive the initiate and admit him or her into the next higher realm.
In the translation that follows below, the names of the gods are replaced with a descriptive title. We kind of assume that the ultimate destination, “the beautiful Hidden Place”, is the blissful feeling of deep meditation. Maybe you would like to enact this ritual on the next flooding of the Nile, or at the rising of Sirius which announces the flood will begin (which is often on or around the Summer Solstice).
Continue Reading April 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm