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Medusa’s Wedding Part One: Preparations

Medusa’s Wedding Part One: Preparations

Manipura, city of jewels Medusa’s wedding takes place in the city of jewels, the manipura, commonly known as the solar plexus chakra. It is an alchemical wedding, uniting the waters of the sacral chakra with the fire of the solar plexus chakra, it is also a union of the feminine and masculine polarities. This is the first of three alchemical weddings. Medusa’s wedding is my shorthand reference for my personal experience and interpretations that relate to this stage of self-initiation…

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The Great Incubation

The Great Incubation

Global Incubation “Incubation allows the seeker to stripe away all the layers of perception, accessing deeper dimensions of being.” https://themusicofwisdom.blogspot.com/2009/04/incubation-western-form-of-meditation.html This is another way of looking at the worldwide quarantine: the sphere incube-d! Geometry is a subliminal language. It speaks to the unconscious mind in the purest forms of truth, goodness and beauty. But whose language is this? Who is speaking? Squaring the Circle The plane/2D version of this image is known as ‘squaring the circle.’ Squaring the circle was…

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Sacral chakra – Svadhisthana, Home of the Self

Sacral chakra – Svadhisthana, Home of the Self

Please read Chakra Meditations for context before reading this post. This chakra is located 3-4 finger widths below the navel and just above the pubic bone. The chakra resonates with the colour orange and is aligned with the water element. Emotions flow through this chakra and it’s where you ‘pick-up’ or sense other people’s emotions. Women are especially sensitive to sacral chakra energy, as their reproductive biology is attuned to birthing and nurturing future generations. In these times, there is…

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Root Chakra Correction

Root Chakra Correction

Chakra Meditations Please read the post on Chakra Meditations, before going into the information here. Muladhara, the Foundation Root chakra symbol This is a minimal, geometric symbol for the root chakra. I have omitted the lotus petals that might typically be included, as they are not part of the geometry and the significance of them has to be learned – especially for the western mind. Geometry requires neither learning nor un-learning, it speaks for itself in pure form. In the…

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Chakra Meditations

Chakra Meditations

Chakra meditations for incubation Humanity is currently in incubation, moving to it’s next stage of development. (For context, see: The Bearings.) These chakra meditations are especially for this time of incubation. The act of visualizing an image for the particular chakra you want to rebalance, along with holding the mudra and breathing rhythmically, has a calming affect on the mind and body. This self-initiated action is extremely grounding. It helps you to reunite with our Earth Mother and access more…

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Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

It’s just before Imbolc and in the garden, Melissa is thrusting her crinkled, heart-shaped leaves through the cold wet clay with wild abandon. I picked some leaves and made a strong infusion and let it cool, so I can sip on it everyday as I make her acquaintance. Melissa officinalis, aka Lemon Balm, is a member of the mint family, the Lamiaceae. This is a huge and aromatic family of over 6,000 species, including pennyroyal, peppermint and spearmint, basil, rosemary,…

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Itching for a Fright

Itching for a Fright

Tulku loves a good scratch. He´s not what I’d call an itchy dog, his coat is glossy and he is healthy, happy, calm and strong. He’s never been to the vets. So, when around the full moon in the Snaketamer, when he began scratching through the night, I knew something was up. Parasites We live in the country and our dogs are free to roam. They are exposed to a wide-range of microbes and parasites from cows, sheep, wild boar,…

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Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

In another post, Yellow Dock: Badger Medicine for a New Story I recounted how our dog Freya got a new tale and became my teacher. So, the other day, when she began digging again, relentlessly, all over the newly grassed loonie pad, I took notice. She knows so much more about the gods and nature spirits than I do, as she runs with them every day. This time she was eating clay, rather than roots, so I duly searched on…

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The Alchemical Pumpkin

The Alchemical Pumpkin

In the dark of the new moon before Samhain, four of us initiated the Game of Subtle Alchemy. In that game we play with desires, polarities and the alchemical principles, to reveal our Supernatural abilities. My game plan for this month looks like this: SALT PRINCIPLE: Thinking, Attraction, Projection SULPHUR PRINCIPLE: Feeling, Courage, Masculine MERCURY PRINCIPLE: Feminine, Masculine detail How to play that hand????? The day before Samhain, it rained and rained. The ‘play indoors’ kind of rain I remember…

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