I’m just 24 hours· after “completing” my Mississippi Mound builder archeology project and I use· that word· loosely these days , because I am always finding (discovering) new information that expands my perspective, knowledge, and understanding of our human past· and familial lineage . What turned out to be· only 12 pages turned into a whooping 50 pages leaving my Lyft driver to question· if i was in a graduate degree·program· or undergrad program· . What happened is the more I ‘dug’ , the more I found , and had to add· to the project· ! (And I wanted to add MORE ! ! but time· and technology wouldn’t permit· me to do· so ! )
I am so thankful I went through the ups and downs in this class· . As I reached the end· , my Mac gained incredible supernatural-paranormal powers which seemed to interfere· with even editing these PowerPoint and Word documents . (I recorded it because who would believe me!? haha)
Mississippi Mound Builders test animation
My recent test with animating the Mississippi Mound Builders project found an app that so far is working pretty well. Writing a script and adding sound hopefully in the same app or iMovie or Premiere. Be right back…
Final Project Grades
In the end, however , I got a whooping B+ (only because I turned it in late· with all the issues I had). Not my usual A+ but, nevertheless , like my first and second anthropology· courses have enriched my life in such a way that I no longer see our world, history, or our story the same ! I plan· to share· more… will keep you posted !
I’ve been obsessed with organic foods since high school finding my way through local Georgetown (DC) grocery stores tasting tofu and raw veggies! Not much has changed accept my longing to find the most fresh, organic natural forms of fruits and veggies, the answer — farm to table or rather garden to table foods.
NE 33rd Community Farm
The home of Oregon Food Bank is also residence to both the NE 33rd Community Farm (learning garden) and MudBone Grown LLC, a local African American managed teaching farm. I was so impressed by the story of MudBone Grown’s owners seeking land, pursuing farming certification, and chasing their dreams in a city that has a historical past of resisting African American expansion. Although many of their learning programs were closed due to earlier deadlines prior to my arrival to the area, I was able to volunteer on site with local OSU Master Gardeners and volunteer gardeners.
Last week, we planted seedlings and harvested winter crops. A Washington High School visited the site to also partake in the early gardening activities under the overcast of Spring showers. It was a delight to meet everyone, get in the green house, and harvest some kale, collards, and chard.
When I got back home, I cleaned the greens and prepared a few dishes to compliment the veggies. It had been sometime since I made old fashioned collard greens and eventually made a huge pot of collards that lasted a few days. This was especially a treat that I savored with great southern or rather southeast coastal comfort. But my first meal was purely vegan and mostly raw consisting of all organic ingredients; Ethiopian bulgar tabouli, collard wraps, raw organic cucumber tomato salad, avocado and blood orange fruit salad, and cumin hummus.
Will post recipes when I get back from the garden 😉
It’s monday night, I’m in a dark room lit by a candle re-reading Credo Mutwa and feeling as though I’ve surfed a wave of emotions at long last needing release. A “night mix” playlist is echoing, “33 bowls of rain” that’s crystal bowls along with the classic “jala, yoga flow mix” and “dolphin and whale sounds.” I’m feeling the after effects of this last quarter scorpio moon entering sagittarius.
Only a few days ago, I was speaking to a new yogi about Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi), kundalini, tantra philosophy, jesus christ and christ consciousness only to hear some of the same words in a YouTube video with the late Sunyata Saraswati. I was amazed and astonished at this Ancestor’s life story. Powerful to say the least, this day has been fruitful with abundance; a shaman class, a woman’s permaculture class, a class i thought was about botany or gardening that turned out to be about facilitating the healing or support of children with trauma (thank you, oregon state university)!
i sent this yogi a few must reads:
autobiography of a yogi,
the science of breathe,
and oops forgot — siddharta — another classic!
I knew I came to this region for healing I just didn’t imagine it would be this powerful. Even the beads on my wrists smell like ethiopian frankincense and myrrh! Maybe it’s the sacredness of the mountains or the proximity to the ocean or simple ‘timing’ thrusting me into the darkness of myself. or the lessons of witnessing the harvest and rebirth of seeds make their full bloom as I learn to grow microgreens. the way the darkness of soil like the mothers womb brings forth new life. their is something deeply sacred about the land, the mysteries of nature, and our kinnectedness to spirituality that is profound. i am a student. observing while acting in this sacred dance remaining in awe and deep appreciation.
in this way the days go by. i am re-learning to breathe.
“why do you move so fast?” was one reminder that i had to rid myself of my high-strung “survival mode” southeast lifestyle. that my shift in consciousness is more about fully embracing my authentic self. even my tiny locs seem to grow as to kiss the sun and spiral to the stars like shoots from mother earth herself. they are my teachers. i look at my kinks sticking straight up in wonder at the simplicity and complexity of my indigenous alchemy and this conductive fire that largely remain a hidden metaphysical quantum science. and i re-teach myself to accept this sacred way of growth i witness from my person. a reminder teaching me to resist any form of negative self talk. to promote a crystaline self-acceptance through re-opening the heart space.
i am adjusting my sight. re-membering to see the all in everyone and myself. the love in all things.
everything feels like radical growth that i want to keep private and sacred. much i’d like to share and still so much more i am silent to. and i’m greatful to be here at this time unraveling and rooting in this sacred frequency…
The last time I was on the West Coast was during Katrina in August of 2005. I visited Arizona on a few dreams I had following a young Native girl and my Aunt Tiye who would climb Red Earth mesas and fly to the next while I would climb in arms reach before their next leap. At that time, I was discovering the Sun and her children, the tribes of the Sun scattered from the Yucatan into old Mexican Arizona. At that time I had no idea the inclusive history of indigenous and native peoples on this planet.
I was also heavily writing, dancing, performing spoken word and dabbling in teaching to elementary children about indigenous culture and our environment. Still a practicing vegetarian, I was getting extreme downloads from the Earth (cosmos) from the Divine Feminine realm. In fact, I had journals filled with messages from The Goddess and as I sat in the lotus position or in pigeon pose I began to see the beauty of Tantra everywhere and in everything. This was the East coast, the hemisphere of my birthplace on this planet and yet I still had this weird connection to the West coast! At least in Arizona where I felt more at home than almost anywhere I’d been (apart from Guadeloupe).
But here I am on the West Coast, discovering none other than Oregon. Back home on the East coast the words “Portland” and “Oregon” made my black coworkers pause with side-eyed glares and ask almost offensively, “Why Portland?” As if my black card would be revoked by our imaginary world-wide black card institute.
Their conjectures almost had me convinced until walking through the neighborhood and seeing others with my skin tone assuring me “there’s ‘naga’s’ here!” with a sigh of relief. Still I get the unusual looks or loud “Hi, how you doing?” It’s definitely a mixed bag. But beyond the looks — and maybe its my wild unruly “braid locs,” turquoise, and shoulder length feathers in my ears, I know there’s something super “magical” about this region I am only beginning to discover.
The trees alone have much to tell – and I’ve never been anywhere where trees and shrubs are as diverse as they are here in Portland. Gigantic mature Rosemary bushes are aligned with rose bushes, sage, and pine yards away from bamboo, ferns, and pacific mandrones (one of the prettiest unusual trees I’ve seen). There are palm varieties with algae, lichen and moss grown on the trunks and trees of pine and oak (noted to have over 700 varieties of moss in Portland!) I’ve even seen cacti and succulents! Why? Portland is a rain forest! The only American rain forest in the North America and Oregon is one of the states (including California, and Washington State) of the Pacific Northwest to house its unique temperate climate and home to the colossal red woods which are still part of ancient Mayan lore to date. But these tree varieties sometimes leave me feeling as if Ive walked into some far away faerie gnome village with the later I’m still trying to figure out and define. Still, I admit Portland is by far a very mystical forest region Ive only begun to discover! 🙂
Many people in Portland look as if they are ready to climb mountains, win the iron man (or gender-neutral equivalent), homestead (Macgyver style), and Natarajasana (yoga cosmic dancer pose) without missing a heart beat. There is a true love for nature in these parts! So much so that my first trip to the local grocery store, the cashier hesitated packing my items thinking i’d walk out in hand or had a personal recycled (preferably hemp) bag in my pocket! He gave me a side-eyed stare when i insisted on a paper bag and my paper receipt which is probably recycled on the spot. The truth is the ONLY plastic bag I gathered in my few weeks here was the one I brought with me from Virginia!!! Recycling here is not some feel good chat, it’s a religion and way of life that shocked even myself.
The grocery stores have some amazing local markets fresh produce that I was equally amazed to see and taste! The Alberta Coop was one of the first stores I walked in and was happy to see such gorgeous veggies, mushroom, fruits, roots, and greens! Plus the cashier informed me I could ‘purchase’ or own part of the coop which really got my attention, but more on that in the Spring! For now, I will say there is a huge vegetarian and vegan health conscious population residing here. And i cant wait to explore the food agriculture here both personally and academically.
For now I will end with thankfulness and anticipation of new journeys, awakenings, and empowerment of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding!
Astrological Alignments and Observing the 13:28 Time Frequency
So it’s a special astronomical celestial occurence that has all the planets in alignment and its my baby girls birthday on Red Resonant Serpent (Galactic Activation Portal) day in the Dreamspell Mayan time 13:28 frequency! Don’t forget to plug into your inner self and meet the cosmos therein. It’s a powerful time to quiet, intend, soul search, get out or create your vision dream board ( i did mine the last new moon) and really get centered on your goals and desires. Make this time your best time!
Shout out and special soft wishes to my baby girl Nefertari who’s birthday falls on this very special Resonant Serpent GAP Moon Friday!
Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl Nefertari ❤
More about the 13:20 (13:28) Time Frequency
The 13:20 time frequency is an alternative to the 12:60 time frequency which dictates time is money over time is art. 13:20 observes synchronicity, spirituality and dreams as powerful information and communication with the higher self, god, the elements, and source. 13:20 provides natural time with earth and the cosmos whereas 12:60 time frequency is manmade and imposed (by the Vatican at the start of modern slavery in 1583 with the imposition of the Gregorian calendar) which is unnatural. 13:20 provides a more natural flow and observance of the moon, divine feminine energy. It is in line with the more ancient calendar systems of the Middle East (Egypt and India) and the Mayan. Coincidently, I started my studies and practices into the Natural Time or the Law of Time back in 2009! The 13:20 time frequency acts as a bridge between the earth and the cosmos in our observation of creating a life that is sacred and in tune with nature and all there is. There are 13 moons, and a 28 day – or moon cycle or 28 day lunar cycle. “A perfect orbital measure of 13 moons of 28 days, totaling 364 days, or 52 perfect weeks of 7 days each. Because the 365th day is no day of the moon or week at all, it is known as the “day out of time” – a day to celebrate peace through culture and time is art !” (Law of Time, 2017).
Back in School & 10 Year Facebook Challenge
I just started this new semester with a new anthropology course and got my first few A’s this week (yeah!). My professor actually lives in the state I am moving to and I cant wait to chat or meet up with him to investigate the Anthropology and Environmental scene! So much is happening in our world and in my personal life I cant begin to tell all. So many people (friends) on Facebook are doing the 10 Year Challenge that I thought I’d add a few of my pics from 2008 to date (2018/19)!
I have so many more pics to add but I just got a call that my car part came in and I’m off before work! More kisses, xo and hugs and always empowerment!
Rosemary Oil in latin is called the “Dew of the Sea” also called “Rose of Mary”and associated with the Goddesses Isis (Hathor/Het Heru) and Aphrodite. It’s affiliation is so powerfully linked to ancient goddesses of the Mediterranean such as the indigenous roman goddess of the Etruscan era called Menrva equivalent to Athena (Greece) meminisse, meaning “to remember.”
Its folklore is linked to Mary, Mnemosyne (memory) mother of the 9 muses (literature, science, and arts), and other goddess archetypes of love, remembrance, memory, mother goddess, divinity, sacred feminine, fertility, protectress, scholarship, wisdom, and royalty. It’s used magically to repel negativity, bad omens and bad dreams, hair loss, worry, anxiety, increasing love, centeredness, music, the muses, the arts, motivation, increased intention, healing, medicine, warrioress, commerce, embodiment of the divine trinity, the mysteries of water and prescience, weddings, attraction of faeries, source of knowledge, poetry, myth, song, and visions.
Its pine-shaped, silvery leaves are full of the sun’s light energy. Rosmarinus officinalis is one of my favorite oils that “feels” more eclectic and ancient than a popular choice in modern times. It’s omnipotent scent is a boost of strong woodsy pine aroma with hints of astringent-camphor that awaken the senses. Although many find this too strong to wear, I adorn my bath and body with this goddess-gifted essential oil. It’s as if my body, cells, organs, and auric field know just how invaluable this oil is to the body, mind and spirit!
Rosemary is powerful stimulator inciting circulation. It’s also a cleanser detoxing the mind, awakening the heart and calming the liver as an all around well-being oil. It acts as an astringent, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, energy booster. It aids immunity function, relieves headaches, muscle pain and joint soreness, congestion and coughs, anxiety and depression. Rosemary stimulates hair growth and beauty, provides gum and teeth health, and improves digestion.
Coming from a Creole background, rosemary is one of my staple herbes-de-provence along with organic thyme and sage, I add to my culinary healing cabinet and a staple I can’t live without! This sun-loving, perennial shrub is native to the Mediterranean, and sacred to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Mexico used in funerary embalming, memory, and spiritual purification rites.
Magical Rites and Properties
Protection, purification, and passion
Rosemary tied with orange, cloves, holly and mistletoe for New Years offering
Rosemary burnt with juniper to purify air
Women rule where Rosemary dwells!
Male energy of Leo (the Sun/Sol) – Fire element
Feminine energy of the Moon (Lunar) – use to increase dreams and memory of dreams
It’s important to know the community gardens, natural farmers, organic markets in your area! I feel as though I’ve lost touch with stores like Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and others within a short drive away. Yet local farmers and local gardens are a vital part of community and should be on your phone list and knowledge base. So here I start, the search for local farmers, community gardeners, and markets run by us for us – of the organic, natural lifestyle persuasion. Organic sauce 😉 + Love ❤
TheCottage City Community Garden was the first community garden to be established in the Port Towns area. Since 2010, the Cottage City Community Garden has served as a gathering place providing good, local, organic food for the community and a friendly place where we gather to learn the art of gardening from one another. Not only have we maintained and expanded the Cottage City Community Garden, but in March of 2013, many Cottage City Gardeners helped to construct raised garden beds in the establishment of the Colmar Manor Community Garden. Volunteers from both towns worked to build the Colmar Manor Community Garden in just one day.
Recipes We Love: Grilled Plums with Frozen Yogurt & Agave
Late Summer is the perfect season for getting more fruit into your meal – and when you’re already outside cooking, it doesn’t get much easier than adding some to the grill.
Stone fruits are great for grilling because their thicker skin and flesh can hold up to heat well.
For a quick summer dessert try grilled plums with vanilla frozen yogurt (or ice cream) and a drizzle of agave syrup.
Can also use peaches, nectarines or apricots for the plums.
*Fresh plums, 1 per person
*Canola or vegetable oil, for grilling
*Pint of frozen yogurt – we went with vanilla bean or ice cream
*Drizzle of agave syrup
Heat your grill, keeping the temperature at a medium-high level. Brush grill grate and plums with oil. Cook face down until warm throughout and flesh has grill marks, about 3-5 minutes.
Add to a bowl with 1-2 scoops of frozen yogurt or ice cream.
Drizzle agave syrup over plums and ice cream, and garnish with fresh mint.
Provided by Seventh Generation.
Reprinted for Educational and Community Outreach purposes only! ~ With Love & Empowerment ~ Daria (Ria) for NaturalSelfGoddess the Blog . cc. 2018
each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number.
Chakras are the vibratory energy centers within the body and throughout the universe. The 7 main energy centers or wheels of radiating vibration can be used to awaken and balance emotions, actions, increase self-awareness and restore peace. In Sanskrit chakra means “wheel” as it is believed that the energy spirals and moves throughout the bodies of the human system. Chakras can effect the 7 bodies of the human energy body system. It is believed that each chakra is mapped or assigned to one of the 7 energy systems of the human body and can shift the human 12 auric energy fields.An aura is a considered an energetic ‘space’ field existing around your body. It can be felt when you see a person and are drawn to them or immediately turn the other way because you can feel their ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ energy. Chakras can be seen as channels that can be tuned up, activated, and balancedwith crystals, essential oils, sound, higher frequency thoughts, mediation, mantras, and more.
Muladhara Chakra – Root – The Etheric Body – First Layer –I AM– Red Jasper
Swadhistana Chakra – Sacral – The Emotional Body – Second Layer – I FEEL – Carnelian
ManipuraChakra – Solar Plexus – The Mental Body – Third Layer – I DO – Citrine
Anahata Chakra – Heart– The Astral Level – Fourth Layer – I LOVE – Green Aventurine
Vishuddhi Chakra – Throat– The Etheric Template Body – Fifth Layer – I SPEAK – Sodalite
Ajna Chakra – Third Eye (Brow) – The Celestial Body – Sixth Layer – I SEE – Amethyst
Sahasrara Chakra– Crown – The Casual Body or Ketheric Template – Seventh Layer – I KNOW – Clear Quartz
Chakra energy can be manipulated to magnetize or repel or draw energy inward or outward. They have a signature of encoded data that are specific to the energy centers of the body such as color, musical tone (note), mantra, planets, physical attributes, emotional characteristics including excessiveand deficient and balanced states, even deities, herbs, Kabbalah and tarot corresponding information.
Ancient Chakra and Yoga Wisdom
Our first people nations (indigenous aboriginals) understood that deeper connection with the stars, elements, earth, animals, the self and others determined wellbeing, fertility and prosperity. From the Twa pygmy the oldest humans on the planet also known as the little people who populated many parts of the planet their magical insight and higher societies such as the Olmec Mayan and Shang Xia dynasties were noted to practice forms of higher spiritual sciences such as yoga which later developed into forms ofmartial arts. It is noted that the ancient pygmy Twa from Africa (ancient Egypt – Khemet) crossed the Bering Strait into the Americas. Other ancient Africans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to enter the Americas at the Gulf of Mexico. Ancient aboriginal negroid phenotypes were the first modern humans on the planet dating back over 24 million years ago and older. These groups migrated out of Africa and became the first Indigenous groups to inhabit the Americas (South, Central, North) and other parts of the world.
Some of our oldest cave inscriptions and stone glyphs depict men in the lotus position in higher states of spiritual union with the elemental and animal kingdoms. The Pashupati Seal discovered in Mohenjo-Daro, dated to c.2300 BCE. This ancient stone sculpture depicts the Hindu deity Shiva as shaman yogi seated in a yogic posture called Mulabandhasana.
The moola denotes “the beginning” the “root” the “base” “origin” “source” where the kundalini (serpent) energy from the root begins to lift upward toward the spine upward throughout the chakras to the crown chakra. Here is where one perfects the Self from the lower nature (chakras 1-3) to the heart (middle) and upward toward self mastery and ‘dominion’ over the lower nature into a god-self and enlightened state or christ consciousness. This yoga spiritual system was practiced in ancient Egypt (Kemet “Black land”). The awakened serpent was known as Uadjet (Wadjet/Uatchet) and was paired by the goddess Nekhbet the winged vulture.
Ancient India is known as the home or birthplace to modern day Yoga and its branches. Although archeologist and anthropologist state that Yoga is 5000 years old, we know that the original man is much older than a mere 5000 or 6000 years old. According to Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race (Cremo, 1993) the modern human bones were found in limestone dated as far as 24 million years ago in the Americas, the Lady of Guadeloupe. found in Guadeloupe, FWI (French West Indies).
The Indus Kush indigenous Dravidian aboriginals of the pre Vedic civilization practiced ancient yoga predating the arrival of the Indo-European invasion and destruction of their ancient records and the subjugation of a color caste system. Still some statues exists on temples and other archeological artifacts. Harappan Civilization or the Indus Sarasvati (Matriarchal-Goddess) Civilization, flourished from 3300 B.C. to 1800 B.C. Like many ancient civilizations destroyed and forgotten by the coming of the dark ages (Kali Yuga). We can still see their heightened states of spirituality and enlightenment and we owe our gratitude, reverence and thanks for their contribution to the light of the world leaving behind the sciences of yoga, religions, and spiritual healing systems and modalities.
Colors: Blue Element: Ether (Akasha) Function: Communication, Creativity Basic Rights: To speak and to be heard Symbols: Circle surround by 16 petal lotus Central Issue: Communication, Self Expression, Self Discipline, Speaking Ones Truth Demon: Lies
Orient to Self: Self – Expression
Development Stage: 7 and 12 years old
Glands: Thyroid, Parathyroid Power: Choice Yoga: Mantra Strength: Faith, self-knowledge Shadow: An obsessive need to control relationships and events Life lessons: Personal expression, active listening, power of choice Main Issues: Communication and self-expression Area of body governed: Throat, mouth, nose, neck, teeth Associated Spinal Area: Superior cervical sympathetic ganglion, 1 cervical spinal ganglion Life Issues: To harness your will, express your highest truth & to live creatively Physical Ailments: Obesity, difficulty putting on weight, sore throat, trouble hearing, hearing loss, tinnitus Crystals: Lapis lazuli, turquoise, celestite, sodalite, aquamarine, blue lace agate, sapphire Shape: Inverted pyramid Plant: Gardenia, Himalayan Blue Poppy Musical Note: G Seed Sound: Ham Ruling Planet: Mercury Incense/Aromatherapy: Benzoin, Bergamot, German (blue) Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense Tarot Card: Wheel of Fortune, Judgment, Hierophant Tree of Life Sephiroth: Binah (understanding) Hindu Deities: Ganga(river goddess related to purification), Sarasvati Other Deities: Hermes, the Muses, Apollo, Grigit, Seshat, Nabu Astrological: Gemini or some believe Taurus. I lean towards Gemini as it is ruled by Mercury who is the communicator, and this is what this chakra is all about. Archangel: Gabriel
Element: Inner Sound Sanskrit name: Ajna (to Know) Location: The centre of the forehead, brow Symbol: A circle surrounded on each side by two large lotus petals ( or a lotus with 96 petals ), and inside it a triangle
Orientation of Self: Self Reflection
Glands: Pineal Central issue: Intuition, imagination, ability to see one’s life clearly, use of the mind/intellect Color: Indigo
Seed sound: OM (Aum)
Vowel Sound: Mmmm
Musical Note: A
Developmental Age: Puberty Essential Oils: Geranium, lavender, rosemary, spearmint Crystals and Stones: Amethyst, azurite, fluorite, lapidolite Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Neptune and signs Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces Sound or mantra: Ham-ksham Sense: Intuition (the sixth sense) Body: The high mental body Orientation to self: Self-reflection Goals: Psychic perception, imagination, clear seeing, accurate interpretation Rights: To see Developmental stage: Adolescence Identity: Archetypal identity Level of relationship: Our relationship to knowledge, wisdom and vision Element: Light Hormonal glands: The pituitary and the pineal gland Organs: The brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, face, the pineal and pituitary gland Excessive: Hallucination, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, headaches
Sephiroth: Binah, Chokmah
Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli
Aromatherapy: Balsam, Tolu, Lavendar, Gardenia, Rosemary
Sanskrit name: Sahasrara (thousand-fold)
Energy State: Consciousness
Right: to Know
Psychological Function: Understanding
Identity: Universal Cosmic Identity Location: The crown of the skull
Yoga Path: Jnana Symbol: A lotus with thousand petals Central issue: Awareness, spiritual search for meaning, issues of karma and grace, grace bank account, spiritual awakening, divine discontent Color: Purple, white, gold, silver, violet Essential Oils: Jasmine, frankincense
Key/Musical Tone: B
Vowel Sound: Ng
Seed sound: none Crystals and Stones: Diamond, clear quartz, moldavite, selenite, pyrite Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Saturn and Neptune, the signs Capricorn and Pisces Sound or mantra: Om Body: The soul, the karmic, causal body Orientation to self: Self-knowledge Goals: Wisdom, knowledge, spiritual connection, consciousness Rights: To know Developmental stage: Throughout life Identity: Universal identity Level of relationship: Relationship to our life’s true purpose, relationship between the ego and the higher self, relationship to God and spirit Demon: Attachment Element: Thought Organs: The muscular and skeletal system, skin, central nervous system
Gemstones: Diamond, Amethyst
Incase: Myrrh, Gotu Kola
Aromatherapy: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Carnation, clove
Animism – 1. the attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.
2. the belief in a supernatural power that organizes and animates the material universe. ~ Wikipedia
Because many things have a spiritand come from the Creator/Creatrix as metaphors of reality and the Cosmos the Indigenous people of the Earth saw and related to ‘things’ with deeper meaning. Indigenous aboriginals from around the globe believed that animals, the elements, and dreams were alive with symbolism and messages and a sacred form of communication which helped to guide and form the past, present, and future. Symbolism was an expression of the soul that everything was one with the Creator, the Gods, Man, the hidden realms, the heavens, the Plant kingdom, and Animal kingdoms and so on. Seeing and experiencing the outer and inner world in this sacred way allowed one a kind of divine guidance recognized and used upon one’s path and journey. In this way, you are alone but always in a synchronicity with the all of the creation in their many forms and faces. The definition of God or Goddess was seen in all things, everywhere and connected to the many realms of waking, sleeping, doing or non-doing.
Since ancient times and antiquity, the concept of Animism was mastered and used as a way of higher consciousness to bring understanding and balance to the Earthly physical realm. Ancient Egyptians (Kemetic) art and ‘theology’ are founded upon this sacred perspective through the Ntchr (Ntr) or Netcheru meaning Deities of Nature. They believed that cosmic man must master the animal spirit or kingdom while on Earth, hence his/her lower self or lower (primal) nature. This was understood that the lower nature consisted of the lower chakras or energy centers that must be cleared, mastered, and raised through the higher chakras to obtain Self Mastery, the GodSelf and/or true “enlightenment” or what we call “Christ Consciousness” in modern terms. They even mapped these earthly animal totems to the skies or heavens known as astrology and cosmology, and mastered the axiom “As Above, So Below” mathematically mapped through geomancy and sacred temples, pyramids and architecture. Whatever was below, on earth was above in the heavens, and cosmos. Nothing was separate or fragmented; instead, the Self-was seen in its highest form as one whole unit of the Universe connected to everything and returning to the Nothing or Void, the Cosmic Womb (Visica Pices).
Indigenous people span the entire globe. Ancient aboriginal people (clans) are on the continent of the Americas (North, Central, South), the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, India, including Russia, Alaska, Iceland and Greenland and northern Europe. The Indigenous of South and North Americas are known for their wisdom of Animal Totems symbology which were passed through sacred knowledge from their African pygmy (twa) and other African clan ancestors. The jaguar was known for representing a Jaguar priest, medicine man or woman, or warrior endowing one with powerful healing, justice and warrior energies, of the jaguar. Native Americans saw the eagle as a divine messenger of the spirit (heaven) and earthly realms. The eagle used by the freemason societies of early America is endowed with metaphysical and magical symbolism and is used by Europeans Freemans of the United States on the dollar bill, flags, and the architecture of buildings, institutes, schools, and churches.
Animal Totems are used as spiritual tools and keys to higher realms or dimensions of living and being one with the All (Creator/Creatrix). Take the time to pay attention to dreams and visions and daydreams. Pay attention to what animals frequently come into your field of vision. There is a much deeper meaning to their presence; a warning, an invitation to the deeper understanding of what is happening or needs to happen in your life. You can learn to read the signs and remain aware of synchronicities as sacred communication.
Animal Totems + Basic Meanings
Maternal, revenge oriented, quickness, aggression, and basic survival instincts.
Group minded, determination, patient, active, and industrious
Lethargy, curiosity, nosiness.
Active, agile, jumpiness, and willing to sacrifice
Safety oriented, grounded, and has boundaries
Courage, aggressive, healer, having problems relating to others, and energy conduit
Rebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation, good listener, and long life
Industrious, instinctive, healing, power, sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power, self-preservation, introspection, and great strength.
Determined, strong-willed, builder, overseer, and protector
Organized, industrial, productive, wise, community, celebration, fertility, defensiveness, obsessive nature, and enjoys life
A very powerful totem – prosperity, spiritual strength, organized, self-reliant, fearless.
Sacredness, life, great strength, abundance, gratitude.
Insight into the past, fertility, rushing into things without proper preparation.
Metamorphosis, transformation, balnace, grace, ability to accept change
Survival, positive, accomplishments
Traveler, mobility, preference to be nomadic, adaptability to adversity
Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, and independence