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Volcanoes

Volcanoes are a formidable force of Mother Earth. They have commanded the respect of humans since time immemorial. Climbing to the rim of an active volcano is a hair-raising adventure. I recall a tourist bus in El Salvador taking foreigners on a tour of an active volcano. The volcano started shooting hot rocks into the air which rained down on the unsuspecting visitors and punching holes in the roof of their bus. Mayhem quickly ensued.

Sacrifices to volcanoes have occurred in the past…

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Added by Enigma on August 31, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Black Vulture

Today I journeyed to the “Heart” of the local community. Every community should have a Heart, a spiritual center point. Some communities have lost their Heart. It is a long-hot journey in the Texas sun, 13 miles round trip. A rather long walk. At several locations along the journey, the black vulture was circling overhead, looking to eat the dead, whether it be human or animal.

The black vulture does a very efficient job in cleaning up carrion. I recall passing in the past, a group of…

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Added by Enigma on August 24, 2018 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments

Masks

Masks have been used by humans for over 9000 years. The oldest masks come from the hills and deserts around Jerusalem. They are a Stone Age product and are quite intriguing.

Masks have been worn for various reasons. One old Maya man said that they wore masks so the gods could not recognize them. I guess the “Anonymous” mask we see worn today at protests fit that bill in the sense nobody can recognize the wearer. Masks are worn to impersonate gods, animals, cryptic creatures, the dead,…

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Added by Enigma on August 21, 2018 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

Five Divisions of the Soul

The Ancient Egyptians believe the human soul has five divisions or components. They named them Ren, Ka, Ib, Ba, and Sheut.

Ren is literally your name. It lives as long as you are remembered, or read about by others, or prayed to as an ancestor.

Ka is the vital essence that makes the difference between the living and the dead. It animates your body keeping your corporeal existence intact.

Ib is literally the heart. It is formed from a single drop of blood from your…

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Added by Enigma on August 17, 2018 at 8:52pm — 6 Comments

Dark Queen

The Dark Queen comes in the night to your place of rest. She has her maidens that prepare her way. Once the air is sufficiently fixed, she overwhelms her subject with deep desire.

Who is this Dark Queen that touches our heart? Is she some thoughtform we create ourselves? Maybe her roots run deep into the past. Ancient cultures have recognized her abilities and respected her ways. Is it Nyx, Lilith, Hekate, Kali, Inanna, Tlazolteotl, or some other name? Whatever you wish to call her,…

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Added by Enigma on August 8, 2018 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Cicada

While out strolling one hot summer evening at sunset, my hearing was molested by a tree full of cicadas. The noise was deafening. A single cicada can produce a sound of 120 db (decibel). This tree must have had hundreds of cicadas.

There are some 3000 species of cicadas worldwide. Some species are periodical and only emerge from Mother Earth in cycles, for example, 13 and 17-year cycles. Other species are not fixed to a cycle and emerge annually. The noise making cicadas are the males…

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Added by Enigma on August 3, 2018 at 8:30pm — 11 Comments

Lynx Killing

While watching one of those real time police shows on TV, this one was following cops in Alaska, the cops responded to a call about a dog being attacked by a lynx. The dog was not killed, it was bloodied up a bit, but it was going to recover just fine. The cops decided that they needed to kill the lynx because it may attack a child or another dog. The first thing that came to my mind is that the dog probably chased the lynx and provoked the attack. Don’t kill the lynx for protecting itself.…

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Added by Enigma on July 28, 2018 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

Heron

While out walking the other day, I came upon a Great Blue Heron feeding on little fish in the stagnant waters of the woods. It really is a majestic bird and one can see how scientist believe some dinosaurs evolved into birds. The heron is a very widespread species in North America. It can be found from Canada to Mexico. The Ancient Aztec mythical homeland, Aztlan, is translated by some to mean the “Place of Heron.” A seasoned Aztec warrior wore a special hair-style that included a…

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Added by Enigma on July 25, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Judge

The recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has some nefarious under tones. I’m not a political person, per se, but I do keep up with current events. I do not know Brett Kavanaugh personally, but I’m familiar with the Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh can be an accepting person, allowing for others to follow their path of choice, but Kavanaugh has a tough side that will not hesitate to inflict pain in order to gain.

Brett Kavanaugh is going to be forcefully pulled down a path he…

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Added by Enigma on July 14, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Decoy

Decoys are used for deception and they come in a very wide array of styles. Hunters use duck decoys to bring in unsuspecting ducks to their death. People put owl decoys out to scare away rodents and others varmints. News media uses one story to attract attention away from another story. Or the news media will give a misleading headline but are able to say it is not fake news because the last paragraph of the story will have the truth, often times it is the last sentence. Sports teams use…

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Added by Enigma on July 13, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Spirit Animal II

This is a follow up to my “Spirit Animal” blog post. It gives two examples of traveling in the astral plane as your spirit animal, in this case a bat. By the way, last night I encountered an interesting creature on the astral plane. It was the cross between an ivy and a crow. (This brings up another interesting subject, using a plant as your alter-ego.) If you got too close to the plant the crow part would peck you with it’s beak and cause a severe infection. If you lived through the…

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Added by Enigma on July 6, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Spirit Animal

My conception of spirit animals is that everyone has a companion spirit animal that resides in their body. Many people have more than one spirit animal and they keep their spirit animals in the corral. Most people are totally unaware of their spirit animals.

It is a custom to acquire a body part of your spirit animals if possible. A picture or some other token can be used as an icon to call forth your spirit animal. All of the body parts and/or icons are kept in a wooden box hidden in…

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Added by Enigma on July 3, 2018 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Deer

It was a hot day today. I spent several hours outside walking in the hot sun. Along the route I took came a doe and her fawn. Another doe was following them along but it did not have a fawn. Deer give birth during the months of April through June. They were walking in the hot sun like me and I wondered if it bothered them with their fur coats. The nearby cattle were all resting in the shade of a grove of trees. The cattle were content to just watch the deer and I stroll along. The deer…

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Added by Enigma on June 29, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Strawberry Moon

Last night was the beautiful Strawberry Moon here in Texas. It is also called the Rose Moon by some. The strawberries I ate yesterday and this morning were especially succulent. While out playing ball under the bright full moon I met some very nice people. People in this new neighborhood I live are opening up to me it seems. Young and old alike have smiles and greetings when they see me. While walking I passed the lady’s house that had the garage sale a while back. She lives by herself in a…

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Added by Enigma on June 28, 2018 at 11:25am — 3 Comments

Snakes and Trees

Snakes and trees have a special relationship. The snake and tree permeate ancient mythology. Even the Bible has mythology about the snake in the tree tempting Eve to eat the fruit. I know how Eve feels, I’ve had snakes in my dreams tempting me to eat the fruit from their trees. Snakes and trees have a close connection to people. Our DNAs are all twisted and entwined, spiraling into a fabric of space and time. There is a small lake/pond not far from where I live. When I journey over that way,…

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Added by Enigma on June 9, 2018 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

Flower Moon

Flower Moon, Corn Moon, Milk Moon, call it what suits you best, but Grandmother Moon was big and beautiful last night coming over the Eastern horizon. Father Sun kicked my ass yesterday. I spent a good part of the day working outside and it has been hotter than normal for May where I live. Father Sun is in full control of the sky over Texas. His heat and light have taken over the sky during the day. But while walking home last night, Grandmother Moon was a welcome sight. Mother Earth’s…

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Added by Enigma on May 30, 2018 at 10:49am — No Comments

Serpents

Last night I was dreaming from my paleocortex, the evolutionary oldest part of the brain. Its what science considers to control the instinctive or habitual behaviors of modern humans. In this dream I was a snake in the jungle climbing through the branches of a tree. Looking down from the branches there was a small river. The ends of the branches were bending down to the river’s edge. A very large double-headed serpent was swimming up the river towards the tree. Upon reaching the point in the…

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Added by Enigma on May 26, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pagan Space and Lost in Space

Some of you may remember the old TV series “Lost in Space”, or possibly the newer remake Netflix series with the same name. A group of people become stranded in space and are isolated from other humans. The active members of Pagan Space are similar in a way. Some of us do not use Facebook, Snap Chat, Twitter, or other social media web sites and have become “Lost in Cyber Space.” Just like in “Lost in Space” we receive glimpses of the outside from creatures and persons who happen to stray our…

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Added by Enigma on May 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Wild Pigs

While out walking along the creek last night, I ran into a small pack of wild pigs. They are not the friendliest of creatures. In fact, I think they enjoy terrorizing people and other creatures. So, I just laid back and let them do their thing. They are very destructive to farms and terrain. Burrowing and rooting around for a variety of reasons. They will eat almost anything. In Texas it is open season, year-round hunting with no limits, but this has done little to stop such a reproductive…

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Added by Enigma on May 15, 2018 at 1:02pm — 3 Comments

Mr. Copperhead

While out exploring this hot Spring day, I strolled down a new path in the woods I found along the way. It was quiet and peaceful with Nature all about. Soon my path was blocked by Mr. Copperhead. He is an ornery old fellow with a nasty bite. In his case his bite is worse than his bark because he has no bark. He doesn’t even have a rattle to shake. Well Mr. Copperhead just looked up at me without much of a care. It was evident all he meant to do was stare. So, I grabbed some berries from a…

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Added by Enigma on May 8, 2018 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

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