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Raven Grimassi, The Cauldron of Memory
The Cauldron of Memory is a groundbreaking book that teaches you how to retrieve ancestral memory, based on the emerging science of morphogenesis and the theory that ancestral memory is stored within our DNA as energy. Raven Grimassi guides you through an effective and powerful system of creative visualization, magical techniques, meditations, and pathworkings for each of your three inner levels: regeneration, abundance, and enlightenment.
Reconstruct pagan rituals and works of magic, relive sacred rites, communicate with otherworldly beings, contact your spirit guides, and unearth long-buried mysteries. Reconstructionists, eclectics, and traditionalists alike will discover empowering techniques for calling forth a treasury of ancestral wisdom.
For the Buddhist, the concept of moral discipline does not arise from superstitious subscription to the whims and laws of mythical gods and heavenly tyrants. It is not something that arises from fear. It is motivated by the generation of bodhicitta.
The perfection of moral discipline is a proactive decision to abstain from non-virtuous actions, thoughts and conditions. The key to successfully engaging the practice involves mindfulness and awareness. The perfection is achieved by the threefold avoidance of non-virtuous actions, the discipline of keeping the Dharma and the discipline of performing acts which benefit others.
Fluorite is a powerful crystal known for its ability to absorb negative and excessive energy.
It helps heal particularly mental & emotional energy such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
It can increase one’s concentration and self-confidence, which makes it perfect for a learning environment. It can aid in cleansing the aura, encourages positivity and boosts the immune system.
“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man-a woman who was ‘one-in-herself.’ The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chasity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past… mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus-they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her.
When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramatic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle-‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman.
The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.” [Sjoo/Mor]
Bug girl! I love your blog! This is my first time posting something and I thought this insane looking dragonfly would be a good first shot at this. Any info on this guy? I live in Hermosa Beach CA. (beaches of Los Angeles) and we do have dragonflys here from time to time, but in all my life I’ve never seen one with this color. Hope you like it. Enjoy!”-jdsoutdoordesigns
Hi! I’m in Los Angeles, as well. I think your beautiful dragonfly is a Flame Skimmer. They look like they’ve been spray painted. It is incredible that a color like this exists in nature.
… a genus of extinct insects from the Carboniferous period approximately 300 million years ago, which resembled and are related to the present-day dragonflies. With wingspans of up to 65 cm (2.1 ft), M. monyi is one of the largest known flying insect species; the Permian Meganeuropsis permiana is another. Meganeura were predatory, and fed on other insects, and even small amphibians.
Controversy has prevailed as to how insects of the Carboniferous period were able to grow so large. The way oxygen isdiffused through the insect’s body via its tracheal breathing system puts an upper limit on body size, which prehistoric insects seem to have well exceeded. It was originally proposed that Meganeura was only able to fly because the atmosphere at that time contained more oxygen than the present 20%. This theory was dismissed by fellow scientists, but has found approval more recently through further study into the relationship between gigantism and oxygen availability. If this theory is correct, these insects would have been susceptible to falling oxygen levels and certainly could not survive in our modern atmosphere…
(read more: Wikipedia) (images: T - illustration by Dodoni; B - photo by Hcrepin)
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