Volume 2 Number 3
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me for a copy
By: Mary Spry
A very great
vision is needed
And the man who has it
Must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
Physics of Shamanism
Excerpt from 'The Eagle's Quest' By:
Fred Alan Wolf
He Who Sees Through The Eyes And Wisdom Of The Eagle
Lynn V. Andrews
By: Dr. Rangimarie (Rose) Turuki Pere
Lynn V. Andrews
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By: Mary Spry (Portland Vic.)
I have said to many people lately, the future of our Earth
Mother and all her children, including us two legged humans, is
depended on humanity understanding and living according to two
key words. These words are CONSCIOUSNESS, Wakefulness or
Awareness and RESPECT or Reverence for 'All Our Relations'.
WAKEFULNESS, and CONSCIOUSNESS
had two visitors in March that reminded me about consciousness,
awareness or also called wakefulness. The first visitor came
wanting to experience the oneness that she understood with the
mind, after hearing me talk about it. So I took the children for
a walk while she meditated or contemplated on what it would be
like to be a tree and loose a limb, which hurt. And then she
became a large rock, or stone person and lost a chip, which was
a totally different experience again. This gave her a multitude
of ways to experience the oneness everyday if she wants to. This
is because she has learnt to shift consciousness from a level
that sees and feels matter as physical and separate, to one that
sees and feels the oneness with compassion (the Heart Chakra).
second visitor came for breakfast, a chat, and some questions.
We talked about many things including the science of cars, the
physics of life, nature and writing. And we often came back to
the role of the mind and consciousness.
are two examples of the importance of consciousness, which is
also the same as awareness, or wakefulness.
would also like to talk about the power of the subconscious or
the lower world where the foundations of human existence can be
most of the people I have met they are mostly unaware of the
fact that these energies are affecting them to the extent that
they are. These energies come from the bottom three Chakras; the
animal instincts of: eating and fighting for survival; lust for
procreation and desire of the organs for each other; and
aggressive mastering for social position and personal power.
When these energies are consciously chosen as tools when the
necessary moment arrives, they are positive and powerful, but
when they are unconsciously projected they can cause all kinds
of pain and suffering to that person and others around
addition to these primal energies are the energies of all the
feelings, desires, and painful experiences that have been
buried. When these energies are unrealised a person will react
in ways that are not natural, but are to some extent accepted,
tolerated or at least recognised by society. In some instances
most people have so much buried baggage that they can’t cope
very well in society, so they are given the label of
Schizophrenic, and drugged so that these energies stay buried.
only way of truly healing or curing the problem of these
energies that are being unconsciously projected, is to bring
them into full consciousness. This however it is so painful and
frightening that it takes a true warrior to confront these ‘dragons’
holding the person from growing. I have seen many people on many
occasions, myself included, come close to facing these energies
only to become so paralysed by fear that the only escape seems
to be to retreat. As I have found out myself, if these energies
are fully felt with the conscious intent to bring some
understanding and usefulness to them they end up being very
positive energies that can be used in times of need. The ‘dragons’
say that truth is relative or an illusion. In regard to ordinary,
daily life that may be accurate: Looking at it from the narrow to
the wide we see this:
members may disagree radically about the same subjects or their
views may be uniform. In either case, their own or their family’s
ideas are seen as true and others’ false. They may hold to these
ideas to the detriment of themselves and others.
to towns, regions and countries, these uniformities and
differences produce factions – this group proclaiming one truth,
that group proclaiming another – in militant or manipulative
Widened to the world, it is country against country, each with God
on its side and representing the truth, so that everywhere people
are fighting over beliefs and associated possessions.
on, a visitor might conclude there is no general truth to be found
among these disturbed creatures, not to mention sane and peaceful
relationships. In an environment where they cooperate for security
and gain in the name of truth, the visitor would see the absurd
result: the human family at war with itself over thoughts and
ideas, completely missing the truth.
visitor might attempt to point this out. But absorbed in their
notions and motions, they would likely not notice. The visitor
might say, look, you are missing the very thing you want. It is in
front, behind and all around. It is also within. Why don't you
stop a moment and pay attention?
visitor would hope they might pause at least momentarily. In that
moment they might catch a glimpse of the life that carries all
into existence and takes all away. They might see that the
thoughts and ideas to which they were attached, as to themselves,
were ephemeral, just passing through. Remaining, there would be
nothing, but everything; no thoughts, but life itself – the
they would not be able to capture it. Thoughts would swarm in and
they would have only a memory, just an illusion after all. If they
were fortunate they would not proclaim this memory as the truth
and so tie themselves once more to the wheel of misfortune.
If they were fortunate they would pause again and…
– sense the presence of God.
visitor is happy.
times I feel like a visitor to a strange land. Ed. (Sitting Owl)]
Touch of the True Self
do people need enemies?
frozen face of fear wears many masks. Some, such as aggression and
defence, disguise it. The aggressive person, the bully for
instance, appears to be the opposite of what he is: afraid. The
defensive person may also seem fierce in his acquisition and
self-protection. But he, too, is masking fear. These sorts of
false fronts, mainly disguising fear, are the personas people
also project personas that are composites of the people within
them. A country has a persona. As in individuals, not only fear
but also basic goodness may be covered by it. For example, a
basically generous and helpful country may be outwardly
aggressive, acquisitive and self- protective, a kind of bully that
only helps others for its own advantage. As with a person, such a
country may be dominated by unrealised fear.
is a state of mind that results from certain thought processes,
such as remembering a pain and imagining its comeback, or
remembering a pleasure and imagining its going away. Fear
originates at the basic level from the mind realising that its
personas are impermanent – nonexistent.
people don’t realise this. Therefore, their activities revolve
around escaping the fear of nothingness by trying to enhance their
personas and make them seem permanent and secure. Some common ways
of doing this are through attachments to jobs, enterprises,
families, friends, entertainment, alcohol and drugs; by
identifying with something larger such as religion, a political
party, a corporation or a country; and by making influential
connections and powerful enemies.
have important friends is easily understood, but why have enemies?
To live with danger is exciting; it makes one feel more alive. An
enemy gives one a strong sense of identity, of permanence and
vitality. One is known by one’s enemies, they say. Therefore,
one’s reality and importance can be measured by the reality and
importance of one’s enemies.
is the way the world works, but it is dire nonsense. No one needs
enemies. Humanity needs to make friends with itself.
Vulnerability, not defence or aggression, is true power and the
way to survival for all. Personas are not real. Not even fear is
test this, one can focus on the moving split-second and watch
thought, fear, mask, persona and enemy all vanish instantly. That
which remains is our saving grace, a touch of the true Self.
is the Editor of The Emergence
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Physics of Shamanism
FRED ALAN WOLF’S HYPOTHESES
From: `The Eagle’s Quest’
- A Physicist’s Search For Truth In The Heart Of The Shamanic
7. All Shamans work with a sense of higher power.
For example: God, Creator, Great Spirit etc.
Shamans mainly work with the earth and it's vibrations, sacred
plants and sacred sites. Also the spirits of: North, South, East,
West, Above, Below and Within. All of which are the manifestations
of God etc.
1. All Shamans see the universe as made from vibrations.
Quantum Physics has proven that the basic
building blocks of all matter in the universe are not any solid
substances, but dynamic energy patterns. Therefore all forms are
impermanent. Shamans use sacred songs, chants and rhythmic
drumming to create changes in patients’ energy patterns and
therefore bring harmony and healing. Chanting 'Wolf' in a sacred
way can actually create (invoke) a real wolf to appear.
8. Shamans use love and sexual energy as healing energy.
This feminine energy of the universe is a
creative and healing energy from the PHOTONIC BODY. (see
article on Duality)
HEAVEN (ABOVE): Light, Love,
Healing power and Inclusion (desire to join);
MAN and Consciousness (WITHIN)
orchestrating the dance between the other two pairs of opposites (see
article on Duality).
EARTH (BELOW): Matter, Hate,
Survival or death and Exclusion (desire to separate);
also the Hebrew - Alph, Mem Sheen .
Dovid = Lover = Transfer of resonance and energy = From
resonance to resonance or from resistance to resistance.
4. Shamans use any device to alter a patient's belief about
This is particularly necessary for
Westerners suffering the 'Human Condition' which is the
superficial evasion of the real truth for our existence –
integration, oneness or realisation of the finite in the infinite
and the infinite in the finite.
2. Shamans see the world in terms of myths and visions.
This at first seemed to defy physics. But we
must extend our beliefs beyond the four walls, ceiling and floor.
There is a world of mythical and spiritual life, where time and
space mean nothing, if only we learn to use our other five
Mythical senses including intuition and imagination. All of
reality is manifest or expressed as pairs of opposites and
metaphors, but beyond this reality is beyond comprehension. The
structures and phenomena we observe are creations of our measuring
and categorising mind.
3. Shamans perceive reality in a state of altered
Very much like a doctor of Western medicine
sees his patient in terms of organs
and chemicals, not as his friend
Tom the truck driver. When very
difficult problems occur a potion
of Ayahuasca (vision vine) is used.
This potion is very dangerous as it
illuminates every part of the brain
and memory at once. Thus you see
and feel every event, past,
present, and future simultaneously,
including all the painful and
hurtful ones that have been
concealed over a long time. Shamans
can also see patients in terms of
vibrational energy patterns; belief
systems or conscious thought
patterns; mythological systems –
spirit guides and totems;
electrical systems – positive and
negative chi; nutritional systems;
or other energy systems, like
auras, just to name a few.
5. Shamans choose what is physically meaningful and see all events
as universally connected.
Holograms may explain the
interconnectedness. The observer effect on or between two events;
crossover of senses; and paths of least action are all important.
All paths exist in parallel worlds. Consciousness of Mythical and
parallel events can change and or reveal more reality.
6. Shamans enter into parallel worlds.
Shifting consciousness from Cronos to Mythos
(see article on Duality, Vol.
1 No.5, for an explanation). Although both are universally
connected, only one is usually in full consciousness. Dreams and
visions are visits to these other realms or worlds, and with all
of reality these will be experienced and expressed in symbolic,
metaphoric form which shamans are familiar enough with to help one
access the messages from these realities. These other worlds are
also related to what Carl Jung has termed the ‘Archetypes of the
9. Shamans enter the death world to alter their perceptions in
When consciousness is on the body
consciousness or subconscious survival level, as
it usually is, and does not seem to be working,
the mind's consciousness moves to others realms to
find a place to continue it's survival. Thus
creating visions and spirit journeys to the other
worlds, but again they will be experienced and
expressed in symbolic form, and with all myths,
dreams, visions and channelling from these realms
it is important not to get stuck with the symbol,
but to transcend them to glean the messages. All
shamans experience this death world as a part of
their initiation, calling, or the vocational
summons to the path of shamanism, as I have
explained in the article on ‘Shamanism’ Volume
2 Number 1.
REGARDING JOURNEYS WITH AYAHUASCA (Vision Vine)
1. Plants and animals have
powerful spirits. Knowledge and power can be derived from them.
2. To learn from these
spirits, one must follow a strict diet and maintain sexual
3. These plants are tools for
exploring the natural and supernatural realms.
4. There are dangers in these
realms. A novice should use Ayahuasca only in the presence of an
5. A novice needs spirits and
guides to protect him/her when they journey.
6. Dreams and visions may be
manipulated by the Shaman.
7. There is a substance
embedded in the Shaman's chest that has knowledge and power.
8. There is knowledge and
power in the Shaman's songs.
9. Illness is due to the
actions of evil spirits or evil sorcerers, and disharmony.
10.The spirit is pathogenic.
It has a material manifestation, such as an insect or a piece of
11.These spirits can be
diverted by the Shaman's use of song, magic plants, and most
important, the use of tobacco smoke.
more on this subject, see ‘Consciousness’ article in
1 Number 3, and ‘Duality and the order of life and energy’
in Volume 1 Number 5.
a complete understanding of this subject I recommend you read
Fred Alan Wolf’s book ‘The Eagle’s Quest – A
Physicist’s Search for Truth in the Heart of the Shamanic
World’. And I also highly recommend reading ‘The Tao of
Physics – An exploration of the parallels between modern
physics and Eastern mysticism’, by: Fritjof Capra.
and the Ghost
By: Margaret Bond
"The Cutter" also known as Wanekia, "One Who Makes
Life", was a Paiute Visionary responsible for the birth and
expansion of the Ghost Dance religion. He was born near Nevada, in
a place called Walker River about 1856 or 1858. He was the son of
Tavibo (The White Man), a medicine man and Paiute mystic. When his
father died, Wovoka was raised by a couple whom were devout
Christians who nurtured his religious nature. Then when he was
about 30, Wovoka had a mystical experience, which had a profound
effect on him. He fell ill from a fever at the same time as a
solar eclipse, and during this illness he had a vision which
offered new hope to the devastated Western Tribes, which became
the core of the Ghost Dance movement.
vision was that the former Indian lands would revert to their
ancient owners; the buffalo, elk, deer, and other game that had
once been so plentiful. They would reappear and the land would
again be Paradise. The Indian people yearned for the return of
their lost homelands. For the Ghost Dance itself, participants
formed a circle, joining hands, and moved slowly to the left while
singing songs of Wovoka’s dreams for the future, these were
specifically composed for each dance. Emissaries came from other
tribes to meet the man some called the Red Mans Christ.
Sioux in particular joined, perhaps because the Ghost Dance came
at such a critical time in their history. On the other hand the
whites regarded this new religion with anger and fear, seeing it
as bringing about resistance from the Indians. So the Whites set
out to arrest the man they considered being its most dangerous
tormentor Totanka Yotanka, Sitting Bull. The old Chief fought
back, but was murdered along with his son and several other Sioux,
but they weren’t the last to die.
Whites continued campaigning against the Ghost Dance, rounding up
many of its adherents, including Big Foot, a leader of a small
band of Hunkpapa Sioux.
shortly before Christmas in 1890 trigger-happy soldiers at Wounded
Knee Creek massacred most of them. Wovoka’s dream of a green,
peaceful land was buried in blood soaked bodies. Wovoka was
stunned at the tragedy, he never imagined his vision would cause
violence to others and the impact of the vision was decisively
lost in the slaughter of innocent Indians.
died on the Walker River Reservation in Nevada on September 20
1932, some of his words were:
ask me to plough the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my
mother’s bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her
bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stones! Shall I dig under her
skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be
born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it, and
be rich like white men, but how dare I cut my mothers hair?
want my people to stay with me here and all the dead men will come
to life again, their spirits will come into their bodies again. We
must wait here in the homes of our fathers and be ready to meet
them in the bosom of our mother.
says that when your friends die you must not cry. You must not
hurt anybody or do harm to anyone. You must not fight. Do right
always. It gives you satisfaction in life."
also known as Wanekia,
"One Who Makes Life"
Also see Wikipedia Wovoka:
and The Ghost Dance:
He Who Sees Through The Eyes And Wisdom Of The Eagle
Grandfather taught me many things, but one of the most important
is to respect your elders. In village life, the young men of the
tribe called all the elder men Grandfather. This meant you must
show the same respect to them as if they were your own
Grandfathers. You tend to learn a lot more from the older men when
they know you respect them.
I became a man, you must go through the initiation, which usually
means a sweat lodge ceremony. This is started by your father or in
my case my Grandfather, asking a few friends to join him in a
ceremony on my behalf. For those of you who are interested, I will
explain the ceremony and what happens.
you must build the sweat lodge, by digging a large hole about
three feet wide and three feet deep. The dirt you remove from the
hole goes into a mound out the front of the lodge; this is the
altar to Mother Earth and the Great Spirit. Usually you would put
a buffalo skull and your pipe on the mound, but if you don’t
have these things it’s all right. You then put sticks into the
ground and bend them over to form a dome. The dome shape
represents the universe and Mother Earth. If you don’t have
flexible sticks you can use short sticks about three and a half
feet tall, and tie other sticks to them to form a square lodge
instead. These were covered with skins, but old canvas will do
only have one door at the front to enter [from the East], and the
entire lodge must be covered all the way to the ground, all the
way around, no light. The size will depend on how many people you
wish to fit in the lodge; the average size for four or five people
is only about ten feet by ten feet, and three and a half feet
fire is built outside to the right of the mound. The Indian way is
to stack four logs, four times, crisscrossing each layer so that
you have sixteen logs piled up. Then place your rocks, about ten,
on top of the logs and light it. Never use rocks from the river
because they may explode, or crack. Any other rocks will do, but
lava types are the best. You will need a forked stick or pitchfork
to pass the rocks inside the lodge, and a bucket of water. The
Indians always had a man or helper outside to take care of this
part, but the helper can join the ceremony if he likes. At this
point I will explain how my own ceremony happened, and how and why
sweat lodge ceremonies were held.
man who calls for a sweat lodge ceremony is the one who builds the
lodge and builds the fire. Any man can call on his friends to join
him for a sweat lodge ceremony. It isn’t like Friday night
bowling, most people had a very good reason for a ceremony. If you
were having trouble with your wife and kids, you may ask several
of the men in the tribe who had large families to join you for a
ceremony. You would ask them because they seemed to have a very
happy family life, and you wish to gain wisdom from their
experience. Once inside, you would explain what your problems were
and ask for help in understanding your problems. These men you ask
would usually offer whatever advise they can and then pray for you
to find wisdom.
use of the sweat lodge is worldwide, and most people do it for
health reasons, which are well known. Your blood pressure rises,
working your organs at top speed, which helps cleanse the body of
toxins. You also sweat out a lot of toxins through the skin. But
to the Indians, the sweat lodge meant not only cleansing the body,
but the mind and the spirit as well. It was a means of finding the
great balance of life. If you wished to seek something in the
spirit world, the sweat lodge was the place to find it. Many
people have experienced visions during a sweat lodge ceremony.
own ceremony included three long time friends of my Grandfather,
who were well known to me, and a helper. At first you must strip
down to bathers, or a breechcloth. After the ceremony, not before,
it is the custom to smoke the pipe filled with tobacco, which the
man who brought you together offers you. When you enter the lodge,
you must enter backwards, which means you will bring nothing with
you, none of the anger, hate, or bad medicine from the past. If
two warriors were angry with each other, several of the elders
would ask them to have a ceremony, and inside they would work
their problems out.
inside, the person who called for the ceremony sits next to the
door. He is the one who decides when the door is to be opened. At
the start, four rocks are passed in using a forked stick, and
placed into the hole in the middle of the lodge.
this point my Grandfather passed around a bowl of water to each of
us and we wet our hair and faces with water. The more water you
place on yourself at the start the better, I was to learn. After a
short speech welcoming me to manhood, he poured the first bowl of
water on the rocks. At first I thought he must have made a mistake
because I was so hot that I thought I was going to die. I placed
my head in my lap and tried to get as close to the ground as
possible to avoid the searing heat. Just when I thought I couldn’t
take it any more, I looked up to see all four of these old men
sitting upright and smiling away as if nothing were wrong. I knew
then that I could not embarrass my Grandfather or myself by
complaining. The heat was unbearable to me but these old men just
kept smiling, so I tried to get closer to the ground and hide the
fact that tears were forming from the pain. The glow from the
rocks is quite bright, so I was afraid they may see my tears. Just
when I was feeling like tearing my way out of the lodge, my
Grandfather opened the door. The cool air at that moment was the
most refreshing air I have ever experienced.
Grandfather then handed me another bowl of water and instructed me
to put more water on this time, because it was going to get hotter
now. This scared me to death, I didn’t think I could take it any
hotter as he said. I doused myself really well this time and the
water seemed to turn to steam as it hit my face. My skin felt like
it was burnt, and I was afraid that if I rubbed myself too hard I
would remove some skin.
the helper handed in another four rocks, I felt my heart sink, “Can
I make it through this?” I thought. One of my Grandfather’s
friends smiled and said, “You are the first young man to go
through the first round without asking for the door to be opened.”
I smiled back and said, “Can I ask for the door to be opened?”
All the men laughed and asked, “Didn’t your Grandfather tell
you that any man can ask for the door to be opened?” I just
smiled, not wishing to say, no he didn’t, and they all had a
good laugh again. This broke the ice between us, and the respect I
felt from them helped me endure much easier.
of the men then recounted their first time in the sweat lodge
ceremony, and how terrified they were at the time. They then gave
me the secret to life and happiness that each had found. After
enduring ‘hotter’, as my Grandfather called it, I knew that I
had done well, and I felt pleased that I hadn’t asked for the
door to be opened.
for those people who would like to try a sweat lodge ceremony, I
can only say, don’t do it with an Indian, unless you have great
courage and endurance. It was, and still is one of the most
painful experiences one can go through. [But not with me, I
allow the Great Spirit to give everyone the experience that they
need. – Ed.] This is why people see visions in the sweat
lodge, they take themselves to the edge of pain, and just when
they are about to black out, they enter the spirit world, and can
see many things.
you have used all the rocks and the ceremony is over you leave the
lodge and go strait to the river and jump in, never has water felt
so good. It is hard to describe the joy you feel when you enter
the water with your body steaming hot. You do feel almost as if
you are reborn, and the joy of life fills your heart. The Indians
believe that the hotter it is the better, because the hotter the
air is, the further your prayers are taken up into the sky. The
Indians always test their strength and endurance through
self-denial or pain. If it were visions you seek in a sweat lodge
ceremony, then you would normally go without food or water for
three days before the ceremony. The other men who join you do not
go without food or water unless they too wish to have a vision.
This way, if you do black out, the other men can carry you from
the lodge, which will save your life. The custom is to go without
food before and eat afterwards.
the old days, men would do their own sweat lodge ceremonies and
women would do their own ceremony separately. Families having
problems could hold their own ceremony to sort things out. It
really was group therapy at its best. Tribes did have sweat lodge
ceremonies on a regular basis, but no time element was followed.
The major reason was to keep ones balance on a daily basis, so a
ceremony was called for no reason at all, just to keep one in tune
with the universe, and to keep Spirit happy. The ceremonies were
also called for on joyous occasions such as marriage, a good hunt,
manhood, etc. They would hold the ceremony before the hunt to
ensure success. The chief, Shaman, and warriors would always have
a ceremony before war.
Who Sees Through the Eyes and Wisdom of the Eagle
Lynn V. Andrews
you do not believe in magic, your life will not be magical. Magic,
like the power of Stonehenge, is part of the unknowable, that
which you cannot describe, but which exists and makes your life
extraordinary. It is part of the goodness of your spirit. It is
that mysterious and intriguing part of your spiritual life. Magic
is what we are all looking for, but if you try to hold it, name it
and describe it, you will lose it. You must talk around magic,
describe what led you there, and give thanks for that part of the
universe that is unknowable and full of colour and strength and
of relationship comes magic. Out of the friction of forgetting and
remembering comes magic. Out of the mists of dawn and the
mysteries of creation comes the magic that we call life. Out of
your passion for existence comes magic.
have power in life, you must take power. Power is never just given
to you. Stonehenge is an ancient sanctuary and sacred circle of
monoliths. The monoliths were carefully assembled to draw up the
power of the universe that is within the earth, as symbolised by
spheres in the explosion of eternity beneath the circle. What is
in the universe above you is in the earth below you.
understand magic and illumination in the east, you must place
yourself, standing in your power, as an antenna. Bring down the
energy and power of the universe, and bring up the energy and
power that resides within the earth. You stand as a mediator
between the two sources of power. This is how magic begins in your
with permission from:
‘The Power Deck’
should learn that you cannot be loved by all people:
can be the finest PLUM in the world,
Ripe, juicy, succulent, and offer yourself to all.
But you must remember there will be people who do not like plums.
You must understand that if you are the world’s finest plum, and
someone you like does not like plums, you have the choice of
becoming a banana.
you must be warned, that if you choose to become a banana, you
will be a second rate banana, but you can always be the best plum.
You must realise that if you choose to be a second rate banana,
you must remember that there will be people who do not like
Furthermore, you can spend your life trying to become the best
banana (which is impossible if you are a plum),
Or: you can seek again to be the best PLUM.
message from Sitting Owl on plums and people
course you must know what you are in the first place. As we grow
up in our social surroundings we are given belief systems about
what it is to be a human banana. It took me half my life trying to
be a good banana before I was prepared to give up my life as a
banana; thus letting go of being a banana; I was a really bad
banana anyway. Then when I opened myself to Great Spirit I
realised that I wasn't a banana after all; I wasn't even a plum, I
was a human being and I have been learning about being a human (an
Earth Person) ever since, but of course some people think I'm a
plum and others just think I'm BANANAS.
Dr. Rangimarie (Rose) Turuki Pere
– A place to stand as of right
is the home of one’s ancestors, where one feels she/he has the
right to stand up and be counted. It is the place where one
belongs, and the roots are deep. From here a person can move into
the world in any given context and not be afraid to make a
Aio, Aorha, Koa, Pono ki te Aorangi
Peace, Love, Joy, Truth to the Universe.
Lynn V. Andrews
creativity is like a story; it needs a voice, a way to be heard in
the world. Creativity has moved into your hut. Creativity is part
of your future life. People think that creativity is like stories,
that it is outside of them, like truth or power. But it inhabits
you like your own life force, and it animates your being.
Creativity is within the crystal palace of your mind. You are
about to go on a long journey. It is called your life. You will
learn to heal the evil forces of darkness. You are a warrior in
the fight against ignorance. The dark sorcerers in life are
created within each of us when we live a life of unexpressed
creativity, when we live someone else’s truth and not our own.
Define your own creativity and live that creativity in the world.
pagoda is a symbol for the creative self. It is open to allow for
the openness of mind. If the pagoda were your physical body, the
crystal would symbolise your spine, the conduit for your energy.
The crane is a guardian of happiness and longevity on your pathway
to eternal creativity. The snowy mountains symbolise the higher
states of consciousness required for true creativity.
is a teaching of the east, because it takes strength to delve into
the deepest part of your spirit and then to manifest the truth
that you find there.
with permission from:
‘The Power Deck’
Past, Present, and Future
Einstein studied the physics of matter and discovered his
relativity theory, which says that space is not
three-dimensional and time is not a separate entity, but they
are both intimately connected and form a four-dimensional ‘space-time’
continuum. It is also the general consensus that quantum
physics shows, that when all matter is broken down to its
smallest component there is actually no such thing as matter,
only energy, that at times vibrates so fast that it appears to
be solid matter. It is on this basis that mystics and
shamans can enter into the real world of vibrations and
timelessness. For more information on the science of
physics as a parallel with shamanism and mysticism I recommend
reading my article on: ‘The Physics of Shamanism’; Fred Alan
Wolf’s book ‘The Eagle’s Quest’; or ‘The Tao of
Physics’ by Fritjof Capra.
have noticed that, particularly at ‘New Age’ festivals, there
seems to be huge market in Tarot readings and other forms of
fortune telling. So I would like to say something here about
the past and the future. Firstly, they are just another one
of the pairs of opposites that I spoke about in the article on 'Duality
and the Order of Life and Energy' and that we only experience
as manifest forms; Spirit is beyond this duality. To some extent time travelling into the
past is done every time we remember an experience from the past.
However our memories can change as a result of our storing
of other experiences on top of older experiences. However a
shaman explained to Fred Alan Wolf about accessing real past
people call it cell memory. All the experiences from day one
[the big bang] are locked in those cells. It is not the
information that’s lost; it’s the access to that information
that has been lost in a complex maze of doubts, fears, social
blocks, mental blocks and disbelief.”
the future; the past and the present are the parents of the
future. If you know the past and the present, you can
predict the future. And Fred says:
answer, of course, depends on how far we look into the future.
The future just a billionth of a second from now is about
99.99% certain… This also depends on what events we are
looking at. In this transactional interpretation of quantum
mechanics, messages from a short time ahead are more or less
certain to be received. Messages from a more distant future
are seldom heard. The reason has nothing to do with the
strength of the message but simply has to with these other
realities… Thus there are many different realities sending
back messages to this one. Consequently the messages from
the distant futures are garbled.”
as the Buddhist scholar D. T. Suzuki has said:
this spiritual world there are no time divisions such as the past,
present and future; for they have contracted themselves into a
single moment of the present where life quivers in its true sense…
The past and the future are both rolled up in this present
moment of illumination, and the present moment is not something
standing still with all its contents, for it ceaselessly moves on.”
the only time of any real importance is the present. As the
fourth principal of shamanism states; the moment of power is now!
And it is also important to remember that the future is not
written and can therefore be changed. And Eckhart Tolle' in his
book 'The Power of Now' and 'A New Earth' has indicated very
clearly that the only time that really exists is the present
moment and that the concept of 'I' or the I am that is living in
the present moment are the keys to experiencing a spiritual
understanding, and that is to realise that I am the present
Fritjof Capra states:
physics has confirmed most drastically one of the basic ideas of
Eastern mysticism; that all the concepts we use to describe nature
are limited, that they are not features of reality, as we tend to
believe, but creations of the mind; parts of the map, not of the
we expand the realm of our experience, the limitations of our
rational mind become apparent and we have to modify, or even
abandon, some of our concepts.”
I do a Rune Stone, Shaman Stone, Medicine Card or I Ching readings
I am aware, and often remind the other person, that the cards and
stones can only pick up the energy patterns and belief systems
that are contained in the person’s cellular memory. This
cellular memory contains past experiences and subconscious
memories and emotions. But these divination stones and tools
mainly pick up on the person’s present energy patterns, their
thoughts, and beliefs. These cards, stones and tools mainly
show; in symbolic form, the strong energy patterns that have
effected the past and present, and will therefore most likely
effect the future. My job, as a shaman, is to interpret the
possible meanings of these symbols and then give the person some
methods of changing their energy patterns from ones that give an
unfavourable future to patterns that give a favourable one.
is one more important message that I have learnt from Joseph
Campbell while I’m talking about time. He says that people
think that eternity is a long time, but eternity has nothing to do
with time, it is a dimension of the here and now that transcends
all thinking; there's the key again.
best image or symbol to explain eternity is the image of the Hindu’s
God Shiva, the lord of the dance of life. Joseph Campbell
dance is the universe. In his hair is a skull and a new
moon, death and rebirth at the same moment, the moment of
becoming. In one hand he has a little drum that goes
tick-tick-tick. That is the drum of time, the tick of time
which shuts out the knowledge of eternity. We are enclosed
in time. But in Shiva’s opposite hand there is a flame
which burns away the veil of time and opens our minds to eternity.”
Lynn V. Andrews
is time that it has such power to change all that exists back into
dust? What is this unseen force like the wind that can shape the
land and our lives? Learn to play with time. Time is surreal, like
fish swimming in treetops. A person of power knows how to arrange
time. Put on your watch and be aware of the time at which you do
everything. Watch the sun, the moon, and the transit of the stars.
Find out the time that Venus is lowest in the sky before dawn. Be
aware of your cycles – when you get hungry, when you sleep. Our
society is obsessed with time, so now “become” time. If you’re
obsessed with something, it is better to explore it than to deny
it. Then it is possible to give up your obsession and let a
concept like time take its proper place in your life. Your power
depends on your use of time.
symbolism of the fish in the treetops indicates the importance of
the Tree of Life and the knowledge therein that we are, indeed,
all one. The Piscean era is symbolised by the fish, and it means
that we are coming to the end of a period and are giving birth to
a new aeon. Within this new birth, all possibility is at hand.
Take your power now and try to understand what time really means
to you on your path of heart. Do not waste time; you only have a
moment in this lifetime. On the other hand, you must have patience
in order to create perfect timing.
with permission from:
‘The Power Deck’
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