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What is a SHAMAN?

MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

-- from Travelers, Magicians and Shamans (Danny Paradise)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A poem by Antonio Machado:

"Last Night While I was Sleeping"

Last night, as I was sleeping,

I dreamt--marvelous error!--

that I had a behive here inside my heart.

And the golden bees

were making white combs

and sweet honey

from my past mistakes.

Except from the book: The Shamanic Way of the Bee

I had then decided to emphasize that our search for the transformative paths should begin at home and that even the humblest of gardens oozed power and dripped magical secrets.
written by Prof. S.R. Harrop

Today, in the woods, much bee activity could be observed. Slowing down and honoring their space (and sting) enabled us to sit amongst the many buzzing mighty mitochondriacs, in peace.


Still Waters said...

It's interesting that we're all talking about bees... i've heard many people over the past few weeks complaining about allergies and how bad the pollen count is in MD. I've passed on the hint to them about incorporating local honey into their diet as local honey will help build up your natural immune system.. helping with allergies. Go bees!!!

Allowing the light said...

What a beautiful dream... It keeps reasoning in so many ways... I might help support so much honey production that way! Opens up new perspectives... Thanks!