Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mother Of All Eagles

“Mother of All Eagles’ themes are freedom, perspective, overcoming, health, power, destiny, the Air Element, and movement. Her symbols are feathers (not Eagle – gathering these is illegal). On the warm summer winds, Eagle Mother glides into our reality, carries us above our circumstances and stretches our vision. Among Native Americans, the Eagle Mother represents healing, Her feathers often being

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Women’s Power

What does that mean? Women who openly display their power, knowledge, and skill, receiving public recognition and honor. But also, females who manage to wield power in societies that try to limit it or decree female submission; where their leadership is stigmatized and their creativity disdained. And women who resist and overthrow oppressive traditions and regimes. Who break The Rules

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The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries

For love of the spirit ever persisting, O Caticatona, be thou for thy servants   a powerful wave, for thy servants worship thee.  —Gaulish Goddess inscription [Markale, 120]             Celtic deities were venerated as indwelling spirits of natural sanctuaries: the waters, rocks and peaks, groves, the land itself. A multitude of names in Roman-era inscriptions name the attributes of Gaulish

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Altruism in owls? Chicks perform surprisingly generous act

Baby birds are sometimes known to shove their siblings out of the nest to gain their parents’ undivided attention, but barn owl chicks appear to be more altruistic. Scientists recorded the hissing calls of hungry and full barn owl nestlings (Tyto alba, pictured), then played the sounds back to single chicks settled in nests stocked with mice. The young owls

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An Oasis For Orcas

Advocates dream of flying killer whales to an ocean sanctuary, but experts clash over whether science supports the move. An orca encounter at SeaWorld in San Diego, California. PHOTO: WOLFGANG KAEHLER How do you retire a 5-ton whale? That’s a question some advocates and scientists have been asking themselves in the wake of SeaWorld’s historic decision in March to stop

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