Angels are known as messengers of the Divine. Archangel Gabriel gave the message to Mary about the birth of Christ, and recited the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. An angel appeared to St. John the Divine, in the Essene Book of Revelation, with a prophecy about heaven on earth.

Angels don’t appear for the small stuff. When they come, it’s for something big, so to dream about angels means they have a rather important message. And whether you see angels as symbolic representations of higher consciousness, or spiritual beings of light, their appearance in a dream can be life changing.

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The element of air is the guardian of the direction of the east, and represents the intellect and the way we think. Air comes in many forms; as a tornado, it’s a fierce, destructive force. As a gentle zephyr, it’s playful and spirited. This directly represents our thought processes, which can be fierce and destructive, or playful and constructive.

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Everything around us has an energy field; people, places and things. And we have our own energy field that generally protects us, but depending on our emotional and physical state, we may be affected by the energy that we encounter on a day by day basis.

You’ve felt it before… you’ve been in a situation where someone really angry and fretful entered your space, and you could feel it, right? It may have felt suffocating, or heavy, and probably made you want to get as far from them as possible!

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In the 4th century B.C.E. Plato, one of the world’s greatest philosophers, wrote about a city of splendor and wealth; a continent rich not only in agriculture, farming, and animals (including elephants), but also in gold, copper and silver. The people of this land possessed an advanced technology far superior to anything that existed during Plato’s time. This land was known as Atlantis.

According to Plato, it was a growing materiality among the people of Atlantis that caused the gods to become angry (in particular, Zeus), who then destroyed the island.

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The human body is a complex energy system. It is surrounded by an energy field known as the aura. Additionally, along the spine are energy centers known as chakras.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel.” There are seven major chakras, and each chakra resembles a swirling vortex that originates from a specific place on the spine.

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Many ancient myths and stories speak of a magical time and place in which there were no boundaries between humans and animals. Animals and humans spoke. Wild and tame had no meaning. And always the divine revealed itself in Nature. ~ Ted Andrews – Animal-Speak

Native cultures throughout the world have a concept that is known as the Totem Animal, or power animal, and most students of modern day shamanism and paganism are familiar with the idea of an animal ally here to both guide and protect.

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Rhiannon was the Celtic goddess of horses and birds. One day she was out riding, and she caught the eye of Prince Pwyll, who was mesmerized by her beauty. He rode after her, but his horse was no match for her gleaming white steed, and Rhiannon quickly disappeared.

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Demeter, the goddess of the bountiful harvest, had a lovely daughter named Persephone. Persephone’s father was Zeus, the father of all gods, however Zeus was married to Hera, and seemed to give neither Demeter nor Persephone little thought.

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In the early 1900s a statue of a round, curvy woman, known as the Goddess of Willendorf, or the Venus of Willendorf, was discovered in Austria. It was found that this figurine was created between 23,000 and 26,000 years ago.

The figurine is an acknowledgment that once upon a time, women were greatly honored for their ability to not only give life but to nurture and care for others.

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Sing, sing, sing for the dawning
Sing for the midnight, the moon, and the day!
Sing, sing, sing for the morning
Sing for the glory of Midsummer’s Day!

~ Caitlin Matthews

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer, Litha or Alban Hefin (Light of the Shore), marks the longest day of the year and the moment when the sun reaches its northernmost point.

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