There are many reasons why this eclipse was important. Not just because the last full solar eclipse was on June 8th, 1918, with the next one being on April 8th, 2024. What this eclipse did was close out the energetic gateway that was opened a few weeks prior. On August 8th 2017 there was a partial lunar eclipse that set in motion a shift both mentally and emotionally. It was visible over Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. This Gateway traversed the sign of Leo and as such brings a strong sense of strength and spirituality.
How does one fix past karmic ties? The knots of experience needed to be slowly untied so as not to cause any more psychic damage. I am reminded of a personal revelation from a ceremony last year. In this revelation, I had asked for a deeper understanding of how this type of work actually heals us. The response was quite simple: the conscious mind needs to acknowledge the experience through remembering and in that moment with a practice of mindfulness must not reattach again to the suffering. Remembering to do this in the midst of a deep emotional remembering is not an easy thing to do.
What follows is a basic explanation of plant spirit shamanism and its place within the greater alchemical tradition of the west. Plant spirit shamanism is one of the oldest traditions in cultures around the world, both mundane and magical. In the Amazonian traditions, the term used would be vegetalista, rather than shaman. A vegetalista is they who have received their power from the plants. Learning the plant life that is around us in nature was and still is one of the most important magical practices. What is food? What is medicine? What heals and what harms? It is arguably humans first foray into spirituality; traversing the Garden of Eden, developing relationships with spirits and peoples of the world. King Solomon had his angels and jinn, while the shaman has his plant allies, chants and power objects.
1. Winding, serpentine spirit, hide thy self under the face of the water. Holy water penetrate into the darkest of recesses, bending and arching over the earth. Release your muscular armor and raise thine awareness to a level of great sensitivity. 2. Sing! Sing! The pentagram sings! Holy star! Purifier of the elements! Sing! Sing!… Continue reading “Alquimia Vegetal “
“It takes more energy to frown than it does to smile” - Bill Hicks It is a common misconception in the realm of occult study that there is no room for humor. After reading many long-winded passages of kabbalistic lore or complex invocations of ancient deities humor has a funny way of getting lost in… Continue reading Invoking Heyoka