Druidry for Beginners – The Ritual of the Wild


Date: September 1, 2015 By: Damh the Bard  So hopefully you have been practicing the senses meditations offered in the first post, and you also now have a space in your home dedicated to your practice. What next? It seems to me that a rite of dedication is still an important thing. When I first … Continue reading Druidry for Beginners – The Ritual of the Wild

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Animal Totem #85


Animal Symbolism of the Wasp Animal symbolism of the wasp deals with: order construction communication involvement development progress team-work productivity   In some African traditions, the wasp is a symbol of evolution, and control over our life circumstances. Some Native American Indian tribal myth inidcates the wasp as the creator of the earth, and was a symbol … Continue reading Animal Totem #85

Animal Totem #83


Scorpion - A Symbol Meaning of Stinging Importance Scorpion Symbolism and Meanings I've gotten a few email requests about the symbol meaning for Scorpion, thus I'm including it on the site. The symbol meaning of Scorpion, much like its appearance, can be little foreboding. That is, if we do not have the inner eyes to … Continue reading Animal Totem #83

Animal Totem #81


Symbolic Mosquito Meaning Symbolic Mosquito Meanings Getting insight into symbolic mosquito meaning requires us to observe the creature objectively, and from an integrated standpoint. What do I mean by integrated? Well, it's about looking at life and its cycles from abroad, "big picture" perspective. It means recognizing the deeper continuum of life, even if aspects of … Continue reading Animal Totem #81

Animal Totem #80


Animal Symbolism of the Praying Mantis Praying Mantis Meanings in the Realms of Animal Symbolism The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we've flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the … Continue reading Animal Totem #80

Animal Totem #79


Grasshopper Totem and Symbolism Grasshopper Symbolism A reader asked me for clarification about grasshopper symbolism and various symbolic/cultural roles this magnificent creature plays within the insect realm. As a cultural symbol, this insect is a prominent feature in Asian traditions. For instance, the Japanese connect its molting phases with the wax and wane of the … Continue reading Animal Totem #79

Animal Totem #78


Symbolic Meaning of the Firefly Firefly Symbolism The symbolic meaning of the firefly of course deals with light, illumination and the like. Although an important focus, the issue of light is not the high feature behind the symbolic meaning of the firefly. Rather, it is the messages this wonderous creature gives us while her light … Continue reading Animal Totem #78

Animal Totem #77


Symbolism of the Dragonfly Symbolic Meanings of the Dragonfly As a creature of the wind, the dragonlfy totem represents change. It's iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows - lest we run into stormy weather. Dragonflies are also creatures of the … Continue reading Animal Totem #77

Animal Totem #76


Symbolic Insect Meaning of the Crane Fly   Symbolic insect meaning of the crane fly (also called mosquito hawks or daddy long legs) deal with: Purpose Resourcefulness Balance Introspection My cousin asked about this symbolic insect meaning, and here are a few other observations I shared with him: crane flies are creatures of both air … Continue reading Animal Totem #76

Animal Totem #75


Symbolic Cicada Meaning Symbolism and Cicada Meaning May I share a fond memory with you? I remember, years ago, finishing a long day of back-breaking work in my friend, Carolinda's garden in Texas. It was mid-July, and Carolinda and I were mending fences, moving stones, pulling weeds. Our toiling in the Texas heat was accompanied … Continue reading Animal Totem #75