My life is for the birds, in a good way! I have at least a hundred birds in my backyard sometimes. I love watching, feeding, interacting and communicating with them. Many species of birds and they all coexist, eating together happily in my yard. They adore a nice classical piece of music, but also dig on the Ravi Shankar. They don’t leave however if I play contemporary music.
Awhile back in April I had a session with shamictracking and I saw an eagle, assuming this could be a totem animal. Last week I met an American Indian man who had 2 feathers in his hat, and I inquired about them. He told me they were hawk feathers. I ask, “How did you get them?” He answered that they had given them to him.” I then asked if he thought they would gift me a feather, and he said “Yes, just watch them in the sky.” That was really cool. Then just a couple days later I was parked next to another American Indian gentleman, and he had feathers hanging from his review mirror, I inquired about his feathers, he informed me they were bald eagle feathers. I said, “I want one. Not yours.” I laughed, “I don’t want your feathers but I want the eagle to gift me one.” He said that his were from family in Canada.
Then today, I finally get my missing book from Amazon, like a month and a half after I ordered it, lost in the mail. It is the Herder Dictionary of Symbols. It is the only book I could find other than Jung, I was looking for something wider in scope. I like what it had to say about Eagles.
Found extensively as a symbolic animal, usually in connection with the Sun and heaven, or sky, it is also associated with Thunder and Lightning. It is the eagles power, endurance and heavenward flight that inform the symbol. – In several American Indian cultures the eagle as related to the sun and heaven is juxtaposed to the chthonic Jaguar. It’s feathers were used in ritual dress and cult implements as symbols of the Sun’s rays. – The eagle is seen as the “king” of the birds and since antiquity has been a symbol of kings and gods. In Greek and Roman times it was the companion, and symbolic animal of Zeus (Jupiter). Physiologus ascribes to the eagle the same legendary characteristics as to the Phoenix.
Jung regards the eagle as a father symbol.
So still waiting and hoping to get some power feathers. I made that up, power feather. haha
Back in school everybody.
Have a great rest of the week everyone!
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