THE CELTIC OAK

Angel_OakThe Oak tree is a living legend, and King of the Tree realm.  It is a tree of strength and protection.

SYMBOLS OF THE OAK

Oaks are known for its size and longevity, and powerful life-affirming symbolic themes of fire, masculinity, durability, purity, constancy, crusader, robin, Stag, growth, doorway, call to adventure, security, pride, grace, primeval vigor, life, nurturing, wisdom, nobility, loyalty, power, longevity, honor, history, territoriality, ancestry, teacher, and knowledge.

FOLKLORE OF THE OAK

The Oak’s tower of strength has a regal presence and tendency to attract lightning.  It is associated with the Celtic god, Eochaidh Ollathair (Dagda).  The Dagda possesses superhuman strength, endurance, agility, magical powers to open portals, grant power to mortals, hurl energy, and perceive phenomenon on a cosmic scale.  He has power, mystical potential and more superhuman strength than any Celtic god, and may be equal to Zeus and Odin in power.

Ancient Celts recognized and honored the Oak as a clear sign of its noble presence, endurance, massive growth, impressive expanse, and as a spiritual doorway.  The ancient Europeans wore oak leaves as a sign of special status.  Known for its high tannin content, it is resistant to fungus, and used for making doors and boats.

There are accounts that trace the name “druid” to duir, the Celtic term for the Oak.  The actual translation of duir is “door” and lore indicates that witches can access the ethereal planes of higher thought by using the Oak as a door into magical places.  Druids met in oak groves and ate acorns to ingest the ancient knowledge contained in them.  Mistletoe grows best on the Oak, and is the most sacred herb of the Druids.celtgd3

MIGUEL RIOS – A SONG OF JOY

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME!

DR. BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND ~ WHISPERING CHERCHEZ LA FEMME SE SI BON

MEMORIAL DAY: A DAY FOR TRUMPETS!

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HONORING ALL WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES

SEMPER FIDELIS

Today, let us bow our heads, and close our eyes in remembrance of our heroes, who courageously fought and never returned, and those who continue to sacrifice for our country.

THE AGE OF SELFRIDGES!

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THE QUEEN OF TIME RIDING THE SHIP OF COMMERCE

THE POWER OF IMAGINEERING

THE MAGNIFICENT FACADE TOWERS ABOVE THE HISTORICAL SELFRIDGES DEPARTMENT STORE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.

STORM IN THE MOUNTAINS!

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STORM IN THE MOUNTAINS ~ Albert Bierstadt

TEXAS: THE LONE STAR STATE!

It’s Friday, and I’m taking care of the last minute details before my computer is placed on a long, long trailer, along with 73 boxes, and very little furniture on Saturday, December 28th, for the journey to Texas. After living in Los Angeles for 27 years, I’m looking forward to returning to my home state, and starting a new life. I’m already missing California’s great weather.

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May all of your wishes come true this holiday season, and Happy New Year!

ASHE’

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite Christmas story. It is clearly a symbol of Chiron, the wound that represents the gift of healing.

The lightning hooves of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, guide Santa’s sleigh through a winter storm on Christmas Eve, led by the luminosity of Rudolph’s gift that illuminates the team’s path through the mist!

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and joyous Christmas and New Year!

ANGEL VOICE!

In the early 90s, Oliver Putland sang with all-boy English vocal groups, Libera and Angel Voices. Below is a short interview with Oliver, and performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu.

Pie Jesu,

Qui tollis peccata mundi,

Dona eis requiem.

Agnus Dei,

Qui tollis peccata mundi,

Dona eis requiem,

Sempiternam,

Requiem.

SNOW QUEEN

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The crystallized peace and stillness of the white of winter!

To all of my devoted followers. It’s Saturday, December 7th, and it’s pouring rain in California.  I’m having a cup of coffee, before the angels and I continue packing to leave Los Angeles, and return to Texas on December 28, 2013. So far, I’ve counted 25 medium-sized boxes of books, and that’s after donations. Yikes!

I will post as often as possible between now and watching my computer loaded on the moving truck, and get back to it, as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience, and Happy Holidays!

640x758_6283_Snow_Queen_2d_illustration_andersen_snow_queen_fantasy_queen_boy_picture_image_digital_artSnow Queen ~ RedClover

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