JASON AND MEDEA

John William Waterhouse ~ Jason and Medea (1907)

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MIRANDA ~ THE TEMPEST

John William Waterhouse ~ Miranda~The Tempest (1916)

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LYCURGUS OF SPARTA

Merry-Joseph Blondel ~ Lycurgus of Sparta (1828)

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THE CELTIC OAK

The 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.

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME!

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

MEMORIAL DAY: A DAY FOR TRUMPETS!

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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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!

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