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Raven and the First Men
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David Dalton
2020-04-23 06:19:30 UTC
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"Raven and the First Men

Haida carver Bill Reid's world-binding carving Raven and
the First Men (where men includes women) is located in the
UBC Museum of Anthropology just a few hundred metres west
of the top of my thorn climb, and a little hillock behind
it was one of my power spots to relax (as well as Nitobe
Garden and the First Nations Longhouse big rock).

The Museum contains spiritual artifacts from all over the
world. People from all over the world visit it, including
during Expo86 and global leader summits (Bill Clinton and
Boris Yeltsin met next door in I think 1995; the media
crowd took over the grad student centre across the street
that I was a regular and sound tech at, plus they had a
sniper on the roof. They were going to meet in the Museum
but Mr. Yeltsin declined due to the spiritual artifacts,
but they did visit the Museum.)

Now I'm not saying it has magical bonding power, just
bonds of commonality and love and peace. The carving is
of Raven atop a giant clamshell from which humans are
straining to emerge. This for me symbolizes strongly
the pre-new-moon mystic stories that I have been
recounting, which I believe to be common to many global
spiritual paths. It also symbolizes our global common
goal to produce a heaven/garden on earth."


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However I now also relate the sculpture to my current attempt
to instigate sudden magickal evolution of humans (and
also cetaceans and nonhumansimians) globally, beginning
just after the current dark moon (raven associated by
me at least) and continuing through waxing crescent
(the clamshell?) and beyond. In the past I said there
would be evolution of humans globally into 55 equal
species, but I don't know yet if that (the 55) will
be true this time. But the emergence of at least
several species (including transformation of adults
and much healing, including a COVID-19 immunity/cure)
would be equivalent to the humans emerging from the
clamshell in the sculpture.
--
David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"Early morning jubilators/Up to no good instigators.../Sons of long
forgotten races/That the darkest night embraces." (Hynes/O'Doherty)
David Dalton
2020-04-25 06:39:12 UTC
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Haida carver Bill Reid's world-binding carving Raven and
the First Men (where men includes women) is located in the
UBC Museum of Anthropology just a few hundred metres west
of the top of my thorn climb, and a little hillock behind
it was one of my power spots to relax (as well as Nitobe
Garden and the First Nations Longhouse big rock).
The Museum contains spiritual artifacts from all over the
world. People from all over the world visit it, including
during Expo86 and global leader summits (Bill Clinton and
Boris Yeltsin met next door in I think 1995; the media
crowd took over the grad student centre across the street
that I was a regular and sound tech at, plus they had a
sniper on the roof. They were going to meet in the Museum
but Mr. Yeltsin declined due to the spiritual artifacts,
but they did visit the Museum.)
Now I'm not saying it has magical bonding power, just
bonds of commonality and love and peace. The carving is
of Raven atop a giant clamshell from which humans are
straining to emerge. This for me symbolizes strongly
the pre-new-moon mystic stories that I have been
recounting, which I believe to be common to many global
spiritual paths. It also symbolizes our global common
goal to produce a heaven/garden on earth."
However I now also relate the sculpture to my current attempt
to instigate sudden magickal evolution of humans (and
also cetaceans and nonhumansimians) globally, beginning
just after the current dark moon (raven associated by
me at least) and continuing through waxing crescent
(the clamshell?) and beyond. In the past I said there
would be evolution of humans globally into 55 equal
species, but I don't know yet if that (the 55) will
be true this time. But the emergence of at least
several species (including transformation of adults
and much healing, including a COVID-19 immunity/cure)
would be equivalent to the humans emerging from the
clamshell in the sculpture.
From http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/celtic.html :

The Silver Bough thumb

Once in 1996 or 1997 I thumbed at random a book on Scottish folklore
called The Silver Bough Vol. 1 by F. Marian McNeill. It came out to a
page with this poem on it:

Ri faicinn domh na gealaich uir,
Is duth domh mo shuil a thogail.
Is duth domh ma ghlun a leagail,
Is duth domh mo cheann a bhogadh,

Toir cliu dhuit fein, a re nan iul,
Gum faca mi thu a rithist,
Gum faca mi a ghealach ur,
Ailleagan iuil na slighe.

Is iomadh neach a chaidh a null
Eadar uine an da ghealaich,
Ged tha mise a' mealtainn fuinn,
A re nan re 's nam beannachd!

which translates as:

When I see the new moon,
It becomes me to lift mine eye,
It becomes me to bend my knee,
It becomes me to bow my head.

Giving thee praise, thou moon of guidance,
That I have seen thee again,
That I have seen the new moon,
The lovely leader of the way.

Many a one has passed beyond
In the time between the two moons,
Though I am still enjoying earth,
Thou moon of moons and of blessings!
--
David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"Early morning jubilators/Up to no good instigators.../Sons of long
forgotten races/That the darkest night embraces." (Hynes/O'Doherty)
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