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Meeting With The Raven

I have never been confident about speaking about my spirit animals. But for a while ago I met a raven which I feel I can talk about. I first met him when I was waiting on the bus early one morning. I first noticed that he didn’t fly away when I came to close but stayed, confident like a dove. I walked to the station and sat there a while. Then I saw that same raven again walking towards me. When he was about 40 cm from me he stopped and looked at me. He just looked at me, and then I heard in my mind how he spoke to me saying; Good morning, how are you? I answered with my thoughts and said fine, little tired but ok. The raven answered; Ok, well im hungry, im going to look for food. And it walked away..

I have never before got that connection to a live animal, so I thought it was really cool.  A couple of nights later I had a lucid dream about walking on a road in a forest. The raven was flying next to me and protected me from other spiritual beings. I met other animals passing by, and also other humans with their spirit animal. I remember specifically one girl I met which was walking with a fox and a falcon. We talked for a while and took a swim in a beautiful lake before I woke up.

In my lucid dreams the landscape are always very beautiful, I see rainbows, stars, rivers and deep old forests. And I wish that the world would go back to this, to the time before the big cities and exploited forests. But that’s another story.

Anyway, later on I made a journey to meet the raven and asked for his name. Old Angus Kane he replied, I’m your guide, your eye in the spirit world. I am magic, your teacher of will. I don’t really understand yet what he ment with this. But then, time is a very good friend.

In the latest experience, via meditation, to lucid dream, I met him again for short while. I gave him food, and he gave me a feather in return.

Every experience with this raven connects me more with it. But not always do I understand him. I guess I will learn with time.


Symbolic Meaning of The Raven

In Native American lores the raven is a creature of metamorphosis and symbolize transformation/change. In some tribes it is a trickster because of it’s transformation attributes.

Often honored among medicine & holy men of tribes for its shape-shifting qualities, the Raven was called upon in ritual so that visions could be clarified.  Native holy men understood that what the physical eye sees, is not necessarily the truth, and he would call upon the raven for clarity in these matters.

Foremost, the Raven is the Native American bearer of magic, and a harbinger of messages from the cosmos.  Messages that are beyond space and time are nestled in the midnight wings of the Raven and come to only those within the tribe who are worthy of the knowledge.

When I looked up the symbolic meaning of the raven I understood a lot more. But now it’s time to seek more answers from Old Angus Kane.

Regards,
Nick

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Last night I was out in the forest with some friends. We made a fire which took like 2-3 hours to make because the wood was so wet. We of course wanted to do it for real so the only modern product we used was the lighter. But anyway, it was very enjoyable cause we talked much about Samhain and the story behind it, we did a simple protection ritual and chilled out. I feel that it was one of the best time in a long time and to breathe the fresh air, watch the moon and stars move on the sky as the day was coming closer… I felt like a real romantic and a light was opened inside me more and more as the time went on. When we came home the clock was about 06:30 in the morning and I fell asleep and had a lucid dream about a very protective raven sitting on my shoulder attacking spiritual enemies and keeping me safe.

 

 

This morning I woke up hungry, so after a coffee, meditation and the basic grounding I started with the brunch; reindeer with chanterelle’s, different roots and poached eggs and a glass of fresh juice was the menu of today and a part of my paleodiet. I cooked quiet a lot so I had the same for dinner. I met a new friend this weekend and he has a big problem with wild swine’s and offered me as much wild swine meat as I wanted for free. This mean that I can get meat for the whole year and really concentrate on the paleodiet. I will vary between reindeer, elk, wild swine, deer, duck, pheasant, ox and lamb (because I love lamb) meat. A new era in my life starts now!

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Welcome,

This may be the start of my dream journal. Why I start it now, is because of new knowledge about the dreams and the dream world. This is my first lucid dream since that knowledge came to me and the first time I deliberately cultivated a lucid dream wich is why it makes it perfect time to start with a dream journal.

For you who don’t know what a lucid dream is, it is simply explained as a dream that you are aware of dreaming and remembers when you wake up. For all my life I can remember that I’ve had this lucid dreams. And I think that everybody sometimes also experience this. Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established. It can begin in two ways, most often it starts with a normal dream. The dreamer eventually realises that it is a dream and are aware of it from that moment. Another way is wake-initiated lucid dreaming were the dreamer enter this lucid dreaming directly from a waking state. When you’ve gained enough experience and practice you can learn to control the dreams and remember more of them.

So, what I did was that I wanted to try this lucid dreaming. For about fourteen days I tried by focus before I fell asleep, but it was only successful about twenty percent of the time. Maybe because I am new with this, but I felt like there could be some way to make it easier. So I downloaded a mp3-file with binaural** sound and loaded it into my mp3 player. So I made myself comfortable, relaxed, focused on correct breathing and listened to this tones pulsing in my ears. It was very relaxing and I only focused on the sound.

Still awake, only after a few minutes and with my eyes closed I saw a tunnel with many different spirits, no specific one and all had different shapes. It was animals, human-shaped and extraterrestrial spirits. Finally I came out of the tunnel, and I remember looking at the stars. I remember star falls and northern lights in different colors. I watched the sunset wich was magical because there were two suns raised together. One sun was smaller than the other but the colors was beautiful and as the sky became lighter the star falls got harder and harder to see and finally they were gone. After this I walked backwards to the tunnel, but now it was not spirits in the tunnel, but  biomechanical patterns in black and grey. Sometimes it looked like robotic snakes gliding pass me. And when I came out of the tunnel I woke up totally relaxed and calm.

I will try this method more and gather some statistic data and compare it with earlier results. Maybe after some success with this I will not need the binaural tones or at least do better than before when im without them.

** Binaural Tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, creativity and other desirable mental states. – Wikipedia
If you want to try it I recommend  this free tone.

Greetings / Spirit Drum

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