The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.) are thrilled to have our good friend and guest blogger Steve Nelson return to share his wisdom. Steve is an astrologer who follows a Jungian mythological tradition. He was raised by a part Cherokee shaman Aunt Maude who learned much of her lore from Molly Runningwolf, the mother of Amanita Sequoyah, the last Cherokee medicine man officially recognized by the Eastern Tribe. Steve’s Indian name is Steven Red Wolf, his lineage is of the wolf clan, one of the 7 tribal groups of the Cherokee. Steve follows many of the Cherokee traditions especially as these relate to celebrations, the use of ritual fire and star lore. For more information about Steve Nelson see www.GaiaAstrology.com
Mythic Times: 7th Moon Celebration Key to the Mystery of Creation
“Through celebrations in their seasons are the deeper powers of human nature realized”– Rudolph Steiner
Every 500 years the Phoenix dies and is born anew from its fiery nest. An old world passes away and a new world is born. This is the repeating cycle of global Renaissance. The last Great Renaissance was centered in Rome inspired by cultural winds blowing through Florence, “the city of flowers.” The political center for the new Aquarian renaissance is Washington DC and the cultural center is New York City, the mythic city of Liberty/Ceres/Demeter, the torch bearing mother of Persephone (goddess of flowers) whose mysteries are celebrated in this 7th Moon cycle. Of course, world renaissance isn’t dependent on just one or two cities or places. While the 1500s Italian Renaissance was cooking up in the Old World, the Iroquois Renaissance was stirring to life in the New. 500 years before, c 1000 CE, the Norse settled Iceland and ventured to America while the Chinese sailed to Africa and the Kukulcan (Feathered Serpent) Renaissance was humming along in the Yucatan.
Each Renaissance builds on the Renaissance periods that came before, rather like pearls on a necklace connected by a single thread. The image above is one of the symbol keys connecting these Renaissance periods. This illustration also reflects the 10 lights on the Kabala Tree and the 10 Days Read More→