1. Presenting my animation of Alan Watts’ account of Nirvana as recorded in his  Lectures on Buddhism: The Middle Way.

    Was Watts an Environmentalist? Whilst Watts discouraged the chasing of philosophical devils because as he saw it the excercise is fundamentally futile, in terms of protecting the environment, I would say that he was one of its key facilitators. Watts provided a holisitc  ‘eco-spiritual framework’ which enabled many to understand our place in life., providing an explanation of how the environment and human existence are not seperate items, but coexistant expressions of the infinite and incomprehensible cosmos. To destroy our own home, the life support system of our environment - is not simply to rob ‘our world’ of its is incomparable beauty, rather that it is to destroy our very selves.
    More details at my Blog The Dance Of Life ( http://bit.ly/1kVBYSk  ).

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  3. The Legend of Two Wolves is an old Cherokee story with a powerful psychological and spiritual medicine to initiate the listener into life-wisdom.
    The form of this  ‘medicine story’ is a sacred “fire talk”, a heart-to-heart talk around a sacred fire with the aim of transmitting heart-centered and earth-honoring wisdom for living as a whole person.  More details at my blog The Dance Of Life ( http://bit.ly/1gOeTu4 )

    Cherokee tale Adapted and Narrated by  C. Mikkal Smith Ph.D (aka MIKKAL), Jungian psychologist and Director of Crows Nest Centers for Shamanic Studies, USA, France, Belgium, Peru.(http://crowsnestshamanism.com/blog/ )

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  5. A Russian Fairytale.
    The Spirit of Genghis Khan invokes a White Wind Horse both to send his blessings to the Russian people for their Orthodox Christmas (Jan 7th) and to celebrate the Year Of The Horse ( from Jan 30th -2014).
    The Wind Horse thunders across the vast Asian continent, past St Basil’s church in Moscow’s Red Square where Mother Russia is dancing and on to the Enchanted forest where Boris Christoff sings his spiritual blessing at Nature’s first temple under the heavens, a woodland glade where assembled are her wild creatures and her magical spirit beings.

    Slavic fairy tales overflow with fantastical creatures such as Alkonost, Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Firebird, Zmey, also with songs and tales of legendary heroes such as Russian bogatyrs, and superstitions about various nature spirits such as the Domovoi- the home spirit and Leshky or Forest spirit.
    Folk celebrations of various Christian festivals are also very popular with beliefs in various saints replacing earlier myths and legends, for instance St Elijah the Thunderer, is a replacement of old thunder-god Perun. Likewise, traces of ancient deities can also be found in cults of many other saints, such as St Mary, St Vitus, St George, St Blaise and St Nicholas, and it is also obvious that various folk celebrations, such as the spring feast of Jare or Jurjevo and the summer feast of Ivanje or Ivan Kupala, both very loosely associated with Christian holidays, are abundant with pre-Christian elements. These beliefs have considerable religious and sacral significance to the people still performing them. More information on Slavic Mythology here.
    In this context, my amalgamation of two differing traditions is a heartfelt attempt to portray that all the spirit denizens coexist with the many faiths and respect each other in the same spiritual universe.


    More details at my blog The Dance Of Life here ( http://bit.ly/1a8H3kV )

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  7. The Council Of The Stars

    The War they are going to start is against Poverty, Disease and Despair, against Ecocide, Genocide and Environmental Degradation.
    Scene from my midwinter machinima ‘Flight Of The Shamanic Santa’ 
    ( http://bit.ly/1cJFA56 ).
    Grandmother Gurme Ancestor of us all has heard Altai Ulaan’s Shamanic message concerning Gal Nurma Khan and his evil spirits and demons trying to destroy the Earth. She has sent her messenger to instruct The Stars to convene a Sacred Circle on the Moon, to review the plight of Earth below.

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  9. Flight of the Shamanic Santa

    Santa Claus Shamanic Sources;
    Most religious historians agree that during the Christianization of Northern Europe local traditions were incorporated into the new Christian holidays, thus Saint Nicholas was elevated for his kindness to the poor and Santa Claus was created, a Christianized version of earlier Pagan Gods. Santa researchers agree that many aspects of Santa derive from The Norse mythology, particularly the magical Odin or the hearth protector and Ice Giant battler, Thor.
    Similarly, Santa’s journey around the whole planet in a single night, is derived from the ‘heavenly chariot’ used by many Gods from whom Santa and other shamanic figures are descended..

    More details at my Blog, The Dance Of Life ( http://bit.ly/1cXDFry )

    Blessed Be By Starlight and True Sight,
    May you Ever Share Infinities Delight.
    Ho Ho Ho.

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  11. Oak, Ash, and Thorn - These three trees are called the Faerie Triad because groves which include all three of these trees are places where you can see the faeries. All three are Druid sacred trees and part of the Celtic Tree Calendar which is a Lunar Calendar of 13 months, each 28 days in length. Each month of the Celtic Lunar calendar bears the name of a tree, which also stands for one of the consonants in the Celtic ‘tree alphabet’. It is terribly bad luck to cut down a faerie tree or damage it in any way, as it is said that you will never know a good nights sleep again for the rest of your life. Unless you are a friend you should also stay away from the trees at full moon because if you hear music coming from the trees a faerie kingdom is celebrating the full moon and if you touch the tree you may be swallowed up and kept by the Faeries forever.
    Original Poem Oak & Ash & Thorn - The Faerie Trees c. Celestial Elf 2013 ( http://bit.ly/194SIMt )

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  13. Samhain Song, my take on a very special pagan festival xx ~

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  15. A  Viking Voyage To England, recreating a Viking voyage in a replica Viking longship, sailing from Denmark to England.
    The aim of this voyage was to share an insight into how the Vikings would have fared when making the same journey. The first lesson was just how dependent they were on the weather. With strong winds in the right direction they could manage to sail over 250 miles (400km) in one stretch. But frequently the wind blew in the wrong direction or not at all which becalmed the ships. Becasue they are so long and slender, Viking Longships - also known as Dragonhips for the elaborate carvings on their prows, is very poor at tacking (sailing into the wind by zigzagging). Using the oars is possible for short distances but getting all the way to England by rowing would take hundreds of hours of continuous rowing. So the only option was to wait for the wind to change. In fact the greatest test the Viking ship faced came towards the end of the voyage when too much wind, rather than too little, was the problem because the stability of the Viking longship depends on the flow of water over her hull and the rudder is only effective when moving forward.

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