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Merlin the Hawk:

In the Druid tradition an inspired Bard was said to possess "bird's knowledge." Druid shamans would dress in cloaks of bird feathers to perform certain ceremonies, and divination would be practiced by observing the flight of birds. In trance, the Druid would enlist the aid of his bird spirit-ally to fly to other realms, or would transform himself into a bird on the inner planes to accomplish a certain task. Each type of bird represents different qualities, evokes different experiences, and has different gifts for the Druid: the eagle brings renewal, the wren humility, the swan grace, the raven initiation. The hawk, whether kite, harrier, merlin, goshawk, or sparrowhawk, can give nobility and stature, dignity and pride. I once heard that a Cherokee shaman had to turn into a hummingbird in order to find the lost tobacco seed, in their mythology, it was brought to them by the hummingbird. /|\

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Date: 7/3/2017 5:14:00 AM
It is very neat that birds have such great meaning in this way of life!
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Date: 7/3/2017 5:15:00 AM
Indeed they do /|\
Date: 10/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
this is so interesting in a mythical way, rick... i like your sense of history, of legendary nuances..huggs
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Date: 10/11/2016 9:02:00 AM
Woops. Haha, don't know what happened then but thank you Nette/|\
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Date: 10/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
No worries Chris, I'm sure I'll be posting similar pieces in the future. It's a big part of my life /|\
Date: 10/11/2016 8:49:00 AM
Very interesting and informative Rick. I had heard of this practice before but had not paid attention enough to understand. Your piece helps in that fashion. Thanks for sharing this.
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Date: 10/11/2016 9:03:00 AM
Thank you Chris, I'll be posting more on the subject in the future /|\