About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.
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Gods, Goddesses, and Dieties
Just what are these God's and or Archetypes if you will, and where do they come from. If you asked Joseph Campbell (worlds foremost authority on Mythology) he would say that Gods, goddesses, deities, are something that men/women, tribes, cultures, in different periods of time created or manifested through their connection to the collective unconscious.
So in my way of thinking. The Greeks have Thor, the Jews Yahweh, the Chinese a pantheon of gods goddesses. They again were thought of, and or infused into an, existing real person. Things become legend and take on a life of their own. So to make a long story short. We (mankind) created gods or aspects of the one universal force or the Tao, because it (The Tao) can't be named. These creations or gods are us really, or aspects of ourselves or higher selves.
How real can they become? Maybe as real as we want or need them to be. For instance if a deity or God or immortal such as Kwan Kun was created for protection. Then maybe that thought perpetuated over thousands of years has quite a bit of power. Of course anything has as much power as you want to give it also. So with those thoughts in mind maybe we should use these external projections to our advantage like we do with the immortals of feng shui.
In a sense it is a universal mind game on a high level. What's fascinating to me is many of these gods or goddesses appear in similar forms or exact forms from cultures or peoples that never knew each other. So it has to come from the collective unconscious. Now the question arises what is this collective unconscious. Even Campbell didn't claim to know really. Is it the great mystery? The Tao? The Great Spirit that moves in all things? Yes, that's my best guess. I would like to think that it is projecting these myths and archetypes on us for our benefit. Feng shui is common sense, (geomancy) a science. But it is a belief system too. Its good to believe in a protecting deity or guardian. The mind is powerful and can use the imagery of that god for our benefit.