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This week my deck is Animal Spirits Knowledge Cards (Pomegranate), with paintings by Susan Seddon Boulet. These lovely cards have amazing artistic renderings of animals on one side and detailed information on the other side, including symbology and cultural connections, written by John Nagiecki.
|Animal Spirits Knowledge Cards|
In the painting on this card we can see many different types of birds: snowy owl, swan, dove, heron, pelican. They are woven into the hair of an aged man to denote wisdom and a connection between earth and spirit.
For most of us, the image of a bird in flight gives a sense of freedom or liberation from earthly bonds. My favorite dreams are those in which I fly over huge cities and vast, seemingly empty foreign lands. Because I do not have wings, even in dreams, I use my arms in a swimming motion to remain in the air and to move forward. Actual swimming in water gives somewhat the same sense of weightlessness and freedom that I feel in flying dreams.
I feel a connection with ravens and owls more than other birds. Which bird(s) do you feel drawn to?