Trees have always been an integral part of human existence. So deeply embedded is this relationship between humanity and trees, that they are to be found at the heart of many religions and “spiritual” mysteries as sources for wisdom and structures for understanding. The cosmic tree stands at the centre of the world, (Yggdrasill) which it supports and nurtures. All the great and momentous occasions of our lives occur through the medium of the tree. We are born from it, it feeds and shelter us, gives us wisdom, and we make sacrifice to it.
Since I don’t have a section related to my personal Art (drawings, photography and graphic design) included in this blog, I dedicated a fraction of my free time to assemble together and article very much intended to put all of my work into once place. Yes, everything that I post on my DeviantArt page can be viewed there, and there are even categories with cool icons and it looks quite neat and all of that, but a section in what I see as my most important place at the moment, where I express myself both by writing and by making art, is by all means quite a necessary feature to have in my honest and modest opinion. So without further ado, let’s get into my personal world of unpredictable possibilities! ..and Magick! I’ll be constantly updating this article, because obviously I’ll be adding my new drawings, photography and graphic design and the rest of my art.
The Scrying Apes of Ignorance
GODT NYTT ÅR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Well, I am appearing here before you with a particular announcement, and also to show you a short segment from my upcoming book. Yes, I am in the process of writing my first book and it’s in the very early stages of development. I have no working title yet or a publisher, (I’ll most likely publish with CreateSpace anyways), but further news and announcements can be found here on my blog, or on my YouTube channel. Here’s a segment from the 1st chapter in the book, concerning the current, and also not so current situation here in my country. I also speak about the intentional conditioning and social engineering of the people here, and in the rest of the world in general. Also about the educational system and the mindless drones of that modern society produces.
Martenitsa is one of the oldest and most interesting symbols. For its meaning and origin there are different views. Some researchers seek connection with the time when Tsar Kaloyan lived, others returned further back in the past – in the era of Asparuh. There are those who try to impose their belief that the oldest martenitsa is from the land of Iran. Overall, however, all these statements are based mostly on personal desires and are not supported by solid arguments. I think the truth is quite different and it may surprise many of my countrymen.
Although we do not know the details of how much further in time the tangled roots of white and red thread goes, we instinctively feel that it concerns something important, something which has arisen in the past but due to its importance has survived until today. This is no accident, it is just instinct, many of our scientists believe that the martenitsa has an apotropaic impact, i.e. it is a charm having magical powers and ability to protect the holder .
First and foremost I will start from the very beginning, and that means that I will try to explain my journey through various musical genres, gaming platforms and how i ended up where I stand right now. I want to point out first, that i completely abandoned video games and that i started to know more about tabletop role-playing games. I did not however abandoned producing music. A lot of things changed since those days and that is just the natural way of my personal development as an individual.
I’ve been a gamer pretty much through my entire conscious existence on this earth and i think i will remain one in one way or another. I remember that i always had a passion for few things. Music, fantasy literature, history, books in general, drawing stuff, and last but not least, video games.
This is a short artistic segment that I created and it is very much inspired by the philosophical side of Nature, trees, and the mysterious secrets of the runes. For the runes themselves are the secrets to all other secrets in the universe. Also, the video explores the profound and deep psychic states of our ancestors and the Druids and Prist class of the early ages and antiquity. It is also a tribute and aknowledgement to one of the greatest minds and thinkers in the field of Anthropology and Comparative Religion of the last century, Sir James George Frazer.
THE WORSHIP OF TREES
Are trees sacred? Did our ancestors worshiped them like living spirits and embraced them as a part of life? Let’s explore and dig into the deep and of the collective unconscious and the psyche of those people, and of the fertile soil of the lands and vast European forests. Let us try to re-discover our hidden past and obscure roots and the meaning and purpose of it all. The text in the video is respectively taken from the book “The Golden Bough“ by the Scottish Anthropologist and writer – Sir James George Frazer. The footage that I took and used in the video, have been taken from the woodland area of the Northern part of Bulgaria. Right in the heart of my hometown of Veliko Tarnovo.
This article presents healing rituals from the Bulgarian traditional culture, in which the Mother of God plays the central role. Her image there is very different from her Christian canonical one. One of the differences is that in the healing incantations, the Mother of God is invoked together with God as a couple. Additionally, according to the folk beliefs the Mother of God is a patron of some healers and some of them also claim that she has taught and has been guiding them in the proper doing of the healing rituals. The healing incantations present her as a mistress of the elements, ruler of the forest nymphs called samodivi. She appears on crossroads when she hears the cry of the sick. All these functions and special features bring her closer to the ancient notion of the Great Mother Goddess than to the Mary of the Bible. Together with the verbal part of the rites, this research also focuses the attention on the action code, because they both invoke the hypostasis of the divine presence. Some typological similarities with ancient healing rituals connected with the image of the Mother goddess are thoroughly presented. Their distinguishing elements are studied in-depth. The separate parts of the ritual action for healing are commented on as well. The healing is understood as expelling the impurity, which causes the imbalance and as achieving the harmony in the body and the soul of the sick person. The healing happens with the intervention of the Mother of God and she restores the order of the macrocosm (outside the person) and of the microcosm (inside the person). Besides, as the examples show, the Mother of God remains anonymous. She is invoked only by naming her function to be Mother. In the healing spells she is also invoked as mother, but as mother of everything and everyone; she is omnipresent and watches over everyone, responding immediately when her help is asked for. All these patterns of the Mother of God in Bulgarian healing rituals present her as a hypostasis of the Great Mother Goddess.
Merry Magical Yuletide to every Pagan brother and sister out there and all the best for the new 2017! This year was full of interesting events, negative as well as positive ones. Many people passed away and many things changed. Empires will rise and fall. It was a ”charged” year overall and that is good. Many obstacles were presented and challenges were overcome. Let’s see what the new cycle will bring us and how we are going to approach it and lay the foundations for the new reality that emerged from the ruins of a long, treacherous and overall crucial war for the human soul and psyche. GOD JUL! GOTT NYTT ÅR!