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Magical Warrior Women

Magical Warrior Women is a spiritual creative collective for women. We share a day of creativity, spirituality, love, support, inspiration, activism and internal / collaborative growth. It’s a place to nurture any ideas you have, share what inspires you, learn with other women and grow together. This is a monthly occurrence. We are strong, powerful and magic! When we come together we can move mountains ! We intend to achieve great things in activism, charity, current affairs, human consciousness and inner transformation. Women of ALL AGES are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us.

We can accommodate women coming from far away to stay overnight. This weekend and EVERY weekend we do is on a DONATION basis, because we want this to be accessible to all and we really are doing this for the love 🙂


This month we are chanting and singing. So bring a chant and/or a song to share with us. Its not about performing but tuning in to that magical place within our souls that connects us to the Universe.

“Something is conscious of us. It listens as it plays upon the
instruments that we are. It takes delight in the cacophony, an
orchestration so grand it is far beyond our contemplation. It is
masterful, elegant, swift, and awesome. It is the Song of the
Universe—and more. It is our Composer, and one who loves
beyond conditions, beyond the beyond. If the law of ‘as above, so
below’ holds true, then we too are composers. We too sing songs
that breathe shape into reality. But are we listening? Are we
paying attention to the compositions we create?”
― Dielle Ciesco, The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound

 

 

Next meeting 20th May  2017

 

For more info contact us

Airbnb

 This is a new addition to what we offer……..
Airbnb
Great Mongeham, United Kingdom

Up to 8 guests  2 rooms available. Deal is a delightful seaside town with a thriving music scene. We are close to world heritage site of Canterbury with …

We began offering Airbnb  May 2015-it has been a great experience.  We have met some lovely people who we look forward to meeting again.  So this year we have decided to extend the service and offer Shamanic/holistic treatments as part of your stay.  There is a possibility of making a drum-for more info see the Drum Birthing page-but on a one to one basis or in small private group.  The chance to experience one or more of the Shamanic/holistic treatments we have here whilst enjoying all the local delights that Deal and the surrounding area has to offer with its convenient  links to London and the Continent.  We look forward to welcoming you, your family and/or friends for an holiday experience with a difference.

   

Seersha and her lovely family were the perfect hosts. They made us feel comfortable and at ease the minute we walked through their door which was perfect as this was the first time we had used airbnb and with a large, young family(4 children under 8!) this was just fantastic. Also the journey had been an arduous one and the welcome we got really went a long way to easing the stress of the journey, we had arrived a lot later than anticipated and Seersha made us feel like we were one of the family, instantly making us feel welcome and at ease. We enjoyed our stay so much that we actually stayed again on the journey home. This is a Great place to stay especially if you have young children, Seersha goes more than the extra mile to help you, make you feel at home and is truly one of life’s great characters, she was so caring and compassionate with us and our family – the perfect host, we thoroughly loved our stay, the children didn’t want to leave.

We loved the welcome and were instantly put at ease, which can be difficult when you have 6 cheeky children excited for their holiday and running around a beautiful, very old house. We were made to feel like old friends or family members, never feeling out of place, we all got a great night’s sleep, awoke refreshed, well taken care of and look after in a truly personal way. Might I also add that Seersha is fantastic with children, our friends have a 9 month old baby and Seersha was always on hand to ask if there was anything the baby needed, “should I hold baby whilst mum sterilises the bottles”? just great, a service you would never get at a b’n’b or hotel!

Thank- you Seersha and family
From Pete in Manchester
Seersha made us feel at home from the moment we arrived, by inviting us to join her BBQ with friends and giving us two room options. We had very little time in Deal due to late arrival after a horrendous journey. Seersha and her husband both gave us great advice about making the best of our short time there and giving us excellent directions for our journey to catch the ferry at Dover the following day. An unexpected bonus was the vegan friendly breakfast options.

From Vereena UK

Seersha communicated with us well to ensure a timely welcome on arrival and answered our questions throughout our stay. We enjoyed learning about the very historic house and area. If you enjoy the countryside and still access to a town, this is a great location. Also, if you need to catch an early ferry from Dover the next morning. Seersha was a gracious host providing tea and other help especially for the children. The dogs and cat were friendly and the house was clean. We enjoyed Deal and the rest of the neighbourhood. It was great to have a parking space off the road. We really enjoyed meeting you and John. Thanks for the hospitality and tea tree oil treatments. They really helped.

From David USA

Free Rune Readings

Something new for 2016 an opportunity for a free Rune Reading.  Have a look

http://shamanicplanet.com/free-rune-readings.asp

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Shamanicplanet offers Airbnb

 

If you are looking for a Shamanic getaway why not come and stay here in East Kent with us at Champlain’s Well.  A beautiful 17th century house  with easy access to the continent and the World Heritage site of Canterbury.  During your visit there will be the option for Shamanic therapies.  Contact Seersha for further info 07809722097cw3cw4

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Celtic Tree Year~The Ash Tree~18th Feb-17th March

The Ash Tree
Fraxinus (which means firelight in latin) belongs to the olive and lilac family. It contains 45–65 species of usually medium to large trees, mostly deciduous. The tree’s common English name, ash, goes back to the Old English æsc, meaning”spear”. The seeds, are known as keys or helicopter seeds,

If you are born between 18Feb – 17Mar –

According to Celtic Astrology you were born under the Ash moon, this the third moon/month in the Celtic calendar. The Ash wood was believed to be enchanted and was used to make wands and spears for the druids. It is a hallowed tree, said to “court the flash” that is it is prone to lightning strike. An old English saying goes:

Avoid the Ash,
It Draws the Flash-

this is possibly because the Ash can grow to 150ft tall

British folklore attributes the ash with a range of protective and healing properties, particularly related to the health of children. Newborn babies were often given a teaspoon of ash sap. Sickly children, would be passed naked through a cleft in an ash tree to cure them. The cleft was often specifically made for the purpose and bound together again after the ceremony to heal over as the child also healed. It was then believed that an energetic bond was created between the child and the tree and fate of the tree linked closely with that of the child. So if any harm fell upon the tree then their human sibling would suffer some kind of harm in their life. Consequently many Ash trees had vigilant protectors who would look after them.
The Witches broom or Besom was also traditionally made of an Ash staff, together with Birch twigs and Willow bindings. Interestingly, it is thought that the besom was used in the form of shamanic flight. We’ve all seen many pictures of witches flying on their broomsticks! So hallucinogenic mixtures may have been smeared upon the handle, to be absorbed through the skin of the hands, whilst the Witch danced around with the pole between the legs, as if ‘Riding’ the broomstick into the otherworld, to gain insight and information . The Ash staff may have been used for the main handle because of its connection to Yggdrasil-theWorld Tree which allows the Shaman to travel between the 9 worlds.

Witches were said to live inside Ash trees, in the Germanic tradition there was the Askafroa or wife of the Ash who was an evil spirit said to do much damage. To appease her it was said to be necessary to make a donation to her on Ash Wednesday. In the Greek Hellenic traditions the Melai Nymphs were said to dwell within Ash trees

There is no reason other than its name why the Ash tree is associated with Ash Wednesday, however in some parts of England children used to bring a twig of black-budded ash to school on this day and any child who failed to remember this risked having their feet stomped on by other ash-twig-bearing children!

Ash wood is very strong, tough and elastic, and was used for Chariot and coach axles as well as oar,s tool handles and weaponry. The tree coppices/pollards well, giving strong straight poles. The density of the wood also makes it an ideal fuel, One of the traditional woods used as the yule log was ash. Ash is the best wood for burning and can be used seasoned or green.

Yggdrasil, (literally means s Odins horse) is the World Tree in Viking mythology and is an Ash, Yggdrasils trunk reached up to the heavens, and its limbs spread out over the World. Its 3 roots reached down into the Underworld. A squirrel Ratatosk ran up and down the tree carrying messages from the dragon Nidhogg who gnawed the roots continuously and fed on human corpes- representing the force of Death to the Eagle in the canopy, and back. A deer fed on the ash leaves and from its antlers flowed the great rivers of the world. A magical goat grazed by the tree, and its udders gave not milk but mead for the warriors in Odin’s Great Hall. The gods held their councils under the canopy of their guardian tree.

Odin, god of the Vikings, hung himself upside down on Yggdrasil as a sacrificial ordeal, during which he lost an eye to ravens. Ultimately though, he was rewarded with insights and wisdom, notably knowledge of the system of the Runes. Both he and Thor, the god of thunder, were said to possess magical spears made of ash wood. The Vikings were also known as the Aescling meaning ‘Men of Ash’.

Like the Vikings, the Gaels also thought of the ash tree (ooshin) as protective. Of the five legendary guardian trees of Ireland, three were ash. Ash is also the second most popular tree growing beside Irish holy wells, and on the Isle of Man ash trees were said to protect the purity of springs. In England the ash is the commonest tree as a place name element after the thorn.

The Ash can be seen as the feminine counterpart to the -Father Oak: in these two trees, the oak and the ash, the concepts of the All-Father and the World Mother, are embodied. There have been archaeological Druid finds of Ash wands carved with spirals in Wales which provides evidence of the powers of the Ash, suggesting that it was revered and employed by the Druids.

The Ash tree is associated with positive enchantment and focus of will and intent, which can aid in healing In terms of Astrological associations – Ash corresponds to the energies and season of Pisces which is the month of March. It is attributed to the water element. Ash trees bud in March-April time which may explain its placement in the celtic Calender. The fruit of the Ash tree, the keys, can be pickled and eaten in accompaniment with salads. The Ash tree comes into full bloom in May time and is known as The Venus of the Woods.

In Folk Magic, small crosses of ash wood were carried and were said to prevent sailors from drowning whilst at sea. The use of Ash Keys is generally thought to be protective against negative spells. Ash Wands are thought to have been used for the raising and directing of healing energies and enchantments. Ash leaves placed under the pillow before sleep were thought to bring prophetic dreams or were placed in water containers since it was thought the leaves fought off illness.

Another use of the tree was for the curing of lameness in cattle and general pains – which were thought to be caused by a shrew running over them. Thus a shrew would be placed deep into a hole bored in an Ash tree, and plugged up. It was then thought that any animal or person who was brushed with leaves from that particular tree would be cured. In Richmond Park in London, in the mid-19th century such a shrew ash was widely visited with the intention of healing children of whooping cough and other ailments.

It was also a folklore tradition that Snakes could not bear to be near an Ash tree or a wood cut from an Ash. In Irish folklore if shadows were cast upon crops by Ash trees, it was though the crops would be ruined. At many of the sacred wells in Ireland, Ash stumps have been found, which suggest its association with healing/wishing and well dressing traditions.
Ash trees were also thought in northern England to cure rickets and warts. There is a well-known English folklore verse which predicts how much rain there will be in summer from the dates when the Oak and Ash trees bud:
Oak before Ash we are in for a splash
Ash before Oak we are in for a soak.

Which means the summer will be wet or very wet I suppose-not wrong there then.

So Ash folk your aim in Life is to show others how beautiful this world is and teach them to care for Mother Earth and in doing so reminding them to tend to their own spirit in harmony with the Land. A little warning here though you need to keep your own feet frimly planted in the ground as you do have a tendency to daydream. Dreaming is good but you need self discipline to avoid becoming a ‘space case’! You are sensitive, artistic, often kind and affectionate even romatic! Some of you can be gifted Mediums but all of you are very connected to the higher energies.

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So blessings to the Ash Folk!

PS If you look carefully at the picture you can see my son in the branches of our Ash Tree.

A World without Money

Indigenous Peoples Across Amazon Bless And Affirm Message From International Indigenous Leaders Gathering in Canada in Sacred Fire Ceremony

Indigenous Peoples Across Amazon Bless And Affirm Message From International Indigenous Leaders Gathering in Canada in Sacred Fire Ceremony at Rio +20

An Indigenous Call for Urgent and Collective Action to All Members of the Human Family for Protecting and Restoring the Sacred
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 13, 2012

The spiritual foundation of the International Indigenous Leadership Gathering is based in the understanding of the fundamental oneness and unity of all life. All members of the Human Family are all part of the ancient Sacred Circle of Life. Since we are all part of the Sacred Circle of Life we are all Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. This makes every Human Being responsible for the well-being of one another and for all living things upon our Mother Earth.
Therefore, whether or not the nation states, multinational corporations or international development agencies that surround us are willing or able to participate with us at this time, it is clear our Indigenous Peoples and Allies are moving forward in rebuilding and reunifying the Americas and beyond, through the Natural Laws and Guiding Principles that are inherent in our Indigenous World View and Legal Order that are based on a spiritual enduring, eternal foundation.
1. We have the ancient prophecies and the clear vision of a future of social justice and collective prosperity for the Americas and beyond that we are in the process of manifesting. This new global civilization that is unfolding, as promised by the Ancient Ones and the Ancient of Days, fully honors the Natural Laws and Rights of Mother Earth and the Unity and Diversity of Human Family. This New Spiritual Springtime foretold by our Elders is now unfolding globally, as sure as the sun rises every morning.
2. We have a strong, enduring and unbreakable spiritual foundation of cultural values and guiding principles that are empowering us to arise to our promised destiny, with greater strength and wisdom than ever before, after a great spiritual wintertime. This long spiritual wintertime was filled, at times, with the utmost human cruelty, violence, injustice, abuse, and physical and cultural genocide.
Despite these challenges, throughout the Americas and around Mother Earth, our Indigenous Peoples are reawakening to their spiritual and cultural identities and are healing our Sacred Relationships between ourselves, Mother Earth and all members of the Human Family.
3. Together, with our other Indigenous Peoples and other Members of the Human Family, we have the cultural, spiritual, scientific, technological, social, environmental, economic and agricultural capacities and wisdom needed to co-create and rebuild our Families, Tribes and Nations stronger and more unified than ever before.
4. Our Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth have the growing collective social and economic capital, coupled with vast natural resources, to bring our greatest dreams and visions to reality. This includes fully protecting, preserving, and restoring our Beloved Mother as the sacred heritage of all generations, yet to come!
Furthermore it is crystal clear that these collective resources are in the process of empowering us to become a primary spiritual and economic force, not only in the Americas, but throughout Mother Earth.
We are now and are destined in the future to play a greater and greater role as key global leaders in wisely mandating the sustainable and harmonious ways Mother Earth’s gifts and resources will or will not be developed! We will insure that when the development of the natural resources of Mother Earth are not sustainable, no matter how much profit is to be made, they will not be exploited!
Our Sacred Places and the Healthful Life of our Beloved Mother Earth are not for sale and exploitation for any price!
5. We, the Indigenous Peoples of the Eagle of the North (Canada and the U.S.) have the material resources to directly support our Indigenous Relatives of the Condor of the South (Latin America) in developing their collective resources, as they choose. The Condor of the South equally has critical resources to share with the Eagle of the North. Our greatest strength yet to be fully realized is our spiritual and cultural unity.
6. By utilizing emerging digital communications technologies and corresponding green technologies and economies, in harmony with our vast, collective social, economic, cultural and spiritual capacities, we are manifesting, as promised, a future with social, environmental and economic justice for all members of the Human Family and our Beloved Mother Earth!
7. The primary challenge that stands before us as Indigenous Peoples and we as a Human Family, in rebuilding the Americas, and beyond, is disunity. This disunity has been directly caused by genocide and colonialism. This genocide and colonization has resulted in unresolved inter-generational trauma and internalized oppression that is in the process of being fully recognized and addressed.
As we move courageously and wisely forward, in greater and greater love, compassion, justice and unity, we are reconnecting to our enduring and unbreakable spiritual and cultural foundation for healing, reconciliation and collective action for “Protecting and Restoring the Sacred ” everywhere on Mother Earth.
With the realization of this spiritual and cultural foundation for prayerful, wise and unified action, all that is needed for our ultimate victory will gracefully and assuredly unfold at the right times and places, as foretold by our Ancient Ones.
Four Worlds Indigenous Guiding Principles for Building Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond

The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable and harmonious world community emerged from a 40-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders Spiritual Leaders and Community Members, as well as, in the best thinking of many non- Indigenous scholars, researchers and human and community development practitioners.

These guiding principles constitute the foundation for the process of healing and developing ourselves (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually), our human relationships (personal, social, political, economic, and cultural) and our relationship with Mother Earth. They describe the way we must work and what we must protect and cherish.

We offer these Guiding Principles as a gift to all who seek to build a sustainable and harmonious Global community.

PREAMBLE

We speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire human family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the lives of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world, and the way we live with Mother Earth.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal and develop ourselves, our relationships and our world.

STARTING FROM WITHIN

Human Beings Can Transform Their Worlds
The web of our relationships with others and the natural world, which has given rise to the problems we face as a human family, can be changed.

Development Comes From Within
The process of human and community development unfolds from within each person, relationship, family organization, community or nation.

No Vision, No Development
A vision of who we can become and what a sustainable world would be like, works as a powerful magnet, drawing us to our potential.

Healing Is A Necessary Part Of Development
Healing the past, closing up old wounds and learning healthy habits of thought and action to replace dysfunctional thinking and disruptive patterns of human relations is a necessary part of the process of sustainable development.

WORKING IN A CIRCLE

Interconnectedness
Everything is connected to everything else; therefore, any aspect of our healing and development is related to all the others (personal, social, cultural, political, economic, etc.). When we work on any one part, the whole circle is affected.

No Unity, No Development
Unity means oneness. Without unity, the common oneness that makes (seemingly) separate human beings into ‘community’ is impossible. Disunity is the primary disease of community.

No Participation, No Development
Participation is the active engagement of the minds, hearts and energy of the people in the process of their own healing and development.

Justice
Every person (regardless of gender, race, age, culture, religion, sexual orientation) must be accorded equal opportunity to participate in the process of healing and development, and to receive a fair share of the benefits.

IN A SACRED MANNER

Spirit
Human beings are both material and spiritual in nature. It is therefore inconceivable that human community could become whole and sustainable without bringing our lives into balance with the requirements of our spiritual nature.

Morals and Ethics
Sustainable human and community development requires a moral foundation centered in the wisdom of the heart. When this spiritual foundation is lost, morals and ethical principles decline and development stops.

The Hurt of One Is the Hurt of All: The Honor of One Is the Honor Of All
The basic fact of our oneness as a human family means that development for some at the expense of well being for others is not acceptable or sustainable.

Authentic Development Is Culturally Based
Healing and development must be rooted in the wisdom, knowledge and living processes of the culture of the people.

WE HEAL AND DEVELOP OURSELVES, OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR WORLD

Learning
Human beings are learning beings. We begin learning while we are still in our mother’s wombs, and unless something happens to close off our minds and paralyze our capacities, we keep learning throughout our entire lives. Learning is at the core of healing and development.

Sustainability
To sustain something means to enable it to continue for a long time. Authentic development does not use up or undermine what it needs to keep on going.

Move to the Positive
Solving the critical problems in our lives and communities is best approached by visualizing and moving into the positive alternative that we wish to create, and by building on the strengths we already have, rather than on giving away our energy fighting the negative.

Be the Change You Want To See
The most powerful strategies for change always involve positive role modeling and the creation of living examples of the solutions we are proposing. By walking the path, we make the path visible.
With Warm, and Loving Greetings of Solidarity,
Herditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Chairman,
Four Worlds International Institute
4worlds@uleth.ca
wwwfwii.net – Telephone- 1-604-542-8991-Skype- planejr1234

Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal and develop ourselves, our relationships and our world

Doris Eagle Feather Duster-How to survive when the shift hits the fan!

 

This video is the best advice I’ve seen for the 2012 scenario.  Doris knows all the answers! Enjoy

 

Doomsday

Here is an article by Ian O’Neil of Discovery News which I found interesting

 

Ever since I wrote my very first “No Doomsday in 2012” article for Universe Today in 2008, I’ve been repeating the same message over and over again: The Mayans never predicted doomsday in 2012. And I’ll say it once more, this time with even more expert endorsement: The Mayans never, EVER predicted doomsday in 2012.

Sadly, science and history has been bent and twisted to suit supporters of this doomsday hoax, and when scientists or archaeologists go on the record to debunk the nonsense, the blame falls on some kind of convenient global conspiracy.

But where did this Mayan doomsday idea come from anyway?

The Long(est) Count

The seed of next year’s multitude of “End of the World” theories supposedly occurring on or around Dec. 21, 2012, is that a mesoamerican calendar foretold doom. A particular Mayan calendar is at the center of all the excitement, and due to a numerical fluke, it just so happens the calendar will “run out” next year.

ANALYSIS: 2012 Mayan Calendar ‘Doomsday’ Date Might Be Wrong

The Mayan civilization existed from 250-900 A.D. in the current geographical location of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and some of Honduras. Archaeologists studying this fascinating culture have been able to decipher their many calendars, but their longest period calendar — the “Long Count” — is what set alarm bells ringing.

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DNEWS VIDEO: ‘DOOMSDAY’ ASTEROID

The Long Count calendar was created by the Mayans so that history could be chronicled and future events could be planned — you know, not too dissimilar to the calendar on your iPhone.

This long-period calendar, that has a cycle of 5,126 years, is a departure from the other calendars the Mayans used at the time. Some calendars lasted less than a year (such as the “Tzolk’in” — that lasted 260 days), others lasted decades (such as the “Calendar Round” — charting the approximate time span of a generation — approximately 52 years). Then, using remarkable ingenuity, the Mayans created the Long Count calendar that had a numerical foundation — almost like an ancient binary code.

“It’s a Marketing Fallacy.”

Although the exact end-date of this Long Count cycle has recently been thrown into doubt, one thing most Maya experts and doomsday theorists agree on is that the calendar “ends” next year. The calendar consists of 13 “Baktuns” — each approximately 394-years long — and we are coming to the end of the 13th Baktun.

One thing they don’t agree on, however, is what this actually means.

Doomsayers will try to convince you that the “end” of the Long Count 13th Baktun is a Mayan prophesy of the “End of the World.” Because, like any good snake oil salesman, you need to frighten the crap out of your audience before selling them a book on the subject.

ANALYSIS: Can Science Beat the Doomsday Hype?

But, according to someone who actually knows a thing or two about the Maya culture, the Mayans never made any such prophesy: “We have to be clear about this. There is no prophecy for 2012,” said Erik Velasquez, an etchings specialist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “It’s a marketing fallacy.”

The National Institute of Anthropological History in Mexico, no doubt getting fed-up of their inboxes getting filled with panicked emails about fake doomsday theories, issued a statement too: “The West’s messianic thinking has distorted the world view of ancient civilizations like the Mayans.”

According to the Institute, of the 15,000 glyphic texts found in the ancient ruins of the Mayan empire, only two mention 2012. You’d think that the “End of the World” would hold more significance, wouldn’t you? Events after 2012 are also mentioned, so this “End of the World” isn’t as definite as the doomsayers make out.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of… Doomsday?

For some reason, modern culture embraces ancient civilizations as having magical powers — they could somehow predict the future and had conversations with aliens (really). And for some who think the Indiana Jones movies are accurate portrayals of historic events, this probably isn’t so surprising.

ANALYSIS: Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won’t End in 2012

Experts in Maya culture have a far better perspective as to what the end of the 13th Baktun really means to the descendants of the ancient Maya.

“Because Bolon Yokte was already present at the day of creation … it just seemed natural for the Mayan that Bolon Yokte will again be present,” said Sven Gronemeyer, a researcher of Mayan codes from La Trobe University in Australia.

Bolon Yokte is the Mayan god associated with war and creation; the reappearance of this god is therefore more of a transition from one era to the next, according to Gronemeyer. Indeed, many will be marking the end of the Mayan calendar with celebrations of spiritual “rebirth.”

Mayan descendants have many celebrations planned; the countries located where the Maya once thrived will be excited about the increase in tourism revenue. Contrary to what those dodgy websites are telling you, it won’t be a scary time at all (in Central America, at least).

Really, There’s No Doomsday in 2012

As our calendar transitions from 2011 to 2012, we can expect to see more doomsday theories surface, each convincingly portraying the weird and wonderful ways in which the world will be blow-torched in the Fall of 2012.

So long as there is money to be made from people’s fear, we’ll keep seeing the bookshelves stacked with a disproportionate amount of doom and Google ads linking to websites with doomsayers’ warped versions of reality.

But all these theories have a common theme: Whether the purveyor of theorized doom is a killer solar flare, galactic alignment or a brilliantly-timed Planet X (or Nibiru), they are all complete bunk. There is no evidence of 2012 being anything special — next year will have its fair share of war, death, destruction, calamities and financial meltdowns, but the Maya — or any other ancient civilization for that matter — didn’t predict it.

 Guatemalan Officials  welcome the upcoming 13th Baktun, an end to the ancient Mayan calendar on December 2012. Mayan Elders disregard some western views that this date is associated with the end of the world. But Guatemala hopes to economize on the forecast boom in tourism for the upcoming year. Credit: J. Emilio Flores/Corbis

Ken Littlefish Durrant-Kanucas-RIP

It is with  sadness that I write this post.  A wonderful teacher and spiritual warrior has returned to the arms of Mother Earth.  His teachings were impeccable and his wisdom enormous.  I had the privilege to work with Ken on his visits to England and I was always struck by his enormous energy and determination to overcome life challenges.  He himself suffered from Polio but refused to allow his disabilities to prevent him from sharing the wisdom of his peoples and Great Spirit.  His attitude to life was exemplary and I thank him for all the advice, support and love he gave me and my family in our own times of deep crisis.

Kanucas rest easy in the arms of Great  Spirit for surely there is a great celebration happening now on your return home

Blessings