Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ruby Falconer on Reflect Radio TONIGHT!

Don't miss Ruby Falconer discussing Shamanic Egyptian Astrology TONIGHT on Reflect Radio with Shelli Speaks, host of A Journey for You - 6 PM Eastern / 9 pm Pacific.  Call in LIVE (805) 292-0357 to ask Ruby questions about your chart.

Ruby Falconer is the co-creator, with Linda Star Wolf, of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.   Shamanic Egyptian Astrology inte­grates the Egyptian pan­theon, the ancient lan­guage of astrol­ogy and shamanic prac­tices to pro­mote a new way to inter­pret and work with natal charts.  This book pro­vides a prac­ti­cal frame­work for access­ing the wis­dom of ancient Egypt and offers astro­log­i­cal and shamanic tools for spir­i­tual guid­ance and the com­ing shift in plan­e­tary consciousness.

Ruby teaches Shamanic Egyptian Astrology work­shops and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams at Isis Cove and around the coun­try. A pro­fes­sional astrologer since 1977, Ruby holis­ti­cally inte­grates her exten­sive knowl­edge of astrol­ogy, psy­chol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy and meta­physics with a com­pre­hen­sive under­stand­ing of shaman­ism and con­sid­er­able tal­ent as a sto­ry­teller.  Visit Ruby’s web site at www.astrologyinsights.com.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What’s a Good Catholic Girl like You Doing in a Place like This? by Meredith Star Raven

Last week I was ordained a Shamanic Minister. When I told my mother she said, “Wow, from Catholic to Shaman, that’s really something.” Yes, it is something. And while I don’t pretend to come close to the title of Shaman, part of this path is awakening the “inner shaman”—not really so different from the Holy Spirit, or the kingdom of heaven Jesus spoke of. And it’s about helping others awaken to their own inner shaman/healer/counselor/teacher.
On a much earlier segment of this life path, I was a charismatic Christian. A group of like-hearted seekers, perennially suspect by ministers and church elders, we diligently studied the Bible and applied it to our own lives. When Jesus said “Greater things than these will you do, for I go to the Father”, we took it literally. We simply did what the Bible said: laid hands on the sick, cast out demons, saw miracles happen in answer to our prayers of faith. We told mountains to move, and they did. When I became disillusioned with the form of Christianity practiced in churches, I walked away from all of it. I had not yet found the Divine outside that form. When I left the church, and much of my spiritual practice, I did so deliberately. I told God: I want the truth of You. I am sick of following this path or that path, only to be disappointed in what I find there. If you are real, if any of this is true, show me.

I took two verses from the Amplified Bible with me. One, from Jeremiah—“ If you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.” And the other from Hebrews, talking about the 40 year wandering in the wilderness: Because they did not have an “experimental faith”. So, I challenged God. I had an experimental faith. And for ten years I wandered in the dark. When I moved to Arizona, I had nearly destroyed my back, was on 2 antidepressants, several anti-inflammatory meds, and morphine for pain. I wandered into a Tai-Chi center, discovered energy, meditation, and God. I bumped into God while stumbling around in pain and darkness.

I’ve been on a superhighway of learning and transformation since that day. What I learned in the early bible study days has come around full circle in a much deeper and fuller way. And I’ve seen and made my own this Golden Thread of Truth that runs through all the great spiritual teachings

All that is to say, that this ordination, is a culmination of the journey. Now, to take all the “stuff” I’ve collected along the way, and with the blessing of my teachers, and my community, alchemically transmute it to healers gold.

My conviction is that we are evolving into a new kind of human –from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus, to borrow a phrase from David Hawkins. As we evolve, we change the species, the planet, the cosmos. Just by doing our own work, just by tending to our own evolution. It is also my understanding and conviction that our evolution into the Oneness of our Divine Source, of necessity includes all of us—all the bits we’d rather leave behind—the ugly, the shameful, the hurtful, the uncomfortable, the wounded; past selves, aspects of us that exist on multiple dimensions simultaneously, our future selves. We, all the parts of me, become One, and One with All That is.

Through the work I’ve done with the Venus Rising Association for Transformation, as well as a lifetime of inner work, I’ve reclaimed much of that lost and abandoned soul territory. And while I’m far from finished, there is in my being immeasurably more peace and wholeness now than ever before. And it is for this that the world is crying. And so it is to this that I am called to speak, teach and most importantly, to live.

Thanks to divine grace, and so many teachers along the way, I’ve stepped into much more of who and what I really am, and, to a much greater degree, out of a limited, fearful, self-sabotaging life picture. As I step more fully into my own healing, and into the experiential knowledge of myself as a limitless spirit being, I am being recognized and sought out by others as a teacher, mentor, healer and guide. This ordination provides a framework and a platform from which I can better fill these callings, and step into an even greater expression of the package known in this lifetime as Meredith Star Raven Davis.
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shamanic Egyptian Astrology - Month of Ma'at


Ma'at is associated with the astrological sign of Libra.  Libra is the sign of partnership, relationship and "the other."  It is only in relationship with others that we can see a true reflection of ourselves.  In the mysteries of Shamanic Egypt, Ma'at is depicted as a beautiful goddess with a crown of mirrors.  When we look at her, we cannot see her face, but rather we see a reflection of our own face.  Ma'at shows us that which we resist seeing about ourselves and gives us the opportunity to achieve wholeness - true inner order, balance and truth - by embracing all that is rather than only that which we wish to see.

For more info on Ma'at and all of the transits this month, click HERE

Ruby Falconer is the co-creator, with Linda Star Wolf of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.  Their book, "Shamanic Egyptian Astrology: Your Planetary Relationship to the Gods", published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co., is available at local bookstores and through Barnes and Noble and Amazon. 


Call 828-586-1810 or email ruby at rubyfalconer@earthlink.net

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sun Bear's Medicine Wheel Ceremony with Wind Daughter, Sept 23 - 25


The summer's almost over, and the annual Medicine Wheel Gathering on September 23-25th is right around the corner.  Regular registration has been extended until Thursday, September 15th.  Again, your registration payment must be received by that date.
     Please submit your registrations as soon as possible.  Both Isis Cove and I must finalize our plans.  I hope that many of you will take advantage of the Free Breathe America event that takes place at Isis Cove on Friday.  In consideration of that, accommodations at Isis Cove should be confirmed soon. 

Our guest teachers this year include some old friends and new faces:

 Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins are once again our hosts at Isis Cove, as well as transformational Teachers in multiple disciplines.
 Page Bryant,  internationally known Author, Teacher, and Intuitive for four decades, joins us once again, along with her husband, visionary artist Scott Guynup.
Ruby Falconer is Venus Rising Staff Astrologer, Student Supervisor, Shamanic Minister & Third Degree Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Initiate.
Paypal Registration is available

I look forward to seeing you all in western North Carolina for Sun Bear's Medicine Wheel this September!!

Blessings and Good Medicine,
Wind Daughter

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FREE Shamanic Breathwork, Sept 23 at Isis Cove

Breathe America!

Friday, September 23

A FREE day of Shamanic Breathwork and Other Transformational Activities

All Free of Charge!!!

at the beau­ti­ful Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center in west­ern North Carolina, an hour west of Asheville.

Shamanic Breathwork is safe, yet pow­er­ful heal­ing tool which uses the breath and evoca­tive trance music to help peo­ple tap into our intu­ition, deepen our spir­i­tual con­nec­tion, access life force energy, and get clar­ity about what we really came to this planet to do.

Other activ­i­ties will include:

  • Shamanic Shakti Art
  • Shamanic Egyptian Astrology
  • Shamanic Yoga, Trance Dance & Hooping
  • Herbal Healing, Reiki, Massage and Accupuncture
  • And many other activ­i­ties for div­ing deep into our souls, open­ing our hearts and step­ping into a life of

All offered for FREE by the Shamanic Ministers  and Isis Cove Community.

Lodging avail­able at the Isis Cove Retreat Center at a dis­counted rate of $35 per night (nor­mally $45). Rustic camp­ing $10 a night. Lodging is lim­ited. For more infor­ma­tion and/or to reg­is­ter, call 828–631-2305 or email us at venusrising@shamanicbreathwork.org.

Pre reg­is­tra­tion is a must! Space is lim­ited to 100 peo­ple only!

To learn more about Shamanic Breathwork watch this short video: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=a1-Muv44JbU, or buy Star Wolf’s book, Shamanic Breathwork, Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self.

Stop what you are doing and Breathe America!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Eyes to See Angels by John Deakyne

John Deakyne is a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, the Co-Founder of Earth School for Souls  and author of the blog, Sedona Word Smith.  His practice is based in Arizona and New Mexico.  Please read this account of one of his recent Shamanic Breathwork™ adventures at Isis Cove:

This is a story about reclaiming something in me that was lost.  The idea of going out in the world in order to find "yourself” is a cliché and frequently scoffed at.  But there is really nothing greater in this life than finding yourself; to waking up to the truth of your being.

For me, this journey of awakening includes pulling out of my unconscious self the pieces that are ready to come forward.  I am talking about the shadow parts that have been suppressed, resisted, and covered over.  I have unconsciously kept them in the dark for a myriad of misguided reasons.

We call this process re – membering; that is putting the pieces back together.  And I had a powerful remembering, lying on the floor in the darkened sanctuary at Isis Cove, in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

In my journey I re-dreamed a dream I had as a little boy in Quincy, Indiana.  I could not have been more than five or six.   Around that time my family moved to this small town in Southern Indiana and my father took the position of minister to a small town and country church.

We moved into the parsonage across the street.  There were six of us in all; my two parents who took the master bedroom, my two older sisters in the other large bedroom, and my little sister was in the extra small bedroom.  That left me.  There were no more bedrooms so I was put in a baby bed in my father’s study.  Not only was I not upstairs with the rest of my family, but I was in the room downstairs that was as far away from the rest of them as I could possibly be.  I could not have been more separate from my family if they had consciously tried.

And I was afraid.  I was afraid of the dark.  I was afraid of the shadows that seemed to animate and move around my father’s study in the darkness.  My parents tried to console me with the assurance that I was surrounded by hundreds of angels.  But to me, an angel was not a comfort, it was just another disembodied spirit; a spook.

And I had paid enough attention in church to imagine that those angels were in constant conflict with an equal hoard of demons which was hungering to get at me.  My darkened bedroom was alive with dueling spirits, swirling shadows, monsters and unnumbered and unnamed things that go bump in the night.  I could see them, and even on the hottest summer evening I slept with a blanket over my head.  I was well into my adolescence before I ventured to fall asleep with my head uncovered.

That is the backdrop for my dream.  I became that small child again, alone downstairs while the rest of my family slumbered somewhere far away.  I walked into the dining room which also held the stairway to the upper rooms, but my passage was blocked by a large and fierce looking lion.  This was a strong male lion with a full mane, like the ones I had seen on the pages of a children’s Bible storybook.

My fear of the lion was compounded by the presence of a towering masculine angel who seemed to be communing with the beast.  The angel had long flowing blonde hair and his aspect was snow white.   I don’t remember seeing a sword, but he had a strong presence that held the power of artist’s renderings of the arc angel, Michael.

The lion did not attack me or even come toward me, and the angel never faced me with the full force of his presence while I stood frozen in the doorway.  Yet I sensed that they were fully aware of my presence, and now it comes to me that they wanted to make themselves known to me but did not wish to frighten me.  Now I know the lion was there to give me his strength and the angel was there to give me his guidance.

But my scared little boy sensibilities did not let the truth of that vision have its desired effect until now, some fifty years later.  The little boy came forward from that dream and prayed to God that he would never again be confronted with angels – and the spirits complied.  Out of fear, I shut down my ability to see angels.  There really were spirits and beings and entities moving around the nighttime shadows of my father’s study, but they obediently hid themselves from me, at my request.

The piece of soul-retrieval here is a profound remembering of why I moved away from my family in the first place.  I am the only one of us who ever even left the state of Indiana.  It is paradoxical that being separate from my family . . . feels like home.  And if my sisters ever need to understand why I live so far away, they need to remember that little boy who was set so far apart, who tried to make his cries heard through a warm air register in the ceiling, so they would tell his mother who might come down and comfort him.  I can still hear them yelling crossed the hallway, “Mom, John’s crying.”

I have had some deep healing around that remembering, and now I can recognize that urge in me to be separate (in general) from the ones who love me, especially when things get too comfortable. 

And the piece of gold that comes from mining this wound is about my forgotten ability to see angels.  I reclaim that gift now, and since having this journey have put the ability to work.  When I am allowing, and in certain light, I can see the wings of the people around me.  I have practiced this seeing with friends and with people I don’t even know. 

You can try this yourself; look at someone and ask yourself, “What would their wings look like?”  Don’t try to put wings on them, let their own wings appear.  They are there all the time – we just need the eyes to see.

Visit John's blog at:  http://sedonawordsmith.blogspot.com/ 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

excerpt from Living Our Multi-Dimensional Potential - a blog by Isis Cove Community Member and Shamanic Minister, Judith Corvin-Blackburn.  

The Collective Heart is going through an amazing metamorphosis. While of course, there are many wounded souls that are still living from their egos, there are now huge numbers of us that have shifted into being heart-, and therefore spirit-directed.  Millions of us are healing our old wounds from childhood and our collective wounds from antiquity, and we are spreading a new and beautiful consciousness on Planet Earth.  The frequency of this consciousness is literally shaking our world off its axis, subtly aligning it with Galactic Center and opening up vast potential for us to fully step into our multi-dimensional nature.  We are the 5D and 6D beings that programmed Pancho, and we are simultaneously the 3D beings unearthing him and the rest of his crystal skull family.  We are aligning our heartbeats with the heartbeat of Mother Earth and the heartbeat of all of the Universe.  We are all dancing to this magical rhythm and it is propelling us into a New Age, a Golden Age where as the song suggests "peace will guide the planets, and LOVE will rule the stars...." 

To read more, please click HERE.

Judith Corvin-Blackburn and Anyaa McAndrew are teaching "Activating Our Mulit-Dimensional Potential" at Isis Cove on Oct. 7 - 9.  For more info please visit Judith's website:
www.empoweringthespirit.com

or Anyaa's website:
http://goddessontheloose.com/

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FREE Shamanic Egyptian Astrology Phone Bridge Tonight with Ruby Falconer

Wednesday, September 7
8 - 9 pm, EDT
A FREE Shamanic Egyptian Astrology Phone Bridge with Ruby Falconer
Click HERE for details

Nekhbet and Wadjet;
The Two Ladies of Ancient Egypt

Call 218-862-7200
Conference Code:  869006
 
Nekhbet, represented as the Vulture, is the Crone Priestess of ancient Egypt.  Sometimes called the Black Isis, she is Isis in her elder form.  Wadjet is the cobra-headed goddess who breaks through blocks that prevent the free movement of new life energy.  Together these two were the guardians of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Their powerful energies combined to protect, purify and empower the pharaoh.

Join Ruby for a shamanic journey with Nekhbet and Wadjet and receive your own blessing from these two powerful feminine archetypes.



Ruby Falconer is the co-creator, with Linda Star Wolf of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.  Their book, "Shamanic Egyptian Astrology; Your Planetary Relationship to the Gods", published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co., is available at local bookstores and through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Feeling stuck at the crossroads during these challenging times?
Ruby is available for all types of readings - natal, relationship, location and transit.

Call 828-586-1810 or
 email ruby at rubyfalconer@earthlink.net

Hurricane Relief for Rochester, VT


DONATE to recovery relief efforts HERE.

Rochester, Vermont, the location of Star Wolf and Ruby's publisher, Inner Traditions / Bear & Company, was hit hard by Hurricane Irene, destroying the homes  and belongings of many residents. Rivers and streams rose to levels never before seen and demolished the infrastructure of Rochester. The raging waters washed out all bridges and portions of every major road, leaving Rochester completely cut off from the outside world for days. Both landline and cell phones were out and there was no electricity from Sunday, August 28th, until Thursday, September 1st.  To see images of Rochester after the storm and read more, please click HERE.

Vermonters, unaccustomed to simply waiting for help to arrive, started in on reconstruction immediately. Employing old fashioned Yankee ingenuity and a Vermont can-do attitude, local people- luckily including many excavators and carpenters-began rebuilding as soon as they could get out.

Rochester may have been an "island" after Irene, but through neighborly concern and selfless devotion by many, many people, the town and Inner Traditions * Bear & Company are now reconnected and ready to start the road to full recovery. If you would like to donate to the recovery efforts in Rochester, please click HERE.

(Text and photo excerpted from ITI Press Release - click HERE to read full article.)

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Star Wolf's Welcome

My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Namaste’
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009