A cardinal cross Friday. You know what that means.
Mercury Retro squares Neptune
Mind fog, brain farts and other sorts of mind bending numbness.
Pay attention to your dreams tonight. Ask to relive a dream, to go back in time to reflect and relive it.
This aspect makes me think about higher consciousness, spirit, dream flight.
Neptune also rules all intoxicants, magical potions, intoxicants, toxins, poisons, drugs, alcohol, addictions, heaven, the afterlife, gurus, spirit guides and the like.
Thinking about how the ancients used natural plant medicines to heal, to reach higher states of knowledge. The Eleusinian mysteries in Greece used ergot, datura, magic mushrooms. All ancient cultures used some for of natural plant medicine to advance their consciousness. In South America it is ayahuasca and San Pedro cactus and mescaline from magic mushrooms. In Peru the natives chew coca leaves to help them endure the minimal oxygen. In the east it is opium and hashish. There are probably hundreds and hundreds of these plants. The shamans speak with the spirits of the plants or Devas who tel them how to use them. Used in a sacred way, honoring Pachamama, the great Mother, Demeter, or the spirits of the plants or any one of the Ancient Gods or Goddesses, Dionysus, these plants brought wisdom, healing and higher consciousness.
Terrance McKenna famous writer and describer of psychedelic natural plants said:
“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. Shamanism has always known this, and shamanism has always, in its most authentic expressions, taught that the path required allies. These allies are the hallucinogenic plants and the mysterious teaching entities, luminous and transcendental, that reside in that nearby dimension of ecstatic beauty and understanding that we have denied until it is now nearly too late.” – Food of the Gods, 1992
These days we use all kinds of addictions to escape from our mundane boring or enslaved realities.
reality Tv, shopping, porn, medical drugs, marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, religion are all escapes.
Magic mushroom. Phallic symbols are from these mushrooms.
Which came first the mushroom or the penis?
Just a thought
Please share widely
all writing is copyright of Tara Greene
get a reading with Tara http://www.taratarot.com