Exploring the multi-layered symbolism of the cards.
Eagle surveys the middle world – our world – with breathtaking precision. Born aloft on the currents of the upper world, this majestic bird of prey can see where disparate timelines, strands of destiny, lead.
If the greatest form of prayer is gratitude for what we already have, then a Peruvian Despacho gives rich form to a message of thankfulness bound for the Infinite and returned instantaneously. The prayer bundle of a Despacho is sent to spirit via fire, water or earth....
Being in the world, but not of it, does not imply an ascending journey to escape Earthly life, but a radical re-engagement with the world knowing our true place as a fractal of God.
Ayni is a way of life in a world of living energy – kawsay pacha – that embraces sacred reciprocity. What affects me, affects you. The health of the individual is inseparable from the health of the community.
The dervish spins and spins, abandoning worldly orientation for the pure centre of God. Similarly, a great centrifugal force pulls in all the disparate experiences of our lives into a coherent unity.
This is the first of my exploration of individual cards from the 78-card divination deck I created to assist people in the spiritual awakening process and to facilitate the integration of plant-spirit experiences, such as with ayahuasca or iboga. The first card is...