sacred bird

Some nagging thoughts

Dear Steph, I love your blog! I want to share some thoughts with you.

1) AMMO- When we see the word AMMO on screen when Sherlock talks to Mycroft it flips on screen reading OMMA. OMMA is ancient greek for EYE. Also the owls-statuettes that we see through TST, owls have night vision and they are the sacred bird of Athena goddess of wisdom.Also the norse god Odin gave his eye for wisdom.

2) Vampire - Sherlock rises as if from the dead (although he is risen already-like a vampire from death) when Mary drugs him, in a crypt, and gets out of the desanctified church (from TAB), his lair, in an unnecessary gothic show with lightning and rain and gothic arches. So who else could be the vampire messaging John?

3) Daisies - The daisy is symbolic of the death of an infant in celtic mythology.

4) White roses - Seen in euru’s office when she is a doctor. Symbolic of pure love and new beginnings and used in weddings.

5) Fern - I may be mistaken but it must be a fern. A fern decorative piece in eurus’s office. A fern on the wall of the Watson’s living room. A fern as a brooch warn by lady Smallwood and Mrs Hudson. Ferns symbolize Ying and Yang two opposites coming together.

6) It’s old actually but I think that on Angelo’s sign we can see two lilies - the big ones. Symbol of male sexuality.

Well, sorry for any mistakes, I’m not a native speaker and I have a fever, but really I had to write it down.Thank you !

(submitted by captainvimes7)


Well, I think you did fabulous for someone who has a fever! I’ve spaced this out for easier reading, but all in all this is all so very interesting!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!! I don’t know much about symbolism as a whole, but I enjoy reading other people’s interpretations of it all!


Persephone- goddess of spring and queen of the underworld (x)


We were walking through Circular Quay after our breakfast/sightseeing cruise when we spotted something on the ground. It was this little bird - we think he’s a sacred kingfisher! 

Normally I try not to bother wildlife but there was a car coming and he wasn’t moving at all!! So I scooped him up. He sat calmly in my hands looking all sleepy and dazed so I think he must have flown into something. 

After a few minutes though, he started perking up and opening his beak in a “threatening” (it was so cute) manner if we put a hand near him. Eventually - we were in the middle of trying to find a number for an animal rescue service! - he jumped up and flew away. 

Both me and the wife are enamoured; we wanted to adopt him. Be safe, little friend.

Quetzal, sacred to the Aztecs and Mayas During mating season, the male grows blue and green twin tail feathers three feet (1 meter) long; these tail feathers were worn ceremonially by Mesoamerican rulers and priests
Quetzalcóatl, the ‘plumed serpent’, thus combines earth and the sky, water and sun (fire). We shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Quetzalcóatl was a very complex God. Some see in him a culture hero. When the Spanish arrived, the Aztecs thought Cortés was Quetzalcóatl returning as he had promised.

As the God of Venus, Quetzalcóatl was one of the four sons of the creator gods, and he played an active part in creating the universe. After the first four worlds were destroyed by water, fire, wind and earthquakes, he created a new humankind by mixing his blood with a powder made of the bones of the ancestors.

Quetzalcóatl helped in discovering the maize (corn) seeds—a discovery which was to Mesoamerica what wheat was to Mesopotamia and rice to China. Throughout Mesoamerica, rituals propitiated both the God of Sun and the Gods of Water, precisely as if the sacred plant, maize, were a synthesis of both sun (tona) and water (ecahuil). Certainly, maize requires sun, water and earth to grow in order to yield its life-sustaining kernals.

Quetzalcóatl was the patron of knowledge and of the highest priests. During his life-time as ruler of mythic Tula, he led a life of prayer and ascetism. Quetzalcóatl was also the God of Wind. 
Magical Aromatics

I’m often asked about cleansing and blessing an environment. I do cleansings of my whole home every month. I’ve put together this post to help you with this.

Firstly you need to get a bundle of sage. It’s sold in most new age shops. Sage is often bundled with other herbs. Which you choose will depend upon your personal desires. Sometimes the sage was gathered green and is still moist, or has been stored in a humid area. This will make the sage difficult to light and you will need to keep a lighter with you.

When you light the sage, get a good smoke going. Carry a large shell or other container to catch the ashes.

Some people prefer to have the sage burn in the shell, and use a feather to distribute the smoke. The feather can be of a bird sacred to you or just something thats handy.

Before you begin, cleanse yourself by holding the bundle or feather and allow the smoke to flow over and around you.

Speak your incantation. Since this is a very personal thing, you will need to create it yourself. In my case I ask the Lord and Lady to bless me. I also prefer to rhyme my incantations, and repeat it three times.

Now you will go around your entire environment, waving the sage, getting the smoke into every nook and cranny. You will repeat an incantation of blessing and cleansing. When you reach doors and windows make sure to bless all who enter! If its nice weather keep a window open for negative energies to leave. If its cold, I open a door at the end and speak a banishment.

Don’t forget your closets and basement! You can cleanse your vehicle too!

Many people have a wreath or other ornament on the door. Here is an essential oil blend for prosperity and well being you can anoint your decor with.

Remember : don’t get oils on your skin. Put blends in an amber bottle and store in a cool dark place. Don’t contaminate the individual oils by touching the droppers or sharing a pipette. DO experiment and add or subtract the drops to suit you. When you buy your oils, don’t choose the cheapest supplier. Chances are the oils will not be therapeutic grade. I avoid buying from MLM companies as a rule. Never burn oils, use a diffuser!

Sweet orange : 12 drops
Grapefruit : 12 drops
Mandarin : 11 drops
Bergamot : 7 drops
Lemon : 4 drops

I always welcome questions and I do provide personal consultations on a donation basis.