Saturday, September 15, 2007

Vulture as Totem ... more stories ...

Vulture as totem, shows you how to use energy powerfully and efficiently.

Vulture glides effortlessly on the winds, and is able to soar to extraordinary heights while using little or no energy of it's own. Instead the Vulture skillfully employs already existing air currents against the pull of gravity, thereby showing us that the distribution of energy doesn't have to weigh us down, but instead can lift us up. Gravity like our worries and cares can be overcome with the harmony of the energy of the Earth and the Natural Order of things.

In Egyptian Mythos, the ancient Goddess Maat is usually depicted with the wings of a Vulture.

Maat, whose name means "that which is straight" is the personification of the order of the world. She represents the ideals of law, order, and truth. She ensures the balance and harmony ofthe cosmos by overseeing and judging the lives and actions of living creatures.

Matt holds a vulture feather while Anubis, the jackal headed God weighs the heart of the deceased against Maat's feather of truth. Together the two stand as guardians of they mysteries of the life and death.

Maat's eyes are those of the vulture, enabling her to see all that we do, and one day to bring justice to bear in our lives.

Maat is one of the very ancient Egyptian gods. She is found in the Boat of Ra as it rose above the waters of the abyss on the first day. Maat is called the "eye of Ra" or "the daughter of Ra".

Maat is a guardian of morality, justice, social and cosmic order. Her role is to maintain the balance and harmony of the universe.

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