Posts Tagged "dagara"

New Book Release—The Amazon Pattern

Announcing the Release of my New Book  The Amazon Pattern: A Message from Ancient Women Diviners of Trees and Time by Theresa C. Dintino I am so excited to tell you about the release of my newest book, The Amazon Pattern: A Message from Ancient Women Diviners of Trees and Time. The book describes a poignant and powerful turning point in my life initiated by an encounter with a very special Tree. It feels very important to share the message of this Tree and what it has taught me with you. Learn about the history and art of divination, my own personal journey toward becoming a diviner, the...

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Welcome to The Inner Journey Board—Travel the Nine Dimensions and their Corresponding Chakras

Two years ago while I was divining the wedeme (elemental beings of the wild) showed me a wooden board with nine small basins of liquid. I thought they were showing me a shrine they wanted me to make for them. But as I continued divining it became clear this was a new divination system that involved the connections between the nine dimensions of the World Tree and the seven chakras of the human and the Earth body. They wanted to teach me this new modality, which I call a “technology.” I enlisted two other women to help me who now also carry this new wedeme divination system. They are Sarah...

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The Nyame Dua of the Akan and Nyur Shrines of the Dagara

The soul tree or Nyame Dua of the ancient Akan of Ghana was a sacred tree that served as the village shrine connecting the community to the Goddess Nyame through the ancient ancestresses of the clan. The ancestresses were worshiped and fed at this shrine and served as intermediaries between the clan and Nyame, the genetrix Goddess of the original fire. This shrine was tended to by the Queenmother as this tribe was matriarchal. The Queenmother was the one who facilitated the relationship between the ancestral realm and the living by making offerings to the tree shrine and carrying out her...

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Freyja and the Dwarves of the Four Directions

In The Well of Remembrance, a book exploring the origin of the Norse Myths, Ralph Metzner tells the story of how the Goddess Freyja wore a magical necklace called brisingamen. This necklace is ‘emblematic of her power.’ The word brisingamen is linguistically related to fire and shining.  Possibly it was made of gold or amber. No one is sure. This necklace was crafted for her by four dwarves. The four dwarves who guard the four directions. In order for her to acquire the necklace, she has to spend one ‘magical night of love’ with each of the dwarves, and so she does. Freyja is a Vanir...

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Who are the Elemental Beings?

In the West African tradition I am initiated into, the elemental beings are called the  kontomble, (the little people or, more literally, the one who comes to the bell). In the Italian tradition they are called le fate. Essentially, these elemental beings are the same except for their geographic location. Like humans from different cultures, the elemental beings of a place and culture also have their own personalities shaped by the land and ecosystem itself. To be clear, what I mean by elemental beings is the fairies, the elves, the gnomes, the dwarfs, the wee folk, the fae, the wild ones,...

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