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APRIL 2008


ValkyrieThe Bird Goddess is one of the most ancient goddesses, both a life-giving creator and a goddess of death and regeneration. The Valkyrie, a northern European goddess, is a representation of this goddess as death wielder.

The bird guise of the Valkyrie is that of the raven, long associated with death and magic. The name Valkyrie means "chooser of the slain"; the face and form of the Valkyrie are the last thing a person sees before death. Valkyries are psychopomps who lead the soul to the afterworld.

For ancient people death was part of a cyclical process leading again to rebirth; black was a positive color, a symbol of fertility and abundance. The Valkyrie represents that part of us that is unafraid of the dark places; she can lead us into and through them. She reminds us that seeds germinate in the darkness, that sometimes we need darkness in order to grow.

Susan Eleanor Boulet Trust. Text by Michael Babcock.
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April 2008
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The Secret Law of Attraction
Alex Miller-Mignone: Client No. 9 (Eliot Spitzer)
Crystal: Release Your Hidden Blocks to Abundance
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