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I've been having phoenix imagery/symbolism flying through my head a great deal these last few months. Much to do with my tendency to go through cycles of fiery and violent change - an exhausting way to do things much of the time, but I don't seem to be able to get away from it. And the more I think about it, the more I'm not sure I want to, for I do get a lot out of it, as long as I can minimize collateral damage....

I sat down and did a google search, and found this: http://eclipsephoenix.homestead.com/

Fabulously interesting article on the prevalence of a phoenix myth across cultures, its link to solar eclipses, the winged sun-disk (which I already have tattooed on me, for goodness' sake), the cross, the eye of god, etc. May be old news to many of you, but it's a whole host of connections I'd never made before.

Dude.

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bythebootstraps
Jan. 12th, 2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
my class at school got to pick a totem from a deck of animal cards the first day we were together as a group. We picked the Heron card, and the description that went with it said that herons are associated with the mythical phoenix. I had never heard that before.
jnanacandra
Jan. 12th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, I learned that today too - the Benu bird, a kind of heron, associated with Osiris and hence the resurrection of the phoenix.

Neat stuff :)
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