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Saturday, May 26, 2012

On The Surface

Daily Draw: Nahualli Animal Oracle ~ Vulture

Vultures have long been associated with death, and  also wealth and possessions by the Mesoamericans. Earth was where the majority of their wealth originated; as a carrion bird Vultures return their finds to the earth for renewal.  DNA studies have recently placed the vulture in the stork family as opposed to raptor. Their feather quills were used to carry gold dust for trade.

All those words to remind myself that nothing is as it seems at its base or on the surface. We all have both lower and higher urges and we are what we are no matter how we dress it up and present it to the world.

"A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung in a butcher's stall passes as food." ~ John Harvey Kellogg 1852-1943

1 comment:

  1. Oh your quote there reminds me of this book I just started called 'Eating Animals' it starts out with how we regard animals as either food or too 'good' to be food - or somehow too bad. I won't write down the whole plot of the book or the arguements but it really challenge our way of thinking and what a waste it leads too. Nature hates wastefulness, a carcass provides life for thousands of creatures. I loved all your posts with this deck!

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