Friday, 19 August 2011

Plight of the Swedish wolves

This post is a cry for help and even an understanding. Why? That is what I want to know. Wolves have been hunted for aons by people. Wolves are hunted for many reasons, for the pelts to keep someone warm, for ritualism, teeth and to get rid of this fear. Also wolves are still looked upon with suspicion and this is probably because they are considered a rival. This is a primitive reason that people kill wolves, unless it's to protect themselves from danger. I know that farmers have a problem with wolves attacking their livestock. 

In Sweden, wolves are in trouble.
The researchers predict that without the last decade of poaching, wolves would have numbered around a thousand by 2009, four times the number reported that year.
These large carnivores went extinct in Sweden in the 1970s, and the population has since re-established itself after a handful of migratory Finnish wolves took over the empty territories.
For details of the full article, go here.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Mysterious beasts of gold

Beside an Aztec pyramid called the Templo Mayor, Mexico City, was discovered the remains of a wolf, or a dog. It had been buried 8ft deep in the ground there for centuries, within the confines of stone. The canine's body was wearing a fine set of jewels, precious metal and gems that sparkled:
Turquoise stones, gold and a jade collar!

The archeological team unearthed this quite wonderful dog/wolf in 2008 that was covered in jewels. The jewelled wolf or dog was named "Aristo-Canine". For more about this archeological team who discovered the Aristo Canine and other findings at the same pyramid site, click here. There are other creatures who were covered in jewels.

It isn't just the Aztec pyramids or animals found there buried in jewels.

From the sky, when flying across the Nazca region of Peru by airplane, cast your eyes to the landscape and see the awesome giant carvings of animals! Or instead look at websites with photos of Nazca Lines, and also perhaps visit Google Earth that would help you to locate it. For some images of these shapes, visit here.

The subject of animal find in the early Americas is huge but I shall only leave this open with my questions.

About the Aristo-Canine, why was this dog, or wolf, buried in such finery? Was it a royal pet? Was this particular animal considered special and if so why? Was it a sacrificial animal of some kind? Could this animal have been regarded as something spiritual or to do with magic? Well here is a clue as to who the Aristo Canine might've been:

"They had a great respect for the quality of faithfulness in dogs: when a nobleman died, a dog was often killed and buried with him to guide him on the long journey across rivers and mountains to the next world. In the case of a commoner a pottery model of a dog was often used instead". Source

Of the Nasca Lines and it's animals, everyone else is asking who made them and why? What were they used for? These mysterious shapes feature in the imagination. I refer you to the books by Erich von Daniken who covered this subject of  the ancient Americas and includes many photographs.

Regards to other animal mysteries of the Americas, there are some golden artifacts in the form of "birds". Some don't know why these were regarded as birds for they resemble nothing in the animal kingdom at all but they look like modern aircraft. Look at this for an example. My question is if these artifacts are meant to be birds, what kind of birds are they? In the ancient American myths there are some incredible birdlike beings.

Place your eyes on these beautiful golden and gemmed animals from the ancient American era:
Precolumbian Zoo Artifacts

For other details with images and stories:

Nazca Animal Geoglyphs

The above picture is a photograph of one of the Nazca Line animals, the "condor".

(As a kid of the 80's, I loved to watch the cartoon series "Mysterious Cities of Gold". [This is where I get the idea for the title of this entry from]. That cartoon was a long series, about exploring the ancient Americas in search for the lost city of gold. It had a giant flying aircraft in the shape of a golden condor! The Nazca Lines were also in this. I was introduced to the topic of the Nazca Lines after watching this cartoon.) 

Monday, 8 August 2011

Bad weather, bad hair day

In the wake of freak storms, there is a reason why that is. I have no abundance of time or research to go into details but using my observations. People often moan about the weather and also it's one of the country's favourite topics. In recent times, the weather has turned upside down and become extreme.

It started a long time ago. Early people living in the British Isles left traces behind. One of those was the magnificent structures called megaliths, found all over. Yet Bronze Age people here shaved the landscape of prehistoric forests to build dwellings, boats, make tools and weapons. The removal of these ancient trees left the soil barren, and only grass grows in place.

Rain falls because the signature of the land requires it, to nourish forests and vegetation. When forests have been chopped down, it continues to rain, and this creates damp fields and floods. In Summer, no one can be shaded from the harmful rays or the intense heat. Trees, that covered the islands once, have long since gone but these would've protected us from the harsher elements. The trees that no longer exist would've absorbed all the rain and overflows. They would've been a barrier against bad weather. Shielded us also from cold winters, and kept us a little more safer from the blizzards and ice.

The forests and trees of the country now are set apart from villages, towns and cities. There aren't any villages living within a full forest. Most villages are set by farmland, open fields, shores and hills. Modern people are scared of trees and woodlands, and they hate individual trees because it stops them from getting a suntan when they bathe in their gardens. Also they're afraid of trees full stop.

There is a broken down food chain. Animals that were native to the islands (red squirrels, British wolves, ect) made up the landscape once upon a time and created the landscape. Without certain animals, there has been an overpopulation of other wildlife and an increase in newer problems. The fox and vermin situation is there because the wolf isn't there. If the British wolf still roamed the countryside, there wouldn't be an overpopulation of deer or hare, and less vermin, foxes would not be able to invade farms, and so on. There is an increase in wasps, and an increase in bugs, as there is something missing. Someone interfered with the natural organic process of things.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Peridot - Wolf of August

The birthstone of August is the Peridot. August is a time of harvest and holidays (especially here). For those who were born in August, the Peridot is considered a "lucky charm" to wear peridots and the peridot represents their birth month. Some realise that birthstones themselves are not always the same as the zodiac, which are seperate. There are zodiacal stones as well as birthstones. More on the stone

For those who were born in the month of August the Peridot is the traditional birthstone. The August birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Peridot is associated - love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the August Birthstone Peridot are  fame, dignity, and protection. The healing properties of the August birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the lungs, lymph, breast and sinuses. The Peridot is also used to enhance prosperity, growth, and openness. Go here

The "Peridot Wolf" might as well be the totem for this month, whoever was born in August, whether is is those born under Leo (23 July - 22 August) and Virgo (23 August - September 22) as both starsigns are found in the month of August and share the same birthstone.

August born Leo people are vibrant but snooty.
August born Virgo people are down-to-earth but finicky.

For the birthstone: Bernadine jewellery - August
August birthstone - Peridot
Beautiful Birthstones

"The color of the peridot stone is directly related to parts of the body that it can be of aid to. Because of it’s yellowish green color, peridot has been believed to cure diseases of the liver and difficulties with digestion. It aids in physical detoxification and helps problems with the kidneys, bladder, gall bladder, and the stomach. Peridot heals such illnesses as ulcers, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also useful in helping to heal insect bites." Source - Mystical Properties of Peridot