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originally posted by: RavenSpeaks
a reply to: erucysae
But I feel that the true purpose is far much deeper than that. It's not a positive vibe at all on any level.
Check out this guy:hiddenexperience.blogspot.com...
He's all about owls and "high strangeness"
Watch his video lecture about owls, given in England.
You cannot hear the Owl and some Native Americans feared the Owl and called its feathers deception feathers. The authors say that this owl is oftentimes the medicine of sorcerers and witches and if these birds gather around you alot, you may be drawn to the magical practices. A warning is also given that one should resist any temptation to practice black magic or any art that takes energy away from another being. “However, even if Owl is your medicine it doesn’t necessarily mean you are a black magician or sorcerer. Owls nature is to see what others cannot which is the essence of true wisdom. Where others are deceived, Owl sees and knows what is there”. (pg.121)
In other cultures like ancient Greece, the Goddess Athena was associated with an Owl on her shoulder. Owl teaches unseen truths and can enable one to perceive the whole truth. Basically people with Owl medicine can see through people and their ulterior motives and not be deceived as easily as others... its appearance can also mean you have been greatly deceived by either yourself or another. Perhaps witchcraft or black magic is being used against you. It can be saying to you to look deeper into yourself about what you are “in the dark about” or even to look at your own darkness, shadow and blind spots.
originally posted by: artistpoet
a reply to: IlluminatiTechnician
The Illuminati of who I am member is opposed to artificial depopulation and active against Eugenicist tyrants
Opposed to Poverty and War and suffering yet you believe others who use our name falsely
I a) live in Birmingham
b) know several of the artists involved in producing the owls.
originally posted by: eightfold
I a) live in Birmingham and b) know several of the artists involved in producing the owls.
Of the people I know (6 of the artists) only one of them received any direction as to the design of their owls - the rest had free reign to do what they wanted. The only one that did get artistic advice was doing his owl in conjunction with an inner city school and they wanted something to demonstrate multicultural inclusiveness.
Any suggestion that this is somehow a sinister masonic, illuminati, government blah blah blah blah conspiracy is 100% nonsense. It's just (often stunning, beautiful) art produced by local artists.
Enjoy it? It makes me a bit sad that people here often look at this kind of stuff and see some kind of dark conspiracy.
originally posted by: IlluminatiTechnician
One clearly has the eye of RA on it, which is the same eye that the Illuminati worships....
...I find it kind of ironic that al of these "different" people, from different walks of life, with "free reign" over what they could paint....would be all this dark art stuff that all align with the Illuminati beliefs. Maybe you do know them....but maybe you don't know their personal lives so well. You have to admit, most of these do align with Illuminati beliefs and symbolism outright.
Fair enough, but the Illuminati are the Illuminati. There is no good one and bad one.
Owls in Myth & Culture
Abyssinia: The Hamites held the Owl to be sacred.
Afghanistan: The Owl gave Man flint and iron to make fire - in exchange, Man gave the Owl his feathers.
Africa, Central: The Owl is the familiar of wizards to the Bantu.
Africa, East: The Swahili believe the Owl brings illness to children.
Africa, Southern: Zulus know the Owl as the sorcerers' bird.
Africa, West: The messenger of wizards and witches, the Owl's cry presages evil.
Algeria: Place the right eye of an Eagle Owl in the hand of a sleeping woman and she will tell all.
Arabia: The Owl is a bird of ill omen, the embodiment of evil spirits that carries off children at night. According to an ancient Arabic treatise, from each female Owl supposedly came two eggs, one held the power to cause hair fall out and one held the power to restore it.
Arctic Circle: A little girl was turned into a bird with a long beak by magic, but was so frightened she flapped about madly and flew into a wall, flattening her face and beak. So the Owl was created.
Australia: Aborigines believe bats represent the souls of men and Owls the souls of women. Owls are therefore sacred, because your sister is an Owl - and the Owl is your sister.
Aztecs: One of their evil gods wore a Screech Owl on his head.
Babylon: Owl amulets protected women during childbirth.
Belgium: Legend has it that a priest offered the Owl his church tower to live in if the bird would get rid of the rats and mice that plagued his church.
Bordeaux: Throw salt in the fire to avoid the Owl's curse.
Borneo: The Supreme Being turned his wife into an Owl after she told secrets to mortals.
Brittany: An Owl seen on the way to the harvest is the sign of a good yield.
Burma: During a quarrel among the birds, the Owl was jumped upon and so his face was flattened.
Cameroon: Too evil to name, the Owl is known only as "the bird that makes you afraid".
Carthage: The city was captured by Agathocles of Syracuse (Southern Italy) in 310 BC. Afterward, he released Owls over his troops and they settled on their shields and helmets, signifying victory in battle.
Celtic: The Owl was a sign of the underworld.
China: The Owl is associated with lightning (because it brightens the night) and with the drum (because it breakes the silence). Placing Owl effigies in each corner of the home protect it against lightning. The Owl is a symbol of Too much Yang (positive, masculine, bright, active energy).
Ethiopia: man condemned to death was taken to a table on which an Owl was painted, and then expected to take his own life.
Etruria: To the Etruscans of Ancient Italy the Owl was an attribute of the god of darkness.
France: When a pregnant woman hears an Owl it is an omen that her child will be a girl.
Germany: If an Owl hoots as a child is born, the infant will have an unhappy life.
Greenland: The Inuit see the Owl as a source of guidance and help.
Hawaii: Owls feature in old war chants.
Incas: Venerated the Owl for its beautiful eyes and head.
India: Seizures in children could be treated with a broth made from Owl eyes. Rheumatism pain was treated with a gel made from Owl meat. Owl meat could also be eaten as a natural aphrodisiac. In northern India, if one ate the eyes of an Owl, they would be able to see in the dark. In southern India, the cries of an Owl were interpreted by number: One hoot was an omen of impending death; two meant success in anything that would be started soon after; three represented a woman being married into the family; four indicated a disturbance; five denoted coming travel; six meant guests were on the way; seven was a sign of mental distress; eight foretold sudden death; and nine symbolized good fortune. In parts of the Indian sub-continent people believed that the Owl was married to the bat.
Indonesia: Around Manado, on the isle of Sulawesi, People consider Owls very wise. They call them Burung Manguni. Every time someone wants to travel, they listen to the owls. The owls make two different sounds; the first means it is safe to go, and the second means it's better to stay at home. The Minahasa, people around Manado, take those warnings very seriously. They stay at home when Manguni says so. Information thanks to Alex van Poppel.
Iran: In Farsi the Little Owl (Athene Noctua) is called "Joghde-kochek". It is said that this bird brings bad luck. In Islam, it's forbidden (Haram) to eat.
Ireland: An Owl that enters the house must be killed at once, for if it flies away it will take the luck of the house with it.
Israel: In Hebrew lore the Owl represents blindness and desolation and is unclean.
Jamaica: o ward off the Owl's bad luck, cry "Salt and pepper for your mammy".
Japan: Among the Ainu people the Eagle Owl is revered as a messenger of the gods or a divine ancestor. They would drink a toast to the Eagle Owl before a hunting expedition. The Screech Owl warns against danger. Though they think the Barn Owl and Horned Owl are demonic.