MARCH 1998 NEWSLETTER
Greetings, and Peace and Light as we celebrate the arrival of Spring, at least in the northern hemisphere.
To all of you who have been waiting for my newsletter, thank you for your patience. After setting up my web site, I discovered that I was a citizen of the world, not just the Northeast part of North America. This necessitated a complete change in the format and distribution, as the schedule of my classes and workshops would not mean much to those of you in other places.
So here goes volume 1, number 1, as they say in the publishing business.
What is the intent of this newsletter, for want of a better word? My thoughts are an exchange of ideas and to answer questions that any of you might have based on the changes and what is happening in the world.
We are at a truly significant time in history, as we see things. This is the transition period into another Age. Notice I didn't say into *the New Age*. This has been bandied about until its meaning has blurred. The Earth shifts into the Aquarian age, nothing mystical in that sense, as these changes occur every two thousand years or so, and represent the prevailing reality here on good old Earth.
A couple of millennia ago we shifted into the Piscean age, the time of faith and belief and spiritual(?) enlightenment. This was the time of the rise of the modern religions, which because they were based on history, had little to do with spirituality. Prior to that we were in the Age of Aries, you know, the dude in black who hangs out with Xena and Hercules . This was a time of military might, of iron and steel, and the Roman Empire.
So what will the Aquarian times bring us? The energy of Aquarius reflects the core beliefs of Shamanism. We are all connected; we are all equal; we are all unique, powerful individuals with an important contribution to make to the whole. The energy of social justice, a reverence for the earth and all life, and the dissolvment of the ego and its self-interested needs has begun to merge with the bigger picture.
It will be interesting to see how this will manifest in a world driven to this point by money-greed-power.
This is the beginning of Spring. Contrary to what we have all been taught, life is a circle or a spiral, but definitely not linear. At the moment the sun is poised above the equator creating equal day and night (the equinox), it enters the sign Aries and begins the true new year. Spring represents dawn and birth in the cycle of life, and also the direction East in the Sacred Circle. This is the time of new beginnings, of rebirth, of implementing new directions in our lives.
At this moment, Mind (East) and Spirit (North) merge, and we have illumination, clarity, and the insight to change our lives. This of course means letting go of all that is finished and worn out in our lives, which was the winter part of the cycle.
It is interesting that although our reality has always been linear, set up in straight lines (look at a table, the arrangement of pews in a church, etc.), the circle has always been part of our mythology. I happen to believe that so-called myths are our true history, but that is another story.
Look at the legends of King Arthur. In the midst of one of the darkest, most repressive times in history, when the Kings and the Popes were all-powerful, when the masses were nothing, came the stories of Arthur and his *round* table. These stories represented the highest ideals of human nature, and at Arthur's table, everyone was equal, there was no distinction.
Interesting web sites to check out (besides my own ):
For those many of you who know Ted, you will get to see his new site. For those of you who don't, check it out anyway. It is gorgeous. I don't say that only because I know Ted, and I helped design the site.....
Well, that is volume 1, number 1. I have no idea where this is going. I only know that Spirit will not let me rest until I get it going. For all of you who decide to stick with me and find out, thank you for your support.
And in case you might be wondering "Why did I receive this newsletter?" Some of you wrote to ask to be included in the mailing; some others are friends of either myself or my wife (Arlene of Quanah); some are friends of Wendy; and some wrote me about astrology readings or meditation tapes. For any of you who do NOT want to receive this in the future, let me know.
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If you have information you would like to share, such as a show, fair, art exhibit, write and I will include it in future newsletters.
I look forward to your comments, questions, and certainly your suggestions. In the meantime, enjoy the spring (or fall) wherever you are, and know that we are all connected in Light and in Love, and as the Navajo say,
May you walk in beauty.
Mi Takuye Oyasin, for all my relations,
Alan Grey Wolf
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