The Wolf and the Bear: a tale of Spirits for children.

The Wolf and the Bear never were friends. They lived by the river, in the side of the mountain, surrounded by the forest. They had the same water, shelters and foods, but they never were friends, and they tried to avoid each other every time they could.

One day, the Bear was wandering in the middle of the trees, and he found an abandoned dead deer. It was half eaten, but all alone lying there in the middle of the woods. The Bear thought: “Well, it’s here… abandoned… I don’t think that it could hurt anyone if I eat a little bit. The Winter is coming, and I’m going to sleep a lot. I need to eat all that I could.”

So the Bear went to the deer and started to eat. When he was in the middle of his unespected meal, he hear a growl on his back. The took a look, and saw the Wolf, all the hair up, all the teeth out, looking and growling at him. “Why are you eating my deer?”, the Wolf asked.

“The deer was alone in the middle of the woods. I didn’t know that it was yours.”, the Bear aswered.

“Well, you know now. Leave my deer, I’m not afraid of you.”, the Wolf growled again, walking towards the Bear, all the hair up and all the teeth out. He put the tongue between the teeth and looked the Bear like he was his next target. “Fight! I’m not afraid of you! Even if your big and strong.”, the Wolf grasped.

The Bear looked at the dead deer, and then looked at the Wolf. “Nor you nor I need to fight. Take the deer, it’s all yours.” And he left the deer and the Wolf there in the middle of the trees. He walked away, slowly, to the river, where he could find juicy fishes to full his belly for the Winter.

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[DP] Virtues: Wisdom

Wisdom (DP Handbook definition): Good judgement, the ability to percieve people and situations correctly, deliberate about and decide on the correct response.

Wisdom (Collins Concise Dictionary): 1. the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. 2. accumulated knowledge, erudition, or enlightenment. 3. (Archaic) a wise saying or wise sayings or teachings.

Wisdom, like weaving in the threads of knowledge…

Wisdom, waves that come and go, now and away…

Wisdom, when the bear chooses not to fight the wolf…

Wisdom, and the salmon eating hazelnuts in the pond…

Wisdom here and now and always.

The Grey Wanderer Man with the Beard,

The King in the Throne that was and will be,

The Teacher that waits and help you see…

I always wonder, what is Wisdom?

And my answers go away…

The word is playing with me,

The meaning is hiding from me.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever going to be wise enough…

Sometimes I wonder if Wisdom is running away…

And other times, I simply wait… I wait and see…

What’s around me, and what I learn about it.

I don’t know what is Wisdom or I try to not know?

Wisdom is when you don’t doubt the answer,

Wisdom is when you know.

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Quick update on the DP and other stuff

Well, I’m still reading “In Search of the Indo-Europeans”, I think that I’m going to finish in a couple of days, and that’s fine. I’ve been working on the Virtues, I have to re-write Wisdom. I’m going to make some changes in my altar too, so I have to re-write the altar essay, but I’m fine with that too.

There are a lot of changes going. I’m making some devotionals to the Morrígan, as part of some devotional work developed by Drum for the Morrígan SIG. It’s a really interesting work for me, it seems that She is fine with me now, and I think that I’m making some advances there.

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Some spirituality thoughts….

I don’t know if I have mentioned before that even when I have applied for the Norse Hearth when I joined the ADF, I’m dealing with a whole different situation at spiritual level now. At first I thought that maybe I needed to focus less on the Norse and try to deal with something more Gaelic (I have a previous good relationship with The Morrigan and Cernunnos); but it seems that I was wrong, and even when I’m starting to feel the call of a Celtic-oriented path it results that it’s a Gallaecian one and not an Irish or Scottish one.

I’m from the Northwest corner of Spain, the place known as Galicia, that was called Gallaecia when the Romans came here. The different tribes and peoples living here before them were called Gallaecos or Callaecos, and they were from an early Celtic branch (or even proto-Celtic for what I have read in the last months). I’m trying to study the Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses worshiped by the Callaecos, and it’s really difficult task, because we have very little cultural material to deal with. We have only some inscriptions with names and offerings, so it’s a hard work, but I’m trying to do it the best that I can. Wish me luck with this! I need a lot of it…

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DP Program: I-E Studies Book Review

Well, I’m currently reading “In Search of the Indo-Europeans” by J.P. Mallory for the I-E Studies Book Review, and I have to say that I’m enjoying it more than I expected. It’s a College-level book, a little harsh at times, but very informative and interesting.

I’m in the second chapter, where the author writes about the different Indo-European peoples that lived in Asia and Near Asia. He uses Linguistics and Archaeology to place the Indo-Aryans, Persians, Tocharians, steppe peoples and another bunch of alleged Indo-Europeans on the map. The problem here seems to be that the archaeological remains could not fit with the linguistic remains, so it’s more a work of speculation more than anything else…

Even with this in mind, I find really interesting all the linguistic comparations between different ancient I-E languages and the modern ones. I love really much all this kind of stuff, but the pottery and ware part is harsh, I never really liked it even when I was in the University doing my degree (I studied Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaelogy); I remember that I hate specially the practices joining little pottery pieces like a puzzle, even if the final result could be nice and worthy of a good study…

I hope that the next chapters could be as interesting as the previous two. I’m gonna cross my fingers…

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Some time later…

Yes, I know that there have been a long time since I started the blog and told about writing every week… It’s crystal clear that I could’nt do it in that time (I had a lot of personal issues starting with my father’s death back on 26th December). But I think that the time has come when I can really commit to this enterprise, and I can start to post on a good weekly basis. So keep watching because I’m still planning to do all the DP material, 30 Days of Druidry and Pagan Blog projects.

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Pagan Blog Project

The last year I was very tempted to do this one, but in the last moment I dropped the idea and never write anything. But this year I’m going to give it a try (even when I came a little late). So I’m going to start with the beginning and I’ll write the entries for the A’s and the first B in the next days.

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