Fourth and Fifth Nights of Solstice

Artsongs '18, Spirited Red Skywalker 12/17 - 29, White Castle, White Castle 2018

12.17.18 Spirited Red Skywalker

Entering White Castle on the Ninth Night of Solstice . . . . the Vulture visits from the remains of my ancestors to sing me their song, Great Bear, Ursa: vanguard.

12.18.18 White Lunar Wizard

What is it that happens when the tower is silent, empty of stories and tales you tell yourself, and the vulture has carried off the shadows, then what do you do when shadow work is done, how do you shift and change?
You climb on the bear’s back and ride through the constellations, on a spirited skywalking adventure, gathering ingredients for what you’ll create further ahead . . .

First Night of Solstice:Ashem Vohu

Artsongs '18, Red Castle, Red Castle 2018, Sustaining Yellow Sun 12/4 -16

12.10.18 White Resonant Worldbridger

ASHEM VOHU, VAHISHTEM ASTI
USHTA ASTI, USTA AHMAI
HYAT ASAI VAHISHTAY ASHEM

1. On waking up in the morning.
2. When lighting a Divo.
3. Before meals, interview* or exam*.
4. Anytime you start something or come across a hurdle or danger.
5. The next time you see an ambulance or Fire Engine with sirens blaring
6. As evil thought tends to enter your mind
7. Remember to pray it with your family.
8. As you fall asleep.
9. Anytime when prayed is an act of virtue
10. After coming in contact with dirt or filth. ???*
11. In pious memory of Holy Farohars.
12. As many times as possible in the ear of a dying person till Sachkar
13. Time of receiving first news of death of a hamdeen.
14. Time of performing Sezdo (last respect) to baste kustiyan
15. When the Angels come to escort you to your heavenly home
16. Anytime

USHTA TE! [May Happiness be unto you!]

When this manthra is chanted correctly, the sky blue coloured vibrationary
energies build up a type defence system to keep the reciter away from
evil onslaughts which endeavour to take possession of the body and mind. As
a result the unrighteous thoughts that come out of the mind in the form
of negative energies are trapped into this envelope of the Staota of Ashem
Vohu, and transmitted into Gav or positive energy.

Zarathushtrian science teaches us that an evil thought, word or deed should
be disliked, but not the person.

Piety (asha) is a divine power that conducts Divine order so as to lead the
entire Cosmos to its final aim (Farshogard). Asha in its broadest sense we
know is righteousness. It is also a divine power in a concrete form. It is a
basic foundation of entire cosmos together with all the divinities. Hence
Ashem is that divine power. It is therefore Vohu (good).

The person who developes this power of Asha always thinks good of others,
and not of himself . Implied in this is humbleness and absence of ego, the
bane of evil. So Asha is not merely good, it is (Asti) the best (
Vahistem), a power of highest excellence. It implies that a person who
possesses Asha is capable of doing immense good to others and gradually
starts acquiring Behman, Good Mind, thinking and acting like a Yazad . This
type of thinking progresses further towards Ahura, the source from which
Bahman emanates.

Such a state can only be achieved by developing Asha.

Thus Asha is a beneficial power which every Mazdayasnie Zarathushtri should
strive for.

Asha brings eternal bliss, Ushtaa. Such a gift is (Asti) bestowed on
him/her, who has acquired Asha , for the aid of spiritual progress.

This state of Eternal bliss (Ushtaa) which shall lead to the state of
immortality is given unto him (Ahmaai) who will endeavour for acquisition
of such Asha, which is absolutely necessary for attainment of Farshogard.

Then, (Hyat) only this state (Ashaa-i) shall bring the utmost piety
(Vahishtaa- Ashem) to him.

Note that in Ashem Vohu, there is Vohu (man) and Asha (Vahishta).

The word Ushta comes form Ush , the light that illumes us from slumber (Usha
– dawn , ushi -conciousness ). Hence Ushta also connotes spiritual
awakening,illumination or self-realisation. In view of this matter
consider Zarathushtra, Zarath -ripe, perfect, bestower of Spiritual light
(ush-tra ).”tra” is a suffix showing medium or agency.

Spirits Call: Continuum

Artsongs '18, Red Castle, Red Castle 2018, Sustaining Yellow Sun 12/4 -16

12.8.18 Yellow Overtone Seed

I paint finger labyrinths for use where there is no walking labyrinth near you, or you are interested in using one frequently on your own unique inner journey. Painting labyrinths is, for me, a meditative practice while I journey within creation, a homecoming to an integrative art form that feels just right from deep in my gut and it gives me great pleasure to make them available to you.

The labyrinth is 5” round with ¾” sides that are painted. It is signed on the back, where there is space to hang it should you so choose, and it comes with a feather from my forest abode for ‘walking’ the seven circuits with.

It was painted with spring fed creek water on the new moon in the constellation of The Scorpion, and it is a two path journey . . . you enter, center, and continue anew . . .

To use this labyrinth in your practice, sit in a quiet place with the labyrinth on your lap, enter sacred space, and trace the circuits with your finger or the feather provided. You may use another tool, just choose one that is not sharp or as pointed as a toothpick, as that may damage the canvas or scrape away paint.
If you are a Reiki practitioner or energy healer, you may find this of use with your clients.

~Blessings~