Understanding The Magic of Air
Air is associated with ideas and communication, representing divine inspiration and messages from the gods. The ancients watched the movement of the stars in the heaven and understood that the air is a source of mystery and wisdom. Places such as Stonehenge were built to capture the magic of the skies, the stones changeling the energy of sunrise or moonrise into the circle to empower rituals. Many of today’s sciences and mathematics have their origins in humankind’s need to interpret the messages of the air.
Air For Inspiration – Inspired by birds, shamans use spirit flight in their healing rituals and ceremonies. Meditation and herbs are used to make the spirit leave the physical body and fly through the air to other worlds, seeking a cure for illness or a solution to a problem. Work with air to enhance your intellect and to receive flashes of inspiration and new ideas. Air can open your mind to new possibilities and allow your imagination to soar.
Air in Myth and Legend
Messengers – All cultures have tales of wise messengers descending from the air. These include angels, birds, winged dragons and even today’s science fiction aliens, all of whom have access to more advanced information and technology than the people they visit.
Witches – Witches are often pictures flying through the air on broomsticks, a symbol of their wisdom and magic.
Sky Gods – Many ancient foods were linked to the intellect and communicative powers of the air. These include the Roman Mercury, the Greek Hermes and the Egyptians Thoth. The gods of the sky were all guardians of arcane study, and were thought to pass these gifts to humans.
All cultures have myths about creatures of the air, such as the Greek flying horse, Pegasus. Here’s a post on Gaian Ecology > https://empress2inspire.blog/2021/01/17/daily-dose-of-nature-226/