Nov 27 2012

Happiness

Category: General,Motivationadmin @ 3:24 pm


Feb 02 2012

Spiderman – Responsibility

Category: Modern Fictional Depictionsadmin @ 4:23 am


Most everyone has seen or heard of Spiderman. The main lesson of this character that stands out is the one taught him by his dying uncle, “With great power comes great responsibility”. This is one that most humans would do well to listen to. Every day we see large corporation and powerful government abusing their authority and financial power. This is a lesson that serves in all areas of life and we will get into this more later. However, I thought I’d drop the obvious things first. How can I have a website on Spider Wisdom and not mention Spiderman? 😉

Additionally, I chose this image specifically for it’s light/dark dualism!


Dec 19 2010

Legend of the Christmas Spider

Category: Holidays,Mythology & Legendadmin @ 4:39 pm

There are a few different folk legends dealing with Christmas Spiders from the Ukraine and Germany. In Germany, it seems there are many variations on the tale depending on the the religious preference of the person telling the story. However, in all cases the association with spider webs and Christmas/Yule tree tinsels seems apparent. Also, the fact that spiders may seems small and insignificant but in fact are important is also a concept to consider here. Another item worth mentioning is that there is also an Australian spider commonly known as a Christmas Tree Spider due to its seeming appearance to have what looks similar to a Christmas Tree on it’s back.

(A folk legend version from the Ukraine)
There once was a widow, who lived in a small hut. One day a pinecone dropped on the floor and it took root. Her children were excited that they would have a tree for Christmas. All summer long they made plans on how they would decorate the tree. They were very poor, so poor that they did not have anything to decorate the tree with. The widow went to bed on Christmas Eve knowing that the tree would not be decorated. Early on Christmas morning, the woman was awakened by her children. “Mother, mother wake up and see the tree it is beautiful!” The mother arose and saw that during the night a spider had spun a web around the tree. The youngest child opened the window to the first light of Christmas Day. As the shafts of the sun crept along the floor, it touched one of the threads of the spider web and instantly the web was changed into gold and silver. And from that day forward the widow never wanted for anything.

[text copied from Museum of Science and Industry Archives]

(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year…. The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife’s busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.

T’was the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ child’s visit. But the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They must see the tree closely, since their eyes weren’t accustomed to the brightness of the room… so the crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely of the Christmas tree beauty.

But alas!! Everywhere they went they had left their webs, and when the little Christ child came to bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God’s creatures too, but he knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, wouldn’t feel the same, so He touched the webs and they all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold!

Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on our christmas trees, and according to the legend, it has been a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.

[text copied from Kraftmster’s Page]

(A tale from Germany)
If you’ve ever gazed at the beautiful tinsel sparkling on your Christmas Tree and wondered who came up with idea of decorating the tree in this way, wonder no longer. According to German legend, it signifies a Christmas miracle from many years ago.

The day before Christmas, as the small house in Germany underwent its Christmas Eve cleaning, the resident spiders, not wanting to be swept up with the broom, hid in the attic. When nightfall came and all were settled into bed, the spiders crept downstairs. To their amazement, in the middle of the living room was a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree. They were so excited that they ran all over the tree. They scurried up the trunk and leapt from branch to branch. Unfortunately they had left their mark. A gray spider web now covered the whole tree.

When Weihnachtsmann, also known as Father Christmas, arrived he was amused to see the tree covered in spider webs. Now he faced a dilemma. The family would be disappointed to see their beautiful tree all wrapped in the webs, but the spiders were so pleased with their handiwork that he did not have the heart to take it down. What could he do?

He thought and thought and came up with a wonderful solution. He turned all the webs into beautiful shimmering silver strands. When the family awoke on Christmas Morning they ran to the living room and saw their tree sparking and glittering in the morning sun. Their delight was unsurpassed. They had never seen such a beautiful tree. Only the mother knew that a true Christmas miracle had occurred overnight.

From that day on tinsel became a treasured ornament for trees all over the world. Those who know the legend make sure that they give thanks to the industrious spiders by hanging a beautiful silver or gold spider ornament in a prominent location on their tree.

[Text from Essortment]

(Another Tale from Germany)
Another story comes from Germany about spiders and Christmas trees. Long ago families allowed their animals to come inside and view the Christmas trees on Christmas Eve. Because the Christ Child was born in a stable, they felt that the animals should take part in the Christmas celebration. But spiders weren’t allowed because housewives didn’t want cobwebs all over everything. of course the spiders were unhappy about this, so one year they complained to the Christ Child. He felt sorry for them and decided that late at night He would let them in to see the trees. The excited spiders loved the Christmas trees and all night long they crawled about in the branches, leaving them covered with webs. On Christmas morning the housewives saw what the spiders had done. But instead of being angry, they were delighted. For in the night the Christ Child had turned all of the cobwebs into sparkling tinsel. And even today, tinsel is often used to decorate Christmas trees to add that same sparkle the Christ Child gave the cobwebs long ago, in Germany.

[text from The Holiday Spot]

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Jul 25 2010

Spider Dreams from Dream Gates

Category: Dreamsadmin @ 8:25 am

It was recently brought to my attention that information posted by Robert Moss on his Dream Gates blog at Belief.net reflects stark similarities to my own experiences.  Specifically where he recounts a dream encounter of an artist with the Native American Spider Woman. 

You can read his Spider Dreams posts so far or visit his Way Of The Dreamer site for more information.

Image by Clever Photo

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Apr 15 2010

Personal Experiences

Category: Experiencesadmin @ 7:49 pm

Since I have had the luck of people willing to post their personal experiences on the Welcome Post – I decided it would be better to create a Catagory for this so that they can all be found together and others can comment on them. You will find there is a phenomena which is spreading and becoming more common as well as other things which have taken place for ages.

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Feb 12 2010

Rare Textile from Spider Silk

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 2:16 pm

A very unique GOLDEN textile made from Spider Silk. It is very strong & very, very light. Highly unique. Each strand is composed of 96 threads of spider silk.

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Jan 27 2010

Sanctuary: Kali

Category: Modern Fictional Depictionsadmin @ 4:27 am

My brother found this one and sent it to me to watch. The associations are amazing how they parallel my own findings. Note the spider archetype (Makri) used in conjunction with the Hindu Goddess Kali. Also, note how the archetypal arachnid is both a mark of the Goddess’ “prophet” and a communication device of the Goddess. Also, this depicts how one cannot make themselves a prophet and how one must be chosen by the Divine and not the other way around. Here, Durga is depicted as a male and does not coincide with tradition. Notice in the dance the “hourglass” shape which can also be considered an aspect of Tantric symbolism and related to the MerKaBa symbol. Lastly, at he end – Kali’s final action creates a circle and bindu symbol, the symbol of the Higher Self. [This was the season finale, watch next season for the continuation]

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Aug 07 2009

Welcome!

Category: Generaladmin @ 4:51 pm

As someone who has an irrational fear of spiders, such that it even began to give me bizarre nightmares in adulthood, I have investigated the symbology of this archetype in an attempt to learn from it in hopes of overcoming my fears. While I’m still not really partial to arachnids, I do find them fascinating but also terrifying, much like the ancient Hindu Goddess Kali who has become a large part of my studies.

I plan on using this site to display some of my findings as well as an attempt to gather information from others who have found this archetypal totem to be significant in some way in their own lives. Please feel free to contact me with any information relating to your own experiences, dreams, fears, learning, or anything related to this symbol.

I am also in the process of building my outline for a book, also titled Spider Wisdom, in which I hope to eventually make public as I feel, with the coming Procession of the 2012 Winter Solstice, the Wisdom revealed seems to be strongly related to the upcoming evolution of this planet and possibly part of a new paradigm for the future!

I have been researching this topic, syncronistically enough, for approximately eight years before feeling I have found and “confirmed” enough information to begin finally compiling my book and starting this site. Stay tuned for more and please feel free to contact me with any related information and/or questions. I hope anyone interested in this topic will join this site and engage in the topics. Blessings!


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