As the final Harry Potter movie hits the theaters this week it is a great time to look back at the amazing story. Over the last few weeks I've watched the previous 7 movies (I read the books a few years ago also), and it made me appreciate more Harry's growing process and how the lessons he learned played out in a certain pattern.
Making your own Crane Bag, investing it with your own energy enables you to tap into your ancestral wisdom and connect with the Goddess, the Mother Earth. The Crane Bag is filled with your heart soul talismans that hold your ancestral strength. Its story is ancient, going back many thousands of years in the Celtic lands. It is similar but not the same as the Medicine Bag of the North American traditions.
"In the previous part II of the article we discussed some typical Goddess myths as they can be found in many an Alpine valley; myths that tell us about the magical powers of the Goddess. In one type of lore we learned how being in sync with nature and therefore with the Goddess increases our wealth. In the other type of stories we explored the magical gifts given by the Goddess. Both stories, however, end with the vanishing of that magic, with the people failing to stay connected with the Goddess and her powers."
"The trickster comes to life in the complex terrain of polytheism. His function in an archaic society or rather the function of his mythology, of the tales told about him, is to add disorder to order and so make a whole, to render possible, within the fixed bounds of what is permitted, an experience of what is not permitted.”
"One cannot predict the next mythology any more than one can predict tonight's dream; for a mythology is not an ideology. It is not something projected from the brain, but something experienced from the heart."