Owl Meanings in the Realms of Animal Symbolism
The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead.
In this light the owl was ruler of the night and seer of souls. A misunderstanding of this necessary relationship gave the owl some negative associations with death.
It should be clear that the owl was honored as the keeper of spirits who had passed from one plane to another. Often myth indicates the owl accompanying a spirit to the underworld - winging it’s newly freed soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit.
Being aware of the owl’s symbolic meanings is a good way to connect with this fascinating creatures, and also become more in-tune with the owl’s wisdom.
Apart from the cross, the most ubiquitous symbol of Christianity is the ichthys, known to us as the Jesus Fish, and today it appears predominantly in its natural habitat — car bumpers. The ichthys actually dates right back to ancient times, when Christianity was still an obscure sect, and considering that fish and fishing were frequently used as symbols in the Bible, you could argue that it’s a more appropriate symbol for the teachings of Christ than the device used to torture and kill him.
It’s a vagina.
One of the names given to the pre-Jesus Jesus Fish is the vesica pisces (vessel of the fish), and it was used as a symbol of every female fertility god ever, from Atargatis (the Syrian fertility goddess), Aphrodite/Venus (the goddess of love and sex) to the pagan Great Mother goddess, where it symbolized her life-giving vulva. Basically, whenever you encountered an image of fish in the pre-Christian world, it was probably an opposite-of-subtle metaphor for lady parts.
“Loneliness is one of the first things ordinary Americans spend their money achieving.
So wrote Stephen Marche in last month’s cover story for The Atlantic. “Loneliness is at the American core, a by-product of a long-standing national appetite for independence,” he said. “The price of self-determination and self-reliance has often been loneliness. Americans have always been willing to pay that price.”
It is easy, and therefore popular, to say that headphones make us anti-social. But Marche is right. Wealth can buy — and modern technology can deliver — the independence that people have always sought. People have always had private thoughts. Headphones have the capacity to make our music like our thoughts. Something that nobody else can hear. Something we can choose to share. …
Personal music creates a shield both for listeners and for those walking around us. Headphones make their own rules of etiquette. We assume that people wearing them are busy or oblivious, so now people wear them to appear busy or oblivious — even without music. Wearing soundless headphones is now a common solution to productivity blocks. Baldwin’s invention for the Navy has become a social accessory with a explicit message: I am here, but I am separate. In a wreck of people and activity, two plastic pieces connected by a wire create an aura of privacy.”
Living with parents - is it such a bad thing? Is it failure? He asked. There are saints who live off of nothing - they live in caves, smoke dope, beg for food, go hungry at times, just about barely managing. Why should this be considered a failure? Have those saints failed ? So, why is my idea of living with parents a failure? Maybe it isn’t?! Is this because of my origins of having spent years in America. Children don’t live with parents.
Shit! I searched for it on the net. And found something strange much to surprise. http://business.time.com/2012/03/20/being-30-and-living-with-your-parents-isnt-lame-its-awesome/
Will search more on this…