A Tale Of Concealments Revealed

A Tale Of Concealments Revealed

Joined: October 12th, 2004, 4:21 pm

March 15th, 2012, 8:56 pm #1

A Tale Of Concealments Revealed (Part One)

Written by © Raven Drake


Alphabetical letters are signs or symbols that make the world a somewhat known entity through the ritual of writing, for humans at least.

But for certain flora and fauna other signs litter the landscape. With these letters of their own, the various non-human life-forms communicate their needs and desires.

Writing itself has its roots in the rites and rituals of the Earth itself. Little is known by humans of the art of its tearings and readings, its rendings and renderings.


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But we can learn to interpret the natural riddles of earth through certain traits and features of the landscape, the marks and scratches left by animals in their journeys through a given terrain, their cloven hooves and footprints left as vestiges for all to see.

Even the winks, glances, leers, nods and shrugs of certain birds communicate their intentions and moods through these various gestures.

And this is never done in complete silence. Often these marks and gestures are accompanied by hoots and caws and honks and roars and chirps and twitters.


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And don't forget the strokes, dashes, scores, stripes, streaks, points, notches, and nicks that can be found on the bark of trees or on the surface of rocks and stones that convey certain meanings and desires.

How these signs are interpreted depends on who is doing the interpreting.

One thing is for certain these signs always make an impression.

We come to understand that animals have a written and spoken language of their own and their voices, despite their foreign accents, must be heard and heeded.

Even the plants and rocks and stones have voices of their own and so do the elements themselves.

Thunder booms, volcanoes erupt, cyclones whirl, and the hills and mountains rumble as the earth shakes.


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We must attend to these calls if we hope to learn anything new of the ever-changing landscapes in which we all reside.

Human and non-human animal alike.

How can we approach the world with awe and wonder as its mysteries unfold? This is the ultimate question.

It marks a beginning in our own journey toward meeting the animals on their own terms, learning their languages, growing accustomed to their litter of letters etched into the landscape, bridging the distances between us and them.


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As we listen to dogs and wolves bay at the moon, we also hear horses whinny, donkeys bray, bugs and insects hum and buzz.

And as snakes hiss and small birds tweet and whistle, we learn to identify and mimic their sounds.


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Tones and notes once unfamiliar become more familiar over time.

We learn to echo and match their notes. We stop seeing them as dumb animals void of reason.

Our intuition begins to inform us of their intentions and desires, the meanings of their cries and howls.


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We hone our instincts regarding the world before us and deepen our understanding of its hidden depths and concealments.

The mystery unfolds and we begin to participate in its unfolding, adding pieces of our own story to the medley of voices we hear in the forests and jungles of the Earth.

Soon what was once considered senseless or fathomless begins to make more sense.


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We have always been immersed in the Air and we partake of the Waters of the world.

Earth's elements sustain us and the non-human animals we encounter.

It is time now to immerse ourselves even further into the sounds and marks and meanings of our animal brothers and sisters.
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 16th, 2012, 3:22 am #2

yadda-yadda-yadda....
ya don't want to know - tryst me

........nice
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Joined: October 12th, 2004, 4:21 pm

March 16th, 2012, 5:40 pm #3

I'm speechless....

Laughing out loud......

Obviously - Good to hear from you....


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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 2:51 am #4

BUMP !

........nice
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