Archive for April, 2011

Moon’s Metetonic Cycle

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

We all know about the phases of the Moon and that it’s  cycle that runs about 29 days, but how many of you know about the Moon’s 19 year Metetonic Cycle?

The ancients knew about it because they tracked the moon’s cycles in detail. They were able to ascertain that a Synodic period of the Moon, (when the Moon returns to the same phase), is exactly 29.531 days long.  They were then able to discover that there is a natural 19 year rhythm between the Sun and the Moon. That is… every 19 years a lunar phase and solar day of the year will have the same calendar count.

Many ancient peoples worked with the Moon’s Metetonic cycle to predict eclipses.  Today scientists still use it during flight planning for lunar spacecraft missions and in calculating the date for Easter.


About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.

Earthquakes & Planetary Alignments

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Well, Uranus certainly entered Aries with a bang! For those of you who are not in the know, it was the same day the 8.9 Earthquake hit Japan.  Is this just coincidence or can astrological alignments have an influence on the Earth’s seismic activity?

I’ve been watching earthquake patterns nearly everyday for the last two years, and I think there is something to examine here. Last year Greece, Italy, and the Middle East were getting slammed everyday with small earthquakes (2’s and 3’s).  Along the eastern Asian coastlines and Indonesia, part of the Ring of Fire, earthquakes measured mostly at 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s.  (The Ring of Fire is aptly named because of its prolific volcanic and earthquake activity, and stretches from the west coast of South America, going up the US west coast, around the Alaskan coast, over to the eastern coast of Siberia, Japan, China, and down through Indonesia to New Zealand.)

The day after last July’s Cardinal Grand Cross, the pattern of earthquake activity suddenly changed. Europe and the Middle East were no longer getting any, and the magnitude of earthquake intensity along the Asian coast and Indonesia increased significantly.  These patterns are still holding true today.   It will be interesting to see what happens this July when the Uranus/Pluto square is within a one degree orb, and during June and July when this year’s Cardinal Grand Cross moves into position. (The grand cross involves Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. with the the Sun in Cancer as the forth point for a number of days, and then Venus in Cancer continues to sustain the alignment, totaling a 3 week period of time. (approx. June 26 -July 13).

This month…Neptune makes a temporary shift into Pisces, triggering a move away from technology and forward towards compassion for the planet, people and environment.  And Pluto begins a five month period of retrograde.  So the next few months will be an excellent time to review and finish processing your transformations from the past year.

Shamanic Apprenticeship: Year Two

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Want to work with me but feel the first year is too elementary for you? That’s fine, just contact me and we can work something out.  Like I said before, everyone works at their own pace, and has had different life experiences.  Here is a look at the second year’s Tutorials.

Resurecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship
Second Year’s Tutorials

  • Spirit of Place:  The Landscape & Spiritual Development
  • Axis Mundi, The World Axis
  • Spirit of Place: Planetary Magnetics & Blood Mysteries
  • Spiritual Significance of Mountains & Trees
  • Medicine Wheel I:  A Cutural Introduction
  • Medicine Wheel II:  The Four Cardinal Directions
  • Medicine Wheel III:  Totems & Earth Astrology
  • Medicine Wheel IV:  Construction
  • Medicine Wheel V:  Putting It All Together

The main focus that flows throughout this cross-cultural, apprenticeship is to help the student become aware of, and work with the spirits all around us.  By learning how the Ancients and Indigenous peoples perceived reality and connected with the land, you will be able to transform your attitudes and lifestyle.

Please, consider letting the momentum of this program, transform your life, so you can Walk in Balance with All Our Relations in our unprecedented changing times.

The Earth is calling out to us,
to learn her secrets now!

If you are interested in this apprenticeship,

or have any  questions, please let me know.

I’d love to hear from you.

(919) 942-7754

Darshan With Mother Meera

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The second mystical experience happened in the late ‘90’s sometime after my return from Great Britain.  The Guardians told me they wanted me to smoke a pipe to help me release a part of my ego that was preventing me from moving forward in my inner work.  As I began the ceremony, I spontaneously brought in Mother Meera, a living avatar who I had heard about, but never worked with.  As I began feeling like I was being pulled out of my body, I realized I had made a “mistake”, and I was very grateful when the pipe suddenly went out.

As I sat contemplating what had just happened, a vision of Mother Meera came to me and told me the best thing I could do, was to lie down.  As soon as I did, I felt her hands working on me and was plunged into a twilight dimension.  Not really asleep, but not really awake either.  There I stayed for a couple of hours as I went from one experience to another.  The most important one was in India, where Mother Meera gave me Darshan.  When I awoke, I had a split consciousness.  Part of it was in the heavenly realms looking down on myself in the room, and the other was still in my body.  It was a very odd experience and feeling that lasted probably a week, before becoming integrated into my Being.  The Guardians told me that she had brought me into a state of total

Self-actualization, which shifted my perception of reality forever.