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Up-coming events for Athenas Web

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Don Cerow

Will be talking USA – History and Predictions and the ASC Astrological Society of Connecticut, Hartford. The ASC P.O. Box 402 Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0402 860.568.8617 The Astrological Society of Connecticut was founded October 17, 1972 in Hartford, Connecticut.  The ASC is one of the largest and most active local astrological organizations in the United States.  We are […]

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FIRECRACKERS ON A STRING

Posted on March 1st, 2014 by Don Cerow

This spring, we will witness the manifestation of the Grand Cardinal Cross in dramatic fashion. People hear this term being bandied about by astrologers, without really knowing what it means. Indeed, even the astrologers do not fully understand what it will mean, but in general there’s a powerful combination that is getting ready to be […]

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Egyptian Archaeology

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by Don Cerow

Venus is considered to be the ruler of Taurus. During the time during which the Vernal Equinox was passing through the constellation Taurus, themes thought to be within the ‘realm’ of Venus come into more prominence, as her mythical qualities are ‘nourished’ by heaven above. We know a great deal about Egypt, in part because the […]

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And the Winners Are:

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by Don Cerow

Those who have followed along the weaves of the WEB are aware of the historical dimensions of the alignments that have taken place as the Vernal Equinox (Spring) has aligned with the stars in the ‘Scroll’, the strand of thread, ribbon or fishing line that runs from Al Rischa (the knot) to Omega Piscium, the […]

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Sacred Script, The Divine Word

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by Don Cerow

     Mythology is a form of symbolic communication. This manner of connecting is very old and predates the phonetic script we use today. While hieroglyphics were thought of as part of a divine script or ‘God’s word’, it was held in high regard by various cultures before phonetic script, based on sound rather than images, began to […]

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Tales of Ages Long Forgotten: Finnish III

Posted on January 1st, 2014 by Don Cerow

Ages come and Ages go. As each New Age washes overs us civilizations learn new lessons about life, new ways of being. Once an epoch has past, cultural memories begin to fade, preserved first by tradition before being lost beneath the sands of Time. The more one walks the mythic trail, the more it becomes […]

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Center and Circle: Finnish Myth II

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by Don Cerow

   Last edition we applied an old formula to a new genus of myths. The Kalevala is a compilation of recited verses that record the memories and beliefs of the ancestral Finnish people in song. It was an oral tradition in a truly magical world, for to them, all things, for good or for ill, were the […]

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The Finnish Egg: Finnish Myth I

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by Don Cerow

THE FINNISH EGG: FINNISH MYTH I In previous editions of the WEB, we have examined the mythical theme of being ‘Born of the Egg.’ It is a simple vision, that all Creation was Born of an Egg, deriving from a time when the Great Bird flew over the Cosmic Sea and laid the Universal Egg. […]

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Serpentine Secrets: Cherokee III

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by Don Cerow

  Through the annals of the WEB, we have examined the relationship of Dragon to serpent many times, for there is much to be seen there. The name for the constellation ‘Draco’ is simply a Greek word for ‘snake’.  Since Draco was a snake that circled through the heavens night after night, without any of […]

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Stars, Myths and Dragons: The Wisdom of Ancient Culture

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Don Cerow

November 23, 2013 10:30am – 5:00 pm Don Cerow’s planetarium show on the archetypal roots of zodiacal symbolism has been presented from California to Florida – from sea to shining sea! The symbol of the dragon is the vestige of a formerly world-wide system of encoded, or esoteric, knowledge found in the stars.   Whether […]

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On the Road

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 by Don Cerow

     This Moon Mail will need to be a quick one. Lisa and I are on the road, headed for Florida, where we will be presenting on the 7th and 23rd of this month. October left us feeling like a pin-ball wizards, bouncing from one book signing to the next all over New England. […]

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Blazing Star: Cherokee II

Posted on October 18th, 2013 by Don Cerow

  This is another reflection on a Cherokee myth, one that seems to tie together Uktena (our Dragon, Draco) with mountains, circular ceremonies, and a gem of great power for those who knew how to wield it.     If we follow the mythic clues being presented to us, an interesting pattern begins to emerge […]

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‘By The Book’: Cherokee I

Posted on October 4th, 2013 by Don Cerow

      “Throughout legends around the world, power over the elemental forces of nature have been associated with the Dragon, especially in Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian cultures, but they are found in the West as well.” “Hercules must save a kingdom beset by a Dragon vomiting floods in one variation on a familiar story.” […]

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When the Dragon Wore the Crown Book Events!

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Don Cerow

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts October 10, 2013 at 6:30pm. Boswell’sBooks 10 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 http://boswellsbooks.net/ Saratoga Springs, New York October 14, 2013 from 2-4pm Barnes and Noble Wilton Square, 3029 State Route 50   Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-583-7717 http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2019 Albany, New York October 17, 2013 at 7 pm. The Book House of […]

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The Great Bear: Lakota V

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Don Cerow

  We’ve been observing Lakota star tales recently, noting some of the many ways the People (what the Lakota call themselves) made use of stellar information. The stars were employed to tell when to plant and when to harvest, they suggested where the People should be geographically and when, and were used as an inspiration […]

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The Sacred Hoop: Lakota Stars IV

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by Don Cerow

   Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at the Lakota and listening to a few of their stellar stories. While there are differences between their theologies and those of western tradition, there are also similarities.  The naming of the Bear, flight of the Thunderbird, and sharing of the sisters (Pleiades) provide an initial […]

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Owl and Bear: Lakota Stars III

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Don Cerow

  The deeper one looks into the mythologies of indigenous peoples, the more one finds associations that link them to other traditions. We think of Ursa Major as the Great Bear, Big Dipper or the Wheel. Native Americans also called the seven principle stars of this constellation the Great Bear or Big Dipper. They tell […]

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Dried Willow Rising: Lakota Stars II

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by Don Cerow

In our last Moon Mail, we began to take a look at some Lakota myths and found a number of interesting similarities. In our work When the Dragon Wore the Crown, we spend a considerable amount of time observing the Center and Circle in myths around the world. The Center, of course, was guarded by the constellation Draco, the flying […]

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Star Knowledge: Lakota Stars I

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Don Cerow

  What did Native Americans know about the Sun, the Moon and the stars? If we look carefully, we can hear many indigenous peoples singing similar songs about the Love between the Moon and the deep-blue Sea. According to the Lakota, the stars were called “The holy breath of the Great Spirit,” the woniya of Wakan Tanka. […]

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The Big Bang and other Myths: Myths’ Cliff’s Notes

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by Don Cerow

  While following the mythic trail across the map of Heaven, a number of the celestial alignments have seemed to become exceedingly obvious.     The cardinal points we have been examining boil down to two, the North Celestial Pole and the Vernal Equinox, marking the North and East points of both Heaven and Earth.   […]

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