From the perspective of time, we have entered a period in which the corridors of power have merged and from their centre they make decisions that threaten individuals and whole societies.
Many people have grown up with the old concepts of power, which separate nature and people. Power was and is equated with domination. Freedom of choice is limited and will remain so long term.
In contrast to this, there is symbolism, the range of symbolic forms for symbolic healing. It is firmly anch ored in healing traditions, in the knowledge of old teachers. In healing shamanism it is combined with modern healing diversity.
In „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“ and in „Shamanic Clinic Europe“ our work is profoundly embedded in these f orms of healing, in everyday, annual and life cycles.
Especially the time around the winter solstice is rich in symbolism It can help everyone to master these times of crisis, by bringing this back into consciousness. Symbols are not only effective through their suggestive power, but they reconcile and bring about healing. They lead to an identification with spiritual powers, which are conveyed through the symbols.
A symbol for the winter solstice is the apple which, from the earliest times, pointed to the tree of life and to the light in the other worlds. Here we also find the kingdom of Asgard, which lies close to the World Tree. The Asin Idun guards magic apples there, which keep the gods eternally young. In Nordic mythology the apple was a symbol of the mother’s breast and nourishing love. In this primeval wisdom the material world was pure spirit.
In Greek mythology, Dionysus was seen as the creator of the apple tree. Our apple tree of today has suffered many bredings, but its genealogical tree goes fa r back in time and reaches as far as the Orient and north western India. There you can find the Pomegranate tree, a medicinal plant, also depicted in art monuments of the Assyrians and Egyptians.
If we listen to the symbolic language of the apple, we hear its whisper again: „God is in all things, nature and life itself follows eternal change. Life emerges from death, day from night, creation originates from darkness“. We wish you a good time! Regina Hruska Stephanie König