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Jaguar.

Jaguar.
August 27, 2013, 05:10:05 AM
I dreamed, last night, that beyond my woodshed, where garden gives way to forest, a Jaguar presented itself to me.
I say presented, because this was precisely what it did. It stood, grinning faintly, all teeth and spotty camouflage.
It was redder than Jaguars generally are, but it could have been nothing else.

I was aware of the advisability of arming myself, with some makeshift weapon or other, although I really didn't feel inclined to, and the creature appeared to offer no threat.

To a crow, this was clearly a totem spirit animal. With a message, a test, and a gift.
Heroism and valour. Grace and power. Poise and agility. But little endurance.
Fierce and lethal, but get the job done fast, before energy fades.
Do the deed from behind, not full frontal assault.
Meter out energy. No unnecessary motion.
Stealth and patience. Silence and senses.

Absolutely no deathmetal :)

Mostly a totem animal will appear in the flesh.
But those that appear in dream or trance, must, not being indigenous to the target's location.
I've never even seen a Jaguar, let alone dreamed of one.
Mysterious...


Phoenix

Re: Jaguar.
August 27, 2013, 06:10:51 AM
Felines consume great amounts of energy merely standing about because they basically hug the floor. Practically every bone and muscle in their body is geared towards gripping the ground and securing all their weight on it so that their every movement can be utterly sturdy, precise and subtle. It takes great physical power to tread so lightly over the sticks and leaves towards their prey. This is one of the reasons they sleep so much. A truly unique and majestic animal.

Re: Jaguar.
August 27, 2013, 08:03:48 PM
No death metal, but it does sound like black metal.   ;)


Re: Jaguar.
August 27, 2013, 10:14:28 PM
Fierce and lethal, but get the job done fast, before energy fades.
Do the deed from behind, not full frontal assault.
Meter out energy. No unnecessary motion.
Stealth and patience. Silence and senses.

-Ode to the geriatric rapist (2013)

Re: Jaguar.
August 27, 2013, 10:35:47 PM
And you, a doctor.
Swan Song, I suppose, for the formerly great NHS.

Re: Jaguar.
August 28, 2013, 08:54:44 AM
Your kinship and intimacy with the animal world never ceases to amaze me, crow.

I feel that I should comment on your post, because your red jaguar definitely tells me something. It communicates. It's important. Urgent.

I sense a great power - which effectively means that your dream is something more than just your dream. It tells me something significant - yet I could never dream something like that - only you could.

Subtleties of subtleties.

I am lost for words. But my heart is uplifted. In a way, I feel relieved that a jaguar would present itself to you, behind your woodshed, in a dream. But also a kind of warning - not for you , but for me.

Whatever that means :)

So let a 'no comment' be my comment. The power of your dream speaks for itself.

Re: Jaguar.
August 28, 2013, 04:00:59 PM
Interesting, in the extreme.
This spirit animal may well have employed one, to reach another.
Subtle power, but cautious, is its message. Take note!
A leap in awareness.
You make a likely candidate.



Re: Jaguar.
August 28, 2013, 11:29:04 PM
There was nothing kitty-kat about this specimen.

Re: Jaguar.
August 29, 2013, 01:47:50 PM
A bit of dream-interpretation.

I don't know how I managed to miss this the first time around;

(...) beyond my woodshed, where garden gives way to forest, a Jaguar presented itself to me.

The borderline/transition between wild- and cultivated nature:

Forest: Nature ruled by its own organic no-think-principle.
Garden: Nature organized by means of thought, by man.

There's a dynamic power between these two poles, or extremes.

The jaguar strikes me as a very 'cultured' animal - aristocratic, even. Elegant and fierce.

The color red relates will, passion, blood, 'in the flesh' (as opposed to 'idealistic', or 'in thought).

There is no question that this power can be dangerous, but it presents itself in a peaceful way. One may feel compelled to attack it out of shock (it seems out of place, not in its natural environment) - only then will it be a threat.

I wouldn't want to be in conflict with this animal.