Strong Birds for Tough Times: Eagle, Hawk, Crow and Owl: Gatekeepers of the Four Directions w/ Author Evan Pritchard
Join author Evan Pritchard (Bird Medicine, No Word for Time) as he leads us on a deep dive into the "medicine birds,": eagle, hawk, crow and owl, who serve as gatekeepers of the Four Directions. According to Native American wisdom on the subject, these four birds are the strongest ones spiritually speaking. The Eagle, at the north of the medicine wheel of life, is the leader of these four, and the leader of all birds. The White Eagle is a spiritual teacher whose body is made of white light that all can see in dreams and visions and get help from in hard times. The Hawk, at the east of the wheel, is sometimes thought of as a substitute eagle, highly trusted as a guardian and messenger but does not fly quite as high as the Eagle. The Crow, in the south is the story teller, trickster, shape shifter, but most of all, is the bird warning of danger, understood by all species. The owl, in the west, is the bridge between the world of the dead and that of the living. Some fear this bird, but it can help us with our fears. In combination, these four can keep us on the right path in life, so that we walk in balance, paying attention to our soul, mind, heart, and body, and serving the one, which lies at the heart of the wheel. Bring your questions and stories.
Bio: Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi'kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi'kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including Bird Medicine, Native New Yorkers and No Word for Time. A regular on radio shows such as NPR's "Fresh Air" and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
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