The crow steps out to get a closer view of me. It cocks its head inquisitively and “caws” loudly. It hops on a branch and “caws” 2-3 more times, It’s eyes and voice captivate my attention. The bird is declaring something to me, or heckling me for not “getting it!” I get that this bird can move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity. It’s a character that’s in on the joke, that sees the tricks, that escapes in the knick of time, flying free.
This bird calls to us and demands our focus, our commitment to learning the wisdom of the universe’s energy, both dark (the void,the infinite vastness, the dark matter that eludes the ego and rational mind). and light (flight, flying, freedom). Being able to fly, the bird symbolizes a closeness to heaven, closer to divine ideals. The color, that iridescent black that contains all colors in it feathers, is symbolic of our pure potential.
Druid legends say that the three birds of Rhiannon are blackbirds and their song can put the listener into a trance state which enables them to travel to the other world. The bird through all cultures has a similar meanings, similar archetypes. How is this so? The collective unconscious may have some clues. The collective unconscious is like psychic DNA: it contains “inherited” psychic material that links us not only to other humans in the present but also to our ancestors from the past. According to Carl Jung’s theory, though each of us appears to function independently, in actuality we’re all tapped into the same global mind.
As I wait at Tu Tu Tango for my first reading of the evening, I am thinking of woo woo and a dear friend, departed too early from the Earth’s realm at the end of January. Kimberly Wade and head of our group. She used the phrase all the time and hence I decided to name our group after her phrasing. She knew there were many people out there who needed a gentle nudge into the woo woo and that it was more than irrational assumptions. She gently showed them potential outcomes and use of their free will in a cosmic manner. I use the phrase as a softening to my readings, a warning that I am about to tell the client something divine, sublime or other worldly!
According to the skeptics dictionary;
Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.
Here’s a dictionary definition of woo-woo:
adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs.
Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.
Like dark matter (perhaps a source of woo woo) no one really knows what woo woo is or it’s true, power, beauty and science. It can’t be seen or easily explained with an experiment or a validation of fact. Woo woo to each person is their reincarnation, their ghosts, their encounters with ufos, their angels and their life after death. As psychics and intuitives we get are more familiar with in our every day life.