Today, I had quite a conversation about ghosts with a couple of very Christian friends of mine. (I didn’t go into some of the craziness I have experienced) This lead to a conversation about paganism and shamanism and I explained about the layers of energy of our world and about the spectrum and all that happy jazz and it got me thinking. While they are Christian, when you wash off the dogma and rituals, when it comes right down to it, our beliefs are similar.
That got me thinking about “mythical” creatures.
We joked around a little about evolution, and one said that while he doesn’t believe in evolution, he believes that people have gotten smarter.
Bear with me, I’m getting to the creatures.
We have gotten “smarter”. Our understanding of the physical world has come leaps and bounds.
Just think, while the technology for a smart phone is new, the basic components to build one have always been here. We didn’t create new elements for the periodic table, we just found the right recipe to make it do what we want it to do, repurposed the glass and plastic and technological voodoo to send out my energy right now.
So, back to the monsters. All ancient cultures have their creatures and many overlap. We have gone from a species that openly communicated with dragons and unicorns and the wee folk and even angels and demons, to getting excited over seeing the Virgin Mary burnt on to a piece of toast.
Where have all the dragons gone?
Our perception changed. As our physical understanding of the world progressed, our energy changed. Why do you think kids are open to spirits and Santa? Their energy and their perception are still in that other plane. It isn’t until they are weighed down by “the truth”, that they begin to leave it.
Looking at the world with a heightened perception, with the open eyes of wonder to see the magick of everyday. Spirits love children. This is obvious in how much they are protected. How many times have you seen a little taking his first few steps, narrowly miss the corner of the coffee table? How often have you heard them laugh but seen no one else in the room? How many of you had imaginary friends?
The dragons never left.
We just forgot how to see them.