Years ago I made this collage piece of a woman ripping her own guts out & serving them up to a couple of turkey vultures (like the ones in these photos) as they soar over her.
I keep seeing these turkey vultures everywhere now... What are you trying to tell me? 🖤💀🙏🏽 Vultures have many mythological associations across many cultures, from Greece to Egypt to West Africa to Arabia and elsewhere. In paganism they represent the Great Mother or the Dark Mother. In Egyptian times, the glyphs that represented the mother and grandmother were stylised images of the vulture. - All new-world vultures have exceptional eyesight, and use this eyesight to spot their food, and to spot other vultures who have spotted food. In this sense they teach us to be all-seeing in our own lives. This all-seeing ability can with work, lead to prophecy as we use our ability to 'see' into different worlds to pull information from the past, present and future. - Vulture comes into our lives to teach us the hard lessons of energy conservation. Are we expending too much of our own personal energy? Why aren't we using the bounty of the earth, always given, to support ourselves? The vulture uses the wind and the sun to move through life, very rarely needing to use effort itself, and vulture teaches us that we have this ability to be supported by nature, and to master how we are mastered by energy. - The vulture's ability to locate death, nourish itself from death, and perpetuate whole life-cycles from death lets us understand the relevance of decay. The vulture teaches us to embrace and understand death, either our own, or the death of others. - Vulture, with its connection to mother goddesses and its kinship ties with each other and its offspring, often represents transcendent love and love beyond the grave. Vulture can come into our lives to open ourselves up to this eternal well-spring of love and purity, vulture also comes into our lives to help us reach those who have passed on, or to help us reach those of the living - who we feel we can never talk to again because of a 'dead' relationship.
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