INTRODUCTION

"Wisdom of the Four Winds"
is a unique boxed set consisting of a comprehensive guide book by Barry Brailsford with explanatory text and readings, accompanied by 50 cards. The art work was done by Cecilie Okada.

At present we are displaying three cards to introduce the concept and show a little of what they have to offer. The Wisdom Cards are not predictive, they merely allow us to pause and look at our situation with the help of the kaitiaki or guide who arrives by chance, through the blind pulling of a card.

At this moment an expert is designing a program we can put on line. It will offer all 50 cards in a way that allow chance to come into play. Then you will hear a reading of your card and have the opportunity to consider what it offers you at that moment.

That's in the future but meanwhile get acquainted with Kahu the Hawk, Kauri the mighty Tree and Kea the clever Mountain Parrot.

This beautiful gift is available from Stoneprint.

AOTEAROA AND THE CARDS

Everything and everyone has a spiritual home. In the Maori world of Polynesia it is known as our Tu-ranga-wae-wae, ‘the place where we stand tall.’ That ‘sanctuary’ may or may not be our birthplace, as its power is of many realms.

It offers a special strength and nurture. Sometimes we are called to stand in its wonder, to speak to our mountain and our river, to remember the ancestors and honour once more our dreams. We can feel its presence in any place at any time, for we carry ‘the standing tall place’ within.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

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Keeper of The East
                                            
Vision

HAWK
Kahu

Kahu is the soaring hawk that greets us as we travel the land.  It is the guardian of the trails that cross the mountain passes, and the messenger who joins us with the stars and ages long gone.

It soars far above the Earth to embrace the towering peaks, the sweep of rivers, the spread of the forest and the shift of the waves along the sea-shore.  Kahu captures with discerning eye the merest detail far below, the shift of its prey, the smallest of movements that gives its hide away.

Kahu is vision and birthing.  In the springtime when Kahu brings food to the nest, it follows lore long lost to other birds.  It feeds the weakest chick first, for it understands that while the strong will survive in their own right, the vulnerable one may not.  When the young hunters bring food home, they feed the elders first.  These caring traits have become the higher ways of people.

The energy of Kahu is dynamic, intense and powerful.  It is fearless in pursuit of the needs of family.  Kahu, in its completeness, is a mover and shaper, a presence in the land that reminds us to look at the world with a far-seeing eye.  Kahu is vision.

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