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The‑White Eagle Story

The carving of White Eagle was my healing process following an illness. The imagery came from a series of dreams I had at the very beginning of a four year long journey of recovery.

The White Eagle is of native American culture and represents the highest spiritual ideas. The figure is me being supported by the unseen force and enabled to get a foothold back on the earth and push back up again in order to greet the new day with joy.

In my lowest of low I had no hope left and felt lost and abandoned. For three years I had had all faith and trust eroded out of me by a descendant of native America, so when I had these dreams and realised their meaning, their beauty and their irony was great enough to penetrate my numbed senses. I had been shown by Self, or whatever name you wish to use, that I had not been abandoned, at all, in fact I had been supported from the deepest level, hidden so deep that it had taken such despair for it to be seen.

I knew I had to carve that awareness into stone to remind myself, and keep reminding myself to this day that everyday is a gift of joy, if one can but remember and be thankful.

White Eagle was carved facing East, facing the sunrise and using the sun’s passage throughout the day to bring it to life and harmony.

Avebury 1999

*This piece was written many years ago now but is included here as it still holds true.

The stone is in a private collection. A bronze has been cast, the first of an edition of three.