Faeries, Unicorns, Dragons, Oh My! our modern magickal mysteriesOn November 29, 2018 by mysticdd-admin
With a more modern twist, one of my favourite collections of magical beasts is found in Nintendo’s Pokemon series. Over twenty years, and with the love and passion of most youngsters (and many adults), this series continues to keep our attention and want us to “catch ’em all”, currently with a mobile app which allows you to put these creations into our world and “see” them as if they were within our realm. The sheer number of dragons and magical creatures is staggering, and Japanese anime and other productions of our generations are full of characters of this nature.
People love to dress as these characters in CosPlay events, bringing life to the characters we love and feel a kinship with. Many of us grew up with TV characters like the Power Rangers, who claimed to draw their powers from energies, like dragons, that boosted their abilities and helped them win battles.
This is not a new tradition. The Vikings carved mastheads of dragons of dragons to protect their fleet and give them strength in battle. The British had their knights quests to rescue damsels from the “evil” dragons and of course to find their hoards of treasure, yet included their images on banners and family crests as an image of honour. Most people as aware of the inclusion of dragons in the Chinese zodiac, in the year of the Dragon, of the constellation Draco. Others you may not think of are Quetzecoatl of Aztec fame, Ouroboros in Egypt, Celtic four legged dragons and sea serpents, and the Native American Piasa Bird. Each is evidence of how dragons have been recorded in most cultures across this planet for centuries.
With commonalities such as body shape, scaly surface, wings, and often fiery breath, it makes one wonder just what everyone saw way back when. Unlike the tales of unicorns, which are limited in scope to to beginning in the Middle East and Africa and transported by oral tradition, dragons have been carved and drawn, made into sacred tattoos and included in rituals older than recorded time. They just are. Throughout the world, for 6000 years, dragons have been a part of each and every culture, and even made it into the recorded history of the Jewish people of that era – The Holy Bible we still use today.
What is your first recollection of a dragon? Was it a literary reference, a movie, and image, or a dream? Have you always felt the presence of draconic energy, without knowing its source, or are you a skeptic who has not yet begun a journey to seek out your own dragon guide?
I came to mine completely unexpectedly, through a guided mediation meant to open you up to your guides and energetic beings who are on this plane (or able to reach it). There was a profound sense of completion once we connected. This connection is personal and private to each person and their dragon guide. They do truly chose us, and are waiting for our questions, our willingness to accept them and what they can teach us.
My journey is just beginning, but I sense my dragon partner everyday, often just below the surface of this energetic body I carry, like an added spirit within my space. I feel comforted, and protected, in a way that can not truly be explained. And like Fight Club, you don’t talk about your Dragon and your personal connection or your training. Even if I could put it into words, it wouldn’t matter anyway, as each of us have our own lessons to learn from them and the experience is individual and personally designed.
If you have begun your journey, how did your first connection feel? Was there an initial fear, based on nothing but ancestral soul memory response? Because it couldn’t be something you have lived in this dimension at this time. Despite all of our attempts, no one has found a dragon in this timeline for centuries. But who could blame them. Humans were not nice to dragons in the past, and likely would be just as antagonistic in this time. Dragons as energetic beings, able to cross dimensional planes and reach out to us through our collective consciousness and interact on their own terms, is best for all concerned.
And while there is growing evidence to support the premise that dragons from ancient times are indeed dinosaurs that survived the Ice Age to live within the era of human development, there is no scientific evidence either way. It would be magical in itself to have pterodactyls or plesiosaurs live centuries, even eons beyond that of the rest of the dinosaur population, just to interact with humans across the planet, all within that same time period. More magical would be the premise that dragons found a dimensional portal to our world that allowed them to enter our timeline and humans found them to be important enough to record in all their forms.
From the Greeks and Romans of the 3rd and 1st century BC, to the later centuries including the Biblical recordings of the 1st century AD, dragons have fascinated our cultures in ways that little else has. And it is accepted to see an image of a dragon, or interact with one in a video game, to cheer one on in a movie or read about them in books.
Without understanding the attraction at the time, I often found myself drawn to books containing dragons, from the Legends of King Arthur, to Alice in Wonderland. Dragons made their appearance in the Wizard of Oz, Tolkien series of the Lord of the Rings, and one of my childhood favourites, the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. Modern authors such as George R Martin, brought dragons to life again for us in his literary series the Game of Thrones.
Dragons have made themselves at home in this reality, and do so because they want to be remembered, to be revered. They are great, majestic beings that have so much wisdom to impart to us “lower life forms” yet the exchange of knowledge is limited by our own capacity to understand. Despite that, we have incorporated them into our modern culture in ways we simply accept without batting an eye.
How many movies or TV shows can you name that are based on, or include dragons in some form?
And video games? The list was so long I started to just select ones that I knew by reputation From the child’s version of Spyro to the more adult version of Call of Duty, we have all seen dragons in some form.
Some companies have brought dragon inclusion to a whole new level. If you grew up, or had children growing up in the last twenty years, you could not avoid to phenomenon that is the Pokemon series from Nintendo. They are everywhere.
Some of us had to use our imaginations a little bit more as children, and dropped ourselves into the fantastical world of Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Card game, even World of Warcraft.
If you look back, how many times have you been drawn to dragons, only to let the rational/logical side of your brain let you talk yourself out of believing? That they are only fantasy – make believe. How could they possibly be real?
But what possibilities open up if we believe that they are real. What if they do exist, either on this plane or another? What really happens if we allow ourselves to believe? As empaths, intuitives, mediums, and psychics, we already “see” and sense so much more. It is but a little step to accept the existence of energetic beings we cannot see with the physical eyes that we have, but rather to let our true senses show us what else is waiting for us.