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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Spider Totem

The spider is the weaver of magic. There is much myth, legend and lore associated with this small and interesting creature. Nearly every culture, continent and tribe has some lore associated with the spider. They are said to be everything from the creators of the universe to the givers of the alphabet to man. They are associated often with the number 8 and are said to be the keepers of the internal plan of creation.

The spider is considered to be associated with the Earth element. Several American Indian tribes tell the story of Grandmother Spider. She is said to have spun the web of life and that all living creatures, beasts, and humans are interconnected through her web. Every life touches another via the intricate, complicated, interwoven threads.

The spiders web is also said to contain messages to man. One folk lore story suggests that it was a spider’s web that gave the gift of the alphabet to humankind so that they could communicate with each other, all over the world, with the written word. There are also variations on this theme of messages being sent through the spider by use of the web. One only need understand how to read the web correctly in order to interpret the message trying to be conveyed.

Many different names are given to the spider or it is connected with various god like traits. In India the spider is associated with Maya, the weaver of illusion. Greeks called the spider Neith and believed she was the “divine mother.” The Cherokee American Indians call the spider the “sacred weaver” and believe she spun the world into existence. The spider was also one of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom’s, totem creatures, along with the Owl as she represented deep knowledge and understanding of life.

To watch a Spider spin its web is a wonder to behold. They diligently work to create a masterpiece of nature that they seem too small to accomplish. The silk of a spider is said to be stronger than a strand of steel of the same diameter. Their webs provide a means of catching the prey for their sustenance. It really is a marvelous work of art and nature. The spider creates her web and then goes about her business, when she returns she has a host of tasty insect meals to choose from. She wraps them up in her silken thread and preserves them for when she needs to nourish herself. Spiders are solitary creatures and their web patterns will vary by species.

The Spider possesses many virtues that are powerful and valuable and which any person would be wise to emulate or divine. One who has the power of the Spider will see enhanced balance, creative energy, and writing skills. Magic and intuition are also all part of this noble totem’s magic.

The Creative Spider Totem possesses the following virtues:

Balance, nurturing, energy, solidarity, intuition, inspired abilities, writing abilities, enhanced communication, wisdom, patience, fortitude, faith, ingenuity and divine knowledge.

Spider Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Spider Pearls are characteristic of its host; they possess all the virtues that may be seen in the Spider itself; the wisdom and understanding of this creature is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual. For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Spider animal pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Spider to themselves and to others in need of this commanding animal magic.

Spider pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Spider virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this wise creature. The owner of a Spider pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Creator” of the world, the Spider. The Spider totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems. Strength, magic, psychic energy, balance, creativity, and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Spider totem.

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Blogger Sharon Amber Damnable said...

A spider totem teaches you balance --
between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female.
She is strength and gentleness combined.
She awakens creative sensibilities
and reminds you that the past is always interwoven with the future.

Spiders are the keepers of the primordial alphabet
and can teach you how to write creatively.
Her body is shaped like the number 8 and she has 8 legs,
which is symbol of infinite possibilities of creation.
Her 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel.

Spider's message is that you are an infinite being who will continue
to weave patterns of life and living throughout time.
Do not fail to see the eternal plan of creation.

Those who weave magic with the written word usually have this totem.

Saturday, 22 November, 2008  
Blogger Self Discovery said...

Hi Sharon

Thanks for your writing and beautiful blog. My spider came to me this morning and just looking on the web for meanings, and came across your blog. I have just had 2 books published and hopefully spider will help with my others.

Please check out my blog http://palmtreelifestyle.wordpress.com

Lots love light and peace


Friday, 10 December, 2010  
Blogger Mother Sharon Damnable said...

Thank you for your kind words Allan :>)

Congratulations on getting your books published, I have bookmarked your blog, thanks for the link....

Love light and peace back :>)


Sunday, 12 December, 2010  
Anonymous Sharon Bechtold said...

Spider has been with me my entire life, she has never failed to frighten and terrorize me. Until recently when she finally sat me down for a little chat. Quite illuminating :) I still struggle with the knee-jerk reaction of terror and repulsion but have tempered it somewhat. In November I was contacted by a publisher who has heard of my work (I am a shamanic artist working with wildlife and fantasy). I was offered an advance and a book contract. So my dear spider and I have much work to do together now. I am blessed to have her in my life, even if she still causes me to shudder :)

Thank you for the information, and if you could post more information on the spider pearls I would greatly appreciate it. Not sure if I am ready for one - or even want it!


Sharon (the other Sharon)

Saturday, 05 March, 2011  
Blogger Self Discovery said...

How crazy is this. Spider came to me again today, and was ment to come on your site again, but forgot, and today I got a message from Sharon Bechtold in my inbox.. It all works in strange ways. lol Great to read message from spider. Lots of love as always.


Wednesday, 09 March, 2011  
Blogger TISHA said...

I have had many dreams the past year of spider webs...mainly in my eyes. I have been meditating and asked to see my totem animal...in my meditation..all of a sudden I was taking to a female...could not see her..but was looking up..and was told..."you will be ok...remember the words I have shown you.." and I realized I was wilbur and I was talking to charolette...like from charolottetes web....
The next day I asked to for my totem animal to shown to me...and it was the spider...I am totally in a part of my life where this all makes sense...thanks for the blog.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011  
Blogger BELIALITH said...

Oh my god Allan, that's hillarious.

Hha ha ha ha! I was noticing the beuatiful writings in this place. Was enjoying it. Thanks. Loveyou hahahaa.

Saturday, 04 June, 2011  
Blogger BELIALITH said...

Mother, fucking, Sharon damnable...well this is way too cool hahahah. Because first I am the mother who was asked by the Chris to turn into a little chld, so I had to put on the mask of a kid, and perform in this havin to do whatnot.

Like Merothia or something, now I'm a human being just like you. So, what's up?

Saturday, 04 June, 2011  
Blogger Maureen said...

I have been dreaming and speaking of creating a women's community in which women will come and find healing, use their gifts to create, and will gather their yin energy together to bring change to the planet. However, I keep allowing myself to get distracted from the project, or overwhelmed with fear about lack of money.

I recently pulled the Spider from my wisdom card deck which said, "Don't just sit there, this is your time to create!" I got it, and so began working on the project. This past weekend I organized a women's camping/hiking trip to the Sierras. It was amazing, and inspiring to all of us. In the meantime (having forgotten about the spider card), I was bitten by a spider in the mountains. By last night my ankle had become so swollen that I lost sight of it. Just now I realized that I had another bite on my knuckle, also swollen. Suddenly it hit me, "duh! There's a message here that I am forgetting!" This is when I found your website.

Thank you for reminding me that there are "infinite possibilities of creation" and that I am an "infinite being." The spider is my messenger. It took being injected with her toxins to continue to be reminded that the universe is backing my creative thought and work.

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and inspiration!


Monday, 15 August, 2011  
Blogger Donna Franchesca said...

Hi Sharon,

I have been waking to visions of a spider over the past few months. This has gotten clearer & clearer. I will see this spider as clear as day, it is moving & then it will vanish, leaving me realizing I was seeing something on the astral. Thought I would look up the totem for spider. Do you have any further counsel on this. Thankyou
Donna Franchesca

Thursday, 05 January, 2012  
Blogger Donna Franchesca said...

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for sharing your understanding of the totem spider. I have been waking to visions of a spider over the past few months. This has gotten clearer & clearer. I will see this spider as clear as day, it is moving & then it will vanish, leaving me realizing I was seeing something on the astral. Thought I would look up the totem for spider. Do you have any further counsel on this. Thankyou
Donna Franchesca

Thursday, 05 January, 2012  

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