Merry Meet to all......My name is Medicine Hawk (a.k.a. Rev. Edward Allen) and we finally decided to compose and publish a site that reflects both what we believe in and what we have learned from the Wise Ones we have had the privilege and opportunity to receive instruction from. On September 22, 2002, my Mentors at Dragon Palm Circle in Seviervile, bestowed upon me the title of "3rd Degree Witch" at a Mabon celebration. To say that I am deeply honored would be a most profound understatment and I will forever be grateful for the confidence which they have in me. I honor my teachers here, for without the inspiration of Lady Sky, Dreamweaver, Lady Vesta and Angus Waterstone, I never would have reached this place in my life.....a place of peace and confidence that few seek. I offer my gratitude and admiration to all those who have "gifted me" with their knowledge, patience and understanding.
My "Magickal Name" came to me from two of the many dreams I have had. In one, I was sitting alone and a red tailed hawk landed in front of me and pulled out two tailfeathers, one at a time and gave them to me. In the second dream, an elder of an unidentifed Native American tribe held a pipe in a beautifully decorated leather pouch to me in his outstretced arms, looked at me and said, "Here, You will need this".
In ancient times, the Hawk was the symbol of the freed soul or spirit. The Hawk is also known for its' ability to "see" things and through most any situation that might arise. With "Hawk Medicine", comes the gift of sight.
The Native Americn pipe was, has been and still is the symbol of the strongest medicine among the Native American peoples, for within it and without, Father Sky (Great Spirit or Great Mystery), Mother Earth and the entire universe is represented.
I searched for other "Magickal Names" after this one came to me, but this is the one that "stuck". It is who I am and like Wicca/Witchcraft, defines me and who I am and how I view the universe.
We chose the name "Orenda" from the Iriquois and Mohawk Tribes. It's basic meaning is "Magick Power". It is the "cosmic power" which people, things and animals have that allows them to transcend and transform themselves, or others into a new being or state of mind. It is the "essence" of being.
A Circle is as it should be, a group of people that share the same ideas, beliefs and/or ideals that can become a cohesive unit and interact for the good of all who are associated with them, either as a group or individually.