|great white heron arrives in his home|
Leigh McCloskey is an actor, painter and author. Ten years ago he entered his living room to find a Great White Heron standing in the center wheel of a large red Persian rug. It was looking right at him. He even got a photo (see above).
His story is written up in a short essay titled A Most Remarkable Visitation. (linked HERE on Whitley Strieber’s UNKNOWN COUNTRY site)
This large bird remained in his McCloskey's for some time, and he tells of having a communication with his guest. At one point he spontaneously blurted out "Thoth!” This is the ancient Egyptian ibis headed god, the revealer of alchemical and Hermetic wisdom.
Hearing this exclamation the great white heron clucked loudly. McCloskey started thought he was going to faint and asked the bird Is this where someone appears in a puff of smoke?
Then I heard him speak inwardly in a very powerful masculine voice, exhorting me, “Absolutely not. You have the nature of consciousness all wrong. It has nothing to do with the human form and everything to do with the incipient pattern of intelligence which is within everything.” My mind then flashed onto the holographic DNA fractal weave that comes from my painting, Phoenix Arise (see below).
He continued. “You know I am bird. You see that I am a symbol, but what you fail to realize yet is that I am consciousness that lives in more than one world at a time. I ascend and return and the reason I don't speak to you with words is I teach you to trust your inner story teller.”
This account, especially the quoted text above, really hit home for me. This was exactly the meaning that is arising from all my owl book research. Rather than any conclusion, I have instead become of disciple of the story. It is the first-person account that holds all the power, and these stories have the ability to transport me to a place of deeper knowing.
|Phoenix Arise by Leigh McCloskey|