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Silken Gift

Originally posted on May 4, 2010

"Many male spiders will offer an insect wrapped in silk to eat before they mate so that afterward she will not devour him." - Chris Harmon's ecological calendar.

So the question is- is the male spider acting out of instinct in bringing the gift, or does he have thought? How did his learning come about that he is at risk of being eaten? Does his intellectual body work like ours, but at a micro-level? How does the female spider- the sentimental/intellectual body- interpret the gift? Does she have emotions and say, "Oh how lovely!"

As a Medicine Woman who works with animal totems and as a Shaman who walks through the realms of the Animal Kingdom, I have my experiences, realizations, and conclusions. I would like to hear yours.


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