When words were like magic

Once upon a time words were like magic. You will see a take on that in the passage below. Even in our age of information overload, words retain their original magic as long as we remember to remember. Our effort at Amber Lotus is to be mindful of the magic of adding words to images.

When Words Were Like Magic

In the very earliest time
when both people and animals lived on earth,
a person could become an animal if he wanted to
and an animal could become a human being.
Sometimes they were people
and sometimes animals
and there was no difference.
All spoke the same language.
That was the time when words were like magic.
The human mind had mysterious powers.
A word spoken by chance
might have strange consequences.
It would suddenly come alive
and what people wanted to happen could happen-
all you had to do was say it.
Nobody could explain this:
That’s the way it was.

– Nalungiaq, an Inuit woman, interviewed by ethnologist Knud Rasmussen

Call of the Goddess greeting cards by visionary artist Helena Nelson-Reed.

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About Amber Lotus Publishing

We publish calendars, weekly planners, and greeting cards that nurture your heart, renew your soul, and expand your mind. Sharing the diversity of world cultures and sacred traditions as well as the inspiration and beauty of the natural world is our passion. We focus on illuminating the sacred dimensions of everyday life — healthy living, mindfulness, creativity, and earth awareness. WE PLANT TREES to offset our carbon footprint — more than ONE MILLION and growing! Each year we plant over 20 times the number of trees used to create our products

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