Creating Waves of Awareness
A few comparisons to help locate the Birds on the Mappa Mundi.
According to Shore the bird mind "organises itself around concepts which allow a dynamic shifting of emphasis". Its a kind of sensitivity. Every updraft or downdraft changes the whole situation from moment to moment. It sounds a bit like Pulsatilla (WIND flower!), where the significance of events or feelings can easily change and so she changes her opinion every moment. Pulsatilla's current 'fad' is the only one that has any real validity. Like some of the drug remedies she lives in the NOW! Contrast this with the people who understand a subject and then form an opinion that can never be changed, esp, the Ferrum Series.
The birds, especially eagles can be very impartial, just witnessing, without emotional prejudice. It's a kind of emotional detachment that allows the truth to be seen. Her path from thermal to thermal is clear. Her reverie is awesome - timeless and without boundaries. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) also has an interesting clairvoyant aspect to her inner psychic world - a beautiful retreat - and sometimes she uses Cannabis to enhance her experience.
When you start feeding birds in the garden they soon come to expect a morsel. They know - there's a kind of empathy, but there's no emotion, like the unprejudiced observer, as in Stage 16 (e.g. Ytterbium) and Stage 17 (e.g. Lutetuim). This knowing has been linked with a the autonomous spirituality of the Lanthanide series as a whole. Like the Lanths, they are free spirits. (See also: Actinides - the hidden camera by M. Suijs).
This is well observed in the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The main idea is that Owl is a wise old soul who loves to teach.
To sum up it seems like the bird mind has a wisdom reflecting sensitivity, clarity and empathy, rather than love or attachment. The doctrine of non-attachment taken a stage too far for most of us to be comfortable with.
Ref: Birds, Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm by Jonathan Shore, MD.
Bird brain? Ounce for ounce birds have significantly more neurons in their brains than mammals or primates
The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut, while the macaque monkey has a brain about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain -- the portion of the brain associated with intelligent behavior -- than the macaque.
That is one of the surprising results of the first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of more than two dozen species of birds ranging in size from the tiny zebra finch to the six-foot-tall emu, which found that they consistently have more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian or even primate brains of the same mass.
The study results were published online in a paper titled "Birds have primate-like numbers of neurons in the forebrain" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
This book offers a clear differentiation between the different bird species. If bird remedies are relatively well known, the differences between the species have been difficult to establish. The book is well organised, following the scientific classification of order, family, genus, and species, which makes it easy to work with. Individual remedies are examined, drawing out their individual important aspects, enabling us to differentiate between the subtle differences of each bird remedy. In total, forty remedies are explored, from the familiar Falco peregrinus to the less known Pharomachrus mocinno. One down side to this otherwise interesting book is the lack of accompanying cases, which would have been welcome to complement the remedy pictures.
"Peter brings a fine focus that penetrates the outer veils to reveal the simpler and truer nature of things. This leads to brevity of expression as well as concentration of the material: an aqua vita from which we may sip and understand. The information given is really useful in practice, helping me to recognise similima. I have been eagerly awaiting this book." Misha Norland
The publisher: Seeking the Freedom of the Sky: The Bird Remedies have rapidly become a significant part of practice. The general picture of the Bird Remedy may be relatively clear but the differences between the different species can be subtle and hard to pin down precisely. This book brings together information on forty different remedies, much of it not readily available elsewhere. It gives a general outline of the features important to birds and how these features are expressed in the Bird Remedies. It then looks at the individual remedies and details the way that particular issues are important in one remedy and less so in others. It also looks at the emerging relationships between bird families and such things as the relationship between predator and prey.
TRANSFORMATION BETWEEN THE REALMS
The remedies that move between the Realms of Sea, Earth, Sky and Underworld have a particular dynamic relationship to that transformation. Understanding this dynamic helps to understand the group as a whole and to find the subtle difference between its members.
Groups include the Insects, the Birds, the Spiders, the Snakes, the Lacs, the Drugs and the Trees. "Peter's series of books has been a revelation. The discrimination between' insects and birds is so succinct it is hard to believe it is so true. I can think of no homceopathic books available which give so much wisdom for such a small cost! They have inspired my practice, and benefited my patients." Geoff Johnson "This book is remarkably informative, not only in the description of the different Insect remedies but more importantly in delineating how the traits of the insect are expressed in human pathology. The information is practical and brings alive the Insect remedies in a way that is exciting and inspiring." — Janet Snowdon