What's Your Daemon?  

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/22/2005 2:22 pm

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What's Your Daemon?

In Philip Pullman's trilogy 'His Dark Materials' there is a parallel universe where every human being has a Daemon, an animal companion who accompanies them all their life. Although Daemons can talk and have their own personality, a person's Daemon is part of them, like a physical manifestation of their soul.

I have been told by a friend that my Daemon is a seagull, and oddly enough I've been joined by a solitary gull on a couple of occasions recently when I have been paragliding cliffs along the south coast of England.

So what's your Daemon? Do tell.

warmandsexy52 64M
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12/11/2005 2:34 am

kitten, your hand betrays your elegance. I think a deer would be very fitting. As for the raven story ....... woooooo! shudder!

warmandsexy52 64M
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12/11/2005 2:27 am

nipafluff, perhaps your spirit guide has never needed to issue you with guidance or warning to date and lies discreetly inches beyond the bounds of consciousness.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10672 posts
12/7/2005 10:33 am

Mine would be either a deer, an elephant, or a crow. I wish to say raven, but i've only seen a raven twice... and it was flying directly in front of my down the road. I took it as a messenger telling me to hurry home for my grandma. Turns out i was right. She died right before I arrived.

I love cats, and definately have a connection with them. But a friend who was supposedly able to "see" your spirit animal... she told me Deer as well.

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/30/2005 6:17 pm

Thanks, Friendly. I once had a pet monkey, a pig-tailed macaque, and no way would I want to be one!

Nice comment that really adds to this post. Much appreciated. I have always thought that any system of thought's justification was it's ability to tolerate and embrace alternative perspectives. Sadly many Christian types miss this completely. Their loss.

FriendlybutKinky 49M

11/29/2005 2:55 pm

Haven't you always wanted a monkey?

--with apologies to the Bare Naked Ladies.

I have always been partial to Arctic Terns, they travel more than any other creature on earth. Pole to Pole twice a year, and spend more time in daylight than any other creature. That is quite a feat.

The Pullman books were awesome, and since they have the orthodox Christian types in a tizzy for sacriligeous beliefs aimed at young adults, I like them even more.

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/28/2005 1:00 pm

hotwahine, thanks for visiting. It's great when a classy blogger drops by.

In 'His Dark Materials' children's daemons can change but they become fixed during adolescence. Maybe yours kept just a little flexibility. Are you still a child at heart? Maybe just a little?

Porpoises are beautiful and intelligent, trading for seconds the realms of water and air to increase their speed of passage. And sensually-me's choice of butterfly wins me over - she has such grace and good taste. Could the owl, guardian spirit of ancient Athens, be a quest for wisdom I wonder?

Fascinating comment. Thanks again.

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/28/2005 9:46 am

Honni, I've just read [post 154456]. It's fabulous - a MUST READ. If I inspired it must have been a small spark in a powder keg!

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/28/2005 9:31 am

Oh wow honni darling! I must go and see!

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
11/27/2005 10:23 am

I've always wondered about this and have never come up with an answer that both felt right AND made sense. The answer that pops up for me is a porpoise. Specifically the way they jump in and out of the water, There's something I can just totally relate to about that action, but can't put my finger on it.

Logically, it doesn't make that much sense, considering (at least in THIS manifestation) I do not even swim (fear of drowning).

Oddly enough, my second choice would be the butterfly, so I really got a kick out of noticing that sensually_me mentioned it.

Owls seem to play some sort of reoccurring role in my life as well.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/26/2005 7:48 am

Honni that is amazing! A truly powerful vision. Thanks for sharing.

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/25/2005 6:46 pm

Hi Jan. A rogue male. Hmmmmm! Interesting.

janmecir 53M
158 posts
11/25/2005 3:31 pm

Hi there

A wolf. I hide in the woods. Kind of invisible. Prowling around the periphery, watching from a distance. You won't catch me. I'm solitary not pack. I exist on the outside of everything thats in the middle. I don't belong anywhere thats near. My wolf daemon does very essential things. And when you're around him, you really have to wake up.....


warmandsexy52 64M
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11/24/2005 10:25 pm

The sheer desire to run free, the wide open spaces, so wild yet gentle-hearted, mizzkitka. Nice.

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/24/2005 10:22 pm

Dranba, you have but one daemon. When you are a child your daemon can change shape and become a number of different animals, but usually in your teenage years your daemon takes on a fixed form. Perhaps the child in your heart still yearns for her daemon to be able to shape-shift. But, hey, cats are cool, huh?

dranba 39F

11/24/2005 3:54 pm

Wow, interesting post Warm. I really liked Coffee's comments.

I have been told that mine is a cat, but I don't really know. Is it possible to have more than one daemon?

warmandsexy52 64M
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11/24/2005 1:21 pm

Albert, that's magnificent. Cats are so cool!

AlbertPrince 58M

11/24/2005 9:39 am

Funnily enough, I just finished reading Northern Lights today. I think I my daemon would be a cat

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
11/23/2005 6:45 pm

SensuallyKatey - oh wow! Another creature of the sky. And one so grand, dignified and proud. To you I dip my wingtips in flight as a mark of respect.

Frnds4Play - I've had feline companions around the home as long as I can remember. Such a worthy choice, Kat. Miaow!

saddletrampsk - interesting. Your Daemon too can take to the sky. Ravens are such intelligent and wonderful birds. Like seagulls they are survivors and deeply resourceful. I was once pecked by a raven in the Tower of London - was it your Daemon already sttracting my attention? I wonder, sweetie.

sensually_me - butterflies do count as animals, dearest sensuelle. Such a gentle, delicate and lovely Daemon to travcel life's path with you and mirror your soul.

foxtrotter2000 - a Daemon of loyalty and friendship. Aren't dogs the best of companions? Nice choice my foxy friend.

_CoffeeNoCream_ - thank you my dearest Coffee for such a lovely comment. I am deeply moved. To break the cliff's edge and fly to your arms as you stand in the breaking surf. To lie together on the tiny sand-beach that tucks between two folds of chalk cliff, beneath a starry sky, and steal moments from our lives for that moment of togetherness. The thought is wonderful and worthy of mind's flight.

Years ago I read Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and like so many others was inspired. Thanks for reminding me of its wonders. I'll make a point of another reading.

[blog Huntress7878] - a she-wolf is no surprise to me. Her eyes have the gleam of keen intelligence. Her body is lithe and moves freely through a wild landscape, being part of it as well as a traveller through it. Her femininity lies just beneath her predatory form and manner, enigmatic and enticing.

My warmest thanks to all for sharing and intriguing. {=}

__Huntress__ 55M/58F

11/23/2005 6:39 am

I love this because
Colt and I talk about this
all the time ...

Have you no doubts
that mine would be a "she-wolf" ... ?


_CoffeeNoCream_ 53F

11/23/2005 4:47 am

Hey you Jonathan !!!

Yes its me, staring at the sky, looking for you, wishing I were there. My soul is one with you my bird of sea
I want you more than I have ever wanted anyone else in my life. I can't get close enough to you. You are always high in the sky...gliding over sandy shores and soaring over foamy waves. A part of me flies with you.... feels you breathe, rides those thermal waves with you , but I love the free in thee so therefor I just admire your wings from the beach below. Ankles chained by sea foam instead of jumping of that cliff trying to catch you.

I know you don't belong to me, but a woman can dream and in this reverie I refuse to wake up. Opening my eyes would mean finding an empty pillow next to me. Can I be your beach of comfort just for the night ? a Bird needs only a brief moment of rest, so rest with me, don't nest with me and spread those wings. The sky is truly beautiful....I can see, but only luna , stars, planes and you truly know.

I have to fight back the urge to stroke those feathers. Every time I think about ruffling those wings, I want to lay you down and show you with all that I am what it is that you mean to me. Maybe I can express the depth of my feelings through a caress, a kiss, a touch. Maybe you will see in my eyes the words that I find hard to speak. I look up at the sky and admires the wonder that is out there.

Yes Jonathan you fly, body marching with the wind. Taking you up high, smelling the scent of blue.....so fresh. Arms moved by passion, body dancing the erotic shape it learned from the cliffs on the beach. Fly, don't look back and wonder for tomorrow, your soul knows the meaning to be free.

The purpose of this post?
Learn from the master of the winds and watch him paint the sky.....fly with him ....learn from him , but know that you cant cage this free spirit

Liefs Wild Bird Coffee

I wrote this piece a while ago for a very special friend of mine. I feel very privileged to know him . If you wish to understand this piece better than I suggest you read the book

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach


11/22/2005 8:15 pm

Hmm...I wonder...is it possible?
Perhaps a butterfly...but technically, that's not an animal.

RodTender 46M
140 posts
11/22/2005 7:13 pm

Rod Tender encompasses all possible universes, parallel or otherwise, and thus is unable to reply to this query.

saddletrampsk 54F

11/22/2005 3:59 pm

Well I love horses but I think my Daemon would have to be a raven..I have always had a connection with ravens especially from living in the arctic.interesting post darling..

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