Draconian Wicca 
By Darren Bailey LRPS

There are many ways in which dragons emerge from the realm of the occult. We see dragon symbolism both literally in paintings and figurines and figuratively in legend and lore. Dragons have been making history since the beginning of time, no matter which religion or theory you subscribe to.

Paganism has also been around since the beginning of time and Pagan belief is filled with the mystical creatures. Pagans have always worshipped the gods and goddesses of their culture, as well as nature, which they believe to be the manifestation of their deities. One of the best known modern Pagan practices is Wicca.

I am quite familiar with Wicca, but recently in my studies, I’ve come across an unfamiliar branch (at least to me) called Draconian Wicca. While Wiccans focus on gods and goddesses, Draconian Wiccans focus on, as you may have figured out, dragons, with the dragon representing both god and goddess, light and dark, and most of all, balance. Where in all traditions, dragons represent wisdom and power, those who follow The Dragon Path take it one step further, appointing the dragon as All-That-Is and incorporating ceremonial magick.

So while not actually defined as a tradition of Wicca, Draconian Wicca shares many of its defining elements. It has a code of honor and its own holidays and festivals. Like traditional Wicca, different dragons represent the different elements (earth, air, water, fire), all of which may be worked with in different ways for different purposes. There are also clergy and like most religions, it is thought that the best way of passing down the tradition is from teacher to student.

Draconian Wicca has its own spiritual guides as well. People who believe can chat with and even befriend dragons. As the creatures live on astral planes, the communication is magical.

piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Sigma 150mm f2,8 macro

How the eggs were created :-
I purchased a few cardboard eggs from Hobby Craft and sprayed then with gold under layer and then egg colour top layer crackle paint to create the effect seen here making the eggs look very interesting.

The Nest :-
This was made from a number of sticks,twigs and bits of fur tree from the garden (much to the disgust of the dog)

Also Used

2 x Cardboard eggs
2 part Crackle paint with gold underlayer
many stick twigs and bits of fur tree to create nest
Methylated spirit
BBQ Lighter
Spray bottle
Splash of Imagination

Draconian Wicca
By Darren Bailey LRPS

There are many ways in which dragons emerge from the realm of the occult. We see dragon symbolism both literally in paintings and figurines and figuratively in legend and lore. Dragons have been making history since the beginning of time, no matter which religion or theory you subscribe to.

Paganism has also been around since the beginning of time and Pagan belief is filled with the mystical creatures. Pagans have always worshipped the gods and goddesses of their culture, as well as nature, which they believe to be the manifestation of their deities. One of the best known modern Pagan practices is Wicca.

I am quite familiar with Wicca, but recently in my studies, I’ve come across an unfamiliar branch (at least to me) called Draconian Wicca. While Wiccans focus on gods and goddesses, Draconian Wiccans focus on, as you may have figured out, dragons, with the dragon representing both god and goddess, light and dark, and most of all, balance. Where in all traditions, dragons represent wisdom and power, those who follow The Dragon Path take it one step further, appointing the dragon as All-That-Is and incorporating ceremonial magick.

So while not actually defined as a tradition of Wicca, Draconian Wicca shares many of its defining elements. It has a code of honor and its own holidays and festivals. Like traditional Wicca, different dragons represent the different elements (earth, air, water, fire), all of which may be worked with in different ways for different purposes. There are also clergy and like most religions, it is thought that the best way of passing down the tradition is from teacher to student.

Draconian Wicca has its own spiritual guides as well. People who believe can chat with and even befriend dragons. As the creatures live on astral planes, the communication is magical.

piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Sigma 150mm f2,8 macro

How the eggs were created :-
I purchased a few cardboard eggs from Hobby Craft and sprayed then with gold under layer and then egg colour top layer crackle paint to create the effect seen here making the eggs look very interesting.

The Nest :-
This was made from a number of sticks,twigs and bits of fur tree from the garden (much to the disgust of the dog)

Also Used

2 x Cardboard eggs
2 part Crackle paint with gold underlayer
many stick twigs and bits of fur tree to create nest
Methylated spirit
BBQ Lighter
Spray bottle
Splash of Imagination

Aura of the Soul
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The aura, in the sense of the spiritual practice, is a field of energy surrounding all living and sometimes even in inanimate objects. 
The aura can be sensed by the people with delicate senses and sometimes even visually seen by people with keen senses. 
Aura basically consists of the life force every living being emits around them.

For those who can observe it visually, aura is usually shown in different kind of body surrounding colours depending on what kind of energy it’s owner emits: This energy may vary depending of his or her personalities, character, mood or even body health. 
In some occasions the energy omitted can even be absorbed into the persons surroundings.

Colours seen in this piece 
Orange Yellow
Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.
Orange Red
Confidence, creative power
Lavender
Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.

Piece created using an HTC ONE X phone

also used

1 x Lake with rippling water
1 x Shadow of me in the lakes water
Sunshine
Imagination

Aura of the Soul
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The aura, in the sense of the spiritual practice, is a field of energy surrounding all living and sometimes even in inanimate objects.
The aura can be sensed by the people with delicate senses and sometimes even visually seen by people with keen senses.
Aura basically consists of the life force every living being emits around them.

For those who can observe it visually, aura is usually shown in different kind of body surrounding colours depending on what kind of energy it’s owner emits: This energy may vary depending of his or her personalities, character, mood or even body health.
In some occasions the energy omitted can even be absorbed into the persons surroundings.

Colours seen in this piece
Orange Yellow
Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.
Orange Red
Confidence, creative power
Lavender
Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.

Piece created using an HTC ONE X phone

also used

1 x Lake with rippling water
1 x Shadow of me in the lakes water
Sunshine
Imagination

Ten Sixty Six
By Darren Bailey LRPS

It is known to all that the medieval period was a violent time in the English history. Therefore, this era has witnessed a lot of wars and battles. The first battle that became most famous was the Battle of Hastings wherein the Anglo Saxons were defeated by the Normans to rule over England. After this, most battles were fumed in the Holy Land when the crusades were most dominating. While the Barons War brought about big constitutional modifications in England, the long lasted Hundred Years War between France and England went on for around 116 years.

Battle of Hastings 1066

Occurred on 14th October 1066 in the north of Hastings, the Battle of Hastings was between the Normans and the English. While the Normans were escorted by William the Conqueror, English were guided by King Harold. Edward the Confessor was crowned in 1042 in England. But soon after his death in 1066, claims of crowns reached up to the situation of crisis as Edward had no son or daughter. There were three men to claim the throne: William, the Duke of Normandy, Harold Godwin who was the brother-in-law of Edward, and King Harald Hardrada of Norway who was the brother of Harold Godwin.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 18-105vr at 45mm

Also Used

1 x Medieval sword
Manfrotto lighting panels
Splash of imagination

Ten Sixty Six
By Darren Bailey LRPS

It is known to all that the medieval period was a violent time in the English history. Therefore, this era has witnessed a lot of wars and battles. The first battle that became most famous was the Battle of Hastings wherein the Anglo Saxons were defeated by the Normans to rule over England. After this, most battles were fumed in the Holy Land when the crusades were most dominating. While the Barons War brought about big constitutional modifications in England, the long lasted Hundred Years War between France and England went on for around 116 years.

Battle of Hastings 1066

Occurred on 14th October 1066 in the north of Hastings, the Battle of Hastings was between the Normans and the English. While the Normans were escorted by William the Conqueror, English were guided by King Harold. Edward the Confessor was crowned in 1042 in England. But soon after his death in 1066, claims of crowns reached up to the situation of crisis as Edward had no son or daughter. There were three men to claim the throne: William, the Duke of Normandy, Harold Godwin who was the brother-in-law of Edward, and King Harald Hardrada of Norway who was the brother of Harold Godwin.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 18-105vr at 45mm

Also Used

1 x Medieval sword
Manfrotto lighting panels
Splash of imagination

60 Million Souls
By Darren Bailey LRPS

Although exact figures are a little sketchy it is believed that around 60 – 85 Million were killed during WWII 60 – 85 Million lost souls , these deaths include around 35 Million civilians world wide and approximately 25 million servicemen and women on all sides.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil 
1 X genuine WWII helmet 
Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood 
Dollop of imagination

60 Million Souls
By Darren Bailey LRPS

Although exact figures are a little sketchy it is believed that around 60 – 85 Million were killed during WWII 60 – 85 Million lost souls , these deaths include around 35 Million civilians world wide and approximately 25 million servicemen and women on all sides.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil
1 X genuine WWII helmet
Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood
Dollop of imagination

Operation Overlord
By Darren Bailey LRPS

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

By the end of August 1944, the Allies had reached the Seine River, Paris was liberated and the Germans had been removed from north-western France, effectively concluding the Battle of Normandy. The Allied forces then prepared to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet troops moving in from the east.

The Normandy invasion began to turn the tide against the Nazis. A significant psychological blow, it also prevented Hitler from sending troops from France to build up his Eastern Front against the advancing Soviets. The following spring, on May 8, 1945, the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil 
1 X genuine WWII helmet 
Barbed wire
My hand 
Fake spray blood 
Dollop of imagination

Operation Overlord
By Darren Bailey LRPS

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

By the end of August 1944, the Allies had reached the Seine River, Paris was liberated and the Germans had been removed from north-western France, effectively concluding the Battle of Normandy. The Allied forces then prepared to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet troops moving in from the east.

The Normandy invasion began to turn the tide against the Nazis. A significant psychological blow, it also prevented Hitler from sending troops from France to build up his Eastern Front against the advancing Soviets. The following spring, on May 8, 1945, the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil
1 X genuine WWII helmet
Barbed wire
My hand
Fake spray blood
Dollop of imagination

Crown of Thorns
By Darren Bailey LRPS

This Interpretation of the crown of thorns has a modern spin by the use of the Barbed wire as the crown , The blood on the spikes and the red colour and burning within the crown symbolise the pains that people carry around with them in modern times, secrets, lies, debts, loss, desires, illness, depression and every day struggles that inflicts every individual differently.

We all experience our crowns of thorns. We all have our crosses to bear. We all live in this fallen world and take part in its pain and sorrow.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

Also used

Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood 
Pinch of imagination
Splash of life experiences

Crown of Thorns
By Darren Bailey LRPS

This Interpretation of the crown of thorns has a modern spin by the use of the Barbed wire as the crown , The blood on the spikes and the red colour and burning within the crown symbolise the pains that people carry around with them in modern times, secrets, lies, debts, loss, desires, illness, depression and every day struggles that inflicts every individual differently.

We all experience our crowns of thorns. We all have our crosses to bear. We all live in this fallen world and take part in its pain and sorrow.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

Also used

Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood
Pinch of imagination
Splash of life experiences

No Man’s Land
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The battles of the World War II were fought across the globe from the fields of Western Europe and the Russian plains to the China and the waters of the Pacific. Beginning in 1939, these battles caused massive destruction and loss of life and elevated to prominence places that had previously been unknown. As a result, names such as Stalingrad, Bastogne, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima became eternally entwined with images of sacrifice, bloodshed, and heroism. The most costly and far-reaching conflict in history, World War II saw an unprecedented number of engagements as the Axis and Allies sought to achieve victory. During World War II, between 22 and 26 million men were killed in battle as each side fought for their chosen cause.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil 
1 X genuine WWII helmet 
Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood 
Dollop of imagination

No Man’s Land
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The battles of the World War II were fought across the globe from the fields of Western Europe and the Russian plains to the China and the waters of the Pacific. Beginning in 1939, these battles caused massive destruction and loss of life and elevated to prominence places that had previously been unknown. As a result, names such as Stalingrad, Bastogne, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima became eternally entwined with images of sacrifice, bloodshed, and heroism. The most costly and far-reaching conflict in history, World War II saw an unprecedented number of engagements as the Axis and Allies sought to achieve victory. During World War II, between 22 and 26 million men were killed in battle as each side fought for their chosen cause.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

INTERESTING FACT
The helmet used in this piece is stamped 1943 and has the name ” J Kay” scratched into the under side of the outer rim, I am currently researching this to see if I can find out who this helmet actually belonged to.
This research is ongoing.

Also used

1 X pasting table to set creation on
1 X bag of soil
1 X genuine WWII helmet
Barbed wire
Ammonium Dichromate
Methylated spirit
Zippo Lighter fluid
Fake spray blood
Dollop of imagination

Evoking the Fire Element
By Darren Bailey LRPS

Hail Guardians of the South,
I summon the powers of Fire!
Blazing flame,
Crackling fire,
The quickened pulse of heart’s desire,
With Energy, the power of Will,
We invoke you!

The element of Fire is both creative and destructive, its qualities are Brightness, Thinness and Motion and its mode is Active. It is fire that we and our ancestors used to warm our homes, we use it to cook our food, we sit around it to ward of the darkness of night, and it fuels our passions. Fire, unlike the other elements, does not exist in a natural state. Its physical form can only take place by consuming some other element. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.

Fire is a masculine element, its aspects being change, passion, creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual. Fire is used in spells, rituals and candle magic for healing, purification, sex, breaking bad habits or destroying illness and disease. Fire is the element of authority and leadership.

Piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

The three fingers visible holding the Grimoire is representative of the power of three

Also Used

Me
A Book
Black spray paint
Red spray paint
4x Manfrotto LED light panels
Ammonium Dichromate
A Black Cloak
Zippo lighter fluid
Methylated Spirit
BBQ Lighter
Splash of imagination

Book was sprayed black and a Pentagram design was applied to the front of the book, The ammonium Dichromate was used to create the streaking effects from the fire.

Evoking the Fire Element
By Darren Bailey LRPS

Hail Guardians of the South,
I summon the powers of Fire!
Blazing flame,
Crackling fire,
The quickened pulse of heart’s desire,
With Energy, the power of Will,
We invoke you!

The element of Fire is both creative and destructive, its qualities are Brightness, Thinness and Motion and its mode is Active. It is fire that we and our ancestors used to warm our homes, we use it to cook our food, we sit around it to ward of the darkness of night, and it fuels our passions. Fire, unlike the other elements, does not exist in a natural state. Its physical form can only take place by consuming some other element. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.

Fire is a masculine element, its aspects being change, passion, creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual. Fire is used in spells, rituals and candle magic for healing, purification, sex, breaking bad habits or destroying illness and disease. Fire is the element of authority and leadership.

Piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

The three fingers visible holding the Grimoire is representative of the power of three

Also Used

Me
A Book
Black spray paint
Red spray paint
4x Manfrotto LED light panels
Ammonium Dichromate
A Black Cloak
Zippo lighter fluid
Methylated Spirit
BBQ Lighter
Splash of imagination

Book was sprayed black and a Pentagram design was applied to the front of the book, The ammonium Dichromate was used to create the streaking effects from the fire.

Shamanism
By Darren Bailey LRPS

‘Shamans are healers, seers, and visionaries. .. they are in communication with the world of gods and spirits. Their bodies can be left behind while they fly to unearthly realms. They are poets and singers. They dance and create works of art. .. they are familiar with cosmic as well as physical geography; the ways of plants, animals, and the elements are known to them. They are psychologists, entertainers, and food finders. Above all, however, shamans are technicians of the sacred and masters of ecstasy.’
-————Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices , E P Dutton, NY, 1979.

Modern Shamanism is perhaps the most diverse of all the forms of Pagan practice and is less clearly defined as a tradition than other Pagan paths. Shamanistic practices are an underlying aspect of all expressions of Pagan religion and there are those who would describe themselves as Wiccan, Druidic or Women’s Mystery Shamans. Bearing this in mind, there are, however, a growing number of men and women who see themselves on a specifically Shamanistic path.

Those who see themselves as Shamans place great emphasis upon individual experience. Shamans may sometimes work together in groups, but the ethos of this way of working is more of a solitary path. Shamanistic practice is characterized by seeking vision in solitude and is deeply rooted in the mysteries of Nature.

Shamanism is an ecstatic religion with an essential belief in the reality of the spirit world. The Shaman, through training or calling, is one who is able to enter that world and work with the unseen powers. The Shaman acts as an intermediary between the spirit world and the everyday lives of men and women. He or she may also guide others to experience the spirit world for themselves and so deepen their spiritual lives. Through contact with the spirits, the Shaman can work acts of healing, divination and magic – revealing by way of vision, poetry and myth the deeper reaches of the human spirit.

The Shamanistic practice of today ranges from those trained in the paths of traditional societies such as the Native American tribes, to those reconstructing Shamanistic practice from historical accounts and from their own experience. Shamanism in its pure form, as practised in tribal society as a part of tribal religion, is less accessible than other Pagan paths, but modern reconstructions are growing in popularity.

Piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

The three fingers visible holding the Grimoire is representative of the power of three

Also Used

Me
A Book
Black spray paint
Red spray paint
4x Manfrotto LED light panels
A Black Cloak
Zippo lighter fluid
BBQ Lighter

Book was sprayed black and a Pentagram design was applied to the front of the book

Shamanism
By Darren Bailey LRPS

‘Shamans are healers, seers, and visionaries. .. they are in communication with the world of gods and spirits. Their bodies can be left behind while they fly to unearthly realms. They are poets and singers. They dance and create works of art. .. they are familiar with cosmic as well as physical geography; the ways of plants, animals, and the elements are known to them. They are psychologists, entertainers, and food finders. Above all, however, shamans are technicians of the sacred and masters of ecstasy.’
-————Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices , E P Dutton, NY, 1979.

Modern Shamanism is perhaps the most diverse of all the forms of Pagan practice and is less clearly defined as a tradition than other Pagan paths. Shamanistic practices are an underlying aspect of all expressions of Pagan religion and there are those who would describe themselves as Wiccan, Druidic or Women’s Mystery Shamans. Bearing this in mind, there are, however, a growing number of men and women who see themselves on a specifically Shamanistic path.

Those who see themselves as Shamans place great emphasis upon individual experience. Shamans may sometimes work together in groups, but the ethos of this way of working is more of a solitary path. Shamanistic practice is characterized by seeking vision in solitude and is deeply rooted in the mysteries of Nature.

Shamanism is an ecstatic religion with an essential belief in the reality of the spirit world. The Shaman, through training or calling, is one who is able to enter that world and work with the unseen powers. The Shaman acts as an intermediary between the spirit world and the everyday lives of men and women. He or she may also guide others to experience the spirit world for themselves and so deepen their spiritual lives. Through contact with the spirits, the Shaman can work acts of healing, divination and magic – revealing by way of vision, poetry and myth the deeper reaches of the human spirit.

The Shamanistic practice of today ranges from those trained in the paths of traditional societies such as the Native American tribes, to those reconstructing Shamanistic practice from historical accounts and from their own experience. Shamanism in its pure form, as practised in tribal society as a part of tribal religion, is less accessible than other Pagan paths, but modern reconstructions are growing in popularity.

Piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

The three fingers visible holding the Grimoire is representative of the power of three

Also Used

Me
A Book
Black spray paint
Red spray paint
4x Manfrotto LED light panels
A Black Cloak
Zippo lighter fluid
BBQ Lighter

Book was sprayed black and a Pentagram design was applied to the front of the book

Ix Power 
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The Mayan word for Jaguar is IX and it is pronounced ‘eesh’ 
This solitary hunter stalks silently and patiently, to then strike with lightning speed.

This symbolises the importance of knowing when it’s best to take the solitary path in stalking one’s own dreams.

Jaguars have huge paws and a broad head with mighty strong jaws. 
They often kill their victim by piercing the skull with one rapid bite. 
The jaguar growls, snarls and makes deep grunts it does not roar like a lion. People with this power animal generally possess a good command of language, although their words can have a tendency to cut, tear and shred others apart. 
Learning correct communication skills is of foremost importance for these people.

Jaguars are at home in the dark with their excellent night vision. They move fearlessly, whether night or day, teaching us how to trust our personal instincts. 
Latent psychic sight may be stirred in those with this power animal.

Jaguars live in caves and canyons close to fresh water. In mythology caves are linked with retreat and isolation, a place to go to aid soul work. Water is linked with the emotional body of humans. 
When the jaguar bounds into your reality it is asking you to go within, to release your fears, to heal your emotions and to awaken your inner sight. When you come out of retreat the jaguar will be there awaiting you. If you choose to follow his lead, he will guide you into the underworld where the secrets of life and creation are to be found.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

Also used

1 Jaguar paw print 
Glass
Imagination

Ix Power
By Darren Bailey LRPS

The Mayan word for Jaguar is IX and it is pronounced ‘eesh’
This solitary hunter stalks silently and patiently, to then strike with lightning speed.

This symbolises the importance of knowing when it’s best to take the solitary path in stalking one’s own dreams.

Jaguars have huge paws and a broad head with mighty strong jaws.
They often kill their victim by piercing the skull with one rapid bite.
The jaguar growls, snarls and makes deep grunts it does not roar like a lion. People with this power animal generally possess a good command of language, although their words can have a tendency to cut, tear and shred others apart.
Learning correct communication skills is of foremost importance for these people.

Jaguars are at home in the dark with their excellent night vision. They move fearlessly, whether night or day, teaching us how to trust our personal instincts.
Latent psychic sight may be stirred in those with this power animal.

Jaguars live in caves and canyons close to fresh water. In mythology caves are linked with retreat and isolation, a place to go to aid soul work. Water is linked with the emotional body of humans.
When the jaguar bounds into your reality it is asking you to go within, to release your fears, to heal your emotions and to awaken your inner sight. When you come out of retreat the jaguar will be there awaiting you. If you choose to follow his lead, he will guide you into the underworld where the secrets of life and creation are to be found.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

Also used

1 Jaguar paw print
Glass
Imagination