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The Mystery of the Unicorn, and what they symbolize in our culture

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Twilight Anima Rising emerged from the collective unconscious before the surge in popularity of the unicorn, debuting at an event of 60,000, and the rest is history. Why now? Why this unicorn? For me what emerged is the pattern of humankind always looking for the magic bullet, the unicorn’s horn was said to cure every illness, and to purify poisoned water, and knights and kings went chasing unicorns for centuries in the Middle Ages. This unicorn rose up out of the earth itself, with hundreds of tiny reflective mirrors on its horn – as if to say – “is this what you are looking for? What is the magic in this horn? You are.” For its only us who can solve the world’s problems, turn our poisoned waters clean again, and cure the illness we bring to our land.  And the time is now.

Who in their right mind would make a 10 foot high unicorn? The time is now to recognize there are no panaceas. We have to face the shadow of humanity and our relationship to the earth, right now, ourselves. We can’t expect miracles to save us and magic horns.

And, unicorns are finally cool again. As they should be. They’re a very potent and powerful archetypal energy!



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