The Owls
Messengers from the darkness






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Owl in the Royal Tomb

First Owl Experience

Death of the Great White Snow Owl

After Me Again

Owl Games

Owl & the Child
If you are aware of the owl being present in your life, whether dreaming or awake, "You are being called upon to open your eyes, ears and mind to the truth of a situation. To listen to the wisdom deep in your heart and soul. That still small voice is trying to reach you in some way. To assist you or help you in a current challenge you may be facing." - Universal Psychic Guild, Animal Spirit Guides

The Owls have visited

There are many attributes given to Owls: Messengers from the darkness, carriers of black and white magic, foresight, wisdom, healing prophecy, transition, protection and seduction; some say they are an omen of pending death, others say it may not be a physical death, rather a sign for letting go of a part of life that doesn't serve you well anymore. And my favorite, the powers to see in the darkness, whether physical or spiritual.

First Owl Experience

My first run in with an Owl was on my cousin's farm when I was 16. I had climbed a dead tree that had tipped over and I was "owling" up there - as is popular with some today. Hell I was "owling" over 25 years ago. I just never took a picture of myself. Anyway, getting off track. The sun had gone almost completely down. I had watched a young doe mosey through. A few red squirrels scurried on the forest floor for a quick snack before dark. Then I heard a stick break. Then a loud whooshing noise. I barely had time to react and it was upon me. The Owl was three feet away and closing. I ducked at the last second, holding onto the tree with both hands as the tips of the Owl's wings brushed against me. Close encounter. Hell yea. It took me 15 minutes to catch my breath before I could climb out of that tree, and I kept a close eye out in case it were to return. But did I think much more about it. No. I was young, and crazy stuff sometimes happens out in the woods.

Death of the Great White Snow Owl

Jump ahead 10 years. We were headed up North deer hunting on the third weekend of the season. It was always late when my uncle and I headed to the cabin, because we didn't leave until after work, and it was close to a five-hour trip. Now, there is something to be said about the mystical energies associated with Northern Minnesota, but I will get into that another time. We were less than an hour from the cabin, and the snow started to fall like Mother Nature herself was attempting to keep us from getting to our destination. I slowed down to 20 miles per hour, and at times had to roll my window down just to see. Everything in the headlights was completely white. That's when it happened. From out of nowhere, a huge Snow owl, white as the snow, with a wing span that stretched the entire front end of the pickup, hit the front end of my truck dead on; its ghostly eyes looked right at us for a split second before it whipped off to the side. I yelled, ah shit. We're done now. I didn't know a damn thing about owls, but I knew right then and there that the worse omen that could possibly ever happen to me, had just happened. I felt the pain in my heart, hell, in my entire chest, and I just remember feeling really horrible. We're not getting a deer for damn sure this weekend, I told my uncle. He agreed. And we didn't either. Didn't even see one. It was less than two years later, my uncle died of cancer. Not a coincidence I am sure, but I am just saying.

After Me Again

A few years later. We had recently moved to the farm. One night, I had a nature tape playing while I rested my eyes and meditated in bed. There were a few Owl calls mixed in, but I didn't think much about it. Then we heard an Owl call from outside, as if it were responding. I shut the tape off, and we listened to the Owl outside. It called a few times. Then all of sudden, the Owl hit the screen of the window not more than three feet from me. I jumped out of bed. If the Owl would have been moving a little faster, it probably would have come right through the screen. I looked around outside. Apparently the Owl hadn't been injured and had flown off on its own.

Owl Games

Two deer seasons after my uncle passed, I was 12 foot up in a tree stand when two large Owls landed in the trees near me. They looked at me as if I was truly an odd looking specimen. And I guess I have heard that from others. I wiggled a finger to see if they would notice. They suddenly took off and headed right for me. One landed in a tree not eight feet away. The second Owl landed in a tree directly behind me. The Owl to my front looked directly at my eyes. It turned its head in strange positions, then looked me up and down. Meanwhile, I was observing its features as well. Its face didn't have hardly any feathers on it, and almost looked leathery. I have tried to find this owl in books and on the internet, but have never found one that looked quite the same as these two did. We had some back and forth. It would stare at me. Then I would look it in the eyes, and it would quickly turn away. Then I would turn away, and it would resume staring at me, and back and forth our little game went. They hung out by me until dusk when I climbed out of the stand. And I wonder to this day why I didn't dig the camera out of my pocket and take a picture. I have never since met an owl so curious.

Owl & the child

Almost as soon as my daughter could start talking, she communicated with us that something was appearing to her in her room. It wasn't until she was a little older, that she referred to the entity as being that of an Owl. We had hoped that maybe she just recalled it from a reading of Winnie the Pooh, but this went on for almost two years. We discussed it as parents and decided that whatever it was; it meant no harm to our youngest child. We both felt that perhaps this Owl watched over her, much as an Angel would. And left it at that. It is well documented that many children have the ability to see, hear and feel spirit activity, but then as they grow, they are distracted from this connection or leave it behind because it is frightening or too hard to make sense of.


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Owl Logic
My thoughts:
The wise old Owl has become a familiar image in education over the years, and it can be found in numerous roles as an educator for children. This may not be far from the truth. Though seldom seen due to their nocturnal habits; it is possible that these creatures have a more crucial role in the spiritual development and physical protection of our children and even of us as adults. Unfortunately, it is at a level beyond the realm of our understanding. But that doesn't mean that it isn't true. I for one believe that Owls will seek out those who are willing to connect. Not that you can communicate. Just connect. And I have read many other Owl/Human real and spiritual connections on the internet. We can't all be crazy. Or are we? Well, you can call me crazy, but based on these stories, I feel there is more than coincidence involved in my life experiences with the Owls.
Owl in the Royal Tomb

In the ancient city of Ur, Iraq, birthplace of Abraham, a number of royal tombs were uncovered dating back as far as 2600 BC, to include the tomb of Queen Puabi. In 2006, I was able to visit Ur and the tombs. When I entered the King's tomb, something moved in the dark far corner of the tomb (and after just listening to a story about how the tombs often were considered to have guardians who would protect them), It made me back step. We soon realized it was a Barn Owl that had flown way down into the tomb, I imagine to keep cool. But who is to say it didn't have other spiritual functions that we were not aware of. It did appear rather frightened to see us. We politely left. 
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