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Thursday, September 22, 2011


An article and photos on Kermode white black bears: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/kermode-bear/barcott-text

1 comment:

spiraldance said...

Yeah CFZ -- As a kid I used to play all the time in our yard that had big huge old oak trees -- until I moved out at 18 years old. Then years later I lived nearby and I had a dream of this white bear standing up against one of the old oak trees.

Previously I had a dream of this rainbow aura around another old oak tree in our yard. So when I had a dream of a white bear standing up against an old oak tree I got curious. I hadn't seen our old yard in a few months. I went back to check and sure enough the one tree I had dreamt about had been cut down!!

So I looked into it and the white bear is considered a sign of death and rebirth transformation. Then I found a book at the University on circumpolar cultures considering the bear as sacred. I live in Minnesota and I have Swedish/German ancestory which consider the bear sacred but so too does the Indian indigenous cultures. Trees are also considered sacred and I felt like the trees were watching over me when I was a kid.