Saturday, July 20, 2013

Inner Wolf

Mage Music 62: His Inner Wolf  -
“The caribou and the wolf are one; for the caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf that keeps the caribou strong.”
― Farley Mowat

Mage Music 62

Wolves are scary. They are apex predators - meaning they are some of the most savage, ruthless killers on the planet. They are smart. They are organized. They will persevere until they've achieved their goal and they will overcome whatever they need to get there.

No wonder they're so scary. Wolves are just like us.

Humans fear and are attracted to wolves because we see ourselves in them. The power of the wolf is an irresistible lure. It calls to our souls, because while we label wolves apex predators, of course it is humanity that holds that title.

Nowadays people tend to hide from the predator and the power it represents within us – a mistake. Repression never deals with an issue; it only makes it more powerful, encourages it to seek out other avenues of release. Predators will not be caged. Wolves don’t run from things - they run towards things.

The inner wolf
Humans live with feet in two planes of reality – that of the body and that of the mind. The physical body shares aspects of all physical life. The mind shares aspects of the energy of the Universe.  The two parts need each other to be strong.
The power of the body and of physical reality is the power of the wolf. It appears to be a dark and dangerous thing when it is cloaked in the guise of the predator. When a person chooses to seek other realities - to connect with the energy of the Universe - the power of the wolf can be transmuted. For the artist, the flow of creativity is opened. For the Mage the energy of the wolf becomes the energy that changes reality.

We hear the song of the wolf, but it is wolf no more. We come to the call in fear or joy, but we come nevertheless.

Play this song, Cadillac (The Firm/Mean Business Hammersmith Odeon, 12-09-1984) while reading this post and looking at this week’s Mage Music artwork (click on artwork to enlarge, so you will see details you might otherwise miss). If you don’t feel the wolf, I'm pretty sure you are working hard to hide from it.


  1. Well done with this art!
    May i use some of your images on my page? Of course i would say from where they came from. I think this could be a good way to advertise your blog! Tell me if it's okay for you.

    1. Yes, as long as you credit this Mage Music blog, I have no problem with sharing. Thanks for asking!

  2. Zeppelin' OnJuly 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Of course i will do that. I think i will report some of the ideas we talked over and we enjoyed most.
    Thanks to you, Lif!

  3. Zeppelin' OnJuly 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    I've just read this post. It's the emblem of the equilibrium, the natural and unconscious power with keeps all alive with an invisible link.

    "When all are one, and one is all, to be a rock and not to roll."

    1. Hi Zeppelin' On. I thought I replied to this, but I guess not. The natural/unconscious power is the energy that is used for Magick!

      Apt quote!