Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Felix!

Owl's symbolic meanings: Wisdom Mystery Transition Messages Intelligence Mysticism Protection Secrets
Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required. Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people. During medieval times in western and central Europe it was fabled that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and wizards in disguise. To this day the owl is considered a witch's familiar (an animal soul-spirit linked to a spiritual person via a unique, communicative bond).


  1. Felix the wonder boy??? Happy Birthday Felix - I feel like a know you a tiny bit.

  2. Felix, I hope you have a Happy Birthday!! Your Mom knows you so well. A handsome, strong mandala.

  3. May Felix have a very happy, memorable birthday!!!! The mandala is just astounding!!! All those recently posted are so. Enjoyed seeing the pics and hearing about y'all's lovely visit to the states!!! Have a wonderful weekend and celebrate that birthday the whole way through! :)

  4. Happy Birthday Felix!!!!!♥♥♥

    remember not to allow any stinking bison to your party ;)

    Brian and I send you our very best wishes!! Emma sent a package in the mail yesterday. It will be there in about a week!

    lots of love and friendship always,


  5. Happy Happy Birthday, wonderful, darling Felix! Beautiful mandala
    Marianne and thanks for the video, how wonderful was that! xoxo

  6. Marianne, Owls are the PERFECT symbol for your wise and hndsome son.... gosh, I feel like I know him a bit now too.....and I have only heard his laughter as he played with Emma! The Mandala is STUNNING! As for the Owl Video....I am in heaven! I truly adore these magnificent birds.....(always a fantasy to have one for a pet.)

    Felix - you marvelous boy! Froeliche Geburtstag! You make all of us feel the World is a better, richer place with you living in it. No Bison allowed! (Although we have some pretty cool ones here in day, perhaps your Mum will bring you to see them!)

    Enjoy your very special day!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  7. Very cool, and owls are such a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dear Felix,

    Happy birthday binkie,wow i never saw your mandala.....
    Now you have to come to our home in France maybe next year,sometimes "The Owl sleeps in our hollow tree"

  9. Beautiful and sensitively strong...Pure joy ! Happy birthday dear Felix...:)

  10. Happy Birthday Felix~ hey, you have a whole bunch of girlfriends now!!!This is a beautiful mandala. The three owls reminded me of double double toil and trouble...

    Love their eyes.

  11. Happy Birthday Felix and Happy Birthday Mama!

    10 is such an exciting year, it is the time to go to "double digits". And now more than half way to adult. Felix sounds like such a wonderful, caring young man and i'm sure it is no mistake that he learned this from his lovely parents.

    The mandala is completely gorgeous. How do you come by these ideas Marianne? I wish so much I could see how these are made, they are just beautiful, i saw all the others you made for kj, inke and marja, amazing! SO special.

    lots of love,

  12. I forgot to say how much i LOVE owls. I always wished i could keep one for a pet and then i saw Merryl Streep in Out of Africa have a saw whet owl. They are so tiny and SO cute. Great video, i can't imagine seeing 3 altoghter like that!!

  13. Thank you so much for all your sweet b-day wishes!!
    Felix turned 12 yesterday and we are having a few celebrations. Yesterday we had one tomorrow family and friends will come and Wednesday he will have his party. He will go laser gaming with a few friends.
    And then things will be back to normal, the kids will be in school and no Birthdays in a while. :-P

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Hello. I use mandala's in my art therapy work. I have enjoyed looking at your blog. Warmly, Karen

  15. Wow... I love the mandala and also the info on owls. I never realized you were a mum!? Guess I need to visit you here more! Happy bday to your big boy.

  16. Beautiful mandala for a beautiful boy (I hear the news on the blogs).
    Happy birthday a bit belated! I know it must have been great with Marianne for a Mom.

  17. Super! I love how each one you make is so individual, Marianne. Gefeliciteerd Felix!


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