Hey out there! Changes, changes… I have changed name, page moved. I found out a much more beautiful one for this designing activity what I do!
Reaching back to Siberian shamanism, once very inspiring, I’ve met straight Tenger Niannian, daughter of Mother Earth, and I’ve offered her my creations. However, I really liked her name and with my Yotengrit-Godfather-brother-friend we soul-searched in our shamanistic views and feelings, sharing ideas about a new brand name and playing with imaginations, words and letters.
Now, people with One Heart, I feel useless to add any comment, just would appreciate if you read the core thoughts of my ancestors quoted below:
Mother Earth (Gazar Eej), like Father Heaven, is not visualized in human form, but for what she literally is, the earth from which we draw
nurturance and nourishment. She is also called Itugen, and the names for shamans, especially female shamans, are variations on the name (yadgan, utgan, udagan, etc.). This implies that shamans, have a very strong association with the veneration of Mother Earth. Her daughter, Umai, is the womb goddess and caretaker of the body souls roosting in the World Tree.
Umai is also known as Tenger Niannian, which comes from the Tungus word for “soil.” Trees are a manifestation of Mother Earth’s power, and worship of Mother Earth may be done at trees which suitably reflect her power and beauty. Mother Earth and her daughter Umai are appealed to for fertility. Another daughter of Mother Earth and Father Heaven, Golomto, the spirit of fire, is spoken of as begotten by flint and iron. Sitting beneath the smoke hole in the center of the earth, the sunlight falling upon it from above and being created by products of the earth, minerals and plant materials, fire is a re-enactment of the original union between heaven and earth. The light of the fire is a reminder of the light of Heaven, and its heat recalls the nurturing quality of Earth. Like trees, all human beings draw strength from the Mother Earth below as well as receiving the energy of Father Heaven through the crown of the head.
The sun and moon are the eyes of Tenger; they are also seen as two sisters, and their essences are fire and water. Their light represents the power of Tenger shining eternally upon the earth. The cycles of the sun and moon demonstrate the circularity of time and all other natural processes. For that reason, time is irrelevant from the standpoint of Siberian shamanism. Time circles around infinitely, so each point in time is in contact with every other. For that reason, time and distance have no meaning in shamanic rituals, and a shaman can be in direct contact with any time or location without moving. The center of the earth can be anywhere and in any time.
Alright, I can’t stand to comment one more thing. “Tenger” means sea in Hungarian. It’s the water, the eternal blue, mirroring the sky, giving us miraculous liquid cristal - the basic material we exist in.
By the way, this sweet creature on the photo is a water snail and is native in Kazahstan and Tajikistan. It looks quite funny with these ears, like an elf, but has a beautiful house. Its Latin name is Lymnaea Tengriana.