Creation Myths of
by Carole S. Devereux
What I hope for in this essay is to shed
light on the ways myths work to embody important
revelations as seen through the eyes of nonhuman nature.
Many myths are not told, except under the disguise of
initiate’s rites. So, reading this essay may become an
initiation of sorts for some readers into the deeper
mysteries of life.
The Hindus who composed ancient myths, that later
spread into other nations, never spoke except to their
initiates, being bound by a sacred oath that has never
been breached. However, I feel the wisdom of nonhuman
mythology today is our birthright. All we need do is
Mythology & Animal Communication: A Right Brain
"Insight comes in when you don't
dwell on things, or try to grasp at your own
When reading myths, people have difficulty
understanding and interpreting the symbols, metaphors,
and images. The reason is that we have to shift our
consciousness back and forth from left to right brain
and back again in order to go with the flow of it, to
build bridges between two differing modes of thinking.
Even then we often don’t understand it completely
until we let go of it all together, and let insight come
in. That is when new synapses fire off in the brain and
make new connections and associations between seemingly
disparate ideas and feelings.
As an animal communication specialist, writer and
teacher, I work with these concepts to help teach people
how to communicate telepathically with nonhuman nature.
It is a lot like teaching people how to understand and
interpret the symbols and metaphors in myths and dreams.
In other words, myths do not work according to
Aristotelian logic, but instead to "fuzzy
logic," where concepts and ideas are diffuse and
indefinite. Myths, symbols and dreams, all work at the
deeper levels of our consciousness, and so does the
process of animal communication. We Westerners are not
used to this kind of "fuzzy logic," which is
how our ancestors created myths and communicated with
animals long ago.
Our difficulty in understanding myths and their
hidden truths derives from the conflicts we experience
when using our current language, between the use of
words and the use of images. We often say, "a
picture is worth a thousand words," but "words
cannot begin to describe." Words define a subject
directly, while images point to it and broadcast it so
that each of us can interpret the meaning subjectively.
Language accustoms us to reason literally, where
symbolism works through the creative imagination. In
Buddhism they say you have to "cook it,"
meditate on it, contemplate it to understand the depth
of it, because, like poetry, it is difficult to grasp in
a rational sense. Working with the right brain, to move
deeper into the mysteries of life, often feels
uncomfortable for beginners because they have to give up
old mental conditioning.
Yet, working with the mind in this way can make us
better able to concentrate and focus. It can be compared
to giving up an addiction. But, people who want to be
comfortable in life, they can forget being wise. People
who are attached to small pleasures don't get the big
My job as a writer, teacher and animal communicator
is to provide opportunities for students to take this
leap of faith, from the written word to unspoken images
and back again. I catch up with them on the other side
of this concept. In my classes I help students build
bridges between the conscious and unconscious mind as
they begin to relate to animal wisdom through deepening
intuition, telepathy and empathy.
In my opinion, this type of experiential learning is
dynamic and exciting. It becomes a pathway to higher
consciousness. A Path is anything that leads one out of
suffering, (even though we may have to suffer a little
to stay on the Path.) These ideas are like spiritual
protection. If you fall of the horse, just get back up
and try again!
The following is a telepathic communication, with a
horse named Ellie. She is our Thoroughbred who lives
with us at Highland Retreat Center, in La Center,
Washington. This conversation is excerpted from our
not-yet-published book, Spirit of the Horse.
Ellie is talking to me about the Myth of her Soul.
The Goddess and The Horse
Carole: Ellie, my mind is focused on you now to
receive your thoughts and feelings about the Goddess and
the Horse. I would like to know your ideas about your
creation myth and for the species Equus. It has been six
months since we last joined hearts and minds this way. I
was connected then with Buddy, the horse, for his
wisdom. I would like now to ask you to join in and share
your wisdom too.
Ellie: Everything is like a woven tapestry. The focus
of which is not known for many millennia because we are
too close to see it or know it. Yet when it is almost
complete, that is when we can make out its significance.
Like an embryo deciding what to become, all is
incomprehensible at first. So we wait for first light
and first sound, for the tapestry to mature, to ripen.
As we do, we are given clues about how to move through
it, to add or harmonize with it as we see fit.
If we do not wait quietly, our thoughts will trample
us. We need to host small, simple thoughts that cannot
hold us captive. We need space and freedom to roam and
move about within our thoughts. So, small steps, simple
thoughts. Not a herd of thinking that could create a
stampede if we would allow it to get the better of us.
We can work with one small bit of material at a time,
not all Myths simultaneously. That would be much too
large for any mind to hold or understand. Sink into a
single myth at a time with open mind and open eyes. We
can sink into a myth now. Relax and enjoy. See.
Carole: Why is the Goddess so important in human
mythology today? Does Equine Goddess Mythology relate to
Human Goddess Mythology?
Ellie: All of Equus is from a star system, far, far,
from here. Where do you need us today?
Carole: Since you were bred as a Thoroughbred Race
Horse, would you like to talk about The Goddess and The
Ellie: The Goddess feels your suffering. To open to
me you must cut loose. Expand. Open. Feel deeply inside.
Feel free inside. The Goddess is not chained or held
back in any way. Neither in hate, nor anger, not by any
dark forces. The Goddess has a jeweled mind. We come
from rubies and emeralds, all glittering with clear
color and hard, smooth perfection. You will get there. I
am leading you down a path. Open you must, trust you
will. Share what you seek, playfully, carefully,
joyfully, gently, descending into the mind/mine, from
where Goddess energy comes.
The Goddess is an energy pattern. We know there are
tree goddesses, rock goddesses, and Earth goddesses. It
is a type of soul expression that begins slowly and
expands and brings forth fruit of all varieties into
intensity. The Goddess in me is deeply encoded to love
and be loved. Bright sky, look to the stars, move into a
star with your open heart. What do you see?
The Goddess works with the senses. The feeling
senses, smell, taste, touch and sight. We will work
first with the hearing sense. The silence of love is
where we come from, out of the deep silence we tone a
sound that we love and all the souls that love that
sound, come to dance around us. Then we display our
toned creation for all eyes to see. The tone goes into
our eyes where our hearts reflect more to become and our
eyes shine out to the stars with the tone and then there
is form. Sound, light, stars and silence. Still, we come
from a deep, rich, dark silence. A simple tone created
us, and all that we are.
So we are like music of the stars and planets, the
great Void and Beauty. Each star has a sound and if you
maintain that sound you will become that sound. Each
species has its own tone, its own true Voice, it is the
sound of their Soul, and it can be traced into the
darkness and the silent Universe filled with stardust.
We come from a symphony of stars and stillness. I am
manifest from my own star jam. I am Star stuff made into
living matter, an Earth-nuclear biostar, matter mixed
with clay, Earth with fire, from sun and Earth. I
connect at the star level, through my astral
intelligence to be perceptible to human eyes in this
cosmic garden called Earth. This earthly garden is made
from this "prima materia."
I danced for my living, as a star dancer would, all
bright and shiny and full of light, sparkling across
galaxies until I met with Earth’s pull. The Earth’s
consciousness pulled at me, and all species from the
cosmos to Herself, as she needed. We are only released
into the Void again when we are no longer able to
maintain our stellar vibration, or when Mother Earth
cannot support us any longer. What Earth needs, she puts
out to the Universe, and the Universe feels the
attraction and she responds. Every soul, species, human
or nonhuman, is an answer to Earth’s prayers. Earth is
the Mother Goddess of us all. Our species came to the
planet Earth because it is where we were called to be.
Carole: Why did Earth call horses to Herself? Why did
Earth call on the spirit of Equus?
Ellie: Earth needed help with Her waters, her oceans,
lakes, rivers and seas. She called to the Universe and
the soul of the horse responded to that call. After
coming from the stars, the spirit and soul of the
species Equus went straight into Earth’s oceans, and
all Her waterways and our vibrations and frequencies
changed the Earth’s water. Afterwards, Earth’s water
was different. We changed the water here on Earth. Then
Earth called to us again and we came out of Her water
and moved onto Her land.
Carole: Why were you called onto Her land?
Ellie: To help the humans move across Her surface, to
plant seeds and grow in size and number. We are no
longer needed for that purpose but humans have fallen in
love--which means they recognize our love, the love we
are made of, and have chosen to keep us here. Many of
our species returned home as their jobs were finished.
But, those of us who chose to stay did so for the love
Carole: (Unable to speak and overwhelmed by her
statement.) Ellie replies.
Ellie: [Sensing my deeper emotions] Yes. That shocks
you, but it is true. We love you . . . more than you
love yourselves, obviously, or you would not be so
shocked to hear me say this.
Carole: Well, it just seems that humanity has abused
this love the horse has for us. Maybe it is the guilt I
feel for my humanity and you sense that it chokes the
feeling of love down in me.
Ellie: Yes. That is why you would like to have us
stay. It is because we love you and feel your pain and
would like to help you clear yourselves of the terrible
ignorance that breeds your fear.
Carole: And how do you do that?
Ellie: By loving you when you least expect it. We
know we can go home at any time. All our families are
waiting for us, watching us suffering at the hand of
humans, hoping we are doing the right thing by staying
to help you. Someday those who left may all be called
back to Earth again. Earth is a heavenly home until she
no longer can support her children and sustain them. All
beings answer the call, the dream of Earth.
We respond to Her desires. And she mothers us well.
We often wish to return just to experience her beauty
again. We, the Goddess of the Horse, are a sacred part
of that immeasurable beauty. We make Earth more
beautiful with our presence here. But, we know we are
made of star stuff and clay and we may all be called
home at any time, which is our true dimension.
Carole: What are your brothers and sisters doing now,
those who left Earth? Are they waiting to return here?
Ellie: They see us. They know our suffering and they
help us whenever they can. All we need to do is remember
who we truly are, and where we truly come from and we
can awaken them, and they do awaken in us, and we are
all saved by this re-membering. We are not so lonely
then, when we re-member and feel our star stuff, which
is light and sparkling and shining, and reflective like
crystals, and we don’t feel heavy, which is more of an
Earthly joy. Earth love is heavier. So those of you who
have forgotten where you come from, you feel much
heavier. If you cannot lighten up – and remember you
are made of star stuff, like we are.
Earth called humans too. If She decides that She no
longer needs you, She may release you back to your
heavenly home. But just as you kept horses because you
loved them, not because of their original star purpose,
but because you were learning from them about love,
Earth may decide She loves you too, beyond your original
star purpose, and She may allow you to stay here as
well. There are those who may not wish to stay, since
everyone chooses in life. However, when we leave, it is
because there is a strong universal pull to leave,
unless we really try very hard to change Her wishes. You
and we all have the freedom to choose where we go next
in our evolutionary journey. How long we stay and when
and if we return is our choice.
Carole: I see. So, why did Mother Earth call humans
from the stars to Her?
Ellie: Humans were called to become broadcast
stations, as a part of a large communication grid
between galaxies. The purpose of humanity on Earth is to
radiate, beam, send, transmit, or channel the power of
the Earth out into the Universe to see if other
Universes respond. It is Her way of communicating and
sharing knowledge with other galaxies and star systems,
through human transponders. It is Earth’s way of
reaching into the Void to communicate. We could all grow
and expand if we pooled our Universal Resources.
Carole: Has humanity been instrumental in finding new
resources from the Void, the Universe, to further
evolution on Earth?
Ellie: Yes. You have become more fruitful in that
regard. You still have a lot to learn about interpreting
frequencies and vibrations coming to Earth’s
atmosphere, and about sharing this among yourselves. One
day as in the past with humans, one of you, or a group
of individuals, will discover and find ways to purify
water, air, land, and Earth and learn how to mitigate
the many atrocities you have committed against your
Mother. You will learn this through cooperation and
sharing with each other. Someone will discover this
information: The more you search the more it will be
shown to you.
Carole: Are you saying Earth’s desire to bring
humans to Her to help communication with other Worlds is
Ellie: Yes. Now take a deep breath, sit back and
Put away all hindrances,
Let your mind, full of love, pervade . . .
The whole wide world,
Above, below, around and everywhere,
Altogether continue to pervade with love-filled
Abounding, sublime, beyond measure.
© Copyright 2003 Carole S. Devereux.
All Rights Reserved.
As a writer, Animal Communicator and Spiritual Growth Counselor,
Carole S. Devereux is able to help raise human consciousness regarding the spiritual bond that humans and animals share between species. After seven years of
training in interspecies telepathic communication with the world's leading communicators; Dr. Ryan, psychologist and TTouch Practitioner, and Penelope Smith, sociologist, author, and the leading pioneer in the
field of interspecies communication, Carole began writing a book about
her experiences, called Spirit of the Horse.
Spirit of the Horse is a collection of creation myths and stories about the species Equus and the subject of spiritual consciousness from a horse's perspective. It begins with a scientific account of the first
horses and continues with creation myths about the spiritual consciousness embodied in all animals. It reveals how early, primal communication between humans and animals spread into modern times through
animism, totemism, shamanism and paganism, and how it was subsequently suppressed as humans began to excel in writing, mathematics, and science.
Carole traveled to the south of France where she studied the prehistoric cave paintings. As a result,
she gained a broader perspective of how ancient interspecies communication and shamanism relate to the
current revival of these "lost arts." Using meditation, ceremony and ritual, the book reveals how the "spirit in nature" balances and nurtures our own human spiritual nature.
The book merges Native American spirituality with Tibetan Buddhist meditation and practices to achieve global peace, love and joyful relations between races and species on Earth.
Spirit of the Horse will be in bookstores in 2004.
For 6 years
, she sponsored Dr. Jeri Ryan's Animal Communication and Reiki Workshops in Portland, Oregon, and continue to promote her Assisi International Animal Institute.
Carole assisted in the development of a Professional Interspecies Communication Certification Program and founded
her own organization called Animal Insights in 2002.
Carole conducts Basic and Advanced Workshops
at her own Highland Retreat Center in La Center, Washington, and perform telephone consultations and group and private training nationwide
(telecourses). She is trained by Penelope Smith to teach her Basic Animal Communication Workshop, (the result of her 20 years of experience.)
She also teaches meditation to help people expand the potential for understanding the deeper
mysteries of life that support the spiritual evolution of all sentient life.
For more information about the residential Retreat Center, workshops, tutoring or private in person or telephone consultations, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit our website at:
www.animalinsights.com. Or, call (360) 263-7268. Cell: (503) 320-2977.