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The Raven and the Frog

In Native American culture the Raven was called upon in ritual so that visions could be clarified. Native holy men understood that what the physical eye sees, is not necessarily the truth, and he would call upon the Raven for clarity in these matters. The Raven is also the keeper of secrets.

Due to the fascinating transitions the Frog goes through in its life, it is a symbol of metamorphosis. Furthermore, the Frog’s dual time spent on land and water represents duality of the soul.

-Info from symbolic-meanings .com

The fox is thought by many ancient cultures to be a messenger between our world and spirit world.
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7 symptoms of alcoholism

Posted 05-12-2009 at 02:41 PM by adore79

Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence

* Neglect of other Activities: Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of alcohol use;

* Excessive Use: Alcohol is consumed in larger amounts over a longer period than intended;

* Impaired control: Ongoing, unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol consumption;

* Persistence of Use: Alcohol consumption is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely caused or exacerbated by alcohol;

* Large Amounts of Time Spent in Alcohol Related Activities: A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain, use or recover from the effects of alcohol;

* Withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking;

* Tolerance: The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
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