December 2012


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Root, Base (muladhara)Meaning – Connection to mother earth – Root
Location – Base of spine between the anus and genitals.
Grounding, survival, health, fitness, stability and security.

Incense – cedar wood, myrrh, patchouli, musk, lavender
Ruling Planet – Saturn
Element – earth
Crystals – Red stones – bloodstone, garnet, ruby, onyx, tigers eye, hematite
Sound Frequency – C
Physical Dysfunction’s – Osteoarthritis
Associated Body Parts – bones, skeletal structure, colon and legs
Glandular Connection – Adrenals, Kidneys
Balanced Energy – Centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, unlimited physical energy, can manifest abundance.
Excessive Energy – Egoistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, sexual energy entirely genital.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Mental lethargy, “spaciness”, unfocused mind, incapable
of stillness, difficulty achieving goals, Lack of confidence,
Physical Dysfunction’s – Osteoarthritis
Associated Body Parts – bones, skeletal structure, colon & legs
Glandular Connection – Adrenals, KidneysEgyptian chakra system – Hathor is the root chakra deity.

Art Summary.The Base Chakra is our connection to the earth. This is where we connect to our survival instinct, here we can feel emotionally stable and physically fit and healthy , balance is the key part to this chakra and if we have that, we will be a grounded person. This chakra has four petals, around a square containing a down-ward-pointing triangle. In this image I used garnet crystal as this is associated with this chakra. Garnet also helps to purify and balance energy, its also a good protective stone and was used as a protective talisman. Other crystals used for the base chakra are Agate, Bloodstone, Tiger’s eye Ruby, Hematite, Onyx, Smokey quartz and Rose quartz. In this illustration I used a photo I took of the sun shinning through the branches of a Egyptian cedar wood tree. Cedar wood incense/oil can be used for meditating on the root chakra

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Sacral (Swadhisthana)Meaning – Sweetness allowing pleasure and creative expression.
Location – Lower abdomen, between navel and genitals, sex organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Incense – Jasmine, rose, sandalwood

Ruling Planet – Pluto, Moon
Element – Water
Crystals – Orange stones, Citrine, carnelian, golden topaz.
Open and Balanced – You have a lot of sexual energy and sexual power, and you are comfortable with sexuality. You are able to express your power
easily you have a lot of physical energy, a strong sex drive, a lot of healing energy, and a joy of life.
Sound Frequency – D
Vowel – Oo-ooo
Emotional Dysfunction’s – unbalanced sex drive, instability, feelings of isolation
Physical Dysfunction’s – impotence, frigidity, bladder and prostate problems, lower back pain
Associated Body Parts – sex organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Glandular Connection – Ovaries and TestiesEgyptian chakra system – Isis is the sacral chakra deity.

Art Summary.The sacral chakra is connected to our sweetness, allowing pleasure and creative expression. A balanced chakra leaves you feeling comfortable with who you are sexually, you are able to express your inner power and beauty, you will have a lot of physical and healing energy and you will experience the joys of life. This chakra has six petals and a moon crescent, The element of this chakra is water and is associated to the moon our ‘goddess’, I have used citrine crystal embedded into the symbol and the petals, which associated with this chakra. Citrine is a lovely crystal and never needs cleaning, it absorbs, transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energy. It has the ability to cleanse the chakras. Other crystals associated with this chakra are carnelian and golden topaz. Inside the symbol I have embedded a photo of St Nectans Glen, which is situated near Tin Tagel in Cornwall, it is believed that in ancient Pagan times the glen was the opening of the Goddess .

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Solar Plexus (Manipura)Meaning – Lustrous gem – Purpose, effectiveness, endurance, self respect,
self esteem, courage to take risks.

Incense – vetvert, rose, bergamot, ylang ylang, cinnamon, carnation, frankincense, camomile, orange blossom, honeysuckle, marigold.
Ruling Planet – Mars + sun
Element – fire
Crystals – Yellow stones, yellow citrine, topaz, aventurine, sun stone, malachite
Sound Frequency – E
Vowel – Oh
Open and Balanced – You have a deeply fulfilling emotional life. You take an expansive, outgoing, and sociable attitude to the world . You are able to feel the sweetness of life and have a sense of belonging and fitting in perfectly in the universe. You feel daring and confident and able to take risks . Hence this is the chakra associated with the leader, the explorer, and the charismatic extroversive individual. Confident, Optimistic, Good humour.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Need to be in control, oversensitive to criticism, addictive personality, aggressiveness, low self-esteem.
Physical Dysfunction’s – stomach ulcers, fatigue weight around stomach, allergies diabetes.
Associated Body Parts – stomach, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Glandular Connection – Ovaries and TestiesEgyptian chakra system – Sekhmet is the solar plexus chakra deity.

Art Summary.The solar Plexus chakra is connected in-between your navel and the base of your sternum. This is your lustrous gem. It is here where you get that feeling of flight or fight, butterflies in the stomach. This chakra is connected to the warm glowing sun, giving you vitality and energy and the confidence to live life to the full. I like to call it the energy centre. This chakra has ten petals and a down-ward-triangle with a T symbol which represents the fire element. In this picture I have embedded citrine crystal as this is also excellent for the power of the sun. It is energizing, and highly creative, citrine raises self esteem and self confidence. Essentially Citrine is a wonderful stone as it promotes joy in life, it can release you of those fear and negative traits. In the centre of the chakra I have used sun stone, this stone can help you restore yourself and it heightens intuition and is also linked with good luck and good fortune. This stone is connected to the power of light and is really good for those who suffer with depression, relieves stomach ulcers and harmonizes the organs. Other crystals connected to this chakra are aventurine quartz and topaz.

 

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Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Meaning – Balance, compassion and self acceptance, forgiveness, compassion of others. Beliefs about love and relationships.

Location – Centre of chest.
Incense – Rose. Bergamot, Melissa.
Ruling Planet – Venus.
Element – Air.
Crystals – Pink and green stones: – Watermelon tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Emerald, Green Calcite, Jade, Malachite, Moonstone.
Sound Frequency – F
Vowel – Ah
Open and Balanced – You are a very compassionate, understanding, and generous person. The emotions of love, joy, happiness, honesty, and respect are very important to you. You are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others, and empathetic to their pain. You are able to feel love for all beings around you, in an ever-widening circle from yourself and family, your pets, friends, neighbours, countrymen, fellow human beings and all fellow living beings.
on Earth. Ultimately, you can see the Divine in all beings, and you realize the same self in you is also the self in them as well.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Co-dependency, melancholia, fears concerning loneliness, commitment or betrayal.
Physical Dysfunction’s – I shallow breathing, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer.
Associated Body Parts – Centre of chest, heart, lungs and circulation.
Glandular Connection – Thymus.
Egyptian chakra system – Bastet is the heart chakra deity.

Art Summary.

The Heart Chakra is our central chakra, it is here that the physical body meets with spirit. This is depicted by the lotus flower with 12 petals, inside there are two triangles one pointing downwards and the other pointing upwards, this represents the union of the physical body and the spiritual body (air). The heart is very complex it not only gives us our beat for live, we also feel all kinds of emotions, love, compassion, truth, as well as confusion and frustration. Once we have ascended the first three chakras on relating to survival, the Root, self knowledge the sacral and personal power the solar plexus, we are now ready for the embodiment of enlightenment. Embodiment is about embracing all your qualities of the lower chakras to make them part of our lives. In this image I have used watermelon tourmaline and emerald. Watermelon tourmaline for its use with the heart chakra, the heart chakra colors are green and pink. All tourmalines are linked to the inner flute and are good for cleansing all chakras, it helps you to feel calm taking all the energy to the higher ones for understanding, while helping you except the need for transformation. It is said to be a crystal for the “New Age Consciousness” known as the Aquarian. Tourmaline is a wonderful stone for healing, and protection, it is a powerful mental healer and helps clear blockages and the aura. It comes in many colors and each is used for specific healing abilities. Emerald is the stone of successful love, it has a calming effect on the emotions.

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Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)Meaning – Harmony with others self knowledge and creativity. The power of choice and communication and self expression.

Location – Centrally at base of neck, throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth and neck.

Incense – Chamomile, myrrh
Ruling Planet – Mercury
Element – Ether
Crystals – Blue stones, turquoise, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, agate, celestite, sapphire & sodalite.
Sound Frequency – G
Vowel – Eye-eee
Open and Balanced You are able to accept things as they are, and organize ways of working with many situations. You have the power to make changes and you are able to take responsibility for your personal needs
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity.
Physical Dysfunction’s – Sore throats, neck ache, thyroid problems, hearing problems tinnitus, asthma.
Associated Body Parts – Throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth neck.
Glandular Connection: – Thyroid, parathyroid.Egyptian chakra system – Nut is the throat chakra deity.

Art Summary.The throat chakra is connected to either spirit, it is all about communication, pure spirit to our inner selves and our spirit guides, angels and the gift of divinity, that lies within. This chakra allows you to deeply connect to your soul and allows you to listen to your soul speaks. It is here that we can use our voice to make sound, this chakra is also connected to creativity through speech, music & art. It is about expression of the self, when your mind is clear so much comes easily with little effort as we are not struggling against life itself. This lotus flower image contains 16 petals and a downwards pointing triangle and a circle representing the moon. In this picture I have a ghosted image of a woman which connects the Goddess and the power of spirit. In this image I have embedded Lapis Lazuli crystal for it properties in connecting with spirit guardians. It helps to balance the throat, and teaches power of the spoken word and harmonizes conflict, its also good for self expression, truth, it’s a good thought amplifier of the higher mind creating objectivity and creativity. Other crystals associated with this fifth chakras are turquoise, aquamarine, agate, celestite, sodalite and sapphire.

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Brow Chakra. (Anja)Meaning – To perceive to know Ability to “see” other than the eyes, emotional intelligence, intuition, wisdom (sixth sense).

Location – Above and between the eyebrows.

Incense – Velvet Hyacinth, violet, rose geranium.
Ruling Planet – Neptune & jupiter.
Element – Light telepathic energy.
Crystals – Purple stones, amethyst, purple apatite, azurite, calcite, sapphire, fluorite and lapis lazuli.
Sound frequency – A
Vowel – Aye-eee
Open and Balanced – You have a healthy sense of an ego or separate self, and may also have clairvoyant faculties.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations.
Physical Dysfunction’s – Headaches, poor vision, neurological disturbances, glaucoma.
Associated Body Parts – Eyes, base of skull.
Glandular Connection – Pituitary.Egyptian chakra system – Horus is the Brow chakra deity.

Art Summary.This chakra has the ability to see other than the eyes, It is the centre of divine wisdom, intuition (sixth sense) the ancients believed this chakra to be the seat of the soul, it acts like a gateway to knowledge and expanded consciousness. It is here where the ida and pingal the spiraling life’s currants meet. Everything has a positive and a negative, or the yin and the yang, or day verses night, it is here when we meet at that resting place between the two we find a stillness and bliss which is known as shushumna. It is here movement stops and the energy flows towards the sacred light of the divine, as we rest here in this inner space it is a time of great healing where we can clear our negative thoughts from past present and future. We can renew and arise from limitations and ascend towards liberation. This lotus flower has 2 petal which represent eyes of the meeting serpent of energy, which is around a circle containing a downward triangle. This chakra is situated slightly above and in-between the eyes. In the circle I have depicted a cosmic like energy, and I have embedded Amethyst and Azurite. Azurite guides psychic and intuitive development. It cleanses and stimulates the third eye, its great for meditation and channelling. I use Amethyst as it is a powerful healing stone and adds protection while meditating on the third eye, plus its great for spiritual vibration.

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Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Meaning – Thousand fold – expanded consciousness, selflessness, spirituality.
Location – Top of crown head, upper skull.
Incense – Lavender, rosewood and frankincense.

Ruling Planet – Uranus
Element – Thought and cosmic energy.
Crystals – White gold violet stones, clear quartz, amethyst, diamond, white jade, white tourmaline.
Sound Frequency – B
Vowel – EE-eee
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Depression, obsessional thinking, confusion.
Physical Dysfunction’s – sensitivity to pollution, chronic exhaustion, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s.
Associated Body Parts – Upper skull cerebral cortex, skin.
Glandular Connection – Pineal.

Egyptian chakra system – Nefertum is the crown chakra lotus god.

Art Summary.

The Crown chakra lies at the top of the head, it is home to our pure spirit, this is where we become one with the divine. As we go through our darkest times, and tragic things happens, and when we have been disillusioned by material gains, we search for something to answer our calls, this is when we start to look within for the answers we seek. When we find that inner peace we become whole again. ‘To simply be’ A feeling of oneness. The element for this chakra is thought to be cosmic energy, it’s meaning is thousand fold, hence the lotus flower petals are a thousand. The crystals I have embedded into this picture are clear quartz and amethyst. Clear quartz as it is the most powerful of crystals and an energy amplifier on the planet. Quartz is a master healer and can be used for any condition. And amethyst for its powerful protection when working high spiritual vibration the its love energy.

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1. Torus
The first shape to emerge out of the genesis pattern. It governs many aspects of life including the human heart with its seven muscles that form a Torus. The Torus is literally around all life forms, all atoms, and all cosmic bodies such as planets, stars and galaxies. It is the primary shape in existence.

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2. Vesica Piscis
The crucible of the creating process. An opening to the womb from which all geometric forms are born. A symbol of the fusion of opposites and a passageway through the world’s apparent polarities. The geometric image through which light was born. Also the geometry for the human eye.

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3. Flower of Life
The geometric power symbol, which activates energy coding in the mind, helping one to access their “light body.” It is the primal language of the universe—pure shape and proportion. This interlocking circle design has the ability to unlock memories that are deep within our being because it is a primary energy/language pattern that has a resonance with all things within us and around us. Shown here with a harmonic overlay.

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4. Tree of Life and Seed of Life
The Tree of Life is one of the most ancient and profound teachings of the awareness of Universal life force energies and the light body. Along with the Seed of Life it is part of the geometry that parallels the cycle of the fruit tree. When these two forms are superimposed upon each other that relationship becomes apparent. The Tree of Life is most widely recognized as the geometry that is the basis for the Kabalah, the ancient system of mystical Judaism.

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5. Ankhs and the Seed of Life
Geometry of seven interconnected circles, the Seed of Life is considered to be the basic unit of information necessary for the formation of all material substance. In this rendition, the Seed of Life is superimposed over the geometry of an Ankh or Ansate cross, an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph signifying life, health and happiness. This cross has been extensively used in the symbolism of the Coptic Christian church.

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6. Electro Magnetic Field of the Human Merkaba
The Star Tetrahedron (a three dimensional Star of David) is the sacred geometry at the center of this form and is the pattern of the etheric light grid that surrounds each human being. This grid is called the Merkaba and it is an interdimensional vehicle used initially to incarnate spirit into human bodily form. The Universal energy of Love is the fuel for this vehicle.

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7. Metatron’s Cube
One of the most important informational systems in the universe and one of the basic creation patterns for all of existence. Within it are found all five of the Platonic Solids, the ”building blocks” of creation.

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8. Icosidodecahedron and Pentagonal Star
The Decagon emerges from the pentagon and shares its self-generating divine proportion, the golden mean. At the center of this design is the Pentagonal Star, a powerful psychological icon symbolizing excellence, authority and uprightness.

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9. Golden Mean Spiral
The Golden Mean Spiral is the ideal and correlates to Source. It is the symbol of life’s unfolding mysteries. With each revolution the spiral reveals a complete cycle of evolution. It offers a wiser and more all-encompassing perspective gleaned from growing by “learning all angles” of each experience. With their continuous curves, spirals are feminine in nature. Logarithmic spirals, like cochlea of the inner ear, reveal the intimate relationship between the harmonics of sound and geometry.

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10. Harmonics of Music and the Thirteen Chakras
Like the Golden Mean Spiral, this geometric progression has no beginning and no end. It is from the Harmonics of Music that all the laws of physics can be derived, reveling the potent nature of this form. Music is a powerful tool for opening the charkas. This geometry artistically symbolizes this relationship, and as such, may be a particularly good focus for meditation when listening to Enos Dream.

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11. Endless Knot
One of the eight sacred emblems of Tibetan Buddhism, this geometry forms ten enclosures and symbolizes the endless cycle of death and rebirth until illumination. (The core Buddhist insight underlying this symbol is: addiction and aversion lead to delusion, which is the ongoing source of all suffering.)

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12. Sacred Heart
Is said to be primary source of spiritual intuition, and the seat of true wisdom. The purpose of which is to illuminate, inspire and lead the mind, rather than be controlled by the mind.

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13. Sri Yantra
A geometric power symbol. The ancient yogis of India considered it to be the most powerful of all known geometric power symbols. Represents the geometric structure of the sound of creation—OM.

Meditation on the Sri Yantra will bring enlightenment and that all the secrets of the universe will be revealed to the person who meditates on it until its image is engraved in the mind. This form also has the ability to focus, balance and increase the level of life force energy. The key is experiencing Sri Yantra as a “star gate” to the Zero Point of Source from which all manifestation ultimately comes.

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Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of Creation and the genesis of all form. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes.

As you enter the world of Sacred …

Geometry you begin to see as never before the wonderfully patterned beauty of Creation. The molecules of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes. Viewing and contemplating these codes allow us to gaze directly at the lines on the face of deep wisdom and offers up a glimpse into the inner workings of the Universal Mind and the Universe itself.

The ancients believed that the experience of Sacred Geometry was essential to the education of the soul. They knew that these patterns and codes were symbolic of our own inner realm and the subtle structure of awareness. To them the “sacred” had particular significance involving consciousness and the profound mystery of awareness ….. the ultimate sacred wonder. Sacred Geometry takes on another whole level of significance when grounded in the experience of self-awareness.

The gift of lightSource is that it actually allows you to experience that essential self within the designs of pure Source energy. As the blueprints literally come to life before your eyes, you are propelled into ecstatic play with the very the heart of Creation.
542777_10151368898465579_508591125_nThese three Crosses [The Mutable Cross, The Fixed Cross, and The Cardinal Cross] are, in their totality of manifestation, related to the three basic energies which brought the solar system into being; they constitute the three major and synthetic expressions of the supernal Will, motivated by love and expressed through activity. Upon these Crosses, the ability to see the Whole, purpose-motive-expression, life-quality-appearance, shifts and changes.
Upon the Mutable Cross, the crucified man sees naught of the picture. He suffers, agonizes, desires, strives, is the apparent victim of circumstances, and is distinguished by a veiled vision and inchoate longings. These gradually take shape until he reaches the stage of acquiescence and aspiration.
Then he finds himself upon the Fixed Cross and begins to grasp the whole of the purpose of experience upon the Mutable Cross (as far as humanity is concerned) and to realize that there is a hierarchical purpose which can only be grasped by the man who is willing to be crucified upon that Cross. He reaches the stage of responsibility, self-awareness and right direction.
His orientation is now “the spiritually vertical which involves the inclusive horizontal.” At this stage, the Plan of the Logos begins to take shape in his consciousness. Upon the Cardinal Cross, the purpose and the unified consummations of the two earlier crucifixions become almost blindingly apparent and a vision of the unified intent of the three Persons of the underlying Trinity (each upon His Own Cross) emerges with clarity.~ Esoteric Astrology

They started out as a 431-pound man and 13 baby geese walking down the sidewalk in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

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Now, six years later, Paul Messerschmidt is down to 241 pounds, and his 11 geese are trained with voice commands and hand signals to follow him through the crowds at the Nebraska State Fair.

In 2003, Messerschmidt’s doctor told him he needed to start walking for his health.

His kids, who were 15 and 18 at the time, were supposed to help him get his exercise, but they weren’t.

“I had these babies,” Messerschmidt said of the geese. “I took them down the street to embarrass my kids.

“It worked,” he said with a laugh. “Amanda (his daughter) came home one day and said, People are talking about a fat man walking baby geese down the sidewalk.'”

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When he first started walking with the geese, he could only make it about a half-block at a time. The next week, they made it a block, and they kept increasing the distance.

“It keeps me out of the hospital,” Messerschmidt said of all the walking. He said he suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic pneumonia.

That first year, Messerschmidt took the geese in a parade, just to see if he could win some prize money. He actually planned on having goose meat at the end of that year. But people took to them and him.

More and more people started asking him to bring his geese places. He has taken them to nursing homes, day care centers and schools.

Most of his appearances are generated by word of mouth. About three years ago, the poultry division at the Nebraska State Fair hired him to come by in hopes that he could become a main fair attraction. This year, he is walking around the grounds with his geese as one of many strolling acts.

Messerschmidt guides his geese through a series of nine voice commands, telling them to turn right or left, come or stop. They also know five hand commands, including one finger up as a warning if they are being contrary, and two fingers mean the “woodshed.” And, yes, they have gotten “spanked” in public.

“Actually, they obey better than most children,” he said.

He and his geese have walked 711 miles in six years, traveling to 417 towns for fairs, festivals or parades.

At the Nebraska State Fair, they walk about one and a half miles every day, so he figures they will have added 20 miles by the end of the fair.

This year, he will be going to 117 shows, which is less than the 168 last year because he has more multi-day fairs.

Messerschmidt often gets questions about “messes” the geese may make, but he said it is not a problem.

“If you don’t feed them for six hours before, you don’t have to clean up after them,” he said. The geese get fed overnight, then usually don’t go out walking until at least 11 a.m.

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They do get treats during the day and are particularly fond of soda pop. Mountain Dew is their favorite, followed by Pepsi. They don’t like Coke or 7UP.

“They also like Mike’s Hard Lemonade,” Messerschmidt said with a laugh. “But they don’t get drunk on it. It doesn’t affect them.”

The geese also occasionally get treats of Skittles, M&Ms and cotton candy.

It is the same group of geese that he started with. They are 6 years old now. He started with 13 geese but has lost two to illness and accidents.

“They imprinted together,” he said, adding that he couldn’t add in another goose at this point because they would attack it. “Although they have some sibling rivalry, they protect each other.”

Messerschmidt said the protectiveness gets stronger when they are not “on duty.” They seem to know that, when they get their outfits on, it means they are “on.”

The geese are each dressed in a themed outfit, which changes each day. Monday was a baseball theme, but the geese also have outfits for NASCAR, evening gowns and tuxedos, and cowboys.

He saw the movie “Fly Away Home” and saw a scene where the birds were dressed up. Messerschmidt decided that he could do that, too.

The geese were only 6 months old when he started putting the little outfits on them, so they mostly stand still and let him. All except Crybaby, he still protests the clothes occasionally.

Besides Crybaby, there is Wrongway, Flyby, Petey, Little Droops, Mr. Books, George, C.C., Little Frankie, James Dean and Rocks.

For more information on Paul Messerschmidt, visit his website at  http://paulgooseman.tripod.com.

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