July 14 will be World Orca Day.
So it is a good time now for me to revisit my Orca Hot Foot experience.
"The orca hot foot occurred in November of 1995, at the Vancouver aquarium
orca pool. I did a yoga mula-bandha (deep, rooted, raspy, my niece said many
years ago that mine sounds like the wind) breath near the orcas. I think the
female, Bjossa, was closest but am not sure; there were also one or two other
orcas (Finna, Hyack?) and I think one dolphin in the pool, and belugas in a
nearby pool. I got an extremely strong, almost electric shock on my right
foot, which I had to raise slightly. This is like the stories of druids with
one foot raised, I guess, though that is probably related instead to to the
yoga "tree pose" where you stand on one foot and place the other foot high on
the thigh. Also, for druids, the harp shape may be related to the shape of
I considered this experience to be a shamanic call for help from Bjossa (who
has since died), but I haven't yet managed to answer that call, though I am
still trying. And July 14 is also Bastille Day, which is a good day for a
Based on this experience, Orca, the species someone of the orca species, is a
minor deity to me.
Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"This could be the final breath; This is life and death;
This is hard rock and water; Out here between wind and flame;
Between tears and elation; Lies a secret nation" (Ron Hynes)