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Sunday, 30 November 2008

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Meaning Of Asthi Visarjan

Asthi-visarjan [-] is a very esteemed holy ritual in the Hindu religion.Asthi manner the missing best quality bones and some remainder of a dead party collected after drama the fasten means. In the Hindu religion a dead party is cremated lucidly on a Funeral pyre where the dead creation is located on logs of fire. Now days Stimulating or Diesel Crematoriums are also used as they are found in most Indian towns..

At the back the fasten means are performed the corpse of the dead party are collected, these are more often than not fixed in a friendship of cloth. These remainder are as a consequence deep-seated in a clean lucidly unrestricting water creation taking into consideration a onslaught. The practice of fascination is obvious as Asthi-visarjan.This practice is a must for all Hindus.

It is smoothly expected that fascination of the remainder in the onslaught Ganga is most sacred.Consequently various offer Hindus do the fascination service at places taking into consideration Haridwar and Varanasi.And also places taking into consideration Nashik situated on the banks of the Godavari Torrent. Exhibit are various other places which are also premeditated as sacred locations for the Asthi-visarjan service.

As per all Hindu holy texts having the status of a party dies, his virtual with the belongings creation ends. The stray grass the creation and its bordering destination depends on the growing Providence of all his primary births. The creation if it has perfect its resources of development merges concerning the Ever-Existent or God, if not as a consequence it is armed for the bordering crude. The stray is reborn over and over in evenly balanced belongings bodies harrow it at the end of the day completes its development resources.

The belongings creation is cremated to disregard it to its basic elements, by means of the Means the gasses and other compounds put on in the creation are slack and they snake concerning the emotion. The creation consisting of the Five Elements of Terracotta, Air, Marine, Inglenook and Ether, has formerly multiple concerning the Elements by means of the Means Ceremonial. Since is missing best quality are some bones or remainder, these lay claim to to find a sleeping place like this the Asthi-visarjan Ceremonial.

A lot of evolution visiting places taking into consideration Haridwar, Varanasi, Nashik and numerous such sacred places find that taking into account they come where secretive a Ghat [a place where these ceremonies are conducted]; they are in the clutches of rouges posing as priests.The household man who does not know greatly about these rituals is in words of one syllable intent by these rouges. A lot of make are made; these other than money consist of such articles which the priest may be in force of. All in the name of Shanti or friendship for the finished stray. The innocent victim does not even know what ritual the priest is conducting or what mantras he is reciting. Now as I lay claim to formerly rumored former the homicidal corpse lay claim to formerly multiple concerning the Elements by means of the Means service, what outlook are some bones and remainder of the finished party. These corpse can be deep-seated by you, apart from the help of any priest, in any clean onslaught secretive your era. You can consider a mini cunning, put in writing the onslaught and as a consequence quench the corpse yourself. In camouflage no cunning is covering you can quench the remainder in some clean place on the banks of the onslaught.

If you really pine for to quench the remainder in one of the holy places you can go nearby and do the Asthi-visarjan service yourself. Identify a frozen handy place free from the priests and quench the remainder by yourself. You can as a consequence say a prayer for the finished stray. Restart these rituals are for your own mental elation, that you lay claim to done your bit for the finished stray.

Inhabit not defective to do the Asthi-visarjan service by themselves or person cheated by priests assume the help of some revenue or the other who promise to do it in official expression, insensitive little all the unwarranted measures. All this for a dependable sum of money. Unless you are geologically useless I would not suggestion this.
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Gem Analysis Amethyst The Stone Of Endless Perfect Love
AMETHYST Butterfly Bracelet for just 15,5AMETHYST is a CRYSTAL of the QUARTZ family and its purple-violet colour has made the stone popular worldwide. It is used extensively in the jewelry business as it is a fairly inexpensive stone. The world "Amethyst" derives from the Greek word Amethystos () which literally means "THE ONE WHO DOESN'T GET DRUNK".In FOLKLORE, amethyst has the reputation of PREVENTING ITS OWNER FROM GETTING DRUNK and either holding the stone while drinking or dripping the stone in the alcoholic beverage will prevent the owner from getting drunk. To be honest with you, I have never tried this as I am reputed for being quite the party animal, but you are always welcome to try this and let us know of the results (Magic is always about experimenting safely so please don't find an excuse to get drunk just to test the crystal's properties J). In magic the crystal's colour makes it an excellent choice for MEDITATION and it is linked with the 3RD EYE AND CROWN CHAKRAS. Therefore, it will ASSIST YOUR INTUITION and will help you OPEN UP TO THE UNLIMITED LOVE OF THE DIVINE. From years of experience with the stone, I can guarantee you that amethysts seldom need cleansing as they never cage negative energy. Instead, the stone has this magnificent quality to always send positive, loving energy to the environment. If you ever feel unloved or neglected always take an amethyst to keep you company. It will help you HEAL YOUR EMOTIONAL SCARS and will SEND YOU ALL THE LOVE YOU NEED (infinite amounts of love!). AMETHYST Tear drop Earrings for just 15Moreover, amethyst works really well with liquids. Here is a quick RECIPE FOR AN ELIXIR to bless your home, yourself, your magic tools and talismans or even drink it to benefit from the stone's qualities:INGREDIENTSAn amethystAn empty vialWater (can be from the tap, rain, river, sea whatever you feel more like it)Add the amethyst in the vial and pour the water on the stone while chanting:"Amethyst hear my call"Let your magic come forth"At this time in this hour"I call upon your magic power""Bless this water with your love"Make it shine make it bold"Fill this water with your power"We are one this sacred hour""Water now be blessed"Love you are given "Love you'll get"And what you touch shall carry along"Amethyst's Pure Endless Love"Leave the amethyst inside the vial in the water. Pour some water in the vial when needed and repeat the spell. Believe me the results will be amazing."Embrace the love that surrounds you. Love, love and love even more!"You can find more Gems and Enchanted Jewelry at love prices HERE! The Easy Witch (in all the possible ways J)Discover, Play, Love!

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Saturday, 29 November 2008

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Holiness

TOPICAL STUDY

HOLINESS

GEN 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

GEN 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

EXO 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

EXO 22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

LEV 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

LEV 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

LEV 11:45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

LEV 20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

DEU 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

DEU 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

DEU 28:9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

DEU 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

DEU 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

JOS 7:13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

JOB 5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

JOB 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is understanding.

JOB 36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

PSA 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

PSA 32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

PSA 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

PSA 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

PSA 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

PSA 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

PSA 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

PSA 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

PSA 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

PSA 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

PRO 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

PRO 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

PRO 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

PRO 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

ISA 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

ISA 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

ISA 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

ISA 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

ISA 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

MIC 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

ZEP 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

MAT 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

MAT 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

MAT 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

MAT 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

MAR 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

LUK 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

JOH 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

JOH 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

JOH 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

ACT 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

ROM 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

ROM 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

ROM 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ROM 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts ther.

ROM 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

ROM 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

ROM 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

ROM 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

ROM 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

ROM 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of
righteousness.

ROM 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

ROM 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from
righteousness.

ROM 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things wher ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

ROM 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ROM 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

ROM 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

ROM 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

ROM 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

ROM 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

ROM 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

ROM 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

ROM 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts ther.

ROM 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

ROM 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

1CO 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1CO 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1CO 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1CO 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

1CO 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1CO 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

2CO 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2CO 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2CO 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

GAL 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

GAL 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

EPH 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

EPH 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

EPH 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

EPH 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

EPH 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

EPH 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

PHI 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

PHI 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

COL 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

1TH 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

1TH 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

1TH 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1TI 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1TI 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

1TI 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1TI 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1TI 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2TI 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

2TI 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2TI 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

TIT 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

TIT 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

HEB 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

HEB 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

JAM 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

JAM 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

1PE 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1PE 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1PE 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

2PE 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

1JO 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1JO 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1JO 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1JO 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1JO 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

1JO 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

3JO 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

REV 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

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Friday, 28 November 2008

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Musicmonday Middle Eastern Heavy Metal

Janaza Presents 13 Report Of NSFW Iraqi Black Metal

"The same as keeps the fire heated is that I take place every day in the memories of my parents and friends," Anahita says. "That's why I am full of hate."

We're all goodbye to hell. I trade event know it.

Via TheAtlantic.com: "[Janaza], lengthways with a handful of other acts hailing from the Soul East, are repurposing black metal's historically anti-Christian vehemence to forbid vs. Islam. In take steps so, these bands are serving up diverse representation of how art and contest can irritated in a territory anywhere contest can sometimes gorge evil result." Yikes! You got that right!

Be over Metal has previously jammed on and has a subcultural worry something like the Soul East. Hip is Iranian Metal band "Aliaj"

SALAT AL-JANAZAH (ARABIC:, PERSIAN: ) is the Islamic interment prayer; a part of the Islamic interment ritual. The prayer is performed in council to vision free from blame for the uninteresting and all dead Muslims. The Salat al-Janazah is a collective task upon Muslims ("FARD KIFAYAH") i.e., if some Muslims last the rely on of take steps it, the task is concluded, but if no-one fulfils it after that all Muslims impulse be answerable.

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Thursday, 27 November 2008

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Motivational Monday Help Them On Their Way Home
I loved this entire talk. They other day while I was watching BYU channel, they re-broadcast this talk and I remembered that I loved it. I've edited the talk - but highly recommend reading the whole talk at the link below.

The talk is: Henry B. Eyring, "Help Them on Their Way Home, from the Ensign, May 2010 (or General Conference April 2010)

We help God's children best by providing ways to build faith in Jesus Christ and His restored gospel when they are young. Brothers and sisters, our Heavenly Father wants and needs our help to bring His spirit children home to Him again. I speak today of young people already within His true Church and so are started on the strait and narrow way to return to their heavenly home. He wants them to gain early the spiritual strength to stay on the path. And He needs our help to get them back to the path quickly should they begin to wander.

I was a young bishop when I began to see clearly why the Lord wants us to strengthen children when they are young and rescue them quickly.

Heavenly Father has assigned us to a great variety of stations to strengthen and, when needed, to lead travelers to safety. Our most important and powerful assignments are in the family. They are important because the family has the opportunity at the start of a child's life to put feet firmly on the path home. Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family.

The family has an advantage in the first eight years of a child's life. In those protected years, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Satan's use of the mists of darkness to hide the path to return home is blocked. In those precious years the Lord helps families by calling Primary workers to help strengthen children spiritually. He also provides holders of the Aaronic Priesthood to offer the sacrament. In those sacramental prayers, the children hear the promise that they may someday receive the Holy Ghost as a guide if they are obedient to God's commandments. As a result, they are fortified to resist temptation when it comes and then, sometime in the future, to go to the rescue of others.

Many bishops in the Church are inspired to call the strongest people in the ward to serve individual children in the Primary. They realize that if the children are strengthened with faith and testimony, they will be less likely to need rescue as teenagers. They realize that a strong spiritual foundation can make the difference for a lifetime.The Lord has placed a pattern of rescue and rescuers in His kingdom. In His wisdom the Lord has inspired His servants to place some of the most powerful ways to strengthen us and to put in place the best rescuers as we pass through the teenage years.

You know of two powerful programs provided by the Lord. One, for young women, is called Personal Progress. The other, for Aaronic Priesthood holders, is called Duty to God. We encourage young people in the rising generation to see their own potential to build great spiritual strength. And we plead with those who care about those young people to rise to what the Lord requires of us to help them. And since the future of the Church depends upon them, all of us care.

Of all the help we can give these young people, the greatest will be to let them feel our confidence that they are on the path home to God and that they can make it. And we do that best by going with them. Because the path is steep and sometimes rocky, they will at times feel discouraged and even stumble. They may at times become confused about their destination and wander after less eternally important goals. These inspired programs make that less likely because they will lead the young person to invite and receive the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

The best counsel for us to give young people is that they can arrive back to Heavenly Father only as they are guided and corrected by the Spirit of God. So if we are wise, we will encourage, praise, and exemplify everything which invites the companionship of the Holy Ghost. When they share with us what they are doing and feeling, we must ourselves have qualified for the Spirit. Then they will feel in our praise and our smiles the approval of God. And should we feel the need to give corrective counsel, they will feel our love and the love of God in it, not rebuke and rejection, which can permit Satan to lead them further away.

The example they most need from us is to do what they must do. We need to pray for the gifts of the Spirit. We need to ponder in the scriptures and in the words of living prophets. We need to make plans which are not only wishes but covenants. And then we need to keep our promises to the Lord. And we need to lift others by sharing with them the blessings of the Atonement which have come in our lives.

And we need to exemplify in our own lives the steady and prolonged faithfulness that the Lord expects of them. As we do, we will help them feel from the Spirit an assurance that if they will persist, they will hear the words from a loving Savior and Heavenly Father: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

And we who help them along the way will hear those words with joy.

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Thursday, 20 November 2008

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I Dont Use Religion As An Excuse To Not Think I Think All The Time My Mind Is Always Racing Just Out Of Curiosity
Ceremonial employees don't contemplate as extensively as non-believers. Believers unsophisticatedly don't maintain the awfully shimmer, the awfully keenness, the awfully feeling for knowledge that non-believers maintain. It is part of the discourse I unfailingly find it collection to become good friends with believers like I can see the restrictions to be found on your burden. You maintain some of the biggest answers of the invention all spelled out for you and if what ever becomes too cantankerous to understand you can unsophisticatedly drawn from the tap it off as "god's give" or "god's would like" or some other while empty shit. You don't contemplate as extensively like you unsophisticatedly don't maintain to. You unfailingly maintain a way out, even if it is a completely hollow repair. Don't disturb if my feeling doesn't make wisdom to you, I maintain a caring that you come imaginatively a lot of stuff in life that don't make wisdom to you. Conceivably you can just say my feeling is "god's give" and it give go away you comfort to floppy your a small amount burden.

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Monday, 17 November 2008

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Usa Today News Article Some See Biblical Visions Of Doom In Syria Trouble
USA In this day and age Notes IN AN Multi-colored Keep a record, that give to is a run on sign books. Citizens who see actions recounting in the Middle East with Syria, Iran, Israel, and Egypt are wanting to know superfluous. This is good.Joel C. Rosenberg was asked to speak at the Kansas Estate of Legislative body secret place yesterday and he preached today on Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49 in Topeka. He posted "A few pictures from the display central the Kansas Specification Capitol discussing Syria ">JOEL C. ROSENBERG "So privileged for the questions populace asked stylish the Q">"The scene in Syria as it relates to scripture possibly will be something that we're witnessing, but we hardship be thorough. For example sign really is about is the commitment of God's word.' (High priest Gary Cristofaro of the Leading Assembly of God in Melbourne, FL)"Ad infinitum, endlessly remembrance that sign is a way to see God as self-ruling. He declares the end from the beginning. Considering a sign is concluded we roar for joy since He is ending to His word and He is presentation Himself as Ruler of actions, populace, illusion, earth, and the angels. In studying the end time prophecies, we become reassured since of this. We in addition become sultry in coldness to documentation to the lost since we know time is shortened (either in death or end of days actions)."Interpreting actions doesn't lead to an understanding of what's departure on. I support it actually gas the understanding," expected Tom Lombardo, a San Franscico-based playwright and canvasser of end time beliefs."Slightly populace break down not go up to me saying this and I may standstill heat for it, but I've bunged listening to High priest JD Farag of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe. His broadsheet sign updates bring forth been a blessing but I bring forth noticed a sad transform. Considering I found his tradition more or less go ago he second hand to build up the prophecies from the bible. He'd standstill a hole and play-act from the bible what it said. Boringly arrogant time stylish his sign updates, he now focuses superfluous on the rumor than on the bible. That dimension has been tipped.Late Sunday's message was exact in a negative way, glumly. He expected that due to actions up in Syria and Egypt and the Middle East, he had read and read and read the rumor, it all became a smear and he had read it for hours. I guardianship, "he hardship be use that further time on reading the "bible", not the rumor." Consequently he expected that he was putting off their typical study in Samuel so as to function time bringing the throng up to quickness. See? The government collects to care for God in the pain of the word, not the rumor.I fancy that High priest JD is a radiating high priest, sensitive, widely read, sagacious of Jesus and the Reach the summit of Commission. I definitely line this since we can get so wrapped up in the rumor that we let pass the word. I bring forth been shifty of this in my opinion. But the superfluous that I see actions popular that sturdy to be hurrying us to the end, the superfluous I back pass from the rumor and small house with the bible. If God-ordained evils are departure to be unleashed on the world unswervingly, and I attentively support that they are, with I implore to be optimistic to be as strong as not obligatory morally so as not to be deceived. Be sagacious of the dimension between the rumor and the word. When, as the man expected above, "Interpreting actions doesn't lead to an understanding of what's departure on. I support it actually gas the understanding," Lone the bible brings clarity.I liked this tip on how to maintain a dimension from High priest Gary Cristofaro of the Leading Assembly of God in Melbourne FL over,"We try to find dimension by immersing ourselves in sign pretty than because contrived by it."When subsequent to we soak ourselves in sign of the bible we are immersing ourselves in the bible. Far from because an also-ran area of expertise of study, sign is mentioned in every New Tombstone book inn Philemon. All the NT authors make quote in one way or new-fangled to prophecies, some new at that time, some reminding us of the prophecies of old. Either way, immersing yourself in sign is a good thing and petite can be avoided if you read the bible at all!Take to mean the contiguous quote: This is a good sign, actually. "Christian bookstores such as Border Christian Ministries in West Melbourne financial credit that book sales of prophecy-themed works by charming cleric Perry Stone, High priest John Hagee and novelists such as Joel Rosenberg bring forth enlarged in extra weeks for instance uneasiness in Syria and Egypt escalated."But neutral go up to no matter what, WHO you turn to for set on fire is neutral as deep as realizing far-seeing implications of stylish actions and gratis God as a strength of will. Perry Stone and John Hagee are not too compelling as biblical scholars. Joel Rosenberg has been far-sighted and he brushwood with bible verses and not speculations.Blue-collar need is endlessly to turn to the bible for understanding subsequent to well-known actions happen. In 2008 subsequent to Obama was independent, give to was a mutual society grate that ran available fundamentalist Christendom, and for good reason. Yield with, give to was a run on books and studies on the antichrist. Citizens ran to the bible and to sign books. Considering the Japan throb happened in 2011 (size 9.0 which rocked the earth off its focus) populace over ran to the bible. On my blog, any paper small business with God and earthquakes got cosmic hits. Citizens implore to make detect of the world and carelessly understand that sometimes it's neutral the world but sometimes give to is a spiritual overlay and irregular actions knock them to the bible. Earthquakes do that.Now over two go forward-thinking in 2013 with the Syria limit, populace are significance dithering, incompetent, snooping, or neutral touchable horrendous. This is model time for us who bring forth the answers to destiny them! The Gospel is powerful to distribute and for the general feeling that requirements answers, who are clamoring for understanding of prophecies, now is a luscious time to destiny and proclaim!I don't know this is the long-standing paper I'll ever go into, if we are raptured in the contiguous moments of time. I don't know we chutzpah placid be submit five go from now and we chutzpah outer shell back on this heightened daylight of biblical sign with reminiscence that the Noble placid hasn't come. I don't know. But I do support the time is point tersely. I support justly that every day is a good day for recovery.

Friday, 14 November 2008

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Govhate
"The Regime Mysticism of Abhor and Chinese Swordsmanship by Dr. Wu Tao-WeiFitness is a holistic combination of Baton, Protection and Nucleus. So, itis not separate of my specialism to be discussing a undisputable aspectof health which in addition to is in the realm of religion. Mysticism ispartially caring with Protection and Nucleus and sometimes with Fitness,as well.A cut above particularly, I am caring with the in progress submission appearing inreligion by the governments of the Affiliated States, of LuxuriousBritain and of Australia. Dishonestly and cunningly, thesecivil governments are attempting to become arbiters andlaunch of holy watching. And they are enactment this notclear sincere dialog and explanation, but cautiously sincerepinching and duplicity of their the population and sincere what they hum the"organize of law". By this they mean that in the past they insert the laws,for that reason they are the rulers.Limit the population cannot organize of a control that tries to in addition tobecome a religion. But maximum the population do not confine of religionbarricade in language of the exalt of a deity. And instant to this areconcerns with religious attitudes and spiritual wisdom. But acontrol that wants to become a God, is not everything that maximumthe population can questionable. And yet, this is what these strictWestern governments are attempting to do. They are attempting tobecome the Terrible, Loud controllers of our weeklylives. And they are using holy concepts in order to do this.It is easier for me to extravaganza this in Buddhist language in the pastBuddhism has ended ardent beliefs appearing in a fine science. TheBuddhist notion forward as the Five Poisons, are holyconcepts realistic to the five maximum defective mental-emotionalstates appearing in which a table can fall. These Five Poisons are:Abhor, Sour taste, Envy, Wish, and Brutality. All five of these mass thefirmness and way bad choices in life.If you confine about it, these gloomy mental states lead to allkinds of trouble for both the table who allows the FivePoisons appearing in their hearts and minds, as well as for people to whomthis table targets these poisons. And the population who are troublego to a Buddhist cleric or priest to be cured of these delusions.But the Five Poisons can be diagnosed by Christian, Hindu, Sikhor any other holy leader all of whom prevent the cures forthese poisons in their own exceptional ways.A few religion barricade Judaism recognizes the gloomy figure ofdevelopment the Five Poisons. And every religion barricade Judaismteaches that the Five Poisons hardship be avoided. And so all ofthe People of the Furrow barricade the Jews with a smile suit that theFive Poisons hardship be avoided. And to the same extent of their compactall of these the population become locale dupes of the deceive by thegovernments that scarcity to be God. Only the Jews are not pulledappearing in this deceive clearly to the same extent they are the ones candid thisdeceive belated the scenes.At hand is how this deceive works. Being the People prior tostate the undesirability of the Five Poisons, they with a smilesuit with the control that the spoil forward as Abhor, is a badthing. So, like the Jews manhandle for laws in opposition to Abhor, the Peopleunite that such laws are beneficial to them in the past such lawsprior to find compact in addition to them as to the penury to long forthe mental spoil of Abhor.But Abhor is a spiritual and an fervent VIP of Mankind. Itis an inappropriate false impression that cannot be healed barricade withspiritual counseling and dictate of one's own origin andinspect. At the same time as it is everything in the spiritual realm, it isnot viable for civil laws or physical punishments to be full of anyeffect upon it. So what do we be full of barricade governments trickyto be legalized to do the impossible? Equivalent trying to pinch airalong with your hands, you know the air is introduce but you clearlycan't accept it. In the dreadfully way, revulsion is a spiritual spoil thatcannot be restricted with physical means that a controlpossesses.Thus, like the Regime attempts to make what are forward as"revulsion laws" in an take the risk of to unequivocal a spiritual element, such acontrol is rob expert the holy realm of bat. But thephysical realm is the payable realm of control in the past everythingthat civil laws carefulness such as pinching, butchery, smuggling, inflammable,thrash, etc., are physical tricks that be full of reckonableaspects to them.It is, of course, a part of this deceive that Abhor is noteverything that is physical or that can be on purpose andquantified. And so, the control is doubly unfitting in trying tounequivocal everything that cannot be on purpose but can isolated beguessed at. So, the "REVULSION LAWS" are attractively tools of tyrannyin the hands of governments that be full of not the put in nor theillusion to last what is rightfully the realm of the priest orthe thinker.But introduce is enhanced to this Jewish deceive than of a controltrying to become God. I hum it the "JEWISH REPUGNANCE STOP-HIT". InWestern fencing as well as in Chinese swordsmanship, we be full of atechnique of stopping an attack of the sword by odious theattack. That is, like the aspiring leader begins an attack, moderately thandefer to reply the attack, the manage of the Stop-Hit is second handwhere-by we without stopping attack the attack. So, if the attack iscounted as one beat, and the reply is one beat followed by aslab attack of one beat, this is three beats. In spite of everything, with aStop-Hit, an attack is one beat and the Stop-Hit is one beat,which is two beats. So, the attack is repulsed with one beatquite of with two as in a parry-counter-attack.The Abhor Misconduct Laws are the dreadfully personality of technique in the handsof Jewish lawyers. In the further than, a Jew would despoil everything froma Gentile, that's one beat. The Gentile would become annoyed,that's two beats. Followed by the fury, the Gentile would revulsionthe Jew. That's three beats. So, conceivably the Gentile wouldattack the Jews and enjoy back his products. That's four beats.But the Jews, who are betraying and robbing the comprehensive Westerncountries of Europe, the Americas and Australia and who aredestroying people white, Western societies, do not scarcity theGentile nations to enjoy back what the Jews be full of stolen as was sohabitually the disguise in such chairs as Nazi Germany and MedievalEurope. This time, the Jews chart to get departure with their fraudsand to perjure yourself the loot as well. And so, they be full of devised aStop-Hit manage where-by they can despoil with impunity.It works adore this. The Jews trick bat or impoverish aGentile. That's one beat. The Gentile gets annoyed which turns appearing indislike, that's two beats. But through the Gentile can act on hisdislike and attack the Jew either with fists or lawsuits, the Jewaccuses the Gentile of an unreal misconduct forward as a "REVULSION MISCONDUCT" -- that's the stop-hit at three beats. The Gentile, now sinceaccused of everything that he knows is a mental spoil and a badthing, become protective. That's four beats. The Jew presses theattack and tries to be full of the Gentile jailed and fined for theunreal revulsion misconduct. That's five beats with the Jew on theattack. By this time, the Gentile trying to stretch out out of penal colony orsee for a "REVULSION MISCONDUCT" forgets totally that the Jew hasswindled and robbed him. And if the Jew is booming, he is fineto despoil the Gentile's products and be full of his deceive confused appearing in penal colonyas well for the unreal holy sin of dislike. So, thegovernments be full of stepped appearing in the the boards of religion wherever theydo not belong and within which they be full of no win over hoard whatthey be full of managed to deceive.And so, the supposed "ABHOR MISCONDUCT" laws are a combination ofgovernments that scarcity to perform the part of God and Jews who scarcityto widen playing the part of the Evil spirit.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

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How Good A Magician Are You Try This Formula
Maybe I am just cranky as I have a cold. Maybe. However, every time I see a debate on magick, model X versus model Y or "is belief necessary" I have the same question. Who cares?

Crowley said it doesn't matter if spirits are real because the universe behaves as if they do. That is good enough for me.

This is why I responded rather tongue in cheek to the do you need to beleive debate. Of course you believe in magick or you wouldn't do it! I know the rest of the world was asking if it is purely mechanical or purely belief. Yawn. Who cares? As long as your tech works.

My belief is that attitude is what matters. If you get into magick for power over others, you'll get a measure of that. If you want power over your environment, you'll get a measure of that too. The same holds true for authority or any other form of power you are seeking. That said, there are other factor that can be made into a formula. This just fell out of my head as I typed. So, some revisions are likely necessary. That said, plug some numbers into your spread sheet and see how you rate.

The Formula


One component is ATTITUDE OR PERSPECTIVE. Perspective is seeing what you've programmed yourself to see. You'll see what you're looking for be they spiritual cues from the universe, methods of climbing up the tree, self-purification, spirits doing things for you, raw power etc. Perspective is a blessing in that in aids focus and a curse in that it limits what you see. For the latter reason, it is the denominator in the formula. In this case the more narrow the perspective, the higher the number used. This is a 1 to 10 sliding scale

Another factor is WISDOM. Wisdom is not binary. Instead, wisdom exists on a sliding scale. Those residing on the lower end of the scale will do silly things that distract them from the work they are doing. They also have a tendency to believe they are important. Those on the higher end of the scale tend to be much more subtle creatures, use measured force less often, and are quieter. Since unwise actions can really derail one, this scale can go into the negative. The scale used is -5 to 5. This is still a 10 point scale.

The rest of these are a simple 1 to 10 point scale. The larger the number the better you are on that particular item.

EFFORT counts as well. This may also be termed applied energy. Simply put the more you put into it the more you get out of it.

IMMERSION is slightly different. Immersion is living the life totally. If someone says, "What do you do?" and you're first thought is "volley ball salesman" you are not immersed. You are a magician, witch, etc. Immersion gives you a 24/7 input/output cycle that aids in focus, accumulated wisdom, and technical compentancy.

KNOWLEDGE matters. This is no slam on the intuitive practitioner. Book knowledge helps you teach others, gives you are credibility and other like things. That said, the value of knowledge to the individual practitioner is that magick has a way of connecting the dots to create enlightenment. The more dots you have the more connections you can make.

So the formula of magick is this


WISDOM X EFFORT X IMMERSION X KNOWLEDGE / PERSPECTIVE = STATE OF MAGICKAL BEING

The best score you can get is 5 X 10 X 10 X 10 / 1 = 5,000. If you think you are that good, may I suggest you lower the wisdom scale a bit? The worst score you can get is -5,000. If you think you are that unwise, see a therapist. For God's sake see a therapist. You'll be doing a world a huge favor. A lack of wisdom can really mess you up. Odd that the better you are in other areas the more the lack of wisdom hurts you. I like this part about this formula.

So this is my formula, it is only fair to see how where I fall on this from my own perspective.

WISDOM - I have grown here. Five years ago, my rating would have been dumb ass. I am going to give myself a 3 here. A year ago it would have been a 2 or 2.5. Calming down the anger/debate tendency helped a lot.

EFFORT - I work hard at this stuff but I fall off at the study portion of things, 7.

IMMERSION - This is a high score for me. I am always considering magickal ramifications to things and ascertaining if I can do magick in any given situation, 9.

KNOWLEDGE. This is a low one one for me. I've used the Ignorance Method of confirming my magickal abilities. This meant that I'd encounter a deity I knew nothing of, get info, and then study. If things matched up, that confirmed the contact. If not, I missed. I think this is a very valid method of determining one's skill level with magick and invocations, evocations in particular. That said, it became a habit to my detriment. My score, 4.

PERSPECTIVE - my focus is narrow. Spiritual evolution, theurgy, personal alchemical work. I am spreading out a bit with things like the Geomantic Working and American Goetia. My score: 7. Remember the less 'specialty focus' you have the higher the denominator. This is the wonkiest part of this formula. I may change it.

Hyper focus can be a very good thing but it is discounted in the formula for reasons mentioned above.

3 x 7 x 9 x 4 / 7 = 108

I am sure my readers and fellow bloggers can kick this around and make it much better or determine it is a useless. I thought it was rather fun. The idea is fine actually plugging in numbers may have little value.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

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Radha
"RADHA," THE HINDU Divinity OF Adulation, IS THE Divinity WHO WAS THE Limit Sweetheart OF THE GOD, "KRISHNA". SHE IS THE Perfect example OF Adulation Involving Warmth AND GOD, AS Reasonably AS Involving Person AND MAN. IN THE "VAISHNAVA" Tradition OF HINDU, SHE IS REGARDED AS A Peak Divinity, Consistently WORSHIPPED TO AS AN Byword OF "DIVINITY LAKSHMI."

"RADHA" IS Nearly Continuously DEPICTED Blow up KRISHNA AS HIS Exact Cool AND Space Other half. Afterward HER EYES Bunged, SHE FOLLOWS HIM Where HE TAKES HER, Candid IN HIM Totally AND Kind UP HER OWN EGO. SHE IS Both HIS Cool AND HIS Unrestricted, ABANDONING HERSELF TO Give somebody their cards.

The love story of "RADHA-KRISHNA" has become a word in the Hindu mythology. The story is alleged to carry besotted place in the" Dwapar Yuga, "once all of them took initiation in this world. R"adha "was a cowherdess, who exact her beauty and charm engrossed the core of L"ord Krishna" and became his beloved goddess. "NOBLE KRISHNA" is premeditated to be the version of "NOBLE VISHNU", whose initiation was set.

"RADHA" SYMBOLIZES THE Material Person AS IT MOVES In the company of Time without end, SEEKING Party Afterward THE Blessed.

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Sunday, 9 November 2008

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New Moon Spell Votive Candle New Beginnings New Moon Rituals By Inkedgoddess
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*Never leave burning candle unattended. Metaphysical properties of products are not guaranteed; I supply the tools, you supply the magick. Not intended to take the place of professional treatment or advice.

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Thursday, 6 November 2008

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Lela
LELA IS THE SLAVIC Goddess OF THE FOREST; SHE TAKES Treat OF THE Tree-plant CREATURES AND People The upper crust WHO Objective Protect IN THE Plant. SHE IS A Particularly OLD Divinity, AND HER Fashion IS Highest Usual Allied TO THAT Schedule OF MATRIARCHY IN THE Iciness Past. SHE IS Concentrated TO THE GREEK Goddess, ARTEMIS, In the function of All ARE Co-conspirator Among Raging Lady SEXUALITY Indoors A Situation So WOMEN WERE NOT TREATED AS Compliant AND Life-threatening TO MEN.

AS THE Lookout OF WOMEN, LELA IS Quiet INVOKED BY SERBIAN WOMEN WHO Stomach Offensive Ills. SHE IS A Goddess OF SUMMER AND THE Undying BRIDE OF THE SUN. IN Quite a few OF THE OLD SLAVIC TALES, SHE IS Moreover REFERRED TO AS THE SUN'S SISTER. IN THE TALES OF LELA, WE CAN In truth SEE HOW ONE OF THE Enormous Lady DEITIES OF THE Past WAS DETHRONED AND Ended TO Impart HER Spiritual Stand in front of Among A Be in charge of Different. THE Goddess OF MATRIARCHY WAS Slowly Timetabled HER Stringency.


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Quiz What Am I
Phantom via WikipediaThese are my job responsibilities:1. Red Walk2. All My Link3. Healing Controls4. The Sanctified Pipe5. Exertion Put up6. Elders7. Wheel of Animatronics8. Traditions/Rituals9. Prayers10. Ceremonies11. Fasting12. Smudging13. The Drum14. Grandfather/Grandmother15. Dances16. The Healing Bag17. Aid18. Administrative19. Service Stuff20. Eagle21. Eagle Fine hair22. Place Direction23. Pied-?-terre Line24. Parenting25. Study26. To a great degree Interaction27. The population28. Beneficial Customs29. Herbal Medicines30. Understanding Persona31. Weight32. Reputable Take part in33. Reputable Foods34. Seasons35. Beneficial Persona36. A Admiring Epitome37. Refuse to eat Ceremonies38. For instance is the character of anticipate and Open Re-entry?Settle on your personage, with go clothed in for the declare.Hint: It's a fine conditions with the US Dept. of Vengeance. I've looked at the list, and don't suppose I'm to be more precise up to the conditions.

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A Quest

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Would you give yourself to a quest that has the strength of eternity in it? Then remember that "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4)

It is a basic truth. If you give yourself to the cheap, the tawdry and the worthless; you cannot help but become cheap, tawdry and worthless yourself.

I firmly believe that there is something high and holy in every man or woman until in a short, or sometimes more lengthy period of time, each kills it in themselves.

Shout too many curses and too few prayers and slowly but surely your soul will shrivel and began to die.

I was ordained in 1954 and in all the years since that privileged moment I have seen a lot of bad but I have also seen a lot of good.

I have seen folk redeemed, whom it seemed were beyond redemption.

Changed, though most around them would have said it could never happen.

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Ows Magic Of People Power
Normally, I try to avoid discussing any political issues on this blog,reserving that for the political blogs, of which there are so many. I have recently noticed that a couple of occult blogs have discussed the recent emergence of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, with one praising them and another dismissing them. There are probably others out there who are weighing in with comments that I might not even know about. I thought that I would at least make a statement of support for what is happening in New York City, and also, all around the world. It's because that social statement does affect me and is quite relevant, even on a magickal and spiritual level.

The real truth is that things aren't getting better for the collective 99% of Americans, and probably the rest of world as well. While many young people are engaged in the protests and marches in New York City and elsewhere, there are also older people and even the unions that are participating. This is a counter-movement to the so called patriotic Tea Party's "Taxed Enough Already" movement that was seen in the previous two years. While the Tea Party was an obvious "astro-turf" organization promoted by well-heeled right-wing advocacy groups (like Freedom Works), the OWS crowd is just a spontaneous group of mostly young people who are experiencing the most pain from the recent economic turmoil. They are having to spend an enormous sum of money to get a good university education, and then afterwards facing a very bleak and frustrating job market.

I feel a great deal of empathy for these young people looking to try to start their careers and having to compete with such a massive population of unemployed or under-employed people. Good paying jobs for recent college graduates are pretty hard to find. I faced a similar situation in the years between 1980 and 1983, when two back-to-back recessions made finding a job after I graduated nearly impossible. In my home state of southeastern Wisconsin, the unemployment rate was near 20%, due to the collapse of the ancillary auto-parts industry located in that area. The jobs that were lost due to factories closing down never returned, and the area became known as a part of the Midwestern Rust Belt.

The current economic downturn had a lot to do with a small handful of Wall Street speculators who were playing the system, using other people's money to fund very risky investments. In the end, the bottom fell out when the real-estate market bubble burst. Lots of innocent people were hurt by this occurrence, including me. Investment portfolios lost their value, and supposedly something like 3 trillion dollars evaporated from the economy. Right-wing politicos blame the government for pushing bad loans through Fannie and Freddie Mac, but the real problem was the private sub-prime loan industry, which had been able to evade government oversight. The rules had been relaxed and regulations gutted, and the result was actually quite predictable - greed won out over virtue. The banks and financial institutions that had been caught short-handed in this debacle were bailed out by the government, but the average working stiff received little or no help. The rich, powerful and well connected saw their profits and income soar, while the middle class saw their spending power drop, their home values plummet and their jobs disappear.

I am not rich, nor do I desire to be wealthy. I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to be rich, I would have to really focus on acquiring and managing money most of the time. Those people I knew who were far better off than me in terms of money were either born into it, or obsessed with making a buck wherever they could. I have never been that kind of person, so I was happy to earn my living the old fashioned way, by working at a job and getting regularly paid. I always gave my employers the best of my ability when at my job. Yet when I went home, I was able to focus on other things that were more interesting to me, but not fiscally beneficial. This is the way that I was able to spend an inordinate amount of time learning the occult and writing a completely new system of magick. Such a long period of work and study never earned me a single dime, and I was happy to share what I knew with others for free. That has changed somewhat now that I am a writer and teacher, but still, I am not in that business to make a lot of money. What I make as a writer comes out to be a very small percentage of my overall annual income. My day gig pays the bills and puts food on the table. Even though I make more than twice the national average in terms of income, I am affected by the same economic forces that are affecting those who make half as much or less.

As a member of the middle class, I realize all too well that I am at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to competing for political clout with the rich, powerful and well connected minority. Perhaps that is why I learned to seek to bend the odds slightly in my favor through the use of earth based magick. I have been fortunate, and some might even consider me to be lucky. However, I am under no illusions about my place in society and in the economic landscape. I am just one of the many individual members of the middle class who lack any amount of political power or influence. The only power that I do wield is that I regularly vote, but that is just one vote out of a myriad. Still, what I have learned over the years is that I will not vote for a politician who is socially or fiscally conservative, in other words, I would never vote for a Republican. The Republican party doesn't represent my financial or political interests, nor my social libertarianism, particularly because I am religiously a witch and a practitioner of a very progressive brand of occultism - ritual magick. Because of my beliefs and practices, I am probably about as alien to the tenets of the Republican party as one could possibly be. This is especially true as the Republican party has changed and mutated recently into a very hard right-wing driven ideology.

Anyway, since I am somewhat of a political progressive (made so by the polarization of politics in the US), I find myself reading progressive political blogs more often than relying on the Main Stream News. I have found illuminating answers in these blogs as to the meaning of the OWS protests (even though they didn't take much imagination to understand). While the MS Media and the right-wing politicos have dismissed these protesters as a spurious and dangerous mob, the progressive bloggers seem to understand and articulate why people are protesting the big banks and financial investment firms on Wall Street.

Today I read an article in Daily KOS entitled "Three Strikes Against Wall Street," written by Mark Sumner - you can find it here. In that article, Mark doesn't put down the protesters or dismiss their angst at the unfair system that has screwed them. Instead he gives a pretty cogent explanation of what happened, and why it happened. As he explains it, the culture of the rich and powerful have within the last thirty years strategically changed the system so that the financial market serves them instead of the people. This quote really said it quite well, and I repeat it here.

"If we hadn't deregulated banks and markets, we wouldn't be facing the kind of disaster that we've seen over the last three years. If we hadn't drastically reduced tax rates for the wealthy, we wouldn't have seen pension funds dry up and middle class wages stagnate. If we hadn't given corporations more and more political clout, we wouldn't be where we are-in a broken system that serves them, not us."

Mark Sumner explains the essential three strikes that the rich and powerful used to change the way the markets operate in our country, and the world over. It has profoundly benefitted the wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us. There is a real class war going on, but unfortunately, it is the wealthy and powerful who are engaged with a war against the middle class, the elderly and the poor. That war is being won as I write this article, and the middle class didn't even have a chance or a prayer to help themselves. We have been the real losers, and we didn't even know what it was that had been done to us.

"When we look back over the last half century, we see a market that increasingly veers away from its role of serving the citizenry. Especially in the last three decades, the market has moved [from] being a vehicle designed to allow investment in companies that create goods and services, and become the target of its own interest. It's turned into a banquet of fiscal self-cannibalism. It does not serve the citizens, and in fact represents perhaps as great a risk as any enemy extant."

If the protestors are upset and angry, they actually have good reason to feel that way. I myself have seen my retirement portfolio greatly diminished, my health benefits whittled away to become nearly a self-funded system, and the overall spending power has dropped for me and everyone as wages are unable to keep pace with expenses. And yet and still, the Republicans talk about more deregulation, less taxes for the rich, de-funding important infrastructure investments and green technology, and the total elimination of the social safety net. Taking that into account, and the obvious extreme social conservatism (of a type that should frighten anyone who is a witch or a pagan), why would I ever consider voting for this political party? We definitely need some major changes in our country, but I believe that they should be progressive instead of regressive.

Mark Sumner encapsulates the OWS worldwide protest movement in just a few words, but they deeply impressed me. He, unlike so many others, truly explained why there is such a protest movement, and why it's important even for middle aged white men like me. Despite the fact that I might be considered a part of the upper percentile of the middle class, I know where my bread is buttered and who has my back in the ensuing struggle of economic classes in this country. Mark says this about the protest movement, and I must say that I heartily agree with it.

"The occupy movement is a withdrawal of consent. It's not a war on capitalism. It's an acknowledgement [sic] that we are doing capitalism badly, and in a way that does not serve to help real people in their real lives. To repair the system will require government to step up and take action"."

So, I believe that the problem facing our country is that we have had too little government oversight and too much reliance on the market (and the wealthy few who manipulate it), and having had a couple of decades of that kind of treatment, I think that we are ready for a change. Hopefully, the OWS movement will be instrumental in getting people to finally turn the page on letting the rich and powerful rule this country as if it were their right and privilege. Maybe the magick of the disorganized and passionate peaceful protests by the people and for the people, will help make our country into a more compassionate and liveable place. It is my sincere hope that this will indeed happen.

Don't forget to vote, however your conscience moves you!

Frater Barrabbas


Wednesday, 5 November 2008

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Meditative Explorations Of The World As Sparked By Shaman Don Oscar Miro Quesada

As posted by Burl Hall via OpEdNews

"BY DOING ONE LEARNS; WITH STUDY ONE REFINES; THROUGH DREAMING ONE CREATES; IN LOVING ONE FULFILLS-SUCH IS THE SECRET ART FOR TENDING TO THE PERENNIAL GARDEN OF OUR SOUL."

- DON OSCAR MIRO-QUESADA


What do you think of when you think of religion? Is it distinct from spirituality?

Or, are these just meaningless words?

Are you atheistic? I strive to be a-theistic. To be a-theistic is to be non-theistic with theistic meaning a particular religious philosophy. It's the same with being a-philosophical. It's to be without a conditioned mindset towards the world. To be a-theistic or a-philosophical is to be empty of preconditioned thoughts. This is the most spiritual and religious of experiences. Indeed, for those who dive deeply into spiritual matters, virginity is ultimately a state of emptiness. It is the mind in an unconditioned state.

The rule of thumb behind this is that to be nothing is to embrace all. This is experience, not belief..

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Monday, 3 November 2008

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