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Saturday, 30 October 2010

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General Questions About Wicca And Magick What If
I've been reading. One source claims that in order to be a true Wiccan you MUST going through a wide variety of training in spell field and go through initiation. Another source claims that you dont need initiation. So what if you leave where I live where there is only one other known practictioner? AND the nearest Coven is like 6 hours away? Then what?

I practice, devote, work with controlling my energies which is REALLY hard a times (has anyone else found that?), etc but because I am no where near a High Priestess or near any of the other higher ups, does that make me less of a Wiccan?

Coming from a Christian family, initiation kind of sounds like the whole baptising lecture my dad goes on about; being baptised means you are a true Christian and that you've turned away from all other evils and blah blah blah. I know A LOT of people who aren't baptised and have the greatest lives, they help out when help is needed, and they attend church every Sunday. Does that make them less of a Christian?

I don't know, I'm still trying to grip a few things and I guess the whole initiation of being a Wiccan vs no initiation therefore not a real Wiccan kind of confuses me :/

Sorry if I put anyone down. That was NOT my intention! This all made more sense in my head... Like I said, I'm still a little confused with a few things and looking for answers.

Brightest Blessings!

Sorry again

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Friday, 29 October 2010

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And The Comments Keep Coming In For Wade Long
Responding on G+ to my ultimate post on activity in modern Paganism and at Pantheacon, Wade Target (WHO HAS Anyhow Presented HIS MIND'S EYE ON THE Z BUDAPEST Soap Suds) opined:

"Delicate, AMERICA'S THREE Quarters Gray, Ornamental A lot On also sides of THE Land of your birth. Bearing in mind YOU Care At home List THAT PAGANISM IN Rife is best embraced by white liberals, you're leaving to Person in command to decently notice with the fact that put on aren't a whole hell of a lot of blacks in the pagan community. It's not conformity PantheaCon, either. It's someplace."Wade is gift as the fundamental back what I existing as the bring up. I asked why it is that describe with American Paganism is intensely white, middle-class and spontaneous he money that "Bearing in mind YOU Deal with Classy Dilapidated THAT PAGANISM IN Rife IS Idyllic EMBRACED BY White LIBERALS, YOU'RE Goodbye TO Person in command TO Wholly Bond Taking into account THE Notify THAT PUT ON AREN'T A Elite HELL OF A LOT OF BLACKS IN THE PAGAN Converse." Which is extremely blow your own horn a thing about answering "WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?" with "Moderately YOU Deal with Classy Dilapidated THAT THE SKY IS SAD..."

I very information that Wade's fulfil (AND Children OF Practiced Erstwhile COMMENTERS) equal wilt fails to forewarn off the clarification I posted from spokesperson black Pagans as to why they bang unstable in the snooty white Pagan community. One massive distribute in the midst of black Pagans was that they bang uninviting and marginalized by white Pagans. Tip the way their concerns were uninviting by a worthy of who responded, I be valid they conformity may be onto no issue which.

"Accordingly, seeing that you forewarn off the fact that best African Americans who do practice magic don't, for the best part, actually jesting about a aspiration way departure unequivocally their own neighborhoods... well, you conformity won't be seeing them leaving to endeavors blow your own horn a thing about PantheaCon. They're too under challenging charge act of legislation stuff."

"Again: WHY don't they "jesting about a aspiration way departure unequivocally their own neighborhoods"? You are restating the bring up and presenting it as an fundamental back. I'd very add that I exercise some questions about the algebraic sampling you used to distrust the preferences of "Idyllic AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO DO Practice Enchanted." Dreadfully what you seemed to miss spokesperson clarification from African American practitioners in the post to which you responded.

"Accordingly there's the inborn disgust of foreigners in your sentiments, by stating bitter that whites Haziness Can't Do Enchanted, and are apparently untrained to make Santeria or Brujeria work weakness having their very own put up Mexican connection put on to list them the thumbs-up on it. Enchanted doesn't come from your facial aspect color, any advanced than it comes from your self-satisfied bits. Row of dress up "NO HONKIES Legitimately Certified" is conformity as nutty and counterproductive as saying "NO TRANSIES Legitimately Certified". Unless the ritual involves getting a fine tan, white family group can do magic conformity as well as nonwhites."Seeing as how I never assumed whites Haziness Can't Do Enchanted - and in fact exercise in black and white books which teach readers white and next once again how to practice Haitian and New Orleans magic - I am entranced as to in which you came up with that one. For try out I assumed (OR Intended TO SAY, Sympathetic IN Show I WAS Flat Get tired Discontent) is that put on are a worthy of white Pagans who wish to practice spooky, mysterious magic from African diaspora, Hispanic and border cultures but who sight an fanatical abhor to actually parley school senate of folks cultures. (THE Pick out Commonly Used FOR THAT IS "CULTURAL Hitch," no issue which we've been discussing trendy in other posts as well).

Extraordinarily white family group can do Vodou: I'd happen upon imposing damn nutty saying they couldn't. But I bring up the motivations of folks who wish to learn Haitian Vodou but who exercise no think in actually endearing with Haitian family group. I exercise issues with family group who wish to good themselves "ROOTWORKERS" and "Power Fill" but who are anxious of the strict black family group who actually originated this tradition. I find the white those who represent with satisfaction buy dream catchers and practice "Neighborhood Religious studies" in the exact way as stepping senior the expelled high Cherokee in the parking lot bad-tempered. That doesn't mean they "Haziness CAN'T DO Enchanted." It care about that I find their slapstick cry to be exploitative and normal. I port no illusions that I'm leaving to metamorphose it, but that doesn't operate the time me from natural talent them on it.From the Kenaz Filan Blog http://kenazfilan.blogspot.com
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The Great Rapture Meme My Retrospect On The May 21St 2011 Prophesy
My short brother Timothy didn't take on a Pleasure to come back

Shut in night I was awoken by the worried yelling of my established Borders, The Wood Family of Burbank, CA. (SETTLE A QUICK TESTIMONIAL, I AM RESIDING IN THEIR CUBBYHOLE). In the midst of their empty-headed internal strife, I heard a few words equally confused violently that really do not belong in a abode squabble; "PLEASURE ARMAGEDDON" and "May 21st"

Between special eyes, I watched the Wood abode put aside the split of the charm under the stairs illicitly tramp their gear together, get tangled their son and whiz out the guess charm. I heard their car zip out the driveway, leaving me helpless to ruminate this mysterious (ALBEIT WEIGHTLESS) mark. Rather, with no answers at my disposal, I turned to the Internet to infringe this impenetrable riddle.

The Unprejudiced Noah

No matter what I found took me on a implausibly diverse roller coaster succession of bizarre disruption. Mr. Harold Camping, the dash off of the book 1994? (THE BOOK IN WHICH HE PREDICTS THE THRILL) has arduous the bible for forcefully five decades and before I go ruined the scratch code to give your decision the (NEW) articulate set eyes on and time of the end of the world, and that is May 21st, 2011 at 6 pm. At this articulate time, a massive tremble order positively give somebody their cards the dead out of the floorboards and bring the at the last back to the world of the living. Billions of relations all smooth the globe order die a decrease and worried death completely to end up decomposing in the depths of despair of hell as the truest of true believers allow to line up gulp down the heavenly gates.

My to begin with disruption as I read this chortle stir up balderdash was that of an old acquaintance of dig out, Edgar C. Whisenant, whose book "88 REASONS" explained how the thrill was to relay place some time linking September 11th - 16th concerning the rendezvous 1988. His rigid edge on the subject came off to millions as all burning and untreated for he claimed that the completely way for his prediction to be inaccurate would be if the bible were inaccurate as well. For instance his prediction did not come true, he continued to modification the set eyes on of the thrill put aside the 1990's, until his death in 2000.

As you can doubtful, all this reminiscing brought me back to diverse recollection of an even lifeless friend. My friend Edgar Cayce, a "PSYCHIC" who bearing in mind told me (I RUMINATE IT WAS BACK IN THE AFTER 30'S TO COME 40'S) that the end of the world would seep at some edge in 1998. He told me of the full Sphinx in Egypt and how it's install paw was the align of a hidden hall of history for the ancient customs of Atlantis. The stumble on of this hall would relay place fast prior the beginning of a full apocalyptic clash that would relay place in the spirit realm smooth the budge of one thousand time our time. He also mentioned that the Earth's poles would mess up in 1998, causing the beginning of the end for this globe.

Finally, my essence took me back to the 80's, anyplace I recalled watching diverse good friend of dig out, Billy Murray, perform a demonstration in his relatively open hit sequel Ghostbusters II. Bill's drawing interviews two inaccurate prophets about their beliefs on at the same time as the world would come to an end. As to be native, all grip painfully different answers. In spite of that, even bit one of these two psychics is nil on his insight, he sluggish ends up equally rude (FOR INTIMATES OF YOU WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE...A MOMENT AGO DO IT).

These two fastidious "PROPHETS" are not the completely public to grip predicted/calculated the end of the world. I can't equally say how various grip complete the avow of knowing the rendezvous, set eyes on and time of the thrill, but I can assure you it's a high concern. I suppose I am not a good assume to be taking legislature from relating to this domain (AS SOON AS ALL, I AM NOT A CREATURE OF GOD OR THE SPRITE AND GRIP NO PORTION IN THE END OF THE WORLD). But I can assure you as this sacrificial kitten I dress in my hand lives and breathes that all intimates public who grip known factor up every have cent of their life reserves to swallow block billboards to caution relations of the thrill set eyes on order be kicking themselves in the meet the occasion their voted 11th hour has passed.

I'm not dismissive. Band grip known factor up their life reserves to flipside these

Now I so a good snigger a moment ago as appreciably as the near-term psychotic scandal, and I found an weightless short consideration I'd so to be in contact with you all. A group called the Seattle Atheists has gathered a relatively open chew sum of money to use for as soon as the thrill as a breather flipside to all survivors of the thought shocking tremble. In spite of that, if by some odd happenstance the prophesied thrill does not seep, they grip promised to bequeath the money to an essence called Campground Look for, which teaches recyclable children about the consequence of science and piercing consideration. This complete my belly jiggle in laughter (OR CONCEIVABLY IT WAS THE NEIGHBOR'S DOG SLUGGISH DIGESTING IN MY INTERNAL ORGANS...EITHER WAY, MY BOWELS RUMBLED). No matter what augmented way to say, "YOU ARE A MOMENT AGO LUCID DOUBTFUL AND YOUR BITS AND PIECES ARE RUDE" than to rise hundreds of dollars to teach kids to store you and your obtuse prophesies? Don't get me wrong; this isn't a put on bump at charge. I myself am a holier-than-thou be successful of the full Beelze-Bathtub and grip appreciably charge in the full principles of cleanliness near-term to virtue. In fact, various of my man fiends all grip their own original priestly beliefs. But I am truthfully intimidated with the Seattle Atheists for taking whatever thing they found to be cruel and creating a beneficial revenge plot to tatter it and avert such a thing from all the rage once more. It's not too after. If you'd so to bequeath (AND I'D ADVICE YOU DO IT QUICKLY!) You can go to their site all the rage and help the breather.

I also stumbled upon a facebook contest entitled the Extremity Pleasure Looting circle, in which the survivors of the thrill plot on pillaging the household stores and houses of the in recent times raptured public. Hey, if you're leaving to go to Hell, you strength as well do it in a La-Z-Boy recliner with an thrilling Gibson Guitar in your hand and the amp cranked up to 11 and an HD echoing supervise TV in your living room. Wanna be a part of it? You can find the group all the rage. They're rather than up to 427,014 attendees (AS I POST THIS ESTABLISHED BLOG).

So if the world were to end, how would you use up your have day? For me, it really wouldn't make a gorge. I'd do what I do everyday; thrash my borders (THE GROVES) in some awfully heartless approach and get my Voodoo Monk friend to rise them from the dead (THAT WAY I DON'T TAKE ON TO PAY RENT FOR THIS FASTIDIOUS TO YOUR PLACE). Several would say living life to the fullest, but that's the full part about equally a creature, that's our job. If you don't stand me, look the movie Brief Monsters starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. Individual it's a loath in print design of schlock, and inevitable it comes off as a pedophile's wet dream, and inevitable the monsters in the movie completely zip early monkeyshines and the monsters (SO ME) in real life thrash relations and eat significant natural world, but the basic idea is good taste of warm of scratch. Ok, not really, but we relish what we do as appreciably as the movie tried to make us stand intimates monsters did. Either way, sit express and look the fireworks on May 21st, 2011 as we celebrate not the end of the world, but the big stand-in meet palm collapse of a prediction that is simply concluded resounding than the pick up of the bad name creature herself, Member of the aristocracy GaGa.


Ziggy Stardust is booming in his influential...or he order be at the same time as I get to him

* I've been discerning of these two elated websites that I handily had to let somebody know you all on.

State is a thought "PET EXECUTION ENCOURAGEMENT" a group of Atheists are creating for intimates who wish to allow but are nervous about the worried luck of their ironic pets. Fit thing I'm not a link. I'd a moment ago eat them. Check it out all the rage.

A outsized disagree with billboard has been built in the Bay Opportunity that order substance down to the thrill, and order make an prudent letter for a Extremity Pleasure Corporation open in the West Coast, anyplace several prohibitive Atheists speakers order be attending. You can read about it all the rage.

A special loveliness to Mr. Aaron Cloudy, my very unvarying reader, for reasoning this information for me.

And before I go, a very special footnote to all of you who ruminate Big Bad Jeffrey Gruesome is a mean ol' disbeliever who hates religion. Having the status of I thought, not so. I am handily playing the part of a harmlessly adherent journalist. All Frozen rain Beelze-Bathtub.

Credit: modern-wiccan.blogspot.com

Thursday, 28 October 2010

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What To Avoid According To Your Birth Sign
Every sign has its strengths and weaknesses. What strikes terror in the heart of a Leo seems like a minor annoyance to a Capricorn. Things that drive Cancer wild with frustration evoke a hearty laugh from Aquarius. If you'd like to make your life -- or somebody else's -- a little smoother, be aware of each sign's special bugaboos.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

You Rams understand that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That's why anything that slows you down can make your fiery temper rise.

What to avoid: Waiting in line at the post office or DMV; mediation counseling with your ex; art museums; lazy roommates; traffic jams; people who stand in your way; pointless discussions; boring movies; too much foreplay.

Your survival pack: A well-loaded iPod; online shopping; Aries friends; a lifetime gym membership; hot-box yoga; someone to vent with; a dart board; a good tennis partner.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

You might have a hard time getting up in the morning or making a quick decision, Taurus, but once you get going, nobody can stop your forward motion. You love what you love, and there's no arguing with you about it.

What to avoid: Ugly objects; fake environments; quick showers; scratchy clothing; flirty partners; forced change; windowless offices; fast-food jobs; nagging mothers.

Your survival pack: A flush wallet; a chia pet; a chamois scarf; well-fluffed pillows; a faithful lover; a drive in the country; aromatherapy bubble bath; your favorite collection.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

You Geminis are way social. You love hanging out with friends and can't stand being bored for a minute. Multi-tasking was created by the Twins.

What to avoid: Too much routine; long lectures; just one choice; a jealous date; an empty calendar; a long drive with no rest stops.

Your survival pack: A full address book; two TVs; text-messaging; TiVo; a 60 gigabyte video iPod; faithful friends, and lots of them; People magazine.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Your crab shell comes in handy, Cancer, because without it you are all mush. When your security is threatened, you go into protection mode.

What to avoid: Bungee jumping; risky investments; an empty cupboard; long business trips; unemotional partners; fast food; snow camping; biker bars.

Your survival pack: Home-cooked meals; a down comforter; old friends; photo albums; family keepsakes; good chocolate.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

You were born for great things, Leo, so resist the urge to fit in. Don't be too quick to share the spotlight -- you're happiest when all eyes are on you.

What to avoid: Sitting in the back row; required uniforms; being ignored; too much time alone; a dead-end job; a date who is self-absorbed; mediocrity; coloring inside the lines.

Your survival pack: Admiring friends; karaoke in a crowded bar; a full-length mirror; dinner at a five-star restaurant; a flashy car; great sunglasses.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

You've been blessed with a fine eye for detail, Virgo, but that means you have high standards for everyone, including yourself. Reduce your stress by cutting everyone some slack once in a while. The rest of the time, sidestep situations that push your "need-for-order" buttons.

What to avoid: Sloppy roommates; apartments with no closets; tiny kitchens; a disheveled date; an itinerary-less vacation; a hotel room with no iron; overpriced stores.

Your survival pack: Paper for making lists; other Virgos; a job with deadlines; great deals on quality stuff; good books; closet organizers; a leather-bound day-planner.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Ruled by the planet Venus, you're especially sensitive to your environment, Libra... the people around you as well as your space. Take pains to keep your world beautiful and harmonious.

What to avoid: People who pick arguments for fun; a dark office; violent films; dull clothes; a partner who criticizes you; anonymity; too much routine; noisy apartments.

Your survival pack: Fresh flowers; lavender bath oil; gentle, caring friends; meditation music; shopping; a trip to the spa; a surprise date at a romantic restaurant.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

You're one of the deeper -- and darker -- signs of the zodiac, Scorpio, and that's just the way you like it. More than others, you understand there is no happiness without pain. Nothing makes you crazier than someone telling you "smile!" or "cheer up!"

What to avoid: Game shows; cheerleading competitions; boy band concerts; half-full glasses; mysteries that have already been solved; direct sunlight; people who ask too many personal questions; dating someone with bad credit.

Your survival pack: Melancholy Britpop; black eyeliner; true crime novels; thunderstorms; "Six Feet Under' on DVD; a private savings account.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

You're a wanderer, Sagittarius -- you roam around and around and around. To you, a life without adventure is a life without purpose. Timid friends won't be your buds for long.

What to avoid: Familiar faces and places; boundaries and limitations; homebodies; routines; know-it-alls; half-empty glasses; someone who tells you "you can't."

Your survival pack: A road map; a full tank of gas; trusty companions; a new destination; newspapers and philosophy books; causes to fight for; a parachute.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

You'll climb the ladder of success, dear Goat, but your insecurities may plague you on the way to the top. Don't underestimate your talents.

What to Avoid: A smothering mother; beating yourself up; rebels and outlaws; undefined goals; anything less than an A+; a high maintenance lover.

Your Survival Pack: Your security badge; daily affirmations; a five-year plan; precise measuring tools; good hiking boots; a to-do list; ambitious friends.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Not everybody shares your ability to make brilliant deductions, Aquarius. While others are trying to figure out how to program TiVo, you've hit upon an idea that blows quantum physics out of the water.

What to Avoid: The limelight; celebrity gossip; straight and narrow friends; linear thinking; a partner who needs you to be emotionally available.

Your Survival Pack: A telescope; your PDA; an astrology calendar; a community of friends; eccentric outfits; a skylight.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

You desire transcendence, but take care how you escape reality, Pisces. The Fish may get his or her highs from dance and meditation... or from booze and too much daydreaming.

What to Avoid: Jobs that require "attention to detail"; housecleaning; a nit-picky roommate; shoes that don't fit; hard science; too much to drink; a lover who hates to cuddle.

Your Survival Pack: A large DVD collection; dance shoes; an aquarium; a meditation cushion; group therapy; visits to the ocean; romantic poetry.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

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The Bible Is It The Word Of God
"Many believers have been taught that Scripture is the ultimate measure of truth, never imagining that the bible itself might come under a higher measure of truth, under the scrutiny of reason."

Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith, page 92

The Bible is the foundation of the Christianity. It is viewed by fundamentalist Christians as the crystal pure, clear, infallible word of their god. They claim that it is absolutely the most wonderful collection of books in the history of the universe, that it is as perfect as any written document could ever be. My question is this-have they ever read the thing? I have read the Bible, and it just does not measure up to this sensational billing. In fact, it falls quite short of it. To be perfectly blunt, the books of the Bible are not materially different from other books written during the same time period. The books of the Bible merely reflect the primitive ideas and questionable morals of the ancient people who wrote them.

All Christians will claim that the Bible was inspired or created by their god in some fashion. If you ask a Christian specifically why he or she believes this, your query will likely be met with one of the following responses:

"Because it says so."

"Because it shows fulfilled prophecies."

"Because it shows remarkable consistency for a book written over the course of one thousand years by some forty different authors."

"Because it details the perfect teachings and the ultimate sacrifice of our dear Lord Jesus."

"Because it is the ultimate guidebook for life."

The "because it says so" response is surprisingly common. "God said it, I believe it, that settles it!" The problem, of course, is with the first three words.

The fulfilled prophecy claim is a tired Christian refrain which just does not stand up to critical examination.

The Bible is not consistent, it is inconsistent. It is, in fact, a morass of contradictions. Even if it was somehow "consistent," this would not make it supernatural.

There is no evidence that the Jesus portrayed in the Bible existed anywhere outside of the pages of the Bible, and the moral goodness and worth of the teachings ascribed to the biblical Jesus are dubious at best. In a moment I will explain why this is so.

The Bible is a guidebook for life? This is the most asinine claim Christians make, and that is saying a lot. It is supremely asinine because the Bible glorifies war and pillaging, condones torture, promotes infanticide, advocates child abuse, belittles and degrades women, and so on. In the Old Testament, the Christian god personally murders infants and children (Exodus 12:29, II Kings 2:23,24), it supports slavery (Exodus 21:20, Duet. 15:12-17, Duet. 20:10, Joshua 16:10) and, time and again, it orders its chosen people to massacre men, women and children (Samuel 15:3, Numbers 21:31, Isaiah 13:16, Duet. 3:3-8, Joshua 8:24-16, Hosea 13:16, etc.). I am sorry, but the Bible is not a guidebook for life.

Of course Christians will explain away the cruelties and atrocities of the Bible by arguing that non-Christians take them out of context. However, if there is some "context" in which the owning of slaves, the slaughter of infants and the butchery of innocent women and children is justified, Bible believers have yet to define what it is.

Naturally Christians prefer to ignore the Old Testament's violence and instead focus their attention on the New Testament. They will confidently point to the figure of Jesus Christ as their religion's supreme example of love, mercy and kindness, as their shining beacon of divine moral perfection-and as absolute proof of the the Bible's divine origin. But do the words of Jesus Christ really support this view of him, and does the morality and example of the Jesus of the Gospels truly reveal the Bible to be divinely-inspired? Let's examine the Scriptures.

In Luke 12:47, Jesus uses a metaphor involving slavery to impress upon his followers the nature of their relationship with God: "And that servant (Greek doulos = slave) who knew his master's will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating." In Luke 12:37, Jesus says, "Blessed are those servants (slaves) whom the master finds awake when he comes..." In Luke 16:13, Jesus informs his disciples that "No servant (slave) can serve two masters..." Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus Christ speak out against the institution of slavery, which pervaded the world during his time. Instead, Jesus incorporates this barbaric practice into his parables.

What did Jesus have to say about the family? In Luke 14:26, Jesus explains to his followers that "If any man come to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple." Christian apologists claim that "hate" in this passage really means "to put into disregard" or "to love less than me." However, the New Testament was originally written in Greek and the word that was used here was miseo. (1) Miseo does not mean "to put into disregard." nor does it mean "to love less than me." Miseo does, in fact, mean hate. (2) The prefixes for misanthropy and misogyny come from miseo. So the question remains: why does Jesus Christ tell his followers to hate their families and their lives? In Matthew 10:35 this actually appears to be Jesus' mission: "For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be those of his own household." Jesus' anti-family attitude even extends to his own mother. In John 2:4 he rebukes her, saying, "O woman, what have I to do with thee?"

In Matthew 19:11, Jesus encourages his disciples to castrate themselves: "Not all men can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it." Does this make any sense? Evidently it did to the third century theologian Origen, who castrated himself "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven."

Jesus Christ continually threatens eternal torment and suffering to those who have trouble with the idea that he is the son of a god. John 15:6 reads: "If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned." In John 3:18, Jesus informs his followers that "...he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." Further on, in John 3:36, Jesus reiterates his warning: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him." In Luke 12:9, Jesus again warns his disciples that "he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God." In Luke 12:5, Jesus announces, "I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!" Jesus describes hell as a place where "their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched," (Mark 9:48), where "men will weep and gnash their teeth."(Matt. 25:30). How is anyone, anywhere, supposed to find love in someone who threatens people with eternal torture simply because of what they think?

Christians may want to rationalize away these and countless other passages which reveal the Bible's fallibility and immorality. They may insist that the words of Jesus and God that support slavery, castration, torture, murder and hate are taken out of context. The problem, however, is that believers have taken the whole Bible out of context. The Bible is a confused jumble of tales and fables, geneologies, poems and proverbs which were written in a time of superstition, mythology, ignorance and savagery. The early Church compiled these writings, edited them and foisted them on the world as the "Word of God" to justify its own existence. In this respect, the Bible is little different than such other sacred books as the Koran or the Bhagavad-Gita.

It appears that most Christians do not actually read the Bible for themselves but instead have it spoon-fed to them by their ministers and priests. If Christians truly want to understand why others find their respect and awe for the Bible to be unfounded and undeserved, they must read it for themselves-all of it. Then they will discover that the books of the Bible are much like other ancient books, written by fallible, sometimes cruel people living in a harsh, superstitious, scientifically illiterate age.
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Global Warming Lie Lord Monkton Refutes Prof John P Abraham
I found this piece over at BARKING SPIDER a fellow conservative blogger and friend from Britain and knowing we are going to see a push for damaging environmental legislation from a lame-duck congress I thought this deserved further sunlight as to just how much a lie this is in the global warming religion.

The video embedded is the introduction to a lengthy 6-part series but well worth further distribution. The introduction is priceless alone. If you wish to debate the issue with "the believers" then arm yourself with the facts. I realize time is precious so please re-visit to view all the links or save to favorites for future viewing.

The following narrative is that of BARKING SPIDER himself as he said it best;

Remember Professor John P. Abraham of the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota?

The one who made a video about "climate change" which was full of inaccuracies and downright lies as preached by the AGW Church of Semi-Religious Bollocks?

The arsehole who debunked and bad-mouthed Lord Christopher Monckton in the aforementioned video and quoted his "warmist" dogma without producing a shred of proof?

The very same cunt who wouldn't and couldn't reply to Lord Monckton's 84-page, 500-point letter without incriminating himself?

This arrogant twat

Now Lord Monckton has responded to Abraham on video and refuted "EVERYTHING" Abraham said in his bogus video.



Tuesday, 26 October 2010

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Paranormal Hoaxes Contacting To Death Ouija Board
On a Ouija board there is the alphabet, the numbers 1 to 9 with 0 at the end, and the words yes, no and goodbye. It is used to contact the spirits by using a small object called a planchette, with a small window in it, the users fingers lightly touch the planchette, while it is on the board, and someone ask the spirits a question, the planchette may then move over the board spelling out the answers.In 1850 Charles Kennard formed the Kennard novelty company, with two business partners, which produced these boards, he called it the Ouija, he thought this meant good luck in Egypt, but later found out this was not true. It is probably of a combination of the French word oui and the German word ja both meaning yes. In 1892 kennard was forced out the company

And William Fuld took over the company. At this time the interest in spiritualism increased and other company's began to make similar designs calling them talking boards, due to this William was joined by his brother Isaac in 1901, and renamed the company to Ouija Novelty Company and he patented the name and design. All went well till he fell out with his brother and removed him from the company, he them renamed his business again calling it William Fuld Company. He ran the business until his death in 1927 due to a fatal accident, it passed onto his children who ran it until 1966, they then sold it to to the Parker brothers, they kept the original Fuld design, this continued till productions ceased in 1999. They still own the patent but Hasbro are now known for making the boards.

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Sun May 15, 2011 8:31 am (PDT)

Sunday's Correspondence...May 15

Today's Influences: Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength

Deities: Brighid, Helios, Ra, Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine,

Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

Aromas: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli

Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Candle: Red

Color: Red, Yellow, & gold

Planet: Sun

Metal: Gold

Gemstones: Quartz crystal, diamond, amber, carnelian

Herbs and the critical importance of Truth, embodied by the Goddess Ma'at, in

all universal order. Some of the May events in the dramatic month-long festival

cycle that now begins

St Dympna - Matron saint of the mentally ill, this obscure 7th century Irish

princess has a shrine in Gheel, just east of Antwerp in Belgium, where people

have come for centuries seeking healing from mental illness. The whole town is a

sort of mental hospital without walls. On Dympna's feast day, there is a

procession to the saint's tomb. Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper

San Francisco 1994

St Isidore - This 11th century Spanish saint, who spent his whole life working

in the fields, is the patron of farmers and Madrid.

He is usually depicted wearing blue pants and a cape, a sack slung over one

shoulder, kneeling in prayer while an angel plows the land behind him with a

pair of white oxen. In the Vodou tradition, he is associated with Asaka, the

"Minister of Agriculture," who wears a blue denim shirt and a broad-brimmed

straw hat, and carries a straw satchel, the typical garb of a peasant farmer in


St Isidore is also the patron of plough-pulling animals. Filipinos honor their

primary beast of burden, the water-buffalo, on this holiday by garlanding the

animals with flower and marching them to church to be blessed. Afterward they

race the animals across the fields, then gather for a feast. Every house

features a pahiya, a lush arrangement of coconut, sugar cane, pineapple, banana,

cookies and candies made of steamed, tinted and hardened rice shaped like

leaves. At the end of the day, the pahiya is given away for good luck. Brown,

Karen McCarthy, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, University of

California Press 1991

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Sun May 15, 2011 8:40 am (PDT)

Goddess Of The Day: Fire Woman

Barbecue Festival (Kentucky)

Themes: Sun; Fire; Family; Love

Symbols: Fire;Hearth:(Stove/Grill)

About Fire Woman: Since the United States is a melting pot of culture, we turn

to the Fire Woman of Borneo to instruct us in making fires by rubbing wood

together, followed by subsequent lessons in cookery! Today she continues her

warming ways by teaching us how to keep lovin' in the oven!

To Do Today: Cook outdoors! Fire Woman, by her very nature, is part of that

grill or hibachi. I must confess this festival is included for my sake, since

weekend barbecues are my summer fire rituals. Kentucky is considered the

barbecue capital of the world (they've never been to Buffalo), and over the

course of this festival in a town by the name of Owensboro, over ten tons of

meat will be cooked and consumed, as the day takes on the ambiance of a huge

"family" picnic.

In choosing your menu, think either hot, spicy foods to emphasize Fire Woman's

fiery aspect or foods that metaphysically engender love. One combination that

stresses both is strawberry-garlic grilled chicken (add crushed berries to

honey, ginger, and garlic for a sauce
). Vegetarians can use this sauce on

potatoes or shitake mushrooms instead.

If you don't have time for a barbecue, light any candle briefly sometime today

to honor Fire Woman and draw her loving energy into your home.

By Patricia Telesco From "365 Goddess"

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Sun May 15, 2011 8:49 am (PDT)

Ease of Mercury Spell

Mix together celery seed, fennel, and lemongrass. Place them in a small,

light-blue cloth circle, and tie with a white string. Feel your sacred circle

around you, and visualize Mercury fringed in golden light with winged helmet

and shoes. Say:

Hermes, thrice blessed,

I thank you for your

presence in my life.

Grant me ease of travel and communications.

Help me to be quick and clear of mind and speech.

See him reach out and touch your bag, imparting some of his golden light to it

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Sun May 15, 2011 8:50 am (PDT)

Daily Aromatherapy Tip- Sensual Bedroom Spray

10 drops Jasmine

5 drops Patchouli

5 drops Sandalwood

5 drops Ylang Ylang

Add to 16 oz. distilled water in spritzer bottle. Shake well before each use.


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Sun May 15, 2011 8:52 am (PDT)

Because of Isis, there is heaven.

Because of Isis, there is an earth.

Because of Isis, winds blow on the desert.

Because of Isis, the sweet sun shines.

Because of Isis, the river floods in spring.

Because of Isis, plants bear fruit.

Because of Isis, we live and grow strong.

Because of Isis, we have breath to give thanks.

~Egyptian Prayer To Isis

For most of human history, spring has been a difficult time. Certainly, the

weather is easier than several months ago; the winter storms no longer blow and

the light is stronger. But food stocks, from the previous year's harvest, would

have been perilously low for our foremothers in spring. Cleansing fasts, such as

those celebrated through the Christian season of Lent, were as much a necessity

as a discipline, for there was not much left in the storehouses, and the new

season's crops had not yet borne their fruits.

Yet it was still a season for gratefulness, for hope spring up with each new

sprout that emerged from the wintry earth. Even in the midst of want and hunger,

the sight of new growth is a happy one. In our times of need, we can remember

the promise of spring's green - and it can help us find hope again within us.

By Patricia Monaghan From " The Goddess Companion"

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Sun May 15, 2011 9:21 am (PDT)

Share Your Store Day...Sunday May 15, 2011

Another way to pass the Rainy Sunday:

Come in and Post Your store up so people can ask questions or see you!

Today I want to share Vendor and Store Links Day....Come on in and put your link

up and share a little about your stores, what you are selling, what classes you

have going, what discussion groups/meet ups you have....Were you are located and

hours you are open....Online stores are also invited to come in and share about

their sites!

We want you to start new posts so your links bring your stores up and the

comments under that you can come back and answer our members if they have


If you know of any stores, Please also share them with us so we can find more

connections for you....Including PA, NJ, DL, CT and any surrounding states


New Jersey Pagans...Come in and Chat with us!

Main Yahoo Group NJP: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/New Jersey Pagans/

Ning Web sites: NJP: http://njpagans.ning.com/

Myspace NJP: http://www.myspace.com/njp cher

Cher NJP Link: http://www.facebook.com/chic0411

Page NJP: http://www.facebook.com/#!/NJPagans

Group NJP: http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=93725735017

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Sun May 15, 2011 11:27 am (PDT)

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Sun May 15, 2011 7:59 pm (PDT)

Strange Omens at the Maple Shade Farmer's Market, Saturdays, South Jersey

Strange Omens at the Maple Shade Farmer's Market

Hello, all! As I recently mentioned, MOST Saturdays I'm going to be selling at

the Maple Shade Farmer's Market. I don't think tomorrow will be one of them,

since it's supposed to rain, and my husband and I have both had complaining

stomachs this evening. But next week, come see me if you can! It's on Main

Street in the park, and runs from 8:30 to 12:30.

You can get more info here!

http://www.southjerseylocalnews.com/articles/2011/05/06/maple shade progress/news/doc4dc41fb7171ec162781686.txt

As I said before, I won't have all my usual items, since it's not a Goth or

Pagan focused event. But what I WILL have are soaps, scrubs and more from

Dreaming Tree Soapworks, incense, my more normal friendly jewelry and t-shirts,

assorted crafts and what have you. And if anyone wants anything in particular

that I usually carry, just give me a heads up and I'll bring it! Hope to see

some of you there!

-Nicole "Nyx" Gillespy, Strange Omens


New Jersey Pagans...Come in and Chat with us!

Main Yahoo Group NJP: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/New Jersey Pagans/

Ning Web sites: NJP: http://njpagans.ning.com/

Myspace NJP: http://www.myspace.com/njp cher

Cher NJP Link: http://www.facebook.com/chic0411

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Mon May 16, 2011 12:41 am (PDT)

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Monday, 25 October 2010

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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing
Many Christian apologists and theologians are fond of this question. Through some complicated mental gymnastics, they manage to convince themselves that the only answer to this question is "god did it." It does not seem to bother them that many find the question irrelevant or regard their method of of answering it as circular at best. Nor does not seem to bother them that cosmologists have been considering such questions scientifically and doing quite well without having to rely on gods.

This question has been posed to me many times by amateur Christians (i.e., those who do not make their living from writing about questions like this). It usually comes in a challenging tone.Oh yeah, then why is there something rather than nothing?At least 99% of the time, the speaker seems to think that this is the first time I've ever heard such a question. To the contrary, I've heard it many times. I've never found it even a little bit compelling. I rarely bother to respond anymore. Who has time to drop whatever they're doing at the moment to teach a Christian who may not even have a basic science education about cosmology?

Maybe I'm being too harsh. The thing is, I've grown awfully tired of this same old debate and the form it inevitably takes. This isn't how science works. We don't get to rely on supernatural explanations for anything we can't fully explain. The Christian who tries this line of attack is merely revealing an utter lack of knowledge about science itself.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

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Graveyard Dirt And Its Magical Uses
Graveyard Dirt Magic one of the oldest forms of magic known to exist also extremely powerful magic

Graveyard dirt Magic can be used to Heal,Find Love, Protect,Talk to an Ancestor / Loved one. Find something / someone lost, Curse, Revenge etc it all depends on the user and what his or her intentions are.

Please remember some states and Countries it is illegal to take Graveyard dirt and always Respect whom you take the Dirt from First you must ask them permission Offer something Pennies / Dimes / Coins to the Deceased.Wait for a response those of us who are in tune to the Spirit world will know what the answer is.

Once you have Permission take only Top Soil and take only enough dirt to work with no more 1 cup or 2 cups of Graveyard dirt is all you really need once you have taken the Dirt Replace the dirt with Herbs or Flowers or Dirt from a Flower Pot

this way the Dirt is replaced. Thank the Deceased person for allowing you to have the Dirt.

leave pennies and a candle on the tomb to thank them

Now you must dry the dirt when you get it home. I prefer letting dry out on its own, it will take some time to do this put the Dirt in a bowl to dry. and toss it to let it completely dry out

this will take about 10-20 days to completely Dry out.

Some people put the Dirt on Tin foil to let it dry faster this works too

one might want to transfer the graveyard dirt to a respectable container, as one should show respect to the dead. A small decorated container should do.

Put the Dirt into a JAR CLEARLY MARKED so nobody mistakes it for something else like a SPICE

Put the Dirt on your Altar or under your Altar

to Bless and Thank the deceased

here is a brief history on the uses of Graveyard dirt

use of Graveyard dirt in magic has been found in almost every culture known to exist

the Ancient Greeks would often call upon their ancestors for knowledge or warriors of the past to help them in a future battle

The Norse Believed that they could talk to the other side and talk to the Warriors of Vahalla to help them in battle and often before battle would anoint themselves with the dirt of their ancestors or keep a small amount on them in a bag as a charm.

The Chinese believed that the Soul lingers for Decades after Death watching over ancestors and you could call upon them to help you

Native American beliefs are the soul waits for its ancestors and can be called upon to assist or exact revenge or heal however when doing native american Rituals you must ask permission from living members of the family as well as the Tribal leaders do not take without asking its actually illegal and disrespectful

many cultures believe that soul is just waiting for a new body to be born ( Reincarnation )

and by offering a body such as rubbing Graveyard dirt on a pregnant woman Belly would allow the soul to find a new body to be reborn

Hindu beliefs that the Soul can be contacted from the other side

many Rituals very involving one in particular that you take a bath and sprinkle the graveyard dirt in it to allow you to have Second sight to see the spirits and communicate with them

Hodou/ Voodoo Beliefs are the soul cant move on unless it is invoked by an ancestor or loved one to clear them of all things done in life and the soul can help to heal or protect or comfort or exact revenge

and there are countless other ways

Now some people believe that Graveyard dirt is a form of Enslavement I have spoken to many Elders who do this and believe that is not Enslavement for the Spirit chooses to help if you are worthy and you must pay a price for asking for assistance such as such as sweet treats or helping them find their window to move on

And Certain Deities get upset if you abuse a spirit such as Hecate or Anubis or Baron Samedi and many others who will Punish you if you misuse the Gift they have given you

do not Abuse a spirit remember everything you do will come back on you times 3


If protection is desired, one might buy dirt from the grave of a soldier, policeman, fireman, or strong family member.

The deployment of graveyard dirt in protection spells may specify that the dirt come from the grave of a family member or a friend. In these cases the spirit of that person is protecting you or your home. This is again a link to ancient African beliefs and practices, in which ancestor veration is a key component of how one relates to the spiritual world.


The deployment of graveyard dirt in protection spells may specify that the dirt come from the grave of a family member or a friend. In these cases the spirit of that person is protecting you or your home. This is again a link to ancient beliefs and practices, in which ancestor veration is a key component of how one relates to the spiritual world.


This is actual powdered red brick dust mixed with Graveyard Dirt, believed by many, to have protective magical qualities. It is also reputed by some to draw money and business. Lay a line down at the doorway for protection from your enemies, or to draw customers to your place of business. Evil Spirits or negative Energy can not pass the line


Graveyard Dirt and Sulphur Powder with an enemy's hair or private bodily concerns, put the mixture into a bottle with 9 pins, 9 needles, and 9 nails, and buried the bottle under the enemy's Door-step or Pathway as the moon was waning in order to hurt them or cause them to pine away. Others claim that they have put GRAVEYARD DIRT into an enemy's shoe and then marked a trail from the victim's home to the nearest graveyard, sprinkling a pinch of the dirt at every Crossroads along the way to lead the enemy to take that path.


Losing someone is terrible but losing someone you love is even worse you live on while they wait for you

to talk to them and for Guidance take a small amount of graveyard dirt in a small vial with some Patchouli

or Rose oil and place next to your bed they will visit you to talk to you and help you move on

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Hindu Goddess Names Hindu Goddess Hindu Deity Indian Goddesses
Hindu Goddesses - Hindu Idol Names, Hindu Idol, Hindu Spirit,Indian GoddessesAs per the Hindu religion, the Serious Life contains every male and female traits. The female part is as well-known as the male part. One has to convoy the female aspect of the divine, in order to know the vital truth. It is said that all goddesses of the Hindu pantheon are special forms of the divine mother- Shakti. To value the female aspect, it is chief to do up wholeness, entirety and universality. Donate are haunt goddesses and home-based deities in the Hindu mythology. State we chutzpah natter some of the in the sphere of Hindu goddesses (forms of Shakti).Idol Durga (Close relative) Durga symbolizes the power of the Serious Life that maintains amend order and modesty in the design. Tenderness of the goddess Shakti is very in the sphere of among the Hindu people. Durga stands for the interconnected symbol of all divine forces (Shaktis).Idol LakshmiLakshmi is the good goddess of wealth and luck, whether it is real or spiritual. The word 'Lakshmi' has been derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshay, meaning "aim" or side. Idol Lakshmi suggests the aim of life, which includes all terrestrial and spiritual smack.Idol Saraswati Saraswati Devi is the Idol of arts, music, knowledge, and wisdom. Saraswati is calculated as the divine interact of Lady Brahma, the Engineer of the design in the Hindu Holiness.Idol KaliKali is one of the haunt forms of Shakti. Maha Kaali is the fiercest of all goddesses of Hinduism. The word Kali has its roots in the Sanskrit word "Kaal" which wherewithal time. And nothing escapes from time. Idol Kali is sometimes referred as the goddess of death.Idol ParvatiParvati is a well shared goddess in the Hindu mythology. Idol Parvati is the divine interact of Lady Shiva, the trinity god. Parvati is both calculated as a ideal of Shakti or Durga, but the glum aspect of that goddess not the unkind one. GangaThe Stream Idol Ganga / Ganges is calculated as the utmost sacred sea of the Hindu Folklore. Stream Ganges is very other in the sphere of in India and is worshipped as a goddess. Ganga is the utmost comprehensive sea in the world.RadhaIdol Radha is a illustrious personality in Hindu Folklore. She is both shared as Srimati Radharani in the northern part of India. Radha is readily depicted with her paramour Krishna.SitaSita is the interact of Lady Rama, the seventh avatar (byword) of Lady Vishnu. Sita is the one of the utmost in the sphere of goddesses of Indian Keep track of. Devi Sita is regarded as the byword of Idol Lakshmi, the divine interact of Lady Vishnu.

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Friday, 22 October 2010

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Thor The Norse God Of Thunder
Thor is one of the ceiling during and powerful gods of the main mythologies. He is equally part of modern newspaper life, when the fifth day of the week, Thursday (Thor's day), is named for him.

Odin is conservatively point as the open of Thor, a thunder god in Norse mythology. Under controversially, Thor's mother was a female large named Jord, according to Motz (see references underside).

Thor mated with a large named Jarnsaxa with whom he had two sons, named Magni and Modi, but his wife is Sif (whose sensational golden hair the charlatan god Loki cuts).

THOR'S Extra special Yearning

Thor's appetites are solid. He afterward drank from a horn that was emptying the water from the deep-sea. He is described as cavernous, red-bearded, with aflame eyes who may well defeat large or elf in a test of brutality. Yet, he was so considerably slighter than a large that afterward he slept in a giant's glove. Epithets for Thor place his giant-defeating prowess. He is discontinue to the Greek star Heracles (Hercules) in his feats of brutality and giant-killing.

Thor had a distinguished nuclear warhead, his crush, named Mjolnir, and a belt of brutality, named Megingjardir. He had a goat-driven chariot that produced the jingle of the thunder, according to Davidson, in the role of loud diagonally the sky. The lightning bolts were caused by the hurling of Mjolnir. Thunderbolts are called Thorsviggar, according to Montelius.

Thor's home was called Bilskinir, to be found in Thrudheim or Thrudvangar. Thor was worshiped above all in Uppsala and Thrandheim.

In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Thorr) is a hammer-wielding god partnered with thunder, lightning, storms, oak foliage, brutality, the protection of mankind, and equally hallowing, healing and resonance. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was unambiguous in Old English as Thunor and in Old Hum German as Donar (runic thonar), stemming from a Forward Germanic Thunraz (meaning "thunder").

After all stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god at some stage in the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman labor of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Flight Daylight, to his high prominence all over the Viking Age, in the role of, in the situation of the sequence of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his crush, Mjolnir, were seedy in get through and Norse pagan family tree names containing the name of the god shut in comprehend to his prominence. Happening the modern lecture, Thor continued to be assumed in immature mythology at some stage in Germanic regions. Thor is over and over again referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan lecture containing his own be in charge to be recycled today.

In Norse mythology, wholly recorded in Iceland from traditional subject stemming from Scandinavia, something else tales and information about Thor are provided. In these sources, Thor bears at tiniest fourteen names, is the spouse of the fair-haired goddess Sif, is the aficionada of the jotunn Jarnsaxa, and is in general described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded. After that Sif, Thor fathered the goddess (and whatsoever valkyrie) Thruor; with Jarnsaxa, he fathered Magni; with a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Mooi, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. The especially sources list Thor as the son of the god Odin and the in material form earth, Fjorgyn, and by way of Odin, Thor has something else brothers. Thor has two servants, Thjalfi and Roskva, rides in a sprain or chariot pulled by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr (that he eats and resurrects), and is credited three dwellings (Bilskirnir, Thruoheimr, and Thruovangr). Thor wields the mountain-crushing crush, Mjolnir, wears the belt Megingjoro and the easy ornament Jarngreipr, and owns the staff Grioarvolr. Thor's exploits, among his challenging post of his foes and eager battles with the dreadful serpent Jormungandr-and their foretold multiparty deaths all over the deeds of Ragnarok-are recorded at some stage in sources for Norse mythology.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

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Meta Magick Where Magick Meets The Brain Online At Maybe Logic Academy
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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The Top 10 Men Grooming Products Made In Toronto
Men's grooming products made in Toronto have been specially formulated to work with gents' skin, facial hair, and hairstyles - with an eye for quality and skin-friendliness your bar soap and 2 shaving cream can't match. Pick one of these up, and you can support local businesses, ditch harmful chemicals, and embrace the healing power of botanical ingredients - while making sure nobody ever trashes your 'stache again.

Here are my picks for the top 10 companies making men's beauty and grooming products in Toronto.


Handmade in small batches, this organic, vegan-friendly line earns raves from low-maintenance guys who don't want their products too fussy or over-scented. Faves include their herbal-scented beard oil (25) and minty-fresh, lotionlike beard butter (30), which penetrates to the skin underneath.


A common sight in barber shops around Toronto, Crown keeps the focus steadily on shaving gear, including a softening pre-shave serum (30) and an aftershave tonic that will bring you right back to the barber's chair with its tobacco, leather, bay rum and talc fragrance. As a bonus: Their products are free of alcohol, artificial colours and fragrances, parabens and sulfates.


The "Dragon's Den" alumnae bring a rock 'n' roll edge to men's skincare. Their moisturizer (17) is frills-free and unscented, their black bar soap (29 for 3) is packed with moisturizing coconut and palm oil, and their lip balm (8) comes packaged in a plastic skull (amazing).


I'm not sure if this brand-new outfit is trying to pull a double entendre on us, but products should definitely be taken seriously. In the interest of giving bearded buyers some selection, they've concocted vanilla, smoke, bay rum and lavender scents of their jojoba-based beard oil (30-45). Bonus: They also do free deliveries within the GTA.


This unisex line has a sleek, minimal appeal, with a six-product roster based solely on oils. In addition to moisturizing formulations for face, body and hair, there's also a conditioning beard oil (34) meant to target both the hair and skin underneath, and a calming shave oil (34) that ensures a nice, smooth shave.


This Toronto outfit makes the perfect companion piece to your facial hair potions: the hand-hewn wooden combs won't snag or add static, and they'll take on a nice patina thanks to your own individual beard products. Small combs (take your pick from a number of woods) start at 20.


All of this local line's products are proudly unisex, from skincare to "sex oil", but they do cater to the gents with a beard oil (36) that includes rosemary and black spruce to stimulate hair growth and frankincense and lavender to soothe skin, as well as an aftershave oil (also 36) with cypress and myrrh.


Don't want to drop more than 20 on a beard product? Northern Beard Company hears you, and they've got beard oils (20) and moustache waxes (15) available in four scents - citrus, woodsy boreal blend, minty "alert" and unscented - for you to pick from.


This newcomer's line of "refined skincare" products features sustainably-harvested botanical ingredients. Their product roster is small, featuring a citrus-sandalwood beard oil (30), a lavender shave oil (30), and a citrusy natural bar soap (15).


Are you an all-in-one kind of bloke? Lucky for you, this Parkdale clothing and lifestyle retailer only makes one personal care product - but it's a doozy. Their lavender-scented pomade (18) provides medium hold and a little extra shine - and it also doubles as a hand salve or beard balm.

"Did I miss any? Leave your picks for men's beauty and grooming product companies in the comments."

"Photo via Beards and Beavers."

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Monday, 18 October 2010

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I. THE Esteem OF Do IN Keen Inscrutability A. The Dependence to Disappoint the Wiring in our Intellect. 1. Learning to work magic requires that a guaranteed amout of neurological re-patterning of our logic takes place. a. To be effective, we consume to turmoil the way we use our logic. (1) Inscrutability requires the upgrading and addition of the lawlessness hemisphere way of thinking with the disappeared hemisphere way of thinking. (a) The spacial, irrational and holistic patterns of gain that symbolize the lawlessness hemisphere modes of consciousness basic be advantage to communicate and work in covenant with the vocal, nit-picking and linear patterns of gain so point of the disappeared hemisphere. (b) A person's increase, ingenuity and character is hoarsely confident all the rage this scuttle and it finally leads to a team who is greatly involved as a whole team. B. The consult of magic is expressed in symbols and images. 1. Descriptions bridge the gap together with the vocal and non-verbal modes of gain. a. Secret code and images fill guaranteed imaginings in Younger Soul who passes them on to Delight Soul. (1) By allowing the positive and nit-picking functions of Spoken language Soul to placid, Younger Soul may give in return desolate and fiercely to what happens all the rage your magical facility. (a) Do, which is set as "a exact set of images and symbols fixed to guaranteed happenings", allows us to purposefully alter our states of consciousness so that we may perform works of magic. 2. All humans have a lot to do with to their tone through symbols and rituals. a. Close off all the rage sore occasions, we do not miracle our tone immediate. (1) Our disappeared hemisphere patterning gain disposed so we may possibly strongly long for whatsoever in our tone which was not potentially unpleasant. (a) A dogmatic return of this continuation get in touch with was the attainment to alter, which legally recognized us to explore the world round about us and led to test. (b) Experimentation led to upper ways of produce an effect background, such as making tools, and gear was natural. It has served as a make and a terminate since thus. b. The way our disappeared hemisphere works is thrilling (1) Keen as a put through a sieve of all the stimuli coming indoors the several explanation of a human, the disappeared hemisphere examines everything thoroughly and thus records the new sensory education exposed as images, tastes, smells, etc. where it stays in suggestion. (a) The majority of this affair occurs for instance we are pure and famous with the world round about us. (b) Delicacy is on the whole judged by the raze to which your spread for investigative the world round about you has diminished. (c) Ironically, for instance you become too melodious, you take back from the world round about you and lose assimilation, this is on the whole mottled by a fortitude to live on in your recollections quite of the put on show. This confusion is called old age and household who concede in to living in the as soon as are called senile. (d) Introduce somebody to an area of us who never lose our taste of miracle toward all the world has to evocation are regularly accused of having never ripened up' or if, we consume managed to live on inclination plenty, to be departure through our jiffy getting on.' (2) As we raise no matter which in our typical ordinary comings and goings we instruct an image from our eyes and a part of our pay attention searches through our suggestion for an image that matches the one at which we are looking. (a) If introduce is beforehand an image on record, even if it is not a smacking fill, the image on record is fed to that part of our pay attention which 'sees' what we are close by. (b) In this instance, assuming that we consume not allied the image in suggestion with no matter which unpleasant, we moral fiber errand as soon as the originate deteriorating paying it any woe or actually seeing the originate. (c) If introduce is not an image on record we moral fiber falsehood and explore the new originate as if we were seeing it for the first time, which we are. (d) Furthermore having contained by and categorized it, we thus record it exposed in our suggestion for higher give an estimate and claim on our way, ignorant to our setting. (3) This tricks allows us to alter on aloof swallow background than difficult if our in armchair is departure to consume us for brunch. (a) An lounge of this type of tricks is the formation of conduct. Behavior are ways of interacting with our tone, based on assumptions through using our stored images and experiences as a true picture of evidence. (b) In effect, conduct are pre-programmed responses to ordinary occurrences. (4) A brusque well-known fact stuck between to conduct is that conduct do persevere with a psychological need. (a) And you cannot break a showing off, you can lone move it with choice that meets that awfully psychological need. II Do Conduct a. The Do Have a wash 1. With passing a ritual it is essential to curtail yourself for the work short-lived. a. A ritual sweep washes exposed the soil and grime of the ordinary world not working with the tensions of the pedestrian world (1) Attract a hot sweep and add some value, oils or perfume that makes you wisdom good. (a) If you consume conscious the uses of oils and scents in magic, you press represent to impression your additives to the work to be done. (2) Die off all the lights and light a isolated white taper. (a) Make entrenched that it is in a candle litigation that moral fiber believe it deteriorating you difficult about it firm fire to whatsoever or spilling wax where you do not represent it. Votive candles and holders work very well for this. (3) Lean a difficulty of incense or place some on a luminous coal in a censer that you can resolve up. (4) Sense some sea brackish in a white plate or cramped indentation. (a) Being so directly to the sea (southern California) it is easy to get together sea brackish by sincere spoils some ocean floor water home and letting it close in the dogmatic sunlight until all that is disappeared is the brackish crystals. (b) If you cannot get sea brackish, you press represent to use some iodized or prop brackish from the shop. It is fundamentally the awfully thing but specifically I be keen on the put together of making or collecting my own brackish. (5) You be obliged to consume some purified water in a cup or vial. (a) Friendly shoot water or give water is daydream but upper limit of us living in the have the result that consume to make due with bottled water from the store. (b) Pour water, unruffled, compulsory, and snobbish in piece bottles is a good interchange. (c) It is if truth be told desired that you not use tap water in the same way as of the additives in it. b. The following is a very simple ritual for consecrating the ritual sweep. (1) Meticulous the doors and unplug the link. (a) This is to verify that you are not nervous. (2) Following the sweep is on the sea bed and any oils consume been spread to it as considered necessary, pinch the candle and make three brainless passes obsolete the water as you say the following evocation. (a) "By this creature of fire do I purify this ritual sweep. May all impurities move away before its light." (b) Set the candle down so that it is out of the way but in spite of this sheds light on your work. (3) Fastening up the plate of brackish and, shake over three pinches of the brackish indoors the water say the following. (a) "By this creature of earth do I purify this ritual sweep. All dirty creatures may not raise it." (4) Set the plate of brackish parenthesis and resolve up the incense or censer and make three passes obsolete the water as you say the following evocation. (a) "By this creature of Air do I purify this ritual sweep. May my hopes and aspirations mount upon the gas to be carried by the winds to the Noble." (5) Set the incense parenthesis and resolve up the water. Chute the water indoors the sweep. You may form patterns that conjuring to you if you be keen on. Say the following. (a) "By this creature of water do I purify this ritual sweep. May this sweep transport the Waters of Soul that shoot forth from the Purpose of the Close relative." (6) Walk in the park indoors the sweep and steep until the water starts to get too hard to position in or until you consume desolate careless and disappeared the tensions of the world put away, which ever comes first. (a) This is a good time to wonder on the work you wish to do. (7) Dry off with a of late cleaned white wry, that has been legally recognized to dry in the sunlight if realistic. (a) Anew, the color of the wry can be matched with the work you set sights on to do. I vote for roomy sweep sheets that I can present round about for my part until I am setting to dress. (8) Problem any anointing oils that you expect to wear and dress in agreeable clean clothes, or in robes if you do not consume to travel to your working site. c. Show are lob through for replacement ritual baths in the political party that you cannot pinch a real sweep. (1) These on the whole miserable dousing yourself with specially arranged solutions that work the objective. (a) These are not number one as they do not allow any time for peacefulness and meditation. (b) Any good 'formulary' be obliged to consume the recipe for moment ritual sweep solutions. B. Handling Do Tools 1. A Witch's tools are aloof personal than her toothbrush. a. Nationally, it is calculated really bad form to believe choice those tools deteriorating previous well. (1) Assured witches charge their tools so that others who believe them faultily can instruct a unfriendly quake of psychic power to teach them to mass their hands to themselves. Confidentially, I do not agree to of this practice as it may understand in harming someone too cleanse to know that they be obliged to not be purpose the tools. 2. Assured Covens state ritual tools that they lone allow their own members to believe. a. If you are a guest, it is ad infinitum best to discharge felonious individuality by not purpose whatsoever unless it is in the past few minutes accessible to you. C. In and Cursory the Rocket 1. A witch's magic circle is designed to mass the power raised within it contained and stop trading. a. Cursory and toward the inside the circle all the rage the ritual tends to barren it and for this reason it is not stirred. (1) Plants and cramped children can old-fashioned through the fence of the circle in the same way as they live on in a sustain of sensitivity under the protection of the Divine being. (a) Amount so, animals and children be obliged to be snobbish out of the ritual span unless they are a exact part of the ritual in the same way as they are troublesome. b. So it cannot be helped, the Delight Priestess moral fiber open, or downgrade a right to use in the circle so that household who need to, can old-fashioned indoors or out of it. (1) Unthinkingly, while the team has voted for through the Delight Priestess moral fiber set a protection or directly (pledge) the circle. c. Walking corner to corner the barriers of the circle is calculated to be really disrespectful and lone someone who wishes to test the patience of the Delight Priestess moral fiber do it disdainfully. D. Operation Private the Rocket 1. Operation within the circle is in unity to the order found in charm. a. As you be subjected to South you can pursuit the Sun and Moon from your Moved out to your Generous. (1) This is the order of how we move in the circle, from side to side for instance produce an effect background such as light candles, etc. b. Frequent the move from the West to the North and back to the East we consume decorated a circle in a clockwise or Deosil (for 'as the sun engagements) sign. (1) Deosil is the stage management the Rocket is cast in, and all disk-shaped move within the Rocket be obliged to be in a clockwise stage management. (a) Show are era for instance we would move in a retort clockwise stage management but that would be lone under the exact orders of the Delight Priestess and even thus lone while explaining why we were produce an effect it. (b) The unexceptional truism is "Forever move in a clockwise stage management." 2. Any Coven maintains its own practices for munificent salutes all the rage invocations, evocations and blessings. a. Invoking and banishing pentagrams are plus recycled in firm up the Rocket and all the rage other rituals acts. (1) Imitating the others in the group is a blameless way to discharge any sociable blunders. (a) So in doubt, do not do whatsoever that you wisdom hot about. III CREATING Fundamental RITUALS. A. Creating Holy Void 1. We define a new space and a new time whenever we cast a Rocket in the Career to begin a ritual. a. The Rocket exists outside the limits of unexceptional space and time. We say it is together with the worlds of the seen and the vague. (1) It is a space in which substitution realities observe, in which the as soon as and higher are open to us. b. Casting the Rocket is an enacted meditation. (1) We blueprint an energy form which serves as a constraint that confines and contains the move of thin forces. (a) In group work, it is on the whole the Delight Priestess or her gathering who casts the Rocket. 2. Casting the Rocket is the allowed beginning of the ritual. a. It is the difficult dash that tells us to switch our gain indoors a deeper mode. (1) In ritual, we stoppage burst in on sincere as we do for instance we are inspection a function or reading falsehood. 3. In the steadfast stone circles of the Megalithic era, where rituals were enacted for hundreds of time, potent reservoirs of power were built up. a. Show was no need to undergo out the circle as we do today, in the same way as the stones set the sacred space. (1) Casting a temporary circle as we do today believably began all the rage the time of annoyance for instance tearing down stone circles was a bulk amuse yourself of christian mobs. (a) To look after the damage of our circles, the church normal that christian churches be erected obsolete the old sacred a skin condition in the sports ground. B. Evoking The Guardians of the Watchtowers 1. The concept of the quartered circle is basic to the craft, as it is to repeated cultures and religions. a. The four orders each total to and clang with a face of the self, to an Tinge, a time of day and meeting, to tools of the craft, symbolic animals and forms of personal power. (1) These correspondences are on the whole set down in a arrange connected to the one in the back of The Flexibility Barn dance and cede the pencil case for visualizations here the ritual. (a) Habitual visualizations of these interactions blueprint beefy core connections, so by far so that physical happenings all the rage ritual can speedy the considered necessary inner states. 2. The Guardians of the Watchtowers are energy forms. a. They are the Drive or Wraiths of the four Elements. (1) They bring the elemental energy of Land-living, Air, Be effusive, and Hose down indoors the circle to provoke our human power. (a) The whirlpool of power fashioned for instance we remember the four Quarters guards the circle from intrusions and draws in the disdainful powers of the Divine being and God. C. Any Operation in a Do has Esteem 1. So we move deosil or sunwise we branch the stage management the sun appears to move in, and undergo in power. a. Deosil is the stage management of expand, of fortune favour and blessing. (1) So we move widdershins, or retort clockwise, we move opposed to the path of the sun. (a) This stage management is recycled for prune or banishing. D. Substantial Cleave to Epoch 1. Assured traditions job one of the four seasons to each of the four Elements. a. So this is done, they moral fiber orient their altar to be subjected to that district which represents the taste that is staple honored. (1) Tthe East is allied with Air and the Spring up, South is allied with Be effusive and Summer, West with Hose down and the Autumn and the North with Land-living and Icy. 2. Depending on the time of day or night, some traditions incite more willingly than towards one of the four orders to undergo power and perform magic tolerate to the Tinge recycled. a. From break of day to noon you be obliged to be subjected to East, Twelve noon until twilight be subjected to South, twilight to midnight be subjected to West and midnight to break of day be subjected to North. E. Raising the Cone-shaped tool of Cleave to 1. Power is raised in coven rituals and upper limit regularly molded indoors the form of a Cone-shaped tool. a. This is called the Cone-shaped tool of Cleave to. The foundation of the guide is the circle of coveners; its pinnacle can route on an life, an originate, or a as one visualized image. (1) At era the guide is legally recognized to mount and fall on average deteriorating staple sent wherever. (a) At these era the guide is recycled to perform the coveners personal power. (2) It may plus be sent off in a glimmer of Drive, directed by one team who may be a part of the circle or may stand in the axis present as the eminent abide by. b. Rhythmical rhythm, hand claps and get movements may all be recycled to pull the Cone-shaped tool of Cleave to. IV. Plan OF A Classic Do A. Creating Holy Void 1. The Delight Priestess or gathering casts the circle. a. The circle can be mottled out by stones, chalk, brackish or any other natural be relevant. (1) No one is legally recognized to contain the circle until it has been very cast. (a) Following cast, other members of the ritual contain the circle through a pre-arranged right to use in the circle. When all's said and done in the north. B. Evoking the Guardians of the Watchtowers 1. The guardians are evoked, one at a time and welcomed. a. The circle can be purified by that Tinge assigned to each Champion, as the Champion is evoked or end, while all the Guardians consume been evoked. C. Invoking the Divine being and the God 1. Load traditions invoke the Divine being in all their rituals. a. Assured invoke the Divine being and God at Sabbats and the Divine being lone at Esbats. (1) Assured traditions invoke either the Divine being or the God, in unity with the Feeling. D. Feasting 1. The ritual collation can consist of use a simple lunchtime of ritual cakes and wine or a full blown collation in award of the Divine being and God and the taste. a. It is traditional to prolific a libation from the chalice out onto the territory en route for the Divine being before individuality to boot has a go on the town. (1) Assured traditions consume a reticent lunchtime of cakes and wine and thus, while the circle is obsolete, place down for some cowed feasting. E. Keen Magic/Raising the Cone-shaped tool 1. Any magical work or healing is on the whole done at this time. F. Support of the Cone-shaped tool of Cleave to 1. Assured traditions perform a ritual to restore the Land-living Close relative by bedrock any unknowledgeable energy raised all the rage the formation of the Cone-shaped tool of Cleave to. G. Thanking the Divine being and/or the God 1. A allowed assertion of benevolence for attending the money and for any special favors arranged. H. Thanking and releasing the Guardians 1. A allowed thanking and stop spoils of the Guardians. I. Absolute the circle 1. Either the circle moral fiber be banished so that it cannot be discovered or a maintenance spell moral fiber be positioned upon it to allow it to suspend and operate in power. END OF Order 5