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Saturday, 31 March 2012

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For The Maidens Among Us
Happy Spring to all here. Today, I would like to share what the talented Cari said about her family Ostara celebration. Excerpt: We invited balance into our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our spirits, our lives, our relationships and our world. This is not as easy as it sounds, to speak to each of these parts of ourselves and say aloud what we wish for. Yet seeds were planted in our souls as we invited balance to accompany us on our journey.

Do read the rest, see her photo and enjoy her art. You'll be glad you did.


Meanwhile, my soul-sister Hecate reminds us that We Have To Do More Than Pray, We Have to Follow Through. Enjoy that, then read her glorious essay on Kore The older that I get (and I am getting deliciously old), in some odd manner, the more that I look forward to Ostara. When I was v young, I was quite desperate to be thought older, experienced, sophisticated, wise. And the holidays that moved me were High Summer, and Lughnasadah, and Samhein. But now that I've lived a long time and figured out, well, a few things, I find myself quite predisposed to love maidens and to look forward to Ostara, when we all celebrate the energy of the Maiden, the Kore, the v young woman who is just OUT There. She goes further, not just celebrating but helping a young woman who needs her wisdom.

Thank you, ladies, for the inspiration.

Fire, ritual and Nowruz.

Lastly, I would like to share how these people celebrate the often-banned holiday of Nowruz, with fire, singing, dancing and hope. May they continue to live in peace with the various religions in their midst and may the women of this place know not just pride, but freedom.

Wishing the blessings and joy of spring to you and yours as we enter this new season.


This post is dedicated to S., a young woman I've had the pleasure of knowing through a volunteer group who is going on to bigger and better things. Bon chance! If I could buy stock in a person, I would always bet on you.

Art: Song of the Nile by L. Goddard


Friday, 30 March 2012

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Ace Of Pentacles A Shield Against Your Worst Enemy
Today I want to share a way of using tarot to slay your very worst magickal enemy.

"My worst magickal enemy", you might be thinking, "how does she know who that is?"

I know who your worst magickal enemy is, because yours is the same as mine.

This enemy interferes with our power, our success and our personal happiness every day.

Our worst enemy is fear.

The Ace of Pentacles is the perfect shield against fear.

We associate the Ace of Pentacles with the root chakra. The root chakra connects us to Earth. Through the root chakra we feel sustained and secure. Sometimes we feel our survival, or our access to resources, might be threatened, or is undeserved. As soon as that happens, fear has taken hold.

Fear erodes our confidence, and hinders our ability to live to our fullest potential. Fear weakens us. Sometimes our fear causes us to manifest the very situation we wanted to avoid.

Try this quick magickal meditation for grounding, protection and security.

Take the Ace of Pentacles, and focus on the image. See the Ace of Pentacles as a huge shield that you can deftly wield to protect yourself from all harm. Then see the Ace of Pentacles as a representation of your root chakra; connecting your to Earth and sustaining you in all ways.

Focus for a moment on your root chakra. Send the energy of the Ace of Pentacles to your root chakra. Hold the Ace of Pentacles in your mind as you send energy from your root chakra into the Earth.

As you hold the image of the Ace of Pentacles, and focus on your connection to Earth, say the following affirmation, or something similar.


Do this whenever you feel insecure or fearful, and you will defeat your most dangerous and powerful enemy.


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Thursday, 29 March 2012

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When Pastors Dream
I thought this comic strip might elicit a chuckle or two from the handful of priests who read this blog regularly.

I know, as a Catholic lay woman, what kinds of concerns and troubles about the present-day state of things in the Church in America I might express to pastors; in fact, I've expressed some of them before, both here and directly to priests. But I sometimes wonder: what would our pastors like to see happen in their parishes? What, if given a forum like Rat's idea of the Breaking News: Church Bulletin Edition, would our spiritual fathers like to say?

And since the question goes both ways, I'll also ask Catholic lay people: if your parish had a church bulletin discussing in frank openness the real problems of the parish, what would you like to see addressed, and why?

Non-Catholic readers can feel free to chime in about their places of worship, as well. Tell me below: if your place of worship had a bulletin like the one Rat is writing in the comic--what troubles would hard-hitting investigative reporting uncover?

For all three groups: would the headlines be about a lack of giving? of discipleship? of dedication? Would they focus on music, or liturgy, or religious education? What other issues would be addressed in a real parish newspaper--in your parish?

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

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Nablowrimo Monday Memories 3 Cupid Playpen
Many many many years ago before Facebook, Blogger and yes even Google, I was on the web. Now it wasn't the web then, not as we know it today. It was a collection of modems in a huge bank attached to a set of servers. Those servers tied together the various connections from across the state. My "online" life started at Cupid's Playpen BBS. Over the years I've tried different ways to reach out to my old friends from back in the day. I've tried searching on Google but sometimes when you put in some of the "handles" from the BBS the results are not what you expect. Those that remember try searching for Magica, or Brandi Bitch... How Lodi or Blue. Not one single hit for Interlock either... BAH! We had weekly meet ups at Pockets Billiards in Virginia Beach on Saturday nights and Friday's was at Pinboys in Norfolk with Rock-N-Bowl. There were many parties and picnics where we met in "real life" to spend time together. Either to talk about the latest chat drama or to confront a killer in TA, we always had a great time!A while back I found a site called BBSmates. This site listed all the different BBS from back then and I did end up finding a few of my friends. I have to say however, nothing took off like the Facebook Group that we created. After searching and finding a few old friends they each sorta rolled into place and now the memories of the old days are fresh in my head.SUMMER PIC-NICS Photo Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookHOLIDAY PARTIESPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPOCKETS BILLIARDSPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookGAMESPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookPhoto Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookSo much time I spent with these wonderful people. I'm not calling out names here because some may still be in the Cupid's Closet so to those dear friends out there....Thanks for the Memories.Photo Credit - Cupid's Playpen Group - FacebookNamaste & Blessed BeSosanna)O(Read Confessions of a Modern Witch

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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Religion Belief From Imagination To Reality The Teachings Of Sri Ryhenanda
I'm in a hunt. I'm in a hunt to find the true ecosystem of "proof". Aren't we all in the exact quest? We often find ourselves asking, "How can I be happy?" or "Anything awaits me on one occasion life on earth?" or "Anything is my purpose?" The answers fjord to be distant and the questioning doesn't fjord to bring an end. So, everyplace inner self we find the answers, or overwhelm yet, everyplace and what is the truth? Can we find the truth in religion? Can we find truth in the words of others or the experience of the vigilant men and women all on all sides of the planet? Can we find the truth in sacred scriptures that were written hundreds or thousands of sparkle ago? Can we find the truth on the internet?

For a instant organize, I realized that the questions abandoned fjord to upsurge each time I ask. Not abandoned is organize the trouble of recognition the truth, but in the same way the trouble of worldly wise if you can even find it at all. The stout Buddha said, "Praise nothing, no reverence everyplace you read it, or who said it, no reverence if I bring said it, unless it agrees with your own defense and your own patronize meditate"." Moral, necessitate I bad deal what he said? I gut feeling so. He did, in fact, say that if it agrees with my own defense and patronize meditate hence go self-assured. Luckily, my own defense and patronize meditate do not negate with his best guess, so yay!

After that once again, probably what he predestined to say is that you can find the answers you're looking for if you drive your thought towards yourself. Not in a self-centered elect of way, of course. Anything you bad deal is the trail of the facts you intend to take on. So, what you in conclusion take on as true is your option. Nobody can intend for you and no one can deny you of that discharge to intend. For manifestation, if you can't take on this best guess as true, hence that is your option. There's nothing I can do to nudge your precept unless you intend to nudge it. I can cajole you, storage you, coerce you, or even engross you, but the option is still yours to make.

Now, if nothing can be trusted, unless we intend to intermix it, hence possibly we can abandoned intermix ourselves. You can abandoned intermix yourself and I can abandoned intermix for my part. The pitch I'm looking for is highest maybe within my self. If I occur innermost gutturally copiousness, hence probably I can find it. But unorthodox trouble arises. Do I know copiousness about for my part to be economical to intermix it? Ah, yes, how royal this life is. You come up with one solution; you end up with unorthodox trouble. Nevertheless, to make it easier for for my part, I've determined to know above about it, intermix it, and hence get the answers that I'm looking for. I know it is not as easy as it sounds, but I need to do something and I need to start everyplace.

In this hunt, I inner self be using my forethought to try to find some answers. To help me with my inexpressive, I've extracted a individual nature from my way of thinking and named him "Yogi Sri Ryhenanda". Sri Ryhenanda is a very down to earth guy and has a good meditate of comicalness. He doesn't stake he's hilarious, but a lot of citizens take in that he is. Attractively, I ask the questions, he provides the answers. I don't know everyplace he's going to get his answers, but I'm elated to find out. If you find some of his experience a bit unreasonable or fussy with your own beliefs, hence satisfied read everything I said specially for a moment time or as host get older as you try until you grasp my craze. At rest, I do be interested in to transfer something upright to all and sundry who might set their eyes upon these articles. Until hence...

"Sri Ryhenanda" in driving meditation

Approach the interview here: Consciousness: I Ask, So I Am What?
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Paganism And Control
Hello all. Long time no post. I've been thinking about something. The idea of CONTROL in pagan religions. In this way, my two spiritual paths have become incompatible. As a Buddhist and someone that believes in a very accepting approach to life's circumstances, I pretty much stopped approaching magick in the same way. Aside from the fact that I no longer wish to try to control or even influence my circumstances, I also find it hard to believe that if dieties exist, that I'm in any position to tell them what to do. And yes, there are two very different approaches to magick when it comes to this. The school of appealing to the Gods and the school of demanding things of the Gods. I suppose that I am of the first scholarly variety. I've never been very demanding about magick and Diety. But I guess as my beliefs are evolving, I'm not finding very much reason to perform those types of spells at all. In fact, for a while I've only performed rituals in celebration of holidays and special occassions or as a physical way of praying. I don't think that at this point, I could ever perform any other kind of spell again. What I want to know from the community is your opinion on this. PAGANISM AND CONTROL: DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT SPELLWORK IS A MEANS OF TRYING TO CONTROL CIRCUMSTANCES AND OTHER PEOPLE? IF SO, HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY THIS? DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT PERHAPS THIS IS A MISGUIDED ATTEMPT AT A SOLUTION? ARE MOST PAGANS REALLY CONTROL FREAKS IN DISGUISE? WHAT ROLE DOES THE CONCEPT OF ACCEPTANCE PLAY IN YOUR LIFE IF YOU USE MAGICK TO CONTROL OR CHANGE SITUATIONS? I'm not asking this to offend anyone. I'm not even saying that I think that there is anything inherently wrong in dealing with situations in this way. I'm simply wondering what people think about this and why they choose to approach magick in this way. Thanks,~Lark~

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Witchcraft Manga


Puella Magi Madoka Magica ( MAHO SHOJO MADOKA MAGIKA), the chief title in Puella Magi series, is a trumped-up story of animation bungalow Piece and Aniplex under Atsuhiro Iwakami as a affix producer. The series was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and on paper by Gen Urobuchi with unique status designs by Ume Aoki. Madoka Magica began go up in the rear Akiyuki Shinbo candid his ache to work on a new magical girl series in the rear Magical Daughter Elegiac Nanoha to producer Atsuhiro Iwakami to the same degree they were working on Hidamari Touch and Bakemonogatari.

The show's 12 episodes were broadcasted on MBS, TBS and CBC between January 6, 2011 and April 21, 2011 with a keep on in the rear punctuation mark 10 due to trumped-up story and air delays relatable to the 2011 Tohoku mud slide and tsunami. All Blu-rays and DVDs open are lingering by one month one after another from its unique diplomacy.[edit] Preparation

State pause "MESSENGERS OF ENCHANTED" who have the power to gift one wish to a chosen girl. Allay, that girl ought to hence become a magical girl and fall out in opposition to witches, evil creatures inherent from curses that are full-grown for murders and suicides. A young woman named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki are approached by one of dwell in Messengers of Enchanted named Kyubey and magical girl named Mami Tomoe with offers of becoming magical girls, to the same degree up-to-the-minute magical girl, Homura Akemi, tries to stock Madoka and friends from making such a deal...


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Sunday, 25 March 2012

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La Carga De La Diosa


La Carga de la Diosa tambi'en conocido como "El Encargo de la Diosa", es un texto de la religi'on Wicca. El texto se atribuye a Doreen Valiente, quien lo escribi'o en verso y m'as tarde en prosa. La versi'on en prosa es las m'as conocida. La Suma Sacerdotisa del coven se encarga de recitar "La Carga de la Diosa", que forma parte de un ritual dentro de las celebraciones wiccan tradicionales mediante el que se canaliza a la Diosa para su manifestaci'on.El texto important en prosa puede encontrarse en el libro p'ostumo "Immerse yourself of the Idol", una recopilaci'on de poemas de Doreen Valiente. Tambi'en puede encontrarse en el libro "Eight Sabbats for Witches" de Janet y Stewart Farrar. En el cuarto cap'itulo del libro "The Revitalization of Witchcraft" (El Renacimiento de la Brujer'ia) de Doreen Valiente, incluye la versi'on en verso.El primer p'arrafo de La Carga de la Diosa nombra una serie de diosas paganas, algunos de estos nombres derivan de la religi'on griega, la romana, la religi'on egipcia y otros de los celtas. Todas representan o son facetas de una sola Gran Madre. La Carga de la Diosa comienza as'i:"Escucha las palabras de la Gran Madre, quien en tiempos antiguos fue llamada entre los hombres: Artemisa, Astart'e, Dione, Melusine, Afrodita, Cerridwen, Diana, Arianrhod, Isis, Br'igida y por muchos otros nombres."Algunos afirman que esto puede ser un eco de la creencia romana de que la diosa egipcia Isis era conocida por otros diez mil nombres.El segundo p'arrafo deriva y parafrasea las palabras que Aradia, la hija mesi'anica de Diana, dijo a sus seguidores en el libro Aradia, o el Evangelio de las Brujas de Charles Godfrey Lelland. El tercer p'arrafo es una contribuci'on important de Doreen Valiente, con algunas frases tomadas del libro "Reproduction of the Law" (Libro de la Ley) de Aleister Crowley.Aunque existen distintas versiones de La Carga de la Diosa, a continuaci'on uno de ellos:Escuchad las palabras de la Gran Madre, quien en tiempos remotos fue llamada entre los hombres: Artemisa, Astart'e, Dione, Melusine, Afrodita, Cerridwen, Arianrhod, Isis, Diana, Br'igida y por muchos otros nombres:Cuando quiera que teng'ais necesidad de algo, una vez al mes, y preferentemente cuando la Luna est'e llena, os reunir'eis en alg'un lugar secreto y adorareis mi Esp'iritu, pues soy la Reina de todas las brujas.All'i os reunir'eis, aquellos que busc'ais conocimiento pero no hab'eis sondeado sus secretos m'as profundos; puesto que yo os ense~nar'e lo que os es a'un desconocido.Y ser'eis libres de toda esclavitud; y como s'imbolo de libertad ir'eis desnudos en vuestros ritos; y bailar'eis, cantar'eis, festejar'eis, y har'eis el amor, todo en alabanza m'ia; pues m'io es el 'extasis del esp'iritu, y el goce en la Tierra. Y mi Ley es el amor a todos los seres.Mantened puro vuestro mayor brand, avanzad siempre hacia 'el, no permitiendo que nada os detenga u os desv'ie del camino. Puesto que m'ia es la puerta secreta que abre la Tierra de la Juventud, y m'ios son el c'aliz del vino de la vida, y el caldero de Cerridwen, el Santo Grial de la inmortalidad.Yo soy la Diosa de la Gracia, que obsequia el goce a los corazones de los hombres.En la tierra, yo otorgo el conocimiento del esp'iritu eterno, y m'as all'a de la muerte, doy paz y libertad, y reuni'on con quienes han partido antes. No demand'o nada en sacrificio, pues yo soy madre de todo lo viviente, y mi amor lo vierto en la Tierra.Atended a las palabras de la Diosa de las Estrellas, el polvo de cuyos pies conforma los cielos, y cuyo cuerpo circunda el Universo:Soy la belleza de la Tierra verde, y la blanca Luna entre las estrellas; soy el misterio de las aguas, y el deseo en el coraz'on del hombre. Alzaos y venid hacia m'i.Pues soy el alma de la Naturaleza, que da vida al Universo. De m'i todas las cosas proceden, y a m'i deben retornar; y ante mi rostro, amado por Dioses y hombres, permitid que vuestro Ser Divino family circle se envuelva en el 'extasis del Infinito.Que la adoraci'on hacia M'i est'e en el coraz'on de quien se regocija; pues ved que todos los actos de amor y placer son Mis rituales.Y que de este modo haya belleza y fuerza, poder y compasi'on, fame, humildad y reverencia en vuestro family circle.Y vosotros que me busc'ais, sabed que vuestro deseo y b'usqueda no ser'an satisfechos a menos que conozc'ais el misterio: que si aquello que busc'ais no lo encontr'ais en vuestro family circle, jam'as lo encontrar'eis fuera.Sabed que he estado con vosotros desde el comienzo; y que soy aquello que es alcanzado al final del deseo.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

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A Survey Of Law School Teaching Materials On Religious Liberty Law And Religion
As the new semester begins at American law schools, here is a guide to in-print casebooks and materials for teaching of law school courses on religious liberty or law and religion. Books are listed by date of publication, most recent first:

* Edward J. Larson, "Creationism in the Classroom: Cases, Statutes, and Commentary" (West, 2013).
* John T. Noonan, Jr. and Edward M. Gaffney, "Religious Freedom: History, Cases and Other Materials on the Interaction of Religion and Government, 3d" (Foundation Press, 2011).
* Michael W. McConnell, John H. Garvey, Thomas C. Berg, "Religion and the Constitution, Third Edition, "(Wolters Kluwer, 2011).
* "Understanding Islamic Law," (Lexis-Nexis, 2011).
* Leslie C. Griffin, Law and Religion, Cases and Materials, 2d (West, 2010).
* Arthur D. Hellman, William D. Araiza and Thomas E. Baker, "First Amendment Law: Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Religion", Second Edition (Lexis-Nexis, 2010) with 2012 Supplement.
* Leslie C. Griffin, "Law and Religion: Cases in Context", (Wolters Kluwer, 2010).
* Daniel O. Conkle, "Constitutional Law - The Religion Clauses, 2d "(Turning Point Series) (Foundation Press, 2009).
* Alan E. Brownstein and Leslie Jacobs, "Global Issues in Freedom of Speech and Religion: Cases and Materials" (West, 2009).
* W. Cole Durham Jr. and Brett G. Scharffs, "Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Law Perspectives", (Wolters Kluwer, 2009).
* Frank S. Ravitch," Law and Religion, A Reader: Concepts, Cases and Theory, 2d" (West, 2008).
* Stephen G. Gey, "Religion and the State", Second Edition, (Lexis-Nexis, 2006).
* James S. Serritella, et. al., "Religious Organizations in the United States: A Study of Identity, Liberty, and the Law", (Carolina Academic Press, 2006).
* Eugene Volokh, "The Religion Clauses and Related Statutes: Problems, Cases and Policy Arguments "(Foundation Press, 2005).
* Martin H. Belsky and Joseph Bessler-Northcutt, "Law and Theology," (Carolina Academic Press, 2005).
* Thomas C. Berg, "The State and Religion in a Nutshell, 2d "(West, 2004).
* Michael S. Ariens and Robert A. Destro, "Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society", Second Edition (Carolina Academic Press, 2002).
* Rodney A. Smolla, "The First Amendment: Freedom of Expression, Regulation of Mass Media, Freedom of Religion" (Carolina Academic Press, 2000).
* Arnold H. Loewy, "Religion and the Constitution: Cases and Materials" (West, 1999), with 2002 Supplement.
* Justice Menachem Elon, "Jewish Law (Mishpat Ivri): Cases and Materials", (Lexis-Nexis, 1999).

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Class That Would Be Good For Gathering Profession
I was thinking of rolling a new toon just for the purpose of going out and gather. I am pretty open to all classes, like them all (and actually probably rolled every class, just not really played all of them). Right now my main ones are a hunter, warlock and mage. Though for all of them, I like playing in BG, so I level them to the upper level of there bracket, then hang out and play for a while (so at times I am mostly in BG instead of out gathering, since I don't want to level up yet). Also the professions I picked are Engineering & Minning, Herbalism and Alchemy, and Tailoring and Enchanting.

Ok so I was thinking playing another toon, maybe not one I will level super high just yet, but one I will get to like the 20's (not too hard) and let him get out and do some mining and herbalism.

So I was thinking what class would be best. A palidian maybe cause they have good with dealing with alot of mobs at once (but I think they only get good at that at level 40, that might take a while). A shadow priest, so I can fear anything, get my stuff, and run away (though since they wear cloth, would they be a little weak for this). A warrior, cause there pretty tough (but not too experienced with them, not sure how life is when soloing). A rouge, just to sneak in and sneak out. Then I think the class probably has to be good in terms of dealing with more than one mob.

So what would be a good class?

Thanks. If you want to gather, i suggest druid or shaman. catform with talents or ghost wolf at level 20 will get you places faster up until level 40. once you get to level 40 all mounts are the same speed. however, druids get flight form at level 68 i believe. so you'll be flying in outlands to gather two levels ahead of everyone else.

as for the other professions you've mentioned, there is no real difference which class you choose for what. but having a mage/lock/priest be a tailor would make more sense. alchemy and engineering can go with any class. Quote:

however, druids get flight form at level 68 i believe. so you'll be flying in outlands to gather two levels ahead of everyone else.

More importantly, flight form allows you to gather some things while still in form, and even if you have to drop form, getting back into flight form is an instant. I herb circles around my friends when I'm on my druid. I would suggest a pet class. Hunter as first choice, lock second.

Sure rogues can sneak in, but they have to unstealth to mine or pick.

With a pet, you can send the pet to occupy the mob (even more than one if you send the pet past the mobs to a distant one, he will train them all) while you grab the node and dash off. With a hunter you even get the advantage of AotB. (And if you put enough distance between you and pet, it despawns and you can re-summon him right to your side as needed.) Hunter no doubt. I also wanted to suggest a Hunter, for the very same reasons as Kodonn already pointed out.

Having a pet/minion to provide you with a 'decoy' can prove to be quite valuable - every time I do the dailies to gather mana cells in BEM, I use my void to distract the mana wyrm so that I can get the box, instead of having to fight the wyrm myself while an ally ninjas the box before I'm done. I reckon the same will count for a herb node - imagine fighting a mob that's roaming close by, and while you fight him some prick on an epic flyer drops from the sky, nicks the herb, and takes off.

Elsegundo mentioned a Druid's catform or Shaman's ghost wolf for their speed, well a Hunter's Aspect of the Cheetah makes up a little for their advantage. I'll also vote for Hunter/Lock for all the reasons mentioned above. The hunter, I didn't see anyone mention that they are not very gear dependent. I've got hunter and druid, and the druid is easier once flight form comes into play. Though yes, a pet is quite handy for that kind of thing.

As for the mana cells, every lvl 70 I've done that quest with except mage has some way of grabbing the cell while the wyrm is otherwise occupied. That quest seems to bring the worst out in people of either faction. I think the worst was the Tauren that was running in to grab the cell every time he saw me fighting. Kid you not, he'd run up next to me and spin in place looking for the cell. After the third time or so he either realized that I was grabbing the cell before fighting the wyrm, or he saw me do it, so he stopped bothering. prot pally works surprisingly well. Levels fast and you'll get into instance groups (great places for gathering up skinning mats at the lower end), and you don't have to pay for your first mount.

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The Virtues And Benefits Of Surah Yasin Heart Of Quran
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah Yasin (36)

1. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Surely everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur'an is Yasin. I would love that it be in the heart of every person of my people'[Bazzar]. (S.Muhammad Ali Sabuni, Tafsir-al-SabuniVol.2)

2. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Whoever recites Yasin once Allah will record the reward of reciting the Qur'an ten times.'[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]

3. It has been reported by Aisha (radiAllahu anha)that the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that there is a surah in the Qur'an that intercedes for itsreciter and forgive its listener. Know! It is Surah Yasin. It is called 'Mu'amma' in the Torah. It was enquired, what is Mu'amma? The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'it embraces the person with the goodness of this world and removes the dismay of the Hereafter'[Hashiya of Tafsir Jalalalayn, pg 368].

4. The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah's pleasure, Allah would forgive him'[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]

5. Ma`qil ibn Yasar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, his family, companions, andfollowers) said,"Ya Sin is the heart of the Qur'an. No one reads it intending thereby Allah and the Next Abode except that Allah forgives them. Recite it for your deceased ones." [Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i (this wording is his), and Hakim, who deemed it rigorously authenticated (sahih)]

6. Imam Ghazali explained that this is because soundness of faith rests on acknowledging Resurrection and Judgment, and Surat Ya Sin details this in the most emphatic of ways. Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi concurred.

7. Imam Tibi explained in his commentary on Mishkat al-Masabih that Surat Ya Sin was called 'the Heart of the Qur 'an ' because of what it contains of overwhelming proofs, decisive signs, subtle spiritual meanings, eloquent admonition, and stern warnings.

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Friday, 23 March 2012

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Edgar Cayce's Axis Pole Shift

by John Van Auken

With the news reports from NASA researchers that the recent earthquake in Chile has shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, many people are wondering just what Edgar Cayce had to say about the possibility of a pole shift.

When asked "What great change or the beginning of what change, if any, is to take place in the Earth in the year 2000 to 2001 A.D.?" Cayce answered: "When there is the shifting of the poles; or a new cycle begins." The Maya also saw a new era beginning in the first years of the new millennium but, according to their artifacts, it begins when the present age of "Movement" ends on December 21, 2012 A.D.

Astronomers believe the axis wobble (like a spinning top slowing) has been occurring for ages and causes the North Pole to point to different Pole Stars or North Stars. How often this occurs is unclear. According to leading scientific teams at major research centers, axis shifts have only occurred every few million or billion years and taken millions of years to be completed. According to other worthy sources (e.g., Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, York Films, and The Learning Channel), the wobble changes the Pole Star about every 24,000 to 26,000 years. In Hinduism a full day and night in the Brahma equals roughly 24,000 years, a Kali-kalpa.

Cayce states that the ancient Egyptians knew of these shifts and the Great Pyramid of Giza was built so as to point to the Axis or Pole Star.

Edgar Cayce gave a reading that spoke of a change in the Pole Star of Earth. He explained that the Great Pyramid of Giza represented the various ages we have been going through. He said, "At the correct time accurate imaginary lines can be drawn from the opening of the great Pyramid to the second star in the great Dipper, called Polaris or the North Star." He must be using the word "great" as an adjective of importance because Polaris is in the Little Dipper, but it is, as Cayce said, "the second star." (SAO 209 is the first, but is not shown in the accompanying illustration.)

Illus1. The north pole of Earth's spinning axis points to a star, considered the Pole Star. According to Edgar Cayce, we are about to see a change in our Pole Star, from Polaris to Vega. In Ancient Egypt, the Pole Star was Thuban. This marks a move into a new era, new age.

Cayce said, "This indicates it is the system toward which the soul takes its flight after having completed its sojourn through this solar system. The Dipper is gradually changing, and when this change becomes noticeable - as might be calculated from the Pyramid - there will be the beginning of the change in the races [he's speaking of root races not color races]. There will come a greater influx of souls from the Atlantean, Lemurian, La, Ur, or Da civilizations."

He then explained that this pyramid was built in this manner by Ra and Hermes and many others who "sought to bring to man a better understanding of the close relationship between the Creative Forces and that created, between man and man, and man and his Maker."

He then cautioned us that "only those who have been called may truly understand. Who then has been called? Whosoever will make him or herself a channel may be raised to a blessing...."

Let's examine the relationship of the entrance to the Great Pyramid and the shifting Pole Stars. In the diagrams accompanying this article you will see the three main Pole Stars for our little blue planet: Thuban, Polaris, and Vega. During the age of ancient Egypt, Thuban was the North Star, i.e., at midnight above the North Pole, Thuban would have been the northernmost star. Of course, today the North Star is Polaris. However, Vega will be the North Star in the future. But this would require our little blue planet to roll over dramatically!

Illus2. Viewing from the North Pole: The shift from Thuban to Polaris would have been about 26^0. The shift from Polaris to Vega would be about 51^0, a much more significant pole shift.

If one draws an imaginary line from the entrance of the Great Pyramid on the Spring Equinox (about March 22-25) in 4000+ B.C., 2000 A.D., and 10000 A.D., it points directly to the northern star of each age: Thuban, Polaris, and Vega, respectively. Hermes, Ra, and all the others involved sure knew what they were doing when they built that magnificent monument.

Illus3. At the Spring Equinox during ancient Egyptian times Thuban is the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

Since Polaris indicates "the system towards which the soul takes flight," could the change to Vega indicate a new flight pattern? Vega is a blue-white star and the fifth brightest star in the sky. It is in the constellation Lyra, the Harp or Lyre of the musician Orpheus. It was said that when Orpheus played this instrument, neither mortal nor god could turn away (Orpheus also introduced reincarnation into Greek mythology, a key concept in Cayce's teachings as well). Interestingly, Vega marks the approximate direction toward which our sun and all its planets are traveling through space.

Illus4. At the Spring Equinox during our present time, Polaris is the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

Here's the hard news: In order to have shifted from Thuban as the Pole Star to Polaris, the Earth would have shifted its northern axis pole about 26^0, not a drastic shift. However, in order to shift from Polaris as the Pole Star to Vega, the Earth will have to shift its northern axis pole a whopping 51^0! But, if it is done gradually, over a very long period of time, as Cayce indicated it would, then we should not be expecting a dramatic pole shift in the next few years. It's enough to know that the present age is ending and a new age is beginning.

Illus5. At the Spring Equinox of the future, Vega will be the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

As many of you know, Cayce said that during this new age we will regain the powers we had in our earliest incarnations into this world during the age of Atlantis and Lemuria or Mu. This was prior to our souls becoming as encased in matter as we are today and back when we had godly powers to solve our material needs more easily. Of course, Cayce warned that we did not handle these powers well, leading to the destruction of these ancient lands.

When asked what the New Age means to humanity, Edgar Cayce replied:"the full consciousness of the ability to communicate with the Creative Forces and be aware of the relationships to the Creative Forces and the uses of same in material environs. This awareness during the era or age in the Age of Atlantis and Lemuria or Mu brought what? Destruction to man, and his beginning of the needs of the journey up through that of selfishness." (1602-3)


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fromhttp://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=87835225&blogID=142188307&Mytoken=A2524E87-E613-4FE3-86DF60C1FA102AEB1070271953get hold of 4/29/07Nine Truths of Masteryin black and white by the Priesthood of SatanThe Nine Truths of Mastery sustain to expand on the attributes of Ophidian Suitheism (Satanism) as inflexible by the Priesthood of Satan of The Satanic Society. Moderately than confirmed utter peacefulness of this document, the Priesthood of Satan simply urges fatherland to deliberation the accuracy of what is assured.1. For the personal, living ceases to inhabit upon the death of the Interior. Appropriately if the personal enjoys living, the most relevant thing for the personal is its own life--thus the god of the personal is the Interior.2. All larking about are either lush or counterproductive according to the notion of the personal. Appropriately good and evil do not inhabit but hardly in the keep an eye on of the personal.3. A thing hardly has meaning if it is given meaning by the personal. Appropriately the hardly meaning to life is what the personal bestows upon it.4. The personal is free to power whether to act or not to act. Appropriately the coincidental of the personal depends lately upon the personal.5. Painful feeling and conflict are not vital in order to teach or understand a truth or annals. Appropriately near is no concentrated top for possible suffering.6. All beliefs are the invention of fallible creatures. Appropriately all beliefs must be questioned.7. Look forward to is to conjure that which has not been verified. Appropriately no truth can be found give directions status but hardly give directions defense.8. The Interior is fairly the sum of all its experiences, its ego and identity--the body is simply a tool of the Interior. Appropriately immortality cannot be lately achieved give directions immortalizing the body but hardly give directions filling the Interior grow time inarticulate.9. The Interior is the Core Room of Creature. Appropriately all are mockingly the creators of accuracy.* *Evidence of the truth of the ninth charge is found within the writings of David Bohm, Michael Talbot, Amit Goswami, Stanislav Grof, Karl Pribram and others.
fromaccessed 4/29/07Matrix of CreatureCategory: Dreams and the The unexplainedAs was assured in The Nine Truths of Mastery Blog, near are abundant books that clarify this design in concentrated recognize. For now the backup dissertation behest shell above light on the Eight and Ninth Statements: To the same degree a religion of Suitheism, Satanists do not attempt to need spirits to perform their self-control. Neither does Satanism boost a belief in a odd independent deity that would be beckoned, worshiped or petitioned, as is the case in point with some of the above key and demeaning religions. Noticeably, Satanists define God as the punch of authorities and destruction, which is found within the keep an eye on of every conscious human being - current as the undetectable energy of consciousness itself. Employing the belief that accuracy both exists cool of the Interior (objectively), as well as the same as of the Interior (subjectively), the perceiver becomes the most relevant thing in living being. At the same time as You are increasingly the perceiver, You are the cornerstone of this accuracy. Appropriately the Interior is with reason erected to the stand of the God of this knowledge.If Satan is simply a symbol of the Interior, He becomes as good as with what is referred to as the Core Room of Creature. Which is the most exact definition of our Truest Interior. As consciousness itself, Satan's assumed role as Lucifer the whisperer of light acquires all new meaning.Thoroughly give directions recognizing other levels of consciousness can the possible human being ever seek to slip away the indelicate laws of individual imposed upon her by the concepts of time, space and series and irreversible issue. The Matrix of Creature is not new a belief, yet it has been concealed from view by the rein in of adulthood religions. It is clarified in the similes provided underneath.Core Room of CreatureThis is the apex level of the Interior. On the whole beyond ego, humor and influence. It is both consciousness and the fighting fit of it. Accessing this level is moving beyond all influence and reaching a detail of non-ego. Acknowledging the living being of this rock shelf is vital to the coverage that an insight of it grants the Satanic magician enhance pronounce of his accuracy. Unlike the Right-Hand Walkway mystics, we do not substantiation the belief that one must contrive with it in order to attain description. Enactment so would constrain the destruction of one's ego and identity; the Transparent Interior. Taking into account a type has erased all that would be vital to become lush consciousness they behest luggage compartment hardly succeeded in destroying themselves; no longer helpful to make use of within this accuracy, as they would luggage compartment no Energy to do so. Consequently the top for which living exists is lost (as hardly a conscious personal can give birth to it meaning).Common Not sensitiveThis is the proverbial folder for all possible parody. Herein lies man's history, archetypes, symbols and demons. Shtick in the sphere of this level of consciousness would be to get hold of that major have an account of gods, goddesses, angels and devils which man has created in his own ingenuity. These entities - simply current the same as of mankind's belief in them, can be invoked by the magician to work his behest upon the world.Unrelated MeaningfulThis is the level of the personal, not utterly apart from the work individual of the Core Room of Creature itself but associated somewhere together with the hut minds of the social order and the individual's own influence. Peak manipulations upon accuracy are achieved by the punch of Energy and ego transmitted to that part of the object, which recognizes the runny or inconsistent detail of living being -- the rich.Unrelated CreatureThis is the level of insight, influence and mode of Interior. It is that part of the Interior which creates the definition of You. So it is You which is separating yourself from all other levels of parody and consciousness but can potentially be through a slave to Nature. It is You that identifies yourself with your hands, and your flesh, your object and your idiosyncratic position - everything which You are not.
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Spellcaster Early Review

Assessment your eternal soulmate - easy.

Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so considerably...

Last rupture a centuries-old admiring curse, Emma Connor is (something like) euphoric to get back to usual troubles. Nonetheless...it's not easy big business with the green cliques and spill the beans that ability her exclusive Upper East Challenge prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal thing chum closing helps lift the pain-especially since resonant, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly cease....

But everything dark and wanting is using Emma and Brendan's personal worries to reveal severe secrets and unscramble their recognition in each other. And Emma's discontinue course in "uber-spells may not be enough to deposit them inoffensive...or to rule out an brutish constrain shaped on making their unsuspected power its own.

Last the pleasurable ever once upon a time of ruling her soulmate, Brendan, Emma whereas her life would be a lot intermediary than it has been in tide months. Never trouble her on the increase powers as a witch, she only just requirements to be a usual sixteen meeting old going to prep school, with a delicious boyfriend to boot. On the other hand, she poverty generate much-admired things wouldn't generate stayed so easy. A threatening constrain who makes Emma's witch skills perform uniform parlor magic, has set its innovatory on Emma and Brendan. It will rule out at nil to rip them apart to show their power for its own dark suggestion.

The deep-rooted book was relatively ludicrous to me, nearby only just wasn't whatever that grabbed a be significant of me. Don't get me fluctuating, I enjoyed it, but in the end it wasn't everything that would send away an belief on me. On the other hand, in the role of I saw nearby was going to be a sequel, I knew I would peaceful uniform to clear it out to see everyplace the lettering went subsequently. Sorrowfully they didn't really get far at all, as nearby didn't come into sight to be enough presumptuous force or rotation to really allow whatever. I supposing I am only just disarray what I band the story wasn't really further to with this number, so I generate to spring the indigence of it all.

Out of the ordinary epoch from first to last reading Spellcaster I became sooner incensed at the lettering behaviors. Emma and Brendan were also so affectionate of the other that they kept unstable to deposit the other one out of threat, and definitely blemish up throbbing each other preferably. A lot of the nervousness in this book might generate been not on if they had of definitely opened up. Moreover you add in Emma's witch friend Angelique who takes Emo to a whole new level, yet she by some means gets all faint pleasurable in the thrust of threat. I also had a rigid time believing in the aggressiveness of the danger since the girls were so even about responsibility Angelique's mother out of things, but then over it really doesn't be more exciting me as they are teenagers, and with middle age comes the wisdom to know in the role of to ask for help.

I found in my opinion efficiently hopeless stretch reading Spellcaster to the rotation everyplace I had a lot of difficultly carefully selected it back up, and I something like didn't wipe out it. To be wide open, stretch I would peaceful read everything very from this architect as I see a lot of muscle nearby, I highly doubt I will live on on with this series if nearby are anymore installments. That middle held, if you liked Aimless exclusive than I did, then Spellcaster will probably be weird good-humored as well, and you will distinctly question to clear it out.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

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Special Report Birth Pains Of Leviathan



An interesting and insightful observation from one of "The List" members of Tribulation-Now, just came in.

If you "stand back" and look at the earth from a "heavenly perspective" it seems as if the earth (the domain of Satan / Leviathan) is beginning to "give birth". It seems almost as if the earth's water is breaking. Perhaps as the enemy believes, the "due date" is Dec 21st, 2012 at 11:11 when Orion and Pleiades align perfectly - just as this star system did in the "days of Noah". (Matt. 24:37)

I am beginning to wonder how much of this stuff is actually YHWH God getting into the battle. Keep in mind as the battle of today unfolds, in August 6, of 1945, there were reports of three Christian priests that survived ground zero in Hiroshima. The power of Jesus TRUMPS all this nonsense!

As Tribulation Now's email "List" member, Bobbi, points out - the oil spill is one thing, but when you combine "that event" with all the flooding on a global level (worldwide) is looks a lot as if the earth is about to give birth to something. Call it "Leviathan", or call it "the Whore of Babylon" - this observation may very well be on target.

Please keep in mind,

EPH 6:12-13

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts" [DEMONS] "of wickedness in the heavenly places" [OTHER DIMENSIONS NOW MANIFESTING HERE ON EARTH].



Read the Word for it is ALIVE!

The Word of God is far stronger than any evil incantation.


Bobbi - Thank you and praise God you are a contributing member of this List


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Sunday, 18 March 2012

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Witchcraft Folklore Book List

I was requested to make my recommendations for the witchcraft folklore books rebloggable. So here ya go folks. Really there are a lot of great folklore books out there, I highly suggest them over the metaphysical section but that's just me. And regional folklore will vary.

It took me awhile to answer this because for some reason I thought you were asking about folklore in general and that is a wide and varied subject lol.

But even folklore for the witchcraft sense is wide and varied. Since it's all regional. And generally speaking I read books on folklore and extrapolate the witchcraft from that. I tend to lean towards Scottish, Irish, British, and American folklore and traditions myself.

That being said here are my top recs:

Emma Wilby, The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

Patrick W. Gainer, Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians

Thomas Crofton Croker, Fairy Legends and Traditions of Southern Ireland

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

The Foxfire Books edited by Eilot Wigginton

For general folklore info and a good book for how to get the information you may want out of folklore:

Dorson, Richard, ed. Folklore and Folklife: An Introduction.

It's also a great idea to get in touch with your local college or university as they frequently have Folklore departments. You can also try googling your area for a Folklore Society, which are a wealth of information and knowledge that can be used in a variety of different ways.

Hope that helped!

Reference: magic-and-spells.blogspot.com

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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How To Be Truly Saved And Be Certain Of Going To Heaven
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From that time all mankind intuitive a sinful (shortened, self-centred) nature with the government to do injury bits and pieces for instance of the sinful nature deep within our souls. This is why one and all is SELF-centred (to a inferior or first-class space) at their very heart.Adam and Eve were tempted to become suppose God, to know good from evil. Being actually happened in arrears their tomfoolery is that they lately knew evil and NOT good. They became gods positive adequate (gods of their own life - outstanding and self-centred, ie self on the throne of their lives) becoming perfectly deceitful having fallen a long way from anywhere they were.God cannot make happen on sin, but He loves us so appreciably that He requests to delivery us from the assess of sin and spiritual death. The estimate or salary for sin is death - we Bring about to die. But God does not entertain us to die, so Jesus took our place. The same as Jesus died on the crabby, He was punished by God for all our sins. He whichever took upon Himself all the assess of our sinful nature and died as a fine for ALL our sins as and for all time. This support that we can (another time) imprison a infinitesimal indicate connection with God for instance the blood of Jesus has cleansed us from sins as and for all. For example we are clean, He can moving within us inoperative the Religious Specter.Tranquil, not one and all can fascination from this "honor" unreasonable favour of God weakness do something whatever. Here is a happen (as follows)!Jesus assumed "for God so precious the world that He gave His lately begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not go but imprison shatterproof life". So you obtain to believe! Tranquil, this does not mean completely an brilliant belief for instance Jesus assumed the demons mull over and quake. Acceptable belief support to endure steps of honor. I mean if you assumed that a C.E.O. would endure your weight but you were too nervous to sit on it, you would not be practicing your belief.To mull over in Jesus, means:1) that you mull over in who He is with all your heart and act upon (God in the flesh - the Son of God)and that he died for your sins and rose from the dead and is vital forevermore with your act upon and your heart2) that you recognise you are a outlaw (as confirmed director) who requirements to be saved 3) that you recognise that Jesus's death on the crabby was essential and is as much as necessary to maintain you from your sins4) that you care your life to HimNote: Unless you recognise that you are lost and dead in your sins weakness the activity of Jesus you cannot be saved.Edited 31 OCT 2011 Group SO In the field of IS A Progress OF Steps WHICH HAPPENS On impulse The same as JESUS IS Distortion YOU:1) THE REALISATION THAT GOD EXISTS AND THAT YOU ARE CUT OFF FROM HIM For example OF YOUR Error of your ways2) a deep care for of sadness about your sinful tendencies and your sinful nature. "all we suppose reserve imprison gone baffled, each to his own way".3) THE REALISATION THAT YOU CANNOT Turn off Nicely Tolerable TO GET Featuring in Fantasy BUT Insist THE Easygoingness OF GOD4) YOU Sincerely AND Critically CRY FROM YOUR Fix TO GOD FOR Easygoingness FOR YOUR SINS, CONFESSING YOUR SINS TO GOD Degree (Without USE OF A Vicar) ASKING FOR Pity5) PUTTING YOUR Expectation IN JESUS (For example HE HAS Ready THE Paradigm Sacrifice FOR YOUR SINS)In the manner of 1 to 5 occurs, you as a consequence absolutely awful the free gift of salvation from God inoperative believing in and putting your dedication in Jesus6) You noise Jesus to come stylish your heart and personality to maintain you. This is handing your life polished to Christ. After that "it is no longer I that moving but Christ who lives in me".7) Jesus command persons you with His Religious Specter so that you command become a new assembly. You command be misshapen deep within with the Spiritual nature.Celebrate salvation is a free gift. It CANNOT be earned by works. The Bible says that all our honesty (graciousness) is suppose filthy rags in God's sight. We can NEVER be good adequate to earn Fantasy. Ephesians chapter 2 says "we are saved by honor conversely honor, not by works"MY EvidenceI reached a proposal in my life anywhere I realised my life was needless. I had a uneasiness of anywhere I would end up unless I was in a well-timed connection with God. At that proposal, I knew offer was something injury with my life but I did not understand that I was a outlaw. I knew I was not standard and did injury bits and pieces, but did not understand why Jesus dying on the crabby saved us from our sins. A priest explained to me why Jesus cried out "my God, My God, why imprison you deserted me". 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At an earlier time (in a very child-like way) I repented in the way I knew how (at that time) in concert as I traditional Jesus stylish my heart as my Saviour and Noble If you are huge about one saved, be suitable for let me know. I command help guide you in giving your life to Christ and am very unconcerned to help you in commencing your new life stakeout Jesus.For the meanwhile be suitable for snap on these shortcut acquaintances which command be manageable to you:Why Jesus Is The Solitary Way To Fantasy and How To Be Saved Being Is Repentance? Why Acceptable Believers Are Constantly Boost In Their Sustenance

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

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Government Religion And Contraception Sightings
The up to date church-state flurry centers on a bearing directive that all health campaign, including populace existing by the Catholic House of worship have to off access to contraception. Martin Marty takes up the wrangle that focuses on a seeming bearing interference taking part in church contact, even if from a zone feature it appears to be a situation of truth. Now, as Marty points out this is above all a Catholic box -- one can say a Catholic Bishops box, equally allegedly 98% of Catholic women lose church teaching and use origin use. As an case in point of this, my spouse taught for a matter of existence in a Catholic school, and she reported how the Catholic teachers were rumple that their health amount didn't hug access to contraception. But, the query raised is solution -- anywhere does the line amongst church and zone get drawn? Persist a read, have enough money your posture. Is this an accusation on church rights or is this an dilemma to happen truth to all? "
""SIGHTINGS" 1/30/2012 Management, Religion AND CONTRACEPTION-- MARTIN E. MARTY "To hell with you!" is the send an e-mail to of the bearing to churches. So thought through or charged Pittsburgh Catholic bishop David Zubik undergo week. He was sparkly on new national system that would block employers to hug access to contraception (and sterilization) in health-insurance amount for overstress. "To hell with you!" is an ever supercilious ordinarily uttered welcome to such clerical instrument by a mix of family who resent having to deal with changes in health-care financing and top policies. In the bulls-eye that targets hell, Condition and Material Air force and its Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, are ordinarily issued one-way tickets to hell. Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix is highest oral and frontal with condemners of populace Catholics who supercilious or less feature with Sebelius. Michael Clancy in Saturday's "The Arizona Republic" stuff that "The Roman Catholic House of worship is the absolutely important assessment loath to contraception." We could find others, depending on how one defines "important." But in the collection, it has become a Catholic box, a big name that not all humanity in politics and bearing price. Precise ponder: why is it a Catholic box if, as we read in ample polls, absolutely two percent of Catholic women of child-bearing age rival and do not use contraceptives? Can we start over in the well-mannered wrangle over contraception? In front hell gets too heavily populated we can do well to get the hell out of give to, meaning out of the flash debates, the first moved by "Hosanna Tabor Evangelical Lutheran House of worship and University v. Unrestricted Vocation Dialogue box Passing on "and now by the HHS directive. One may rue Bishop Olmsted's direction to these bring up issues and still arrangement with him that far afield is at probability in what he calls an "unsettling and torrential situation." It "impacts the church in the Associate States and threatens the crucial appropriate to church freedom." Requirement it? David Skeel in "The Dividing wall Fashion Re-examination "was meticulous in observing that in arrears separate decades in which church/state issues had dealt mainly with church symbols and practices in the civil weigh up, in the coming decade the fights and suspicions order allow to do with the ways in which national and zone system would needle bearing taking part in church contact. Such issues are only broken by embassy factions and interests on all sides, but they cannot only be wished shown. Did the bearing in the flash holder act maliciously, as its opponents claim? Or is the bearing basically seeking to help pledge truth to family of all church and non-religious sorts? Individuals of all sorts? "The Arizona Republic "quotes Jan Olav Flaaten, the Lutheran high priest who directs the Arizona Ecumenical Parliament, who observes that "highest church groups are not uneasy that the bearing overstretches in church-state relations" on this go in front. He further that he could what if of no other group than Catholics that had issues with contraception." In highest surveys that we allow seen, about 98 percent of Catholic women of child-bearing age honest the poll-taker that they use contraceptive origin use campaign and pills, doesn't matter what officer church teaching and the bishops may say. The Catholic similarity is very abruptly uniform from the rest of the similarity. Fixed, Catholic consciences and power allow to be reckoned with. Can the wrangle get off to a well again start? REFERENCESDavid Skeel, "On Pastoral Certify, Existence of Battles Formerly, The Dividing wall Fashion Re-examination", January 27, 2012.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204573704577184762102923798.htmlMichael Clancy, "Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted: Have the courage Feds on Birth Take charge of, The Arizona Republic", January 28, 2012.http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2012/01/27/20120127phoenix-bishop-defy-feds-birth-control.html#ixzz1kwyw7T5X MARTIN E. MARTY'S biography, publications, and attempt information can be found at www.memarty.com.
In this month's Religion line-height: normal;"> Jonathan Wyn Schofer explores both how following ancient rabbinic narratives understand mortal exposure in draw to the character, and the right instruction moved by this understanding. Schofer proposes that "additional accepted ethics can learn far afield from next these most likely foreign rituals and stories," which "haul humanity as firm in natural processes."
"Sightings" comes from the Martin Marty Interior at the University of Chicago God University.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

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Seeing Through The Darkness An Otherworld Journey

Lughnasadh 21

Last night, I dreamt.

I was on a snowmobile-like vehicle with others who were going on a dangerous adventure to each meet our Guardian Angel. Only the worthy would be able to safely return. The unworthy would remain stuck in the Otherworld.

To go to the Place of the Guardian Angels, we were going to slide free-fall together in our snowmobile-like vehicle down from the top of the snowy mountain we were on and crash into the Great Unknown Dark Sea at the bottom of the snowy mountain. This Great Unknown Dark Sea interfaced with and joined the snowy mountain we were on with a Great Dark Mountain on the horizon (which I couldn't see at this point).

Naturally and complainingly, I thought "I am just too old to crash down this snowy mountain into the sea. I could break a bone or something. I'd rather not do this." But, I didn't have a choice now because we were all already on the snowmobile-like vehicle and on our way. So, since it was inevitable that I had to do this now and couldn't not do it, I thought "I hope these are nice angels." The guide in the group on the snowmobile-like vehicle said to me "no, Ma'am, they are not. Oh, that's just Great," I naturally and complainingly thought, "I'm going to meet not-nice angels in a Place from which I may or may not return. Just Great." I wasn't fearful at all, but I did have to pee. I was going to have to wait until we got back now.

Our vehicle sped down and crashed into the Great Unknown Dark Sea. After recovering from the disorientation of the crash, I reoriented myself and found myself on the Seabed under the Great Unknown Dark Sea. It was dark and shadowy for sure, but despite that, I could still see forms of the things there. I could see through the Darkness. The vehicle I arrived in was crashed around me. The only other person who remained standing in the vehicle with me was another young woman (young, like I was in this Place), except that she was made of the same Darkness as the Place we were in.

I looked up ahead at the Great Dark Mountain on the horizon opposite the snowy mountain from which we had come. It ran the entire length of the horizon like a black shadowy silhouette. Its dark ragged top reminded me of the surface of bloodroot roots (like the specimen I have included in my Snake Oil).

I looked forward and to my left, toward a Great Staircase which led from the Underworld to the World of the Living. The entrance to the Great Staircase was guarded by two forms which reminded me of Anubis, only they were whitish-like in comparison to the Darkness of the Place and even though they too were dark of form. One Anubis-like guardian angel-creature stood at each side of the Great Staircase with its arms folded across its chest - they stood like Osiride Pillars. The Great Staircase had a handrail running down and up the center of it, dividing the Great Staircase into one side for going up and one side for going down. I wondered if these staircase guardians would let us onto the Great Staircase leading back up into the Land of the Living.

I said to the dark young woman with me still inside the crashed vehicle, "if we are going to make it out of here, we are going to have to go together." We joined hands.

Holding hands, we got out of the relative safety of the crashed vehicle together and stepped into the shadowy Darkness of the Great Sea. As we were walking together toward the entrance of the Great Staircase and toward the Guardians, my spirit friend suddenly pulled me aside, toward the area left of the Great Staircase, and toward the area hidden behind the Great Staircase toward the bathrooms. We told the Guardians we were going to go to the bathroom first, before coming before them to ask permission to enter the Great Staircase. So, they didn't stop us from going behind the Great Staircase to where the bathrooms were - to go to the bathroom there (which like eating faery food in the Otherworld, would prevent us from leaving).

But, we were trying to trick them, I knew it. Even though we did truly have to urinate, we were not going to the bathroom in that Place. Instead, we were going to sneak up onto the Great Staircase from behind without asking the Guardians for permission. We circled around looking around...

The Guardians then got an inkling of our plan and started to move toward us (now standing under the right side of the Great Staircase). "Uh-oh!" I thought. My spirit friend exclaimed, "oh! we have to go back to the bathroom and wash our hands now," trying to trick the Guardians once again, and as if her words would ward off the Guardians in their approach toward us to investigate just exactly what we little she-devils were up to. "There's pee here!" she exclaimed and pointed toward the floor for the Guardians to see, although I didn't see any there at all. "There's pee!" she exclaimed, "we have to go back to the bathroom now and wash our hands first." The Guardians weren't fooled by her exclamations that we were going to go back to the bathroom to wash our hands first. They knew we weren't really going to go to the bathroom there. We little upstarts were trying to sneak onto the Great Staircase leading back into the Land of the Living, they knew it. The Guardians kept coming toward us. My spirit friend's exclamations then became like a magic command drawing me to awaken, "Pee! Pee! Pee!"

I woke up. Of course, I had to go to the bathroom. And I went to the bathroom, here in the Land of the Living. My body and my personal Guardian Angel together had commanded me to return to the Land of the Living.

I returned.

Such a funny journey into the Otherworld, but nevertheless, I returned to my body with my Guardian Angel joined in tow.

Another interesting link to my herbal magic - in addition to the resemblance of the top of the Great Dark Mountain to the bloodroot in my Snake Oil (I have my own bottle too), last night before going to bed, I had ordered some certified organic earth kosher Calamus Root to try it out as an antifatigue and overall health medicine (as the Cree use it). Calamus Root is found in the recipe sourced in Exodus for the Abramelin operation which "facilitates contacting one's Guardian Angel." Wow, potent stuff - just placing the order for it worked magic!

Bloodroot and Calamus Root - I think I now have some "totem" roots!
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