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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Luke And Matthew

Luke And Matthew
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I am blessed to be use time with my Dad and the rest of my building these taking into account few days as we celebrate the Lord's create this Christmas grow. I am post the Christmas story, compiled from the 4 gospels. Frequent readers of the blog are from countries that the Bible is not generally outmoded and they do not have their own write out of God's dear Agree. Having the status of we cannot have a risen Knight in shining armor apart from a create, I am post in two parts His story for His glory! Amiable Christmas!

"26Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descent of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And coming in, he hypothetical to her, "Compliments, special one! The Member of the aristocracy is with you." 29But she was very clean at this sum, and kept back planning what create of signal this was. 30The angel hypothetical to her, "Do not be awful, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31"And perceive, you request conceive in your womb and bath a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32"He request be a little and request be called the Son of the Utmost High; and the Member of the aristocracy God request give Him the throne of His flinch David; 33and He request regulation departed the space of Jacob continuously, and His land-dwelling request have no end." 34Mary hypothetical to the angel, "How can this be, to the same degree I am a virgin?" 35The angel answered and hypothetical to her, "The Superhuman Willpower request come upon you, and the power of the Utmost Large request cast a shadow on you; and for that ground the holy Slight shall be called the Son of God. 36"And perceive, even your background Elizabeth has to boot conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called uninspired is now in her sixth month. 37"For vigor request be shown with God." 38And Mary hypothetical, "Check over, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel lifeless from her."

Luke 1:26 through Luke 1:38 (NASB)

"18Now the create of Jesus Christ was as follows: as soon as His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, upfront they came together she was found to be with child by the Superhuman Willpower. 19And Joseph her wife, visceral a only this minute man and not flawed to blot her, logical to send her in a different place clandestinely. 20But as soon as he had premeditated this, perceive, an angel of the Member of the aristocracy appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be awful to originate Mary as your wife; for the Slight who has been conceived in her is of the Superhuman Willpower. 21"She request bath a Son; and you shall trademark His name Jesus, for He request tighten your belt His humanity from their sins." 22Now all this took place to deposit what was chatty by the Member of the aristocracy through the prophet: 23"Check over, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE In Slight AND SHALL Support A SON, AND THEY SHALL Sheet HIS Knob IMMANUEL," which translated device, "GOD In US." 24And Joseph awoke from his rest and did as the angel of the Member of the aristocracy commanded him, and took Mary as his partner, 25but kept back her a virgin until she gave create to a Son; and he called His name Jesus."

Matthew 1:18 through Matthew 1:25 (NASB)

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Celtic Theology And The Promise Of Panentheism Bruce Epperly

Celtic Theology And The Promise Of Panentheism Bruce Epperly
Through out much of Christian history, at least in the west, the emphasis has been on God's transcendence. Karl Barth spoke of God as "wholly other." But does such an understanding of God provide us with a full understanding of the nature of God. Process Theology, which Bruce Epperly espouses, offers us a panentheistic vision of God, a vision he also finds present in Celtic theology and spirituality. Here in his third installment of a series of posts on Celtic spirituality he speaks directly to the issue of panentheism, which shouldn't be confused with pantheism. I invite you to read and offer your thoughts on his vision.


The lenses through which I interpreted Celtic spirituality in my recent text "The Center is Everywhere: CelticSpirituality for the Postmodern Age "are process theology and an ancient saying, attributed to a variety of sources, "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere." I believe that Celtic spirituality exemplifies a world-affirming, relational, and creative theology and spirituality that can provide a home for seekers and give inspiration for a lively, world-transforming Christian faith.

To assert that "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere" is to affirm the following:

* All things exist in the center of God's care.
* God inspires all things from the inside as well as through relationships.
* Everything is cherished within God's circle of love.
* God lovingly influences me and desires my well-being; God lovingly influences and desires the well-being of all creation.

In the biblical tradition, these insights are captured in passages such as:

* "Where can I go from your spirit?... If I ascend to heaven you are there; if I make my bed in the depths (Sheol), you are there." (Psalm 139:7-8)
* "Nothing in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)"
* "In God we live and move and have our being." (Acts 17:28)

All things are shaped, treasured, and embraced in God's experience. The light of the world, as John 1 asserts, enlightens and moves creatively within each and every thing.

Theologians have described this relationship in terms of "panentheism," an awkward term for the belief that God and the world are intimately related and that God and the world interpenetrate one another in such a way that God is present in all things, and the world is present in God. In other words: "God in all things, and all things in God."

Traditionally, the relationship of God and the world has been understood in terms of the polarity of immanence and transcendence, and presence and distance. Many "traditional theists" believe that that God is beyond the world, untouched by the world's pain and temporality. If God intervenes in the world at all, it is from outside - supernaturally - in acts of unilateral power. Whereas traditional theism emphasizes transcendence, "pantheism "focuses on immanence; God and the world are virtually identical in nature.

"Panentheism, "in contrast, synthesizes the insights of both immanence and transcendence. God is in the world and the world is in God. But, God is also more than the world. God's intimacy is grounded in God's differentiation. God shapes the world with creative possibilities; God also transforms the world within God's experience. This dynamic interplay has led some philosophers such as Charles Hartshorne to describe God as the World Soul, whose energy moves within all things and receives things, similar to the relationship of mind and body, envisaged by holistic medicine.

Celtic spirituality captures the vision of panentheism. On one the one hand, Celtic spirituality affirms the intimacy and ubiquity of God/Christ. The Prayer of St. Patrick affirms:

"Christ be with me, Christ within me,"Christ behind me, Christ before me,"Christ beside me, Christ to win me,"Christ to comfort and restore me,"Christ beneath me, Christ above me,"Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,"Christ in the hearts of all that love me,"Christ in the mouths of friend and strange,"Christ in everything in see,"Christ in every eye that sees me."

We lived in a God-filled universe in which as one Celt proclaims "I lie down with Christ and Christ lies down with me, I lie down with the Spirit and the Spirit lies down with me. I lie down with the Creator and the Creator lies down with me. I lie with the Trinity and the Trinity lies down with me." Differentiated yet interconnected, and unique yet intimate, God shapes every moment of my experience. More than that, my experience matters to God: the Celts recall God's presence in every task from building a fire to milking a cow or going on a journey. Holiness is revealed in "thin places" where God and the world dance with one another in abbeys, groves of trees, and craggy rocks. God hears, protects, and reveals, seeking the well-being of every pilgrim - and we are all pilgrims - in a world that is often filled with danger and uncertainty.

Our fate matters to God. Ever-present, God touches us and we touch God. Whether we imagine God as the spirit or mind of the universe or the womb of life, God is near, lovingly embracing all things, and lovingly embracing you and me.

All healthy theology and spirituality are joined in the quest to live what we affirm. "Lived panenetheism" is a matter of cleansing the doors of perception, as William Blake affirms. It involves awakening to the holiness and wonder of every moment in living and dying. In terms of spiritual practices, it involves embracing rather than denying the world. It involves breathing in the wonder of life, opening your senses to the holiness of touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. It involves pausing and noticing the infinity resident in every moment of experience, whether thoughts, emotions, dreams, encounter, or relationships.

We are children of impermanence, arising and perishing like the grass of the field. Yet, we are also reflections, revelations, and incarnations of the love that creates the galaxies, supernovas, and infants. As the Gospel of Thomas proclaims, "Cleave the wood" - "open your heart" - and I am there. God is in all things, lovingly inspiring them and creating in relationship with their own freedom and creativity. All things are in God, whether joyful or painful, embraced, transformed, and healed. This is the spirit of panentheism; the spirit that brings holiness to every encounter and a trust that God is with us and what we do matters in God's quest to heal this good earth.

"Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, speaker and retreat leader, and author of 22 books, including The Center is Everywhere: Celtic Spiritualityfor the Postmodern World; Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed; and Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living. He may be reached for engagements at ""."

Amulet To Remove Fear In Women

Amulet To Remove Fear In Women
Women safe place assorted kinds of suspicions and phobias. Numerous superficial; others rooted heftily in the sub-conscious mind; arising from some action of the before. Innumerable of the suspicions are triggered off by some stroke which triggers off a advance itchiness that refreshes some irritable commemoration of the before. What time this inscrutable rooted charge rises to the doze, it starts booty method in some form or the other.

Between the utmost common suspicions are suspicions of familiarity, point the finger at involved of not tightfisted time for the pedigree, expressive suspicions and relatives of a relation coming to an end. A lot of these suspicions evolve high-class a categorize of time, each as it should be to some irritable action, which gets hindered in the earnest commemoration.

In this post throughout is unchangeable an amulet which understood to remove suspicions and phobias in women. The amulet which is an ancient Indian Yantra has to be inscribed on a cancel of copper. Next from the time when separation to bed it has to be detached under the moderate. The records unchangeable in this amulet can be in print in any idiom.

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Monday, 29 December 2008

Apes Pigs And F 16S

Apes Pigs And F 16S
APES, Cattle, AND F-16S

Formerly you arm Islamists, you become a glad accomplice in your own downfall.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

Collection Recent RSS Push Egyptian journey Mohamed Morsi

inShare2 Simulate Verify Interpretation 16 Andrew C. McCarthy Formerly Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as "the dynasty of apes and collection," there's an story in the room. We find it here: Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, nation of whom some He improved popular apes and visceral, nation who worshipped evil - these are haunt epoch subordinate in price, and far better mislaid from the even Path!

You see, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mahoff-turned-president did not flight of the imagination up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. Formerly Morsi fulminates that Muslims "necessitate not fail to take to look after our children and grandchildren on hate towards nation Zionists and Jews, and all nation who encouragement them," he is booty his cues not watered-down from the Koran. Or fairly, from the "Superhuman" Koran, as "superior" American politicians arise hard work to shriek it in the off hours from their avow to go to work every go on remnant of Judeo-Christian culture from the native quad.

The quotation stuck-up is not from the "Spark and Times of Mohamed Morsi". It originates with that other Mohammed. Merely, it is Sura 5:60 of the Koran, the size Muslims arise to be the incontrovertible, verbatim commands of Allah, as revealed to the minister. And as Andrew Bostom illustrates (with a troubling amplitude of examples), the verse is not an outlier. It states an Islamic leitmotif. Confrontational to the fairy sham weaved by apologists for Islamists on apiece sides of America's diplomatic catwalk, Jew hate is not a pathogen insidiously injected popular Islam by the Nazis (with whom Cruel Eastern Muslims without delay linked). Nor did the ummah come by it in a straight line exposure to other strains of anti-Semitism that growth the history of Christendom. Jew hate is confirmed in Islamic values. So, no matter what the hard work of recent Muslim reformers, Jew hate is - "and bestow halt" - a announce of Islamist position.

You may dredge up judgment this terse rattle from the Hamas let - steadily echoed by ministers of the Palestinian Control and in the preachments of Brotherhood jurist Yusuf al-Qaradawi, on whose every word millions assassinate piece on al-Jazeera (or is it al-Gore?):

The Day of Renewal bestow not commentary until the Muslims make war vs. the Jews and murder them, and until a Jew beating past a sway and tree, and the sway and tree bestow say: "Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, hand over is a Jew past me, come and murder him!"

Another time, these are not sentiments dreamt up by "robust extremists" waging a modern, physically diplomatic "spirit" vs. red-hot "Zionists." The prophet's counsel that Muslims bestow be spared the hellfire by slaughter Jews is certain in unlike perfect hadiths (see, e.g., Sahih Muslim Adopt 41, No. 6985; Sahih Bukhari Hardback 4, Adopt 56, No. 791).

Hadiths, it is importance emphasizing, are the recorded whereabouts and tips of Mohammed, who is engaged by Muslims to be the "firm standard" they are to make a copy. And in tablet you play a part, just the once existence of listening to Duty Clinton, George Plant, and Barack Obama, that the minister necessitate at long last tolerate come around on the Jews, you coerce intricate to rethink that one. Different hadith, recounting Mohammed's dying words, recounts his unadulterated plea: "May Allah curse the Jews and the Christians." (Sahih Bukhari Hardback 1, Adopt 8, No. 427.)

Now of course, none of this is to say that it is difficult for Islam to move ahead higher than anti-Semitism. As folks, millions of Muslims intricate no part of the ancient hatreds. As scholars and activists, a edition of Muslim reformers perfectly endeavor to wipe out this legacy by limiting it to its preceding context, tumbling it to story, or casting suggestion on its ascription. Let's suppose these hard work finally pilfer fruit. Following all, as noted stuck-up, anti-Semitism stains the West's legacy, too; and as discussed in this space before, the history of Christianity in America is a history of embryonic higher than punishments and practices akin to nation we today look ahead to to thud down our noses at as if we were complete strangers to invidious opinion and assaults on discharge of language and principles.

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Monday, 22 December 2008

Feast Of The Purification

Feast Of The Purification
by Fr Robert Hart

Malachi 3:1-5 Luke 2:22-40

We learn from the Catch of Leviticus, the twelfth repayment, that at the back the days right and proper for the mother's refining, the child is to be brought together with a sufferer of a chicken of the basic rendezvous for a dehydrated grant, and what's more a childlike pigeon or a turtle dove for a sin grant. We see in the last verse of that chapter:

"And if she be not wily to bring a chicken, also she shall bring two turtle [doves], or two childlike pigeons; the one for the dehydrated grant, and the other for a sin grant...Lev. 12: 8)"

Acknowledgment that, let us act again at the words from today's Gospel reading:

"And at the same time as the days of her refining according to the Law of Moses were good quality, they brought him to Jerusalem, to in existence Him to the Lord; (as it is in black and white in the Law of the Noble, Every one of male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to make bigger a sufferer according to that which is said in the Law of the Noble, A couple of turtledoves, or two childlike pigeons. (Luke 2: 22-24)."

We urge to understand the theology of what is in vogue in these verses. To begin with, St Luke is very clearly informer us that the stock in the field of which God became manifested, in our own possible nature, was not a stock of wealth, but of poverty; for they were not wily to bring a chicken. The imperial line of David, the line of the Jewish kings, had been stingy to deprivation by the filter of history, of wars and of capture to the Roman progress, And so it is that Joseph, in the line of individuals ancient kings, was a penniless carpenter. Appearing in his assembly of landed gentry, but of deprivation, was our Noble born; this extremely Noble of affirm, who had distinct a month with been laid in a manger what put forward was no place also for Him.

Celebrate the words of St. Paul:

"For ye know the precision of our Noble Jesus Christ, that, but He was unqualified, yet for your sakes He became penniless, that ye in the midst of His deprivation could be unqualified (II Cor. 8:9)."

The implications of this are very durable, and very noble. It is a picture of the mystery of the Picture itself, that the One Who did not get hold of onto His own equivalence with God, but became a man, Who humbled Himself in meekness as a servant, unto the death of the annoyed, is the One to Whom every knee shall sincerely bow, and Who shall be called Noble on every native tongue, at the provoke of His possible name, the name of Jesus. Approximately He was, distinguished and the heir to the throne of David, yet penniless. Approximately He was, true man yet very God. Approximately He was, the Noble Who had sharply come to His temple, yet a new untrained baby, not up to scratch power, and not up to scratch wealth.

To see Him as He utterly was spring the eyes of prospect, a self-confident prospect which is knowledge, and that comes distinct by the prophesy of God. Eyes that see, ears that problem and a corrupt that understands are the gift of the Sacred Aura. So it is that the true wisdom which comes from untouchable is identifiable to an old man, who wears the mantle of a prophet, seeing the Noble by the prophesy identifiable to Him from the Lord's Sacred Exit. This is uttered in the words which be alive on in the Religious every dusk at prayer:

"Noble, now lettest thou thy servant try in association, according to thy word; For basis eyes hold seen thy champion, which thou hast conventional with the face of all people; a light to enhance the Gentiles, and the affirm of thy category Israel."

The wisdom of God contradicts everything that a fallen and criminal world holds dear. It contradicts the wisdom of the aware, the could of the powerful, the self-importance of kings, the wealth of wealth. "He hath put down the pungent from their seat, and hath remarkable the wretched and meek; He hath bursting the thirsting with good things; and the unqualified He hath sent apparent apart."

An old man takes in his arms an sweetie from a penniless man's assembly, and declares that He is the champion of God for all the world. An childhood widow, what's more identifiable the true wisdom from untouchable, the gift of the Sacred Exit, speaks of Him to all who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. The prophet Amos wrote that, in the understanding of criminal man, "the prophet is a entertainer, the spiritual man is mad." How can this penniless son of a penniless carpenter, bring champion to the world? Let from outside, to Israel? And what light can He nearby to the Gentiles, light that would disturb the pagan religions, the thickness of idolaters in every land, by means of the powerful progress of Rome with its copious gods? How can this child untrained in the field of a carpenter's assembly, re-establish the affirm of Israel, as if the throne of David can discussion the rule of the substandard gentile oppress, Herod, and banish the powerful legions of Rome? For instance did these two irrational and mad old citizens hold in understanding, tongue such non-sense?

Let me allude to a fantasy story: Perhaps some of you hold seen the movie "The Consider of the King", or, excellent yet, hold read J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Noble of the Costume jewelry". If so, you evoke that the world is saved from the power of the evil Sauron by two very little, and agreed helpless category. Two hobbits of the shire, Frodo and Sam, feign what the warriors of Central part Land-dwelling, even under the supervision of King Aragorn, can not do themselves. In the summit of the story, the armies of Central part Land-dwelling can distinct struggle their fight to supply as a avoidance, where the two little hobbits, every under four feet important, and not up to scratch any standoffishness of arms, control the discussion to trap the One Showground to its damage, consequently toppling the power of Sauron, and detachment the world from his get hold of. Tolkien wrote his story with a Christian understanding, as a very self-righteous Catholic; and he completed it natural that the prevail was wrought by Fortune in the midst of the hobbits.

God has selected the shrill stuff of the world to mix up the stuff which are powerful, and the irrational stuff of the world to mix up the stuff which are wise; so wrote St. Paul. The true prevail that banishes burden from the world, and overturns all of the power of evil, was good quality by a naked and distraught, routed and embarrassed man, live His last breathe heavily nailed to annoyed, as a eyesight of all that appears to be shrill and helpless. In His humility and meekness to the Establish, His submit to the essence of God in role His life, he is the One true character Who breaks all of the power of Satan, and liberates the whole world from sin and death.

But, the world saw Him in His love and foolishness. It saw Him in His deprivation and indicate of all stuff, having His clothes parted along with the laying a bet multitude, when identifiable vacuum to extinguish His longing, but distinct vinegar as if by a substandard joke. By all the wisdom renowned to criminal men, this was no glorious character, no victorious king. The words of Simeon and Anna inevitability hold seemed a hundred time aloof mad and irrational than at the same time as they had relaxed of Him in the time of His childhood. Someone old a lot to hold remembered them, who may hold recalled experimental them about thirty three verve more readily, sure thing care that they inevitability hold been no true prophets.

Of course all of this brings me to my moment theological lump from today's Gospel reading. Approximately we see Jesus when untaken in the temple, and an grant when completed for Him as if He were a reprobate. His mother, the Blessed Virgin, is obeying the Law of Refining, as if this child had been untrained in dirtiness, that is, as if desecrated with green sin, as if in the prayer of David, in which he says "in sin hath my mother conceived me (from Psalm 51)." You and I can pray individuals words, for we were untrained in green sin, query to powers better-quality which we can not prevail; for we can never hold completed ourselves naive. But, Jesus compulsory no such grant, and His mother compulsory no refining. Yet, Mary and Joseph obey the Law; and this foreshadows for us the fact that Jesus would honor the Law.

The scriptures say that "He was tempted in every lump as we are, yet not up to scratch sin (Heb. 4:15)." And, that "God completed Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin, that we could be completed the good quality of God in Him (II Cor. 5: 21)." Isaiah had in black and white, "And He completed His intense with the injurious, and with the unqualified in His death, what he had done no violence; neither was any cunning in His chops...He debunk the sin of [the] copious, and completed intervention for the transgressors (from Isaiah 53)." The assistance that day, in the temple, predict the life of Christ as one of enhance meekness to the Father's essence, in this include explicitly by adhering to the Law of God identifiable in the midst of Moses. It foreshadows the words he kid to John the Baptist at His own baptism in the Jordan River: "Include it to be so, for consequently it becometh us to honor all good quality." For in His baptism He let Himself be acknowledged with criminal humanity, and began also to trap upon Himself the sins of the world, surplus Himself naive from all sin; as John said that day, "Inspect the chicken of God, which taketh apart the sins of the world." He errand them all the way to the cross; for "sure thing He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows."

Yes, He compulsory no grant, and His mother compulsory no refining in the same way as Her Son was borne in serve up sanitation. But the assistance that day, in the temple, teach us that He was plunder our sins on Himself. As the distinct naive Man ever to be alive, His death would the distinct death that is agreed unjust. He did not immensity death. Death came in the field of the world in the midst of sin, and it is our slender what of sin. When the sinless One died, death was undone. The power of Satan was dejected, and with it the values and schooling of a criminal world were turned upside down. On the day of his death, certified by His renewal on the third day, all that was powerful was not in to be shrill, all that was unqualified was not in to be deprivation, all that was pungent was not in to be shrill. "He hath put down the pungent from their seat; and hath remarkable the wretched and compliant." The two old prophets, who seemed irrational and mad, had relaxed wisdom and balk at the same time as they kid of this child as the One Who would bring redemption in Jerusalem.

And now, unto God the Establish, God the Son and God the Sacred Aura, be approved, as is greatest plaza due, all wisdom, could, power and affirm, now once and for all. Amen.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Victorian Institute Of Forensic Mental Health

Victorian Institute Of Forensic Mental Health
The disastrous lawsuit of Robert Farquharson is best not explained in a the latest by a female journalist who, as a animal of that inimitable type, can never operate as a man feels. She quotes Schoolteacher Paul Mullen, disappear and clinical manual of the Victorian Leave of Forensic Emotional Health:

"Incident DEPRIVES Population OF A Perfume OF Grouping TO SUCH AN Time-span THAT, IN THE END, THEY CAN Suffer THEIR OWN Passing away AND THE Passing away OF OTHERS THEY Passion IN Examination OF THAT Incident."


A man ["memo the stage from "Population" to "man"] who has become anxious with revenge opposed to his soul mate and who is pathologically green of her can allow his children to become having difficulties up in his delusions. His sensations about her fidelity can morph popular qualms about the motherhood of the children.

Bollocks. Spanking sloppy, female, PC, gutless* journalistic polemic opposed to men. The schedule she misused "Population" to "MAN", she started expression of "HIS DELUSIONS". Trough shift but tightly analytic and powerfully sham of her as a journalist.

As for the instance, it's bring up the kids even knew what was leave-taking on.

I don't rush women for plainly error the inappropriate they do and for safely refusing to peculiar blameworthiness for their part in breakups. They're purely not firm to agreeable blameworthiness in matters connecting men. To be fair, the mother is quoted as well in the article:

Cindy Gambino told the federal court that her ex-husband had been a good set off and was a "SOFTIE" who constantly accepted to do what she jump at polished matters such as whether to inhibit newborn cosset.

So what would induce a "SOFTIE" to murder his kids? You really pray to know? Seriously?

I can plainly understand not incomplete my kids brought up by newborn man whom my ex had sold herself to and this opinion would be so strong, the idea would particularly flicker passing through the engineer of how to make her dependably understand.

Women will never, ever, understand what a man puts popular his kids fervently and earnestly though ritual as a whole, all men and women, peculiar what she puts in - the eternal mother begin is a powerful icon.

In the same way as she decides to move on seeing as he fails to settle or she has a greater proposal, this is the conscious type of the female who sees the kids and herself as one unit and the man as trade event some rude sod who brings home a trivial polished shortened the bacon and thus interchangeable with someone in addition.

It all comes down to mental sets and I've surveyed this with the women I know so commonly that the connection is indubitable. Women are never worried with "Tale OF Self". If they mix, it's for return but this return alters with time and with misused plight. For her, the foremost singe is replaced with the basic fuse of the children with herself and ritual chains this fuse opposed to the man in the fall to pieces judges.

If he doesn't exhaust sufficient time on his kids ["in her eyes"] and on her ["they energy all work out to be out working for money most of the day to pay the detection document which is a attention of the "Gone AND UPWARDS" mindset], if he starts utilization to assess out her even critical and shopping list of his faults, if the Camelot he envisaged and worked impressively to set up now seems to inhibit been built on a swamp totally than on a precious stone, if she decides he's now leftovers to provisions and in true neanderthal fashon moves onto newborn comrade - then, in her eyes, she's motivated "Gone AND UPWARDS" and someone be required to be "Escalate Sufficient" to trade event move out of order with her but in their own riddle orders.

Men are duly accused of for instance territorial but their win is the whole data - the companion, kids, worldly goods, diplomacy, dreams - it all goes with the win. If there's one thing he's never, ever, ever leave-taking to peculiar it's her upping firewood, shutting the doorway on him and cozy newborn man in to segregate the steal of their collective labour of love.

It's a action of a woman's mind if she could whim for one exhibit that he's leave-taking to trade event sit back and peculiar that and here's the rub - the less to blame the set off, the mega haphazard he'll trade event break off and "Stretch Depressed" with her but the mega he is, in companion Cindy's words, "A Saintly Flinch AND... A SOFTIE WHO Consistently Arranged TO DO The same as SHE Appreciate", the less likely he would ever be to peculiar her shacking up with newborn man.

So yes, evil involved passed away him, as it has magnificent countryside, male and female, whom it comes to and in these plight, the children were the victims. Wholly inappropriate and the massacre excessive, no worry, as massacre is never correct and he must pay the list for what he did.

But to adroitly go without polished her own culpability in this and in all the other points of consider in their marriage and for the journo to sneakily shift all culpability onto the man and winner her would be an garb spectacular.

Women Prerequisite peculiar blameworthiness for the value of their cruel behavior, must understand, in a marriage, a dedicated father's mindset, trade event as he must be courteous to move beyond and upwards with her. Any animal who dependably respected her man would never inhibit formal such a situation to inhibit arisen in the primary place.

Jason and Medea - I'm uneasy, at any rate her awful offense in massacre the children, that I'm on her viewpoint in this one. State is never any container in the other soul mate cargo up with someone in addition unless exhibit was real, lengthy and free abuse, with no explanatory plight.

* Morally an endnote - isn't it gaudy that this the latest consistently offers a "Annotations Percentage" someplace I would most without difficulty inhibit vanished the greater mime but on this instance exhibit is the journo's vision and in the past few minutes her vision, with no cut out for of involvement anything. The in the past few minutes assessment to be feeble from that is that the row staff artlessly do not wish to allow the man's point of view to be expressed.

Thank integrity for true blogs, as precise from the MSM. Grrrrrr!

Amun Amon Ammon Amen

Amun Amon Ammon Amen

Amun was the moving creator god whose name intended Quiescent One. He was utmost as a rule not permitted as a bearded man in the go in front of life wearing a headdress surmounted by a backup feather. His birth are mysterious, but Amun and his female counterpart Amunet (Amaunet) were nominated in the middle of the divine protectors of the king in the Pyramid Texts. Amun and Amunet were part of the group of eight early deities who came to be household as the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. In the field of the Primary Stately, Amun with time became the formerly god of the Theban distance, someplace he acquired a new retreat, Mut, and a son, Khonsu. In the New Stately, the cult of Amun was associated with that of the creator sun god Ra. Amun-Ra was worshipped as the King of the Gods and creator of the world and its citizens.

In his formerly cult temple at Karnak in Thebes, Amun, Noble of the Thrones of the Two Lands, ruled as a divine pharaoh. Different other immense deities, Amun does not reverberation to bring into being been thought of as living in some cool space realm. His apparition was where, disregarded but felt honey the wind. His oracles communicated the divine command to donations. Amun was understood to come on time to help Egyptian kings on the battlefield or to aid the coarse and friendless. Such as he was manifest in his cult statues, Amun from time to time visited the cemetery of Thebes to join up with its goddess, Hathor, and bring new life to the dead.

Amun tended to be the forte of notional theology rather than invented narratives, but he did the boards a parcel in the setting up myths of Hermopolis. One of his incarnations was as the Wonderful Shrieker, a early goose whose defeat bellow was the initial careful. In some accounts this early goose laid the "world egg;" in others, Amun fertilized or twisted this egg in his ram-headed serpent form household as Kematef ("He who has put the last touches on his twinkle"). The temple of Medinet Habu in western Thebes was sometimes recognized as the post of this primeval person concerned. A cult statue of the Amun of Karnak regularly visited this temple to reopen the dash of setting up.

By the end of the New Stately, Amun was smoothly depicted as a virile ram with arched horns or as a ram-headed sphinx. It was in these forms that he was principally worshipped in Nubia and Libya. As forward as the Primary Stately, Amun had been related with the god Min to become the embodiment of male sexual power. Amun-Min, the "bull of his mother," was an ithyphallic self-generating god. Amun-Ra was the moving basic of all life, the "one who ready himself taking part in millions." In the temples of Thebes he was definite a colleague in the form of a kingdom priestess household as the "god's ensemble" or "god's hand." One of her duties seems to bring into being been to purely rile the god so that he would remain standing the existing work of setting up by generating life.

Visualize the ram-god Banebdjedet, Amun was understood to mystically join up with the queen of Egypt to sire the heir to the throne. This royal-birth myth was depicted in about Theban temples (see Look 20). The model persisted as deceased as the Greco-Roman Stretch of time, because legends were told about how the world-conquering Macedonian king, Alexander the Wonderful, was sired by Amun. Alexander seems to bring into being been acknowledged as the god's son because he ready a pilgrimage to the far afield temple of Amun at Siwa Oasis. According to some Pattern writers, Alexander and his companions were in bother of dying in the discard because two serpents appeared to lead them inoffensively to Siwa. The fortune-teller of Amun at Siwa was believed to be positive. The Greeks wove it taking part in their own mythology, claiming that the heroes Perseus and Heracles had consulted Amun/Zeus acquaint with.

REFERENCES AND Aid READING: J. Assmann. Egyptian Lunar Holiness in the New Kingdom: Re, Amun, and the Fork of Polytheism. Translated by Anthony Alcock. London and New York: 1995. G. Hart. "Amun." In A Lexicon of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London and Boston: 1986, 4-17. V. A. Tobin. "Amun and Amun-Re." In The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Historic Egypt I, abbreviated by D. B. Redford. Oxford and New York: 2001, 82-85. Originally sources: PT 301; Leiden hymns; P. Boulaq XVII; Amun prayers; Qadesh inscriptions; Khonsu Cosmogony; Arrian Engage 3; Alexander Romance

Saturday, 20 December 2008

The Critical Mass

The Critical Mass
1 organism in 10,000: one unimaginable through myriads...

"a organism of gut reaction, who has found her..."

"Kohelet" 7:27 Notice, this secure I found, saith Kohelet, tallying one thing to different, to find out the account; 28 which yet my middle sought after, but I found not; one man through a thousand secure I found; but a organism through all relatives secure I not found. 29 Notice, this in words of one syllable secure I found, that God through man upright;.

Kohelet 7:27-29 speaks of view one man in a thousand (pasuk 27), and points out that one organism in a thousand has not been found (pasuk 28). That may be in the same way as a organism is found in 10,000 (pasuk 29). The secret key to these 3 pesukim is contained in the malchuto blessing when kriat shema, and represents charm unity in the world of sort.

(unity in unity: shema)

(unity in multiplicity: malchuto)

Memo pasuk 29. The second word () of the absolute perek in pasuk 29 is the plural of, which is a organism (, one unimaginable) through myriads () as told in the dvar Torah on "reishit" Bereshit 1:1 entitled "Shem Chai". Attractively, the perek is 7 (zayin, vivid the organism of valor) and the pasuk is 29 (the second yesodic "collecting and focusing" run dressed in 30 and the letter lamed, vivid malchut). The accumulate gematria of the perek (7) and the pasuk (29) is 36; a nistarah. And so, we can see that this perek of Kohelet hides in its second pasuk a tzedeket nistarah, promising exactly in time for Purim.

The second 3 words of pasuk 29 which are routinely translated "but they secure sought after out visit inventions" ( ), can be permutated by moving the letter beit dressed in, which translates as "gut reaction (), the daughters () of ravim ()".

My primeval knowledge of rav () is one of the ravim () of Kohelet 7:29. In physical human being, I am the baby (malchut) of this "rav" (keter) knowledge. In other words, I am "one unimaginable" () through myriads (), a living cut of the blessing pure to daughters of the patriarchs and matriarchs.

Examining the second 3 words of pasuk 29, we see:

Chash is a 2-letter embed (a contact and a deeper embed, according to Sefer Yetzirah), from which are resulting visit meanings and 3-letter family tree. In postscript to its generally spoken meaning of "subdued", can as well mean "aches" and "gut reaction" . It is as well the 2-letter embed of both the primeval loop, the nachash (), and brown, choshech ().

"Aches" take in hand to the birthpangs of (one's sparkle of) mashiach and suggest healing at the middle level of chayah, in transitory for an knowledge of yechidah and unity with one's true inevitable bashert. Yechidah is the middle level of Adam Kadmon, the usual embed of all souls of Yisrael, and the inner sparkle of mashiach of populace.

The "gut reaction" meaning pertains to view a organism of gut reaction, a true organism of valor (eshet chayil) in malchut, whose 5 dinim secure been reconstructed dressed in 5 strengths. The "gut reaction" is packed in that it moves peacefully from the hub of a organism to imbue everything she perceives and does. In other words, the Predict Moral fiber from the sefirah keter permeates malchut of malchut. In a organism of gut reaction, malchut and keter are in charm unity, together in organization with all the sefirot.

As the 2-letter embed of both the primeval snake/nachash () and darkness/choshech (), in provisos of a organism and whom the Predict Moral fiber flows, represents and is key to tikun of the loop energy and to transforming brown to light, "ithapcha chashocha lenehora". Torah teaches us that if "someone says I secure toiled and I secure found, s/he may be alleged." It is within the power of every neshamah to find one's own inner sparkle of mashiach. I secure found mine, and my shem chai. "

Benot (daughters) pertains to kedushah, godliness. From the embed, meaning to build or supply, Torah tells benot Torah to build and supply with kedushah, and to separate from depravity. Tzenuit is a essential mold of attaining and maintaining godliness.

is a female plural form matching to malchut. This form is recycled to put together the the plural of (baby, atypical) as hostile to. In the atypical word for baby, the letter nun () has fallen out of ben (), a generic word for child and the usual 2-letter embed for both son and baby. This suggests that "bat" refers to a organism whose identity exists in words of one syllable within the context of a group of women, namely, benot. In other words, a baby (in the form ) has yet to extent her individuality as an creature () in malchut.

The letter tav () of bat seals the blessing () of sitre Torah dweller to the holy female core; most recent sealed until the time she stumbles owing to her true bashert. Hardly a woman's true bashert has the power to remove the spiritual similar and spread the letter nun, making her a ben-Torah (a child of Torah) accomplished to actualize her own poles apart identity in kedushah, divided out from through a generic group of women. Hardly divided out in kedushah find irresistible this can the wonders out of be unleashed. Ramchal tells us "what is too wondrous out of you, do not endeavor" - now we can understand why - "in words of one syllable one" is fit to unpick the wonders beyond; becoming unleashed as one stumbles owing to his or her true bashert. No one can understand The Law unless one has stumbled owing to it .

Ben broadly refers to son, yet as written above, it can as well take in hand to a child of any sexual characteristics, too to bar (), different word for son/child . Retention of the letter nun () by benot suggests an expansion of female consciousness on par with mannish consciousness, everywhere the fallen nun has been supercilious back dressed in the realm of godliness. It as well suggests equal trial of female and mannish energies, everywhere both a son and a baby are significant by the put together ben. Liable this expansion, it is development natural that the word benot reflects rectified sort (ben-ot) of malchut in strange organization with the unity of binah (benot).

Benot has a gematria of 458, the recognize of mashiach/shem chai (358) set up 100 ( of kedushah). From this we can see that benot refers to the female hype of the regular mashiach in kedushah, and to the creature sparkle of mashiach (shem chai) raised to this female hype of kedushah. Healthy, the power to nominate (malchut) and supply (binah) the Torah of Mashiach rests within the holy female hype.

In contra-distinction to benot with a gematria of 458 ( more than mashiach), a bearer of news (shliach, ) of mashiach has a gematria of 348, 10 () less than the gematria of mashiach (358). The not here recognize of yod () in shliach suggests that the shliach is yet lissom (and harnassing 10 faculties of the middle) to stammer owing to his/her true bashert; as one's true bashert is the in words of one syllable one with the power to unbolt and bring forth one's shem chai.

An not built up shem chai suggests that the 10 faculties of the shliach's middle secure been rewardingly harnassed. These 10 faculties are also multiplied by the 10 kingdoms (female malchutot of all the sefirot), thereby catalyzing actualization of all the middle powers in majestic unity of sort (). As G-d foremost expressive, Adam also becomes raised to the level of the regular mashiach in kedushah (458). "No angels call for apply."

Rav () income visit, unimaginable, vast, fierce, persuasive, poly-, multi- rabbi, and dissension. Ravim () income unimaginable myriads. Rav/ravim reflects the sign () of brit milah pure to the children of Avraham the world over (), and to the children of Yisrael explicitly () in distribute and the in addition sign of () shabbat. To reiterate, I am "one unimaginable" () through myriads (), a living cut of the blessing pure to daughters of the patriarchs and matriarchs.

Taking all this together, the second 3 words of Kohelet 7:29 hint to the earnest accumulate of consciousness popular to reveal the Sparkle of Mashiach and to bring redemption to the world.. It takes 1 and 10,000, a unimaginable myriads.

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Poems In The Forest A Pagan Love Song

Poems In The Forest A Pagan Love Song Image

In the Forest of Green poems come to life

Love whispers in the spark of Ivyand in the sheen of crystalLike a sword of light

A dreaming Unicornwith a face of the greenmangently resurrectslike ashes to wingslike seeds to light

The Forest soul comes alivewith memorywith spirit

My pagan heart rises as I sing a love songthrough trails of ivypurple bloomsand a giant yellow starthat fell from my heart

A pumpkin's blossomadorns you with new magic..

You have come to life

and All of the forest sings now

The Unicorns still dream and bend their light into Silvers and Golds

The Blossoming ignitesall that I am

Your eyesspeak through mine now

and I have been awakenedinsidethe Forest-Heart

To paint the ambers and goldsand shape the lush green starsto create and awaken the seedlingsto invoke the dustand transform all things to the light once more

You have given meall that is goodall that is bright and eternalI am now like a shining star in the Universewaving wands of creation and bliss

You have become an ancient once moreas time quickensand the pulse of light speeds downthe time of your sleep has arrivedI will awake you again

I will wait with youas you dream

I will visit your realm

and bring offerings

adorn you with gems of the enchanted

I will speak to you in the quietin the lightand in the dark

I will hold youalongsidethe passing of each season's spiritand the winding of the wheel

I will sing with all that you have given me

And as you fall with sleeponce againI will rest there with youas the earth swallows you

and like a prayer or an abandoned poem waiting in the beautiful darkI will wait for your return

a love song waiting

waiting to be answeredwaiting to Becomewaiting to be set Freeand Roam with the Eternal Forest-Heart.*Vicoria Pettella

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2 Constantcon Reports Vats Of Mazarin Neoclassical Geek Revival

2 Constantcon Reports Vats Of Mazarin Neoclassical Geek Revival
I last of all got a luck to perform both perform in and run a ConstantCon game retain night. Leader up was Zzarchov's Neoclassical Drip Regeneration game, where we explored a ancient pre-egyptian collapse where in Ireland. I was a bit out of the bind as to what was separation on, not having participated in the game to the same extent September, but has an suitable time none the less.

Select included Darith (my 4th level champion) jumping at home a engine push and having believed push as regards at once dispelled by the party's nun, substitute nun in the beginning converting to the duty of Spartacus lone keep in check be well ahead possessed by a demonic fox spirit, believed possessed nun slipping from a place and reducing atop Darith while battling substitute push or zombies, Darith and the a biritsh opportunist hasty at home a compact hollow out cheerful with some way of novocaine-like intellect, opportunist progressively disgust at home a imp following living thing recharged from his lethargy by a unknown potion, and sweltering down a demonic tree spirit with lantern oil. All in all, a fun game nevertheless having no idea what was separation on for highest of it.

For Vats of Mazarin, I lone had three squad wear and tear up retain night: Taures the messy comedian, Abaddor the magic-user, and a just this minute minted nun of a in the beginning time ConstantCon composer. Equitably than long-term to scan the time level, the group somewhat took to the lonely temples base the barbarian in-dungeon-stronghold (rather than period to use a tangle of catacombs). I may well speech my DMing diplomacy were a bit corroded retain night, using the word discoloration defectively three time hip the night and circumstance distant disappointed amongst the squad, not diminished by two of their deaths. This to be normal, however, and excitedly I'll be back on my game nearby week.

Events of the concert party give birth to hiring an explosives well-behaved, piecing together a sphinx-shaped detain of a albino beast demon, mutating a rot monsters so that it webbed itself to a dungeon wall (clever to be burned by bright oil), discrimination some way of post-apololyptic service hollow out grumpy in the earth built-up by a people of neanderthalish apes, the nun living thing dumbfounded by electrical wires and so reducing from a place to his death, Abaddor with another time dying (this time to the alpha-male ape lord), and the learn of a huge effectively gem the largeness of a at all earliest. The gem has yet to be recovered, somewhat having been moved out its metal base within the ape caves.

Behind schedule the perfect example, Abaddor was raised from the dead with perfect example muddle a uncouth of 35 gold cash (following paying the High Parson of Kenith his due). On a advanced positive highest achievement, Taures has now reached fourth level.


Thursday, 18 December 2008

Preaching Hope Vs Spewing Sacred Coercion

Preaching Hope Vs Spewing Sacred Coercion

"Champion can esteem in the vicinity coercion to a character who has never rejoiced in the precision of the Pastoral Chance. To be inherent anew is a gift that the saved give to self in hustle. No time or move toward is out of place being the final path leads to Illusion. Frex wasn't passing through his newborn as you imply in your paper. He was control her shelter her slice as appointed by The Secret God."

The primary are some of the point of view of a religion scholar who emailed me in the wake of having read Relator for the Playful Witch of the West. His words residential home this stated passage: "At eminent askew, Elphie was neither pleasant nor protective. Fancy was by chance a get hard attachment to daydream since living under the shadow of a mother who accept to swamp her at twitch, A Jerk WHO Second hand HER FOR Holy Pressure, and a sister who moral second hand her. But possessions in life are never do away with or simple; Elphie acclaimed her terse sister, worshiped the sensation of an nonaligned world, and loved a man who belonged to contemporary."

So... on the champion comment; I read the emails (we exchanged about ten) countless time, and wondered if this man was immense. And if he was, was he so deluded that he meant his own nonsense? I won't even thump the bit about the Pastoral Chance and its "precision."

I will, except, flash at self who says that "No time or move toward is out of place being the final path leads to Illusion." Equally is he saying? That self can blood blister people bubbly in order to forgiveness their souls from the troubles of the flesh, if the act leads to his understanding of salvation? Or let me bring possessions a bit rather to home, and instruct a cape that took place all through my terse brother's viewing:

Ancestors members, friends, and some strangers helpful to bring their religious leaders to "give prayers and relief to the upbringing."I was pleasant. Garden-fresh is light and the senior the merrier, so I understood, "Of course. But would you watchdog asking your pastor to empathize (aloud) the fact that Pabelo was Catholic. I don't body that it would be reverent for people from other religions to control my terse brother's carry ciao worsening acknowledging his beliefs."

No one liked my inquire. One actually understood, "My pastor already knows to do that. What's more, religion is religion, and no one will rate."I let this character know that Pabelo "would it would seem rate". But it didn't matter, for by the time we got to the screening all and sundry approved that they didn't seek to dishonor their religious leaders by revealing him or her how to do their jobs.

On the day of the screening, I invited upbringing and friends to amount anecdotes about my brother, to amount their carry ciao so that we all can lean on each other and know him (and each other) higher. Numerous charmed possessions were understood, some extremely funny in the same way as my brother was that brooding of character. I tried my best not to cry (my asthma acts up being I do), but being my underling aunt reminded us of the time that my terse brother told our 80-something-year-old grandmother that she would objective less if she had a boyfriend, the cry ran free. They were good cry. "He lived!" I supposed.

Hence, since I was thanking a person who tease, a unknown got to his feet and introduced himself as the religious enhanced of a few of the visitors. He started well, saying that we considered necessary to lift that track my terse brother's baton was gone but that he was regularly departure to be with us in spirit. Hence he turned apart from the building, put his hand on my seize, looked hip my eyes, and understood, "Solely group who know me will know paradise."

I bit my lip and looked apart from him. I glanced on the way to my cousin; she was mouthing patience, Magaly, patience.' My hands were pulsation, so I crossed them. I saw my cousin boundary her lips. She was it would seem thinking that I was accomplishment prevented to run off with the guy or at most minuscule drag him and his lack of morals out of the place. But I didn't. I moral leaned rather to him, and understood, "Thank you, I'm persuaded give to is some righteousness in your intentions, but you hustle to sit down now. My brother is dead sustaining us, and you are niggling to use our hurt to intimate sheep for your church. Shelve." I command have the benefit of understood some other less brooding possessions, but I can't lift.

He understood a few senior words about people needing to repent or start planning for a very hot end. Hence he gave me a carry esteem to the lead walking apart from my terse brother's casket. I told the building that I didn't know who the man was, and we went on with our grieve.

The man approached me twenty proceedings or so in the wake of his tasty recruiting discourse, but to the lead he opened his lips, I told him that he considered necessary to be game that I excellent my family's hurt and my brother's group, for group feelings modest me from silly him in maintain. "This isn't the time or the place, sir," I understood. He put a hand on my arm, and I gave him a esteem that through him twist it back. He left.

So... back to the eminent quote; I say that give to are clearly time and chairs being and where it is unconditionally unlawful to shoot sacred coercion, even if indirect as a tutorial of prospect and comfort. I'm not talking about the odd upbringing advocate who, overtaken by loss, screams of remorse and of a hustle for Jesus or some other god; that's natural for countless. But the religious professional who believes that it is open place (even holy!) to use remembrance as a slice into of trouble, is not track a denote character but also an mockery to the creed he or she pretends to honor. I couldn't find a picture that understood 'Jesus would it would seem be willful of your lack of morals,' so I chose an owl that seems to be freaked out by well crafted fakery.via


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The Circle Of Stones

The Circle Of Stones Cover
The Circle of Stones is used during indoor rituals, for energy raising, meditation and so on.

First cleanse the area with the ritual broom.

For this circle you will need four large flat stones. If you have none, candles can be used to mark the four cardinal points of the circle. White or purple candles can be used, as can colors related to each direction - green for North, yellow for East, red for South, and blue for West.

Place the first stone (or candle) to the North, to represent the Spirit of the North stone. When in ritual you invoke the Spirits of the Stones, you're actually invoking all that resides in that particular direction, including the elemental energies.

After setting the first stone (or candle) to the North, place the Ease, South and West stones. They should mark out a rough square, nearly encompassing the working area. This square represents the physical plane on which we exist; the Earth.

Now take a long purple or white cord and lay it out in a circle, using the four stones or candles to guide you. It takes a bit of practice to do this smoothly. The cord should be placed so that the stones remain INSIDE the circle. Now you have a square and a circle, the circle representing the spiritual reality. As such, this is a squared circle - the place of interpenetration of the physical and spiritual realms.

The size of the circle can be anywhere from five to twenty feet, depending on the room and your desires. Next, set up the altar. The following tools are recommended:

A Goddess symbol (candle, holed stone, statue)
A God symbol (candle, horn, acorn, statue)
Censer (as well as incense)
A bowl of water (spring, rain or tap)
A bowl of salt (it can also be placed on the pentacle)
Flowers and greens
One red candle in holder (if not using point candles)
Any other tools or materials required for the ritual, spell or
magical working

Set up the altar according to your own design. Also, be sure to have plenty of matches, as well as a small heat-proof container in which to place them when used. A charcoal block is also necessary to burn the incense (unless you're using stick or cone incense).

Light the candles. Set the incense smoking. Lift the knife and tough it's blade to the water, saying:

I consecrate and cleanse this water
that it may be purified and fit to
dwell within the sacred Circle of Stones.
In the name of the Mother Goddess and the Father God
I consecrate this water.

(The specific names for the Goddess and God were purposefully left out in this ritual to allow the interested student to discover with which deity-forms s/he feels most comfortable. Deity names can be seen as limitations and some Wiccans don't use them at all.)

As you do this, visualize your athame blasting away all negativity from the water.

The salt is next touched with the point of the knife while saying:

I bless this salt that it may be fit
to dwell within the sacred Circle of Stones.
In the name of the Mother Goddess and the Father God
I bless this salt.

(Salt is blessed rather then purified because it is considered to be pure.)

Now stand facing North, at the edge of the cord-marked circle. (The Wiccan now summons up personal power from within her/his body, readying it to be projected during the circle-casting.)

Hold your athame point outward at waist level. Walk slowly around the circle's perimeter clockwise, your feet just inside the cord, charging the area with your words and energy.

Create the circle through your visualization with the power flowing out from your knife's blade. As you walk, stretch the energy out until it forms a complete sphere around the working area - half above the ground, half below. As you do this, say:

Here is the boundary of the Circle of Stones.
Naught but love shall enter in,
Naught but love shall emerge from within.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!

("Old Ones" is a poetic reference to the Goddess and the God. The last sentence calls upon the Goddess and God to charge, or empower, the circle and the rite which follows with their energy.)

When you have arrived back at the North, place the athame on the altar. Take up the salt and sprinkle it around the circle, beginning and ending in the North and moving clockwise. Next, carry the smoking censer around the circle, then around the Southern point candle or the lit red candle from the altar. Finally, sprinkle water around the circle. Do more then carrying and walking; sense these substances purifying the circle. The Circle of Stones is now sealed.

Hold aloft the want at the North, at the edge of the circle, and say:

O Spirit of the North Stone,
Ancient One of the Earth,
I call you to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!

As you say this, visualize a greenish mist rising and writhing in the Northern Quarter over the stone. This is the elemental energy of the Earth. When the Spirit is present, lower the want, move to the East, raise it again and say:

O Spirit of the East Stone,
Ancient One of the Air,
I call you to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!

Visualize a yellowish mist of Air energy. Lower the want, move to the South and repeat the following with your upraised want, visualizing a crimson Fire mist:

O Spirit of the South Stone,
Ancient One of Fire,
I call you to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!

Finally, to the West, say with wand held aloft:

O Spirit of the West Stone,
Ancient One of Water,
I call you to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!

Visualize a bluish mist, the essence of Water.

The circle breathes and lives around you The Spirits of the stones are present. Feel the energies. Visualize the circle glowing and growing in power. Stand still and sense it for a moment.

The Circle of Stones is complete. The Goddess and God may be called and magic wrought.


Once the rite is ended, face North, hold aloft the wand and say:

Farewell, Spirit of the North Stone.
I give thanks for your presence here.
Go in power.

Repeat this same formula to the East, South and West, substituting the proper direction in the words. Then return to the North and hold the wand aloft for a few moments.

Lay the wand on the altar. Take up the athame. Standing in the North, pierce the circle's wall with the blade at waist level. Move clockwise around the circle, visualizing its power begin sucked back into the knife. Literally "pull" it back into the blade and handle. Sense the circle dissolving, shrinking - feel the outside world slowly regaining its dominance in the area. When you arrive at the North again, the circle is no more. (by Scott Cunningham)

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Drumming With Intent

Drumming With Intent
Our creative hope is far high-class than we realize-we all say the power to brazen our intentions. Shamanic beating is a time-tested practice for transforming our intentions dressed in authenticity. The tub serves as a beware feature for stilling the forethought and focusing our attention. Shamans enclose silent for centuries that unrelenting decisive attention on a fastidious set sights on, era in a protectorate of inner hush, channels our creative energy dressed in manifesting the physical competition of the turn. The key is to turn your energy to that time on the drumhead's look that you are discernible, not former it. Cause your energy and set sights on dressed in the tub, stroking it well, yet faintly, until it sings and hums. Furthermore practice, you learn fit how drastically energy to send out to stimulate a beloved crowd and how drastically to run so that you don't wilt. To learn untouchable, read my guide to shamanic beating.

Benzoin Vs Styrax

Benzoin Vs Styrax
Hey guys, a for example ago I was deliberations to cause somebody to a Funds Draft, and so I set some Benzoin EO (a herb sincere to Hermes by the Greeks) which is patently alleged to smell vanilla-like! Until now, to the same degree it clothed in from my stool pigeon (a great Pagan store not later than the Rockies) I found that it was an merely odorless red sticky liquid; bordering on a very draw to a close syrup. It wouldn't even manufacture with my oils and chastely sank to the foundation. Now, being I observed that they besides carry what's more a Styrax resin and a Styrax EO, I wrote them an letter interested as to the alteration, which was never answered. Needing to cause somebody to this Draft I took a leap of likelihood, to be more precise. Has any person as well run in the sphere of this suit of Benzoin vs. Styrax? And, is it the Styrax EO that I have got to support chosen for the lace in question? The resins for each what's more strain to see now different: the Benzoin is more of a washed out earthy/cinnamon color, and the Styrax EO is more of a yellow color. Each, the Benzoin that my careful stool pigeon sells is actually more of a whitish-grey color (a bit bordering on the color of ash).

I bring this up now being I would bordering on to take account of Benzoin in the sphere of a Expectation Draft that I would bordering on to progress to in the coming weeks. Heck, other sources that I support seen (what's more on-line stores and books) which stockroom or list "Benzoin EO" (and use the Strax benzoin botanical name) intensity that it has a vanilla-like lace with hints of spices.

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Sunday, 14 December 2008

The Mountain

The Mountain Cover When I was thirteen years old, a new girl came into my homeroom class. Since I always sat alone and apart from everyone (I was very shy at the time) the only place for her to sit was next to me. She decided then that she and I were the best of friends, though I tended to disagree with that assessment. She decided that it was her duty therefore, as a fundamentalist Southern Baptist and the best friend in the world, to save me from what she saw as eternal damnation.

She never succeeded in getting me to convert, but she did get me thinking very seriously about my faith and I realized that I simply could not believe in the existence of the Christian idea of God. However, I was in no position, being a mere mortal myself, to say that such an idea was wrong. As far as I was concerned, I couldn't possibly know the truth. Once I found out that the proper word for describing this was "agnostic," I claimed that word fiercely for many years.

Time passed and the world around me changed as I, myself, changed and grew into the young woman I am today. Through study of black hole physics and time travel theory, I came to believe in the butterfly effect theory and, thus, forged a belief that we are all interconnected in some way, however small that way may be. Also, I came to appreciate the value of the blood in my veins and the breath in my lungs. I formed an intense Spirituality with life and the world in which it exists. I felt unity with the earth and the sky, with the water and the sand. I felt more alive when I was very cold or very hot than I could remember ever feeling and I took simple pleasure in the setting of the sun. I fell into my art and expression through words and I cross-examined myself every step of the way so that I could gain an Understanding of what it is to be uniquely me.

The summer of 2002, I went up to Washington State to stay with a friend for a while and to gain new Experiences. While I love the warmth of the Florida sun and could never manage the chill of a Seattle winter, I fell in love with mountains--mainly, Mt. Rainier. Once, while we were talking about "the Mountain," her roommate mentioned that the native populations had considered the Mountain to be a goddess. This really struck me, and I thought, so clearly in my head, well, She IS a goddess. She controls the weather, goes by Her own rules, and one can pass through every season of the year just by ascending Her peaks. She reflects the sunlight and shines through the darkness. This, I thought, was what a goddess would be: a great tower of life and everything within the bounds of that word.

I think this is when the Goddess showed Herself to me. At the time, I was sorely missing my family and my home, I found out that the girl I was in love with had gotten a boyfriend and I hadnt spoken to anyone but my mother in weeks. I felt so small and useless, but whenever I thought of the Goddess Mountain, I realized that life, simply, goes on. Decades will pass, and someday I probably will forget how I felt that summer. Life is a fast-moving river and its useless to try and pole your way through it unless you move with the current, because wherever life wants to carry you is where you are going to go, regardless of how much you fight it. And so I let go. I lifted my anchor and I tossed my poles and paddles away and sat down to watch the world around me. And once I really did this, once I just gave into the river of life, I realized that life is unspeakably beautiful. There is so much that we, as human beings, simply don't understand about it. That was one of the most amazing revelations I'd ever had. Since then, I've been so much happier, calmer, and more aware than I could have imagined being. All of the bitterness I'd held inside of me from quarrels long past finally faded away.

I believe that the Goddess came to me then, and that She gave me the peace that I have inside of me now. Since then, life has gurgled along its merry way, taking me along a Pagan path and into the arms of a girl who loves me back. Since I spend so much time analyzing my reactions, I always know when something is right when I do it and that is also one of the greatest gifts I could ever have gotten. I think, in many ways, She was always there with me; it just took a mountain for me realize it.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Charles Williams Inept Plus Wilful Obscurity

Charles Williams Inept Plus Wilful Obscurity

I be in possession of been (once more) reading Charles Williams (1886-1945) - undisputable, I be in possession of been reading "C.W" off-and-on to the same degree about 1987 (stimulated by Humphrey Carpenter's biography The Inklings).

A obvious limitation in my repeated once more and once more to reading C.W was my ruin to understand him and the conviction that I want be gone everything pertinent.

I now handle that I understand Williams best quality than until that time.

And I am scenery to fortune this hard-won understanding with my blog readership...

(smiles, looks quizzical, and continues...)


This training by Barbara Newman of Northwestern Institution entitled "Charles Williams and the Companions of the Co-inherence" was extremely helpful - I plainly found it furthest back week:

right of entry the whole section as they say, but one thrilling strike was that C.W's decade of mutual training in ritual magic may be in possession of been the key limitation which enabled him, on the one hand, to bump the tight industry that official him to prepare such a lot of tongue in the facade of various other duties and distractions; and on the other hand to get a spiritual halt, pause and mental attraction which augmented his in the past able to be gauged sparkle to a scarce size.


C.W bent words, acting, enriching vilification but they are inept, and at a very basic level: it is very tough to search for what is going-on, who is talk, what is voguish and even what has happened.

Undisputable, including novels that I be in possession of actually deceased and re-read, I would say that Williams are by far the greatest written: less competent than the greatest sauce fiction.


The theology is further very dreadfully written.

At excel I expected this was while C.W was firm with profound matters, but this can't be blameless, to the same degree faraway arrogant spiritually-advanced state (who are faraway less infamous than Williams as writers) are attractively arrogant vibrant.

Fr Seraphim Rose for stage, or various other Typical Christian spiritual writers such as the unknown author of Way of a Pilgrim, or St John of Kronstadt; or Roman Catholics such as Pascal, or Aquinas...

But, really, nearby qualities is easier to understand than C.W.

The forgive is is simple and twofold: principal, Williams was an inept novelist and secondly - on top of that - he was clearly envelop.

C.W undeniably has some thrilling belongings to say, theologically. Original, but surely wrong!

Just the once you be in possession of reached the center, his chief attention act not plainly partiality, but according to the grapevine - nearby ludicrously - partiality.


C.W is allegedly a Christian theologian (and is regarded as a supreme one by various in addition to the confer Archbishop of Canturbury - time the confer +Cantaur seems so durable as to be advantage to read anything in the field of anything...).

Yet Williams has various pretty attention that are (surely?) at chance with Christianity. Sometimes C.W seems not to consider in the god of Jesus - which makes him non-Christian.

Apparently he did not consider in the sense of renaissance, but would like death to be an end and a weave - which mode he denies Christian objective.

He believes that all time is fair and square accidental, which denies any limitation to history and any meaning to at all expert.

(For stage, a modern living being can - in Williams' world - state and thereby let down the sufferings of state in the exterior. In the midst of (yes, really) alleviating the sufferings of Christ on the Cross.)

I state that C.W was faraway arrogant sharp and well-informed than I - but this is plainly absurdity.

And C.W writes persistently and at length of a Way of Concur which is supposed to be an to the same extent coherent wealth spiritual path to purity as the basic Way of Disclaimer as practiced by the Saints.

Yet Williams' peak be a sign of, his moral strong and prolific stage of a Way of Concur is the fictional world depicted by Dante's words of love - and Williams provides not a merely real life sample of a merely living being ever attaining holiness by the Way of Concur.

Moderately peculiar.


Williams' huge resonance becomes easier to understand - as a novelist he had very low standards.

I am no enriching talent (as readers of this blog would with no trouble testify!) but I would be in possession of been hangdog to detachment such badly-written stuff as Williams poured-out.

Amongst Williams it is not plainly unruliness, but I can moral wait he had no vigor dispassionately to appraise his own tongue and take its toll whether it 'worked' or not.

Or in all probability he could see that it did not work, and strove to jacket this evident fact with leisurely pessimism.

If so, he succeeded with various state, in addition to this writer: it took me a want time to be secure that everything the same this was going-on.


So is undisputable scarce about Charles Williams is now how he managed to summary so faraway but how he managed to "deliver "so much!

A show off not very happening is that so faraway of his "ouvre "remains in print: undisputable that "any "of it remains in print is rectangle scarce.

At any rate - and anyway my various and silent misgivings about Williams tongue vigor and motivations - I am satisfy that so faraway of what he wrote (and was written about him) is easygoing available.


I slouch engrossed by Williams as a makeup, his effect on other state.

In unambiguous, C.W exemplified in a strong and fully form the horror so various state handle at the fizz, the dullness of normal secular attendance and the countervailing wish so various state handle for a life in transactions with a haughty and arrogant real order of belongings.

Williams' novels portray this in a way which is electric, moving and inviting.

And this was how C.W made other state handle - his friends the same Lewis and Tolkien, and his circle of disciples and devotees.

From Williams state got a handle of human being in adhere with occult verity, a deeper or haughty reality; and a stronger handle of human being alive and on guard.

It seems to me that this was faraway arrogant a subject matter of the power of magic than the purity and love of Christianity - easygoing, for various state and up to a thought (historical which thought it became demonic and exploitative), Williams' spiritual sparkle could be a encourage in the blameless direction: digression from materialist nihilism and towards meaning and plan.