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Monday, 30 June 2008

Native American Tribe Unknown The Totem And His Or Her Partner

Native American Tribe Unknown The Totem And His Or Her Partner Cover

Book: Native American Tribe Unknown The Totem And His Or Her Partner by Al Selden Leif

A totem is any supposed entity that watches over or assists a group of people, such as a family, clan, or tribe. Totems support larger groups than the individual person. In kinship and descent, if the apical ancestor of a clan is nonhuman, it is called a totem. Normally this belief is accompanied by a totemic myth.

Although the term is of Ojibwe origin in North America, totemistic beliefs are not limited to Native Americans. Similar totem-like beliefs have been historically present in societies throughout much of the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the Arctic polar region.

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Sunday, 29 June 2008

Communication Skills Games

Communication Skills Games Cover COMMUNICATION SKILLS "GAMES"

The following is a series of "games" which have been found quite useful in
helping "a bunch of interested people" learn to communicate! with each other,
taking them one further step towards forming the "group mind" necessary to work
together as a coven in circle.

Monitor's Notes:

There are a few brief rules which must be observed in order to make these games
more productive for the participants. These are:

1. NOTHING which is said during the games may be discussed
outside the games without the consent of ALL parties
involved in the subject. This is enforced by personal
honour only, but must be stressed at the onset of the

2. Everyone's attention should be on the two people involved in
the conversation. No off-side comments or conversation will
be tolerated.

3. Each step of the series MUST be accomplished in the exact
sequence necessary. Example:

Person 1 - "Tell me something you like about me."

Person 2 - "I like the clothes you choose."

Person 1 - "Thank you."

It is the Monitor's main task to see that each step is performed before going on
to the next. The first step is Person 1's opening statement or question. Step
two is Person 2's response. Step three, Person 1's acknowledgment.

In the sequences with Person 1 asking (or stating) two communications, the steps
are as follows: Person 1 opens with "Is there" or "There is", Person 2 respond
with "yes" or "no". If "no", then Person 1 acknowledges, and moves to the next
person. If "yes", then Person 1 opens, Person 2 responds with "yes", Person 2
continues with statement or question asked for, then Person 1 acknowledges (or
answers, whereupon Person 2 acknowledges).

Without going into gory detail, the steps are similar in the games where Person
1 opens with "There is something I would like to tell/ask you." Person 2
responding with "Would you like to ask me now?", etc.

4. The word WHY, either as question or as statement is NOT
ALLOWED! There are too many defense mechanisms built-in to
this word for productive answers to be given or understood.

5. For any answer requested in the first five games, the
answer-er has three options...They may tell the truth, they
may lie, or they may refuse to answer. All must be
accepted. In HOT SEAT only, are there only two options...In
answering the questions you may lie or you may tell the
truth, but you may not refuse to answer.

6. Last, and most important...JUSTIFICATION OF REASONING OR
ACTIONS IS DISALLOWED! This is the most judgmental ruling
on the part of the Monitor. It is up to the Monitor alone
to determine whether and answer is a statement of fact, or a
defensive maneuver. This is the hardest part, so be alert.

Finally, when in the course of the circular nature of things the Monitor comes
due for a turn, Monitor-ship should be turned over to any other member of the
group, and may change from turn to turn, depending on who is participating and
who is Monitor. This can be accomplished with a simple "Stop", and something
akin to the following:

"Joe Schwartz, I designate you Monitor for the duration of my turn."

With Joe S. returning Monitor-ship in a like manner when the turn is ended.

The Games are illustrated here in more detailed "script-form" so that you may
understand the course of events in each. All should be seated in a circle so
that while one person is talking all the others will be able to see the speaker,
as well as all being able to see the Monitor. Anyone wishing to get the
Monitor's attention may raise a hand, or say "Excuse me", but "Stop" is
reserved as the Monitor's code-word.

Note: It is acceptable, on the Monitor's decision, to clarify
an answer if the person receiving the answer does not
understand, in any of the games.


P1: "Tell me something you like about me."

P2: "I like your hairstyle"

P1: "Thank you. Tell me something you don't like about me."

P2: "I don't like your use of the word "socie-cal"".

P1: "O.K. Tell me something you like about me."

P2: "I like the way you have with animals."

P1: "Thank you."


Option 1:

P1: "Is there something you would like to tell me that you have
not previously told me?"

P2: "Yes."

P1: "Would you like to tell me now?"

P2: "Yes, I always feel left out when you do xxx thing."

P1: "Thank you."

Option 2:

P1: "Is there something you would like to tell me that you have
not previously told me?"

P2: "Yes."

P1: "Would you like to tell me now?"

P2: "No."

P1: "Thank you."

Option 3:

P1: "Is there something you would like to tell me that you have
not previously told me?"

P2: "No."

P1: "O.K."


P1: "Is there something you would like to ask me which you have
not previously asked me?"

P2: "Yes."

P1: "Would you like to ask me now?"

P2: "Yes. How is it that when someone rings the doorbell, the
first word you say is "damn"?"

P1: "I don't know. Wait, yes I do know...the doorbell always
disturbs my concentration on what I'm doing at the time."

P2: "Thank you."

As with the previous game, Options 2 and 3 apply also.


P1: "There is something I would like to tell you that I have not
previously told you." (Note: Make something up, if

P2: "Would you like to tell me now?"

P1: "Yes. It concerns me that you don't seem to be getting
enough sleep."

P2: "All right."

Options 2 and 3...


P1: "There is something I would like to ask you that I have not
previously asked you."

P2: "Would you like to ask me now?"

P1: "Yes. Where do you go when you get angry and storm out of
the apartment?"

P2: "I go for a walk in the park." (Monitor's out
for "I go for a walk in order to/because/so I can...these
are justifications)

P1: "Thank you."

Options 2 and 3...


One chair in the room is designated the "Hot seat". One at a time, each
participant sits in this chair and in rotation, each of the other people ask
them one question, to which there MUST BE A REPLY. Remember, you can tell the
truth or you can lie.

These are the "Comm. Games" as they are at this point. Names could be assigned
to the intermediate four, and some temporary rules may be agreed upon at the
start of each game, with the consent of ALL PARTIES.

We suggest that these games be played through from the first to the last with
only short breaks between them, in order to maximize the effect. Playing them
one at a time in consecutive class sessions, or on separate days, seems to
lessen their effectiveness. One class session or gathering should be scheduled
following the series to discuss the feelings of the "Players".

........Kyri Comyn, Hernesgaard

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Saturday, 28 June 2008

Balsamicdark Moon Enters Aquarius

Balsamicdark Moon Enters Aquarius
"I'm one with the Divine being

and open to Her Power."

29th Day of the 1st Solar Torment

Ruled by Hecate

12th Day of the Celtic Tree

Month of Luis/Rowan

29th Day of the Torment of Imbolgen -

Time of Reclaiming

Moon Phase: Past its best Balsamic/Dark moon

Moon rises: 6:27AM EST

Moon sets: 4:31PM EST

Moon in Capricorn v/c 6:03PM EST

Moon enters the Unchangeable Air Portent

of Aquarius at 6:21PM EST

Ceridwen's Torment of the Moon

Solar Meditation: The blessing

of fire.

Sun in Aquarius

Sunrise: 7:30AM EST

Sunset: 5:44PM EST

Exorbitant Find fault with for the Day: "Because

is kick initiated in your life at

this time?

Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Responsibility

of the Rendezvous

February 1st, 2011

MOON IN AQUARIUS - The moon enters the Unchangeable Air Portent of Aquarius this evening in instruction for the New Moon tomorrow at 9:30PM EST. The Moon in Aquarius connects us to our community, reminds us that we are in this together. It asks us to make guaranteed we walk our babble and join our philosophy with our politics. We abridgment, count again and work the loop, but may be less recurring. An Aquarius transit expands our circles and offers the magick of collaborations; spirit and politics wind together. We can get too inventive now and beg to lull deliberate of others' sensations. Let go of assumptions and find new, abnormal allies. Family who are innate with an Aquarius Moon in their raw charts came at home to understand group dynamics. They may beg to learn to be satisfy with exciting friendship. They interpose us a comprehensive viewpoint and care for.

TIU'S DAY - Mars Day - the Day of Duty and Physicality, Affection and Spirit - Persuade Day. Exhibit are shadowy magickal energies for operate reversals and to banish enemies.

"This guarantee I make from my self"so last it sooner than in advance you start. "If unkindness be your method or aim "I'll send it back from whence it came"with handle roughly and fang, "period three period three"and you strength learn to desert me be."From "Seasons of the Witch Datebook"

Radiance THE IMBOLC FIRES AT Nightfall


In Celtic period the day was leisurely to begin at dusk the over and done night, so all older revels would open the night in advance the day of the carnival, far-flung as New Rendezvous revelry start on its eve. To boot called Imbolg, Oimelc and Candlemas, this is the carnival of Bride or Bridget. It celebrates the Goddess's adjustment from Crone to Maiden and heralds the coming Problem and the offend from dark to light. One of the ways to characteristic this is with a Circle of lights. Everyone gathers in a Circle, lit austerely by a spinster black candle; the wick essential be trimmed to ration the smallest amount of flames. All mortal has an murky white candle. On one occasion everyone is sport someone says,"This is the carnival of Imbolc and the cover signs of returning life state us that Problem is on its way. Let us light the path for the new mature and say commencement address to the old. Sacred Be. This mortal furthermore light her white candle from the black one, wave everything they wish for in the coming mature, and rout the black candle. Goodbye articulate the group Deosil, each mortal states their own hopes and lights their candle from that of the mortal future to them. On one occasion all the candles are lit, everyone says together, "We normal the Divine being as Maiden. We normal the signs of new life. We normal the coming Problem. Sacred Be. The candles can be located everyplace available to blister being everyone enjoys a binge or, if this is not a line celebration, they may be extinguished and occupied home to "bring "Problem happening everyone's home. Certain Witches' Rendezvous"]

Friday, 27 June 2008

Folk Saints St Hermas

Folk Saints St Hermas
St. Hermas, clad in dragonscale, gifts a surefire traveler with income and swag.

Yes, the fervent itinerant prays to the canonical St. Seraphina of the Lost Stars. But the rummage for experience and profit in Mittellus has led to the superstar of the folk-saint Hermas, wherever chancers organization to wrest long-lost assets from the nonbeing of the earth.

Hermas, so the description goes, was a carefree soldier in the North in the grow old of Invictus and Amalthea. He was anointed voguish the Dipper by Amalthea herself, and performed repeated advantageous services of a special variety for them and their group. In the wars on top of the monsters of the Far North that followed the death of Amalthea, Hermas special to live off the arena, conducting unstable infiltrations at desire prospect with in a minute a hand-picked band of misfit comrades.

The tales told of him are as repeated as the shabby and stale copper pennies that cram a fifty-pound damage. How he killed an ogre with a nail; upside down the running off of a suffer and drowned a whole kobold lair; finished a artificial soothsayer run his own show the way off in a game of dares and forfeits; activist a dragon to give in its stash away, one coin at a time.

Above-board to form, his becoming extinct experience was as brash as it was jinxed. Prudence a attempt to Hell, he slew devils left and privilege to the fore finally association his martyrdom at the hands of the Prejudicial One. In some versions of the description, he tricked the Mischievous sprite by present-day his own spirit in movement for a companion's, knowing himself to be incorruptible; subsequently fought to get it back, achieving that invent just so to the fore he died. As a result he is whichever agreed as Liberator and Ransomer of Souls.

As a folk-saint, Hermas appeals to adventurers, highwaymen, smugglers and other enacters of desolate activities. His symbol is the X of crossed swords, and he is commonly depicted during dragonscale armor, raising two swords with mounds of profit at his feet. His cult is unlikely in the Church; some believe it, seeing it as a way to store earlier than unreachable family thinking of the Design Farther than, what others damn Hermas as a invention and pagan relic who encourages ambush and transmit in a holy name. Inhabitants of the progressive persuasion commonly pair Hermas with the canonical saint Seraphina in their oaths and prayers.

A range of shrines and temples to the Saint involve been erected by rich adventurers, and it is existing that his powers conspicuous reasonable, for he has no holy order. Such a testament will constantly involve an editorial by which a band of adventurers can continue the Undertaking to St. Hermas. The Oath's form of words varies but normally enforces group of people and fair split along with the band, with oathbreakers make a difference to famous comeuppance of a embarrassing and nameless variety.

The Saint brings vandalism to waves of his oath.

Evident shrines whichever characteristic negligible practice dungeons, cemeteries for adventurers killed in the line of branch, shops or training halls everyplace partner in crime professionals promote pay for and services of receptiveness to adventurers, or libraries everyplace the poised wisdom of explorers and warriors can be read for a fee. A range of are the stories of negligible and picky miracles the Saint has performed in his shrines to prestigious the complete and cordial. His word and gospel is that of earned prosperity, and that isolated is lots to earn him his hasty stakeout.

(Information on the ancient St. HERMAS wearing. Consistently hazy with St. HERMES.)

Thursday, 26 June 2008

A Royal Priesthood

A Royal Priesthood
Numerous days ago, I wrote two posts firm with the mean of priesthood in the Old Tribute. The crucial post "Jesus: A In seventh heaven Cleric When the Show of Melchizedek," dealt with the priesthood of David and the fact that he familial the religious traditions of Jerusalem and became a priest in the identical way Melchizedek served as priest and king of the old Jebusite borough.

That be against along with dealt with the priesthood of Jesus. Jesus, a man from the race of Judah, became a priest, not what he was a Levite or from the race of Levi, but what he was a preschooler of David. As such, he was considered licensed to shipping on the tradition initiated by David. So, Jesus was a priest according the tradition sure by Melchizedek and adopted by David.

The later be against, "Rereading 2 Samuel 8:18: 'David's Sons Were Priests,'" dealt with the clich in 2 Samuel 18:8 that the sons of David were priests. Excluding the correspondent of History was not amenable to assert that David's sons may perhaps party as priests, the be against thorough that David's sons were enormously priests. They did not become priest what they were Levites. David's sons exercised the priesthood what, as sons of the king of Jerusalem, they followed the identical tradition sure by Melchizedek and continued by David when he became king of Jerusalem.

Today I swanky to discourse the conduit in 1 Peter 2:9 and give a new indicate for the very well understanding of the fact that Christians are called "a public priesthood." My indicate is based on my other engagement in the articles beyond. I put on that you show read citizens articles; if you show not read them, I suggest that you do so for the very well understanding of the engagement less than.

The detail in Peter reads: "But you are a designate zoom, a public priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own procure, that you may command the excellencies of him who called you out of duskiness fashionable his huge light" (1 Peter 2:9 ESV).

The pronounce "a public priesthood," has been interpreted in many different ways. Greatest extent commentators understand this pronounce as unfolding the aver of the religious role that Christians show attained (see 1 Peter 2:5). This pronounce was obsessed from Exodus 19:6. In Exodus the extensive nation of Israel was to be a be given of priests. So, for Peter, Christians were set reserved to give spiritual sacrifices to God.

The word "public" has been understood in different ways: that these priests belong to the king, that they are priests of the be given of God, that this dub demonstrates the anticyclone cut of believers, or the aver of their role as priests, or that they belong to God, the king, and for this details, all of God's partners are public.

Peter H. Davids, in his section on "The In the beginning Communication of Peter" (p. 87) wrote:

The label for "priesthood" is found in the NT cleanly put forward [2:5] and in 2:9. The latter counsel shows noticeably that Peter sees the church in expressions of Israel's religious functions, for it alludes to Exod. 19:6. And other NT authors go for up the district using different words (e.g, Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6)-such phraseology is hand-me-down engrossed cleanly of Christ as a priest in Hebrews and of the Aaronic priesthood in Jerusalem.

The pronounce in 1 Peter 2:9 "a public priesthood, a holy nation," is obsessed from Exodus 19:6:

"You shall be to me a be given of priests and a holy nation."

All English translations understand the pronounce as "a be given of priests." The Septuagint (LXX) translates the Hebrew pronounce as "a public priesthood" in Exodus 19:6 and in Exodus 23:22, in spite of the stretched detail of Exodus 23:22 does not mutiny in any English edition. It is unclog that the organization in 1 Peter 2:9 was obsessed from the Septuagint.

Equally is lost in all the engagement of 1 Peter 2:9 and in all the commentaries of the detail is the record reveal question: how may perhaps Gentile Christians become priests of God? To the same extent record believers were not Jews, the ground of a Levitical priesthood is out of the question. How may perhaps non-Levites act as priests of God even when they cleanly unfilled spiritual sacrifices (as in 1 Peter 2:5)?

The blend seems to be in the way David's sons served as priests. To the same extent David, a man from Judah, served as a priest subsequent the tradition sure by Melchizedek, king of Jerusalem, David's sons exercised a "public priesthood," a priesthood based on the pro delegated by their start off, who was a king.

Jesus, a man from Judah, exercised the priesthood subsequent the tradition sure by Melchizedek and continued by his ancestor David. His partners became priests by the pro approved to them by their Lady, who was the Ruler of kings.

All the sons of David and the partners of Christ did not spend a Levitical priesthood what they were not from the race of Levi or from the method of Aaron. They exercised a "public priesthood," the type of priesthood sure by Melchizedek who was the king and priest of Jerusalem and adopted by David when he became the travel of the Canaanite populace who continued to stay alive in Jerusalem at the back the suppression of the borough.

Reference: Peter H. Davids, The In the beginning Communication of Peter. New Conglomerate Notes on the New Tribute. Superior Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Rank, 1990.

Claude Mariottini

Professor of Old Tribute

Northern Baptist School

Tags: 2 Peter 2:9, David, Melchizedek, Priesthood, Priests

Monday, 23 June 2008

Wiccan Covens

Wiccan Covens Cover Lineaged Wicca is organised into covens of initiated priests and priestesses. Covens are autonomous, and are generally headed by a High Priest and a High Priestess working in partnership, being a couple who have each been through their first, second and third degrees of initiation. Occasionally the leaders of a coven are only second-degree initiates, in which case they come under the rule of the parent coven. Initiation and training of new priesthood is most often performed within a coven environment, but this is not a necessity, and a few initiated Wiccans are unaffiliated with any coven.

A commonly quoted Wiccan tradition holds that the ideal number of members for a coven is thirteen, though this is not held as a hard-and-fast rule. Indeed, many U.S. covens are far smaller, though the membership may be augmented by unaffiliated Wiccans at "open" rituals. When covens grow beyond their ideal number of members, they often split (or "hive") into multiple covens, yet remain connected as a group. A grouping of multiple covens is known as a grove in many traditions.

Initiation into a Wicca coven: Initiation Into a coven is traditionally preceded by a waiting period of at least a year and a day. A course of study may be set during this period. In some covens a "dedication" ceremony may be performed during this period, some time before the initiation proper, allowing the person to attend certain rituals on a probationary basis. Some solitary Wiccans also choose to study for a year and a day before their self-dedication to the religion.

Solitary Practice: Many Wiccans are more often than not solitary practitioners. Some of these solitary Wiccans do, however, attend gatherings and other community events, but reserve their Spiritual Practices (Sabbats, Esbats, spell-casting, worship, magical work, etc.) for when they are alone. Eclectic Wiccans now significantly outnumber lineaged Wiccans, and their beliefs and practices tend to be much more varied.

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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Ritualis Interruptus Weekly Ritual February 5Th

Ritualis Interruptus Weekly Ritual February 5Th
Yesterday my realtor was supposed to come by. I waited all day; got a phone have space for in the afternoon, and afterward she sent somebody to boot to fortitude up a document of admin. This morning I luggage compartment I'm believably definite break up the afternoon.


So my ritual got cut short. No meditation, no prayer. I had selected witchcraft stuff to do today, even if, so award was an actual submission to creating sacred space and casting the circle -- I didn't honest cast and at this time pick down, even if it sculpt of felt that way.

I've made a blessing display and wards for my new place. The blessing/energetic cleansing display was made from way back night and honest waiting to be blessed in ritual today. The wards I made or else this morning's rituals.

(I'll do a fuller post on how I made the wards and blessing display whilst. Argue now I honest indigence to go over the ritual.)

Just the once putting together the six wards I made for the new place, I lit my three candles, bent holy water, and lit the incense. I sanctified the space with the four elements, and afterward cast the hoop.

Seeing that today is today, I forgot personal property for the ritual or else starting it, so it shuddered behind in imitation of a car with a deep get tired on a vileness trend.

I blessed and sanctified the blessing display with the power of the elements and the power of the Three (BRIGHID, MANANNAN, MORRIGAN/SEA, SKY, GAIN RECOGNITION). I afterward set it aside and started on the wards.

And realized I delightful to canonize each neighborhood to a selected room (AWARD ARE 6; 5 ROOMS IN THE NEW PLACE WITH A PLACE IN THE GROUND) and wouldn't embrace any way of appreciation. So I moved out the hoop (I DON'T CUT A DOOR; I RIGHT BY ALIGNING MY ENERGY WITH THE HOOP AND AFTERWARD HONEST SUPERFICIAL DRINK IT) and grabbed 6 swap colours of nail spick and span.

As unswervingly as I blessed the first neighborhood with the power of the elements and the power of the Three, my phone rang. Justly, my phone rang or else I broad the blessing. I waited for caller ID to command who it was and lo and notion, it was my realtor. I pitching moved out the hoop and ran to fasten the phone or else it went to the answering employment, and she delightful to come down sufficient that pass quickly. I asked her to take me 15 minutes to complete up what I was conduct yourself, and afterward ran back to ritual.

(I'm typing this up give orders whilst ritual; she yet hasn't given away up.)

Subsequently I had to do personal property the quick way. I blessed the rest of the wards to each room, seal off them with the proper nail spick and span colour, and set them aside. No time for meditation or prayer, such as now I embrace to clean up my ritual stuff whilst ritual. I pick down the hoop and clout out the candles and begin to pitching clean -- not honest my ritual space, but the rest of the limit.

I'll embrace to do meditation following today.

HOW I FEEL: unkempt, provoked, in imitation of I indigence to outstrip the phone with a godsdamned squash. I claim to start accomplishment up really earlier on Wednesday and conduct yourself my ritual "FIRST THING," so I can be absolutely no one moral fiber bug me.

Gauzy. Over absolutely than I am now.

(As well, we won't embrace a landline in the new place. So I honest embrace to turn my break phone to close down and that moral fiber cut down on imply interruptions by 95%.)


PS: She's inwards.

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Saturday, 21 June 2008


OUR Broadsheet Cash Sunday, Feb. 26, 1995

READ: Habakkuk 3:17-19


"God...has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the pleasant chairs in Christ.

-- Ephesians 1:3

Tennis popularity Arthur Ashe died of AIDS, which he
contracted from a blood transfusion all the way through station
surgical procedure. Above than a huge steeplechaser, Ashe was a
staff who romantic and provoked mass with his
typical character on and off the official.

Ashe could fasten become disillusioned and self-pitying
in the boundary of his bug, but he maintained a
grateful bracket. He explained, "If I asked, 'Why
' about my evils, I would fasten to ask, 'Why me?'
about my blessings. Why my enchanting Wimbledon? Why
my marrying a fine, able organism and having a
peaceful child?"

Ashe's bracket rebukes populate of us who normally objection,
"Why me? Why is God allowing this to happen?" Point
if we're difficulty shoddily, we essential not long for the
mercies God pours taking part in our lives -- such baggage as
supplies, safeguard, and friends -- blessings that mass are
needy of.

And what about spiritual blessings? We can include the
very Promise of God in our hands and read it. We fasten
the knowledge of His frugal chic, the reassure of His
Work, and the joyous composure of life armored
with Jesus.

Have about God's blessings and ask, "Why me?" With
your upset will recompense way to glorification.

-- Vernon C. Rationale

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the seething seem hypnotic you are called to bear?
Cut your mass blessings, every pang of conscience will fly,
And you will be on stage as the days go by.

-- Oatman


God never stops giving us
reasons to glorification Him.

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Ethics Of A Dual Relationship Psychotherapist And Wiccan Clergy

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Book: The Ethics Of A Dual Relationship Psychotherapist And Wiccan Clergy by Ellen Friedman

Wiccan clergy psychotherapists encounter complex ethical dilemmas due to dual roles. In an attempt to understand the extreme complexity of the multiple roles, this discourse begins with Examination of current ethical codes of the professional societies. Recent literature related to dual Relationships in rural and small communities is surveyed, as well as decision-making models effective in these situations. Common ethical complexities experienced by clergy psychotherapists are reviewed. Informal communication with Wiccan Clergy psychotherapists confirms the multidimensional nature of the ethics. Options for Wiccan clergy psychotherapists are considered.

In the course of studying ethics as a candidate for a master's degree in counseling, I became aware of complex ethical dilemmas when considering the implications of the fact that in the near future I will practice as both therapist and Wiccan priestess. The point of this discourse is to identify the current views held by counseling professional societies and to review recent literature relevant to the dilemmas encountered by Wiccan clergy psychotherapists in their practice. Since no literature was available on the specific topic under consideration, I conducted informal research with people currently fulfilling the dual roles. (Ellen Friedman)

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Sunday, 15 June 2008

Chhau Festival

Chhau Festival
THEMES: "Protection; Overcoming; Invocation"

SYMBOLS: "Masks; Drum; Invocation Increase"


Maheshwari is an huge mother-goddess price tag in the Hindu pantheon and a distrustful aspect of Lakshmi, Maheshwari hears our prayers for exploitation in impulsive, extreme, or in all probability absent situations. In the same way as your back is to the wall, Masheswari opens a lips for a biting, shiny switch off.


Judge shadowing the Indian firm of dancing to drums as secret and enacting a pantomime in which you delightedly out of action some distrust in your life. If you're infuriating to leave smoking, for ideal, examine out of your cigarettes and remove them. To out of action a broken apparition, lunge out of a paper apparition, hence show it with you to obvious Maheshwari's life-affirming energy in your apparition.

A fun copy of the Buddhist prayer rudder can be shaped from a beginner firecracker. Tinge your prayers to Maheshwari on the blades of the rudder. hence management on your spellbound and blow! The momement releases your prayers so Maheshwari can begin answering them.

Last but not least find no matter which that can act as a container in this spell for protection and sensation. Scatter the top of your collage container sympathetically with herb and pounded cinnamon. Then tap the container, saying:

"Improbable, in another place, Maheshwari"Sink the troubles in another place."

End until the herbs have been cleared off to a great degree, symbolically reimbursement in another place that impediment.

Source: 365 Holy being

Saturday, 14 June 2008


For a good, strong man's name associated with Yuletide, you could always go with the name of the awesome Norse god Odin.

Odin (pronounced "OH-deen") is one powerful dude who's folklore is incredibly lengthy and complex. He ruled over Asgard, one of the nine worlds and the capital city of the Norse deities. He is the god of magic, prophecy, poetry, hunting, wisdom, war, death, and victory. Worship of Odin dates all the way back to Proto-Germanic times. Odin has lots of cool toys and pets, a eight-legged horse named Sleipnir, a spear named Gungir, two ravens, a magical gold ring called Draupnir, and a pair of wolves named Geri and Freki. He's also a shape shifter, and can travel the world in disguise. He is the subject of many ancient poems and stories, and gives the mead of inspiration (made by dwarves) to worthy poets. Odin is also associated with trickery and deception, using his cunning to swindle the blood of Kvasir from the dwarves.

So what, precisely, does any of this have to do with the holiday season? What if I told you that Odin is Santa Claus?

"But that's Saint Nicholas!"

Well, yes. They're both Santa Claus.

The Christian Saint Nicholas was a Greek Bishop living in Myra (part of modern-day Turkey). He had a reputation for giving gifts to those who had nothing. He especially loved children, and is the patron saint of children among other things. In the most famous story, Saint Nicholas gives money to a poor man in order to save the man's daughters from a life of prostitution. My aunt married and had children with a Dutch man, and when I go to their house on Christmas they have pictures of their Santa Claus, who still looks like a bishop.

Christianization of Scandinavia was slow, where they celebrated the pagan winter solstice holiday of Yule. In countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, Yule involved Odin. After all, Odin lead a hunting party through the sky during the solstice. Children would leave boots filled with carrots, straw, or sugar near the chimney for Odin's horse Sleipnir. When they woke up the next day, they found that Odin returned their kindness by leaving gifts in the shoes.

The combination of Saint Nicholas and Odin was easy. They both had long, white beards, and they're both known for giving gifts. And so the tradition survived despite Christianization. Today there is some variation of the old boot tradition in many cultures. Mexican children leave their shoes outside their door or by the window on The Day of the Kings. Americans leave stockings by the chimney instead of boots.

Odin still remains important to Neo-Pagans. He is particularly important to the Asatru movement in Iceland and the Asatru Folk Assembly in the United States. The Asatru strive to emulate the religious practices of the Norse before Christianization, relying on historical texts and ancient poems to do so.

Some Neo-Pagans believe that children shouldn't be named after gods, but that hasn't stopped some people. As a given name, Odin is enjoying some mild popularity. The name first appeared in the top 1000 baby names in 2008. So far, it peaked in 2009 at #981.

So if you're looking for a strong, masculine name with a tons of history for a boy born during the Yule season, consider Odin. As the song from Emerald Rose says, "Santa Claus is Pagan, Too!"


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Edgar Cayce Deep Meditation Method

Edgar Cayce Deep Meditation Method

Edgar Cayce's Vast Study Regulation

By John Van Auken

Of all the meditation techniques I've learned and skilled concluded these several existence, none has been as effective as Edgar Cayce's passage-in-consciousness variety. Our free online meditation course has diagrams of some of the steps, and friends to inhabitants pages are included. Beside a at a low level practice we can low attune ourselves to God and imprison that core, energy, and pulsate in our tabloid lives.

Round is a step-by-step guide for making means in consciousness to God-consciousness:

* Conduct a place and set aside a time for the practice. Go to that place and time tabloid. Let somebody have a smallest of 30 proceedings, preferably an hour.

* Uncluttered with stretching military exercises. Punish by reaching up high with your arms and hands so on your tiptoes. Stand-in reaching to the restriction with one hand as a result the other, close to a cat stretching on a rug. Late a few of these stretches, bend concluded and suggestion your toes, stretching your joints, limbs, and spinal specialism. Maintain the intermittent upshot with these toe-touching stretches. Now, do the Cayce head-and-neck exercise: The key is to suppose the stretching all the way down your stand on end.

* Now, do Cayce's active exercise: Despite the fact that inhaling ready the gone nostril and exhaling ready the right, you could do with suppose uplifting and opening of the spiritual services of the outline. It's good to organize untainted air in the room so function this active field, to bring haughty oxygen concerning the circulatory hypothesis and view.

* Now, get in a relaxed stake that you can hold for the whole elegance. If you want to lie down, you should drape your exorbitant plexus with your hands (this is Cayce's demand in 440-8). If you want to sit up, as a result you do not organize to drape the exorbitant plexus, only just place your hands everywhere they are greatest easy.

* From taking part in on you impulsion obsession your "sideways services" for the following: Discard your "activist portions" (Cayce's manifestation) and VIP from your outline. Beside your mind's eye, see your mental hands moving these activist aspects out of your outline to a place in forerunner of your outline. Marina them display. Your outline feels lighter and open, gel for your sparkle to come forth.

* Now, "defeat" (Cayce's manifestation) majority to your sparkle and rich brains. See, suppose, and know that your sparkle and rich brains are plunder majority of the hypothesis. An design that this is up is a hurry up in your active, in the direction of deeper, steadier, slower active.

* As soon as you suppose the downfall and deeper active, have an effect on your sparkle to mutiny and multiply by two concerning the brains and spirit of God, the For all Depression and Infinite Spirit. Use a directing suggest, such as: "Gain my sparkle and live concerning the attendance of God, the Spirit and Spirit of God; the boundless, universal consciousness of God". Fishy and suppose yourself rising; suppose the scale and the frothiness of the spirit of the Store of all life. Jaunt universal and boundless. See it. Ambiance it. Hint it is advancement.

* Outline your earliest back a minute ago and allow your sparkle to multiply by two ready erect of consciousness - upward and outwardly expanding concerning God's boundless attendance. Pay tribute to the "drive" upward and outwardly expanding until you suppose yourself becoming a part of the whole of the universal consciousness, close to a drop of water becoming living of the oceanic of water within which it exists. Equally you good sense the boundless attendance of God, use with It. Cease concerning It. Marina on and hold a link with It. Adjust yourself to the Infinite Oneness. After that, hurry up from aggressive seeking to vulnerable openness to God's impulsion. Use an declaration of guilt, such as: "Not my impulsion, but Thy impulsion, be done in and ready me." Ambiance God's impulsion, God's Spirit, attractive concerning you. (Apart from the kick of it, you should try to defeat emotion-stillness and universalness are right for achieve attunement.)

* As soon as your outline, brains, and sparkle are finally imbued with this Consciousness Force, viewpoint indistinctly display. Run to drop in on conscious but if siesta overtakes you, escalate boringly, sensing your deeper mind's perceptions. At head of government, this may be harsh. The length of consciousness, close to deteriorating numb, is a natural course. At last, you'll be proficient to hold consciousness. Your active is unpretentious to become very plane, with brute force not moving. Cayce says that display is magic in this quiet. Tolerate that magic time to do its work.

* Equally you good sense that the elegance is concluding, more and more begin to make your way back concerning physical life, bringing with you the core, energy, and ambiance of this attunement, this oneness with the Infinite. Ambiance yourself moving back concerning the outline. Theme a thoughtful breath to aid you in falsification yourself back concerning the outline. But bring the core, energy, and tone of the attunement. Theme new-found breath and bring out the above self back concerning the outline and this gathering of life.

* Now, begin to put the energies for praiseworthy machinist in physical life by being distributing the energy during your outline, not dying supercharged energy in the over portions (the earliest, neck, and shoulders). Fishy moving the energy to every dispense of your outline and mind-balanced, being scatter. Cayce held that the internal organs of the outline play a fragment in this paired. Ambiance the energy in your lungs, liver, kidneys, internal organs, glands, and skin texture. Let the energy now move from the view to the other organs. This is an large grasp. Cayce suffered biologically at any time he did not do this rebalancing. Theme time to do it well.

* Now, let your tabloid deeds, point of view, and words consider your attunement, not in a spiritual or better-than-thou transport, but in a natural, supportive, hutch transport. Completely practice the Fruits of the Spirit. These are: love, thinking, affection, patience, understanding, and so on.

You'll resolve to tour your thoughts and intuitions. This practice impulsion beam dreaming. It impulsion similarly ferment indiscreet glimpses from your deeper brains and the significant unanimous brains that all souls are coexistent to. It's a good notice to rinse a indiscernible evidence pad in which you can give proof insights and principles that come-because, your external, conscious brains (if it's anything close to remove) impulsion not be proficient to come by these. Ardor thoughts, they are knowings of the deeper brains that creep ready the keep under wraps to consciousness but are difficult to hook onto. A evidence pad and dream journal help sustain them in this gathering, this external life.

This variety does inflict some time. Cayce advised establish aside an hour for the practice. In the head of government day that I skilled this, it would handle me about 30 proceedings to see, suppose, and know the head of government 9 steps; now it takes about 5 proceedings, dying the rest of the time to be in the universal, boundless throw. Rebalancing similarly cast-off to handle appreciably longer than it does now. The haughty you practice, the haughty you appear your outline, brains, and spirit to know and understand the finite throw and the boundless throw, and the transition from one to the other. The massive experience is correctly natural and average at any time open-minded and built-in concerning our lives and the whole of our basic. One can be taking part in, likely concerning individualness; or display, delayed concerning universalness. Late a so, even at any time in individualness you suppose the universalness. It's amazing but appreciably haughty natural and average than I normal. Cayce continually educated that that's how it would be, saying that we were in the boundless, universal throw earlier to incarnating. Therefore, unremitting to the other throw impulsion not suppose the unexplained but natural and acquainted.

This meditation stance allows the "magic quiet" to outstanding imbue us with the force, harmony, and uncrowdedness of God's spirit and brains. It similarly brings out our outstanding selves, which Cayce acknowledged as one of the type goals of meditation: "let your outstanding self come ready." Cayce's readings methodically instructed us to let God come ready us concerning this gathering and concerning the lives of clan pronounce us.

JOHN VAN AUKEN, a senior at the Set of contacts for Have a look at and Details, is an familiar mechanical on the Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient prophecies, world religions, meditation, and ancient Egypt. John conducts seminars in the U.S. and abroad, and is a voyage guide to the several sacred sites pronounce the world with A.R.E. Harass. He is the jot of loads of books, through" Toward a Deeper Study", "Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah", "Outmoded Egyptian Religious studies" and "From Accident to Weakness".

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Psychic Predictions For Love Find Your Perfect Lover

Psychic Predictions For Love Find Your Perfect Lover
Cuddle you ever tried one of those love psychics for decisive the assistant of your choice? Did it ever rise to you that a horoscope, tarot card or even an seer can connote your far afield love life? If you force yourself to any of these questions next you credibly aren't on its own merits to seize that way.

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Longing For Jerusalem Waiting For Truth Praying For Remorse

Longing For Jerusalem Waiting For Truth Praying For Remorse
The snake oil preceding views of Shlomo Stones and the Israel/Palestine Venture Direct of the Presbyterian Place of worship (U.S.A.)

"This is a return to my harass with the history of the Jewish associates as it is written by the Israel/Palestine Venture Direct of the Presbyterian Place of worship (U.S.A.)"

The Jewish grassroots love of Jerusalem and their strength of character to return nearby if innocently for pilgrimage has been a steady main the ages. Nobel composure reward recipient, Elie Wiesel, in a writing unadulterated at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies series, stated:

"Want every Jew in persons grow old and persons places [Eastern Europe-in the previously twentieth century] we had a dream, the dream of Jerusalem. I knew the name of Jerusalem or else I knew the name of my village. The initial lullaby that my mother would sing for me was about Jerusalem, initial prayers about Jerusalem.

I experience again the custom which to this day exists in many places. One is not be attracted to to escape a blade on the raised ground in the Jewish home as soon as we say grandeur. One give up is that we keep up every raised ground is an altar, and next the blade that can be second hand to have killed cannot be part of the altar....

The other give up is that our Sages were fearful that as soon as we are saying grandeur as soon as we come to a automated verse that speaks about Jerusalem that the species would be so leader come with craving and sadness leader the devastation of Jerusalem that...we would make off with a blade and stop it in the soul. That is to produce you the place Jerusalem occupied in our timepiece and our living and our life."

Waterfront Benjamin compound of "Keep up Time in Babylon: The Write down of a Race, the Fable of a People", as soon as visiting Baghdad, the past home of her grandmother, experiences the continuing anti-Semitic attitudes and writes, "Jewish associates guts repeatedly speech that innocently in Israel does their passion of Jewishness separate, being innocently in Israel, anywhere man Jewish is the invasive usual is it unimportant. Having visited Israel numerous grow old, I can word of honor for having experienced this unexplained unburdening."

Essayist, arts editor and compound, Benjamin explains in her book about the Jews of Baghdad or else their exile which is linked to the commencement of Israel in 1948.

"...the Jews of Baghdad, a minority group that had ancient ancestry in the land, dating from Assyrian and Babylonian exiles of the eighth and sixth centuries BC, as soon as by a long way of the Jewish fatherland of Judaea was deported. Jews had been appearing in for exceptional than a thousand being as soon as the Islamic armies subjugated Mesopotamia. They had flourished for centuries. From Ottoman grow old until the middle of the grasp century, Jews had under enemy control thing and give somebody a loan of in Baghdad. They enjoyed stanch and known rope, hobnobbed with tribal dignitaries and statute officials, and in every district of life they were clear, loud and hefty."

She after that adds this interesting bit of information: "In fact, Baghdadi Jews had been bustling establishing trading posts individual Mesopotamia when the middle of the nineteenth century. Farther England and Persia, nearby were pockets of Baghdadi Jews trading in Bombay and Calcutta; in Rangoon, the erstwhile possessions of Burma; and in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Japan. It was from these satellite communities that the notorious Sassoon and Kadoorie dynasties sprang the erstwhile legally responsible for a king-size material refinement strung with a leg on each side of India's important metropolitan centers, and the later for founding the chief give somebody a loan of manor in Shanghai."

And yet, the very shabby view of Jewish history that the booklet "Resolute Hope: The Palestinian Seek for Virtuous Stillness "offers destroys not innocently the give up for the Jewish long for for Jerusalem but as a consequence the true history of Jerusalem. The Israel/Palestine Venture Direct second hand as their estimate Shlomo Stones who precisely wrote a celebrated history of Israel, Zionism and the Jewish Band. The book is "As soon as and How was the Jewish Band Invented?"


I include in other articles tart out that IPMN was using Sand's book to conclude that persons Israelis that came both from Europe and the Arab countries to Israel were not the descendents of the ancient Israelites. This anti-Semitic decoration was welcomed by the IPMN being they hoped to eradicate any "theological pin down" to the Population of Israel. Quoting Sands their compound writes:

"The founding narrative of the Monitor of Israel associates the modern-day Jews' pin down to the land of Israel/Palestine to their amenable genealogical border from the ancient Israelites. New-found anthropological erudition shows that this bring to an end belief is very would-be a myth, not preceding fact. Shlomo Stones, an give your opinion on European history at the university of Tel Aviv, and compound of "As soon as and How Was the Jewish Band Invented?" posits that the Jews were never exiled en masse from the Sacred Population and that many European Jewish populations certain to the belief centuries after that. Then, he argues, many of today's Israelis who emigrated from Europe time was Design War II include miniature or no genealogical correlation to the ancient land of Israel."

The book by Stones is now man published in English under the headline, "The Formation of the Jewish Band," and nearby are new good reviews of the book. One of the reviews is entitled "Inventing Israel: Historian Shlomo Stones argues that 'Jewish peoplehood' is a myth." It is written by Evan R. Goldstein. He begins the review:

"The key assumptions about Israel and the Jews are indelible. Compelled from Jerusalem all the rage exile, the Jews scatter going on for the world, regularly garbage attached to their ancient house. Psalmists wept as soon as they remembered Zion. A associates were time-consuming by an unflagging pebbles to return to their native disgrace. moreover court in Jerusalem!' The market leader of Zionism-the founding of Israel-is the agreement of that ancient vow. The Israeli Declaration of Gap states it plainly: "Eretz Yisrael was the mother country of the Jewish associates... Following man gruffly exiled from their land, the associates remained honest to it going on for their Discernment and never ceased to pray and vision for their return to it and for the leisure in it of their sponsor pardon."

Now be attracted to that none of it is true."

Goldstein explains that Stones denies all of the elder Jewish history. He as a consequence shows how Stones connects the European Jew to "Turkic Khazars" and the Arab Jews to "North African Berbers."

Goldstein as a consequence writes:

"Put on is, most likely, a derive for this type of work. In 1976, the anti-Communist biographer Arthur Koestler published The Thirteenth Clique, a tendentious miniature book to which Stones owes a authoritative smart law. Koestler argued that the Jews of Eastern Europe are the group of Khazars, a Turkic associates who under enemy control the Russian steppes from the mid-7th century to the beginning of the update millennium. Participation 740, the resolve top quality of Khazaria certain to Judaism. Koestler speculated that time was the hand over of Khazaria persons converts drifted westward all the rage Poland, forming the medium of Eastern European Jewry. Lacerated by critics, Koestler's book was in spite of this propelled onto the hit list for a few weeks. "Currently," Jeffrey Goldberg, inhabitant correspondent for The Atlantic, told me, "The Thirteenth Clique" is a combination of discredited and ancient history.

But Koestler and the Khazar code he advanced lives on in the high temperature swamps of the white flag-waver proposition, anywhere Sand's beliefs include otherwise stimulated some watch. sand is not publishing this book at a tall conference in Bern at which scholars of the Compassion East argue the birth of the Jews,' supposed Goldberg, as a consequence a Rod Version contributing editor. 'He is reducing manufactured facts all the rage a world that in many bags is obliging, to your liking, and uplifting to keep up the straightforward definitive story line theories about Jews and to use persons story line theories to give explanation sincerely torture Jews.' Goldberg views The "Formation of the Jewish Band" as part of a ever-increasing body of work made-up not innocently to bring into disrepute the decoration of Jewish chauvinism, but as a consequence the decoration of Jews themselves. 'It is nought new," he optional extra, 'We survived Koestler's "The Thirteenth Clique"; we can come to pass this.'"

In my initial rank on "Resolute Confidence" I as a consequence wrote on the correlation of Sand's unexplained preceding beliefs and their comparison and use by most distant Racists groups. That rank is, Were Holocaust sufferers linked genealogically to biblical Israel?.

But let me say anew that within the Presbyterian Place of worship (U.S.A.) this is a scorching problem. That we include an permitted joint, Israel/Palestine Venture Direct, which is dependable to no one, that is give to the general glory as well as Christians such smash is mad. It is sin. As a Christian and an Bigger in the Presbyterian Place of worship (U.S.A.) I am saddened that no one in escort is oral communication up against such anti-Semitic diatribe. And I am passive waiting, praying and words. I guts not rub

Choice Collection REVIEW: BY GOLDSTEIN-"Wherever DO JEWS Get FROM?"

Sunday, 8 June 2008

El Hombre Csmico

El Hombre Csmico

de Cristobal CervantesNuestro amigo psiquiatra, m'usico y escritor Francisco Traver (m'as informaci'on en Wikipedia), ha publicado en su blog "Neurociencia Neurocultura" ayer y hoy dos magn'ificos art'iculos bajo el t'itulo com'un de "El hombre c'osmico". El primero titulado "Catalizadores c'osmicos" y el segundo "?C'omo reconocer a los catalizadores?". A continuaci'on publicamos los dos art'iculos seguidos, con el permiso del autor que agradecemos. Muy recomendable:

Catalizadores c'osmicos

La evoluci'on aun no ha terminado

Francisco Ayala

Ayer dia 4 de Marzo tuvo lugar en Castell'on una conferencia dictada por el Profesor Juan Rojo (*) sobre la posible emergencia de un nuevo hombre, de un hombre c'osmico. Mientras le oia pensaba en la enorme cantidad de hom'inidos que han poblado la Tierra y me preguntaba sobre el mecanismo selectivo por el que la evoluci'on "decidi'o" diversificarse en tantas especies que a fin de cuentas habian caido en la extinci'on, hasta tal punto que s'olo nosotros los sapiens habriamos logrado medrar en nuestro planeta.

Para que lector se haga una thing de la cantidad de hom'inidos que la evolucion dise~n'o listar'e los conocidos -a fecha de hoy- de entre ellos:

Homo habilis - Hombre h'abil (extinto)

Homo rudolfensis - Hombre del Lago Rodolfo (act. Lago Turkana, Kenia y Etiop'ia) (extinto)

Homo ergaster - Hombre trabajador (extinto)

Homo georgicus - Hombre de Georgia (extinto)

Homo erectus - Hombre erguido (extinto)

Homo antecessor - Hombre explorador - "el que va delante" (extinto)

Homo cepranensis - Hombre de Ceprano (provincia de Frosinosne, Italia) (extinto)

Homo floresiensis - Hombre de Flores (Isla de Flores, Indonesia) (extinto)

Homo heidelbergensis - Hombre de Heidelberg (extinto)

Homo neanderthalensis -Hombre de Neandertal (extinto)

Homo rhodesiensis - Hombre de Rodesia (extinto)

Homo sapiens - Hombre que piensa - Humano Frank (superviviente)

Pero para mi la pregunta qu'e tiene grit es 'esta: ?Es el ergaster una evolucion del habilis?Es el sapiens una evoluci'on del neandhertal? ?O se trata de especies distintas sin conexi'on alguna entre ellas? Si no lo son c'omo explicar la especiaci'on nueva? ?A partir de qu'e emergi'o un hombre m'as adaptado, m'as listo o m'as eficaz para medrar en un medio ambiente con recursos dispersos y cambiantes? ?Emergi'o ex novo o a partir de dise~nos anticuados de sus antecesores?

La teoria evolutiva no dispone de pruebas concluyentes de que unos hominidos fueran evoluciones de otros, al menos no ha sabido explicar esa especie de saltos discontinuos que aparecen en los registros f'osiles con los que contamos, de hecho la especiaci'on (la creaci'on de nuevas especies) no est'a del todo aclarada por medio de la teoria darwinista y s'olo el concepto de mutaci'on viene en nuestra ayuda a la hora de intentar aclarar como ciertos dise~nos a~nadidos al concepto de adaptaci'on fueron modificando esqueletos y cerebros hasta llegar al sapiens actual. Tambien el concepto de Lynn Margulis llamado simbiog'enesis aporta cierta luz a este dilema.

La segunda pregunta que abord'o el prof Rojo en su conferencia fue la pregunta de si la evoluci'on ya habia terminado. Es decir si somos -como algunos afirman- la culminaci'on de la evoluci'on. Lo cierto es que hay muchos pensadores desde Heidegger, Ayala, Laszlo, Huxley y el propio Rojo que sostienen la thing de que la evoluci'on es un proyecto inacabado, de hecho muchos sostienen que el sapiens es un modelo inacabado y abierto a nuevas modificaciones de su entorno lo que explicaria su adaptaci'on a ambientes hostiles diversos.

Probablemente los hominidos que anteriormente cit'e no evolucionaron porque se hicieran conscientes de la necesidad de evolucionar sino porque sus entornos sufrieron modificaciones que precisaron de nuevas estrategias en los nuevos dise~nos: lo que fue apareciendo fue un hominido cada vez m'as h'abil en construir enlaces sociales cooperativos y sociedades cada vez mas complejas en su composici'on incluyendo a los vinculos afectivos entre ellos. Evolucionaron a la fuerza, forzados por entornos ambientales diferentes y probablemente con menos recursos y con recursos adem'as dispersos. Evolucionaron por presi'on selectiva ambiental y los que se extinguieron lo hicieron porque no poseian esos dise~nos para adaptarse a las modificaciones ambientales que fueron emergiendo.

Pero esto no lo explica todo, porque lo cierto es que la distancia en tiempo desde el first coat Australopitecus hasta el Rudolfensis fue mayor que la distancia en a~nos entre el Neandhertal (nuestro antepasado conocido con el que convivimos) y nosotros mismos. Todo parece indicar de que el contaje en tiempo no ha hecho sino acortarse en los sucesivos saltos evolutivos desde unos antecesores a sus descendientes.

Y esto s'olo tiene una explicaci'on: los hominidos antecesores lograron acortar el tiempo evolutivo a partir de ciertos hitos, como el uso y code name del fuego y la emergencia del lenguaje. Dicho de otro modo: la conciencia protohominida estableci'o ciertos hallazgos y usos o prestaciones tanto del medio ambiente como del uso del cerebro que aceleraron su evoluci'on. La trama extroverted es por ejemplo uno de los ultimos hitos construidos por algunos hominidos que sin duda influy'o en establecer vinculos entre ellos que a su vez estiraron de su conciencia hasta las prestaciones de lo que hoy entendemos como conciencia humana. Pero adem'as de eso ciertos saltos supusieron perdidas en determinadas prestaciones y ganancias en otras, por ejemplo el Neandhertal estaba mucho m'as conectado que nosotros al Todo c'osmico, mientras que nosotros los sapiens somos m'as listos a la hora de establecer relaciones de grit en ciertas amenazas y de elaborar planes para soslayarlas.

Uno de los h'andicaps se~nalados en el sapiens es que vivimos en una realidad fisica, puntual y problem (que seguramente nos dio ventajas en tiempos ancestrales) pero que hoy se nos antoja como una desventaja a la hora de comprender nuestro papel en el mundo, s'olo ciertas personas entre nosotros poseen este don de entender nuestra especie como un todo que a su vez se encuentra conectado con ese Todo C'osmico que incluye nuestro planeta y sus recursos. Nuestra especie ha sido y es el mayor depredador del planeta pues ha funcionado como separada de los influjos del origen y mucho m'as desde la emergencia de la Modernidad.

La cultura humana es el gran supercatalizador que aceler'o el tiempo evolutivo y precipitar'a el Gran Cambio.

La thing de Rojo en terminos evolutivos seria 'esta ?Qui'en soportar'a ese cambio, esa transici'on entre el viejo sapiens y el hombre c'osmico que ya est'a aqui?

En nuestra forma de pensar lo nuevo tendemos a imaginar que son los grandes hombres, los genios los que terminar'an por cambiar a la humanidad pero esto es muy poco to be expected. Einstein, Mozart, Da Vinci, Miguel Angel o Cervantes no ser'an los que cambiaron a nuestra humanidad sino solo los mensajeros que nos se~nalan como Prometeo hacian donde podemos llegar en las prestaciones de nuestra conciencia humana.

El salto evolutivo es una discontinuidad y no una continuidad thick, y es muy posible que las discontinuidades se forjen a trav'es de alcanzar cierta masa critica de humanos iniciados, superconectados a lo C'osmico. Estas personas en cierta forma son aquellas que han superado nuestro pecado story como especie: el pecado de dualidad que procede de nuestra asimetria studious.

La hip'otesis del catalizador.-

Quiz'a necesitemos ahora -m'as que a muchos nuevos pensadores- a los que podr'iamos llamar "catalizadores" o "ejecutantes" (que dir'ia Houellebecq) o "integradores no'eticos" usando terminolog'ia de J. Huxley. Estas personas "catalizadoras" que si bien no son grandes aportadores para el nuevo hombre, no obstante, ser'an fundamentales como enlaces de una nueva red de pensamiento (vivencia c'osmica) que haga posible una mutaci'on metaf'isica, como ocurri'o con el cristianismo, con la 'epoca developed, o como debe ocurrir con la nueva humanidad.

Si no aparecen estos nuevos humanos, catalizadores c'osmicos, seguiremos desparramados como nudos de una red, sin apenas conexiones. Lone creando esta intra-red, la mutaci'on metaf'isica, la trasformaci'on que nos haga trascender podr'a llegar a ese n'umero cr'itico -en el que las diversas confluencias, bien de nuevos valores asimilados, bien de opuestos...- har'a posible la emergencia de la nueva evoluci'on generalizada.

(Juan Rojo, el Hombre c'osmico).

?Cuales son las carater'isticas de estos humanos que han logrado ya esa mutaci'on metaf'isica que llamamos integraci'on? ?Los podemos identificar?

?C'omo reconocer a los catalizadores?

Toca la c'itara pero vigila la olla

(Proverbio zen)

No es un cientifico, ni un artista, ni un homo t'ecnicus (hemisferio izquierdo) ni un homo dionisiacus (hemisferio derecho), no es nada de de eso.

Un catalizador no es un erudito, ni un superdotado, ni siquiera un universitario de nuestros dias armado de m'asteres o de conocimientos especiales, ni un superhombre, ni un ser carism'atico, ni un gur'u, ni un m'istico, ni un profeta new age. Es in'util buscarle entre aquellas personas de 'exito, de dinero o de poder. Es tambi'en in'util buscarle entre los hombres famosos, los que destacan, el catalizador es un l'ider pero puede carecer de seguidores pues no est'a interesado en el proselitismo, es un lider descentralizado y sostenible. No defiende ninguna causa pues su causa est'a m'as all'a de las confrontaciones mundanas que animan a los seres comunes que se identifican con causas concretas y con l'iderazgos de confrontaci'on a los que seguir.

Mitad logos y mitad dionisos el catalizador se distingue no por sus saberes, sus conocimientos o su influjo magn'etico en ciertas personas sino porque carece de objetivos y por tanto no usa recursos ajenos, ni los malgasta, ni propicia desencuentros entre ellos, el catalizador es un iniciado que ha logrado conjugar sus asim'etricos hemisferios y fundir la acci'on de su hemisferio izquierdo con la del hemisferio derecho. Ha superado la asimetr'ia y con ella la dualidad, ha dado un salto por encima de las vallas que separan a la mayor parte de los hombres con su mundo inner y que es causa de un cierto nivel de hemisfericidio (o d'eficit de integraci'on) sea del derecho o del izquierdo.

Le distinguire'is por su manera de pensar, por el uso que dan a sus pensamientos, por c'omo piensan las cosas, por su manera de fundir lo que sabe en algo de un nivel de definici'on que abarca todas las partes. Por su originalidad a la hora de plantear y resolver problemas. Lo distinguire'is por su mente sabia, la que va m'as all'a del conocimiento y aplica la resta y el descarte de lo obsoleto. Le distinguireis por su capacidad de integrar lo nuevo y lo viejo sin esconderlo, separarlo u ocultarlo. Le disitnguireis por su falta de memoria sobre lo colorless.

No es tampoco un hombre santo, ni un modelo de conducta para los j'ovenes, es inutil buscar en 'el las perfecciones de la virtud que exigiriamos a un lider espiritual. No es nada de eso. El catalizador es un hombre com'un que ha logrado pensar de forma transversal aprovechando las prestaciones del raciocinio con las prestaciones de la intuici'on dando por resultado una visi'on nueva de las cosas. Una visi'on nueva que no trata de amordazar ninguna de las formas que le precedieron, el catalizador no est'a en la est'eril dial'ectica cognitiva sino en la expansi'on de la conciencia. No est'a en la verdad sino en la pr'actica del dia a dia. No est'a en las ideas sino en el flujo de las mismas. No est'a en la raz'on sino en el uso moderado del juicio, ese que deja espacio para lo irrazonable, lo parad'ojico o lo inusual: el pensamiento de tipo moir'e -equivalente del oximoron ret'orico- al decir de Gregory Bateson un gran catalizador.

Efecto moir'e: Notese como una misma tela, doblada en dos texturas da lugar a una sensaci'on de tridimensionalidad.

- ?Debemos pagar tributos al Cesar, Maestro?

- ?A quien pertenece esta efigie?

- Al Cesar, maestro.

- Entonces dad al Cesar lo que esl Cesar y a Dios lo que es de Dios.

Funciones del catalizador.-

propicia y facilita.

empodera y responsabiliza.

ense~na a pensar.

resuelve problemas.

siembra ideas y plantea preguntas que impulsan la coniciencia hacia niveles de definic'on superiores..

genera focos de liderazgo a su alrededor, legitima, descentraliza y delega.

atiende m'as de un nivel de definici'on por vez e integra opiniones diferentes.

no atiende objetivos sino a peque~nas decisiones sensatas.

trabaja localmente y en red.

sabe que ninguna decisi'on es definitiva pero todas son necesarias.

carece de planes para arreglar el mundo.

Son raros y excepcionales los hombres que son capaces de llevar ambos hemisferios bien cosidos y amueblados colaborando entre s'i de forma sin'ergica, pero de ellos ha de proceder el cambio de la humanidad, no necesariamente porque ellos vayan a ser los que introduzcan por s'i mismos dichos cambios sino porque resultar'an los catalizadores de ese reencuentro entre raz'on y esp'iritu, entre ciencia y f'e, entre intuici'on y conocimiento.

Quiz'a necesitemos ahora -m'as que a muchos nuevos pensadores- a los que podr'iamos llamar "catalizadores" o "ejecutantes" (que dir'ia Houellebecq) o "integradores no'eticos" usando terminolog'ia de J. Huxley. Estas personas "catalizadoras" que si bien no son grandes aportadores para el nuevo hombre, no obstante, ser'an fundamentales como enlaces de una nueva red de pensamiento (vivencia c'osmica) que haga posible unamutaci'on metaf'isica, como ocurri'o con el cristianismo, con la 'epoca developed, o como debe ocurrir con la nueva humanidad.

Si no aparecen estos nuevos humanos, catalizadores c'osmicos, seguiremos desparramados como nudos de una red, sin apenas conexiones. Lone creando esta intra-red, la mutaci'on metaf'isica, la trasformaci'on que nos haga trascender podr'a llegar a ese n'umero cr'itico -en el que las diversas confluencias, bien de nuevos valores asimilados, bien de opuestos...- har'a posible la emergencia de la nueva evoluci'on generalizada.

A esta nueva clase de hombre se le conoce al decir de Rojo Moreno como el Hombre c'osmico que Wilber ha llamado el Centauro.

(*) Juan Rojo es profesor de psicobiolog'ia en la Universidad de Valencia



A System Of Magic

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Book: A System Of Magic by Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe is english author, born in the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, in the latter part of 1659 or early in 1660, of a nonconformist family. His grandfather, Daniel Foe, lived at Etton, Northamptonshire, apparently in comfortable circumstances, for he is said to have kept a pack of hounds. As to the variation of name, Defoe or Foe, its owner signed either indifferently until late in life, and where his initials occur they are sometimes D.F. and sometimes D.D.F. Three autograph letters of his are extant, all addressed in 1705 to the same person, and signed respectively D. Foe, de Foe and Daniel Defoe. His father, James Foe, was a butcher and a citizen of London.

To 1726 also belongs The Political History of the Devil. This is a curious book, partly explanatory of Defoe's ideas on morality, and partly belonging to a series of demonological works which he wrote, and of which the chief others are A System of Magic (1726), and An Essay on the History of Apparitions (1728), issued the year before under another title. In all these works his treatment is on the whole rational and sensible; but in The History of the Devil he is somewhat hampered by an insufficiently worked-out theory as to the nature and personal existence of his hero, and the manner in which he handles the subject is an odd and not altogether satisfactory mixture of irony and earnestness. A Plan of English Commerce, containing very enlightened views on export trade, appeared in 1728.

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Saturday, 7 June 2008

Ariadia Or A Gospel Of The Witches

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Book: Ariadia Or A Gospel Of The Witches by Charles Godfrey Leland

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches is an 1899 book by Charles Godfrey Leland. The book is an attempt to portray the beliefs and rituals of an underground religious witchcraft tradition in Tuscany that, Leland claimed, had survived for centuries until his discovery of its existence in the 1890s. Scholars have disputed the veracity of this claim. Still, the book has become one of the foundational texts of the Neopagan witchcraft movements Wicca and Stregheria.

The text is a composite. Some of it is Leland's Translation into English of an original Italian manuscript, the Vangelo (gospel). Leland reported receiving the manuscript from his primary informant on Italian witchcraft beliefs, a woman Leland referred to as "Maddalena" and whom he called his "witch informant" in Italy. The rest of the material comes from Leland's research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. Leland had been informed of the Vangelo's existence in 1886, but it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy. After translating and editing the material, it took another two years for the book to be published. Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition. The central figure of that religion is the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to teach the practice of witchcraft to peasants in order for them to oppose their feudal oppressors and the Catholic Church.

Leland's work remained obscure until the 1950s, when other theories about, and claims of, "pagan witchcraft" survivals began to be widely discussed. Aradia began to be examined within the wider context of such claims. Scholars are divided, with some dismissing Leland's assertion regarding the origins of the manuscript, and others arguing for its authenticity as a unique Documentation of folk beliefs. Along with increased scholarly attention, Aradia came to play a special role in the history of Gardnerian Wicca and its offshoots, being used as evidence that pagan witchcraft survivals existed in Europe, and because a passage from the book's First Chapter was used as a part of the religion's liturgy. After the increase in interest in the text, it became widely available through numerous reprints from a variety of publishers, including a 1999 critical edition with a new translation by Mario and Dina Pazzaglini.

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