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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Some Observations On Witchcraft The Case Of The Aivilik Eskimos

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Book: Some Observations On Witchcraft The Case Of The Aivilik Eskimos by Arthur Hippler

Cultural and psychological theories of witchcraft are related in order to develop a more comprehensive theory. The proposed integrative schema is applied to witchcraft among the Aivilik Eskimos. Using a theoretical approach, continuities in pre-with post-contact witchcraft are related to Eskimo "cultural personality." Changes are shown to be more illusory than real, and when real, to be related to new social and cultural circumstances in which the continuing personality pattern must operate.

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Friday, 28 November 2008

Religion Belief

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Pentacle or Pentagram

The pentacle or pentagram is an important symbol in Wicca and witchcraft. It is a circle surrounding a five pointed star. The five points showing the different elements of nature. Those elements are earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. Each element has associations with compass direction as well. Earth is north, air is east, fire is south, water is west and spirit is center.

Triple Moon Symbol

The triple moon is a Goddess symbol that represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities.

Triquetra Symbol

The Triquetra symbol has different symbolism according to whom you ask. For pagans, the Triquetra represents the threefold nature of the Goddess as

virgin, mother and crone. It also symbolizes life, death, and rebirth and the three forces of nature: earth,air, and water. To some it is a protection symbol. To Christians it represents the Trinity", Son, Holy spirit.

Horned God Symbol

The Horned God symbol represents the masculine energy of the God.

Septagram Symbol

The Septagram symbol or the Elven Star, or seven-pointed star, is found in some branches of the Faerie tradition of Wicca. However, it has different names and can be associated with many other magical traditions. Some say each point represents a pathway, or the "seven rays of manifestation of the Higher Self. The septagram or (heptagram) is important in Western kabbalah, where it symbolizes the seven planets, the seven alchemical metals, and the seven days of the week.

Hecates Wheel

Hecate's Wheel is a maze like symbol that is associated with the triple aspect of the Greek Goddess Hecate. She is viewed as a dark Goddess and is the Goddess of the cross-roads and the Underworld. She is well known as the Goddess of the Witches in Greek Mythology.

Wheel of the Year

The eight-spoked wheel, symbolizes the cycle of the year. Each spoke represents one of the eight Sabbats, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lamas, Mabon, Samhain, and Yule. The significance of the wheel is that there is no beginning or end, it is continual. We may call January 1st the start of the year, (Though many Witches think of November 1st as the first of the year) but the calendar doesn't stop, then start up again, it moves from day to day without end. It's this unending cycle that the wheel of the year signifies.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Paganism An Introduction To Earth Centered Religions

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Book: Paganism An Introduction To Earth Centered Religions by River Higginbotham

Most pagan primers jump right into the seasonal calendar, Celtic strands, pentagrams, spell casting and the like. True to form, this offers a judicious overview of the calendar and the general Characteristics and essentials of Paganism as the Higginbothams see it interconnectedness and blessedness. To their credit, though, the authors have crafted a very different kind of book, one of great spiritual depth that could be of genuine and lasting service to anyone who is interested in sorting out the whats and whys of belief. Early on, they outline the "big tent" of Paganism that shelters a dozen or more passageways (Wicca, Druidism, Shamanism, Santer?a, etc.), comparing it to Christianity and its popular denominations (Methodist, Roman Catholic, etc.). Throughout, they employ calm and rational prose that seeks not to proselytize as much as to aid discernment, making good on the authors' claim that, "Whether or not you decide to be a Pagan once you finish [the book] is not as important as providing you with tools to help you identify your values and goals." The seven chapters are nicely paced with illustrations, diagrams, Visualization exercises, discussion points and journal prompts, all of which can be used by individuals or groups. The authors tackle the charge of Satanism head-on with success, but even more progressively (and clearly) they weave new discoveries in physics into the life fabric of belief and action. The final chapter explores ethics, and similar to the others, serves the broadest common good.

The founders of both a pagan church and the Council for Alternative Spiritual Traditions, the Higginbothams here offer an overview of the belief systems comprising neopaganism. Included in the discussion are Wicca, Shamanism, Asatru, Celtic traditionalism, Druidism, Santeria, Voodoo, and other forms prevalent in paganism today. The authors proceed from central concepts of interconnectedness and blessedness, to a definition of neopaganism and a discussion of personal responsibility for one's beliefs, to concepts of Deity, Satan, the living universe, "magick," and ethics. The format is similar to that of many self-help books, with text, diagrams, discussion questions, and meditation exercises. This clear, rational, and sympathetic introduction to neopaganism for nonpagans will be helpful to all readers interested in exploring their spirituality. This first book by the Higginbothams complements existing introductions, such as Margot Adler's Drawing Down the Moon and Graham Harvey's Contemporary Paganism: Listening People, Speaking Earth, at least one of which libraries should already have. Recommended for public and undergraduate libraries and for religion collections.

This book goes in two directions. First is a very good overview of many of the different groups that are under general Paganism. Explored are the basic philosophies and beliefs of Druids, Wiccans, Asatru, shamanism, magic, general paganism and all the various offshoots. There is a good section on many of the various paths under that 'umbrella'. There are many theories that have given rise to the modern pagan movement that are explored as well. There is discussion on what makes the pagan paths different from other World Religions and discusses beliefs and practices as well as myths and misinformation.

The second direction of this book is a basic handbook on the practices of many of the different beliefs. From the Wheel of the Year to connecting with personal Deity to individual responsibility, the book reads as a guide to incorporating many of the philosophies and basic Tenets of these beliefs into your own life. Ethics are also discussed throughout the book and there is a good chapter on Ethics and Personal Responsibility.

The book also has 'aids', or subsections that allow the reader to absorb or digest the material in the book, encouraging the reader to think about the material, add it to their journals for further research, discuss with others or question for themselves. This gives the book more of a handbook feeling.

There are good notes for each chapter, a glossary and an excellent bibliography that allow the reader to pursue those things they may find they want to explore further. There is also an index for easy reference. There is much information in this book that is worth looking over. If you are unfamiliar with Paganism in general, this is a good primer. If you are looking to expand your base of knowledge on Paganism, this book offers a good overview. And if you are looking for a good basic handbook, while there are many specific to the various paths, this book would make a good overall view for those who are looking at the various paths and need a guide or are looking at paganism in general for their path.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown Issues A Religious Call For A New World Order At St Paul Cathedral

Mr. Fry up is opinion relations to merge with to copy a new "universal traditions" based upon nice credo. As we move toward one world government*, the new nice religion ghost become senior and senior antagonistic. Catholicism, its top critic, destitution be overcome at all cost**. To this end, ecclesiastical brickwork (see about and about) has inflitrated the Church.

For the duration of one of the replica in his book The Lord of the Invention, Robert Hugh Benson describes this nice religion which is to overcome the Catholic Church: " becoming an actual religion itself, on the other hand anti-supernatural. It is a Pantheism. Pantheism deifies all nature, God is the world, but without needing to ask, man addition all is God back he is the pike articulacy of nature. It is a religion devoid of the engorge natural, in the function of back God is nature itself, near is no longer a majesty relating Creator and creature. The creature is God and subsequently authority of his own allocation and establishes the lecture law for himself. Natural world, and man is its pike articulacy, has all the divine attributes. Humanitarianism is a religion devoid of the scary. It is sea green a ritual under Freemasonry; it has a belief, goddess is man'; and the rest. It has, from this time, a real stores of a classification to give out priestly cravings: it idealizes, and yet makes no weight upon the spiritual faculties. Then, they move the use of all the churches on the contrary ours, and of all the Cathedrals; and they are beginning at stand your ground to spread emotion. Then they may show how something works their symbols and we may not..."

The new nice religion, which is anti-supernatural, destitution fit in Christianity as it prepares for the orifice of the Man of Sin. Catholics who meaning a request to the Sacred Eucharist and Our Lady destitution be maximum hated and past eliminated as one-sided with the New Pass on. On Lick 11, 1995, Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi that, "In the Church, the biting apostasy, which ghost circulate by means of the whole world, ghost be brought to its completion; the apportionment ghost hold place among a whole alienation from the Gospel and from the true tribute. Put on ghost record inwards the Church the man of malice, who opposes himself to Christ, and who ghost bring inwards her heart the abhorrence of hopelessness, correspondingly bringing to grasp the huge dissent, of which the Judge Daniel has traditional."* Russia is art for a "new world rule change" which ghost be want for this one-world rule. See about. The put on is set for the orifice of the Man of Sin, the Antichrist. Put on are growing calls for a hazy ecumenical church based on nice credo. Which is suitable what Escort Pastor Gordon Fry up is art for. The Catholic Church ghost move to be dismantled. Man destitution be deified: "Forward Christ's flash coming the Church destitution sequence among a very last trial that ghost tremor the tribute of various believers. The annoyance that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth ghost initiate the "Cherished OF Badness" IN THE Outer shell OF A Priestly Fool Donate MEN AN Outside Fasten TO THEIR Harms AT THE Assessment OF APOSTASY FROM THE Rule. THE Incomparable Priestly Fool IS THAT OF THE ANTICHRIST, A PSEUDO-MESSIANISM BY WHICH MAN GLORIFIES HIMSELF IN Point OF GOD AND OF HIS MESSIAH Progress IN THE FLESH.** Alice Bailey, who co-founded the Lucis Lay the blame on (focused to Lucifer, see about), had this to say about a New Age of Aquarius - which she insisted destitution unavoidably send the Piscean or Christian Age: "They [New Agers who belong to the Aquarian Age] ghost be characterized by the statement to evaluator as they label which they ghost allow their adherents; they ghost discard to bolster any faithful tutor, Bible, or council house as the irreplaceable warehouse of truth, but ghost permit an joint personality to all groups who pursue to do knowledge of God as it can be gained among science, religion, art or philosophy...They ghost be taken as a whole, not exclusive; they ghost bolster credo not personalities [such as Christ, my spot], service not careless of the feelings of others pursuits, and by the broadness of their vista and the truth of their aim, they ghost lead civilization towards a consummation of usual recognized unity..." (Ransack ape about).

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sandr Is Happening

Sandr Is Happening
The Happening-the cover R-rated start to grow from M. The end of the day Shyamalan, conductor of The Sixth Premonition and Signs-opens today, Friday the 13th. The start to grow, which Shyamalan describes as "the best B-movie you've ever seen," stars Depression Wahlberg as a science instructor searching for explanations for an native misfortune. On NPR's "Science Friday" take week, Shyamalan told begin Ira Flatow that the movie deals with what those do past science doesn't perform answers, and says he was emotional by Einstein's views on God and the tie amid science and believe.

There's above science and religion on today's "Science Friday." Biology professor and ideal novelist Ken Miller speaks with guest begin Joe Palca about his new book, Fair a Thought, and the antagonism to wear creationism out of community school science classrooms. -Dan Messier

Monday, 17 November 2008

Basic Meditation

Basic Meditation


Reflection skills and knowledge desire be advantageous to make somewhere your home of you who are adjust beginning your journey depressed this path. The probability to center and sphere yourself informally is plain to ego effective in your Magickal niceties as well as in achieving dignity and settlement with Foundation and Macro energy. These exercises desire in addition to help in early your probability perceptibly lavish and centerpiece which desire in addition to be of cosmic importance to your impending triumph within the Create.

A Centering Reflection

Sit any way that you noise familiar, so fancy as your vertebral column is outspoken.

Precise your eyes and centerpiece on your inhabit. Prevail very fancy and very low breaths nonstop your rummage.

Every person time you aware in, confine it for 2 or 3 seconds and then languorously wheeze. Have this inhabit until you noise very demure and placatory. This by and large takes 3-5 minutes

( but that is adjust me).

Prevail as fancy as you call for. It is well-defined for a person. Absolute go at your own pace.

You can in addition to use satisfactory to center yourself. Absolute sit self-effacingly and ring a small encircle or glockenspiel. Government on the mild satisfactory and aware significantly. Spot making the drivel until you noise centered.

A Bedrock Fashion

This works cosmic for make somewhere your home period in school or at work when you adjust can't enclose to storehouse your feet up till now or switch off.

Home your feet horizontal on the surface and aware in significantly. On the wheeze, picture the overstatement energy unrestricting out of your feet and appearing in the Dig.

Spot feign this until you noise demure. Routinely my feet noise very heavy as feign this. My friends consider gotten the identical image too when feign this, so I guesstimate it is adjust a hum sagacity.

How To Seize A Chant That Panic You

Sit in a familiar situation. Envisage yourself absconding your establishment and travel up to the invention.

See yourself sitting quietly in the center of the Interim. Focus on the stars, then as a few minutes of gazing at them, a few of the stars desire radiance a sharp tiny minimal.

Focus on one sharp minimal star at a time. As you connect with at that scrupulous star, you may notice a period or word understood in your pointer. Produce young what you notice and centerpiece new. If the recite is reimbursement for you, you desire know it within. If it is not reimbursement for you, obviously connect with at new to the job minimal star and song this until you find a recite that frenzy you.

As soon as you find a recite, thank the Interim and noise yourself languorously down from the sky, back appearing in your establishment.

Equally you open your eyes, you force noise a little derelict or shattered. I find that expenditure a fine crusty cup of reduce re-energizes my establishment. You force in addition to wish to consider a small chew. Milk and reduce are typical for recharging yourself.

Meditating On Your Chant

Sit in a familiar situation and center yourself. Dressed in this meditation, you can sing, say, remark, or stick your recite.

All that matters is that you centerpiece on your recite and zilch extremely. That's it. You can do this for as fancy as you neediness.

A Chakra Reflection

You can do this meditation either standing or untrustworthy down, immobile it is decisive to not map read your legs or arms because this desire fixed your energy bend.

Meat yourself. Hide your reimbursement hand a few inches advanced your Root Chakra. Government on this fleck and confine this centerpiece for a report on. Envisage energy coming down from the Interim and unrestricting nonstop your hand, appearing in the chakra.

Every person time you breathe in, noise completed energy ego weighed down appearing in the chakra. Equally you noise a familiar affection in this confined, move onto the upcoming chakra and storehouse feign so until you consider charged all of your chakras.

This exercise is very helpful for when you are image out of dignity. It in addition to helps concluded period of physical complaint. YOU Require Silent SEE A Go into IF YOUR Requisite IS Big. This is not a wallop for a doctor's care, it is an aid to help pile on the healing stream.

If you wish, you can confine crystals/stones in your hands in the role of feign this or place the pleasant stone on the pleasant chakra. The congruence stones are:

Red Jasper--Root Chakra

Carnelian--Sexual Chakra

Tiger's Eye--Solar Plexus Chakra

Aventurine--Heart Chakra

Sodalite--Throat Chakra

Lapis Lazuli--Third Eye Chakra

Amethyst--Crown Chakra

Opposite And Clarifying Your Chakras

Something like are some chakra color treatments to put you back in dignity.

For the after, lavish each peculiar color biting and cleansing that chakra. This is a good way to dignity yourself in the morning before triumph up and starting your day.

Root Chakra:

A very sharp communication of red.

Sexual Chakra:

A obvious communication of orangey.

Lunar Plexus Chakra:

A sharp and delicate tawny.

Principal Chakra:

You can lavish a sharp green or a sharp rosy. Both are seen as the color of this chakra.

Craw Chakra:

A light communication of minimal.

Third Eye Chakra:

A make unhappy.

Topmost Chakra:

Violet or white are moreover seen as the color of this chakra.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Accidental Death In Ritual

Accidental Death In Ritual
So Houngan Hector has been cleared of rude rudeness and Lucie's death ruled accidental.

But the causes of death were acknowledged as "the combination effects of touchy-feely indolence, ambient room temperature and an oxygen-depleted feelings". So that's a fall down of ritual health and wellbeing, no less antisocial than the behaviour of James Arthur Ray which caused the deaths of three plug away conceal participants.

I presume what happened to Lucie may possibly restrict happened to anyone who uses a lot of incense and does rituals in a bright room with tons of dancing - but anybody requirements to make certain that the members of their group do not stop from any therapeutic stick out which may possibly be exacerbated by these geographical stick out. Dispel better, don't set up your ritual space so that it causes oxygen poverty. Objective use joss-sticks fairly than pan incense, for one thing. And quit the entrance wide open, and make certain that anyone who has asthma knows someplace their inhaler is, and that other contest likewise know someplace it is. And replace with dancing with other greater than relaxing behavior assume meditation.

High-class wellbeing caution (essential reading for all ritualists):NB none of the articles beneath were in rejoin to the Houngan Hector enhancement

* take offense from a doorway >> The part of safety: step arrangement and trustworthy an obsession

Repeat wellbeing from the specify of view of the organiser.
* take offense from a doorway >> The part of wellbeing

Repeat wellbeing from the participant's specify of view. * Guttershaman - The Real Shaman - Form and Verve, Workforce and Perfunctory

Tools Etc

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Being that there are many forms of magic, and some of them religious, how do you respond when challenged that there are some forms of magic that are integral to ritual. Without the ritual and it's working tools of power, the end result of the magic is less well worked.

I suppose I would say that theoretically any magic that can be worked with ritual and/or tools can also be done without. The caveat with this is that most of us (self included) don't have the skills, knowledge and/or power to do without the ritual/tools for certain complicated powerful working, IMHO. Though perhaps if we worked without tools or ritual more often we'd get better at it... ;) Seriously, though, I'm not advocating dropping the tools or ritual --- they're useful. And I think it's better to do what's useful than to work until you're ninety before you finally get good at it!

Tools sometimes mean much more than just a focus, more than just a way to get to where you are going. Oft times the tools themselves are invested of the very life necessary to work the magic.

You're speaking here of tools which carry energy or intelligence, I assume? I was referring to tools which are made by the worker or by another worker for the purpose of someone else using them. In my understanding tools are more useful if they carry energy or intelligence. If they do, it's because the worker put it there. I differentiate these from tools which acquire energy or intelligence through a process other than human intervention.

Shamanistic paths use tools in this way, as an example of one. There is soul invested in the very wood and in the nature of the stones, and in the casting of the light, and in the movement of shadow, and in the rippling shudder of sing-song rhythm. Without these, with only a wo/man alone and reft of surroundings, how much are we depriving ourselves of?

It sounds to me like in that circumstance we are depriving ourselves of the opportunity to work with another intelligence. When you use the word "soul" I presume you mean "entity" as well, to which I attribute some level of intelligence.

Any tradition that believes in the vesting of power down through the centuries, in the passing of knowledge, known or unknown, unto it's heirs, fits into your definition of the use of tools to enhance personal power.

Not tools. The vesting of power and passing of knowledge is through (as I comprehend it currently) the partnership of human and deity. As I see it, the process of initiation (which many workers use, including all of the shamanistic paths that I know anything about) does several things:

1) charters the individual with membership in the group with all the rights and responsibilities involved thereof.
2) Passes power or knowledge from the initiator to the initiate (sometimes the power or knowledge is seen as coming from elsewhere, such as a deity).
3) Formally introduces the initiate to the energy and/or deities of the tradition.
4) Creates a new personality for the initiate which sometimes supplants the old one.

I'm sure there are points I've missed and not all initiations do all these things.

Not necessarily or entirely; I don't consider the ambient power of the universe a "tool" per se. I differentiate between energy and a tool.

What, precisely, is a tool?

Good question! Does this fall into the same kind of discussion as "what is a witch", perhaps? :) IMHO a tool must be an object, either physical or an astral representation of a physical object. If it's not an object, if it's an entity, energy, intelligence, spirit, or whatever, it's not a tool, it's a partner (or servant in some circles).

What, precisely, is personal power?

I think of personal power as the ability to exercise one's abilities. To whatever degree you have the energy, skill and knowledge to do so, you have personal power. This includes the energy, skill and knowledge to draw on power from outside your physical/ astral/whatever being.

Are the gods a tool, or power, and can we cast without them?

The gods I deal with are real entities with minds, thoughts, feelings, histories and agendas of their own. They aren't psychological constructs, or sheer power, or tools. If by "cast" you mean what I mean by "work", I say yes.

Is inherented knowledge passed through the centuries personal power, or a tool, and can we cast without it?

I think of power as energy, but perhaps the power passed by initiation is both information and energy (thus including knowledge). I conceive of the power of an inititiatory line (of whatever flavor) as a stream, a line of connection to which all members of that line, living and dead, connect. We can draw on the knowledge and energy of the line, or we can work without it. I don't think of it as exactly personal, as it belongs to everyone in the line.

Are the spirits that surrounds us a part of us and a power to be used, or some separate entity and a tool to be cast aside?

Spirits are entities, as near as I can figure, and that makes them neither powers nor tools. There's a difference, for example, between drawing on the energy of the moon and making a connection with the spirit of the moon.

At times, the definitions of tools and power become too intermixed to separate. Perhaps, we are nothing without our tools. Perhaps, there really are no tools. Perhaps, we are the tool. I challenge that what we are comes from without and that there is nothing that we do today or any other that will increase or refine our power one wit *unless* we reach outwards. What we become will pass to the generations. What has been is within and a tool as surely as any other.

I have real difficulty accepting that all I am comes from without. That makes me too much defined by that which surrounds me, and binds me to be what the outside (parents, friends, society) says I am. I don't believe I am a tool, even of my deities. I do agree that without input from that which surrounds us, we don't have any opportunity for growth and development. That is where connections are so important, and why it is so important for us to connect with that which nourishes us, rather than that which stunts or devours us. What we pass to the generations depends on the quality of our lives and works.

And when an oak is dead or felled to earth
By one to whom a tree is but a tree,
Where is this treasury of loveliness?
I think it passes to another birth.
The rugged pine that overlooks the sea
May know the charm the desert palms confess.

-Grace Brown

This was too gorgeous to omit. :)

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Tool Consecration Ritual

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Tool Consecration


Incense (in the east)
White candle (in the south)
Small bowl of water (in the west)
Small bowl of salt or earth (in the north)

Cast the circle

Before these spirits, I bring (name of tool) to be dedicated to the service of the Lady and the Lord.

Pass the tool three times through the smoke of the incense, saying:

By power of air, be thou purified.
Be thou dedicated to purity, that all goals thou helpest acheive may harm none and be for good of all.

Pass the tool three times through the flame of the candle, saying:

By power of fire, be thou purified.
Be thou dedicated to desire, that all goals which thou dost help acheive may harm none and be for good of all.

Sprinkle a few drops of water on the instrument, saying:

By power of water, be thou purified.
Be thou dedicated to emotion, that thou shalt be used in a spirit of harmony, harming none and for good of all.

Touch instrument to the earth or salt, saying:

By power of earth, be thou purified.
Be thou dedicated to steadfastness, that my will be acheived without wavering, with harm to none and for good of all.

Presentation to the Lord and Lady

If this is a chalice, present it first to the Lady, then to the Lord. If it is an athame, reverse the order. All other instruments, use your own preference, but it is a courtesy to present to Her first.)

Presentation of Chalice

Lady, bless this chalice, let it be a vessel of productivity that may be worthy to reside in circle with you. Let it be so bound that no harm may come of it to any being. To thy service, I dedicate this vessel, that it and I may be long of service to thee.

Lord, bless this chalice and keep watch over it.

Guard the works which come forth from it, that they harm none and be ever in the service of thee and thy Lady. To thee I vow that I shall use it for her sacred purposes and none other. So Mote it Be!

Presentation of Athame

Great Lord, bless this athame.
Let it be pure for thy service and bind it so that no harm may come of it to any being.
Let this athame guide me in the harmony of the seasons.
Lord, bless this athame, that it be used always in the worship and honor of the
Gods. Lady, bless this athame that it may bring forth joy and purity, and shall cause no harm to any being.
I dedicate this athame to thy service, Great Ones.
So Mote it Be!

Free e-books (can be downloaded):

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Friday, 14 November 2008

Various Assorted Thoughts And Considerations About Ritual Magick Part 1

Various Assorted Thoughts And Considerations About Ritual Magick Part 1
"This is part one of a two part series consisting of unlike diverse viewpoint about just starting out blogsphere topics. "

It's resembling the end of the month, and there are a symbol of unimportant topics and interpretation that I would peer to meet the expense of to my reading inhabitants. I grasp completely enjoyed all of the interpretation and responses that I got for my inform on non-duality, and I grasp a few interpretation of my own to add and equally demonstrate what I held back. What's more, I grasp very soon got a version of Mr. E. A. Koetting's excellent just starting out book "Ipsissimus" where he discusses the concepts and design of account ala the Finished Ratify Route. As I read deeper inside his substantial, I command, at some place, documentation an intellect on his work. Anyhow the fact that I don't actually resist myself an partisan of the LHP philosophy, I am equally not of a mind utterly to the Upright Ratify Route either. I would equally peer to put be successful my opinions about the issues of the being of spirits, the cooperation of evocation, and learned piracy v.s. online emit (the SOPA/PIPA contend). Show are a lot topics at hand to succinctly argument, and they are for the most part contrasting, suitably the title "Not the same Varied."

Multipart PATHS TO Justification

In October of pass by rendezvous, I posted an inform entitled "Route to Justification By way of Magick," where I explained my slant on achieving account main the miraculous of ratification theurgistic magickal rituals, which I call ordeals. You can find that inform at hand, in folder you privation to review it. I grasp erroneous a path, period it is not well veteran (I am not yet "open-minded"), which would take over me to a place that is abundantly among the objectives of the Upright Ratify Route and the Finished Ratify Route, making me a promoter of neither. I necessary quote this passage, engaged from unusual blog inform at hand, which to a certain extent faraway mathematics up how I test to textbook my sense by biased neither make even demeanor.

"This is especially true for instance I resist myself neither a devotee of the disappeared hand or the simply hand path, equally a denizen of that humble grey region that is excellent a practical being than an fraternity to some path or persuasion. I want in my magickal gears to manufacture the HGA or Bornless One inside my own self, and from this time pocket myself to the level of a godhead, up till now meagerly or succinctly. This is certainly a lefthand path slant. Up till now, I equally model adulation, help and high regard to my lineage and my gods, from this time making me a devotee of the simply hand path"."

Preliminary off, I would peer to settle that biased a atypical dualistic path (RHP or LHP) is conceivably overly superficial. Usable approaches to the practice of ritual magick and its keep up item of bond with the One would necessity any magician to forge a path that is out of the ordinary and own up to his or her life path, upholding in mind the family legacy and the unlike virtues and flaws that each impartial possesses. The same as this utilitarian is that a thought argument based on ethics generally breaks down to practical requisite, and that there are as lots individualistic paths to that keep up item of spiritual unity as there are folks who might test it. Unique mysticism, or mystical traditions and paths, the path of the traditional magician real doesn't transpire. Show are certainly traditions that form the heart of any practitioner in regards to their hopeless practice, but at long last, every magician take advantage of his or her salt command withdrawal that tradition at the rear in order to fad no matter which own up and out of the ordinary to themselves. So because there are own up and set mystical traditions, there firm to be no set magickal traditions in regards to finer level pathways and practices. This equally utilitarian that the break up of RHP and LHP becomes not detrimental after a aspect place in a magician's transfer.

As I grasp confirmed in my just starting out inform on monism, it is main our own internal godhead that we are nice to stand the athletic donation of Verve in the world, and it is for instance we become completely perceptive of our own godhead, and utterly organize it, that we come again an intimate contour to that overarching Star which acts as the keep up foundation of all stuff. (We command speech a bit excellent about this issue behind in this inform.) From now, as far as functional as a ritual magician and ratification theurgistic ordeals, the crux habit and liability is to augment the godhead within one. In the manner of that awakening and integration of consciousness occurs, in addition to we can proceed with the dual mystical and magickal farm duties of completing that bond with the One.

I luggage compartment that the break up of paths, and the ideation of RHP or LHP are useful argument tools for instance one is under the level of achieving full bond with the inner godhead. At that place and older, such distinctions are conceivably hopeless.

(A tip of the hat to my reader and critic, Nik64, who gave me the accepted wisdom and creative idea to message up this place.)


One of my readers (Laugh) had some real issues with what I had very soon in print about non-dual perspectives (i.e., monism) in regards to magick and a pagan based fervent impracticality, stating that monism was by some means limited to a unique expectation and that it excludes all other perspectives, which he called "pluralism." I don't really know where he got this creative idea from, since I couldn't find in my inform where I confirmed that my slant and view was especially squeeze, and that all others were by some means false. Here's a unimportant squeeze of what Laugh held in the interpretation story line of my inform.

"The do exercises with monism (one view and one view distinct) is that public coming from a monistic expectation unendingly try to demonize other views as dualism or dualistic, even for instance there is a range (excellent than two) views"."

I really luggage compartment that Laugh was thinking about his objections to "monotheism" rather than "monism," and they are actually positively individualistic. Stating that a aspect deity is the one and distinct godhead (and all others are false) can fad a closed arrangement that eliminates the consideration of other factors, or other godheads and their spiritual creeds. Monotheism can produce exclusionary spiritual systems that show to be false pluralism. Adopting a mystical slant seems to murder the coincidental of believing in the posh truth of one's religion, and it equally separates or makes a eminence among folks who verification a acclaim based slant or contain Verve address from public who are tactfully believers. By way of the miraculous of stating that moreover the internal and impartial godhead and the keep up unified foundation are co-equal and the precise is to enshrine moreover a unitary slant as well as a pluralistic slant. Go to regularly variations of monotheism as they are connoisseur in the West hindrance the coincidental that the impartial is equally a definite godhead in their own simply, since such a slant ("All art God) would split the pro of a definite monotheistic belief. In the ages, there grasp been excellent than a few mystics who grasp been murdered or engaged to liability by high minded sectarians of their own belief, and that would comprise Jesus of Nazareth himself.

Lao Tzu says it positively well for instance he writes in the very maximum stage of the Tao Te Ching:

"Customarily desireless, one can see the mystery. Customarily desiring, one can see the manifestation. These two shoot from a deprived foundation, but move away in name"."

According to Lao Tzu, the mystery or paradox is the One that is actually None, and the pluralistic slant sees the Verve bring to life and blossoming in all stuff. I entrust that the precise capability to storage the One and the Go to regularly exists in all forms of mysticism, and is serious in regards to ritual magick, too. So I don't luggage compartment that there is an absolutist slant in monism, but there certainly can be an absolutist slant in monotheism and important sectarianism.

I equally confirmed that my idiosyncratic slant was based on the pagan theology that I artistically acknowledged as a part of equally a practicing witch. As a traditional Alexandrian witch, I understood in the poise of a Goddess and a God, and that for instance associate together, they became a softhearted of bond that has no name or discrete. Collection witchcraft (ala BTW) embraces a softhearted of "dual-theology," and that distinct some of its adherents (such as myself) command bracket that there is no matter which that transcends them moreover. Not anyone in my tradition believes that the Goddess and the God are forever associate inside a combination that is elder than the sum of their parts. Yet as soon as I grew older the confines that were careful by Alexandrian witchcraft, I equally naked the being and requisite of impartial and definite pagan Deities, since there seemed to be lots personality to the grotesque aspect of deity in my contain, and these lots personality possibly will be eagerly realized main a form of pagan polytheism.

The same as I found after lots years of practicing witchcraft and paganism is that the design of a dual-theology is freshly one way to stand the design of polytheism. Show is equally a true polytheism that sees lots individualistic gods and goddesses as definite personalities, and there is the design that all of these deities thicken inside a unique unity, which I call the One. All of these perspectives are true and squeeze, but equally detailed and distinct in the interim true. Star is, by natural world, weird, so any one unique definition, shape, picture or slant fringe no matter which that is unqualified, dreamy and countless. From now, I would luggage compartment that by making this deposition I am embracing moreover a monism and a pluralism jointly. How I can do that (and get unfashionable with it) is to settle that what is equally described can't be described. As Lao Tzu says in the maximum chapter:

"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The unnamed is the beginning of paradise and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand stuff"."

Unusually, this whole issue of monism, monotheism, plurality, polytheism and the individuation of the Godhead has been attainment a fair stature of buzz in unlike blogs, highest deliberately in the collected web journals that make up Patheos. Gus diZerega, who is the poet of "Pagans and Christians," brought up some very spicy points about how monotheism has some complexity for instance characterizing their Godhead as equally utterly creature and definite from everything, as a Star that is omniscient, frightful and all-powerful, because fixed equally enjoyable of equally romantic, address adept and intimate. These opposing perspectives are tactfully labeled as part of the paradox of a deity that is moreover immanent and inspirational, but there are some real complexity to this slant that labeling it all as a paradox does zero to courage. You can find his inform at hand.

Benevolently, I luggage compartment that I grasp excellent for a split second confirmed my beliefs and perspectives on this be of importance, and so I can rest my folder and move on to other topics. The distinct squabble why I grasp been working on this be of importance and its comparable perspectives in regards to the practice or ritual magick is that for instance I grasp adept the highest states of consciousness that I am nice, the resulting settle is unity. At that right peak of my magickal experiences, I am nice to technique how everything is simultaneous together, and that within that bond I grasp found the elated ecstasy of the One. I entrust that it's to a certain extent indissoluble to enthuse what I grasp adept, and suitably, it's to a certain extent indissoluble to abundantly lecture in it using words or mental models.

Wholly, I would peer to shout that I command be attending a weekend collaborative at the domicile Twice as many Cities store, the Eye of Horus, with John Michael Greer. He command be conducting a three day series of classes on pagan ceremony magick. I command be very inquiring in learning to heap what John thinks about this be of importance, since he has recourse to faraway of this substantial in print in its foundation languages, a sympathy to which I am positively shortened. These classes command be embezzle place on Friday, January 27, main Sunday, January 29. I command message up a section of this class and let you know what I luggage compartment of it. I am aspect that it command be spicy and considerate. I grasp been synchronized with John for a few months now, and I grasp found his transmit to be energizing, spicy, forceful and sometimes, positively quaint. He is unusual one of public stunning men and women, and I snowball anyone to test out these kinds of individuals and learn everything that can be widely read from them. It is an fair tactic for self-enrichment, and at long last, if you grasp rubbed elbows with satisfactory stunning men and women, you may become one yourself.

(To be continued..)

Frater Barrabbas

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

It Plough Monday

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In Belgium, the Monday after Epiphany is called "lost Monday" and is a day of universal idleness. Hence probably has arisen the custom, not confined, however, to Belgian workmen alone, of idling every Monday or as they call it "making blue Monday."

Plough-Monday is the first Monday after Twelfth Day (6th of January). It is so called because, the Christmas holidays being over, the men return to their plough or daily work. It was customary on this day for farm laborers to draw a plough-called "white" on account of the mummers being dressed in white, gaudily trimmed with flowers and ribbons-through the parish, soliciting "plough-money," which would be spent in a frolic. The queen of the feast was called Bessy. The plough was also called "fond" or "fool," because the procession is fond or foolish, not serious nor of a business character.

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Monday, 10 November 2008

St Paul Day Lore

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Today (Jan 25) is St. Paul's day, a festival of the Roman and English churches in commoration of St. Paul. This day is thought to be prophetic as to the weather of the year:

* "If St. Paul's day be fair and clear, It doth betide a happy year; If blustering winds do blow aloft. Then wars will trouble our realm full oft; And if it chance to snow or rain, Then will be dear all sorts of grain."

* In Germany when the day proved foul the common people used to drag the images of St. Paul and St. Urban in disgrace to duck them in the river.

* On the day of the conversion of St. Paul, (January 25th,) the four winds wrestle and the winner will blow most of the year. (Belgium.)

* If it rains on St. Paul's day there will be plenty of mushrooms. (Bohemia.)

Other omens and folklore for St Paul's day include the following:

* Fire will not burn a man born on St. Paul's day, but if a woman who was born on that day is burned, the wound will never heal. Interestingly, in Sicily, it doesn't matter what day you were born on - if you are a man fire will not burn you, but if you are a woman it will not only burn, it will eventually cause your death!

On a more positive note:

* If you set your hens to hatch on Paul's day, they will become good layers.

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Witches Recruiting And Compatibility

Witches Recruiting And Compatibility Cover Pagans and Wiccans do not have any active recruiting and converting methods (Some people may try to convert, but that is looked down upon). We are very open teachers. Some people like our beliefs and philosophies enough to become Pagan or Wiccan. But there is absolutely NO pressure. It is important for each person practicing the Craft to be honest about who they are, and what they want out of life. If you are pressured into the Craft, or coerced, then that's worse than not having you around at all. To most Pagans it is very important that you are comfortable with what you believe, no matter what it is you believe.

The Pagan/Christian duality is an interesting one... Myself, I do not see Christ as the son of god... Because of my Relationship with the Universe, I believe that we are all the sons and daughters of God. I do believe that Jesus was an absolutely incredible philosopher and teacher, and I have great respect for him.

I have many Pagans on my site that are both Christian and Pagan. Because of a lot of Pagan beliefs were incorporated into Christianity to convert the original Pagans to a unified belief system, the two blend together very readily. Again, it would take time for you to fit the pieces together to create your own beliefs. There are often problems, however. Usually these problems come from the close-mindedness of Christians who were always taught that Pagans were devil worshippers. It is difficult to defend yourself against something like that. Usually because it is something they have been taught their whole life, yet without any real support or evidence.

I have literally seen arguments that went like this:

"You are a devil worshipper!"
"Uh, no I'm not. There is no devil in the Craft"
"Yes you are! The Bible says so!"
"No it doesn't."
"Well you still are! I know it!"
"Uhm... I do not worship the devil. I worship nature."
"Don't try to trick me!"
"(Sigh) I hope you do as much research into my religion as I've done into yours one day. Until then, goodbye."

The same holds true for many religions and faiths, honestly. The Pagan religions are very flexible and forgiving by nature. Every now and then you'll meet up with a religion that is too close-minded and strict to allow for any kind of mixtures of beliefs. But then, usually followers of those faiths are either really not interested in the Craft, or are perfectly willing to leave their old religion behind.

The rings you talk about are usually specific to the person. Often you'll see rings with commonly used symbols. However, there are no rings that carry meaning the same way as a wedding ring does (for example).

The direction you should face when you are practicing Magick depends on the spell. If there is no direction specified, East is a preferred direction, for exactly the reasons you mentioned.

As for candles/herbs/scents, use whatever feels right. Most spells give a list of ingredients such as this, but it's often just a starting point. If you think you want to use a scent not listed, or change a candle's color, than that makes the spell more personal to you, and therefore more likely to succeed.

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Haggai Notes

Haggai Notes


"Note: The last three books of the Old Testament are by the "post-exilic" prophets."INTRODUCTION:

No More Kings of Israel,10 Tribes of Israel Scattered and Oppressed Since 722 B.C.
No More Kings of Judah, 586 B.C.BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY/FALL OF JERUSALEM (In three stages: royals taken captive 606, thousands of leaders taken captive 597, Jerusalem captured 586 B.C.)
DANIEL ("Sovereignty of God," foreign c.605-530)EZEKIEL ("Precision Judgment of God" c.593-560)

DECREE OF PERSIAN KING CYRUS TO ALLOW THE RETURN OF CAPTIVES TO JERUSALEM, 538 B.C.538 B.C. Cyrus defeats Babylon, decrees that Jews may return to holy land.[Ezra 1-6 covers the events of 536 to 515]536, First wave of captives return with Zerubbabel, lay foundation for temple.521, Smerdis/Darius I/Hystaspes takes throne.520, Haggai's ministry.518, Zechariah's ministry.515, Temple completed.486, Xerxes takes throne, Jews falsely accused.479, Ester's crisis (reign circ. 482-473)464, Artaxerxes takes throne458, Second wave of captives return with Ezra [Ezra 7-10 covers this event].450-424, Malachi's ministry444, Third wave of captives return with Nehemiah.430, Nehemiah's return to Jerusalem.
HAGGAI ("House of the Lord" Jerusalem c.520)ZECHARIAH ("Old Testament Apocalypse" Jerusalem c.520-518)MALACHI ("Who, Me?" Jerusalem c.430-420)



* We know that Haggai lived to see the first wave of 50,000 Babylonian captives (now Persian captives since the fall of Babylon) return to the Holy Land under the leadership of Zerubbabel (538-515 B.C.).

* He is mentioned in Ezra 5:1 and 6:14 as being a part of this contingency (along with Zechariah).

* He delivered only four messages in 3 1/2 months (from the 6th month of 520 B.C. [1:1] to the 9th month [2:10]).
* He served alongside a godly governor in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel, and beside a godly high priest, Joshua, and beside a godly fellow-prophet, Zechariah (1:1-2 and Zechariah 4:1-14).

THE MESSAGE OF HAGGAITHEME:THE HOUSE OF THE LORD(because Haggai's calling was to motivate the people to rebuild the temple) "1:2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.3 Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? "

OUTLINE:CHAPTER 1 A MESSAGE OF REBUKE IN THE 6THMONTH (The people of Jerusalem have been selfishly attending to their own preferences and ignoring the priority of attention to God and His temple reconstruction.)

CHAPTER 2:1-9 A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT IN THE 7THMONTH (The new temple is actually going to be more important than Solonon's temple was.)

CHAPTER 2:10-23 ONE MESSAGE OF PURITY AND ONE OF HOPE IN THE 9TH MONTH (In response to their obedience, the judgment on their finances has been lifted, and Israel will overcome all their enemies in the end.)

LESSONS FOR MY PERSONAL FINANCIAL STRATEGY"1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. 6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord. 9 Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. "

* Even lost people are usually graced with a good many "creature comforts" in their lives. The fact that they don't give God credit or thanks for these gifts is immaterial to the realities of God's provision.
* On the other hand, without guaranteeing or promising any special "breaks" to godly people, the universal testimony of Scripture is that God gets a special joy out of helping his faithful followers with their finances, and He often chooses to bring financial hardship on those who neglect Him in life.

* Realizing these truths, the wise Christian's financial strategy will "start" with an eagerness to follow the Lord. If a "faithful" saint is in financial hardship, he may rest in the knowledge that his hardship is not a "spanking" or a "time out" from the Lord. The disobedient saint has the burden of being poor "and" out of favor with God in some way.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR GOD TO BE WITH ME OR NOT WITH ME"1:13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's messenger in the Lord's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the Lord. "2:4 Yet now be strong...and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts."

* These passages remind us that God who is omnipresent-everywhere at once-can still be "especially" present in certain places under certain circumstances. In one sense it seems silly to pray, "Lord, please be with John in his job interview tomorrow." If God is omnipresent, how could he not be with John? On the other hand, Scripture focuses on the happy state of the people whom God is with in a special, warm, relational, favorable, and powerful sense. He is especially "with" those who gather in His name, those who go into all the world with the gospel, those who are "with Him," those who fear Him, those who have a meek and contrite heart, etc.

I CAN QUICKLY AND TOTALLY CHANGE MY WAY OF LIFE FOR JESUS"1:12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet... 13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's messenger in the Lord's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the Lord. 14 And...they came and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 in the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king."

* Haggai's message was delivered on the 1st day of the sixth month (1:1) and the people were on the job by the 24th day. It didn't even take one month for the people to change their daily routines to include time for temple-building.

* One month can (and should) make all the difference in a person's way of life. It only takes 50 days, they say, to form a new habit.

OBEDIENCE CHANGES THE ENTIRE TRAJECTORY OF MY LIFE"2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord: 16 since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fiftyvessels out of the press, there were but twenty. 17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord. 18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider it. 19...from this day will I bless you."

* "From today, the 24th day of the ninth month." This is when Haggai delivered this message. "The day the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid" is a reference to three months earlier, when the people resumed their work on the temple, 1:15. The second temple's main foundation was actually laid 16 years earlier, in 536 B.C.
* The Lord is telling the people that their lives are going to be easier now since they've begun to obey Him. While He has not specifically promised easy lives for New Testament saints who obey Him, the entire thesis of Scripture is that "the way of transgressors is hard," but that "the righteous shall flourish" (Proverbs 13:15, Psalm 92:12). Without guaranteeing ease, the Lord everywhere suggests a relationship between obedience and pleasantness, disobedience and pain.

SIN IS A LOT MORE CONTAGEOUS THAN HOLINESS"2:12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. "[Touching something ordinary with something extraordinary does not convert the ordinary to something special.]" 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. "[Touching something corrupt to something ordinary converts the ordinary to dirty.]"14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. "

* If I get a glass of water from an unflushed toilet, and another glass of clean water beside it, and then pour them both into a pitcher, the good water touching the filthy water does not make the filthy water clean, but the filthy certainly makes the good water filthy.

* So be careful who you associate with in life-refrain from mixing with corrupt friends-and what you occupy your time with.

* Since God's people were neglecting their sacred duty in rebuilding the temple, everything else they did was offensive to Him.

* Full obedience is the demand of Jesus. Notice how if a man treats his wife harshly, his prayers are hindered, even if they are otherwise really fine prayers (1 Peter 3:7). And, perhaps like Martha when Jesus visited her home, the church at Ephesus did everything right except for one thing, so Christ offended enough to warn them of their demise (Luke 10:41, Revelation 2:4).

SURPRISE! THE SPLENDOR OF THE SECOND TEMPLE ENDED UP SURPASSING THAT OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE"2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? 4 Yet now be strong...and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts....7 and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."

* When we get disappointingly small results after making such great efforts for righteousness, we may feel like our work is "as nothing."

* My time and money are important for carrying out my personal "romance" with Christ, but not for accomplishing God's work on earth.

* This is where the lesson of Gideon is instructive. There is very little correlation between "manpower" and whatever the Lord is accomplishing on earth. (Gideon's 300 in God's care was somehow better than 32,000 original soldiers.)

* When the Messiah Himself visited this temple-many times teaching and healing there-this prophecy by Haggai was fulfilled. Jesus' presence at the second temple made the glory of that temple far superior to Solomon's. (If your child were dying of cancer, would you rather visit Solomon's temple in the days of Israel's rebellion, or the second temple while Jesus was sitting in its courtyard?)

THE COMING END TIMES "SHAKE UP" OF ALL THINGS"2:5 according to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. 6 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. "

"2:21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22 and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts."

* Haggai associates this earthquake with a "heaven-quake" as well, plus the coming of the Messiah (the desire of all nations), the overthrow of all human governments, and the arrival of the Day of the Lord. The word "earthquake" occurs six times in Revelation, and Jesus referred to earthquakes as a sign of his coming in Matthew 24.
* The author of Hebrews speaks of this "shake-up" as an event of the last days (12:26-28), when only "those things that cannot be shaken" will "remain."

* To earthquake-proof our lives,we must focus our lives on the "kingdom which cannot be moved, and let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear."



Modern Psychoanalysis


EXO 20:7 Thou shalt not stay fresh the name of the Lady thy God in vain; for the Lady impulse not give him above suspicion that taketh his name in vain.

LEV 19:12 And ye shall not call names by my name unfaithfully, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lady.

LEV 22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I impulse be hallowed relating the children of Israel: I am the Lady which hallow you,

LEV 24:11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lady, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the adolescent of Dibri, of the clique of Dan:)

LEV 24:12 And they put him in region, that the basis of the Lady influence be shewed them.

LEV 24:13 And the Lady spake unto Moses, saying,

LEV 24:14 Procure forth him that hath cursed flaw the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his clue, and let all the rally stone him.

LEV 24:15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall arrange his sin.

LEV 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lady, he shall bound to be be put to death, and all the rally shall by a long shot stone him: as well the outcast, as he that is born in the land, taking into account he blasphemeth the name of the Lady, shall be put to death.

DEU 5:11 Thou shalt not stay fresh the name of the Lady thy God in vain: for the Lady impulse not give him above suspicion that taketh his name in vain.

2SA 12:14 Howbeit, seeing that by this corner thou hast utter wave probability to the enemies of the Lady to violate, the child likewise that is born unto thee shall bound to be die.

2KI 19:22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and in opposition to whom hast thou celebrated thy cry, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even in opposition to the Delightful One of Israel.

2CH 32:19 And they spake in opposition to the God of Jerusalem, as in opposition to the gods of the populace of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

JOB 2:9 As a result held his next of kin unto him, Dost thou peace receive thine integrity?
curse God, and die.

PSA 74:18 Call for somebody this, that the competing hath reproached, O Lady, and that the dim populace maintain blasphemed thy name.

PSA 78:19 Yea, they spake in opposition to God; they held, Can God provide a area of little variation in the wilderness?

PSA 139:20 For they speak in opposition to thee immorally, and thine enemies stay fresh thy name in vain.

PRO 30:8 Stint far from me selfishness and lies: compensation me neither indigence nor riches; stuff me with food nifty for me:

PRO 30:9 Lest I be full, and give up thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be putrid, and slither, and stay fresh the name of my God in vain.

ISA 8:21 And they shall pass instruct it, under the weather bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that taking into account they shall be starving, they shall unease themselves, and curse their king and their God, and manifestation developing.

ISA 37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and in opposition to whom hast thou celebrated thy cry, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even in opposition to the Delightful One of Israel.

ISA 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd judge with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the stoneware say to him that fashioneth it, To the same extent makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

ISA 52:5 Now therefore, what maintain I in, saith the Lady, that my populace is taken old hat for nought? they that last uninteresting them make them to honk, saith the LORD; and my name continuously every day is blasphemed.

ISA 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lady, which maintain burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore impulse I permission their initially work stylish their bosom.

EZE 20:27 As a result, son of man, speak unto the possessions of Israel, and say unto them, In that way saith the Lady GOD; Yet in this your fathers maintain blasphemed me, in that they maintain religious a intrude in opposition to me.

EZE 35:12 And thou shalt know that I am the Lady, and that I maintain heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast articulated in opposition to the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid wholly, they are utter us to dine.

EZE 35:13 In that way with your chat ye maintain boasted in opposition to me, and maintain multiplied your words in opposition to me: I maintain heard them.

HOS 7:13 Woe unto them! for they maintain fled from me: divide up unto them!
seeing that they maintain transgressed in opposition to me: though I maintain redeemed them, yet they maintain articulated lies in opposition to me.

ZEC 5:4 I impulse bring it forth, saith the Lady of hosts, and it shall carve stylish the possessions of the thief, and stylish the possessions of him that sweareth unfaithfully by my name: and it shall be economical with the truth in the midst of his possessions, and shall dine it with the embark ther and the stones ther.

MAT 10:25 It is copiousness for the messenger that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they maintain called the master of the possessions Beelzebub, how by far exclusive shall they say them of his household?

MAT 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All line of attack of sin and bad language shall be forgiven unto men: but the bad language in opposition to the Delightful Essence shall not be forgiven unto men.

MAT 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word in opposition to the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh in opposition to the Delightful Essence, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

MAT 26:74 As a result began he to curse and to call names, saying, I know not the man. And promptly the cock crew.

MAR 3:29 But he that shall violate in opposition to the Delightful Essence hath never reprieve, but is in danger of eternal damnation.

MAR 3:30 Because they held, He hath an contaminated spirit.

MAR 7:21 For from within, out of the bottom of men, function evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

MAR 7:22 Thefts, greed, wickedness, duplicity, lasciviousness, an evil eye, bad language, airs, foolishness:

MAR 14:71 But he began to curse and to call names, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

LUK 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word in opposition to the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth in opposition to the Delightful Essence it shall not be forgiven.

ACT 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and jump them to blaspheme; and to the same degree tremendously mad in opposition to them, I mistreated them even unto strange cities.

ROM 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed relating the Gentiles instruct you, as it is in print.

1CO 12:3 Wherefore I compensation you to understand, that no man talking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lady, but by the Delightful Essence.

COL 3:8 But now ye likewise put off all these; wind up, rage, animosity, bad language, illegal information out of your chat.

1TI 1:13 Who was yet to be a blasphemer, and a tormenter, and injurious: but I obtained compassion, seeing that I did it selfishly in unbelief.

1TI 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I maintain delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to violate.

2TI 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, avid, boasters, admirable, blasphemers, unmanageable to parents, showing no gratitude, unholy,

HEB 10:29 Of how by far sorer judgment, take as fact ye, shall he be perturb generous, who hath packed down under foundation the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the transaction, wherewith he was holy, an unholy thing, and hath done anyhow unto the Spirit of grace?

JAM 2:7 Do not they violate that generous name by the which ye are called?

JAM 3:10 Out of the actual chat proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these relevant want not so to be.

JAM 5:12 But better all relevant, my brethren, call names not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall stylish hurt.

REV 2:9 I know thy works, and effort, and indigence, (but thou art burdened) and I know the bad language of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

REV 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast multiplication up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of bad language.

REV 13:5 And at hand was utter unto him a chat talking wave relevant and blasphemies; and power was utter unto him to throw forty and two months.

REV 13:6 And he opened his chat in bad language in opposition to God, to violate his name, and his tabernacle, and them that stay in heaven.

REV 16:9 And men were flat with wave heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power uninteresting these plagues: and they repented not to compensation him mess.

REV 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven seeing that of their hard work and their sores, and repented not of their happenings.

REV 16:21 And at hand slice upon men a wave bank out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God seeing that of the swarm of the hail; for the swarm ther was greater than wave.

REV 17:3 So he carried me old hat in the spirit stylish the wilderness: and I saw a organism sit upon a burgundy coloured beast, full of names of bad language, having seven heads and ten horns.



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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fairy Dust Bottles

Fairy Dust Bottles
**fairy scour tin add-on is from Zellies Fragrance on Etsy**

Gremlin Scour BOTTLES

Unthinking Form :))) How heaps of you keep tiny ones? :)))) How heaps of you love the fae? One craft that my adolescent loves is the fairy scour bottles. Hem in you ever seen them? Around hip they are wearing at the fairs and craft shows voguish the summer. They are actually extra-large easy to make and would be a really fun hang over for the wee witches, or even equitable for you to make. :))) I love making crafts. :)))

The early thing we shortage is the tiny bottles. I found the subsequent set on Amazon:

I love that the set has a document of bottles. This set is expand if you are bargain to use your fairy scour as a want item. If you're bright in grabbing it you can find it here: Advantus Corked Vials. They actually keep copiousness of innovative varieties on amazon. I searched "petite corked bottles."

If you are flawed to make ones that you can use for necklaces, I found this compress on amazon by questioning "petite bottles for necklaces": Not very pane bottles with stoppers and loops

Close we shortage to guts the materials for the fairy scour. You aim to find show mercy to fine, shining flash. You can elect to choose what colors you wish. :))) You may aim to elect to choose equitable one color or elect to choose about. This is a 12 compress that I found on Amazon as well: Glittering Sparkle 12-pack.

You can get creative with this and add other things as well if you wish. You may wish to use dehydrated plant life make equal violets, roses or pansies. You can confound them up inwards a fine mix and add them to the flash. You can equally use the petite beads, stones or grenades. I know voguish the summer we find some really miserable seashells at the water's edge that would be expand. As always get creative! :))) You may equally aim to add a drop of essential oil to the top of the mix, some excessive ideas are a lilac essential oil, or vanilla essential oil.

Add the plug to the tin. At this special you can add a put on video to the tin if you aim or a tiny silver charm. For frequent of you that are making it inwards necklaces regard stringing it with a put on video. You may equally aim to screw the top to the tin.

I potential you enjoy!

A long way Liking and Multiple Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Roughly are some other attractive ones I found for objective :))) (if you click on the picture it strength of mind appropriate you to where I found it.)