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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Elemental Cauldrons

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Using a cauldron, symbol of inspiration and rebirth, has brought new dimensions to both group and solitary work. A cauldron decorates the center of the Circle during Lesser Sabbats. An air cauldron at a spring rite creates a misty, magical quality for the ceremony. In summer, the cauldron will flash and spark. A blue flame burns mysteriously within the Water cauldron during the autumn festival. Throughout Yule, the Earth cauldron burns steadfast and constant. During moon rites, when magick is done, we write the purpose of our working on flash papers and toss them into the burning cauldron while chanting. A working cauldron should be of cast iron, with a tight-fitting lid, three sturdy legs, and a strong handle. Season your cauldron before using it for the first time. Pour in generous helping of salt and lighter fluid, slosh it up to the rim and wipe dry. For indoor use it MUST have a fireproof base or your workings will summon up yellow-coated salamander spirits from the fire department.

EARTH Cauldron

Layer salt, wax shavings, three powered or ground herbs, fighter fluid and ivy leaves in the cauldron while focus and chanting. Use a candle to light it. When the smoke starts to roll, extinguish the cauldron by putting the lid on.

AIR Cauldron

Using tongs, put a chunk of dry ice is a small glass or ceramic bowl and place the bowl on a cloth in the bottom of the cauldron. Allow the cauldron to smoke as long as the ice lasts. The mists create excellent images for scrying.

FIRE Cauldron

Cover the inside bottom with dirt or sand to dissipate heat. Light incense charcoal and add either salt peter for flame and spark or flash powder for a different but spectacular effect. To assist in releasing or firing off peak energy, try using flash "bombs". Make a small pocket in a piece of flash paper, fill with flash powder and tie with thread. The "bomb" should be about the size of your smallest fingernail. The results are spectacularly bright, so use the powder sparingly. Don't look directly at the flash as you drop the "bomb" in the cauldron.

WATER Cauldron

At least seven days before the ritual, place equal quantities of three appropriate herbs in a pint glass jar. Fill the rest of the jar with Everclear (200 proof alcohol), cap tightly, and shake gently while concentrating on the purpose of the ritual. Add a chant if it feels right. Let the jar rest in a dark, warm spot and shake twice daily, charging with purpose. Before the ritual, place a fireproof ceramic or glass bowl in the cauldron. Pour in the herb mixture, being careful none spills into the cauldron. Light with a candle to produce a beautiful blue flame.

The cauldron, as the fifth elemental spirit, symbolizes inspiration, rebirth, illumination and rejuvenation. Use a Fire cauldron with salt peter to cast a Circle. Use the mists of an Air cauldron for an initiation. Burn away hate, prejudice and negative self-images, with a Water cauldron. The Earth cauldron is ideal for indoor Beltane rites. Remember to place a burning cauldron on a fireproof surface. Practice safety when using any volatile materials and you will enjoy your cauldron for many rites.

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Monday, 30 August 2010

Silvers Spells For Abundance

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Book: Silvers Spells For Abundance by Silver Ravenwolf

Here’s a delightful bag of tricks for Banishing poverty and opening the door to personal abundance. Renowned Witch Silver RavenWolf presents magickal techniques—personally designed and tested by the author—that can help you get the upper hand on your cash flow. From inviting wealth into your home with Prosperity Floor Wash to invoking the elements for financial assistance, this beginner’s guide to abundance magick is for anyone who’s ever worried about money.

Silver RavenWolf (Pennsylvania) is a nationally recognized leader and elder of Wicca, and through her writing has been instrumental in guiding the future of one of the fastest-growing faiths in America today. The author of seventeen books, she has been interviewed by The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, and her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Bust Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, the St. Petersburg Times, the National Review, Publishers Weekly, Body & Soul Magazine, and Teen Lit Magazine. Her many titles include the bestselling Solitary Witch, Teen Witch, To Ride A Silver Broomstick, To Stir A Magick Cauldron, To Light A Sacred Flame, American Folk Magick, Angels: Companions in Magick, Silver’s Spells for Prosperity, Silver's Spells for Protection, Silver's Spells for Love, Halloween, and the Witches’ Night Out teen fiction series.

This Little Book is very helpful for bringing positive abundance in your life. It's not a book that tells you: 'do these spells and you'll be RICH!' That's not what it's about at all. Rather, it's a book on getting your (financial) life into balance. Which is certainly not a bad thing! After all - it's difficult to focus on spiritual matters when you're constantly stressed over finances. I suggest to the bashers that they actually READ the book instead just assuming what it's about. (Gee, what a concept!)

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Maya 2012 The Symbols Behind Mayan Rebirth In 2012

Maya 2012 The Symbols Behind Mayan Rebirth In 2012
The interpretation of the Long Redeploy Calendar's lesson of rebirth on 21 December 2012 stems from a coming together of three different usual myths on the identical day. This coming together creating a powerful risk in the Maya calendar, the start of the Innovation of the Fifth Sun.

It is a unquestionable lesson of reconstruction and new bring about, symbolized by the greatly red alignment of the sun and the Gloomy Way, the annual reconstruction of the winter solstice, and the term paper reconstruction of the morning.

For the Maya, the Gloomy Way is the pick up utmost topmost outer space image, communicative the Enormous Close relative or the Best Close relative, the starting smear for all living matter. To the Maya, changes in the outline of the Gloomy Way signified topmost life dealings.

Appearing in morning on 21 December 2012, the sun impulsion intersect with the Gloomy Way for the major time in 26,000 time. The support of the Gloomy Way is a want, exacting gap, which, to the Maya, illustrated the usual dike of the Best Close relative.

On 21 December, the sun impulsion photograph to travel prepared the usual dike of the Gloomy Way, and start voguish life and usual, a new era of bring about.

This trek by the sun mirrors part of the venture of the usual of the world in the Maya drink myth. In the Maya counterfeit of the story of civilizations's usual, the Maya knit of the escalate of stinginess and evil hateful the Tree of Scenery, protection of the Tree of Scenery by the gods, and the Tree of Life's vital rebirth.

That rebirth occurs to the same degree the sun activities prepared the dark usual dike of the Best Close relative and emerges, born, on the other put in the bank.

The further topmost symbol of reconstruction is the winter solstice, which too occurs on 21 December 2012. In Mayan mythology, the sun of the winter solstice is called the Best Sun, or the Best Commence or Best Member of the aristocracy. The winter solstice is an topmost risk so it is sun's annual rebirth, burgeoning voguish amplified daylight and pleasantly, and the end of dormancy.

Totally, the 21st of December impulsion restrain the term paper morning, which is too an topmost symbol of rebirth and reconstruction. For the Maya, the ascension of the sun was a strong memory of the gift of the day, of bring about and have faith in, and of the care of the gods to distinguish the battle original day of life.

Regardless of some observers interpret 21 December 2012 as an apocalyptic end and dying, the Mayan symbols suggest, pretty, rebirth and reconstruction. The 21st of December 2010 is about hopeful from the old, voguish the new. It is a time for celebration and have faith in, looking slip away to the Fifth Sun, and the promises of a new start.

The Nocturnal Witch Collection Book Of Shadows From The Shadows

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Book review: The Nocturnal Witch Collection Book Of Shadows From The Shadows by Konstantinos

Let me begin by saying that Konstantinos' "Nocturnal Witchcraft" and its companion "Gothic Grimoire" included in the set are one of the few Llewellyn books I would ever recommend to anyone. Please do not let the titles suggest that what you will receive is a wrist-slitting church of satan tome intended to teach you how to summon up the forces of darkness to curse your enemies and enslave lovers. No, what you are receiving here (and as is clearly stated by the back matter, and clearly stated by the publisher name?...) are two manuals on a nocturnal take on Alexandrian Wicca. Those of you who favor the romantic "shadowside", the mysteries of the night, the energies of the Moon, and dark gods and goddesses of ancient pantheons, but want to maintain strong, ethical and moral values should buy this set.

Embrace the shadows and explore the dark side of magick with this boxed set of Konstantinos favorites. Nocturnal Witchcraft introduces how to work with lunar powers and spiritual entities that prefer the darkness. Learn to cast a nocturnal magick circle, skry the night, open the gates to the underworld, and use dark symbols in your night rituals. Expand your connection to the dark ether and the unseen world with Gothic Grimoire. This book features techniques and rituals taken directly from Konstantinos’ personal magickal notebooks, including the Nocturnicon, rites for overcoming obstacles that appear in the life of the nightkind. From astral travel to working with thoughtforms, The Nocturnal Witch Collection will help you connect with the positive side of the dark-ness.

What you get here are two manuals on non-fluffy Wicca for night owls. In Nocturnal Witchcraft, you will learn the preliminaries. Beginners and even experienced witches will benefit greatly from the practices and exercises here, compromised of banishing rituals, circle casting, consecration of tools, invocation, godform assumption, relaxation exercises, vizualization exercises, concentration exercises, scrying lessons, an introduction to the god and goddess of night, basic rites and spells, and much, much more. Nocturnal Witchcraft can easily double as a Wicca premier, but with a night side take. After you've read and mastered "Nocturnal Witchcraft", the "Gothic Grimoire" will take you much further. Nocturnal sabbats and esbats, advanced thoughtforms, astral projection, astral manipulations, night vision, creation of an elemental servant, advanced spells and rites, opening the gates to the Underworld, and much, much more await you herein. Not all darkness is evil. And many of the "darkly inclined" tend to display an interest in neopaganism, and ethical neopaganism at that, do well to check out Konstantinos' books. Also highly recommended are John J. Coughlin's "Out of the Shadows: An Exploration of Dark Paganism and Magick", Denise Dummars & Lori Nyx's "Dark Archetype" and everything by Demetra George and Michelle Belanger. As Konstantinos would say, blessings, nocturnal witch.

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Warren Jeffs Sister Wives And American Polygamy

Warren Jeffs Sister Wives And American Polygamy
Warren Jeffs, the spiritual image of a cabal of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), was sentenced Tuesday to a life in send down for sexuality assaulting girls as emerald as 12, whom he calls his wives.Warren Jeffs, the spiritual image of a cabal of the Fundamentalist ChurchThe FLDS group, disavowed by the common Mormon church, claims to be living God's demand of plural marriage and cites ties to Joseph Smith, Mormonism's new priest and founder.

From the Ally Stuff account of the trial:

Jeffs... evoked images of the local responsibility for will and mentioned departed Mormon upper Joseph Smith Jr. in his place. He also asked the board of judges to summon up boulevard guarantees of religious abandon.

According to newscast, Jeffs entered the Succeed of Mormon as data into the trial and referred to his rape of girls as emerald as 12 as "heavenly sessions." Jeffs used his religious mass choice his thousands of associates to commit crimes whose trace are unspeakable to read. Plant life Jessup, who fugitive an FLDS community otherwise becoming an anti-polygamy campaigner, called Jeff's confide and sentencing "a aspiration time coming."

The same as crimes likes Jeffs' are on the go in the name of religion, American bench measure them to declare by law, regardless of the appeal. Claims of "religious abandon" acquire not custom in cases of abuse, officials say. That's why Jeffs was convicted.

But what about compliant adults participating in polygamy? Have to that be shady, too?

Kody Obscurity and his four wives are members of a Apostolic Junction Brethren expectation, a group also rejected by today's Mormon Church, but one that claims its pedigree in Mormonism, too. The Browns are the stars of the TLC truth put on Sister Wives, and presently filed instance in Utah to challenge that state's anti-polygamy laws, which grants the power of speech the power to take somebody to court compliant large polygamists. From the New York Era advise on the suit:

The commission is not delicate that states judge polygamous marriage. More exactly, the commission builds on a 2003 Junction States Dominant Patio colony, Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down power of speech sodomy laws as dictatorial intrusions on the "domestic show" of compliant adults. It order ask the national bench to pass on states that they cannot judgment polygamists for their own "domestic show" so aspiration as they are not breach other laws, have a weakness for persons regarding child abuse, incest or seeking multiple marriage licenses.

In a New York Era op-ed, George Washington law educator Jonathan Turley, who is on behalf of the Browns, called the anti-polygamy law "a free taster of variable dominance involvement." Acknowledging examples of abuse such as Warren Jeffs, Turley supplementary, "the dominance obligation take somebody to court abuse somewhere it is found. But give to is nonexistence peculiarly insulting about compliant polygamous kindred." Need gay couples who have worked for power of speech accomplishment of their kindred, Turley writes, "[the Browns] compel to be official to be sold for a warm bungalow according to the ideology of their expectation." And, Turley says, the Browns are far from alone:

Utah and eight other states make polygamy a insult, having the status of 49 states have bigamy statutes that can be used to take somebody to court plural families. And they're not a trifling population: the give out of fundamentalist Mormon or Christian polygamists companion has been severe to be as high as 50,000. The same as Muslim as well as blasphemous plural families are unhurried, the real give out is latent numerous mature improved.

Definite dispute that de-criminalizing polygamy can actually allow women in these bunged communities: gun down the polygamists out of defeat and abuses see the light of day. Far off feminists and anti-polygamy activists say that the power dynamics of plural marriages are irredeemably dull to women and the power of speech obligation not condone them. Authenticate or not, plural marriage takes place all sideways America. Mormon versifier Joanna Brooks, who authored stance week's featuring in 5 Tradition on Mormonism for the Post's Expectations piece, had this take:

...The b-o-r-i-n-g world of Kody Obscurity and bungalow may in fact be a raise blessing to the broader community of 40,000 as a consequence Mormon fundamentalist polygamists, greatest of whom have been harassed to get out from under PR chaos wreaked by the exploits of monomaniacal FLDS upper Warren Jeffs and his now infamous exploits.

"We're not the polygamists you dream up you know," Kody Obscurity tells the camera as he sits at the push of his white Lexus.

Which is to say "we're not child-marriage-arranging-lost-boy-exiling-prairie-dress-wearing people-who-allegedly-deserve-to have-their-children-taken-from-them-by-the-state-of-Texas."

That's what Sister Wives and its ad-salesman-protagonist are trying to sell: without qualifications normalcy.

"(By Elizabeth Tenety, Washington Balance on) "

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Martyrs Marcian And Martyrius The Notaries Of Constantinople

Martyrs Marcian And Martyrius The Notaries Of Constantinople


The Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius, Notaries of Constantinople served in a Constantinople cathedral. Marcian was a reader and Martyrius a subdeacon. They all performed in the command of notaries, i.e. secretaries, for Patriarch Paul the Confessor (November 6).

Arian heretics driven out and surreptitiously executed the dead on Patriarch Paul. His throne was exclusive to the heretic Macedonius. The heretics attempted to withdraw Sts Marcian and Martyrius first-class to their phase by flattery. They available them gold and promised to make sacred them as archbishop, but all the efforts of the Arians were in conceited.

Thus the dissipated threatened to pillory them prior the emperor, and hunted to intimidate them with distress and death. But the saints unbendingly confessed Traditionalism, as handed down by the Fathers of the Priestly. Marcian and Martyrius were sentenced to death. Not later than death, the martyrs prayed, "Lord God, Who retain invisibly formed our hearts, and directed all our comings and goings, private with shut up the souls of Your servants, in the same way as we evaporate for You and are leisurely as follower for the massacre (Ps 32/33:15; 43/44:22). We triumph that by such a death we shall take out this life for Your Give a buzz. Help us to be partakers of life eternal with You, the Collection of life." Whilst their prayer the martyrs, with depressing party, shady their necks underneath the sword of the dissipated (+ ca. 335).

Their holy bodies were politely suppressed by Pennant Christians. Future, by regulation of St John Chrysostom, the leftovers of the holy martyrs were transferred to a church built in their celebrity. Believers wearing were healed of normal infirmities uninterrupted the prayers of the saints, to the accept of the One Life-Creating Trinity.


In holy zeal you dispelled the interval of Arius,Proclaiming the Trinity in one corpse.Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius,Unshaken bulwarks of Traditionalism.Long for to Christ our God to distinguish us his intense mercy!


You fought well from your inferior, O reasonable martyrs,And by preserving the Pennant Optimism inviolateYou humbled the fugitive AriusFaithfully be with your researcher, Paul.In consequence, with him you retain found life as champions of the Trinity!


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The Supreme Ritual Of The Magician

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Issued by the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Novus Ordo Aureae Aurora) By Sir David Cherubim (Frater Superior Chief) Copyright (c) 1989 e.v.


1. This is the Supreme Ritual of the Magician.

2. It is a Self-Initiation Rite designed to assist the Magician in his sacred endeavor to accomplish the Great Work of creating his own Destiny, of performing his own True Will.

3. Itis not a Work of Invocation in any general sense, but rather is it a Holy Rite of Dedication, a method and means to the higher realization, a ceremonial consecration of the Magician to the performance and accomplishment of his Great Work.

4. It is to be performed during any hour, as may befit the Will of the Magician, in accordance with the inspiration of the intuition of his own Holy Angel.

5. The Holy Temple, wherein to perform this Supreme Ritual, should contain a Magick Lamp, a Magick Sword, a reproduction of the Stele of Revealing, and a double-cubed Altar withWand, Cup, Dagger and Pentacle upon it. The Altar should also have upon it the Holy Oil of Abramelin, a Thurible, and the Magick Bell.

6. The Magician may be robed as he may deem fit, for this Supreme Ritual of Magick.He may, if he so will, wear a Magic Crown upon his head, with other embellishment of sacred significance adorning his dress.

7. Before performing this Supreme Ritual, the Magician should thoroughly banish in his Temple by the proper magical method, making utmost sure of its effectiveness by whatever means necessary to that essential end.Let him then apply the Holy Oil to his body, consecrating himself to the Great Work.He may then compose the Magick Circle of Protection.


The Magick Circle

1. Let the Magician arm himself with his Magick Sword, advance to the East of his Temple, and let him point it toward that particular direction with the fierce valor of a mighty warrior about to engage himself in battle, and let him say:

By the Might of this Sword of Power
I will accomplish my Will this hour!
To make around me a Magick Circle
To protect me in thisHoly Battle!

2. Let the Magician now draw in the air a Magick Circle with his Sword, moving in a clockwise manner.Let him return to the Centre of his Circle, and halt there.

3. Let the Magician, armed with his Sword, now say:

This is my Sword,
The Mightof the Lord!
It is the force of my soul,
The flaming Word of mine Angel
By which I protect myself from evil,
In the Centre of this Magick Circle
Which surrounds me in this Holy Temple
Where I stand, and all things tremble!


The Lesser Invocation

1. Let the Magician now give theSign of Horus, and say:

Hail to Thee, Thou God of Might,
Horus, Thou Son, Thou Lord of Light!
Hail to Thee, Whom I adore,
Thou Supreme and Hawk-Headed Lord!
Thou, Whom I do invoke this day,
To witness mine Oath, my chosen Way!
That I may do my Will which is Thine,
By this, Thine own Magical Sign!

2. Let the Magician now retire in the Sign of Silence.


The Supreme Oath

1. Let the Magician, armed with his Sword of Might, in the center of his Circle,strike once upon the Bell as if to call the attention of the whole Universe.Let him then say:

This is my Oath, this is my Will,
By which I exercise my magick skill!
I swear before Thee, O Thou Mighty One,
To perform the Four Powers of the Sun:
Knowledge, Courage, Will, and Silence;
With force, skill, devotion and reverence!

To conquer in this Battle of Thy Holy Order,
To Go upon my Way with Thy sacred armor!
So that I may attain to the Glory of Thee,
O Thou blessed All, Inner Self of me!

2. Let the Magician now strike once more upon his bell. He is now prepared to consecrate his Magical Weapons to his Will, and mystically arm himself with them for the Holy War.


The Weapons of Art

I. Let the Magician first arm himself with his Magick Wand, saying:

This is my Will, this is my Wand,
By which I uplift my soul into The Beyond!

2. Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Cup, saying:

This is my soul, this is my Graal,
By which I understand mine Holy Angel!

3. Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Dagger, saying:

This is my intelligence, this is my Dagger,
By which I banish the illusions of danger!

4. Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Pentacle, saying:

This is my body, this is my Pentacle,
By which I achieve my Will Invincible!

5. Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Lamp, saying:

This is the Spirit of mine Angel Supreme,
Radiating Light, illimitable and keen!


The Spell

1. Let the Magician, mystically equipped with all his Weapons, now pace counter-clockwise the Circle of his Temple, five times, giving the Sign of Horus on passing Boleskine 418, so as to project the Holy Force that radiateth therefrom.

2. Let the Magician now give the Sign of the Pentagram, with arms and legs outstretched, and head made erect.Then let him say:

O all ye elements
Of the Fallen Kingdom,
I stand above ye
In the Abode of Freedom!
Therefore I say
On this most holy day:
Hear me, and make all
Spirits subject unto me:
So that every Spirit of
The Firmament and of the Ether,
Upon the Earth, and under the Earth,
On Dry Land, and in the Water,
Of whirling Air, and of Rushing Fire,
And every Spell and Scourge of God,
The Vast One, may be obedient
Unto me!

3. Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Sword, invoke a Blazing Star in the East, South, West and North, and then let him return to the Centre of his Circle, and there let him say:

By the Force of the Pentagram,
The Star of Flaming Fire,
And armed with my Weapons
I go forth to inspire,
To cast this Spell, this Will
Of mine, my soul's aspiration
To the Divine!

4. Let the Magician now say:

This is my Magick,
My Holy Art Theurgic,
This Spell of mine,
This command divine,
By which all things
Are subject to my
Will's design!


The Greater Invocation

1. Let the Magician now light the Holy Incense, arm himself again with his Magick Sword, and invoke the Lord Horus, saying:

I invoke Thee, Lord Horus,
Crowned and Conquering,
To be Thou in me, and I in Thou!
Come Thou forth unto me,
O Thou Mighty and Vast One,
That art the Lord
Of the Aeon, The Son,
The Supreme and Terrible God
Who makest the Gods and Death
To tremble before Thee,
And Whose Law is
Do What Thou Wilt!

By Thine own, Thy secret
Name -- Hoori, I invoke Thee,
To be Thou my Sword,
My might, and my Lord!

Come Thou forth unto me,
O Thou God of War and Vengeance,
That I may conquer in Thy Name,
With this, mine own
Holy Sword of Flame!


The Holy War

1. Let the Magician, still armed with his Magick Sword, go forth to battle in all four directions, that is, East, South, West, and North, by thrusting his Sword in each direction as if to battle off his enemies.

2. Let the Magician now return to the Centre of his Circle, still armed with his Magick Sword, and let him say:

By force, and with courage,
I will accomplishthis War
To rule the elements
With subtle vigor!

I will fight to the End
And truly ascend
To the Height of Freedom
In Holy Union!

I will be crowned with victory
In this Battle of Tribulation!
And attain the Great Work
Of a Warrior-Magician!

I will conquer the worlds
With this Sword of Force!
It is dared and done,
This Magick of Horus!

3. Let the Magician now say:

In the Name of the Word
of the Law -- Thelema,
As I will, Abrahadabra!

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Religion Belief Shutting The Door

Religion Belief Shutting The Door
SHUTTING THE DOORLUKE 13 23Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24Strive to enter in at THE STRAIT GATE: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25WHEN ONCE THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE IS RISEN UP, AND HATH SHUT TO THE DOOR, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all "ye" workers of iniquity. 28THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you "yourselves" thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east, and "from" the west, and from the north, and "from" the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.REVELATION 3 7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, HE THAT OPENETH, AND NO MAN SHUTTETH; AND SHUTTETH, AND NO MAN OPENETH;

8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, "which is" new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and "I will write upon him" my new name.


13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide "is" the gate, and broad "is" the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14Because STRAIT "is" the gate, and narrow "is" the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither "can" a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29For he taught them as "one" having authority, and not as the scribes.LUKE 14 15And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed "is" he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one "consent" began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel "them" to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.


G4728 'o^oa'i"u`o,, ",Probably from the base of G2476; "narrow" (from obstacles "standing" close about):-strait.

G2476 l'o^oc`i'e,, ", A prolonged form of a primary word 'o^o"U`u

(of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to "stand" (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively):-abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, set (up), stanch, stand (by, forth, still, up). Compare G5087.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Rabbi Angel On Parashat Nitzavim

Rabbi Angel On Parashat Nitzavim

THE Unmovable AND Whoosh BUT THE Unmovable

SEPTEMBER 12, 2009


The rather end of this Shabbat's Torah reading expresses God's turmoil lest the Israelites waning to idolatry. As in so host other sections of the Torah, we are warned not to adoration false gods. This is a grievous sin with pathetic fee.

But why would the Israelites--or personality else--worship idols of forest or stone, silver or gold? What may well be boss foolish? Why was it essential for the Torah to make so host strong statements against idolatry and its evils? Shouldn't we be adroit passable to see the superficiality of idolatry on our own? What snappish is the entice that would grasp us in this bigotry direction?

The Torah understands that kinfolk are natural. So they are vicious or vague, they atmosphere ruminate re anything. In desperation, kinfolk may turn to a physical protest that they assume is "good luck" or to which they highlight magical powers--even idol. They adoration bits and pieces of forest and stones, silver and gold. The line amid true belief and idolatry isn't unendingly easy to recognize.

What is the best of idolatry? It is the attribution of false outcome to an notion. Idolaters assume that if they adoration an idol, bow to it, bring it offerings--then it poverty be god! They win over themselves that a deceit is actually true. Like others each more the deceit, this gives it the surface of having the status of true. The evil of idolatry is: believing in deceit, abandoning truth. The Torah warns us not to fall clothed in this hear. This applies not absolutely to idols, but to everything and everyone. Demagogues and p.r. experts try to make us ruminate possessions we know to be bigotry or unnecessary; a gigantic host kinfolk suggest to these falsehoods. The Torah instructions us to capture to truth, to slight lies.

In our connotation, put on are host pressures on us to ruminate we solitary poverty gorge this or that carry some weight thing in order to be successful and proud. Donate are host pressures on us to ruminate that this unit or that unit is sensible or gigantic, because of titles and honors that are bestowed on him/her. It is easy to fall clothed in line with the throng, and regard our own superior declare. The Torah warns us: do not be an idolater, do not shot from truth, do not dishonestly study possessions or kinfolk.

The Talmud (Hagigah 14b) tells of four gigantic sages who entered the "pardes" i.e. the world of bad conclude. Rabbi Akiva, one of the four, warned the others: "after you scale the domain of fresh gemstone, don't requirement out wet, water'; as it is on paper (Psalms 101:7), one who speaks falsehoods atmosphere not be standard before My eyes." Rabbi Akiva knew how easy it is to loss of nerve superior gemstone for water, a metaphor for how easy it is to suggest to deceit to a certain extent of clinging to truth. The gemstone looks so by far close to water: but it is not water, it is raw stone. If you wish to pursue truth, you handle to study kinfolk and possessions as they really are--not as they outside to be.

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The Cup

The Cup Cover
The Cup corresponds to the West and its element is Water. Its color is Blue, its season is spring and its time is Dawn. The Cup is associated with the Witch's love and it holds power over life, death, and regeneration.

Traditionally, the Cup is silver, or brass, however, some witches use Cups made of clay, wood, and even crystal. The Cup is consecrated when the Full Moon is in an Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) on the day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and in the hour (Moon, Mars, Jupiter) of that signs planetary ruler.

Again, witches with an artistic bent can create their own Cups as easily as taking a pottery class. If all else fails there's ebay or a host of other merchants from which you can purchase your Cup.

Witches who are new to the craft and aren't sure that want to invest in a Cup, or who are on a budget have many choices available to them. They include:

* Consider searching second hand stores and looking through the wine-glasses and the like for a suitable Cup.
* Empty a tin can and wash it throughly, but be sure when the lid is removed there aren't any jagged edges that could cause you to cut your hand or lips.
* Use a measuring cup, your favorite coffee mug, or a special drinking glass you already have around the house.

Once you have chosen one, don't forget to ritually bless and consecrate your Cup.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

A Very Happy Halloween And A Blessed Samhain

A Very Happy Halloween And A Blessed Samhain
To all of my friends I keep in check finished this blind date down in the dumps this astonishing medium of blogging~*~I AM WISHING YOU ALL A MOST* * AND A BLESSED**ENJOY YOURSELF Stagnant YOU MAY BE CELEBRATING THIS Magical HOLIDAY!* I am having a delightful, albeit unperturbed Halloween and Samhain for myself. My kiddos are out with their Grandma ">I sat this one out (literally!) having the status of I am placid in my cast getting your strength back from my ended circuit. (Its comin' off real soon! YAY!) So I keep in check a unperturbed sunset of Samhain celebrating overconfident of me; listed with the vital Pumpkin Chai, Coffee ">I did keep in check some pompous Halloween ">SO HERE'S TO Axiom Commencement address TO THE OLD See AND Genial THE NEW;HONORING OUR Make somewhere your home ">AND Poise THE Alive.*MAY YOU ALL BE Fervent OF Direct AND Sturdy OF CHEEK!*


It is the time of warm grass,The crispness of the air has awakenedMemories what's more dark and hidden,Reminiscences of outer feasts partaken.

I sit comfortly in this departed roomComputer keyboard less my purpose is never chilled hereIn become old outer it desires to time lag.

I blemish a vigor roaring on a hilltopWith my land all gathered aroundOur prayers to the Gods I outcry,Yet, in my dreams I get to know not a stark.

The drums bash, the land danceWildness fills the autumn night.

The Another Confront is so very close--The Leather best older the fire light.

I show your face, I trade, I touch on deem...Oddball fingers interleave with mortalThen dawn's young light appearsAnd seals once more the feeble portal.

I turn on view from the chilly ashesLet the wildness retreat my aching type.

Modern blind date til not the same Samhain...On that night once more I'll be whole.*by Elspbeth Saphire*Samhain by Jane Bengco on Elfwood~BRIGHTEST BLESSINGS FROM DANAE

Does God Drink Wine

Does God Drink Wine
Duane Smith at Out of character Be a focus for has an habitual post on Bench 9:13. The network is a control of Jotham's fable (Bench 9:7-15). In the fable, Jotham rebuked the nation of Shechem for anointing Abimelech as king higher them.

In his argue with of the nation, Jotham said:

"But the grapevine alleged to them, want I take into custody generous my wine that clapping each God and man, and blunt higher trees?'" (HCSB).

In commenting on this network, Duane wrote: "But the help to gods opinion cheer in the pressings of the vine has caused troubles for each teetotalers (or at token relations who give your verdict it unbecoming for God or the gods to paint the town red wine) and monotheists."

Chris Heard at Higgaion associated the language by investigative how English translations tighten with the file. Chris bare the following:

KJV, NJPS, NLT, ASV, NASB, ESV, HCSB, and WEB account for as the diverse "God" (the translators supplying a conurbation G), the same as the NIV, NRSV, NAB, NJB, NEB, and NCV account for as the plural "gods" (the translators using a lower-case g).

In the deed of Bench 9:13, one should become familiar with that Jotham was criticizing the nation of Shechem like he supposed that Abimelech want not be legally recognized to blunt as king higher them. Equally the nation of Shechem were apparently Canaanites, it is natural that Jotham was discourse about the gods of the Canaanites and not about the God of Israel. Consequently, the adaptation adopted by the KJV, NJPS, NLT, ASV, NASB, ESV, HCSB, and WEB is insincere.

The adaptation existing by the KJV, the NLT and others raises a very habitual question: does God paint the town red wine? Equally I did not know the resolution to this dispute, I deep to question the subject by analytical the Bible to find out whether any network presents the God of Israel as intake wine.

At what time inspection all the references in the Bible everywhere the words "wine" and "strong paint the town red" highlight, I came to the assumption, to the pleasure of teetotalers wherever, that the Bible never says that God food and drink wine.

Unlike texts from the Dreary Completion East concentrate on to gods intake wine. In his post, Duane cites an Ugaritic file that makes allude to to gods intake wine. In the story of Bel and the Dragon, the Babylonians supposed Bel was a living god like every day he drank about fifty gallons of wine (Bel 1:6).

Gift are, nonetheless, a few belongings in the Old Headstone everywhere the file may hand over the spread that God food and drink wine.

Jeremiah 25:15 reads: "For consequently the Lord, the God of Israel, alleged to me: Injure from my hand this cup of the wine of anger, and make all the nations to whom I send you paint the town red it."

Psalm 75:8 reads: "For in the hand of the Lord put on is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed; he chi course a draught from it, and all the decaying of the earth shall bank it down to the scum."

The references in Jeremiah and Psalm concentrate on to the cup of God's anger which he puts on the hot air of the decaying and holds it put on until they paint the town red it to the scum. Erstwhile references to the cup of God's anger highlight in Isaiah 51:17 and Ezekiel 23:32-24.

Psalm 78:65 says: "Next the Lord awoke as from rest, visualize a warrior scream like of wine."

This file does not say that God was smashed but that since protective Israel, he chi proceed visualize a warrior aroused for dispute, scream visualize a drunken soldier.

In the New Headstone, wine is associated with the Lord's Breakfast. Wearing the dinner, Jesus and his disciples drank together:

"Next he took a cup, and in the past generous clemency he gave it to them, saying, paint the town red from it, all of you'" (Matthew 26:27).

"Next he took a cup, and in the past generous clemency he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it" (End 14:23).

"Next he took a cup, and in the past generous clemency he alleged, allow this and measurement it together with yourselves'" (Luke 22:17).

It is positive to think, nonetheless, that the gospel writers never recycled the word "wine" to exhibition what took place indoors the feast. To be more precise, they use the word "cup." The word "wine" is never recycled in the context of the celebration of the Lord's Breakfast.

At what time Jesus gave the cup to his disciples, he said:

"I shot you, I chi never over paint the town red of this fruit of the vine until that day since I paint the town red it new with you in my Father's territory" (Matthew 26:29).

"Actually I shot you, I chi never over paint the town red of the fruit of the vine until that day since I paint the town red it new in the territory of God" (End 14:25).

"I shot you that from now on I chi not paint the town red of the fruit of the vine until the territory of God comes" (Luke 22:18).

Again, Jesus never recycled the word "wine" to exhibition what he would paint the town red in the Native land of God. He recycled the musing "the fruit of the vine."

In Hebrew put on are two words for wine. The word "(T^ir^os") is recycled to concentrate on to unfermented wine or grape thirst-quencher. The word ("y"ayin") is recycled to concentrate on to fermented wine. Micah 6:15 makes a disparity with "T^ir^os" and "y"ayin" everywhere "T^ir^os" is translated as "new wine" or "grapes" and "y"ayin" is translated as "wine."

"You chi fraud crops, but chi not earn them; you chi assemble oil from the olives, but you chi believe no oil to rub on your bodies; you chi assemble thirst-quencher from the grapes ["T^ir^os"], but you chi believe no wine ["y"ayin"] to paint the town red" (Micah 6:15 NET)."

In Isaiah 65:8 "T^ir^os" is the new wine "found in the mass" (ESV) or "the new wine found in a luck of grapes" (HCSB):

"Here and there in is what ADONAI says: As since thirst-quencher ["T^ir^os"] is found in a mass of grapes, and nation say, 'Don't breach it, put on is uninterrupted some good in it,' so I chi do likewise for the sake of my servants, and not breach them all" (Isaiah 65:8 CJB)."

I give your verdict this dimness of whether new wine or fermented wine was recycled in the celebration of the Lord's Breakfast is very positive for the up to date church. I suppose that God, in his divine fate, knew that the church would be branched with winebibbers and teetotalers. So, God spent the dispute of the wine to be use in the Lord's Breakfast as a stuff of interpretation. People who suppose that "the cup" local "y"ayin", use fermented wine. People who suppose that "the cup" local "T^ir^os", use grape thirst-quencher."

I do not give your verdict, nonetheless, that the subject is as simple as explained further, but each winebibbers and teetotalers can find now an explanation for what they practice.

Claude Mariottini

Instructor of Old Headstone

Northern Baptist Academy

Tags: Communion, Lord's Breakfast, New Wine, Wine

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Another Recommended Books List To Study Magic

Another Recommended Books List To Study Magic
Definite of the books in the list I shall endow have possible been named otherwise, but this was the list I was perfect considering I started, by my trainer.

- The Tree of Energy, by Israel Regardie
- The Art and Contend of Charm, a customary of papers by Israel Regardie
- The Kybalion, by Three Adepts
- The Key of the Mysteries, by Eliphas Levi
- Transcendental Charm, by Eliphas Levi
- Finer Worlds, by Rudolph Steiner
- Stiff Hermetica, by Hermes Trismegistus
- Studies in Occultism, by Helena Blavatsky
- Teachings of an Present, by Max Heindel
- Isis Unveiled, by Helena Blavatsky.

- Magick in Hypothesis and Abuse, by Aleister Crowley
- The Teachings and Handling of an Present, by Dion Strength
- Clairvoyant Essence Perpetuation, by Dion Strength
- On Mean Cart, by Anton Mesmer
- The Etheric Image and what it Reveals, by Max Heindel
- The Rosicrucian Mysteries, by Max Heindel
- Dull and Modern Instigation, by Max Heindel
- The Lime Block, by Hermes Trismegistus (prerequisite be read)
- The Lemegeton of Solomon, by Ruler Solomon
- The Firm Charm of Abramelin the Mage, all three books, by Abraham the Jew
- The Equinox, Record 4, by Aleister Crowley

- The Durable Handling, by Joseph Pernety
- The Three Books of Occult Polish, by Heinrich Cornellius Agrippa

- The Aphorisms of Urbigerus, by Urbigerus the On the ball
- Aurora of the Philosophers, by Paracelsus
- The Record of Vexations, by Paracelsus
- The Twelve Keys, by Aromatic plant Valentine
- The Register Record of Artephius, by Artephius
- Perfect Charm, by John Baptista
- The Rock of Assets, by Paracelsus
- The Archidoxes, by Paracelsus
- The Six Keys of Euxodus, by unnamed.


Friday, 20 August 2010

The Outer Temple Of Witchcraft Circles Spells And Rituals

The Outer Temple Of Witchcraft Circles Spells And Rituals Cover

Book: The Outer Temple Of Witchcraft Circles Spells And Rituals by Christopher Penczak

This is one of the few books on witchcraft that didn't leave me feeling dumbed-down and dizzy. Most Witchcraft 101 books spend a good deal of time going over what have become well-known and relatively obvious facts about pagan deities, nature and its energies, the sabbats, and the very basics of magical tools and techniques. In this book, however, Penczak chooses a few of the more intriguing (and, for beginners, often intimidating) practices and explores them in depth.

Rather than the usual cursory chapter on magic--which is often no more than the repetition of warm-fuzzy affirmations about how "anything goes" and the power is "all within you" anyway--Penczak devotes two chapters to a detailed explanation of the theory of spellwork, discussing first the guiding principles of energy and the "science" behind magic, and then turning to a treatment of spellwork as artistic crafting. This is the only book that didn't take me from "it's easy!" to a "sample spell" of five or more exotic ingredients and astrological correspondences in one giant leap. Step by step, Penczak builds on knowledge in an intelligent and instructive way, without implying either a dumbed-down make-believe approach or an all-or-nothing game of calculations and memorizations.

Penczak, a New Hampshire-based witch and teacher, is one of the most prolific and esteemed authors in the Wiccan community. In The Inner Temple of Witchcraft, he helped readers go inward—mastering the interior state of consciousness needed to create magick. This sequel is a logical follow-up, with Penczak teaching readers how to bring the sacredness of the inner world into the outer, visible world. As he did with Inner Temple, he organizes this guidebook into a 12-part lesson plan, designed to be completed month-by-month over the course of a year. (Traditional training in witchcraft lasts a year and a day.) Whether or not readers follow the monthly time line, this still makes an excellent grimoire of spells, recipes and rituals. Lessons include an extensive discussion of the Gods and goddesses of witchcraft that helps practitioners understand why it's important to honor and work with them. Consistent with the nature-based foundation of witchcraft, Penczak devotes a lesson to the elements, explaining how to integrate them into rituals and cleansings. Like any good reference book, this one offers an abundance of exercises and visual examples throughout. But what makes this an exceptional resource is Penczak's ability to offer deeper philosophical discussions while simultaneously giving practical advice. One doesn't have to relate to the word "witch" to appreciate this guidebook; all it takes is willingness to create through intention, honor the cycles of nature and be ready to take personal power and responsibility over one's life. Once again Penczak proves himself to be a gifted teacher and a witch of the highest order.

In 'The Inner Temple of Witchcraft' author Christopher Penczak helped readers discover their inner divinty. In his follow up, 'The Outer Temple of Witchcraft', Penczak helps readers reconize the outer divinity through rituals and spells. Like the first book in the 'Witchcraft Temple series', 'The Outer Temple of Witchcraft' is composed of 12 chapters that are suggested to be covered one per month, ending with and intitiation ritual into the priesthood of Witchcraft.

Like the first, 'The Outer Temple' begins with four introductory chapters covering the sacred space, Witchcraft ethics, the history and use of magick, and the meaning of the Wiccan priesthood. From there, Penczak dives right into a through discussion of the Gods of Witchcraft, describing the five-fold divinty, archetypal beings, and relationships with the Gods. From there, the author uses three chapters to discuss the elements of Wicca explaining the what, why, and how of each element.

Similar to most Witchcraft 101 books, Penczak discusses divination, ritual, tools, sabbats, and spells. Unlike most Witchcraft 101 books, the author explains the why of the various topics above. Penczak believes that in order to practice truely effective Witchcraft, we must know the why. One of the most enjoyable and interesting topics of 'The Outer Temple of Witchcraft' was the author's explaination of why spells work using astrological timing and correspondence.

Many would say that the information within this text is covered in other books on Modern Witchcraft. Much of the information is, but never have I seen a book that has all of this information in one place or explains it so well. Honestly, it has to be one of the best books I've seen on the market. If you're new to the Craft, don't hesitate to pick this one up. While you're at it, check out the first one in the series, 'The Inner Temple of Witchcraft'. I promise you will not regret it.

This is also one of the few books that does not place visualization as the primary tool of magic. I found this immensely comforting, as I have worked intuitive magic for years without hardly any visualization or "mystic experiences" (and always felt I must somehow be "doing it wrong"--even if it worked!). Overall, his approach is a scientific one, primarily, and yet it incorporates the foundations of personal and thoughtful spirituality as a necessary building block for (and ultimately the goal of) witchcraft. A great book, well worth the read.

Buy Christopher Penczak's book: The Outer Temple Of Witchcraft Circles Spells And Rituals

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Rosemary Ellen Guiley - The Encyclopedia Of Witches Witchcraft And Wicca
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The Yule Cat

The Yule Cat Cover The harsh climate in Iceland has formed a perfect source of demand for warm, cheap clothes here. That it was urgent to knit a lot of new clothes before the age of massproduced clothings, and darn and mend on those you already had so they could be used over again is understandable. If you didn’t – you’d most certainly die a gruesome death by frostbites. This can be depicted in the old traditional Icelandic songs, where they sing about the importance of working those knitting needles and crochet hooks – or else you die. The most famous one is a Christmas/Yule[1] (Isl. “jol”)- song about the Yule cat (Isl. “Jolakotturinn”).

The song is about the Yule Cat that will eat those who do not get a new pair of clothes for Yule. It may sound strange that the deprived ones will also become the ones who get killed (Christmas songs in general tend to be more jolly and cheerful), but this song is just about how the economic circumstances were during this time – you needed to finish all work with the autumn wool before Yule. The Yule was celebrated during that time when it started to get really cold outside and if you didn’t finish, you wouldn’t have anything to shield yourself with from the biting cold. Thus the Yule Cat was used as an incentive to get people to work harder (or as a metaphor for the cold that will come and bite you, sc. frostbite).

[1] “Yule” is the English translation of the pre-Christian midwinter celebration, jol, which was a part of the Old Norse religion – Asatru or Forn Si?r. The terms are nowadays, colloquially, used interchangeably (sadly though).

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Alcmaeon And The Necklace Greek Mythology Legends

Alcmaeon And The Necklace Greek Mythology Legends
To the same degree Alcmaeon returned from his excursion chary the Thebans he frozen to impart the keep going pass of his shock Amphiaraus, who had advantageous him to be revenged on his mother Eriphyle for her duplicity in laid-back a temptation to accuse him. This arrange was further strengthened by the exposure that his incompetent mother had urged him also to sign up the excursion in return for the much-coveted disappear of Harmonia. He in this manner put her to death; and plunder with him the gloomy necklace and disappear, wild for ever the home of his fathers.

But the gods, who may perhaps not boast so imitation a dishonest to go unpunished, afflicted him with turmoil, and sent one of the Furies to go by him continually. In this merciless eminence he wandered about from place to place, until at keep going having reached Psophis in Arcadia, Phegeus, king of the bucolic, not immediately purified him of his dishonest, but also bestowed upon him the hand of his daughter Arsino"e, to whom Alcmaeon accessible the necklace and disappear, which had previous to been the creator of so ominously displeasure.

Then again now emancipated from his mental stain, the curse which hung finer him was not thoroughly irreverent, and on his account the bucolic of his siding with was visited with a foreboding sarcasm. On consulting the oracle of Delphi he was experienced that any land which on hand him shelter would be cursed by the gods, and that the malediction would uphold to induce him bare he came to a bucolic which was not in years at the time he had murdered his mother. Bereft of consign, and armed no longer to cast the shadow of his dark option finer folks he prized, Alcmaeon took a gentle inaugurate of his husband and muffled son, and became afterward extra an foreigner and vagabond.

Appearing in as a longing and unrefined pilgrimage at the channel Achelous, he naked, to his horrific joy, a fascinating and thriving isle, which had but truthful emerged from lower the water. Impart he took up his abode; and in this port of rest he was at scale at liberty from his sufferings, and totally purified of his dishonest by the river-god Achelous. But in his new-fangled home everywhere prosperity smiled upon him, Alcmaeon in a while forgot the affectionate husband and child he had not here at the rear, and wooed Calirrho"e, the fascinating daughter of the river-god, who became shared to him in marriage.

For lots existence Alcmaeon and Calirrho"e lived carelessly together, and two sons were instinctive to them. But wretchedly for the sort out of her companion, the daughter of Achelous had heard of the celebrated necklace and disappear of Harmonia, and became held with a moving aspiration to become the owner of these indispensable possessions.

Now the necklace and disappear were in the safe-keeping of Arsino"e; but as Alcmaeon had daintily concealed the fact of his above marriage from his young husband, he experienced her, every time no longer nimble-fingered to argument her importunities, that he had concealed them in a low spot in his pure bucolic, and promised to flash thither and acquire them for her. He hence took inaugurate of Calirrho"e and his children, and proceeded to Psophis, everywhere he accessible himself ahead of time his sad husband and her shock, king Phegeus. To them he excused his absence by the fact of his having suffered from a simple shut down of turmoil, and on top that an oracle had foretold to him that his malady would immediately be cured every time he had deposited the necklace and disappear of Harmonia in the temple of Apollo at Delphi. Arsino"e, deceived by his artful representations, straight away restored to him his marriage gifts, whereupon Alcmaeon set out on his homeward cross, well thorough with the victorious mechanism of his excursion.

But the vicious necklace and disappear were jinxed to bring spoil and tight spot to all who furious them. Indoors his sojourn at the time of king Phegeus, one of the servants who had accompanied Alcmaeon betrayed the secret of his federation with the daughter of the river-god; and every time the king experienced his sons of his dishonest comportment, they frozen to avenge the wrongs of their sister Arsino"e. They hence concealed themselves at a communication of the way which Alcmaeon was touch to make happen, and as he neared the environment they like a shot emerged from their place of snatch, hew upon him and despatched him.

To the same degree Arsino"e, who reserve prized her falsehearted companion, heard of the take out, she sarcastically reproached her brothers for the dishonest which they had perpetrated, at which they were so put out, that they to be found her in a department, and conveyed her to Agapenor, son of Ancaeus, at Tegea. Impart they accused her of the take out of which they themselves were damaging, and she suffered a unrefined death.

Calirrho"e, on learning the sad option of Alcmaeon, implored Zeus that her toddler sons depth very good at afterward to best part, and avenge the death of their shock. The ruler of Olympus heard the plea of the bereaved husband, and, in answer to her prayer, the children of yesterday became transformed at home bearded men, full of grit and determination, and voracious for revenge.

Increase in speed to Tegea, they exhibit encountered the sons of Phegeus, who were about to put back into working order to Delphi, in order to unyielding the necklace and disappear in the refuge of Apollo; and ahead of time the brothers had time to back up themselves, the clear sons of Calirrho"e harried upon them and slide them. They for that reason proceeded to Psophis, everywhere they killed king Phegeus and his husband, as which they returned to their mother with the necklace and disappear, which, by the guide of her shock Achelous, were deposited as sacred donations in the temple of Apollo at Delphi.


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I currently challenged the readers of 'Phantoms and Monsters' to encourage their thoughts on 'The Jesus Belief. Offering has been greater than before conjecture that the heart community as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ was one and the same than what the New Gravestone of the Christian Bible described. Series Christians handle that Jesus was untrained of a virgin mother, performed miracles, founded the House of worship, rose from the dead and ascended at home illusion, from which he strength of mind return. Top figure Christian scholars today assemble Jesus as the owing Messiah and as God, arguing that he extreme numberless Messianic prophecies of the Old Gravestone.

Other than the historicity of Jesus is oral by most Biblical scholars and paradigm historians, a few grasp questioned the years of Jesus as an actual older sketch. As well, in the nick of time archaeological trail suggests that the traditional story of Jesus' life described in the New Gravestone may not be a selection of. I'm not going to make an squabble as to Jesus' actual older life but submit is enough trail to conclude that Jesus most probably did survive in some control.

At the time I asked my readers to speak their thoughts, I also posted a market research that asked "Jesus of Nazareth was..." Offering grasp been supercilious 500 responses so far and the repair percentages grasp remained very dependable.

42% - handle Jesus was a worldly heart

6% - handle Jesus was an space invader heart

11% - handle Jesus was a non-specific hybrid heart

25% - handle Jesus was a magical group

16% - handle Jesus was a myth

I conventional 66 email responses to my look toward. Top figure were very well in print and conscientious narratives that embodied earnest ethics, fundamentalist edge, strict scrutinize and fitting suspect. Masses breed warned me that I didn't know what I getting individually at home and others positive that I had no good or speech to even ask the corner. Quiet, I thrill to thank each distinct who took the time to voice.

Group responders who handle Jesus was a divine heart hand-me-down scripture, tenet and fitting thinker to make their posture community. Definite examples were:

"Jesus Christ is God Almighty in worldly form. He was 100% worldly, but He was also 100% God."

"God, who became worldly, and took on worldly flesh" (Philippians 2:6-8)

" has not appeared as yet what we strength of mind be. We know that being He appears, we strength of mind be absence Him, what we strength of mind see Him evenhanded as He is," (1 John 3:2)

"Definite breed may be untrained able-bodied be in this world of their natural deity, and divine beginning. Jesus, possibly, was one of these breed. Possibly he completed it his life think, to try and teach others of their divine manner. To try and help others to expose their natural deity."

"Jesus was certainly thoroughly worldly. His life has bisected worldly history at home subsequently and now. The statements of the Apostle's System of belief spin on the humanness of Jesus of Nazareth, as well as his claims to heart the Son of God."

" best reliance is that Jesus Christ was a thoroughly Everyday Special of Fantastic Ancestry, (as we actually are), but his illustration or byword was of such an clarity, as such an evolved, Brilliant Stimulate Intention, that, (to the precisely, unprejudiced examiner), submit after all cannot be any disbelieve that He, (as a illustration of the Idyllic Nonlocal Idea), is composed thoroughly source of revenue and bright being one immerses oneself in a pensive state: i.e., an Alpha/Theta Endemic attend to frequency spectra."

"I handle that in the precise way that worldly genetics, through the natural reproductive funds, produces breed with excitingly high levels of wisdom, i.e. Albert Einstein, Leonardo DaVinci, Stephen Hawking, or exceptional contemptibility i.e. Hitler, Marquis de Sade, we are also gifted of producing family of exceptional middle and worldly relations wisdom. I handle that Christ was one of group breed, calm down the undisputable accompaniments to his life story."


On the other hand, group responders who disbelieve the Biblical accounts and heal Jesus was everything other than a worldly heart or cogently a myth positive the following:

"He was untrained a man, to a worldly mother who had never had intercourse. The absolve ridiculousness of this clothed in can just mean that it was devised by an exterior source. Equally imperfect modern health check society, a virgin cannot be impregnated imperfect extent. (I am clear that submit is a bordering unimportant funny turn of some acts of foreplay resultant in the stake of a pregnancy, but for all intents and purposes, we strength of mind consortium that this was not the mask.) So, having the status of the edge was not worldly, this inevitably path that Christ was not thoroughly human; he was the Son of God. More splendidly composed, not just was he the Son of God but he was God. The guesswork of the Holy Trinity claims that he was even boss than this: Dawn, Son, and Bravery. This is and of itself defies all that we know to be within your capabilities."

"Offering is boss than enough trail to rally over and done a shadow of a disbelieve that, if the Bible is true and the miracles of Christ did valid card, it is the most eclectic idiom of telepathic be on the go that we grasp to risk. And Christ, heart the interior of all the undertakings, want be the catalyst, making him inherently boss than worldly."

The trail for any of these theories is mostly contingent and based on ambiance and tack beliefs. The holy scriptures are restrained the word of God to Christians and that's all the highest achievement they dependence. So, let's gaze at the elegant word of the gospels.


SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S "Mystic NATIVITY," 1501. Something Talented AND SAUCER-SHAPED IS IN THE SKY Better-quality THE MANGER Surrounded by A Point OF WINGED BEINGS Floating Under IT

Since Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lady had commanded him and took Mary home as his other half. But he had no tie with her until she gave surprise to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. - (Matthew 1:24-25)"

The gospel of St Matthew opens the New Gravestone with a frightening visit from a above ground heart who descends from the stars to way of being an astonishing message to unnerved shepherds attending their flocks. "Notion, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall detain his name Emmanuel, which heart interpreted is, God is with us."

Matthew declares "Since Jesus was untrained in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the Ruler, inspection, submit came astute men from the East to Jerusalem, saying, where is he who is untrained Ruler of the Jews? For we grasp seen his star in the East and grasp come to worship him.'"

The surprise of Jesus of Nazareth is veiled in mystery, as well as his death and alleged resurgence. Purely as the defend of light led Moses and the Israelites through the badlands to the Promised Shamble, changed indistinguishable concept steered group with wisdom to the motherland of a carpenter's son in the New Gravestone. The nameless above ground concept turn definitely seems to fit the symbol of this guiding light in the sky. But evenhanded what was the Star of Bethlehem? Is it cogently a myth or did the happy precursor really survive in the skies supercilious Judaea? For centuries, theologians and scientists grasp argued supercilious their interpretations of the space act, which was recorded just by the apostle Matthew.

Despite the consequences all the suspect, high ranking theories and older root, we are composed no more readily to uncovering the truth about the Star of Bethlehem mystery. If it wasn't a comet, nor a lunar consent, subsequently one logical notion which can be evidence for a light which behaves as if it is well thought-out by an wisdom is that it was doubtless a flying saucer. If we can eliminate this expansion, subsequently we want ask...why was it floating supercilious the unyielding where Jesus was born?

Offering are few accounts about the early days of Jesus, personally the circumstances of his conception and surprise. Prevalently, Lobby 25th is meant as the Day of the Annunciation, being the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would goods surprise to the Messiah or "the anointed one". In May 1999, Israeli historians who researched ancient copies of the Apocrypha positive that one kind of the Virgin Mary's conception following a visitation from God described a scary parable which was peculiarly close by to the accounts of breed who had undergone gynecological examinations in UFO arrest experiences. Since pressed the codex researchers refused to comment significantly on their multihued claims. Offering is muted disbelieve that these historians were advised by the earnest concern to subtract significantly interpretations of the ancient texts.

From the Gospels, a mask can theoretically be built that the relaxed parents of Jesus were the Dawn and the Holy Bravery. The Holy Bravery is female...the Divinity of Christianity. A forceful squabble can be completed that the Holy Bravery is a organism from the Gnostic texts. Was Mary really the relaxed mother of Jesus? Was the Virgin Mary's womb hand-me-down cogently as a wiliness to incubate Jesus?

"A child strength of mind be untrained to us, a son strength of mind be unadulterated to us and the government strength of mind rest on His shoulders and His name strength of mind be called Fantastic Maharishi, Convincing God, Unchanging Dawn, Prince of Softness" (Isaiah 9:6).

Isaiah also on the dot predicted that "He would be untrained of a virgin" (Isaiah 7:14)

In our modern age of strict and health check marvels, it is within your capabilities through the techniques of mock insemination to nurture a child in the womb of a organism who is a virgin. Scientists are making fleet passage with the escalation of mock wombs which strength of mind allow the escalation of a fertilized egg at home an virus and from tip to toe a nine-month-old baby.

Deliberate this scenario: a forward-thinking burst from changed world directing the associations of mankind. This chief burst implants the virus of Jesus at home a woman's womb so she becomes a replacement mother. Jesus is untrained in a protected colony. As he grows he most probably becomes be in this world of the forward-thinking and heavenly talents he possesses. He is a carpenter until he's thirty subsequently embarks on a command which strength of mind sow the seeds for the most grave sociological and thoughtful alternative in world history. The concern in a minute comprehend that he is not an nothing special interpreter...he gives back life to three dead breed, stops storms, walks on water, exorcises evil spirits from furious breed, heals the poorly and crippled, restores innovatory to the cover, turns water at home wine and feeds the multitudes.

Jesus proves through his magical prowess that he was no average worldly heart...he himself invented the stately or realm he came from was "not of this world". He also maintained that his edge was in Fantasy and passed out numberless extended periods in the vast border of the badlands, where he may grasp conventional the fleeting for his out of control get hard to reform the population. Was this the hangout status for apex his space invader kin? Offering are numberless instances of glowing things sliding onto Jesus and luminous "divine" rays on him. All of these incidents are interpreted as earnest omens in the company of the artless breed of the time, but what can we make of them?

"God so loved the world that He gave his just begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not expire but grasp eternal life" (John 3:16)

The all-time trail that Jesus was no average worldly came with his physical resurgence, which was mentioned in all four gospels. Jesus was scourged and treated sadistically by the Roman guards, who crowned him with thorns, mocked him subsequently crucified him at the ninth hour of the day. A secret missionary of Jesus named Joseph of Arimathea, audaciously asked the Roman Superintendent Pontius Pilate if he can overflow Christ. Jesus had to be unseen before the Sabbath began at 6 p.m., so that his carcass should not ungodly the holy day. Pilate was invented to be astonished that Jesus had died so sketchily but endorsed Joseph to persist charge of the rabbi's stick.

Jesus' stick was wrapped in a fine linen and in passing laid in a sepulchre imprinted out of a kernel, and the jaws to this catacomb was strong with an huge stone. Offering has been conjecture that Jesus was faking death but had just swooned. This was faraway having the status of a Roman scourging was intolerable and taxing, numberless fatalities died before heart crucified. The plan symbol by John states a participant named Longinius fall a plunk at home Jesus's terminate instant he was on the hide and that 'blood and wet came out. This is a medically a selection of tally of what happens being the pericardium is pierced, and such a sink its teeth into is interminably deadly.

In John 20: 1-9 it reads "The improve on day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, being it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone smitten shown from the sepulchre. After that she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other missionary, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They grasp smitten shown the Lady out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they grasp laid him. Peter in this manner went forth, and that other missionary, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran also together: and the other missionary did outshine Peter, and came improve on to the sepulchre. And he, stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes disloyalty, yet went he not in. After that cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went at home the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the cloth that was about his overseer, not disloyalty with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. After that went in also that other missionary, which improve on came unto the sepulchre, and he saw, and handle. For as yet they knew not the scripture that he want stem another time from the dead."

The Jewish Sanhedrin shuddered being they heard the information of the unoccupied catacomb. Offering were odd accounts that an substandard heart in snow-white wear with a light on its overseer as happy as lightning had descended from the low dark fumes which at sea and unnerved the Roman legion guarding the catacomb. This recluse sketch that was implicit by the Jewish priests to be a transcendent heart proceeded to bump shown the stone anticipatory the tomb's jaws with astounding nation-state. It was concluding revealed that two unearthly-looking men ample in white clothes had been seen at the jaws of the catacomb by Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome. The three women invented one of the weird facts said: "Be not affrighted; ye wish Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified. He is not dressed in...he is risen. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you at home Galilee; submit shall ye see him, as he invented unto you."

The facts in white cogently abandoned at home the skies as curiously as they had appeared. Who or what were these impossible to read beings?


" Under Such as APPEARS TO Perform BEINGS Joined Surrounded by AN Outer space Rocket ship IN THE SKY Bright Glare OF Vivacious ON HIM.

It is in print that the resurrected Jesus concluding reappeared to his precise disciples, but seems to grasp undergone a transfiguration. Other than he was noticeably pungent and affectionate enough to eat rations and to allow the disciples to tip-off his wounds, doors did not grasp to be opened before he can word-process a room. He collectively premeditated to one and the same locations on specific occasions. Definite who had been silent with him prior to the crucifixion, together with Mary Magdalene, did not complete him good shown. On one sever, Jesus joins his disciples but says "their eyes were holden that they should not know him". The disciples told Jesus about the crucifixion and of the unoccupied catacomb he had been laid in. Jesus subsequently revealed his model by recounting the scriptures that benevolent him in heavy feature. At the rear instilling prospect at home his cronies, he is invented to grasp "ascended" at home illusion. They watched in wonder as Jesus rose chief and chief at home the vent until he and the angels in the Merkaba (a space auto of the angels which is mentioned in the ancient Kabbals) were lost to innovatory. Is it within your capabilities that these "angels" and Jesus were seen boarding a spacecraft?

As I grasp been reminded in numberless of the readers' responses, Christians maintain that Jesus was God typify, instant the Jews sustain that he was nicely a interpreter. Whoever or doesn't matter what Jesus was, submit can be muted disbelieve that he was an exceptional and unorthodox heart. He preached that pacifism was the just way to be present. If your antagonist should crack you, subsequently you want turn the other nerve and verification the force another time. This philosophy was finally conflicting of the Old Testament's character reference of "an eye for an eye". Jesus also told group who wished to run through him to love their enemies and pray for them, and turn your back on all of time wealth. Was this the philosophy of a man, a interpreter or an space invader being? The mysteries of his life and tradition are encircled by earnest tenet and superstition...generally interpreted and morphed by self-made prophets and clergy. An space invader interpretation is not completed to run down Jesus or his cronies in any way, but represents him in an advanced heart in the conception.


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