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|Thursday, February 8th, 2007|
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
I need help...
First of all, what is the significance of the black moon? Second, when is the 2006 Spring Equinox?
|Thursday, October 13th, 2005|
|Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005|
Merry meet everyone, I'm a new user to LJ and just wanted to say hello.
Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I've started a new community for Wiccans living in Toronto. I've always wanted to reach out to those who share my interest in Wicca.
If you are interested, go to toronto_wiccans
Blessed be to all,
maya Current Mood: pensive
|Monday, September 27th, 2004|
My brothers cat passed on.. It was his time.. he was really old but I was wondering if you all could send some good energy towards my brother as well as his pet. If you could that would be lovely. Current Mood: depressed
|Friday, July 23rd, 2004|
Hi, I'm new here, my name is Alyssa.
I'm leaning towards a decision to become Wiccan, even though I've been raised a Catholic. If anyone could share their views about the Wiccan religion with me, and any good ways of getting started, that would be great.
Remember this, though: I'm not terribly young, but I'm still living under my parents' roof. Current Mood: accomplished
|Sunday, May 30th, 2004|
iv recently decided to b wiccan, although i grew up in an episcopilian(i dunno if i spelled it rite) home. i havent completly decided yet, so if any1 cud give me a little insight on their veiws of the religion it wud b appreciated Current Mood: curious
|Sunday, July 27th, 2003|
something to make you smile
A Modern Craft Fairy-Tale
by Mike Nichols
Once upon a time, there were two Witches. One was a Feminist Witch and the other was a Traditionalist Witch. And, although both of them were deeply religious, they had rather different ideas about what their religion meant. The Feminist Witch tended to believe that Witchcraft was a religion especially suited to women because the image of the Goddess was empowering and a strong weapon against patriarchal tyranny. And there was distrust in the heart of the Feminist Witch for the Traditionalist Witch because, from the Feminist perspective, the Traditionalist Witch seemed subversive and a threat to "the Cause".
The Traditionalist Witch tended to believe that Witchcraft was a religion for both men and women because anything less would be divisive. And although the Goddess was worshipped, care was taken to give equal stress to the God-force in nature, the Horned One. And there was distrust in the heart of the Traditionalist Witch for the Feminist Witch because, from the Traditionalist viewpoint, the Feminist Witch seemed like a late-comer and a threat to "Tradition". These two Witches lived in the same community but each belonged to a different Coven, so they did not often run into one another. Strange to say, the few times they did meet, they felt an odd sort of mutual attraction, at least on the physical level. But both recognized the folly of this attraction, for their ideologies were worlds apart, and nothing, it seemed, could ever bridge them.
Then one year the community decided to hold a Grand Coven, and all the Covens in the area were invited to attend. After the rituals, the singing, the magicks, the feasting, the poetry, and dancing were concluded, all retired to their tents and sleeping bags. All but these two. For they were troubled by their differences and couldn't sleep. They alone remained sitting by the campfire while all others around them dreamed. And before long, they began to talk about their differing views of the Goddess. And, since they were both relatively inexperienced Witches, they soon began to argue about what was the "true" image of the Goddess.
"Describe your image of the Goddess to me," challenged the Feminist Witch. The Traditionalist Witch smiled, sighed, and said in a rapt voice, "She is the embodiment of all loveliness. The quintessence of feminine beauty. I picture her with silver-blond hair like moonlight, rich and thick, falling down around her soft shoulders. She has the voluptuous young body of a maiden in her prime, and her clothes are the most seductive, gossamer thin and clinging to her willowy frame. I see her dancing like a young elfin nymph in a moonlit glade, the dance of a temple priestess. And she calls to her lover, the Horned One, in a voice that is gentle and soft and sweet, and as musical as a silver bell frosted with ice. She is Aphrodite, goddess of sensual love. And her lover comes in answer to her call, for she is destined to become the Great Mother. That is how I see the Goddess."
The Feminist Witch hooted with laughter and said, "Your Goddess is a Cosmic Barbie Doll! The Jungian archetype of a cheer-leader! She is all glitter and no substance. Where is her strength? Her power? I see the Goddess very differently. To me, she is the embodiment of strength and courage and wisdom. A living symbol of the collective power of women everywhere. I picture her with hair as black as a moonless night, cropped short for ease of care on the field of battle. She has the muscular body of a woman at the peak of health and fitness. And her clothes are the most practical and sensible, not slinky cocktail dresses. She does not paint her face or perfume her hair or shave her legs to please men's vanities. Nor does she do pornographic dances to attract a man to her. For when she calls to a male, in a voice that is strong and defiant, it will be to do battle with the repressive masculine ego. She is Artemis the huntress, and it is fatal for any man to cast a leering glance in her direction. For, although she may be the many-breasted Mother, she is also the dark Crone of wisdom, who destroys the old order. That is how I see the Goddess."
Now the Traditionalist Witch hooted with laughter and said, "Your Goddess is the antithesis of all that is feminine! She is Yahweh hiding behind a feminine mask! Don't forget that it was his followers who burned Witches at the stake for the "sin" of having "painted faces". After all, Witches with their knowledge of herbs were the ones who developed the art of cosmetics. So what of beauty? What of love and desire?"
And so the argument raged, until the sound of their voices awakened a Coven Elder who was sleeping nearby. The Elder looked from the Feminist Witch to the Traditionalist Witch and back again, saying nothing for a long moment. Then the Elder suggested that both Witches go into the woods apart from one another and there, by magick and meditation, that each seek a "true" vision of the Goddess. This they both agreed to do.
After a time of invocations, there was a moment of perfect stillness. Then a glimmer of light could be seen in the forest, a light shaded deepest green by the dense foliage. Both Witches ran toward the source of the radiance. To their wonder and amazement, they discovered the Goddess had appeared in a clearing directly between them, so that neither Witch could see the other. And the Traditionalist Witch yelled "What did I tell you!" at the same instant the Feminist Witch yelled "You see, I was right!" and so neither Witch heard the other.
To the Feminist Witch, the Goddess seemed to be a shining matrix of power and strength, with courage and energy flowing outward. The Goddess seemed to be holding out her arms to embrace the Feminist Witch, as a comrade in arms. To the Traditionalist Witch, the Goddess seemed to be the zenith of feminine beauty, lightly playing a harp and singing a siren song of seduction. Energy seemed to flow towards her. And she seemed to hold out her arms to the Traditionalist Witch, invitingly.
From opposite sides of the clearing, the Witches ran toward the figure of the Goddess they both loved so well, desiring to be held in the ecstasy of that divine embrace. But just before they reached her, the apparition vanished. And the two Witches were startled to find themselves embracing each other.
And then they both heard the voice of the Goddess. And, oddly enough, it sounded exactly the same to both of them. It sounded like laughter.
|Tuesday, July 15th, 2003|
i went though a period of qeustioning my faith... and i discovered some intresting parts of myself...
in a very very very short explanation....
i found faith in a shew box...
people from the past are still with us today...
and the god and goddesses won't let you forget the hows and whys... if only you take the time to look. Current Mood: curious
|Monday, June 9th, 2003|
My new boyfriend Simon just had this dream about me and him and my familia. I NEED IMPUT ASAP!!!
The dream: My father was given my boyfriend, Simon's, phone number because Simon felt that my father needed it. So, my father called Simon up saying that he has been hanging around an awful lot lately, nearly everyday for the pat six months and my father wanted to know what was going on. So then Simon said that he didn't want my father to get angry or hurt him. My father said okay. Simon said that he wanted to marry me. My father was shocke but gave him his blessing on the assurance to not get married until I have my bacholors degree. My mother knew instantly. A few days later (in the dream), Simon omes over and I ask him where his truck's at. He says that it's around the corner. He rented an RV attachment and had bought a new truck. The fridge was full, we had a generator, and two extra tanks of gas. I complained about not having any clothes and he said that he took care of it all. So we began driving and I kept on asking where we were going. All he would say was "You'll see." We had apparently reached Yosemitte but I didn't know it (never been there actually). We took a path away from the rest of the campgrounds and parked. We had a view of rolling hills and beautiful grasslands (great sunset too). Then, Simon told me to go on a walk while he set up camp and cooked dinner. I did, then came back, we ate, and then we went to bed together. The next day, we went on a hike, halfway through it, he said that we needed to go for a walk. So we strayed from the trail to a waterfall. He lindfolded me and we walked to an area near the site. After removing the blindfold, I saw a picnic blanket with two candles and two glasses of champaigne. He then made his alarm go off on his truck. Five minutes later, a ranger arrived with roses. Then, Simon proposed, I looked around waiting for a camera to pop up. There was nothing. I cried and said yes. We arrived home and my dad was waiting on the porch with a goofy grin on his face.
WTF DOES THIS MEAN??! I say astral projection but he says it's just de ja vue soon to be.
|Wednesday, April 30th, 2003|
ESP and Updates
certainly, my life has gotten utterly exciting since i learned to "read" and "peek". if you know me and my ways...then you know what i mean. Senior ball is in a day and a half nearly.... it's on friday so 2 days literally.
I have taught 6 people how to read cards, but only those who can actually feel the emotions and get the vibes correctly. basically... anyone with an open shakria. me own mind on the other hand is going nutso! i keep having the same dream over and over again... a sign in front of my school covered in blood and someone laying beneath it. i don't know. maybe my psychic senses are acting up again.
catherine anne Current Mood: tired
|Wednesday, March 19th, 2003|
|Friday, December 21st, 2001|
|Thursday, November 29th, 2001|
It's that time again, PantheaCon 2002 is just around the corner.
Ancient Ways presents PantheaCon 2002 at DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose CA, February 15 - 18, 2002
Join the largest indoor gathering of tribes and traditions in the country for our 9th annual 4-day extravaganza of workshops, rituals, events, networking and fun.( Find out more and be thankful she knows how to use the cut tag!Collapse ) Current Mood: happy
|Monday, November 26th, 2001|
using spells for financial security?
I (yet again)
have gotten myself into a minor financial hole. I have many bills to pay and very little income (I am a full-time college student)
On top of this, it is lousy timing -- The winter holiday season is nearly here, and I have many people that I feel obligated to purchase gifts for.
Financial problems are always a major source of anxiety for me.
I generally feel that spells for financial gain are a bad idea.
I am very wary of performing unnecessary or potentially harmful magick. I once lit a green candle for selfish reasons and it spouted black smoke so thick that it set off my fire alarm. (Needless to say, I stopped immediately)
I'm looking for other's opinions on this topic
If I am only looking to alleviate the stress of financial issues, and not looking for significant monetary gain, do you believe it would be wrong?
|Thursday, November 22nd, 2001|
Hey, I have a community on MSN.. so If you have a passport and would like to join, we'd love to have you! We're working on the comm now, I haven't been on much, but I'm back, so I'll be working on it more. Happy Tofu-Turkey Day and Blessed Be! :Dhttp://communities.msn.com/ThePaganFellowship Current Mood: amused
|Saturday, November 3rd, 2001|
hye i just wanted to post and say hey because im new here and to wicca as well. Current Mood: bitchy
|Wednesday, October 24th, 2001|
SpElL gOnE wRoNggggg
ello peoples.... well i been readin this community and i dunno.... no ones writing... COME ON PEOPLE.... i need some help n e ways.. right theres a certain someone in my life at the moment whos causing a lot of shit for me... spreadin some really fukin vicous rumours.. its a totally white magick spell... so i tried it... basically u hand sew a doll while concentrating and visualising a this certain person... while chanting...
"if nothing good from your lips can fall,
then let them speak nothing... nothing at all"
u chant this while sewing the dolls lips up...
with the appropriate candles and herbs etc...
it had the desired effect for some time... this person avoided me.. and neva spoke a word about me for a good while... i was happy with it...
but i dont know.... the spell seems to have gone wrong somewhere down the line...
the rumours have started agen.... and from the same person...
before i tried the spell i tried to resolve it by talking to him etc... but it failed...
DaH-rOn xx Current Mood: confused
|Monday, October 8th, 2001|
i just joined this community, no one's posted in about a month. sad. well, i dont really know what to say, except my name's kris and i'm new to wicca...so if i say anything dumb just politely correct me, thanks. ummmm......so what does everybody think about the whole "war on terrorism" now? i mean, should the US have bombed afghanistan? and isn't it creepy that 2 people have anthrax? i'm scared. i don't like war. if you read my journal, it's obvious to see. yeah...so, i hope you people write soon! otherwise, i'll just leave. write back! Current Mood: happy
|Tuesday, September 11th, 2001|
I took notes in my assignment notebook of what happened in today:
Both of The World Trade center buildings where crashed into by highjacked planes (that had people in them), the buildings later collapsed. All airplanes where grounded. The White house was evacuated. The capital of Minnesota was locked down and the IDS tower and Mall of America where closed. There was a plane crash near Pittsburgh. There was a bombnear the white house.
I watched CNN in almost all classes.
People have told me that parts of the UK are being evacuated and such.
My heart goes out to the people who lost people in all of this.
Lets hope this isn't the start of a war.
BTW: Bush said he's going to hunt down the terrorists.