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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Posted by:muir_larteach.
Time:2:03 pm.

unfortunately i do not know who created this beautiful piece of art.
if anyone can educate me as to who created this, please e-mail me and let me know.


please join :)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Posted by:muir_larteach.
Time:5:33 pm.
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Friday, September 8th, 2006

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:2:20 pm.
Many apologies for the massive cross-posting, but please give your feedback, as Pagans, or counselors, or (and especially) Pagan/-friendly counselors, to "Paganism: A Guide for the Solitary (Clinical) Practitioner (or The Complete Counselors' Guide to Paganism)." More information can be found here.

I am in no way affiliated with this project, however the OP of the information asked us to spread it around. Thanks much and Blessed Be.
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Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Subject:Advertisement: Dear Fellow LJ-members
Posted by:hopeaneilikka.
Time:9:37 am.
Mood: cheerful.
I have created a place to discuss about every phanomenon of the Spiritual/Mystical/Religious matters and I wish you would join me there and share your worldview in warm and friendly atmosphere. My Community mystic_temple is supposed to be a beautiful and lovely place of harmonious discussion and argumenting. It is going to be a place of inspiration, creativity, new friends and spirituality. I have decided that I will put there one subject per week and we are going to go it through very deeply. You can be from whatever worldview, religion or philosophy, you can be girl (woman) or boy (man), young or old, black or white... It is place of solidarity.

Be welcomed there and share your thoughts with us.
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:12:47 pm.
Warnin' y'all now, I'm posting this several places, so apologies up front for those who see it multiple times.

As some may or may not know, I'm having surgery on the 30th of this month. It's a long involved story, but suffice to say it's be a trial in my life, on the order of a death-and-rebirth feeling. After my surgery, I'll be able to finally start thinking about getting tattoos and body piercings and such, both of which I've wanted done for a long time. For my first tattoo, I'd like to do something to commemorate this trial I feel I've gone through, something with a Pagan spiritual feel/look, possibly including Celtic/Gàidhlig (Scots Gaelic) themes or words. I'm having a hell of a time coming up with anything specific though, so the point of this post is to ask for help and suggestions.

Thanks for your time everyone. Again, apologies for the cross-posting.

EDIT: I've come up with something, which you can see here, on my journal. Thanks for the help!
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Monday, August 7th, 2006

Posted by:away4metobleed.
Time:12:13 pm.
Your name: By birth I am called Stephanie, by friends I am called Gypsy. (Note this is not my Witch name, for it is ill advised to ever give that out, outside of your coven)
Your age: 24
How long you’ve been practicing: I've been studing since I was 9, and practing since I was about 18-19 years old.
What you practice: I am a Wiccan, on the Green path. (Which means I involve alot of nature in what I do)
along with any other information you find prudent, and a picture of yourself, if you wish I am one of the communities Mods! I'm really a nice person, unless circumstances prove that I should act other wise. I believe in Karma, and what goes around, comes around. I have an almost two year old son, who I am raising on my own. Pictures of us can be found under the cut.

So, for all members, PLEASE feel free to promote the community, and post often! We have doubled our size, and I'm positive that someone here will be able to answer questions, or give helpful advice! We are all wise in what we do. In fact that's what the word "Wiccan" means, it means "Wise [woman] Person"!! We try to promote a loving enviroment for all! Regardless of faith. So try to keep the insults to your own journals! And believe me, I know there *can* be some pretty close minded people, but don't pin it on their religion. I happen to know for a fact that we have at least one non-pagan here, and that person has never seemed to have an issue with us, what we do, or how we worship!

However, now on to the real reason of my post...

Most Christians will raise their children in their faith, bringing them to Church at a young age, baptisim and so on. My question to the masses, is how many of you with children already, or who are planing on having them ever in your life, have made the concious decision to raise your kids in what you believe in? As you can tell from my introduction, I am a very proud parent! And where as my child is only one and 1/2, I have always included him in the rituals, and other parts of my faith that I have found appropriate for him. Now, however this does not mean that I will ever stop him from picking his own path in life. I am a firm believer that, that is something we all have to do at one point or another, is find a religion, or faith that fits us. Not because we were raised in that paticualr sect. But because it just speaks to us. I, myself was raised (up to the age of nine) Catholic. I went to Mass, and I even went to a Catholic School. However as I got older the more I realized that Catholisim just didn't do it for me. That particular relgion left me with so many unanswered questions, and no one in my school, ran by Nuns and Fathers could answer them for me. So as a nine year old girl, I went to my father, who happened to be a Deidest(sp?), basically someone who believes in a God, but not the Church. (i.e. split a peice of wood and you will find me, lift a stone and I will be there. Not in some house made of morder and stone) And back when I was nine, there was no such thing as a 'childs library card' (yes, I know, I can't spell to save my life, but hopefully you all get my meaning) So he took me to the local library, and we took out every religious book I could find. And I read about all religions to a degree, and found the one that spoke to my heart, my soul, my entire being. That faith is Wiccainism. My father was fine with my choice, and even took me to local Wiccan/Pagan groups, and sat with me in some of their rituals. (My dad is really kool!! My mother, however was not as pleased and to this day tells me to repent before I spend an eternity in hell...) So, where as I am involving my son in my faith, when he comes of age to ask all those questions about the meaning of life and death, I will also take him to the local library and we will read all those age old books till he finds something that suits him.

So, I'll re-state my question; How many of you plan to raise your children in one faith or another?
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Subject:A new member
Posted by:hopeaneilikka.
Time:5:47 pm.
Your name: My name is hopeaneilikka or taivaantuli,
first one is open and public journal and the another one is closed and personal Journal
Your age: I was born 1979, in December
How long you’ve been practicing: I have been studied spiritual matters all way from the childhood.
What you practice:I am non-drug, wanna-be novice white shaman, who has some sort of mysticism in her world view.

I am looking for new friends and I am happy to share my thoughts with other people.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Subject:Question of past lives and wedding vows...
Posted by:toad_d_manz.
Time:3:43 am.
"I stalk the night, forever searching,
Forever searching for my other half."

That's the beginning of a wedding vow I took in a life many many ages ago. I was wondering if anybody knew of a decent place to look to try and find what the rest of this vow is, if it is one that was fairly common. I know that the approximate time table is around 2,500+ years ago, and the vow was originally in Gaelic, aside from that, my memory is entirely too faded. If anybody could help, that would be greatly appreciated. (also, since it is a translated memory, I'll be making this more difficult by saying that that probably isn't a direct translation.... sorry, but thanks to anybody willing to help me look)
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Friday, April 7th, 2006

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:6:12 pm.
For those who may not have yet heard...

Lost Gospel shows Judas innocent of treachery
Jesus set up the betrayal, says 1700-yr-old codex

IS JUDAS Iscariot no longer to be cursed as the world's most reviled traitor? A new gospel, made public on Thursday in Washington by the National Geographic Society, says no.

Source and full text

There's also a special airing on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, April 9th, 8pm EST/9pm PST.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:1:22 pm.
I got this in an email quite some time ago, and I remember it really struck me and rang very true. Enjoy.

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of CoffeeCollapse )


EDIT: I just thought of something. It might be a neat idea for folks to make their own jars like this, substituting the items if desired (and probably not using coffee, that might get gross), just to keep somewhere it would be seen as a daily reminder of What's Really ImportantTM. What are people's thoughts on that?
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Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:1:37 pm.
Just spreading the word about something posted to godandmagic, someone's looking to write an article/paper/some such about Christo-Paganism, Christo-Wicca, Jewitchery, etc., any "uplifinting and positive" stories about the blending of Pagan practices with those of Abrahmic (Judeo-Christian/Islamic) beliefs. More info can be found here.

x-posted to a few places, my apologies for any repetition.
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Monday, November 21st, 2005

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:5:08 pm.
Sorry for the x-posting, but...

Check out "The Eye of the Goddess" (named so by NASA) post by raven24, it's beautiful :) I myself feel like making an icon with it, and/or writing poetry. What does it make you think of? Share your thoughts and feelings with us (but careful you comment to the right place! Not saying you can't comment to raven24, but if you choose to answer my specific questions, remember to hit your back button :P).
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Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:8:45 am.
This is from CollegeWicca.com today, thought some of you may enjoy the activity.
November 19, 2005 - Poetry as Prayer

It seems to be tradition to write poetry in honor of one's deities. Tap your inner muse today to write a poem or a song to your deities. Write about what they mean to you, how you feel about them, where they lead you. Not good with writing poetry of your own? Try finding a poem or even song lyrics that touch you on a deep level and dedicate it to your deities. Make it "your song" or "your poem" so that every time you hear it, you are reminded of your connection to your gods.
If you choose to do this, I'm sure we'd all love to see your poem!

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Monday, November 14th, 2005

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:9:48 am.
This was taken from mysticblushadow's journal and has been x-posted, apologies to those who see it multiple times...

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
- Buddha
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Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:2:44 pm.
This is x-posted, and originally taken from a post to solitarywiccans. I don't know if the OP wrote it, but I have edited it slightly from the original, mostly out of my own sense of line breaks, and an effort to generalize it for all spiritualities (which accounts for the first stanza, written by yours truly). I hope the author, be it the OP or someone else, doesn't mind or take offense.

A prayer for understandingCollapse )
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Monday, October 24th, 2005

Posted by:pagan_whispers.
Time:9:30 pm.
Merry meet
I thought I would post something that people might find interesting.

Last Tuesday I was flicking through a copy of the Daily Mail and came across this article (I've scanned the article and uploaded it. Feel free to save the article but please do not hotlink).

I would be interested to hear what other people think about this. Although what the article is about is a good thing, I found the biased way that it had been written extremely frustrating

Cross posting to anywhere that might be interested. If it's not allowed then just let me know and I'll delete the post.

Blessed be

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Subject:Hello, an introduction of sorts
Posted by:owlsamantha.
Time:10:05 am.
Mood: calm.
Hello all,
I've just joined as I've been looking for some sources of community. My name is Samantha and I've just moved from WA to CA within the last four months. Hence, I went quickly from being an eclectic Wiccan in a coven with a lot of community support to being a solitary eclectic Wiccan who is kind of struggling on my own.
I'm a 28 (29 in a month) year old Wiccan and I've been practicing actively since 2000. I was interested in Wicca before then but, as was my nature as a younger person, didn't feel like I really needed to practice any religion. That changed when I got pregnant and realized that I wanted to have something that I agreed with to teach my child (now it's children).
Currently I don't stick with any particular pantheon or culture but try and see what is similar in all aspects of the Gods and Goddesses. My main focus right now is personal practice and answering the kiddos' questions about the nature of the Universe as they come up. Since said children are three and five right now, there are a LOT of questions to answer :)
I tend to identify most strongly with the "darker" aspects of Wicca right now. I write and think a lot about the life/death/rebirth cycle. Part of this is my age (I'm going through Saturn Return as we speak) and part of it is that the last two years of my life have seen a lot of tragedy (death, mental illness and now divorce...all of parents not myself and my husband) so I find some strange sort of comfort in confronting the deeper and darker aspects of my religion.
Let's see, I'm trying to think of other relavant things to tell you all about myself...
I'm a scorpio, very much so, five major planets are in scorpio in my natal chart ;) I promise that I won't bite and I'll try and keep the intensity down to reasonable levels though. I do tend to try and lighten the mood in my posts only because I fear coming off as way to serious and self-involved otherwise.
I think that's about it for an introduction.

- Samantha
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Subject:More beliefs to discuss
Posted by:elfwreck.
Time:8:22 am.
I believe in the soul:
The cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back;
The hangin' curve ball, high fiber, good scotch;
That the novels of Susan Sontag are self indulgent, overrated crap.
I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing astroturf and the designated hitter.
I believe in the sweet spot, softcore pornography,
Opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas eve,
And I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses
that last three days.
——"Crash" Davis

That's from the movie "Bull Durham." It's become one of the enduring statements of my spirituality. However, once in a while, when I post it on the web, I get people complaining because it's "too raw" or "contains obscenity." Because of those people, I re-wrote the sentiment in my own words and put them behind the cut-tagCollapse )
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Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:9:54 am.
I've had a couple people express their distaste for the lyrics being from Savage Garden. I selected that particular song because each line is an "I believe" statement, and I had hoped it would spark some responses and activity in this community. I'm a bit concerned that people are getting so stuck on who said it, rather than looking at what was said.

But very well. Even though there are only two more lines in the song, I won't finish it. But then I would appriciate if you people suggested other songs to be looked at, or start contributing here otherwise.
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Monday, October 10th, 2005

Posted by:hexeengel.
Time:6:54 pm.
Crazy weekend, then a hangover. Back on track now...


"I believe you can't appriciate real love till you've been burned."

Comments, thoughts, ponderings, etc....
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