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 on: Today at 04:49:19 PM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Alchymist
I can't find the exact quote on Google (thereby proving that Good Ol' Uncle Google doesn't know everything, something I've suspected for a long time), but I think this quote comes from Robert Pirsig, he of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" fame. I'm not sure I have it exactly right, but it's close:

"Complex souls do not fare well in this world. That is why we harbour such desperate hopes for the next. And the next. And the next after that."

Alchymist.

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 on: Today at 08:13:27 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Amberhawk
I'm one of those who believes the only thing that causes us from crossing over properly and reincarnating is our own beliefs and fears by the end of each life and how long it takes to cross over depends on if we can work though it ourselves or gain help with the mediums who can see and hear clearly.

Between incarnation there seems to 'usually' be a time of review and reflection to figure out just what sort of experiences we wish to have in the next. Most of us don't recall past lives and when we do it isn't usually very clear because to rely heavily on those past life experiences is likely not part of the point, mostly for the sake of focusing on what drives us in this particular incarnation.

We seem to have a choice to guide for a time if we so choose before reincarnating. I don't think that would have been in my system of belief if my great grandmother didn't spend a lot of time with me after she passed. I was in my mid teens and she was with me until well into my 20s. I haven't felt her presence for a number of years now so she's likely been reincarnated. She was one of the few I could actually get a waking image of as well as long conversations in my dreams.

Any other guide I've ever had tends to be mostly a feel of a presence and whispers of warnings when needed.

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 on: February 09, 2016, 11:35:52 PM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Alchymist
Bluedjango, if you're still around, I have to say I'm not entirely ignorant of mysticism either. I've read everything from Jakob Boehme to Sri Chinmoy to Ken Wilber, and taken two years' worth of meditation courses; the course leaders got very annoyed with me for asking questions they had no adequate answers for. "You're in your analyser; it gets in the way of (capital T) Truth", I was told, repeatedly. They seemed to forget that we humans come equipped with analysers for a very good reason; another name for "analyser" would be "baloney detector". We were discouraged from using our analysers, I decided, because it would have been just too easy for us to conclude that they were peddling snake oil and, of course, stop paying them money. Others combined a touching sincerity with appalling ignorance; I've been told, with a perfectly straight face, that "all food turns into sugar in the body", that an amethyst ring someone was wearing "isn't a crystal, it's a gemstone," and that beryl isn't a proper crystal because it doesn't have pointed ends. Sitting for hours in intense meditation with these people quickly lost any allure it might once have had (there was this beautiful exotic dark haired girl - but I digress).

Thus I came to the conclusion that mysticism was a waste of my time (and, incidentally, money), and had no real-world application to practical Witchcraft. I tended to agree with Robert Graves, who in his classic "The White Goddess" (page 479) described Samadhi (eastern mysticism) as "a psychopathic condition, a spiritual orgasm .... the most refined form of solitary vice imaginable." Harsh words perhaps; but justifiable in the circumstances.

Blessed Be everyone,

Alchymist.

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 on: February 07, 2016, 11:17:42 PM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by smoogoo
It's a pretty straight forward question

Something to think about, the term witch is a cultural one with religious entanglements and its own set of limitation. Take the skill set your referring as a witch having and now look for that in other culturals such as Russia, Jamaica, Japan, China what do you find?

Most people have the potential for these skills in various degrees the rest is in learning, understand and keeping your mind open and personal experience.

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 on: February 05, 2016, 07:55:05 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Amberhawk
I guess what it comes down to is learning what it is to be one, and then start practicing it. When you practice, you become. Everyone has areas they are not exactly brilliant in when it comes to various skills of a witch. But if you start practicing regularly, daily, and living it... that is when you are.

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 on: February 04, 2016, 09:11:54 PM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Firesong
bluedjango:

If a destination has as many paths as travelers, who can point to any "one true path"?

That is the only way any path can ever be "wrong", and even then it's only "wrong" to those who claim to be the true believers.

I don't claim to be a mystic, and I'm pretty sure I'm not a fruit loop either... LOL.

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 on: February 03, 2016, 08:02:19 PM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by oldghost
Teenager are doppelganger that have replace your nice sweet kiddy's . Beware ..................................aaaahh.

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 on: February 03, 2016, 07:50:26 AM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by Amberhawk
LOL  I would, but an actual critter rather than a human acting like it because they feel they relate so well.... I had one of those already... he's call a child... LOL!!
 Well... at least when he was little, the child became a teen... now that's a whole different type of animal all together me thinks...

 O.o

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 on: February 02, 2016, 01:48:35 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by oldghost
If there is a safe place where you can find were two path cross each other in the woods and the weather is good . Go there on the night of the Dark of the Moon , if possible carry a torch ( yes one the has fire on the end ). Bring your dog with you , they are one of her sacred animals and if yours start to howl then she is near and dogs can see her . Stand in the middle of the crossroads and call to her .
You should call her Hekate Treyia .

Why the torch , it's one of her sacred symbols and she always travels with her black dogs . If you hear and owl then know it is her messenger .

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 on: January 31, 2016, 08:42:37 PM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by oldghost
AmberHawk , wouldn't you like a nice furry friend that does what you tell it and loves you unconditionally and all you have to do is feed him and let him out a few times a day ( emo's still not working ) LOL and then some ............

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