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 on: Today at 02:59:17 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by spirit
Everything in life is give and take...when you give something in life always expect something back...if that means growth in some way...to not expect something back when you give something is to say your worthless...to take something from someone..always be humbled and ready to learn something and give back in some way...this process must continue.

Please pray for my family...
Thankyou

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 on: Today at 02:51:10 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by spirit
These are six forms of respect that i came up with to help me be a better person...and they bear fruit.
1...respect fear...im scared and then an answer will come to you on how to release yourself from your fear or situation...or something will happen on its own for you.
2...respect the truth...dont be lazy about it...little details make the difference in a story.
3...respect order...
4...respect life...
5...respect your mother and your father
6...respect yourself

This should help anybody find their way home.

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 on: May 19, 2016, 05:42:59 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by Amberhawk
I think it depends on the person. I take note of the time but other than Yule and Samhain I don't generally celebrate, and even these two are played way down. Yule is more a focus on family for me and Samhain the ancestors.

In my experience a full celebration isn't necessary to continue but it is wise to at least pay attention when they go through, particularly if you are with a practicing group. Most religions keep special days so that members of similar religions can practice together around the same scheduled time anyway. Looking back in history of any religion, most holidays of any sort were celebrated at different times depending on what the purpose was and what region they are in, climate and hemisphere. The north half celebrates summer when the south half is in winter holidays. When a religion celebrates so directly according to nature and its shifts, paying attention to the more local shifts to stay in line with that is far more important anyway.

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 on: May 19, 2016, 05:29:43 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Amberhawk
Magic in general has to be pretty specific and focused either way or it doesn't work well, regardless of high or low. I just see Ceremonial as a lot more ceremonial, time specific and drawn out while low seems to be flexible, not so ceremonial, and pulled out as needed in the moment. Ceremonial demands the circle proper respects to all drawn into it while, at least in my experience, low magic doesn't necessarily.

I don't think anyone can possibly know all forms of magical practice but to be familiar with aspects of both high and low from several traditions would be enough to give you ideas about the similarities and the differences. I think regardless of how much one might know, what actually works for them best is what they lean on. Ceremony is too distracting for me as I focus too much on the how's and if I'm getting it right instead of what it is I'm trying to accomplish.

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 on: May 18, 2016, 11:05:50 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by oldghost
You can do a simple thing if you can't get outside , if you have a natural fiber mat or even a rattan table mat it can be used. Use the mat as a seat in the center of a circle made of house plants . Burn some floral or pine incense's and presto , you just made a Magical place in your home .

Give it a try , just let your mind believe in what you are doing , see the forest behind the potted parsley plant 🌲🌳🌴🌵🌷🍀🌿🌞🌈 ,...

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 on: May 18, 2016, 10:45:27 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by oldghost
As I see it ,  High Magic is a ceremony aimed at a specific purpose with the uses of special preparation's and tools . An what you can call Low Magic as everyday rituals . This would be where you use the same tools , the same type of circle . As I said somewhere else , High Magic can take time to do as in it has to be done on a certain exact time with items that have to be gathered at a different time and for an example they have to be age to the peak of ripeness . While Low Magic can be done daily and when one has the time .

As you said AmberHawk , getting a jumble of different things together only leaves you with a mess .. What you take from different paths must compliment each other for them to work at all .It's better to have thing that work in harmony with each other .

If one had full knowledge of all paths , one would see how many do things that are similar and can be joined with other paths with no problems.

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 on: May 17, 2016, 11:41:51 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Amberhawk
I'm not sure about the whole 'anything goes' idea. I consider myself an eclectic but hopefully a thoughtful one. I do pick and choose from various traditions and ideas but it isn't a free for all, anything goes, grab and run with it style. Its a careful consideration, checks and balances on a personal level kind of process. Does it fit to what I already do or work with my personal beliefs? If not it's out. If so it gets played with a bit to see how well it works. I think there is a wild misconception that eclectic means almost spastic where it really isn't. Whatever idea or practice is in question, it does have to make some sort of sense in order to make enough sense to add and use. At least in my mind that's how it works.

I know I posted on this before but in my mind High magic seems more formal, ceremonial, pretty rigid in practice. Catholic Mass seems on line. Anything that calls up a full formal circle and calls quarters and/or watch towers, deity or demon seems to also apply. Low magic is more flexible and less formal and is often on the fly as needed. Folk magic and earth based magic seems more that way as I've seen it. Both seem to have their place and order but I don't see high and low as a judgement call but rather a classification.

I used to think it had to do with religious ties, where High magic deals with some conscious entity outside yourself and low magic was more about your ability to manage the energies around yourself, but I think either can involved deity or be more symbolic instead. I am undecided as I've seen strong cross overs be successful and has more to do with the beliefs and state of mind of the practitioner on the whole.

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 on: May 16, 2016, 11:12:05 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by Valerie
I try to do something, a candle sit outside if only for a few minutes. I agree with Marisol it helps me feel connected X my other half tho Catholic, asks what am up to and does take interest x

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 on: May 16, 2016, 10:05:00 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by LadyOfShalott
There are many like you LS that can't get outside do to the weather or a job . You don't have to get dressed in robe or have a stone altar outside to celebrate them . You can make it simple and take just a few minutes or the whole day with all the bells and whistles . Even if it is only today a few words as long as you mean what you say or do , that is what counts .

Thank you for this reminder, og. I get a little disappointed if I can't do something big, but taking the time to do anything meaningful is just as good!

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 on: May 14, 2016, 10:20:16 AM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by oldghost
We see things as they are today but we must remember that when these ritual days started it was not just a single person or a group of several it was the whole of the people . Weather was just as big a problem for them , even worse . The Sabats were a reflection of how they lived ever day .

You see most of these rituals were based on celestial events , how certain stars aligned . These were times one could hope for the best things to do what must be done .

There are many like you LS that can't get outside do to the weather or a job . You don't have to get dressed in robe or have a stone altar outside to celebrate them . You can make it simple and take just a few minutes or the whole day with all the bells and whistles . Even if it is only today a few words as long as you mean what you say or do , that is what counts .

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