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 on: April 23, 2016, 09:16:23 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by oldghost
It's sad to see how far the human species has lost it's from the land . I shop at the local produce and local farmers market . I remember having diner over a friend's last summer and how flavorless was the corn   and tomatoes  that they got from the mega food store . I,m glad still fish , just looking at the food in stores it just doesn't look right , looks like plastic and taste like cardboard . So sad .😭
 

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 on: April 19, 2016, 10:22:02 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by marisol
A lovely message J.  Thank-you.

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 on: April 18, 2016, 05:52:10 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Mystik Witch
I'll take a special journey this Beltaine . It's been to long since I gave thanks for what I have and a long time since I spoke to the Horned One . A balefire to sit by and talk of all that has gone by .Give thanks for having friends seen and unseen . Have let to many of my old ways fade . It's time to get back on the path that I rambled away from . The call of the true ways gets stronger day by day , time to go home where I belong .

Time to shake off the dust and polish the Armor ,gather what was put away and bring it again into the light .

The old ways are still the best .

Blessed Beltaine to all and remember what is important in your life's.

Blessed Be  Friends


Oldghost.

og,
Thank you very much for the wonderful reminder you have given to us all. It is true I must get back to what is true to me. In the last several months I have found the ways I have been living are not fun or good for me. So, I too, am going to go back along the path to my roots and there I am sure I will find even more roots then I could have ever imagined.

Thank you again for your wisdom and your knowledge. Be well my friend and be happy! Happy Beltaine and Blessed Be! MW

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 on: April 17, 2016, 05:45:15 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by oldghost
I'll take a special journey this Beltaine . It's been to long since I gave thanks for what I have and a long time since I spoke to the Horned One . A balefire to sit by and talk of all that has gone by .Give thanks for having friends seen and unseen . Have let to many of my old ways fade . It's time to get back on the path that I rambled away from . The call of the true ways gets stronger day by day , time to go home where I belong .

Time to shake off the dust and polish the Armor ,gather what was put away and bring it again into the light .

The old ways are still the best .

Blessed Beltaine to all and remember what is important in your life's.

Blessed Be  Friends


Oldghost.

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 on: April 10, 2016, 12:25:52 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by oldghost
The last few years I have been getting more into the archeological research into early European records and that of the early aspect of old world magic and it's relationship to those of the practices and there interrelationship to that of the so called new world . It's almost like going back to college again but at my own study pace . Have to start writing up a paper

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 on: April 06, 2016, 12:52:18 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by Alchymist
There are a great many books on Wicca and Witchcraft, and it's unfortunately true that many authors simply read each other's books and repeat what they've read - even, occasionally, repeating each other's mistakes - so there tends to be a depressing sameness about so many of them ..... this isn't to say they're not worth reading, though. Most of them have some useful information to impart, something that you perhaps won't find anywhere else. But when you've moved ahead a bit beyond the basics, much can also be found in books that are not directly about Wicca or Witchcraft.

I've recently been reading a book called "Yoga and the Quest for the True Self," by Stephen Cope (Bantam, New York, 1999); it is a more or less autobiographical account of the author's (supposedly) four month sabbatical at the Kripalu yoga centre in New England which turned into a ten-year stay. At the end of his time there the centre imploded when it was discovered that the Guru, who insisted on celibacy for his students, was having affairs with female staff and students ...... There is, however, much wisdom between the book's covers, wisdom that can be applied to areas other than yoga - and, I think, to our own area.

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It is of the utmost importance that teachers not be deified. Nothing undermines the potential of an environment to be truly transformational more than a teacher who is seen to be perfect, all-knowing, or "the ultimate authority". In the best transformational spaces, even brilliant, charismatic or truly enlightened teachers are understood to be explorers and guides, not gods ... even these powerful guides are understood to be transitional. They must, finally, set us free to be ourselves.

The best transformational environments avoid telling us who we are. Rather, they  support us in finding out who we are for ourselves.
                                                       (Pages 30-31; bolding added)
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"Liberation, in the Tantric traditions, is gained not through renunciation, but through entering fully into the play ... of energy and consciousness.

The candidate for wisdom does not seek a detour by which to circumvent the sphere of the passions - crushing them within himself and shutting his eyes to their manifestations without, until, made clean as an angel, he may safely open his eyes again to regard the cycle of samsara [i.e., the normal cycle of birth, life and death] with the untroubled gaze of a disembodied apparition. Quite the contrary: the Tantric hero ... goes directly through the sphere of greatest danger"

                              [Quoting Heinrich Zimmer, "Philosophies of India," Princeton 1951]
                                                      (Page 56; bolding added)

This last part, I feel, could just as easily apply to the aspiring Witch as to the "Tantric hero"; ideally, the Witch seeks to interact directly with the world around him or her, rather than trying to seek some kind of Nirvana-like detachment.

Blessed Be everyone - witches and Tantrics alike,

Alchymist.



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 on: April 05, 2016, 06:02:36 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by Mystik Witch
I sure wish we had a like button. I agree with you LadyOfShalott. I, to, have spent a ton of money on books and other things. To learn everything I can. I am finding what is in the books is a lot of the same thing only written in a different way. So I have decided I am going to just be lead by spirit, and allow the energy to lead me to what is next for me. I think it is time for the experience to show me what and where to go from here. Don't get me wrong, everyone on here has been very helpful and I am very grateful for all the wonderful advise that has been shared. I just think its time for me to figure out what is for me and what isn't.

I have already figured out this path is where I am supposed to be. My family has accepted the decisions I have made and for the most part are supporting me. Still having a hard time going out to my circle after the long day is over, the work is all done. Its like everyone is saying in another post, I have got to push through it.

I do what to thank everyone on here for your support. When ever I come on here I get the boost I am needing. It's a great family to belong to.

Blessed Be! MW

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 on: April 01, 2016, 08:59:10 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by LadyOfShalott
Isn't amazing how much more discerning a seeker becomes after a few years?  I had shelves full of Edain McCoy, Silver Ravenwolf, etc. when I was new.    I spent a ton of money,  Most of us grow out of the phase, but not all...

It hasn't been years for me, more like year, but I've bought a lot and read a lot of books. What I've noticed looking back on notes I made while reading, is how my opinions and thoughts have changed.

Ashe, I believe you told me in one of my firsts posts how this would probably happen, but for example even the word "prayer" made me go "Ugh. Eew!" at first, and now I pray pretty often, and think about the whole process very differently...but it's wonderful to feel like I'm finding my way rather than being told "This is the way." Much more enjoyable experience! :)

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 on: March 30, 2016, 03:38:19 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Draconis Rex
Oh, I KNOW they were for me, those were the subtle nudges....LoL

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 on: March 30, 2016, 12:30:45 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by marisol
Ya know Drac I bet those were for you. You know how mom's are, always hopeful. ;D

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