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 on: Today at 07:47:05 AM 
Started by Emerald Spring - Last post by Emerald Spring
So I've looked around at a lot of books and seen many different people who view the deities in different ways. I've focused my studies on Wiccan books and materials so that is where I've seen this. In the books I've read people view goddess and god slightly differently but usually have the same basic definition: The primal male and female energies that embody all that exist in the world and can be called by many names. Thing is I prefer to view the Deities I worship in a more traditional manner and see them as a few of many gods; However I also see them in the other way too, to me they embody specific entities as well as the core male and female energies. So I guess what I'm trying to say is are there other people that do what I'm doing? And how do you view the gods?

 on: Today at 07:23:54 AM 
Started by Emerald Spring - Last post by Emerald Spring
Thanks for the help.

 on: Today at 02:42:26 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Draconis Rex
The more factual the better but I could use both, the idea is for them to be educational for the younglings to learn from.

 on: October 08, 2015, 08:13:25 PM 
Started by Inception - Last post by oldghost
Welcome back , stick around .

 on: October 08, 2015, 08:08:49 PM 
Started by Canis - Last post by oldghost
Get a piece of oak and carve it into the shape of a eagle talon foot and have it hold the crystal . You can use museum putty to hold it in place , it's clear and will not mare the crystal . Or use a small led light embedded in the top to light up the crystal ( look cool especially if it has a pulse or flicker effect to it ) boooo..................................

 on: October 08, 2015, 08:01:31 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by oldghost
Drac , are you asking for fact or fiction ?. I have a few of both .

 on: October 08, 2015, 02:25:25 PM 
Started by Marigold - Last post by LadyOfShalott
Thanks Marigold! Great minds think alike  ;)

 on: October 08, 2015, 02:16:22 PM 
Started by Inception - Last post by MoonlitWings
Welcome back :)

 on: October 08, 2015, 10:14:16 AM 
Started by Marigold - Last post by Marigold
Here is something to think on , from the stand point of archaeology the oldest know image of a deity is that of the female at around 48,000 years and the male figure did not come about as a deity until around 7,000 years ago . So is there real a great Mother of all and all the others could just be her children ?.

We attribute certain aspect to those we call Goddess or God , what if what we know of them is all they can do , because each one was given a special gift by the All Mother ?.

Here is one truth that I know for a fact , when a man is dying he does call out for his mother . To bad so many of us forget that with out her we would not be .

og, the Woman of Willendorf (who isn't the oldest female votive found, but one of the oldest) is and has been a favorite artwork of mine for a long time. I'm an artist, and she (and other sculptures like her) come up in art history conversations often. As old or older than cave paintings, early humans were carving the figure of a fertile woman. I find this so interesting, when you think of what the world was like for these people, and they took the time to make images?! Fascinating! 

Is She (whoever she may be) in fact the first deity worshipped by man? I can't imagine why else so many would have been found across Europe if she didn't have an important role to play in their lives.

I also got a slight tingle that you mentioned this in the first place, because: (I mentioned this in part in another post, but I think it begs repeating) On the last full moon, I was really tired, and decided I would put off my ritual, because I just wasn't feeling well, but I did have a fire in the backyard, and while zoning out, starring into it (and wondering if I should feel bad, and/or muster up the energy to do the ritual I'd planned) I saw a on a log directly in front of me the clear-as-day image of a "Venus figurine" or a sister image of the Woman of Willendorf. Her shape was there, burned into the log! And it wasn't a flickering, "Oh for a second that looked like" but a clear shape, the way the log just so happened to burn.

The only difference from other figurines of this type was the woman's face was covered by her hands. I stared and stared, finally drew a picture, and have thought about for the last week and a half.

I hope I don't sound like a nut! I feel like if someone where telling me this and they "think it really meant something" I'd take it with a large grain of salt, because I see faces, shapes, animals in clouds, leaf patterns, shadows. I do it all the time, it's one of my favorite relaxing past times, but I do feel like that was something more. It was just so clear.

I've been doing all this reading on goddesses and gods, and then one of the oldest images of a goddess appears in my fire? I could totally be reaching here, but whether it's a sign or just a beautiful coincidence, I'm really trying to discover what it means to me. Why is her face covered?

(I'm not sure if I did that right, but tried to attach the picture I drew)

Lady of Shalott, I love this post.  I could have written parts of it!  I'm an artist also, and I constantly see all sorts of shapes in all sorts of things, and it's also one of my favorite ways to relax/meditate.  I just thought it was great that you wrote that.

 on: October 08, 2015, 10:04:29 AM 
Started by Marigold - Last post by Marigold
Thanks, Marigold! I had already posted another thread (titled The Goddess and the God), as you're a seeker too, feel free to check it out and add questions!

Also, the book I was talking about is Myth, Legend & Romance: An Encyclopedia of the Irish Folk Tradition by Dr Daithi O Hogain. :)

Thanks, I'll check it out!

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