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 on: October 04, 2014, 05:14:53 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Marni
Hi Drac, nice to connect with you again.

The Tridentine Mass is nothing more and nothing less than the Latin Rite that was practiced from 1570 until the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65. After that point, all the Catholic Masses were delivered in the vernacular, be that English, French, Spanish or Indonesian.


 on: October 04, 2014, 03:52:06 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Draconis Rex
The power of will is a very important aspect in any Magickal rite, and although agnostic I believe many have a strong association with the power of prayer to their own Deity.
I'm not aware of the Tridentine Mass however, I know it stems from the Roman Catholic Church, but then again I've never been of the Catholic faith at all. I'd have to study up on it before I could say any more about it.
Glad to see you're still with us Marni, nice to see you on again.

 on: October 04, 2014, 02:38:32 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Marni
Hmmm. Any of you interested in the power of will or the power of prayer cannot disregard the Tridentine Mass. I am not saying that it is the only way to address deity with reverence and effect, but it is certainly a tried and tested formula that works to the satisfaction of one, albeit commercialised, deity.

 on: October 04, 2014, 08:27:31 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by C_A
Yes, it is.  I met Dan a couple of times as I banked in the Hope Bank, (he also did showings in the art store in the P'burg Mall), worked in Hope and lived in White for many years.

 on: September 30, 2014, 01:40:29 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Questa
I'll second the Amber K works.  I am VERY partial to the late Pauline Campanelli for "the different perspective".  She was a wonderful woman with excellent advice, and she wrote it very well.

C_A, is that the same Pauline Campanelli who painted such beautiful pictures?  She lived right here in my area!  I have two of her paintings and one of her husband's.  I just Googled her and found out it is the same person.  I didn't know she was pagan and wrote books too. 

 on: September 30, 2014, 05:26:57 AM 
Started by Bardon Keene - Last post by C_A
I'm so glad I'm reading all these old threads because it they do such a wonderful job of clarifying wicca/witchcraft/ religion..... NOT!!!!!  (but they are entertaining! LOLOLOL)

What, exactly, would clarify issues for you besides needing to be entertained?  Many of these old threads have seriously valuable, (and valued), information in them...there for the reading.

 on: September 29, 2014, 08:57:29 PM 
Started by marisol - Last post by Bardon Keene

By the way Bardon, I'm assuming by Jade you mean Jainism? Just want to be sure.....


Yes I did Alchymist

Sorry for the WAY WAY late response

 on: September 29, 2014, 08:52:21 PM 
Started by Bardon Keene - Last post by Bardon Keene
LOL I thank you all for replying to this thread. So much rambling humor, and yet answers were fairly easy to gleam. Sorry to bump this thread, it's just that I have been away for quite some time. Thank you all again for your replies and humor XD

 on: September 27, 2014, 03:12:22 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Draconis Rex
Interesting, that merits a good bit of thought.
Oh, and by the way, "strange" doesn't even begin to cover it......LoL  ;D ;D

 on: September 26, 2014, 08:53:26 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Firesong
Are we getting into the Christian emphasis on faith as opposed to reason?

This is one reason Wicca resonates with me and Christianity never has.  Wicca is a religion based on human observation of the mundane world.  It's experiential and we live our religion quite literally. I've never grokked the notion of faith.

In many ways, Christianity, in theory, is much the same, at least for me, since I am an areligous Christian.  Faith can be blind, as in your reference to traditional Christianity, or it can be based on past experience, with faith that what has happened before will happen again, but with no guarantees; an example would be the sun coming up in the morning; we all have faith that it will indeed come up, but in reality, it's not absolutely guaranteed.

For me, my interpretation of the Genesis reference to man being created in the image of G-d relates to a universal point of connection.  To know G-d we must know ourselves, for G-d's imprint is within us, much like a reload from a computer image; it's left to us to journey within to realize where we truly stand.  It's referred to as the "Godhead" in the Hindu religion.

Do we know?  No.  Do we have an inkling from our total spiritual experience?  Yes, probably, even if it is yet unrealized.

Could it be then that it is not an accumulation of knowledge that we seek with each incarnation, but perhaps at each level we strive to come closer to the "Godhead" within us until we reach that point?
Have I taken that wrongly FS?

Nope... that's essentially what I meant;probably better described with the Hindi word "namaste", which essentially says that in each of us there is a place where the divine lives, and when we are in that place, we are all the same, and as such, the divinity within me recognizes and acknowledges the divinity within you... they pack a lot into one word... lol.

For me, life and death are irrelevant; I think both are illusions because that which we are is never born and cannot die, both being only different stages of the same thing; is an egg a chicken?  Is an acorn an oak tree?  Yes to both, because regardless of it's stage in the circle of life and death, neither can ever be anything else... right?

The goal is to become one with the divine, and realize that this is what you have always been.  I told you I was a strange Christian... LOL

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