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 on: September 27, 2017, 05:37:09 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Branwen
Thank you Canis

 on: September 27, 2017, 04:44:47 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Canis
Welcome to TCC Branwen.

 on: September 26, 2017, 04:35:14 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Branwen
Thank you drac, loving the search engine so far! so much to read and learn ;D

 on: September 26, 2017, 04:30:06 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Draconis Rex
Welcome Bran to TCC. You'll find all sorts of interesting info on our pages here, and if you get stuck looking for something then our search engine is pretty damn good; failing that of course, ask and someone will jump in and help. Enjoy your time with us, and may you find what you seek.

 on: September 26, 2017, 10:30:09 AM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Branwen
Thank you og, will do :)

 on: September 25, 2017, 08:57:54 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by oldghost
Greetings Branwen. , glad you found a place that you feel is right for you .  If you have any questions just ask.

Blessed Be 👻of.

 on: September 25, 2017, 03:42:02 PM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Branwen
Hello! I've been watching these forums for a couple months now, and decided I wanted to branch out and meet others with similar beliefs. I've been practicing wicca as a solitary practitioner for 3 years now. My family was never religious but I had my own ideas about what goes on in the universe. In high school I heard a girl talking about wicca and I was interested so I studied for a year, compared my beliefs to wiccan beliefs and it was a match. I finally found what I've been looking for.

Blessed be

 on: September 24, 2017, 03:21:46 PM 
Started by cheese - Last post by Draconis Rex
Disbelief and scepticism are not entirely bad things to be feeling, in fact they are perfectly healthy. Not only are they your defensive mechanism, but they also teach you to question and investigate, a thing we should always be doing whilst walking our paths. Perhaps what you're feeling is you telling yourself to question more and learn more.

 on: September 23, 2017, 09:53:14 PM 
Started by cheese - Last post by oldghost
Your feeling of disbelief could also be a part of your inner sense telling you something is wrong heed it , look closer at what is going on with what you are doing or how you are doing it .

 on: September 22, 2017, 05:07:56 PM 
Started by Alchymist - Last post by Alchymist
Joseph Campbell, in his well-known book, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", argues that almost all mythology comes down, in the end, to what he calls a Monomyth; The Hero's Journey. He describes it in the following terms.

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.

This seems to me to be virtually a word-for-word description of a Shamanic initiation.

The "hero" of the story is, quite often, the youngest of three brothers, or he is a dreamer rather than a warrior, or he has some other strike against him: the candidate for the shamanic initiation is almost always damaged in some way, an orphan perhaps, or he or she has suffered a great loss or a serious illness. The "hero" meets with mysterious entities who help him or her; the shamanic initiate meets spirit guides. The 'hero' returns with the power to bestow boons; the shaman returns with healing powers. The hero's journey and the shaman's journey are in all essential details identical.

Both hero and shaman tend to be outsiders, as Colin Wilson observes; they feel themselves to be apart from their mundane environments; they don't "fit in", no matter how hard they try. What is important to others around them hold little or no interest for them.

Does all mythology, then, evolve from a description of some ancient shamanic ritual?

Something to think about. Blessed Be all you who walk the Shaman's path - and all who would wish to,


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