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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2015, 06:01:18 PM »

Interesting DoD but what you describe is not Blood Magic , oh you may cause a minute ripple in the Aether but no more then that . I have preform Blood Magic and paid the price . You may have studied for years but I have been practising it for decades . I lived through mind and I have seen one other that did not . It's not a ritual it's a ceremony and if you don't do it right ( speed = death ) every little step your a goner and it is a very hideous and long death .

Oh and the virgin blood thing is wrong .
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2015, 12:45:45 PM »

All good answers. 

I have no issue with blood rites.  at all.  PROVIDED....

Myself, I prefer to hunt my own meat, (The Sacred Hunt), in such a way that I and my prey are one.  Humane, clean, quick and reverent.  Life to life, Spirit to Spirit.

When I have need of more than i can provide, I frequent LOCAL people whom I KNOW to be reverent in the same way.  Okay, once in a while, but NEVER without a good kasher.

Your "virgin blood" ideas are well spoken, too.  been doing just that for some time.

Other than that...I know you, don't I?  Another region?  Another website?  Another city?

Oh, we all meet time and again if it is destined.  Who knows which me you may have met along the way.  :D


Interesting DoD but what you describe is not Blood Magic , oh you may cause a minute ripple in the Aether but no more then that . I have preform Blood Magic and paid the price . You may have studied for years but I have been practising it for decades . I lived through mind and I have seen one other that did not . It's not a ritual it's a ceremony and if you don't do it right ( speed = death ) every little step your a goner and it is a very hideous and long death .

Oh and the virgin blood thing is wrong .

I can agree to disagree with you, as you know absolutely nothing about me, such as my age, experience or knowledge. I just don't advertise myself as old as you do.  It is ok, I prefer to be underestimated. 

Just know, I will not post something if I am not sure it will work from experience. I have a few decades myself under my belt.  You see, I too have performed blood magic, rituals, ceremonies and blood spells and have willingly paid the price so you aren't the only one.  Just my take is that you are incorrect on the virgin blood, I know it works. 

As I said it's ok, I am used to being thought an airheaded fluff.  I play that role well, it works for me.  Keeps people on their toes.
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2015, 03:24:48 PM »

Never say you were and airhead , if what you do works for you and that is the way you were taught then do it your way ; no big deal to me .

Were you here before your prose seem familiar ?.
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« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2015, 06:52:49 PM »

Never say you were and airhead , if what you do works for you and that is the way you were taught then do it your way ; no big deal to me .

Were you here before your prose seem familiar ?.

I just posted in this thread up there ^^^.  That's as here as it gets. ???
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« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2015, 12:44:07 PM »

Interesting :)

« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 07:35:06 AM by marisol »
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2015, 10:01:21 AM »

idealicly speaking, I think a full ideal witch is a priest, magician, soothsayer, artist, shaman, herbalist, philosopher, healer, teacher and some more things, but all independently and for themself, though of course a witch can help others to find their own connection with the divine as a priest, or gather with others in a coven like in Wicca, but in the first place witch to me has a strong association with freedom and independency
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2015, 10:55:28 AM »

H, is this the book you're talking about called Witchcraft Medicine by Claudia Müller-Ebeling? http://www.amazon.com/Witchcraft-Medicine-Shamanic-Practices-Forbidden/dp/0892819715
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2015, 01:23:48 PM »

Am still reading and learning but I do like that I am closer to my deity, than having to "go thru" a third party.
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« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2015, 08:42:09 PM »

H, is this the book you're talking about called Witchcraft Medicine by Claudia Müller-Ebeling? http://www.amazon.com/Witchcraft-Medicine-Shamanic-Practices-Forbidden/dp/0892819715

Yes MW that's the one. I have an extra one I would send to you, but you know...............

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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2015, 10:29:43 AM »

In my tradition I became a priest upon initiation,  where we're brought through the threshold and brought in line to be abke to fulfill certain roles abd fulfill our Craft. Being a mystery tradition that's a priesthood itself not part of the masses, outside circle and my personal life I don't take on any further roles within the general pagan community usually linked with the community, though that option is there.

In paganism in general I wouldn't consider my self a priest of any other deities. I may serve them time and again, but that's not my sole life commitment.  I have taken certain oaths when I was younger, and frankly didn't comprehend the level of responsibility that came with it that has cost many sacrifices.
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« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2015, 11:28:53 AM »

Glad to see ya around Micheal :)
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« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2015, 09:20:24 PM »

Thanks :). Trying to get around more often!
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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2015, 09:48:58 AM »

Are there any here who honestly don't want the responsibility of the priesthood?  Do you think there should be more of a niche for pagan laity?
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2015, 10:36:27 AM »

Are there any here who honestly don't want the responsibility of the priesthood?  Do you think there should be more of a niche for pagan laity?

While the conferrence is, to be sure, an honor it is also a responsibility that some don't want.  I don't recall anyone being coerced.  Can you elaborate on the laity angle?
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Re: The Priesthood
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2015, 10:49:04 AM »

Some people don't have the time or inclination to delve deeply into their relationship with the gods, but enjoy the trappings of paganism, festivals, like minded friends and enjoying the pagan milieu.  They may not see themselves as clergy at all, and don't wish to be.
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