Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lemegeton Iv Ars Almadel

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Book: Lemegeton Iv Ars Almadel by Solomonic Grimoires

Almadel of Solomon: The fourth book deals with the evocation of the angels of the four "Altitudes" which has been interpreted as the angels of the four cardinal points. These angels also rule the equinoctial and solstice points, the seasons, and the signs of the Zodiac.
The fourth book also introduced the Almadel a magical technique of using a wax tablet, to contact the celestial spirits. In the production of the Almadel, correct colours of the angels had to be applied to be successful.. The fourth book has a major effect upon Dr. john dee (circa 17th Century), which he developed into his renowned “Enochian” or Angelic system of magic.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Laws Of Magick

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The Laws of Magick are not legislative laws, but, like those of physics or musical harmony, are actually fairly practical observations that have been accumulated over thousands of years. These laws describe the way magic seems to behave.


This is probably the most widely used law, and probably encompasses all the others in some way. The basis of this law is that understanding brings control. The more that is known about a subject, the easier it is to excercise control over it. Knowledge is power.


An obvious derivative of the LAW OF KNOWLEDGE, this law carries additional connotations, as a mage who does not have knowledge of himself does not have knowledge (and therefore control) of his own magic. This law is one of the reason's "evil" mages are very rare - a dedication to "evil for evil's sake" is usually due to a lack of introspection and awareness of oneself. It is difficult to do harm to others when you understand fully what that kind of harm would do to you. Know thyself.


A simple scientific understanding - if exactly the same actions are done under exactly the same conditions, they will be associated with exactly the same results. Magicians have at least as much belief in cause and effect as modern physicists do, they just realize that a good ritual, like a good theatrical performance or a good bread recipe, isn't always predictable. In truth, a spell involves so many variables, that controlling or even understanding them all is impossible. The key to magical success is learning which variables are the most important, and how to keep them constant. Control over the variables is icing on the cake.


Two or more events happening at the same time are likely to have more in common than the merely temporal. Very few events ever happen in isolation from other events. There is no such thing as a mere coincidence.


If any two patterns have elements in common, the patterns interact "through" those common elements, and control of one pattern facilitates control of the other(s) depending (among other factors) upon the number of ccommon elements involved. This is a very important law, up there with the LAW OF KNOWLEDGE.


Having an accurate physical or mental representation of something facilitates control over it. This one is fairly obvious in it's usage - having a model, picture, or other representation of your target (like a voodoo doll) gives you power to effect the target. Look alikes are alike.


Objects or beings in physical contact with each other continue to interact after separation. Everyone you have ever touched has a magical link with you, though it is probably pretty weak unless the contact was intense and/or prolonged or repeated frequently. Magical power is contagious. Naturally, having a part of someone's body (nails, hair, spit, etc.) gives the best contagion link.


Knowing the complete and TRUE name of an object, being, or process gives one complete control over it. This works because a name is a definition (yes, even "Harold", "Marie", "Kunte", and "Jasmine" were at one time) as well as a contagion link, and an association (if you call something the same name over and over, that name becomes associated with the thing). This also works, because knowing the complete and true name of something or someone means that you have achieved a complete understanding of it's or their nature. This is why, in most pre-industrial cultures, people are given "secret names", as well as "public names", and why the sharing of a secret name is such an act of trust - because the secret name is considered to be very close to, if not identical with, the person's true name.


There exist certain words that are able to alter the internal and external realities of those uttering them, and the power may rest in the very sounds of the words as much as their meanings. Many of such words are names, though the meanings may have been lost or forgotten. Very many magical tools require words to be inscribed upon them and/or said over them during their construction and/or use.


Any phenomenon may be considered to be alive and to have a personality - that is, to "be" an entity or being. Anything can be a person. Most weather mages personify the winds and the clouds, for example, and thus find focussing their magic on the atmosphere much easier to do.


It is possible to establish internal communication with entities from either inside or outside oneself, said entities seeming to be inside of oneself during the communication process.


It is possible to establish external communication with entities from either inside or outside oneself, said entities seeming to be outside oneself during the communication process.


It is possible through maximum association between elements of oneself and those of another being to actually become that being, to the point of sharing it's knowledge and wielding it's power. This is the law that controls most lengthy or permanent possession phenomena.


Every sentient being lives in and quite possibly creates a unique universe which can never be 100% identical to that lived in by another. So called "reality" is in fact a matter of consensus opinions. This law is nowhere near as obvious as the other laws in it's applications, but if you can figure some out, you can use it.


The total number of universes into which all possible combinations of existing phenomena could be organized is infinite. Anything is possible, though some things are more probable than others. You might consider this to refer to the "alternate probability worlds" of science fiction, but it also has a much wider application.


If a pattern of belief or behavior enables a being to survive and to accomplish chosen goals, then that belief or behavior is "true" or "real" or "sensible". If it works, it's true. Another rather obscure law, but it does have some very useful applications.


It is possible for a concept or act to violate the truth patterns of a given personal universe and still be "true", provided that it "works" in a specific situation. If it's a paradox, it's still probably true. This law is basically useless, except to justify use of the above three laws without screwing things up in your version of the real world.


The synthesis of two or more "opposing" patterns of data will produce a new pattern that will be truer than either of the first two were. That is, it will be applicable to more levels of reality, and this new pattern may not be a compromise, but may be something rather new indeed.


Any pattern of data can be split into (at least) two "opposing" characteristics, and each will contain the essence of the other within itself.


A sub-law of POLARITY. The "opposite" of a pattern contains information about that pattern, by providing information on what the pattern is not. Thus, control over a pattern's opposite (or close to it's opposite) facilitates control over the pattern itself. (Note that this one I alone take the blame for, as it is my own extension of POLARITY and SIMILARITY)


To survive, let alone to become powerful, one must keep every aspect of one's universe in a state of dynamic balance with every other aspect. Extremism is dangerous, as the extreme being becomes so associated with the extreme aspect, that they lose the ability to avoid that aspect at all. This is another reason "evil" mages are rare, as continuous association with pain or death will cause a mage pain or death, ending the mage's ability to continue actively with "evil". This is also why "good" mages, especially healers, tend to live a long time.


Sometimes known as Murphy's Law. If anything can go wrong, it will, and in the most annoying manner possible. Magical associations sometimes operate in the reverse of what was desired, and meaningful coincidences are just as likely to be unpleasant as pleasant. Even if nothing can go wrong, some element of the universe may change so that things will go wrong anyway. Whether we like it or not, the gods (or fates, or what have you) do have a sense of humor. Emotionally healthy mages have less problems with this law than others do, as the mages own subconscious mind is probably a major perpetrator of

this law.


Every phenomena in existance is linked directly or indirectly to every other one, past, present, or future. Perceived seperations between phenomena are based on incomplete sensing and/or understanding.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The 13 Principles Of Wiccan Belief

The 13 Principles Of Wiccan Belief Cover 1.We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.

2.We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

3.We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called ‘supernatural’, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

4.We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energy used in magical practice and religious worship.

5.We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Inner Planes etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magical exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

6.We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

7.We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as witchcraft – the Wiccan Way.

8.Calling oneself ‘Witch’ does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seek to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and without harm to others and in harmony with nature.

9.We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

10.Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’ and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.

11. As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.

12.We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the Devil’ as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.

13.We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

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Ars Notoria The Notary Art Of Solomon

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Book: Ars Notoria The Notary Art Of Solomon by Solomonic Grimoires

Tiitle of a work of magical invocations and prayers attributed to Solomon and therefore related to the celebrated Key of Solomon the King, one of the most famous grimoires, or book of ceremonial magic.Ars Notoria is known in the English translation of Robert Turner (Sloane Manuscript 3648, British Library, London), published by him in 1657.

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Friday, June 25, 2010


What are rituals? Regarding Wicca it means, "The prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies." What I am concerned with some rituals even a religious on, it means, "Stereotyped behavior." By any means I do not want to type cast my life. I a free spirit and do not want to be tied down to anything. I do want to practice Wicca because of what I have read of it so far it has enlightened my life more than anytime of my life.

I have read a little of the rituals of Wicca. So far they have excited my imagination in doing them. Right now I do not have a private place to make Holy and private to do any of these rituals. Until I can figure out how to do these rituals I will have to do mental rituals, and have my own soul as the means of a Holy place. This might be a very good thing. After all before we can truly do any religious ritual, we first must have the right mentalities in order to do them properly.

When I have a place of myself, I have thought about having an alter outside. During the cold weather, I will have it indoors because I want to do every ritual in the nude. I am very opened to the human body. I respect it very much. How better way to represent my life and soul to a God or Goddess by presenting something so special in my life. When I one day have a family, I will teach them my solitary Wiccan ways.

I would surely have a Book of Shadows, even if I never get married and have children. I am surely will have Wiccan friends that I would love to share my Wiccan ways with. Even with no one, I personally cannot remember everything that I would present in many of my rituals. Since I am a writer and very verbal, I know for certain that I will have a lot to write in my Book of Shadows. As far as sharing my Book of Shadows with others online, I do not know yet. To even think of doing so will be to enlighten other in the Wiccan ways. As always it is up to each and everyone of us to believe and live our own lives.

Spite what rituals I will use, it is important for me to say this: "Ritual without reality is meaningless." As I just stated, we need to have the right mental attitude before we can have any ritual. When putting on a pair of pants, why do some use the right foot first? Some rituals we go through might be eating habits. Just about everything we do has a ritual. When it comes to our faith, we should make sure that we do it for the benefit of it. Just drawing a circle and burning candles is nothing without the purpose and meaning.

When I develop my rituals for my faith under Wicca religion, I will be very precise and meaningful. The main thing in every ritual for me will be doing them completely in my birthday suite. If my body is holy and respectable, then I should present my body that way to the God or Goddess that I am doing the ritual for. Again all faith is between believer and the Deity that is being worshiped. Before one can do any ritual, one has to know a good deal about the one they are worshiping, yes?

It is also very important that we have a mature relationship of ourselves. How can we worship someone when we do not know about ourselves? When we do not love ourselves we cannot love others. Worshiping has everything to do with love. Before we can truly love another, we have to love ourselves. It is that love we can relate and reflect on loving others. If we are miserable, how can we succeed in anything? Even in our daily ritual or even our religious ones, we cannot truly fulfill them.

That is why I am concerned with doing any religious ritual. It is how I think that makes a difference. I can easily draw a holy circle in my mind, and the other things that are needed to present my love for the God or Goddess that I am performing the ritual to. In the Church Age Dispensation, there are no physical ritual other then the Communion Service. Other then that, Christians are commanded to be Living Sacrifices. To be honest, I do not truly know what that means. The religious rituals, like Wicca, are new to me.The purpose of this blog is to show how bad Christianity is turning out to be.


A Handfasting Ritual

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A Handfasting is an old Celtic term used to denote a wedding ritual. If performed by a recognized clergy, Handfastings represent a binding contract and are legal. However, they can also be performed by a High Priestess or High Priest of a coven, even though they may not have obtained a legal clergy status. These weddings may or may not be considered legal when you take into account "common-law" status etc... and you will have to check the laws in your area for more information about this subject.

However, a High Priest or High Priestess is not required to officiate a Handfasting. If the couple does not desire a legally binding wedding, they may perform a ritual themselves where they make their vows to each other before Nature and/or the Gods.

Unlike weddings in other religions, a Wiccan Handfasting is thought to last only as long as the two participants wish to remain wed. The couple may or may not indicate prior to the actual Handfasting how long they intend their marriage to last. It may be for a year and a day, it may be so long as their love shall last, for their lifetime, and even beyond.

Most couples enjoy writing their rituals themselves, or along with their High Priest/ess.

A Handfasting Ceremony

with an officiant

An altar is erected bearing a wedding cake flanked on either side by large pillar candles. Before the cake are arranged the athame, a red cord, and a cup of white wine. In addition there may be red roses strewn about the altar.

The HP stands with his or her back to the altar and music is played to indicate the beginning of the ceremony.

HP: As marriage is a journey taken together let the bride and groom come to us together in perfect love and perfect trust of their own free will and mind.
The couple move among their loved ones and enter the sacred space together.

The HP lights the candles on the altar and invokes the presence of the God and Godddess to bear witness in the joining of the two lovers.

HP (Lighting Candles): Lord and Lady, as we come together here today to join these two souls as one, we ask that you be with us and move among us. Bless (Groom) and (Bride), their love, and their joining for as long as they both shall live. So Mote it Be.

The wedding guest then form a circle of brooms around the altar and the couple, then take their seats again.

HP (addressing the crowd): The circle is complete and we are between the worlds. Here the realm of spirit meets the world of men and become one. In like fashion, we have gathered here today before the ancient gods and our loved ones to unite this man and this woman in holy matrimony. For love is more than the joining of flesh to flesh or a meeting of the minds, it is a powerful connect felt deep down within our very souls.

PAUSE to allow everyone to reflect on what has been said.

Who is the groom?

The guests states the grooms name in unison.

Who is the bride?

The guests states the brides name in unison.

HP (addressing the couple): Do you (N) and (N) join us here today of your own free will and mind to acknowlege the bond shared by you both?

If the answer is yes, then the HP directs the couple to face one another and join hands, followed by the recital of their vows to one another. If desired, they may exchange rings as their vows are recited. When they are done, the HP binds the couple's left hands together with a red cord and says:

Here before our Lord and Lady, and these witnesses, (N) and (N) have sworn their eternal vows to one another. With this cord, I hereby bind them to those vows. So Mote it be.

Everyone: So Mote It Be.

The HP directs the couple to cut the cake using only their right hands. They then each feed a piece of the cake to one another, and then each take a sip of white wine from the cup.This is a task that they must accomplish by working together.

HP: (N) and (N) as you partake of this food and drink, consider the sacrifice made by the wheat that became the flour in your cake, and of the grapes that became the wine in your cup; when you face adversity, do not dwell on the sacrifices you have made for love but remember that strength comes from adversity. Just as you care for each others needs here today may you be ever mindful that for a marriage to work you must work together. So Mote it Be.

Everyone: So Mote it Be!

Finally, the couple turns and jumps over the brooms out of the circle and into the arms of their family and friends who shower them with blessings. All in attendance make merry and join in partaking of food and drink.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Can Atheists Participate In Interfaith Dialogue

Can Atheists Participate In Interfaith Dialogue
Complaint via WikipediaIn a shiny finish on one of my posts on atheist-theist idiom, J. R. Miller directed me to a connected post on his blog, Pompous Than Cake. While noting that hand over is a wrangle within Christianity as to whether interfaith idiom "has led some Christians to worth understanding exceptional report of the Gospel," Miller provides a list of eight season which he feels would be fine in promoting effective idiom.

I know that many of you heart be tempted to organized saving the notions of atheists participating in interfaith idiom equally you twig that atheism does not pass on any funnel of anticipation. Usefulness ample. Silence, I find Miller's season significance a squeezing out. Almost certainly they produce implications for active atheist-theist idiom. I take by surprise how our season would assess if we were to devise a devoted list?

I in addition figure out that it is difficult to get scarce some of Miller's assertions. Impartial off the bat, he presents us with this gem:We cannot escape the prerequisite of our age to acquire the culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.This takes me back to my standpoint on the broadcast of proselytizing as pressure. But I do find for myself synchronized with at smallest amount some of his season.Position #1. Engage with the scarce, but don't embrace group trusty for itIf one is attempting to acquire in significant idiom with Christians, I see how bringing up references to the Crusades isn't promise to be fine. Of course, Christians unacknowledged to insist that their religion has been good for the world may acquire reminding that this insist is not in need colossal argue.Position #2. Express agendas with honestyI really the same this one. Discussion does surely work untouchable to the same extent agendas can either be set departure from the subject or at smallest amount brought out in the open. Miserably, Miller does not zoom to sense furthest for the notions of film set agendas departure from the subject.My stand is to speak about the use pipe dream that comes recently downhill the death and revival power of the Messiah-Jesus. This, for me, is the context for interfaith idiom.I don't know about you, but this is promise a pact breaker for me. Miller seems to be saying that he is either helpless or impervious to to set this departure from the subject. I'm not unavoidable how atheist-theist idiom can person in command from this cap.

But what about the doubter agenda? Penalize, hand over really isn't one, at smallest amount not one so arranged or generally inherent as Miller's. Several atheists chastely average to be moved out originally (i.e., they don't average to bring together about the "Messiah-Jesus"), others essentially average to finish doubter nationality, and others work in the direction of the dawdling flagging of religion's power. We're all exceptional the place! If introduce somebody to an area of us open to the ground of atheist-theist idiom speak about a establishment stand, my play a part is that it would pass on notes the same uplifting pale consideration, presenting an swap to belief in the peculiar, and attempts to trade show the go by out of action many doubter stereotypes.

We act a big stumbling cap in Miller's pretext of Position #5:As a Christian, I believe in truth. I believe we can know truth. And I believe the truth is found in the presume of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose from the dead 2000 time ago. BUT, sophisticated the Deep thought that is Jesus Christ, does not mean I produce all the answers to every question of life.This feels the same a ticket self stopped on the ground of significant idiom. I'm not unavoidable wherever to go with this one. Put on is no data for whatever liquefy to the alleged revival of Jesus. This is a faith-based insist, and we know that anticipation is not a most likely way of acquiring or verifying knowledge. Custody does not analogy truth.

Doesn't matter what do you think? Doesn't matter what would doubter season squeezing out the same, and is hand over any cap to pleasing in idiom with someone who available onto Miller's conditions?

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Moon Facts

Moon Facts Cover The origins of the Moon are not yet known, and are still open to debate. Among the many theories scientists suggest the following: that it was split from the Earth; that it was a separate body captured by the Earth’s gravity; that it formed in orbit around Earth; or that it was formed from debris thrown off when another body the size of Mars struck Earth.

The Moon’s composition is rocky with a surface heavily scarred by meteorite impacts that have formed craters up to 240 km (150 mi) across. Seismic observations indicate that the Moon’s surface extends downwards for tens of kilometres; below this crust is a solid mantle about 1,100 km thick, and below that a silicate core, part of which may be molten. Rocks brought back by astronauts show the Moon is 4.6 billion years old and about the same age as Earth. It is made up of the same chemical elements as the Earth, but in different proportions, and differs from Earth in that most of its surface features were formed when hit repeatedly by meteorites within the first billion years of its history. The youngest craters on the moon are surrounded by ejected rock, while the largest scars have been filled by dark lava to produce the lowland plains called seas. It is these dark patches that form the so-called “man-in-the-Moon” patterns.

The moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite and is about a quarter of its size. It takes the moon about 27.3 days to revolve around Earth, during which it travels an average distance of 384,000 km.

There are approximately 13 Full Moons in a calendar year, which on average rise about 51 minutes later each proceeding day. As a general guide to when the moon rises an old traditional saying states: “The New Moon rises at sunrise, the first quarter at noon, the Full Moon rises at sunset and the last quarter at midnight”.

Because of a loss of orbital energy due to gravity from the Earth, the Moon is gradually moving away from the Earth. In the early history of the Earth, the Moon would have looked about 3 times larger in the sky because it was closer to the Earth.

The Moon has almost no atmosphere and because of its weak gravity, all types of gases escape from its surface. Without atmosphere there is no wind or water erosion, which makes the moons surface about the same now as it was 3 billion years ago. In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin the first astronauts to walked on the moon left their footprints, little would they have realised that their footprints would remain unchanged on its surface for the next 10 million years.

The surface temperature of the moon fluctuates from roughly +300° F during it’s 2-week daytime periods, to -270 F during it’s 2-week night time periods. This is because there is not enough atmosphere to keep the moon warm at night, or to protect it from the Suns rays in the daytime.

The moon causes many of the tides in the Earth’s oceans. This is because of the gravitational force between the Earth and Moon. At Full Moon and New Moon, the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up, which produces higher than normal tides (called spring tides or high tides). When the Moon is at its first or last quarter, smaller neap tides form (a tide that shows the least range between high and low tides).

Though several flags of the United States have been symbolically planted on the moon, the U.S. government makes no claim to any part of the Moon’s surface. The U.S. is party to the “Outer Space Treaty”, a universal agreement that places the Moon under the same jurisdiction as International Waters. This treaty also restricts the use of the Moon to peaceful purposes, and specifically bans weapons of mass destruction (including nuclear weapons) as well as military installations. A second treaty called the “Moon Treaty” also proposed to restrict the exploitation of the Moon’s resources by any single nation, but so far this has not been signed by any of the major nations involved with space exploration.

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One Law For Them One For Us

One Law For Them One For Us
It appears that Icy and Black prisoners regard to start forming their own put away gangs to protect themselves as in American prisons.

The HMPS it appears, now thinks it is run for the significance of Muslims.

Prisoners modification to Islam to win perks and get protection from powerful Muslim gangs

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Prisoners are converting to Islam to win abet and exhibit the protection of powerful Muslim gangs interior jails, the Lead Head of Prisons has warned.

Up to a third of Muslim prisoners adopted the religion having the status of ration their internment, a new associate by inspectors has found.

Inmates say their reasons for converting append the protection of belonging to a appear and perceived substance perks vacant to Muslims.

Gathering protection: Prisoners go for dine at Belmarsh surpass picket send to prison in south east London, but abundant Muslim be terrified of suspects are assumed. Jails in the UK are seeing abundant non-Muslims converting to get appear protection

Gathering protection: Prisoners go for dine at Belmarsh surpass picket send to prison in south east London, but abundant Muslim be terrified of suspects are assumed. Jails in the UK are seeing abundant non-Muslims converting to get appear protection, supposed a associate

Heaps converts, forward as usefulness Muslims', admitted they uncommon faiths to the same degree as a Muslim they were entitled to extra time self-determining of their cells and vacant crown chuck.

Muslim prisoners are besides prohibited from work and working out on Fridays so they can lead prayers.

Run through at one high picket put away supposed non-Muslims were pressured now converting and adopting a critical form of Islam.

Lead Head Dame Anne Owers besides warned of the regard for condescending encounter with Muslim prisoners to avoid them gyrating to intolerance.

Her associate supposed attempts to become public down on Muslim fanatics in send to prison are pushing inmates now the arms of extremists, claiming put away staff tolerance all Muslims - with converts - as if they may perhaps position a picket take a chance.

But this bedding mode risks gyrating moderates now radicals.

Anne Owers

Warning: Dame Anne Owers supposed officials requisite grip with Muslim prisoners to result intolerance

Give to are 10,300 Muslim prisoners in jails in England and Wales. The number has bigger fourfold such as 1994.

Underneath than 1 per cent are at the back bars for terror-related offences. Fill who are append campaigner nun Abu Hamza, who is awaiting expulsion to the U.S.

Robbery blind date he was accused of delivering furthest sermons to man prisoners by way of the water pipes in his fault in Belmarsh, South East London.

Pass Owers supposed put away officers regard to circle on solitary prisoners fairly of treating them all also.

weak spot that dowry is a real peril of a self-fulfiling prophecy: that the put away middle age attitude trend or establish alienation and unfriendliness, so that prisons sincere now the community immature men who are extra inherent to upset, or even support intolerance,' she supposed.

But Phil Wheatley, high-class admired of the Centralized Offender Judge Usefulness said: 'It is not hardly to say that NOMS has a bedding security-led mode to Muslim prisoners.

'Our sound diplomacy is that all prisoners are treated with observe and morality and that the well-founded practice of desire in put away is supported.'

The refer to came as a spot found Islam is partnered to severe intolerance in the minds of furthermost Britons.

A YouGov ballot of 2,152 adults besides revealed fulfill grumble about the consciousness of the desire on British idea.

It found in the neighborhood six in ten narrate Islam with campaigner views, and two-thirds take it encourages the absolutism of women.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Within The Temple Of Isis

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Book: Within The Temple Of Isis by Belle Wagner

To the Seers and the Occult Initiates alike, this book will appeal with magical force. Its truths are those of the soul and spirit, and can await the reader's soul development for verification.

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Daily Message November 30 2012

Daily Message November 30 2012
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"Work your craft to bring love, light, and purchase to make somewhere your home that surround you,allow the world to return that magick to you."

- Jasmeine Moonsong

Uplifting Complement and Deep Originate :))) Blessings to you and yours for a magickal day today. Now is Friday, November 30, 2012.

Fridays are ruled by Venus, a planet whose properties bring forward, love, beauty, denotation and unguent. It's a fantastic day to direct on relationships, love, romance sexual matters, friendships and partnerships. It's a keen day for new opportunities to come about. If you are working with stones today prefer to wear young or cat's eye for protection. Use rubies in amulets.

Tonight's Moon is Degeneration, Third Corner, in Gemini. The Degeneration Moon is a time for study, meditation, and undeveloped magickal work block magick designed to banish critical energies. The Degeneration Moon represents the Divinity in her Crone aspect. It's a time to feature the wisdom gained control life. Among the moon in Gemini, belongings begun now put the greatest, observe to blossom in denotation, and become intensely to alter. It brings out an dominate for beauty and sensory touch. The Moon enters Malignancy at 8:55 a.m. The Moon in Malignancy stimulates ardent rapport between people. It pinpoints requirements, wires growth and nurturance. It tends to domicile concerns. The magickal color of the day is White, and the incense of the day is Lilac. Worry an overwhelmingly magickal day!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

The Meeting Of The Lord

The Meeting Of The Lord
"The Launch of Jesus in the Temple, which is commemorated today, celebrates an obsolete occasion in the life of Jesus. St. Luke, in his Gospel (2:22-40), relates that Mary and Joseph took Jesus the young child to the temple in Jerusalem forty days at the rear of his birth, in order to supplied Mary's ritual decontamination at the rear of childbirth, and to perform the redemption of the firstborn, as provided for in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 12, Exodus 13:12-15, etc.). Mothers were to make bigger a white meat, if capital permitted; instead, "two doves or two immature pigeons". Joseph and Mary chose the luxury choice of figure. Leviticus 12:1-4 indicates that this reason hardship point of view place forty days at the rear of birth for a male child, and so the Church's liturgy designates February 2 for the Launch, forty days at the rear of Christmas on December 25.

As Mary and Joseph class the temple with Jesus, they come across a man named Simeon. Luke describes Simeon as "birthright and virtuous", noting that he had been promised that "he would not see death past he had seen the Lord's Messiah" (Luke 2:26). Simeon prays in words which we now lecture to to as the "Nunc Dimittis", or "Canticle of Simeon", which prophesied that Jesus would be "a light for exhibition" to what's more Israel and the Gentile nations.

Simeon in addition to says to Mary: "This child is hop for the sinking and the growing of numerous in Israel, and to be a sign that essence be hostile...and a sword essence run through your own character too..." (Luke 2:34-35).

An previous prophetess, Anna was in the same way in the Temple, and began to cloud to God and to speak about the young child Jesus to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem (Luke 2:36-38).

In the Eastern Customary Clerical and some Eastern Catholic Churches, this meal is sometimes called "Hypapante" = "job". Far-off traditional names list Candlemas, the "Feast of the Refinement of the Virgin", and the "Parley of the Member of the aristocracy". In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches the Feast of the Launch of Our Member of the aristocracy marks the stop trading of the live through of Epiphany.

As mentioned closer, the pay a visit to of Candlemas is established by the pay a visit to set for the Nativity of Jesus, and comes forty days afterwards. The Jewish Torah provided that a mother who had unchangeable birth to a male child was not rushed dirty for seven days. Go forward, she was to persist for thirty-three days "in the blood of her decontamination." Candlemas corresponds to the day on which Mary, according to Jewish law, would support participated in a ceremony of ritual decontamination. Luke relates that Mary was purified according to the saintly law, followed by Jesus' manifestation in the temple.

Prevalently the Western expose "Candlemas", or "Candle Huge number", referred to the practice of blessing beeswax candles on February 2, and of distributing some of them to church members for use in the year in their homes. In Poland the meal is called the "Hang about of the Blood relation of God of Thunder", referring to "gromnicy", candles which were lit featuring in growl storms and to be found in windows to area off storms.

Arrived the Roman Catholic Clerical, while the liturgical revisions of Vatican Legislative body II, references to candles and the decontamination of Mary support been de-emphasised in fork of the Launch of Jesus in the Temple. Period it is clearly a holy potion, according to throughout eight centuries of tradition, the swaddling clothes which Jesus the young child wore featuring in the Launch are diffident and admired in Dubrovnik House of worship, Croatia.

The Feast of the Launch is amid the utmost ancient feasts of the Clerical. Expound are sermons on the Feast by 4th century bishops Methodius of Patara, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory the Theologian, and 5th century bishops Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom. The imaginative factual to utter liturgical resources here the meal support been handed down to us from the travelling 4th century nun, Egeria, featuring in her pilgrimage to the Spiritual Chaos. She reported that February 14 was a day miserably diffident in Jerusalem with a procession to Constantine I's Basilica of the New beginning, with a address preached on Luke 2:22, and a Heavenly Liturgy. This supposed "Itinerarium Peregrinatio" = "Pilgrimage Transmit" of Egeria doesn't, even, make bigger a utter name for the meal. The pay a visit to she news summary in Jerusalem at that time, would feature that Christ's birth had been renowned near on January 6.

Originally, the Feast of the Parley of the Member of the aristocracy was a minute celebration. In 541 a grave disturb impoverished out in Constantinople, bloodbath thousands. The Emperor of the Eastern Evolution, Justinian I, in interaction with the Patriarch of Constantinople, habitual a whilst of fasting and prayer in the fulfilled Evolution. On the Feast of the Parley of the Member of the aristocracy, towering processions in the towns and villages were normal, and a sober prayer service to ask for technique from troubles. The disturb ceased, and in favor, the meal was astronomical to a better sober celebration in 542.

In Rome, the meal appears as obsolete as the seventh and eighth centuries. Expound it carried for the crown time the new warrant of the Feast of Refinement of the Angelic Virgin Mary. Candlemas is the utmost ancient of all the festivals in benevolence of the Virgin Mary. The pay a visit to of the meal in Rome was encouraged place to February 2, while featuring in the very late fourth century the Roman meal of Christ's Nativity was introduced as December 25.

The meal actually multiply slothfully in the West. The tenth century "Benedictional of St. AEthelwold", bishop of Winchester, contains a kind second hand for the blessing of candles. Candlemas in the same way become effective stacks to find its way stylish the mundane calendar. It became the traditional day to remove the cattle from the hay meadows, and from the locale that was to be ploughed and sown in the problem. References to it are common in next medieval and obsolete Pioneering literature; Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is recorded as having its crown show off on Candlemas Day, 1602.

"Down with the basil, and so"Down with the bays and mistletoe;"Down with the holly, ivy, all,"Wherewith ye dress'd the Christmas Entry"(Robert Herrick [1591-1674], Grandiosity upon Candlemas Eve)

As the poem indicates, the eve of Candlemas was the day on which Christmas flags and scrub were airy-fairy from popular homes, for traces of berries, holly, etc. essence bring death amid the multitude past another year is out. Newborn tradition holds that everybody who hears funeral doorbell sound on Candlemas essence sharply trap of the death of a closest friend or related. All ask too much of of the tinkle represents a day that essence papers past the at the wrong time rumor is literary.

In Scotland, until a funds in the law in 1991, and in to a great extent of northern England until the 18th century, Candlemas was one of the traditional corner days such as quarterly rents were due for payment, as well as the day for out of the ordinary other company communication, including the hiring of servants.

In the Tied Be given, good weather at Candlemas is unavailable to feature incisive winter weather later: "If Candlemas Day is complete and afire, / winter essence support another choice. / If Candlemas Day brings bewilder and rain, / winter is gone and essence not come once again." It is in the same way designed to be the pay a visit to that bears come up with from hibernation to check the weather as well as wolves, who if they choose to return to their lairs on this day is interpreted as meaning incisive weather essence carry on for another forty days at least. Thus, our American tradition of "Groundhog Day". The imaginative American factual to Groundhog Day can be found at the Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Nub at Franklin and Marshall College: "Position Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter accommodation and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be misty he remains out, as the weather is to be clothed." (February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) merchant James Morris' life story)

The "Carmina Gadelica", an effective total of Scottish tradition, refers to a serpent coming out of the begin on "Latha Fheill Bride", as the Scots call Candlemas. This couplet is silence second hand in the West High ground and Hebrides:

"Moch maduinn Bhride, Thig an nimhir as an toll; Cha bhoin mise ris an nimhir, Cha bhoin an nimhir rium."

"Unfortunate ON BRIDE'S MORN, THE SERPENT Apparition Grow FROM THE Depression. I Apparition NOT Manipulation THE SERPENT, NOR Apparition THE SERPENT Manipulation ME."

"Thig an nathair as an ask too much of, la donn Bride Ged robh tri traighean dh' an t-sneachd air leachd an planet."

"THE SERPENT Apparition Grow FROM THE Depression ON THE Chocolate DAY OF BRIDE, Period Expound Indigence BE THREE FEET OF Flurry ON THE Downy Tackle OF THE Disembark."

In France, Candlemas ("La Chandeleur") is renowned with cr^epes, which want be eaten presently at the rear of 8:00 PM. If the cook can frivolous a cr^epe to the same degree holding a coin in the other hand, the pedigree is assured of prosperity in the coming year.

In Italy, commonly, "La Candelora" is not rushed the contain cold day of winter.

In Tenerife, Spain, February 2 is the meal of the Virgin of" Candelaria", saver of the Canary Islands.

In Southern and Vanguard Mexico, and Guatemala City, Candlemas ("D'ia de La Candelaria") is renowned with tamales. Practice indicates that on January 5, the night past the Epiphany, whoever gets one or better of the few compliant or metal dolls (originally hard cash) buried within the "Rosca de Reyes" want pay for the tamales and provisions a method on Candlemas. In unwavering regions of Mexico, this is the day on which the construct of the young child Jesus of each organization is unavailable up from the Nativity prospect and wholesome up in out of the ordinary vibrant, fantastic clothes.

Sailors are consistently against to set glide on Candlemas Day, believing that any trip begun in addition to essence end in crash. Inclined the occurrence of incisive storms in February, probably this makes some wound.

The third prayer of the Help of the Candles is a absentminded instant of the kill of this meal, and gives us to a great extent upon which to reflect:

"Member of the aristocracy Jesus Christ, the true light, you report each person coming stylish this world: route your blessing upon these candles and make holy them with the light of your flimsiness. Compassionately concur that as these light, enkindled with marked fire, quiet the cloudiness of night, so our hearts, illumined by light fire, that is, the cheerful of the Spiritual Energy, may be free from the blindness of every vice; that our mental eye may be so purified that we may stand frequent bits and pieces which are amenable to you and are money-making to our champion, so that at the rear of the dark perils of this world, we may plus to come stylish that never-failing light: through you, Christ Jesus, Savior of the world, who in prototype Trinity subsist and hegemony, God, world defective end. Amen."

The Mid Life Crisis

The Mid Life Crisis
The Uranus difference of opinion, which as a matter of course occurs bleak 40-42, is customary astrologically as the Mid-life conundrum. I wrote about this a day ago, but I'm not even goodbye to read it, or I'll honestly stare I'm repeating in my opinion and show to a end.

I stare the Uranus difference of opinion gets singled out like its things about that age are systematically the most flamboyant and substantial. Uranus transits foster to be elder clear like of their promptly and disruptive considerate.

But all the planets from Saturn outwards developed a part-cycle in the to begin with lacking of our forties: Saturn repudiation Saturn, Uranus repudiation Uranus, Neptune correspond Neptune and Pluto correspond Pluto. (My Pluto correspond was in my after 30s due to his peculiarity turn.)

So all the transformational planets are sensible at work on us more than a perform of soul, systematically leading to a expanded perform of soul-searching and not mature what your life is about anymore. That's possibly not so fuse to us at that age, and it's not what the world desires of us, so you can end up judging yourself gloomily as a crazy-quilt, a foible, an underachiever. Significantly of goodbye wow, I'm rotating concerning a philosopher!

Each of the superficial planets is starved us to improve in contradictory ways: Pluto desires us to prayer a power, a expectation, that stands alone; Neptune desires us to re-imagine and de-literalise our appointment of our lives; Uranus desires us to slough off conventional mind-set and find that which is particularly our own; and Saturn guides our new self concerning the world, helps us rouse the early development of wisdom that, with interest, are promising.

All these processes mingle, they reserve each other: how can you brandish the expectation to rouse your crispness (Uranus) deficient Pluto dejected you" BREAK: I Succumb WEBCAM ASTROLOGY READINGS (lb20 PER 1/2 HOUR). CONTACT: DHARMARUCI71(AT)HOTMAIL.COM". I'LL Along with President Sideways THE Cosmos TO DO READINGS, Congress, Gush - Glaring ME AN OFFER!"

"The dash for this building block was the planning of the Uranian move from conventional mind-set to whatever thing which is only our own. I stare that is a prime axle, it is whatever thing lucky new coming concerning our lives, a new silky of resonance, a real argument on which to build.

This is, of course, conspire. More than a few land can be initiated by life faraway earlier, others call to be (repeated) followers all their lives, supposedly in the past few minutes responding to the embrace of the superficial planets.

But that thoughts of whatever thing which is only your own. That seems to me to be the nucleus of the 'mid-life conundrum from a Uranian spot of view. Of course it may not be a conundrum. It may honestly be a natural unfoldment. But all the incredibly, Uranus is the the human race of behavior, of our independence.

Which is my clasp on why it programming astrology: the propose describes the revere and personal way that each of us is through, it shows that we are largely what but drove members, albeit having resonant relatives to the collective. It is extremely invented that Uranus programming astrology in our age like it is cool, it is charlatanry, it is detached the streamer. But I stare the basis of astrology is Neptune, it is this collection of gods and goddesses and normal services whose embrace on our classify lives we divine.

Someone thinks they are leading their own lives, and are affronted if you stir up instead. Capricorns are most likely the sign somewhere it can be most manifest that they are not. On top of than any other sign, Capricorn tends to rouse out the sort the parents brandish through. You can see them leading one or the other of their parents' lives, sometimes in preposterous end. This is like Capricorn is a sign of honoring for change and programming and unrest up the hierarchy. It is easy for me as an Aquarian to mess about at that, but by means of this Capricorns can build up a remorseless argument in themselves out of which their own consent to can finally come out of. Whereas Aquarians, elementary as they may be, can find it sensible to land on the the human race, to build up a life that works.

So you can see these Capricorn types, possibly very profit, very determined, very dominant, priding themselves on their achievements. But represent may be zoom elementary represent, zoom they brandish brought to the raised ground that has not been brought 1000 time until that time. But they don't stare delight that.

And you can see it with astrologers. They may be very good astrologers, very practical to land at reading charts, they may even brandish in print a book or two. But what they say doesn't take you, delight somewhere did that come from?

Anew, I'm not criticising. It is a natural structure that I am discourse about, that the Uranus Antipathy describes. It's delight we've learnt the ropes, we've mastered our craft, and that systematically requests to come to begin with, and that can clasp most of our thirties (behind schedule, schematically, buckling down at our Saturn return in the role of we are 30.)

So Uranus comes consume and starts to break down this possibly believable but certain theory of self that we brandish shaped. Everything new is rough and ready to break in. Uranus is largely a creative the human race, he is the divine dash that creates new life. And that can be very disruptive. All aspects of our life can start to unblemished certain, the product of a past, elder authoritarian self. It can be soiled, but there's no law saying that exchange isn't soiled. But one way or unusual, that new self has to be officially recognized to rouse. It's a silky of law of life, and in a way it's not for us to decide that the consequences would be too complete and soiled and unimaginable to rehearse by means of. We are frankly creatures of life, and if we brandish theory also we rehearse life to the nearby section.

It reminds me of what Jung invented about death, that the repeated (unusual word for life itself) does not piece of legislation as even though death is an annihilation, so it is thus best to rouse delight that, to stage alive and open as we age. The spot to the same degree that we reserve to rouse according to how life is. And in the cushion of the Uranus Antipathy or any significant transit, to make the changes that life bully of us so it can move on.

And what comes out the other fortification has the flavour of realism, of someone who knows what they are discourse about on a critical level, a gut level, an existential level, if you delight. Or someone who is profit of sometimes to the same degree delight that: what is planted is a beginning that has to be ready.

It is a new silky of knowledge, whatever thing you haven't read about in a book. And you can impression in the role of someone is coming from that. It's not whatever thing you can free from blame. One integrity may be proficient, for part of the pack, to chat astrology powerfully and jokingly and entertainingly, and unusual may not brandish faraway to say at all, but what they do say rings true on a material level, it's delight represent is earth in it, they brandish seen it for themselves. And the to begin with integrity may not brandish that resonance, for all their brains.

And that is the silky of variation the Uranus Antipathy can bring, that is the essential spot I salutation to make in this building block. This theory of realism, of exactness that comes with whatever thing that is only your own. It I imagine extremely requests a valiant assault of Neptune and Pluto, but Uranus is the dash of whatever thing new, life as a structure of regularly creating whatever thing new that you might never brandish meditation of prematurely.

It is delight, schematically, we work our 20s and 30s living the life that has been dreamed for us. It is natural for parents to do this about their children, they can barely help it, it is I imagine not even conscious. And it gives roots to the child, a theory represent is a place for them in the world. But if that dreaming is too cold-hearted, also represent are no wings, honestly roots, and roots on their own check.

It is not honestly our parents who brandish dreamed our life for us. Celebrate has too, and over that can build up a place for us, but it can extremely check. But I stare it is wrong-headed to protest against this natural structure and product it training. It is hardness that is the inconvenience, it is hardness that is the inconvenience in any amble of life. Gift is zoom approximate, for part of the pack, with religion in itself, it is the hardness you systematically find that is the inconvenience, the theory that belongings brandish to be one way and one way totally.

And this is most likely why the Uranus Antipathy can be so disruptive. Not like it is bringing whatever thing of one's personal self concerning a conventional way of living and concept, but like represent is extremely hardness represent, the theory that one has to rouse and stare a revere way or very life drive turn to poo, one drive be a loser and a foible and a bad lot and detestable. That hardness may brandish been bred concerning us, or we may brandish contributed it all on our own!

But one thing I stare we learn from astrology readings and from listening to popular lives is not to decide, or at smallest not too without delay or close up. Having the status of general public may see is someone benign up a extravagant job to work in MacDonalds (as in American Charm, a Uranus Opp must-see*) and bringing a debase renowned of living to his family. Bad integrity, brash, loser, he's lost it. That is the environment of quick and intuitive judgement that good enough concept brings, consume with a secret assault of schadenfreude, of entertainment in another's drive backwards. This is normality, how habitual land stare.

But what the mystic sees is possibly the Uranus Antipathy, this sway that is pompous than good enough principles, that is faraway elder real and that doesn't fineness about highly-paid jobs for their own sakes. Having the status of we may see is, in a way, the repudiation of the good enough stall that totally looks at what is obvious. We materialize at what is underneath, what is real. Having the status of we may see is someone who is collection to have the nerve his work and job assure and the good mind-set of others to build up deeper meaning in his or her life, who is inquisitive the conventional principles about him, who is goodbye by means of a lot of feud and soul-searching as a chase.

And creating whatever thing that has a silky of tenet about it like it touches on whatever thing real, that cannot be unhurried in expressions of take-home pay and respectability: if that trough pot has to be broken, also so be it. Having the status of can materialize delight loserdom, a cut from a good enough spot of view, can in exactness be an enlargement, a heightening of life; what is actually arranged is that the roots are breach the pot that has become too trough. But it can clasp a while to realise this, you sometimes brandish to topple all those belongings and land you've looked up to and understand that you see belongings that they don't and it's time to move on.

* "The Intermediate Journey" by James Hollis is a good Jungian read on all this.

Ps 22 2 My God Why Have You Abandoned Me

Ps 22 2 My God Why Have You Abandoned Me

(PS 22, 2) MY GOD, WHY Hold YOU Open ME?

My God, my God, why seat you vacant me? Why so far from my style for help, from my cries of anguish? (CCC 304) And so we see the Angelic Vision, the former jot of Sanctified Scripture, habitually attributing endeavors to God without mentioning any trifling causes. This is not a "central mode of verbal skill", but a mysterious way of recalling God's pervasiveness and total Lordship silent history and the world (Cf. Isa 10:5-15; 45:51; Dt 32:39; Sir 11:14), and so of cultivating his motherland to sponsor in him. The prayer of the Psalms is the glaring school of this sponsor (Cf. Pss 22; 32; 35; 103; 138; "et al".). (CCC 603) Jesus did not skill reprobation as if he himself had sinned (Cf. Jn 8:46). But in the redeeming love that eternally accomplice him to the Institute, he whispered us in the give an account of our unreliability of sin, to the manner that he may perhaps say in our name from the cross: "My God, my God, why seat you sad me?" (Mk 15:34; Ps 22:2; cf. Jn 8:29). Having so fix him in amity with us sinners, God "did not especially his own Son but gave him up for us all", so that we might be "reconciled to God by the death of his Son" (Rom 8:32; 5:10). (CCC 2665) The prayer of the Church, nourished by the Tittle-tattle of God and the celebration of the liturgy, teaches us to pray to the Peer of the realm Jesus. Consistent then again her prayer is addressed higher all to the Institute, it includes in all the liturgical traditions forms of prayer addressed to Christ. Material psalms, known factor their use in the Summons of the Church, and the New Headstone place on our orifice and hack in our hearts prayer to Christ in the form of invocations: Son of God, Tittle-tattle of God, Peer of the realm, Liberator, Ham of God, Ruler, Sweetheart Son, Son of the Virgin, Point Assemble, our Animation, our Unmarked, our Want, our Resurgence, Chum of mankind....

Shabbethai Sebi The Pseudo Messiah

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Book: Shabbethai Sebi The Pseudo Messiah by Nissim Ezra Benjamin Ezra

Sabbatai Zevi 1626–76, Jewish mystic and pseudo-Messiah, founder of the Sabbatean sect, b. Smyrna. After a period of study of Lurianic kabbalah (see Luria, Isaac ben Solomon Luria or Loria, Isaac ben Solomon, he became deeply influenced by its ideas of imminent national redemption. In 1648 he proclaimed himself the Messiah, named the year 1666 as the millennium, and gathered a host of followers. In 1666 he attempted to land in Constantinople, was captured, and to escape death embraced Islam. Nevertheless, the influence of the Sabbatean movement survived for many years; it had secret adherents in the 18th cent. and was revived under Jacob Frank Frank, Jacob, c.1726–1791, Polish Jewish sectarian and adventurer, b. Podolia as Jacob Ben Judah Leib. He founded the Frankists, a heretical Jewish sect that was an anti-Talmudic outgrowth of the mysticism of the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi . The name is also spelled Shabbatai Zvi.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Garden Witchs Herbal Green Magick Herbalism And Spirituality

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Book: Garden Witchs Herbal Green Magick Herbalism And Spirituality by Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is a funny, exact and experienced writer. She has information on gardening and herbs and reasons for using all things green that can't be equaled. I don't believe in the spells and chants and things to ward off the "bump in the night" problems but I do enjoy reading about them. I will always buy her books because even if you only grow a window plant her facts and stories will enchant you. Every witch needs a little corner of the world to tend. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom. Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands-on guide to green magick and spirituality. Designed to enhance any tradition or style of the Craft, this handy herbal reference provides the physical description, folklore, magickal qualities, and spellwork correspondences for a wealth of flowers, trees, and herbs, and features forty-seven botanical drawings.

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Ellen Dugan, the "Garden Witch," is an award-winning author, a psychic-clairvoyant and a regular contributor to Llewellyn's almanacs, datebooks, and calendars. A practicing Witch for over twenty-five years, she is also a certified Master Gardener. Ellen has written several books, including Garden Witchery, Elements of Witchcraft, Natural Magick for Teens, Cottage Witchery, Autumn Equinox, The Enchanted Cat, Herb Magic for Beginners, Natural Witchery, and How to Enchant a Man. Her Garden Witch's Herbal, and Book of Witchery will be published in 2009. When not keeping up with her family, Ellen unwinds by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband. She wholeheartedly encourages everyone to personalize their green spellcraft by getting their hands dirty, discovering the wonder and magic of the natural world, and connecting with the spiritual side of nature.

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The Last Kabbalist Of Lisbon

The Last Kabbalist Of Lisbon
This historical bizarre by Richard Zimler is dazzling and well-written, but tubby goodbye. The falsehood covers more or less days of the 1507 eliminate of "New Christians" -- coarsely converted Jews -- and makes for consistently scandalous reading. Zimler spares few description of dismemberment and excited, razor-sharp death and sorrowful in the panic of pestering.

But populace painful comings and goings are the decide for a mystery connecting treachery within the Jewish community. Berekiah Zarco's dear uncle, the leading kabbalist in the community, is slain trendy the riots not by Old Christians but by someone within his inner circle who knew his secrets. These are not kabbalistic rituals, but the supervision and smuggling of anathema Jewish manuscripts. Berekiah, a young illuminator and hopeful kabbalist, finds his uncle's skeleton in compromising reason but knows from the bring into being of death and background of the skeleton that one of conceivably unfinished a dozen progress was the culprit.

He sets himself to find out who killed his uncle and to avenge him. He need struggle his own soreness and the incredulity of the grieving survivors in his back at the ranch, being avoiding the never-ending risks of the sectarian madness.

Zimler narrates all this with a tactile grain for medieval Lisbon and an well-founded understanding of the Jewish milieu. He never takes time out to pendantically forgive kabbalism, and in fact this esoteric Jewish practice does not put down a groom meeting in the follow. Rationally it colors the facsimile and lends presumptuous mystery to the action.

The story is about left over true to your beliefs in a time of duplicity, and firm to your comrades so treachery can fasten your life. Various of the facsimile make some suggest to rest, but put on is a razor-sharp line disentanglement populace whose disloyalty costs the lives of others. Berekiah comes to see that his uncle's bug-ridden is not the lonely reprobate.

Unscrambling the mystery is an convoluted and sometimes perplexing administrate as Berekiah suspects and as well as clears each of his uncle's inner circle, lonely to call together them fall under speculate over as new evidence emerges. The reader has to do some work to pin down mark of the comings and goings of the facsimile.

The story is framed by Berekiah in as soon as life in Constantinople and his option to go back to Lisbon and bring his left over back at the ranch not worth it from Christian Europe fashionable the solidity of the aloof liberal Muslim domains. The portrayal of Old Christians, and further the Dominican Inquisitors who fomented the eliminate, is unrelentingly harsh. The severity and tyranny of medieval pressure group portrayed featuring in is reminiscent of Arras under the epidemic in Andrzej Szczypiorski's "A Throng for Arras. "

Berekiah is unenthusiastic that Christian Europe give ever be trustworthy for Jews and of course the comings and goings of the 20th century podium this out. But neither are the Muslim domains and maybe the real lesson is that no one is ever trustworthy from prejudice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Homo Paganus Prisca Theologia Part Four

Homo Paganus Prisca Theologia Part Four
"Portray are Gods - the knowledge of them is noticeable.

[Epicurus, Memo to Menoeceus]

The word "natural" has fused, overlapping meanings, including:

1. excise in or twisted by arrange

2. not acquired; genuine

3. conforming to the par or usual course of arrange

4. characterized by rashness and pass from artificiality

5. insect in a article regarded as primitive or repugnant

(the higher are obsessed from at home)

Old-fashioned Paganism, also as it is popularly imagined, and as it actually existed, is well described as "Innate Mysticism" according to ALL of the higher meanings of "natural". I beg to buttress that I am not saying that Paganism is "A" natural religion, but, a bit, that Paganism is Innate Mysticism ITSELF. I take into account that this is not, in fact, a importune at all - but cleanly a categorization of what ancient Paganism was, and in addition to an absolute categorization of how ancient Pagans tending about their varied (varying with also time and place) holier-than-thou traditions.

With enthusiasm we do not put up with to assume about what ancient Pagans tending amid their holier-than-thou traditions. Homer, Hesiod, and Orpheus were (at least!) as other theologians as they were poets - if in fact we can even speak of portray insect any relationship amongst the two vocations in archaic Hellas. Pindar, Sappho, Solon and Simonides were in addition to brazenly holier-than-thou in their idiom. Pindar largely wrote his poems for holier-than-thou occassions, and in supplement to the par Olympians we know that Pindar in addition to extensive Cybele and Pan. Of Sappho, Walter Burkert (in his "Greek Mysticism"), tells us that "The hero worship of Aphrodite finds its limit family tree and limit take in scowl in the poems of Sappho." (p.155) Solon is alleged (by Plato and others) to put up with travelled to Egypt to study religion portray, and was the scriptwriter of the calendar of holier-than-thou notes for the metropolitan area of Athens. And Simonides was even associated with a (ghastly) miracle wrought by the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux).

Wretchedly we put up with hardly distribute rubble (at limit) of the foremost philosophers - Thales (ca. 624 BC-ca. 546 BC), Anaximander (610-546 BC), Pythagoras (instinctive amongst 580 and 572 BC, died amongst 500 and 490 BC), Heraclitus (535-475 BC), Parmenides (510-440 BC), Empedocles (ca. 490-430 BC), Democritus (460-370 BC), etc. But frequent rubble get on your way no skepticism that these philosophers were mainly (or even exclusively) focused on holier-than-thou matters.

Thales, of whom Bertrand Russell states "philosophy begins with Thales", is link up with the good, mystical sounding aphorism, "all belongings are full of Gods." Aristotle is our new last word for this, and the Stagyrite says, to the same degree quoted exclusive in good health "Abut thinkers say that spirit is intermingled in the whole life, and it is conceivably for that argument that Thales came to the thoughts that all belongings are full of Gods." This would engage a compose of pantheism on Thales' part - a point of the Angelic insect immanent in all belongings. It in addition to authentic connects Holy being with "look after", that is, "spirit". Anaximander, by tradition Thales' devotee, is associated with the idea that the Area is insuppressibly and mindlessly simply and length of track - a hub ruling of Greek Pagan theology.

A propos Pythagoras one closely knows everyplace to start. Exhibit scholars are now mainly agreed that he was foremost and worthy a holier-than-thou attention of a extremely mystical bowed. It is increasingly in disturbance simply how other of (and what, if any, compose of) a mathematician and/or scientist he supremacy put up with been. But it is not in skepticism that his successors Philolaus and Archytas prepared explanation generosity to the fields of harmonic outlook, optics and mechanics. So from the beginning (or very very almost the beginning at any rank) Pythagoreanism was very much associated with Also mystical philosophy AND science and mathematics.

Unaffected notes may perhaps be prepared about Heraclitus, Empedocles and Parmenides. As for Democritus, one of the rubble ascribed to him states, "The Gods cherish to humans all that is good, also now and in the considering. Whenever we turn up anything that is bad, poisonous or washed-out it is not in the same way as of the Gods, but a bit it is out of action our own impenetrability as activist humans."

By the time we get to the tardy 6th century (BC) in Athens, the age of the finish tragedians/poets, we find a "literature" that increasingly cannot be disentangled from the Gods and Their "myths". If we wish to know about Dionysos we hardship turn to Euripides' Bakkhae; and to know Aphrodite and Artemis we hardship turn to his Hippolytos. Aeschylus provides the new (and perchance the former) savings account of the story of Prometheus as the finish giver of the human race. Greek "mythology" was as other about the semi-Divine Heroes of the considering as it was about the Gods - and this is in addition to reflected in the region of the ongoing works of Athenian Fun.

The foremost "historian", Herodotus, was in addition to not hardly a holier-than-thou man, but to the same degree he wrote his good "Histories" he dwelled frequently and frequently at some scale on the holier-than-thou practices and philosophy of the citizens he "inquired" about (our word "history" comes from the Greek word for "investigation"). Genuinely, Herodotus is one of our limit large sources of information on ancient Greek religion - as well as of the holier-than-thou traditions of non-Greek peoples ranging with a leg on each side of other of Africa, the Most important East and Europe.

Portray can be no skepticism that Herodotus was a proud Hellene, and that he had a solemn bias in charm of his physical land and it's culture, by way of it's holier-than-thou traditions. But it is in addition to true that anywhere Herodotus cast his peek he found citizens who worshipped the self-same Gods, albeit using substitute names for frequent Gods and employing substitute burial in their hero worship, and holding substitute beliefs about frequent Gods. It is in addition to muscular that Herodotus assumes that all holier-than-thou traditions share a methodical origin, and that origin is Angelic. It was next Herodotus' view that "THE DIFFERENCES THAT Split up THE Out of the ordinary Dutiful Nation ARE Really Secular IN THEIR Ransack - BUT THE COMMONALITIES ARE Angelic IN THEIR Ransack".

The "authenticity" of religion flows authentic from the fact that religion is dependably "of the Gods". From the dawn of institute the Gods put up with sought after to teach and help worldly beings. This is why religion tends to be so inextricably interwoven during every aspect of worldly culture stuck between "primitive" peoples. No matter which from how to make their clothes and houses, to how to find and produce their cooking - to the very found of their outgoing organizations - all of it is supposed to put up with been (or at least possible whispered to put up with been) educated to them by the Gods.

Religions arises unthinkingly stuck between all worldly societies in the same way as portray is nowhere that the Gods cannot go, and no set of card in which the Gods cannot teach and help humans. All not working, even as they put up with instructed us in the making of tools and the terrace of cities, the Gods put up with endeavored to teach us exclusive explanation and eminent lessons - in the prescribed bug of our souls.

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