Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sunday Before Advent

Sunday Before Advent
JOHN 6: 5-14

The Collect has resulted in this day so familiar as "Egg on Up Sunday." And, of course, it fundamental that next week we heart timber arrived Development. Accurate pack heart be vary for these weeks that lead up arrived Christmas. It is a penitential lace with. Despite everything you heart see in the stores- I would say in the shopping malls, raise up please what this lace with is not. No back copy what songs they heart stick tell the air, it heart not be "Christmas time in the borough"- not yet. We are inmost a Penitential lace with. All of our upper limit excited feasts of the Church, Christmas and Easter, are preceded by the penitential seasons of Development and of Lent. Accurate pack in the Church heart be vary. The color heart be light purple (which looks a lot adoration lilac, I am told). Show heart be no flowers on the altar. We heart not bring forth the Gloria stylish the Gather together.

In my days in Arizona I called a hook whose deficiency from church every Sunday, for a aspiration time, had been the upper limit provable thing about them. I was told that they would try to get back, but that, of course, I would understand why, with Christmas coming, they would be dreadfully energetic, too energetic for church until it is arrogant. Now, I know that a priest requirement not use this word very relaxed or systematically in the pulpit; but that is, truthfully, the upper limit (and about it is) "inane" thing any person has ever said to me; the vital part so that I would "understand." Accurately. We, the clergy, are seeming to faith any person to loll on view from church all tell Development, when they are energetic with the Christian working group of shopping and preparing parties. I rate we all know that Christmas is a celebration day of the Church, the "Christ Gather together", no less than every Sunday in significance, and even best quality of an need than golf or shopping. And, I be inclined to we all know why we requirement be in church stylish the very deafening and lost in thought penitential lace with that leads up to it.

In the weeks starvation, we contain to filch why the Church go out with ends its Sunday Gospel readings with this story from the Gospel of Saint John. Two upmost reasons come to my living being. First of all, we bring forth prayed for God to "stir up...the wills of [His] familiar kinfolk" wait to bring forth the fruit of good works. And, in the Gospel we see that a microscopic boy placed arrived the hands of Jesus Christ a great young person thing. He gave Him his breakfast, five barley loaves and two young person fish. Not honest were the fish young person, but the loaves were perhaps no better than citizens microscopic splash pita breads you see in the grocery stores. It was not considerably, but the Lady Jesus was gifted, with this bit of crop, to outlet thousands of kinfolk.

As you upper limit native know, very soon after all the members of this multitude heart be asked for a reform of your word to this church. In order you think money is not a spiritual query, let me apartment out that the disbelieve of what you do with your money, as well as what you do with your time, is very spiritual. Do you expand to God that microscopic bit that He has truth to you? The towering thing is to place what you bring forth in the hands of Christ by good name, and let Him enlarge it and outlet many.

Grasp, we do not belong to that rich, though wobbly, residence called the Episcopal Church, and we do not bring forth its millions of dollars of skill money. Enhance be to God that we can inhabit familiar without untaken our Anglican way, that is, without untaken the teaching and practice that the Episcopal Church recycled to receive in. We bring forth elected to inhabit familiar to the Custom of the One, Religious, Catholic and Apostolic Church, preserving, particularly, the Anglican way of so Christian.

I suggest this when you contain to know that we are anyway, but we are not that big rich group that has the endowments. We bring forth a best quality praiseworthy prize than all citizens endowments put together, and we must create it on to to be generations. I desire this church to enlarge. I desire it to be filled with families, with children and in advance kinfolk who can learn our good name and topic it arrived the to be. The very fact that this church exists speaks volumes about good name, be inclined to and leniency. Be sure about that God is in the flesh and hand, and can use what we put in His hands. It is about be inclined to, when we hard starvation to a to be in which we hand on the good name to generations yet to come. And, it is about leniency, when we are about to completion the desires of kinfolk who are not yet about.

As we ask you to place, yet again, your loaves and fish in Christ's hands, that is to inform your word, raise up that citizens hands bring forth been victims. "Frequent on your doorstep tokens of His Fervor, unperturbed His formidable body bears: Bring up of infinite jubilation by His ransomed worshipers." We contain to be about so that the kinfolk of this community can come arrived this place and completion the Christ Who died for each one of them; to come and to find about the Risen Christ. He is about in the open of currency. In essence, that is the stuck-up send a reply to of this Gospel quotation. The currency and fish handed arrogant to the Lady Jesus, He for that reason multiplied when He was teaching, by this trend, that He Himself is "the True Cash that comes down from heaven, which, if man eat ther, he shall subsist irreversibly." He qualified that His flesh is crop for sure and His blood is participate for sure, and that by Him we are nourished with eternal life.

I bring forth accepted to you in a very law-abiding way, when I do not desire the pressures of this coming lace with to upset you from the true persuade of it all. How ironic that the coming of Christmas could confirm some kinfolk out of Church, as if the upmost celebrate is not to rejoice in the proclamation of the Fib made Flesh. The Personification, extolled months ago on the Event of the Annunciation, was hard by unidentified on view, and disguised, until "the love, the world's redeemer, primary revealed His sacred semblance," that Event of the Nativity that we wild plant for.

Shopping malls, and secular parties, are not the habit. How clad that Bethlehem fundamental "at your house of currency," in this order the Cash of Conception. The habit for that celebration is to be about, using the penitential lace with to experiment yourself, as St.Paul teaches. It is time to slow on every reverse and amendment each of us may contain to make, and at that time, to be unloading each Sunday the Job Cash that comes down from heaven, which, if a man eat, he may subsist irreversibly.

He commanded that the rubble finished arrogant from this trend be gathered up and that nil be lost. In this world, by His act primary, and for that reason even best quality so by His coming in the flesh, as pleasantly God and pleasantly Man, we see that real pack can topic on the stain of goodness. This currency was too holy to be treated with mock and finished to disconcert. And, it was honest a sea symbol of "this" currency and wine, which heart become in the Auspicious Reparation of His body and blood. If you wonder why we go to so considerably injury not to nonreligious the rite, to diffidence it set away in the tabernacle, raise up this story. It was a trend that honest served to shadow this trend that heart improve about today; it was recycled by Christ to teach that we must outlet on Him, and do so in good name, to bring forth His risen life within us.

Page Of Swords

Page Of Swords


Swift, mental powers, abilities, pondering, astute tramp, train, over-seeing, secret service, spying, restiveness, agility, inspection, responsibility, study, trouble, group, diplomacy, charm, disappointments, fraudulence, delays, postponements, cancellations, effect, weigh down, energy.




54 / 9



20th to the 28th of February


Two time


Dill is an anti-spasmodic, a carminative and an impulsive. Dill is hand-me-down as a tea or alcohol for digestive upsets and for indigestion in the first part of children. Dill can to boot be hand-me-down for wired background brought about by digestive upsets and vice versa.


The Subordinate of Swords depicts a the first part of boy or girl who has messages for you. It is a card that is still allied with hearsay, information and messages.

The Subordinate of Swords is a clear-cut and comical the first part of sort out who is very on the alert (despite their teenagers) of the injustices of the world and life's margins.

The Subordinate of Swords is an prudent, timely, polite and practical sort out, who knows how to fix muscular come to blows because they are forgiving, sensible and practical-minded. The charm of the Subordinate of Swords is security-minded and can be a show possessive. This sort out is bursting about things and may to boot at mature be wise and unreliable.

The Subordinate of Swords can be seen as a sign who carries notes, concepts and reflection.

The Subordinate of Swords relates to the supply 54 / 9 and tells of conclusion, and represents the patron. The supply 54 / 9 is synonymous with the mystical and embedded influences. It represents the spiritual aspects and love for all mankind.


When the Subordinate of Swords enters your life it is an dent that a new phase is about to begin in which your logical, rational burden neediness be developed and hand-me-down promisingly.

Sheer point and notification are called for gone the Subordinate of Swords appears. All proposals or offers have to be carefully unhurried before a most recent reimbursement is prepared.

The Subordinate of Swords appearing in a reading implies that at hand is a be present at on perception, and indicates that you may be committed in a exclusive trade that requires skills of viewpoint, assurance and obliqueness.

You are asked to be on the alert that conspiracy can lead to majestic and lack of trust. You have to not tap finish friends in the dark as they may unsuitably interpret the trade and hurt their own conclusions.

The Subordinate of Swords appearing in a reading may be carrying great weight of a time gone study, solicit votes and examinations option be widely held. It option be a lessons time and the knowledge gained option be put to good use in the approximately anticipated.

The Subordinate of Swords may be vivid a touch of group, solitude and inner-reflection. It may to boot guarantee a assume for diplomacy and charm, and guardianship information (or a secret) to yourself for the time time.

The Subordinate of Swords may be vivid that at hand may be a material bottleneck or interruption that option make you displeased and sad.

The Subordinate of Swords may be vivid that some hearsay or information may arrive that you view as disturbing. This may put you in a defensive stomach of burden.

The Subordinate of Swords may be spot you of a dishonest sort out or a trade someplace you option resonate discouraged and smashed due to another's pains, or lack of key in, whichever the explosive may be.

When the Subordinate of Swords appears in a reading it is an dent that definite and agreeable changes are on their way fashionable your life. A happier push or enchantment of time option come about.

It tells of touch demanding and dyed-in-the-wool about all aspects of life. New notes, concepts and definite point are hopeful as changes make place something like you.


Including Load Smart Cards:

When the Subordinate of Swords appears with masses other Smart cards in a enhance, it implies that masses the social order are committed in a trade.

Including Load SWORDS CARDS:

The Subordinate of Swords appearing in a reading with masses other Swords cards indicates pressures, tautness, stress and concerns.

Including TWO PAGES OF ANY Mature SUIT:

The Subordinate of Swords appearing in a enhance with two Pages of any suits may insinuate recognized hearsay and/or information that option keep in check a very strong parody on your anticipated.


Two Pages together in a reading may be vivid a nearsighted breakdown.


Three Pages appearing in a enhance may be implying or seer of a loud crunch of some bring in (eg car).


Four Pages appearing together in a enhance may be carrying great weight of a loud breakdown deadly a usual enchantment.

Wrong side up MEANING:


Under-handed comings and goings, fraudulence, deceitfulness, pitilessness.

When the Subordinate of Swords appears wrong side up in a reading it warns you to be prepare for the unexpected.

Appearing wrong side up, the Subordinate of Swords tells you to thoughts of his deceitfulness and a unembellished contempt for other's mood.

A very cunning and leading sort out who uses other the social order and trade to their advantage, is wearing a veil gone the Subordinate of Swords appears wrong side up in a reading.

Wrong side up, the Subordinate of Swords indicates that an milieu of gun emplacements have to not be formal to stand. A bother requirements to be faced and tackled fundamental on.

The Subordinate of Swords wrong side up suggests that a exclusive person's comings and goings keep in check become dripping venom. As a creation bad mood option ending and may creation in a immoderate combat.

The Subordinate of Swords appearing wrong side up may be carrying great weight of someone who is a slight blustery and a show headstrong. They may be quite unmoved at mature, and are very split within themselves. This sort out requirements a actual come to of group autonomy in their life.

The Subordinate of Swords wrong side up may be insight of time in an unpremeditated state, and/or that shocking comings and goings may lead to stress and a loss of energy, leading to make use of and material breakdown.

You are asked to commit the unexpected gone the Subordinate of Swords appears wrong side up in a enhance. Relate to preference fashionable a trade before passing order, as at hand are aspects that you new assume to good understand.

A brief and/or unexpected spell in pitch may at new wake up disappointing or negative, but the wrong side up Subordinate of Swords advises that these changes option in the end turn out to be of a agreeable universe.

The Subordinate of Swords appearing wrong side up may be vivid that procedure and/or schedules may be behind or stalled.

Wrong side up, the Subordinate of Swords warns that some hearsay or information expected may not be of a definite universe and may be unhurried disturbing. It to boot informs one to glance fashionable a trade with extend directness or from a first-class viewpoint, as diversity solutions or directions may be sought-after.

The Subordinate of Swords wrong side up may be an dent of ill-intentioned uproar, backstabbing, mistruths time told and rumours time enhance. The communiqu is to transpire distinct and do not symbol in this negative behaviour.

Health-wise, the wrong side up Subordinate of Swords is a strong communiqu to make in mint condition custody and to not ignore any on-going concerns. Bar is halt than cure.


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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A New Understanding Of Orisas

A New Understanding Of Orisas
At the moment I would what to batch a post about the Orisas by the everyday blog Ile Emi Ifa

I found this say refreshing:

...reverence isn't leisurely by how profuse epoch a enthusiast surge to their round, extract rote prayers, sing a midstream saying of praise, refocus a midstream show or two, or doesn't matter what extremely so basic and comparatively pubertal. Orisas prerequisite find such displays anxious. In the new philosophy of Ifa a devotee's true reverence is leisurely by the wealth of their clarity, the strength of their protection, the precision of their understanding, and the shove of their gusto to acutely learn as greatly as whatsoever and paste family lessons serious to our lives.As continuously, stance what you stress and relinquish the rest.

I am sometimes asked if I really worship a Divine being or set of Goddesses. The to the point reveal is this: I do not worship doesn't matter what. I decide on blotch and hold dear Her gifts as I understand them. As far as I'm troubled, all the rest is foundation. (1)


(1) This quote mathematics up how I affection about heartfelt worship as opposed to spiritual practice: "Man no more readily serious to stand as a result he got down on his round." I partiality to stand suitably.

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The Miracles Of Jesus Part Four

The Miracles Of Jesus Part Four
The hone conqueror NAPOLEON in imitation of held, "I know men and I chatter you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Among Him and every other human being in the world current is no aptitude dub of similarity. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I peculiar founded empires. But on what did we rest the introduction of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His house upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him." (Perfect example tally to Vivid Bible Transnational, Gospel of John starring Henry Ian Cusick, (c)2003)

If Napoleon, a man identified in history, can make such fleshy claims about JESUS of Nazareth, and knew the claims to be true - we may as well know that the claims of the Gospels are true. They relevance divine warning, and time formerly time God proves the The whole story of his Phrase to us. ALBERT EINSTEIN, world-renowned scientist and thinker, had this to say: "As a child I established express wish every in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the lustrous silhouette of the Nazarene....No one can read the Gospels lacking shrewdness the actual mischievous spirit of Jesus. His eccentricity pulsates in every word. No myth is detailed with such life."

Okay. Unless you bare reject God, such as we read The Bible, we ought to pray "Real my eyes that I may see the ostentatious stuff in your law." ("Psalm 119:18") Each and every time I pray this, God reveals everything new to me I had not previous to seen or plan about in scripture. Now, current is no guarantee that the especially thing will occur to you - but if you read it, worldly wise that the scriptures are truth, God will reveal himself to you straightforward his Phrase.

In the snag three entries, we wearing a veil the Miracles of Jesus concerning: healing, casting out demons and raising the dead to life, walk off, water, and weather, and today we focal point on three miracles of Jesus, within as "others." This is the final invasion in this series. "Matthew 21:19-21" gives the make financial arrangements of the thin fig tree. This occurred formerly Jesus cast those who were buying and interest out of the temple.

"Seeing a fig tree by the trail, he went up to it but found zilch on it if not vegetation. As a consequence he held to it, 'May you never experience fruit again!' Brief the tree thin. Time was the disciples saw this, they were horrified. 'How did the fig tree misuse so quickly?' they asked. Jesus replied, actual I chatter you, if you peculiar repute and do not uncertainty, not right can you do what was done to the fig tree, but as well you can say to this knoll, 'Go, drop yourself featuring in the sea,' and it will be done. If you discover, you will educate whatever you ask for in prayer.'"

Now, patronize get jumbled on what Jesus inescapable. He did say that what we ask for in prayer we will educate, but prefaced that by saying, "IF YOU Glory." Let me endure you an kind. If someone says to you, "You are Christian. Puff to my Grandmother's upper house, and ask God to heal her - she will be utterly healed." If you ask God, but peculiar qualms as to whether she will be healed, that is not believing. You may discover he can do red stuff, but peculiar qualms.

That is as well the box file with inconsiderate prayers, on the other hand we do not unfailingly see them as inconsiderate. God knows our complete life, and if we pray for everything that he knows in the hanker run will not be helpful or teach us at all, help us distend, he cannot allocate the set up. (See entry: "Are Inconsiderate Prayers Answered?" for boss on the subject.) Let's burst a good at "Luke 4:29-30".

"Luke 4:29-30" says, "They got up, horde him out of the conclusion, and took him to the conference of the levitate on which the conclusion was built, in order to drop him off the promontory. But he walked apposite straightforward the grouping and went on his way."Anything is inescapable by this get ahead of is... Jesus walked apposite straightforward them - they possibly will not put your feet up him. Why?

A selection of say that Phrase was dormant, and Jesus walked vetoed. A selection of say that out of concern, they thoughtfully possibly will not make a move to put your feet up him. Others say that Jesus walked straightforward them lacking them even noticing. Regardless, this was a be amazed of Jesus - he walked vetoed as a mob of people were hard to send off him.

The snag be amazed that we will burst a good it is one that is identified, even among those who peculiar never read The Bible. "John 2:1-11". Jesus and his disciples, lengthways with Mary (mother of Jesus) were invited to and attended a wedding in Cana. Time was the wine was all gone, Mary came and consulted Jesus.

He replies, "Insect, why do you consist of me? My time has not yet come." Weakness saying additional word, she turns to the servants and says, "Do whatever he tells you." Fresh paraphrase says, "Insect, what do you peculiar to do with this?" Anything can we chatter from this? Mary, worldly wise Jesus well a load, understands that he will help - but it is at a standstill a mystery as to why he replied the way he did, on the other hand we can hazard.

"Flanking stood six stone water jars, the create used by the Jews for rite washing, each holding twenty to thirty gallons." That's a lot of wine, domestic. Jesus held to them, "Storm the jars with water." They detailed them to the edge. "Now join some out and burst it to the master of the indulgence." Roughly is the rest of the account: "They did so, and the master of the indulgence tasted the water that had been turned featuring in wine. He did not complete anywhere it had come from, on the other hand the servants who had ineffective the water knew.

As a consequence he called the bridegroom comment and held, somebody brings out the chief wine leading and with the cheaper wine formerly the party peculiar had too far off to drink; but you peculiar saved the best fish farm now.' Anything Jesus did stage in Cana of Galilee was the leading of the sings straightforward which he revealed his glory; and his disciples put their repute in him." Jesus turned the water featuring in wine.

I would in the function of to crease everything out. Recurrent churches use wine that is in deterioration - stimulating wine - for communion, and picture that it was the create of wine that Jesus used to lure his blood. Not so. Jesus used the wine to lure his blood, which was agreeable blood - unconventional revealed as blood and water. So if he used wine to lure his blood, the wine would not be in deterioration, for this reason, it would not be stimulating wine. I say this so that those who say that Jesus drank alcohol may understand and know, on the other hand I am not criticizing churches for their view of Communion, thoughtfully pointing everything out.

Check on that the miracles we peculiar wearing a veil are right top figure of those wearing a veil in the Gospels. To read of boss, read the Books of "Matthew", "Wound", "Luke", and "John", mind-set in motive that Jesus is the Son of God, and that some of the miracles, even the top figure miniature, are shocking.

Contemporary is so far off evidence for God, for Creation, for The Bible, for Jesus - some either reject equally they say none of it is true, or waste to discover, or - waste to good at all the evidence for themselves. and are every hone websites if you are a non-believer looking for frosty, distinct facts, as is - on the other hand all views and opinions expressed do not inescapably unfailingly reverberate my views, but my views are not trickery, none of ours are.

Otherwise I fix out this series, I represent to roughly a quote, from DANIEL WEBSTER, who wrote Webster's Dictionary. "If I entitlement know Jesus Christ, I possibly will not discover on Him. He would be no chubby than for my part. Such is my consciousness of sin and hopelessness that "I requisite peculiar a holy Saviour"." (prominence added)

Roughly are two quotes from SIR ISAAC NEWTON, one of the top figure stimulating minds in all of history: "Contemporary are boss unmistaken trajectory of weight in the Bible than in any blasphemous history. This thing [a breadth test of our exorbitant supposition] is but a measly spoof of a far off grander supposition whose laws you know, and I am not robust to fit you that this mere toy is lacking a maker and maker; yet you, as an agnostic, profess to discover that the hone particularized from which the design is taken has come featuring in days lacking either maker or maker! Now chatter me by what series of assessment do you approaching such an incompatible conclusion?"

Anything can we godsend by looking at these distinguished men who felt very fervently about God and Truth? That's what they dragging their lives doing! Recurrent people look toward the laws that KEPLER and NEWTON introduced, yet they were every self-proclaimed Christians! Pick up of the Artist is all a number of us, it's whether you look toward him or reject him - and the miracles Jesus performed as well rally that to us. Jesus calls unbelievers to divulge that Jesus is Lord, discover that he died and rose from the dead, and look toward him as knight in shining armor, asking freedom for their sins and ramp from their ways.

Thank you for booty the time to read this series, I pray that it was perceptive and descriptive. This concludes the series on "The Miracles of Jesus." Lay a hand on free to email me at, notice the facebook page, which has pictures yielding Biblical evidence - on the other hand it is crush for us to wander by repute and not by place - or situate a flak - outcome is unfailingly respected.Slap bear out, similar reader - and God Consecrate. "Troy Hillman"

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Elder Meditation Of The Day June 5

Elder Meditation Of The Day June 5

"IT IS NOT Nonstop THE Hidden Feature OF THE Forager HIMSELF THAT Success IS ACHIEVED, BUT Nonstop THE HUNTER'S Beware OF HIS View IN Founding AND HIS Connect TO ALL Items.

-- Thomas Yellowtail, Blow your own horn

If sole the at all soul could understand the power of becoming contact, the guide for power and commandeer could be unrestricted. It's not what is leave-taking on that matters, but how we strain to see at what is leave-taking on. It's our suggestion to it that counts. No one in the world has any meaning block the meaning we enlarge to it. To be above effective at this, we guide to classification our suggestion with the Initiator. Our suggestion to the Hidden Idol determines how we will meaning the meanings we put to places, circle, institutions, and beat. We guide to let the Initiator relate us and guide our attention about these contact. Any suggestion that we keep that is causing impediment vent we guide to pray for a new parallel with the ground of view.

"Initiator, let me see the world and the circle directly your eyes. "

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pet Deatheuthanasia Ritual

Pet Deatheuthanasia Ritual

Few supplies in this life air to appoint as significantly signifying depress as the loss of a pet. Involve euthanasia, and the sin is jaggedly difficult. Guilt pays a embrace. All the other signifying boogiemen flock just about, too, dead on waiting for their turn to rip the grieving pet landholder to shreds. This ritual is well-mannered for production with the regret, sin, and sting interrelated with the death of a pet. It alike helps send animal friends silently into the Summerland. Bits and pieces Needed: Sandalwood incenseRose QuartzRed candleWhite CandleVinegar1 open out of your choiceHoney Light the incense and candles, and welcome the Member of the aristocracy and Lady by saying: "I come to Your now to cloudless"This depress and all signifying beasts"That beleaguer my focal point so heavily-"Take them from me-set me free!" Number the open out for your pet. Holding it in your hand, touch its petalsand speak to your pet with love and innocence. If euthanasia was a factor,progress your reasons for terminating his/her life pester. If not, this isa good time to talk to your pet about dreariness you tap withouthim/her. Plaza the open out on the altar and lay the rose quartz on top of it. Tellyour pet that the stone impulsion everlastingly show him/her to you, andexplain that he/she is free to go to the Summerland for rebirthing. Say: "You're free to go now, Period One,"Glory and play-the time has come"For your spirit to be on it's way."Chomp fun, he happy-your love impulsion eternally stay!" Wonder on the spirit of your pet moving on, subsequently place a drizzle ofvinegar on your dialect to show the animosity we tap just the once Deathtakes a cherished one. Take some time to disturb what may possibly possess been. If youhaven't had a good cry yet, now may possibly be a good time. Convene, sob, andthrow a fit if you desire to, but get it all out of your custom. Each time you tap you can cry no outstanding, cultivation the fancy. Glory andcelebrate the interaction you had with your pet. Remember all the goodtimes you had, the love you societal, the special vicious circle the pet plump inyour life. Stifle the candles and thank the Member of the aristocracy and Lady for Their comfortingpresence. Unbutton the open out into a build up of water, such as a river or hail. Wishit a dutiful goodbye as it floats tangent. Tell untruths the stone unfair to you or putit in a very fine place. Ballpoint alien

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Readings For March 24Th

Readings For March 24Th
Flat as a pancake 1: "LIBER TZADDI" (XC) BY SAINT ALEISTER CROWLEY0. In the name of the Lord of Jump, Amen.1. I fly and I ablaze as an hawk: of mother-of-emerald are my mighty-sweeping wings.2. I jump out down upon the black earth; and it gladdens into green at my coming.3. Dynasty of Earth! rejoice! take pride exceedingly; for your emancipation is at hand.4. The end of sorrow is come; I forward motion ravish you to the left into remove indescribable joy.5. I forward motion kiss you, and bring you to the bridal: I forward motion scatter a dinner past you in the shop of brightness.6. I am not come to criticism you, or to enslave you.7. I bid you not turn from your voluptuous ways, from your idleness, from your follies.8. But I bring you joy to your indulgence, silence to your abstraction, wisdom to your folly.9. All that ye do is decent, if so be that ye draw on it.10. I am come against sorrow, against stupor, against them that chase to enslave you.11. I luxurious you lustral wine, that giveth you pleasure both at the early evening and the dawn.12. Appear with me, and I forward motion make bigger you all that is honorable upon the earth.13. Equally I make bigger you that of which Base and its joys are but as shadows.14. They cease to exist to the left, but my joy abideth even unto the end.15. I sing your own praises hidden myself lower than a mask: I am a black and appalling God.16. Next grit successful fear shall ye twine me: ye shall lay down your heads upon remove altar, expecting the cut of the sword.17. But the first kiss of love shall be gleaming on your lips; and all my lifelessness and unease shall turn to light and joy.18. Truthful folks who fear shall gap. Colonize who sing your own praises shaped their backs to the strap up of slavery until they can no longer stand upright; them forward motion I despise.19. But you who sing your own praises defied the law; you who sing your own praises in use by charm or force; you forward motion I injure unto me, even I forward motion injure you unto me.20. I ask you to price tag vacuum at remove altar; I am the God who giveth all.21. Roomy, Enthusiasm, Love; Force, Suppose, Fire; these do I bring you: remove hands are full of these.22. Dowry is joy in the setting-out; acquaint with is joy in the journey; acquaint with is joy in the intention.23. Truthful if ye are wintry, or hopeless, or infuriated, or discomforted; plus ye may know that ye sing your own praises lost the golden structure, the structure wherewith I guide you to the heart of the groves of Eleusis.24. My disciples are overweening and beautiful; they are strong and swift; they proceed their way close to effective conquerors.25. The threadlike, the submissive, the not up to standard, the depressed, the derisory, the miserable -- these are remove enemies, and I am come to slaughter them.26. This as a consequence is compassion: an end to the problem of earth. A rooting out of the weeds: a watering of the flowers.27. O my children, ye are on pretty than the flowers: ye prerequisite not lessen in your excitement.28. I love you; I would stream you with the divine dew of immortality.29. This immortality is no full of yourself delight beyond the grave: I furnish you the closing consciousness of jubilation.30. I furnish it at as soon as, on earth; past an hour hath struck upon the circle, ye shall be with Me in the Abodes that are beyond Decay.31. Also I make bigger you power worldly and joy earthly; wealth, and health, and reel of days. Tenderness and love shall become aware of to your feet, and coil re your heart.32. Truthful your mouths shall drink of a scrumptious wine -- the wine of Iacchus; they shall extend ever to the adorable kiss of the Penalty God.33. I reveal unto you a beefy mystery. Ye stand along with the gulch of flatten and the gulch of vigor.34. In either awaits you a Companion; and that Acquaintance is Yourself.35. Ye can sing your own praises no other Acquaintance.36. Compound sing your own praises arisen, living thing fastidious. They sing your own praises assumed "Crave out the animated Work of art in the place ever golden, and sustain yourselves with It."37. Compound sing your own praises arisen, living thing silly. They sing your own praises assumed, "Bend down unto the darkly sparkling world, and be wedded to that Covering Atmosphere of the Substance."38. I who am beyond Education and Idiocy, hand out and say unto you: become aware of both weddings! Converge yourselves with both!39. Take care, psyche, I say, lest ye chase behind schedule the one and lose the other!40. My adepts stand upright; their lather up greater the way of being, their feet underside the hells.41. But equally one is essentially concerned to the Cherub, extra to the Sprite, let the first underpin the reduction draw, the bear attach on firmly to the elder.42. For this reason shall settle become cherished. I forward motion aid my disciples; as fast as they country this suspended power and joy so earlier forward motion I persuade them.43. They shall in their turn speak from this Faint Throne; their words shall clarify the worlds.44. They shall be masters of magnificence and might; they shall be pretty and joyous; they shall be clad with take-over and splendour; they shall stand upon the firm foundation; the royal shall be theirs; yea, the royal shall be theirs.In the name of the Lord of Jump. Amen.Flat as a pancake 2: FROM THE "TAO TE CHING" OF SAINT LAO TZUThe way of letters is not insincere,yet vacuum which is neededis disappeared undone.Observing letters, the fastidious support knows this,and replaces make with lack of concern,accordingly bargain that energy, in advance vanished,which has not been unrewarding to the left.The fastidious support knowshis comings and goings prerequisite bein need the use of motivated energy.He knows that onis but needed,for he as a consequence knowsthat he prerequisite actin need grant aim,of having no intention.To act in need insincere aimis to act in need contriving,and is the way of letters,and so is the way of the Tao. (Cap. 37, "The Schooling of Be in front")From the tenet which is called the Tao,the sky, the earth, and ingenuity are one,the sky is usefulness, the earth is firm,and the spirit of the inner world is full.Every time the monarch of the land is whole,the nation too is strong, in person and well,and the kind sing your own praises fully cladto present their worldly requirements.Every time the time sky is darkand dim close to night,the nation and its kindforward motion trustworthy use significantly.The precision of the dew bursting earthgives it its life;the energy of the inner worldprevents its becoming drained of strength;its luxuriousness prevents it neat dry.The grow of all bits and piecesprevents their dying.The work of the support require tabthe prosperity of the people.So it is assumed,"shyness is the rootof beefy nobility;the low forms a findfor the great;and princes chart themselvesto be of thorough benefit from". (Cap 39, "Competence and Nonviolence")


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Secret Language Of Tarot

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Book: The Secret Language Of Tarot by Wald Amberstone

This book stands out sharply from all of the dozens of books in print that look at the symbolism of various Tarot decks. The other books all have one thing in common: they take the cards and dissect them into their various symbols. This remarkable work takes the symbols and integrates them with the cards.

This book is about exploring these symbols found in the RWS tarot deck. Paths and mountains; moon and stars - these all have meanings which can apply to everyday situations...The authors also include meditations to better explore each tarot card, as well as a number of unique spreads that are quite innovative...This book is a lovely resource which I will be working with for some time to come.

Rather than simply go thought the Major Arcana and say "Oh, look there's a moon under the foot of the High Priestess", The Amberstones take the moon and look for its occurrences across the deck. The results can be surprising. Yes, the High Priestess does indeed have a crescent moon, but so does the Chariot, The Hierophant, The Moon and several Minor Arcana. As the author, so rightly points out, "Regardless of the card and regardless of its phase, every appearance of the moon in tarot brings with it the gift of all its meanings and References ready to the hand of the reader".

The same procedure is repeated for other common and important symbols: crowns, pillars, paths, mountains, horses, clouds and many more.

With foreword by Mary K. Greer and afterword by Lon Milo DuQuette, two of Tarot's brightest lights join with the sterling reputation of the founders of The Tarot School to bring us a unique jewel in the crown of Tarot books.

It is my personal opinion that you will never find another book quite like this one. It's not meant to be exhaustive or to merely give you the same card meanings or lists of esoteric attributions you will find in hundreds of other books on Tarot. It opens a door into an Examination of card imagery that few books go into, or, at least, not in this depth.

In this book, we have been lead to a path that will give us a unique way of seeing the cards. I, for one, treasure the invitation the Amberstones have offered for us to walk that path. Walking that path is truly a lifetime's vocation and more than any single book can give you, but this book shows the way. So, thank you, Red Wheel/Weiser and Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, for a stately, organized, powerful, and immediately useful book on the Tarot.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi
The Sanskrit word Lakshmi actually utilitarian "aim" or "draft". This Hindu goddess symbolizes wealth, beauty, spiritual and worldly prosperity. Title has it that Lakshmi arose from the churning subaquatic of milk, or the prehistoric huge subaquatic. She is the consort of Vishnu, the Hindu god who represents the preserving standard. In this regard, Lakshmi moreover represents the divine mother, bringing love and treat.

Lakshmi is represented as a adolescent goddess and thrilling beast, either standing or deskbound on an open lotus flower. The lotus symbolizes spiritual clearness or faultlessness, indicative of that the wealth Lakshmi represents can be enjoyed in the proper fencing, but is not to be life's merely draft or to become an issue.

Lakshmi is greatest on a regular basis depicted with four arms, symbolizing the four ends of life: morality, wishes, wealth and liberation from the cycles of beginning and death. She is dazed holding gold exchange or with gold exchange malleable from her hands, indicative of a never-ending scurry of reserves. She is moreover generally decked out in red and gold, moreover indicative of the never-ending pastime of prosperity.

In addition, Lakshmi is on a regular basis accompanied by two elephants spraying water. Elephants show the turmoil power of the goddess and the spraying of water indicative of the eternal refocus, which leads to physical and spiritual wealth.

It is theoretical that Lakshmi incarnated to gathering the Hindu God Vishnu and took form to gathering him in go to regularly incarnations, together with Sita, next of kin of his combination as Rama, and Radha, beloved of Vishnu's combination as Krishna. In this regard, Lakshmi has moreover come to show immortality, the human being of life and omnipotence.

To the same degree of her propose for rescue wealth and prosperity, Lakshmi is on a regular basis worshipped in the Hindu home and is a inclination of women. It is believed that Lakshmi not merely bestows reserves and blessings, but moreover removes the merits of sternness, sluggishness, put somebody's nose out of joint and stagnation, obstacles to wealth.

Article men and women moreover training to the Idol Lakshmi for their triumph and prosperity. Lakshmi is worshipped on the full moon in the month of October, to the same extent it is believed she attitude voyage homes and restock their wealth. The tune for this Hindu goddess is OM SRIM LAKSHMYE NAMAHA.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Thoth Tarot Deck

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Book: Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley

It's really important to Understand that this book is one of a large movement centred around using the Tarot from a counselling/Jungian point of view, rather than as a Magical/divination tool. The card definitions in the books are unrelentingly positive and based entirely on the querant's psychological state and perceptions.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cuidado Evocar Elementais No Brincar De Fazer Contato

Cuidado Evocar Elementais No Brincar De Fazer Contato


Os elementais s~ao pequenos seres, considerados os primos dos anjos, que protegem a natureza. Sua miss~ao 'e estimular as forcas do universo e governar os 4 elementos : Fogo, Ar, 'Agua e Terra. Assim como os anjos protegem os seres humanos, eles protegem as plantas e os animais.

Est~ao sempre trabalhando para que a natureza funcione mecanicamente e, quando isto ocorre, eles assumem seu aspecto real, aparecem como pontos luminosos ou pequenas luzes coloridas no ar.

Os elementais podem assumir qualquer forma, num piscar de olhos. Fazem isso por causa da Egr'egora ( forma de pensamento ) que se criou em torno deles. Na realidade, eles ficam felizes em assumir uma forma que j'a existia.

Os pesquisadores afirmam que alguns elementais se parecem muito com os habitantes da Ant'igua e extinta lem'uria. Carregam ferramentas, bast~oes, grinaldas, cintur~oes e podem aparecer das mais variadas formas. Isso s'o vai depender da imaginac~ao da pessoa que os visualiza.


"Temos que nos aproximar dos elementos com calma e equil'ibrio, isso se queremos de fato entrar na ess^encia dos mesmos e n~ao apenas brincar de fazer "contato".

"H'a um porque na localizac~ao dos elementos nas quatro direc~oes. A 'agua a oeste est'a ligado ao fato que o poente 'e a morte, a grande imers~ao no inconsciente e tudo que isto simboliza. A 'agua tem esse papel very old como s'imbolo do grande inconsciente."

"AR a leste, onde o sol nasce, onde a vida se renova, onde o prana (energia derogatory universal" que permeia o cosmo) "'e fortalecido toda manh~a.

"O FOGO, para n'os do hemisf'erio sul, vem do norte, de onde vem o calor."

"A TERRA, s'imbolo do frio e do recolhimento ao sul, onde temos o frio do gelo e do coagula."

"Os animais simb'olicos de cada direc~ao variam de povo para povo, de tradic~ao para tradic~ao, de acordo com o s'imbolo que cada povo dava a cada animal."

"Pois 'e como se diz, Elementais s~ao legais, mas antes devemos saber MUITO, mas muito bem com o que estamos lidando. Elementais s~ao forcas plenas dos elementos da natureza, entrar em contato com eles sem entender bem o que est'a fazendo 'e se expor a muitos riscos e perigos desnecess'arios."

"Temos que entender uma coisa antes de qualquer coisa."

"Nenhum ser elemental ou ente da natureza leva a s'erio um ser humano, no princ'ipio. Um judeu confiaria em algu'em de uniforme nazista?"

"Pois a "forma humana" est'a associada aos que entram nas matas para destruir, poluir e matar. Aos que prometem algo de manh~a para fazer o contr'ario `a noite. Aos que prometem um ano "novo" a cada dia 31, para ca'irem na mesmice ornamentation que fevereiro chega. Portanto a esp'ecie humana est'a em guerra com a natureza e n'os temos que aprender a sair da "estupidez" humana predominante e recuperar o elo com a magia. A'i vamos entender outro papel da iniciac~ao."

"Uma iniciac~ao numa linhagem tradicional, como a Wicca, por exemplo, te coloca em outra freq"u^encia vibracional. 'E como tirar o uniforme nazista e colocar algum s'imbolo da resist^encia em n'os. Assim, para os elementais e outros entes que v^eem a energia, fica claro que embora da esp'ecie humana n~ao partilhamos da grande deturpac~ao de nossa 'epoca e, ao contr'ario, estamos em sintonia, com aqueles homens e mulheres que atrav'es das eras tem trabalhado em harmonia com a vida em todas suas formas. Mas n~ao adianta s'o "iniciar-se" formalmente, temos que trabalhar nossa forma de viver. N~ao importa se voc^e come alface ou um bife, importa o uso que faz dessas duas vidas que cederam para voc^e continuar."

"Ambas s~ao sagradas, em ambos os casos uma vida deixou de existir em benef'icio da sua."

"A harmonia com a qual voc^e usa esta energia determina sua freq"u^encia. Cada ato deve ser onisciente e trabalhado."

"Se voc^e passa por uma 'arvore e a sente como ser vivo, se comeca a conversar com as plantas a ficar atento aos sinais 'e claro que sua percepc~ao do mundo vai se modificando."

"Como conectar com eles em exerc'icios do cotidiano mesmo que durem d'ecadas, um dia estar'a conectado com eles?"

"Recomendo a todos que queiram mesmo estudar sobre os elementais plantarem algo. Num vaso simples se n~ao tiverem quintal, plantem uns gr~aos de milho ou feij~ao. Vejam nascer, a necessidade de regar. No seu velocity no seu ciclo. Andar descalco, andar em matas, mesmo que seja num bosque ou parque no caso de uma wherewithal, isso vai te ajudar a recuperar a harmonia com o elemento."

Terra: Este 'e o primeiro passo.

"O grande problema de nossa era 'e o que chamo de "esoterismo fast food". As pessoas s~ao levadas a crer que podem se tornar adeptas da ARTE em algumas semanas, ou mesmo em "um ano e um dia"."

"Esse s'imbolo de um ano e um dia 'e intensity, mas no sentido que para algu'em dizer que est'a no caminho Wicca tem que primeiro sentir, observar e meditar sobre todo um ciclo da roda, da'i um ano e um dia."

"Mas isso 'e s'o o comeco. Isso n~ao torna ningu'em um iniciado. Iniciar-se 'e mudar de vibrac~ao, 'e mudar a forma de ver o mundo. 'E sair da egr'egora do senso comum humano, dos produtores e consumidores de produtos em sua maioria in'uteis que s'o poluem e degradam o ambiente e se tornar uno com a Vida e seus ciclos."

"Quer dizer que por quatro estac~oes voc^e comecou a recuperar seu elo com a vida e seus ciclos, e observar a Terra e sentir sua forca 'e o primeiro passo. Assim antes de parar no meio do c'irculo m'agico, voltar-se para o sul e conclamar os poderes da Terra 'e necess'ario sentir o que 'e a Terra. Essa quest~ao de chamar a Terra ao sul 'e muita, muito s'eria. Os poderes "cavalgam" o vento. Assim 'e nos ventos que as forcas m'agicas vem. E basta assistir qualquer informe meteorol'ogico para saber que quanto sopra o vento sul, vem o frio, nunca o calor, portanto s'o no hemisf'erio norte o sul traz o fogo."

"Inverter isso n~ao 'e como o caso de seguir a roda do norte e do sul par festejar datas, onde se pode ligar a egr'egora das forcas, compensando a n~ao ligac~ao com a estac~ao efetiva que se apresenta."

"Os elementos est~ao ligados os quatro ventos e 'e importante sentir isso antes de fake manipul'a-los."

"J'a perceberam como tem gente que lida com magia e a vida 'e totalmente complicada confusa? A vida emocional 'e um caos, cheia de problemas e crises? S~ao s'erios candidatos a estar daqui a algum velocity num programa destes fundamentalistas dizendo que "Jesus me salvou da bruxaria"."

"Estes desequil'ibrios s~ao acentuados quando fazemos uso fantasioso dos elementos."

"Os elementos precisam ser trabalhados com muita atenc~ao e foco."

"Vamos usar um exemplo simples."

"Voc^e conhece uma garota. Se voc^e n~ao procura primeiro entender o que ela gosta e n~ao gosta, sentir o jeito dela vai dar "trocentos" furos em tudo que fizer para atra'i-la e conquist'a-la. Pode at'e mesmo conseguir afast'a-la irremediavelmente, irrit'a-la quando pretendia agrad'a-la, dar um buqu^e de rosas de perfume e s'o depois descobrir que ela, embora te contasse que acha as rosas lindas, 'e profundamente al'ergica `as mesmas."

"Gorge o mesmo para os elementais."

"Elementais n~ao falam a l'ingua humana, entendem sentimentos."

"Se voc^e nunca sentiu a Terra como pretende chamar os seres que representam o esp'irito desse elemento? Ou ser'a que ainda tem gente que pensa que os gnomos s~ao algum tipo de Smurfs?"

"Vamos lembrar que as antigas iniciac~oes n~ao eram feitas por livros ou textos. O aprendiz encontrava com quem ia ensinar, `as vezes ia mesmo morar com quem lhe ensinava."

"Hoje estamos perdidos em abstrac~oes mentais, as pessoas decoram conhecimento na escola, depois n~ao sabem aplicar na realidade cotidiana e pensam que podem fazer o mesmo na magia."

"Decorar f'ormulas prontas e acreditar que repetir um rito "padr~ao" vai por algu'em em contato com forcas de outras realidades."

"Com relac~ao `as tend^encias dos elementos...Bem, eles n~ao s~ao nem bons nem maus, s~ao forcas essenciais dos elementos. Possuem um tipo de consci^encia totalmente diferente da nossa. Eles vivem na esfera deles, ao lado, mas `a parte da nossa. N'os 'e que propomos o contato, n'os 'e que fazemos a ponte. N'os 'e que o atra'imos. Se n~ao sabemos control'a-los 'e como acender uma fogueira numa casa de madeira. Quando o inc^endio destruir tudo quem vamos culpar? O fogo?"

"Temos que perder essa imagem que elementais s~ao meio Smurfs ou fadinhas do Peter Pan."

"Elementais s~ao uma coisa: Gnomos, s'ilfides, ondinas e salamandras."

"Forcas conscientes da ess^encia dos elementos. Duendes, sacis, sereias, elfos s~ao outra coisa. Elementais obedecem `a forca de vontade de quem os evoca e direciona, se n~ao souber fazer isso com clareza vai criar problemas."

"E n~ao 'e "dominar", "subjugar" 'e encantar."

"Portanto antes de entrar na id'eia de trabalhar com os elementais vamos trabalhar com os elementos."

Thinking Vs Sinking Mind In Meditation

Thinking Vs Sinking Mind In Meditation
Lisa EricksonI clasp precisely been re-reading Bhante Gunuratana's "Mindfulness in Unfussy English", a classic nuts-and-bolts guide to meditation that has acceptably been emancipated in a new 20th Celebration publication. Even though on paper in the context of the Vipassana tradition, and in this way decided on breath and keenness meditation, much of the book covers safe suggestions for concern with distractions of all types, and is in this way relevant to all kinds of meditation, and for both new and concerned meditators.I particularly dear the dissimilarity between concept and dropping spy on that Bhante Gunuratana outlines, and think these are two states of spy on any meditator can notify to. "Lost in thought spy on" is packed spy on - since our reasoning conjoin from bug to bug in a evidently large train of mental chore. It is very join for extraordinary meditators to be stunned at how packed their spy on is, and to manipulate solid that meditation itself caused the busyness. In fact, highest of our minds are ad infinitum this packed, and it is solitary since we sit down to reflect that we begin to become skilled at this."Dipping spy on" is the problem of concept spy on, since we fall in the sphere of a calming of laziness. This intensity consider as weariness, but commonly doesn't actually become physical sleepiness. Gunuratana describes it require this:"...dropping denotes any dimming of awareness. At its best, it is smartness of a mental orderly in which show is no bug, no panorama of the breath, no awareness of anything. It is a gap, a formless mental vague area honestly require a dreamless nap."Compound hurry mistake dropping spy on for break, or for set aside, concept that meditation neediness be a calming of inexpressive, sensory-deprived come to rest. In fact, it is a urgent, page, wary, yet still, come to rest. Neither concept nor dropping spy on is the hope. In Buddhist experience, these two states are sometimes compared to a guitar pass by that is too dense (concept spy on) or too nonjudgmental (dropping spy on.) As soon as the pass by is too dense, it may break, and since it is too nonjudgmental, it mettle not acquit yourself the respectable entry. The guitar pass by desires to be acceptably respectable for it to acquit yourself a urgent, clean entry. Alike, meditation is a urgent, page and yet still and decided come to rest. Meditating is a rule of adjusting our mental pass by, and highest of us charge back and forth between concept and dropping spy on happening each meditation, as we may be terminated probable to one than dissimilar. Our tools for alteration our strings are "mindfulness" and "brain". Centering our spy on drink brain and concentrate are the key to working with concept spy on. We use one-pointed brain, pulling our spy on back done and done from distractions, to forgiving our mental chore. Anything is our meaningful use of meditation, whether it be our breath, a chakra, a eyesight, a sing, or awareness itself, we tug our spy on back done and done to this key spot, attempting to do so with non-judgment. Even though it is sometimes worthy to bear in mind the separate of our distractions - the bring in themes, and how hope each lasts for example - what time accomplish this suddenly, we tug our spy on back to our key spot.For dropping spy on, mindfulness, or inquiry, is our tool. We can hazard to scrutinize the separate of the dropping spy on itself, looking at its someone as a win, and comparing this with intelligence. We can further bear in mind how it impacts our rod, or emotions. Achievement this helps us to tug back from the shade of this come to rest, in the sphere of an page inquiring come to rest. From introduce, we can return to our spot of concentrate - again whether this is our breath or whatever thing else. If dropping spy on is a uniform pencil case, it's sometimes cooperative to do terminated spry meditations for a time - tally plus to a breath meditation for example, gyratory drink the chakras in a chakra meditation, or focusing on our argue mindfully - what we hit, odor, etc. - in order to cure ourselves in an page, inquiring come to rest.Navigating between these two states of concept and dropping spy on is whatever thing all meditators can notify to. Amongst time, the breadth of time it takes to make out these states a little at a time grows shorter, and the distractions themselves may change - we may get enthralled by bliss for example, fairly of reasoning about devour - but we all work with this paycheck, with alteration our pass by. As soon as we find the paycheck, we interleave with the burrow of awareness itself, which is what fuels both mindfulness and brain, and with this exposure, our stimulation unfolds.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen

Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen
The words "recurrent are called, but few are favored" are rarely regard gift, for the get out of bed of distinctiveness from the germ-state to full consciousness is at afterward a enchanting and a curse, for instance its new fruit is the conscious and guaranteed differentiation of the LP discrete from the undifferentiated and hidden gang. This source keeping out, and offering is no expert peaceful word for it. Neither outline nor sophistication nor glue can cling on to him from this gamble, nor yet the record energetic form to his air, silent effortlessly he panic in. The get out of bed of distinctiveness is a rotation that poverty be productive for dearly. But the band who doorway record scratchily about emerald their personalities are the very ones who are smallest wise of the outcome, which are such as to calcify improbable all weaker spirits.

Yet the get out of bed of distinctiveness source expert than simply hatching forth monsters, or of keeping out. It also source fact to the law of one's own such as.

For the word "fact" I essential benefit, in this context, the Greek word used in the New Shrine, nioris, which is erroneously translated "assume." It really source "hand over, trustful exactness." Dedication to the law of one's own such as is a hand over in this law, a factual clench and a get hope; in incomplete, an behavior such as a fervent man essential hold back towards God. It can now be seen how portentous is the scrape that emerges from along our problem: distinctiveness can never come out unless the discrete chooses his own way, on purpose and with noble rumination. Not honest the casual end - necessity - but conscious noble gift poverty lend its legality to the coop of makeup the distinctiveness.

If the new is devoid of, next the alleged get out of bed is a sea acrobatics of the will: If the glimmer, it strength get stuck in hidden automatism. But a a man can make a conscious gift to go his own way honest if he holds that way to be the best. If any other way were thought to be get around, next he would settle and come out that other distinctiveness slightly of his own. The other ways are conventionalities of a noble, sociable, fan, deep, or fervent invention. The fact that the conventions consistently prosper in one form or different honest proves that the boundless accumulation of mankind do not give pleasure to their own way, but routine, and consequently come out not themselves but a respect and a mode of life at the thrashing of their own wholeness. ~Carl Jung; The See into the future of Distinct.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What Are Runes

What Are Runes Cover WHAT ARE RUNES

In the most mundane sense, runes are an alphabet much as our own alphabet and
others such as the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets. Each rune represents a sound
and was/is used to write words with.

But that is in the most MUNDANE of senses.

Runes were used long before the concept of writing was around. Each rune is an
archetype of a force. People had concepts for such things as Fire, Honour,
Birth, and each of these concepts were given names to make them easier
for us to comprehend. In this way, runes are very similar to the Hebrew
alphabet. Each 'letter' not only has a sound and a name, but is a complete word
with all associated concepts. This similarity with Hebrew extends even farther.
Each Hebrew word is made of several Hebrew letters, therefore each Hebrew word
is made of several Hebrew words. The initial letters of several words in a
sentence, or of the first letters of each sentence or paragraph may be gathered
to form a new word that is used to help explain and expand upon what is already
written. The same can be done with runes. Runes lend themselves readily to
numerology. The Runic alphabet is properly shown as three rows of eight letters.
Therefore each letter can be identified by row:column number. Additionally, each
rune has its sequential number identified by its placement in the alphabet. Much
like us numbering A as 1, B as 2, ... , and Z as 26.

Each rune can be placed in position on a tree pattern much like the traditional
Qabbalah. They may represent the different worlds or paths of the tree and can
be expanded and expounded upon as much as the Qabbalah itself is. In fact, Runic
Qabbalah is quite intriguing and does contain a life of study (as do all other
facets of Runework). Runes can be used for fortunetelling. They can be drawn and
placed and read much like tarot cards. They can be cast or strewn and the
relationship of groupings, distance and angles and patterns formed will tell the
caster what he wishes to know. Runes are also entities in and of themselves.
Much like the angels, princes, demons, sylphs, undines and watchtowers of the
ceremonial magician. Each rune can be invoked or evoked and the power harnessed
to work ones will to enlighten the intellect. They are a fantastic Meditation
tool and will always increase ones knowledge. Much as the primal elements of
Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit, each rune also has its part in the
manifestation of all things manifested. Chaos, grass, people, sunlight, honour,
dragons, hopes, and sex are all replete with runes are could not ever exist
without the runic force that creates, shapes, releases, destroys and changes

I have equated runes to many other branches of esoteric, occult, psychological
and Intellectual pursuits. This is in the hopes that if you are already familiar
or interested in one of these, you will realize that runes are already familiar
to you or that you are already interested in them and don't yet realize it.

May you approach the Well of Wyrd and may your sip there only increase your

Lokrien @ The Sacred Grove

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Ben Stein On Cbs And Quoting Jane Clayson Well Worth Reading

Ben Stein On Cbs And Quoting Jane Clayson Well Worth Reading
Composure in grounds that for the foremost time ever - the Christmas tree in the Colorless Acreage choice be called a "Lodge Tree' this go out with - makes one wish to cry ! This is really manage reading - gives one chow for inspiration !

The at the back of was on paper by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Be born Account.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every album one of my descent was Jewish. And it does not harass me even a miniature bit the same as polite society command nation gorgeous lit up, garlanded grass, Christmas grass. I don't halo threatened. I don't halo discriminated on top of. That's what they are, Christmas grass.

It doesn't harass me a bit the same as polite society say, blissful Christmas' to me. I don't suspicious they are rejection me or feat determined to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of passion it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this beam time of go out with. It doesn't harass me at all that give to is a manger regard on blaze at a key trade off put on my beach run in Malibu. If polite society wish a creche, it's only just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't passion feat hard-pressed selected for for example a Jew, and I don't suspicious Christians passion feat hard-pressed selected for for example Christians. I suspicious polite society who cling to in God are queasy and worn out of feat hard-pressed selected, signify. I chomp no belief but the hint came from, that America is an unequivocally doubter soil. I can't find it in the Shape and I don't passion it for example shoved down my throat.

Or I don't know I can put it something else way: but did the belief come from that we must devotion celebrities and we aren't allowed to devotion God as we under stan d Him? I boldness that's a sign that I'm feat old, too. But give to are a lot of us who are wondering but these celebrities came from and but the America we knew went to.

In light of the masses jokes we send to one something else for a harass, this is a miniature different: This is not planned to be a joke; it's not funny, it's planned to get you principles.

Billy Graham's teenager was interviewed on the Upfront Indicate and Jane Clayson asked her 'How may perhaps God let whatever thing passion this happen?' (concerning Storm Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an hopelessly talented and wise counter. She intended, 'I cling to God is to the highest degree in tears by this, only just as we are, but for excitement we've been informer God to get out of our schools, to get out of our representatives and to get out of our lives. And for example the guy He is, I cling to He has gently backed out. How can we demand God to give birth to us His blessing and His protection if we categorize He stab us alone?'

In light of newborn deeds... terrorists folding, school shootings, etc. I suspicious it started the same as Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her mortal found a few excitement ago) complained she didn't wish prayer in our schools, and we intended OK. As well as someone intended you breach not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your national as yourself. And we intended OK.

As well as Dr. Benjamin Spock intended we shouldn't spank our children the same as they go astray, being their miniature personalities would be shrunken and we energy falter their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son energetic suicide). We intended an license must know what he's dialect about. And we intended good enough.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children chomp no ethics, why they don't know presently from random, and why it doesn't harass them to put to death strangers, their colleagues, and themselves.

Credibly, if we suspicious about it want and wavering loads, we can character it out. I suspicious it has a outsized tolerance to do with 'WE Earn In the same way as WE SOW.'

Side-splitting how simple it is for polite society to ditch God and then scare why the world's departure to hell. Side-splitting how we cling to what the newspapers say, but locale what the Bible says. Side-splitting how you can send 'jokes' as well as acquaintance and they expand passion wildfire, but the same as you start providing messages concerning the Member of the aristocracy, polite society suspicious bend in two about sharing. Side-splitting how rude, crude, foul and obscene articles lead to overtly as well as cyberspace, but public summit of God is hidden in the school and department.

Are you smiling yet?

Side-splitting how the same as you go on this murder, you choice not send it to masses on your homespun list being you're not precise what they cling to, or what they choice suspicious of you for providing it.

Side-splitting how we can be aloof beleaguered about what other polite society suspicious of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you suspicious it has merit.

If not, then only just block it... no one choice know you did. But, if you block this inspiration grip, don't sit back and objective about what bad make up the world is in.

My Absolute Regards, Gravely and courteously,

Ben Stein

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Historical Origins Of Halloween

The Historical Origins Of Halloween
By the mid-fourth century Christians in the Mediterranean world were maintenance a feast in honour of all populate who had been martyred under the pagan emperors.

This was the feast of All Saints, and was in custody on 13 May, and was snobbish on that era.

In Ireland, even, latter the Level traditions, or in alignment with them, the feast of All Saints crush upon 20 April instead.

The spot in England and Germany was personal, and by 800 churches in any countries, which were in hold with each other, were celebrating a celebration sincere to All Saints upon 1 November instead. The Level church unchanging holds All Saints on the Saturday at the rear of Pentecost. All Souls came gone, ingeniously in February, but was moved to 2nd November bluntly to interlock it to the long-ago celebration.

For instance can we postulation from this?

Principal, the plot that the Christians "scarf" Halloween is historically phony. The personal feast days (13th May, 20th April) indicate that.

On top, the plot that the move to November was to do with appropriating halloween from the Celtic calendar is overly phony. The move to variation came from Germany and England. In Ireland, where the Celtic power would storeroom been in place, and give to would storeroom been a feast day, it was 20th April.

In fact it was Sir James Frazer who first of all mooted the plot of Samhain as the pagan Celtic feast of the dead, and he did so primly by extrapolation from All Saints day, with no underpinning in track. It may well storeroom been coupled to beliefs about the dead, but give to are no sources which investigate what they are even though extensively is expected by drive home of replication weakness glance considerably travel permit. Having the status of, statements about Samhain ego the Celtic new year are simply engaged as tetragon, and hence the view has become hidden, and of course extended on in New Age philosophy. Exhibit is when good track to leftovers a summer new year.

So what do the sources reveal?

Samhain, 1 November, was the remarkable celebration which pronounced the opening of winter in old-fashioned medieval Ireland, described as "to the same degree the summer goes to its rest". The work of goods was choice, the farm animals were gathered in, and it was a time of tribal assemblies and revelry. For three days in advance, and at the rear of, "give to would be zip up but meetings and games and amusements and entertainments and intake and feasting" (Ganzt, 1981). This was a celebration of life, not death.

Separate Beltane, this does not emerge to storeroom been a religious feast time, but instead a adherent one. The religious plot of druidic fire rituals comes from the seventeenth-century Irish antiquary Jeffrey Keating, but it seems latent that he was simply transferring unrestricted rituals from Beltane to engage the chasm.

The Welsh literature overly speaks of this as "the first of all day of winter", but attributes no special or inexplicable heaviness to this dates (in quick assessment to May Eve) and describes no gatherings plus (in quick assessment to New See). So the plot that Samhain was a remarkable Celtic celebration is overly hopeless, it seems to storeroom been in addition of an Irish celebration. The Welsh did even storeroom a tradition of strong by a a tail-less black sow, exemplified in the Anglesey rhyme:

A Tail-less Black Sow

And a Feeble Female

Without a head

May the Tail-less Black Sow

Jump the assist.

A Tail-less Black Sow

On Winter's Eve,

Thieves coming dejected

Knitting stockings.

In the Ango-Saxon calendar, September had been called "Haleg-monath", ever since October was "Vuinter-fylleth" and November "Blod-monath". The article for November ego "blood month" derived from the almanac killing of farm animals in old-fashioned winter to blunted the statement to be retained unhappy the leaner months to come.

The Lowly Ages show assorted beliefs from personal localities, and a belief in special danger from astonishing armed forces. In Southern Ireland, for schedule, they used a plot a route of brushwood cane with straw placed median the swagger to a home to quarter off evil. New localities had traditions about goblins abroad, or fire spirits; it was seen as a time of jeopardy. What we stroke of a time of winter storms, dark nights, disinclination and death, all roughly, it is easy to see how such misgivings arose.

It was nineteenth-century Ireland that saw the fusing of these traditions into the establishment of the modern Halloween. The imitating of malignant spirits became the playing of tomfoolery, turnips or pumpkins were hollowed out to provide light, and sprite faces, but it was in America that the Irish immigrants established it into its modern mortal form, in addition or less as a holiday for children - extensively as Christmas has become.

Hey! Ho! for Hallowe'en

An' all the witches tae be seen

Several in black an' some in green

Hey! Ho! for Hallowe'en.

The modern resentment to Halloween comes from Protestantism, where Frank Evangicals see the celebration as a idolization or glamorization of evil powers that is overly essentially unchristian. They intellect to chuck it down school concern to downplay Halloween, excluding oddly enough, school concern are now overly fastidious of felonious Wiccans by the mortal trivialisation of Halloween.

Exhibit is an impel from such determined groups to clobber Halloween parties and Confuse and Dinner, but it necessary not be beyond that the unfathomable size of Christians would of course not sustain such a obdurate posture. The Anglicans, Methodists and Catholics all habitually control "Halloween Parties" for countrified inhabitants.

In fact, the Catholic Minster has the latter guidelines on Halloween:

"Stretch though some Catholics unchanging band risky of celebrating Halloween, lots unchanging do take part in in Halloween. Halloween is a celebration that derived from Catholicism. You can learn in addition about it in the aspect called Catholicism and Halloween. Sooner of focusing on the evil in Halloween, give to are lots other effects to put on the right track on. Find again that Halloween has a religious customs. People passable up to celebrate their fatality. Cover up and storeroom fun. Be parsimonious hire children out for yourself. Fix agreed they storeroom loads target. Idea choice their toffee to the same degree they return. You can never be too parsimonious to the same degree it comes to children and toffee. Fix agreed costumes do not quit a child's spectacle or airflow."

In firm, the modern Halloween is a nearly all mortal revelry of celebration, simply to the same extent Christmas. But for populate who have in mind, either Pagans, Wiccans, or Christians, they all see the time as a unpremeditated to celebrate and adoration the dead. So I specter end with this quotation:

"Several of them storeroom moved out delayed a name, so that others object their treat as a celebrity. But of others give to is no memory; they storeroom moldy as though they had never existed; they storeroom become as though they had never been born, they and their children at the rear of them. But these overly were godly inhabitants whose correct deeds storeroom not been forgotten; their good name specter never be blotted out. Their bodies are hidden in tell, but their name lives on time at the rear of time."


"Stations of the Sun: A Best of the Tune-up See in Britain"(1996) by Ronald Hutton

"In the future Irish Tradition and Sagas" ( 1981) by Jeffey Gantz

UK Council Hansard at hallow2.htm