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Sunday, January 17th, 2010
9:10 pm - Discussion of 'Avatar' - Cross post

lucy_chronicles
It seems appropriate to discuss the movie Avatar given the nature of goddess worship, one-ness of nature and spirits depicted in the movie along with various community and other themes.

Frankly, I was preparing myself to be disappointed having read briefly a few newspaper reviews. Instead, I was blown away by the depictions, thought and history that was taken into account writing the screenplay alone. It is obvious James Cameron (writer, director et al.) studied Joseph Campbell's "Power of Myth" and anthropology along with history while creating this gorgeous work of visual art. Yes, other things could have been done differently but WOW, this is a HUGE commercial, massive work bringing so many different concepts and contexts to the world masses. How other to do it beyond in a Sci-Fi or some kind of Fantasy work? It certainly wouldn't receive the recognition sadly, if transmitted via other channels from history to documentary, biography to even science.

Basic question - why the hell isn't anybody talking about it/this, this way in the spiritual realm? Is it just another grave omission of the media purposely ignoring major stories? All i'm seeing in the mainstream media is the discussion of how much money it is making, ($1.6B current worldwide count) people becoming depressed and getting headaches due to the 3D effects and of course, a brief mention in my political blogs (not in the MSM) about the obvious parallels of the USA in multiple foreign wars. (Ask the Iraqi's if they still want us there and most of Afghanistan, Pakistan and even Japan now who is trying to force the US military bases to close getting off it's native land!)

So for anyone who has seen the film - thoughts/opinions/likes/dislikes? intelligent discussion preferred please. My only concern is that the goddess was depicted as ONE god = monotheist. There were spirits but only one god.

Bonus points that it/she was at least female. Yahoo Gaia! ;-)

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009
11:36 am - Cleopatra's temple to Isis; rediscovered

lucy_chronicles
Apparently it has been unearthed from the massive earthquakes that destroyed it years ago. I find the timing very interesting - believe in 2012 lore or not - one of 'the' godesses w/ temple of all time has re-surfaced. A museum of all the underwater discoveries is in the works. It has been well preserved due to the saltwater. The learnings/discoveries from this will be quite interesting. I hope an anthropologist & archaeologist beyond the strictly academic veins are consulted as the museum comes together.

Enjoy... just in time for winter solstice!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_egypt_sunken_treasures


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Thursday, October 29th, 2009
8:31 pm - Witch ward-off? Archaeology find from national geographic

lucy_chronicles
http://feeds.nationalgeographic.com/click.phdo?i=6b9276be3de00d7d56ff50050a29c51e

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/rss/article_id.pl?id=57403373
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In time for Halloween, archaeologists have unearthed a witch bottle—a stone jug that may have contained toenails, hair, and other bodily bits to deter witches and other evildoers.
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how do they know it was a 'witch' and why is it 'evil' instead of a shaman, doctors or other healers? geesh...


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Saturday, January 31st, 2009
12:57 pm - Question; Asian influenced practice

lucy_chronicles
This is a cross-post.

Is anyone practicing an Asian based or influenced form of Paganism/Wicca or earth-based religion? I've noticed several have a Tao and Buddhist based philosophy which seems to integrate nicely w/ their practice. (Similar to early US pagan/wiccans and some still do have a Jewish and Christian based leaning.)

Does anyone on this or another list live in an Asia? (China, Singapore, Taiwan in particular)

Relevant to above, how have you *modified* (my grasping word-choice) your practice for that area of the world, particular deities, spirits, geography, culture etc.?

Discussion and thoughts appreciated. The context of the my questions surround a proposed life-changing move to Asia.

Thanks!

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
2:55 pm - Signs, Signals and Seeing; SSS ?

lucy_chronicles
Last week I sought outright signs from the gods, universe, spirits and such (attach your own nomenclature) reaffirming my path to move out of the country. Surprisingly a test person came first asking me to reaffirm, assure me that I wanted this "do you know what you're getting into as a woman moving overseas alone and to THAT area of the world?" etc. The second came as an immediate practical reaffirmation dealing w/ the TSA at the airport in some very obnoxious, unseemly and ludicrous situations starting standing right next to a couple of Middle Eastern descent speaking Farsi. It's interesting how answers come in different ways.

What have been some of yours? How did you call them/it and bring it about? Context and brief stories appreciated w/ a leaning of those recd outside of circle and ritual in the mundane world.

BB
(posted in a few forums to solicit varied responses)

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Thursday, June 14th, 2007
2:42 pm - Dark Moon Prose

dragonflower9
A Call to the Dark Lady

Dark Mother, Shadow Queen
Mistress of the Realms unseen
Cast your cloak of Darkness keen
A Crone's wisdom I wish to glean

By flight and fancy
In the Night
I turn to you O' Lady,
Lend me your sight
That I might follow you
On your magickal flight

In triple form you appear
Maiden, Mother, and the Crone
High up in the Heavens
Rests your throne
Where you can watch the lives
You've weaved and sewn
Like the spider
Spinning thread
And when it's cut
You receive the Dead
With loving arms you tuck
Them in their eternal bed.

With your magick,
You guide my dreams
And with your wisdom, I know
Things aren't always as they seem
Your power in the Darkness lies
Not in light or from Moon's beam

Darkness, Shadow, Spirit, Frolic!
Dance! Sing! Bless the Moon!
For dark She is now, but
The light is gaining soon.
So hear my call this night O' Crone
For I sing to you this Faery tune!

-Lady DragonFlower

Does anyone have anything special planned for the Dark Moon?

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Sunday, June 10th, 2007
4:55 pm

trinity_93
The Circle of the Goddess Iris has recently opened an eBay Store selling unique ritual items and magickal gifts. 
We would very much appreciate you taking a look:

http://stores.ebay.com/Goddess-Iris-Magickal-Witch-Crafts_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm

Many Thanks and Bright Blessings
HPS Trinity
Circle of the Goddess Iris


current mood: happy

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Saturday, May 12th, 2007
5:17 pm - How to deal with a Love Spell Request

dolmena
So, I have a profile on Witches' Voice. Yes, I have done foolish things before....

Anyway, I recently got an e-mail to my WitchVox profile from someone who says she wants to love spell to save her ailing marriage. I almost deleted it, but I'm a big softy, so I began to wonder whether it would be better to explain to her why I wouldn't meddle in anyone else's love life that way. What do you think?

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
1:52 pm
muir_larteach

unfortunately i do not know who created this beautiful piece of art.
if anyone can educate me as to who created this, please e-mail me and let me know.


goddessians


please join :)
Monday, September 25th, 2006
7:09 am - The Most Proper Day

dolmena
I was making my life more complicated thinking lately, and I wondered what people's thoughts are on this.

Which day is really the most correct for the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox/Mabon holiday:

...the night before the astronomical point of equinox?

...the next day/night?

...whichever is closest to the astronomical point?

...the day/night when day and night are actually equal where you live?

...the last day that the sun is in Virgo?

...the first day the sun is in Libra?

...whenever people around you are celebrating?

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Saturday, May 20th, 2006
11:30 am - Just wanting to know if this was still a viable place

ladyaubergine
Hello

My Tradition is known as Craft of the Wise. So it seems appropriate to place a HELLO in this group!

It does not seem too busy unfortunately.


Cilean

current mood: quixotic

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
7:16 pm

ravus_graytiger
hay I know this isent the
place to post to ask for friends
but I have no friends on this account

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
7:06 pm

ravus_graytiger
hay its me Im going to use this name
instead of vicious_7.
well ive been looking for a
chalice for my altar does any one have
any advice where about I could get one???
any advice would be helpfull thanks

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Friday, October 14th, 2005
1:31 pm

vicious_7
thanks for the welcome..
im new to the practice so pz excuse my ingorence.
I would be thankfull for any advice.
and agine thank you.

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005
2:50 pm - am I welcome

vicious_7
ok.. I am an apprentice wizard.
Im not a witch but I do practice magick...well learning to.
I was just wondering if I was welcome here or not.
give me a post and say ya or nay..

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Friday, August 12th, 2005
1:28 pm - Distrubing.

araathwen
http://www.adl.org/hate_symbols/default_graphics.asp

I find it VERY disconcerting that there are a vast number of origonally benign symbols, especially runes that have been twisted and misused over the years.
Now, while I understand that Odinism is a favorite among white supremacists and the ilk, it is still highly upsetting to see somthing so.. so... *pure*(?) and somthing meant to be of a benift to humankind twisted and contorted to suit any given groups' context.
Unfortunately, this is not just common among the white supremacists and their ilk, history shows us that any and every " religion" can and WILL be twisted around to suit whoever is using it at the time.

At the very least, this web side says flat out that the symbols' ORIGIN was "such and such" and it has been ues and often contorted into " such and such" a use.
I guess that resports a little bit of my faith that not ALL people are ignorant twits. Esp a govornment agency.

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Monday, July 11th, 2005
9:54 am - advice

crazycry
i would like to find some kind of reference for herbs and stones and maybe even candles. you know, just a basic sort of listing that has what kinds of things they're used for and what kind of properties they have.

see, here's the thing, i sort of "came out" as a witch maybe a year ago. i say came out because i've always known that this is the path for me. but lately life has gotten in the way as it has a tendancy to do. between work, home/married life and dealing with my bi-polar on a daily basis i haven't made time for studies. but these past few weeks i've been feeling the ill effects of not following my path. so i'd like to start studying again but don't know where to start. i don't entirely feel comfortable with books on wicca because i feel wicca is a full religion and i don't want to go down that path. i want to find my own way. i've found that when i follow my instincts i'm headed in the right direction. but i have no tools and that's what i need. think like an earth witches reference. not a cookbook, but the tool used to create recipies.

does this make sense? i hope so. and i hope someone here can point me in some direction because right now i'm feeling very stuck.

blessed be.
~ cry

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Saturday, July 9th, 2005
4:31 am - source on Polish Paganism

book_of_lies777
http://okana.org/gods.html

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Thursday, May 19th, 2005
5:48 pm - Shameless Advertising ~

gypsymoon28
I make herbal bath products, gylcerin soaps, bath salts, etc. I went to a festival and it rained tons......some of my product was in the rainy area and the labels got wet. The product is fine, but the labels look terrible. I'm preparing to go to another couple of festivals and need to make room. I thought I'd offer them up here at 1/2 price.

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Thanks!

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Sunday, May 1st, 2005
10:47 pm - Blessed Beltaine!!

book_of_lies777
To The Earth

O Goddess, Earth, of Gods and men the source,
Endu'd with fertile, all destroying force;
All-parent, bounding, whose prolific pow'rs,
Produce a store of beauteous fruits and flow'rs,
All-various maid, th' eternal world's strong base
Immortal, blessed, crown'd with ev'ry grace;
From whose wide womb, as from an endless root,
Fruits, many-form'd, mature and grateful shoot.
Deep bosom'd, blessed, pleas'd with grassy plains,
Sweet to the smell, and with prolific rains.
All flow'ry dæmon, centre of the world,
Around thy orb, the beauteous stars are hurl'd
With rapid whirl, eternal and divine,
Whose frames with matchless skill and wisdom shine.
Come, blessed Goddess, listen to my pray'r,
And make increase of fruits thy constant care;
With fertile Seasons in thy train, draw near,
And with propitious mind thy suppliant hear.

~The Hymns of Orpheus

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