Friday, December 27, 2013

The Tide of "Yule Tide"

"Yule Tide"

 Ponder the Term Tide (there is more than just Time in the flow)  and its true meaning in any of the Great Seasons we Ride.

Water has flow.

Energies have flow too.

Great tides come and they go.

There is more to them than a single date or day.

What do they bring?

What do they take away?

Do you anchor your "Boat of Life"  or do you let the Tides show the way ?


Why an Altar

The question was ask in another group.

May I ask why do people have alters

For the same reasons one has a TV set / Phone or Framed pictures of loved ones.

Both for Communications enhancement and remembrance of what you Love, Worship, Respect,  Serve or call upon.


FYI The Lwa Project !!!

For Tata Madiba (Mr. N. R. Mandela)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Our First Course in The Craft of the Wise Part 2 of 12

Our First Course in The Craft of the Wise Part 2 of 12

I have chosen a 12 part course for us to start with. It is free to download but as it is copyright covered please only share the download link not the material.

You could of course go and download all 12 parts at once as I did. But we will be limiting our discussions to the current or past parts as I put up the link.

How to use this course.

1) Either by computer or Book get ready to start taking notes as you read.  These PDFs will let you high-lite and copy paste in your favorite editor or word process. This makes it easy to add your questions / answers and other info to each section or topic.

So lets give it a whorl. I think one section per week is a good gold to start. Keeping in mind that if this goes well we will than start another groups course all over but blending in what we have learned from the first. Soon we will have a really solid background.

I will be adding book links in also as extra study and to expand on our historical foundations after the first two lessons, I believe.

Thanks goes out to "Journey To The One "  for their course.

Ok here is the second lesson download link.

NOTE !!!! Site is changing so please follow this link and download all 12 PDFs now.

Enjoy, see you in the FB group.

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Course 1, Lesson 1 of 12 pages 5 - 8 notes and expansions

Course 1, Lesson 1 of 12 pages 5 - 8 notes and expansions.

Will try to finish off my notes on first Lesson.

Page 5 Pagan
I do not Disagree with what is in course. I will just add what I see as what a Pagan really is, this may surprise you and of course share others definitions of terms.

Important READ!!!

Pagan, Paganism:
Originally from the Latin “paganus,” meaning “villager,” “country dweller,” or “hick.” The Roman army used it to refer to civilians. Early Roman Christians used “pagan” to refer to everyone who preferred to worship pre-Christian divinities and who were unwilling to enroll in “the Army of the Lord.” Eventually, “pagan” became simply an insult, with the connotation of “a false religion and its followers.” By the beginning of the twentieth century, the word’s primary meanings became a blend of “atheist,” “agnostic,” “hedonist,” “religionless,” etc., (when referring to an educated, white, male, heterosexual, non-Celtic European) and “ignorant savage and/or pervert” (when referring to everyone else on the planet). “Paganism” is now a general term for polytheistic, nature-centered religions, old and new, with “Pagan” used as the adjective as well as the membership term. It should always be capitalized just as other religious noun/adjective combinations are, such as “Buddhist,” “Hindu,” “Christian,” etc. See Paleopaganism, Mesopaganism, Neopaganism.

Paleopaganism or Paleo-Paganism:
A general term for the original polytheistic, nature-centered faiths of tribal Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Oceania and Australia, when they were (or in some rare cases, still are) practiced as intact belief systems. Of the so-called “Great Religions of the World,” Hinduism (prior to the influx of Islam into India), Taoism and Shinto, for example, fall under this category, though many members of these faiths might be reluctant to use the term. Some Paleopagan belief systems may be racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. There are billions of Paleopagans living and worshiping their deities today. See Mesopaganism and Neopaganism.

Mesopaganism or Meso-Paganism:
A general term for a variety of movements both organized and nonorganized, started as attempts to recreate, revive or continue what their founders thought were the best aspects of the Paleopagan ways of their ancestors (or predecessors), but which were heavily influenced (accidentally, deliberately and/or involuntarily) by concepts and practices from the monotheistic, dualistic, or nontheistic worldviews of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or early Buddhism. Examples of Mesopagan belief systems would include Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, Spiritualism, etc., as well as those forms of Druidism influenced by those movements, the many Afro-Diasporatic faiths (such as Voudoun, Santeria, Candomble, etc.), Sikhism, several sects of Hinduism that have been influenced by Islam and Christianity, Mahayana Buddhism, Aleister Crowley’s religion/philosophy of Thelema, Odinism (most Norse Paganism), most “Family Traditions” of Witchcraft (those that aren’t completely fake), and most orthodox (aka “British Traditionalist”) denominations of Wicca. Some Mesopagan belief systems may be racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. There are at least a billion Mesopagans living and worshiping their deities today. See Paleopaganism and Neopaganism.

Neopaganism or Neo-Paganism:
A general term for a variety of movements both organized and (usually) nonorganized, started since 1960 c.e. or so (though they had literary roots going back to the mid-1800’s), as attempts to recreate, revive or continue what their founders thought were the best aspects of the Paleopagan ways of their ancestors (or predecessors), blended with modern humanistic, pluralist and inclusionary ideals, while consciously striving to eliminate as much as possible of the traditional Western monotheism, dualism, and puritanism. The core Neopagan beliefs include a multiplicity of deities of all genders, a perception of those deities as both immanent and transcendent, a commitment to environmental awareness, and a willingness to perform magical as well as spiritual rituals to help both ourselves and others. Examples of Neopaganism would include the Church of All Worlds, most heterodox Wiccan traditions, Druidism as practiced by Ár nDraíocht Féin and the Henge of Keltria, some Norse Paganism, and some modern forms of Buddhism whose members refer to themselves as “Buddheo-Pagans.” Neopagan belief systems are not racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. There are hundreds of thousands of Neopagans living and worshiping their deities today. As “Neo-Paganism,” this term was popularized in the 1960’s and 1970’s by Oberon Zell, a founder of the Church of All Worlds.

The religion of those who live on the heath (where heather grows). See Paganism.



As sometimes the same terms or concepts come up. Links may be shared that were also shared in other parts of the lessons.

These last two will come up again and perhaps we will need to have more personal discussions on them.

Satan / Devil:
Devil, The:
“Heir of Man,” originally the Evil God of the Zoroastrians; later a creation of Christian and Islamic theologians (who called him Satan and Shaitan) consisting of old fertility gods, wisdom spirits and nature elementals combined with Ahriman into a figure of terror and malevolence fully equal to that of that Good God (Jehovah or Allahby Neog); the deity worshiped othic Witches.

COVEN: an organized group of Witches and/or Wiccans led by a Priestess, Priest or both, and joined through initiation. Covenstead: the home of the coven. Covendom: is a circle around the Covenstead, traditionally 3 miles across. Latin :VENIRE & COM = together & to come or move. Middle English: COVIN = a group of confederates. Old French : COVINE = group with a single purpose. Traditionally, a coven consists of thirteen females and males. An equal number of men and women is optimum for working purposes.

COVENDOM: the area watched over by a coven.

COVENSTEAD: the meeting place of the coven, also called a temple.

COWAN: unwelcome non-Pagan intruder. Non-craft person, an outsider. Term also used by freemasons to describe the same type of person. a person, not of Wiccan beliefs. It use to refer, as a derogatory term for a 'fake' or 'gameplayer' Pagan; a FOOL who doesn't know what they are talking about.

DEVIL: Gypsy word meaning "little god." Christians used the word to describe fallen angels who united with Lucifer. Witches and Pagans do not believe in this Christian deity.

(As there is a large group of Hybrid Xtan-Pagan-Witchens, this statement is no true for all . TDK)

WARLOCK: 1) "Oath Breaker" and "Traitor", from Scottish Gaelic dialect. Also refers to the binding of the candidate in preparation for initiation. Wiccans do NOT use this word for a 'male witch'! Its meaning is from the Old English (one source: Scottish) word: waerloga.  2)A word for an untrustworthy man, an oathbreaker, sometimes an eunuch (castrated male). It's thought to have come into usage by Witches to describe one who had betrayed them.

The last four pages of lesson one are covered I hope, but after reading lesson and lesson notes, question or concerns are welcome. I know this is a very mixed level group and also the purpose is to help everyone see the general resourses and many views so they can pick what works for them.

This not a Dogma class.

Moon Rising and Lession 2 of 12 too.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birth of a new Lwa Nelson Mandela

A Mahatma Soul returns to Summer's Lands.
He will be sorely missed by Millions and me also !!! The whole World was his PEOPLE.

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

We are witnessing the birth of a New Lwa God.  
Nelson Mandela Lwa of Good and Freedom !

Our new Face Book Group Page. This group is dedicated to following the Birth of a New Lwa !

NAME: Nelson Mandela
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer
BIRTH DATE: July 18, 1918
DEATH DATE: December 05, 2013
EDUCATION: Clarkebury Boarding Institute, Wesleyan College, University College of Fort Hare, University of London, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mveso, Transkei, South Africa
PLACE OF DEATH: Johannesburg, South Africa
FULL NAME: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
AKA: Nelson Mandela
AKA: Rolihlahla
ORIGINALLY: Rolihlahla Mandela
NICKNAME: Black Pimpernel

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