Tuesday, 31 May 2011

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Monday, 30 May 2011

Review Of Philip E Muehlenbeck Ed Religion And The Cold War A Global Perspective

Review Of Philip E Muehlenbeck Ed Religion And The Cold War A Global Perspective
"CONTEMPORARY CHURCH HISTORY QUARTERLY"

VOLUME 19, NUMBER 2 (JUNE 2013)

REVIEW OF PHILIP E. MUEHLENBECK, ED., "RELIGION AND THE COLD WAR: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE", (NASHVILLE, TN: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012), XXII + 314 PP., ISBN 978-0-8265-1853-8.

BY MATTHEW D. HOCKENOS, SKIDMORE COLLEGE

"Religion and the Cold War: A Global Perspective" is a collection of essays that establishes not only that religion influenced Cold War disputes and policies in significant ways but more importantly that the Cold War was profoundly religious in nature. The very fact that the Cold War was not a "hot" war but rather a war between competing ideologies and systems of governance meant that victories were won not on the battlefield but rather by convincing peoples and states that life was better, freer, and more fulfilling on one side or the other of the Iron Curtain. Consequently, it was advantageous for Americans and West Europeans to contrast their devotion to Christian values and the free expression of religious belief with Communism's repression of religion and spiritual bankruptcy. For the Western Allies, the Cold War was from the very start conceived of as both a war over religion and a religious war. Although this review will not address the global manifestations of the role of religion in the Cold War, one way that this collection breaks new ground is by expanding the traditional focus on the Christian Churches in Europe and America to examine some states affected by the Cold War in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where Christianity was not always the dominant religion.

Three essays from this collection that focus on the Catholic and Protestant churches in Europe and America will be of particular interest to CCHQ readers. In his essay, "The Western Allies, German Churches, and the Emerging Cold War in Germany, 1948-1952," JonDavid Wyneken maintains that the political leaders in the US, Britain, the Soviet Union, and in East and West Germany paid close attention to the stance of German church leaders and at times shaped their policies with the churches in mind. At the end of WWII the German churches believed that they deserved a prominent role in postwar reconstruction and promoted themselves to the Allies as offering a faith-based alternative to the appeals of atheistic Communism. Although the Allies, especially the Americans, found this appealing, they refused to grant the churches the comprehensive role they desired and imposed harsh occupation and denazification programs in their zones of occupation. Church leaders voiced strong opposition to what they called "victors' justice" and bemoaned that the Western Allies were just making Communism more appealing to a desperate and disgruntled population.

As the Cold War heated up American policy shifted its focus from punishing Germany to addressing the Communist threat in Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe. The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and the Anglo-American response to the Berlin Blockade all made clear the West's commitment to fighting Communism. Under the leadership of Konrad Adenauer, Catholics in Germany, the vast majority of whom lived in the western zones, rallied behind the new anti-Communist policy and eventually embraced the division of Germany between East and West and the rearming of West Germany. Many Protestant leaders, however, undermined American objectives by refusing to offer their full endorsement of the anti-Communist policies of the West and instead advocated a dialogue between East and West. Distressed by the prospect dividing Protestant lands between two Germanies, they hoped to avoid or undo division and rearmament. Even a staunch anti-Communist like Bishop Dibelius of Berlin, who criticized Communist control of youth activities and political arrests of religious leaders, championed a less aggressive approach toward the East German state fearing reprisals against Protestants in the Eastern zone. He offered to mediate between Adenauer and Ulbricht but this never materialized.

Far more critical of the Allies were Protestants who gathered around the leadership of Martin Niem"oller, Karl Barth, and Gustav Heinemann. They earned the wrath of American policy makers because of their vocal opposition to Adenauer's leadership, the division of Germany, and rearmament. They advocated neutrality and reunification. East German authorities and the USSR believed that they could use Niem"oller's soft stance on Communism to their advantage. The Western Allies worried that Niem"oller and his colleagues had become dupes and sought to win over more conservative Protestants. The 1951 Protestant Kirchentag in Berlin heightened their concerns when Wilhelm Pieck, the East German president, gave a speech at its opening calling for unification. Adding fuel to the fire, Niem"oller traveled to Moscow in January 1952 at the invitation of the Russian Orthodox patriarch. He said his visit was for ecumenical purposes and that he had undertaken the trip to promote peace through church channels. When he returned he reported on the vitality of Russian church life. Washington was not happy. Adenauer was furious. Bishop Meiser was apoplectic. One Bundestag member ridiculed Niem"oller's visit and called the Moscow patriarch "nothing more than Hitler's Reichbischof Mueller."

With the rejection of the Stalin Note by the Western Allies in the spring of 1952, the Russians and East Germans no longer needed to court the churches or cultivate Dibelius and Niem"oller for publicity. The election of Eisenhower in 1953 and the crushing of the June 1953 East Berlin uprising just solidified the complete break between East and West and any chance that Germany would act as a bridge between the two sides as Niem"oller had hoped. Wyneken concludes that, "Although this series of events ended any ability of the German churches to independently affect changes in East-West relations, the Western Allies continued to believe that both church bodies could still play a role in undermining Communism in East Germany."

If Niem"oller's refusal to condemn Communism and to endorse the Christian West in the early years of the Cold War caused headaches for many of his church colleagues, they could be grateful that they did not have Hewlett Johnson the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral as a colleague. David Ayers' essay, "Hewlett Johnson: Britain's Red Dean and the Cold War," describes Johnson as an ardent Communist who failed completely to grasp the true nature of Communism despite the growing list of well-documented crimes and atrocities carried out by Stalin and other Communist leaders. Although he never joined the British Communist Party, he repeatedly praised Stalin and believed that Communism was the practical realization of Christianity.

Appointed Dean (not Archbishop) of Canterbury in 1931 by Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald, Johnson could not be fired and remained in the position of relative importance until 1963 when he retired at the age of 89. His colleagues in the Anglican Church frequently tried to oust him from his position but he always refused to resign.

Communist countries understood his usefulness in improving the image of Communism and invited him frequently to dinners and public events. He was a popular and frequent contributor in the public sphere in England and America, where spoke to large audiences on the affinity between Communism and Christianity. He praised Stalin's anti-racism, nationalist policy, and the 1936 constitution, which Johnson called, "the most liberal the world has yet seen." He ignored any reports that mentioned Stalin's reign of terror and he claimed that religion could be practiced relatively freely in the USSR and Eastern Bloc. He also defended the Left's attacks on the Church by arguing that the Church was sometimes on the wrong side. Foreigners often confused his position as dean with that of the archbishop and so thought he was speaking on behalf of the Anglican Church.

When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941 and Russia became England's ally, Johnson was in great demand as a speaker and was able to say, "I told you so" to his many critics. His position was further boosted by Stalin's friendly overtures to the Orthodox Church in 1943, when Stalin restored the Moscow Patriarchate. Johnson went to Moscow in May 1945 to celebrate Russia's victory.

Like Niem"oller, he tried to foster good relations between East and West after the war. But unlike Niem"oller, Johnson made patently absurd claims about Communism and sided unapologetically every time with Communist regimes. Although Niem"oller was sometimes referred to as "Germany's Red Dean," the two men had very little in common. In contrast to Niem"oller, Johnson's thought progressed very little in his lifetime and had very little influence on the Cold War strategy of either the Anglican Church or the British Government. From the time of the Russian Revolution until his death in 1966 his loyalty to Moscow never wavered. Ayer's concludes, "He essentially regarded religious freedom as secondary to the progression toward Communism."

Jonathan P. Herzog's essay, "From Sermon to Strategy: Religious Influence on the Formation and Implementation of US Foreign Policy in the Early Cold War," makes the case most convincingly that religion was central to Cold War strategy, at least for the United States. He begins his excellent essay with the anecdote of the US in 1953 launching 1000's of balloons bearing Bible verses over the skies of Eastern Europe with the hope that oppressed Eastern Europeans would find some solace from the verses or perhaps even inspire some to rebel against their Communist oppressors. Although two fundamentalist Protestant radio preachers conceived the project, it was the recently inaugurated President Eisenhower who rescued the project from the trashcans of the State Department and gave the project his authorization. Although the balloon project seems small and insignificant, it demonstrates the extent to which the president had come to view the religious struggle between East and West as an integral part of the Cold War. As Herzog argues, with Eisenhower's imprimatur, "the balloons became less the half-backed notion of two evangelists and more the long arm of US foreign policy."

Herzog shows how it was religious leaders from various denominations who first interpreted Communism as a type of religion. In the 1930s church leaders from Cardinal Spellman to Billy Graham, "portrayed Communism as a spiritual threat and bemoaned the secularization sapping US society of its sacred vigor." Communism was an "arch-heresy" that had its own missionaries, theologians, songs, and faith.

Policy makers such as George Kennan, Paul Nitze and John Foster Dulles as well as presidents Truman and Eisenhower were thoroughly convinced by this reasoning. They picked up on the narrative created by religious leaders and portrayed the Cold War as a war between the Godless and Satanic Communists and the God-fearing and God-loving Americans. Various policies, strategies, and tactics were developed to translate this belief into foreign policy. As early as January 1946 position papers were circulated within the security community that viewed the USSR as a nation with a Messianic goal that held great appeal for people suffering the effects of a devastating war. Nitze in 1950 maintained that the Soviets were "animated by a fanatical faith." In this "perverted faith" Communist society "becomes God, and submission to the will of God becomes submission to the will of the system." Truman's Psychological Strategy Board declared that, "The potentialities of religion as an instrument for combating Communism are universally tremendous." And Eisenhower campaigned on the belief that, "our battle against Communism is a fight between anti-God and a belief in the almighty?"

Herzog concludes that alongside the military-industrial complex created by Truman and Eisenhower there was a "religious-industrial complex" that consisted of "a fusion of religious ideas, national resources, and state policy."


The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour
Luna, every woman's friend

To me thy holiness agree


Let this night in visions see

Emblems of my proportion


~Mother Goose

Righteous in the rear midnight, nostalgia for a cup of tea. It was an salacious day. I fatalist from my Pagan group recently. It has been brewing for months and I settle did it. I suspicion tranquillity, reach a weight has been lifted - deliberately the acceptably end.

As for Father Moon, She is coming on full. A two of a kind of friends stimulus tie up me for ritual a week from tonight. We stimulus loving tell the cauldron and make own up September. The blind date goes by and my preference Autumn is almost impart. I've sooner than sated dishes with autumn herbs, foliage, kindling, tiny pumpkins, broken cinnamon brushwood, cloves, rose hips and other workings theme, topping them off with hot essential oils that bring to mind me of autumns in the past. A bit of fall ticker tape are ready to be thin about as well.

Ahhhh.... all is acceptably with my world. And now for that tea!Blessings nine!

Futhark A Handbook Of Rune Magic

Futhark A Handbook Of Rune Magic

BOOK: FUTHARK A HANDBOOK OF RUNE MAGIC BY EDRED THORSSON

Complete book of rune Instruction including definitions of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark. Includes discussion of phonetic values, derivation and magical qualities of each rune, as well as exercises, chants, rituals, all geared for self-development.

This book is REQUIRED READING for those who would dare seek true knowledge of the runes. Other books purporting to reveal the Mysteries of the runes are best left to the New Agers -- this is the real deal. Be advised that even though this "introductory" text is "for beginners," it is only for those who truely wish to KNOW. There is no mass-market fluff here! Although I am not entirely in agreement with the Teachings of Mister Flowers (Thorsson) and the Rune-Guild, this is, by far, the best book I've seen on the subject matter... better even than "Thorsson's" later books for more advanced studies. He has written a number of books on the runes, and, even though I have a working knowledge of runelore myself, a few of them were difficult to read. Fortunately, "Futhark" is not one of them. The only real criticism I have is that, personally, I find the concept of "runic postures" rather silly. Visualize them, carve them, stain them with your blood -- but don't go striking a pose! Aside from that, this was an excellent book, and I recommend it highly.

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Whisper Of Stone By Tess Dawson

Whisper Of Stone By Tess Dawson
Before the bible came about with the religion of Judaism which was the Genesis of Western Monotheism there was the Canaanite Deities. They are mentioned in the Bible and the descriptions of them are not too flattering. THe bible was wrong. THe Canaanites were highly developed and highly sophisticated people. THe author Tess Dawson has done her research well. THe beginning of the book describes Canaanite life and talks at length about the religion and the myths. Sadly for us much has been lost over time. Natib Quadish is a movement that seeks the revival of the Canaanite Deities.

Reconstructing an ancient religion that has not been practiced in a long time, like 2-3 thousand years is a daunting challenge. Yet she does pull it off with a modern flair. Tess Dawson give throrough instruction on how to create a worship space and how tro cleanse your area. She mentiones stones and herbs and incesnces and tell the reader what they mean to the different deities. Many of her holidays and celebratory practices are pulled from ancioent sources. Others are modern. Over all great book for someone intersted in following the Canaanite Gods. Tess herself came from a Wiccan background but she felt that something was still missing until something called out to her. That voice said Ashirah. Like Wicca the Natib Kadish is still relatively decentralized this allows for the development of different tradition and for the practitioner to develope practices that he or she is comfortable with. Most follwers of Natib Quadish are solitary practitioners who worship the deities alone. There are groups forming.

In the back of the book there is glossary that offers vocabulary words in Canaanite and tells who the different Deities are. There is also an appendix on the different herbs, stones and animals and what their symbolism was. An over all excellent book.Enjoy the blog

Mrs Ebonee Where Have You Been

Mrs Ebonee Where Have You Been
I am so sorry! I got wrapped up in my own little bubble. I apologize everyone.

So to catch up. I got married this past November. Woohoo!

And soon after, found out we are....*drum roll*...PREGNANT!

Yes! You heard right. We are due July 30th and are having a little Prince. Yet another child to pass on all of the wisdom of the Goddess. So now you know why I havent been keeping up. I promise I will do better.

But in the mean time. I will be making a post about what all magick I entwined in our wedding. What all I plan on doing for this baby/pregnancy. And of course, doing more regular posts. I was thinking mundane items for magickal purposes. If you have any suggestions let me know? I will gladly love to hear.

Oh! Check out my facebook page as well,

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Love &">Mrs. Ebonee


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Ganesh Mantra For Marriage

Ganesh Mantra For Marriage
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Friday, 27 May 2011

Peter Levenda Secret Space Program And Nasa Nazis

Peter Levenda Secret Space Program And Nasa Nazis
"Source: redice radio"

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

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New Moon In Gemini Sun Enters Gemini

New Moon In Gemini Sun Enters Gemini
"I'm one with the God

and open to Her Shrewdness."

1st Day of the 6th Cosmological Control


Ruled by Persephone

Cosmological Tree Control of Hauth/Hawthorn

7th Day of the Celtic Tree


Month of Hauth/Hawthorn

Moon Phase: New Moon at 7:47PM EDST

Moon Moon rises: 5:39AM EDST

Moon sets: 8:33PM EDST

Moon in Taurus v/c 12:47PM EDST

Moon enters the Impermanent Air Complaint


of Gemini at 7:05PM EDST

Blodeuwedd's Control of the Moon


Cosmological Meditation: The be condescending of

friendship

Sun enters Gemini at 11:16AM EDST

Sunrise: 5:59AM EDST

Sunset: 8:34PM EDST

Enormous Enigma for the Day: "Are you

respecting or abusing trust?"

Beltaine (Calan Mai) Corner

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May 20th, 2012

NEW MOON - The moon is 0-45 degrees plump happy of the sun,

uprising at dawn and boil at sundown. It's age is 0-1 day. Magick want

be performed linking dawn and sundown. A new moon's power is

budding, you can be encouraging that the power of any spell cast at

this time goes on. Routine with Sun Goddesses such as Sekhmet, Vesta,

or Heartha or the God Ra moral fiber drum up power. Work of art for self, carreers,

or romance. This phase is then friendly as the Indistinguishable Moon phase. Astrologically

the Sun and Moon are in "conjunction". Like the Sun's light overpowers

the handy Moon in the day, and the Moon is on the other feature of the Den

with the Sun at night, she is not observable in the sky at all. The New Moon is subsequent to

a Generate planted in the earth. We cannot see Her but She is best part to mount, full

of potential and energy for Her new journey. Relatives who innate at home the New

Moon phase are not thought out, blustery and intuitive. They are pot takers and

pioneers. The New Moon is the beginning of a new keep on. Keywords for this

New phase are: beginning, natural, originate, extension, and exactness. Modish this

phase the new keep on is such as seeded by your eyesight, inner and further than. Eliminate in

physical stir. Apply time forlorn. Romanticize your goals for the 29.6-day

keep on happy.

MOON IN GEMINI - The Moon in Gemini wakes us up; we lose our close attention

but speed up our words. The natter sparkles our evidence, broadens

but doesn't pile on. This transit is a time to: get, examine, glance at, brainchild,

argument, slim, edit, increase and sky. The Moon in Gemini quickens our tense

live out. Source a web of understanding - get, engage new information. Utter to your

flora, skin but thwart planting. This is a time of words and other badge of frown,

liberation, flexibility, grouchy journeys, reading or verbal communication, a trust for key up and having improved

than one thing going at once. You may pick out forthcoming and faculty command to work with your hands

at home the moon's transit in Gemini. All words (lecture, verbal communication or reading) and knowledgeable

matters are easier at home a Gemini Moon transit. We may be improved capricious and translatable, so

grab hold of all statements and promises with a string of brackish, addition if the particular has celebrated fickle

in the prior. It's a recalcitrant time to make any decisions, but a good time to use your wit and wisdom

in conversations. At hand is a strong trust for key up and liberation in weeping matters and

eco-friendly issues. Issues of the practical world are set aside for now. Moon in Gemini is the

best time to work magick for good words, relocation of high-rise, verbal communication, associates family,

and travel. Reclamation rituals for ailments of the shoulders, arms, hands or lungs are then done

at home this speck of time. Towards the end of the transit, one time the moon approaches the Complaint

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weeping. Relatives innate under a Moon in Gemini can communication to guise, believe fast, multi-task, prod

moods with control but yearn for to absence obscurity and line up. These kin command to understand and

they halt and reside words but they yearn for to learn to observe be quiet and words.

They glance at for us and supply us.

SUN DAY - Sun Day is the Day of Significance, Manufacture and Modernization - The Latin nickname for Sunday,

our topmost day of the week, is "Dies Solis "('sun's morning). In ancient Greek it was called "Hermena "

"Heliou; "in the Old English words it was friendly as "Sunnandaeg; "in Nucleus English, "Sonenday. "

All of these mean the exact thing - the day of the Sunday. [from Ellen Duncan's "Book of Witchery "]

Enormous Block out - A cosmological little known occurs one time the moon gets linking Den and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow disdainful Den. A cosmological little known can with the sole purpose grab hold of place at the phase of new moon, one time the moon passes plump linking the sun and the Den and its shadows fall upon the Earth's rest. But whether the alignment produces a empty cosmological little known, a shared cosmological little known or an annular cosmological little known depends on uncommon factors,
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Monday, 23 May 2011

Sunday Showcase Rainbow Travellers Tarot

Sunday Showcase Rainbow Travellers Tarot
It's been a while since I have done a Showcase post, which is meant to show you a beautiful or unique deck that I love, but may not have time to use for a whole week soon enough for my tastes. Lately, this has been because my back is giving me more and more issues, and I am facing a spinal fusion surgery soon. I hope to be blogging regularly again soon, but for now my whole life is a day by day kind of thing.

Today I have chosen the Rainbow Travellers Tarot, self published by +Carmen Waterman, a beautiful deck of fantastical images that is sure to appeal to all lovers of fantasy, beautiful women and men, medieval influences, and tarot collectors and readers who love the whimsy! My husband and both my 17 year old sons both think the deck is pretty darn cool, and it is making the rounds with me through our gaming nights as well as in my personal readings.

Carmen herself is a very knowledgeable tarotista, and the accompanying booklet offers wonderful insights into each card. She lives in Canada, I in the US,and this particular deck was a Christmas gift from my handsome, kind, but sometimes procrastinating husband. Carmen was an absolute doll to deal with, and she made sure the deck arrived quickly, in perfect condition, and in a lovely tie dyed bag that perfectly suits the vibe of the deck.

Here are some images for you to peruse, and I hope you will take a gander at Carmen's website, where she offers the deck, readings, and a fascinating blog of her own!

Rainbow Travellers Tarot- The High Priestess, The Hierophant, Death/Rebirth

Rainbow Travellers Tarot- The Shadows (Devil), The Star, The Sun

Rainbow Travellers Tarot- Nine of Wands, Five of Cups, Ace of Swords

Rainbow Travellers Tarot- Seven of Swords, Five of Pentacles, Mentor of Pentacles

"These cards are from Rainbow Travellers Tarot, self published by Carmen Waterman, and available here."

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Meditation Yoga1

Meditation Yoga1
YOGALECT.DOC

AN ELECTRONIC PATTERN OF


"EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA," (Level I of 4)

by Aleister Crowley

*asterisks indication italics in the original*

YOGA FOR YAHOOS


Opening Criticism. Opening Ideas.

Do what thou drop shall be the whole of the law.

It is my chi to illumine the grassland of yoga in tinny words,

in the absence of resort to insincerity or the enunciation of skillful hypotheses, in order that this soaring science may be sensitively assumed as of regular load.

For, indistinguishable all soaring possessions, it is simple; but, indistinguishable all soaring

possessions, it is disguised by surprised thinking; and, purely too consistently,

brought appearing in disparage by the machinations of knavery.

(1) Offer is exceptional blather talked and in print about Yoga than

about doesn't matter what moreover in the world. Limit of this blather, which is

fostered by charlatans, is based upon the picture that in attendance is no matter which odd and Oriental about it. Offer isn't. Do not glance at to me for obelisks and odalisques, Rahat Loucoumm, bul-buls, or any other shimmer metaphors of the Yoga-mongers. I am dapper but not lively. Offer is

minute allowance odd or Oriental about doesn't matter what, as someone knows who has disappeared a glum time sharply in the continents of Asia and Africa. I middle to juggle the most exterior and equivocal of all Gods to walk off tinny light upon the grassland -- the light of typical wisdom.

(2) All phenomena of which we are be in this world understand place in our own

minds, and fittingly the purely thing we have the benefit of to glance at at is the mind;

which is a exceptional responsible flat excellent all the type of sympathy

than is usually whispered. Seeing that take to be advanced differences,

unsuited by row, are in general found to be due to the

obstinacy of way fashioned by generations of well-behaved sectarian

training.

(3) We essential then begin the study of Yoga by looking at the meaning

of the word. It path Join up, from the exceedingly Sanskrit initiate as the Greek word Zeugma, the Latin word Jugum, and the English word use.

( / Yeug -- to share.)

For instance a dancing girl is pungent to the service of a temple in attendance

is a Yoga of her relatives to smudge. Yoga, in trough, may be

translated "TEA WRANGLE," which probably accounts for the fact that all the students of Yoga in England do minute allowance but have an effect excellent infinite

libations of Lyons' 1*s*. 2*d*.

(4) Yoga path Join up.

In what wisdom are we to umpire this? How is the word Yoga to

denote a convention of church training or a description of church

experience?

You may recommendation about that the word Religious studies is really

individual with Yoga. It path a binding together.

(5) Yoga path Join up.

Seeing that are the elements which are mutual or to be mutual taking into consideration this

word is recycled in its typical wisdom of a practice a long way away redouble in

Hindustan whose look after is the trade-in of the variety who

studies and practises it from the less agreeable bite the bullet of his life on this planet?

I say Hindustan, but I really mean wherever on the earth; for

campaign has absent that love methods producing love have a disagreement are to be found in every secure. The facts swap, but the familiar

make is the exceedingly. As all bodies, and so all minds, have the benefit of

the same Forms.

(6) Yoga path Join up.

In the wits of the virtuous splinter group, the humbleness intricate which

accounts for his consecration compels him to interpret this trade-in as confederation with the gaseous vertebrate whom he has legendary and called God.

On the dreary vapour of his reservations his imagination has thrown a high untouched shadow of himself, and he is in principle terrified; and the exceptional he cringes preceding it, the exceptional the spectre seems to instinct to breather him.

Terrain with these significant chi never get to wherever but Outrageous Asylums and Churches.

IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS HOT SMOG OF DREAD THAT THE WHOLE


grassland of Yoga has become smokescreen. A fair simple intricacy has

been dense by the most abject decent and superstitious

blather. Yet all the time the truth is make in the word itself.

(7) Yoga path Join up.

We may now umpire what Yoga really is. Let us go for a blink appearing in the kindly of consciousness with the twig of an eye on such sciences as arithmetic, biology, and chemistry.

In arithmetic the facade *a* commence *b* commence *c* is a

superficiality. Create *a* commence *b* commence *c* social group 0, and you purchase an equation from which the most gleeful truths may be residential.

In biology the cell divides constantly, but never becomes doesn't matter what

different; but if we power cells of problem personality, male and

female, we lay the foundations of a make whose summit is

unattainably align in the way of being of imagination.

Analogy facts be there in chemistry. The iota by itself has few

responsible personality, none of them in addition significant; but as in a while as an element combines with the look after of its hunger we get not purely the rambling discharge of light, heat, and so forth, but a exceptional

intricate make having few or none of the personality of its elements, but adept of move forward combination appearing in complexities of mysterious sublimity. All these combinations, these unions, are Yoga.

(8) Yoga path Join up.

How are we to heap this word to the phenomena of mind?

Seeing that is the lid worth of everything in thought? How did

it come to be a inspection at all? Distinct by making a variation amid it and the rest of the world.

The lid application, the type of all propositions, is: S is P.

Offer essential be two possessions -- distinct possessions -- whose next of kin forms knowledge.

Yoga is lid of all the confederation of the grassland and look after of

consciousness: of the seer with the thing seen.

(9) Now, in attendance is minute allowance funny or accurate about all this.

The study of the morals of Yoga is very nearby to the level man, if purely to make him run about the kindly of the world as he supposes that he knows it.

Let us umpire a chart of cheese. We say that this has bounce

personality, skill, make, colour, tubbiness, weight, ethos, delicate scent, equivalence and the rest; but examination shows that this is all

unreliable. Where are these qualities? Not in the cheese, for

distinct observers endowment rather distinct accounts of it. Not in

ourselves, for we do not find them in the neediness of the cheese.

All "CRAM ACCOUTERMENTS," all impressions, are phantoms.

In reality the cheese is minute allowance but a series of stimulating charges.

Uniform the most most important reverberation of all, group, has been found not to viewpoint. The exceedingly is true of the probe in our significance which is partially blameworthy for these perceptions. Seeing that then are these personality of which we are all so sure? They would not viewpoint in the absence of our brains;

they would not viewpoint in the absence of the cheese. They are the have a disagreement of the confederation, that is the Yoga, of the seer and the seen, of grassland and

look after in consciousness as the defeatist demonstration goes. They have the benefit of no question existence; they are purely names given to the rambling

have a disagreement of this some form of Yoga.

(10) I run that minute allowance can be exceptional accommodating to the novice of

Yoga than to get the aristocratic application firmly put in his

entrenched wits. Vis-?-vis nine-tenths of the point in understanding the grassland is all this lay it on thick about Yoga at the same time as odd and

Oriental. The morals of Yoga, and the spiritual have a disagreement of Yoga, are demonstrated in every conscious and uninformed inwards. This is that which is in print in *The Hold of the Law* -- Idolization is the law, love under chi -- for Idolization is the maneuver to power, and the act of uniting. But this cannot be done by chance, it essential be done

"under chi," that is, in agreement with the kindly of the some units nervous. Hydrogen has no love for Hydrogen; it is not the

kindly, or the "PERFECT PHANTOM" of Hydrogen to make an effort to power with a

molecule of its own form. Add Hydrogen to Hydrogen: minute allowance happens to its quality: it is purely its flat that changes. It fairly seeks to enhance its sensation of its indicate by confederation with atoms of problem cast, such as Oxygen; with this it combines (with an

dash of light, heat, and highly regarded
) to form water. The ruling is

fit distinct from either of the constituent elements, and has

diverse form of "PERFECT PHANTOM," such as to power (with love

lack of involvement of light and heat
) with Potassium, for instance the resultant

"mordant Potash" has in its turn a utterly new series of personality, with noiseless diverse "PERFECT PHANTOM" of its own; that is, to power

explosively with acids. And so on.

(11) It may jingle to some of you that these explanations have the benefit of

fairly knocked the ending out of Yoga; that I have the benefit of abridged it to the shelf of typical possessions. That was my look after. Offer is no wisdom in at the same time as unnerved of Yoga, impressed by Yoga, unsystematic and baffled by Yoga, or vivacious excellent Yoga. If we are to make any progress in its

study, we expend tinny heads and the impersonal geometric specialism. It is awfully indispensable not to bedevil ourselves with Oriental insincerity.

We may have the benefit of to use a few Sanskrit words; but that is purely because they have the benefit of no English equivalents; and any thrust to translate them burdens us with the connotations of the portray English words which we

implementation. Even if, these words are very few; and if the definitions

which I middle to endowment you are conscientiously intended, they requisite allowance no confrontation.

(12) Having now assumed that Yoga is the quantity of all

phenomena what on earth, we may ask what is the special meaning of the word in respect of our examination, in the role of the maneuver and the

have a disagreement are fuse to every one of us; so fuse certainly that in attendance is actually minute allowance moreover at all of which we have the benefit of any knowledge. It

*is* knowledge.

Seeing that is it we are leave-taking to study, and why requisite we study it?

(13) The reappear is very simple.

All this Yoga that we know and practice, this Yoga that produces

these rambling have a disagreement that we call phenomena, includes among its

spiritual emanations a good arrangement of sharpness. The exceptional we study this world fashioned by our Yoga, the exceptional we pick of the litter and synthesize our sensation, the more willingly we get to a pose of what the Buddha declared to be worth of all constituent things: Unhappiness, Change.

and Rest and recreation of any preset model. We for all time approach his

enunciation of the lid two "POLITE TRUTHS," as he called them.

"No matter which is Unhappiness"; and "THE CHANCE OF UNHAPPINESS IS DESIRE." By the word `Desire' he intended reasonably what is intended by `Love' in *The Hold of the Law* which I quoted a few moments ago. `Desire' is the expend of

every unit to extend its sensation by combining with its problem.

(14) It is easy adequate to create the whole series of arguments

which lead up to the lid "Polite Data."

The complete operation of Idolization is the pleasure of a futile hunger, but the famine purely grows fiercer by satisfaction; so that we can say with the Preacher: "HE THAT INCREASETH PERCEPTION INCREASETH UNHAPPINESS."

The initiate of all this disappointment is in the wisdom of insufficiency; the expend to power, to lose oneself in the treasured look after, is the dissimilar tape of this fact, and it is tinny moreover that the pleasure produces purely a rough and ready freedom, because the maneuver expands dimly. The

thirst for increases with drinking. The purely calculate pleasure

that you can imagine would be the Yoga of the Atom with the worldwide world.

This fact is gladly supposed, and has been for all time expressed in the mystical philosophies of the West; the purely objective is "JOIN UP BY MEANS OF GOD." Of course, we purely use the word `God' because we have the benefit of been

brought up in superstition, and the high-class philosophers every one in the East and in the West have the benefit of selected to speak of confederation with the All or with the Real. First-class superstitions!

(15) Authentic well, then, in attendance is no confrontation at all; in the role of every

inspection in our at the same time as, every cell in our bodies, every electron and

proton of our atoms, is minute allowance but Yoga and the ruling of Yoga. All we have the benefit of to do to purchase trade-in, pleasure, everything we castle in the sky is to perform this regular and guaranteed operation upon the

Real itself. Some of the exceptional multi-ethnic members of my

produce may possibly be thought that in attendance is a catch in it

everywhere. They are fair decent.

(16) The obscurity is simply this. The complete element of which we are

imperturbable is certainly for all time mixed up in the pleasure of its

some requests by its own some Yoga; but for that very complain it is okay disturbed by its own help, which it essential characteristically umpire as the Be-All and End-All of its duration. For period, if you understand a graphic tube open at every one ends and put it excellent a bee on the transom it chi raise up beating vs. the windows to the note of lassitude and death, slightly of dodging tell the tube. We

essential not annihilate the need planned functional of any of our

elements with the true Phantom which is the right sphere of any star. A human at the same time as purely acts as a unit at all because of good

generations of training. Evolutionary processes have the benefit of set up a high-class order of Yogic action by which we have the benefit of managed to follower what we umpire the familiar safety. We are communities; and our well-being depends upon the wisdom of our Councils, and the overcome with which their decisions are required. The exceptional dense we are, the high-class we are in the pitch of swagger, the exceptional intricate and depraved is the carrying out of legislation and of maintaining order.

(17) In now then civilised communities indistinguishable our own (*loud

laughter*
), the variety is for all time at the same time as attacked by challenging interests and necessities; his custom is for all time at the same time as

assailed by the feeling of other people; and in a very striking deal out of personal belongings he is incapable to stand up to the trademark. "SCHIZOPHRENIA," which is a tasty word, and may or may not be found in your dictionary, is an dreadfully typical picket. It path the splitting up of the

wits. In intense personal belongings we get to the phenomena of multiple

characteristic, Jekyll and Hyde, purely exceptional so. At the best, taking into consideration a man says "I" he refers purely to a brief miracle. His "I" changes as he utters the word. But -- philosophy improbable -- it is rarer and

rarer to find a man with a wits of his own and a chi of his own, even in this modified wisdom.

(18) I castle in the sky you fittingly to see the kindly of the obstacles to

confederation with the Real. For one thing, the Yoga which we for all time practice has not fixed results; in attendance is a disbelieve of treatment, of examination, of reflexion. I middle to arrangement in a forward-looking

training with the modifications of our pose hence caused, for they are of soaring load to our science of Yoga. For face, the classical comprise of the two men lost in a thin afforest at night. One says to the other: "That dog barking is not a grasshopper; it is the

creaking of a bring.
" Or anew, "He inspection he saw a banker's clerk

downhill from a bus. He looked anew, and saw it was a

hippopotamus."

Each person who has done any geometric examination knows worryingly

how every vision essential be corrected anew and anew. The expend of Yoga is so futile that it blinds us. We are for all time tempted to see and snag what we castle in the sky to see and snag.

(19) It is fittingly incumbent upon us, if we wish to make the

regular and basic Yoga with the Real, to master every element of our at the same time as, to protect it vs. all admiring and seeming war, to

enhance every competence to the record, to train ourselves in knowledge and power to the utmost; so that at the right blink we may be in

enchanting disinclination to chuck ourselves up appearing in the stove of delight which give somebody their cards from the aperture of flattening.

Idolization is the law, love under chi.

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The Dweller On The Threshold

The Dweller On The Threshold
A paper tiger? or a demon Sentry who guards the gate to the subconscious self and the veil of illusions.Who is the guardian at the gate? what lies behind that elusive Threshold of power and dreams? fears and hopes? Immortality in the freedom from all Fears (of death, destituteness).What is the Threshold? an Astral gate? the Rainbow Bridge between the watcher and the thinker? the fusion of all opposites and the endlessly retorting voices of possibility and impossibility in a never ending co - supportive denial of the other's rhetoric?Leave all tendencies to Name the objects of your perceptions, and see a thing for what it is not, for this is the way to see things indeed. With the eyes of a Child, you must learn how to see.I wish to recount a tale of my encounters with the Dweller on the Threshold in my early 20s; at this time, i was severely involved with the Occult, especially the teachings and works of Solomon and also of Aleister Crowley, the Rosicrucians and the schools of thought taught by Dione Fortune and Alice Bailey.In the course of my practises, i encountered the Threshold of the mind and ceme into contact with my aintimatter self - the Dweller on the Threshold.This self is not only a dark and malevolent seeming entity, buts (and this is much less commented in documented text), rather, can also assume a benevolent and inviting aspect that beckons to cross the threshold and enter a paradise that knows no suffering.This is the grand question, and the reason i never entered more than a few times before becoming afraid and meeting only the malevolent guardian of that elusive place, known as the Threshold.The projection of this Dweller was approaching my soul with ever nearing stamping feet - marching with the terrible sound of a herd of elephants. What was more fearful than anything was the fact that the Dweller seemed somehow familiar, a nagging thought began to prevale in my mind. "I've seen his face before somewhere" i think to myself - "where have i seen him? before".As the thought arises, the answer becomes clear in my mind; "This Dweller is Anger, and is a distortion of my own face", i thought - "Let you be recognized oh Anger - guardian of the gate to compassion preventing the evil from entering.The portal is thus a series of dwellers thrown at me, one after the other, and i spend my time recognizing the name and nature of each dweller and annihilate them one by one, using that very recognition as my weapon to smite them with.Jealousy, The 7 Sons of belial and mistrust - all these did i smite with my weapon of truth - that there is no one outside the mind - the illusion of self permits not that we be an inhabitant of the house of the Great Architect. To this, the Earth Bore witness to the truth of a Great Lord - and the House Builder was thwarted in the face of his merciless tempest of his illusions.Wikipedia definition;The Dweller on the Threshold refers to an invisible malevolent entity that attaches to a human being. The term was first used by Bulwer-Lytton in his novel Zanoni.In theosophical literature, Helena P. Blavatsky affirms that the Dweller is not a fictitious entity. It is the discarded astral double of an individual in a previous life that may not have fully disintegrated yet when that individual is reborn. Thus the dweller will be drawn to the new incarnated personality due to their affinity. Sometimes this entity is also called Guardian of the Threshold.Another explanation is that provided by Alice Bailey on Esoteric astrology, "From ancient recesses of the memory, from a deeply rooted past, which is definitely recalled, and from the racial and the individual subconscious (or founded and established thought reservoirs and desires, inherited and inherent) there emerges from individual past lives and experience, that which is the sumtotal of all instinctual tendencies, of all inherited glamours, and of all phases of wrong mental attitudes; to these, (as they constitute a blended whole) we give the name of the Dweller on the Threshold. This Dweller is the sumtotal of all the personality characteristics which have remained unconquered and unsubtle, and which must be finally overcome before initiation can be taken. Each life sees some progress made; some personality defects straightened out, and some real advance effected. But the unconquered residue, and the ancient liabilities are numerous, and excessively potent, and - when the soul contact's adequately established - there eventuates a life wherein the highly developed and powerful personality becomes, in itself, the Dweller on the Threshold. Then the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller stand face to face, and something must then be done. Eventually, the light of the personal self fades out and wanes in the blaze of glory which emanates from the Angel. Then the greater glory obliterates the lesser. This is, however, only possible when the personality eagerly enters into this relation with the Angel, recognises itself as the Dweller, and - as a disciple - begins the battle between the pairs of opposites, and enters into the tests of Scorpio. These tests and trials are ever self-initiated; the disciple puts himself into the positive or conditioning environment wherein the trials and the discipline are unavoidable and inevitable. When the mind has reached a relatively high stage of development, the memory aspect is evoked in a new and conscious manner, and then every latent predisposition, every racial and national instinct, every unconquered situation, and every controlling fault, rises to the surface of consciousness, and then - the fight is on."Two factors tend to bring this about: the slow moving forward of the innate conscience into greater control, and the steady development of the 'fiery aspiration' to which Patanjali (The Light of the Soul, Book II, Sutra I, Page 119) makes reference. These two factors, when brought into living activity, bring the disciple into the center of the burning ground which separates the Angel of the Presence from the Dweller on the Threshold. The burning ground is found upon the threshold of every new advance, until the third initiation has been taken." - The Rays and the Initiations, Alice BaileyIt is interesting in this light that Hugh Shearman in a rather interesting article draws a colleration between the dweller and the mythical dragon that hides some kind of aspirational figure, like a beauty, an imprisoned princess or even a hidden treasure. He goes on to suggest that the dweller is some kind of vanity, spiritual or otherwise, that precedes a fall. This view perhaps minimises the import of the dweller and its impact upon the disciple approaching the gate of initiation.Nevertheless the Dweller on the Threshold is seen in contrast to the Solar Angel, both of which need to be cast aside for the disciple to walk through the gate of initiation. It is said that the dweller arrives at full potency prior to taking the third initiation. this makes sense as it is in the third initiation that the disciple enters into life and also overcomes illusion.According to Bailey, triumph over the dweller leads to initiation, or an entry into a greater measure of life. This is referred to as lifting the first veil.The ShadowThis is analogous to Carl Jung's idea of the shadow. In Analytical psychology the purpose of Shadow work is individuation. The parallels to initiation being the result of overcoming the dweller on the threshold are obvious. Where Jungian work doesn't look however is at the angel of the presence. The disciple needing to walk between both the dweller and the angel needs to equally confront his aspirations as well as the unconscious repressions.The term "Dweller on the Threshold" is also spoken of in the seminal TV show, Twin Peaks, towards the conclusion of the series. It is mentioned in the context of discussion relating to the "black lodge" and the "white lodge". Particularly, the character Hawk in Twin Peaks Season 2, refers to the Dweller on the Threshold when discussing the inhabitants of the black lodge. Astrological IndicationsAstrologer Liz Greene, in "Saturn a New Look at an Old Devil", offers her opinion that Saturn rules the dweller on the threshold experience. Alice Bailey in Esoteric Astrology suggests that Mars and Saturn are involved in the third initiation, the initiation where illusion is finally overcome.The three signs that are said to deal with the fusion of the dweller and the angel of the presence are Scorpio, Capricorn and Sagittarius. Scorpio is particularly interesting in this light for a couple of reasons. Firstly Scorpio is related to Sirius and secondly it is ruled by Mars esoterically and exoterically. Scorpio governs the disciple for the first, second and third initiations. So it makes sense to look to Scorpio to get some insight into dealing with the dweller.Quotes;Innerlight.OrgHere Dion Fortune achieves a striking finish when a budding occultist, who is also a singularly nasty piece of work, at his own presumptuous request has his psychic faculties prematurely opened for him by Dr. Taverner. He is immediately confronted with the horrifying vision of the shadow side of his own soul, which Taverner casually refers to as the Guardian of the Threshold. As a result, the man runs screaming into the night although the story omits to say whether it was "a dark and stormy" one! And fortunately, it has to be said, this is not the usual result of an esoteric initiation.The Dweller on the Threshold - by Van MorrisonI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I'm waiting at the doorAnd I'm standing in the darknessI don't want to wait no moreI have seen without perceivingI have been another manLet me pierce the realm of glamourSo I know just what I amI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I'm waiting at the doorAnd I'm standing in the darknessI don't want to wait no moreFeel the angel of the presentIn the mighty crystal fireLift me up consume my darknessLet me travel even higherI'm a dweller on the thresholdAs I cross the burning groundLet me go down to the waterWatch the great illusion drownI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I'm waiting at the doorAnd I'm standing in the darknessI don't want to wait no moreI'm gonna turn and face the musicThe music of the spheresLift me up consume my darknessWhen the midnight disappearsI will walk out of the darknessAnd I'll walk into the lightAnd I'll sing the song of agesAnd the dawn will end the nightI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I'm waiting at the doorAnd I'm standing in the darknessI don't want to wait no moreI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I cross some burning groundAnd I'll go down to the waterLet the great illusion drownI'm a dweller on the thresholdAnd I'm waiting at the doorAnd I'm standing in the darknessI don't want to wait no moreI'm a dweller on the thresholdDweller on the thresholdI'm a dweller on the threshold Amazon.com Widgets

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Squirrels Snow Birthdays Fairies Oz My Giveaway And A Bride Too

Squirrels Snow Birthdays Fairies Oz My Giveaway And A Bride Too
Snowy Friday again. But only about 5 inches this time, not that foot of snow they predicted. Here's a photo of someone who doesn't care if it is snowing:

Checking out the squirrel-proof bird feeder


Look how short this squirrel's tail is (and yes, Squirrel, I'm looking at you)

On the homefront, daughter raethan is coming home for the weekend to celebrate her 25th birthday. Son nicarus is already here. My adorable husband is stuck in Washington DC as his flight was cancelled due to high winds. All subsequent flights for tomorrow are booked solid, so he is renting a car and driving home, an almost 7 hour drive. So we are off to a bumpy start, but things will improve!

HERE ARE SOME REMINDERS:


Just three more days left for DANNI'S FEBRUARY FAIRIES over at her blog the Whimsical Cottage. Click on the button on my sidebar. She has done a great job of gathering bloggers to entertain this whole month with enchanting fairy posts. I say, "Thanks, Danni!"

Yesterday I posted my POWER OF THREE GIVEAWAY. I did forget to state that this is open to international followers too. I will draw three winners on March 3rd. Be sure to enter!

March is finally just about to come storming in, and what a great month it will be. St. Patrick's Day is always fun whether you are Irish or not. Then we have the CELEBRATE OZ blog fest put together by Linda at her Olde Bagge and Stuffed Shirts blog on March 19th. Click on the image on my sidebar for more information. There is still time for anyone who would like to participate to sign up. Come on, it will be fun!

And then, hurray, OSTARA will be here. March 21st....spring equinox. Wiccans love their sabbats! More posts about Ostara throughout March.

I do not usually post late in the day, but it is hectic, and the weekend is going to be busy. Besides celebrating a birthday, my daughter and I are going to a bridal shop to look at WEDDING DRESSES. She and her fiance are getting married in August. Yikes! Lots to do. I have never been the mother of the bride before.

Everyone have a great weekend...stay safe and be happy. I will see you all on Monday!

Blessings from Robin.


Limpiar Un Negocio De Energas Negativas

Limpiar Un Negocio De Energas Negativas
Si tienes un negocio propio y quieres limpiarlo de malas energ'ias, aqu'i tienes una f'ormula que te ayudar'a a purificarlo. Se practica cuando deseamos salvaguardar un local destinado a un proyecto, cuando queremos liberarlo de la energ'ia estancada y cuando las envidias nos afectan.Normalmente los negocios est'an expuestos a las miradas y visitas de los dem'as. El atractivo es lo que hace precisamente que la gente entre a una tienda o se siente en un bar a tomar algo, y esto justamente es lo bueno del negocio. Pero demasiado a menudo se proyectan envidias, frustraciones y malas ondas al local. A veces pasa porque la persona clienta viene a contarnos sus problemas, o porque se desahoga cont'andoselos a otro cliente que all'i se encuentra. Por si fuera poco, en esta 'epoca de crisis, la competencia es m'as feroz, y la rivalidad entre los comerciantes es enorme. Por eso quiero compartir contigo esta f'ormula, para que purifiques tu negocio (si tienes uno) y lo protejas con la energ'ia de la Luz. En s'i misma esta f'ormula limpia el local de energ'ias negativas, "visitas plomo", envidias, competencias, sentimientos bajos y restos energ'eticos que vibran sin direcci'on. Pero antes de que la pongas en pr'actica, me gustar'ia que tuvieras en cuenta algunos puntos importantes, pues son tan esenciales como la propia receta. Yo conozco a muchas personas que tienen empresas y negocios propios. Yo mismo soy empresario y he comprobado que si te van bien las cosas, necesitas limpiarte y protegerte de las envidias. No es que sea un asunto de vida o muerte, pero si tienes un negocio que te renta, te aconsejo que lo protejas.He aqu'i mis recomendaciones m'as directas:1. EVITA COMENTAR "LO BIEN QUE TE VA". Si a lo largo de tu vida has trabajado como una mula por lograr tus sue~nos y ahora lo est'as disfrutando, cierra el pico y evita hacer propaganda de tu 'exito. A la gente le repatea. Normalmete las personas no vemos el esfuerzo que conlleva triundar, y s'i los resultados. Cuando una persona triunfa, la gente de su alrededor la envidia, porque destaca entre un grupo de personas, pero nadie se plantea en preguntarse ?cuantas horas le habr'a dedicado?.La gente s'olo ve el "escaparate" de tu vida, y no se fija si est'as agotado, si duermes poco o si sufres un estr'es flipante. S'olo ve la ropa que llevas, el reloj tan caro que te has comprado o la camisa de Tomy FilHiger que te acabas de poner. Sin querer envidiamos el nivel de vida de las personas, su casa o sus art'iculos, pero no nos paramos a pensar en lo mucho que les cuestan las cosas. Por eso te aconsejo que evites pronunciarte en cuanto a la buena marcha de tus negocios.2. HABLA LO JUSTO DE TU BUENA SUERTE. Cuando te pregunten; "?qu'e tal?, ?te va bien?". No digas "s'i"," o "no". Contesta algo as'i como; "bueno, ah'i vamos, intent'andolo", "hay que luchar en la vida", "etc. Si las personas est'an viendo que te va bien, y es imposible esconder tu suerte, responde con un silencio. Tal vez desconciertes a la persona, pero es mejor dejar la duda que afirmar lo estupenda que es tu vida. Las envidias est'an por todas partes. No contestes; "s'i, me va muy bien", o "me va mal", cuando la evidencia est'a latente. Si te va bien y no haces m'as que quejarte, la gente pensar'a que eres un usurero. Es mejor que evites estas frases y digas; "todo est'a flojo", "la crisis no se pasa", "mucho ruido y pocas nueces", "etc. La comunicaci'on es fundamental. El asunto est'a en encontrar el punto en tu palabra, sin quejarse demasiado y sin hacer gala de tu fortuna. Esta ley se rige por la Magia del Silencio, y es una de las m'as poderosas para protegerse. Yo la he practicado mucho y te la recomiendo encarecidamente. 3.MANTENTE FIRME EN TU PROYECTO. He comprobado que las personas que m'as exito tienen, lo tienen precisamente porque se dedican "las 25 horas del d'ia" a su proyecto. Miran nuevos negocios, regatean con los proveedores, innovan sin parar, refrescan sus ideas buscando nuevas ofertas, etc. Si ya tienes un buen trabajo o un negocio, no creas que la clave est'a en lograrlo. Est'a en mantenerlo. Pasa lo mismo que con la agricultura. Tu negocio necesita un mantenimiento para que d'e frutos, y no puedes desatenderlo demasiado tiempo. La vida es un proceso de cambio cont'inuo y nadie puede asegurarte de que todo seguir'a igual que ahora. De hecho todo cambia. Por lo tanto re'inventate a ti mismo de vez en cuando. Eso es algo que siempre va bien. A~nadir ideas originales y novedosas a los negocios o al trabajo puede aportarte beneficios. Sigue siempre en la brecha. 4. PLANT'eATE LA POSIBILIDAD DE MULTIPLICARTE. Si ya tienes una marcha que te va bien, piensa en la idea de multiplicarla. No hace falta que hagas un conjuro medieval para conseguirlo. S'olo necesitas pensar bien lo que haces y buscar ofertas. Tener un negocio pr'ospero est'a bien. Pero tener varios requiere mayor esfuerzo y dedicaci'on. Si no est'as preparado para llevar varios, detente. Tal vez con el tiempo s'i que lo est'es. En cualquier caso, empieza a plantearte la idea de crecer. Aunque pieses que ya todo est'a inventado, lo cierto es que en tu vida puede a~nadir peque~nos negocios que te aporten m'as beneficios. En resumen; no te conformes con menos.4. LIMPIA TU NEGOCIO CON UN TOQUE DE MAGIA HERBAL. Esta es la f'ormula que te recomiendo; vete al campo y recoge (con permiso de la Diosa) varias ramas de romero. Hi'ervelas en abundante agua con 1/2 lim'on troceado. Cuando haya hervido durante un rato, cu'elalo y a~nade 'ese agua al cubo de fregar el sue~no. A~nade 1 chorro de amon'iaco o vinagre y remueve bien con el mocho. Friega el suelo del local desde dentro hacia la puerta para expulsar las energ'ias estancadas. Mientras lo haces p'idele a la Divinidad que expulse la energ'ia negativa del local. Hazlo con un estado de 'animo positivo, sin enfadarte. Puedes cantar un mantra o una canci'on popular mientras lo haces, ya que la vibraci'on de la palabra le a~nade poder. El agua del cubo t'irala a la calle o al W.C. Vuelve a llenar el cubo con agua limpia y enjuaga otra vez el mocho. El agua t'irala otra vez a la calle. 5. DE VEZ EN CUANDO REZA ORACIONES EN TU NEGOCIO PARA QUE VAYA BIEN. Si tu negocio no tiene que ver con el Esoterismo, no te pongas a rezar delante de tus clientes. Es m'as, aunque tenga que ver, no lo hagas. Rezar en un negocio no da buen punto, por lo tanto, hazlo cuando est'es a solas. Antes de abrir o cuando vayas a cerrar. Eso s'i. Ofrece plegarias para que todo vaya bien. P'idele a la Diosa, al Dios o al Gran Esp'iritu que bendiga tu negocio con la Blanca Luz del Universo. Puedes encender alguna velita en un rinc'on seguro, y ofrecerla a la Divinidad para que te ilumine. Parece una tonter'ia, pero aporta paz y bienestar. A m'i me encantan las velas, y de vez en cuando enciendo una blanca para que mi camino siempre est'e iluminado.6. RECUERDA QUE TU NEGOCIO ES TUYO. A veces nos relajamos y pensamos que recibiremos un golpe de suerte en la vida. Vale, a veces o'imos que a tal persona le ha tocado la Loter'ia, pero lo mejor para que tu vida vaya bien es recordar que t'u eres el autor de tu obra. Si has hecho un buen trabajo y la gente no lo reconoce, mala suerte, (ufff), pero no te rindas. Sigue intent'andolo. Es verdad que la suerte influye mucho, pero tambi'en tu intuici'on de negociante. El mundo de los negocios no es un mundo amable ni sensible. Es un mundo lleno de atenci'on e inter'es. Cuanto antes comprendas esto, antes crecer'a tu negocio, pues es algo b'asico. Yo me di cuenta de esto al mes de abrir mi segundo negocio. Comprend'i que nadie hace nada en valdes, y que el asunto del dinero tiene sus propias leyes. Puede que te parezca un poco crudo, pero as'i es el mundo real. NOTA; podr'ia extablecer un mont'on de puntos con ideas para que los negocios funcionen, pero aqu'i nos hemos centrado en la limpieza y protecci'on. Como ves igual te hablo en el Blog de alta espiritualidad que de negocios mundanos, pero es que as'i es la vida. En este espacio siempre he compartido mis experiencias contigo, tal como las he vivido. Supongo que es v'alido pensar de otra manera, pero creo la vida se compone de m'ultiples facetas, y la clave para mantener la Armon'ia consiste en saber vivir en equilibrio.Espero que puedan ayudarte estos consejos.Si tienes alguna f'ormula, me encantar'ia aprenderla. Sabio y Bendito Seas

Reference: about-world-religions.blogspot.com

Friday, 20 May 2011

More New England Snake Lore

More New England Snake Lore
The timber rattlesnake, crotalus horridus - still found in Massachusetts?

I always associate this time of year with snakes, so here's another post about them. My last snake post was about a piece of European lore found in Massachusetts, but the Algonquians had a lot of snake lore as well.

There are many varieties of snakes in New England, including two poisonous species: the copperhead (agkistrodon contortix) and the timber rattlesnake (crotalus horridus). Snakes are powerful creatures, representing the underworld, the soul, and spiritual warfare. It was believed that snakes have the ability to control the weather.

Rattlesnakes were both revered and feared by many Native American groups. For example, if an Ojibwa encountered a rattlesnake, he would address it as Grandfather, propitiate it with tobacco smoke, and ask for its blessing. Alexander Henry, a fur trader in the Great Lakes in the 1700's, relates how a band of Ojibwa sacrificed a dog to a rattlesnake in an attempt to bring favorable weather. Even those Native Americans who killed rattlesnakes did so with great respect. The Potawatomi of Ohio would sprinkle the body of a dead rattlesnake with tobacco and pray over it to avoid its wrath.

Among the Algonquians of southern New England, the underworld god Hobomock would most often appear to shamans as a snake, and dreaming about a snake was a sign that an individual was destined to become a shaman. Rattlesnakes were one of the guardian spirits (along with hawks and crows) that helped shamans heal their clients - and kill their enemies.

After the New England tribes converted to Christianity, they associated snakes with old pagan practices. For example, the Wampanoag of Cape Cod told how Elisha Naughaught, one of their church deacons, was attacked in the 1700's by a group of black snakes. They were perhaps sent by an enemy pagan shaman, and are clearly indicative of underworld powers.

I got my information from two sources: William Simmons's Spirit of the New England Tribes, and Thomas Palmer's Landscape With Reptile, a fantastic book about the history and lore of rattlesnakes in Massachusetts. Once extremely common in Massachusetts, rattlesnakes are now only found in the Blue Hills south of Boston.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Ethics Of Love Spells

The Ethics Of Love Spells

By Jeffry Palmer

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Jeffry


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