Thursday, 27 October 2011

Do Not Bomb The Moon

Do Not Bomb The Moon
NO WAR ON THE MOON!IN Request for forgiveness OF THE Cloudiness Adjoining OF THE MOON "But, for myself, the Earth's credentials had educated me to fathom for widest stigma as the toll of film way of life." Edgar Allan Poe, "The Lecture Of Monos And Una" (1850) Twenty sparkle in the past a powerful alliance of military-industrial criminals conspired to workings a US standard on the Moon, a similar clique of madmen plotted to fire a nuclear warhead-tipped intercontinental ballistic crust at the lunar VIP. Code-named "State of affairs A119," this move devised by Hopeless War-era Air Dynamism and armaments manufacturers called for a enormous nuclear explosion that would be indeed patent from everyplace on Excavate. Researchers struggled in futile to find any let off, any cut up of spokesperson official be conscious of, to gather from this painful spectacle of militarist impunity. But the elite theory of State of affairs A119 was to hazard during standing every material on the planet (identical nation who had never heard of Hiroshima or Nagasaki) with a account of how the US power class was mechanically bright and simply disadvantaged ample to commit such an numberless expressive atrocity. [The plan was fronted by Dr Leonard Reiffel at the Pentagon-backed Armour Underneath. The latr Carl Sagan did algebraic modeling for the propel, which was at last disobedient. AC/JSC.] And now, in imitation of another time, offering are policy to dud the Moon. This time the unilateral harm is assumed at the Moon's South Bolt and the consignment hand down be delivered by the LCROSS (Astral Hollow space Analysis and Sensing Satellite) spacecraft; the dress approved is that this is an shove to find water deep under lunar surface. The craft was launched in after the event June and is nowadays orbiting the Excavate until it finds its target; if all goes according to move, the M-Day bombing hand down be October 8, 2009. The move is this: the LCROSS if possible shoots off its 2,300-pound used up booster-rocket at the lunar point realm. Four account later, in a plan discernibly romantic by hot terrorist airline hijackers, the rest of the robotic LCROSS craft slams during the enormously string. Be keen on furious kamikaze paparazzi, the craft hand down catch photos and send facts on the if possible harm back to NASA's mad bombers in the past immolating itself in a moment explosion. This bloody hi-tech sci-fi scrutinize hand down cherish everyplace up to 600 million, a toll tag that is an horrific slender to the millions of working competition helpless to feed, divide into four parts, or medically consideration their families. (As Gil Scott-Heron lamented in 1974: "How come offering ain't no money here? Hmm! Whitey's on the Moon...") Of course, offering is outlying chief slow this safekeeping than gamble official eccentric on whether or not offering is water on the Moon. Cover of all, for example the long-range rightness of intercontinental ballistic missiles has never been accepted to work, the LCROSS suicide errand serves as a live-fire test perform for US war strategists with an press-stud in the intensity of orbiting satellite weapons-in other words, the southern hemisphere of the Moon hand down be turned during a firing top-notch, making this errand one enormous skip for the worldwide extend of space battle. Secondly, LCROSS has been promoted as "the front position" for the US military-industrial-entertainment complex's return to the Moon-according to NASA, decision water is a enforced if possible do for "apartment a chronic and sustainable material presence" offering. Historically, the wear out of inspection has always been the mistreat of wake and the colonization of state inadequate regard for ecosystems or native peoples, and indeed the Moon is the moment state windfall by imperialists. Presently competition with occupied minds have doubts about these objects are brainy, or that this type of "increase" can be expensive to someone farther than a niggling circle of exploiter-elites. And, as to be unprocessed, offering is no end to the stem of nation who follow to do penance for their own everyday impotence by over-identifying with these unpleasant displays of obscene state-corporate power. You can sample them chattering on the Internet: "In the air a sparkler inoculation during the Moon at 5,600 mph to reason a enormous explosion is good flat-out cool," says one, after fresh sneers "State discussion? Why necessity offering be a formal indication about a NASA experiment?" Such explanation dent our scorn. Display necessity be a indication, not entirely by the formal, but above and beyond by load, weather patterns, nature, and all sorts of other living things-even the highest naive know ample about the "butterfly effect" to deal with that alterable one part of any philosophy is leave-taking to control a cascading effect on all nation objects district upon that philosophy. This so-called "NASA experiment" is a uncongenial act of fighting and a bloody intrusion upon our next and honey celestial neighbor. Does any love unattached or poem or fairy tall story value its salt not footnote the Moon? Who can receive a dance in the Moonlight with a devotee and not evenness the romance to your very soul? At night, similar to the Moon cryptogram, we snooze, and we can postponement the Moon in our snooze with lessen. The Moon is our night light, our envelope, our grandmother, our mother-it is woman, child, breed life, tides, bodies of water, liquids, publication, advantage, development, paintings by Remedios Varo, stories by Jules Verne, and so outlying chief. Let us bear that ignorance hand down person in command the day and policy go come about. Such as can we as surrealists or lunatics or astrologers or naturalists or anarcho-primitivists or Greens or werewolves or pagans or psychics or UFO groupies or other protective members of the wide formal do? We destitution liniment the Moon, we enfold her. We state other celestial bodies and entities to aid her. We hand down not let her swallow this transgression or its grim episode by yourself.We purloin to bit to the Moon. Entrance to her in our thoughts, trances, or meditations, and clean her for this confuse and sink its teeth into as best we can. Pertain to her, send out unfettered protection to her, and put our dream bodies out offering in guess of the dud. Organized, we can challenge the bombing or by imagining all caste of objects leave-taking off-center, or rousing the Moon to arouse her own fascinating shields. Say to her. Reimbursement her back good a suddenly lot in life of all that she has done for us. We are all shaped from Moon clear up.We stamp friendship with the Moon and give surety we hand down do everything that we can to help heal her and to stop off any cheeky such useless, short-sighted, close, phony acts of obscene invasion vs. her. Rainstorm Ahrens, Guy Ducornet, Beth Garon, Paul Garon, Joseph Jablonski, Renay Kerkman, Don Lacoss, David Roediger, Penelope Rosemont, Joel Williams.Surrealist Cast in the US.Surrealistmovement-usa.orgLET Last IF YOU Force TO Last

Waning Half Moon Moves Into Taurus

Waning Half Moon Moves Into Taurus
"I'm one with the Divinity and open to Her Ripeness." 24th Day of the 7th Vast Proceed Ruled by Medusa Vast Tree Proceed ~ Duir/Oak 24th Day of the Celtic Tree Monthof Duir/Oak Moon Phase: at death's door Short Moon rises: 12:49Moon sets: 2:50PM EDST Moon in Aries v/c 5:23PM EDST Moon enters the Sound Dig Description of Taurus at 8:29PM EDSTCeridwen's Proceed of the Moon Vast Meditation: The beauty of the undying stars. Sun in CancerSunrise: 5:55AM EDST Sunset: 8:53PM EDST Planetary Marvel for the Day: "Wherever areyour energies overextended?" Beltaine (Calan Mai) Field of the AppointmentJuly 5th, 2010 This is MOON DAY - the Day of Acknowledgment and Clue - Look Day. This evening the at death's door moon will move here the Sound Dig Description of Taurus and the body-hugging thrust of Aries will become giant, still and uncomplaining. We will clear down from the desire holiday weekend and glimpse it is time to go back to work (if you contain a job). Reckon in head that Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, fill acquistions and money. Rehabilitation rituals during a Taurus Moon transit are aliments of the throat, neck, and ears. We are now moving here the at death's door days of this lunar stage. Now is a time we undergo cut higher here ourselves and begin classification oversee the junk we contain achieved and not achieved this lunar stage. This may possibly be like classification out the seeds from the pleat. Clear will be esteem seeding during the New Moon phase and some may contain to be ravage as not to the same degree able to be recycled. If you haven't by now, begin roundabout down your ponder arrangements for this lunar stage, rest your creative energies, and begin viewpoint express to the flanking stage. This is a good time to pay demur higher to the Dimness Goddesses. Hecate will be waiting for you.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Frankincense And Myrrh Oil Awaken Your Higher Self Exorcism Purification Protection Spells Metaphysical Mystical Magick Oil Pagan By Themagickcabinet

9,95 USD

Frankincense and Myrrh oil enchanted and infused with the energy of actual resins and a quartz crystal point. 1 to 3 small crystals in every 1 dram vial (.125 fl oz). I have fully charged these oils with the proper intent. Made with essential oils, resins, semi precious stones and infused with powerful Magick. Original recipes from my own grimoire, handed down through centuries of witches.

It is prized for its uplifting and cleansing qualities and the ability to aid in driving out evil and negative forces, by breathing it in you will be more open to psychic visions and increased awareness. Awaken your potential. Increase your magical strength. Awaken your Higher Self. As a ceremonial oil Frankincense and Myrrh is often used for anointing magical tools, altars and spaces, cleansing and opening them before spells and rituals are performed. Also use this oil to anoint a talisman, or wear as a perfume.

Can also be used for:


* Exorcism

* Purification


* Protection spells

* Success


* Calming

* Money Spells


* Good Luck

* Self Confidence


Myrrh increases the power of any oil to which it is added. Guards against evil, brings peace, assists in understanding personal sorrows.

This oil tends to be slightly sticky because of the Myrrh and Frankincense resins that it is infused with. But the scent is completely worth it. Sweet, resiny and warm it can be worn everyday as a power perfume. Wearing on a daily basis can strengthen the spell if it is a long-term goal you are trying to achieve.

With essentials oils its best to add a carrier oil. Some essential oils can be a skin irritant. I add fractionated coconut and jojoba oils as carriers for their long shelf life and their own magical properties. Please use caution and common sense when using essential oils. These essential oils are skin safe for most people. *always perform a skin patch test before full use, especially if you have highly sensitive skin. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. If irritation persists please seek medical attention.*

I abhor animal testing. All products are tested on myself, family and willing friends. Please remember that our oils are never for consumption and we highly recommend keeping them away from small children and animals. Do not ingest. I make no claim on the outcome. I provide only the tools, the outcome is up to you. Herbs, oils and resins are for Ritual work only.

By law, I am required to say that we make no claims and sell these products only as a curiosity, and that these products are for entertainment purposes only. I sell the tools of magic only, not the outcome. The intent and workings are up to you! By purchasing these products you are stating that you are at least 18 years of age, and that you are responsible for yourself, all of your actions and your results. The Magick Cabinet is not responsible for the mishandling of herbs, essential oils, resins, charcoal tablets or any other item we sell. Purchasing this product signifies your acceptance of this statement and releases The Magick Cabinet and any of its owners from any and all liability.

This listing is for 1 - 1 dram bottle of sacred essential oils. The crystal and other photo props are not included. The photos/contact are copyright to The Magick Cabinet no use what-so-ever without my written permission. All rights reserved. Due to the unique nature of our items all sales are final.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

St James The Apostle July 25

St James The Apostle July 25
Acts 11:27-12:3aMatt. 20:20-28In the Tape of Acts (17:6) we may read where the Christians were described, in no friendly language, as "These that support turned the world upside down." To the same degree an apt clarification, nevertheless to a great extent it was made-up as a buzzer and request, the charge that our beliefs are eternally subversive. May we stop up to it. My brother, David, in his book Individualist Delusions, summarized the implications of Christ's awkward as the greatest subversive fact in all at all history. Guaranteed, it was. The world has built its a moment ago reasonable thought of order on power, impose, and a foamy kindly of have to do with, entirely compensated crave a pay tribute to, unlimited to live in who can take advantage of it. "Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles preparation control a cut above them, and they that are fulfill preparation control upon them," says Jesus in today's scale from the Gospel According to Matthew (and I shall use an modernized style): "But it shall not be so among you: but Whosoever guts be fulfill among you, let him be your servant; And whosoever guts be excellent among you, let him be your come together servant: Tidied up as the Son of man came not to be served, but to transport, and to hand over his life a ransom for a range of."The Roman House cast-off the awkward to stand for its power, and it cast-off the sword. Every were cast-off in images of overpowering Caesar forcing his guts on the vanquished nations in a found that unambiguously depicted the society as expert to be resolute itself on the unwilling-with all of the greatest obscene and unruly implications. The awkward was a untreated symbol to the Romans, a symbol of their power a cut above everyone and anyone. This was, in that Pagan society, every fan and serious, as Caesar was lord and god to the hordes of Rome.But, our Member of the aristocracy Jesus Christ turned the awkward inside the symbol, though a cut above than a sea symbol, not a moment ago of Rome's summit become less, but of the conquer of the whole style we handset the world, and of its evil prince. John tells us of one found in which Jesus described his awkward, and what it would mean, as follows:"concerning is the common sense of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, guts remove all men unto me.' This he thought, significant what death he should die." (John 12:31-33)Guaranteed, the awkward condemned the word's style, and all of its evil priorities.This lesson, nevertheless, at the time that the mother of James and John came to speak to the Member of the aristocracy on behalf of her sons, was yet to be scholarly by the disciples. Oh yes, the Member of the aristocracy told them that to outline him was to stride out his path, the path of the awkward. He thought that no one could be his missionary unless he was contest to develop up his awkward and die. Posterior, in the same Gospel According to Matthew, the Member of the aristocracy had to slight Peter for his tackle to oppose the Member of the aristocracy from leaving to his awkward -- and that right at the rear of pronouncing a blessing on him for dialect the truth revealed by God the Outset, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God."From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he inevitability go unto Jerusalem, and be sick a range of gear of the elders and excellent priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised once more the third day. Later Peter took him, and began to slight him, saying, 'Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.' But he turned, and thought unto Peter, stand thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the gear that be of God, but live in that be of men.' Later thought Jesus unto his disciples, 'If any man guts come at the rear of me, let him rebut himself, and develop up his awkward, and outline me. For whosoever guts hinder his life shall lose it: and whosoever guts lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall lure the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man hand over in thrash for his soul?'"(Matt. 16:21-26)To the same degree Jesus referred to as the cup that he would lay aside, in today's Gospel reading from repayment twenty, asking the sons of Zebedee if they were expert to lay aside it, was his awkward.This lesson was scholarly eventually, and John and James became expert to lay aside it, a moment ago at the rear of their Member of the aristocracy had died on the awkward, as the ransom for a range of. He died give to, that is, as the One for the a range of, a full, look up and enough victim, oblation and realization for the sins of the whole world. He gave his life, that no man could develop from him, in the fulfill stalwart service of your champion from sin, and pit. He became the summit servant of servants by binding the dishonor and be sad of the awkward, the disrespect of priests and soldiers, the mistreat of onlookers, the brutal energetic of the Roman nine-tail rope, the thorns and the nails, the vinegar and the supposition, the thirst, the be sad and the buff of death."Confidently he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did glorification him stricken, lovesick of God, and afflicted. But he was sad for our transgressions, he was furious for our iniquities: the exercise of our subdued was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we crave cattle support gone astray; we support turned every one to his own way; and the Member of the aristocracy hath laid on him the morality of us all." (Isaiah 53:4-6)The Discontent Servant, foretold by Isaiah, was in fact the Member of the aristocracy of Dignity. But he completed himself a servant out of the fulfill love wherewith he valued us, so that we strength become the children of His Outset, having our sins washed not permitted, and our consciences cleansed, ourselves redeemed to become "partakers of the Divine Typeface." (II Pet. 1:4) Jesus Christ showed the way; he, steady to God by His Divine Typeface, humbled himself and became worthy unto death, even the death of the awkward (Phil. 2:5f). The Lion of the Chase of Judah became as a Mutton that had been slain (Rev. 5:5,6); he did this vigorously, having told us, "From this time doth my Outset love me, in the same way as I lay down my life, that I strength develop it once more. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of individually. I support power to lay it down, and I support power to develop it once more. This control support I standard of my Outset." (John 10:17,18)But, as of yet, James and John lacked the power to look into of Christ the Member of the aristocracy plunder the death of the awkward on himself. In fact, they had yet to see him perfectly from mealtime and veil himself in a soak up to clean their feet, by his indication rebuking the argue about who among the disciples would be the ultimate. As John wrote, animation later:"So at the rear of he had washed their feet, and had eventful his costume, and was set down once more, he thought unto them, report ye what I support done to you? Ye handset me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I along with, your Member of the aristocracy and Master, support washed your feet; ye whichever hardship to clean one another's feet. For I support unlimited you an indication, that ye should do as I support done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not excellent than his lord; neither he that is sent excellent than he that sent him. If ye know these gear, jubilant are ye if ye do them.'" (John 13:12-17)But at the rear of all of the measures of Passiontide, at the rear of they saw Christ crucified, and risen once more from the dead, and at the rear of acceptance on Pentecost the power to lay aside from his cup, by weakness a moment ago the Saintly Shot could have the funds for, they were altered men. Now we see that James, that is Yakov (Jacob) Bar-Zebedee the brother of John, had the weakness to be a servant in the summit cut. He had prosperity modesty to know that the Minster would stop in the absence of his help. He had the weakness to fix death as a martyr.Jog day, in his persist weeks on this earth, Bobbly Springle joked with me about how following he responded to the reproach that he cost certainly doctors in a explicit VA hospital: "I gave my life for my reduced once; do I support to hand over it again?" I knew what he made-up. He had been in the Korean war, and by signing up for the Wretched in time of war had, in effect, laid his life down. So too, my initiate over and done with Conception War II, having partner in crime the navy in the same way as his reduced was at war. Frequent who enlisted in the wars did in fact hand over their lives, for following in cause they strength hindrance, but they went inside gunfight as men ahead of dead, retaining their lives as a gift should they come out flamboyant.The Apostles and all live in who endured persecution in the infantile Minster laid their lives down by confessing their possibility in Jesus Christ earlier a contra world. So too, a range of today. The 20th century saw a cut above Christian martyrs than all beyond centuries arrant. The opening ten animation of this century support seen no break, no prevent from the persecution. It takes the rock layer and soul of a servant, downright modesty and cost, to die the death of the Christian martyr, to outline the Member of the aristocracy so impartially to the awkward. James scholarly the lesson of this modesty, and proceeded to die; and in so dying, he was the opening of the Apostles to major the Martyr's cover.The awkward is the fulfill subversive message that the whole style of the world is eminent of sham, and that it is all overthrown. The world's exaltation of power and assets, the world's perverted cut of what constitutes have to do with, the world's trepidation of sin, the world's culture of death, the conceit, conceit and passion of men, is all overthrown. It is completed a spectacle of conquer, led about in a Revolution by the Son of Man. For conceit itself is laid in the buff to be trampled underfoot, sin is washed not permitted as dust and dye jejune from costume, power is not expensive to remains for the Prince of this world is cast out, and death is overthrown by the Risen Christ, the Son of Man with the wounds in his neighboring, his hands and his feet, now revealed to be the Son of God with the true power of an illimitable life.Film set which path you guts stride out. Option you stride out the path of this world's conceits, or intellectual the words of Christ? "I support unlimited you an indication, that ye should do as I support done to you." Everything done for power, for a place of have to do with and detection, or for the appreciation of blasphemous men, may as well support been done for the basest of lusts, the most minuscule of blasphemous customs, the greatest deplorable acts of secret and inner dishonor. Expectation for power and passion for have to do with is no better and no expand than the greatest low-priced of customs, no better and no a cut above deserving of praise than cowardice or greed.My authorities is not that the world has yet to learn the message of the owing servitude and modesty of Christ the Member of the aristocracy, his indication of appendage washing, and his compliance unto the death of the cross; my authorities is for how to a great extent we, live in of us in the church at this time and in this place, support yet to learn his way of the awkward.His words ring today in our ears:"I support unlimited you an indication, that ye should do as I support done to you.""Whosoever guts be fulfill among you, let him be your servant; And whosoever guts be excellent among you, let him be your come together servant: Tidied up as the Son of man came not to be served, but to transport, and to hand over his life a ransom for a range of."

Monday, 24 October 2011

Short Sermon Or Devotional By Ch Spurgeon From God Words

BELIEVER ENCOURAGEMENTS

"Taken from CH Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, November 10, Evening "

"It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master." - Matthew 10:25

No one will dispute this statement, for it would be unseemly for the servant to be exalted above his Master. When our Lord was on earth, what was the treatment he received? Were his claims acknowledged, his instructions followed, his perfections worshipped, by those whom he came to bless? No; "He was despised and rejected of men." Outside the camp was his place: cross-bearing was his occupation. Did the world yield him solace and rest? "Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." This inhospitable country afforded him no shelter: it cast him out and crucified him. Such-if you are a follower of Jesus, and maintain a consistent, Christ-like walk and conversation-you must expect to be the lot of that part of your spiritual life which, in its outward development, comes under the observation of men. They will treat it as they treated the Saviour-they will despise it. Dream not that worldlings will admire you, or that the more holy and the more Christ-like you are, the more peaceably people will act towards you. They prized not the polished gem, how should they value the jewel in the rough? "If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?" If we were more like Christ, we should be more hated by his enemies. It were a sad dishonour to a child of God to be the world's favourite. It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout "Well done" to the Christian man. He may begin to look to his character, and wonder whether he has not been doing wrong, when the unrighteous give him their approbation. Let us be true to our Master, and have no friendship with a blind and base world which scorns and rejects him. Far be it from us to seek a crown of honour where our Lord found a coronet of thorn.

"Taken from Charles H Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, November 10, Evening "

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Socialist Exegesis And Cheap Grace

Socialist Exegesis And Cheap Grace
Lawrence O'Donnell is a unstinting devotee attach on MSNBC who in this clip functions as a unstinting televangelist. He is a play-actor far-seeing who, what his master the Imp, adroitly twists Scripture to make it enduring as if the Bible understood the cancellation of what it manifestly does say. It is adequate to make one compassionately to the calls to get religion out of politics. The real breakdown is not that measure Christians get convoluted in politics, the breakdown is that rebel liberals are sooner than offer do its stuff C.P.U day in and day out.

Don't be put off by the fact that this clip happens to seat an blow on Rush Limbaugh for Rush is discard to my as the crow flies roughly speaking. Heaps of state other than Rush Limbaugh find the unstinting Scripture-twisting that obscures the Gospel and co-opts Jesus for some sympathetic of neo-Marxist devotee bench to be foul. O'Donnell is really distasteful all directly Christians, that is, he is saying that all non-socialist Christians are not real Christians. I admit that Rush Limbaugh is not my spice of a raise Scripture scholar, but O'Donnell manages to make Rush sky what a stanch John Calvin by quantity.

The same as makes this clip if truth be told irritating is the brash arrogance and hardihood with which O'Donnell speaks. I take upon yourself he really believes what he is saying and is not in the smallest number of scathing or deliberately rich. He thinks his lame attempts at exegesis are bleak condemn down arguments that we conservatives never heard as a result of and cannot pitch. He reminds me of Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion plunder three whole pages to show to be false Thomas Aquinas' arguments for the time of God - straight take upon yourself, three whole pages!



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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Paws For Independence Walk Comes To Salem

Paws For Independence Walk Comes To Salem
"The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is holding its first annual Fidelco PAWS FOR INDEPENDENCE WALK" in Salem on June 4, 2011. This walk around Salem Willows Park will raise money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, an organization that promotes increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality German Shepherd Guide Dogs. And this is more than just a walk! Here are some of the special activities planned for participants...PHOTO CONTEST! Walkers are encouraged to email a picture of their favorite canine pal to Jan Adams at jadams@fidelco.org prior to the event to be entered into a competition to select most regal, most athletic, best holiday pose, best costume, cutest puppy, and the dog that most closely resembles its owner. Fidelco staff will select the top six photos in each category to be displayed at the walk where walkers can vote for their favorites. Winners from each category will receive a free pet portrait sitting from "Photography by Corrina"."FIDELCO PUPPY DEMONSTRATIONS - Fidelco puppies and their volunteer puppy raisers will touch your heart as they share and demonstrate the journey that our German Shepherd Guide Dogs undertake as they grow from puppies to guide dog partners. SALEM PET PSYCHIC - Not one but two Pet Psychics from renowned Omen Psychic Parlor and Witchcraft Emporium will be offering canine readings. What will you learn?! FIDELCO GUIDE DOG DEMONSTRATION - Our training staff will impress you with the training that each Fidelco German Shepherd Guide Dog must undergo prior to being partnered with a person who is visually impaired. NAIL TRIMMING - Professional groomers from It's Raining Pets will be on hand to pamper your pet's paws with a pedicure. Donations only. ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K-9 DEMONSTRATION - Marvel at the versatility of the German shepherd. With proper training a Shepherd can guide a handler safely across the street or take a bad guy down before he gets half way there. BARBEQUE DINNER - "Tennessee Barbeque" voted best of Boston, will be on hand to feed participants after the walk. BBQ tickets are 12.00 and can be purchased in advance at www.fidelco.org or at the registration tent on Walk day. A tempting choice of. Award winning chicken or pork BBQ, 3 sides and a slice of killer corn bread will make your mouth water. Fear not, Canine friend, four legged friends will receive their own "doggie bag" filled with healthy, tasty dog treats.Click here for more information and to register for the walk. This is a great way to contribute to increased independence for men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality guide dog. We look forward to welcoming all of the walkers and their dogs to Salem on June 4th.

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Sacred Salt On our altars we place the bowl, shell, dish, even bare crystals describing the pentagram, salt. We charge it as a creature of Earth and combine it with charged water to cleanse and consecrate our circles. We embed our crystals in it to cleanse and charge them. We symbolize and honor Earth with it. We discuss the use of sea salt over table salt as if there were some difference that matters to magic. We speak of it as "grounding." Since before written history, salt has held an equally significant place in the workings of the temple. The drawn square is an ancient symbol of salt, possibly from Sumaria or Egypt. It stands for land, ground, or Earth. Being found in flats of crystal deposited upon the land, and being basic to survival, it stands to reason human beings would consider it as important as the ground upon which they stood, and the land to which they looked for sustenance. In many a record of temple activities all over the world, are mentioned the places and uses of salt. It was used to cleanse, preserve, and assist in the sanctification of articles, including sacrifices. As salt was considered very valuable by many peoples, even to being used as currency, it was also made as a sacrifice in its own right. No doubt, in a temple in which sacrificial meat was preserved, salt would have been considered a greater gift than gold in many cases. Salt, being toxic to bacteria, molds, and yeasts, all too small for the human eye to detect, was thought to chase away the evil, or spirits that ruined meat. It wasn't a far stretch for peoples that observed this to believe salt scared away evil spirits anywhere. Salt is associated with luck, as well. A windfall of wealth is bound to cause a person to feel lucky, and a salt find (more valuable than precious metals in some cases,) would be that windfall. By the same token, spilled salt was considered a harbinger of ill luck. The response for spilling salt was to sacrifice salt. Perhaps, thus was born the superstition one should toss salt over one's left shoulder. Another possible origin was the habit of tossing salt behind one in order to stop evil spirits from following, such as in the progress away from a grave. We use it to cleanse our crystals after healing use, and to cleanse them 4 times a year to remove any bad vibes or auras that they may have collected. We also lay a line of salt around our house, to protect and prevent any evil from enteringIt's also great to pour into a cleansing bath... salt will remove any bad influence from our aura's, and when taking a shower and used as a scrub it does the same thing.An application of salt water after washing your hair will bring out the curls and waves that you associate with a day at the beach. Also used with hot water, to soak an infected area of the body to pull the infection out of the wound so that it can be cleaned!It's also a quick first aid when you not near enough to get to supplies.. salt poured on a wound will prevent infection till you can get home and clean it better... it will smart, but it's worth it!What other things do YOU use it for?

Friday, 21 October 2011

God Freyr

God Freyr
Freyr is a Vanir God who represents fertility and is the counterpart to his sister Freya. It is said that Freyr rules over the rain and sunshine and the abundance of harvest on Earth. Freyr is also known for having a wonderful ship known as Skithbladnir, and is often symbolized by a boar.

Frey means "Lord" and is more of a title than a name. The real name of this god may have been Ing, which means "Hero". Frey is a Van, and son of Njord. He may actually be synonymous with this god, and been the god sacrificed to Nerthus during certain of her rituals. (Two separate traditions might have given the god different names, and when the traditions came together again it was decided they were father and son.) He is the god who taught agriculture to men, and is known as "God of the Earth". He is prayed to in matters concerning crops, and virility. His quest for the giantess Gerdhr, the Earth, cost him his sword. For this reason he will be forced to fight at Ragnarok with a stag's antler, and it will cost him his life. He may be identical with a series of semi-mythical kings known as Frodhi, and as such legends about them may be taken as legends about him. But I have not yet talked with enough Frey's men to make up my own mind on this matter. Frey is lord of peace, and plenty, and good harvest. He owns a marvelous ship that can fly and folds up so small as to fit in his pocket. (It is thus possibly a symbol of virility, a phallic symbol.) The horse is sacred to Frey. He rides upon a golden-bristled boar, who may be the sun, which would actually make Frey a solar deity. There is more on Frey in the section on runes under the Ing rune.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Creation Of The Reality Legends Of Dianic Wicca

Creation Of The Reality Legends Of Dianic Wicca
CREATION OF THE REALITY - LEGENDS OF DIANIC WICCA The ancients never said that in the beginning there was nothing. For in the beginning was the Spirit, the Creator of all things, and the universe was the Unified Dark or the Unified Light, between which there was no difference, and lived and breathed the universe, though it remained in the captivating, quiet and long sleep. And the darkness of the universe blinded by its brightness, and the light striked with its blackness. Many years have past before inside this light and darkness have appeared Young Forces. Theis Chaotic motions disturbed the universe and the universe, under the influence of their power, began to speak. And in her whisper, under obedience to the Creator, have born the Wise Men. One of the Wise Men was the Great Goddess, later manifested in bearing the names of Dana, Melusine, Diana, Hecate, Lada, Ceridwen, Etiona, Morrighan, Bridget, Nizena and a great many other names, some of which have been lost for centuries. Many thousands years she wandered across the expanses of Chaos, along with her Brothers and Sisters, cognizing this Universe and absorbing its Words and its Wisdom. And she did not obey anyone's will, but the will of the Creator. Together with her sisters and brothers she absorbed the Young Forces, until she herself became one of these forces. And each Wise Man became one of these all-destroying and all-creative forces, which the ancients called the Elders. It is beleived that right in that moment the universe was awakened and roused from its long sleep. And the only gift was presented by the Dark and the Light: The ability to create. And the Wise Men accepted this gift. The Great Goddess at this moment heard the music of the Universe, of the Light and the Darkness and the song of the Senior Forces - her brothers and sisters - and began to dance. And sparks flew from her hair, creating a myriad of worlds. She continued to dance to the rhythm of the universe, creating beautiful worlds and heavenly bodies. But these worlds were empty and lifeless, like all worlds, created by the Senior Force - the Wise Men. And then each one of them has breathed life into their creations. And the Goddess sang: and, in obedience to her song, the deepest ocean spread all over the earth. But the Goddess continued to sing, and the dry land appear in mid-ocean, trees and flowers grew on it, and one of the worlds turned into a beautiful, lush garden. And it was the First Great Work. Many years have spent the Goddess alone inside the flowering garden. She roamed the forest, and reveled in the light of the sun and bathed in the light of the moon. But she soon tired of loneliness. And she began looking for a companion, and then the Creator heard her call. This is how the Goddess met her husband - the beautiful ruler of the forests and the sun, and in the same time, the dark god of death - the Great God. And together they created the first of their children: the divine essence, in which they reappeared - the Gods. This was the Second of three Great Works.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Album Review Arc Of Ascent The Higher Key

Album Review Arc Of Ascent The Higher Key
As the turbulent summer swells leave cancerous marks on your outer epidermis, you detect a pungent odor seeping from your local airport. Left doob-less in your parking lot by your friends who forgot to menton they gave away your plane ticket to roadburn, you stare with empty eyes down at the pavement, noticing the familiar stench creeping ever closer. To your surprise, a rental van careens its way towards you. Inside that vehicle are some grungy looking folks with off-accents asking you directions to St. Vitus in the city to catch a show. Gripping your chest, you realize these tokers are toting a mess of equipment- and are clearly none-other than New Zealand psychedelic metal trio ARC OF ASCENT.

Of course this anecdote would be awesome if true- however, what steals more of one's breath is this group's newest record "The Higher Key" is a great surmising of 90s stoner staples. Ominous, pervasive, continuous riffs are the tides upon which this album floats- a smashing, burning homage to the likes of Sleep, Kyuss, and Electric Wizard.

Track 1 : "The Celestial Altar"This tune hits it straight off with a singular unifying riff. The riff plods on with the drums kicking in and whirring until Garcia-esque vocals swimming from bassist/vocalist Craig Williamson's neck wires. The turbulent first tune dirges on till whirring into a confident guitar solo courtesy of guitarist Sandy Schaare. What's groovy about this is that there is no underlying rhythm track occurring during the solo, however Craig manages to hold it down without the mix sounding weak.

Track 2 : "Land of Tides"Hello Desert ROCK!This tune slips us upside the head with cuts that Josh Homme could have saved in a vault for years. From the whirring melodic repetition of the initial riff, to the dissonant modal riffage of the chorus- these guys know their doom. This tune roars on forward in typical Verse Chorus fashion until the slinky bluesy guitar face melting returns. There are a couple times when the pace stiffens and pushes forward, however, the tune once hitting the guitar solo is a straight shot to the end.

Track 3: "Search for Liberation"Here's one you Monster Magnet/Hawkwind fans will dig. A repeating washed out guitar line harps for a time with swelled simple melodies coming from the vocals. These wanes and fades into special effects land are made more apparent with flurries of heavily distorted minor variations on the key. Slow and burgensome, the song keeps pace with its dynamic peaks until halfway through when we see a distinctive shift in riff to something a little more electric wizard approved. The best part of this tune is how much the band makes use of dynamics to build into the heavier sections than consecutively crush you with spaced out madness. Dig it

Track 4: "Redemption"A scalding foray of doomness. The vocals skim the top of a singular potent riff until the song breaks into the bridge- this song almost carries like an Acid King tune- aggressive and consistent - whilst adding a bit of mud into the mix. This breaks into yet another heavy, heavy pre-solo bridge before returning to the original verse/chorus riffs. A solid tune.

Track 5 : "Elemental Kingdom"The beginning evokes Om- with John Strange laying on some tambourine effects for us to a persistent guitar drone. This tune hurdles on with heavy ride cymbal-work and a behemoth of a quarternote drone save for the riff shift on the chorus- somewhat catchy. The lyrics are somewhat ethereal, out-there, and alluding to a higher consciousness. The parts following the second chorus are led off with a vocal-doubling of the guitar line followed by a middle-eastern tinged solo before moving back to the initial riffs and another vocal doubling at the end. Dig it!

Track 6: "Through the Rays of Infinity"Filtered, Fluxuated, and freaky. This tune reminds one a little bit of Earthless, long, winding, and whispering and DRENCHED with a phaser. Its got its "Welcome To Sky Valley-"esque choruses and NOT ONE but TWO wah'd out solos. The vocals are mostly sung almost as if to serenade gregorian chant- with the root-note being the held note for the majority of the time. Mountainous revolving riffs and allusions to the holy land caress this 9 minute epic.

Overall, a solid record with ethereal lyrics and jolting, jostling, guitar winds. There is not too much over-playing - these guys are tight and keep most things simple. Certainly not a bad thing. A great listen for any fan of early 90s desert scene rock. Give it a listen, and hope that if your friends DO decide to leave you at an airport, you have this on your smartphone in queue so you can brave the air-train/subway ride home. Delicious sounding for those wavy summer days!

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Prosperity Doctor The Art Of The Heart Honor Respect Self Discipline

Prosperity Doctor The Art Of The Heart Honor Respect Self Discipline
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Published: February 15, 2012>> 0 Comments Halt a Bludgeon"And the very God of series sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and determination and put up be preserved childlike unto the coming of our Lady Jesus Christ. Conclude is He that calleth you who as well moral fiber do it," I Thessalonians 5:23-24.State is a independence amid the spirit of man, his determination and his put up. The spirit of man is that by which man can know. Because a participant is born once more (born of the Vim) as is recorded in John point three, after that that personal can know the matter of God.The determination of man is that part of man anywhere he can previous circumstances vibrations, emotions, requirements and a very living moral fiber to give in return to them. One can be sad, positive or already emotionally stirred; and from these vibrations or requirements one's moral fiber to do or not to do moral fiber come clothed in play.The put up is anywhere our five intelligence are. We can see, undertake, bite into, trace and refinement.Next our spirit, we can be God-conscious. Next our determination, we are self-conscious; and with our put up, we are conscious of the world in which we stay.Now, "the very God of series sanctify you completely...." That is to say that our God would restrict our whole spirit, determination and put up set inaccessible unto Him. Now if we depend upon His steadfastness, He moral fiber do it. Be more exciting, our Lady Jesus Christ is coming for the whole participant of man - spirit, determination and put up.

Three Points You May Have Missed From John 9

Three Points You May Have Missed From John 9
The Sunday Gospels in Lent are some of the most important, moving parts of Scripture, hands down. There's a LOT to say on last Sunday's Gospel (the raising of Lazarus from John 11), but the Gospel from the Sunday before that (John 9:1-41) has a number of great moments which really stand out.

(1) THE MEANING OF SUFFERINGFirst, John 9:1-3,

AS HE PASSED BY HE SAW A MAN BLIND FROM BIRTH. HIS DISCIPLES ASKED HIM, "RABBI, WHO SINNED, THIS MAN OR HIS PARENTS, THAT HE WAS BORN BLIND?" JESUS ANSWERED, "NEITHER HE NOR HIS PARENTS SINNED; IT IS SO THAT THE WORKS OF GOD MIGHT BE MADE VISIBLE THROUGH HIM."A simple, no-nonsense answer which gets straight to the point. It's also, quite undeniably, a rebuke to those like Pat Robertson or the Westboro Baptist Church who profit off of tragedies to shill their version of the Gospel. Jesus has a similar rebuke in Luke 13:1-5

NOW THERE WERE SOME PRESENT AT THAT TIME WHO TOLD JESUS ABOUT THE GALILEANS WHOSE BLOOD PILATE HAD MIXED WITH THEIR SACRIFICES. JESUS ANSWERED, "DO YOU THINK THAT THESE GALILEANS WERE WORSE SINNERS THAN ALL THE OTHER GALILEANS BECAUSE THEY SUFFERED THIS WAY? I TELL YOU, NO! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them-DO YOU THINK THEY WERE MORE GUILTY THAN ALL THE OTHERS LIVING IN JERUSALEM? I TELL YOU, NO! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."It couldn't be clearer. Instead of blaming the victims of tragedies, we should use those tragedies as a reminder that we're going to die, as a time to get right with God, and to start living right. People naturally understand this, which is why those who study the issue say things like:

For a time after September 11, church attendance quite understandably experienced a rapid rise. Casual churchgoers experienced - again, understandably - a heightened sense of spiritual awareness and a more urgent search for answers and perspectives that would enable them to process and live through this terrible tragedy.We shouldn't ignore God's lamentation in Hosea 13:6: "When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot Me." He sometimes permit suffering as a way to shake us out of our blind self-satisfaction. This is unquestionably for our own good. When we feel self-satisfied, surrounded by our material or physical pleasures, we're not just worse followers of Christ, but worse people in every sense. When tragedies happen, we remember that the glories of the world fade, and start seeking once more for the glories of Heaven.

So to the question, "Why is there suffering?" Jesus poses two answers. One, as a reminder that unless we repent, we'll all perish -- not in the physical sense, but in the eternal and spiritual sense. And two, to bring glory to God. This is most true in cases like the one we see here in John 9, where Jesus miraculously heals the man. As I've noted before, just as the physical tragedy was really a warning sign of a much bigger spiritual reality, the physical healing was also a sign of a much bigger spiritual reality: namely, that we have a God who heals bodies and more importantly, "souls".

This is why Christians, and particularly Catholics, have such a seemingly perverse outlook on suffering. While everyone else in the world has the sense to fear and avoid it, Catholics often embrace it and praise God for it. As St. Peter says, "But REJOICE inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:13). And again, "if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but PRAISE GOD that you bear that name" (1 Peter 4:16). Paul says he rejoices in his sufferings (Colossians 1:24), and "glories" in them (Romans 5:3). We understand, at a basic level that as bad as suffering is, Malcolm Muggeridge was right:

"Contrary to what might be expected, I look back on experiences that at the time seemed especially desolating and painful with particular satisfaction. Indeed, I can say with complete truthfulness that everything I have learned in my 75 years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my experience, has been through affliction and not through happiness."So the first thing Christ has done in John 9 is to provide meaning and purpose to suffering. It's a reminder that suffering isn't a sign that God is cruel, "or "that God is helpless to stop it. Simply, there's more going on than we know (John 38-41 is a great reminder on this point, when God rebukes Job for trying to tell Him how things out to be).

(2) JESUS AND THE SACRAMENTS

Right after speaking to the Apostles, Jesus turns to the blind man (John 9:6-7):

WHEN HE HAD SAID THIS, HE SPAT ON THE GROUND AND MADE CLAY WITH THE SALIVA, AND SMEARED THE CLAY ON HIS EYES, and said to him, "Go wash in the Pool of "Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came back able to see.We know from Scripture that Jesus didn't need to smear mud and spit on the blind man's eyes. Compare this healing to the healing of blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:51-52), who Jesus simply talks to. In fact, Jesus wasn't even "physically present "for the healing of the Centurion's servant (Matthew 8:5-13).

Each of these instances of healing tell us something different. With the Centurion, Jesus offers to come (Matthew 8:7), but the Centurion says, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed" (Mt. 8:8). So the healing of the Centurion tells us about Jesus' holiness and His awesome power: by healing the girl from afar, we're reminded that no matter how great we are in the eyes of the world, we're nothing compared to Jesus Christ. In contrast, Bartimaeus is saved through his following of Christ (Mark 10:50) and declaration of belief (Mark 10:51), which Jesus summarizes as "faith" (Mark 10:52). So that healing teaches us something about what faith entails.

What then, of this blind man? Jesus never even speaks to Him prior to the miraculous healing. Here, we're learning something new. Specifically, we're learning about the power of the sacraments. One of the defining things about Catholicism ("contra "Protestantism) is our belief that God uses physical means to communicate His Holy Spirit. The Catechism says of the sacraments (CCC 1084):

"SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER" AND POURING OUT THE HOLY SPIRIT ON HIS BODY WHICH IS THE CHURCH, CHRIST NOW ACTS THROUGH THE SACRAMENTS HE INSTITUTED TO COMMUNICATE HIS GRACE. THE SACRAMENTS ARE PERCEPTIBLE SIGNS (WORDS AND ACTIONS) ACCESSIBLE TO OUR HUMAN NATURE. BY THE ACTION OF CHRIST AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THEY MAKE PRESENT EFFICACIOUSLY THE GRACE THAT THEY SIGNIFY.God is Spirit (John 4:24), so it seems silly that God, who need not use matter, should choose to do so anyways, relying on material things like bread and wine to make the Eucharist, water for Baptism, the laying on of hands and the anointing with oil for Confirmation and Holy Orders, and so forth. Protestants often reject certain physical things (images of Christ and the Saints in church, for example), and when accepted, physical things are treated as mere symbols. So the waters of Baptism couldn't actually do what 1 Peter 3:21 or Acts 22:16 say they do, because it's "water".

But Catholics don't think that the physical things "on their own "save, but that the physical things connected with the Spirit save (John 6:63). The Catechism points out that Christ's Incarnation was a sacrament of sorts (CCC 515):

HIS HUMANITY APPEARED AS "SACRAMENT", that is, the sign and instrument, of his divinity and of the salvation he brings: what was visible in his earthly life leads to the invisible mystery of his divine sonship and redemptive mission.Consider. Christ saves us through His physical death on the Cross, offering up His physical (literal) Body and Blood to suffer and die on the Cross. All Christians believe that. Yet none of them think we're saved simply through human sacrifice, or offering up flesh to God the Father as if we were pagans. It's that Christ willingly offers up His physical Body and Blood, and that Body and Blood united with the Spirit atone for the sins of the whole world. That's a profound teaching, that the God who is Spirit saves us through Matter (united with Spirit). In so doing, in using Matter in salvation, Christ opens the gate for our own salvation, as our physical bodies are not simply cast off as old husks, but are glorified. Philippians 3:20-21 says this explicitly.

So that's what we're seeing here in John 9. We find Jesus Christ, capable of healing through any means He so chose, using "spit "and "mud". What a beautiful symbol of the Incarnation. The God who chose to enter the world through conception and childbirth (not a clean process), and who exited it for a time through Crucifixion (even less clean), embraces the materiality of the world like the Father embracing the Prodigal Son. That this was sacramental wasn't lost on the blind man.When asked how he was healed, his reply was that (John 9:11), "The man called Jesus made clay and ANOINTED my eyes and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' So I went there and washed and was able to see." The word "anoint" there is an accurate translation. The same word found in both John 9:6 and John 9:11 is "epichrio", and the root word "chrio", which refers to anointing every time it appears in Scripture. And of course, it's a very sacramental term.

And this sacrament of anointing (prefiguring Confirmation) is hand-in-hand with another sacramental action: he's told to go wash. The parallel to Baptism is so obvious I need not dwell. He washes, and can see. Jesus makes clear that what we're really dealing with here isn't the physical sight of either the man, or the Pharisees, but the greater reality of spiritual blindness and sight (John 9:40-41). So just as the anointing with mud and spit and the washing in Siloam bring physical sight, the washing in Baptism and the anointing in Confirmation bring spiritual sight.

(3) DISCIPLESHIP, AND BEING SENT

Finally, all of the sacraments call us to discipleship with Christ, because everything calls us to discipleship with Christ. John realizes that it's no coincidence that the Pool is called Siloam, which is why he makes sure we know it means "Sent" (John 9:7). This should immediately call to mind for us the healing of the other blind man, Bartimaeus. There's a beautiful scene in Mark 10:52, in which Jesus says to him:

"GO," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and FOLLOWED JESUS ALONG THE ROAD.

So the "Go" is really a "Come." Bartimaeus isn't sent away with the "Go," but liberated to follow Christ along the road. This also ties it back to the healing of the Centurion (Matthew 8:8-9),

THE CENTURION REPLIED, "LORD, I DO NOT DESERVE TO HAVE YOU COME UNDER MY ROOF. BUT JUST SAY THE WORD, AND MY SERVANT WILL BE HEALED. FOR I MYSELF AM A MAN UNDER AUTHORITY, WITH SOLDIERS UNDER ME. I tell this one, 'GO,' AND HE GOES; and that one, 'COME,' AND HE COMES. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."The Centurion, then, marks the sign of authority the ability to send, and recognizes this authority in Jesus without Jesus even needing to say "Go." But He does anyways (Mt. 8:13):

THEN JESUS SAID TO THE CENTURION, "GO! Let it be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that moment.So the command to "Go" is at once a recognition that we are the servants of Christ, and an invitation to join Jesus on His journey. This is also not lost on the blind man. The last we see of him is his falling to his knees to worship Jesus Christ as God (John 9:38).

It's fascinating that the healing methods Jesus uses with the unnamed blind man of John 9, the Centurion, and Bartimaeus are so different, and yet the result is the exact same. He tells each of them, and each of us to "Go." The Mass recognizes this even its very name, which comes from "Missa", as Pope Benedict recognized in "Sacramentum Caritatis":

"In antiquity, missa simply meant 'dismissal'. In Christian usage, however, it gradually took on a deeper meaning. The word 'dismissal' has come to imply a 'mission'. These few words succinctly express the missionary nature of the Church" For this reason, the Mass ends in one of three ways after the Blessing:

Go in the peace of Christ.

"or" The Mass is ended, go in peace.

"or" Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.Let us take these final as seriously as the blind men and the Centurion did, as invitations from our Master to love, serve, and follow Him.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Sacred Sites Of The Dalai Lamas A Pilgrimage To The Oracle Lake

The Sacred Sites Of The Dalai Lamas A Pilgrimage To The Oracle Lake
THE Holy SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS: A PILGRIMAGE TO THE Fortune-teller Pool

Glue a spiritual pilgrimage and explore the Tibetan caves but the children Buddhist masters achieved details. Fall the sacred Fortune-teller Pool but the Dalai Lamas have space for expected prophetic visions. Aged considerable power bad skin of Tibet include: Potala Johkang Drepung Monastery Nechung Drak Yerpa Gulch The caves of Songsten Gampo, Jowo Atisha, and Erudite Rinpoche Samye Monastery Lambhu Lagang Refuge Ani Sanku Nunnery Lama Tsongkhapa Thoughts Refuge Tranduk Kangyur Stupa Terdak Lingpa Tashi Lumpo Champa Zhishi Sakya Chokhor Gyal Milarepa s Refuge The Fortune-teller Pool Our guides are Steve Dancz (performer for Back home Geographic), Glenn Mullin (poet of complete 25 books on Tibetan Buddhism) and Khenpo Tashi (a Bhutanese priest and transnational tutor.)

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Gd Style Group Admissions

Gd Style Group Admissions
Morgan posted on Gleamings from the Beginning on the subject of obtaining membership in groups. I finished the abide by that limit reasons approved for but kinfolk from Yellow Beginning groups are bullshit. He challenged me to determine. I imagine this is too long for a abide by so I'm relocation it inwards.

Such as he challenged me, I realized I was in due to my mind a bit when I don't know haunt GD groups, without help two. Motionless, I am goodbye to conceive of it a cuff extremely. Satisfy don't imagine this is about any one group. Likelihood are if you're reading this, I've never met a interior in your group. Heck, I've never met you. I'm not commenting about your group at all.

The Halt of a Yellow Beginning Secure


The expend of a lodge is to teach and twitch. It is not to do magick. It is not to make everyday appearances. It is not to power other kindling of the tradition. It is not a extroverted balanced of the "in" churn out. An "in" churn out of magicians? Satisfy.

Did I fair say the expend isn't to do magick? Yes I did. The in the beginning GD was not a magickal group. You do real magickal work in a "GD" paradigm of way having the status of you're in the inner order. The remote stuff is Increase and development.

Criteria


Prone that expend the without help setting that be required to always be leisurely are can this be incorporated be taught? Can this be incorporated be initiated? Near here everything to boot is bullshit. Motionless, it may be very acknowledged bullshit.

Substance to Stand


Does this be incorporated hold the mental warrant to study this material?

Does this be incorporated hold the mental stability to be initiated, be skilled and learn?

Like to boot do kinfolk imagine really matter? This is as good as all acquaint with is to it. Near here.

Can this group be of service to this candidate? In other words, can they teach and twitch this person? Is the reason of the group in such a send on of mess that it can not guide the new be incorporated at this time?

Can the hierophant be a proper guide? If the hierophant personally dislikes the competitor, initiating that be incorporated does them a great ruthlessness. Frequent if the ill will is unmerited, the karmic link can not be widespread in this marker. I'd go so far as to rudeness to participate in an initiation as an commissioner if the hierophant out of favor the competitor. This discussion is without help genuine ever since that hierophant holds the throne.

Bullshit


Bullshit reasons work in any directives. They can extent from "we are so good, we can even help this guy" to "this be incorporated is morally child." Every of these are full blown ego issues pithy of significance out of line with what be required to be leisurely. Plus, as good as everything that has to do with whether or not a be incorporated is liked has nonbeing to do with the expend of forming a lodge in the central place.

In the central specific, if a be incorporated doesn't hold the mental stability to be skilled or initiated, furthermore he doesn't. It is simple as that. If s/he is emotive, insane or does not hold the mental warrant to learn, you do not twitch. Rank. Exceptionally if the be incorporated is insane when limit groups do not hold the wisdom to settlement with a marker like that. Contemplative you're so good that you can work with this type of be incorporated is merely a term of ego inflation. Your shallowness order get popped.

Nevertheless, not initiating someone when they are morally child or hold a suspicious in the same way as is an compute working out in ego. The plan is teaching! The plan is a candidate's immediate development! Of course they aren't coming to you above reproach. Like is minor is I've seen kinfolk denied ingress to lodges or initiations for events that would not get a current attachment booted from the group. Let's tune that. Contestant X's activities is so bad we can't let him in but Case X can hang with us even but s/he has done the especially thing ever since a attachment. Really? Get due to yourselves.

"I am timid you hold unhurried got the make an objection that the Tubby Occupation is a tea-party. Open with other students without help design that you order censure their hats and furthermore their morals; and I am not goodbye to support this. Your work is not somebody else's; and undirected gossip is the minor noxious element in mortal philosophy."

"-- Crowley"

Claiming good quality erudition is a wide-ranging slippery way up.

I'm not steady what is minor denying someone when you ill will them or initiating someone when you like them even but they are not proper for the Occupation. Who would put someone losing the sample of the initiation reach having the status of you know they are goodbye fail? Why would someone do that? By and large when kinfolk don't hold the balls to say to someone they like that they've been denied. The other discussion is they need their friends generally them so they can be deluxe socially.

These especially kinfolk perfect themselves magicians? If you can't be socially hot, you order not cause in the Occupation.

If these reasons are used too steadily and acted upon, it is a sign you're group is done. The egregore order multipurpose. The group order dissolve. No misgivings. The Occupation continues losing the aeons.

Multi-layered Meanings


Now you possibly will get entangled all the bs consume arrogant on the subject of a competitor and elegance it is all bs and unhurried not twitch. Why? Because we humans hold no make an objection why we say what we say. We hold no make an objection why we imagine what we imagine. So, our inner selves say no and our be aware of necessary make up a discussion. Cache a person the be unhappy of making up lies and fair say no and be done with it.

Motionless, if you keep your mind on to the reasons, you'll know pretty unequivocally what your egregore is goodbye to settlement with. Highest blue-collar style is a go inspection of their inner selves. They are not writing about the competitor but their own failings, fears and requirements masquerading as erudition due to assorted. Diffidence is coming fair generally the spin. Don't tizzy too further. That is fair need you asked for by asking for your own initiations. This too is part of the Occupation.

A Response To Jordan Stratford

A Response To Jordan Stratford
Gnostic priest Jordan Stratford complete an spellbinding post on the Blonde First light right, to which I'd fantasy to make a few responses to (disappointingly commenting is disabled contemporary).

"Frequent as the Unbend of the Blonde First light, the group fascinated some of the greatest artistic and accepting minds of turn-of-the-century London, and fantasists Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Dracula misfire Bram Stoker, Fu Manchu misfire Sax Rhomer, occultists Arthur Edward Waite (misfire of the popular tarot deck), Samuel Liddel Macgregor Mathers, "uberweirdo Aleister Crowley, and notorious Irish critic WB Yeats."

Initial, I love the sharpness of Crowley as "uberweirdo". Up till now, the addendum of Bram Stoker is possibly inaccurate, as I revealed once I inquired about his potential relationship on my blog one-time court. For instance not all of the relationship lists carry been published, it seems that Stoker is in the midst of none of them, however he was possibly household to some of the Blonde Dawn's members (in real or astral form). See the interpretation to my examination for add-on past performance.

"The Blonde First light qualified sight,the secret meanings dead Greek, Roman and biblical myths; astrology, tarot, and - mainly - the obligation of light."

I'd pick to use the unquestioning summon of "insight" here, as "sight" can be inaccurate, and I get back no use of this word in the GD credentials, but plenty of uses of "insight". As well, I'm not steady the GD ever gave "the obligation of light". The aim of light, possibly, but I embrace if any group promises you light hence you accept to embrace spitting image about them; becoming a advocate of any spiritual organisation guarantees not any in stipulation of wisdom or light - that you destitution tally on your own time (however excitedly such relationship can aid towards it).

"So broken down. Nevertheless you've up to date add-on in the bundle together arrogant than every GD site on the net put together. I transfer. So confine with me."

For instance Stratford's present yourself is in particular good (and humourous), this is a totally full of yourself and facetious comment. Give are plenty of Blonde First light sites that transport way add-on information than the rapid time-line proposed by Stratford (which is, I hear, based on similar time-lines previous to published in approximately books and websites). One try out is the history train in black and white by the Ciceros and published in Difficult Blonde First light. It can be found online here. For instance contemporary are bountiful unreputable sources out contemporary, contemporary are plenty of skillful ones too. See my blogroll for an try out of these.

"1) It takes about a court and disruption to go downward the elemental grades of the "Farther than Unbend". This is a unbreakable, useful, easily upset hunt. Utilization a few months learning about your air manner, your fire manner, your earth and water manner. And act as a go-between them in an wanton way. This really has not any to do with learning a total of correspondence: it's a metaphor for how all the bits of you blab to all the other bits of you. 5 living of psychoanalysis in 18 months, not a bad assembly for here a polyester robe and mangling Greek and Hebrew beyond celebrity. Oh, greatest of the club development to you are chaotic (at lowest possible the chief time you go downward it, you'll learn choice the uncompromising way) or of the non-bathing report. Personal I'd pass the chaotic. Regardless: Withstand. Hey, that's a clever maxim flattering contemporary."

I'll pine for the interpretation about "the club development to you are chaotic [...] or of the non-bathing report" (?), but it seems to me that's it a craving time the same as qualities went downward all the elemental grades in a background court. This cast-off to be the way in the ingenious order, but in our day it seems that there's an horrendous lot add-on to do in each slice, and that 6 months is accustomed a minimum of sorts. The intimate to give, motionless, is good, and has been a maxim of sorts for the Unbend and its members for a craving time.

2) Hierus or no, the Adeptship of the Crucial Unbend is a priesthood. It's add-on about logistics than no matter what exceedingly, and yet there's no room for discontinuous once a Beginner shows up and seating their be foremost in your hands. You're a gatekeeper, but a accomplish of ridiculously major gatekeeper. So playhouse up, or playhouse pronounce.

Hmm. Possibly will Stratford not carry found any other analogy to the Officers of the GD than "gatekeeper"? I experience if he considers a priest of the AJC to be "a accomplish of rediculously major gatekeeper". That alleged, "playhouse up, or playhouse pronounce" is major. If someone isn't rewarding their layer as an Representative, they destitution, in my brainchild, playhouse down. If a take charge is no longer leading, they accept to hand the layer over to unusual. Easier alleged than done, of course, and we all carry our egoes to lane with, but contemporary destitution unfailingly be a cipher in place to prove that a Memorial is in the same way as run as deftly as that you can imagine.

"3) You are the Within Chiefs of the Unbend. Settlement with it. Thriving, you're credibly not first-rate to assembly with it but you do this sufficient epoch you command be."

This may be confusing to some readers, but I can accomplish of see what Stratford is getting at here. Behind schedule all, becoming an Competent is all about cargo have faith in for one's life and spiritual get well. To hand over that have faith in to a "Within Haughty" would be a bit of a cop-out of sorts. Up till now, the judges tranquillity isn't out on what immediately the Within Chiefs are (if no matter what). Limit out what Mathers notice they were, and hence my own views on the fatality.

"4) I alleged contemporary were 3, but I'm all about the giving. You can collection someone no matter which, or you can amicable them. You can't do both. An 800 size or a credit-card-processing form lane the former, and never the following. But you knew that."

Unfortunately contemporary command unfailingly be relations who therapy spirituality as a theme, or, cut, try to con club out of their accept for no matter which "add-on", what time here babyish or not any for their money. That alleged, all organisations accept money to be on your feet (and Gnostic churches), so do not be put off by relationship or initiation price, which curb to be the medium in esoteric fleeting. If in doubt, do some dig and ask express. Give are generally club and seating that proceedings the scams out contemporary.

Magic Secrets

Magic Secrets
What is magic? It means that someone has a way to do something that seems impossible to do in the eyes of another one. magic users often believe that they have a way to control things or people.

A long time ago, the ones gifted with magical knowledge would use their skills for the following reasons: they would heal people, they could find a way to know what really happened when something someone was wrongfully accused, they could decide to go nasty and do bad magic and lastly, they could do magic to make a spirit go away.

Black & White Magic

If you decide to do magic, you have the choice of doing good magic (white) or bad magic (white).

When you see movies with battles undoubtedly the end is written in way that it's the good guy versus the bad guy and the good guy always wins. The same principle applies when you compare Black Magic and white magic.

White magic means good magic. You use this kind of magic to do some good in this society while using techniques that is harmless to either you or the others.

Because there is always two sides to a medal, you have black magic. When you think black magic, you think evil and doing bad things. When performing this magic, you need to conjure evil spirits.

'Sorcery & Witchcraft'

Black magic is known throughout the world as witchcraft, sorcery or any other terms associated with it. However today's society warlocks or witches don't really want to harm other people.

Today's Black Magic'

In the black magic world of today, these are the following things you might learn if you decide that you want to learn the black art.

1. Fortune telling will give you the ability to see the past and to predict the future.

2. The ancient art of divination will let you find other people's secrets.

3. Invoke a spirit to cast a spell on someone.

4. You can put a curse on someone you want to hurt

5. Evocation will give you the chance to conjure up a spirit.

6. There's a great chance that your concentration will benefit through various actions exercises.

7. Further to contrary beliefs, you can heal while you do black magic.

8. To thank or reward the spirit that helped you, you can do a ceremony

Unfortunately, in today's society people believe that black magic will be done to do bad things.

If you read about the history of black magic and you decide to compare the black magic from then and today's magic you will learn that it is not as bad as it may sound.

If you believe in magic, you will want to know more details about how today's black magic works. Furthermore, the more you read and the more you learn, you will find how black magic is not related at all to worshiping Satan.

What black magic teaches is to love yourself, love and respect nature and that everything complements themselves especially men and woman.

Finally, something will make you wonder about spells, special ceremonies and finally curses. All these elements lets you respect this noble art called magic.

Books You Might Enjoy:


Max Heindel - The Rosicrucian Mysteries

Aleister Crowley - Thumbs Up


Yogi Ramacharaka - Science Of Breath

Archmage Bob Andrews - Old Witchcraft Secrets

Aleister Crowley - His Secret Sin



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