|In addition to the four great festivals of the Pagan Celtic year, there are four lesser holidays as well: the two solstices and the two equinoxes. In folklore, these are referred to as the four “quarter days” of the year, and modern Witches call them the four “Lesser Sabbats”, or the four “Low Holidays”. The summer solstice is one of them.
Technically, a solstice is an astronomical point and, due to the calendar creep of the leap-year cycle, the date may vary by a few days depending on the year. The summer solstice occurs when the sun reaches the…
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This April I’m celebrating Goddess Cuisine. I made a Floralia Cake for the Goddess of Flowers, Violet Cream Cupcakes for Venus, honeyed libations for the Goddess Bona Dea and a savoury fresh white cheese made with plenty of “herbs and blossoms born of the earth’s free will” for the Great Mother, Cybele. And more! This…
You are about to find out why the Ancient Americans were conquered, destroyed and exterminated. This post will show what the Ancient Americans believed and taught. It was more than a religion is was a way of life. When I say Ancient Americans I am encompassing all civilizations that were here in the North, Central and South Americas. The Coral Supe, Olmec, Mayan, Zapotec, Nasca, Tiwanaku, Wari, Inca, Mississippian, Polynesians, Aztecs, all the Native Americans and Mexicans and many more.
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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I wanted to look up some Magic Gods and Goddesses to see if there are traces and clues to the ties of karma that real living magicians and sorcerers are connected to in the eras of our past history. Magical Tradition basically is a body of spell-casting techniques, or philosophical or religious alchemy beliefs pertaining to one particular view or method of magic or occultism. Alchemy can involve math and symbols and even the ancient demon bowls from long ago to attack women in power, by the rising Jewish men’s in their religions.
Most magical endeavors today are from the Middle Ages, antiquity texts written and put into form, by Pagans, the Metaphysical or Esoteric traditions. Free magic and human magic are two completely different things, for free magic involves mother earth, energy and elements of nature, and human magic unfortunately involves past life…
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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be about 300,000 years ago. The culture of Bird Women (Shaman cultures and Dream cultures) is a birth and rebirth of one’s own symbol, the egg (the womb), when we didn’t have a fleshy body but existed within our own non-fragmented or non-separated astral bodies with both their consciousnesses.
Today these are partially housed in our physical body, with fragments of our astral bodies all over the place including our shadow lives, whats left of our pure astral body (higher selves) our dormant animal selves etc.
When woman ruled the skies, as leader, chief and healer, creating the sacred circle of life through the healing strength of the circle of women…
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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a complilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work as a shaman who whispers, the Living Waters of Siva Ziva is one of my favorites, besides the dark goddess Marzanna. Both of these goddess know as the waters of life.
With the demotion and demolishing of the Goddess over the last 2400 years, her rebirth in the last fifty years has brought both women scholars, writers and pagan writers to the forefront of all that was lost and returned (rebirthed). She is the embodiment of prehistory, before grandfathers cultures and kingdoms and even paganism existed, and she is here to stay.
I have honored the goddess all of my life in her nature, mother earth, animals, birds and…
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A large group of people were having a party at a large stadium. It was before a championship soccer match, so they were all having a great time mingling among themselves. Out of nowhere a man appears with a bellowing voice. “Excuse me! Excuse me!”, he says. Everyone stops and looks at the man. The place gets really quiet and the man begins to speak. He says, “I am Yahweh. You know me as God. I just thought I would come back to Earth and see how things are going”. Immediately without hesitation some people crowded around him and start bowing to him. Yahweh notices that not everyone is bowing down to him so he gets angry and screams, “Bow down to me! All of you!” So even more run over to him and start bowing down.
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This week I have had several people come to me asking questions about religion. They heard that I was the ‘expert’ on the subject and wanted to talk to me. I asked, “What do you want to know?” To which they replied, “Everything!” What they don’t understand and what a lot of readers that come across this site don’t under stand is, ‘You must make sure you are ready!’
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This holiday is called many names including Imbolc, Oímealg, Lá Fhéile Bríde, Laa’l Breeshey, and Gwyl Mair Dechrau’r Gwanwyn and was originally celebrated when the ewes first began to lactate. Some older sources mention Imbolc being celebrated on February 13th, although now the date is fixed on February 2nd. This holiday is a celebration of the loosening of winters hold on the land and the first signs of spring’s immanent arrival. Three main types of ceremonies could be undertaken – purification with water, blessing with fire, and consecration of talismans or charms. In addition, the main ritual theme centered on inviting the goddess Brighid into the home, either in effigy or in the form of a person acting the part.
The fire represents the growing light of the sun. Candles are lit to celebrate the increased daylight, and often candles were blessed for use in the year to come; this…
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