Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t have as much symbolism as The Force Awakens, but the symbolism it has goes much deeper.  It is showing the transaction that is happening in our world right now.  The dying off of the old patriarch ways and the beginning of the new sacred feminine.   If you have not seen the movie I am giving you a spoiler alert.  I will show what happens, so if you don’t want to know the ending, see the movie first.  

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This is How the Ancients lifted the Megalithic Blocks

This is how the Ancients lifted the megalithic blocks …

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Many people have tried to figure out how the ancients lifted those megalithic blocks.   Some of these stones weigh more than 2000 tons.  The blocks on the Great pyramid weigh about 400 tons each and there are millions of them.  For those who  don’t know, 1 ton equals 2000 lbs.  400 tons is 800,000 lbs a block, 2000 tons is 4 million lbs a block.  Our machinery today would struggle to lift these blocks.  To get to the bottom of how they built the megaliths, we have to look at one major problem science likes to lie about.  That problem is the dinosaurs.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to say they used the dinosaurs to lift the rocks like on the Flintstones.  Though that makes mores sense than most theories.

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Why it is Awesome to be a Witch or Wizard

By secretoftheserpent

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I know when you say the word Witch most of the masses gasp.  Muggles think Witches are evil or there is something psychologically wrong with them.  In this patriarchal society, the word Wizard does not bring up the same fearful thoughts.  You must put the word bad, evil or dark in front of  Wizard before it starts to scare muggles.  In general the masses just think the guy is probably nuts.  If you are a true Witch or Wizard, other Witches and Wizards will know who you are and they will respect you.  The ones who control the masses and muggles know who you are and they are not going to mess with you.  They don’t want the world slipping into another dark age.  When they screw up, they need the magical people to fix it.  They know that a…

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28 Mansions of the Moon and their Virtues

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

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Celestial Intelligencer of 1801, by Francis Barrett, Book Two, Chapter 33 From Page 153: …While the Moon wanders, it obtains other powers and virtues; but every one of these mansions, contained twelve degrees, whose names and also their beginnings in the Zodiac of the eight sphere, are these:

The Mansions in the First Quarter of Heaven – Spring
The first is called Alnath; that is the horns of Aries: his beginning is from the head of Aries of the eighth sphere; it causes discords, and journeys.

The second is called Allothaim or Albochan, that is the belly of Aries, and his beginning is from the twelfth degree of the same sign, fifty one minutes, twenty two seconds complete; it conduces to the finding of treasures, and to the retaining of captives;

The third is called Achaomazon or Athoray, Showering or Pleiades; beginning from the twenty five degree of Aries completed…

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Walking the Path of the Ovate: Building Localized Ecological Knowledge

by The Druid’s Garden

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Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise

Everything changes in this wild place. The ebb and flow of the tides drives the ecology on this rocky shore. The landscape abruptly changes its appearance based on proximity to the sea and elevation. Firs and spruces dominate along with a groundcover of laurel and blueberry. Even old friends, like birch, maple, and beech, take on new skin. The mountain peaks offer a desert-like climate where air and fire dominate. I am in this wild place, letting it seep into my bones, into my breath, into my spirit. Desipte the books on ecology I’ve purchased, I really have no idea what I’m seeing, no real knowledge of the deeper mystery of this land and shore. Books cannot teach that kind of wisdom, only time and experience can. My eyes physically see, but I am seeing without any real understanding of what it is that is…

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Ancient Sites

by secretsoftheserpents

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If you listen to mainstream archeology, they will tell you that out ancestors built all the ancient megalithic sites with nothing more than sticks, stones, chicken bones and a little rope.  How can anyone accept this?  How can anyone look at these megalithic sites and not ask themselves “How did they build them?”  The few that ask themselves this question, will just leave it right there and go on with their life.  Well I’m the type that wants to know.  Ignorance is not my forte.  If you have followed my work, this post will be no surprise.  If you are just stumbling across it for the first time, you might want to get a stiff drink.  

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Diary of a Land Healer: March/April

by The Druid’s Garden

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Mid-March - Crocus in the Snow Mid-March – Crocus in the Snow

The landscape waits, with bated breath, for the warmth to finally arrive. The last two months have been unseasonably cold, and the longer that time passes, more anticipation is present in the air. The plants and buds swell, but are unwilling to come out while the temperatures still go into the teens at night. At Imbolc, Punxsutawney Phil, our local divination oracle, predicted six weeks of winter, but in truth, winter has turned from 6 weeks more, to 12 weeks more, and now almost to 18. Just two days ago, the weather broke, and it seems that spring is finally in the air. Here at the homestead, we are all growing weary. Each morning, my cat Acorn runs to the door, ready to go outside and explore.  When I open the door for her, a breath of cold air hits her face and…

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Sacred Landscapes, Part IV: Sacred Time, Sacred Space

by The Druid’s Garden

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A woodburned sign bidding druids to enter a sacred space A woodburned sign bidding druids to enter a sacred space

“This is sacred time, this is sacred space.” At the end of the opening of every OBOD ritual, this powerful statement is made.  But what does “sacred time, sacred space” really mean? What is “the sacred” and how do we know it?  What is sacred in the context of American Druidry, where we do not have an abundance of ancient stone circles or accessible sacred sites? In this post, I want to spend some time today thinking about the ways we might enact the sacred in our own lives and lands as part of building sacred landscapes and re-enchanting our land.

In my first post in this series, I talked about the “disenchantment” of the world through industrialization and the rise of a religious tradition that did not acknowledge the land as sacred. And truly, a disenchanted worldview–where…

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Dziewanna – Spring and Summer Goddess

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Goddess as Mother Earth is my relationship in the Slavic traditions of Marzanna and Dziewanna (pronounced gee-wanna). These are seasonal and oppositional Sisters or Twins that carry a “wholeness” of the entire yearly season divided into the thirteen moons: Spring/Summer is ruled by Dziewanna and Autumn/Winter is ruled by Marzanna. Each of the two rule the two seasons that are six moons (months) long. All their rituals were once lead by the mature adult woman and the grandmothers.

There is not much historical writings of Dziewanna and Marzanna, but there still are a few simplified rituals in Slavic countries and Poland that have survived. Dziewanna means the plant Mullein in Polish, a goddess of spring and summer herbs, healing and healing ceremony. The plant is used for any respiratory ailments including colds, flu, asthma, lung diseases or illnesses that prevents the breath of life…

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Sacred Landscapes, Part III: Ley Lines and the Energy of the Earth

by The Druid’s Garden

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Over the last two weeks, we’ve been exploring the idea of re-enchanting the world. Two weeks ago, I introduced the idea of re-enchantment through a discussion Max Weber’s claims that the world has been “disenchanted” by industrialization. Re-enchanting, then, is potential work that we as druids and earth-centered spiritual people might do. If we want to do this re-enchantment, however, we need to draw upon and better understand the ways in which ancient humans created sacred landscapes. In last week’s post, we explored the historical understanding of “ley lines” and alignments on the earth to understand some of the physical tools that ancient humans worldwide used to enchant the world. Today’s post continues this discussion in a more metaphysical sense–understanding the more modern “ley line theory” as it applies to earth energy and considering the energetic work we might do.

Ley Lines as Energy

Line of stumps in January - strong telluric energy. Line of stumps in…

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