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June 2009 Blog Posts (95)

Witch School and Pagan Leadership Revisited

Witch School when it began was a concept that was shocking to most people, and was one that was highly derided and openly criticized. It was berated and even attacked as a idea that was not workable. I even lost a good friend and ally who promised everyone that Witch School would fail within a year as it was a unsustainable model and did not respect the leadership of the Pagan community. After all, Wicca could not be taught over the web. Now more than seven years later Witch School stands, not… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 30, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

no one I know is capable of being serious.

There are some very serious things happening.



I find it tragic that I never found a group capable of taking them seriously.



No matter where I have turned to,



things were taken as a comedy,



as a joke,



brushed off somehow,



or they found excuses not to deal with it,



or they claimed it was just about the making of a movie, not real allegedly,



or they asked me to take life lightly and to forgive no matter… Continue

Added by Landenana on June 29, 2009 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

The Future of Pagan Leadership, Part 3

Pagan Leadership is a dream. It is a idea that is more believed in than actually exists. After all, we see that the Pagan Community Movement is filled with independent people who have a disdain for centralized and top-down management. That leadership is based on influence and control of resources, and not from a political or governmental system. That there is no central authority, no even a central local authority that can claim control over the terms we use as Pagans. It is a community that… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 29, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Introduction to the Moon by Dr. Paul Spudis

Enjoy the lecture on Lunar NASA exploration and current data :- http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/moon101/Moon1_files/Default.htm

Added by Rev Karl Ben-Jedi on June 29, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Monday Morning

Today is what some people may call a typical Monday. The day started out well enough. I got up and was out the door on time. About half way to work, I decided I needed to stop for gas. At the station, I discovered I forgot my wallet. I didn’t have enough gas to make it to work and home, so back home I went. As luck would have it, I made it home and then to the closest gas station without running out. It was close though.



I wrote out my answer to this week’s lesson 10 question, but… Continue

Added by Wren Silverleaf on June 29, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Future of Pagan Leadership, Part 2

A Look at Current Leadership



Pagan leadership is almost an oxymoron. As discussed in part 1, Pagans claim an individual and sole right to interpret their religion, their beliefs, and their practices for themselves. That his or her relationship with deity is theirs alone to decide, and that no individual could actually claim a greater right against any practitioners free will. Simply put, Pagans demand that they and they alone decide what their faith is for themselves. At this level,… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Just wondering

Just wondering if there are any activities for wiccans anywhere in Northern Minnesota. I'm from International Falls and there is nothing here.

Added by Kristina Baumchen on June 28, 2009 at 8:34pm — No Comments

The Future of Pagan Leadership

With the future an unknown thing, we are always asking ourselves what is next. Armageddon thoughts are filling the world once more, and never before have so many people contemplated the end of the world. It is something some view with dread and others with glee. For me, I take no joy in these thoughts and will not accept the small thoughts of doomsday. It, in fact, sickens me to see it. I do not accept nor approve of apocalyptic thinking in my life, as I truly believe that the world will… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 27, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

One Accomplishment Down

I have just finished my first degree lessons and going on to do my projects for first degree and brushing up on all of the exercises. Then, hopefully, I will be able to be initiated as a First Degree Priestess

Added by Lunesca on June 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

poem i wrote called FREE

i want to feel free

like the moon in the sky

i dont want to hold a key

i dont want to fly





i want to be loved

like the goddess in time



i am in a state of crying

even though i am trying





i know i am on the right path

but it feels like i am ata locked gate

its like my mind and soul has crashed

i wish i had some insight on this fate





I WANT TO FEEL FREE

LIKE THE MOON IN THE SKY

LIKE THE… Continue

Added by melissa ratliff on June 26, 2009 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments

The Future: Positioning of Wicca, Part 2

Wicca is a Earth Religion. That is a position that is growing in much of the Western World. It is not Satanism, and that it centers on nature. They believe in Mother Earth. They have different ways of behaving, and they are just people.



All of the above statements is basically the party line for years, for at least 30 years, and it has been a growing steadily in the mainstream press. This talk went toe-to-toe with Christianity insistence that all non-Christian faiths are… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

yay

Ive been going to the gym for a little under a month and ive already lost almost 5 lbs...
Im so happy

Added by Mystic on June 26, 2009 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Internet troubles and sad happenings

Our little kitten Zeddicus died last week. He died in my hands on the way to the vet. What makes me sad is I think he suffered. He kept having seizures. It was horrible.

I've been really depressed lately. Still taking my medicine (I'm on lexapro). Kind of like I can't find the energy to do anything. I've slacked on my wiccan studies as well as my university homework. i wish i knew what would make it better. I know i would never kill myself, i've been on the other side of that equation when… Continue

Added by Levia on June 25, 2009 at 4:49pm — 4 Comments

Some amazing stuff ...

While reading this, I was repeatedly quite enthused about the material it was presenting, even to the point where I was considering scanning a particular chapter to send off to certain friends. However, now that I've finished it, I'm sort of drawing a blank about what to say about it here… Continue

Added by BTRIPP on June 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

i am

Hey,

I just thought I would write a blog today.Well as Ive stated in my paranormal group.I am married to a spirit and i am not willing to go beyound that.I've learnt to love him with everything I have.He's my world.But I know it seems weird to all of you.But if you lived my life you would understand.Im sketzo and bi polar and do not like to leave him.So it's beyound my territory to reach out to someone else.And plus he came to me..Why I don't know and I really don't care...

love… Continue

Added by Mystic on June 25, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Witch School and Pagan Leadership, Part 2

Witch School when it began was a concept that was shocking to most people, and was one that was highly derided and openly criticized. It was berated and even attacked as a idea that was not workable. I even lost a good friend and ally who promised everyone that Witch School would fail within a year as it was a unsustainable model and did not respect the leadership of the Pagan community. After all, Wicca could not be taught over the web. Now more than seven years later Witch School stands, not… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 25, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

The Future: Positioning of Wicca

Over the last few weeks, I have seen a more powerful movement of a long term trend. That is the positioning of Wicca in the public eye. There is no question that Wicca has been evolving a public persona over the last fifty years, and witchcraft proper for at least a couple centuries. It was never a centrally focused identity nor did it have highly charismatic leaders, it simply was and is ordinary people doing extraordinary things believe in incredible ideas that have created the most positive… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 24, 2009 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Welcome To Witch School!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It is Wednesday, right??? I was planning on refraining from writing as I can't imagine who would be interested in reading anything that I have to say, but I've changed my mind. I tend to do that often, as you will find out if you follow me along on this journey! heheheheh, you've been warned! :) Since this is my first post, I guess I'll tell ya'll a little about myself.

My name is Melissa, I'm 27 years old & I live in Iowa. I've been married to Kevin… Continue

Added by Amiilya Dragonis on June 24, 2009 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Witch School and Pagan Leadership

Hi everyone,



Today, I am dealing with the concept of leadership within the Pagan community. In the Pagan movement today there is surprisingly small amount of real grass roots leadership. Of course, Paganism as a whole has very independent people, who live by a personal vision. Straightforward hierarchical leadership simply has limited appeal to a faith that believes each individual has a personal relationship with deity and act as their own priestess or priest. Therefore, leadership… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on June 24, 2009 at 1:21am — 1 Comment

Basic Meditation - Grounding & Breathing Colors

Basic Meditation



A basic way to balance your chakras is through meditation and breathing, along with visualization. This simple excersize is great for anyone whether they are well practiced in meditation or just beginning to practice it.







Get Grounded



The term “Getting Grounded” simply refers to the act of focusing on our physical energy. Often we live in our heads and hearts, existing on a plane of thought and emotion. Gently… Continue

Added by LadyJosephine on June 23, 2009 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

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