Posts Tagged "paganism"

Wanna-Blessed-Be

Posted by on 19 Nov 2013 in Essay | 0 comments

“Bunch of wanna-blessed-be’s. Nowadays every girl with a henna tattoo and a spice rack thinks she’s a sister to the dark ones.” – Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer I love that quote. It speaks to every judgment that can be made, one Pagan to another, that there is a right and wrong way to “do” Paganism, and that we all think we’re better for our way. Not to mention how it characterizes non-Pagans… I’ve been mostly sitting back and watching the upheaval around public Pagan figures publicly questioning their Pagan paths over the last year, starting with Star Foster, and now Teo Bishop. There may have been a...

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Weekly Rune – Berkano

Posted by on 7 Oct 2013 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Berkano – Tree – The forces of birthing hard work into manifestation are with us this week. Indeed, Berkano is about dues paid, and the rewards of that process. Of course, we all know that satisfaction rarely resembles what we imagined when we began its process of creation. Specifically, while the outcome of a project or undertaking may be exactly what we set out to do, we, ourselves are not. During such progressions we grow. Our desires change, our needs, and maybe more than any of those, our perspective changes. So while we are likely putting into place exactly what we meant to this week, we may not still want it. There is a trickster element to Berkano,...

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Weekly Rune – Laguz

Posted by on 19 Aug 2013 in The Weekly Rune | 1 comment

Laguz - Water - Growing up, my mother used to say, “Water always seeks its own level,” meaning, no matter what distance or depth, turbulence or change, water always takes up the amount of space it needs. No matter what the circumstances, water will always flow to its lowest point, then distribute itself to maintain a balanced surface. Symbolically speaking, its inherent ability to adapt is its gift to us.  In that light, Laguz isn’t just about water, but flow. Anytime this Rune comes up in a reading, there is an emphasis on honoring the natural pace of things. Sometimes it can be hard to do that, as we tend to keep ourselves artificially busy with...

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Weekly Rune – Uruz

Posted by on 12 Aug 2013 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Uruz - Auroch - Anytime the wild things show up, it’s about to go big.  An initiation is upon us. When we encounter this Rune, we are not only engaging base primal forces, we embody them. Part of the mystery and responsibility of being human–soul in form–is realizing our power. New Age culture has put great emphasis on honoring the soul, somewhat the mind, though significantly less the sacred nature of the body. In reality, because we are in bodies, we have the greatest possibility to create impact as a soul.  After all, we chose to come here. We chose to engage in this frustrating, amazing, beautiful, intense way, and that creative tension is no...

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Weekly Rune – Laguz

Posted by on 1 Jul 2013 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Laguz - Water -  Fascinating that Laguz visits as mere miles from me Chapel Hill is flooded with more rain to come, while across the country in Arizona, wild fires blaze out of control. In that light some greater bid for balance comes to mind, and the ever-humbling knowledge that humanity is but one tiny component of Nature. Weather shamanism  is all about balance–not controlling rain or shine, but coming into concert with Nature in a way that the atmosphere isn’t just predictable, but the inner scape healthily adapts to it. Thus, when the inner being is tamed, surrounding elements rally in support. Balance is attained. Indeed, Laguz reminds us of the fact...

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