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by Corbin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Dreaming and Sleep
Topic: Can guide/gods/goddess names be revealed in dreams?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Can guide/gods/goddess names be revealed in dreams?

So you spoke to elders then at the conclusion, satisfied, were asked 'do you know chloe'. Hmmm... are you sure they meant someone else and didn't mean you? I mean... its so very reminiscent of a naming to me. Mine was long ago but not in dissimilar circumstances (though I probably disputed more whil...
by Corbin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Folklore and Myths
Topic: Krampus/Horned God
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Krampus/Horned God

I dare say the shadow side of Sinterklaus! Or indeed like the high and low aspects of Jupiter: The rewarding, selfless divine father and the punative self-interested tyrant. Where do we really believe the commonly held image of the Christian God comes from; technically it would be considered a grav...
by Corbin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Questions about Wicca & Magick
Topic: Casting a circle
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Casting a circle

No (in answer to the original question). And I apologise if I waffle on below. Personal waffle only; its flow. Nothing is entirely necessary in magic unless it is believed/intuited to be a taboo or ban (a psychological no-no which will disrupt your focus; you believe it will be a problem, forsee it ...
by Corbin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Questions about Wicca & Magick
Topic: The pentagram
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: The pentagram

Lots of complex ideas have been projected onto the pentagram. I don't discount any of them. The study of symbolism is however almost study within simplification. So I would hazard, It's a two dimensional representation of a very familiar three dimensional model. The circle (the sacred enclosure), th...
by Corbin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: Questions for People who Work with Deities
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Questions for People who Work with Deities

(cut from a previous thread) ... With the deities that arise, I have found it pays to research them, their stories, their miens and their purview, their poetry and art - both old and modern - and try to tap into their aspect and their energy. Meanwhile the watched, watches. Force finds form. Like In...
by Corbin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: Questions for People who Work with Deities
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Questions for People who Work with Deities

Eleventy-seven is a Conservative estimate, especially as there are many among us with suspicions but who don't entirely care to define the parameters of exactly what deity is at all . The human need to corner off hard definitions, set rigid parameters, neat boxes and frames is as cold iron to elves;...
by Corbin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: For Everyone
Topic: Skyclad
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Rules for The Creative Corner

I mean much of witchcraft was to be preformed skyclad yet that is impractical in the dead of winter! Maybe a quick polar plunge, but beyond that...EEeeeeeek! BB, FF (personal thoughts. Some tongue in cheek) Cold. Wind. Rain. Sudden hail. Mud. Pebbles. Thorns. Nettles. Thistles. Candlewax. Doorbells...
by Corbin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: For Everyone
Topic: Skyclad
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Skyclad

Charge of the Goddess (by Doreen Valiente) Now listen to the words of the Great Mother, who was of old also called among men Artemis, Astarte, Athene, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Dana, Arianrhod, Isis, Bride, and by many other names. At her altars, the youth of Lacedaemon in Sparta made ...
by Corbin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Advanced Witchcraft
Topic: Does anyone recognise this?
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Does anyone recognise this?

Telekinesis.

I get up and move the damn pencil.

It took me no time at all to become a true master of this.

:evilwitch: :wink:

I sympathise, my sister can't wear a mechanical or electronic watch without killing it.

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'... That's not my area ...'

- Michael
by Corbin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Witchcraft & Wicca 101 - The Basics of the Craft
Topic: The Witch's Creed
Replies: 26
Views: 7506

Re: The Witch's Creed

It's a good idea when looking at 'Karma' to forget everything Western civilisation has come to suppose 'karma' is - what has become its 'pop' (popular) or common usage - and go directly to Eastern sources. In essence, karma isn't some huge invisible vengeful god, waiting in the wings to reward you f...
by Corbin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Witchcraft & Wicca 101 - The Basics of the Craft
Topic: The Witch's Creed
Replies: 26
Views: 7506

Re: The Witch's Creed

The Witches rede (a rede is council or advice not instruction, rule or 'law'). Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, An it harm none do what ye will. This is attributed to Doreen Valiente, known as the mother of modern witchcraft. It is similar to - some may postulate a response to - the often misquo...
by Corbin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Questions about Wicca & Magick
Topic: Paganism = Feminism?
Replies: 51
Views: 2716

Re: Paganism = Feminism?

FYI In its originative usage (as opposed to modern usage), 'virgin' does not mean the same thing as 'chaste'. Being a virgin or a maiden meant not married and free to choose sexual partners. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, and Isis were all considered virgin goddesses, which did not refer in any way to sexu...
by Corbin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Questions about Wicca & Magick
Topic: Paganism = Feminism?
Replies: 51
Views: 2716

Re: Paganism = Feminism?

I'm not terribly fond of polarisation, politics or any - ism... least of all literal-ism with regard to esoteric matters. Esoterically: Men have got female energies, so do women (and vice versa) in respect to exactly what is trying to be expressed by those terms = expressive and receptive. Call it y...
by Corbin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: I think I had an experience with Pan and could use some advice!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: I think I had an experience with Pan and could use some advice!!!!

A pleasure. With the deities that arise, I have found it pays to research them, their stories, their miens and their purview, their poetry and art - both old and modern - and try to tap into their aspect and their energy. Meanwhile the watched, watches. Force finds form. Like Intuition, once the qui...
by Corbin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: I think I had an experience with Pan and could use some advice!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: I think I had an experience with Pan and could use some advice!!!!

From experience - It the form felt 'primal' and had a 'gravity' (can't think of a better word to describe it) it would seem likely the horned God. If you summoned divine energies into a protected circle, you invited him in. Certainly if you cried 'Io evohe' which was an estatics cry to Dionysus / ba...

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