I was shopping at HEB and bumped into a very old friend of mine. His name is Max, and he lives in South Austin, like me. If you live in Austin Texas, You know that there is an Austin, and then there is a South Austin. South Austin is the original Austinites. Full of cool people, old hippies. The rest of Austin is everyone else, Yuppies, and racial districts. We are not Austin, we are South Austin.
Anyway, Max is night and day different as far as ability in metaphysical magic than anyone I have ever met. Many talk the talk, but I never see walk the walk. This guy has Metaphysical magic down cold. He wont tell you, he will show you.
Max knows crystals far better than anyone I have ever met. He also is very adept at wood working. He has wood lathes and things like that at his house. I have been after him for over five years to create a wand for me. The way that he does it is to work with you with all the many crystals that he has, and after he finds the right one, he puts it inside a wooden wand. The wood and length are also custom tailored to you. Thus, you get a wand that really works. We set up a time for me to come over to his house and pursue this.
Another thing about Max. Every time that I bump into him, he has a lesson to teach me which is always mind blowing. This was today’s lesson.
There once was a bug. Every time the wind blew, the wind would take her to wherever the wind was blowing. So this bug decided to let the wind blow through her, then she could go whenever she wanted to go.
Definitely one of the top three occult books ever written was Isreal Regardie’s take on the Golden Dawn. Even though he was not an original member. There were three, who are they? If you wish to read this incredible occult document, and alternately download it, I will share it with you.
Why the Law of Three sucks.
The Wicca Law of Three states that whatever you do will be returned to you three fold. Allow me to discuss this with you.
First, the universe does not generate karma, you do. The universe only creates it for you due to your anticipation of it. I will try to explain this.
Consider a lion killing a zebra. The lion committed a horrific act as far as the zebra was concerned, but no one would say that the lion would receive any bad karma from the act. The lion did not have any thoughts as to doing anything wrong. The lion has no karma coming from this act.
For you to receive karma, good or bad, you have to anticipate it. Think of all the infamous serial killers. They were never caught because they believed that they were not doing any wrong. It has to be a conscious anticipation on your part. If you feel you have done no wrong, there will be no karma, the same holds with good acts.
A little background for those new to this. The religion Wicca was created circa 1950 by Gerald Gardner and others around 1950 when the English Witchcraft Laws were repealed. The term wicca and wicce prior to 1950 referred to a male sorcerer. You cannot find anywhere a verifiable reference to wicca prior to 1950 that defines wicca in any manner close to the religion it is today. If anything Wicca is the worlds newest religion, not the oldest. Some of the Wicca practices go way back, but the same applies to all religions.
Gardner and others took witchcraft, which is an act, not a religion, and added a lot of sugar coated rituals and practices to make witchcraft appealing to those living then and hopefully defuse some of the negative connotations which were given witchcraft by competing religions. Witchcraft is an act of using natural forces to create your desire, a natural act for natural forces.
So, if you do not expect positive or negative karma, there will be none. If you expect good or bad karma you will receive it because due to the creative forces of the universe, you expected it, and the universe complied by creating it for you.
Sometimes the telephone works better than the psychic things.
I call Aradia
“Aradia, your handmaid awaits.”
Others may call her in a different fashion, but she seems pleases with this. Then when I am comfortable with her presence I continue with whatever issues I have to address with her if any.
I have sought Aradia now for about 25 years as strongly as I seek air, food, and water. I may very well be wrong, but what she projects to me is that she is a female only goddess. She may present herself differently to others.
If you are not exactly a female you have to wing it. I am a transgender female, so I am not totally a female. Sure, the dress does not fool her, but she knows that I am a woman inside and doing my best to be a female outside. This is working for me. Since I always try to present myself as a female it works for me.
Freya Aswynn has an interesting opinion along these lines. She is the only well known author of Asatru, or the Northern Mysteries. In her book Northern Mysteries & Magick, Runes & Feminine Powers, starting on page 207 under the heading of seith:
In the later sagas, the kind of seidr practiced has more in common with spiritualistic trance meduimship. Seidr was predominantly performed by women; in the later Icelandic sagas it was frowned upon, partly owing to the Christian bias of the writers, and partly to the dominating patriarchal outlook prevalent in the Viking Age. Odin is the only male god known to have practiced seidr, after being taught by Freyja. My personal view is that Odin’s practice of seidr may derive from a later Viking interpretation of an older magical discipline, for Swedish sources suggest that if a man did practive seird, he was requird to dress up as a woman is a sort of ritual transvestism. This practice has also been observed by anthropologists among some Native American tribes. There are occult reasons for this custom, which does not necessarily imply homosexual practices, however, it does not exclude these either. Modern Seithmen are for the most part gay and they are the best I’ve ever worked with. Ritual transvestism was a remnant of a very ancient tradition going back in history to the time when only women were allowed to practice shamanism. It was thought that a man had to change himself spiritually into a woman to be able to serve the Goddess.
Probably most people who claim to be witches think that all Witches are Wiccan. This is definitely not so. Michaela Jane Metcalfe, in her well done site “Gothic Witch”, explains the differences in a very scholarly manner. Her site also gives the best introduction to the Craft that I have seen and contains all the information and reference material, such as a starter Book of Shadows and correspondence tables, to practice Witchcraft.
I like Witchcraft sites like this that are there for information and learning, such as hers and mine, and are not trying to sell you anything or make money on you. The focus is on learning and not money.
Ms. Metcalfe states: “Wicca is a religion and Witchcraft is a practice”, the main premise of this site. “A Wiccan adheres to Gerald Gardner’s version of Witchcraft and Magick as the “set” path of their choice.” Though I knew this, It never really sank in until I studied her thoughts on this. She presents her arguments and evidence very well.
“I find Wicca very limiting. Wicca is lifted from some practices of ancient witchcraft. Wicca is not the only “Old Path” as Wicca itself did not exist before Gerald Gardner’s “organized” Witchcraft into Wicca including the Wiccan Rede which also did not exist in ancient times, nor was it a concept in general.
Pagan academics today largely agree that Gardner’s “ancient, pre-Celtic” Wicca, can be almost entirely attributed to the influence of Margaret Murray’s books “The Witch Cult in Western Europe”, “The God of the Witches”; Charles G. Leland’s book “Aradia: The Gospel of the Witches”, and the poetic works of Robert Graves, most notably “The White Goddess”, along with ideas from Freemasonry and Rosicrusionism, and not from the “few remaining “traditional” Witchcraft covens in England”, like he stated.
Ms. Metcalfe states: “The Wiccan rede is based very strongly on the basis that there is no evil or dark side. It appears that the read laws are in some ways a very constraining what you are able to practice.” Another well written phrase is that: “Witchcraft is simply a tool that helps to release the power within you”, Probably the best short definition of witchcraft I have seen yet.
Her website includes a section on “Gothic or Dark Magic – Spells, Charms and Invocations from the Dark side. There are definitely some of the most interesting potions and spells I have seen. Very interesting and very well done. She sees a clear distinction between white and black magic, between white and black, between good and evil that I do not see, or polarization. I respect, or do my best to respect the views of others, but I see everything as one. The yen and yang is a good example. It stands for the light side and the shady side of a mountain, or the Chinese words do, but it is still the same mountain. Everything is born in the dark, and dies in the dark, and in one way or another lives it’s life in the dark. All is darkness, but darkness is not the metaphorical evil, bad, things that go bump that the image is that was given it by Christians and others.
“Gothic Witch” should be the site of choice for those entering the Craft, as well as those progressing along it’s path.
Michaela Jane Metcalfe (GothWitch)
Gothic Witch web site
Everything is vibrating energy, including our bodies. Every word and every thought carries a certain vibrational frequency.
A Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto, proved this when he did an experiment with water, He found out that water is affected by words. He took water droplets and exposed them to various words. He then froze them for three hours and then examined the crystal formations under a microscope. The results were totally astounding. When positive words were spoken over water, it formed beautiful patterns. Negative words produced ugly patterns.
Since our bodies are approximately 72% water, we know that our bodies are greatly affected by negative speech.
He did another experiment with rice where he spoke “I love you” to a jar of rice for 30 days. To another jar of rice, he spoke the words “You fool”. After 30 days, the rice in the “I love you” jar was white and the rice in the “You fool” jar was black and rotten.
Taken from Dr. Emoto’s gook “The Hidden Messages in Water”.
The formula for reality as seen from most magical theories:
I x V = R
Imagination times Vividness = Reality
I x V x E = R
Imagination times Vividness times Energy = Reality
This will put the theban font on your windows system so it will be available for MSword, phptoshop, etc. This is really cool. just type in English and it writes in theban.
Right click on the downloaded zip file. Choose open. Then choose install. It may not show up at first in the fonts box. If is doesn’t, type “theban” in the font box and it will find it.
This is a post by Andromeda Monroe on Temple Illuminatus. I like the way her mind thinks.
I believe only in an indiscrmininate, incomprehensible, infinite force of pure light energy, permeating all things, transcending all things, perceived since the dawn of time yet never fully understood, remaining forever hidden in obscurity. Arisen upon the earth in want of that understanding came the many heads of the mythology of religions causing divergence, yet it remains ineffable, inconceivable to the finite mind. It can be called upon, harnessed, amplified & transmitted to any whom are open to it, ritualistically, ceremoniously, subjectively, inadverdently, yet belonging to no one. It is something beyond crowns, a higher realm beyond this galaxy, exceeding the puity of platinum. It is the way of the cosmos, the infinite mind, the twofold course of time spilling over into the world of shadows, remaining in darkness it is light. Light be, Andromeda