"To educate and share the truth about pagan beliefs to teach people that it is not a bad religion.To get the death penalty abolished in the US and ever"
Waverly, TN, USA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
cleaning up Mother Earth,
Clean Water to All: Above and Below,
Cruelty To Animals,
Violence against Elders,
Violence against Women,
Violence against Children,
Separation of Church and State,
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The Charge of the Goddess
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 due sacrifice.
Whenever ye have need of any thing,
once in the month,
and better it be when the moon is full,
then shall ye assemble in some secret place, and adore the spirit of me,
who am Queen of all witches.
There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery,
yet have not won its deepest secrets;
to these will I teach things that are as yet unknown.
And ye shall be free from slavery;
and as a sign that ye be really free,
ye shall be naked in your rites;
and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.
For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit,
and mine also is joy on earth;
for my law is love unto all beings.
Keep pure your highest ideal;
strive ever towards it, let naught stop you or turn you aside;
for mine is the secret door which opens upon the land of youth,
and mine is the cup of wine of life,
and the cauldron of Cerridwen,
which is the Holy Grail of immortality.
I am the gracious Goddess,
who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man.
Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal;
and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom,
and reunion with those who have gone before.
Nor do I demand sacrifice;
for behold, I am the Mother of all living,
and my love is poured out upon the earth.
Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess;
she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven,
whose body encircles the universe.
I who am the beauty
of the green earth and the white moon upon
the mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature
that gives life to the universe.
From me all things proceed and unto me
they must return.
Let My worship be in the
heart that rejoices, for behold,
all acts of love and pleasure
are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion,
honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know me,
know that the seeking and yearning
will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained
at the end of desire.
||Nov 11, 2007
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||What is paganism? truthfully. Well, first let me say what it is NOT.
Pagans do NOT worship Satan. We do NOT sacrifice humans, OR animals. we are not evil, nor abusive.
Now, what IS paganism?
A brief introduction
Paganism is a spiritual way of life which has its roots in the ancient nature religions of the world. It is principally rooted in the old religions of Europe, though some adherents also find great worth in the indigenous beliefs of other countries. Such belief in the sacredness of all things can be found world-wide. Pagans see this as their heritage, and retain the beliefs and values of their ancestors in forms adapted to suit modern life. We celebrate the sanctity of Nature, revering the Divine in all things; the vast, unknowable spirit that runs through the universe, both seen and unseen.
Pagans honour the Divine in all its aspects, whether male or female, as parts of the sacred whole. Every man and woman is, to a Pagan, a beautiful and unique being. Children are loved and honoured and there is a strong sense of community. The woods and open spaces of the land, home to wild animals and birds, are cherished. Paganism stresses personal spiritual experience, and Pagans often find that experience through their relationship with the natural world that they love. We seek spiritual union with Divinity by attuning with the tides of Nature and by exploring our inner selves, seeing each reflected in the other. We believe that we should meet the Divine face to face, within our own experience, rather than through an intermediary. Although some paths do have leaders and teachers, these people act as facilitators, using their own wisdom and experience to help guide those in their care towards discovering their own sense and interpretation of the Divine. Our rites help us harmonise with the natural cycles, and so they are often held at the turning points of the seasons, at the phases of the moon and sun, and at times of transition in our lives.
There is a great variety of traditions within the broad spectrum of Paganism. This reflects the range of our spiritual experience, for we believe that everyone is unique, and so everyone's spirituality must be equally unique. Some Pagans follow multiple Gods and Goddesses, their names familiar to all from the pages of European folklore and mythology: others focus on a single Life Force of no specific gender; yet others devote themselves to a cosmic couple - Goddess and God, or Lord and Lady. We celebrate our diversity for we believe that each person should find their spirituality according to the dictates of the quiet, inner voice of their own soul. For this reason we respect all sincere religions, and do not proselytise or seek converts. From other faiths and from society generally, we ask only tolerance.
In these days of environmental concern and eco-awareness, Pagans are often at the forefront of Green awareness. Pagans of all paths respect the rights of every living soul, whether human, animal, plant or rock. We are ever mindful of the actions of cause and effect, whether by thought or deed, upon the creatures of the Earth. We encourage free thought, creative imagination and practical human resourcefulness, believing these to be fundamental to our spending our lives in harmony with the rhythms of the natural world. We rejoice that some of our personal beliefs should now be shared by so many other people. These beliefs are the heritage of all people from our distant and common ancestors - they are equally the concern of all our descendants.
I am soon to be divorced. i am ngaged to the most amazing woman in the world. I am Pagan, and i practice both witchcraft and High Magick. I lean heavily towards celtic religion.
I have 2 cats and a dog.
||Introduce yourself to Tenn
TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY
|Wild Fact About Me
||I HATE heights, spiders, and watermelon
||You only live once. Enjoy life fully.
|What Gives Me Hope
||the fact that i know my Goddess is always close by, watching over me and protecting me.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||End the war in Iraq, somehow, and abolish the death penalty all together
|What/who changed my life and why
||My wonderful fiancee'because she showed me I can be truly happy.
|What Bugs Me
anti gun people,
The destruction of rural areas,
Any one that would hurt a child,
Energy Healing And Love,
My fiance... the wind beneath my wings,
the beauty of nature,
a gentle breeze
|What Scares Me
Losing the ones I love,
Criminals that are young and violent
Mother and father
||do what thou will shall be the whole of the law.
Mythology / Folklore,
Anything to do with witchcraft/magick,
Harry Potter Series,
any books about /the PARANORMAL,
Phantom of the Opera,
Bram Stoker's Dracula,
Queen of the damned,
The Green Mile,
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN,
Lord of the Rings,
|Can't Live Without
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