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The Path of Wild Women   Leave a comment

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The Road to Hel

Throughout all of time and across all cultures there exist certain archetypes. I am going to take a look at one of those in this blog, more specifically that of the fierce mother. This aspect of the divine mother can be called many things fierce, dark, wild, and vengeful to name a few. The common linking factor however is that to the outside she is a monster, to those who call her mother she is nothing but loving protection.

Since this is such a universal archetype I know I cannot cover all of the fierce mothers. I am only going to cover the goddesses that I have a history of working with so I can better explain them. So sorry Artemis, Pele, and Itzpapalotl but I am going to let someone better researched cover you guys. On a quick side note you guys should look up Itzpapalotl some time. She…

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Posted June 30, 2013 by davescallon in Uncategorized

SRTB Preliminary Course   2 comments

Re-blogging this because it will be very useful to those just starting and those who know a thing or two, and because I really like these guys and this is what it is all about.

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The Sang Rouge Terre Blanc Mystery School will soon be offering an introductory programme of magickal study and practice. For more information about SRTB, our school and philosophy, please read our previous post:  http://sangrougeterreblanc.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/who-are-srtb/

The preliminary course is comprised of six lessons, providing a strong foundation in the Western Mystery Tradition (WMT) and giving basic training for the 21st century magician. The course is non-denominational and of value to the aspiring ritual magician and pagan alike.
The course lessons will be available on the SRTB website, which will be up and running later in the year. To give you a taster of the course there is an excerpt from lesson 1, available in PDF form, to be found at the bottom of this post.

The preliminary course will be free of charge and a degree of support & supervision provided (more details will be available on the website in due…

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Posted June 30, 2013 by davescallon in Uncategorized

where the god has stopped   2 comments

Where Spirit Stops

“Everything as it moves now and then, here and there, makes stops. A bird as it flies stops in one place to make its nest and in another place to rest from its flight. A man when he goes forth stops when he wills. So the god has stopped. The sun, which is so bright and beautiful is one place where he has stopped. The moon, the stars, the wind he has been with. The trees, the animals, are all where he has stopped, and the Indian thinks of these places and sends his prayers to reach where the god has stopped and to win health and blessing.”

-a Dakota chief, quoted in John Grim’s The Shaman

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Posted June 18, 2013 by davescallon in Uncategorized

Messenger   17 comments

Ok, so I am a messenger, now I really know. But things have advanced for me over the last few days, in a way I could never see. I once wrote about a council of Faiths, it can be found here. On this I was very wrong, due to the message and Guidance Which Mother Danu gave to me yesterday.

A few days ago I saw a Duck which I had never seen before, and I wondered what it was, I am still not sure but I did ask for Guidance to add more Water/West into my life. Anyhow, I went online to find out about this Duck, (the wonders of the modern age). I found something similar, but it was not my Duck, it was the Ruddy Duck, been in the UK since the ‘40’s. I was on the RSPB website, and found that they are supporting the extermination of all Ruddy Ducks in the UK, because, get this right, The White Headed Duck is /was on the endangered list because of man. Now the 2 Ducks are very alike, and do mate in Spain.

In both Turkey and Pakistan the Duck has been made extinct because of the actions of Man, and in Spain, it was down to a few, but due to conservation numbers have risen to over 1000. So why kill the Ducks in the UK when others are not killing the ducks in Spain. France, Italy etc. What are the chances that any Ruddy Duck from the UK is mating with the Duck from Spain. And so what if they do. A new breed of Duck but with the same genes as the others, no different to my Daughter Jinkx, Part White, Part Caribbean.

So the Government is Killing because it can, again. Anyway, this lead me to another site where was listed a whole host of Culls taking place in the UK, Set up by the Blair Government and carried on my This Government. On the hit list are ALL Raptors, (Eagles, Kites, Buzzard, Kestrel etc), for eating the farmed game birds like Pheasant chicks. So because the Blood Sport Gun Clubs are losing out, let us kill All of these great Birds. Corvine (the Crow Family). Now this really pissed me off, Morrigan, the Dark Queen uses these as Her Messengers and spies. No proper reason was given to this. Grey Seals, of which 90% of the entire population is situated around the UK, reason, they eat fish. Sad but true, and they get caught in nets and then the fishermen can butcher the seal. But the Fishermen and thus the Government want to wipe out the entire population. Weasels and stoats, why because they eat the chicks of the game birds. Foxes for the same reason. Rabbits and Moles, for, get this, this is such a crime, digging holes in gardens and golf courses. Humbugs, we know about, because Farmers can not be bothered to vaccinate their herd. Hedgehogs, for no real reason apart from they do disturb the immaculate lawns of the money folk, who give the Governments “Donations”.

A link to the culls is here and the booklet is here. I am in no way associated in any way with this organisation nor with the RSPB, but I found the information disturbing to say the least.

Not if you think, not on my land you will not, think again. The Current Government is introducing new laws to allow their Jackbooted Hit Men to storm into your house and onto your land to murder any animal they deem fit. They are going to pass this law, so even if you have ½ acre or 50 acre of land, the hitmen will be allowed to murder on your land what they want. Truly we are a nation of Animal Lovers.

Anyway, I asked for guidance on what to do about this, and after coming back from Jinkx’s home yesterday after seeing her and giving her some Healing because of a really bad cold, almost Flu. Danu spoke to me. I know it was Her, I have felt Her before, Warm, soft, Comforting, Genteel and Loving, everything that I always thought a Mother should be. She spoke to me, but not in the Same way that my Dark Queen talks to me, no questions and Fact. It was just there, streaming into my mind. The Work that She needs me to do now, to change the World. What this is I will not say at this time, all I will say about it is that the Winds are picking up, and all of the Worlds faiths will be involved and in a really good way. One Voice.

The international Community is already talking about setting up a Council of Faiths within the UN, so once again I am playing catch up. Promoting Women’s Rights, Tolerance towards ALL Faiths, and the Mutual Respect to the Divine. Bring it on, I say. This will only make the World a much better place.

Quote of the Day   2 comments

How true

Posted June 6, 2013 by davescallon in Uncategorized

Castleruddery Stone Circle   Leave a comment

Whatever your Faith Ed has captured some of the best photographs of Ireland I have seen in a long time, This blog is well worth the visit.

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Castleruddery

I am skipping on some more sites from Tallaght today to show one of my all time favorite sites. The Stone Circle at Castleruddery is a truly fascinating place. I recall my last visit here was about ten years ago, at about two or three in the morning, there was no moon so the area was in complete darkness. Using a torch, until I made my way to the centre of the circle safely. I just sat there, soaking in the peaceful atmosphere. This place is bursting with raw energy and can be felt if you take the time to notice.

Castleruddery (1)

This site belongs to one of the rarest ceremonial monument types in Ireland. The site is known locally as a stone circle but it is more of what is known as a henge, which is an embanked enclosure. These sites date back to the late Neolithic and early bronze period which…

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Posted June 6, 2013 by davescallon in Uncategorized

Changes   4 comments

First I am sorry for not being on here for a few days, but I find it necessary to change the way I talk to people on here, because I have caused grave offence to one on here and came across as trying to force her to follow my way. It was suggested that some who do not understand or know me that well may read it differently to how it was meant, and this caused the offence.

Morrigan, My Dark Queen told me to come on here in the first place, and I have been writing on my Pages the whole of my Path that it is now. I will reiterate once again here and now. I am Shaman, I Work alone, for the most part. I have no Sect, Branch, Temple, Order, Grove, or Coven. I am alone in my Path, Out of 7 billion people on this world, My Path is unique, Only I follow My Gods and the Spirits How I do. I do not need nor want people following me on my Path, because it is MY Path, not theirs, Go find your own way. Take from me what you will, leave what you do not need, learn all you can from everyone.

I am still learning from people like ElfKat and Gypsy Lizardkilt and others, but I am very interested in learning from all, finding out about their Path and or Faith. Then I can talk with understanding to them, offer advice and gain advice from them, to give and receive help from them. I am not after Changing the World to my world, I am not Wicca, Druid, Christian. It is not my way to demand others to follow my lead. I will offer advice and my knowledge to almost anyone. What they do is their business after that. I do not care who you Pray to, Jesus, Satan or the Tooth Fairy or even Captain Jack Sparrow, or all four. It makes no difference to me but I like to understand so I can talk. I have sent people to others on here because I felt that those people would be better able to help more than I can. But I still talk to those has I may still be of some use.

Point in case, Jinkx, my 25 year old step-daughter, asked me many years ago to teach her, I would not. Years later she worshipped Gaia, Mother Earth, and did so for many years, with me giving her advice as needed. A Little while ago The Dark Queen Calieach (Spelling) who I found out was another aspect of Morrigan Called her and is working with her. Again I gave advice and guidance including how to do spells and prayers, Jinkx took my advice and changed it to suit her, and it works for her, thus her way. Jinkx is not Shaman, that would be wrong for her at this time, and when talking about the Gods we both use Mother and Dark Queen has reference points, just so we know who we are talking about. If I was Powermad, I would have melded Jinkx to my way of doing things, which would suit her ill, I told her how I do things and offer suggestions, has a Teacher should, but it has to be her choices, her way.

Point in case 2 Hil, my wife, Worships Thor, Calypso, Ganesh, Also a general Aspect of Mother Earth. Her choice. She does things when she wants to, who she wants to. If she asks my advice, I give it, simple as that. ‘tis her way, not mine. She was praying to Thor and Ganesh a long time before I turned up, but Calypso only after she saw Jack Sparrow, she thought that She would be a great Sea and Storm Goddess to worship, being half Caribbean herself.

Writing
This is my blog, if you do not like it then read someone else’s, simple. For the most part I write on others post what I think, for the most part, sometimes I am on automatic, Guidance methinks, but it needed saying so I said it. I always read a post through twice, just so that I understand what has been written, unless I know that person as well as I can do on here. Sometimes I can be blunt but I try to be correct about it, never abusive, that is just poor manners to my mind. If I do not understand then I ask until I do understand. But only if I get answers to the questions I have asked.

Sometimes I will write She or He or The Gods or Them. The capital is me showing the upmost respect to the one I am talking about. Morrigan is my Dark Queen of Death, War and Prophesy. But if Someone else has their own Dark Queen version then I will use my version has a point of reference. Same as with Danu, my Creator Mother Earth, Gaia is another example but I will use Mother Creator or just Mother has the point of reference. I am giving full Honour and respect to whatever aspect or Name that you use when I do this.

THIS IS JUST MY WAY. Until I really know your God how you believe in them I do this. Also I have been corrected a few times on here and elsewhere when I say Gods or God, I have been corrected by being told “Goddess actually”. I know, I am well aware of that, with thanks.

Has habit I do point out to others that they do have a choice, which only they can make if they are unhappy within their path, which they can make with Guidance from above. There are 2 choices, Go it alone or group. A Witch is a Witch whether they be alone or in a coven.

Changes
So on my blog I will write how the fuck I want to, again, if you do not like it, go elsewhere. But from now onwards when I reply on a post I will read through twice still but I will not let others influence what I am typing. And instead of She, He, God/ess or a Name or Aspect I will use the term “All that are Holy” or something very similar, Unless I know you and yours as well as I can without believing in them. Both of these may cut down on my reply but if it will stop anymore people from getting grave offence from me, this is what I will do. I am already second guessing what I want to write, so I do not write at all, just in-case it causes offence to them, or it comes across as me trying to convert the world. Bare with me, I will get there in the end.

Midnight, after a day’s thinking and asking for Guidance from Them then She told me by showing me a little of the vision, almost dropped the cigarette I was smoking. By all accounts Morrigan told me about this, (see Loss below – regarding my vision) and it seems that GL’s guidance regarding the vision was spot on again. Thank you again GL, and my thanks to Kuan Yin has well. There you go, still learning, and the Gods have not finished with me yet, maybe a little Fire to lose will not be a bad thing for me. Stop being so forthright and bloody-minded. Stubborn old Goat I am.

Give you a vision/dream, piss someone off to help you learn the lesson, remind you of the vision, Ah, now realisation dawns on you, still learning, I have not finished with you yet. There is still work to be done, I am around, always. Remember that. You are not going anywhere yet.

1600hrs
So another day thinking all this over. Having had the Guidance last night and now knowing what They are doing with me, do I change has I outlined above, or do I keep on doing what I am doing, at the risk of pissing off others by coming across as trying to convert everyone to my Path.

But I do feel that a little South Energy could be cut, but it is who I am, my life has made me this way, moulded me this way, so we shall see. Also depends on what Morrigan has in store for me in the near future. Still the Rookie. But I got rid of most of my hate and anger before I came on here, there was nothing I could have done at that time, it happened, move on. I have done that, so now what?
Horses to water
You can lead a horse to water but you can not make it drink, so? And?
Knowledge
Whose?
Mine.

But if I change drastically will I piss of the Gods, not that I have not already done that in the past. But now our Working and relationship is different, more even, in their favour methinks. I can say no, but now I understand that sometimes what they have to say may have a very important message to someone, and maybe not the one I am speaking to, but someone who reads what was written. But is that an excuse I could use, am I just trying to validate my way to bully others?

To be honest I have been Working with my Dark Queen since I was 24, I am now 43 ½, so almost 20 years. I was working with her energy before I really understood Her Energy, I was a bad boy, but justified none the less, and apart from Mother Danu, all the others only since the last few years.

1700hrs
Different names same aspect
So the same basic Energy, however we call you then?
Yes
So why not just talk to them yourself, has you do with me?
Because
That is no answer, they do not like it.
Laugh
So you are just using me.
Yes
1900hrs
Morrigan is right, still the rookie, still learning. Smiling to myself here, bloody fool I am. This is why Kaskai my Mother Cougar came to me all that time ago, that is why I called myself Shaman and not Druid or Bard or Warrior or Priest. I am a messenger, nothing more or less, not a warrior, leader, or follower. Cougar channels messages from the divine to the mortal, And Shaman does much the same, telling the tribe messages from the Spirit world. So understanding does dawn with a major headache from Her, thank you.

Sometimes the messenger is attacked, thus he needs to fight. And sometimes the messenger is shot, as in the old saying, “don’t shoot the messenger” which is what happened to start all this, so has the lesson been learned by me? Hell yes, well and truly. So what do I do now, keep things the same for the most part, just be more thoughtful to others has I write. They may not understand me as others do. And dodge the arrows and bullets, chuckling to myself here again.

No you teach and guide
But is that just…
Yes
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