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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
Being Shaman

The Dark Queen   11 comments

So I came across this blog regarding the Dark Queen Morrigan, She of Death and War. It was written by a main Druid of the order of BOD in the US. Basically Morrigan has been calling Priests and Priestess because “A Storm is Coming” The blog is at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2012/07/the-call-of-the-morrigan.html and was started July 31, 2012.

 

While usually I would just dismiss this, has I do with so many sites regarding the Queen of the Shee, especially when the person confuses Her with her Sister, Mother Danu, Creator Earth Goddess. But something made me read the entire blog, and upon reflection, I can not just discount it.

 

I had the major need around the time of this blog to start my own, that was the first thing, another recently was the fact the the Dark Queen has contacted with visions and thoughts my 25 year old daughter Jinkx. Up to this point Jinkx was very happy with only Mother (Gaia) and she felt that she did not need another, but Morrigan decided otherwise. Point 2.

 

Yes I know, I am aware that in the past when my young Nephew died I asked Morrigan to take my life to save his. She refused and I cursed Her then and there, and I did not talk to Her for years, because I felt that She had let me down. Years later She gave me a vision dream as a warning, and I knew it was from Her, She showed me.

 

Is there a storm coming? Or are we in the middle of it. But would Morrigan cause a war? No, not her way, not Our way, not at all. But I asked why have you not called me to battle then? but insight has told me She has, they all have. Because I am always one step away from war at the best of times, and since I was 24 I have prayed to the Gods of my Ancestors, and treated them as real. And writing this blog, which is only my aspects of what I believe. the Truth as I see it. But yes while I do not use NBC weapons, I have used the power of the Universe to help or hinder others, I am still at war, always, against those who attack me and mine, or those whom I call friend, or those who can not fight back due to Faith restrictions or health or ability. I have been fighting my whole life, against my 1/2 brothers friends, bullies at school, Christian Fundies in the 80’s and early 90’s and thugs and morons because I was a Rocker and still even now. I use all that I can, sometimes a fist, sometimes a curse.

 

But going back to my blog about the Mayan New Calender and what I wrote then, makes point 3 methinks. So maybe he is right and my Dark Queen is gathering the faithful, for what purpose, well She has not told me, nor do I expect Her to, but I will know when it happens.

Faith in Balance   Leave a comment

I have not written this to gain Followers or Friends. I am Single and Solitary in my Faith, ‘tis my Path, but I am writing this to Pass on my Knowledge to those who may need it. I have a major need to pass on this information, Divine Influence. You will know if it helps, then you know you were guided here by a higher power, Mother Earth. If I wanted friends I would be on face book, and if I wanted Followers I would be on Twitter, and if I wanted Fans I would be on Myspace.

It all started when I was 15, back in ‘85, and I was reading a story book in which was mentioned Gaia, Mother Earth. At the time I never paid it much mind, going to an RC school and going to Church every week. But when I left school that is when I remembered about Gaia.

In ‘87 I had found, in the main Library, various books hidden away in the New Age/Spiritual/Mind, Body, Soul sections. And within these books I found a wealth of information on this religion called Pagan. My thirst for knowledge led me to borrow every book, which I read from cover to cover, and I was left with more questions than answers.

I started to believe in Mother Earth, as described in the story book, and I started to study various Paths, and the mysteries of the Occult and Magick. Occult means Hidden, knowledge which is hidden. I called my self Witch, Occultist and Pagan and from day one I announced to the World what I was. The worst I got was from those whom had brought me up, he even went as far as to call the Church to get me exorcised, but Mum stopped him doing it.

As far as I was concerned, I never hid my Roman Catholic faith, so why should I hide my Pagan Faith. That is why, unlike so many others within the Paths, I never hid what I am. Even today, 2012, there are many who hide their Path from the world.

All Wiccans are Witches, but not all Witches are Wicca. But not all Witches are Pagan, in the broad sense of the term, but what is Pagan? It is a general lump together term that covers all new-age type religions, and those which predate Christianity. Also Hindi, and Shinto could both be loosely classed as Pagan, with the Worship of many Gods, rather than just the one. But I know people who only believe in one Goddess, namely Mother Earth, and no others, and yet these would be classed as Pagan, although technically they are not. So to my mind Pagan is a Bullshit term. Did my Irish ancestors call themselves Pagan? Err, no.

If I was to say to someone “I am Pagan” then the general reply is “really so-an-so is Wiccan” The term is understood. If I was to say to the same person “I am Native Irish” the average reply is either “?” or “Haven’t got much of an accent” or “Bloody Irish, coming over here taking our jobs” depending on who I am talking to. The term is not understood. So yes Pagan works, but if they have knowledge of such things, then I will tell them “Native Irish”.

But does an Iron Age belief system really belong in the 21st century? Take away Bel’s sword and chariot and give him an M16 and a tank and it is the same God updated for the modern age, someone for the modern soldier to believe in, thus it works. What about this modern age? Computers in everything, so maybe a Computer God, or Geek God. But this is wrong, you can not do that!!! Who said I can not.

OK lets look at it realistically shall we. In the Beginning we had cave man becoming aware of his surroundings and himself. A priestly class arises amongst the tribe and the Surroundings is called “The Great Spirit” or “Mother Earth”. Danu is created from the thoughts of man, and with the belief of the entire tribe, Faith grows, and She becomes almost Real. Then the tribe understand the very basic concept of Death, and thus the priests give this a name. Morrigan, the Phantom Queen, and She also becomes almost Real. The concept of War is also discovered, and thus Rulership is also given to Morrigan, because the end result is usually Death for someone. Thus the Sisters of Life and Death guide the tribe via the priests across the Land until they settle in Ireland, about 7000 b.c.

Has the tribe grows and becomes more technically capable Danu creates more Gods for the tribe, via thoughts into the minds of the Priests and leaders. Her Children of Danu. She does this because She is the Creator Goddess. Now we are into the second age of Faith, the Family. And still later new Gods have come into being, the Third Age of Faith, has new concepts like a complex written language is devised. Then comes Christianity for 1500 years,(in Ireland it has only been 1500 years, not 2000). And in that time mankind almost forgot them all and progressed to the advancement of what we are now. Thus starts the New Forth Age of Faith. Upgrade the Old Gods, and maybe Create some new ones. I have. Suz is my new Goddess of Electric Music (Rock Music) and Song writing. Which is why I have Her creation myth written here. I have worked with my Lady, (who is based upon a singer/song writer.) and problems with the music I am writing is cleared due to (I Call it) Devine Intervention. Score written. No Problem. And before you ask, No there has not been any problem with the other Gods being Jealous of Her. That would be a stupid idea.

The main problem with the Native Irish Faith is that there is so little to go on that has not been either corrupted or destroyed by the Christian Faith, but if we have the basics and a basic understanding of how and when, then the rest is personal choice, and becomes my Faith, my Belief, my Path. Think of the Native American Tribes. They never wrote down the Lore of the tribe, it was handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the same happened with the Druid class, until the wonderful Roman army committed genocide on the Order. Women, Children and Men slaughtered until the uprising. Not all of the Druids were on Anglesey, and those that were left, few in number, had to find a way to preserve the knowledge of the Tribe for the generations yet to be born. Thus Ogma was created who created the Written Language.

There appears to be some confusion as to the festivals. The New Druids today have festivals on the two Solstices and the two Equinoxes. Strange. Because there is really no evidence that our Native Ancestors had festivals at this time. Newgrange is part of this problem, has the doorway and main passage face the direction of the Sunrise at one of the Solstice. While a few of the Tombs are like this, many more are not. Stonehenge is also another one. With all the stones, you can pick a dozen days where the dawn or dusk is tied in with one of the stones. Granted Anie has her Festival on Midsummer, but considering that She is not one that is well remembered by most people these days, I can not see this as a basis for a Festival today. But the Wiccans have these four Festivals, so maybe the lines have become blurred and the Druids, running short on Ideas for the “Structure” of the “Faith” borrowed some of the Ideas from the Wiccans. But the Native Irish Faith is not Structured in that way like the Christian, Muslim, Greek, Egyptian, Wiccan or Roman Faiths. More Shamanistic than structured.

But I am a modern man, not an Iron Age man. I have access to the World from my chair via the Internet. I know what the World looks like, and what is in this World. I am also Logical, almost to a fault. This is why in my Animals I have two which are North American. And Considering that there were no Deer in Ireland until much later when they were re-introduced to Ireland. Irish Elk died out about 9200 years ago. But this could be why there was no major Stag God in Ireland until the Celts turned up in about 900 B.C. with Cernunnos, whom is now used by the Wiccans as the Consort to the Goddess.

Not only do we have the Christian slant on things, but we also have the Celtic Slant. The Irish, and the Welsh, and the Picts are not Celtic, they are Natives, the First People of these Islands. Fact. The Celts settled in Austria and Switzerland areas and spread West to these Islands, arriving here about 900 B.C. I am Not Celtic, Native Welsh or Native Pict, But Native Irish in my Beliefs as far as the Gods and ideals go anyway, it is just that I feel a major affinity with the Cougar and Buffalo.

Faith is not structured, only with the festivals, but the how and what is personal choice. Festivals start midday on the day and finish midday the next. Midnight is the middle of the festival.

The base ideas are Old Shaman, similar to The Shinto Faith in Japan or the Native American Tribes, with Spirits at sacred sites, Wells, Streams, etc. Offerings would have been left at these sites to appease the Spirits, with maybe a small prayer given at the same time. There were, and still are 100’s of these sites around Ireland dedicated to the Great Goddess Brid, otherwise known as St. Bridget when the Christian church inaugurated Her to try and convert the peasants to the Christian Faith. This move worked well for them, and when they no longer needed her, they took away Her Sainthood, but the damage to the old Faith had been done, and by and large Brid was forgotten by most people, but not all.

Stories were told around fires of the old Heroes and Gods, and later were written down, but due to the stranglehold of the New Religion a Christian slant was put over every story. And because of the intolerance to all other Religions the Old Faith was severely and brutally devastated by the Christian Faith, which culminated in the Witch-Hunt and Trials throughout the centuries. The last Witch to be murdered by Hanging by the British State was in 1956.

But yet the Old Faith lived on, word of mouth, kept alive by a few in stories, legends and deeds. The Hedgewitch has been a building block in the resurgence of the Old Faith. But there is a New Religion, Wicca, which has been growing strength every year, very loosely based on the Old Religion, but very highly structured similar to the Christian Religion. With the Worship to the Great Goddess and her Consort, The Horned God, No evil deed can be done, only blessings. Is this the Path of Nature? Or is it the Theoretical Path of the Solar God of the Christian Faith?

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