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PUBLISHED 13th September 2012

Thank you so much to Luna at thebruisedcandle for the nomination. But I do not think that I can accept this award, or any other for that matter, but please feel free to read and nominate any of those who are listed below. Awards are not why I came on here, and it was making me very uncomfortable over the last 24 hours. Sorry Luna, but thank you all the same.

Having read their blog, I think that it is a great place to start if you are starting out upon your Path, very well worth the Visit.

  1. aheathenspath
  2. crystalearthspirit
  3. draculawidow
  4. ibasoubliyet
  5. greattininess
  6. thelifeandtimesofaforeverwitch
  7. thesumofeverythingdotcom1
  8. ellisnelson
  9. elfkat
  10. yewgrove
  11. mistressbabylonconsort
  12. cauldronandbrew
  13. eklecticsoul
  14. primordialearthsky
  15. twilightpath
  16. thedruidbird
  17. roguepriest
  18. asatrublog
  19. paganquest
  20. smokefromthetemple
  21. ansidhean
  22. rosedixon
  23. gcsummers
  24. beyond-dead
  25. charlotteshirvington
  26. ihaveseengod
  27. lateralloveaustralia

Those blogs above I have read and I have found them interesting, as you may well do.

Project Pagan Enough part 2 – A.W.O.L.   2 comments


Yeah, yeah, I know that I am a little behind times, by maybe 2 years, but that is me all over with current fashions and thinking trends. And you know what, I just do not care.

So reading a few threads, blogs and websites I find out about Project Pagan Enough, been there, done that, gave my sixpence worth. But while saying my Prayer to Danu last night, I remembered a thread I had read. This was about setting up a “minimum standard”, but I can not for the life of me remember the site, WordPress or somewhere else. Anyhow, this got me thinking, could it work? Err no. How would we set up a “Council of Elders” to lay out the rules and regs.

So how would we set up a Council, one from each Path? Do we accept Voodoo and Satanist? What about Shinto, Hindi. Hmmm, good question methinks, but where will it stop. Of course we have to accept the Pagan/* whatever, Christian, Muslim, etc.

So I can see how it would go. Wicca, Shinto, Hindi, and Druid will have the most members, so they will have a louder voice, than say Shaman or NeoGreek. But what if you do not fit into the main Paths, well my friends, that one is easy, who gives a damn about you, well you do for one, and I do for two but considering that neither You nor I will be on this Council, mute point I think. Sorry.

So we have set up this council, and a set of Rules is passed down that everyone must adhere to. I can really see that working, NOT. Hell even amongst the Main Wicca Paths there will be infighting. “Who put them in Charge, Why am I not on this Council, I am going to form my own Council then we will show them. “ It will be like the European Union, or worse. A bang on the door at two in the morning with the goon squad whisking you away for improper dress sense or the improper use of an incense stick. Yeah, laugh it up. You know it could happen. And who gets to be the Pagan Pope?

So here’s an idea. FOAD with that idea.

Here’s another idea, and I really think that this is a corker of an idea. Drop this stupid idea. It is even worse than “You are not Pagan Enough” or the Common Agriculture Commission from the EU. You want to be Pagan, cool, go for it. You do not want to be Pagan, cool, go for it, or we all could just drop the entire “Pagan” bull, and class us all as Alternative Faiths, Any which is not one of the main recognised Faiths, in which case the Satanist and the Voodoo followers can then be inside this umbrella term. Which brings us to A.W.O.L. this also means Alternative Way Of Life or change Life to Faith or Belief, granted Rockers, Goths, Punks, and Bikers are A.W.O.L. but so are the Wicca, Druid, Nordic, Celtic, etc. although maybe if Druid and Wicca were classed as main Recognised Faiths along with Christian, Hindi, Muslim or Shinto et al. then maybe we would not be even thinking about this. Because if you are Wicca you are Wicca, If Christian, you are Christian. Until you amalgamate different Faiths, Christian and Wicca as an example, then you may be classed as Not Wicca Enough, or Not Christian Enough, but you would always be Alternative Enough.

Earth, Gods, Nature, Magic, Occult, Magick are all Alt. Beliefs, regardless to Whom you Pray to and how often, if Anything at all.

And this does not mean that you have to dress in a leather Jacket and ripped jeans, or you have to listen to Rock or New-Age music. Unless you want to anyway. I do but as from one of my other blogs I am into Heavy Rock. If your usual is skirt and cardigan with a blouse and listen to easy listening or County, then why would you even think about changing. Alt. Belief is different to Alt. Fashion and Music. Personally I can not stand PVC or Latex clothing. Or Death Metal, My choice. And how “Eco” have you got to be? Answer “How eco do you want to be?” Some class Pagan as Earth based religions but with Alt. Beliefs there is absolutely no such misconstrued ideas. Not Officially State Recognised religions. Not picking on them but I can never see Satanism becoming an OSR, but they are an Alt. Belief system. My Faith will never become an OSR, but it is an Alt. Belief system.

So could this work? Drop Pagan and call ourselves Alternative Faiths, (or Alt. Faith/Belief). I personally think that it could, and do we really need a Council to guide us. I do not, I know that for sure, and in certain Faiths there is already a Council of sorts, who guide the Faithful, which is cool, but honestly how many of us really need a council, or just a friend to help and “Advise” and “Suggest” but not demand. I would rather have 1 friend than 20 Council Members who will mainly be looking out for their own interests. And to be honest, would I even want to be on this council. No, I have enough trouble and stress in my life without having to figure why Alt. Religion has gone political.

And what about mixed Covens, with different Paths working together? Would this be outlawed, or enforced. I have worked with a Wiccan, and a Runic Warrior, and a Satanist at different times, but mainly I work alone. I do not want to “have to” join a Coven. But I guess that if we have a council and I am ostracised from wherever, then I really do not care, but others might.

So where do we go from here, my personal views on the term “Pagan“ is written elsewhere on here, so I do not have to repeat it. But one final question for you gentle reader. Who and when did the term Pagan come into main use to explain our religious beliefs? I really do not know, but I am curious to find out. 50 years ago? 100? 500? Mainstream press? Gardiner? Tudor? Edwardian? Cromwell?

Guess what, yeah, another Question. Apart from trying to explain to those of OSR Faiths what out beliefs are, how often do we really use the term Pagan? Apart from on here I very rarely use the term to describe myself, unless it is to outsiders from OSR Faiths, and then only the once. So how often would I use Alt. Belief, about the same. But it may stop the infighting which certain groups and people have started with the term Pagan, but then maybe not. But if Druid and Wicca wanted to be classed at OSR’s then that is all to the good for them, they will not be Alt. Beliefs, but OSR Beliefs, which in reality they are already. Saying this I know from previous conversations with Wiccans that not all Wiccans would be happy with their Faith going Mainstream. I have not spoken to any Druids, as far as I am aware, with regards to this, so I am not sure. But one upside to this would be that if Wicca and Druid went OSR mainstream, that could benefit all of the Alt. Faiths from religious attacks.

Cor. I do go on a bit, don’t I.

If you Listen to Fools, the Mob Rules. Is the wise man always right? No, he can play the Fool. RIP Ronny J Dio.

21st December 2012   2 comments

It’s the End of the World as we know it
Or is it?
There has been a lot of Doom and Gloom predictions over the last couple of years, more than usual I mean. All because of the Mayan Calendar, which ends 21st December 2012.

Some of these predictions are that a planet, X is on course to have a near miss with Earth, but Planet X, due to it’s Magnetic Field, will drag Earth off into the Galactic Core, where we will be destroyed. This is despite the fact that Sol, our Sun is a lot bigger than Planet X, and it is the reason why we stay within our Solar System. There is another one tied to this theory, and that is that said Planet it being flown, like a giant spaceship by a race of Aliens, and they are coming back to Earth to collect all of our gold, which they need to fly their planet. Have we finished laughing yet? Another one is that when we pass through the Galactic Centre, which is an imaginary line, much like the Equator on Earth, all of our magnetic fields are going to flip, and while they are flipping, we will all fall off into space. We, if I am not mistaken, have passed through the Galactic Centre many times before. What about our gravitation field, that is what keeps us on here, tied to this is another one that while our poles are switching we will all get fried by the Suns radiation. News flash … the Poles have switched before, and yet there is still life on this planet. The final one is that there will be a Global Earthquake/flood/eruption. Which will tear apart the world.

So the Winter solstice is going to be very busy this year, what with Aliens, floating off into space while being fried by the Sun, Oh, and of course the Earthquakes. All of this because a calendar is ending!!! Strange that life did not end 5000 years ago, when the last one ended. And I have seen people on line offering Survival Guides for 2012 for $50. And people are buying them. If you can waste $50, give it to an Animal charity, do not make a conman richer.

So what will happen on the 22nd, well it all depends on where you are, here in the UK, there may be snowfall, the big fiery ball will rise in the sky ( as usual), the birds will sing, and life will go on. The only two major things that may happen is a massive Solar Flare burst around that time which might disrupt global power and communications by giving Earth a global EM pulse. And there may be a slight change in Humans, but not in all of us, but it may well effect everyone. This last 5000 years has been a violent time, the next 5000 years is (according to the Mayans and the Hopi) an enlightened Age, a true end of Ragnarok as the Norse called it. But it may take 100 years for the old powers to relinquish their hold on power, but they will not give up without a fight. How many Centuries over the last 3000 years has there not been war somewhere on this world? The other one? Look at the current economic situation in the world. Has Greed brought the World to the brink of a major Global Financial Depression. We will see, give it another 2 years. Most major wars have been about 2 things, Religion and or Greed.

Posted August 29, 2012 by davescallon in Aliens, Mayan Calendar, New Age, Winter Solstice

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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