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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

Nettle and Ginger Update   4 comments

Now I know that you have all been waiting with baited breath for this, (ohh, be still my beating heart) and now here it is, (drum Roll please).

 

It works, yes it surprised the hell out of me to, because there is something I neglected to mention at the start. I did it with the same devolution as most people will use, none. No asking the plants, no asking Airmid, Goddess of Herbs, Brid, Goddess of the Land or Danu, Mother Creator. But it is not that strong, it takes away the pain, for the most part, and it works well with my Rosemary Oil, which I made, but the swelling has not gone down much. So not much AI, but not bad AG.

 

And for you money makers who were following the original post, If you try to patent it, I will be very, very , very angry with you. If you want to make it to sell, go for it, but if it is too expensive, the poor will not be able to buy it, so you can make a small donation to WSPA, WWF, Cat Protection, et. Al., keep the cost down and the poor can buy it, then well done to you. I may not be watching, but your Kai will be.

 

I will, of course be making a big batch, but doing it properly with full reverence to all. And then mix it with my Rosemary oil as a one hit oil.

Headology   2 comments

Chatting to ElfKat about coming out as a Pagan at work and it got me thinking. I remember twice when I shut up the piss takers and bullies.

 

Once when doing some filming on farmland while I was with the Re-enactment group. It was nighttime and we had a massive fire going, I was dressed as I usually was, only in trousers and hide boots. and just because there was some mutterings going on I sat down in front of the fire, while the rest of the group were spread around on logs or sitting on the grass, I sat so close to the fire I could have been spit roasted. My main reason was to dry my boots, which had got soaked. I had my Indian Dagger tucked into my belt. Anyhow, the mutterings got louder, so slowly I drew my dagger, flung my arms wide and looked up to the sky, looked down at the fire and poked it with my dagger. I started muttering in fake Irish/Welsh, which I used on the battlefield for the crowds. I saw a couple of the lads get up and go over to the trees, and come back, while the muttering was watching me transfixed. Any way I once again flung my hands wide and looked up to the sky, but when I poked the fire a massive tree branch moved violently and the Guy who had been talking about me summoning Deamons jumped about 3 feet into the air, from a sitting position. I just looked at the tree and gave a nasty smile towards the tree. Pocked again and again the tree moved, and so did he. We told him what was going on, but he did shut up after that.

 

An interesting aside to this was that the film company were, we felt, taking the piss, and a group of us who were not filming at that time were sitting on the ground leaning against a fence. I had a re-curve bow in my hands, pointing straight up. I pulled back as far as I could, then relaxed. For some reason I notched an arrow, pulled back only a few inched, still pointing up, and my hand slipped of the string. The arrow went skywards like a rocket. By rights it should have flopped at my feet. It still went up, and then came down, all in the space of seconds, and landed inches from the assistant for the director. straight down. Had it hit her, I would have been up on a murder charge, because at the speed it was going, it would have gone right through her.

 

The second thing was I got invited out with a few lads from work, just after moving in with Hilary. My best mate Chris, and two others from work. Anyway the other two were riding me all night, all the way though the film, and into the carpark afterwards. I just said back in a bit and I walked off a little. I once again did my hand raised bit a few times and said in a loud voice, that will learn them, too right it will. A few minutes later Chris pulled me aside and said “Dave, mate, look can you not do that again please, it’s shitting them up”

“No Worries mate, just doing what I had to do”

Never got baited from them again.

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.

Death   Leave a comment

Death comes to us all and in my Path Morrigan the Phantom Queen of Death and War will chose the slain and judge. But what happens to the body? Having done some research for my book I have found that there are three options. Interned in a grave or barrow with some grave goods, namely food, or burned in a pyre and then interned within a barrow or other sacred place. The third is reserved for those who deserve no better, those who have committed heinous crimes, and they are tied and placed facedown into a bog.

Now I have found little evidence of a Death Penalty imposed in general use, so these crimes must have been very serious indeed, and because things were not written down until after the Druid class was all but wiped out and then only after the Christians came and the Book of Kells was written.

To be fair, I have not had the opportunity to really study the Kells, not being able to read much Irish, and translating from old Irish to modern English is beyond my capabilities.

Was the different interns for different classes or different deaths, probably the former rather than the latter, with the higher classes and learned craftsmen being buried with grave goods while the peasants and slaves were burned, probably without grave goods.

This is only speculation on my part but I do not really think that it would make much difference to the outcome of the Kai’s journey onwards, either to the Underworld or the Otherworld. As to whether Morrigan would personally turn up for every Death, I do not think so, only those deemed important enough, and not just of status or standing. For She was the Queen of the Shee, and I am guessing that for the most part, it is they who would turn up, otherwise Morrigan would be very busy with a population of tens of thousands, a lot of people dying every day, maybe about 4-5 every hour or hundreds if there was a battle.

But now with maybe a few hundred who really believe throughout the world of over 7 billion, maybe She would turn up herself. But I have already decided what I am doing with my body, written elsewhere on here, but what is my Status with regards to my ancestors, and what should I do? In today’s society I am working class, (peasant), but I was a fair wordsmith and a not bad guitarist, so would my ancestors class me as a Bard? A Learned man. Also I was a quite good fighter with sword and spear so I would have been a solider or Guard had I been there then, and then was now. Also my Path is Shaman based, which I class myself as, so would I have been a Druid class? Druid, Guard (retired), Bard (retired), in one package, but peasant still.

No this is not a case of Ego! Just stating facts of what I have taught and been taught. And yet I still just class myself as working class, rather than a leader or some such. Regardless that I teach and have taught fighting skill to others, and my Path on here and face to face, namely to my daughter Jinkx over the last few years, since she decided who and what she worshiped and sort my advice. So am I going against my class by wanting to be burned on a pyre, or does it not really matter, just as long as I do die sometime. Gods but that would be a nightmare for me, left alive, unable to pass over.

But according to some, these Isles were drenched in the blood of human and animal sacrifices, and yet I have found no evidence to corroborate these claims. Granted these claims came from Christian and Roman sources, neither who had much good to say about my ancestors. The Wicker Man is one such version, and a culture who did not have a general Death Penalty and who revered all life would stuff animals still alive, plants and at least one human as a sacrifice to Brid, Goddess of the Land, to guarantee a good harvest. Yes I am biased, but how comes we would even think of doing that? And What became of the Kai of all of the victims, animal and vegetable? What a massive waste of food, when the right prayer and a small offering would, (and has) sufficed. If I did this then I would really despise myself for the rest of my life. Burned alive, what an evil thing to do, yes evil and wicked. And you would be judged as such by the Phantom Queen herself. Down to Labraid and returned to Earth to face your punishment.

But what is Labraid and the Underworld? Some has been covered with the Otherworld, Land of Eternal Youth etc. But I have found not much on the Underworld. A Christian Hell? I really do not think so, the whole culture of the Gods and the people does not point to something like this, and besides, more souls would pass through this way and back to Earth than onwards to the Otherworld.

So Fire and Brimstone, nope. Big Red scary horned demon God? Nope. Labraid has been depicted as a older man, more akin to the Christian God. A massive Hall where the Kai’s journey and lessons are given and eventually reborn back onto this world to learn their lesson and continual their journey, and maybe next time, onwards to the Otherworld. Not a place to fear, unlike most other Faiths, (but not the Chinese, who have a massive underworld, populated by hundreds of clerks and sending the soul onwards depending on the life and type of death they had).

 

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