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Two Spirits, Two Sexes, Many Genders

 

Z Budapest once stirred up strong feelings, ending in a demonstration, by holding a biological-women-only ritual at Pantheacon.  The previous year another group had also excluded trans-women from an all women ritual.  Some people decided it was time to challenge the legitimacy of such practices. It was quite the kerfluffel for a while. I was one of Z’s defenders. 

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Gone with the Window

Hundreds of us, jammed into the hallway outside the hotel ballroom, waiting for the doors to open and the ritual to begin.

The power in the air was palpable.

Like atoms which, when compressed, generate heat, so too with bodies. You could taste the energy mounting, mounting, as more and more people pressed in.

Finally, the double doors swung open. With a cheer, we stampeded into the room.

Then the ritualist killed it.

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Fifteen Theses: 1. “Naturalism”

Humans are, by Nature, creatures of spirit. Our archaeological record, particularly at Göbekli Tepe, suggests that before even we grew crops to feed ourselves or built permanent dwellings and settlements, Nature called us to worship together; civilization did not predate worship, but our commitment to communal worship may have brought us civilization. Whatever other faculties humankind possesses and has honed over time, one of the primary and defining ones has always been our innate spirituality.

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Bad harvests

From Lammas (loaf mass) through the autumn, we tend to think about harvests and to reflect that in rituals. The normal procedure is to focus on the things we have grown and harvested in our lives because most of us aren’t intimately involved with growing and harvesting food.

However, bad harvests are very much part of nature. Too much or too little water, too much or too little sun, and your crops can fail. Insects, disease, people too ill to work the land, and other random natural acts can mean there is no harvest. This is a good time of year to look at the harvests you didn’t get to make because circumstances thwarted you. It can be oppressive having to be all joy and gratitude about life when life is not full of delight. If you are suffering, if you are restricted, if your scope to harvest has been denied you, it’s important to have space to acknowledge that. Gratitude is good, but not when it makes us ignore genuine injustice or go into denial about what isn’t working for us.

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RAINBOWS IN CRYSTALS - WHAT ARE THEY !?

If you've ever had the opportunity to see Rainbows in a crystal, it is a beautiful thing!

You might have exclaimed "Wow! Rainbows in crystals!" and wondered "what are they and how do I work with them!?"

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  • Ben Gruagach
    Ben Gruagach says #
    It's important to note too that when buying crystals, ones with very overt rainbow sheens on them, often called "Aura" crystals, a
  • Genn John
    Genn John says #
    Thanks for your comment, Ben! You're absolutely right! Most crystals with the rainbow/iridescent sheen have been treated to look t
Radiant Love Activations from the Lionsgate Portal

The last time that I really took note of the Lionsgate Portal was in 2015 when the gateway formed a perfect 888 in numerology, in fact, that was the first time that I had ever connected to the Lionsgate Portal. I suspect my lack of connection with this particular energetic portal is due to it's high Leo and sun frequency. I only have Leo in the 11th house of my astrological chart and other than that I have no Leo influence in my chart at all, in fact, throughout my 12 planets I have only one fire sign in total. Because of this lack of fire in my energetic make-up it has taken a good long while for the element of fire and I to develop a relationship and an even longer while for me to become comfortable in the lessons and energy of the summer season.

 

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  • Tyger
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    I am touched by the beauty of this
A Lost-Found Fable of Posea, the 'Northern Aesop'

The king of a certain ecotopian kingdom once built himself a magnificent, state-of-the-art straw-bale palace.

Visitors from all over the world flocked to see the king and his masterpiece of eco-sensitive, sustainable architecture. As was the custom at the time, each foreign dignitary presented the king with the gift of a new throne, beautifully-wrought in the most precious materials.

Now, a king needs only so many thrones, so he stored the unused ones in the attic of the palace. In time, the weight of the accumulated thrones outbore the carrying capacity of the palace's straw-bale construction.

One day, while the king was holding court, the building collapsed, and the king and his entire entourage were killed.

Moral:

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  • Dragon Dancer
    Dragon Dancer says #
    HAHAHAHAHA !!!! Too funny!!
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    Murphy Pizza says #
    LOL!! *snort* bwahaha!!
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    An oldie but goodie.
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    Tasha Halpert says #
    HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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