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 Oak King Green Man Pagan God Summer Solstice 11x14 Print Pagan image 1

 

Two pagan rituals.

Which one would you rather attend?

 

Ritual A

Circle is cast.

Priestess invokes Green Man.

Clad in green paint and living leaves, the Green Man springs into the circle.

Green Man gives a speech about who he is and what he does.

 

Ritual B

Circle is cast.

Priestess invokes Green Man.

Clad in green paint and living leaves, the Green Man springs into the circle.

Drums come up.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    The throb of the drums will always lead us back to the heart of Pagandom. Praise to the drums, and their drummers!
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I like that version C with the strange drink tasting of nuts and fungus, but I would like to be numbered among the drummers instea
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    I've always felt that, like sex, ritual needs to be something that people do together, not what one person does to another. (Proba
  • Mark Green
    Mark Green says #
    B, of course. I have a hard time with performative ritual, where attendees just stand around and watch other people do stuff. Dan
  • Chas  S. Clifton
    Chas S. Clifton says #
    How about version C? Clad in green paint and living leaves, the Green Man springs into the circle. The Green Man offers strange

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 Suspicious packages: 9 signs of potential danger on your doorstep - ABC13  Houston

 

So, you're a witch, are you? I know, I know: you only came for the spells.

Well, let me tell you something about witching: it's a package deal.

Like every other tribe, we have our own religion. It's your religion now, whether you practice it or not.

Like every other tribe, we have our own gods. They're your gods now, whether you worship them or not.

Like every other tribe, we have our own ways. They're your ways now, whether you keep them or not.

You're a witch now, are you? Well, welcome to the tribe.

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 History of Jack-O'-Lanterns | Merriam-Webster

 Nine Schools of Thought

 

When is Samhain?

As one would expect, authorities disagree.

 

Stuffy (also: Traditionalist) School

Samhain begins at sundown on October 31, the First of the Three Nights of Samhain.

Hey: if the Gregorian calendar was good enough for the ancestors, it's good enough for me.

 

Old School

Old Samhain comes on 11-12 November.

Hey, if the Julian calendar was good enough for the ancestors, it's good enough for me.

I suppose you're one of those neo-pagans?

 

Old Craft

Do you maybe mean All Hallows? Or, better, All Saints?

Protective coloration, dude. It's all about protective coloration.

 

Slapdash School

It's Samhain whenever the coven has time to get together.

Usually this means the Saturday closest to Halloween, but if it's December 3 instead, tough.

What the f*ck is the “Three Nights of Samhain”?

 

Purist (also: Astronomical) School

Samhain falls at the precise midpoint between astronomical Autumn Equinox and astronomical Winter Solstice.

Hey: if astronomical precision was good enough for the ancestors, it's good enough for me.

“Three Nights of Samhain”? Did you perhaps by any chance mean the Trinox Samoni?

 

American Trendy School

Samhain = Halloween (or, as true Trendies would insist, Hallowe'en). Samhain begins at midnight on October 30, and ends at midnight on October 31.

That means that the Eve of Samhain is actually October 30.

Well, that's what they say.

 

American Commercial School

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Recent Short Gnosis Experiences

Since this is Gnosis Diary, here are a few short entries of my recent gnosis experiences.

A Story About Cucumbers

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Haustblot and Other Holidays

In September 2022, Amanda planned and led Haustblot for our kindred. Amanda is the first gythia I trained. Haustblot is an autumn seasonal and harvest ritual. When my kindred was creating our ritual calendar for 2022, I asked the kindred members if we wanted to do Rainbow Season for fall again this year, and Amanda volunteered to do Haustblot instead. Just before the ritual started, Amanda, I, and some of the ritual participants posed for a Heathen Visibility Project photo.

I'm so proud of Amanda. I'm delighted she worked a pomegranate into the ritual since it came from my tree. I still got in a Rainbow Season toast to Heimdall on behalf of Tom, and also a toast to Tom, during the sumbel portion of the ritual.

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Quiet Mind Meditation

Try this before you go to bed when you are stressed or have a big day planned so you are calm and ready for anything! The great psychic and healer Edgar Cayce used this blue beauty for achieving remarkable meditative states during which he had astoundingly accurate visions and prophetic dreams. Indeed, azurite helps achieve a high state of mental clarity and powers of concentration. If you can’t find the answer to a problem in the here and now, try looking for solutions on the astral plane. Write the problem down on paper and place it under a small azurite overnight on a windowsill so it collects moonlight.

At 11:11 a.m., lie comfortably in a quiet and darkened room with the azurite stone placed over your third eye on your forehead. Clear your mind of everything for eleven minutes and meditate. Sit up and listen for the first thing that comes into your mind—it should be the answer or a message regarding the issue at hand. Write down the words you receive. The rest of the day you will be in a state of grace and higher mind during which you will hear information and answers to help guide you in many aspects of your life. If you, like me, enjoy this meditation, you may want to do it every day at 11:11 a.m. and every night at 11:11 p.m. I strongly suggest that you keep a journal of these “azurite answers.” You may receive information that you won’t understand until many years have passed, making the journal an invaluable resource and key to your very special life.

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 The Marvel Movies Debrief: Iron Man Recap, Legacy and MCU Connections | Den  of Geek

They sure don't make superheroes like they used to.

Consider Morvan son of Tegid, named in an anonymous 10th century Welsh poem as one of the warriors of Arthur's warband. So ugly was Morvan that no weapon would harm him.

Or consider his companion, Sandde Angel-Face, so beautiful that no weapon would harm him. These powers brought them both unscathed, even through the Battle of Camlan, where Arthur fell.

Today's superheroes seem a lesser breed by comparison. Beside such superpowers, what good are retractable metal claws, or the ability to shrink to the size of an ant?

Of what use is a superpower without practical applications?

 

Iron Man

(To the tune of: “Spiderman”)

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