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    Re: Experiences With Cernunnos

    He is of the hunt, the earth and the underworld. Romans associated him with gold (metal from under the earth) and food. Meat offering to the hounds of Annwfn may also make sense. He also has...
  2. Re: Beware! Yoga is the door to Satanic possession!

    Yeah, doesn't surprise me. Things that can lead to satanic possession according to Christianist extremists:

    Harry Potter
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Meditation
    The Exorcist
    Jesus Christ Superstar...
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    Re: My Ancestors beliefs.

    Don't forget there is also a strong "Danish" heritage in NE England. And if you have a noble surname, you might have some Norman-French-Bretagne going back to the conquest. Not too many Anglo-Saxon...
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    Re: Need some external perspective

    I don't know if this is at all helpful for anyone else. But for me, on a bad day I think everyone I know and everything I've done will be gone and forgotten a century from now. Yeah, a negative...
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    Sticky: Re: Describe your path

    and,

    As for ritual: Little to none. Hence, contemplative. But I do have a sense of reverence and very infrequently a type of evocation.

    As for afterlife: Doubtful but hopeful. My empirical...
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    Sticky: Re: Describe your path

    I have come to know my own gods over the years. Some I know better than others. Some seem associated with known pantheons, but others are not.
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    Re: "Soft and fluffy" tarot

    And people have a tendency to "shoot the messenger." I work in mental health and I see the same thing there. One of the biggest mistakes therapists make is to avoid pointing out a client's...
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    Re: "Soft and fluffy" tarot

    this. too true for me also.

    My advice, if you're getting good readings and it accurately reflects your life, just go with it. Eventually pain and grief and suffering will come around, but there...
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    Re: Experiences With Cernunnos

    recommend for deletion
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    Re: Experiences With Cernunnos

    But back on topic, although my theist credentials are pretty shaky, I find this god to be very fascinating. He is old too. Far older that the Celtic expansion in the early iron age. He probably...
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    Re: Two Dreams in Need of Interpretation

    Oh and the garden is likely a manifestation of Self (capital S). If ego is the self you know, Self is the larger you including the parts you don't know or understand or accept.

    It is a Jungian...
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    Re: Experiences With Cernunnos

    I wouldn't deign to argue, but if the divines are real, what's to say s/he is not interested in guiding you? That's a rhetorical question. I just mean to suggest that relationships with spirits...
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    Re: Two Dreams in Need of Interpretation

    "Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!" -Ralph Wiggum

    (sorry, couldn't help myself)

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    Um, yes, you are weird. Sleep paralysis was the most disturbing experience...
  14. Thread: Cartomancy

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    Re: Cartomancy

    for beginners, be aware there are at least a couple of major traditions 1) the occultist tradition and 2) the pre-occultist interpretations. This is only important to know being as some of the...
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    Re: Faeries... Any advice?

    think small
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    Re: Experiences With Cernunnos

    Do be careful. Sometimes these divines/archetypes/entities or whatever they are, are more or different than what we think.

    My experience with the forest god has been sometimes positive, sometimes...
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    Re: Modern Religio Syncretism

    As they did in late antiquity, I see correspondences. But I don't know that it is my place to say if it is the same divine with two names or not. Personally, I am cautious about even naming the...
  18. Thread: addictions

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    Re: addictions

    mitigated by stress of first college then work and anger (mostly anger at ppl at college and now work), but after many years and more and more dependence, it doesn't take much to trigger the need to...
  19. Thread: addictions

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    Re: addictions

    Thanks for the responses all. It is a hard situation. Personally I have been able to quit my own addictions pretty easily when I put my mind to it, but for this person who is very close to me, she...
  20. Thread: addictions

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    addictions

    Anyone have thoughts on a heathen or pagan approach to dealing with alcohol addiction?

    (haven't posted here for since before the great crash)
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    Sticky: Re: The Evolution Thread

    Sickle cell anemia was what actually made me start to think seriously about things like this. The problem with any attempt to "fix" the gene pool is always going to be the lack of knowledge about...
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    Re: The effects of myth on society

    Fear is easier to deal with and communicate if we can project it onto something tangible instead of just having this amorphous disembodied anxiety floating around.


    This rings true for me. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Dream Interpretation

    hi there,

    i had two consecutive dreams last night of the same thing. i say consecutive because i had the first dream, woke up and then went back to sleep and had the second one. i basically...
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    Re: God of cyberspace?

    Steve Jobs (or Bill Gates for that matter) didn't even invent the internet, anyway. Robert Kahn of BB&N and Vinton Cerf laid the groundwork and Tim Berners-Lee created the WWW system. ...
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    Re: God of cyberspace?

    Hermes.... or maybe Woden?


    Right, didn't Woden have some special nerd-like (but at a divine level of course) knowledge of runes? Or something like that?

    (um, no disrespect intended)
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