THIEVES

Magic needs intent in how to work. It is that intent that can be good or ill toward the magic user. So much truth in this. Needs to be posted.

TAROFLEXIONS

Today I closed an oral examination on magic in Shakespeare and the Reformation time by suggesting to the student that nothing is ever wrong with magic. Rather, something is always wrong with the ones who misuse magic. So it all lies in the intent. If your intent is all right, then your magic is all right. This is a simple truth, and whose deeper understanding I must credit a very wise woman for; a woman who has inspired me, and whom I had the privilege to learn from and work with, namely, the well-reputed Scandinavian shaman and teacher Annette Høst. I can recall these words from her latest article on seidr, a form of Nordic shamanism: “Whether an act is harmful or helpful is determined by the intent of the practitioner, not by the method (A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Spring 2013, p. 12).

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Womanifesto

wo·man·i·fes·to 
noun
\ˌwo-ma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō\

 A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, and views of its female author. May include themes of empowerment, independence, self love, consciousness, affirmation, and individual acceptance; your positive beliefs about yourself. Created to give self-described definition in regards to the innate beauty inside of every woman. Yes, even you.
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I  an a good girl, though I refuse to behave myself. I will behave how ever I deem needed at the time. I have rage. I have anger. I express them as well for that is my right as a human being.I will laugh, cry, and carry on how I feel.

I do not allow others standers of their perception of why my beauty is supposed to be define me. I define me.  I am a beautiful woman. I have curves. I do not have a flat belly. I am of average hight. I have incredible dark hair. I look very sexy in my glasses. My clothing choices are all me and not something I just saw in a magazine.

I am bisexual, that does not mean that I am confused it means that I acknowledge unlike most that love takes on many forms both male and female.
I am creative. I take pictures. I paint. I write. I create new worlds.
My faith is Dual Tradition Celtic-Norse. I follow my linage and I am creating the way I engage with my gods and my forebarers. I embrace the gods and hold them high.
I believe everyone can lead a healthy life no matter what size they are and healthy dose not mean thin either.

I am a goddess.

I love yet hate the outdoors. Spiders are not my friends (allergies).
I do not fear handing anyone a jar I cannot open or asking for help when I need it.
I can and will do what I need for myself.
I hate cleaning house.
My sexuality is mine and no one can tell me how I may express it.
I will forgive myself. I deserve that. I deserve to no poison myself just because I have allowed others to harm me.
I will no longer resent the fact I have a monthly cycle, that I bleed for four days. I embrace the beauty of it. I embrace the diviness of the fact that I do bleed.
I am my own person, my life does not hang on the thoughts, feelings or emotions of others. It is my life and I live it, fully.
I will enjoy playing video games without being harassed over my sex. Or told that because of my sex that I will never be great.
I am the best thing that has ever happened to myself. I am also the best thing that has happen to the world. My belief, my rules.
I can and will have relationships with the people I want in my life and if they are toxic I have the right to leave them and not harm myself. My life is important. My relationships are important to. I will not allow toxic people to taint my soul.
I will embrace my emotions, my feelings.
I will embrace my own personal sexiness.
I will embrace my creativity and grow it.
I will embrace my instinct.
I will embrace my inner warrior.
I will embrace my inner child and let her run free.
I will embrace the madness, the craziness that is me.
I am who I am.
I will smile when I feel the need to. No one has the right to tell me I need to smile it is my choice and I will smile when I want to.
I am.

 

My Personal Answers to the Survay

 

Here are my answers to it. And yes there are three other questions. I am not posting those.  Enjoy my answers.

4. How long have you been Pagan/polytheistic?

Twenty one years.

5. What is your tradition (i.e. Wiccan, reconstructionist Heathen, eclectic, etc.)

Eclectic Dual Tradition Celtic-Norse.

6. Do you have any patron gods/goddesses or deities you are especially close to? If so, who are They?

I have a few. They claim me as family. They are as follows:Thor, Loki, Odin, Sigyn, Fenris, Morrigan, Brigid.

7. How do you define your own relationship(s) to the gods? For instance, do you view one or more of Them as your beloved or spouse, or are They more like parents to you? Do you consider Them friends, allies, mentors? All of the above? None of the above? How does this differ between various gods?

I have a family relationship with my gods. They are my parents, my uncles, my aunts, my cousins, my grandparents. There are others who are more guides mentors. All are scary. They know I do not want to be special even though they pointed out we all are special, for we have chosen to ‘listen’ to Them and herald Their call. I find them scary as the true unknown.

8. How do you define “piety” as it relates to Paganism/modern polytheism?

It is respect. Which is neither plain nor simple. Respect Them and learn. BE willing to listen. Know that not all book knowledge equals what They can teach us, if we are only willing to listen with open hearts and open minds.

9. Do you find this to be a useful or relevant term concerning your own relationship with the gods? Is it relevant to Paganism/modern polytheism in general?

It is useful, people seem to forget they also have programming deep set in them that they need to watch out for. We sit at Their feet. They teach us. Only if we are willing to listen. That in turn means They will awe us and put us on our butts/faces what ever They think we need to understand that They have power and we do not, at least not yet.

 

10. Is it possible to be pious without an established dogma or authority? Why or why not?

I believe one can. I try my best to show respect. To give them the dignity that They so rightly deserve. It is possible, one just has to work it in to one’s work. It is a thought process not just picked up but a learned thought process.

11. Is there anything you consider impious (i.e. behavior, modes of worship)? Why?

Impious to me is anyone lacking basic respect of another and their way of worship. We all interact diffidently. We all have our personal strengths and weaknesses. As long as we show love, respect and know that each of us has our own unique vision or way They have instructed us to behave, I think we all be fine than.

12. Are you for or against the establishment and observance of rules about piety in your particular tradition and/or within Pagan/polytheist religion in general? Please explain your response.

If there are house rules, of course they should be followed. Basic manners states that, but people lack even basic manners. One can also set up how it will work in their space. We have control over what is going on most of the time, or at least we can say, ‘These are the rules for their gathering/working. blot ect.” If another does nto agree or like it they can go their own way.

13. Further comments, thoughts, observances?

People have forgotten basic respect, manners and piety in their rush to embrace something that sings within their soul. Just because one faith uses something does not mean other faiths cannot use it either.