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This started off as some musings about the Iron Pentacle of Feri witchcraft and how it applied to me. But it turned into something else. I guess it's all self-exploration, tho.

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A quick little mantra for grounding and centering.

I am breathing, I am open
uledom a, ureaz a

from sun to shadow
remi rek yad tuhr

I am achieving balance
uportayi a
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Well, I seem to be in one of those thoughful yet chatty moods that i get after a lot of emotional trauma. I posted some stuff on [livejournal.com profile] technopaganism about a computer science metaphor for magickal work.

Musings

Aug. 19th, 2005 11:49 pm
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People talk about grounding and centering. But I rarely hear a discussion of what that really means...
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Thoughts

Jul. 15th, 2005 12:19 pm
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Eleri was talking about the difference between celebratory and functional magickal practice. She said she thought my Rapture stuff was good as a celebratory structure, celebrating the sacred ecstasy of life. I agree with this.

What has been missing from Rapture is the functional magickal practice, and I think that is a personal weak point. I am becoming more and more convinced that Feri is part of that. I am going to join [livejournal.com profile] feri and see what I can find.

On that note here's my review of Evolutionary Witchcraft:
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Eleri and I have had a number of conversations lately, mostly around how I process things and how I deal with things like ritual and magick and such. But they all seem to fall back to there being some basic disconnects in my head.
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The Prayer of Adoration (yadis ote weshayav) is said from one to another and is a sort of dedication of one's feelings to another. By speaking the prayer, you are offering up your love and energy to another (the sacrament of edoa) and offering an intimate and loving connection. By offering (and accepting) this prayer, you are accepting that other for all that they are and that they can be in your life. This is appropriate for intimate, powerful relationships of all types, even those sometimes/long-distance relationships that can end up an important part of your life.
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I've been talking a lot to [livejournal.com profile] queenofhalves and [livejournal.com profile] eleri about magick and religion lately (well before 'Stine left for her vacation). And I've been reading Evolutionary Witchcraft, which is about the Feri tradition of witchcraft. So it's been on my mind a lot...
okay, this is another long one... )
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this time on magick
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[livejournal.com profile] arib has been here for the week. He's been really helpful to have around, made the week a lot more pleasant (which we needed since the temperature has been in the 100s again).

More randomocity )
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I talked abotu how I see magick before, as related to the sun, and was looking for an idea of a 'shadow' magick. Several people suggested that Moon magick was what I was looking for, as the moon presides over the night, the compliment to day and sun. That makes sense to me.

However, what exactly is moon magick? I'm honestly not certain.

A little more background on why I am asking the question )
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Out of pain comes revelation...
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Magick has been defined in a variety of different ways. Crowley defined it as 'the causing of change in accordance to the will'. Bonewits defined it as the activity of using psychic ability to enact change. L. Ron Hubbard defined it as anything that science isn't. A lot of these definitions has always seemed lacking to to me, so I have attempted to look at a manner of categorizing magickal paradigms in an attempt to understand how they work. This is a first attempt to write some of these thoughts down. Now I don't think this is particular complete or anything. Comments, as always, are welcome.

Thoughts on categorizing the ineffable )
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I worry about people reading my LJ and seeing nothing but pain and depression in my life. There are other things, really. But I don't need to talk about the other things as much. I process by talking. I find my steps through the tangled pathways of the Chapel Perilous by talking my way through them. I walk the Labrynth with words as my torch.

This is very long, btw. And may have some TMI of various sorts.

You are surrounded by twisty passages... )
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It was an odd night. I don't know how this will sound. Maybe I will sound unhinged.

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This is another set of disconnected rants.

The truth is, I don't like driving all that much. Especially in the city. I do it because I have to in order to survive in the world. I'd much prefer mass transit if I had the option.

But I like roads. And I like cities.

You can't take the sky from me. )
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The name I gave myself is Blade. However, I have not earned that name.

The name that was given to me is Blind Energy. I have been Blind Energy. I will probably always be Blind Energy.

I have no Sight. But I do have Power. My kung fu is strong. But power without perception is useless.

Thus begins the eighth day. )
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