We are Pagan. We embrace the idea of free will and choice without reservation or judgementalism, we accept that everyone has the choice to choose to do, be and will as he or she wills to do. if we are to judge another on their choices or actions, we invite others to judge us upon our own.
Recently, a friend of mine hanged himself in a very public and graphic way. It was his choice and he definitely put will behind it, but I'm not so sure that he measured the effect that his…Continue
Added by Arimesis on November 23, 2012 at 17:31 — No Comments
I have recently been forced to review what I have wrought in life, although I guess I am fortunate, many people never get the chance. I have a ton of negative karma points that weigh against me and it leaves me to wonder if something positive can be done while still in this incarnation to help level the playing field.
I spent 11 1/2 years in the military, in the Air Force I worked on F4 fighters, a weapon of death adn destruction. In the Army I was a tank gunner, again a…Continue
There are a myriad variety of topics posted on this site, some are very good, some are very questionable. Most people come here to learn, share and teach; there are solitary practitioners who come here because their local communities do not have resources available to them or perhaps they come here seeking knowledge in order to fit into their local communities. There are several excellent teachers here, mentors such as OakThorne, Lady Morgen, Lark and others who have received training In…Continue
Added by Arimesis on June 9, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
We live in a time of instant access and free information. To learn a foreign language, either for the purpose of spellwork, travel or pleasure, there are plenty of free options on the internet if you are willing to do the research.
I ran into a site that offers free instruction in many different languages that I would like to share. If you are interested in learning basic language structure and speach, try www.byki.com and I think that you…Continue
I am starting to understand what a gift I have been given.
After 40 years of learning, training, jumping through hoops, and extending my horizons, I am finally starting to understand what was missing.
I have been HP of an eclectic coven for some time now, and I have written new rituals for each and every sabbat and esbat we gathered for. A new ritual for every meet. Can't be boring, can't be redundant, can't be simple. Gotta entertain the coven, can't let them…Continue
I have heard it said that the Goddess will present you with a life changing, never easy, never simple confrontation in your life with every degree of initiation that you will face.
I have three ex-wives and I have given away three houses. I have six children who will not speak with me. I have at least five grandchildren who I have never met.
I have invested myself in a career that I can no longer work. I am relying on my loving wife to support our house and bless her, she is…Continue
Please review the attached conference schedule.
Please post widely via blogs, e-lists, social networking sites, zines, elsewhere.
Added by Arimesis on January 8, 2011 at 10:12 — No Comments
I just hijacked this from Adult Pagans, not sure whe the author is.
The 12 steps to Fluffy Bunny recovery
1. We admitted that we are powerless over our fluffieness. That our lives have become annoying to ourselves and others
2. We came to belive in a power greater than ourselves that could save us from Fluffieness ( and it is not Silver Ravenwolf )
3. We made a decision to turn our lives over to the care of the GOD and the GODDESS as we undertand…
Added by Arimesis on January 6, 2011 at 9:35 — No Comments
Something I love about myself. This one is simple in a convoluted way. I love that I have the ability to move people with my writing. While I hate that I can cause harm with my words, I love that I can teach, tell stories, relate ideas and move people emotionally when I write from the heart or thought rather than from gut-level reaction.
Added by Arimesis on December 17, 2010 at 21:48 — No Comments
Starting from the beginning: 1. Something I hate about myself.
I have great skill and ability with the spoken and written word. I have the ability to motivate, to inspire, to relate and tell stories and to make people feel. I can conjure words like a spell, shape them with will and wield them like magick, but like all things in the craft, intent is paramount in result. I far too often find myself using what I consider to be my greatest gift, the gift of words, to cause…Continue
Okay, I expect this to generate a shit storm. Oh well. Until you have walked a mile in another man's shoes, until you have embraced deity as he does, until you have found inner-peace as he has, until your questions have been answered as his have been, how can you judge him? How dare you judge him? Just because someone tells you that you are superior, does that make it so? I challenge you to think for yourself rather than along party lines and I dare you to answer from your heart.
This is an article I published quite some time ago in PagaNet News. I believe it is worthy of posting here.…Continue
Belladonna (Roni) sent me an IM this evening. Her elderly mother took a fall and has swelling of the brain. Roni will be out for a while, but I suggest we all send her positive and supportive thoughts and energy.
Light a candle; invoke Aesclepius; think a positive thought. Roni will need our unseen and unasked-for love so let's get together and support our own.
It has become glaringly clear to me that my craft is not what it should be.
Between failing health, pain, marital disharmony, the inability to support my household as a domestic, failure to even in part financially support my home, the inability to shape the interaction I have with Social Securtiy, the failure I am recognizing in finding ways to bring in funds under the table ...I do not feel that I am in a position to teach or guide others; I would be a hypocrite to even…Continue
The Rosicrucian Fellowship is an order of Christian Mystics created by Max Heindl around the turn of the 20th century. The Rosicrucian Fellowship creates some of the best astrological ephemerides and table of houses available for astrological charting. The lessons to become an advanced Rosicrucian Fellowship student include astrology and spiritual alchemy.
It is the teaching of the Rosicrucian Fellowship that when the Christ was crucified, his blood ran into the earth becoming the…Continue
Added by Arimesis on November 8, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments
I wrote this a lot of years ago. Enjoy.
The Request, by Arimesis (aka Souljourner)
I asked my teacher, “Share with…Continue
Added by Arimesis on November 7, 2010 at 21:39 — No Comments
Yet another lesson. Simple but effective shielding. Before anyone asks, I only publish my own writing and on the very rare occasion that I use someone else's work, I give the author credit. This is mine.
Shielding The human will is a powerful force that can be shaped and utilized in many forms. One such form is the shield, which is used to stop energy in the…Continue
I have heard a lot of people talk about wanting to start a coven. Are you insane? It takes love, work, understanding, a long fuse and thick skin. Here is another view, and not one that violates oath.…Continue
Added by Arimesis on November 7, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments
I wrote this for teachers and students of the Shadows of the Twilight Coven, an eclectic coven of which I have the honor and privilege to be High Priest. There is no oath binding this work as secret to the coven, so I am sharing it in the hope that someone here will find it useful.…Continue
Added by Arimesis on November 7, 2010 at 19:52 — No Comments
I posted this where it will probably will get little use, but I believe that here it will be of use. I originally published this as an article in PagaNet News from Virginia Beach about ten years ago. I hope that nobody will mind if I dredge up some of my old work, if it is useful.
Roadmap By Arimesis…Continue