Monthly Archives: October 2010

30 Days, Day 7: Beliefs –- Magic and Spellcraft

One of the earliest definitions of magic that I came across is one that I still like the best. Crowley’s definition states that it is: [T]he Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. This means … Continue reading

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Post Frequency

One of the problems I have traditionally seen in sites like this one, that tread the border between blogs and essay sites is a matter of post frequency. Frequently we will see things such as a burst of activity followed … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 6: Beliefs — Reason, Science, and Spirituality

There are a large body of people out there who seem to think of Religion™ and Science™ at eternal odds with each other. Some of them seem to believe equivalents of that in 2012 all of Science™ will fade and … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 5: Beliefs — Core Values

This is a slightly edited repost of my previous essay on this subject that I wrote for the International Pagan Values Blogging Month. I considered making a different post on the subject, but this one still feels right. Part of … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 4: Beliefs — Birth, death, and rebirth

My answer here is largely going to be I do not know. When we get right down to it: I am not a psychopomp. I do not see into the mind of the Norns and their designs, while I may … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 3: Beliefs — Deities

What is a deity? That, functionally, is the fundamental question. The Heathen gods do not work in the same way as the Christian God is supposed to work. They are not omnipotent, omniscient, or omnibenevolent. They are not immortal. They … Continue reading

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What We Do

I don’t really have a name for what our group does. We practice seidhr, as well as incorporating other shamanic techniques in our practice. Most of us have some Wiccan training, a couple have ceremonial magician backgrounds, and we have … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 2: Beliefs — Cosmology

As I’ll discuss later, my views on the cosmological layout of the universe are a working model rather than something that I set firmly in stone. So when I say “it is this way” it should be interpreted as “I … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 1: Beliefs — Why NT Paganism?

The short answer is a bit of a cop-out here: I have been called to it. The longer answer that is less of a cop-out requires a little background. When I was around 8 years old, I asked my parents … Continue reading

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Livejournal/Dreamwidth Syndication

For those who are going to follow us through some of the more common journaling systems, we now have feeds for both Livejournal and Dreamwidth. We also still have our RSS feed for your favorite readers. You can also see … Continue reading

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