Orgies for Jesus. [Site editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the new Disinformation title 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion, authored by Daniele Bolelli.]
What if Christian theology dismissed the virgin birth and other miracles as fairy tales? What if your pastor/priest told you to flush the Ten Commandments down the toilet and instead live life to the fullest? What if Sunday service at your local church consisted in a juicy orgy? All of this could have happened had Carpocrates had his way. Carpo … who? In the midst of this very chaotic beginning, Carpocrates emerged as a particularly charismatic preacher, who soon attracted enough of a following as to give birth to his own branch of Christianity. Since this beginning was apparently not controversial enough, Carpocrates promptly taught his followers to reject Mosaic Law as well as the prevailing morality of his times as mere human opinions, not divine commandments. Day 4 of Yule – The Gods of Yule: The Holly King and The Oak King. Kuan Yin, The Compassionate Rebel. It is unfortunate that Buddhism's most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion.
The original Sanskrit word is 'karuna,' which holds within itself traces of the fragment 'ru,' meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna is actually our ability to relate to another in so intense a measure that the plight of the other affects us as much as if it had been our own. The term karuna is central to the entire Buddhist tradition. It is frequently described as a love for all beings, equal in intensity to a mother's affection for her child. However, it is quite unlike conventional love (Sanskrit: priya, kama or trishna), which is rooted in dualistic thinking and is egoistic, possessive and exclusive, in contrast to the all-encompassing nature of compassion.
There are many reasons why this gender transformation took place. "I know how birds fly, fishes swim and animals run. Kuan Yin. A mind perfected in the four virtues, A gold body filled with wisdom, Fringes of dangling pearls and jade, Scented bracelets set with lustrous treasures, Dark hair piled smoothly in a coiled-dragon bun, And elegant sashes lightly fluttering as phoenix quills, Her green jade buttons And white silk robe Bathed in holy light; Her velvet skirt And golden cords Wrapped by hallowed air, With brows of new moon shape And eyes like two bright stars, Her jadelike face beams natural joy, And her ruddy lips seem a flash of red.
Her immaculate vase overflows with nectar from year to year, Holding sprigs of weeping willow green from age to age. She disperses the eight woes; She redeems the multitude; She has great compassion; Thus she rules over the T'ai Mountain, And lives at the South Sea. Who is Kwan Yin? The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy has many names. Tell us about Kwan Yin.
Known as The Goddess of Mercy, Gentle Protectoress, Bodhisattva of Compassion, even the savior of seamen and fishermen, she holds many titles. The spelling of her name varies, but it is not so much the arrangement of letters as it is the effect that her spoken name produces on those with a Buddhist background, similar to a reaction in the West when one is speaking of the Virgin Mary. In both cases, it invokes the feeling of compassion and unconditional love. Indeed, her force is compared to Mother Mary in the West, Green Tara in the Tibetan culture, the Virgin of Guadeloupe in Mexico, and many other ancient goddesses, the matriarchy of old. You might call her the Buddhist Madonna, or, as She calls Herself, "The Mother of all Buddhas". By her own words, she is a complex energy presence.
"Although I am Bodhisattva, I am energy. Questions and Answers about Asatru. Copyright (c) 1995 by Stephen A.
McNallen What is Asatru? Long before Christianity came to northern Europe, the people there - our ancestors - had their own religions. One of these was Asatru. Apollo. The Blue Roebuck. The African Ladies - The Female Orishas Unlike European gods and goddesses, the Africa Orishas are not completely anthropomorphized.
They represent elemental energies and as such are, today, vital and dynamic images for personal work and creative drama. They are worshipped in the modern religions of Yoruba, Santeria, Voudoun, and Macumba. They are often depicted as flowing pieces of cloth swirling images of color. Oshun-Erzulie Yalode (Oxum) Oshun painting by Mary B. Yemaya. To request something be brought into your life.
On a full-moon Body of Salt Water preferably, but any running stream to the ocean will work. Yemaya. Yemaya : Goddess of the Ocean and The New Year. Pagan Christ Isis Osiris Egyptian dying and rising resurrected savior myth jesus christ christianity. Isis and Osiris are so old they fade back into pre-history.
Egypt the written (chiseled!) Record of the God dates from the third millennium BC. Greece An inscription found in Piraeus, the port of Athens, records a temple to Isis / Osiris already there in 333 BC. Mythology's MythingLinks / Water Goddesses & Gods. This is a two line entry on Glaucos from E.
Cobham Brewer (1810–1897). It comes from his Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898). Given its brevity, I may as well quote it here and save you the trouble of linking: Glaucus (of Bœotia): A fisherman who instructed Apollo in soothsaying. Sekhmet. Per-Bast.org. (Please note: even though per-Bast.org is under new ownership, the following essay is still copyright © S.D.
Cass. Roman Gods and Goddesses. Roman Gods and Goddesses In the beginning Roman gods were considered divine manifestations, faceless, formless, and powerful. The idea of gods as anthropomorphized beings came later, with influences from the Etruscan and Greek pantheons. The Romans worshipped a main pantheon of 12 Gods called Dii Consentes: six gods and six goddesses: Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus, and Apollo. 12 Around 1 Geometry of Creation Roman and Greek God Comparisons. Family tree of the Greek gods. Poseidon/ Neptune: myths attributes, loves; also the science & astrology of the planet Neptune.
Now that Neptune is in Aquarius to stay until 2011-2012 AD, it's again time to delve into the essential nature of this alignment. Outer planets entering a new sign introduce new trends to society. By turning this metaphorical crystal over slowly in our minds, examining how the light changes when refracted through its various facets, we might better understand the future. Poseidon Neptune Greek mythology gods. Above is a picture of the marble statue of Poseidon by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1565-1575) standing in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. Known as ‘biancone’ ("White Giant"), it was commissioned by Cosimo de Medici. Nature, universe, science and religion. Are You a Pantheist? OWM Goddess Gallery. Airmid Amaterasu Anu Andromeda. Goddess Myths: Stories of the legendary ladies in world mythology. Goddess myths. . . intriguing stories full of struggles, emotions, heartache, and endurance. Guardians of the Watchtowers/Elementals/Calling the Quarters [Archive] - MysticWicks Online Pagan Community and Spiritual Sanctuary.