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A modern Pagan perspective.

A modern Pagan perspective.
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Les Clavicules de Salomon « Talismanie « Occultisme Article publié le 17 août 2005 Les « Clavicules de Salomon » sont attribuées selon les auteurs à Agrippa, Salomon ou Albert. Le terme de clavicula signifie « petite clé » et est utilisé alors comme passeport obligatoire pour accéder à la science secrète, à la connaissance et aux richesses. La Grande Clavicule de Salomon était le grimoire que tous les sorciers et magiciens se devaient d’avoir et fit sa première apparition vers les XIe-XIIe siècles. Au XIVe siècle, à Prague centre de la magie, on prétendit que ce grimoire était en fait l’oeuvre du pape Honorius III, qui le rédigeat en 1216. Le plus authentique des exemplaires connus se trouve à la bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, c’est celui du cardinal de Rohan. Sur le même thème Matagrabolisme (1) - Les Clavicules de Salomon 22 août 2001 Dans "Occultisme Général" Les Talismans 22 décembre 2006 Dans "Magie & Kabbale" Metatron [2]

Defining Paganism The term “Pagan” comes originally from the Latin “paganus,” which appears to have originally had such meanings as “villager,” “country dweller,” or “hick.” The Roman army used it to refer to civilians. The early Roman Christians used “pagan” to refer to everyone who preferred to worship pre-Christian divinities, whom the Christians had decided were all “really” demons in disguise, based on the habit of rural folks holding on to their old faiths longer than city folks, as well as because the polytheists were unwilling to enroll in “the Army of the Lord.” Over the centuries, “pagan” became simply an insult, applied to the monotheistic followers of Islam by the Christians (and vice versa), and by the Protestants and Catholics towards each other, as it gradually gained the connotation of “a false religion and its followers.” Today there are many people who proudly call ourselves “Pagan,” and we use the word differently from the ways that most mainstream Westerners do.

The Secret Sun: Alchemy, The Joker and Rubeo The always-revelatory Inside the Cosmic Cube is looking into the alchemical origins of the Joker. I'd just like to add that the Joker's original incarnation as the Red Hood reminds me of the Rubeo from Alchemical iconography... Also, it seems that Heath Ledger had read The Killing Joke DRE: Have you read many Batman comics?HL: No and I think that’s kind of helping me a little bit. [biographie] Scott Cunningham Biographie : Scott Douglas Cunningham est né en 1956 à Royal Oak (Michigan) aux Etats-Unis. Il est le deuxième enfant d’une famille de trois. Quelques années plus tard, il déménage avec ses parents en Californie dans la ville de San Diego. À part de nombreux séjours à Hawaii, il demeura toute sa vie à San Diego. Quelques biographies de l’auteur disent qu’il commença à s’intéresser à l’occulte et à la magie au début des années ’70, par la lecture d’un livre appartenant à sa mère « The Supernatural » par Douglas Hill et Pat William. Quelques années plus tard, il s’inscrivit à l’Université de San Diego où il étudia la création littéraire. Cunningham commença alors à écrire pour de nombreux articles pour diverses publications et deux après avoir entamé ses études universitaires, il décida de les abandonner pour se consacrer à l’écriture et la rédaction. Quelques années plus tard, en 1983, il apprit qu’il souffrait de la maladie de Hodgkin. Bibliographie (liste non exhaustive)

Pagan History or "Neo-Paganism" refers to those religions created since 1960 or so (though they had literary roots going back to the mid-1800's), that have attempted to blend what their founders perceived as the best aspects of different types of Paleopaganism with modern "Aquarian Age" ideals, while consciously striving to eliminate as much as possible of the traditional Western monotheism and dualism. The Church of All Worlds, most Wiccan traditions, my own ADF and Keltria, for example, are all Neopagan. These terms do not delineate clear-cut categories. Obviously, the use of this vocabulary is currently in flux, and you may need to try variant spellings, capitalizations, and hyphenizations to find what you're looking for. Copyright & copy; 1979,1997 c.e., Isaac Bonewits. To Isaac Bonewits' Homepage

The Secret Sun: Transformers, part 2: Ultraterrestrials Angels=alien androids John Keel's work has been floating around in my head in a oblique way, as I continue to process all of the Keelian weirdness that's gripping the world. In particular, I've been thinking about Keel's "ultraterrestrial" theory. Ken Korczak wrote about Keel's UT theory in an excellent column from 2006: People who support the Ultraterrestrial theory, such as authors Jacques Vallee and John Keel, point out that supernatural beings seemingly superior to humans have been reported throughout history. In the wake of the monster success of the new Transformers film, I've been thinking more and more Bruce Rux's theories that stories about the so-called "Greys" seem to describe androids rather than EBE's. AAT scholar Jason Martell notes that the Anunaki had a servant class called the Igigi, whom he believes could actually be the Greys of UFO lore. This makes a lot of sense. Hmm, not a cheery guy, that Charles Fort. I mean, as above so below, right? One thing I will say, though.

Wicca Radio Male Spirit The male mysteries have always had their place in the many expressions of the Pagan religion. For a Pagan, male spirituality is honoured as an expression of the God in his many forms. Pagan men seek inspiration from the Horned God and other aspects of the male Deity; reaching within to embrace a vision of wisdom, strength, and love. In searching for a deeper male spirituality, men's traditions of spiritual expression take many forms. Two men who have had a strong influence on how men are seeking to find themselves are psychologist John Rowan in his book The Horned God and poet and author Robert Bly in his best selling book Iron John. The search for alternative images of male divinity begins for many men with the pagan gods and mythical figures suppressed by Christianity. John Matthews ed, Choirs of the God: Revisioning Masculinity , Mandala, 1991. For a Pagan, the masculine is essentially beautiful, lithe, strong, burning with a deep passion calling out in the joy of creation.

The Secret Sun: Fireworks (UPDATES) Ah, subtlety. Reader Davidly alerts us to this HuffPost headline on the "Stimulus Package" deal. Deep background on fireworks and obelisks here. More HuffPost symbolism here. Kenneth Anger could not be reached for comment. UPDATE: Elluminati has an interesting update on "Sol" Sender and Logogate. UPDATE II: "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station." Click to enlarge. UPDATE III: Is David Icke the new online editor at the Beeb? UPDATE IV: Secret Sun readers come through again. WASHINGTON — Presidential present and past intersected again Wednesday night when President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama joined stars in honoring one of his inspirations: Abraham Lincoln. Darth Vader! Check out a reminder in the comments section about Osiris and Abydos as well. UPDATE V: This just about says it all.

Les Portes du Sidh, la Wicca Francophone La Wicca est une spiritualité riche et profonde, malheureusement mal connue dans les pays francophones. Le manque de traduction des textes wiccans essentiels en est une des raisons. C'est pourquoi nous avons fondé ce site, qui rassemble de nombreuses traductions inédites, fruit du travail de wiccans passionnés. Nous espérons vous procurer un maximum d'informations sérieuses sur cette religion et voie magique. Soyez bénis ! Notre spiritualité est un veritable art de vivre, et les textes présentés ici en donnent un aspect. Note : Les textes sont sous copyright, mais l'autorisation de les publier n'a pas été demandée pour la plupart.

Paganism Paganism is a broad group of indigenous and historical polytheistic religious traditions—primarily those of cultures known to the classical world. In a wider sense, Paganism has also been understood to include any non-Abrahamic, folk, ethnic religion. Modern ethnologists often avoid referring to non-classical and non-European, traditional and historical faiths as Pagan in favour of less ambiguous labels such as polytheism, shamanism, pantheism, and animism.[citation needed] Nomenclature and etymology[edit] Hellene[edit] In the Latin-speaking West of the newly Christianizing Roman Empire, Greek became associated with the traditional polytheistic beliefs of Ancient Greece and regarded as a foreign language (lingua peregrina).[4] By the latter half of the 4th century in the Greek-speaking East, Pagans were—paradoxically—most commonly called Hellenes (Ἕλλην, lit. This was influenced by Christianity's early membership, who were Jewish. Pagan[edit] Heathen[edit] Definition[edit] Perception[edit]

The Secret Sun: How Did They Hear What I Was Dreaming? The art I am most entranced by is the art I feel was stolen from my dreams. There's no ostensible pattern to this. Mulholland Drive, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Max Ernst, early Cocteau Twins, the first Devo album, Tubeway Army's Replicas, certain Industrial music videos, Jacob's Ladder, The Royal Tannebaums, My Bloody Valentine, Brian Eno's 70's work, The Go Team, and Cliff Martinez' Solaris soundtrack all strike very deep chords in me that I can't quantify, nor am I entirely sure I want to. As tempting as it is to puzzle out exactly why this material triggers something so profound within me, I'm also afraid over-analysis will break the spell. But I do wonder why people will feel the same subconscious tug from certain songs or films. One band that has really dug deep into my Dreaming Mind was the Anglo-French outfit Stereolab. This video, however, is something special indeed. All of Art is - or should be- Dream made manifest.

Free Ebooks on Wicca Wicca is a Neopagan religion and a religious movement found in various countries throughout the world. It was first popularised in 1954 by a British civil servant named Gerald Gardner after the British Witchcraft Act was repealed. He claimed that the religion, of which he was an initiate, was a modern survival of an old witchcraft religion, which had existed in secret for hundreds of years, originating in the pre-Christian Paganism of Europe. Wicca is thus sometimes referred to as the Old Religion. The veracity of Gardner's claims cannot be independently proven, and it is thought that written Wiccan theology began to be compiled no earlier than the 1920s. Paganism & Neo - Paganism Paganism & Neo-Paganism The words 'Paganism' and 'Pagan' come from the Latin 'paganus,' meaning 'country dweller. In simplest terms - Paganism is a religion of place, or a native religion, for example the Native American's religion is Pagan, Hinduism is a form of Paganism. All Pagan religions are characterized by a connection and reverence for nature, and are usually polytheistic i.e. have many Gods and/or Goddesses. Paganism is a religion of nature, in other words Pagans revere Nature. Pagans see the divine as immanent in the whole of life and the universe; in every tree, plant, animal and object, man and woman and in the dark side of life as much as in the light. Unlike the patriarchal religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) the divine is female as well as male and therefore there is a Goddess as well as a God. They are not simply substitutes for the Muslim or Judeo-Christian God. The Goddess represents all that is female and the God represents all that is male. Types of Paganism