Hearth and Home Witchery Imbolg Crafts and Activities for Children There are so many activities to do with your young ones at Oimelc, many of which can also be done at the Spring Equinox. Older children can help make candles (there are lots of kits out there to make it easier) and candle holders. If you choose to start your Spring Cleaning, a small brush broom and dustpan, a clean cloth to help wipe down cabinet doors or dust tables or child size cleaning equipment for those little "can I help?" Make a Priapic Wand ~Reading~ Meagan's Imbolc by Kathryn Dyer The Story of Imbolc by Rachel Walker Making Butter In a clean jar with a screw on top pour in heavy or whipping cream. Paper Brigid's Crown An Imbolc Project By Wendy Sheridan (This is especially appropriate for young girls, since this is the holiday for the return of the maiden). You will need: Construction paper in your child's favorite colors, and yellow and/or red, for the flames Pencil, crayon, or marker Scissors Glue (white glue or glue stick) Source:unknown
Astral Projection Astral Projection Reality is created by thought projection (consciousness) into the physical gird. There are 5 subtle bodies In astral projection the conscious mind leaves the physical body and moves into the astral body to experience. In astral projection you remain attached to your physical body by a 'silver umbilical type cord'. Some people are able to see the cord when astral projecting. When you astral project you are consciously aware of things you encounter while out of your physical body. Some people can astral project naturally. Astral projection (or astral travel) is an out-of-body experience achieved either awake or via lucid dreaming or deep meditation. Psychics often say that the subconscious (or dreaming) mind contains the spirit or astral body, resulting in falling dreams or waking up with a falling sensation or sudden jerk. There are two general schools of thought on the nature of astral projection. Types of Projection Astral Projection Etheric Projection James H. Step One:
by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance A fresh news item impacting religion. This column is updated more or less weekly: 2014-APR-02: About natural and human-made disasters: Major natural or human-made disasters continue to happen, like the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, mass murders, tsunamis, hurricanes, 9/11, etc. Many people ask if God can do anything, then why does he not prevent such tragedies? That question has a whole area of study associated with it, called Theodicy. If God is omniscient and omnipresent, then he would know about these disasters long before they happened. Rabbi Kushner has suggested that we drop belief in one of the four attributes of God. None of these options are particularly acceptable to most believers in God.
Subtle Bodies Subtle Bodies Subtle bodies follow the ROYGBIV color spectrum rays of light frequency - much like our auras and chakras. The Subtle Body in Theosophy While the Eastern esoteric traditions emphasise a single subtle body (apart from the Vedantic concept of five koshas), in the West (beginning with Neoplatonism) the emphasis has often been on a series of subtle bodies or vehicles (okhema) of consciousness. This reached its most detailed and systematic account in the writings of C.W. Dense physical body Etheric body Astral or emotional body Mental body (concrete mind) Causal body (abstract mind) Beyond the causal level are the atmic, buddhic, and monadic levels, but these pertain to the Soul or Spirit ("Higher Triad", "Monad") rather than the subtle body.In this worldview, the physical body is the densest, with the various subtle bodies being progressively more refined or spiritual. Subtle Bodies Wikipedia ShareThis
The Wolf Run Wildlife and Spiritual Sanctuary Remus Michigan www.wrwss.org Blessings and hello friends, family and neighbors. Listen closely to the sounds of the wind through the trees and over the fields. Do you hear it? It is the spirit of the Wolf calling you home. Wolves are protectors, teachers or pathfinders and have a strong sense of family. Events / Gatherings Each year Wolf Run host several free* events throughout the year that are visited by hundreds of people. In honor of Mother Earth and Earthday, another one of our events is our Earth Day Road Cleanup and Tree Planting Day. Be sure to visit our Events section to learn more about these and our other events. Programs At WRWSS, one of our primary goals is the elimination of prejudice and discrimination based on religious beliefs. At Wolf Run we are continually working to be as environmentally friendly as we can and through our Environmental Awareness Program we hope to pass what we learn on to others. Calendar of Events at WRWSS Click HERE to open our full Calendar of Events page.
The Akashic Records The Akashic Records Reality is a consciousness hologram. The Akashic Records refer to the matrix of consciousness programs that create our reality within that hologram. The Akashic records (Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether") are collectively understood to be a collection of mystical knowledge that is encoded in the aether; i.e. on a non-physical plane of existence. The Akashic Records are understood to have existed since the beginning of The Creation and even before. History of Akashic Records Those who champion the truth of the Akashic Records assert that they were accessed by ancient people of various cultures, including the Indians, Moors, Tibetans, Bonpo and other peoples of the Himalaya, Egyptians, Persians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Chinese, Hebrews, Christians, Druids and Mayans. Nostradamus claimed to have gained access to the Akasha, using methods derived from the Greek oracles, Christian and Sufi mysticism, and the Kabbalah. Claims and Skepticism Urantia Book
What Are the Essentials of Buddhism? The workings of the mind are examined with great precision in these teachings of the Buddha that originated in India over 2000 years back. However the way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of these teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness. The reality of suffering draws many to Buddha's teachings; the teachings are not about suffering though. Instead they are about ultimate freedom, and the exuberance that this freedom is accessible to all. Strive to be a Buddha, not a Buddhist! Four Noble Truths 1. Noble Eightfold Path Three Characteristics of Existence 1. Hindrances Unwholesome mental states that impede progress towards enlightenment. 1. Factors of Enlightenment 1. COURTESY OF: BuddhaWeb.org
Gaia Hypothesis, Mythology, Metaphysics Gaia Hypothesis Gaia theory is a class of scientific models of the biosphere in which life fosters and maintains suitable conditions for itself by affecting Earth's environment. The first such theory was created by the English atmospheric scientist, Dr. James Lovelock, who developed his theories in the 1960s before formally publishing them in 1979. He hypothesized that the living matter of the planet functioned like a single organism and named this self-regulating living system after the Greek goddess, Gaia. Gaia theories have non-technical predecessors in the ideas of several cultures. Gaia theory today is a spectrum of hypotheses, ranging from the undeniable to the radical. At one end is the undeniable statement that the organisms on the Earth have radically altered its composition. Some go a step further and hypothesize that all lifeforms are part of a single planetary being called Gaia. James Hutton made the first scientific expression of an ancient wisdom, Gaia. Mythology Metaphysics
Beltane: A Pagan Point of View Three AROMATHERAPY OIL BLENDS for Beltane from WILLOW Bone Mother Readings from Find them Here.or visit Willow's Angela Jeffreys. Find them Aromatherapy Page HERE Here. Beltane! It is Beltane! Discover the magic of the ancient festival of Beltane - Maypoles, Sacred Union, Bel-fires and fertility - celebrate the Rites of Spring The meaning of Beltane is bel-fire and one of the nine sacred woods used within those flames is the mighty oak. Also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. Prepare a May basket by filling it with flowers and goodwill and then give it to someone in need of healing and caring, such as a shut-in or elderly friend. Going A-Maying & Bringing in the May - Merry-making and Nature communion. * Midpoint between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. * In Pagan Rome, Floralia, from April 27-May 3 was the festival of the Flower Goddess Flora and the flowering of springtime. ... ... ... ... ... Collected By Willow