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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dates and Times

Long time no post, I know. Thought I'd pop in for a quick minute to post the 2010 New and Full Moons, and Solstice and Equinox dates, courtesy of the LunaBar tool. Any times listed are, I believe, GMT. Plus, here's an article about what a Blue Moon truly is.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tarot Influence?

For my birthday this past November, I bought myself the Sensual Wicca Tarot deck. As is my practice before working with a new deck, I slept with it under my pillow for three nights to infuse it with the "purest" possible form of my personal energy.

In this case, I think it was a reciprocal thing.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Seeker's Perspective

Wow, long time no post.

Anyway, happy 2010.

Like my last piece, this is one that concerns the Gardnerian Tradition, but obviously from the outside looking in. This is my personal overview of what I know of the Trad.

Let me begin by explaining a concept that will be mentioned throughout this piece, what I refer to as “the Mysteries.” For me, there are two kinds of Mysteries, Greater and Lesser. The Greater Mysteries are open and available to anyone willing to seek them out. Call it God, call it Nirvana, call it Enlightenment, call it complete understanding, it is that ultimate place that I believe all religions, spiritualities, and disciplines of science are attempting to achieve, comprehend, and explain. These Mysteries are for everyone to seek in whatever way best suits them. The Lesser Mysteries then are those religions, spiritualities, and disciplines; they are the paths to that shared destination. However, if these Lesser Mysteries were readily available to everyone, they would no longer be Mysteries. The Greater Mysteries are Mysteries precisely because we have not reached them, they remain unknown to virtually all of us. Lesser Mysteries are Mysteries to the uninitiated or uneducated. This is why working in the sciences requires much formal schooling and training. This is why oathbound paths exist. Hence, Gardnerian Wicca is comprised of such Lesser Mysteries.