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mysterious places

6 Feb

here is a question: what is your thought on these places ? one is  in wadi rum, the other is part of the king midas tomb complex in greece, the other is amaru muru  in peru.  are they star gates or portals to the spirit realms?
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lilith an enigma revised

30 Jan
  Lilith from Goddess to Demoness; and back again.
The story of Lilith is perhaps the oldest as Humanity’s time on earth. She first started as Lilitu a goddess of fertility and sex in Mesopotamia. And has been identified with Abtagigi as Kalili. And later identified as the Hand of Inanna/Ishtar and her high priestess. In her darker side she has been identified with Ardat Lili a summerian succubus as well as with Lamashtu  a female demon that preyed upon children and  and pregnant women. When in 508bce the Babylonians  under Nebuchadnessar  attacked Jerusalem. And took some  of the Israelites back to Babylon. The jewish captives incorporated some of the gods and goddesses into their Religion. and labelled them as demons.  One of these was Lilith.She appears in the book of Isaiah chapter 34:14-15 and the Alphabet of Sirach. the latter as the first wife of Adam. who left him after an arguement over equality. and was demonized. This demonizing of Lilith continued through the middle ages in mystical commentaries of the Torah such as the Zohar. Which borrows from the Alphabet of Sirach. and looks upon Lilith as a queen of demons. and mother of the succubi whom are known as the Liliot or Lilim and as Qarinah Djinneyeh in Islam.  However not all of the books of the Zohar saw Lilith as evil.  In the Zohar the book of Concealment chapters 4 and 5 tells of the symbolism of the two prositutes whom came before king Solomon. who were amazed by his wisdom. and was attached to it. it also speaks of the daughters of men who seduced the sons of God would be reconcilied to Adam through  the Wisdom of solomon. the daughters in some commentaries  are actually  the daughters of Lilith. (see the Zohar volume 5 the pritzker edition pages 569-580 notes 67-68;79 translated by daniel c matt). One kabbalist of the 16th century who’s name was rabbi Issac Luria went further to say that Lilith was actually reconciled to Adam through the marrige of Leah to Jacob. (see window of the soul: the kabbalah of issac luria pages 85, 158) and there are many Liliths (148). the other Liliths one is the wife of adam qadmon also refered to as the first eve. another Lilith is refered to as isheth zenninim.  or Malahat a darker Lilith whom is the wife of Samael.  identified with Cain and Esau in the kabbalah.  In the late 19th to early 20th century a christian fantasy writer by the name of george mac donald  wrote his book Lilith. that tells of Lilith’s reconciliation to Adam and Eve.
Lilith in Islam is hardly mention except as Al Qarinah the mother of the Djinn. whom is later identified as Laylah A mysterious divine feminine entity in the poetry of the Sufis. Most Muslims and Sufi agree that the Djinn can be redeemed if they turn away from evil as surah 72 or sura al jinn teaches.
what all this means is that Lilith is slowly emerging from being ostracized and demonized; to be restored as one of the Aspects of the Divine Feminine.  whom is called the Shekinah, Allat, Sophia.
in celtic mythology she is linked to the Morrigan the phantom Queen . through their shared Avatar Morgan the Fey.
and in greek mythology with Hecate, Medea, and Lamia.

for  me personally  Lilith is the primordial Eve, She and her daughters whom are also Liliths are Grandmothers, mothers , sisters and at times spouses to the human race.

Middle Eastern Shamanistic Healing

19 Jan

Middle Eastern Shamanistic Healing has many levels. and techniques.
Here i am going to discuss personal healing.
Please understand this is based on Jewish Shamanism and  Arabic Sahiriin Healing.
Like in all shamanism smudging  are involved. However a basic stick of incense can be used. and a crow’s feather.
If you have a Spirit Companion or Companions please include them in this if possible.
First of all close your eyes. and  clear your mind for about three minutes. visualize the ocean or the desert or the woods.
Then open your eyes. and light the incense and hold it the hand that you are not in the habit of using first. Then take the Feather in the hand that you use for writing, etc.
hold the incense in front of you. and wave the feather at the smoke so the smoke comes to you. and repeat these words in hebrew:
ana yah oshee ana  ( yah represents the divine Y is the Father god  H is the Mother goddess)
ana yah shee ana
ana hatzlee cha na
ana hatlee cha na
ana yah oshee ana
ana yah oshee ana
ana hatzlee cha na
ana hatlee cha na
ana yah oshee ana
ana yah oshee ana
el na rafa na, el na rafa na (el represents god or the  divine masculine)
elat na rafa na, elat na rafa na. ( elat represents the goddess or the divine feminine)
the next words are in arabic:ine
rahmaat arwahmy  karimah sa-i-dee
rahmaat arwahmy karimah sa-i-dee
say this entire paragraph three times.  then put out the incense.
and say i give thanks to the Divine God /Goddess for hearing me.
and my spirit/entity family for helping me.

middle eastern purification and protection ritual

18 Jan

this ritual is based on a islamic purification ritual against shadow beings

step one:cup your hands before your face and say the following in arabic:
we have given you al-kaw-thar (in-na A’aa tie-nak-a al kaw-thar
so pray to your lord and sacrifice (Fa-ssal-lee le-rub-bi-ka wa an-hhar
that your hater be the one cut. ( in-na Sha-nee-a-ka hua al-ba-tar

the pagan version would be:
we give you al kawthar and al manat ( in-na A-aa tie-nak-a al kaw-thar waw Al ma-nat . Al Manat being the name  of the Goddess
and the rest of the lines are the same as above.

then spit in your hands three times and rub yourself three times as if you were washing yourself. and  say the following:
oh spirits of the rouhaniah of Al Kawther ( waw Al Manat)
protect me from the touch of and presence of the shadow creatures and the children of iblis and the Dark one.
post script: this is a pagan version not the original

restoration

24 Dec

sometime ago in my studies in the kabbalah i learned about tikkun olam. now what that is the repairing  or restoration of spirits in the universe. i also had learned that the spirits are not just human spirits but some  nonhuman spirits as well. and the latter seek to lift human souls and spirits up. because  as they do it. they themselves are lifted up.
i had learned today that this my calling in the many lives that i lived. and i might be still doing it in the next lives to come.
i thank the Divine for reminding me this  again today.

paths of shamanism: your own vision quest

13 Oct

i have, several times taken my own vision quests. there is nothing complicated about it. all you need  to do is do some research on what path of shamanism that you  want to follow.
or through them discover your own path. Shamanism my friend is like a road connected to other roads. those roads are paths that were created by other shamans. their roads help us make our own road  to our own vision quest and enlightenment.

Shamanism: my chosen path

19 Aug

i write this to explain my  spiritual path. and  the reason that i chosed it.
shamanism is a very ancient path . and has been around long before any organized religion. at least several thousand years before the building of the pyramids in egypt and the ziggurats in mesopotamia.
and it is found in every culture including those cultures where the great monotheistic religions merged from.
i learned in my studies that the founders of these religions such as judaism, christianity, and islam had actually practiced things that shamans of other  cultures practiced. such as making journeys into the wilderness, doing shamanistic meditations and vision quests there. 
they spoke to spirits of  other realms (although some would address these as visions of angels) as well as healing and exorcising evil spirits (shamans and followers of wicca would call  this clearing of  negative spirits). to me  WHAT A SHAMAN OR WITCH DOES IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CLERGY.
shamans do pray. but it is more a petition for help in their rituals  to the gods and goddesses of their beliefs. they all know of one god and goddess as creators of the universe. but they petition to their children whom are gods and goddesses themselves for their help as well as the spirits.
shamans do perform magick rites. we burn candles and incense. we use a feather to focus on that which we petition the spirits  and the gods  about.   
shamans seek partnership with spirits. and for some shamans that is through marrige  to a spirit spouse. such as the shamans of   godi sibera practice such as marriges to ayami is one example and in ancient akkaid shaman priests would marry a ardat lili.
as noted shamans practice  vision  quests  and journeys to the spirit realms through guided meditations. and visualizations.
some speak to fae, and other non human spirits. while others with the spirits of the dead. in the middle east shamans talk to the djinn.
shamans of ancient times would draw a circle when they wish to talk to the spirits. some would use arcane symbols and sigils that are pass from a family member to another. it is only recently that a shaman would share their knowledge to a non relations.
shamans of modern times use symbols that are used by their brothers and sisters of wicca and Magick schools such as the pentagram and hexagram. however it is known that these symbols were used in the ancient middle east as well as  in india and  europe.
as noted shamans are now sharing their knowledge to the world. the reason for this is  as one shaman said: it is time for a global awakening. that each man and woman must listen to father sky and mother earth. and try to  make a change towards peace. and save this world that is our home.