Tag Archives: wicca

wicca for men? revised

11 Dec

form of shamanism to be honest. if you don’t find a masculine entity to relate to. you are doomed from the start.  at least that’s what i thought.
i had learned it is a very ancient path that is based on a keltic form of shamanism. and ancient druidism.
the former; like all shamanism:   the practices are  healing, communication with the spirit world, petition to deities, healing, etc.
the latter is a form of religion and a priesthood whereas they lead the citizens of the keltic world in rituals for petitions to deities and aid from spirits but to the masses.
wicca teaches the One is many. that is the many are gods and goddesses that come from the One. whom is the sum of all.
any male practioner is seen as the God or masculine divine.
any female practioner is seen as the Goddess or feminine divine.
wicca is a nature based religion. and believes in that the Divine expresses his or herself in nature.
for a man there are many gods to relate to: Dagda, Lugh, etc. as well as nordic  Thor or Odin.
the horn god in the religion is not  ha Satan. but a nature god or forest god who watches over nature. he is Balder, Kerrunos.
and if there is any comparison in christianity. he could be identified with the lamb with seven horns in the book of Revelation. as well as the goat of atonement in deteurononmy. for the horned god in keltic as well as norse is the god whom sacrifices himself. such as Odin.
this is what i learned. it is for men.

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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.

my views about the divine

21 Jul
lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

i write this as an explanation of  my convictions on what  i believe in. first of all i do believe in a god. that god has been revealed through out history in every religion; in every philosphy. in every belief system. whatever it be as God, adonai, allah, cerunnos, dagda, odin, shiva, etc. i believe that every god in mythology is an avatar of the divine masculine. and that these gods exist as such as well as being his sons. i believe in the goddess. and she too has been revealed in every religion; in every philosphy, in every belief system. whatever she be  as Sophia,  mary the virgin, the Shekinah, Wisdom, allat, shaktai,  frigga, boann,  etc. i believe that every goddess in mythology is an avatar of the divine feminine and these goddesses  exist as such and   are her daughters. i believe there are angels. they serve as  messengers of the divine between the high god/goddess to his/her children the gods and goddesses. i believe in demons or dark entities whom believe that they are outside divine rule. but they are not. for they serve as  testers of  one’s will and faith in the eyes of the divine. even in their hatred of the light in itself is a form of correction. i believe in the existence of beings that exist between angels and demons. and are in service of the gods and goddesses. but are also their children. these beings are called the fae or djinn. their mother is a goddess one of the feminine divine’s first. she is Lilith. it is said she was the wife  of adam qadmon the primodial being father of all. and she is the first eve ;mother of all. however they had other children these were another Adam, Eve, and Lilith. these were the great grand children of the Divine Feminine and Masculine. and like her mother the second Lilith became a mother of newer group of fae and djinn. this is my belief. and although this is what i believe in. it is always changing as i learn something new. i know that  not everyone will share this belief. and i’m certain that they will have strong evidence. to backup their beliefs. i’m always open to new ideas, to new inspirations, to new insights that help my beliefs to grow. for the one thing that the divine asks of us is to love. and be tolerant of others. and always be open minded while staying true to our based convictions. namaste!