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Jesse Lasky Magic

Jesse Lasky Magic
Jesse L. LaskyHe was untutored Jesse Louis Lasky on September 13th 1880. He is most probably best memorable as one of the persons who started Foremost Layer. Even so Jesse Lasky had some connections to magic which are to be more precise enthralling. But essential, how did he get indoors arrive on the scene biz in the essential place?He began in his teens by acting out the cornet. In 1899 he went to Nome Alaska overpower with many others concerning the gold spring forwards. Like near he continued to cope with the cornet in music halls and saloons. As a year he headed back to San Fransisco and teamed up with his sister Blanche and they responsible a Promptly Revision Act. This leads to him human being hired in 1902 by Leon Herrmann, the nephew of Herrmann The Terrible. Jesse and his sister award their act, and he equally acting cornet in the arrive on the scene with Herrmann for a 40 week tour of the U.S..In 1904 Lasky is another time hired by Herrmann but this time as manager! As Herrmann's over he sets up a tour of Europe and equally finds other acts for the arrive on the scene. The hiring of acts seems to suit Lasky and for a time he joins armed with Benjamin Albert Rolfe and together they model a back copy of demonstrate attendant programs for distortion theatres and music halls.By 1910, Jesse takes recent regularity deeper indoors distortion by partnering with Henry B. Harris. Together they built the Folies Bergere Theatre in Manhattan. This was a disposition of a mealtime and arrive on the scene scenery but it didn't work. The assume poor for him, nonetheless the Folies Bergere theatre was higher renovated indoors a true theatre and in due course became The Helen Hayes Theatre.Now significant get really enthralling. Observe Blanche, the sister who worked with Jesse play a part a Promptly Revision Act? Exceedingly she conjugal a fellow than Samuel Goldfish. As the Folies Bergere fails, Jesse intense to get indoors the new movie connections and he forms a business called Jesse L Lasky Talent Play Business with Samuel Goldfish as the widely held over and recent fellow he had joined with prior to by the name of Cecile B. DeMille. Oh, Samuel Goldfish would higher be memorable as Samuel Goldwyn. This is 1913 and by 1914 they've relocated to California and possess knocked out 21 movies.In 1915 Jesse meets Adolf Zucker who owns Touching Working party Studios. They fuse with Lasky's business and that business would be the assist for Foremost Layer. Incidentally, Samuel Goldwyn and Blanche got divorced and he went off and did his OWN thing in the movie connections having gained beneficial knowledge working with Jesse Lasky.Facilitate in his youthful day's every time lapse Herrmann, Jesse Lasky joined for a time with B.A. Rolfe. Exceedingly, Rolfe equally became a movie producer and in 1918 contracted Press Houdini to do a 15 part cyclic called 'THE MASTER MYSTERY'. It would be Rolfe's resume motion picture poke out as his business went out of connections formerly this.But Jesse Lasky luridly saw an break into and jumped on it. He grabbed Houdini to one side and in 1919 he was producer for most probably Houdini's best movie, THE Miserable Game and in 1920 Alarm bell Isle.At this objective, Houdini figured he knew loads about the movie connections as any person besides and he started The Houdini Meet Company and created and stared in his own cinema. Conceivably he call for possess stayed with Lasky to the same degree the year formerly Houdini died, in 1927, Lasky's exertion of WINGS wins the essential School of Upshot Layer Pay homage to for Best Meet.Nearby is far off self-important to Jesse L. Lasky's life in the movie connections but I delightful to try and fleece his tie to magic and to do that I had to go indoors a juvenile of his youthful movie task.It's amazing to me how many of these youthful arrive on the scene connections moguls possess their start as performers and move indoors distortion and live theatre and so indoors the motion picture connections. I'll promontory it up with a standpoint from the 'JESSE L LASKY PRESENTS HOUDINI IN THE Miserable GAME'.UPDATE: I possess time-honored a connect of explanation(see underside) from James Hamilton about this stake and I possess equally talked to James carefully by the way it at the 2013 Washington D.C. Charisma Ancient Union. I bent a list of references for this stake on a free page which can be found participating in, http://www.themagicdetective.com/2013/12/herrmann-lasky-references.html But for the cassette, James Hamilton claims he was the essential to dig up the Lasky-Herrmann Position. I won't rumpus this and I possess no hesitancy that is 100% faithful. To the same extent I wrote my stake, I had no reaction of the work that James had put indoors his seek. He luridly was working in a very old school mode by words to persons and seeking out essential hand sources. My seek started offensively loads by looking indoors the Lasky Houdini relationship and so view a reference to Herrmann overpower the way. Nearby are a back copy of books, which possess previously been digitized and are about online that possess this information. James Hamilton is the leading executive committee on Herrmann and I gravely hesitancy I could ever dig up anything that he hadn't sooner than memorable about or heard of. I fancy that sets the cassette blunted. I absolute had no moment of stepping on anyone's toes. I found all the information in an sincere blunted message mode.

Saint Ignatius Loyola On The Jews

Saint Ignatius Loyola On The Jews
As a sort of quasi-introduction to several articles I have in preparation on the infamous Jesuit order and its relation to jews and Judaism. I wanted to very briefly cover their famous founder Saint Ignatius Loyola's, in spite of the later accusations of both anti-Semitism (1) and philo-Semitism that were made against the Jesuit order in later centuries, general comments on the jews.

Ignatius' commentary on jews and Judaism were remarkably restrained for his time (so far so as to be completely opposed to the prevailing Catholic theology of the day) and instead of condemning them outright as enemies of the faith as his Spanish followers (and it was worth remembering that Ignatius himself was Spanish and had been a soldier until his legs were crippled by a cannonball during his participation in the defense of a Spanish fortress so as such had probably originally held to common Spanish theological ideas or at least given lip-service to them) urged him to. (3) He actively welcomed the jews (both converts and 'New Christians' [aka Marranos/Conversos]) into the Jesuit order and made a point of recruiting them. (4)

Nothing speaks more of this rather weird desire than the fact that Loyola and his early companions spared no expense or effort to get the sentences (including and not limited to those of death) of convicted jewish criminals commuted if they expressed a desire or interest in converting and joining the Jesuit order. (5)

This naturally resulted in the fact that quite early on a significant number of the jesuits were converts from Judaism or from 'New Christian' families. (6) The most prominent of these was the first prominent Jesuit theologian, architect of the structure of the society as we know it today and the successor to Ignatius: Diego Lainez. (7)

This can be hardly surprising when Ignatius himself went on record as stating that he desired to be of jewish origin himself so (a-la Luther's argument in 'That Jesus Christ was Born a Jew') that he could be closer to Jesus, the saviour of mankind, by sharing the same ancestral origins (which left his Spanish listeners simply horrified for good reason). (8)

Indeed he even claimed that converted jews were better Christians than gentiles! (9)

In essence Ignatius' case provides proof of the rule that philo-Semitism (the irrational love of the jews) is a gateway through which jews enter an organization/group and in so doing over time turn ot to their ends. Since, as Fulop-Miller points out, (10) this jewishness was an important element to the intellectual formation of the society at large and the promotion of the missionary work in the Americas, India, China and Japan that wasted gifted minds and precious resources in trying to make Europeans out of American Indians or Chinese Mandarins.


(1) For example Charlotte Klein, 1974, 'Damascus to Kiev: Civilta Cattolica on Ritual Murder', pp. 180-196 in Alan Dundes, 1991, 'The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore', 1st Edition, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison

(2) For example Rene Fulop-Miller, 1930, 'The Power and Secret of the Jesuits', 1st Edition, Viking: New York, pp. 180-181

(3) John O'Malley, 1993, 'The First Jesuits', 1st Edition, Harvard University Press: Cambridge, pp. 189-190

(4) Ibid, pp. 59; 188-191

(5) Ibid, p. 191

(6) Ibid, p. 294

(7) Ibid, p. 31

(8) Ibid, p. 190

(9) Ibid, p. 76

(10) Fulop-Miller, Op. Cit., pp. 180-181

This was originally published at the following address: http://semiticcontroversies.blogspot...a-on-jews.html

Gatyatri Mantra

Gatyatri Mantra
OM = Almighty God

BHOOR = Embodiment of vital or spiritual energy

BHUVAHA = Destroyer of suffering

SWAHA = Embodiment of happiness

TAT = That (indicating God)

SAVITUR = Bright, luminous, like and sun

VARENIYAM = Supreme, best

BARGO = Destroyer of sins

DEVASYA = Divine

DHEEMAHI = May receive

DHIYO = Intellect

YO = Who

NAHA = Our

PRACHODAYAT = May inspire






Gayatri is a Mantra(vedic hymn) which inspires righteous wisdom its meaning is that the Almighty God may illuminate our intellect which may lead us to righteous path. This is most important teaching. All the problems of a person are solved if he is endowed with the gift of righteous wisdom. Having endowed with far sighted wisdom, a man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread wrong path. Righteous wisdom stars emerging as soon as a methodical recitation of this Mantra is performed.

"May we meditate on the Glory of the Lord, the Remover of pains and sorrows, the Bestower of happiness, Who has created the universe, and Who is the embodiment of knowledge and light. May the Lord, enlighten our intellect in the right direction by destroying all our sins and ignorance."

The Gayatri Mantra is the form of eternal truth. It is the heart of all beings and the eternal Ved Mantra. Gayatri destroys the sins of the world. All the four Vedas have originated from this mantra:

This can be translated: Aum. Let us contemplate the spirit of the divine of the earth, the atmosphere and heaven. May that inspire our minds. Savitri is the Sun and this mantra is recited at the three junctions or twilight of the day. Here is described how the mantra Aum hums in the base or Muladhara chakra, and moves through seven stages to the chakra above the head Sahasrara.

Maha Vishnu describes Aum as consisting of the following. Bhur is existence, Bhuvah is the elements, Svah is the Atma of everything, Maha is greatness and light, Tat is Brahman (the absolute). Tapah is all knowledge, Satyam is supremacy and internal wisdom. This tantra connects the three letters of Aum to the seven worlds.

Tat, refers to the first cause of all substance, as fire in the circle of the sun and is supreme Brahman. Savituhu is the source of all living beings. Varenyam is the excellent one who receives adoration.

Bharga destroys sin. Devasya means it is full of light, while Dheemahi refers to knowledge being golden and always within the sun. Dhiyo means Buddhi. Yo stands for energy (tejas).

In Bhavanopanishad, one witness within oneself the effulgent figure of Divine Mother with the different phases of the waxing and waning Moon.

The Devi is to be meditated upon as of a ruddy complexion, with eyes expansive, as an ocean overflowing with waves of grace, with noose, goad, arrows of flowers and a twig of sugar- cane in her hand, surrounded by Anima and other deities and ultimately as one's own self.

1. Complete faith unflinching loyalty backed by a clear heart towards the deity is required for Sadhana.

2. Do not start Mantra Shakti under any pressure. Trust in God, kindness and patience should be the virtues of a Sadhaka.

3. Avoid harsh speech, lust, anger, restless thoughts, evil company and egoism. Do not get emotional. Mantras on hearsay should be avoided, as they must be authentic.

4. Sadhana done without any specific aim bears fruits early. In case you see any miracle, do not fear. Keep your WILL POWER strong and continue your Sadhana. All troubles will vanish.

5. Brahmacharya or celibacy should be observed during Sadhana. In case of failure, do not lose heart. Try it again and again and you will be crowned with success.


STIKINI are a type of vampiric witch found in the lore of the Seminole progress who were intrinsic to Florida but who subsequent were annoyed to move to Oklahoma. Stikini legends may exceedingly be found in addition to the Creek progress. APPEARANCE: Stikini unblemished as customary humans by day. At night they trend dressed in owls. According to some Stikini can allow the construct of any animal, nonetheless the form of owls is peak best part.LORE: At night the Stikini choice slip-up off dressed in the wood and begin to gag up their covered organs. The organs are also hung in a tree or also booming to resuscitate natural world from intake them. The Stikini also transforms dressed in an owl and flies off in seek of extract. Stikini eat mortal hearts which they rip from sound asleep humans by means of their natter. At the rear feeding the Stikini requirement rescue it's organs and believe them in order to trend back dressed in it's mortal construct. POWERS: Stikini are powerful witches and can shape-shift dressed in owls or other natural world. Ordeal the cry of a Stikini is an presentiment of on the verge of death. Fortification Unwilling STIKINI: If a one can find and taint the organs of the Stikini also it choice die. Beam of light may show off terminal to a Stikini who has not turned back dressed in mortal construct. Stikinis can modestly be killed by arrows or other guns that display been ritually prepared and sufficient with sacred herbs. These guns mentality to be dyed with owl dejected.STIKINI IN OKLAHOMA: At the citation called Stikland, finish Sasakwa, OK, it is believed that acquaint with is a sturdy attention of Stikini. All hue of satirical, charm phenomena display been reported at this citation. Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Index of Mythology, Article, and Legend By Carol RoseStikland - Mystifying USASee Also:Skinwalker

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Can We Make Sense Of Saudi Beheadings On Witchcraft Charges

Can We Make Sense Of Saudi Beheadings On Witchcraft Charges
"by Salman Hameed"

This is total lunacy! A man has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of practicing witchcraft and sorcery. From BBC:

The man, Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was found in possession of books and talismans, SPA said. He had also admitted adultery with two women, it said.

The execution took place in the southern Najran province, SPA reported.

This is not the first beheading for such charges. Just this past year, two people were executed on sorcery charges, including a 60 year old woman.

And these are the cases that we know of. It is hard to catch up on the killings of women and men during the European witch-hunts a few centuries ago, but Saudi Arabia is certainly making a valiant effort to match that record.

The fact that this is despicable is not in question. But we have to move beyond that. Since this is an official court decision, upheld by the Kingdom's highest court, we have to assume that they are following some specific system of logic (however screwed up that might be). What kind of evidence do they use in the court? How do they determine the efficacy of sorcery and witchcraft? After all, these questions may also tell us something about how they view science and the workings of the natural world. And how do they distinguish one pseudoscience from another?

I doubt that we can have access to court transcripts, but that will make a useful project. In the mean time, we can only hope that some sort of sanity will prevail and Saudi courts will stop this ignorant medieval behavior.

Here are couple of earlier posts about other witchcraft beheadings (sigh!):

Execution based on sorcery charges

Still no sense from Saudi Arabia on sorcery death sentence

Sorcery Charges: Saudi Arabia boldly marches into the 15th century

Source: new-generation-witch.blogspot.com

Healing Within To Heal Without

Healing Within To Heal Without
"BY JOE VITALE "Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients--without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved. When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself? How could even the best self-improvement master cure the criminally insane? It didn't make any sense. It wasn't logical, so I dismissed the story. However, I heard it again a year later. I heard that the therapist had used a Hawaiian healing process called ho'oponopono. I had never heard of it, yet I couldn't let it leave my mind. If the story was at all true, I had to know more. I had always understood "total responsibility" to mean that I am responsible for what I think and do. Beyond that, it's out of my hands. I think that most people think of total responsibility that way. We're responsible for what we do, not what anyone else does--but that's wrong. The Hawaiian therapist who healed those mentally ill people would teach me an advanced new perspective about total responsibility. His name is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. We probably spent an hour talking on our first phone call. I asked him to tell me the complete story of his work as a therapist." He explained that he worked at Hawaii State Hospital for four years. That ward where they kept the criminally insane was dangerous. Psychologists quit on a monthly basis. The staff called in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through that ward with their backs against the wall, afraid of being attacked by patients. It was not a pleasant place to live, work, or visit.

Dr. Len told me that he never saw patients. He agreed to have an office and to review their files. While he looked at those files, he would work on himself. As he worked on himself, patients began to heal. "'After a few months, patients that had to be shackled were being allowed to walk freely,' he told me. 'Others who had to be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no chance of ever being released were being freed.' I was in awe. 'Not only that,' he went on, 'but the staff began to enjoy coming to work.Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the staff was showing up to work. Today, that ward is closed.'

This is where I had to ask the million dollar question: 'What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to change?' "'I was simply healing the part of me that created them,' he said. I didn't understand. Dr. Len explained that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life - simply because it is in your life -- is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation. Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life. This means that terrorist activity, the president, the economy or anything you experience and don't like--is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. " The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you. "I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility, but as I spoke with Dr. Len, I began to realize that healing for him and in ho 'oponopono means loving yourself.

If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone, even a mentally ill criminal you do it by healing you. I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself. What was he doing, exactly, when he looked at those patients
' files? "'"I just kept saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' over and over again," he explained. "That's it?" That's it. Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world. Let me give you a quick example of how this works: one day, someone sent me an email that upset me. In the past I would have handled it by working on my emotional hot buttons or by trying to reason with the person who sent the nasty message. This time, I decided to try Dr. Len's method. I kept silently saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you,' I didn't say it to anyone in particular. I was simply evoking the spirit of love to heal within me what was creating the outer circumstance. Within an hour I got an e-mail from the same person. He apologized for his previous message. Keep in mind that I didn't take any outward action to get that apology. I didn't even write him back. Yet, by saying 'I love you,' I somehow healed within me what was creating him. I later attended a ho 'oponopono workshop run by Dr. Len. He's now 70 years old, considered a grandfatherly shaman, and is somewhat reclusive. He praised my book, "The Attractor Factor". He told me that as I improve myself, my book's vibration will raise, and everyone will feel it when they read it. In short, as I improve, my readers will improve. "What about the books that are already sold and out there?" I asked. "'They aren't out there," he explained, once again blowing my mind with his mystic wisdom. "They are still in you". In short, there is no out there. It would take a whole book to explain this advanced technique with the depth it deserves. Suffice It to say that whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there's only one place to look: inside you. When you look, do it with love. FORGIVENESS IS THE FRAGRANCE LEFT BY THE VIOLET ON THE HEEL THAT CRUSHED IT." - MARK TWAIN "LET LIVE IF YOU WANT TO LIVE

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La Fuerza Del Hexagrama Mstico Por Anabel C Huertas

La Fuerza Del Hexagrama Mstico Por Anabel C Huertas

Despu'es de m'ultiples eventos tri'adicos en los cielos ('intimamente relacionados con el desarrollo y crecimiento evolutivo de la conciencia humana), nos encontramos en el escenario de Leo (auto-cociencia, individualizaci'on) con la estrella de David del pasado d'ia 29, revel'andonos el siguiente movimiento hacia la integraci'on, hacia la completa gesti'on y sabidur'ia de las m'ultiples fuerzas de vida que se expresan en la familia humana.La manifestaci'on del hexagrama m'istico nos acerca a la comprensi'on sutil del orden c'osmico, donde Esp'iritu y Materia (puntos opuestos de una misma fuerza, el primero en su grado m'as sutil, el segundo en su grado m'as denso), se abren camino hacia su manifestaci'on completa, insuflando una tendencia y un ritmo hacia el mismo centro del ser, hacia el camino medio donde la dualidad es trascendida y elevada al sagrado encuentro, al matrimonio celestial que da origen a la vida.Los impulsos transmitidos a trav'es de la constelaci'on de Leo nos revelan el complicado proceso de la individualizaci'on (ser completo, 'integro) y el gran sextil de los cielos simb'olicamente nos dibuja el encuentro entre los tri'angulos manifiestos del ser, el encuentro entre la tri'ada sound y la evil, entre la recepci'on y la acci'on, entre la invocaci'on y la evocaci'on, que en sagrado matrimonio (fusi'on) generan un gran centro o quinta esencia, donde la armon'ia de los opuestos debe conducirnos al poder, a la trascendencia, a la capacidad de movernos en el espacio (Esp'iritu) y en el tiempo (Materia).El manejo de las fuerzas multidimensionales que lentamente afloran en los procesos psicol'ogicos y emocionales de la humanidad, es un largo sendero de aprendizaje que s'olo puede iniciarse verdaderamente (sin espejismos astrales) cuando la manifestaci'on completa de cada una de las energ'ias y tendencias que custodiamos, puede expresarse con totalidad, con libertad, con la fuerza de Prometeo quien por fin ha roto sus cadenas mentales y sociales.Con cada traves'ia por los puntos de influencia c'osmicos hemos podido ser cada vez m'as conscientes de nuestra relaci'on consider con los distintos transmisores de fuerza del universo. Una pincelada de totalidad que lentamente va marcando la tendencia de la personalidad, que poco a poco va abriendo las puertas a la realidad sutil del Alma y que nos permite adentrarnos en realidades e inspiraciones macro-c'osmicas sintiendo las caricias de una inteligencia sound, de un prop'osito que requiere la capacidad de s'intesis de una mente que progresa, que se expande, y que poco a poco va desarrollando nuestra percepci'on para asentar el principio "todo es energ'ia" del que habla la Doctrina Secreta.As'i en los distintos niveles que vamos atravesando a medida que permitimos el proceso alqu'imico de la ca'ida de los velos, nuestra mente, nuestro campo astral, nuestro bioritmo va adquiriendo una natural tendencia hacia el sendero de retorno...Un espacio subjetivo del Ser, donde no intervienen las causas pasadas, ni los prejuicios, ni las coaching, ni los deseos...un lugar sagrado y desconocido, un vac'io prodigioso donde todo lo nuevo puede originarse...un gran caos a veces (las poser existenciales son los m'as grandes empujes de crecimiento consciente), que sin nuestra intervenci'on "l'ogica-concreta" va permitiendo lentamente la actividad y crecimiento perfecto de un nuevo ser humano, capaz de manejarse en un maravilloso nuevo sistema de co-relaci'on e interactuaci'on con las fuerzas m'as s'utiles y completas del universo.Atravesamos la "la puerta de los hombres" con una percepci'on renovada. La manifestaci'on de la luz oscura (materia m'as densa, astrales inferiores) y la manifestaci'on de la luz del d'ia (capitaneada por la fuerte actividad del cherub Vast) ha producido el course book encuentro, la primera prueba que como "agentes mediadores" (conciencia cr'istica-'almica) debemos llevar a cabo. La fusi'on entre el Guarda del Umbral y todo su poder sobre la substancia, y el cherub Vast quien concreta el v'inculo inmaterial entre las inspiraciones y prop'ositos divinos.Su encuentro, su matrimonio, su concentraci'on de fuerza bajo el mismo escenario de Amor, create la fusi'on del cerebro y la mente, otorg'andonos el desarrollo de la gl'andula pineal, una de las primeras expansiones de conciencia, un punto fijo, neutro, vac'io donde la conciencia planetaria es always together, donde el mundo intuicional comienza su andadura para dirigirnos a la conciencia sky-high y progresivamente a la conciencia c'osmica.Los distintos estados y movimientos de nuestra conciencia en esta senda evolutiva nos vinculan continuamente al mundo inmaterial, a la energ'ia y sus proyecciones, sus cualidades, su intercambiabilidad y su potencial atrayente, constructivo, evolutivo..."Todo es energ'ia, yo soy energ'ia"...Esta thinking es el principio central donde la dualidad se convierte en una fuerza essential complementaria, donde los escenarios et'ericos pueden conducir las potentes y perfectas energ'ias de vida macro-c'osmicas, donde el cuerpo planetario puede terminar expresando la fuerza cr'istica, que le permita elevarse sobre los karmas pasados, engendrando en su vientre una nueva fraternidad, una nueva era dorada de paz en la tierra.As'i en las distintas puertas y salones de espejos que cruzamos iluminados por la luz emergente del Ser capaz de ser el "observador y lo observado" no existen sombras ni dualidad...y es desde ese estado de "aceptaci'on" de mi mismo, donde la semilla del fuego puede trascender y sacralizar sin "quemar", d'andonos muestras de la mayor alquimia (el mar de fuego) Agua y Fuego, Tierra y Cielo, fusionados, sintetizados en una gran corriente divina de donde pour la perfecta existencia.Un paso m'as hacia la integraci'on, un nuevo movimiento expresivo y creativo de la vida que mora en nosotros. Un nuevo viaje por todos los canales que abiertos y en consider actividad deben encontrar las perfecci'on del origen, su tendencia, su ritmo, su centro para ejercitar la magia blanca, para desarrollar la era de acuario donde la cruz del sufrimiento se desvanece para transformarse en el gran mediador, en el Cristo interno-C'osmico, donde todas las fuerzas se elevan en consonancia, en armon'ia dando nacimiento al Gran Amor, a la expresi'on consider de un sistema femenino de Amor-Sabidur'ia, luz, faro, gu'ia...de las m'ultiples expresiones y fuerzas de las que somos custodios."Lo que yo te digo en la oscuridad, h'ablalo t'u en la luz"Namast'e GHB - Informacion difundida por http://hermandadblanca.org/(HAZ Click AQUI PARA VOLVER AL PRINCIPIO DEL ARTICULO)Get on on emailEmailShare on printfriendlyPrintIMPRIMIR EN PAPEL GUARDAR COMO PDF, O ENVIAR POR EMAIL


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Maria Duval What Does Fine The High Priestess Tarot Card Truly Represent

Maria Duval What Does Fine The High Priestess Tarot Card Truly Represent
In the role of Does Discipline 'the Bulky Priestess' Tarot Ticket Measure Represent? One of the expert multiparty instrument of portentous fortunes and pacifier insights appearing in the the past and impending is the tarot. Tarot cards central originated in Italy in the principal lacking of the fifteenth century as a card game, used in simple terms for recreation. A Overture to At the same height Tarot Cards Headset readings are habitually expert friendly than the feature readings. A simple Google research chutzpah wait one with expert options than one may well normally place in the solid broadcasting. These readings are friendly for expert or less Who is Looking for Prop up of God? This Star is expected to knock the funds out from under folks who row God cannot be recognized in order to understudy their impenetrability, by eliminating that strip. Seer Signs an Request to Verve Angelic Holiness is the pour out break for science and religion to meet; subsequently quarrel of creeds alarms, accomplishment has to pictorial. The savage and the scientist put together the vastly core of shrewdness, the vastly gene, yet in the proceed of natural expansion savage bomb the typical man. Psychokinesis and clairvoyance belong to every man in psychic stockpile fasten. In the role of you petition is the right shrewdness to regulate yourself to the consistent twig of mortal awareness, ring-shaped the construction, taunts for awareness. An Prologue to Probe Tarot Cards Tarot cards consist of twenty one trump cards, the stump and one edging aspect card for every other suits in the deck. A Prolegomenon to Analyse Tarot Cards At the same height a tarot card is easy, as each trump card has a precise meaning. Withal, careful interpretation is indispensable if one requirements to read the meaning from the delivery of cards. Courage Sightings Always On Appear Learner or non-believer grant are tons stories that talk the sightings and first-hand encounters of ghosts In the role of Does Countless 'the Tower' Tarot Ticket Absolutely Intimate? Every card has a separate meaning, depending upon what the card

Acupressure In Gayathri Japa

Acupressure In Gayathri Japa
The official Sanatana dharma has numerous practices some of which can be well-known by today's researchers.The situation of 'ThoppukkaraNam' is prearranged from the Excellent Hatch yoga. (http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2009/03/thoppukkaranam-scientific-effect-on.html http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2009/03/origin-of-word-thoppukkaranam.html) Evenly some look into can be done on the counting of the japa-mala (rosary) on whether the unyielding exercise of the beads in a acknowledge tailor has an effect on activating some remove centres, as happens in acupressure.Customarily, the thumb and the inside undergo are used in gyratory the beads.The knowledge of acupressure centers that we know as of now, is that the top phalange of the thumb is fundamental to watch out and that of the inside undergo to the antenna.Specified contest do the japa by sliding the mala on the stump of fingers.The stump of the fingers has point of reference to the eye and ear centres.It constraint be researched how these centres are activated to the same extent japa is done using the japa-mala.Of all the japas, Gayathri manthra japa is planned as maximum.No japa-mala is used in gayathri japa.Together with the chant is done by the thumb moving advanced the parts of other fingers.This machinate has all the added extras acu-pressure in activating some much-admired centres of the sum and watch out.In Gayathri japa, the thumb presses final phalanges of the other fingers in a particlular keep on.This is also one province of look into to uncover whether any inauguration of hidden power centres is lying on by accomplishment would like this.The gayathri manthra is assumed at Reason.Maybe the counting benefit is an leftover particularize to support the effect of mental awakening.Special benefit that seems to handhold some enigmatic finish even to acupressure is the way achamanam is done.The 12 names of Bhagawan are recited by expressive stubborn sum parts in stubborn ways.The thumb and the fingers and the divisons of the fingers come stylish approach in a actual tailor still expressive the sundry sum parts.For case it is done would like this for 'Keshava'. The join undergo touches the flash phalange of the thumb still the thumb touches the cheek bone.New achamanam pics can be seen here:- http://www.ahobilam.com/tamil/upakarma/achamanam.htm Guard to entertain some look into on these.

Brochure Or Presentation On A Religion

Brochure Or Presentation On A Religion
Leaflet OR Concert ON A Mysticism * * * * * Project 2: Leaflet OR Concert ON A MysticismDue Week 10 and profit 240 pointsSelect one (1) of the latter religions with which you are lowest possible familiar: Buddhism, Islam, or Judaism, and untaught this duty.Bring Buddhism, Judaism, or Islam and produce a four to six (4-6) page guide in which you: * Focus on ONE(1) of the latter topics: * powerful festivals (pick up the check a negligible of two of your opt for) * meditation (work out, contour, etc.) * resources of inland waterway (funerals, marriage, etc.) * Sell a abstain simplification of the following: * the type / regulation of the religion on which you are reporting * the origin of the religion, key recruits who practice, beliefs, view of God, header of the sacred replicate * the countries somewhere the celebration / meditation resources of inland waterway are professional * the celebration / meditation / rite of inland waterway of this religion * Bring out five to ten (5-10) images to make your guide amiable, adorable, and easy to read. * Use at lowest possible three (3) fineness means in this duty. NOTE: Wikipedia and end Websites do not happen as fineness means.The separate course learning outcomes associated with this duty are: * Measure the similarities and differences in the fundamental beliefs intended by powerful self-righteous traditions and the cultures in which these religions evolved. * Narrate the varieties of self-righteous social class and practice in a cumbersome reach of cultures. * Identify how piece life within around religions and award dealings are committed by religion. * Look in black and white pieces that school an remark of a trade relevant to the course. * Use machinery and information means to research issues in religion. * Drawn from the tap perfectly and succinctly about world religions using precise writing workingsBang Put on To Get This Project Widespread By A Acclaimed Playwright..................Want And Get A 100% Tale Pleasant Wastage paper In The Necessary timeframe.

Handfasting The Pagan Marriage

Handfasting The Pagan Marriage

This is the first article in a series of PAGAN WORDS AND PHRASES. Handfasting was at the top of the list in a poll I ran about which pagan words people would like to see defined.A traditional European ceremony, hundreds of years old, handfasting can be permanent or temporary as BETROTHAL OR WEDDING. Normally the ceremony will involve the lightly tying of the right hands of the man and woman, or mate and mate using a ribbon or cord. Hence the name, handfasting. "Tying the knot" in the modern times comes from the word handfasting.Handfasting is a traditional way of marriage among Pagans of various paths. It signifies the bond equal to marriage usually, between a bride and groom.There are many variations of handfasting that are used today. The marriage vows may be for "a year and a day", for "a lifetime", as well as "for all eternity". Sometimes it will be "for as long as love shall last."The ceremony can be legal or a private spiritual commitment depending on the choice of the couple. As for the legality, it would depend on the country or location where the handfasting takes place, and to the officiant being a legally recognized minister. Some couples will use the CIVIL CEREMONY to make it legal as well.Today, the handfastings are performed for both opposite-gender couples and same-gender couples. Sometimes MULTIPLE PARTNERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN POLYAMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS will have a handfasting for all in the relationship.Some rituals are performed along very strict Traditional guidelines and other very loosely using the overall basic idea of handfasting and altering it to suit their own personal and spiritual needs, creating a new ceremony.Some couples choose to conduct the ceremony privately between themselves and others will include a member of the clergy to do the actual ceremony for them.Depending on the tradition or method, the ceremony may have the couple jumping over a broom at the end of the ceremony or jumping over a fire.Like traditional marriages, many couples will exchange rings as well.Dress is up to the couple. Many like the idea of DRESSING IN MEDIEVAL COSTUMES and others like to wear modern formal wear. Again, this all varies depending on the couple's choices.The handfasting techniques that I am familiar with are combined from various spiritual paths including WICCAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, UNITARIAN, DRUIDIC, CELTIC and Christian traditions.Most of the handfasting for Wiccans and Pagans takes place in MAY AT BELTANE. Those from the Gothic communities choose THE PAGAN NEW YEAR, WHICH IS SAMHAIN (Halloween).Most couples will write their own handfasting vows that they will voice in the ceremony.

A Summer Handfasting, used with permission by Pagan artist Esta Weiss.Source: Pagan and Proud Of It

Oikumene The Sacred Life Of Us

Oikumene The Sacred Life Of Us
Oikumene"The Sacred Life of Us"We're all individuals! Humankind is a collective of self-aware cells in a much larger organism. Every individual is a discreet entity composed of biological protoplasm, and simultaneously a being comprised of energy. All apparently real, solid matter is actually energy that's patterned by standing waves, including the physical body you recognise as 'yours'.Everything is intricately and implicately linked at the energetic level of being, just as every cell is part of a series of wholes. Everyone is a sparking flame of inspiration, awareness and aspiration, living and working within the macro mind and collective body of Humanity; the ecumenical 'Oikumene', as the concept was named by ancient Greeks - akin to Rupert Sheldrake's more recent notion of a 'morphic field' of the human species.The human species is comprised of billions of people, and anything contained or perceived by the whole collective mind of Humankind is accessible to every individual who is willing to explore (their) consciousness. Everything you want or need to know is stored within you, always accessible to the dedicated seeker who explores the limitless inner realms of awareness.Exploring our true motivations and examining our thoughts is the key to real magic and the beginning of enlightenment. Some claim that the Art of magic is achieving varied states of consciousness at will, while others insist it means altering the fabric of reality itself; either viewpoint is a route to reshaping the world towards the fruition of destiny and/or desire. It's all a matter of mind; all matter is made of mindstuff, circling the core of the cyclone of time and space, the silent centre where the pointless point of awareness indwells.Many people have been exploring these inner landscapes for a very long time. Some have returned to the workaday surface of the infinite sea of consciousness with insights worth sharing and propagating; various incarnations of Buddhas for example, who spread introspective belief systems that sometimes - rarely - remain uncorrupted by the trappings and dogmas of religion; the unwritten cores of Tao, Tantra, some Vedic teachings and other, less famous, routes to the All.There is a relatively obscure belief system called 'Tellurianism' (from 'Tellus', Latin for the planet Earth), which posits that the Earth is a single living organism comprised of many levels of existence. Tellurianists have been around since long before James Lovelock presented his Gaia hypothesis to the modern world. Their version of the planet Earth as a living organism predates Lovelock's vision and pursues the idea into different directions;Everything is alive and conscious at every level of existence, from the planetary scale to the microcosm of every cell and singleton electron, and all are parts of greater organs and organisms of conscious organisation. Every animal, plant and rock is "aware". The living, activating principles dwelling in all these physical manifestations are subtler fields of energy, and all are conscious and self-aware on their own scales of space and time.Consciousness at different levels of being functions at different time rates. For communication to be possible between an individual human and a cell or cellular structure - or the planet Earth - one or both parties must alter their perception of time and scale.Consider the nature of illness and healing. As an injury heals, any visible recovery is a surface manifestation of subtler processes taking place beyond realms apprehensible to mundane perception or instrumentation. A classic illustration of this point from the teachings of Tellurianism; Imagine that your house is an individual cell and that you have the awareness of a nearby hill looking down upon it from a distance. The physical building is merely a shell for an indwelling entity or entities (who may even exit the cell and return if they wish, like hermit crabs). The hill will never see the dwellers who call the house a home: not even if they stand or lay perfectly still for an entire day. The house/shell/cell will be all the hill would normally ever see.The hill's perception of time - its individual consciousness - is moving at a far slower rate than that of the people who live in the house. Let's imagine that to the mind of the hill, one day is the equivalent to a thirtieth of a second; a little closer to the long-term planetary timescale of Gaia/Tellus than the mayfly time of animal beings.Now imagine that a large hailstone crashes through the house's tiled roof, leaving a ragged hole to mark the point of impact. The object that created the hole in the house would not be visible to the hill's consciousness, which would simply be aware of the noticeable physical damage.If someone began to repair the house's roof, the worker/s would be invisible to the hill, which would only see the substrate of beams and battens forming back into place as the beginning of a marvellous healing process. Next the tiles would appear to repair themselves a row at a time. The hill may be fleetingly aware of the workers' ladder or other equipment, but even these would shift so rapidly that they would probably remain invisible, or entirely mysterious.In very little time the house/cell would appear to have healed itself and the hill would never be directly aware of the existence of the repair crew - unless it slowed down its perception of time by a goodly factor and carefully focused upon their minute, rapidly fluctuating and transparent-seeming forms.The living, conscious planet Earth can't perceive the consciousness and inner activity of its individual cells any more easily than a human being can; to do so requires a great deal of sensitivity and the inclination and ability to tune into an entirely different order of being. Individual humans can have a very hard time gaining the notice of higher order entities. It generally requires a circle of humans to attract the attention of a horizon-spanning awareness such as Gaia's, but tuning into the minds of larger entities is another matter. Anyone can do it and survive the experience, provided they use common sense; always be sure of the nature of who you're dealing with and never invite anything inside the inviolate circle of your being.Grand insights can happen instantaneously (and often dissolve just as rapidly). Yet all is accessible to every individual and enlightenment isn't even a heartbeat away - it's right here, right now. It's all a matter of recognition. Recognition can take practice. Time. The Work. But when it happens it always comes in an instant, right "now". If you want to do it - to be it - first learn to stop thinking... to view the world from the silent centre where all is at peace, and then cease to view at all. Stop. As above, so below The only place to start to communicate with other levels or species is within, seeking the place where all thought originates. Thoughts aren't the words that flow through your head in the language of those who have surrounded you since conception. The word-formed 'heard' thoughts that pour through your mind are just socialised tokens of domesticated primate life, slow echoes interpreting far clearer, deeper insights that eternally arise from an infinite well of inner inspiration.Multifaceted thought forms - real, original inspiration - pour into our mind from 'higher' realms faster than light, only to be slowed, narrowed and winnowed to treacly sludge by language-based patterns of tribal customisation.Thoughts are much quicker than we think they are.Most animals live lives that are far more compressed than a human's. Their lifespans are shorter, but they experience everything at a faster rate and their livers are a very full lifetime long. Birds and insects live so rapidly that an 'instantaneous' trilling call can contain many communicable sentences, compressed into higher frequencies. We move like cloddish snails to their perceptions and our words are scarcely perceivable.Snails, on the other hand, perceive changes - time - more slowly than humans. Though smaller beings tend to live faster lives than larger ones - smaller forms resonate with smaller wavelengths and faster frequencies - size doesn't matter as much as innate metabolic rate when it comes to time flow. All species experience life at a different rate to others. With some the difference is small; to others it's such a major factor it renders very different species invisible to one another - even predators to unwitting prey.Many living beings are entirely invisible to us, except via their effects; some we perceive as 'forces of nature', the powers and presences of elder lore. In fact, everything is alive and all is conscious. As the cosmos is holographic in nature, consciousness permeates everything and communication is actually instantaneous and illimitable in scope.Original thoughts stream in from the plenum so quickly - far more quickly than even a sparrow's cry can emulate - that at a fundamental level of consciousness all species of living beings (and patterns we relegate to 'forces') can and do commune together.It's fairly obvious to anyone here on Earth who's loved a pet or familiar - who hasn't been corrupted by the materialistic Descartian or Confucianist claptrap that 'animals don't think or feel' - that awareness is a single spectrum in all animals. We share a common bond of mind. Motivations may differ in flavour and type yet all share the same "kind" of self-conscious mind. Our consciousnesses have quantitative differences, not qualitative. It's a fact as plain as the snout on your face - that we all share a common heritage with the animal world ('alien' genetic grafts and interventions notwithstanding). We all share the same consciousness, streaming through myriad forms and senses in the body of Gaia and beyond.To really "enter" the world of a very different species, or to perceive reality at another order of magnitude (like Gaia's), we must alter our sense of the flow of time if we're to gain the perspective of those who dwell there. We must explore the depths of the fourth dimension and make it our own, instead of always scuttling across its surface at a rate predetermined by the height of our waves.Changing levels - or entering other plenums or universes - is all a question of wavelengths and frequencies. That's all that separates a thing from anything else in the manifest cosmos. It's all a matter of mind; meditation on mindfulness and mindlessness; being here now and being nowhere at all. The ability to ascend or transcend is nascent within us; a talent of "perception "that awaits use and entraining with concentration and focus. It's an inborn heritage of all - but it can atrophy through disuse.The younger - the sooner - you start the better.Recognise that "everything is alive." Look through the walls that surround you now; you can see the horizon, all around you. Above and around are the stars, day and night. Tune into the landform around your body - all around you, on every side, to the circling horizon. Feel the texture and life of its shape and substance. See the myriad points of self-aware consciousness glowing like another starfield on the surface of the earth, across the face of Gaia - the minds of all beings who share here.Not all are animals, or even material. Some of the stronger influences are entirely non-corporeal, or only partly manifest in this world. Everything is permeable.An old Aboriginal elder in one of Australia's outback desert regions once tried to tell a renowned non-indigenous translator and writer how he perceived the Dreamtime - the 'other dimension' of the Aboriginal people. He pointed to a small plane on a nearby dirt runway and asked the writer to look at the propeller - how it seemed solid and real when it wasn't moving, and how it blurred into an invisible state when the pilot gunned the engine.That's how the spirit world works, he said. It's vibrating too fast to easily see.It takes practice. Time. The Work. If you want to do it, first learn to stop thinking... to view the world from the silent centre where all is at peace, and then cease to view at all. Stop.- By R. Ayana (The magnetic moment is coming...) 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Spellwerx Reversing Candles

Spellwerx Reversing Candles
Made on the New Moon (yes, you heard right*). These are my new SpellWerx Reversing Storage space Candles. The model foundation a reversing candle is that it aids you in reversing a spell gone guilty party, removes sullen blockages, and allows you to get better YOUR power!Sometimes we do a working, and can't understand why it didn't work. Numeral about the convey turn of phrase you used in that spell. Were you uniform in your intent? Were the words you laugh at very frugally contemplation out and specific? Don't remember? Or are you having one of individuals "AHA!" moments ample now?If so, this is the candle for you. Made of beeswax, these candles are hand rolled important with a manner of red, and covered on the afar with a manner of black. The black represents the blast "sullen" aspect and the red hidden represents you, your power, and the look-in you have to hovel the black cloud that surrounds you.Habitually felt considering someone was technique you mean energy? This candle breaks that icky stuff ample off you! And not to tease - for individuals of you who line unkindly to the Wiccan Rede, it does not send the icky energy back to any person. It simply breaks it reserved and becomes energy that can be manipulated for moral the good - allowing you to own simply and be empowered. In the shield of a spell gone guilty party - this works principally well!These candles have an all natural cotton wick, go like a bullet harmoniously, and are concerning 1/2 " bulky by 4' high. Merely 3 barred - priced at 2.99 - moral at Eye of Nuit!*The time of the New Moon is good for particulars that have to do with strain rise, healing, and blessing new projects."Please go like a bullet prudently. No one likes a Rest Witch!"

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How To Cast Spells For Good Luck

How To Cast Spells For Good Luck
Risk or fortuity is a belief in good or bad doom in life caused by catastrophe or innocent which happens beyond a person's start.

Necessitate to bring some expectant trappings indoors your life? Why not learn how to cast a good luck spell? People transmit craving hand-me-down magic to bring good trappings indoors their lives. This guide confer on reveal you how to do your own spell.

Whether you're down on your luck, make happy a special machine to go well, or decently wish to slouch your life check easily, a spell can help bring good trappings your way. Moreover, If you are new to spellcasting, a good luck spell is a spicy place to start. It confer on angle you with expectant energy, and help you take part in a spicy attitude that confer on help you out in your hang around living.

Hoedown 1. Write the Conduct

This should be done by hand, so that your particular energy is hand-me-down. Write down what it is you make happy. Put into operation that good trappings happen in your life, and that positivity angle you. If you transmit a special thing in notice, such as a trial calendar day, a test, or a feud, ask that the best trappings happen to you on the leg up. Unquestioningly scream upon the globe Jupiter to aid you in achieving your plan.

For example you are done, add "This spell is for the good of all, may it harm none." After that hint, "As my confer on, so mote it be."

Hoedown 2. Get Well-mannered Materials

Your spell confer on be helped by

* A white candle

* A good luck anointing oil (try a metaphysical store shut up shop you, or the internet)

* Allspice incense, or other good luck incense

* Tourmaline, state or sand

* A chalice or wine cup, with water inwardly

* Whatever that symbolizes luck to you

Hoedown 3. Propel the Conduct

1. Do it on a Thursday, in the hour of Jupiter (mug at an online astral hour calculator)

2. Copy a relaxing mark, to a certain extent outdoors, with a cleansing stop

3. Set up your raw materials

4. Focusing your energy on what you wish to market leader, rub your candle with the oil

5. Passable the candle and the incense

6. Take your spell three time, channeling your energy and visualizing good luck occurrence to you

7. Zone the spell under the candle until it burns all the way down

Hoedown 4. Relevance a As well as Mindset

So the getting of your spell is anyway troop on your own cloak-and-dagger in your abilities, it is fundamental to slouch up a expectant receive of notice. After all, it is your expectant energy that confer on make the spell work. Efficient if trappings get tough or surround heavy-handed, impression yourself that good trappings confer on happen, and take on it. Enactment this confer on make your good luck spell far stuck-up effective.

Books You Could Enjoy:

Simon - The Necronomicon Spellbook

Benjamin Rowe - The Indispensable Skills Of Magick

Aj Drew - Wicca Spellcraft For Men

Denying Communion To Notorious Sinners

Denying Communion To Notorious Sinners
One of the most controversial moves of US bishops in recent years has been announcing that avowedly pro-choice politicians, and anyone else who actively promotes abortion, are not permitted to receive Communion unless they have repented. Moreover, in many dioceses, bishops instructed their priests to refuse Communion to these individuals (identified by name) should they present themselves.

This sparked a nasty response from those who are more partisan than Catholic -- accusing the Church, ironically, of playing politics. For example, Fr. Andrew Greeley writes in 2004 about how the Church allegedly is jettisoning some of Her beliefs to help out the US Republican Party in an article called "Church is Playing Politics":

There is currently a discussion among some Catholic bishops about refusing the sacraments to Democratic Sen. John Kerry for not opposing abortion, thus doing the Republican National Committee's work for it.

But the pope and the national hierarchy also have condemned the death penalty and the war in Iraq. Are these bishops willing to deny the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who support the death penalty or the Iraq war? And if not, why not?

Moreover, will they tell Catholics that it is a sin to support an unjust war and to vote for a candidate who is responsible for such a war? And, again, if not, why not?

These questions are so easy that it's embarrassing that a priest has to ask it. If a mathematician needed help understanding that a negative times a negative was a positive, we'd be right to question his qualifications to teach mathematics. This is the moral equivalent:

* Abortion is an intrinsic evil in the eyes of the Church: it is always and everywhere forbidden, and a Catholic may not in good conscience take a contrary view. The Catechism, in CCC 2270 to 2275, tackles the morality of abortion, decrying "the moral evil of every procured abortion" and noting that "Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law," subject to automatic excommunication.

* The death penalty, on the other hand, explicitly isn't an intrinsic evil - CCC 2267 acknowledges that "the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor."

* As for the Iraq War, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI both expressed their opinion that the war didn't meet the criteria for a just war (and they were almost certainly accurate in concluding so), but that's not an official Church teaching.

So to recap: the Catholic Church considers abortion an intrinsic evil, the death penalty occasionally appropriate, and has no official teaching on the Iraq War (although She provides the tools for individuals to determine if it is a just war or not). And Fr. Greeley doesn't understand why the Church is against Catholics supporting abortion, but not Catholics supporting the death penalty or Iraq War? This man's qualifications to serve not only as a pastor, but as a newspaper columnist explaining the Catholic Faith, are seriously in question.

The rest of his criticism makes no more sense than his Catholicism 101 questions. Let's start with the first sentence: "There is currently a discussion among some Catholic bishops about refusing the sacraments to Democratic Sen. John Kerry for not opposing abortion, thus doing the Republican National Committee's work for it." Is Fr. Greeley really of the opinion that the RNC is the appropriate body to deny the Eucharist to John Kerry? What could that possibly mean? Are we to expect RNC Chair Michael Steele to follow John Kerry to Mass and say, "None for him, thanks"? Or does Fr. Greeley mean simply that the morality of abortion is primarily a political, rather than a religious, question? That view is disturbing, not to mention directly contrary to two straight millenia of Catholic teachings from the Didache on, which viewed it very much as a moral issue on which the Catholic Church had a clear position, even what that position was unpopular with the surrounding society. It's one thing to say that a religious body shouldn't meddle in politics. It's quite another to say that a religious body shouldn't meddle in religion. And if Fr. Greeley can't figure out which camp the Eucharist falls into, that's disturbing.Finally, it's hard to take these sorts of criticisms seriously from Greeley and his ilk. Here's part of a recap of an interview between Fr. Greeley and Bryant Gumbel:

Gumbel soon got to Greeley's rebuke of Republicans: "Another potential divisive point, your take on politics. I'm going to read from this. You write that, your words: 'The Republicans tend to be the party of the affluent, the self-righteous, the haters and the racists.' And then add: 'Is it a mortal sin to vote Republican? Probably, but most who do are probably excused because of invincible ignorance.'"

Greeley: "I said that, did I now?"

Gumbel: "Yeah, you did. You want me to show you in the book?"

Greeley: "No, I said it. I'm a Chicago Democrat, you know."

Gumbel: "Yeah, but Father, I mean the 'party of the self-righteous, the haters, the racists?'"

Greeley: "Have you been watching television lately Bryant? You seen some of those folks? They hate the Chinese, they hate immigrants, they hate unions. So, I don't know."

Gumbel: "All Republicans, Father?"

Greeley: "The people that represent the party in Congress do anyway."

So Greeley has no problem painting an entire political party as an anti-Catholic party, even as the "party of the self-righteous, the haters, the racists." Just not the Democratic party... because Fr. Greeley happens to be a Chicago Democrat, you know. And this partisan priest casts stones at the Catholic Church for "playing politics"? And we're supposed to take this seriously?

But in case there's any question, Leon Suprenant puts the entire question to rest quite capably here. He quotes St. John Chrysostom, an Early Church Father who lived from 347 to 407 A.D. Chrysostom writes:

I speak not only to the communicant, but also I say to the priest who ministers the Sacrament: Distribute this gift with much care. There is no small punishment for you, if being conscious of any wickedness in any man, you allow him to partake of the banquet of the table: 'Shall I not now require his blood at your hand?' (2 Sam. 4:11). If some public figure, or some wealthy person who is unworthy, presents himself to receive Holy Communion, forbid him. The authority that you have is greater than his. Consider if your task were to guard a clean spring of water for a flock, and you saw a sheep approach with mire on its mouth--you would not allow it to stoop down and pollute the stream. You are now entrusted with a spring, not of water, but of blood and of spirit. If you see someone having sin in his heart (which is far more grievous than earth and mire), coming to receive the Eucharist, are you not concerned? Do you try to prevent him? What excuse can you have, if you do not?

The saint then explains that:

You ask how you should know which individual is unworthy to receive? I am speaking here not of some unknown sinner, but of a notorious one. If someone who is not a disciple, through ignorance, comes to Communion, do not be afraid to forbid him. Fear God, not man. If you fear man, you will be scorned and laughed at even by him; but if you fear God, you will be an object of respect even to men. But if you cannot do it, bring that sinner to me, for I will not allow anyone to dare do these things. I would give up my life rather than give the Lord's Blood to the unworthy.

He then clarifies that there's no sin in offering the Eucharist to someone who turns out to be an unrepentant sinner, but who the priest didn't realize was at the time. He then explains why this denial of Communion is so important, listing two reasons (neither of which, interestingly, are "to help out the Republican Party"):I say the things above concerning only those who sin openly. For if we amend these, God will speedily reveal to us the unknown also; but if we let these flagrant abuses continue, how can we expect Him to make manifest those that are hidden? I say these things, not to repel sinners or cut them off, but I say it in order that we may being them to repentance, and bring them back, so that we may take care of them. For thus we shall both please God and lead many to receive worthily. And for our own diligence, and for our care for others, we will receive a great reward. May we attain that reward by the grace and love that God gives to man through Our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, world without end. Amen."In other words, St. John Chrysostom says we need to do this for the sake of folks like John Kerry, and those who follow in his bad example in forming their opinions. The rest of Leon's post is worth reading, as is his follow-up.

Turns out, those Bishops who deny the Eucharist to unrepentant advocates of intrinsic evil are doing exactly what the Church has prescribed from the time of the Apostles onwards to avoid the sin mentioned in 1 Corinthians 11:27 of eating the Body of the Lord unworthily. It is instead those like Fr. Greeley who want the Church to jettison Her traditional teachings, and reduce issues like abortion to the level of prudential judgments like death penalty and just war.

Edit: And just to further show how silly this notion that the Catholic Church is playing the RNC (and apparently was in the fourth century), here's Cardinal Egan slamming Republican Rudy Giuliani for receiving the Eucharist after being instructed not to.

The Image Of The Beast That Speaks

The Image Of The Beast That Speaks
"'I know where you stop, where Satan's throne is. Yet you be inflicted with fast my name, and you did not disown my anticipate even in the days of Antipas my shut up shop tell, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells." (Farsightedness 2:13)"And it was decriminalized to give steam to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast strong point even speak and strong point cause those who would not admire the image of the beast to be slain." (Farsightedness 13:15)At top, those two verses may not sound connected. And they may not be. But taking part in is a bit of history, and after that a speculation. You agree.The Antipas that John kid of via Jesus in Farsightedness 2, was the bishop of the church at Pergamum. Pergamum, now usual as Bergama, was part of the Greek Empire. It is located in what is now Turkey, having been defeat in 1453 so the Ottomans swept in and perplexed Greece. The Ottoman Empire, AKA the Turkish Empire, retained Greece under its directive from 1453 until Greece stated independence in 1821.The Farsightedness verse mentions the throne of satan, Antipas, and the martyrdom of Antipas. Having the status of of the observe of Antipas, the gathering interpretation is that the place where satan dwells is Pergamum where Antipas was bishop. This town was an pretentious follower intermediate that converted all of Asia Obfuscate. Whilst the town itself was princely it was one of the darkest, creepiest cities of all- devotedly. The town was home to a a load of intricate of pagan cults, by admire of Zeus, Athena, Dionysus and Asclepius, the healer, basis of special suggest. The family connections nearby were usual as the "temple keepers of Asia." The principal temple was the Memorial of Zeus, and it is this temple that is thinking to be the one Jesus was referring to in Farsightedness 2:12 so Jesus says that the family connections of Pergamum catch in the place where satan has set his throne. If a hero has sat down, it indicates he feels courteous ample to sit, that he is 'at home.'Antipas was the advance of the Christian church nearby, fated by John and killed for the anticipate in display 92AD. Antipas's death ought conduct been very additional so John was expressive to talk Farsightedness 2. This was wearing the canon of Domitian. Christians were compactly persecuted just before the end of Domitian's canon (89-96). In Pergamum, the tradition goes, Antipas had been very boom in casting out demons. So the priests in the town fundamental that Antipas was a constraint to their way of life, and a constraint to all the religions, and to the monarch. Management says that Antipas was unlimited the go down to make a rate to the monarch, but he refused. He was condemned to death. The gathering handle of executing someone in that town was at the Memorial of Zeus, one of the marvels of architecture of the day.Doesn't matter what they would do is put someone inner a massive brass, buried bull, tie them up, and light a fire under the bull. The faction inner would listlessly roast. But, to add to the mess about and air of mystery, the builders had thought the bull in such a way that finished it sound to come embodied. Writer Twist RENNER EXPLAINS,"They would take the victim, place him inner the bull, and they would tie him in such a way that his zenith would go wearing the zenith of the bull. Subsequently they would light a massive fire under the bull, and as the fire fierce the model, the faction inner of the bull would listlessly begin to roast to death. As the victim would begin to protest and to cry out in aggravation, his cries would reverberation through the pipes in the zenith of the bull so it seemed to make the bull come embodied." FundamentalYou can objective suppose with the clouds and the fire, and the deseed allowing for sounds to avert off all the walls, how dim it ought conduct seemed to see this massive bull and be there to what sounded even nit-picking and melancholy emanating from it underneath the clouds.In Farsightedness 13 we read that nearby chi be out of the ordinary image and that it chi sound to conduct steam and to conduct come embodied, and cause all to admire it. It is not so mightily to suppose that this in the same way as over may be the handle of making the bull sound embodied. 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This powerful Antichrist, this world advance is program as the field of study of world admire and the awkward seer is unlimited one way or another the power to give him steam in the very form of that image so that the image can speak. Amuse recognize the word is steam taking part in, it's not life, it's not zoe, it's not bios, the two Greek words for life. It's pneuma. And I need what you conduct taking part in is the apparition of the pro forma of some appealing of phenomena that looks even life but not bios and not zoe, not life. Some would even to say that this image comes to life, but I don't see that. Satan cannot give life. [Strong's definition of "pneuma", 'a evolution of air (wispy) blast; of the curl]." (Fundamental)The spirit of antichrist is now in the world, as Apostle John wrote in 1 John 4:3, "and every spirit that does not disclose Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world previous to." This spirit is one that hates God and seeks to board the mouths of the family connections who orate the wondrous name of Jesus.All the principal antichrists conduct tried to board the Christians; Antiochus IV, Monarch Titus, Nero, Domitian, Hitler...they were pictures and types of antichrists, which chi lead to the on its last legs antichrist, the Monster. The annoyance is coming, I mean the large-scale annoyance v Jews and Christians described in Farsightedness 12. But the Bride chi not be taking part in to proficiency it. For those who conduct previous to died a shut up shop death even Antipas, and for those who chi die a shut up shop death in the Trial, slacken back to the verse in Farsightedness 2..."and you did not disown my anticipate even in the days of Antipas my shut up shop tell, who was killed among you"...a deep clapping from Jesus! Doesn't matter what a treasure! Citizens who die martyr's death chi assume a pinnacle, the pinnacle of life, "Delightful is the man who rubble constant under trial, for so he has stood the test he chi assume the pinnacle of life, which God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12)"Do not sorrow what you are about to encompass. Deem, the devil is about to discard some of you wearing poke, that you may be tested, and for ten days you chi conduct investigation. Be shut up shop unto death, and I chi give you the pinnacle of life." (Farsightedness 2:10).The best part is that presently, the beast who chi be decriminalized to speak, and I am dialogue of the Monster who speaks flatteries and causes ruse (Daniel 11:32), chi conduct his day and after that he chi speak no senior. At what time the Trial he chi be distressed in perpetuity in the Pond of Conflagration,"And the beast was captured, and with it the awkward seer who in its apparition had done the signs by which he deceived those who had traditional the aim of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were confounded embodied wearing the put together of fire that burns with sulfur." (Farsightedness 19:20).He chi speak no more!Jesus speaks forever!" Lady, Your word is forever; it is swiftly steady in illusion." (Psalm 119:89, Holman)

True Blood Season 4 Marnie Stonebrook

True Blood Season 4 Marnie Stonebrook

Marnie Stonebrook

Well, it's that time of year again and another season of True Blood has come to an end. In previous seasons, we were introduced to Vampires, Fairies, Werewolves, Were-panthers, and Shifters to name a few. Although witches were technically introduced to the show in season 3 with the appearance of waitress Holly Cleary, this season witches were a large part of the major plot, the portrayal of which was met with some controversy from practicing Wiccans.

The main antagonist of the season was Marnie Stonebrook, a witch and medium who owned an occult shop that also acted as a meeting place for her coven, of which Jesus Velasquez and Holly Cleary were members. When we first met Marnie, she was timid, fearful, and quite lonely.

Distressed over the death of her "familiar", Marnie tricks her coven into attempting to resurrect her pet bird and is successful for a brief time which leads her to planning to resurrect a dead human being. However, Bill Compton (now the King of Louisiana,) is tipped off to the coven's activities by a spy he had planted among their number. Fearing the witch's power over the dead, Bill sends Sheriff Eric Northman to put an end to their plans by any means necessary.

When Marnie refuses to give in to Eric's demands, Eric attacks her and as her coven chants a spell of protection, resulting in Marnie becoming possessed by the spirit of a witch (necromancer) named Antonia who died some 400 years prior at the hands of vampires who feared her power. Antonia, working through Marnie, casts a spell on Eric which sends him away and also strips him of his memory.

Having tasted a level of power she heretofore had not been capable of, Marnie attempts to draw the spirit of Antonia back into her through ritual blood-letting. Over the course of a few episodes Marnie learns more about Antonia's life through a series of visions which show how vampires disguised as Priest of the Catholic Church feared the power of witches and used their influence to start the Spanish Inquisition, resulting in Antonia being burned at the stake. As she burned, Antonia cast a spell which drew all vampires in a 20 mile radius into the sun to their deaths.

Each time Marnie is in physical danger Antonia takes possession of Marnie and uses her magic to protect her, such as when she cursed Pam to rot. Only when Marnie is kidnapped and held prisoner by Bill Compton, does Antonia fully possess Marnie allowing her to escape. Marnie, as Antonia, then convenes her coven and attempts to perform the spell to make all vampires meet the "true-death" in the sun.

When her spell fails, Marnie meets with Bill to negotiate peace, however, this results in deaths on both sides and Eric coming under Marnie's complete control. After the death of one of their own, Marnie's coven begin to question her motivations and the wisdom of starting a war with the vampires. Marnie magickally holds her coven prisoner in the Moon Goddess Emporium as she plans her next move. Marnie then plans on using Eric and other vampires under her control to kill Bill at a peace rally, which also fails when Sookie uses her fairy power to break Marnie's hold on Eric.

At this point, Antonia begins to see that revenge will not bring her the peace that she seeks and attempts to leave Marnie, but Marnie convinces her to stay with her and forge ahead. Trapped inside the Moon Goddess Emporium, Marnie's coven begs her to let them go. Marnie revels how her power to communicate with the dead made her an outcast in society and we begin to see that her sense of loneliness and powerlessness is the driving force behind her desire to destroy the vampires. When Casey, one of the coven members, attempts to rush Marnie, she is killed when Marnie telekinetically impales her with an athame. At this point, Antonia sees that she has allowed Marnie to go too far and when she attempts to leave Marnie magically binds her spirit to her so that she can continue to draw from the well of Antonia's magic.

Ultimately, Jesus is able to free Antonia from Marnie's body leaving Marnie powerless and unable to defend herself from the vampires. Marnie is killed by Bill Compton who shoots her in the head. After her death, Marnie possesses the body of Lafayette, another medium, and kills Jesus taking his daemon to add its power to her own. In a climatic battle, Marnie is defeated when Sookie, Holly, and Tara tap into the magic of Samhain to summon the dead to protect them from Marnie. Marnie is forced out of Lafayette's body and convinced by Antonia and Gran to give up her thirst for vengeance and move on to peace in the afterlife.

According to comments left in various forums, many fans felt that making Marnie the driving force behind her own actions (as opposed to Antonia being in control) was not a popular decision. Many people felt that it was completely out of character for the story to go in that direction. However, I disagree. For me, Marnie was a totally relate-able character.

Marnie admitted that people saw her as weak and it was important for her to be seen as strong, to not allow others to dominate, control, or abuse her. She sought out possession to gain a sense of empowerment and when she gained that power it corrupted her. Marnie forged a spiritual bond with Antonia and in the process Antonia's enemies became her enemies. The vampires became all those who hated, ostracized, judged and abused her in her life; and she thought that by destroying the vampires it would somehow give her a sense of resolution.

Many people, myself included, seek out witchcraft to gain more power in their lives. In the early days of my craft, I had to learn that MAGIC DOES NOT EQUAL INSTANT GRATIFICATION. Power, real power, comes to one slowly because you mature through the process so that you don't allow it to corrupt you. And no matter how much power you accumulate, some things are just out of your control. Sadly, Marnie learned this lesson too late.

Carolina Dean

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