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Elemental Correspondences


Elemental Correspondences
Archangels' Indispensable Correspondences

Updated NOVEMBER 4, 2006 BY Cherub

AIR

Archangel: Raphael

Direction : East

Energy: Projective

Set of laws : The Logic, all mental, innate and Physic work, knowledge

Bring about : Midnight

Embellish : Winter

Colors : Pasty, Brassy Yellowish-brown, Deep red, Blue-White, pastels

Zodiac : Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Tarot/Cartomancy: Swords/Spades

Apparatus : Athame, sword, censer

Self-esteem : Sylphs, ruled by their Emperor Paralda

Most important Suitability : Smell

Droplet : Topaz

Anger : Galbanum, Frankincense

Plant life : Frankincense, Myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, blue, yarrow

Tree : Aspen

Nature : Plants, esp Eagle and Hawk, Insects (Esp Carried by the wind ones)

Names for Idol : Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania

Names for God : Enlil, Zeus, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth

Cleaver

Archangel: Michael

Direction : South

Energy: Projective

Set of laws : Activeness, spirit, heat, blaze, blood, sap, life, momentum

healing and destroying, decontamination, bonfires, build fires

candle sack, sun, deserts, eruptions, explosions

Bring about : Twelve noon

Embellish : Summer

Colors : Red, gold, ruby, yellowish-brown, white

Zodiac : Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Tarot/Cartomancy: Wands/Stalves/Clubs

Apparatus : Censer, wand

Self-esteem : Salamanders, ruled by their Emperor Djin

Most important Suitability : Pointer

Droplet : Cleaver Opal

Anger : Olibanum, copal

Plant life : Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, vex, onion, red peppers, red poppies

Tree : Almond (In Glow)

Nature : Cleaver Dragons, Lions, Farm animals, Snakes

Names for Idol : Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta

Names for God : Ra, Agni, Hephaetus, Horus, Prometheus, Vulcan

Hose down

Archangel: Gabriel

Direction : West

Energy: Receptive

Set of laws : Emotions, The Marine, Lakes, Streams, Ponds, Wells, Rivers, Reaction, The Womb

Bring about : Dimness

Embellish : Autumn

Colors : Cerulean, Blue-Green, Aqua, Turquoise, Natural scientist, Gray, Indigo, Black, Gray.

Zodiac : Menace, Scorpio, Pisces

Tarot/Cartomancy: Cups/Hearts

Apparatus : Cup

Self-esteem : Undines, ruled by their Emperor Niksa

Most important Suitability : Element

Droplet : Aquamarine

Anger : Myrrh

Plant life : Ferns, Lotus, Mosses, Rushes, all water surfacing plants

Tree : Willow

Nature : Sea Serpants, Dolphins, Porpoises, Lure, Seals, Hose down Snakes, Sea Plants

Names for Idol : Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya

Names for God : Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon, Llyr, Mannanon

Floor

Archangel: Uriel

Direction : North

Energy: Receptive

Set of laws : The suppose, all physical, sensory and hands on work, Articulation

Bring about : Depart

Embellish : Summer

Colors : Natural scientist, Gloomy,

Zodiac : Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Tarot/Cartomancy: Pentacles/Coins/Diamonds

Apparatus : Pentacle, Crystals/Rocks, Clump, metals

Self-esteem : Gnomes

Most important Suitability : Circuit

Droplet : Environmental

Anger : All (In the role of they are made form Floor)

Plant life : All (In the role of they are made form Floor)

Tree : All (In the role of they are made form Floor)

Nature : Any 4 Legged Nature,

Names for Idol : Gaia, Mah, Demeter, Brawana, Hestia, Tara,

Names for God : Pan, Cernunnos, Tammuz, Ganesha

SPIRIT/ETHER

Archangel: All

Direction : Nucleus

Energy: Every one Receptive & Projective

Set of laws : The spirit, all spiritual, extra-sensory sit and astral work. Conjuration.

Bring about : Out of Bring about

Embellish : All

Colors : Mauve, Violet, Pasty, Black, Grey, Gray & Gold bars.

Zodiac : None

Tarot/Cartomancy: See Hose down

Apparatus : All

Self-esteem : All

Most important Suitability : Dispensable Sensory Impression

Droplet : All (In the role of they are made form Basic)

Anger : All (In the role of they are made form Basic)

Plant life : All (In the role of they are made form Basic)

Tree : All (In the role of they are made form Basic)

Nature : Sphinx, Phoenix

Names for Idol : All

Names for God : All"

Reference: spellscasting.blogspot.com

27 Eye Opening Facts About The Author Of Game Of Thrones


27 Eye Opening Facts About The Author Of Game Of Thrones
GAME OF THRONES is coming back this Spring! Now, that we know the official return date of season five to HBO, let's get to know the man behind the drama of Westeros, legendary author George R. R. Martin. Read on for 27 awesome facts that will make you even more enchanted with Mr. Martin, even though he's killed off all your favorite characters. Sad.

* George let D.B. Weiss and David Benioff adapt the books after they correctly guessed "Who is Jon Snow's mother?"

* The "R. R." stands for Raymond Richard.

* George R. R. Martin was a huge comic-book fan, particularly of The Fantastic Four. A letter he wrote to Marvel as a kid was published in Fantastic Four #20 (November 1961).

Source: Marvel
* He makes 15 million from HBO alone.

* It took him six years to write A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, book five of the series.

* His favorite character is Tyrion.

* George told us last year that the sexiest man in Westeros is Loras Tyrell.

* He's said, "My biggest dream was to ruin the lives of my readers and crush their souls." (Yes, actually).

* A Song of Ice and Fire was inspired by the turtles young George kept in a toy castle. He would fantasize about turtle knights and lords in the turtle kingdom. They kept dying, and he presumed that they were killing each other in sinister plots.

* He considers his own house sigil to be that of a turtle.

* A character in A DANCE WITH DRAGONS named Sir Patrek is actually based off his friend Patrick St. Denis. He bet Patrick that if the Dallas Cowboys had a better season than the New York Giants, he'd have him brutally ripped apart by giants in one of his books.

* He's a huge New York Giants fan, which is probably why he's not working on books six and seven during NFL season.

* Author Neil Gaiman once said that "George R. R. Martin is not your bitch." Meaning, he's not a machine that can produce more books on a whim.

* In case of death, George has ordered that all his notes and manuscripts be destroyed to prevent another author from completing the series. He would, however, like the TV show to be completed even after his death.

* His favorite authors range from J. R. R. Tolkien to Jack Vance (read them all!) - but there's still only one series he considers the "original Game of Thrones": The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon.

* An ancient, '80s-era word processor on a DOS computer is how George writes "all" his books.

* This is what the Iron Throne should really look like. George says that the throne in the show is a terrific design, but the one in the books is "huge, hulking, black, and twisted... ugly and asymmetric."

* He actually feels guilty killing off characters.

Source: Twitter user "* One of his most used words is "jape," which means a practical joke.

* He wins because of this interview.

Interviewer: "I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?"

George: "You know, I've always considered women to be people."

* George currently lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he started writing the series.

* George revived the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a beloved local theater in Santa Fe, NM.

* Between 1986 and 1987, he wrote several episodes of The Twilight Zone.

* His books consist of over 1.7 million words.

* Barbecue and Mexican are his favorite types of food. "I love food, but I'm not a foodie. I eat like a peasant," he told Telegraph. His favorite dish is "carne adovada" with red and green chillies.

* The inspiration for The Wall, which according to the books is 700 feet tall and made of ice, came from Hadrian's Wall in Northern England, which George visited in 1981. It was the first time he'd ever left the United States.

* The Red Wedding was based on two real events: the Black Dinner and the Glencoe Massacre in Scotland.

Source: Twitter user"; Front Page Image Source: Getty / Philippe Merle

Um Pouco De Druidismo Pedro Guardio


Um Pouco De Druidismo Pedro Guardio
Originalmente associado `as tradic~oes dos celtas, o druidismo 'e um caminho espiritual de natureza pag~a. O termo "pag~ao" tem origem no voc'abulo latino "paganus", que era usado para designar algu'em que nasce no "pagus" (o campo, a Natureza). Em termos espirituais, portanto, pag~ao 'e aquele que acredita na sacralidade da Natureza e de todas as formas de vida. Exemplos de povos pag~aos da antig"uidade s~ao os gregos, os eg'ipcios, os sum'erios, os germ^anicos e os persas - todos com diversas deidades em seus pante~oes associadas `a Natureza, com deuses e deusas que personificavam as grandes forcas naturais do mundo em que vivemos.

Os druidas (os sacerdotes dos celtas), portanto, tamb'em eram pag~aos - como s~ao pag~aos atualmente os povos ind'igenas da Amaz^onia, os maori da Nova Zel^andia, os abor'igenes da Austr'alia, enfim, praticamente todos os povos cujas religi~oes tenham como foco fundamental a sacralidade da vida e do planeta.

Praticamente tudo o que sabemos sobre os druidas hist'oricos nos foi relatado por historiadores gregos e romanos que tiveram contato com os celtas nos s'eculos que antecederam a era crist~a. Pol'ibio, Amiano Marcelino, Tito L'ivio, Julio Cesar e Pl'inio o Velho (entre muitos outros) escreveram sobre os druidas, descrevendo-os como poderosos sacerdotes, s'abios e juristas, mas tamb'em como inspirados poetas, m'isticos e conselheiros. Al'em de terem sido os sacerdotes dos povos celtas, os druidas desempenhavam todas as func~oes acima citadas. Foi por isso que Julio Cesar afirmou em seus coment'arios que, para se tornar um druida, um jovem candidato deveria dedicar de doze a vinte anos de estudos, dada a enorme quantidade de informac~oes que um druida precisava absorver sobre diversas disciplinas. Um druida deveria ser t~ao versado nas leis de seu povo quanto h'abil em contar os mitos e lendas que formaram aquele povo.

Um druida deveria ser s'abio o bastante para aconselhar os reis, como tamb'em deveria ser sens'ivel o bastante para praticar a cura, um elemento fundamental dos deveres dos druidas, como atesta uma das Tr'iades da Gr~a-Bretanha, que diz:

"Tr^es deveres de um druida:

- curar a si mesmo.

- curar a comunidade.

- curar a Terra.

Pois se assim n~ao fizer, n~ao poder'a ser chamado de druida. "(Tr'iades da Ilha da Bretanha)"

Versos como estes eram usados pelos celtas para facilitar a memorizac~ao de diversos n'iveis de conhecimento - da sabedoria do dia-a-dia `as suas leis mais elevadas, das regras sociais `a mitologia mais profunda. Isto porque os celtas n~ao usavam a escrita para transmitir seu conhecimento, valendo-se da tradic~ao oral como meio de preservac~ao de sua sabedoria. Obviamente, muito se perdeu com o passar dos s'eculos, mas a ess^encia do druidismo, seus conceitos fundamentais e suas crencas, permaneceram imut'aveis at'e os dias de hoje.