Friday, November 4, 2011

brand new post

to see how long it takes to show up in my rss readers on fb and how long it takes to post automatically.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Really, Star? Really?

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Are you seriously asking these questions?

" Do eclectics practice in such diverse and idiosyncratic ways because it fits their beliefs? Or, and yes I know this is a touchy idea, does a lack of consistency in practice perhaps denote a lack of belief?"

Let me answer that for you.

"We believe in the four classical Western elements, and that fifth which is spirit, and so we have to take them seriously. If we did not believe in these things, we would not practice the way we do."

Funny. I believe the same things and I am not a trad witch. Though not every eclectic believes the same as I do, that does not mean that they don't believe. Just because you lack belief in the eclectic path, doesn't mean those who practice it do. You wonder why trad witches come off as elitist when you post crap like this. Let me ask you this: what is this lack of consistency in practice of which you speak? Where do you feel that eclectics are inconsistent and why do you feel that way? Where is this coming from, Star? Keep in mind, not every eclectic practices like a trad witch does, or even like you did before you were a trad witch.

My two cents: take a World's Religions course. You'll find that every practice has its own symbolism and rites that may or may not be "consistent" with your own. You'll find that every religion hinges, ultimately, on belief!


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Satyr's Thicket Episode 5- Patron and Matron Deities

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PhotobucketToday on the show I have Ashlee and NRia, guests from the Pagan Centered Podcast



"PCP retreat from new age section" by Pagan Centered Podcast (PCP) and TreborLocke
"Pagan Podcasting Promo" by Dave of the PCP and uziwave


Photos are of my Samhain 2011 altar, taken at Huntington Beach Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA.


P.S. Cara Schulz, you're not one of those at patheos that I take offense to.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Samhain Ritual

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A blessed Samhain to all!

So, Samhain is once again upon us. A time once again for honoring our dead and continuing our internal work to better ourselves. I'm going to be doing a personal ritual tomorrow probably some time around the afternoon. My mother will be at work and my sister will be at her dad's house, so that would be the best time for me. I don't have every single tool some might say I need, but that's ok. The most important magickal tool of all is the one inside your skull. I have a wand and an athame, candles for the Lord and Lady, and for my ancestors. I have items representing the four elements for the quarters. What I can't quite figure out is what I want to say for the quarter calls or for casting and closing the circle itself. For my ancestors, I believe each particular speech will flow when the time is right. I'm not even sure where I'm going to be doing this. I'm planning on doing it at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach, CA, but I must acquaint myself with local fire safety laws beforehand.

P.S. Dave of the Pagan Centered Podcast has given me leave to discuss a few topics from the Ask A Pagan forum on my show so, expect a new episode soon! :-D
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Template

I'm testing this new template from Blogger. I'm also testing my link with my google+ profile.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wiccan Prison Chaplain facing criminal charges

A Wiccan prison chaplain has been charged with several criminal offences after an incident on August 10th of this year. Jamyi J. Witch is reported to have trafficked drugs, delivering contraband to an inmate, and sexually assaulting an inmate. The reports are serious and could cause setbacks to the gains made by the pagan community. I also do not believe them to be true, or at least not seen in the proper light. The article says that she was facing increasing opposition from her coworkers. They weren't the only ones she had faced opposition from.

In 2001-02, Witch was the focus of now governor Scott Walker (then a Wisconsin State Assembly member and chair of the Assembly Committee on Corrections and Courts)and Representative Michael Huebsch, in what is known as the Wisconsin Witch Hunt. Walker had objected to her hiring by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections saying:

"Witch's hiring raises both personal and political concerns. Not only does she practice a different religion than most of the inmates -- she practices a religion that actually offends people of many other faiths, including Christians, Muslims and Jews."

Also, spoken by Huebsch,"Taxpayers shouldn't be forced to accept this hocus-pocus."

Because of this unwanted publicity, Witch began receiving hundreds of emails and phone calls placing death threats. These two men who hold public office, who are supposed to be defenders of the public trust, used their positions in an attempt to fire a woman simply because of her religion.

This woman who spent years attaining her master's degree in theology, then a decade in public service as a prison chaplain after having been chosen as the most suitable for the position, faced overwhelming adversity from her coworkers and the political powers that be, is just going to throw it all away to run drugs and get her rocks off? And I'm supposed to believe that? I don't think so. Given the fact that there have been previous attempts from high officials to have her fired, I think it likely that this is another such attempt. All we can do now is lend our support and pray that the courts see the truth of the matter.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Update!

Hello everyone! The son of Pan is back on the blogosphere now. I've had such a long time away from this site, it should be a crime! I've grown and learned so much, though I still retain some of my childish charm ;-) I've gained and lost jobs, love, and luck in these past few months, but I'm pushing through! I'm on the prowl for another job now. Hopefully I can get one soon (who knew you needed so much money to live)!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hola!

Hey guys and gals! I'm checking back in. I want to let you all know that I fully intend on bringing you new episodes. I also plan on going to a really cool festival called the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) in may. Check it out here! I also just got back from visiting my family in california, but more on that later.

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