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Feral [Dec. 11th, 2007|09:50 pm]
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crowdrevolt
You're reflexive; you live for the animal within. Right away, you're looking for some cover, because you understand that you and the tribe have split paths long ago - and you suspect their "evolution" might not be a way up, but an invisibly slow descent.

Only time will tell.

You relish your bloodlust. When it is time to fight, as will be necessary, you should enjoy it like anything else, the fire in you awakened to the possibility of conquest. Your fear of death is in a distant place. You know that if you are the one eaten, lifeless, glassine eyes staring everywhere and nowhere, it will not matter. You will already have moved on. Such is the knowledge of deathless eternity in the feral mind.

Claiming your own space is a ritual, and one that is serious for you; you need your area alone, that you control, so if anything goes wrong, it is yours alone to inherit. You don't want the meddling of others. Sometimes, you break this rule, and invite over a friend or maybe a possible mate. But then the rulebreaking is delicious, a type of forbidden that is made rational in the breaking: it is well because I do it. The absolute rule does not apply here, as I am the only absolute rule for myself.

All of your friends have something you want, but could never take, so you study, and in good nature, fight them. That which does not kill me --

Your mother, in your mind, had every head in town turned; she was beautiful. You don't like to think that she gave it away, however.

You like to think that your father merited her, and somewhere in that distant past, he took a stand and earned her love.

Anything that wears a suit you automatically distrust, because in allowing itself to be so controlled, it has become a submissive animal. You know from experience that submissive animals are the first to rebel, and always fight dirty, because they are never satisfied. That is okay; once you know what they are, you have no problems fighting dirty either. And unlike those half-willed creatures, you'll fight for the throat.

You give a wide berth to any talk about what "ought" to be, and find refuge in acts making something in your mind what is.

Music and art with a bloodrush of energy, of masculinity and assertiveness, is essential for you. The open forest makes a mockery of the paltry pacification hymns of folk rock and grunge.

Your own tribe is your family; you live in them and with them, as you trust them to think as you do. You like this network, because it means that slowly, the will that contains yours is expanding.

You cannot imagine what good a priest would ever do you, since more than books - books! - your guide is your own mind, and you know it can be sharpened like a sword.

When the hunt is on, you will crush unthinkingly, putting young and old alike to death for the completion of your task. And then you will relish the completion, knowing the forest, too, forgets the dead.

After your death, you expect to have left no mark on the earth, nor to have mattered, except to yourself. You like it that way. You are both your world, and only a doorway into the larger world, a place you delight in exploring...

You're a feral animal, and society wants you dead.

http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/feral/
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Days of the week: Monday [Sep. 13th, 2005|02:57 pm]
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auralis
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[mood |mischievousmischievous]

Monday


Ruled by the Moon. Spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.

Attributes: Psychic abilities, inspiration, sleep, dreams, fertility
Element: Water
Herbs: Lotus, jasmine, vervain, chamomile
Stones: Moonstone, amethyst, aquamarine
Colours: Silver, White, Any Variation of White

Goddesses:

A (also Sirdu, Sirrida): Moon Goddess of Chaldeans. Depicted as a disk with eight rays.

Annit: Northern Babylonian Goddess who was superseded by Ishtar. Originally the ruler of the moon, Annit was portrayed as a disk with eight rays. She and Sin, a male moon god would come to the aid of mortals.

Arianrod: Welsh Moon Goddess and one of several children of the mother Goddess Don. Her home was in the constellation Corona Borealis.

Artemis: Moon Goddess of both Greeks and the legendary Amazons. Worshipers payed homage to her on nights of the ful moon by reveling in the forest under the moon’s light. She was associated with the Waxing Moon.

Artimpaasa: Scythian Moon Goddess.

Athenesic: Native American Moon Goddess.

Auchimalgen: Chilean Moon Goddess who served as protector of the Auracanians.

Britomartis: Originally a Crean Moon Godess, later assimilated by the conquering Greeks. Britomartis would appear in the night’s sky to aid sea going navigators.

Candi: The female counterpart to Chandra, ancient Hindy lord of the Moon. The two were said to take turns: one month the moon would be Candi, the next Chandra.

Caotlicue: Aztec Moon Goddess and wife of the Sun God. Sometimes called the lunar counterpart to the Earth Goddess Coatlicue.

Chang-o (also Chang-wo, Heng-E, Heng-O): Chinese Moon Goddess. According to legend, she was the wife of a famous archer to who the gods had promised immortality. Chang-o stood her husband’s magical potion, drank it, and was forced to escape his wrath by fleeing to the moon in the shape of a frog. She is represented in the dark spots of the moon as a three-legged frog.

Dae-Soon: Korean Moon Goddess

Diana: Roman assimilation of the Greek Moon Goddess Artemis. Diana was often portrayed riding the moon, with a bow in her hands. She was frequently worshiped out in the open, so she could look down at her faithful.

Europa: A Cretan Goddess who had lunar attributes; her consort animal was a bull. Europa takes it’s name from her.

Gnatoo: Moon Goddess of the Friendly Islands. Her portrayal, as a woman pounding out tapa, is a motif of Polynesian woman-in-the-moon myths.

Gwaten: Japanese Buddist lunar Goddess, one of twelve Buddist deities called the Jiu No O, adopted from Hindu mythology. Gwaten is derived from the Hindu God Soma, and is portrayed as a woman holding in her right hand, a disk symbollizing the Moon.

Hanwi: Oglala Moon Goddess who lived with the Sun God Wi. She was tricked by a woman into giving up her seat next to Wi and was shamed. She left Wi’s home and went her own way, as a punishment she was forced to give up rulership of dawn and twilight, and to hide her face when near the sun.

Hecate: Greek Moon Goddess who came out at night carrying a torch and accompanied by dogs. She was said to frequent crossroads, where statues to her were erected. A triple Goddess, she was sometimes pictured as having the heads of a dog, a horse, and a serpent. Worshippers paid tribute on nights of the full moon by leaving offerings at her statues. As queen of the night, Hecate ruled spirits, ghosts, and infernal creatures such as ghouls. She was the patroness of Witchcraft.

Hina (also Ina): Polynesian Goddess. In Hawaiian mythology, her full name is Hina-hanaia-ka-malma, which means “the woman who worked in the moon”. Various stories tell how she went there. In one story, she sailed her canoe to the moon. In another, her brother, angered by noise she was making after a night of heavy drinking, threw her into the heavens. In Tahitian and Hawaiian myths, she grew weary of beating out tapa and escaped her drudgery by fleeing to the moon. In another Hawaiian myth, a chief lured her up from a land under the seas, and from her gourd came the moon and the stars. Another myth credits her with creating the first coconuts with Te Tuna “The Eel.”.

Huitaca (also Chia): Moon Goddess to the ancient Chibacha Native Americans, who lived in what now is Columbia. Huitaca was depicted as an owl. Representing the spirit of joy and pleasure, she was constantly at odds with the male Bochica, who stood for hard work, and a solemn approach to daily living. In some legends, Huitaca was the wife of Bochica, whom she had trid to ruin by destroying his believers by unleashing a great flood. He took vengance on her by hurling her into the sky, and turning her into the moon.

Ishtar (also Asdar, Astar, Istar, Istaru): Babylonian Goddess who ruled the Moon, derived in part from the Sumerian goddess Inanna. In some accounts Ishtar was the daughter of the Moon God Sin and sister of Shamash the Sun God. According to legend, on a trip to the underworld to find Tammuz, her dead lover, she had shed her clothes, which caused the moon to darken. On her return trip, as she regained her clothes, the moon brightened again.

Isis: Egyptian Goddess who was both the moon and the mother of the sun. She was depicted holding a papyrus scepter and the ankh, which represents life.

Ix Chel: Mayan Goddess of the Moon. Ix Chel and the Sun were lovers, but because the sun was always jealous, it was a stormy relationship. The Sun would routinely tell her to leave heaven, only to set off to find her again. Travelling the night sky, Ix Chel would make herself invisible when the sun approached.

Juno: Roman Sky and Moon Goddess. The apprearance of the new moon would bring out her women worshipers.

Lalal (also Losna, Lucna): Etruscan Moon Goddess

Luna: Roman Goddess of the Moon. Associated with Selene, Diana, and Hecate.

Mah: Persian Moon Goddess, whose light makes plants grow.

Mama Quilla: Incan Moon Goddess who protected married women. Her most famous temple was erected at Cuzco, seat of the Incan Empire. She was portrayed as a silver disk with feminine features. It was said eclipses resulted when Mama Quilla was eaten by a heavenly jaguar.

Mawa: African Moon Goddess, who ruled the heavens with her twin brother, Lisa.

Metztli: Aztec Moon Goddess. According to mythology, Metztli would leap into a blazing fire to give birth to the sun in the morning sky.

Pandia: Greek Goddess associated with Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Full Moon.

Perse (also Persea, Persels): Early Greek Moon Goddess.

Pheraia: Little is known about this Thessalian Goddess. Possibly, she was associated with the moon because she was depicted carrying a torch and riding a bull, a lunar animal.

Rabie: Indonesian Moon Goddess.

Ri (also Re): Phoenician Moon Goddess

Sardarnuna: Sumerian Goddess of the New Moon.

Selene (also Mene, Selena): Greek Goddess of the Full Moon. Wearing wings and a crescent crown, Selene rode in a chariot pulled by two white horses.

Teczistecatal: Ancient Mexican Moon Goddess.

Titania: Epithet for Diana, Roman Moon Goddess

Tlazolteotl (also Tlaculteutl): Aztec Sex Goddess who may have had lunar associations. Tlazolteotl whose name means “Lady of Dirt”, produced lust and then forgave those who lusted. She especially favoured illicit affairs. She had four aspects, which have been interpreted in modern times as representing four phases of the moon.

Yellow Woman: Huntress Godess of the Keres, a Pueblo tribe. Yellow Woman is similar to the Roman’s Diana and also appears to have lunar associations; her name itself is evocative of moonlight. In myths that seem to explain phases and the moon’s occasional daytime appearances, Yellow Woman is killed at night and her brother, Arrow Youth, searches for her with the help of Great Star. Arrow Youth wants her to be alive during the day. He is told by the chief of spirits that she will stay away for four days. He searches for her among melon rinds, symbols of the crescent moon. Then her heart is found, and her head is washed. She puts on a dress and is seen during the day.

Yemanja: Ocean Goddess of Brazilian Macumba, Yemanja also has lunar associations. She is portrayed as the crescent moon.

Yohuatliceti: Moon Goddess of the ancient Mexicans.

Yolkai Estsan (also Yokalikaiason): Navajo moon Goddess. Make from abalone shell, Yolkai was the sister of the Sky Goddess Estsatehi.

Zarpandit (also Zerbanit, Zerbanitu, Zerpanitum, and Beltis): Babylonian Goddess worshipped nightly at the appearance of the moon.

Zirna: Etruscan Moon Goddess. She was depected wearing a half moon around her neck.
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I suppose and introduction would be a good idea [Sep. 13th, 2005|11:43 am]
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berryhappy
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Battlefield Band]

It doesn't look like there is much to this community yet, but since Aura is a friend I will introduce myself.
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Mabon- September 22 [Sep. 6th, 2005|03:03 pm]
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auralis
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[mood |Magicky]

Mabon
Fall Equinox



The Autumnal Equinox, the second of the Harvest Festivals, is the Pagan rite of Thanksgiving, also known as "Harvest Home." It's a Sabbat of celebration for the abundance of the harvest; a time meant for us to give thanks through song, dance, and feasts.

This is a time of balance, when day and night are equal once again. There may be a hint of sadness within us now, an inner sense of fear and trepidation, as the world begins to tilt toward the time of darkness. And so this Sabbat is also a time of meditation and introspection; a time to slow down the pace of our lives and to relax and recognize our own personal harvests during the year that is fast declining. It's also a time to appreciate the connection we have with those around us, as well as those who have gone before us. While the name "Harvest Home" is often ascribed to the fact that the crops are being gathered, it also references the sense of "community" that this harvest festival fosters, for it's through our kinship with those close to us that we endure through the long, dark, cold nights of winter.

Mabon is a Welsh name meaning "great son," and refers to the Son of the Great Mother, The Divine Son of Light. Mythologically this festival celebrates the story of Modron, the Great Goddess of the Earth, and the birth of her son, Mabon. According to the mythology, Mabon disappears (or is kidnapped) three days after his birth (thus, the light goes into hiding). Mabon is veiled in mystery in the womb of the earth, here personified as his mother, the Great Protector and Guardian of the Otherworld. Though his whereabouts are a mystery, it is only here that he can once again renew his strength and gain new wisdom in order to be reborn to the Goddess as the Son of Light. This is accomplished at Yule (Winter Solstice), with the aid of the ancient and wise animals: Stag, Raven, Owl, Eagle and Salmon. One can readily see the connection of this myth to the natural events occuring during this time. It also speaks to us of the Wiccan Mysteries of Life, Death, and Rebirth, and the sacrificial nature of the God.

This season also brings to mind the mythology of Persephone and Demeter. Some groups choose to celebrate the Sabbat by enacting this story in their Sabbat Circles, emphasizing the Mystery contained within the cyclical faces of the ever-constant Goddess.

Other cultures also identified this season with their own mythologies. In ancient Rome, it was a celebration to Mercury or Apollo. Christian Britain replaced the Welsh Mabon with St Michael, to whom churches on many sacred Pagan sites were erected. The Autumnal Equinox became known as the Christian Feast of Michaelmas.

Beyond Michaelmas, Mabon, and Harvest Home, the Sabbat has also been known as the Festival of Dionysus, the Wine Harvest, Harvest of First Fruits, Cornucopia, the Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), and Alban Elfed (Caledonii, or Druidic - which celebrates the Lord of the Mysteries). The Teutonic name for this season is Winter Finding, which begins on the Equinox itself and continues until Winter Night, October 15th, which is the Norse New Year.

Symbols of this Sabbat include grapes and vines, wine, garland, pine cones, acorns, dried leaves, Indian corn, gourds, wheat, rattles (especially those made of gourds), and horns of plenty.

Since Mabon is a celebration of fruits and wine, traditional Pagan activities include fermenting grapes. Apples and vine products are sacred at this season, so apple pie, as well as other apple foods, are common at Sabbat Feasts.

It's also traditional to wander wild places and forests, gathering seed pods, nuts, and dried plants, both for decoration and for possible future magick.


Mabon Ritual-SolitaryCollapse )

Mabon Ritual-CovenCollapse )

There are a limitless number of ways to celebrate this Sabbat.

Goddess: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona, the Muses, any Goddess associated with the Harvest.
Gods: Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, The Green Man, any God associated with the Harvest.
Colours: Red, Brown, Orange, Gold,
Incense: Nutmeg, cloves, SPICE Sandalwood and myrrh. Heather, pine and cedar
Herbs: mace, cinnamon, cloves, cypress, juniper, oakmoss, marigold, ivy and sage.
Wood: pine, apple, and oak.
Stones: Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.
Symbols: Wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
Spellworkings of Mabon: Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.
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moon phases and dates for 2005. [Aug. 3rd, 2005|02:37 pm]
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auralis
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[mood |mischievousmischievous]

NEW MOON FIRST QUARTER FULL MOON LAST QUARTER
d h m d h m d h m d h m
.. . JAN. 3 17 46
JAN. 10 12 03 JAN. 17 6 57 JAN. 25 10 32 FEB. 2 7 27
FEB. 8 22 28 FEB. 16 0 16 FEB. 24 4 54 MAR. 3 17 36
MAR. 10 9 10 MAR. 17 19 19 MAR. 25 20 58 APR. 2 0 50
APR. 8 20 32 APR. 16 14 37 APR. 24 10 06 MAY 1 6 24
MAY 8 8 45 MAY 16 8 56 MAY 23 20 18 MAY 30 11 47
JUNE 6 21 55 JUNE 15 1 22 JUNE 22 4 14 JUNE 28 18 23
JULY 6 12 02 JULY 14 15 20 JULY 21 11 00 JULY 28 3 19
AUG. 5 3 05 AUG. 13 2 38 AUG. 19 17 53 AUG. 26 15 18
SEPT. 3 18 45 SEPT. 11 11 37 SEPT. 18 2 01 SEPT. 25 6 41
OCT. 3 10 28 OCT. 10 19 01 OCT. 17 12 14 OCT. 25 1 17
NOV. 2 1 24 NOV. 9 1 57 NOV. 16 0 57 NOV. 23 22 11
DEC. 1 15 01 DEC. 8 9 36 DEC. 15 16 15 DEC. 23 19 36
DEC. 31 3 12. . .
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A short message from our sponsor.... [Jul. 23rd, 2005|04:17 pm]
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northerncrisp
[mood |contentcontent]

Now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.
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New Wisconsin Erotic Poetry Community [Jul. 19th, 2005|04:09 pm]
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northerncrisp
Crossposted to wisconsinpoetry ecclecticpagans and __wisconsin__

New Wisconsin Poetry Community on LJ for those that wish to express themselves a little more erotically than most.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/wis_eroticpoets/

Those under 18 should not venture.
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Yahoo Group for WI Pagans [Jul. 19th, 2005|12:49 pm]
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northerncrisp
[mood |calmcalm]

Don't know if this is allowed, but I do run a smallish (61 members) Yahoo group.

The link is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WisPaganWicca/ If anyone is interested.
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Well Met [Jul. 19th, 2005|02:41 am]
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northerncrisp
[mood |tiredtired]

I joined the group this late eve, and thought I'd shout out a quick hello.

I'm an eclectic from Wisconsin who centers mostly around Norse and Celtic with a bit of Shamanism and a lot of tantra.

More later after I sleep.
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tarot [Jul. 5th, 2005|04:02 pm]
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auralis
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[mood |accomplished]

I've been asked to teach two of my closests friends how to do tarot. So hopefully here I can come up with some sort of "lesson plan". I think I might try and start with Tarot etiquette...the does and don'ts as well as lore and such.

Do's

-Buy a container or cloth to keep your tarot dry
-research the mythology or symbology found in your tarot
-practice word association with your cards
-meditate frequently upon the images
-cleanse after every reading, meditation, etc
-open a dialouge with your cards
-invite your spirit guides to share your tarot
-learn multiple spreads but do not be afraid to experiment based on how your cards feel.

Don't

-leave your tarot out for others to find
-let others put their energies into the tarot
-buy your first serious deck
-bind spirits to your cards
-use your cards to play solitaire (unless you actually have cards that like that. Although I don't know why)
-let others do readings with them
-do readings on yourself


I know that I am leaving a ton out. I just can't bring them to mind (it might be because I am at work). Anything else anyone can think of, please leave a comment.
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