Sunday, November 4, 2012
Up until now I have had no idea as to why anyone would actually like Mitt Romney. Between the flip flopping, the outright lies, the pressure to push his views and yes, even his religious beliefs onto others, I can't understand how half of the voting population thinks he will be a good plan for America and her people.
Then today while running errands with my husband, as he was driving I was using my phone to check my news feed on Facebook. I came across an article regarding a woman running for reelection who truly believes that witchcraft is being taught in our grade schools. This article referenced a study that after very little research I was able to find more info about on the web.
Here is a link to an article talking all about the study: http://www.goddiscussion.com/103505/majority-of-republicans-believe-in-demonic-possession-and-deny-human-responsibility-for-climate-change/
The study showed that 68% of Republicans believe demonic possession is real. 68%. That is 2/3 of Republicans. TWO THIRDS.
The study also showed that only 48% of Republican believe in global climate change. Out of those 48%, ONLY 18% of those people believe that human actions have effected global climate change.
These percentages are staggering. They also reveal something very concerning about our society. Apparently a lot of Americans have little to no education at all and are still extremely superstitious. How long has it been since we discovered mental illness was actually mental illness and NOT demonic possession? It's been a long time, yet a large part of Americans (57% when you ask both Democrats and Republicans) still believe demonic possession is possible. Heck the Vatican still teaches priests how to perform exorcisms.
So what does this have to do with people liking Mitt Romney?
Well here it is. While many of us feel that we are living in the year 2012, and that Mitt Romney is trying to take us back to the middle ages -- it turns out MANY AMERICANS ARE STILL ALREADY LIVING BACK THERE IN THE MIDDLE AGES! They don't feel Mitt is taking us back, because THEY are ALREADY there. Mitt REAFFIRMS to them that their crazy insane notions are CORRECT.
Until we can start educating Americans that the boogie man really isn't real, that a shadow is nothing but a shadow, and that they aren't going to wake up one morning to find they have spent the past year spinning their head all the way around and vomiting pea green soup until exorcised by a priest, we really aren't going to get anywhere. We won't be able to convince them our planet is in trouble, that women deserve equal rights, and that everyone is entitled to basic needs in life such as healthcare.
None of this is going to be possible until they wake up and decide to step into this century.
I sure hope it happens in my lifetime.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
This Friday night we have a haunted hayride, followed by popcorn, hot apple cider and a bad 80's Zombie movie.
Saturday night we will hold our Samhain ritual and celebration for The Gathering Grove. Each year we try to add something new to our festival. so this year will include the decorating of sugar skulls.
On Samhain itself, I will be meeting with another coven along with a friend of mine to join in with their Samhain celebration.
This time of year brings many mixed feelings for me. Its a time to start winding down after all the festivities, I often become quite the homebody, and often the weather does also keep me inside a bit too. It's also a time of remembering those who have gone on before us and this can become quite sad, and overwhelming. Some people have been lucky and experienced very little loss in their life, others have not been so lucky and have experienced tons of death. This time of year can feel like they are carrying around a bag of bricks on their back.
Unfortunately, I entered the latter group at a young age. Though fall is my favorite time of the year, as the veils thins, I can feel the spirits of those who have passed on reaching out, for just a slight touch. I have spent so many days over the years trying to block them out, trying not to hear what they have to say. Why? It's hard to hear it. Those few moments of connection, that are then cut again, are painful. They just plain hurt.
This year I'm going to try to do something different. I don't want to block them and lock them out any more. It's time to hear their messages, to see what they need to share. As painful as it may be, they keep talking. They have something to say. I hear them in distorted whispers now, but they are getting clearer, closer. They will be here soon enough. And it's time for me to listen.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
- Karitas by Susan Lincoln
- Searching (Shirabe) by Riley Lee
- For as Long as Space Endures by Nawang Khechog
- A Thousand Whispers by Michael Hoppe, Martin Tillman and Tim Wheater
- The Song of the Universal Light Part 1 by Patrick Bernard
- The Song of the Universal Light Part 2 by Patrick Bernard
- Epiphany by Manose
- Molecules by Alex Theory
- Hawk’s Circling (excerpt) by Marjorie de Muynck
- Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation: Musical Transcendence by Master Charles Cannon
- Ocean by Michael Brant DeMaria
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
- how crystals are formed
- how to choose a crystal
- how crystals feel
- how to cleanse a crystal
- how to program a crystal
- chakras and colors
- crystals and colors
- pendulums and crystals
- crystal treatment
- meditating with crystals
- crystal healing water
- music and crystals
Monday, May 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Little Crystal Meditation Album CD by Philip Permutt. Paradise Music, 2008.
Though this CD isn’t new on the market, it is still just as relevant today as it was when it was released four years ago.
While many Pagans include meditation as a part of their practice, it is becoming very popular with people of all religions (and even with those of no religion).
This CD combines two worlds of practices together – meditation, and working with stones and crystals.
Six different meditations are presented on this CD along with six different crystals. These include:
Meditation 1 – Kyanite. This meditation focuses on relaxing you as a blue light washes through you, purifying and eliminating stress.
Meditation 2 – Celestite. This meditation helps you focus power into your crystal to help you achieve dreams, ideals and goals in life.
Meditation 3 – Morganite. In this meditation you will work with your emotions and your heart chakra.
Meditation 4 – Lingham. This meditation washes away negative energy and gives you a spiritual detox.
Meditation 5 – Amethyst. In this meditation you will create a dome of amethyst light that is used to help you relax and feel safe.
Meditation 6 – Quartz. This meditation works with the versatile quartz crystal. You will be guided into the crystal to explore the chambers and caves and their inhabitants known as the “very old wise people”.
While the CD states you do not necessarily need to have the crystal to perform the meditation, I would highly recommend picking them up. You should be able to get all 6 crystals for around $20.
Philip Permutt has a soothing and relaxing smooth voice, which gently leads you through each of these guided meditations. With each meditation averaging a little less than 10 minutes, you can easily choose to perform just one, or all of the meditations at one time.
I would recommend doing just one of these meditations a day so as to not overload your practice too much. Not too mention, with the relaxing way Permutt speaks, it may be difficult to stay awake through all 6 meditations in one sitting!
Whether you are new to the world of meditation, or a practicing pro – these crystal meditations can be used by anyone wanting to add to their spirituality.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mystical Ireland: CD Gift Box Collection includes The Virgin’s lament, Vox de Nube, The Darkest Midnight by Nóirín Ní Riain. Sounds True. 2003
Nóirín Ní Riain works with the monks of Glenstal Abbey to bring these three CDs to life, creating a highly spiritual experience for Christians and Pagans alike. This music is specifically designed to combine the roots of Christianity and Paganism together to celebrate traditional prayers, hymns, and laments of Irish history.
Each CD brings forth it’s own special spirituality, to enrich and entertain your soul.
The track listings for The Virgin’s Lament include: http://www.soundstrue.com/shop/The-Virgin%27s-Lament/570.productdetails
1. Caoineadh Mhuire (Mary’s Keen)
2. Gol na dTri Muire (The Weeping of the Three Marys)
3. The Darkest Midnight
4. Seacht nDolas na Maighdine Muire-Uibh Rathach (The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary)
5. An Bhainis Phosta A Bhi I gCana (The Wedding Feast at Cana)
6. Seacht nDolas na Maighdine Muire- Cuige Chonnacht (The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary II)
7. An Caoineadh (The Keen)
8. Caoineadh na hAoine (Friday Lament)
9. Posadh Naofa Cana (The Holy Wedding at Cana)
10. Dextera Domini (The Lord’s Right Hand)
11. Caoineadh na Maighdine (The Blessed Virgin’s Keening)
The Darkest Midnight (Religious Songs from the Irish Tradition) CD includes:
1) The Seven Rejoices of Mary
2) Christmas Day is Come
3) Songs of Jerusalem
4) Ye Sons of Men
5) Good People All
6) Song for New Year’s Day
7) The Darkest Midnight
8) Sciathluireach Mhuire (Mary’s Breastplate)
9) An Teicheadh Go hEigipt (The Flight into Egypt)
10) Now to Conclude Our Christmas Mirth
11) O Pia Virgo (O Blessed Virgin)
Vox ge Nube (Voice from the Cloud) CD includes: http://www.soundstrue.com/shop/Vox-De-Nube/87.productdetails
1)Magnificat cum Alleluia (Song of Praise)
2) Pater Noster (Our Father)
3) Lob/Ehre, Christe: Joa Bolendas (Praise/Glory to Christ)
4) A Dhia Ghleigil (Oh Glorious God)
5) O Viridissima Virga: Hildegard of Bingen (Most Holy Virgin)
6) a) A Song for mary Magdalen, b) Pater Superni Luminis (Our Father of Light)
7) Kyrie Eleison: Hildegard of Bingen (Lord, Have Mercy)
8) We Venerate Thy Cross
9) Cum Processit: Hildegard of Bingen (When You Came Forth)
10) An tAiseirl (The Resurrection)
11) Go mBeannaitear Duit (Hail, Mary)
12) Homilia Sancti Bernardi Abbatis (Homily of Saint Bernard)
13) The Beatitudes
14) Regnavit Dominus (The Lord Now Reigns)
15) Saint Brighid’s Prayer
16) O Frondens Virga: Hildegard of Bingen (Oh, Flowering Stem)
17) Seacht Suailci na Maighdine Muire (The Seven Rejoices of mry)
18) Ar nAthair (Our Father)
19) In Paupertatis Praedia (In the Farmland of Poverty)
20) Vater Unser: Joa Bolendas (Our Father)
The haunting sounds of the Monks of the Glenstal Abbey, will transport your mind into a different world. The voices are soothing as the chants draw you into a hypnotic like trance.
Each one of these CDs is deeply spiritual, and can be used for deep meditations, yoga practices, ritual, or other spiritual connections.
Friday, March 16, 2012
- Jay Ambe
- Govinda Jai
- Om Namo Narayana
- Ganapataye Namaha
- Moola Mantra
- Jai Kali Ma
- Om Shanti