Monday, August 27, 2007
As practitioners of the many Arcane Spiritual Arts and culturally-varied forms of Magick—your client’s needs, wants, and sense of urgency (or even emergency) or to have you work a miracle or some magick within seconds, minutes, hours or overnight may not be the same as yours. Simply put, these types of requests from clients will take a toll on you over time, especially if you are counseling or working with folks who do not know what their real issues are and are not able to express them to you; yet these same folks tell you to figure it out for them. These are some of the same folks who ask about your certification. Hmmm, I have never recalled convening with the spirit, astral realm, et cetera, and having asked the convening Spiritually Cosmic Authorities whether “They” are certified to assist or take a particular matter or situation into Their Universal Hands. Perhaps there is a need for some form of certification regarding ethical, best business and accounting practices on the mundane plane.
As an aside based on what we do day-to-day, for those who request are spiritual services, is for our client’s personal and for the common good. Almost always, I never charge a fee for Spiritual Counseling services; yet, there are non-practitioners, some clients, and other “mundane” folks who are foolish to believe that they can take advantage us and our generosity. Hmmm, these same folks often forget or do not recollect that we are, indeed, Witches…of all kinds, shapes, and forms. Yes, I am a male Witch and not a Warlock (a notion based on historical misconception or deception).
To continue—many scenarios, circumstances, or situations involving clients may not fall into the practitioner’s magickal timeframe or spectrum in which he or she performs spiritual work. This is something that many clients or prospective clients do not take into account or just do not consider...perhaps due to the seriousness of her or his circumstances and needs at that time.
As for the term “continuum”—someone, somewhere is always working within the “psychical continuum” of the Cosmic Universe which also consists of sublevels or sub-planes of “perceived conscious-reality” and the “physi-/physio-subconscious realm(s)” that many practitioners often perform or conduct their magickal workings within. Those of you who work with the channeling of spirit energies, forces, angels, faeries, and more will know what I am referring to here.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Paradoxes of the Highest Science - by Éliphas Lévi; translated by Anonymous; comments by an Eminent Occultist (H.P. Blavatsky?); Adyar, Madras Theosophical Publishing House .
Indian Idylls, from the Mahabharata - translated by Edwin Arnold .
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Naiads and the Dryads were having a feud,
Because there were only so many satyrs to go around;
And (let’s face it), a girl has needs! At least the nereids,
The sea nymphs, didn’t get into it...thank the goddess
For small favors, on that one. Naiads are water nymphs
And Dryads are tree nymphs, so actually they are sort
The bickering was getting worse and worse every day;
Plus the few satyrs there were, were getting worn out
With all the love-making. This is soooo unusual for
Satyrs. They were getting kinda desperate for a little
Sleep. Since they were used to being the ones doing
The chasing, this was bad for their self-esteem, as
Horny and hairy Satyrs.
The fighting came to a head when Merlida the naiad
Scratched the bark of Polyertia the dryad, and caused
Some green sap blood to flow. Polyertia screamed
In fury, and started pulling out the hair of the water
Nymph, and scratching her face. Then Merlida tried
To drown Polyertia. (You see how things were going).
The animals were getting very distressed at all the
Racket, especially the fauns, who just wanted to play,
And were very peace-loving. They all got together
In a conclave with the other animals, and decided that
The only thing to do was to go looking for the nature
God Pan, and let him settle things.
They were also hoping Pan knew where some other
Satyrs were, because the hormones of the different
Types of nymphs all went wacko when they were horny,
Just like human women. When the Satyrs got horny
And were frustrated, they just fought among themselves
With clubs and bellowed a lot, and then got drunk.
Simple. They never pulled hair like the nymphs.
After a couple of days’ walk, the animals and their
Spokesperson, the faun Attimas, finally found Pan.
He was sitting by a stream, playing his pipes,
Surrounded by beautiful naiads and dryads, and
Several of the larger fairies. They were all draped
Near him, looking beautiful and gazing at him with
Soulful eyes; giving him water and fruit when needed.
Pan asked Attimas why they were disturbing his
Artistic playing. When they explained about all the
Ruckus back in the forest, Pan rolled his eyes but finally
Roused himself enough to stand up and stretch. Of course,
Since he didn’t wear anything, the nymphs really admired
The advice he gave was this: that Attimas and some of the
Fauns were getting old enough to help the Satyrs out
With the nymphs. And in the meantime, he would send
Messengers to some of the heroes and demi-gods who were
Unattached, to come take up the slack (so to speak).
Just then, a deer came up, all out of breath.
He told Pan and the animals that they had better hurry,
Because the fighting had escalating from name-calling,
Scratching and hair-pulling, to socking and using rocks!
When some of the worn-out Satyrs had tried to sneak off
To get more sleep, and they were getting hit too.
Pan realized then that things called for stronger measures,
So he asked some someone to fetch Orpheus right away.
Then they all set off in an entourage, the animals, half-
Humans, demi-gods, heroes, and even a couple of centaurs.
There were a lot of nymphs in the forest and streams, so they
Needed plenty of reinforcements!
Finally they all arrived at the large forest. Pan asked
Orpheus to play a ‘calling’ tune on his lyre, and all the
Nymphs and Satyrs came. They were a sorry-looking lot, too.
The nymphs were all battered and scratched, the Satyrs were
Very tired and had some bruises. Pan talked to the whole
Assemblage, “Now. This is how it is going to be. First
Orpheus is going to play some soft music so everyone can
Rest and get plenty of sleep. After that, everyone wash up
And gather fruits and nuts.
Then…we are going to have a party! I have asked Bacchus
To come and bring some wine, and we are going to have a
Good ole Bacchanalian orgy! There are enough males to go
Around now. Okay, everyone! Rest up so we can PARTY!”
And that was how Pan solved the great Naiad-Dryad feud.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
History, the passage of time, and therefore--EVOLUTION!
Gee, so many peoples of our Earth have not to this day been able to socially, economically, politically, and religio-spiritually connect in peace!
What's Up Y'all?
PS: Those of our readership whom have connected with US, have been spiritually helped without any obligation, evangelizing, or mandate of money!
In the United States, there is the freedom of the practice of any and all religions. Besides, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Santerían practice of animal sacrifice:
U.S. Supreme Court
CHURCH OF LUKUMI BABALU AYE v. CITY OF HIALEAH, 508 U.S. 520 (1993) 508 U.S.
CHURCH OF LUKUMI BABALU AYE, INC. v. CITY OF HIALEAH
Blessed Be to All!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Metaphysics and the Metaphysical Sciences are the study of the conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, psychological spiritual truths, universal laws, the occult, the supernatural, and the supra-natural. It is the philosophical and scientific study of Cosmology which is a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe and a doctrine describing the natural order of the universe. Epistemology is the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity), Ontology (a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being) concerned with existence and knowledge which is beyond (meta) the physical realm of being. Metaphysics and Metaphysical Science seek to investigate, understand, and explain the nature of being, the nature of universal, and our cosmic existence. Metaphysics seeks to unite the spiritual, physical, and mental selfhoods of human beings into holism. Metaphysics is one of the oldest sciences in human culture, history, and theology. Metaphysical Science is an applied psychology and philosophy of religion, theology, and spirituality. One who is skilled in and who has an expertise in metaphysics and the metaphysical sciences is known as a "Metaphysician".
Occult Metaphysics (i.e., the Occult Sciences) encompasses all of the above terminology plus the practitioner's psychic will, belief in, knowledge and use of the elementals (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water) and the Natural Laws along with the assistance of "supernatural" or spiritual forces within the cosmic universe. Keep in mind that the practitioner does not necessarily have to petition, invoke, or evoke the help of the spirit realm or an entity (deity, angel, faerie, daemon, etc.). Therefore, Applied Occult Metaphysics is the practical application, for example, of the practice of Witchcraft, Divination, Astrology, Spellwork, Ritualwork, Spiritual Mediumship and Trance-state Meditation, Alchemy, and of course the many other forms of practical Magick, Occultism, and Esoteric Mysticism (such as, the Corpus Hermeticum ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus who is synonymous with Thoth).
Excerpted from "Introduction" - Applied Occult Metaphysics  by Dr. Kheti A. Sahure VI°, D.D., Msc.D. [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Applied_Occult_Metaphysics]
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thee following will be short and sweet:
The Temple of Kemetic Wicca exists in spiritual order to help anyone in need of all sorts of social support. I guess that I'm not "Black enough" either--especially due to my being a legally ordained minister of thee Pagan Cloth, Pentacle, and Pythagorean Pentagram. However, I have always believed in the Human and Civil Rights of everyone across America and abroad without bias or prejudice toward race, color, creed, ethnicity, and of course culture. I refuse to apologize for not "sounding, speaking or writing Black" whatever that silly notion is supposed to mean; gee, I was taught that education is good. The same folks who express this are the same folks of whom I teach their own Black and African History to because they do not and have not taken the time to learn this for themselves--how sad for them. Stop blaming those of us who have done so. Back in the day, the Temple offered a free program to teach adults how to read--guess what, no one applied.
Oh well. I refuse to apologize that many Caucasian people of different European ethnicities do actually like me personally and what my Social Ministry is doing, helping people by one hand at a time. And yes, I was born and raised during the exercising of the "Jim Crow Laws" and prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was and remain anti-Vietnam War just as I am anti-Iraq War. And no, I'm not (to use a "double grammatical negative") a Black Republican and I really don't "wanna be" a Black Democrat either. What really and truly annoys me, as a minister, is that we Pagan Clergy cannot get any funding to promote goodwill and social services that our U.S. Government lacks within our Pagan communities. How can I, as a human being and minister, continue to positively portray and show our youth that the U.S. government and Corporate America are good role models? How can I, as a human being and clergy, continue to advise all of our youth (of all religious denominations or none) that education is good when the media (financially backed and supported by corporations globally) only portrays entertainers, sports figures, and skinny runway models as their future role models. I'm not anti-entertainment, anti-sports, anti-skinny folks at all; but there needs to be a re-focusing, restructuring of what is truly important--THE FAMILY. Gee, businesses restructure, re-organize, and downsize daily with no regard for the pattern of devastation and destruction caused duly by their actions! And when I speak about family and familial values, I am talking about everyone's concept of family values and not necessarily from a religious perspective. After all, some folks are spiritual but not religious along with some folks being absolutely Atheist. I have no issue with this at all--why should anyone else? We help people individually, one person at a time. But today, I was not able to help someone because we have no support. Fine. I'm just keepin' it real and will try to be late for everything and use more Ebonics. One more thing--can someone at least offer me a "Ghetto Card" too while helping me to become more Black? I will continue to forge ahead. Why? Because I know of life in peace and can rest well knowing that I have never stepped-on or hurt anyone within the process and rites of passages within the Life. We are all equal--BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Gee, we're all born of woman--so stop hating your mother. Look inward of yourself for the truth about your hatred, your insecurities, and self worth. From there, you will decide whether to make a serious change within your own life before blaming others for your misfortunes and/or unfulfilled life.The above is something for all of us to ponder whether we care to or not . . . then formulate proactive solutions as I am doing so.
Perhaps some of our readership may (or may not) wonder (or ponder) what do modern-day Witches, Pagans, Shamans, Alternative Spiritualists do all-day--and especially all-night?
Well, it's just another Sol- or Re-day (Sun-day) early morning with much to do with family, friends, and associates--just like those of you who are not Pagan Spiritualists, Practitioners, or Believers.
Merry Meet with us, at least virtually online--we Pagans tend to be and are socially civilized within all manners and forms of positivity (in mind, thought, body and soul) and in a very natural mystick way of spiritual enlightenment, chakra attunement and balance, and helping those of you who seek the same . . . ∞
Lastly and not to worry because we DO NOT preach, evangelize, proselytize, hate, bigot, prejudge or judge, promote prejudices (of any way, shape, or form), indoctrinate, lie, cheat or steal (your hard-earned money via tithing), mis-interpret, mis-educate, mis-inform, mis-represent historical truth, or promote ministerial greed or deception!
We do gather for Sabbats, Esbats, and mutual like-minded spiritual and social fellowship.
You know how and where to connect with us . . . if you wish . . . of and on your own freewill.
▲ Frater K.A.S. VI° ▲
Temple of Kemetic Wicca
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Excerpted from: Chapter XIV - "The Aurora" - A Journey to the Earth's Interior  by Marshall B. Gardner