Friday, December 30, 2005

Shamanism Defined

Shamanism Defined Cover Shamans are the keepers of ancient techniques used in healing. They are often referred to as ‘witch doctors’ by societies that don’t Understand them. Shamanism requires the desire to lift all restrictions from oneself, time, space, and fear, are a few of the restriction that usually hold humans to this Earth and Existence.

It is important to mention that Shamans don’t refer to themselves as such; the title is a label attached to them by others. Shamans are healers, energy workers, elders, and guides among other things. Labeling oneself as a Shaman would be to assume a title and thus separateness from the oneness that is everything; that would go against the basic philosophy of their beliefs.

Shapeshifting is a practice used by Shamans for many things including healing, it is knowing and acknowledging your oneness with everything else. It is not easily learned and definitely requires a teacher and supervised guidance. It also requires much dedication and years of work.

Shamanism and shapeshifting is about recognizing our true oneness with everything else. Separateness is an illusion. When one shapeshifts into what we call "the other", one is manifesting that philosophy of oneness on a physical plane. Along with that, one has to surpass and forgive hopelessness, bitterness, cynicism, anger, denial, and fear in order to find ones true soul and its connection with the oneness.

From the Shamanic Perspective there is no differentiation between body, mind, and spirit. Illness can be brought about by thought, unresolved emotional duress, and lowering one’s life force with the constant use of alcohol, drugs, or other poisonous substances. These intrusions that bring about illness are not evil since they don’t have their own personality; they simply believe they are at home within us and don’t like to leave. We allow these intrusions to transform us and thus to make ourselves ill. When removing intrusions one does not kill, destroy or damage them, one simply asks that they be neutralized and Their Power used in a more constructive way. Then one fills the voids that remain with positive Universal Energy and continues with what Shamans call “soul retrieval”. Soul retrieval is when the shaman leaves ordinary consciousness, journeying to the spirit world, and retrieves the lost soul particles.

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Charlotte Fell Smith - John Dee
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Monday, December 26, 2005

Shamanic Fellowship Purposes

Shamanic Fellowship Purposes Cover This is an era of decision. Do we allow ourselves to cut the throat of the Mother who has nourished us as a species since we "came down from the trees"? Or do we work to walk in Beauty and Harmony with Her, and cherish Her, and work to see Her healed? The resurgence of Shamanism, the primal Earth Religion of practically all of the Earth's pre- Agrarian cultures, is an important thing, foretold by the Paiute prophet Wovoka and in the Hopi Prophecies. It was said that both the Red Man would return to the Ways of the Old Ones and that the non-Native would also embrace the Lifeway. There are non-Natives who respectfully have chosen these Ways, and are carrying them on in a reverent way. If the Lifeway was only given for the Native peoples, it would die out within our lifetime. There are simply not enough traditional Elders left.

It has been shown to some of us that Our Mother The Earth is not willing to die quietly. She has demonstrated this by the increase in natural disasters of the past decade, which continue day by day. The Hopi Prophecies state that, when the "bowl full of ashes" (most interpret this as the Thermonuclear Bomb) is overturned, that Our Mother shall rise up in Her righteous anger and destroy humanity. This prophecy is coming true, although it may yet be reversible. Perhaps it is we who reverence the Ways and walk in harmony with Our Mother that may stay Her hand.

The Lifeway Fellowship is here for those who wish to honor Our Mother and Our Father, Earth and Sky, and to honor The Giver Of Life, from whence all things flow in the Universe. Our world-view is primarily allied with that of the Navajo/Dineh, Apache/Teneh, and Hopi peoples. However we do not represent ourselves as the keepers of those ways. The secrets of those Nations are for them alone, unless Usen' wishes to reveal them to us. Our mission is to help heal Our Mother, The Earth, and to help each other walk in closer harmony with Her. We also exist to provide a way for urban and suburban people to learn and practice the root Shamanic Techniques that aid us in finding our True Vision and True Way of Power, and following that Vision and that Way.

We identify ourselves as Pagan (Webster's New World Dictionary "1. b)...a person who is not a Christian, Moslem, or Jew (by faith); heathen. Pagan specifically refers to one of the ancient polytheistic (or pantheistic) peoples.") and as unashamed Pantheists and Poly-theists. The Lifeway is truly a religious commitment. No one can make a commitment to the Lifeway and to the worship of Life Giver, The Earth Mother and The Sky Father and remain a worshiper of other Paradigms of the Deity, much as one cannot be a Christian and worship the Greco-Roman pantheon. However this does not imply the condemnation of other Paradigms, nor impel a duty to "convert" others.

We stand by other Pagans who do not share our paradigms, IE. Wiccans, Asatruans, Hellenists, and other Shamanic traditions, (African and neo-African (Santeria & Voudoun), Australian, Siberian, Traditional Native American, and Polynesian, to name a few) and even though we may disagree with some or all of their practices and beliefs, they are Brothers, Sisters and Cousins, and in times of persecution as well as times of goodwill we must defend them. We may even share in their open rituals and allow them to share in our open ceremonials. But That Which is ours must remain ours, just as that which is theirs must remain theirs.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Power Animal Butterfly

Power Animal Butterfly Cover BUTTERFLY's medicine includes joy, Transformation, courage.


Butterfly is a magical animal. She represents change more so then any other power animal. She was a symbol of the soul in earlier times. The Greek work "psyche" meant both "soul" and "butterfly". It was believed that when a person died, their soul became a butterfly.

A butterfly person loves to dance. The dance of Butterfly is full of bliss, joy and power.

Butterfly will come to you at a point in Your Life when you are undergoing a change which requires courage. You are coming out of your cocoon, and that takes a lot of bravery, going to face something you have never faced before. When Butterfly comes to you, examine what changes you are going through. Butterfly gives you the chance to make your transformation a beautiful Experience. Once transformation is complete, your possibilities will have greatly expanded. Nothing can stop you as long as you use your wonderful new wings and fly.

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Stephen William Hawking - Space And Time Warps
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Weather Shamanism Harmonizing Our Connection With The Elements

Weather Shamanism Harmonizing Our Connection With The Elements Cover

Book: Weather Shamanism Harmonizing Our Connection With The Elements by Nan Moss

You will adore this book. Nan Moss writes with clarity and passion about her knowledge and Experience of the various weather beings, angels, spirits and helpers. She brings you into intimate contact with them and then shows you how to go there for yourself. By the time you have finished reading this book, you will be asking yourself: How can I lightly touch, interact with and learn from these divine forces? And you will realize all the answers are in the book and inside you.

Here are some random chapter headings to show you what you have to look forward to:

"What is Weather? Emotion, Reciprocity and Change."
Nan Moss: "The climate and the weather have been master teachers of the principle of change in our world."

"The Sacred Nature of Storm."
Nan Moss: "We have it in our power to cultivate a Perspective that is spacious."

"Healing With Weather."
Nan Moss: " . . honoring the weather brings balance and well-being."

Exciting and intriguing, don't you think?

This book is also filled With Other people's stories and experiences. You will receive quite a variety of perspectives and methods, but in the end it will come down to your own perspective and method. However, I will bet that even if you are not on a shamanic path, the next time you are confronted with a graphic weather system, from achingly joyful blue skies to dense and determined pouring rain, you will find yourself out there dancing to it with your understanding, your acceptance and your love. Watch, now! See if you don't get a response back!

This book is full of fascinating information, both for people who know about shamanism, and those who are just learning what it is. Gives a wonderful perspective on something we tend to take for granted (weather!), and opened my mind to a new way of thinking about our world, and how we might experience it. Very well written, too.

Buy Nan Moss's book: Weather Shamanism Harmonizing Our Connection With The Elements

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Asatru Free Assembly - The Odinist Anthology Selection From The Runestone
Order Of The Golden Dawn - Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram
Ken Dowden - European Paganism The Realities Of Cult From Antiquity To The Middle Ages
Eliphas Levi - The Conjuration Of The Four Elements

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Power Of The Logos Aka The Egyptian Magic Box

The Power Of The Logos Aka The Egyptian Magic Box Cover

Book: The Power Of The Logos Aka The Egyptian Magic Box by Basil Crouch

It seems like something out of a fantasy, BUT THIS IS TRUE. Now in his late 80s, Basil LaCroix (a.k.a. Basil Crouch) has decided to reveal the secret of The Egyptian Mystical Box – a device that can change -the course of life! But this is not simple magic – it requires time and com­mitment. You are asked to call upon powerful Egyptian deities who will operate through your Mystical box. This is not for the easily intimidated! This is raw, potent magic for the person who desires power and riches!

Mr LaCroix reveals the secret rites and Invocations of the Egyptian powers, and how to find the magic words that make them do your bidding! At last, you can invoke the cat-headed Bast and the cow-headed Hathor of Ancient Egypt! Invoke the Eye of will Horus! These powers bring what you want through the Mystical box. The making of the box is simple. The effect comes in imbuing it with cosmic power. You can do this if you have the will – and the box will become a power more potent than any lucky charm. Through their pyramids and invocations of the powers within, the magicians of ancient Egypt were able to command miracles of health and healing! YOU CAN NOW POSSESS REAL POWER. The power to heal yourself of disease. The power to win. The power to make money. Power over another person. The power to heal and help others. Sex. Gratification. Whatever you seek – it is within your reach when these awesome powers are awakened. This is not mumbo jumbo dreamt up by an old man. Many will recall Basil LaCroix's mail order courses in magic and voodoo, not to mention his healing groups in South London. He is descended from a long line of gypsies; the occult is in his blood. He has studied and practiced all his life. He has now decided to reveal this most potent form of magic of all. His previous occult revelations have incurred the wrath of the occult community, primarily because of the belief that such powerful knowledge shouldn't be made public. But at his age he now has nothing left to lose. 'This is my legacy. Occult initiates will recognize that the mystery of the Mystical box is strong stuff, but that is no reason why it should not be made public.'

Basil LaCroix claims that the Egyptian Mystical Box can bring anything asked of it. Sometimes it will work instantly; other times the results are slow – but just as definite. He claims his own personal wealth has been accumulated through the box. Here is a partial outline of its contents:

– The power of the Logos
– The poor girl who came into money
– Jerusalem, the cubic city
– The man who received ?5000 for nothing
– How wealth and health were obtained by the ancient Egyptians
– Who taught the Egyptians?
– The wretched teenager whose life was miraculously trans­formed simply by touching an ancient box
– Ten minutes to make a little box
– The pyramid destroys disease
– The young man who got the stunningly beautify woman he desired, and more
– Invocation of Nephtys
– The man who committed a crime, yet surprisingly charges were dropped
– Invocation of Hathor and Ptah
– The man who wins time and again
– How a debt-ridden young woman found her word of power
– Howa crippled man's life changed
– The rituals of Bast and Thoth
– Dealing with psychic attack
– Treating Osiris & Horns with respect
– How to destroy a malicious enemy
– The man who repelled the power of a Satanist
– The magic of ancient Egypt is the Most Powerful of all
– A lazy way to get rich.


Download Basil Crouch's eBook: The Power Of The Logos Aka The Egyptian Magic Box

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Basil Crouch - The Power Of The Logos Aka The Egyptian Magic Box

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Totem Animal Qualities

Totem Animal Qualities Cover WOLF - Earth wisdom, Protection
BEAR - Healing, Inner knowing
FOX - Elusiveness, agility, cleverness
HAWK - Perception, Focus, protection
MOUSE - Innocence, faith, trust
EAGLE - High ideals, Spiritual Philosophy
DOLPHIN - Psychic abilities, initiators
HERON - Intuition, organization
HORSE - Stability, courage
RABBIT - faith, nurturance
JAGUAR - shamanic wisdom, focused power
DEER - physical pacing, body awareness
RAVEN - Inner journeys, dreams
OWL - symbolic wisdom, shadow work
MOUNTAIN LION - Strength, elusiveness

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Christine Payne Towler - The Continental Tarots
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