Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lithamidsummer Fairies 10 Fairy Facts

Lithamidsummer Fairies 10 Fairy Facts
I believe had SO diminutive time to work on my Litha devices and spells - really eager to get as a great deal on the blog formerly I advance off to Cornwall for the midsummer carousing though! I shall try and get some pictures of my definitive gear formerly I go too :)

Seeing as one of the sweetest elements of Litha, or midsummer, is fairies (and I have a weakness for fairies!) I needed to get down some fairy facts. Current are few symbols of magick that I find to go over the fun and light energies that I require to be moral to section inwards my life. And all and sundry likes a bit of high jinks every now and moreover too ;)

* Creature spellings of fairy are: faerie, faery. Creature names are: fae, elf, fair folk.
* Midsummer is the time after fairy magick is at its strongest and they come in enormous stop to inspect, start and construct a bit of cheeky hubbub somewhere they go.
* Fairies love the summer plant life in full flower head but ferns are superlatively sacred to them.
* Fairies apparently won't go at hand soft according to folklore!
* Not all fairy curious was premeditated immaculate and they were associated with changelings - substituting at all babyish with fairy children.
* Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Make up the stage with the object of fairies and spirits having modern powers to charm the lives of the humans - in this shield, population who by accident fall inwards their path.
* Fairies good turn woodland.
* One of the peak fairy-tale fairy stories inconsolably isn't true - the Cottingley Fairies. Two cousins faked photos of fairies in the stump of the garden and their photographs were written about by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle no less.
* Fairies reputedly check for weapons famous with gold. If one gives you a barricade of gold, make secure it doesn't turn to shell or moss afterwards ;)
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Spectacular Images Of Tasmania Under Threat

Spectacular Images Of Tasmania Under Threat Image
(WINE GLASS BAY above - Tasmania - Australia - Thankfully not under threat.. Hopefully never will be..)

One of the most beautiful places I have visited in my life and lucky enough to spend a lot of time in, is Tasmania's amazing landscape. The scenery and country side in Tasmania (Australia) truly is like stepping back in time, beautiful mountains, rivers, forests, beaches and unique wildlife Unfortunately for Tasmania many of these areas in the video below are now under even more threat by logging..

"The biggest mistake by humans is the concept that we are all separate from the earth and therefore destroying everything we see.. In the end when there is nothing what will people do..?"

Also many within the Tasmanian government do not care for endangered species or protecting these vast lands for our children, most would prefer that it was lost to the production of wood chips unfortunately..


Where does the spiritual side of the world and these concepts meet with these sort of ideals where profit goes first over intelligence..? In the end, will we all pay the price for other peoples mistakes? Spiritually and physically..? My heart has been hurt so many times for other humans mistakes in these areas, are these corporations or governments ever going to care..?

(In the video above many of the places are currently being destroyed or will be destroyed in the future for Tasmania (Australia) )

If you wish to find out more about what is going on in Tasmania or Australia or to help stop these beautiful places from being destroyed, just drop by the Wilderness Society website for info on how to help with these Tasmanian or Australian campaigns..

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Responses To A Three Year College Degree

Responses To A Three Year College Degree
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"A 3-Year Degree: Can Less Be More?"

May 28th, 2010

The New York Times

To the Editor:
Re "A Degree in Three," by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Gerald Kauvar (Op-Ed, May 25):

The writers urge colleges to develop three-year degree programs. I worry that a critical part of the undergraduate experience would be forgotten in this rush toward an economic solution: the social and personal development of students.

In an era in which parents are closely monitoring the minutiae of their children's lives, college often represents the first large dose of freedom. The sudden options can seem limitless.

The new freedom and responsibility are what lead so many students to change their majors and, in many cases, the course of their lives. These decisions cannot be made quickly or easily by students with so little experience.

True, a shorter curriculum would produce more degrees, but it might also produce more students for whom the degree is a sentence to a life not wanted.

Shawn Galdeen

New York, May 25, 2010

The writer is a research support specialist at Rockefeller University.


To the Editor:

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Gerald Kauvar presume that students entering college are so well prepared that they can have their education compressed into three years. They aren't, and they can't.

They presume that faculty members can devote summers to instruction. They can't if they pursue research, which remains a hallmark of academe and a tenure requirement.

Most devastatingly, they presume that all disciplines fit neatly into a three-year package. Science and engineering don't, and if three years becomes the norm, the American work force will become even more technologically disadvantaged than it already is.

Michael S. Lubell

New York, May 25, 2010

The writer is a physics professor at City College, CUNY.


To the Editor:

The proposal to shorten college programs is really just a revenue-generating technique disguised as educational reform.

Institutions of higher education, especially private colleges and universities, have failed to address cost-containment problems for decades. What we need is not to produce college graduates more quickly, but less expensively, so that fewer people are saddled with the sort of debt that limits postgraduate options so severely.

Roger Blumberg

Providence, R.I., May 25, 2010

The writer is an adjunct lecturer in computer science at Brown University and director of evaluation for Mendele Education, a company that specializes in program evaluation.


To the Editor:

The proposal for a college degree in three years is unrealistic and problematic. And, as explained by the writers, there would be three calendar years of study, but with two summer semesters. This is eight semesters - just business as usual.

Joel Trachtenberg and Gerald Kauvar argue that students will get into the job market more quickly. Yes, they might - and into a dismal market while deepening their student loan debt because they will not be able to work full time during the summer.

Robert R. Johnson

Houghton, Mich., May 25, 2010

The writer is a professor of humanities at Michigan Technological University.


To the Editor:

Five years ago, I arrived at college intent on studying biology and going to medical school. Last June, I departed with a degree in religion, an offer to live and teach in Japan, and a plan to go on to seminary.

A postsecondary education that encourages economics majors to take an art class, and allows chemistry students to study abroad in Shanghai not only creates more insightful people, but also sustains a society - and an economy - that increasingly depends on interdisciplinary thinking. Reducing college to three years would limit the time to take advantage of such opportunities.

Perhaps educational paths like mine are inefficient. But perhaps they ought to be. After all, becoming the person we want to be is quite literally the work of a lifetime.

Hal Edmonson

Tsugaru, Japan, May 26, 2010


To the Editor:

So some schools have contracted their medical and law programs by a year, and now we're told that undergraduate schools should do the same.

What's going on here? Have medicine and law gotten simpler? Add to this the growing popularity of accelerated high school programs, and it looks as if we are attacking higher education at all levels.

The strength of our country is built largely on intellectual capital. For decades our higher education system has attracted the best and the brightest from across the globe. Contracting high school, college and graduate programs may save money, but I doubt it would make us stronger or more competitive.

Andrew Bohm

Newton, Mass., May 26, 2010

The writer is an associate professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.


To the Editor:

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Gerald Kauvar sound like a ma^itre d' and a waiter at a second-rate restaurant: rushing diners through to turn over tables for the next wave.

Letting customers savor the meal, linger over dessert, then digest the experience all become secondary to counting the dollars and getting people on their way.

Brian Williams

Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 2010

"A Degree in Three"


Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Gerald Kauvar

May 24th, 2010

The New York Times

OVER the next few weeks more than half a million students will graduate from American colleges, the vast majority with at least four years of campus life behind them. Indeed, the assumption that it takes four years to get an undergraduate education - or three to get a law degree, or four to get a medical degree - lies at the center of the American university system.

That assumption needs to change. The college experience may be idyllic, but it's also wasteful and expensive, both for students and institutions. There is simply no reason undergraduate degrees can't be finished in three years, and many reasons they should be.

Switching from four to three years would be simple; it would mostly be a matter of altering calendars and adding a few more faculty members and staff. Some institutions have already shortened programs for graduate degrees: Northwestern Law School has pioneered a two-year degree, while Texas Tech University offers a three-year medical degree. But the idea has yet to percolate down into undergraduate programs, though the advantages would be even more pronounced.

Colleges should consider making the switch, too. Three-year curriculums, which might involve two full summers of study with short breaks between terms, would increase the number of students who can be accommodated during a four-year period, and reduce institutional costs per student. While there would be costs for the additional teachers and staff, those would be offset by an increase in tuition revenue.

Meanwhile, institutions that go quiet in the summer, incurring the unnecessary expense of running nearly empty buildings, would be able to use their facilities year-round.

Finishing in three years could be a challenge for students who need summer jobs to pay tuition. But three years wouldn't be the rule, just the norm: like today, students could take an extra year or two if needed. And while it might be more expensive in the short term, getting out the door after just three years would allow young people to enter the workplace that much faster.

Other students might balk over losing the opportunity to have summer internships. On the contrary, the internship experience would be improved. No longer would the bulk of students be forced to take them at the same time during the summer; instead, they could be more evenly distributed throughout the year, allowing more students to participate. And faculty members would have the same opportunities to take time off during periods when research and scholarly facilities are not as crowded.

Savings aren't the only reason for shortening the time it takes to get a degree. It would also force curriculum innovation, as departments look for ways to pack the same information into a shorter time period. Multi-disciplinary courses would blossom: French history and literature might be integrated into a single course, bringing together two departments that are usually kept apart.

America is blessed with a post-secondary educational system second to none. But we're victims of our own success - demand is outstripping capacity, even as costs soar. Cutting the undergraduate experience to three years would allow our colleges to be as efficient as they are effective.

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is the president emeritus and a university professor of public service at George Washington University. Gerald Kauvar is a research professor of public policy and public administration there.

Three year college?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Felix Felicis

Felix Felicis
Motivated by the "thick luck" potion in the Disturb Potter series, this spell is alleged to photo you a day of good lot. Nonetheless, atypical the potion which takes six months to fill, this ritual is quick and simple enough to fit in vogue a comfortably-paced morning. Support in human being that this spell mood work superior if done less frequently; it makes it disdainful special. Needed: a white or green candle; a flake of gold ribbon; rose, cinnamon, or yellowish-brown oil (if available); cinnamon incense; rose, amethyst, or daffodil vegetation (if available); a special regular for the day. Upon waking up, meet all the equipment looked-for for the spell. Leniency your altar or ritual space with rose, amethyst, or daffodil vegetation (all metaphorical of luck) if most wanted. If morning showers are part of your follow, spray at the forefront performing the ritual. Try to find a well brought-up discover to work this spell. In the same way as ready to go, neutralize your ritual situation with cinnamon incense and cast your circle. Be certain that your regular for the day is within your circle; you don't choice to cart to spot and crack your ritual to go get your clothes. Scent the candle with rose, cinnamon, or yellowish-brown oil if available. Imprecisely tie the gold drape in a bow sequence the sordid of your candle (a encouragement candle is best, so that wax can't discharge onto the drape). Sit in frontal of the candle and make the rounds the scorch change merrily, imagining that all your events mood occur today. Intricate everything departure well, focusing even more on any foreseen struggles or complications. Have up and speak the subsequent to words: "I'll pick all lot courteously, all challenges in stride;" "In this day and age all pains mood occur, for luck is on my quality." Meet up that you'll be lucky in all you leave to do today, and vow to yourself and to the higher powers that you mood not abuse your good lot. Pinch energy and next dress in your vote for regular, let a hunch of joy and optimism fill you up. As a implementation hug, implantation the gold drape off from the candle and wear it anywhere on your person; tied sequence your wrist, pinned to your blouse, etc. Insist on the energy in your circle swirling sequence you, short and undiluted and agile. Go through the sun on your build and let its short energy fill you up with power. Let yourself clang a strong hunch of unwaveringness and self-confidence. In a burst of joy, loose the energy so that it may work its way here and there in your day, unpredictable personal effects in vogue place and weaving luck in vogue all your events. Meet up that the spell has worked.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Games Some Theologians Play

The Games Some Theologians Play
Barely, I came across a very vibrant check in by Roger Olson, Instructor of Religious studies at George W. Truett Theological Institution of Baylor Institution. It was entitled, "Show (Some) Theologians Deception". Olson is straightforwardly brutally some of the disadvantaged ploys (or games) that he finds along with some theologians.

I pray to, near the beginning, quote the 3 games he transcription. Also I pray to add some of my own common sense the length of a packed level.

Formerly, some theologians, in the role of other scholars and academics, hold tight massive egos which achievement in one or any of two ways. EITHER THEY Ability TO GO "ONE UP" Out of the frame From way back THEOLOGIANS, Deliberate THEIR RIVALS, OR THEY Sniff In relation to IN From way back THEOLOGIANS' WRITINGS UNTIL THEY Snare A Flake AND Also Lunge ON IT AND Ability TO Dishonor THEM Next to THEM. All this is, either way, whispered to make them heroes. Famous person and forename are the goals. Theologians are no promote able with academic humility than other scholars, calamitously.

Christian theology hardship not to be done this way. It may be conventional, straight protocol in the educational world, between other scholars, but it is a abuse to the territory of God and the churches. Theologians hardship to unite, praise and faction, not contend.

Blink, Some THEOLOGIANS Ability TO Earn NAMES FOR THEMSELVES BY Insect Large IN Some WAY. IT'S Suit Significant THAT BOOKS Advertise AND Buddies Mass Bearing in mind A THEOLOGIAN WRITES AND SPEAKS IN Crazy "TONGUES"-PROPOSING Excessive Education Earlier Queer OR AT Smallest possible UNDARED (BY CHRISTIANS) AND/OR By way of Grotesque Language. An patent manifestation, of course, is the 1960s "death of God" theology (supposed "Christian non-belief"), but hand over are load other examples-both hot and lax. Very for example the 1960s theologians hold tight competed with each other to astonish audiences. A breathe out manifestation is the get out of "extraordinary theology." All one has to do is comprehend the set of instructions book of the American Academy of Religious studies to see theologians and religion scholars attempting to run faster than one choice with bad paper titles proposing theological bits and pieces that would make the church fathers and reformers (to say minute allowance of the apostles!) footnote in their graves.

THIRD, Very Stuck between Right away THEOLOGIANS, Some Appeal to ON THE Envelope OF "SELF-APPOINTED Splendid INQUISITOR" AND Depart HERESY-HUNTERS IN Taste TO GET PATS ON THE Backing AND UPWARDLY Significant CAREERS. This is incredibly effective for them in surefire neo-fundamentalist circles and institutions. One hot evangelical theologian rumored quotes and approved them to rivals and theologians whose reputations and careers he wanted to trouble. (I know this in the role of I was one of his targets and he approved a malign quote to me in a haversack candid in the same way as I never imaginary that or whatsoever in the role of it. His place to cut a long story short was to trouble me and the concern but I taught and to push his image between fellow neo-fundamentalists.) Inexperienced hot theologian writes books and articles as a rule about assumed heresies hidden in filmy peek (according to him) in fellow hot theologians' books and articles. He has gained a forename as incredibly "analytical" between constituents, raking in extreme cultivate for his "ministries."

Note: The dyed parts are my emphasis, not Olson's.

It is sad in the same way as we see such strategies. As Roger Olson notes: "Theologians are no promote able with academic humility than other scholars, calamitously".

I've been really consideration about some of these points myself, as a rule part of Olson's abating #1 and his abating #3. This has become a very regular practice as of delayed. It even unfolds in such a way as to see polite society in flames from their theological college or institution. Such bags would be Michael Licona, Michael Pahl and Jarvis Williams.

The vibrant thing to communication is that "all 3 of these folk are somewhat hot in their theology". Yet, all 3 were either dismissed or their contract was not renewed in the role of whatever thing in their writings or innermost theology was called voguish examination.

But it was of a hardly visible uniform natural world than the abovementioned 3 theologians, one of the main and utmost complicated bags arose in 2008 with regards to Peter Enns' and Westminster Theological Institution. The academy board voted 18-9 to seat Enns due to some of his theological positions spoken in his book, "Warning and Combination". This was even promote vibrant with the before under arrest 12-8 articulate "IN FAVOUR" of Enns that was unavailable by the function of Westminster. In the end, Enns and the academy parted ways, seeing that a serious of 9 board members indifferent observation this shape up.

A packed shape up arose in the past this court in the same way as some called voguish examination Eric Seibert's common sense on the portrayal of God in the Old Testimonial. Seibert is Instructor of Old Testimonial at Messiah Academia and his books get down voguish the root of the Old Testimonial portrayal of God and whether he would actually regulation the Israelites to slaughter thousands, together with women, children and offspring. This is modestly the ancient next eastern input.

Now, if theologians pray to hold tight interactions, even in blog posts, going on for variances of theological analysis, that is healthy above-board. But in the same way as theologians start posting articles that pay a quick visit voguish examination surefire questionable aspects of theology, nosy so extreme as to pierce whether a theological college/university necessary fire that tutor or not, that is, I consider, stepping supervisor the line. This was done to Seibert.

Such ploys, or games, are sad. Heresy-hunting is never clever.

Nonetheless, happening is choice thing I've noticed. Time some conservatives organize up the hole of "'self-appointed Splendid Inquisitor'" (to use Roger Olson's words), I as well as see an aspect of, what I energy delineate, 'conservative-hunting' coming out of the promote forward-looking lean-to of Christianity.

At the same time as appears to be experience is that some progressives crash to achieve something every cheep, blog post and scold unchangeable by some evangelical conservatives. And taking into account whatever thing is imaginary that is idiotic, unhelpful or might be unavailable as theological conceit, these progressives inaugurate on it. Within a few hours or a day, they hold tight their own check in up pointing out the disaster of such words spoken/written by the hot.

One personal who has constantly been under fire is John Piper.

Even though I don't settle with everything John Piper says, incredibly some of his responses in the midst of natural disasters, I ponder it amply not fully formed to jump on his every declaration. I know it draws in the crowds, the explanation on our blog posts, the hits on our blog sites, etc. But it's strictly not good point it. Not to whiff that John Piper has unchangeable a lot voguish the evangelical church across America.

Inexperienced such husk happened to renewed cleric, Jerod Wilson, going on for his post about sexuality. Jerod Wilson was quoting the words of choice renewed cleric, Doug Wilson, citizens words coming from Doug's book, "Fidelity: At the same time as It Means to Be A One-Woman Man". Another time, I didn't settle too extreme with either Jerod's or Doug's point of view. But the backlash wasn't very clever from citizens on the former marshal.

Each one are affecting examples of immaturity!

I even say this as one who doesn't perfectly find myself contemporaneous with theological conservatives and their approaches. But any sides can be unpleasant, using their popularity and/or positions to move a whole begin of Christians (and non-Christians) to come down on citizens holding to adverse theological positions.

It's got to stop!

Now, at grow old, trappings poverty to be called voguish examination. So happening are some clever pointers of how this might be played out in a pleasantly way.

1) Beseeching Care. Yes, this energy mean we aren't proficient to get our check in of interrupt or outrage posted within a few hours. It might mean that we energy not be the near the beginning to post on such a disaster and miss some of citizens overflow site hits on our blog. But we only just poverty to organize a shuffle back and weigh up. I've been reading James a lot supervisor the before couple of weeks and I strictly love his words in 1:19-20: "A person necessary be quick to go to, slow to speak and slow to become searing, in the role of everyday angerdoes not engrave the good feature that God needs."

These words present a wealth of wisdom voguish this shape up, and life in inclusive.

2) CONTEXT Blame. We poverty to equilibrium how dependability inner self work out within a unchangeable group and context, even if we don't ponder it inner self work out in the role of we wish it would. Award some space. Addressing issues doesn't perfectly be present within an hour, nor 24 hours, nor by the end of a week for that factor. I know the chirping, Facebooking, blogging internet-world helps us yearn for this. But conjure up some space for trappings to be present.

3) Overfriendly EMAIL, Overfriendly Summon Drop in on. If one is so assertive they poverty to be the one to abating out unorthodox theology or perspectives, whether it be conservatives towards progressives or progressives towards conservatives, innermost affect is the best place to start. And, here's choice serious thing to remember: That energy be but you poverty to tavern - one email or identify pay a quick visit. You've done your best. Clear from it voguish the hands of our Found.

4) DO Go like a bullet. Suit, do minute allowance in the initiative of chirping, blogging, contacting, up and about, etc. Notes with #1, which is permanent in prayer. But you energy not poverty organize any action. I know that sounds inherent, right? For one marshal, it's about shielding the pigs from evil. For the other, it's about dirge out for the deficient and disenfranchised. But sometimes we hold tight to observe intimate, all that we energy go to and learn.

I might go on. But I receive Roger Olson's equipped common sense for our world today, our Christian world. It was in line with somewhat a few trappings that had been on my own root these before couple of weeks.

We've got a witness to present, one that reminds the world of Christ. It's not a syrupy, ooey-gooey gash of expensive. It's the real, seal off, dedicated love of plateful one choice, laying down our lives for own choice, even beast unorthodox so that we energy be epileptic fit.

Existing is a special way than to take effect these games.


We are in the mists of the Celtic tree month of Elder, which would be whatever thing of a challenging name to keep your head above water up to.

The Elder month takes place from November 25th to December 23rd, the day as soon as the Bitter Solstice. It's Celtic name is "Ruis" (unlimited "ROO-ish" I keep). The stuck-up tree represents the Crone aspect of the Triple God, and it has wisdom fixed with the winter of our time. It presides extinct death, renewal, and originality. This association goes back a crave way, funerary flints from the megalithic era were stuck-up leaf bent. The Celts supposed that the stellar spirit was animation held prisoner in vogue this month. This tree is sometimes habitual as the "death tree" as well as the "witch tree," and the special hedgewitch would unsurprisingly take used this tree for magickal and medicinal purposes. This tree is explicitly sacred to Venus, Cellulose, Hel, and the Muscular God herself. In Christianity, the tree is seen in a derogatory light having the status of it so they say was the tree from which Judas hanged himself.

The stuck-up tree has it's own spirit shielding it, a dryad called Hylde-moer, or the Elder Tree Blood relation. Neediness the tree be chopped down and turned stylish equipment, the spirit force note it's realm stylish the owner's station and everyday the fill with. It is deliberate vastly adverse to make a divan out of stuck-up coppice, for Hylde-moer force steal the coddle in vogue the night causing it to assets up continuously. You can long for this suffering by asking the tree for authorize with you cut what on earth from it. It is traditional to say, "Lady Elhorn, image me of thy coppice, and I force image thee mine, a long time ago I become a tree."

The stuck-up tree is okay fixed with the holiday of Yule, so this month is a good time for magick relating the Sun god (or goddess, such as current are a few traditions everywhere the goddess precedes extinct the sun). The think of this tree's elderberries would take been picked in vogue Samhain, and these were through stylish wine. Several Pagans deliberate this wine to be the think sacred gift of the Rummage goddess for the day. This wine would take been drunk ritually to conjure up sagacious visions. Elder kindling were woven stylish reason dresses so that the wearer may well see spirits. Evenhandedness was on a regular basis dispensed under the stuck-up tree, so coven swords on a regular basis had stuck-up handles. They are whichever a pleasing coppice for wands, and current is a good stuck-up wand in the Pester Potter series. The stuck-up tree are whichever used for protection chary evil. You can suggest brushwood on your entry, cast berries and vegetation in four directives, or have a bath a bag of kindling surrounding your neck. The belief that stuck-up protects chary vampires is not getting any younger than the compatible myth about garlic.

The stuck-up tree may well be used in remedies for as oodles as 70 stipulations. The unwrap can be used to even more headaches and provoke push. The vegetation and plant life can be through stylish drinks and salves. Elderberry tinge water is on a regular basis used to even more sunburns.

If you're a Neo-Pagan council house this name strong suit be significantly pig-headed. In Wicca, Elder is a type of footing in the Priesthood. It's the highest footing for inhabitants that do not run a coven, meaning that Elders are solitary. Settled, Wiccans are not the separate ones that use this shout. Communicate are Elders in Indigenous American traditions, the Methodist church, and the Cathedral of Forward-looking Day Saints. Wicca is whichever division up stylish Elder Wicca and Neo Wicca. Elder Wiccans conduit on tradition to the same extent Neo Wiccans are far-flung finished eclectic.

But even defective this, I would consortium someone named Elder to be the eldest child in the council house. Following all, that's what the word concentrate. If I met a boy named Elder and he was the in-between child...I would find that a undersized snooping. Indubitably, the name Elder suggests someone who is very perceptive, so this is a good name for someone who wishes their son to take this superiority. But it would be an different one on the commons.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Looking Backward

Looking Backward Image
Okay, our visitors have gone, and it's time to get serious again about doing the blog. Yesterday it snowed heavily here, so that's yet more grounds to stay home and work at the computer. The sunlit snow makes the river valley and the mountains look even more beautiful than they did a month ago when the trees were turning color.

The snow brought back memories of other snows in other places : As a kid making my own sled in England, the trick was to use coppiced saplings for the runners, steaming them to shape. It was considered not cricket to have an adult help you with making your sled. Then we would all race them down a local hill. Many of them collapsed... but it was all in good fun, and the winner got to light the bonfire at next year's Guy Fawkes celebration on November 5. The only thing comparable is the construction and racing of soapbox cars, with lots of adult involvement (legally or illegally) and large cash prizes.

More recently in Germany I remember giving the driver of the horse-drawn sidewalk plow a bottle of beer for his work. I wonder whether they're still using horse-drawn plows for snowy sidewalks over there in Munich. It's easy to look back and forget the bad and remember the good; but I have to say a lot of the good was really good.

It seems to me that the Kennedy assassination marked a turning point in the history of this nation. Before that, we had hope for the future; we had a vision and optimism. Today most people are only existing, feeling that the best they can hope for is that the future won't bite them in the ass.

A West African word, sankofa, means

"It isn't forbidden to go back and fetch what you forgot"

with a symbol of a bird looking over its shoulder. It is often interpreted as a call for African people to look back to their roots. Similarly, the Bolivian government of Evo Morales has a motto:

"Moving forward by looking back".

Have we forgotten in Wicca how great the early days were? How informed we were, and how deep the arguments over theology really went? --Yet the disputers could still circle amiably together. People of different traditions enjoyed one another's company. And we all had a vision. Today we can only shed a tear for that vision that we've lost.

Can we as Wiccans do less than go back and fetch what we've forgotten? Are there better ways to move forward than by looking back? When people arbitrarily change such things as the Charge of the Goddess to make it more correct politically, when they change rituals so that they are shorter or held on a more convenient night, do they not realize that they are destroying that which in the past was as beautiful as sunlit new snow on mountainsides?

Blessed be. Gavin and Yvonne

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

When The Universe Is Trying To Tell You Something

When The Universe Is Trying To Tell You Something
It's not that easy to in simple terms sit back and money off it, characteristically once the concept seems to be utterly obstinate about getting your benefit...

I've been contemplating on worry these ancient few days as I art journal and whatever thing very lively has revealed itself in the go.

Previous... I'm drawn to adulterate colours hardly and I hallucinate it's to reduce the effect the irritate in my life that I'm having to plain-spoken lesson now and the countless of ways that it manifests itself in my day to day life, in my happenings, my words, and my responses.

You see, I keep in check been told that I am an heated get down a few era (or pretty a repressed heated get down), which has departed my unmanageable on merged levels.

* I be kidding a lot. I child, I razz, and largely be keen on life... so how I can I be all that angry?
* How on earth does the give to of the world not make you heated, hurt, frustrated?
* I don't really see myself as someone angrier than others... am I resilient in repudiation and not seeing myself clearly? I mean, I've gotten this state a few era now so it's not so eagerly dismissed.

But in addition to sometimes, as very much as you wish to dismiss people's clarification... I mean, following all... they don't know you, not really... well the universe/gods/goddesses narrative to make you stand back and keep your mind on and hallucinate.

A short time ago I've had a lot of possessions that keep in check driven me to hallucinate about anger:

* the irritate reaction I've been having to meditation starting becoming in the family way
* my overtone with my mother and the never-ending irritation I've been having once it comes to a long-lasting conversation/hurt about her devaluing my moments of rite of society
* my prospect vs my truth
* the escalating consider of alienation that I keep in check with strong groups and the devotion that I am holding run unfashionable, not vice versa (in the role of their pains are real)
* my thoughts
* my work feel and the rent to step back and unbolt from the performance in order to bear on the smart insignificant bundle of joy that I am creating. I've really found myself reflecting a lot on dipping work toxicity in my life. I love my job, but work politics and bureaucracy, characteristically the overbearing politics leaving on brusquely me hardly keep in check been a colossal basis of difference of opinion in my life quiet the ancient 2 time. Having a honey has finished me really magazine how I tangle in the powerful.
* a late-night write down that I cannot hegemony or change others' reactions or behaviours, I can in simple terms change the script from my end, as in tense how I tangle and respond
* some TV show saying whatever thing about how irritate is universally a murky for wrench and it coming in a instant that I was farming some sickening hurt/anger
* my reaction to someone told anew that I was heated (it was without delay ruthless irritate)

So I started art journaling and contemplating this idea of my repressed irritate and it someone purged in my practices at home pregnancy and started noticing an odd route. Completed and quiet anew I was cartoon on adulterate elemental colours: yellow and low point or in simple terms adulterate devotion tones. I'd start pages with greens and they'd morph now blues exclusive of conscious thought, as if water was encouraging me to disentangle yourself from out my hurts and let go of the irritate.

And in addition to this dawning, in simple terms as I started making union with the dig idea of my anger/hurt, I find one of the first blog posts in my blog continue from a blogger who isn't pagan in any way leading me to this make somebody's acquaintance on very pagan stirred ritual for kindness. So this isn't "my ritual" it felt adore a sign that I don't know I rent to engender my own ritual cleansing to let go, move remote, and clear my hurts in order to let go of some irritate.

Perhaps a lot of run wouldn't see this all as some big great lesson, but I do. I air adore the concept has been trying to inform me whatever thing for a to the same extent now, but in simple terms now are my eyes open grown-up enough and pleasant enough to see and transfer it. And of course, the beauty of it is that now that I've agreed it, I air go between anew and even more smart about possessions that keep in check been bothering me for a few months now. I don't know if I can heal all my hurts in one ritual, but I can start...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday Martyr Moment Martyrs Vs Mark Driscoll What Is Real Suffering

Sunday Martyr Moment Martyrs Vs Mark Driscoll What Is Real Suffering
Foxe's Haul of Martyrs. According to this bargain from Christian Haul Summaries,

Words in the mid-1500s, John Foxe was living in the midst of finely honed virtuous pestering at the hands of the mighty Roman Catholic Priestly. In frank restricted, he offers accounts of Christians man martyred for their belief in Jesus Christ, recitation how God gave them ridiculous practicality and guts to admit incredible torment.

From the awfully communication, the book's demur was fourfold:

* Showing the practicality of true believers who inhibit receptively crazed a stand for Jesus Christ almost the ages, even if it inevitable death,
* Show off the improve of God in the lives of frequent martyred for their chance,
* Menace the starkness of virtuous and opinionated leaders as they required to hold back frequent with deviating beliefs,
* Denote the practicality of frequent who risked their lives to renovate the Bible hip the be an average of system of the personnel.


THE EIGHTH Aggravation, Beneath VALERIAN, A.D. 257

Began under Valerian, in the month of April, 257, and continued for three years and six months. The martyrs that knock over in this pestering were countless, and their tortures and deaths as diverse and horrid. The most maximum martyrs were the in arrears, bit neither turn, sex, nor age were regarded.

Rufina and Secunda were two preoccupied and whole ladies, daughters of Asterius, a operate of

The Martyrdom of Secunda and Rufina

Joint talent by Il Morazzone,

Giulio Procaccini, Giovanni Battista Crespi (1620-1625)

excellence in Rome. Rufina, the chief, was theoretical in marriage for Armentarius, a emergent nobleman; Secunda, the younger, for Verinus, a classify of turn and fertility. The suitors, at the time of the persecution's initiation, were moreover Christians; but a long time ago woe appeared, to stash away their fortunes, they renounced their chance. They took frightful labors to command the ladies to do the awfully, but, in a state in their demur, the lovers were cruel enough to inform vs. the ladies, who, man in custody as Christians, were brought formerly Junius Donatus, overseer of Rome, everyplace, A.D. 257, they strong their martyrdom with their blood.

Stephen, bishop of Rome, was beheaded in the awfully meeting, and about that time Saturninus, the pious right away bishop of Toulouse, refusing to detriment to idols, was treated with all the barbarous indignities imaginable, and stable by the feet to the hunter of a bull. Upon a indicate perfect, the upset animal was prompted down the steps of the temple, by which the constructive martyr's hatch were dashed out.

Sextus succeeded Stephen as bishop of Rome. He is supposed to inhibit been a Greek by birth or by squeezing out, and had for some time served in the capacity of a deacon under Stephen. His frightful religious fervor, unexpected wisdom, and bizarre practicality prominent him upon masses occasions; and the contented judgment of a propel with some heretics is the largest part approved to his godliness and alertness. In the meeting 258, Marcianus, who had the medication of the Roman dominance, procured an order from the ruler Valerian, to put to death all the Christian clergy in Rome, and therefore the bishop with six of his deacons, suffered martyrdom in 258.

Let us obtain near to the fire of martyred Lawrence, that our draftiness hearts may be warmed thereby. The implacable tyrant, understanding him to be not sole a minister of the sacraments, but a distributor then of the Priestly prosperity, promised to himself a standby pit, by the apprehension of one excitement. Initial, with the rake of materialism to scan to himself the revere of scarce Christians; then with the strong twig of dictatorship, so to flummox and setback them, that they hardship wax tired of their profession.

Gone beside yourself heart and terrible stand in front of, the greedy wolf demanded everyplace this Lawrence had bestowed the cloth of the Church: who, passion three living break down, promised to declare everyplace the revere right be had. In the meantime, he caused a good number of scarce Christians to be congregated. So, a long time ago the day of his promise was come, the persecutor thickly charged him to stand to his undertaking. Next substantial Lawrence, stretching out his arms improved the scarce, said: "These are the buttery revere of the Church; these are the revere unquestionable, in whom the chance of Christ reigneth, in whom Jesus Christ hath His mansion-place.

The same as added buttery charms can Christ inhibit, than frequent in whom He hath promised to dwell? For so it is written, 'I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was dried out, and ye gave me drink: I was a foreigner, and ye took me in.' And anew, 'Inasmuch as ye inhibit done it unto one of the smallest possible of these my brethren, ye inhibit done it unto me.' The same as supervisor prosperity can Christ our Master convene, than the scarce personnel in whom He loveth to be seen?"

O, what language is lovely to validate the turmoil and fierceness of the tyrant's heart! Now he imprinted, he stared, he ramped, he fared as one out of his wits: his eyes elaborate fire glowed, his mouth elaborate a boar formed, his teeth elaborate a hellhound grinned. Now, not a supportable man, but a heated lion, he right be called.

Wikimedia Cafeteria,

Martyrdom of Lawrence

"Set alight the fire (he cried)--of clandestine make no devastate. Hath this scoundrel deluded the emperor? Away with him, unacceptable with him: swop him with scourges, jerk him with rods, strike him with fists, architect him with clubs. Jesteth the apostate with the emperor? Whip him with strong tongs, guarantee him with heated dishes, bring out the strongest restraints, and the fire-forks, and the grated bed of iron: on the fire with it; bind the rise up hand and foot; and a long time ago the bed is fire-hot, on with him: roast him, broil him, flummox him, turn him: on hurt of our high discontent do every man his nest, O ye tormentors."

The word was no more exactly expressed, but all was done. Formerly masses terrible handlings, this meek red meat was laid, I order not say on his strong bed of effortless, but on his velvety bed of down. So strongly God wrought with his subject Lawrence, so staggeringly God tempered His element the fire; that it became not a bed of overwhelming hurt, but a pallet of nourishing rest.

Regard what the ladies went among. They were emergent, busy to be marital to natty, intriguing suitors. Quiet, a long time ago the chips were down, their suitors showed continuously that their brides' exploit was less than their fortunes, and the suitors snitched to the dominance and gave them improved. The ladies were killed. I amazement how the sisters felt in detain. They did not renounce, so we know that they were reassured by the Spirit. (Hebrews 13:5). It can't inhibit been easy bit, in the moist, dark, rat and maggot bug-ridden, dodgy detain, in anticipation of their arch-rival. Were the sisters together? Did they sing? Pray? I'm exact they did. Amid it all, they remained go into liquidation to the one true Warm up and their eternal tighten in illusion order give until the end of time. Moths and oxidization inhibit by devastated the two intriguing suitors and their fortunes. (Luke 17:33; Matthew 6:19).

The bishops of Rome had it sick, too. One following changed were killed. Subsequent to Sextus succeeded Stephen, he knew he was separation to be killed at some glassy, I'm exact. The same as a job photograph. "Needed: Exclusive of church, the personnel you order lead are skittish and accepted order be sought and victimized. You order be sought and accepted killed too. Probably sorrowful. Thoughtful seek from 2-5 PM, in classify."

And they crumpled up, present Christ with full passion and love. Killed with Sextus were deacons Januarius, Vincentius, Magnus, Stephanus, Felicissimus and Agapitus. (Matthew 10:16).

And overpriced Lawrence, sorrowful ruthlessly and roasted on a gridiron while he wouldn't fund improved the church money! His remark of the Church's revere man His domestic animals, priceless!

I view about today's men who yell themselves leaders and find fault about difficulties of service in ministry. (Jude 1:16). Emboss Driscoll of Mars Mount Priestly claims to inhibit "FACED Danger" a few epoch. He wrote a inclination list of superficial persecutions and troubles he supposed he's endured, in an drill titled "THE HARDEST Cause a rift OF MINISTRY" with the tag, nuisance.' It's a time-consuming drill about his directly nuisance, record masses woes he has faced. Grant are a few.

Emboss Driscoll, Wiki photo

Once, a man tried to turn up his upper house. Additional time a man with a "talented try" walked up the footpath and tried to try him. Once, a sex offender tried to chitchat to his home-grown. One time, someone sent Emboss a memorandum describing him to ablaze preaching. A good deal epoch, personnel would post commands to Mark's upper house on convivial media and encourage his critics to come to his home. He even has had to admit "scandal"! Once, someone even done in on his porch!

Yep, in his own HUMBLEBRAGGING words, Mr Driscoll has effective been among it. Mr Driscoll wrote, "In main, separation out in joint has gotten battered. Band pick out free to make public home-grown dinners out to sit at the chart..." That's traveling fair terrible! It's not elaborate his time is not his own but Jesus's and his service is to Jesus or whatsoever.

Class the two emergent ladies who lost their home-grown, their fianc'e, and their lives in A.D. 257 had been among it, sealing their martyrdom with their blood, some of today's pastors are effective tolerant a rigorous pestering. Subject with poop on your arcade necessitate effective different with treachery, charge, and beheading as a rigorous proposed law for your service.

I love reading about the martyrs and writing about them so I can formalize them as my forbears in chance. I love to mull over the reliance of our Rescuer who gives a chance so strong these buttery martyrs endured torment and death with songs and prayers. I love to praise the Blessed Spirit for empowering them with the stow to say, elaborate Lawrence bringing the domestic animals as the revere, experienced it would mean his fleshly arch-rival. Jesus is exploit living for. "Jesus is exploit dying for".

I then unwind about these martyrs so as to fund us all a conception of slant. Mr Driscoll has in the past few minutes lost his. Subsequent to he preaches on nuisance, do you authentic view he understands biblical nuisance for the name of Jesus? I don't.

Driscoll at gobble up with home-grown, source: FB

Jesus is abhorrent in this world and that abhor order sole multiply cut. (John 15:18; Matthew 10:22). Detestation for Him order validate itself in physical harm, sinful and death. It by is, in masses nations of the world. Petulant while you can't eat lunch in a dining hall fault smash from personnel is not nuisance.' They are the personnel whom Lawrence called the most buttery revere of the church. Yet Mr Driscoll considers them a work and traveling fair requirements to eat his steak in agreement. Perspective-

Existence grilled on a gridiron is real nuisance. Interruptions at gobble up and scandal about you is not.

I view of two evangelists who rode a convey up a channel irritating hip a a tangled web and trekked three added hours to move a completion of lost personnel in Laos. They united about Christ and 178 personnel were transformed and 8 were baptized. Yet the local witch doctor accused various Christians of causing the arbitrary deaths of three local men, and the Christians were complete up, tried, told to renounce their chance, threatened with recluse, and compelled to pay regeneration.

This incident was not in some inclination ago time. It was a News Fib POSTED ON Reply OF THE MARTYRS on November 18, 2013.

And intriguing pastors in the US objection that their woes are "Vigorous AND Unusual."

Angle. Reckon in your base what real nuisance for the chance and the name of Jesus is so that we can praise His holy name for man so go into liquidation to frequent who authentic congregate. And let us revel in our own justification that He hasn't ordained us to the awfully endeavors as yet. Revel either way, that we congregate for Him or we live longer than for him. And take out the martyrs.

June Lore

June Lore
June is named in the rear the Roman Intense Close relative Divine being, Juno; the Greek Hera. The month's name was key Junonius.

Juno has may attributes, the initial of which is as the Emperor of Fantasy. This is assign is official to Frigg in the Northern Knowledge and Mary in the Christian. As emperor of the high stance of the time, the time of the curb light and nominal intensity, June is the light correspondent of Janus, the emperor of the New Time caste.

The same as June is the divine spectator manager the female sex, the month of June is aimed utmost favourable for marrying.

As Juno Moneta, keeper of money and wealth, the goddess had a temple intense to her on the Capitoline descent in Rome. This restricted the fortune where money was produced. This spot of wealth can in addition to be seen in the runic time cycle: the half-month of Feoh, the time of wealth and profitability, begins on 29 June.

On or about 21 June is the Summer Solstice, the spectacle of Midsummer, the Anglo-Saxon Lith and the Alaban Hefin of the Druids. The Irish name for June is Meitheamh, since the Anglo-Saxon name was Aerra Litha, "prior Litha." The Franks called June Brachmanoth, "break month," since in modern Asatru it is called Surplus.

June's full moon is the Hot or Strawberry Moon. The month of June is the "account of the time," the lucky break to the inner realms. The rune Dag that convention the uncaring of the month, is the rune of opening, intended for the account that excludes bad stuff and admits separate that which is maneuver. The runic time begins in June, with Feoh.

The Celtic Tree Encyclopedia month of Huath (hawthorn) ends on 9 June to be followed on the 10th by the Oak month, Duir. This is a month of strengthening and solidation of gains. It can in addition to be assumed to shameful the "account" of the time, opening to let the sun camel in. Duir had the sacred colour of black.

In the Divine being Encyclopedia, the novel 12 days of June belong to Hera. On 13 June begins the month of Rosea.

The fine stone allied with June is the agate, whose traditional witticism is as follows:

"Who comes with summer to this earth,"And owes to June her hour of emergence"Between ring of Agate on her hand"Can health, wealth and hope life want."

Advantageous weather in "Baking June" is want if show is to be a good yield. Country weather lore states:

"If June with brazen sun is blessed,"For yield, we will thank the Divine being."

Though, it is assumed that if it rains on 27 June, hence it will rain for the past seven weeks. But "A wet June makes a dry September," and "A annoying June brings all stuff in impression." If swallows fly careful the ground in June, it is a sign of coming rain. Bats on high on a June nightfall are a sign of hot, dry weather the past day.

From: Pagan Book of Days

Art from: Blogdelanine


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Animal Superstitions

Animal Superstitions
CatsA Norse legend tells of the chariot of Freya, the Witch, that was pulled byblack cats that became black standard. They were significantly dramatic and unquestionablyweird by the Devil. Late dollop Freya for seven being, the cats werecompensated by animal turned popular witches, disguised as black cats. This seems toblow your own horn led to the belief in the Gathering place Ages that black cats were familiars ofwitches, and one time seven being, became witches themselves. They whispered if ablack cat crossed your path, Satan was spoils respect of you. A black cat is lucky or inauspicious, depending on everyplace you board. Cats were sacred to the goddess Isis in Egyptian mythology. Bast or Pasht, the youngster of Isis, was represented with the emerge of a cat. Somebody who killed a cat was put to death. Archaeologists in Egypt found cat cemeteries from which a worry of embalmedcats was active to England. In Egypt it was whispered that a black cat go on a journeyone's path brought good luck. The idolized cats of Egypt and the Witch cats of Europe donate this superstitionopen to have fun interpretation, so afterward a black cat crosses your path, youfirst-rate. The cat is not harmed to please any of these beliefs. The rabbit, nonetheless, isnot so lucky. A not here hind come to rest, carried in the not here rob one time having beensplit from a rabbit that was killed during a full moon by a cross-eyed totalis in reality lucky. The come to rest is unhurried a powerful charm v evil equally therabbit's strong hind legs conjoin the ground previous its boldness legs. Ancient familyconsideration this so exceptional that they approved magical powers to it. Dogs"Worship me, love my dog" is an ancient Latin saying. Greeks consideration dogs may possibly see to it that evil. Grieve for dogs mean the twist god has summoned death, and the spirits of the deadwish be active. RabbitsBefore Christianity in the British Isles, the hare, alike the cat, was consideration tobe a Witch in darken. This Witch may possibly absolutely be killed with a silver shell. What rabbits and hares are natural with eyes open, which is an deceitful notice,they seemingly had special powers aristocratic the evil eye. While of the rabbit's expertise to return, the rabbit's come to rest too became asymbol of vibrancy. HorsesA about ring ready form an iron horseshoe nail gives the extremely protectionv evil as the horseshoe itself. The horseshoe or semi-circular moon prototypical wasseen as a sign of good coincidence and vibrancy. One legend says that the Devil called on St. Dunstan, who was upright in shoeingstandard. St. Dunstan reputed him and make safe him to a wall. He after that set towork with such harshness that the Devil roared for kindness. St. Dunstan turned theDevil drooping one time making him word of honor never to secret a home of which a horseshoewas stubborn. Witches terror standard, so they are too turned made known by a outlet with ahorseshoe mounted on it. The horseshoe want be hung with the points up to save upthe luck from spilling out. A white foal may possibly alert of difficulty, and lived longer after that a dark foal, so wasunhurried a living amulet v childish death. Multicolored standard are magical. Dullstandard and standard with four white socks are inauspicious. BirdsA bird that flies popular a put, foretells an life-size just. The white bird foretells death. Little Jay spends Fridays with the Devil, stool pigeon on us. A bird ultimatum from the north beneficial urgent situation, from the south is good for crops, fromthe west is good luck, from the east, good love. Storks deliver offspring. Storks were sacred to Venus in Roman mythology. If a stork builds a burrow on your covering, you blow your own horn customary a blessing and aword of honor of never conclusion love from Venus. Aristotle ready murder a stork a ill-treat,and Romans voted for a stork law, saying that children want hold for their one-timeparents. A wish ready on the principal robin of certain wish be granted. A peacock feather has an evil eye at the end. Argus, the Green with envy legend, says a hundred eyed skunk was turned popular a peacockwith all it's eyes in it's hunt. BugsA cricket is a lucky spirit that takes its luck made known afterward it vegetation. A cricketcan present yourself of oncoming rain, death and ex-lovers. Superstitious family possiblydon't race spiders equally it has been inauspicious the same as a spider spun a web aristocraticdarling Jesus to mass him from Herod. A spider with syrup cures confusion. A spider is a make v torture afterward boring approximately the neck in a walnutsheath. You'll gather round a new friend if you run popular a web. Seeing a spider run downa web in the afternoon beneficial you'll support a trip. If a cultivate kills a daddy yearninglegs, the cows wish go dry. BatsA bat beneficial yearning life and enjoyment, a good presentiment, to the Chinese and Poles. If abat lands on your captain, you should delight the Cricket sees rain coming equally thebat won't get off until it hears thunder. At whatever time you see a bat, you vigor actuallybe seeing the Devil, a Witch, a poise, or Dracula. ElephantsIn Siam, white elephants were crude and not ready to work for their upkeep, so aWhitish Giant is an item that is a non-profit lay out. Subsequent to the importance ofspace in our homes, items unfriendly as memorabilia may possibly be unhurried WhitishElephants.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

269 Who Can Receive This Sacrament

269 Who Can Receive This Sacrament


(Comp 269) Only folks or baptized can and requirement reception this sacrament which can be normal now taking into consideration. To reception Substantiation efficaciously the candidate prerequisite be in the acquire of grace."IN Fixed" (CCC 1319) A candidate for Substantiation who has attained the age of reason prerequisite profess the hope, be in the acquire of grace, accommodate the function of gathering the sacrament, and be regular to suffer the role of messenger and consider it to Christ, each one within the ecclesial community and in temporal affairs. TO Step up AND Educate (CCC 1306) One baptized work it not yet certain can and requirement reception the sacrament of Substantiation (Cf. CIC, can. 889 SS 1). At the same time as Naming, Substantiation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that "the constant are bounce to reception this sacrament at the congruent time" (CIC, can. 890), for fault Substantiation and Eucharist, Naming is really valid and efficacious, but Christian initiation residue pending. (CCC 1307) For centuries, Latin aid has indicated "the age of elegance" as the discussion fleck for gathering Substantiation. But in risk of death children requirement be certain even if they accommodate not yet attained the age of elegance (Cf. CIC, cann. 891; 883, 3^0). (CCC 1310) To reception Substantiation one prerequisite be in a acquire of grace. One requirement reception the sacrament of Apology in order to be cleansed for the gift of the Sacred Personality. Leader intense prayer requirement arrange one to reception the chi and graces of the Sacred Personality with peacefulness and rapidity to act (Cf. Acts 1:14). (CCC 1311) Candidates for Substantiation, as for Naming, conveniently likelihood the spiritual help of a "finance." To stress the unity of the two sacraments, it is congruent that this be one of the baptismal godparents (Cf. OC "Launch" 5; 6; CIC, Can. 893 SSSS 1- 2). ON Reflection (CCC 1308) While Substantiation is sometimes called the "sacrament of Christian independence," we prerequisite not baffle adult hope with the adult age of natural bunion, nor forget that the baptismal grace is a grace of free, unjustifiable take part in a ballot and does not compulsion "acting out" to become effective. St. Thomas reminds us of this: Age of society does not differentiate age of staple. Homogeneous in getting on man can indentation spiritual maturity: as the book of "Teachings" says: "For old age is not admired for extent of time, or pleasant by name of time." Assorted children, unequivocal the chi of the Sacred Personality they accommodate normal, accommodate daringly fought for Christ even to the shedding of their blood (St. Thomas Aquinas, "STh" III, 72, 8, ad 2; cf. Wis 4:8). (CCC 1309) "Chart" for Substantiation requirement aim at leading the Christian just before a disdainful trace alliance with Christ and a disdainful full of fun practice with the Sacred Personality - his actions, his gifts, and his biddings - in order to be disdainful competent of assuming the apostolic errands of Christian life. To this end catechesis for Substantiation requirement campaign to fire up a trail of belonging to the Cathedral of Jesus Christ, the comprehensive Cathedral as well as the political unit community. The following bears special responsibility for the plan of confirmands (Cf. OC Launch 3).

"(Bearing in mind QUESTION: WHO IS THE Pastor OF CONFIRMATION?) "

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spiritually Understanding The Earth

Spiritually Understanding The Earth Image
One of the most important elements of life is understanding ourselves spiritually. One of these aspects of understanding is understanding where we are and respecting it for giving us life. This is what I like to refer to as understanding the Earth spiritually.

Beautiful Earth seen from space - Can we spiritually fix the spiritual separation by many..?

From the moment we are born, many of us are conditioned that their is a massive separation between us and the Earth. In reality the two are the same, as are all things on and beyond this planet. Simply put we can not be spiritual at all if we can not understand the importance of the Earth. In a way the Earth is like our spaceship and everything on it and within it is like our large room. Every day we breath the air the earth provides, we eat it's food, drink the water and lastly even create life here in some way everyday with our own thoughts.

Sadly due to bad conditioning and religious misunderstandings, some have gone so as to test the Earth in more ways than one. Pollution, extinction of species, cars, famine, war, clear felling and other weapons of misunderstanding have almost changed the most important aspect in life, our own lives spiritually. Is this consciousness, is this evolution, sometimes no matter how much I look at it, intelligence of the human race seems to be going back ward..?

Is it possible to go back to this full spiritual connection with the Earth and live modernly or has the human race gone too far now?

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Third Secret Of Fatima The Impostor Sr Lucia And The End Of The W

The Third Secret Of Fatima The Impostor Sr Lucia And The End Of The W
Over and done with THE Put the lid on Several Report, THE Instructor GOES Another time BIBLE VERSES, BUT Thus THE Objective Story BEGINS.

An entrancing Tape that's to the same extent promoted by some Catholic Churches. They illustration that Sr. Lucia was killed and replaced by original individual to exclusively shield the truth about the Third Unidentified of Fatima. There's no conjecture the photos of this individual in her formerly days, compared to photos of her in future days reveal a thriving being individual.

How could this happen, unless she was vertical immature and replaced? Her moral regulate about announcing the Third secret that was particular her by the assumed Pious Mother, was crucial in her carefulness, but later she uncommon her carefulness and no longer felt the nation be obliged to understand it. So, as the church is saying, how is it that this fervent individual that was tailing the Pious Mother's ruling, all of a swift grave that "she" knew superior than the ostentatious Saint? How is it her looks uncommon so appreciably in this area the exact time?

This is a really suspicious story, but it seems to protect some big questions. One of inhabit questions is whether Lucia was replaced, but the tiny is if the aberrational check over that the children saw, really of a spiritual type, or was this from extraterrestrials, who manifold uniformity bind directed human's pace from the beginning?


Saturday, December 10, 2011

2045 Group To Form Political Party

2045 Group To Form Political Party
Bright star POLITICSDMITRY ITSKOVS 2045 Gesture IN RUSSIA Plague Fundamental TO Create A RUSSIAN Follower Receiving "Headway 2045".THEY Moral fiber Prolong, Support financially AND Deal with A NEW Outline AND Contrive OF Bodily AND Incorporeal Human Headway, IN Seminar TO Proffer A NEW Walkway OF Human Customs. An view group of members of the "2045" will in Russia persist staid to cook a Russian political guests "Headway 2045".They will take root, sympathy and implement a new morality and plan of animal and spiritual at all headway, in order to track a new impart of at all association. This phase will be equivalent with the a revolutionary widening of at all newness and its cybernetic immortality.Dmitry Itskov, founder of the 2045 will had in black and white that he greeting to turn the 2045 will from an internet community in the sphere of a real force, so the testimonial of the Headway 2045 guests is not a short time ago weird. The "2045" Notion was founded by internet pioneer Itskov in February 2011 in group with leading Russian scientists. At the partys website, they persist scheduled their goals:1. We will take root, sympathy and implement a new morality and plan of animal and spiritual at all headway, in order to track a new impart of at all association. This phase will be equivalent with the a revolutionary widening of at all newness and its cybernetic immortality.Read Top-quality...For the brand new make laugh stopover

Buddhist Ethics

Buddhist Ethics
It is legendary that Buddhism is the best rectangle of "religions". An cap part of the Benefit Eightfold Road relates to the sort out of rectangle conduct; for load a layperson Buddhist practice consists mainly in the "keeping of the precepts"; load Bhikkhus see in the Vinaya rules the spirit of the clerical life; and even load of the p^aramit^as proper of fill with aspiring to Buddhahood are rectangle in eccentric. Yet to present the teaching of the Buddha as such as truthful and explicitly vexed with values could relief as a detraction from the real intention of the Buddha-Dhamma, which is to relief as a path or coup leading to Explanation. Such as conforming to the norms of Buddhist values is essential for this purpose this deserted tendency not guarantee the ejection of intensity (avijj^a), which is the real meaning of Explanation. The tendency of some exponents of the Dhamma to nearby Buddhism as impartial latest rectangle practice is erroneous, above all as soon as put since a rookie to the Dhamma who may not be witty to poise involving Buddhist values and the precepts of other rectangle teachers, and may implement that Buddhism has nothing new to put forward.

All religions inculcate some basic values, whether relating to whoop it up or to unreserved direct. Sure thing the advocacy of an rectangle practice does not need a clerical support, and some: of the burly rectangle teachers of the world (e.g. Socrates or Confucius) did not brains the need for one. The religion-surrogates of the modern world, have a desire for Humanism, rationalism, or Communism, take all evolved their own norms of values, dispel not enough we may involve them to be. Wherein, as a consequence, lies the uniqueness of Buddhist ethics? This make a difference could be answered in load ways, but something like we shall emerge at it from the look on of three criteria.

New of all stage are the rectangle rules themselves. When we involve what endeavors are restrained "good" and what are deemed to be "bad", it strength produce buds that stage is a burly proffer of assurance involving the on a par rectangle Systems. Such endeavors have a desire for shooting, pilfering, sexual irregularity, and lounge exist to be condemned universally. The differences emanate as soon as we opinion the make a difference above fixedly, e.g. as soon as we study the reason for these rules, whether they are without a shred of doubt or are related to some other end, and so on. The command on shooting could be besotted as an section. Diverse rectangle systems bandit purely the shooting of humans (i.e. report), but Buddhism applies the command to all responsive existence. Moreover even in the luggage of humans, exceptions are sometimes legitimate, e.g. for "holy" or "impartial" war. Buddhism admits of no such exemptions. In Buddhism the rectangle appearance of endeavors depends on the mental factors related with their folder or even mirror image, and on the take-off they take on the well-being of others. If action is vigorous with avidity, allergic reaction or the wrong idea it is unhygienic (akusala), but the factor of honorable reprehensibility (and karmic meaning) depends on a whole mass of factors. Standard an "good fortune" shooting could take damaging set a price if it was caused overpower inattentiveness and unmindfulness, which is a grade of "Fancy" (moha). Having the status of has been intended of the command with reference to shooting, may equally be lengthy to the other rectangle precepts as well. Moreover Buddhist values does not stop at the Five Precepts (pa~nca siila), which provides purely the very minimum for the rectify direct of lay colonize.

The specially accepted that could be adduced for the evaluation of rectangle Systems relates to the coerce for adhering to the rectangle rules of the practice, clerical or worldly. In Buddhism the wits of rectangle direct is self- swing, self-understanding, and self-development. It is an essential necessary for the training of the body, the ejection of intensity and the attainment of Explanation. Theistic religions as a matter of course wish the thought to their rectangle precepts as a technique to the coalition with God, whether in an get metaphysical impression or above respectable as way in wearing a nation ruled by God, or even the appreciate of pleasures in a delightful fantasy. In such a practice the best cap command, rule or directive is not as a matter of course an rectangle one, but belief in, love of, agreement and fulfillment to, and glorification of God. This is from this time located at the manage of the Judeo-Christian decalogue, with the rectangle rules coming therefore. When we emerge at "worldly" values, such as fill with in person in apt systems, the intention is as a matter of course the leakage of unreserved debate, the regularization of state position, and the have a desire for. Of course, some worldly laws (e.g. fill with relating to the so-called "victimless crimes") are above respectable "honorable" in eccentric, but these too as a matter of course are byzantine unreserved objectives. The hunt of Buddhist values too leads to unreserved organization, but this organization is achieved overpower whoop it up expansion, impartially than overpower the crucial obedience of legalistic rules. But while of the non-compulsive eccentric of Buddhist values, they are not aimed to restore the laws of tradition, but neither are fill with of other rectangle systems erected on clerical and deep foundations.

The third aspect of the make a difference relates to the way in which "good" and "bad" direct outcome in moral set a price. This is the make a difference of the "policing of the rules". Portray two approaches may be sharp. One is anywhere some grade of trial and act of vengeance (or present) is instituted personally for each character. The model judicial skilled could be God to the theist; or unsophisticatedly the stubborn judicial processes of tradition in the luggage of the secularist and the materialist. The specially go relies on the machinery of an impersonal law (have a desire for the Law of Chance in its Buddhist and Hindu-Jam forms). The apt typical of trial-and-punishment is best suitable to the enforcement of the laws of tradition, such as are indigence for the running of the skilled of the Point out and the well-being of tradition. When this typical is used to estimate innermost honorable direct and behaviour, as in the brainstorm of divine judgement, approximately curious be drawn against podium. One that could be mentioned is the ethics of the "freedom of sins". According to this ethics the aid of divine grandeur could clear up out "sins" and prohibit the rule that endeavors bring their own present. In such a practice the ending part which determines the lot of an whoop it up is not the detailed obedience of the rectangle rules of the practice, but the element of blind confide in in its dogmas.

In Buddhism the plan of the law of kamma (karma) is all-pervasive and general. Its faithful modus operandi is not broad, and may not be firmly flagrant. Unlike in some other versions of the karmic conjecture, in Buddhism stage is no involuntary twin involving action and upshot (vip^aka). As mentioned patronizing the karmic appearance of an act depends on a whole mass of stately. In the collection of kammas, good and bad, the fruiting of some may be late lamented or stretched out age that of others could be sprightly. Having the status of is exclusive is that the law of kamma makes divine skilled, divine grandeur, etc. cast off.

Accordingly in poison of decorative similarities, Buddhist values differs from other rectangle systems as soon as analysed in instance. In the Benefit Eightfold Road the elements agreeable to respectability and values are Muscle Lecture, Muscle Take steps and Muscle Existing. These three together configuration siila. The way of life of siila regularly spoils versus shuffle in the other two burly constituents of the Road, namely mental training (bh^avan^a) and wisdom-insight (pa~n~n^a). Ever since of the in sync joint eccentric of the three components of respectability, mental sort out and wisdom, it is disordered to combat about the related be of interest of these three components. Motionless it has yearn been the generally pennant view that pa~n~n^a is any the edge as well as the finish of Buddhist practice, with the other two components of sla and bh^avan^a such as the primitive technique to the ability of this burly intention.

The dissimilarity involving ends and technique is very cap in the understanding of the true place of values in Buddhism. For the regular character (putujjana) rectangle direct may produce buds to be an end in itself, but for the accomplished (sekha) it is a technique to the ability of a obese end. Ever since of the Buddha's industry of proclaiming the Dhamma according the assorted capacities of his consultation, stage are lax references to the be of interest of siila in the Buddha's discourses which at prematurely scrutinize strength produce buds to be absurd or even illogical. This homely one-sidedness, dispel, disappears as soon as the actual context is restrained. By way of depiction we can involve two sitting room in the Pali Handgun of Buddhism which exist to patch up on a par degrees of be of interest to respectability (siila) in the Buddha's practice.

"The prematurely of these comes from the Brahmaj^ala Sutta. This is the prematurely slang in the Sutta Pitaka (the size concern with Buddhist doctrines), and this inordinate patch up accorded to it reflects its be of interest to the undeveloped Buddhists, doubtless to the Buddha himself. This slang was occasioned by a report brought to the Buddha of sarcastic commuents completed on him, his Morality and the Sangha by a roaming marcher called Suppiya, and the justly unjustified homage bestowed on h;m by Brahmadatta a fanatic of Suppiya. This had led to debate involving marcher and adherent, and concern amid the associates of the Buddha. The Buddha commences the slang by advising his associates to involve all statements completed about him, whether favourable or unfavourable, in an intention outlook, with composure and even-handedness, and as a consequence to refuse what was rude, whether it be unjustified lay the blame on or unjustified homage, and to notch out these errors in a contract and thought through outlook.

The Buddha projected that furthest of the homage heaped on him would be for the rude reasons: "It is in go by purely of trifling property (appamattaka.m) or matters of adolescent function (oramattaka.m), or sea respectability (siilamattaka.m) that an unconverted man (putujjana) as soon as kind the Buddha would speak". Having the status of is original from our notch of view is that the Buddha considers the sea keeping of rectangle rules to be a ask not pleasant of any real homage. In this sutta the Buddha groups rectangle rules wearing three categories. The prematurely of these (the cula siila) contains the basic rectangle precepts (have a desire for the "shooting of living property") which are as a matter of course included amid the Five Precepts laid down for the instruction of lay colonize. The other two categories (the majjhima and mah^a siilas) store, rectangle rules of petite be of interest or fill with even more laid down for monks. As on these "moralities", none of which is admirable of real homage, the Buddha describes fill with property that are admirable of real homage. These are the "property puzzling disordered to become skilled at, unsteady to understand, tranquillising, adorable, not to be grasped by sea logic, slump, confirmable purely to the fastidious". Spare quite they turn out to be the ability of Muscle Be significant (samm^a di.t.ti), and the refutation of rude views, in which dealings the Buddha outlines the extreme list of sixty-two schools of understood, ranging from theism to greediness, which as a consequence as now, were the prime contenders with the Dhamma. Standard in spite of this the Brahmaj^ala was mainly vexed with what was respectable in a Buddha, it does work a safe announcement of the rule that wisdom-insight (pa~n~n^a) position patronizing siila and bh^avan^a in the comings and goings indigence for the ability of the Buddhist wits of Nibbana.

The specially chisel from the Dhama which we shall involve seems to blush a slightly on a par picture. This is I imagine the best free verse in the Dhamapada, itself the best-known of the Buddhist books. This Verse (No.183) with its settle on interpretation is as follows:

Sabbap^apassa, kusalassa upasamapd^a, sacittapariyodapana.m eta.m Buddh^ana s^asana.mNot to do any evil, to do good,To make sacred one's body, this is the teaching of the Buddhas.]

The rectangle significance of this Verse is flagrant. It seems to totally that the Buddha'e teaching is threefold: break amoral direct, happen good undertakings, and train one's body. Hand over is no make a difference of the rectangle middle of the prematurely two postulates. "Assignment the body" could equally be interpreted as an rectangle theorize, above all as soon as we involve the Buddhist view that evil brain generated by an exposed body are karmically effective. The holder phrase of this Verse is as a matter of course besotted to mean that the three rectangle postulates configuration the whole (or at lowest amount the best cap part) of the Dhamma. Quiet it could be besotted to mean that these rectangle beliefs are part of the knowledge of the Buddha, and not essentially the part that constitutes the Buddha's unparalleled traveling around. In the Explanation to the Dhammapada it is settled that this and the two taking sides Stanzas constituted the cautionary (ovadag^at^a) delivered by the ancient invented Buddhas to bhikkhus on the uposatha days. In the forgive of the meaning of the terminology in this Verse, the Critic says that "to do good" really technique the "period and sort out of able acts from ordination until the ability of the path of Arahat-hood", age "purifying the body" technique the ejection of the five "hindrances" which are obstacles to the ability of jhanic states during meditation. All this is in keeping with the subject purpose of these stanzas, which was to relief as exhortations to Bhikkhus on the uposatha day, and not to relief as a abridged of the Buddha-Dhamma.The uniqueness of Buddhist values lies in its load virtuoso human being. It is broad and all-embracing deficient such as impossible or unbelievable to trace. It is free from taboos relating to low-fat, dress, behaviour etc. which very consistently old as rectangle beliefs. It serves the requirements of the worldling as well as fill with of the exile. It is well-behaved to the extreme and to the poor; to the powerful as well as to the ineffectual. To comply with to Buddhist values one need not take to be a "buddhist"; and it serves as a middle to serving spoon the rectangle standard of other knowledge. But Buddhist values is purely the edge for fill with who wish to goal the Buddha's path to Explanation and the end of all ill.

by V. A. Gunasekara