Discussion in 'Knowledge of the Spirit' started by Rikki, Aug 20, 2018.
I was recently asked this: If you practice Skyclad what about the winter months?
This is a simple question to answer. We have an indoor worship area at the coven meeting site. Kate and I arrive early in the day We turn the heat on. It takes about and hour to warm the Structure. Once the structure is warm enough Kate and I then begin the ritual cleansing and blessing of the tools. The altar is consecrated. the circle scribed and the ritual sweeping. This is preformed Skyclad. I used to attend to this duty by myself but recently Kate has joined me in these rituals. I teach her the oath bound secrets. It pleased me to see her Stand skyclad before the Altar. to hold her Athame high in worship and reach into her heart chakra. I watched as she focused. the she spoke " I cleanse this scared tool. And purify it for its sacred use." From mother to daughter the craft is passed.
And so we worship in all weather as the goddess wishes.
As Kate is only 16 My husband and I have not let her sign up here. But I have allowed her to write a small post.
"Sabrina, witch, Satan worshiper. I have been called these things. and worse. To see as I see is far beyond any thing could have imagined. I ask only this. that you love. "As you harm none, do as you will." Abide by the law of three. seek only good. I watched Doctor Who with my parents. and the Doctor said it best. "Hate is always foolish and love is always wise"
As for the cruel ignorant kids I always tell them. blessed be."
You use a pentagram that's the sign of Satan!
as you can see there are two the Baphomet and the pentacle.
this explains in detail the meaning of the pentacle
Pentacle Meaning | Moon's Light Magic
The History of the Origin of the Sigil of Baphomet and its Use in the Church of Satan | Church of Satan
what is a pentagram?
Just a fancy word for a pentacle.
Satan With an exclamation point. What is Satan to the Wiccan beliefe? How does he tie-in?
If Satan is Held True, What Of Jehova? I don't ask the hard questions, I ask the Real Questions. I know I am a loose cannon. I play it to my Charm, But Please I seek Answers to these queries.
what is Satan?
We do not recognize Satan or any other all-evil supernatural entity. Satan sprang from the Jewish faith from there the Christians and Muslims both adopted him.
Jehovah. or I AM stop think look deep into your own heart. I AM its deep within you. Jehovah is the simply all that is I AM.
Put aside for a moment all the illusions of this world.
go to a dark room where it is quiet. I preform all rituals and meditations skyclad but it is not required.
light a candle. hold a jade close to you. focus on your heart and the jade. Let the green energy fill you. focus on the energy hold it form it into a ball. Meditate until it turns gold. return the energy to you. once this is done the 4th chakra is opened.
And then meditate on the words I AM. Once you know who you are then you can know that indeed you are I AM.
Satan is not true but I AM and so are you. If you wake up to your true Sprit self. I have yet to do so. My daughter is just beginning. I suspect Nivek is further along this path then I am.
Hope this helps.
Never assume someone is further along the path than yourself, It's been my experience that a spiritual path is all about personal growth. To assume someone else has a greater spirit can be a form of humility. But Even so, As My path is mine, Your path is yours Niveks Path is his. We all walk our own paths even if we call it all the same name or a different one There can be no better Nivek than Nivek, There can be no Better Rikki than Rikki, The spiritual path is within.
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst
Chaplin’s take is the following from the film, “In the 17th chapter of Saint Luke it is written the Kingdom of God in within man, not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men, in you, you the people have the power!”
[The soul] leaves all surface appearances, not only those that can be grasped by the senses but also those which the mind itself seems to see, and it keeps on going deeper until by the operation of the spirit it penetrates the invisible and incomprehensible, and it is there that it sees God. The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge. St Gregory
I entered into the innermost part of myself. . . . I entered and I saw with my soul’s eye (such as it was) an unchangeable light shining above this eye of my soul and above my mind. . . . He who knows truth knows that light, and he who knows that light knows eternity. Love knows it. O eternal truth and true love and beloved eternity! St Augustine
It is clear. God is within us. Will you not seek his or her face?
"The meditation of the mind won't save your soul." Perhaps but via meditation you can touch your soul the part of us that makes us sentient. And in doing so reach out and touch the face of God.
You speak wisdom. thank you.
My spiritual growth has been painful. I look into my past and now Am Able to see clearly so many faults and trespasses, It has left me as a person with a lot of remorse. in the end, to now see the faults of my past I am able to learn from them.
use these in your meditation
Rikki, it never ceases to amaze how similar that sincere truth-seekers are, even if the outward form is completely different. Ultimately we are all looking for the same thing; we just have different traditions, appearances, and understandings:
There are many ways and paths. We look for answers. Those answers are found within yourself.
'Man is my mystery and I am his mystery, for I am he himself and he is also I myself' - Muhammad, Hadith Qudsi
"Is it not written in your law, 'I have said you are gods' " - Bible Psalm 82:6
I exist in all creatures So the disciplined man devoted to me Grasps the oneness of me Wherever he is, he is in me. -The Quran
“Therefore, let us understand and receive the meditation of the rings of the Casual body, the mighty spheres of Light. O most beloved ones, if you should one day enter into the congruency of the great Dharmakaya, into the heart of hearts of the I AM THAT I AM, you will then be in the presence of and come to know those great and mighty spheres of the Causal Body of God.
Beloved Gautama Buddha
Pearls of Wisdom, Vol. 35, No. 41, October 7, 1992
Meeting The Great Goddess Within
The Goddess Within has many names. She is the Great Goddess, the Mother Goddess, the Star Goddess.
She is the ground of all existence.
She is the Pregnant Void that exists in the blackness between the stars and beyond the subatomic particles. She is the quantum field of all potentiality, the Mother of everything that has taken form in this universe.
She is also the Divine Energy that lives within each human body, known as the Kundalini. WICCA
We all seek I AM.
Love me some J-Tull!! Got most of their stuff on original vinyl.
it is a time of great joy. The entrance into a new priestess into the coven.
She walked into the circle and before the fire, Skyclad for one to do so upon the initiation is bold declaration of love and showed acceptance of the teaching of the Goddess .
She went before the altar and spoke the words that bound her to the path and the craft.
“Great Goddess ,I Angelina, summon you! I honor you and know that I am one amongst all things on earth and skies. My family are trees and grass of plains, animals and stones of seas and lands. Fresh waters and deserts, created by you, and so I am in you as you are in me.”
“I summon you to fulfill my request. Allow me to join my nature with all things and let me love life that goes through my Lady and my Lord. I know and accept the witch’s creed: Should there not be sparks of love inside of me, I shall never find them outside, as love and the law of love – is connection. I accept that when honoring the Goddess
“My Goddess, know me, Angelina. I stand before you and dedicate myself in your honor. I shall protect this spark inside of me, and will seek your protection for myself. You are my life, the birth of my existence. I accept and will always adhere to the principal of causing no harm to others. So mote it be.”
She then took a chalice of wine and poured it into a pot.
“As the wine spills from this cup, so my blood will spill from my body if I ever turn my back on the Goddess, or hurt the one that lives inside their love. It will be a violation of trust, a rejection of the love of the Goddess , and it will break my heart. Through their eternal love, my heart and soul will be cleansed so that I will be able to cross through the cauldron of rebirth to receive their selfless love. So mote it be!”
I then Directed Her and Priestess Kaitlin to consecrate the athame.
I then preformed the rite of presentation
She took the Athame. Upon that moment she was priestess Angelina
Do most practicing Wiccans reach the level of priest or priestess?
you start as initiate. this last a year and a day. I moved Angie up after 6 months. Kate took the full year and a day.
once you are initiated you are a priestess. over 90% of our ranks have received that blessing.
A male is called a warlock. Some use the title druid. (if they follow Celtic WICCA.)
Each coven has a High priestess. These are chosen by the coven. If a High priestess steps down or dies She may leave instruction as to her successor. But the coven must pick the new High Priestess. Once chosen the new High Priestess then enters a shot period of meditation and seek the will of the Goddess. Then they may assume the duties of High priestess
A male is called a grand warlock
this post outlines How I became High Priestess.
Thanks for sharing. So, it is fair to describe Wicca as having "Priesthood of the Believers"?