Starhawk at an event in NYC

Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance, will be speaking at the Alchemist’s Kitchen right here in my neighborhood this Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8-9:30 PM:

Symbol, Allegory and Magical Feminism: An Engagement with Starhawk

https://symbolallegorymagicalfeminism.splashthat.com

I’ll be there, and if they’ll let me (I’ve sent an email query) I’ll livestream from the event…or if they’ll be live-streaming it themselves, I’ll provide the link.

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Heliomancy

Hi all,

Are there any priests of Apollo around? I wanted to point out how easy it is to see signs in the Sun these days (although interpreting them can be a bit tricky). There are many different Sun monitoring websites with both real time and historical images that can be accessed using different solar filters such as the AIA 193 Angstrom which I use personally.

I’ll make this a bit fun if anybody is interested. There was recently a sign of a man and his dog being beckoned by Aphrodite suggesting that either Mars or Adonis was in the process of ascending. Indeed it was the extravagant suicide of someone in particular that caught my attention to look to the Sun in the first place. The sign can be viewed for the date April 18, 2017.

You’ll have to be a bit open minded about this one as I can promise you that the truth is not popular.

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In need of some more brain food!

Afternoon all, I’m gonna keep it short and sweet because for some reason I am ridiculously tired. ^^;

I’m looking for books/resources on the following:

. Finnish Magic/Paganism

. Celtic Magic/Paganism

. Slavic Magic/Paganism

My system is in dire need of some structure. So I’m hoping that I can turn up some similarities between the three paths and so give myself a more sturdy foundation on which to build my practice. :)

Many thanks to anyone who can help! ;D

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Hypnos?

Hello all.For the last 2 years or so I have been drawn to Hypnos  the greek god of sleep.For some reason everything I have researched about him has drawn me more to him.Of what I have researched and learned there is not to much about him,and im not sure if he really is out there or if there is another god or goddess of the same nature,like of sleep I guess.Does anyone know more about him?

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Dies iræ, dies illa Solvet sæclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sibylla?

For those who can’t read Latin, or don’t recognize the verse, the title of this thread comes from Dies Irae, an old Catholic hymn about the day of final judgement.

It translates roughly to “Day of wrath, that day, the world is dissolved in fire, witnessed by David and the Sybil.”

I thought it made an appropriate title for this thread, since it specifically and intentionally invokes the authority of Jewish and Pagan prophecies about the End of Times, despite it’s Christian context.

So, that’s what this thread is about: the End of Times, the Final Judgement, the Apocalypse, Armageddon, Ragnarok, Götterdämmerung, Doomsday… the end of the world, of humanity, and perhaps even of the Gods.

What does your tradition say, if anything at all, about the end of our world, or our universe? If you follow a cyclical faith, what does it say about the end of the phases of that cycle?

When does it come? How does it come? Who lives, who dies, and how so? Why? What comes after?

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Spells for separating a couple-

Hello to all.

One of the spells I am now interested in is one for separating a couple(not married)in which one of the partners is very absorbent, and is isolating the other partner from family and friends. I don´t want to cause harm to any of them. I do not want quarrels nor violence among them: only  weariness, boredom, indiference, and lack of passion.

Could you help, please? I want to learn.

Thank you

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spells and language

I have a question regarding magical spells and language. My native language is greek, and english is not my native language. When I want to perform a spell that is in english language, should I translate the spell into greek or should I use english? Can we perform spells of foreign languages?

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Unclear about a rune reading – help?

This was the first time I did a rune reading at Samhain. (If it matters, my first ever rune reading was the first of this year as an attempt to see what the coming months would bring.) I used a five-rune spread that I saw in a video from someone who developed it specifically for the occasion. A sort of introspection-geared spread, the center is meant to show where you are presently. The runes to the left are meant to show what is on the way out, like in the near past or thereabouts. On right, things which are coming.First rune in the center, the other four are in the four corners, like if you laid them out to form a square.

Center rune was Mannaz, on its side.

Runes to the left: Wunjo (reversed) and Fehu. Wunjo on top, Fehu on the bottom.

Rune to the right: Ehwaz (reversed) and Perthro. Ehwaz on top and Perthro on the bottom.

I’m…not sure what to make of it. I think what’s throwing me is having Mannaz on its side and then, well, how does everything else related to that? Or does having a rune on its side not mean anything at all?

Workday starting. Gotta go, will check back later.

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Magical Overlap?

I’m looking to consolidate my practice into something more coherent & manageable. Gods that sounded like an insurance advert lol.

Anyway, currently my path contains deities from Slavic, Celtic & Finnish pantheons. I work within a Wiccan framework as that’s what I’m most comfortable with. However, when it comes to magical working I’m pretty flexible.

Going back to my main point, I figure that forming an organised magic system would be a good foundation on which I can build a cogent practice.

So, in an incredibly round-a-bout way I’m asking if there’s any overlap in the Finnish, Celtic and Slavic magical systems.
I realise that the terms Celtic and Slavic are pretty broad. I can narrow down my area of interest in Celtic magic to the practices that occurred in the British Isles. Having said that I am totally down to learn about the magical goings on among the European Continental pagans. But I think I have enough on my plate at the moment. lol

However, I feel trying to narrow down Slavic magical practices might be a bit of a task. ^^; I realise that they’re not a homogeneous group of people. However, I feel the waters may get a tad muddied trying to unpick the differences in magical practices of individual Slavic countries. I don’t wish to be disrespectful by lumping all Slavic people together. But I’m looking for something that’s beginner friendly, that I can perhaps build upon at a later date.

I’m sorry if this was rambling or long winded, I’m awfully tired and about to call it a night. ;D

If you need any clarification please feel free to tell me that I’m making no godsdamn sense. ;)

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