Sunday, 13 November 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
In a few days the AUTUMN EQUINOX RITUAL with MORGANA & RAVEN
will take place.
These are the last minute details:
date: Saturday 17th September 2011
time: 20:00 - 22:30
meeting place: meet at 19:30 at Parkmozi köz where bus 26 stops.
cost: free but donations are always welcome.
Please bring any personal items which you would like to be blessed, a ribbon (colour, whatever you like) and something to eat and drink is always welcome!
For more information or questions please contact:
Morgana firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 00 31 6 4615 6850/ emergency only
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
author, Wiccan HP,
Dear Mr Buckland,
Can I ask you a few questions about Wicca what we may publish on our websites?
-Sure, Atomm. Let me have the questions and I'll try to answer them.
-What made you a Wiccan?
-It was after reading the books of Margaret Murray and Gerald Gardner that I decided to become a Witch. I found that what witches believe, practice, and hold dear were things that mattered to me.
-Gerald Gardner was the person who truly inspired me.
Yes, I knew Gerald Gardner when he was alive. It was he who had me initiated and who asked me to bring Wicca to the united States, which I did in 1963.
-I really would like to know what you think about reincarnation.
I very much believe in reincarnation. It makes so much sense, to me. I can't believe that we are on this earth for so short a time - many dying extremely young - for no purpose. There have been too many case studies of apparent past life memories to be ignored. It just makes sense to me.
-What makes Seax-Wicca different to other Wiccan traditions? Who do they train people in Seax-Wicca?
There are several differences with Seax-Wica. The main ones are that it is a much more democratic form of coven than elsewhere, with every member having the opportunity to be a coven leader, plus the ability to Self-Initiate. (See all the details in my book) There are many covens that train in Seax-Wicca but since, as I've said, it allows for self-initiation, then anyone can basically start from scratch, following the rites and rituals and full details in my book.
-Do you personally believe in angels?
Much depends on your definition of angel. Some call to them as being one's Higher Self. I don't see them as separate and distinct from the progressed spirits of earth entities from previous lifetimes.
-Do you personally believe in dragons?
I like to believe in dragons, yes. I feel that there are so many legends and stories of dragons found around the world, in all cultures, that there must be a grain of truth there.
-I think a lot of people who will read this little interview would like to know what
Raymond Buckland does, when he has got free time. Have you got any hobbies?
Free time? Not much of that, I'm afraid. I used to fly ultralight aircraft but these days I drive what I view as "special" cars. I enjoy music and, with my wife, we have a musical group that meets and plays together once a month. We live on a small farm in the country and love the simple country life. Writing is my profession but also my passion.
Thank you for your answers!
Thank you for your time answering my questions.
on the following website:www.goldendragonorder.org
Atomm A Agramma
Friday, 17 June 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Let me share our statistics with you, so you'll see how far we've managed to get so far since
the 2nd of July, 2010.
Thanks again, you are georgeous :)
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Saturday, 30 April 2011
GODDESS PROCESSION CELEBRATION
On Sunday May 8th 2011 at 13:00 there will be a celebratory procession in Amsterdam Honouring the Great Mother - Celebrating the Divine Feminine.
We welcome the participation of everyone who would like to join us in procession with the Goddess through the streets of Amsterdam.
The Goddess will arrive by water at the Geuzenkade in Amsterdam West - de Baarsjes where we will meet, greet and carry Her to the former church in the Chassestraat.
This beautiful building, once dedicated to Maria - Our Lady of Perpetual Help, was build for praying and not for partying. As facilities are very limited this building dictates simplicity. So we made some hard choices. We will focus on the procession and ceremony. The church will be transformed into a Goddes temple for one day, where - after the ceremony - you can meditate or walk the labyrinth.
The ceremony will focus on water. Please bring a little bottle with water from the place where you live.
Looking forward to seeing you there
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Middleton Gardens, South Carolina
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Polar Bear and Cub, Svalbard
Green Tree Frogs
Purple Sea Star
Green Tree Snake
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Fountain of Diana
Accompanied by her two dogs, a greyhound and a water spaniel, Diana, the goddess of hunting, reclines with her arm around a majestic stag. This sculpture once surmounted a monumental fountain on the grounds of the Château of Anet, built by Philibert de L'Orme for Diane de Poitiers, Henry II's mistress. The elongated, naked silhouette of the chaste goddess, whose beauty had always been admired, became a symbol of the French Renaissance.
Diana and the Nymph
The semi-reclining figure of Diana is seen with one arm around the neck of a stag proudly holding up its head. She is accompanied by her dogs, Phrocyon and Cyrius, clearly depicted as a greyhound and a water spaniel. She is not wearing her usual attribute, the crescent moon. This figure of Diana instantly recalls the Nymph of Fontainebleau (Louvre), a high relief sculpted by Benvenuto Cellini for Francis I. Philibert de L'Orme had installed it above the main entrance to the Château of Anet in the mid-16th century, transforming the nymph into Diana, the goddess of hunting.
Without being an actual portrait of the royal favorite, the figure is certainly evocative of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of the castle. The painting of Diana the Huntress (Louvre) by a School of Fontainebleau artist likewise draws parallels between the two Dianas, and the goddess is similarly depicted nude. In the Nymph relief, Cellini had specified that the stag represented Francis I. It is tempting to think that the stag here symbolizes Henry II, Diane de Poitier's royal lover.
The artist to whom French sculpture owes its first large-scale nude remains an enigma. The beauty of the work presupposes a great master, but which one? Its traditional attribution to Jean Goujon (not accepted today) dates back to the French Revolution and was put forward by Alexandre Lenoir, founder of the Musée des Monuments Français and an enthusiastic admirer of Goujon. Since then, the sculpture has been attributed, in turn, to Benvenuto Cellini, Germain Pilon, Pierre Bontemps, and Ponce Jacquiot. But it is hard to judge, for the statue was heavily restored in the 18th century, and then again in 1799-1800 by the sculptor Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, also known for his interpretation of Susannah and the Elders (1813, Louvre).
Whoever the sculptor of the work was, Diana epitomizes the regal elegance of School of Fontainebleau art: the elongated Mannerist figure, the litheness of the body, the tiny high breasts, the small head, the extremely refined hairstyle, and the well-drawn eyes. A certain sensuality stems from the contrast between the nakedness of the body and the elaborateness of the hairstyle, but the ideal beauty of the figure and the purity of the lines confer a chaste distinction upon the goddess.
The work is a masterpiece of harmony. To balance the goddess's pose and the majestic presence of the stag with tall antlers, which draw the group to the left, the sculptor raised the goddess' left arm and placed a bow in her hand. The heads of Diana and the stag, turned in the same direction, ensure the coherence of the scene.
from: Wikipedia,org & Louvre.fr
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
"Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy."
We just planted our tiny aloe vera today. That will grow huge within 3-4 year. Today we have only two leafs and some roots in the pot :)
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
- Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless
- Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you,
- Don't--I beg you, Lady--with pains and torments
- Crush down my spirit,
- But before if ever you've heard my pleadings
- Then return, as once when you left your father's
- Golden house; you yoked to your shining car your
- Wing-whirring sparrows;
- Skimming down the paths of the sky's bright ether
- On they brought you over the earth's black bosom,
- Swiftly--then you stood with a sudden brilliance,
- Goddess, before me;
- Deathless face alight with your smile, you asked me
- What I suffered, who was my cause of anguish,
- What would ease the pain of my frantic mind, and
- Why had I called you
- To my side: "And whom should Persuasion summon
- Here, to soothe the sting of your passion this time?
- Who is now abusing you, Sappho? Who is
- Treating you cruelly?
- Now she runs away, but she'll soon pursue you;
- Gifts she now rejects--soon enough she'll give them;
- Now she doesn't love you, but soon her heart will
- Burn, though unwilling."
- Come to me once more, and abate my torment;
- Take the bitter care from my mind, and give me
- All I long for; Lady, in all my battles
- Fight as my comrade.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Bide ye Wiccan laws ye must, in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give.
Form the circle thrice about to keep all evil spirits out.
Soft of eye, light of touch, speak ye little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches' Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out the baneful rune.
When the Lady's moon is new, kiss your hand to her times two.
When the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth ye'll know.
When ye have and hold a need, harken not with others' greed.
With a fool no seasons spend, lest ye be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind ye threefold law ye should, three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is anow, wear the star upon thy brow.
True in Love ye must ever be, lest thy love be false to thee.
In these eight words, the Wiccan Rede fulfill
"An' it harm none, do what thou wilt."
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
We have visited Cornelius in Amsterdam and also had a great meeting there.
Let us share with you some of the pics we took: