Sunday, 13 November 2011

About Reincarnation



"The witches are firm believers in reincarnation, and they say that 'once a witch always a witch."
Gerald Gardner




Tuesday, 13 September 2011

AUTUMN EQUINOX RITUAL ­ with MORGANA & RAVEN

Dear friends,


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 morgana@paganfederation.org tel: 00 31 6 4615 6850/ emergency only

Raven raven@paganfederation.org

or
Shade@paganfederation.org (Hungarian)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Interview with Raymond Buckland



 Interviewee:
Raymond Buckland
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.


-Can you name any particular person who really inspired you to became a Wiccan?
-Gerald Gardner was the person who truly inspired me.
-Have you ever met Gerald Gardner in life?
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.
I'll personally translate them and will make sure, they'll published
on the following website:
www.goldendragonorder.org
-Bright blessings to you, Atomm, in love and light.
BB


Interviewer:

Atomm A Agramma
O.A.D HP



Friday, 17 June 2011

The Sound of Tutankhamun's trumpets


To hear to powerful sound of these unique instruments out of the tomb of the mysterious teenage pharaoh



Please click here!


There you can also read an amazing article about them on the link.





BB

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Witchy colorings








That's all for witchy kids, and parents with witchy kids :)
Please click on each pic for better resolution (greater size)!


Please don't forget to share with us any pics you or your kids colored, so we can publish.

BB


Spell Check

Monday, 9 May 2011

Our statistics after the lucky 10.000th

Well, over our 10.000 pageloads we have to say very big thanks for all of you.
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 :)


GDO STATISTICS



Page LoadsUnique VisitorsFirst Time VisitorsReturning Visitors
Total 10,035 4,603 2,657 1,946






YearPage LoadsUnique VisitorsFirst Time VisitorsReturning Visitors
2011 5,168 2,468 1,482 986
2010 4,867 2,135 1,175 960

Are you our 10.000th visitor?

Please comment to let us know,
so you can get your reward.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

GODDESS PROCESSION CELEBRATION - AMSTERDAM 08/05/2011

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.
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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

Nature Wallpapers



Here you can download our selected wallpapers.
Please click on each picture for bigger size. 
 

Middleton Gardens, South Carolina







Cormorant





Matterhorn
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Polar Bear and Cub, Svalbard

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Glacier Pool





Lavender Fields

This photo is from Life in Color: Purple





Arctic Igloo



Moroccan Mosque

This photo is from Life in Color: Red


Birds, Germany

This photo is from Life in Color: Orange

Giraffes, Botswana

This photo is from Life in Color: Orange

Green Tree Frogs

This photo is from Life in Color: Green

Orange Coral

This photo is from Life in Color: Orange

Northern Lights

This photo is from Life in Color: Green

Anemonefish

This photo is from Life in Color: Purple

Purple Sea Star

This photo is from Life in Color: Purple


Purple Crocuses

This photo is from Life in Color: Purple

Maple Leaves

This photo is from Life in Color: Yellow

Sunflower

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Green Tree Snake

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All pictures selected from: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Fountain Diana Statue

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.


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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 sculptor


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).



 

Fontainebleau elegance


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

Alex Sanders Fire Spirit Ritual Video


Alex Sanders performing a fire spirit ritual by going into trance. This was performed at his home.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

David Cameron - Earth Hour Message



The Prime Minister David Cameron, has joined a host of high-profile figures supporting WWF's Earth Hour, and has recorded a special Earth Hour message for us.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Paracelsus for today

Waking nature calls you out. Don't forget when you'll apply your freshly collected herbs:

"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 :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sappho's Hymn to Aphrodite

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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.
Translation, copyright 1997 Elizabeth Vandiver

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Awaking Nature

 

Dear Readers,

The Nature is waking. We were in to a forest today and took some pictures of the growing plants and the first flowers of this year.

Let us share them with you!

Bright Blessings!

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Maslows hierarchy of needs

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the largest and most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom, and the need for self-actualization at the top.


The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called "deficiency needs" or "d-needs": esteem , friendship and love, security, and physical needs. With the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) needs, if these "deficiency needs" are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. Maslow's theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment. Metamotivated people are driven by B-needs (Being Needs), instead of deficiency needs (D-Needs).


Physiological needs
For the most part, physiological needs are obvious — they are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met, the human body simply cannot continue to function.
Air, water, and food are metabolic requirements for survival in all animals, including humans. Clothing and shelter provide necessary protection from the elements. The intensity of the human sexual instinct is shaped more by sexual competition than maintaining a birth rate adequate to survival of the species.


Safety needs
With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual's safety needs take precedence and dominate behavior. These needs have to do with people's yearning for a predictable orderly world in which perceived unfairness and inconsistency are under control, the familiar frequent and the unfamiliar rare. In the world of work, these safety needs manifest themselves in such things as a preference for job security, grievance procedures for protecting the individual from unilateral authority, savings accounts, insurance policies, reasonable disability accommodations, and the like.


Safety and Security needs include:
* Personal security
* Financial security
* Health and well-being
* Safety net against accidents/illness and their adverse impacts


Love and belonging
After physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, the third layer of human needs are social and involve feelings of belongingness. This aspect of Maslow's hierarchy involves emotionally based relationships in general, such as:
* Friendship
* Intimacy
* Family


Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group, such as clubs, office culture, religious groups, professional organizations, sports teams, gangs, or small social connections (family members, intimate partners, mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved (sexually and non-sexually) by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and clinical depression. This need for belonging can often overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer pressure; an anorexic, for example, may ignore the need to eat and the security of health for a feeling of control and belonging.


Esteem
All humans have a need to be respected and to have self-esteem and self-respect. Also known as the belonging need, esteem presents the normal human desire to be accepted and valued by others. People need to engage themselves to gain recognition and have an activity or activities that give the person a sense of contribution, to feel accepted and self-valued, be it in a profession or hobby. Imbalances at this level can result in low self-esteem or an inferiority complex. People with low self-esteem need respect from others. They may seek fame or glory, which again depends on others. Note, however, that many people with low self-esteem will not be able to improve their view of themselves simply by receiving fame, respect, and glory externally, but must first accept themselves internally. Psychological imbalances such as depression can also prevent one from obtaining self-esteem on both levels.


Most people have a need for a stable self-respect and self-esteem. Maslow noted two versions of esteem needs, a lower one and a higher one. The lower one is the need for the respect of others, the need for status, recognition, fame, prestige, and attention. The higher one is the need for self-respect, the need for strength, competence, mastery, self-confidence, independence and freedom. The latter one ranks higher because it rests more on inner competence won through experience. Deprivation of these needs can lead to an inferiority complex, weakness and helplessness.


Maslow also states that even though these are examples of how the quest for knowledge is separate from basic needs he warns that these “two hierarchies are interrelated rather than sharply separated” (Maslow 97). This means that this level of need, as well as the next and highest level, are not strict, separate levels but closely related to others, and this is possibly the reason that these two levels of need are left out of most textbooks.


Self-actualization
What a man can be, he must be.” This forms the basis of the perceived need for self-actualization. This level of need pertains to what a person's full potential is and realizing that potential. Maslow describes this desire as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. This is a broad definition of the need for self-actualization, but when applied to individuals the need is specific. For example one individual may have the strong desire to become an ideal parent, in another it may be expressed athletically, and in another it may be expressed in painting, pictures, or inventions. As mentioned before, in order to reach a clear understanding of this level of need one must first not only achieve the previous needs, physiological, safety, love, and esteem, but master these needs.




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Saturday, 12 February 2011

The Wiccan Rede

(the short version)

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."

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Amsterdam meeting

Dear Readers, Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Members,

We have visited Cornelius in Amsterdam and also had a great meeting there.
Let us share with you some of the pics we took:


 from left to right: Cornelius, GhostGirl, Vindicta


from left to right: Meredith, Atomm, Morgana



Top line: Vindicta, GhostGirl
Bottom line: Meredith, Atomm, Morgana, Cornelius


We had a bright time and a great chat. Later we went around the city and it was gorgeous.  

We're planing to visit them again in the next few months. 



On Thursday eve we took our part on a shamanistic Imbolc ritual. 


"Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!"