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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42
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You say tomatoe, I say tomato.

Truly, my Athame is double-edged. I ground it myself from a blank of silver. It's not the fanciest, but as you incur, it serves it's purpose.

I often use it for a throwing knife, to hone my dagger skills. Apalling? No, I just re-hone the edge. It contains a lot of my energy, as it should be.


Tomato toMahto in regards to the broom yes? I was just asking in case I needed to change the name of my broom. LOL. I think the angle of the photo and my old eyes made me think it was a single edge blade. No never mind. Mine is a short blade sword with a carved hilt.




posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by karen61057
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I too am a solitary. But together on here we are a Coven !


I prefer the word Henge. But that is my personal preference. Henge.

A henge denotes a link to Mother Earth. I like the term in that regard.

So, could we say we are an ATS Henge?



Thoughts?


Agreed Sir Druid...a henge we are.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by karen61057

Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
Druids were Celtic and Runes are Germanic, Celts and Druids utilized Ogham which is similar to Runes. The Germanics, Norse, Germans, Danes, and Swedes utilized Runes.


And weren't those written on leaves that were strung out to make a message? They were written on leaves so that when the leaves decomposed there were no traces of any messages left. As far as I know the druids left no written history of any kind. They did so to preserve their secrets.


and thus, many secrets were lost.

However, Runes still exist, and they still have meaning. We have to pick up the pieces we have, and move along.


Very true. The words of power from long ago may no longer be pertinent in our world. It is our job to create new words of power that work for our modern minds. Our thought patterns are not the same. For instance we no longer rely on the land and forest for food and protection in the way our ancestors did.
Our task now is not to ask of the land but to give back to it. A polarity of the pagan path of old but still the same path.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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Surly these things that I do you can do also.
Yes you are correct.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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You taught me something today. Thanks !



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by Druid42
 


I too am a solitary. But together on here we are a Coven !


I prefer the word Henge. But that is my personal preference. Henge.

A henge denotes a link to Mother Earth. I like the term in that regard.

So, could we say we are an ATS Henge?



Thoughts?


Agreed Sir Druid...a henge we are.


Blessed Be.

I want to be a daughter of Avalon!



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Agreed...then we are Sisters...are we not.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
Question to the OP you got branded right? I bet that hurt or did you get drunk/han an injection for the pain?
Also did it smell of chicken?


Since you asked, I'll explain a bit about branding.....

It's a personal preference. Do you have any tattoos? They hurt, for a bit, then the pain goes away. Same difference, but yes, a notch up in the pain factor.

I make my own brands. Always have, because you have the freedom to create whatever scar design you want. (On a side note, I may do a Druid Sigil next. Google that if curious.) It's not as permanent as a tattoo, but it does take longer to heal.

The most important thing is to not break the blood barrier. A brand will sear the flesh (no smell, BTW, it only takes a brief moment) but not break the blood barrier. A brand does not bleed, so there is no chance of infection. It does take 3 weeks to heal, and you must be careful while showering to not disturb the scabs. They will fall off naturally.

I don't get drunk or take pain meds for a branding ritual. I do burn incense and have candles lit. I heat the brand with a propane torch, red hot, lay it on my branding board, then press it against my flesh. It does hurt, but I am a bit of a masochist. It's not for everyone. The incantations help to produce a surreal state during the ritual. As stated earlier, I am a "solitaire", and I work out my rituals on my own.

Hope that helped.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by cetaphobic
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No, love, I understood. I am happy that works for you.


It is just common thought that all Pagans must follow those rules and laws, when really that's not true at all.


So very true! Each and every one of us have our own path.....

Here's a quick thought:

For sallow sake, the thoughts we take, our life forsake, reality make. (QuickSpell, aye?) A bit of burning pine needle, a green candle. Meh. Who knows what we are capable of.....

So much of ancient tradition blends right in with current theories on Quantum Mechanics, that we create our own reality. Yeah, I know, I am also up to date on all things scientific, technology, etc. I have a smartphone for the love of Ishtar. Shame on me, but I am real.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Hold on there Hellblazer. Jesus has nothing to do with Christianity. That sprang from the greatest scam artist of all-time; Paul of Tarsus. Jesus, in the so-called New Testament, was a Hebrew and thus was a child of Abram. Now Abram and his father Terah were Pagans. It was when Abram received his message from God ( Marduk ) he went to Canaan and began a war of the Pagan Gods. It was Moses who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament. Moses was an Egyptian who's God was Ra. It was the Hebrews in captivity at Babylonia who change the names and dates of the Judean Old Testament to please their captors. This is the book Jesus followed. So you see, Jesus was a Pagan. It's Saul of Tarsis a Roman who you follow.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Thanks for the further information, my main point was that Runes were not part of the Celtic or Druidic tradition but of the Germanic tradition which is totally seperate belief sytem.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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Originally posted by calstorm
What appeals to me is that there seems to be a variety of paths one can take. My question is aside from doing research and trying to accumulate knowledge where should one begin on their spiritual journey. I am seeking answers. I am not looking for instruction but guidance, if that makes any sense. I hope my question is answerable.


You have already found your own answer. You are here reading about our antics. Blessed be, and if you have anymore questions, ask anyone here, and they will help you.

Your life is a spiritual journey. Good luck on finding your own path, and help is only a post away.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Thats what I like about wicca's, you are always so helpful

Iam reading all the links you super duper people have sent me.
Not met such decent loving people ever online.
Cheers BM



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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Yes that would be true of Ogham writing, there may be a few Ogham writings left in stone. Runes would could be left in stone or on wood.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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I got a question for you all even if it sounds a little silly.
You can get drunk if your a wicca can't you?
Iam English so its in my genes to have a beer every now and then.
I love mead
edit on 1-11-2011 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Everyone's Athame is personal to them. My brother has one, it looks nothing like mine, but it still serves it's purpose.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by Druid42
 


I too am a solitary. But together on here we are a Coven !


I prefer the word Henge. But that is my personal preference. Henge.

A henge denotes a link to Mother Earth. I like the term in that regard.

So, could we say we are an ATS Henge?



Thoughts?


Agreed Sir Druid...a henge we are.


I agree with you. Do we have a second to confirm this henge? The casting vote of a third will make it official.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by boomerdude
reply to post by JesusSaves2008
 
Hold on there Hellblazer. Jesus has nothing to do with Christianity. That sprang from the greatest scam artist of all-time; Paul of Tarsus. Jesus, in the so-called New Testament, was a Hebrew and thus was a child of Abram. Now Abram and his father Terah were Pagans. It was when Abram received his message from God ( Marduk ) he went to Canaan and began a war of the Pagan Gods. It was Moses who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament. Moses was an Egyptian who's God was Ra. It was the Hebrews in captivity at Babylonia who change the names and dates of the Judean Old Testament to please their captors. This is the book Jesus followed. So you see, Jesus was a Pagan. It's Saul of Tarsis a Roman who you follow.



I so wanted to say the Jesus was a Pagan earlier. Thank you, my friend, for clarifying.
Also, there are missing years in the Christian's bible, from when he was born to the age of 33, when he began his "ministry". Research I have done points to the fact that he traveled to India, and incorporated their beliefs in his message when he got back home.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Hi Druid
Thanks for starting this. Just had a read through and will have a more in depth read later as have a lot on this week.

I'm not a pagan per se but I see something I can connect with in a lot of paths so much of what is seen as Wiccan etc is stuff I do too.

I'm Irish so a lot of the old ways is in the blood I guess, despite the attempts of the church to stamp out celtic spirituality! My grandmother taught me that what you do comes back threefold, that what goes around comes around and that in all disputes rise above and hold no ill will. Her only exception to bearing no ill will was any kind of cruelty to animals! I learned a lot from her and my other grandmother also.

As I work in energy healing and intuitive guidance and love my rune stones and cards, I suppose I would have been burned at the stake in the middle ages!

Ogham our original writing here was not always a written system apparently, but a set of hand signs used by the poets to pass on their incantations in secret and to communicate with each other privately. The power of the poet and their use of language was seen as magical and sometimes oracular and one of my big interests is the psychology behind language and how some languages have more magical qualities than others.

Anyway keep up the good work. I'll be lurking and reading...


x Mara



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Alright, some more help.
There are Wiccans.
There are Pagans.
There are not Wicca's.

Please get the terms right.
Not all Pagans are Wiccan. You are better off using the term Pagan if you are generalizing or don't know what path someone follows.









 
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