Author Archives: Erin
All about Erin - who has written 744 posts on Erin's Journal.
An author, a Wiccan, a Druid, a Priestess, a member of the ULC, Owner of Erin's Journal, mystic, magickian, DragonKin, Guardian and Transsexual. All these and more describe Erin.
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Hello. I listen to your show (sporadically, I admit) on Mix 92.9 in Nashville TN. I got the impression that it’s syndicated, and I have never really had the impetuous to write you before.
However, tomorrow on November 21, 2001, it’s my 10th wedding anniversary. Let me tell you about myself and my dearling.
I’m 34 years old, and ever since I found girls at the age of 15, I thought I was doomed to spend a lifetime alone. I could never find a female that would think that I was pretty neat, or that held of value what I treasured. Books, thinking, spirituality (in metaphysics especially) and simply being a good person were many of the things I was looking for. All the girls I had exposure to were only concerned with dressing fashionable, dating as many people as possible, and getting married before graduating college.
As an addition to the last post I made here, someone else saw this too:
I’ll be adding to this list as I find things. I find it interesting that others are seeing it now. Too bad this isn’t three years ago.
One thing I want to add: When Clinton slept around, at least we knew our President had balls.
Originally posted 2005-05-20 10:26:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
There are times in everyone’s life when a simple look around can teach more than all the knowledge in an encyclopedia.
What do I mean by that? Many people think learning can only be accomplished in a classroom. Valuable lessons are learned there. Just as many lessons are also available walking down the street. Some people do not think that daily life has lessons to offer. There is a need for classrooms, but many of our most painful lessons will happen far from institutions of higher learning.
Granted, it is simpler to learn from a person who knows the answers. Teachers usually have the knowledge that we are trying to learn, without paying the cost in sweat and struggle. Just wrap the answers you need into a neat little package and present it with a bow. Ultimately, though, isn’t that a cheat? Our teachers have been through the process of learning that we now want handed to us. That devalues the information and deprives us of the work.
Many more things can be learned by the attempt to learn, even if we fail, than can ever be learned by suddenly “knowing” the answer.
Well, it appears that this story will not die. It has cropped up on another board. It also appears that my pages here are confusing to follow chronologically and for that I am sorry. So, I’m going to post this page and link everything I have that’s relevant in order so that this story unfolds logically. Sorry about the confusion.
I’m going to lay this out chronologically and link the relevant pieces of information in as they happen, I hope this will make things less confusing to the reader. There are links in here to evidence as needed.
- Seax-Wica has been getting fewer and fewer adherents for a while now. No one is to blame for this, but The Tree is out of print and with the One Book and I’m A Witch set, it’s getting harder for our tradition to be seen in the flood of books on the market these days.
This is a video that Ellen made up in response to the recent rash of gay/bullying suicides.
Not to detract from the whole story she just told, but I was victim of it too. I suffer from PTSD in regards to one incident where my sexuality and bullying was combined. I nearly killed myself that time. I was the butt of “jokes” from others who thought it would be funny to make a date with me and then stand me up.
This is not acceptable on any level.
Those of you who think it is, need to go to the psychologist worse than the victims of your “jokes” do. This scars for life. There is NO fixing it.
To my shame, I passed on the abuse to others. I can’t make up for it, but when I found out that I had done so, I tried to make it right. There is no fixing it, but the cycle can be stopped.
Originally posted 2014-09-18 08:53:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Or…Gender Roles in the Wiccan Clergy
Let’s face it; Wicca is, at its heart, a fertility religion. Once you strip away the rituals, the liturgy, the tools, it is all about promoting the fertility of the Land, the People and the Animals so that the tribe can continue to survive.
So how does this affect the Clergy?
It means that there are very defined roles in the Clergy. It means the Clergy has to keep that in mind when they perform their duties. Submissive desires in a Priest are not seen as a positive trait, neither is a priestess who no longer can have children. Strong virile “king of the herd” males are the optimum summer king choice. Young, nubile, fertile priestesses are wanted, and when you get too old to be fertile, you are gently retired to have a new Priestess take your place.
Where does the Transgendered person fit into this? I hope to explore some ideas and beliefs with you now.
Just what is a Priest or Priestess? They are the living representative of the Gods on Earth. They are the people the Tribe or Coven turns to so they can gain the insight of the Gods in their day-to-day life. Because of this it seems natural that a Priest would be speaking for the God, while a Priestess would speak for the Goddess.
Lesson 8, part 1: Mythology
All right, in this segment, we will look at some basics of Mythology, Gods and Goddesses.
Mostly, what one needs to understand when looking into mythology to any extent is that all mythology, from Christianity and the Bible, to Islamic and the Koran to the Druids and the Tain Bo and the Mabinogion, is that these are stories. That’s all. They are representations of a lesson to be learned, or a character to be explained, qualities to be pontificated on and so forth.
Our current mythology, in contemporary Western society, can be seen in the fables of Aesop, the books of our times, and also the movies that are popular. Epic stories about people that may or may not have existed, who are held up as models of behavior and honor.
An example of this: In one set of Irish myths, CuCulainn is a young boy and he kills a dog on a dare. It turns out it is the dog of a smith who raised this dog from a pup to guard him and his assets. Now without the dog, he has no protection. So CuCulainn (and the spelling differs) voluntarily takes on the job of guarding this man. The smith’s name is Culann and that is why CuCulainn is called what he is (his name means, literally, “hound of Culann”).
First Published on “The Juggler”
Several things have happened in the last 48 hours that had the potential to really affect the online world of Wicca and Witchcraft. First was the publication of an essay by Mike Nichols. Second was my rebuttal to it. Third was the featuring of a High Priestess on ABC’s Wife Swap. Last was the death of a long standing member of the community.
With the exception of the Lady’s death, all the expected drama has failed to start. None of the hate mail, none of the complaints, none of the wailing and recriminations. I expected long angsty posts about how this point was true and that one didn’t apply. I expected to see recriminations and accusations.
None of that has happened.
Apparently there have been others who have looked forward to that as well. I’ve had multiple hits to my site looking for the angst and articles on the Wife Swap. So many hits, in fact, that the article I had planned to put up sometime a week after the episode aired, forced me to put it up hours after that episode aired.
I know I’ve spoken at length about going out and finding the idiots in Paganism and Wicca, and exposing them for the idiots they are. But now I want to talk about the other side of that for a while.
While I have been out of the hunting business for a while now, there are those I’m friends with who are still out there in the communities, looking and reporting on trends in the groups of the new seekers, and the responses that the older and more experienced generations are having toward them.
This is where the downside of the hunting comes in. There is a HUGE temptation to slather ALL new people with the same “bunny brush”. To label the sincere and genuine seeker with the “fluffbunny” title, which makes it impossible for them to thereafter find real help in their spiritual journey.
So I want to talk about this trap in this essay.
|Time of Life||Pre-life||Child/Tween||Adulthood||Elderly|
|Time of Day||Early Morning||Dawn/Morning||Afternoon||Evening/Sunset|
|Time of Moon||Dark||Quarter||Full||Three Quarter|
You will notice that there are 9 correspondences to each direction. This is deliberate. Although if you want to add one more because of the god/goddess face could be combined into one, please do so.
Originally posted 2009-11-15 01:13:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter