We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience

Saturday, December 31, 2016

This and That & A Happy New Year ALL!!

Well my friends, it looks like we have come to the end of yet another year. Now it is time to look forward to a new year (and hopefully, speaking for myself, a much better one).

However, I would like to share a couple of things with all of you from this past Yule. First of all, I had received the most beautiful mermaid light from my good friend and cat sitter, Judy ... :)

And, of course, I simply must share a couple of pics from the cats Yule as well ...

Also as most of you already know, this past April I asked my long time Pagan friend and wonderful acquaintance, Dark Elf, to help co-write this blog with me (to read more about Dark Elf, please click on this post link). Since he is currently living in Greece, I had decided to mail him his Yule gifts this year. Here are some pics I took while he was opening up his box of gifts. I sent him a Bastet statue along with some cool candles and candle holders ...

I must say that this has been a rather difficult year for me between family health issues and such. But, one of the best parts of my year was when Dark Elf agreed to join me. I am very grateful to have him in my life. He is an extraordinary individual and I am so very blessed to have him in my life for so many years. I have always believed that people are brought into our lives for a reason, although that reason is not always obvious to us at first. I am extremely thankful for ALL of you and from both Dark Elf and myself we sincerely wish everyone a wonderful and blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Science and Paganism

After a millennia of persecution by judeo-christians and some eons of mockery by atheists and materialists, physicists verify or are going to soon verify the tenets of paganism one by one.

First came Einstein with his well-known matter/energy equivalence and the electron/positron creation from a photon, then came Hawking with the quantum radiation of black holes that discovered that "nothingness" or vacuum can give energy with real evidence and not just theory and mathematics... Materialism died that very same moment.

Next came some quantum physicists that defined a soul as consciousness and stated that it consists of separate particles from matter particles and that our memory is registered in a separate dimension from material world.

Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr, former head of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, posits that, just as a particle "writes" all of its information on its wave function, the brain is the tangible "floppy disk" on which we save our data, and this data is then "uploaded" into the spiritual quantum field. Continuing with this analogy, when we die the body, or the physical disk, is gone, but our consciousness, or the data on the computer, lives on.

"What we consider the here and now, this world, it is actually just the material level that is comprehensible. The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger. Which this world is rooted in. In this way, our lives in this plane of existence are encompassed, surrounded, by the afterworld already... The body dies but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal," says Dürr.

Dr. Christian Hellwig of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, found evidence that information in our central nervous system is phase encoded, a type of coding that allows multiple pieces of data to occupy the same time. He said, "Our thoughts, our will, our consciousness and our feelings show properties that could be referred to as spiritual properties...No direct interaction with the known fundamental forces of natural science, such as gravitation, electromagnetic forces, etc. can be detected in the spiritual. On the other hand, however, these spiritual properties correspond exactly to the characteristics that distinguish the extremely puzzling and wondrous phenomena in the quantum world."

Physicist Professor Robert Jahn of Princeton University concluded that if consciousness can exchange information in both directions with the physical environment, then it can be attributed with the same "molecular binding potential" as physical objects, meaning that it must also follow the tenets of quantum mechanics.

Quantum physicist David Bohm, a student and friend of Albert Einstein, was of a similar opinion. He stated, "The results of modern natural sciences only make sense if we assume an inner, uniform, transcendent reality that is based on all external data and facts. The very depth of human consciousness is one of them."


So a soul exists in another-dimensional world than the material and it is detected as "consciousness".

The final blow came from Lovelock that has proven that the Biosphere on the whole planet Earth is a unified super-organism that thinks and reacts. So the Goddess of pagans or else Mother Nature finally exists and is officially discovered by the science while Yahweh god of patriarchal monotheism is still nowhere to be seen. Lovelock took the Nobel Prize for his Gaia Theory.

It ‘s good to see that we're justified.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blessed Yule and Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Greetings all!  It has been such a busy year but I wanted to wish everyone the happiest of holidays, a very Blessed Yule, and a happy, healthy New Year to come!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Book of the Dead

This post was jointly written by Dark Elf and Lady Caer Morganna and it is our first collaboration. We hope that you all enjoy it!

The following poem was one which I had written many, many years ago after I had read H.P. Lovecraft's, "The Necronomicon" (which I originally titled "The Mad Arab"). It is based merely on Lovecraft's story, but this is the first time I have ever published it.

The Book Of The Dead

In days of old, the story is said
of the testimony of Abl-Al Hazzred;
 The Three Seals of MASSHU
he claimed he possessed,
belonged to the prophets
or elder gods of rest

The seals were the symbols
he found brought him fear,
While sleeping one night;
unaware death was near
He saw priests in black robes
raise the seals from the ground;
While chanting, "Zi Azag!"
there was blood all around

These priests fed on death,
such as the souls slain in war
Now these were the likes
of nothing he'd ever seen before;
While running up a mountain
to escape these dark lords,
he fell to the ground;
Priests  still holding their swords

As he turned around
 to face what he'd feared,
Like ghosts in the night,
the priests disappeared!
All that remained
in the woods he could find,
were the robes which they wore
and a slim of some kind

He returned to the seals
which he'd found on the stone;
He realized at last
he was finally alone;
For the seals were the keys
which opened doors to the outside,
And once in these realms,
no one could hide

So on his death bed
he confessed what he knew,
of the rituals and summonings
of the dead he did view;
It's called the Necronomicon,
or Book of the Dead;
For it contains the testimony
of the mad man, Hazzred

~ by Lady Caer Morganna

Prehistory of the Necronomicon and Irem.

We can't know how and when it started for it is countless eons ago. We know only what ancient texts and scriptures that mention the city of Irem that it sank beneath the sand.

According to ancient historians the City of Irem or Ubar was somewhere in the Arabic peninsula just south of Egypt and was an enemy of the Pharaoh. Egypt is believed to be connected with the mythical age superpower of Atlantis. Maybe Irem was a colony of the other mythical age superpower of Lemuria. This could explain the enmity. Also, this hypothesis is made because R'lyeh should be somewhere in the Pacific being maybe the capital of Lemuria. Reports of sea monsters that live in the deep and have tentacles, the Old Deep Ones, in that mythology may refer to the known and existent giant squids.

According to the Biblical texts Ad, a descendant of Noah settled with his family in Irem. What they found there made them so evil that in many traditions the Adites are considered "demons" and not humans. Later, the prophet Eber - great-grand-father of Abraham - went to Irem to warn them that if they didn't give up their evil ways the god would destroy them. The ultimatum was ignored and Irem sank beneath the sand of the desert...

History of the Necronomicon

Composed by Abdul Alhazred, a mad poet of Sanaá, in Yemen, who is said to have flourished during the period of the Ommiade caliphs, circa 700 A.D. He visited the ruins of Babylon and the subterranean secrets of Memphis and spent ten years alone in the great southern desert of Arabia—the Roba el Khaliyeh or “Empty Space” of the ancients—and “Dahna” or “Crimson” desert of the modern Arabs, which is held to be inhabited by protective evil spirits and monsters of death. Of this desert many strange and unbelievable marvels are told by those who pretend to have penetrated it. In his last years Alhazred dwelt in Damascus, where the Necronomicon (Al Azif) was written, and of his final death or disappearance (738 A.D.) many terrible and conflicting things are told. He is said by Ebn Khallikan (12th cent. biographer) to have been seized by an invisible monster in broad daylight and devoured horribly before a large number of fright-frozen witnesses. Of his madness many things are told. He claimed to have seen fabulous Irem, or City of Pillars, and to have found beneath the ruins of a certain nameless desert town the shocking annals and secrets of a race older than mankind. He was only an indifferent Moslem, worshipping unknown entities whom he called Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu.

In A.D. 950 the Azif, which had gained a considerable tho’ surreptitious circulation amongst the philosophers of the age, was secretly translated into Greek by Theodorus Philetus of Constantinople under the title Necronomicon. For a century it impelled certain experimenters to terrible attempts, when it was suppressed and burnt by the patriarch Michael. Patriarch Michael died under unknown and mysterious conditions and the first schism that divided the Christian Church happened at that time.

After this it is only heard of furtively, but (1228) a Latin translation was made later in the Middle Ages, and the Latin text was printed twice—once in the fifteenth century in black-letter (evidently in Germany) and once in the seventeenth (prob. Spanish)—both editions being without identifying marks, and located as to time and place by internal typographical evidence only. The work both Latin and Greek was banned by Pope Gregory IX in 1232, shortly after its Latin translation, which called attention to it.

Most probably there are English translations from the Latin text and some magickal orders have these original copies. Lovecraft must have mixed fiction and reality. I don't believe that what is sold in the open market is original. I know that it exists somewhere...

- Dark Elf

"That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die"
- H. P. Lovecraft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Painted Leaves - A Mabon Poem

 Painted Leaves

Colored bed beneath my feet,
The crisp, fresh air grows cool;
Painted leaves adorn the Earth,
All under Modron's rule

Aging Goddess; powerful, wise
Autumn's picture, Nature's guise
Celebration of beauty,
 the wheel turns on;
With painted leaves ~
'tis Blessed Mabon!
~ Lady Caer Morganna

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016


Mabon is a minor Sabbat in Wicca, the second of the three harvest festivals (the first is Lughnasadh, the third is Samhain). At Mabon, day and night are of equal length—but this is the point on the Wheel of the Year at which the darkness overtakes the light, and night becomes longer than day. It is what we call the dark half of the year.

It is a feast of thanks-giving, a celebration of the Earth’s bounty. And as with all Wiccan Sabbats, the cycles of the seasons mirror the cycles of our lives. At Mabon it’s a time to reflect and wrap things up.

Mabon coincides with the beginning of the school year  and the academic year. It 's a good idea to view it as a sabbat dedicated to students - wishing them success and giving them gifts like books etc. - and to knowledge gathering itself. Known Goddesses of knowledge are the Greek Athena/Minerva,  the Sumerian Nidaba, etc. Known Gods of knowledge is the Celtic Ogma, the Egyptian Thoth with his wife Seshat etc.

It marks the end of summer vacations and the start of work. It 's a beginning. A beginning of effort to survive during the dark part of the year.

A ritual for this sabbat can be found here.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


When I was a kid, there was a terrible case that had just emerged about a satanist gang kidnapping and ceremonially killing young girls. I remember that back then everybody was too scared and at the mere suspicion that someone was satanist was enough to call the cops on him... I don't remember anybody talking about moderate satanists... The totality of satanists were supposed to sacrifice girls to Satan...

But even this cult was amateur kids when compared to muslims. A single jihadi killing spree may have more victims than all satanists together at all times. And yet Muslims were allowed because they are supposedly moderates. Of course this happened only in my country and isn't a general rule. So let's go and see something else...

At the last decade a sex-with-minors and sexual-harassment hysteria took place. You couldn't touch anybody. A friendly slap on the back could be considered sexual harassment, dance teachers and gymnasts were - and still are - unable to do their job because of the paranoid christian-bible-backed legislation. An accidental touch is enough to get accused for sexual harassment.

But the main victim of this hysteria was the pagan community because of their sex magick rituals. We were constantly suspects. Every time anybody was accused of having sex with a minor, it was sufficient to pretend he/she is a witch or even a warlock for the local WICCAN community to get accused and defamed, despite the fact that it is not permited for a wiccan to declare him/her self a warlock which means oathbreaker black magician. It was enough for someone getting accused, to be dafamed nationwide without a trial, e.g. the author of Mists of Avalon. Facebook is targeting pagans with repeated identity checks for supposed "paedophiles". It is clear that repeated identity check has no other reason than intimidation. After the first identity check they know who we are.

But when it came to their beloved muslims, women beating and even children rapes are "not that important" as the body "touches" or nudity of "those bad pagans"...  It 's clear now that they don't give a damn about children or minors. They just wanted to persecute pagans and prepare the way for passing their christian/muslim agenda.

See here what the establishment is preparing and where are they driving unsuspecting people to. This is a good lesson that whenever the establishment is exaggerating there is always someone that is targeted.

Monday, May 30, 2016

What were the Ancient Gods?

Homer's Odyssey ended - according to the latest astronomical calculations - at October 30, -1207 with Ullyses assasinating Penelope's would-be husbands and finding his wife again. Ulyses had help from a supernatural friend of his, a mysterious "man" called "Mentor", which in reality was his patron Goddess Minerva. It was actually the last event of a God's intervention on Earth. A little earlier in an Akkadian tablet of -1960 found in the destroyed Ur, it is written "Our Gods are LEAVING like migrating birds, our cities are in flames.". We also have the claim of the Jews that they took their Ten Commandments from a desert fire deity in -1446.

The strange thing about that last event is that this deity was too much aggressive and demanded exclusive worship. Carefull reading of these ten commandments gives the conclusion this deity does NOT deny the existence of other deities but merely forbids worshiping others than himself. He says "Ουκ έσονται ΣΟΙ θεοί έτεροι πλην εμού." that is "There shall be no gods TO YOU other than me.". That god was very carefull so that he actually tells lies by telling no lie. He led naive people that can't get the difference between "Is not" and "Shall be not to you" to believe that he is the only existing true god. This god like his kind is a very wise and intelligent being that can manipulate a naive human without difficulties...

All these gods appear with great powers but they also had human weaknesses, even the god of the old testament that is SUPPOSED to be all good and perfect, has actually the behavior of a criminal, much worse than the others that SUPPOSED to be imperfect and human-like. So all these gods that ever interacted with humans are human-like and they have much greater power than a human. I don't doubt that mythology exaggerates but their actual power is still much greater than humans.

These gods are immortal and could not be killed even in defeat. Defeated opponents in the world of gods had to be imprisoned for eternity because they can't be killed or else neutralized for ever. I would say that they arent material but energy beings that cast images in our minds so that their "material bodies" with which they appear are just an illusion, an image that they cast in our minds while they exist in their dimension.

It would be a good theory but for one detail that does not match. These gods had kids with humans in both ways: Gods with women and Goddesses with men. So, while this does not utterly oppose our theory  they might also have the abity to exist there as well with bodies that are able to interact with our material bodies.

There are two possibilities:

a) Vehicles that fly between the dimensions: They are called Vimana - by the Hindus - or Merkabah - by the Jews - and they had terrible weapons that could destroy cities...

b) A magic Veil, used as a gateway between the dimensions. The veil seems to have something to do with the transition element, the water, especialy in the form of mist along with trees and plants. Rivers and lakes also have something to do with that Veil. This is supported by many myths including elves/faeries and the Arthurian legend.

So these Gods are creatures from another dimension that have indestructable bodies consisting of particles of that dimension that can interact with our world. Modern physics tells us that there is an 11 dimensional universe. In a 6-dimensional subuniverse there can be ten 3D worlds with a common time. That would be the worlds described in the book of Enoch: A chaotic void, a netherworld ("hell" for the christians, Hades for the Greeks), our world and 7 heavens. The first of them is the Faerie Land or Olympus for the Greeks. This is where these human-like Gods live along with faeries, nymphs etc... The Veil lies between this world, the Underworld and the First Heaven. The higher heavens are unknown and completely incomprehensible to us.

The Veil utterly failed when christianity prevailed and with it most of magic ceased to be and christians are even proud of what they did. They brag of having vanquished the "falsehood" of magic and idols. They credit it to the power of their Jesus but in reality this was caused by their evil and then darkness came. Even history books call that era as "The Dark Years". The veil's failure however can't be credited to the christians alone. Some kind of transition effect happened to Gaia between -2000 and -1000 - much after the Flood - that caused the Gods to "depart", i.e. became no longer able to interact in our dimension.

I think that none can really know what ended the mythical age leaving only whispers in the wind behind. The Arthurian legend is far more recent than Homer's epics and this gives me hope that what was lost may still be found again. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Horror movies and Witchcraft.

Horror movies follow people's ignorance and superstition in order to sell tickets. Like all movies and unlike ancient greek theatrical tradition, they are not supposed to teach anything but to be liked by as many as possible. We could make a horror movie about christian priests torturing women, abusing boys, ordering the slaying of natives that refused to be proselytized etc. and/or about their god being an evil demon that wouldn't be far from the truth. I have a life cause to produce and even direct such a movie. However such a movie wouldn't be that commercial because regardless if it tells the truth, it would stumble on two main obstacles.

a) The establishment, that wouldn't be happy being exposed.

b) The selfism of the majority that would not tolerate anything going against the common beliefs.

So a small minority religion called witchcraft is more commercial to be falsely defamed than the truth that exposes the establishment and so their supposed to be "evil witches" seducing young men and sacrificing them to the "devil", killing babies etc.

Of course by now every serious researcher knows that these are lies. Neverthless some truths can't be spoken in public because it is considered politically incorrect to be said and maybe even against the law and they remain common secrets in scientific books and conference proccedings. We still struggle to teach the theory of evolution at schools. This alone is enough to show our sorry condition.

Therefore people will continue having their mass illusions and watching these ridiculus horror movies e.g. those about count Dracula scared by a cross though we, in witchcraft community, know REAL vampires that aren't troubled at all by a cross and Vlad the historical person behind "Dracula" movie/novel is actually a hero that defended his land against the invading Turks and the church demonized him for political reasons....

All these superstitions and lies were actually fabricated by the christian church in the Middle Ages, a church that destroyed the Greco-Roman civilization with so much extreme violence that surpassed the Nazis by far and as a result we had the Dark Years in which we returned back in the prehistoric ages and people died of previously curable or at least preventable diseases. Every good history book explains it in details. The same happens today to some states in the East after islamists took over, e.g. Afghanistan and Iran.

So these horror movies merely reproduce the lies that an evil church used to excuse the extermination of the Old Religion that existed before. They are reversing the reality presenting a good priest VS an evil witch while exactly the opposite is what really happened.

I believe that the time has come to at least sue those movie makers that defame and profane our religion. They should be sued by our churches for using the words "witch" or "witchcraft" to talk about "devil"-worshiping, murders and the like. If you think that this isn't that serious i do remind you that people are still getting killed for - real or supposed - witchcraft in many places of this earth...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

ULC Merger to Take Place

As most of you are already aware, I have been a member of the ULC (Universal Life Church) as a Pagan Clergy since 2003. Yesterday, I received an update via my e-mail from Rev. Amy at ULC Seminary that the following merger between ULC. net and ULC Seminary are officially taking place at this time. I have included an excerpt from the e-mail message informing all members that these two organizations have finally decided to join together:
ULC MERGER! - I sent this message out a few months ago, but I don't think it went through for everyone, so I'm sharing the info again. For well over a decade, Kevin Andrews (who runs ulc.net) and I have had a great working relationship. It has been progressing and is now at the point where we have decided to combine forces! There's so much craziness that has gone on in the ULC community since George (Br. Martin) took control of the monastery websites, then 'Br. Michael' started his 'own' thing and mucked up the waters. Kevin and I decided it was time for some unity. Kevin and I are affiliated with the original headquarters in Modesto and none of us has anything to do with the monastery or with the FL guy in any way shape or form. Their sites, while possibly (probably) saying ULC on them, are totally different organizations.

SITE OVERHAUL - If you haven't visited the ulcseminary.org site in awhile, please do. The whole thing has been re-done. It's now a lovely shade of green, with a whole new navigation and updated look. There are still links that need to be updated and added, but the overall site is done. Please check it out. It should be a lot easier for you to find all the information on the site. When the ULC programmer was originally working on it, he said he had no idea that the site had so much information in it. You can expect more essays to be posted, homework, sermons and more. If you want to send in a ceremony or sermon that you've written, to be posted and shared with everyone, please send it to amy@ulcseminary.org and I'll get it up there. With the new format, it's so much easier to update things that I'm going to be going nuts adding things. I'm pretty excited about it.
 -- Rev. Amy (And Rev. Kevin)

 I, personally, am very happy to hear this news and hopefully,  Rev. Amy and Rev. Kevin's e-mail information will finally clear up ONCE and FOR ALL the past confusion which has been going on for so long as to which is the "real" ULC organization.

(related post: http://thewiccalife.blogspot.com/2011/04/important-news-from-real-ulc.html)

Brightest Blessings ALL!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Coven of the Cat: Animal Planet "The Haunted" Documentary

This afternoon while watching The Animal Planet series on television called, "The Haunted," I saw an episode that really struck me and I just felt as if I had to write a post about it. 

First of all, I watch this show all of the time and usually the stories revolve around families and their pets who have experienced some very "abnormal" paranormal activity ~ voices when there is no one else in the house, pets who are either affected directly or indirectly by something or someone, etc. Second, these families most often than not choose to bring in a Catholic Priest along with a Paranormal Team of sorts to cleanse their homes in order to get rid of these "unwanted" or, for lack of a better word, "evil" spirits be they human or animal. .

A Pennsylvania resident, Rob Viars, and his family moved into such a house. Their cat, in particular, was terrified by this strange spirit. In short, the house was once owned by a man named Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee who was the town doctor and the leader of a Wiccan coven called, "The Coven of the Catta." This coven worshipped the Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet.  Of course, there had been a lot of rumours and half-truths going around about people practicing witchcraft and performing seances, etc. for years.

Around the time The Viars family was getting, "haunted" one of the descendants of Dr. Santee's coven, Lord Shawnus, had come across this story on the Animal Planet website about the house where the doctor had lived. He had decided to come forward to help this family and to set the record straight about both the house and witchcraft. Turns out that the doctor's neighbors were so paranoid about these rumours of speculation, that someone actually tried to burn down the guest house where the coven's sacred cat, Bastet, was living. The house was saved and everyone managed to make it out alive except for the cat.  It was believed that this was the same cat's voice screaming which the PAA (Pennsylvania Paranormal Association) picked up on their EVP's.

The Viars family asked Wiccan High Priest Lord Shawnus and his High Priestess to cleanse their house of Bastet's spirit and send her toward the light. Thankfully, they were successful and now the coven's beloved cat may finally be at peace after all these years.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Christian Leaders VS Pagan Leaders Subconscious Archetypes

In my country Greece five politicians stated - as an idiom of course - that they would ally with the "Devil"... I believe however that this is their only sincere statement because they were raised in the judeochristian cosmology and tradition which inplants in the subconscious that kingdom in this world belongs to evil Satan and for some mysterious reason the almighty good God tolerates that. So if you like and want power and leadership you have to bow down and worship the "Devil".

In the christian bible we read:

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

Mathew 4:8-9

In short, kingdom or in general leadership is granted by the “Devil”.

So good people that sincerely believe in christianity will never be after leadership and so we end up being ruled by evil people. Evil people take over for three main reasons:

a)  Good people will never be after leadership because leadership is supposed to be given by the "Devil".
b) Evil people are being tought that leadership is theirs, since it is given by the Devil and so they are after it.
c) People who aren't necessarily evil and desire leadership, become evil because so they are tought they must be in order to be granted leadership by the "Devil".

By this subconscious mechanism their myth became truth. Therefore the result of Christian cosmology is indeed evil rulers.

On the contrary according to the Greek pagan religion, god of kingdom was the king of Gods Jupiter. Jupiter in the name of justice threw down his own child-eating monstrous evil father Saturn and imprisoned him for eternity. So the subconscious message of pagan cosmology is that a leader has to be good and unconditional champion of justice.

Of course Jupiter mated with every goddess or woman he desired because that is the natural order. The ruling male of the pack has every female he desires. This natural fact is reflected in pagan societies. The leader had every woman he desired and if the leader wanted he could have a woman just before her marriage. The males had the duty to be conscripted in the army and the possibility of getting killed and females had the duty of a posibility of a night with the leader. Sex wasn't considered a bad and shamefull thing in pagan societies. It was included in religious worshiping typicals and ceremonies too. High Priestesses also had sex with the leaders in the frame of religious ceremonies.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Sweetest Cats in the World: The Norwegian Forest Cat

If the Maine Coon (and I, personally, believe this to be so) is considered to be the “gentle giant” of the feline world, then the legendary Norwegian Forest Cat has got to be the sweetest!

Based on personal experience and everything I have read about this breed thus far, the Norwegian Forest Cat is not only intelligent, but a loyal and loving companion as well. Much like the Maine Coon but has been around a bit longer, “Wegies” as they are sometimes nicknamed, are believed to have a direct connection to the Vikings, who kept them on their ships in order to keep the vermin population down. As is often true of Nature’s rule, they are a product of the “survival of the fittest” and/or natural selection as they easily adapted to the harsh Norwegian climate.  Using their sturdy bodies already equipped with strong legs, bushy tail to cover themselves thus keeping warm, and overall healthy biological make-up, these cats lived on plants, rodents and even tree bark to survive.

By 1934, it became evident to the Norwegian people that this beautiful but hardy breed was on the verge of extinction. They formed a club and every effort was made to continue breeding them until World War II. Then in the early 1970’s, serious efforts began when a group of dedicated cat fanciers formed Norsk Skogkattring in order to preserve this living historical monument. In 1976, Wegies were recognized by the Feline International Federation, the international cat organization in Europe. This was no easy task; however, as not only had these cats needed to be approved as breeding stock by a panel of breeders and judges, but litters also had to be approved. A very time-consuming project, the end result was well worth it as no attempt to change the breed to appeal to what is considered “in” took place and these cats have remained untouched over the years.  I believe this is exactly why they are described by breeders as having a “straight” profile. It’s worth mentioning that, according to Cat Fancy Magazine’s Susan Shaw, “it is common to see a Forest Cat snuggling in the arms of a judge, giving him or her a kiss.”

The Norwegian Forest Cat is also a big part of Norse mythology as they are said to be the cats depicted pulling the goddess Freya’s chariot across the sky as they accompanied her during battle.  As much as I love Maine Coons (and trust me, I certainly DO!), living with our Wegie, Tabitha, I can’t help but to adore her. We have only had her a couple of years so far, and already she has me wrapped around her little poofy paws!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Recruitments and Pagan Witches.

Some of us have experienced, those annoying visits by Jehovah Witnesses trying to convert people to their nonsense. None has experienced the same visit by a Wiccan. Why is this difference? Jehovah witnesses teach their members that they know when the "end of the world" will take place and that is soon. Therefore, it's a great necessity to "save" as many people as they can since only they are suppposed to know the truth and go to paradise, all others are supposed to go to hell. This trick works fine for believers because it makes them work hard to bring more fans to their group. That's why they are telling people that, because their only desire is for more members. They don't care if they are happy or unhappy. They are scaring them in order to get them in and they are scaring them to remain in there, regardless the psychological damage they inflict upon them. They don't care about their member's health. Members are "numbers" to them. They also need more members to feed their thoughtforms.

Wiccans however have an entirely different point of view.

First of all, we know about thoughtforms, what they do and how and therefore it is impossible for a thoughtform to trick a wiccan into finding victims to feed it. Second, we don't see our religion as the only way and the only truth. We - like all pagans - believe that other gods coexist with ours. We don't believe that any god can or will punish us for not exclusively believing in him/her. We honor all gods that their followers do the same for ours. Third, we don't believe in any imaginary enemy and the necessity to be saved from him/her. Fourth, we see our local coven as a family and the term Bro. and Sis. are LITERAL in our religion and no empty words. And we don't bring strangers into our family. We DON'T WANT many unknown strangers as members, We don't need them among us.

The only reason there is a strife against Christianity is that they persecuted us in old times and still use hate talk against us. It is partially our problem because we can't forgive and we can't forget what they did to us. We never said that we are all good and perfect. And we have the right and good reason to suspect that they will do it again whenever they have the chance.

So if anyone tries to convert people to witchcraft, he/she is no longer a witch but a power hungry warlock. The Old Law forbids to reveal that you are a witch and to brag about it. So recruiting is impossible for a witch of the Rede. It is only possible to make students out of people you PERSONALLY know and IN SECRET.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Beltane Blessings!

As I walked out one May morning,

‘Twas on the blooming heather

I saw a Maiden dancing there

In fair and sunny weather,

The Beltane fires were burning high

The dancers round did spin

They sang, “Blessed Be and Blessed Be

And Blessed Be again!”

~ Joe Bethancourt

Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Cat From Hell & Book Review

Has anyone ever seen the Animal Planet series, "My Cat From Hell" hosted by Jackson Galaxy? Jackson is "a musician by night and a Cat Behaviorist by day."

I can't help but to love this show! Not only do I find it educational as far as cat behavior is concerned, but I think it is so fascinating how Jackson is able to "re-adjust" the cat guardian's behavior and attitude as well in cases where it is the "human" behaviour which is causing a majority of the cat bahavioral issues in the household.

Not to say, that is, that my kitty cats behavior is purrfect all of the time. but some of the cat problems I have seen this guy deal with is completely beyond anything I had ever imagined as a cat owner/mom.

The thing I love the most about this show; however, is how beautifully Jackson handles both the cats and their people. It is so wonderful to hear about all the success stories of people who loved their animals so much that they would do anything to keep them rather than give them up.

"My Cat From Hell" deals with the extreme cases where cat owners have reached the point where they have tried everything and Jackson was their last hope! Not only is Jackson extremely knowledgable about cats, but he is very educated when it comes to various cat breeds as well. The genuine love and affection he has for these cats is heart-warming and it shows.  I can't help but to share in his joy while watching him.

I laughed. I cried. I related. Jackson Galaxy's new book, "Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean," is a heart-touching biography about his early life of drug, alcohol and food addiction, career in working and caring for animals, and his first foster cat named Benny whom he took in while working at an animal shelter in Boulder, Colorado.  While working late one night, Benny's heartless owner dropped him off with a shattered pelvis after he was hit by a car. What started out as a foster care situation turned into a lifetime of trials and tribulations.

Jackson takes you on an amazing journey through his fascinating life working with cats. A Cat Behaviorist, he has devoted his entire life to their service ~ dedicated to saving them while educating the humans who inhabit their world. 

I found it extremely easy to put myself in Jackson's shoes as he tells his true and sometimes heart-breaking story. Although this book is primarily about his life with Benny, it also has a lot of very helpful hints about living with and taking care of your best friend.

This is an excellent book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone! Let's just say that I loved it so much that I managed to read the entire thing in only three days!

The Best of Both Worlds

For as long as I can remember, cats and women have been pretty much synonymous. But, the truth is that with cats being the most popular pets in America, atleast half of those cat guardians are men.

Yup, according to an article in a 2015 issue of "Cat Fancy" Magazine written by published writer and Grammy-nominated musician Rick Allen, not only do men love cats too, but there are also a few benefits to having a male partner, friend or spouse who shares their life with cats. For example, men who love and adore cats are known to be "generally nicer guys" and have "higher IQ's." After all, if distinguished and well-respected men of history such as Albert Einstein could be devoted to his cat "Tiger" and Winston Churchill his beloved cat "Jock," then surely there must be something to this!


"I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know." ~ Mark Twain

Why will you never hear from me a spell or ritual or other practical topics. A discussion on secrecy within the Craft.

When begining my studies on the Craft, I was against secrecy, believing those who are teaching in secret just fear to expose their ridiculous teachings and that they chose stupid ignorants to have as supposed students  in reality as sheep and make them swear that they will never reveal their nonsense to the public. While this is true for many supposed teachers, it's not exactly true as stated in general. 

Alternative religious movements have many enemies including other churches and the state-promoted church if exists one. The money at risk are much and the interests - for controlling the masses through the fear of death - are great. If you aren't careful they will crush you. They defame you, make you appear ridiculous and even drag you to endless trials. Bigoted atheists that are a specific kind of atheism, seeking to ridicule all religions, are also a problem. Especially if what you are teaching can't be strictly proven by science, they will attack you and make you a permanent target in their trolling pages, blogs, etc. They will even mimick rituals to ridicule them.

Even if you don't deserve to be ridiculed, you shall be so. 

Another risk you are running is to say something that is against the state's law to be said. There are some truths in life that are "politically incorrect" according to the establishment everyday brainwashing of the people. So you are forced not to speak against the generally admited "truths" that are being promoted by the state or you risk being put on trials.

Even if you don't deserve to be defamed or tried, you shall be so.

The less you say in public the better. Choose your students in secret and teach them in secret. Play their game with their rules. None must know that you teach people and who they are. Choose your students carefully and have them traditionally initiated swearing oaths of secrecy. Choose people that are financially independent because if there is a parent or husband that does not agree with you, you may have trouble. Choose people that are consistent, reliable and can keep secrets. 

Never talk to strangers. This old proverb applies here. Only take people you know well in for training. Do not overdo it about the number. They must be very few. Never take people that are just curious in. Curious people talk too much. If you are asked by a stranger if you are teaching, deny it and demand to know from where  he/she heard that. If he refuses to tell, pretend that you are offended and use it as an excuse not to talk to that person again. He/she most probably wants to spy on you.

In times of persecution, only our Goddess grant us the Gift of the Right to Secrecy. She instructed us through the Old Law to even deny Her, in order to save our lives. Other gods including our enemy demand that you sacrifice yourself because they feed on negative energy.

The student candidate must never know beforehand that will be or is a student of yours. Be very careful and estimate acurately if he is appropriate for and deserving your teaching and only when you are sure, tell him. Don't throw Her Wisdom and Grace to the unworthy and uncivilized ignorants.

Only theological and related scientific topics will be discuss by me in public.

Catlore and some great books!

(artwork by Cyra R. Cancel)

As a fellow cat enthusiast, I am always on the prowl for new and fascinating things (or at least to learn about things I never knew before)!  Cat folklore, superstitions and proverbs intrigue me and so I thought that I might share some of the interesting cat info which I have found with you all.

Here are just a few:
* If a cat continually looks out the window on any given day, rain is on the way
* Some cats can predict earthquakes (there is actually some proven truth to this one!)
* Cats are believed to be able to see human auras
*A cat sleeping with their four paws tucked underneath their body means bad weather is coming
* If a cat sits with their back to the fire, this foretold a cold spell
* If a cat sneezes once, it means there will be rain. If they sneeze three times, the family will catch a cold
* Early Americans believed that if a cat washed her face in front of several people, the first person she looked at would be the first to get married
* Tortoiseshell cats were believed to be able to see into the future and could also give this gift to a lucky child in the household
* When the pupil of a cat's eye gets big (broadens), it is a sign of rain
* The Pennsylvania Dutch used to place a cat in the empty cradle of a newlywed couple and the cat was supposed to grant their wish for children
* In England, it was believed that if a black cat lived in your house, the young lass would have numerous suitors
* It was onced believed that fur and blood drawn from various parts of a cat's body would cure all ailments
* In Tell-Basta (which was at one time the Egyptian city of Bubastis), a graveyard holding 300,000 mummified holy cats was discovered. A few were sent to museums.
* A kitten born in May will be a witches cat

Pretty wild stuff, huh?  I also wanted to share these two books with you which I had read many years ago and, to this day, I refuse to part with them  ~ both were written by the renowned author Desmond Morris ...

These are both really great books and I would highly recommend them to any cat lover!