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1) Your name: Becky or Rebekah
2) Location: Lorain, Ohio (It’s near Cleveland, Ohio)
3) Age: 27
4) Job: Novel and short story writer
5) Horoscope sign: Sagittarius
6) Eye color: Bottom of the lake blue
7) Original hair color: Dirty dish water Blonde
8) Current hair color: Black and red
 

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rebekah1213
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I rented a new book from the library called Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation. It looked really interesting as I am always trying to look at my Tarot cards from different angles. I am going to try and take about an hour every day and try something with this book. If I find something I will probably post it on here. Well the book asked a few questions, and here are my answers.

What do you feel is the purpose of Tarot Cards?



I feel that Tarot cards are spiritual objects that allow us to see things that we not always see or take notice to. I do believe that they can show us pieces of ourselves and possibly aspects of future events. (I have experienced seeing piece of the future myself. Many will argue that you can tell the future with cards, but we did a yearly reading in December of 2008 and as I look back at the reading things have come true that the cards said would. I can also see someone saying that you put the idea in your head, but I can picture 9 of Stones or 9 of Cups in my head and yet I am not that rich or lucky. . .)

They are ways for us to find pieces of ourselves that may have been hidden or the truths we do not want admit.

What do you want to learn from the Tarot?



I want to see different aspects of myself and for the cards to tell me things I don’t know. I want to learn and experience spirituality on another level through the cards.

What I am hopping to learn from the book Tarot for Your Self 2nd Ed.?



I would like to view my cards at another, more personal angle. I want to see more of me.
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rebekah1213
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Monday night, I was doing a Tarot reading for my mom as we have had a death in the family and we know everything has and will change. We wanted to know what the cards had to say, so I did a general reading. I just did a basic Celtic cross. However this reading caught my interest when I saw the cards. Whenever there was a Wand, there was a Sword to match it: 5’s, 6’s, and Aces. I have a feeling that matching Swords and Wands mean something, but I am not sure what. . . Could some please tell what they could mean?

 

  1. Situation: Hierophant
  2. Influence: 6 of Swords
  3. Foundation: 5 of Wands (Reversed)
  4. Past: 9 of Swords
  5. Present: Hermit
  6. Future Events: 5 of Swords (Reversed)
  7. Inner self: 6 of Wands
  8. Outer World: Death (Reversed)
  9. Hope/Fear: Ace of Wands
  10.  Outcome: Ace of Swords

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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hello everyone! i'm new here, and as such here is my introductory interview thingy. :D

1) Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

well let's see. the first thing i always tell people about myself is that i'm a musician. i play a variety of instruments including bass, keys, guitar, etc. i'm also trying to learn theremin. i'd love to learn bagpipes and cello as well. i do have a tendency to incorporate my spirituality into a lot of my music, particularly my ambient-western-new age project, Image And Nation. it's a blend of new age, spaghetti western film score, world music, ambiance and Peter Gabriel style experimentation with a combination of opera/classical vocals (mostly female) and more contemporary rock vocals (mostly male) my other band is more political and electronic-rock oriented, not really mingling with my spirituality, so i won't go into any real detail there.
spiritually i am a pagan. mostly asatru with a sprinkling of druidism (i love the nordic gods but i can't ignore my roots ;) ). my primary god would be Thor.
i personally don't believe in gods in a literal sense, but rather think of them as "masks" that we put on the energies of the universe so that we may more efficiently communicate with those energies. i do believe in magic and some "mystical and mythological" creatures. i could go on and on, but i'll stop there in the interest of your friends page. :)
oh. the Rev. Glenn thing? i am a legally ordained reverend of the universal life church. it was cheap and easy and i only did it because i thought it would be funny to introduce myself as "Reverend". beyond that i'm a lover of most types of music, a geek, a gamer, a movie dork, and a lover of fine beer (especially dark ales)
oh. and my spelling sucks.

2) Who are we? When you think of Pagan Community who do you think that includes? Who (if anyone) do you think it excludes?
i think of pagans as anyone who identifies with older ways of spiritual thought. i think polytheism is a fairly common component in that, but since i don't know every religion personally i can't say monotheism in and of itself is an exclusionary factor. i do think that you can't really be a practitioner of the Big 3 religions (christians, muslems, jews) and be a pagan. i don't think of Buddhism or hindu as being pagan, but i think people could make valid arguments for their inclusion. i do include modern religions such as wicca as pagan.

3) What do we want? Why do we need community? What do we expect to do for it and what do we expect it will do for us?
i would like to say that i think we want to be accepted by those who aren't pagans, but i can't think of a very good reason to want acceptance from anyone. practitioners of the big 3 and atheists can't seem to keep from killing each other very well, so i'm not sure we should care about their acceptance. at the same time, it would be nice if i didn't get "that's scary" as a response when people ask me about the Mjolnir or pentacle i wear around my neck. i think the best thing we can hope for is to grow in numbers and someday have the big 3 out of power.

i think everyone needs a community. we need to support each other. we need to ensure that we pass down what we know. there is safety and power in numbers. a bunch of solitary pagans hiding from eh rest of the world or pretending that they are powerful and self actualized hiding from the rest of the world will never serve our interest. we need to be part of this world, and we can only do that as a unit.

4) How do we make it happen? What do we need to create, copy, or steal to build a healthy pagan community?
well communities like this are a small but good start. i think we need to have respectable members openly in our own individual communities. we need to be a part of the world, not just the net. it would also be nice if we could have ourselves occasionally portrayed as normal in media. as i once said to a guy i was talking to on my college campus, "i know you think your velvet cape looks cool, and i know you think you're expressing your individuality, but no one on this campus will ever take you seriously while you wear it". i think we need to show people that we are teachers, and business people and government employees and proffesionals, and people who can laugh and have fun and not spend all of our free time playing dungeons and dragons or running around naked in the woods. people have very weird perceptions of pagans/wiccans/etc.
the bottom line here i guess is that i don't think we should ask for acceptance. i think we should demand respect.

5) What interests do I need to add to this account to ensure it reaches the broadest possible pagan audience.
spirit, spirituality, and some variants on what you already have. like alt. religion in addition to alternative religion. druidism as well as druidry and druids

well, i guess that pretty much covers the bases. i'm glad to have found this place and look forward to many great discussions!

Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: Elvenking - Miss Conception

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polyranger
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WiCoM is sponsoring its

10th annual Psychic Faire

November 14th, 2009
10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Sacred Paths Center
777 Raymond Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114

Readers
- Tarot
- Runes
- Astrology
- Kirlian camera

Vendors
- My Favorite Boutique
- Mohr Creations
- Jester Studios
- Eye of Horus
- Pagan Childrens Books
- More!!!

Speakers:
- Hastings Paranormal Team
- Dr. Murphy Pizza, PhD Anthropology talking on magic and mysticism and how they have changed through the centuries.

Live music:
- Dunn County Clerics
- Violinist
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wiccanslyr
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Merry Meet!

I don't think that I've done much in the way of posting here except for my introduction post back when I joined but, I thought that this would be the perfect place to post this considering the reason the community was created.

So, here goes;

I have been "vaguely pagan" and "sort of" practicing for years and I've really been compelled lately to get more serious about my path. To that end, I have had what I think is a wonderful idea, but I will need help with it.

I am wondering, are there any Pagans, of any path or level, out there who would be interested in participating in a You Tube collaboration channel (that is a You Tube channel, or account, that is contributed to and has content created by more than one person)? I am hoping to get 5 to 7 people for this project.

The basics of what I have in mind;

I am thinking something "informative and discussion" based with Pagan related topics. Each week would have a set "broad" topic that each person would discuss from their point of view based on their personal path and experiences. Topics will range from giving and discussing the definitions and use of terms/tool/etc. (things like the wheel of the year, wands, crystals, casting circles etc) to giving examples of things that could be done to celebrate the different sabbats.

That is the overall scope of what I have in mind for this project. Basically a chance to talk to and learn from each other as well as share our wisdom and opinions on a wider scale than normal.

There will of course be some rules, which will be discussed and decided upon by the members of the channel but the basics are:

~You must be able to commit to at least a year on this project. Which translates to 1 video a week for 52 weeks.

~You must be capable of creating a 3-5 minutes long video (and uploading it to You Tube) on your given day; that video can be a simple as a voice over stills or as complex as a multi-cut, multi-angle, multi-location HD masterpiece.

~You MUST be able to discuss (and perhaps at times debate) these types of matters in a reasonable and civil fashion. If you plan to put ANYTHING on You Tube, especially anything related to religion or politics, you're going to have to have a thick skin and be able to ignore troll and baiters. Bashing of any kind will not be tolerated by ANYONE including it's contributors.


If this sounds like a project that you would be interested in participating in please let me know.

Also, if you don't think you want to be a vlogger for the channel but would be interested in following the channel let me know what types of topics and discussion you would like to see the channel cover!

Thank you for reading!

Blessed be and merry part!
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polyranger
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It's an all ages concert at The Cedar -- info is here

http://www.thecedar.org/krauka_kari_tauring_and_huldre

There is also a Facebook event set up now -- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178045765490&index=1

Kari and I start our music at 7:30 pm sharp.

We will have the CD recorded 3 weeks ago at The Capri for sale!

Because we did play a concert for the community with Wendy Rule just 3 weeks ago,
Kari and I have added master fiddler David Stenshoel (from Boiled In Lead) to this upcoming concert.
We have a new song to premiere, and we will be jamming together with Krauka at the end of the night.

http://krauka.dk are a fun-loving group of Viking-Age musical archaeologists from Denmark.
This is a rare opportunity to see them play in the exquisite sound environment at The Cedar.

Drew MILLER
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rebekah1213
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Last week, my mom, boyfriend and I went to see a psychic. I was house sitting for my father and I had noticed that there was a new psychic down the street, so we all decided to try it out. She said she did everything from palm reading to Tarot Reading to Chakra and Spirit readings. I had a palm reading before at the corn festival, and the reader was very accurate with my read so I thought I would try it again to see where my lines had shifted and changed.

The first thing that really made we not feel right about the psychic we saw last week is that she was pushing Christianity and church in her reading. I grew up Christian, I even went to a Catholic junior high school, and I was told growing up that everything I was doing such as Tarot, and palm reading was against the Christian church. However I have had issues with the Christian church, and I have been seeking my own spirituality now including mu curiousity with Tarot,, palm reading, mediations, and pyschic ablibilty.

The second thing is she had told each one of us that we had spirits following us. Here's the thing with as many people that have died in this world I could easily see how you can run into a restless spirit or two. However she was claiming that it was the reason for a bad luck. She told me that this spirit that was following me was the real reason why I am distracted from writing my story and why I am so unhappy most of the time. The thing is ever since puberty I would have moments of unhappiness, I just believe it is hormones, not necessarily a spirit.

The third thing that really rubs me the wrong way about this psychic is she was pushing all of us getting cleansings. I understand that cleansing are very important, but I just paid 20 dollars for a reading that maybe she could tell me something about me that I didn't know or what possiblities there in my future with my writings. I wasn't looking at her like a doctor at a check up and I have to go back every three months for a 100 dollar cleansing. She was trying to get at least 100 dollars out of each of us. I understand some people make a living using their psychic gifts, but I really felt she was just too pushy with it.

I was just wondering has anyone else has a bad experience with a psychic?

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polyranger
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Unlimited bowling!

All the games of bowling you want to bowl and shoe rental.
$10.00 per adult $5.00 for children 12 and under.

St. Bernard's Bowling Lanes, a private 8 lane facility and we have it exclusively for the afternoon!

167 Geranium Ave
St. Paul, MN 55117
651-489-2677

When: Sunday September 13th from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

There is a cash bar that has: soda in cans, bottled water, Gatorade, 3.2 beer, and wine coolers.

There will also be a bake sale going on. Many delectable treats for sale.

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All proceeds go to help the Sacred Paths Community Center.
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polyranger
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Sacred Paths Center, 777 Raymond Ave in St. Paul, is holding an auction Monday night at 7:00 P.M. as a fundraiser. Here are some more items that I discovered will be auctioned:

Victorian era hat pins
twisted hand wrought small spoon
Japanese late 40's silk purse
1950's handbag
Fur red fox handbag
fur lined handbag - France
4 pewter cordials
lead crystal bell
lead crystal chalice
red wing pottery
Shawnee pottery
iron stone pottery
vintage crock
bentwood rocker
mahogany wall mirror 4 ft
silver candlesticks
2 x-files characters new in box
pampered chef bundt cake pan
Ronson table lighter
full box of fine quality stationary paper
vintage egg beaters
vintage aprons
vintage table covers
pansy ring

Please come support this fundraiser at the Sacred Paths Center. If you cannot make the auction, but would like to make a donation, you can do so at their website.
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