Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mysterious assembly,connectors and dividers

I have been taking part in an effort to regularly provide Neo Pagan Religious Holiday Ritual.
The exercise  is intended as an expression of  gratitude, caring,bonding and association with what are broadly referred to as Kindred Spirits.
They are the object of  devotion. they have many names, they take many forms.
The relationship with this changing group of Spirits is the aim of the seasonal practice of worship.
The root concept at work is the free action of beings, agreement, understanding, sacrifice, without force, coercion,or deception
This is the difference between sincerity and obligation,the difference between expectations based upon words and thoughts and the genuine truth of the moment.
This is the reality that transcends time and space,subject and object, life and death.
the forest from the trees
We do not Know or command things because we give it a name or role.
People are not limited by the names they are called, or the stories told of them ,
Their identity and persona are not the possession of others.
The same is true of the Gods and Goddesses,Various Spirits and Things.
Respect that they have a Mind of their own, a will of their own, a life of their own, a destiny / karma of their own.
We appeal to a shared sense of origin, Family and Home,
Seeking Honest Dialogue outside of our self.
All of us are part of something bigger, all of us are more than we appear to be.
We are Spiritual moving changing.
This natural  World that we live on is connected to the other worlds and dimensions.
We are magic unknown
We are community unrecognized
the woods from the mountain side

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

assumptive autoscopic anomalies, aim adjustment ,non spatial navigation ,alignment awareness,anecdotal anatomy

Why do we speak of reorienting ourselves,  never seeking to disoccident?
Is this a  bias relic of Western civilization?
The way we promote right over left, light over dark, top over bottom, up over down.
fair over foul, favor over frowns.
We seek approval, We quest for legitimacy ,
Actions speak louder than words
speechless Bryan  at Bannerman Castle
The inconsequential and irrelevant are not either,    they are just misunderstood.
Maybe I am reading to much into this?
You have to feel it deep down in your non corporeal gizzard …. That’s just passed your invisible astral craw, and before your spectral phantom crapper.
Aspects of our spiritual digestive system that may not be familiar to us, but are part of how we function.
Does it agree with you? or do you agree with it?
How does appreciation change when there is a foreknowledge that the end is coming? the spirit food is about to pass and leave, the story is soon to be over.
Does this movement propel our ghosts and guide our souls?
Do we believe in it, or does it believe in us?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How others disappear from us ,remembering and dismembering,controlling variables , dominating nature

I don’t think it is an accident that there are so many people that find that randomizers , dice and cards,  are a special class of object, related to this mystical lucky connection to unseen others.
Something is going on with attention and intention,    Magic and a Human desire to be a Winner.

Of the stories of the Gods and not gods and others of the Pagan past are the tales of the many labors ,tasks.contests, struggles of a Child of a mortal human mother and the lord of the Gods,  disguised as the mortal woman’s husband.
The Queen of the Gods is opposed to the Child's birth or existence,
 it is not the parents that empower / challenge /  name the child turned Hero but this third party offended and angered at the inappropriate actions of others, the violation of proper order of relationship and respect.
The Queen of the Gods is not serving out divine blessing, encouragement or support but,  singling out an innocent for her wrathful attention, .making life hard on our half human hero.
I have painted him battling the river God who transforms from serpent to bull.
Our Hero defies impossible odds and outcomes not because of religion as a prescribed practice  of  honoring and  reciprocity with a greater , higher power ,greater order , sacred concord but a irreverent reaction  to hostility and meddling, a shower of discord and misunderstanding, ripping off the fertile horn before claiming Wife number three , His prize the Husband killer.
It is not a desire to join or bond or get closer to the heavenly  Gods for benefit or betterment  that drives the Hero but a relationship that is combative and adversarial, and not of the Hero's  making.
It is not a journey into the inner self ,
spiritual realm and it’s connection to the Cosmic,                                           reflective, passive and peaceful.
They are stories told of a half Human that was not afraid of anything,
that could do anything,      and did.
Contest of Achelous with Heracles,    Horn of Plenty
I suspect that the cult of the super Human may have surpassed the popularity of the Gods and Goddesses themselves in ancient Pagan times amongst the everyday folk..
The perception of life experience being a challenge, work ,fight preexists Mono theism or any theism,  The human mortal condition is more of a concrete worldly concern to living peoples than otherworldly beings rewards and afterlife , the material spiritual divide is too risky  a gamble  for mortal human in a world of flesh and bone seeking to wrestle right from wrong .form and substance, make sense of the world, and not be a loser                                        
The human vessel , the body as material container of our liquid or formless selves is the basis of notions of possession as well as private ownership and personhood.
The Half human, soulless  corporate entities  are commodifying the waters of life , bottling and claiming for the self, controlling  free movement and access to sell to the thirsty who can afford it.
Something in focus and attention particularly with the apparently logical , technical ,reductionist, divisive, material , consumer, disposable world view - illusion based upon
Anti- human ,Anti- magic, Anti- possibility
Things may seem easier to comprehend in black and white with strait lines and right angles but they are not more real , you have become accustomed  to wearing blinders,
a filter, a language ,a Human tradition of not recognizing
Things of unorthodox conception are  accidentally given a name.

Friday, September 4, 2015

How we appear to others


Sometimes it is not about nervous self awareness, thought,  anxiety ,

self conscious , attention , discipline, mastery , performance

We don’t control how others see us ,

judge us based upon our looks,

think they know us.

the shared stories ,

shape shifting

Lighting the fire Lughnasadh last