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Old 12-01-2009, 02:53 PM   #3301
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Which ones are 3 day celebrations?

If I am born on the 20th, 2 days before the Summer Solstice is that when they start the 3 day party???
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:02 PM   #3302
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your welcome
your celebrations start on your birthday luminari, in prep for the solstice, on the 21st, when the dawn sun is hailed as he wakes up.
but for you its litha, so the oak king fights with the holly king and loses.
i love the story so the green man and his mother/lover/consort, reminds me of the story of jesus and mary, just more in tune with nature.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #3303
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At Midsummer, the Holly King, God of the Waning Year, vanquishes the Oak King, God of the Waxing Year. Celebrate passion and success. This is a night of powerful magick. Laurie Cabot, in Celebrate the Earth, calls midsummer the sun's sea change, when the sun reaches its peak, and "in one magical instant begins to wane." A midsummer fire was traditionally fueled by the friction between two sacred woods -- fir and oak. The element of fire is an important component of Midsummer, possibly because the sun is blazing in the sky and the heat generates thunder and lightning.

Says Cabot: "The tradition of hurling fire wheels into the air or down from atop a sacred hill was a common practice throughout Europe up until the 19th century or even later." As at Beltane, herds were driven through the embers of Midsummer fires to purge them of disease. Rubbing the ashes from the Beltane fire on our foreheads at Midsummer heightens our magickal powers. (they roll rounds of cheese in the uk, fire was a little unsafe!!!)

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:14 PM   #3304
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That's interesting... the first girl I ____ was named Holly.

How symbolic.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #3305
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #3306
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did you watch the vid about christmas?
Yep I watched it.

Santa the shaman hey, selling his mushrooms.. strange.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #3307
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I have a Question... Will You start a thread with this information I can Read

it and digest it, Research it...

Thank you in advance...

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firstly for you it is litha, the summer solstice, the longest day whilst we celebrate the yule, longest night. (did you watch the vid about christmas?)

the story of The Holly King and Oak King

The Wiccan God is the Lord of the Greenwood, consort to the Lady of the Greenwood. Known also as Cernunnos, the Green Man, Herne the Hunter, and Lord of the Wild Hunt, he is a god of fertility, growth, death, and rebirth.

Two God-themes figure predominantly in Wiccan Sabbats: the Sun-God theme and that of the Holly King and Oak King.

The Sun-God rules the seasons. At Yule, he is the new babe, the emodiment of innocence and joy. He represents the infancy of the returning light. At Imolg, his growth is celebrated, as the days are growing longer and light stronger. At Ostara, he is a green, flourishing youth whose eye is taken by the Maiden Goddess. On Beltane, he is the young man in love who takes the Goddess as his bride. Their consummated marriage is celebrated with maypoles and bonfires. At Midsummer, he comsummates his marriage in a union so complete that it becomes a death. He is mourned at Lammas, and at Mabon, he sleeps in the womb of the Goddess. At Samhain, he waits in the Shining Land to be reborn.

The symbolism of the Horned God is also played out the theme of the Holly King and Oak King. The Horned God is the Holly King and the Oak King, two twin gods seen as one complete entity. Each of the twin gods rule for half of a year, fightsfor the favor of the Goddess, and dies. But the defeated twin is not truly dead, he merely withdraws for six months, some say to Caer Arianrhod, the Castle of the ever-turning Silver Wheel, which is also known as the Wheel of the Stars. This is the enchanted realm of the Goddess Arianrhod where the god must wait and learn before being born again. Arianrhod means "silver wheel" and the castle is the Aurora Borealis. She is the goddess of the astral skies and there she rules as goddess of reincarnation.

The golden Oak King, who is the light twin, rules from midwinter to midsummer. The darksome Holly King rules the dark half of the year from Midsummer to Midwinter.

this story is acted out in the mummerers and morris men in my village on boxing day........

for me a practising pagan yule is the time when we have desended into the dark (into our selves) and start to emerge into the light, yule is seen as the time of the great mother/womb where things finish and things start.......so a good time to tie up loose ends and plant seeds of inspiration for the coming year. the ritual planned with our children will reflect this, we sing and chant as we burn away unwanted things on the yule log (bonfire) then decorating a tree with blessings for all, then we act out the holly/oak king play......and the joyfull aspect by sharing in feasting afterwards. later when the children go to bed lucia and i will do the more serious ritual of entering into very very deep trance and going to spaces between to practice our craft. we will as folk did from long ago go into the dark and bring back the light (son/sun birth?) we might symbolicaly do this by walking the maze or spiral, whilst drumming or chanting (a way of reaching a deep trance).
from my perspective being pagan is about following and tuning in to the cycles of life.......on all levels.....as above so below. by doing ritual we keep ourselves in a continued state of movement a never ending cycle. each one leads to the next and changes outside are reflective of changes inside.

any questions please dont hesitate to ask.
i actually work a sort of european shamanic way.......i am very drawn to paeliolithic times.

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father christmas the shaman? look at fly agaric and shamanism
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #3308
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I can tango, but I wouldn't know where to start! It's really just my way of living.......
I will try to construct a thread when things are peacefull this end, am playing animals with sprogs :-)
Bou x

ps luminari, yes re pleiades star cluster, blue star?,silver wheel, Arionrhod,, weaver of webs yes im positive there is a connection.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:34 PM   #3309
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Santa the shaman hey, selling his mushrooms.. strange.
Hey Luminari, you know the old, old legend about the girl kissing a frog and he turns into a handsome prince? Well, I read somewhere years ago that the truth of the matter is that it was a toad rather than a frog and like cane toads, it produced a secretion. This secretion was hallucinogenic and the person kissing the frog would see what they desired most in life.

I wonder if it works with cane toads - we've got a few that managed to avoid the golf club.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:47 PM   #3310
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I really like that one Observer.. but I never knew what it was called or who the band was.
Yes that song has alluded me since it came out nearly 30 years ago and was played on a local FM station for about 2 days
then dropped after it failed to 'catch on with the public'. All i remembered of it was it had a cool riff and the DJ saying
it was an Australian band and i remembered the band name began with a soft g sound. Over the years i would think to myself
'what was that song and will i ever hear it again?' Then last night i got the bug up my butt to see if i could somehow
figure out who the band was and the name of the song and thanks to wikipedia and youtube - whalla!
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:00 AM   #3311
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Hey Luminari, you know the old, old legend about the girl kissing a frog and he turns into a handsome prince? Well, I read somewhere years ago that the truth of the matter is that it was a toad rather than a frog and like cane toads, it produced a secretion. This secretion was hallucinogenic and the person kissing the frog would see what they desired most in life.

I wonder if it works with cane toads - we've got a few that managed to avoid the golf club.
Give it a try Brinty, let me know what you see. Might wanna slip it the tounge for maximun effect.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:47 AM   #3312
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Book just arrived from the UK Brinty..

Its in perfect condition and it only cost me $1 US (!) + very modest postage fee.

Thanks for the tip-off re; Abe books.



Don't forget to rock 'n' roll,

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:58 AM   #3313
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No the world isn't going to end but I love this one, please check it out;
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:08 AM   #3314
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The young ones, creatures of the nightclubs.. this one is my gift to you.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:14 AM   #3315
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Ok I'm heading out to try my luck with the angels...

Visualise me meeting the woman of my dreams ok, compatible in Mind Body & Spirit.. I know she's waiting for me.

Have a magical night/day everyone, I hope all your dreams come true.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:01 AM   #3316
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Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.



good morn
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #3317
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Billy Preston Michael McDonald




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Old 12-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #3319
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YouTube- Steve Earle - Guitar Town
woohoo, jobs all done.....been to childrens party , only reason to have sprogs is so that you can play silly games and play with lego

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I saw these guys live a few years ago.. f***ing awesome.. they are from norway.
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[IMG]http://c2.api.ning.com/files/bi-t1fpIc6QpxCAgwIji84pdfcLw1K6zJxdckIgy9Uh2YBlO5swYb *zwfS9mZksnEmaY35sjSxKKtMsLgex0xVwPfpIxExcA/escherlego.jpg[/IMG]

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ok ok cant seem to post this but if someone else can please do......thought it was cool!
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Saw Combichrist too! wow big night...

WARNING This will raise your blood pressure

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ok ok cant seem to post this but if someone else can please do......thought it was cool!

LEGOLAND


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Old 12-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #3324
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thank you luminari for sorting out lego piccy
good sounds
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ps blood pressure is low so anything that can raise it is good!
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