Mork & Mindy - Season 1 Episode 25 - Mork's Best Friend
Mork learns all about life, death and pets when he brings home a pet caterpillar which he names Bob.
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You don't know loss until you loose something you love more than yourself... Robin Williams
Mork & Mindy - Season 1 Episode 25 - Mork's Best Friend
Mork learns all about life, death and pets when he brings home a pet caterpillar which he names Bob.
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Sharing our stories is one of our most empowering gifts. In this issue, we have gathered stories of renewal, recovery, and recovery that we hope will brings those qualities to you, our beloved readers.
Have you ever walked a labyrinth? Jen McConnell finds wisdom — and challenge — in "Walking a Spiral Path." Finding community in a yearly gathering, Jamie Martinez Wood shares her joyous journey of renewal and rebirth in "The Healing Cloak of Womanhood."
Sometimes, what we need for our own renewal is simply a place that is solely our own. Writer Clara Oropeza dedicates a tiny shed to her writing, and shares her experience in "At Hestia's Hearth." Deborah Baudin finds her own voice at last in her story, "Switching Tracks," while Freya Velander puts her terrifying dreams to rest when she travels to her ancestor’s homeland in "Safe in Freya's Arms."
Although most of these stories are gentle, this issue's goddess is anything but meek and mild. Diana Paxson examines the mythology, ritual, and presence of the often-terrifying Hindu goddess in "Kali Ma: Dancing in the Dark."
Our regular columnists bring their own healing voices to this issue: herbalist Susun Weed teaches us to welcome fairies; Alison Leigh Lilly describes her child-free life and how she midwives the lives of others; Janet Callahan describes how mothering her medically-fragile children requires her to be open to change in her family's lives.
When Donna Henes needed catharsis one summer a decade ago, she found herself on the beach in a Summer Solstice ritual to Yemaya, while Lizann Bassham spins a story of how encounters with rattlesnakes have informed her journey into Cronehood and Anne Hill offers a cautionary tale of how healing can bring unexpected (even traumatic) life changes.
Danielle Blackwood teaches how astrology illuminates our life passages; Crystal Blanton shares her path to justice; thealogian Nancy Vedder-Shults muses on how primal nature re-enchants our lives, Leslie Linder describes the ancient magic of honeybees; and our goddess-cook Teresa Marbut weaves a sweet river song with a recipe dedicated to Oshun.
Plus goddess-poetry, reviews of books, music, and oracle decks, and the wonderful voices of our readers in our "readers write" department, the Rattle. We end with a meditation on a healing move from the busy city to a remote country farmstead by Liz Bohm. What a lovely, healing, magical issue!
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LUGNASSADH - The Celtic 'Grain Festival' also called the "Feast of Bread," or the "Sports Fest.'
Date- August 1st, traditionally celebrated 15 days before, and 15 days after, with Lugnassadh-proper in the center.
Modern Equivalent-Half Mass (Christianized form).
Celtic Godform-Lug, or Lugh, or Lleu; the ancient Celtic Grain God, who is sacrificed and resurrected to honor the harvest/Earth Mother Agusta; patrons of games & festivities.
Alignment- MALE for Druids, FEMALE for Motherhood (who celebrated the event as LUNASSADH, to the Lunar Mother upon the full moon adjoining August 1st); cross-quarter, psychic high-tide of full moon adjoining August -Eve.
Customs-games,competitions, olympic-like events, feasting, temporary marriages ( trial : a year and a day), Lammas Towers (fire-building team-competitions, also known as KINDLING NIGHT), spear tossing, gathering GOLDEN PIPES OF LLEU (i.e. Matricaria is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Some of the species have the common name of "mayweed," but this name also refers to plants not in this genus.) & yellow Trefoil for crowns, FENCING/sword sports.
Symbols- wheat stalk (symbolic of Lugh's Magic Spear), loaves of bread, a spear, Golden Pipes, scythe/sickle.
Sacred Foods - grain breads, golden wine/dandelion wine, poultry/foul fish no red meat, gruel/cakes, oatmeal cookies, early corn, strawberries.
Threshold time - High Noon
Incense - Golden Pipes, marigold, sunflower, straw.
Courtesy of The 21 Lessons of Merlyn A Study in Druid Magic & Lore
Author Douglas Monroe Llewellyn publications
In many modern Pagan traditions, animal symbolism -- and even actual animals -- are incorporated into magical belief and practice. Let's look at some of the ways people have welcomed animals into their magical practice throughout the ages, as well as specific animals and their folklore and legends.
1. Power Animals, Totem Animals and Spirit Animals
The use of a totem animal is not part of traditional Wiccan practice. However, as Wicca and other modern Pagan practices evolve and blend together, many people who follow non-mainstream spiritual paths find themselves working with a mix of many different belief systems. A power animal is a spiritual guardian that some people connect with. However, much like other spiritual entities, there's no rule or guideline that says you must have one.
2. Animal Familiars
In some traditions of modern Wicca and Paganism, the concept of an animal familiar is incorporated into practice. Today, a familiar is often defined as an animal with whom we have a magical connection, but in truth, the concept is a bit more complex than this.
The crystal ball glimmered with an iridescence of days of future past. The nearby flickering candles threw shadows of things yet to be upon the orbs crystalline matrix. The prophet, withered and aged, breathed deeply of the smokey air and continued to gaze deeply into the heart of the crystal. Deep within his brain, universal connections that bind us all in a web of wholeness are stimulated by the hypnotic shapes that danced faintly in the ball.
Time and space are one and all information contained within reality are available to those who can master their intellect and allow the stream of information to be downloaded directly into the brain -- bypassing the rational mind that would block anything received through such unconventional methods. The prophet sighs in contentment.
A crystal ball is a crystal or glass ball believed by some people to aid in the performance of clairvoyance. It is sometimes known as ashew stone (or show stone— "shew" is an archaic spelling of "show").
A body of water, either in a container or on the ground, used for this purpose, is called a scrying pool.
The Magical Crystal Ball
Use the magic of the crystal ball to predict your future.
Art of scrying
Main articles: Scrying and Crystal gazing
The art or process of "seeing" is known as "scrying", whereby images are claimed to be seen in crystals, or other media such as water, and are interpreted as meaningful information. The "information" gleaned then is used to make important decisions in one's life (i.e. love, marriage, finances, travel, business, etc.).
By contrast, some professed seers say that they do not actually see images in the crystal itself, but rather that the featureless interior of the stone facilitates them in clearing their mind of distractions so that future truths or events will become known to them.
When the technique of scrying is used with crystals, or any transparent body, it is known as crystallomancy or crystal gazing.
July's full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, although it's also called the Meadow Moon. July was originally called Quintilus, but was later renamed in honor of Julius Caesar.
Also Known As: Meadow Moon
To celebrate the Blessing Moon, Willow's coven did a ritual invoking Venus.
Making a Living, Making a Life
Here we go again -- it's a crescendo of the ongoing cosmic big squeeze, and with very active, cardinal forces. The Full Moon is at 20 degrees Capricorn on July 12th at 7:25 am EDT.
There's raw, instigating Aries and Mars energy, but the tones belted out in this opera of change come from deep soulful repositories and concern the big questions. A peak of theCapricorn instinct, with the Full Moon, spins around themes of life's work and/or calling.
Full Moon in Capricorn Motif: Deep embodiment, celebrating the sensual, the power of the rooted, investing in what's worthy, demonstrating mastery, dignity, enduring and worldly. Light shines on areas of life's work, mentoring, authority, legacy, lineage, natural law, maturation, traditions. This is serious moonlight for epiphanies about the most longed-for aspirations, which are often ones that take time and effort over many years.
The angles to the luminaries (Sun and Moon) foretell a mortal struggle to persevere through the crisis of growth. All four elements are in full force. A grand cross is when the four (chart) corners are activated in a powerful tension.
There's agitating pressure from all sides. And huge rewards and leaps if you dig down deep, and find hidden reserves of strength . Your character is fortified by creatively adapting to the demands of the times. Full Moons are revelatory -- what will be revealed?
By being alert and active in the current ordeals of your life, there's light at the end of the Full Moon tunnel. The Capricorn Moon is imbued with Pluto's near-supernatural knowing, for potential clear seeing into the shadowy terrain. What's standing out here, is that it's one to lift out buried treasures within. And to unlock hidden pockets of pure creativity and vitality.
The overall forecast is for firming up resolve, and growing in your personal authenticity. In a time of flabby integrity, the one that is determined to live their values, knows true personal power.
Capricorn's ruler Saturn looms large in the Capricorn Full Moon chart with a trine to the Sun (Cancer). And there's a close-enough bouncing off to Jupiter, also in Cancer. All this hints at a cosmic conspiracy, to firm up your emotional authenticity factor, as a way of moving forward.
There's a whole lot going on here at the Full Moon. But one stand-out, is the support for those that put in sincere effort, and push through inner and outer resistance. And using your various intelligences, especially emotional and practical knowing of what's being experienced "on the ground."
Authority, Authorize, "To Grow"
Capricorn is a cardinal sign, making it all about inventiveness, high impact doings, and the drive to initiate. Capricorn is an earth sign, with an emphasis on the tangible, stable, secure; it inspires resourcefulness, ambition, conservation and patience.
Which house does Capricorn fall in your birth chart? Read your Capricorn Full Moon forecast by house (life sphere).
(Capricorn) is the sign of climbing mountains, and being dedicated to what matters deeply. At the Full Moon, we're drawn into the karma-heavy, rich, musty, earthy caves of the planetary past -- and can find the wisdom of the ages there.
The Cancer-Capricorn opposition blends two signs that draw in what they need, and fiercely resist what they don't want. Both can appear to brood and go deep within, only to end up surrounding themselves with emotional and material structures that are built to last.This Full Moon can root you in the home of the Self and surrounds, where you take stock of what you've got, and what you need. Capricorn is tough love personified, where no means no. And yes is deep commitment.
The Full Moon in this wise old sign takes us to the depths and the peaks. It's a particular kind of sight, one where you might get the thousand yard stare. You're watching with a knowing that includes the intellect, but is so much more.
What's Illuminated?: Earth moving; setting corner stones; plans to flourish; strategy for sustenance into the future; taking control; personal authority; honoring commitments; dedication to what's most valued.
With the Moon in a wide orb merging to Pluto in pre-historic Capricorn, there is a call of the ancients. The instincts of the indigenous soul beat strongly. Tune into something timeless -- deeper and more powerful than the overlay or virtual anxieties of our age. The Capricorn message is to find power in the rich archives of the human story.
A Light On
Mead Moon, Blessing Moon, Full Hay Moon, Lightning Moon, Full Thunder Moon (big storms). Also known as the Full Buck Moon, since it's when new antlers grow out on young bucks, with a coating of velvety fur.
When the Moon is full in Capricorn, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Cancer.
More on the Capricorn Full Moon http://astrology.about.com/od/themoon/a/FullMoonCap.htm
I am so pleased to announce I have completed the first draft of my manuscript A Seeker's Quest - a guide to working witchy magick and preparing the submission letter to send to the Acquisition Editor for publication.
A Seeker's Quest is possibly the closest a reader will come to viewing my personal 'Book of Shadows'. A Book of Shadows or grimoire, is a handwritten collection of Witch's rites and practices that have been collected.
I like to sit under an oak tree that is at least 50 years old to take a moment and remember every step it took me to bring the book to reality.
I walk across the hay fields toward the oak tree in a remote part of the family farm to request the most benevolent outcome for my book 'A Seeker's Quest' - a guide to working witchy magick.
This is a request I say to my Spirit Guide for a desired outcome, and then I thank my Guide for their support. I have asked for benevolent outcomes for each of the three books with signed contracts, so I know it works.
Start requesting benevolent outcomes and experience situations going better than you can expect.
"May I have the most benevolent outcome for__________________, thank you."
But that's entirely up to you!
Smiles & Sunshine:)
Friday's New Moon brings opportunities to consolidate debt and make radical changes where necessary. Keep receipts if buying big-ticket items this weekend.
If you’re not careful though, some unexpected expenses could end up putting you in a bit of a financial bind right now.
A word of advice: don't worry - tomorrow is another day and the sun will shine again.
It is my pleasure to announce the Summer Solstice 2014 issue of the Global Goddess Oracle ezine is ready for viewing. Go to http://globalgoddess.org and select The Oracle tab at the top of the page and then select the Summer Solstice 2014 from the menu on the left.
This issue is full of articles, poems and rituals. We hope you enjoy the new issue of The Oracle. We would appreciate feedback and welcome your comments.
Blessings of the Solstice Season
Dawn, Bendis, Heather, and Katy
The Oracle Staff
Click on the titles below to see the articles.
Ask Your Mama by Mama Donna Henes
Book Review: Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert review by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham Trees by Mut Danu by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
Book Review: Witch's Brew The Spellspinners of Melas by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
Carol for Cardea by Heather Geileis Kosher
Linden – Taste the Sweetness of Summer by Deanne Quarrie
Mama Donna’s Spirit Shop – Sponsor
Moon Schedule from Summer Solstice to Lammas by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
Morning Devotion by Katy Ravensong
Pagan Every Day - Mary Magdalen by Barbara Adinger, PhD
Pagan Every Day - The Feast Day of St. Olga by Barbara Ardinger, PhD
Pagan Poetry for the Seasons and Festival, ebook review by Katy Ravensong
Solitary Ritual for the Summer Solstice by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
Sowilo – A Rune for Duir and the Summer Solstice by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas
The Arrival of Joy by Katy Ravensong
The Story of Agriculture, Corn and the Corn Goddesses Who Grew with Them Part 1 by Amy Martin
MIDSUMMER, LITHA near June 21 – the Sun, stops its climb, is stationary, and then changes direction. This marks the point of year when the Sun is symbolically at the height of its powers. Summer Solstice earth experiences the longest day of the year.
YOU ARE AT YOUR FULLEST.
FLOWER, BUD, LEAF,
YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR PEAK.
OAK TREE – The oak tree is sacred to the Celts. They celebrated the eight pagan festivals among the knowing trees. They are said to have conducted their practices in the sacred groves, the most important being summer solstice.
SUMMONING THE GREEN MAN,
EMBRACING THE GREEN MAN,
KNOCK THREE TIMES, UPON THE TREE,
SPEAK, LOOK, LISTEN
FOR THE WOOD SPIRIT TO APPEAR.
THE APPLE – The fruit represents Apple Land, or Avalon, a place where women can learn from the Divine to be true to what’s important in life. The skin of the apple represents earth’s circle. Inside is a five-pointed star – a witch dancing in the cosmic force.
The apple is ruled by the love planet Venus, and can be used to predict matters of the heart.
Turn the stem of an apple requesting knowledge. With each turn recite the letters of the alphabet to know the initial of an intended suitor. Peel the skin off saying the abc, allowing the peel drop to reinforce the answer given.
Hold apple seeds in your left hand and recite the name of a suitor for each seed, and then toss them into the flames. The seed that pops the loudest is the suitor whose heart burned the most for them.
The answer given should either reinforce your choice or give you the knowledge that someone better suited would be coming in to your life.
PROPHETIC DREAMS – to foretell or foresee future events while sleeping
Dreams are a way the Divine Powers use to tell you what path to follow.
Perhaps the greatest gift a dream can give is to reveal where you need to heal so you can attain a healthier lifestyle, and certainly a healthier relationship. If you resolve and release the emotional issue, you’ll lessen the chances of having to deal with it again in a future relationship.
I recommend writing down what you dream when you wake up first thing in the morning.
Gather mistletoe on Midsummer and sleep under your pillow to gain divine inspiration.
As long as mistletoe continues to grow at the foot of the mighty oak the tree will never die. The mistletoe is harvested at the exact moment of Summer Solstice, when the power of protection is at its fullest.
Lay two acorns out in the Sun’s first light to be blessed. Around noon drop the acorns together into a bowl filled with fresh rain water. If the two acorns float together your mate is true to you. If the acorns drift apart there is someone more suited for you.