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August 19, 2017 – Checking The Character Of Your Characters!

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One of the bigger challenges of any historical expedition, whether in a library or on-site, is the fact that human history is created and recorded by humans. Not only that, but much of history is dominated by the viewpoint of the people who considered themselves to be the winners.

You can imagine the surprise that someone of Norse heritage might have when discovering that King Atli, revered in their own heritage, was the same person known in other places as Atilla The Hun. Some of the most sober and somber of one religious group seem to have a hard time remembering that their movement began with a man who appears to have really known how to party! The list goes on.

The challenge is to find the actual human being within the historical figure.

Blessed Be!

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August 12, 2017 – Picking Up My Own Gauntlet!

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I accepted my own challenge, and have taken on the task of learning what I can about Glastonbury and its legends, beginning with Joseph of Arimathea and expanding toward Arthur.  As with any expedition, I have some idea of where I’m going and I have some idea of what I am looking for, but I know to keep my eyes open as doors may open along the way.

This is my journey, and yours is the one which you choose.  But, many of the principles are the same, and we all seek knowledge.  Glastonbury has been attracting me for some time because of certain legends which, if proven, would force at least some of us to shift our perspectives!

And with this, we can explore the secrets in plain sight which have been waiting for us.

Blessed Be!

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July 22, 2017 – Time For Study By More!

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We’re back, after hopefully winning some battles concerning health and hired help.  Some aspects of being a “senior citizen” are not fun!  And we’re starting off this new round with something that everyone can get into!

As weapons go, perhaps none is more powerful than truth.  Even the worst fanatics get forced to face some truth!  And we have an opportunity to uncover a lot of truth through our studies!  Did you ever notice how much “history” has a very narrow focus?  Even in the most ancient of times when many might have believed that their little world was the entire world, others were reaching out and learning!

It’s a nice thought to think that if we can find out how much our ancestors knew about each other, perhaps it might encourage our ancestors’ descendants into getting along with each other!

Blessed Be!

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June 17, 2017 – Breaking Bread And Healing Ourselves!

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Unless you happen to be a monk or nun living in highly cloistered isolation, dealing with the world can be a real challenge.  The divisiveness being created among people for various reasons makes it even more so.  And, such challenges in daily life are among the basic reasons for needing religion and spirituality.  Regardless of their name, nature or number, they do care about us.  And they have inspired us to find ways to find help.

The breaking of bread is a component of more rituals in more traditions than anyone wishes to list, and you can even find variations within traditions which use the breaking of bread for its primary purpose.  When we come together at a table or altar, we share the brad and more.  And therein lays the magick which we need at this time.  

Blessed Be!

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June 3, 2017 – Toeing Your Own Mark!

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A comedy stunt by comedienne Kathy Griffin brought out a point worth sharing.  Many people, including myself, did not like the supposed humor in a skit using what was supposedly the severed head of Donald Trunp.  And this is in spite of some of the supposed humor aimed at us.

I also could not stomach the fact that Donald Trump invited Ted Nugent to the White House after a performance which included a suggestion that Barak Obama be shot and Hillary Clinton be hanged.  If President Trump is worried about the trauma his son might suffer from the sight of a supposedly severed head, does he have any appreciation of what President Obama’s daughters endured seeing images of their father being lynched or burned?  

We simply cannot afford to stoop to the level of stupid people.  Taking the “high road” has its advantages.  The people at Seekers’ Temple set an example for us, and we will do well to follow,

Blessed Be!

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May 27, 2017 – Focusing On Focus!!

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Like in secular education, your spiritual learning begins with learning a broad and general range of topics.  As you grow, you become more focused in certain areas, especially those where you’ve discovered interest or ability.  Eventually, you might become known for particular abilities in certain areas.

Everyone has particular talents, and so do you!  Everyone has particular interests, and so do you.  Some you might only share with a deity, but others you might want to share with anyone who wishes to listen.  

And with this, we bring blessings on ourselves!

Blessed Be!

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Rogation Sunday (5th After Easter) – Church Back Home – May 21, 2017

One of the most important points of the New Testament, and of Jesus’ ministry. “Ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”. That might not be as you imagined it, or times ad you hoped, but it does promise that it will be.

There’s no discussion here about “God’s will”, “God’s time”, or “God’s higher plan”. Simply ask, and it shall be given unto you.


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