September 2, 2017 – History’s Whole Story!

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For some, history is taught with tales and folklore, sometimes seeming so full of lore, superstition and even fairies that it loses credibility. For others, history is a series of lists of names, places and dates that offer no emotion or feeling. Both leave much to be desired. Whether or not George Washington chopped down his father’s cherry tree or Davy Crockett shot a bear at age three, such tales do not come out of a vacuum.

We need to understand the folklore, the emotions and the spirituality, especially if we are exploring something hiddeen in mystery from times long past. By doing so, we open ourselves up to quite a lot!

Blessed Be!

 

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August 26, 2017 – Conspiracies – They’re Everywhere! They’re Everywhere!

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In high school, I recall being subjected to lectures on the subject of “secret societies”, whatever they were. Apparently, they were deep, dark and deadly. But except for a couple of honoraries and a few church groups, we didn’t know who they might be. And no, I get to see tabloids telling about conspiracies ranging from the killing of John Kennedy to treaties made with UFO aliens!

The nice thing about all of this conspiracy noise is that it diverts attention from some real and important work being done quietly. Some knowledge is preserved that most folks are not ready for. There are religious and historical relics that most people would not be able to deal with. All to be revealed in due time.

Meanwhile, we can be glad for the people who do engage in such work!

Blessed Be!

 

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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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