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  3. Stonehugger

    Inspirational Words for Newbies to Veterans

    “Go out in the woods, go out. If you don't go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype I've seen this somewhere else recently - maybe on this very page - apologies if so! I very much agree with it.
  4. OdinsDaughter64

    Inspirational Words for Newbies to Veterans

    these quotes are specifically based on female spirituality though where there is a she could be a he also, these quotes are about the human spirit Clarissa Pinkola Estés Quotes (Author of Women Who Run With the Wolves) (goodreads.com)
  5. Earthdragon

    Inspirational Words for Newbies to Veterans

    To continue in the same vein: LAKOTA CODE OF ETHICS 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy - and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. 3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. 4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food,
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  7. Klara

    Do You Have A Sacred Animal?

    As I often say to my own cat who mounts people and licks out their ears while hooting like an aroused owl, we don’t slut shame in this family ✨😆
  8. Guest

    Do You Have A Sacred Animal?

    My cats have part of my personality each, One is a stand offish git the other a total stroke me slut (dont judge me 😁)
  9. Klara

    Do You Have A Sacred Animal?

    I’ve found this to be true. I had jellyfish around me a lot in my early 20’s because I had weak boundaries and needed the extra support!
  10. Klara

    Do You Have A Sacred Animal?

    I believe that animals pop up in my life when their guidance is needed, but that whales and rabbits resonate heavily with me in the long term. I resonate with rabbits because I have long term trauma, and they mirror what I often feel- the fight or flight responses, being watched, feeling nervous like a prey animal, etc. I’ve come to expect any rabbits in my dreams to represent me. I actually also own two house rabbits, and it’s quite healing maintaining a positive relationship with them.
  11. Earthdragon

    Inspirational Words for Newbies to Veterans

    "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . . Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader." Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time!" "There
  12. This thread is for any paragraphs, verses, stanzas, prose etc that may be inspiring in some way to a newbie or a veteran pagan alike 🙂
  13. Earthdragon

    What books to read to become a Pagan?

    Thank you for sharing some of the wisdom of your perspective, Anne. Valuable words of advice. Regards ED
  14. OdinsDaughter64

    What books to read to become a Pagan?

    In reply to this topic. I honestly do not believe there are any specific books to read to become a pagan, also i do not believe one becomes one. I believe that with spirituality, life paths , anything is based on internalisation. Its the same with singing or writing, in order to sing one has to internalise the song. In order to understand one has to internalise the understanding. Feed it from the root, the wick that lights the flame. I think there is a path for all and each person has their own way. Though I do believe nature plays a big role in paganism and magic. One can learn things fr
  15. Stonehugger

    What books to read to become a Pagan?

    Well, it started a good conversation!
  16. Ellinas

    Freedom

    Primarily in the absence of doctrine. I can think along whatever bye-ways I see fit. This is important because I know what it is to be imprisoned by the doctrinaire wielding their doctrines. No longer will I be told what to believe.
  17. Earthdragon

    What books to read to become a Pagan?

    He says "become a pagan" and the title of the incorporates the phrase "the true pagan". I think "become a real pagan" was me paraphrasing 😁
  18. Earthdragon

    Freedom

    Freedom to participate, be creative, proactive, expressive of one's individuality are all important parts of paganism - in my opinion. How is freedom manifest in your paganism and how and why is it important?
  19. This reminded me of the way I felt about the rock art in Columbia as featured here https://thevalley.ukpagan.com/forums/topic/88369-columbian-rock-art/
  20. Moonsmith

    Pendulum Dowsing

    A good new thread?
  21. Ellinas

    Pendulum Dowsing

    I'm never sure that the term "psychic" really means much - but then, I'm never certain where the physical world ends and perception begins. I recall one anecdotal account of a spectacular success in map-dowsing, leading to the discovery of the bodies of two missing people in a pick up truck at the bottom of a lake. They had fallen through the ice. The process was so accurate that the Police launch stopped directly above the vehicle. Whether this is true, and, if so whether exaggerated, I do not know. If such happens, there is still biology involved. There must be wherever an item
  22. Moonsmith

    Pendulum Dowsing

    Just been doing a bit of reading on this trying to find some research. It’s worth mentioning that while the dictionary doesn’t seem to distinguish between divining, dowsing and radesthesia; I do. I only have experience of physical dowsing: locating pipe work and electric cables - this I would call dowsing. The more psychic uses such as asking questions or map dowsing are beyond my experience. This I would call radesthesia.
  23. Moonsmith

    Pendulum Dowsing

    If you discovered that dowsing rods worked usefully ( I can’t claim “accurately” because I can miss by half a pace) say eighty percent of the times you used them; would that answer your question? That is approximately my hit rate. It has taken time to establish the different way that I convert my reaction to tool movement. I once stared at the ground looking for some highly improbable stimulus while my wife laughed. I was standing beneath a power line. I had however realised that the rods were moving strangely. I suspect that successful or consistent repetition might answer your more
  24. Maeve

    Pendulum Dowsing

    Anyone can do it - even the most sceptical - I know, because I have a friend who is a Yorkshire man and he is the most sceptical person I have ever met. He held the hazel twigs so tight (he is very strong having been a prop forward for Halifax in his day) that the bark stripped off the twigs as they fought to move in his hands 😄 You should have seen his face!
  25. Ellinas

    Pendulum Dowsing

    That biology is involved is obvious. But whether it is characterised as "what makes it work?", "why does it work?" or "how does it work?", the fact remains the sensing of an unknown variable by an unknown faculty is something I have no hope of guessing accurately, or of testing whether the guess is accurate. So, I will remain steadfastly uninterested in that procedure. That it a physical process that works is sufficient. The point that does intrigue me is the question I asked above - what's the difference between whether it works of is coincidence? In intrigues me in part because I am
  26. Moonsmith

    Pendulum Dowsing

    Oh deary dreary me Ellinas. There isn’t any mystery as to how it works. There is a problem with what causes it to work! What makes the rods cross, the pendulum swing and the hazel twig flick is the same thing. I have carefully avoided saying what it is. Not out of any sense of arcane knowledge but because once you know what causes the movement you can’t un-know it and that makes it harder for anyone trying for the first time. Suffice it to say that it is the dowser. What is not known is what sense brings about the dowser ‘s action and that bit of biology interests me
  27. Ellinas

    Pendulum Dowsing

    What's the difference? I've once tested dowsing with a group that were demonstrating it, and was told that the reaction I got with a couple of bent metal rods was in the area of an underground watercourse. I did not grab a spade to verify that as the National Trust would have been unhappy. If I do anything now, it would be with an old key suspended from a length of leather cord. I am as uninterested in how it works as I am uninterested in the innards of my car. I don't need to understand mechanics to drive. When someone works it out, they can tell me.
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