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    Hi - I've used a pendulum in crystal therapy and always had excellent results but for personal use I find I that i can influence the pendulum if you want a certain result so best to try and not form an attachment to the outcome 😊
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    Happy Beltane! We can’t go outside so we are staying in and taking photos of our newly arrived Green Man playing cards with some fresh flowers (they’re a little bit behind bloom here as it’s still quite chilly) It seems quite fitting for the day we can spend a little time with the Green Man even if it’s not as we’d planned.
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    Perversity? I don't know what you mean. I am trying understand what you're saying that's all. Anyhow you are sounding a bit pee'd off so I'll leave it there.
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    Hi all, I invite you to check out my etsy page for my handmade traditional spell/ mood novena candles. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CornwallCandles Thank you, Martin
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    I have, or maybe had, a crow. I have interacted with him in meditations and dreams. But spiritually, I went through an odd patch around the change of life, adjusting to the upheaval. A time of necessary change, and things do tend to shuffle and change position and priority. As a result, the bond I had with him has not been as strong in recent years, he's still there in the background, but seems to have withdrawn. I have been getting the sense of something much smaller, still a bird I think, but I'm not certain, whoever it is hasn't made themselves known fully yet. But something has been tugging at the edge of my awareness recently. In lockdown, I am lucky the area supports a lot of wildlife, despite being urban, I'm on the edge of semi rural part. I pay attention to the birds and the trees, I even saw a fox the other morning. There is also the river, which has been important to my family for years. My father as a boy, and myself with the children, have lived near the Ely river along different stretches of it, but within a short walk away. Now I'm right at the mouth, nearest I've ever been. (There are cycle paths along there apparently, but I wouldn't like to tackle them without help. Someone who can advise me I'm too close to the edge, grab me if I wobble and if necessary jump in after me. Perhaps not, then.) Part of the unexpected consequence of all this has been the tightening of focus on a restricted area, and more wildlife has been encouraged by the quiet streets to wander closer to us than before. Things do seem to be picking up though, even here, so that probably won't last much longer.
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    Happy Beltane everyone! 😁☀️🌿
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    Being solo, I'll probably head out to my local park, normally deserted at sunrise, or maybe push on to the beach. I may take some wine or mead and cake with me instead of my usual fortifying tea in vacuum cup and biccies. Over recent years, my observance of the sabbats, apart from Beltane and Samhain has been very informal, but this year it feels more important than ever to make the effort.
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    It's possible to multiply categories of belief to the point we end up playing with definitions to the point we risk disappearing up our own fundements. If I understand him correctly, Moonsmith is a pantheist because the universe is everything, everything is god and god is everything. From the stone to the star, everything has its part in the universal identity. He is as much the universe as the bricks in the wall of his house or the Pegasus galaxy. It's about as inclusive as you can get, and requires no belief in anything supernatural (assuming that is a concept that makes sense anyway) There's an element of the idea within my post of 31/01/2016 ante, though my version of it is rather different to MS's. Quite agree about archaeologists. There seems a fashion for assuming everything was "ritual", as if that is somehow a special category in the benighted minds of our primitive ancestors. Nonsense.
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    No point in describing the universe as divine (Godlike) or God when there isn't anything else to compare it to. "God" and "Existence " are the same thing to a Pantheist. but No less powerful, creative or nurturing for that. ......................... Just a sidetrack but whenever I hear an archaeologist referring to a find as "having ritual or religious significance" I tend to roll my eyes and think: 1. You have no idea what it's for. or 2. I don't think that it's creator segregated the mundane from the divine as you are doing. I think that the local God of fertility for instance was very real and immediately present.
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    Seems like a clarification of what you get out of your paganism, Rosa, which is the title of the thread.
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    I have experienced other religions and philosophies, I’ve tried to find whatever I was looking for at the time only to find too much emotional blackmail as in “if you do this...this will happen” and “if you don’t do that something else will happen”. This is not for me. I like to be able to love, think and act with caring throughout my life, being pagan enables me to do this and living this way enables me to call myself a pagan.
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    It's difficult. I think that most people have an inbuilt "bullshitometer" that kicks in, and which becomes more sensitively calibrated with age and experience. Sometimes though, I think that it depends on how much someone wants to believe. Human beings can be very good at self-deception when the circumstances are right.
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    As you say, hun - what is "authentic"? I guess I'd put things in these categories: - claims are genuine and can easily be proved - claims are genuine but difficult to prove - claims are false and everyone knows it (teachers are open) - claims are false and only teachers know it - claims are false and no one knows it Of these, I guess the last two are the toxic ones. I got caught up with a cult in the 1970s. I didn't know it was a cult until 10 or 15 years later. It doesn't really matter - it smelled wrong to me and I dropped out before the level at which the nasty stuff started. Many didn't. You're right about education being the key. But, at some level, you have to trust. Maybe the stakes get higher as you become better educated - and being let down is an experience that teachers can experience as much as trainees. Some trainees are simply seeking another "trophy" experience.
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