Monday, 30 July 2012

Magic Time (Part 3)

Magic Time



In this third article on Magick, we’ll take a more in-depth look how to harness an individual's needs.

So consider where to go from here. It's no good sitting back on your laurels and expecting the universe to do all the hard work for you. It doesn’t work that way. You have to participate.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Soul Food - Metaphysical Munchies

When you hear the phrase "food for the soul" do you too think of chicken soup and matzo balls? I'm not even Jewish, and yet it's there in my subconscious. Comfort from with a metaphysical twist.


That's how you could describe this set of articles - comfort food with that metaphysical twist!




Buddhism and Lotus Food

This week we will look at Buddhism and find the lotus flower for our souls.

It is important to remember that the lotus flower is important for Buddhism as a symbol of rising above the muddy difficulties of life to achieve enlightenment (or Dharma - the truth of the Buddha). This 'truth' is basically that each individual should take responsibility for their own actions.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Magic Time (Part 2)

Magic Time


In this second article on Magick, we will take a more in-depth look at Magick Today, and how it can be harnessed to an individual's needs.


"Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one's conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action."
       -Crowley
, Magick in Theory and Practice

[Aleister Crowley (1990). New York: Magickal Childe Publishing. ISBN 1555217664.]


Magical Thinking
For most, magick isn't something they believe in. People will tell (those who do believe) that it is all in their mind. A figment of the imagination. A trick played on inferior intellects.

If this is true, then magick doesn’t exist. The problem is this, magick not only exists, it affects every person’s individual lives - whether we realise it or not.
Each time a child blows out a candle and makes a wish ... Each time a person looks up their horoscope in the papers, or carries a lucky charm ... Each time someone walks around a ladder, or spills salt and casts it over their left shoulder...

Friday, 20 July 2012

Ramadan 2012

Faith-filled Fridays


Ramadan 2012
Ramadan 2012
The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said:





"Whenever you sight the new moon observe fast, and when you sight it break it and if the sky is cloudy for you, then observe fast for thirty days."


Ramadan is a holy month for Islam - probably the holiest. It is a time when Muslims 'Sawm' (fast) for 30 days and nights.

Sawm is considered the third pillar of Islam and is believed to be the duty of all Muslims in good health and of age.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pollypill



In the news at the moment are the so-called 'polypill' (an all-in-one pill four-medicine pill), which comprises layers; one for cholesterol and the other three for high blood pressure .

 

It has been reported that in a health group of individuals aged 50+ there is a 'cut' in cholesterol and blood pressure - down to that of a 'normal' 20 year old.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Wicca 2Day

Wicca
today



The hows, wheres, whys, and wherefores of Pagan life in the Twenty-first Century …


WICCA OF THE PAST…

- Polytheism -
Greeks and Roman cultures were abound with gods and goddesses of all pantheons.
Sacrificial Rites were undertaken to keep the gods contented.
These early Polytheistic religions were the starting point for Wicca (as we know it today).

- Witch Trials -
During the 16th and 17th centuries witch hunt took place across Europe and in America.
Somewhere between 40,000 and 100,000 individuals were exterminated under this banner.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Magic Time (Part 1)

Magic Time


What is Magic?
Magic is the practice of influencing the physical by sheer willpower.
Google has this to say

mag·ic/╦łmajik/

Noun:

  • The power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
Adjective:
  • Used in magic or working by magic; having or apparently having supernatural powers: "a magic wand".
Synonyms:
  • noun. sorcery - enchantment - witchcraft - spell - witchery adjective. magical - enchanting

The centre of ancient wisdom, both written and oral.
What it isn't is new ...
It isn't hokum!
And it isn't nonsense, either!!

A prehistoric painting on one wall of the Magura Cave
(Image from ezinemark)

Where did it come from?

Magic is so old, that it's origins are back in the mists of time.
Prehistoric hunters would paint animals they intended to kill on cave walls; creating the first ever written spells.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Placing the Mitre on Female Heads?

Dr Rowen Williams
Dr Rowen Williams

Women Bishops

Canterbury to the Church of England, was urging the General Synod to resolve the issue over women bishops (36 years in the making).

The vote was taken on Friday in Parliament. It has initially been allowed - 123 in favour and 53 against (If the vote hadn't been passed it would have been shelved until 2015!).

When it comes to women in roles within the church, the men of god seem hell-bent on shooting themselves in the foot.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

3 Ways How to be More Confident Right Now

Confidence! Free to a Good Home. Nurture it Here! 

Are you confident?
Do you wish you were more confident in all arrears of your life: work, friends, family, relationships, and socialising?
Keep reading. This article will help you (or someone you know) be more confident by the end of this blog.

Do you look at others as ask why they get the good job, have a nice life, are admired by other, and have great social standing?


If so, I have a question for you, why isn’t that you?

Suppose I could give you a magic pill that would increase your confidence, make you more attractive to others, or simply happier being who you are? Would you take it?

If the answer’s “No way!” I’d say, “Good!”  Because you obviously don’t need it.

However, if you’d have said, “Of course!” I’d give you the following advice…

That’s what this article is all about. There’s much more to confidence than just expecting it to magically appear.

In fact, here are 7 powerful ways to build your confidence right now (I look forward to hearing what you would think in the comments section at the end).

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