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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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911 America: Talking Through The Terror...
Talking Through The Terror... And helping each other cope with the tragedies that struck at the very heart of the United States. The Witches Voice has opened up this forum in order that Pagans may express their thoughts on the terrorist attacks that took place in NYC and DC on September 11th. As the full realization of what happened and the toll numbers begin to come in, Americans have many challenges ahead.
What are your thoughts on these incidents? How are you feeling? Feel free to post any magickal workings or other support gatherings planned in your area.
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| I Am In Shock Like The Rest Of The World. I Only... ||Sep 11th. at 9:18:32 pm EDT|
|Michele Powers (Pendleton, Indiana US) ||Age: 34 - Email |
I am in shock like the rest of the world. I only hope that as the shock fades and the rage takes over that American's stay bonded together. I hope that they do not lash out at other innocent U.S. citizen's and visitors who look to be of Middle Eastern culture. This is no place for 'retaliation' on our own.
I have also noticed that gas prices have shot up in Indiana from $1.75 to (at the last look) $6.00 a gallon. Why is this...is it U.S. panic or strings pulled in the Middle East? All I know is traffic is lined up for miles infront of every gas station and a few stations are already running out of gas. I went to the store and stocked up on can goods and other non perishables because I am afraid the trucking industry will not be able to hold up due to skyrocketing expense of diesel full. Afraid the stores stock will deplinish. Better to be safe and full, than starving....i can always eat the food later if what i feel is coming does not. Take care all of you!!!!!!!! We are not a country equip to deal with being at war on our own soil....be prepared! Love you All - SunCat
| Do Not Hate.. That Will Solve Nothing.. Buildings Can Be Rebuilt, People... ||Sep 11th. at 9:18:57 pm EDT|
|Aden_lorelei (Cambridge , Ontario CA) ||Age: 19 - Email |
do not hate.. that will solve nothing.. buildings can be rebuilt, people will be mourned and in time the pain will pass.. but hatred.. lasts forever. everyday on every news channel people are dying. and people can pass off 300 dead in south america without batting an eye... people can look past starving children in asia, people can pass by those without a home on the other side of the country... becuase they dont care. these are all side effects of war.. of fighting.. i have spent the last 8 hours crying.. becuase too many people are dead...... for what reason?? hate. revenge. i close my eyes and i see a child at a window... a teddy bear hanging from a 4 year olds arms as she looks out her bedroom window, a bomb is dropped on her head... just imagine... a child, who has done nothing.. now imagine this in america??
everyday this stuff happens and no one is doing anything about it except saying "nuke the bastards" well.. you know what.. we have.. and now they are coming back against us. against the people on the other side of the world.. against our homes... i cant blame them.. becuase you all are reacting the same way they did.. military tactics.. hatred, fear...... a human should know not of these things.. but look around you.. theres a 6 year old playing war, but how many 6 year olds doyou see playing peace time???
when i got home today i gave my nephews a big hug and they said "i love you " i will be damned if i ever hear them say "i hate....." becuase im going to teach them not to... they will know peace and not hate... i dont think i could take it if they did.
I would give my life if everyone would stop fighting.. wouldnt you???
| The Pagan Student Alliance At Indiana Purdue At Fort Wayne Collge Is... ||Sep 11th. at 9:22:41 pm EDT|
|Quin Bowers (Fort Wayne, Indiana US) ||Age: 25 - Email |
The Pagan Student Alliance at Indiana Purdue at Fort Wayne Collge is hold ing a candle light vigil tomorrow night at 8:00pm on campus... Anyone from the area is welcome to join... We need all the good energy and thoughts we can get! If you wish to come we could also use help with candles and cups to hold them in... If you can't bring any, don't worry...
Also, bring any drums, flutes, digeridoos and the like if you have them or your singing voice if you'd rather... But most of all.. Good thoughts and energy... And if you can't be there with us just send some energy our way...
| God And Goddess Bless All Who Were Hurt And Wounded, And All... ||Sep 11th. at 9:28:39 pm EDT|
|ayshaya (springfield, Missouri US) ||Age: 36 |
God and Goddess Bless all who were hurt and wounded, and all of their loved ones, my heart goes out to them all. Blessed Be
| During This New "day Of Infamy" Our Thoughts, Prayers, Projections, And Rituals... ||Sep 11th. at 9:31:04 pm EDT|
|Rev. Nicolas Strathloch, H.P./ PhD/ DD (Beverly Hills, California US) ||Age: 50 - Email |
During this new "Day of Infamy" our thoughts, prayers, projections, and rituals go out to all those innocent victims and their families and friends. Let us all focus upon peace and healing for those whose lives have been touched by these horrific events. The Westwicke Center extends its' condolences to the families of the victims, and our "Circle of Peace" is meeting continuously throughout this national crisis - sending forth love and light, as well as a spiritual call for justice against those responsible for this cowardly attack.
The resolve of our Nation will be tested, and the spirit of our people will be tested. Let us hope and charge that all will come to a more united front against this type of tyrrany and those who harbor and support these terrorists.
May the Blessings of the Ancient Ones be upon us all.
| I Never Thought I Would See The Day When There Would Be... ||Sep 11th. at 9:32:03 pm EDT|
|Emry Skyemoss (Nashville, Tennessee US) ||Age: 45 - Email |
I never thought I would see the day when there would be F-16 fighter planes flying in American airspace to protect my country; when there would be American aircraft carriers in New York's harbors to safegard our shores. I am still numb, unable to make sense of a day that has no sense in it. I am a nurse - and my heart is going out to those who are trying to alleviate the pain and the suffering - and especially those who died trying to do their job.
I have been mildly surprised today that the weather here continued to be beautiful - I somehow expected the very earth and sky to join in the grief and pain.
I have done all I can: I have prayed, I have donated blood, I have made further plans to provide what assistance I am able to... but most importantly I have told all those dear to me that I love them and what they mean to me.
May the Lord and Lady shine on us all.
| It Is Amazing To Me On How Divided We Feel From Each... ||Sep 11th. at 9:37:46 pm EDT|
|Tracey Russell (San Antonio, Texas US) ||Age: 31 - Email |
It is amazing to me on how divided we feel from each other (divided by race, by politics, by religion, etc...) on a day to day basis and yet during a crisis like this we become one America. Our country is not perfect, we have issues and problems, but I think that we are the best country on the planet. Our compassion and love is overwhelming. We give more money to the world than any other country. We take in more immigrants than all the other countries put together. We celebrate together and we cry together and now, we are praying together. Blessed be, shalom and ache to the victims, to the survivors and to the families...
| I Don't Think I'll Ever Forget This Day As Long As I... ||Sep 11th. at 9:40:26 pm EDT|
|Sabine Moonsinger (West Village, NYC, New York US) ||Age: 36 - Email |
I don't think I'll ever forget this day as long as I live.
People wandering the streets, mouths covered, looks of disbelief and numbed stun on their faces. Wide avenues, capable of 4-5 cars deep, empty, except for the lone emergency vehicle screaming down it with sirens blasting. People handing out fruit, bagels, water to those of us standing in line to give blood. Strangers finding solace in each other...hidden looks of relief or worry. Shops, restaurants closed...a quietness that would make you think it's still Labor Day.
As we approach the Fall Equinox, please put your spiritual energies into finding the balance once again. So many need our thoughts and prayers--from the families to the rescue workers still battling the fires.
May the gods protect us all.
| Here In New Zealand The Shock Has Been Felt All Round The... ||Sep 11th. at 9:40:43 pm EDT|
|Kazma (Auckland, New Zealand) ||Age: 40 |
Here in New Zealand the shock has been felt all round the Country. For some (inexplicable?!) reason my partner & I woke up at 2.00am this morning ans switched on the BBC World news, and were grief-sticken and horrified to see the twin towers collapsing. The whole country has felt the shock, and it is all anyone will talk about ~ our hearts go out to you all. As a pagan, I will be lighting candles and sending all of the positive mental energy I can possibly muster, and I'm sure all other Kiwi pagans/wiccans etc will be doing the same. I know from the comments around me at work that even everday kiwi's are sending their thoughts and prayers to you all. I agree with Issac Bonewits that now is not the time to focus on retribution, but to focus on all of the love, energy and support we can send to those struggling for survival, and to those trying to help them. Please know that we are with you in spirit. Love and peace to you all
| I Keep Wondering When The News Will Stop And They Will Say... ||Sep 11th. at 9:41:36 pm EDT|
|Zynnia Rose (Lynnwood, Washington US) ||Age: 27 - Email |
I keep wondering when the news will stop and they will say it was all a hoax...
alas, it is not to be. I saw Peter Jennings on the news tonight break into tears while reporting on the horror. I saw someone jump to their death on "live"
My hope is that the Gods watch over those who have lost their loved ones, keep them safe, and keep the rest of us safe.
| I Am In Canada And Feel The Effects Of The Tragedy Today... ||Sep 11th. at 9:41:39 pm EDT|
|Pam Wagner (Hamilton, Ontario CA) ||Age: 43 - Email |
I am in Canada and feel the effects of the tragedy today which has reached out to all peoples across all cultures all countries... I pray to the gods and the goddess that we can be strong in our magic, that the effects of suspicion and retaliation do not cause racism and hatred to prevail.
I don't pretend to have an answer, but I pray for healing....
| I Have Had Some Really Life Altering Dreams Lately Before This Incident... ||Sep 11th. at 9:43:50 pm EDT|
|Angela Palmer (Salt Lake City, Utah US) ||Age: 24 - Email |
I have had some really life altering dreams lately before this incident. I will band with the pagans of the world to send positive energy and enlightenment. Let us hope that the message we need the world to take out of this which is: love and light. That the people of our Mother Earth can walk on sacred lands together. My heart goes out to the Handicapped left behind in the twin towers today as well as the other deceased who never had a chance to make it out, as well as our American Citizens who come from the Middle East. I have friends who have already began to experience discrimination in their neighborhoods.
The ethereal light of the world will go on, let us hope that we strive together as a collective consciousness for love and peace.
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