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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 Writing This To Send Light And Love To All Those... ||Sep 11th. at 4:36:34 pm EDT|
|Ilmare Moonraven (Scotland, England UK) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I am writing this to send light and love to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I switched on the TV here in the UK. It was like something out of a bad movie, except this was worse, it was real.
Many UK pagans I have spoken to are holding their own vigils around 9 (GMT) tonight to send love and healing to America at this time.
Love and Light
| In Light Of The Recent Terrorist Attacks That Have Effected Us Greatly... ||Sep 11th. at 4:37:04 pm EDT|
|Katera Silverelf (Arlington, Texas US) ||Age: 29 - Email |
In light of the recent terrorist attacks that have effected us greatly there will be a candlelight vigil at the Arlington UU Church. The address is 2001 California Ln. and their number is 817-460-6481. At 9 pm today, September 11, 2001. We will be meeting in the grove out back. This is a non-denominational vigil, anyone interested in attending is welcome! Also, word of warning, there may be local press coverage of this event. Please let everyone know to bring candles if at all possible. I'm not sure how many we'll be able to get hold of. Also, if anyone has flyers or info on where to go for blood donations, or Red Cross donations, please feel free to bring them as well. There will be containers for donations to the Red Cross there.
Directions: Arlington UU Church is on California Ln. Between Bowen and Fielder. The main parallel streets to California are Mayfield and Arkansas. If you are coming from I-20, take Bowen north to California and turn right. If you're coming from I-30 take Cooper to Arkansas, and turn right. Go to Fielder and turn left. Go to California, and turn right again. The church is on the north side of the road.
| I Woke Up This Morning And Put On My School Uniform (i... ||Sep 11th. at 4:41:00 pm EDT|
|Lyrstar (White Plains, New York US) ||Age: 16 |
I woke up this morning and put on my school uniform (I am one of three or four pagans in a Catholic school), expecting to be reprimanded by my French teacher for not having done her assignment. Instead, by the time I got to my French class, the principal of the school had already made an announcement that two airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center. During the next two hours, the rumors flew through my school- that the Pentagon had also been crashed into, that the Capitol building was on fire, that Camp David had been attacked.
I'll be burning candles tonight in memory of those who died, and to raise power for the wounded. I would like to say that I don't feel the need to hex the people who did this. However, New York City is forty five minutes from where I live. So I'd like them to rot. That would make me feel better, but it wouldn't help the wounded or the dead. What would help the wounded are donations of blood, and rituals to raise healing energy for them. I would donate blood, but the Red Cross people said I'm too young. So all I can do is raise energy for them. I hope you'll do the same.
| This Is A National Call To All Of Spiritual Faith Everywhere ***this... ||Sep 11th. at 4:47:59 pm EDT|
|Dancer TwoHawks (Canton, Ohio US) ||Age: 33 |
*** THIS IS A NATIONAL CALL TO ALL OF SPIRITUAL FAITH EVERYWHERE ***
This is a detailed post as to a timeframe to unify our workings!! It is understood that not everyone can work together at the same time but it is requested that all effort be made to do so at this time. For those who cannot, it is ok, the energies will still combine and work together.
This is a time that all people do what they can to aid those in need. As events unfold we will assuredly discover that injury and death tolls will be in the hundreds if not thousands. All people of spiritual faith (Pagans, Christians, Jewish, Muslims, etc.) should work together and combine their workings and prayers in an unified attempt to aid those in need as well as in the quick discovery of who is responsible for this horrific act of war.
To the Pagan community that reads this is a call that all Pagans across the country focus on combining and directing their efforts and energies in this endeavor. This is a request that this evening (at approximately 9:00 pm EST) - covens, solitaries, learning circles, etc., from wherever you may be and gather together, should make a concerted effort to doing just this. THIS IS A NATIONAL CALL!! PLEASE HELP HOWEVER YOU CAN!!
Please Phone, Email, Post to other Yahoo Clubs and Groups, Contact all Pagans that you can and place out this call to everyone you know!!
| I Am In Scotland And Just Returned Home From School When I... ||Sep 11th. at 4:49:25 pm EDT|
|Silver StarSinger (Glasgow, England UK) ||Age: 16 - Email |
I am in Scotland and just returned home from school when I heard the terrible news about the terrorist attacks in NYC and DC. My gran, my cousin and I have sat and watched the story unfold all afternoon. It may sound like a cliche but this incident shocked the world. I send all my love and hope out to all the families of the people involved in this devasating event. Words cant express sometimes what we feel in the heart. All the love in the world, our thoughts are with you, now and always. MP and BB Silver
| Blessings To You. The Purpose Of This Writing Is To Urge You... ||Sep 11th. at 4:50:06 pm EDT|
|Bobbie Bowden (Schenectady, New York US) ||Age: 57 |
Blessings to you. The purpose of this writing is to urge you to do what you can to remain calm and out of the maw of fear.
Turn off the TV as soon as you begin to feel angry or afraid, unless you can use what you are learning to help others and be effective.
If you can help those who are injured, help.
Use your voice to maintain order and help others stay calm.
If you can, create a picture of peace and healing, feel it in your body/mind and and project it widely.
Perhaps this affirmation will be helpful:
Today, although I am aware of great suffering and fear raging like wildfire around me, I remain calm, knowing that I am safe and that my safety creates a haven for others.
| Yesterday, We Were Leaving Nyc To Get On The Plane For Boston... ||Sep 11th. at 4:50:40 pm EDT|
|Liz "Vaya" Stockwell (Boston, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 20 - Email |
Yesterday, we were leaving NYC to get on the plane for Boston. As we drove out of the city my sister turned and said, "The New York skyline..."
24 hours later, it's gone.
This morning I arrived at school and everything seemed ok. Then my professor walks in and says, "I trust you've heard what happened."
"No" A lot of us didn't know. Someone in the back listened to his radio during the entire class. At one point, he told us that the buildings had collapsed completely.
They evacuated the school because it is very close to Logan. On the T, people were freaking out and already coming up with theories on who was to blame.
Word of advice......don't.
Terrorism is an act of terror. It is meant to cause fear and chaos.
People place blame on a certain group without even thinking and it leads
to violence. It leads to terror for a particular group and the cycle begins again.
I will not be afraid. I will not look for someone to blame.
I will not seek revenge but will instead give compassion, love and prayers to those who were affected.
I refuse to play their game.
| We All Have Our Opinions About The Government And Its Treatment Of... ||Sep 11th. at 4:52:22 pm EDT|
|Rowan Silverhands (Manorville, New York US) ||Age: 35 - Email |
We all have our opinions about the government and its treatment of other countries , its policies towards its own people and whether or not we approve of Bush and his party. This however, I think should take a backseat for the present to the deep tragedy and suffering of the people of NY and their families and friends. My prayers, energy and deep sympathy go out to all of them as well as the terribly misguided individuals who created this horror. I ask that all of the pagan community join to send our love to surround any who need it. May the healing energy of Brigid and the great wisdom of Cerridwen aid all the victims of this sad day. Blessed Be. )O(
| Thank You Wren And Fritz For Enabling Us To Do This, And... ||Sep 11th. at 4:57:00 pm EDT|
|Blackthorn (Cheshire, England UK) ||Age: 52 |
Thank you Wren and Fritz for enabling us to do this, and join together in love.
May the Goddess be with you all. I can't say any more. I have watched in shock and tears, and send my love and blessings. Not revenge, please...
| Notre Dame De L'herbe Mouillee, In Asheville, Nc, Planning A Small Gathering... ||Sep 11th. at 4:58:16 pm EDT|
|Teleri ferch Nyfain (Asheville, North Carolina US) ||Age: 30 - Email |
Notre Dame de l'Herbe Mouillee, in Asheville, NC, planning a small gathering at 6pm for healing.
| Read Here To Find Out About A Coordinated Magickal Efforthttp://communities.msn.com... ||Sep 11th. at 5:00:03 pm EDT|
|PrarieWitch (grand island, Nebraska US) ||Age: 23 |
Read here to find out about a coordinated magickal effort
please give blood.
| What Can I Possibly Say To Express The Magnitude Of This Disaster... ||Sep 11th. at 5:02:25 pm EDT|
|Rev. Annie Nichols (Mountain Home, Arkansas US) ||Age: 45 - Email |
What can I possibly say to express the magnitude of this disaster? Suffice it to say my spells are cast, my bindings done(this is a first for me), but my prayers will continue for all those effected by this horrendous act of cowardice. My heart is breaking for all those who have lost loved ones. How many children will wait for their parents to come home and never see them again?
Lord and Lady please comfort all those effected in the terror of this day.
Comfort the passed ones on their journey to you, help them along the way.
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