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Posted: Nov. 17, 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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| Though I Do Not Live In The Affected Areas Of This Tragedy... ||Sep 11th. at 3:38:59 pm EDT|
|Faythe Tigerclaw (The Colony, Texas US) ||Age: 22 - Email |
Though I do not live in the affected areas of this tragedy I still feel their pain. I watched in horror with thousands of others as the World Trade Towers came tumbling down this morning after a cowardly attack on our country.
I try now to overcome the instant hatred towards those who would do something like this to innocent people. There is no excuse strong enough in this world to condone what has happened today. I am thankful that I do not know anyone in the affected areas. But my mind keeps being drawn to those people that do.
Let the love of the Gods shine down on us now in our time of great need. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this great tragedy.
| My Very Dear Friends, I Have Just Seen The Breaking News , And... ||Sep 11th. at 3:37:58 pm EDT|
|Bev Richardson - Castle Pook (Castle Pook, Ireland) ||Age: 0 |
My very dear friends,
I have just seen the breaking news , and a saddened and sickened by it.
I send my own prayers and personal regrets to the American people. Speaking for the Irish pagan community as well as myself, feel the need to state how shocked and disgusted I am by this cowardly and totally meaningless attack on your nation and people... I send my humble prayers for the hurt and berieved... and the America people as a whole."
yours in love and service
| There Is Nothing To Say That Hasn't Already Been Said. It Is... ||Sep 11th. at 3:32:44 pm EDT|
|Richard Koppinger (Summit, New Jersey US) ||Age: 37 - Email |
There is nothing to say that hasn't already been said. It is as if we are at war. As far as I know, all of my family and friends are okay. Some are stranded in the city. I feel incredibly blessed that nobody I know - so far - was injured or killed. I thank the Lord and Lady for watching over them.
There are many small gatherings being held tonight. Some of my spiritual family from The Grove of Oak Community in Staten Island, NY were planning on making a trip to give blood. For those who don't know, Staten Island is one of the 5 boroughs that make up New York City. They found out on the news that the area blood banks are out of blood bags.
As for myself, I live in NJ. As the bridges are still closed so far, I will not be able to join them personally. I and other Grove members and friends from across the river will join them spiritually. However, in a time such as this, it hurts not to be with those closest to you. I would suggest to all Wiccans and Pagans to get together where possible. Let our collective voices be heard and our energy felt in the unseen realm as we work for healing and for justice.
Our priestess posted this email to our list and I thought it appropriate here. We will coordinate at 9pm as this letter suggests.
*** THIS IS A NATIONAL CALL TO ALL OF SPIRITUAL FAITH EVERYWHERE ***
In the face of the Recent Tragedies we, As Witches and Priests and Priestesses of Various Traditions and paths of Paganism, need now more than ever to band together and do work for the Protection of our Country, and for the strength and guidance of our leaders to make the best descisions.
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 Clubs and Groups, Contact all Pagans that you can and place out this call to everyone you know!! May The Gods of those lost take their Children home. GODS BLESS AMERICA
May the Lord and Lady bless us abundantly in this trying time.
| Honestly, My Thoughts Are All Still Jumbled. I Can't See The Smoke... ||Sep 11th. at 3:30:00 pm EDT|
|Karrakaz (Rahway, New Jersey US) ||Age: 42 |
Honestly, my thoughts are all still jumbled. I can't see the smoke in the air from my house, but I can from the nearest highway. I've been hearing sirens all day. I heard a helicopter and a (possibly) military jet and the sounds terrified me. I live under the take off path for Newark Airport. The sounds of commercial planes is constant and I've ignored them until now. I was wondering how many movies of this event were going to come out.
There have been a lot of World War II movies on lately, probably because of the miniseries "band of brothers" congressmen have been invoking Pearl Harbor, and I can only think we are going to war with someone.
Most damage of this magnitude in recent years has been caused by earthquakes or volcanoes: phenomena of the Earth, and things we really don't have control over, or even too much warning. The speculative fiction writers have been telling us for years that technology now gives unprecidented power to small groups of individuals. And now something has happened. People call this a worst-case scenario. It's horrible, but it's a wake-up call. I thought there was hope for the planet and for people to get along -- until today. I thought that if I minded my own business, and allowed others to get on with their lives, that things would just work. Until today. I still don't understand the reason behind this. What purpose does this serve? I had forgotten how to hate. But I am remembering.
| You Can Help. Give Blood. Pray. Read Further If You Would Like... ||Sep 11th. at 3:29:02 pm EDT|
|Victoria Martyn (Grand Island, Nebraska US) ||Age: 23 - Email |
YOU CAN HELP. GIVE BLOOD. PRAY. READ FURTHER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP MAGICKALLY.
Follow this link to learn about a coordinated magickal effort to deal with the outcome of this tragedy.
My prayers are with all.
Link to More info related to this post -- HERE
| Update Thoughts, Updated Randomly Through The Day As They Come -http://www.sacredrose.com... ||Sep 11th. at 3:27:41 pm EDT|
|AshtarRose (Marshfield, Wisconsin US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
Update Thoughts, updated randomly through the day as they come -
http://www.SacredRose.com - Index Splash Page.
| I'm Not Sure How Coherent My Thoughts Will Be, As I Know... ||Sep 11th. at 3:22:01 pm EDT|
|Dolfijn (--, California US) ||Age: 32 |
I'm not sure how coherent my thoughts will be, as I know I need more time to mentally and emotionally process what happened to our country this morning.
I want to help. I plan to give blood, though I have a bit of a cold right now and will wait until that passes. On a magickal level, I'm at a loss for what types of spells to cast to help. Okay, that's not totally true... I think the problem is more that I have many ideas and don't know which to follow up.
I want to cast a spell to help guide the souls of the deceased. They must be very shocked right now... this kind of death tends to carry over fears and soforth into one's next incarnation. I want to send out energy to protect the country. I want to send healing energy to those who have lost loved ones.
I'll be reading the board to see what other Pagans have to say.
Lord and Lady help us all.
| To All Those With Friends And Family Located In The New York... ||Sep 11th. at 3:21:48 pm EDT|
|Michelle (Bloomington, Indiana US) ||Age: 30 |
To all those with friends and family located in the New York and Washington DC areas, as well as friends and relatives serving in any capacity in the US Military, may the blessings of the Gods and Godesses be upon your loved ones on this solemn day.
May the Pagan community come together to aid one another now.
I am deeply saddened and angered by this senseless act. The people who did this most likely did it in the name of their god. Why harm tens of thousands of innocent people in the name of a god???? This is act is appalling and sickening.
| I'm Really Bummed To See That No Other Witches Have Yet To... ||Sep 11th. at 3:18:03 pm EDT|
|Tuberose17 (Simi Valley, California US) ||Age: 17 - Email |
I'm really bummed to see that no other Witches have yet to write anything. I'm in the Los Angeles area. So I'm devastaded, scared, and feeling very helpless. Right now I'm sitting here waiting for an older pagan, someone wiser and more experienced to give some advice or words of comfort. Thank you to all who are already busy with prayer, spells, and rituals.
| Subject: [dd] Magickal Focal Point For Us In New Jerseyhello Witchkin... ||Sep 11th. at 3:14:47 pm EDT|
|Hawk (Not Stated) ||Age: 0 - Email |
Subject: [dd] Magickal Focal Point for Us in New Jersey
A very good friend of mine, Ariadne, is setting up a focal point for those
wanting to do magickal work in the NYC area. She lives across the river in
New Jersey and can actually see the buildings. She is setting up three
One for healing
One for Protection
One for Guardianship/Battle Stance
My Warrior group is invoking Lady Liberty to guard the borders of USA.
Ariadne is also placing a large, witch-blue Pentagram above her house on
Astral so that the focal point can be found by Astral travellers to focus
their energy. She is setting up the candles now and the Pentagram; it's
12:50 EST where we are; she needs app 30 minutes to get it all organised.
So, say by 1:30 PM EST, you can start pumping energy to the location,
choosing which energy you wish to contribute.
Blessings and safety to all,
| Tonight, Tuesday, There Will Be An Emergency Peace, Protection, Healing And Wisdom... ||Sep 11th. at 3:14:32 pm EDT|
|Kate Raven (Spokane, Washington US) ||Age: 44 - Email |
Tonight, Tuesday, there will be an emergency peace, protection, healing and wisdom ritual at 7:00 pm at Glover Field, Peaceful Valley, Spokane, WA. to invoke Athena, call the circle guardians to protect our borders and to transmute death energy to that of healing....Blessed Be, and please bring everyone you know-the more magical energy the better...Kate Raven
| To: All Wfn Members And The International Communities. It Is With A... ||Sep 11th. at 3:12:49 pm EDT|
|Witch Family Network (Not Stated) ||Age: 0 - Email |
TO: ALL WFN MEMBERS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this message of unity and understanding today. What many had thought would happen some day has finally occurred...the people of the United States of America have been attacked as a whole nation by a group of radicals and cowards of humanity.
First and foremost our sympathy and prayers go out to those who lost their lives and those who are having to deal with those losses. Words can not describe how deeply we feel for all of them and their families and friends. We light a candle in their memories and would like others to do likewise, or do whatever they feel is right for them.
Second, we would urge everyone, both here in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world, to start showing a sense of unity and understanding towards all people of the human race. There may be some who would like to take matters into their own hands, and possibly target their anger towards those of an ethnic group who may represent the countries involved in this horror, but are not a part of those radical actions or beliefs. Do not harm thy brother or sister, as our ways tell us that we should not. Also, those who follow a religious belief that is like that of those who are responsible for these horrors, but do not share in the radicalness of this action, should not be harassed or harmed. America is still a free country, no matter what radical groups may throw at us...we survive...move forward and go on as a peaceful nation. We need to remember these things as we continue our lives and putting back together what has been lost...lives, infrastructure and a sense of security for all. I urge everyone to follow the course of peace and understanding in the days to follow, and beyond. Those who are responsible for these acts WILL be dealt with accordingly, but we must not act in anger as individuals.
If you have knowledge that would be helpful in the investigation process, we would urge you to call the local FBI office nearest you. Terrorism has no place in the U.S., or any place else for that matter. It's actually a rather pathetic act and belief system...to harm others to prove a point, whether political or religious. We as humankind are more intelligent than this and need to focus on our intelligence as a whole. Those who seek to destroy life and liberty DO need to be dealt with, not tolerated. I think that this is the only time you will hear me say that intolerance of others has a place in the world...and that intolerance is terrorism and radicalness that seeks to destroy life on our planet. There may be those who do not agree with me...but that is how I feel.
Sorry this has been so long, my friends...brothers and sisters...but I felt it had to be expressed. Now we take hold of each other's hands and walk forward in peace for the future, and safety for all.
Unity and Peace...it can happen when humanity wants it to, but not until then.
Yes, our military will building back up again, and for now, in this era...I would have to support such growth and protection...until that OTHER day comes when we will live in peace with our brothers and sisters...in all ways.
Brightest of Blessings to all:
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