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Author: Grandfather Oak
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This is a new year and with it brings us closer to the day and hour of closure. I am not preaching gloom and doom.... only a change that we as humans must endure for the sake of Mother Earth. The Mother is sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way mankind has conducted themselves and in the lack of care she has received from us her children.
To what do I speak of? - Who the hell really knows!
How many of us of the Magickal community has witnessed and watched the many different changes happening around us each and every day? There is something of such magnitude on the horizon that will take us as a race to our knees. The sad part is.... it has to happen! Before things get lighter - it has to get far darker.
We, I'm not asking the public to run scared and hide their heads in the sand from something yet unseen but I am asking you as very intelligent human-beings to look, listen and beware of the happenings of today and be prepared for our tomorrow. I have spoke of this on many occasions and on many of them been called many things - good and bad so whatever may come from this posting will not surprise me.
Years ago I was called by the Lord and Lady to the path that I now walk. I did not understand at the time why they chose me out of so many of their more able children to do their bidding. Nearly eight years has passed and still at times I find myself spellbound to understand why they chose me. I was told in my dream to believe and all else would find a way to manifest itself. Those those with the greater knowledge would seek me out and offer me their wisdom, the skills to aid me in my quest to do the will of both the Lord and Lady.
So many upon the path worship only the one - either a Lord or the Lady alone... I believe you would not have one without the other. One is no more important than the other. Since coming back to my path eight years ago, I have studied many different topics from many different teachers and places. Both the names and the places will not be mention out of respect but I have indeed learned much. I have a purpose in this life and I hope each of you will join me in sharing that purpose, my life.
So what am I saying - we as a magickal community have our foot on the rung or two above that of the mundane world of life’s ladder. We have the knowledge rather we have ever used it or not on how or what it would take to survive without the modern help-aids which have made most if not all of us weak both physically and mentally. I believe it's past time to enact that knowledge and become one among many. To create that "Crystal Web" we have heard so much of in our studies.
Before we are discovered somewhere looking lost and scared or cold and forgotten, we need to with the wonderful aid of the world wide web unite in forming a Crystal Web and build upon the vast knowledge at hand on how to survive whatever is yet to come.
I am not speaking of creating another attempt at building another Utopia for none have ever actually worked. But take the past failure as well as their strengths and create an actual living breathing - working community where we govern ourselves as a people. I am not asking anyone to disobey the laws of the land but rather integrate those laws with some of our own.
So where and how does such a project get its start - with us, here on the web. We start planning on where this community would best have a chance to survive. I for one believe it needs to be somewhere among some mountain range deep and far from common man. A place where we are able to grow and raise what we eat. A good reliable water source both in and outside caves if possible - the rocks acting as a natural filter to cleanse the water. We need buildings built both outside and inside the caves. We will need to stock pile supplies within the caves... canned goods, water containers, weapons... so forth and so on.
We will need a place to archive our way of living - past, present so in the future there will be recorded knowledge for our youth.
What will it take - money and lots of it! Will power. Those with the vision, foresight to look ahead and be able to plan for our tomorrows. Teachers, skilled men, women and children of all ages. This is not to be the work of a small certain group but by all - the rich, middle class and the poor all have or should be equal and have a say in their future.
Where and when to start - now would be good, yesterday would have been even better but - lets start today/tonight in creating our tomorrow... together. Who is with me and who is willing to step from their comfort zone to enact what must be done?
I am not asking anyone to quit his or her day/night jobs nor am I asking you to take away from your household. I do ask that each of us sacrifice just a bit of ourselves and of our resources each and every week/month or whenever humanly possible. In the final stages some or most will have to decide to move to where ever the community will actually exist. At that time most of us will be up rooted from what we now know to move forward.
With great love, respect and blessings I now leave you these thoughts... Inside or outside the Crystal Web we of the magickal community are as family and as a family we should care for one another’s well being.
Copyright: January 19, 2009
Location: Clayton, Georgia
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