Articles/Essays From Pagans
March 9th. 2014 ...
Healing the Witch Within
Discovering Wicca as a Young Child
March Pisces Energy: Pre-natal Memories and Standing Upright
March 2nd. 2014 ...
Lessons of Ostara: Six Ways to Move Forward
The Wiccan Priest - The Misunderstood Role
Which is Which? Am I a Warlock or a Witch?
The Secret Teaching: Selected Aspects
February 23rd. 2014 ...
Wicca or Traditional Witchcraft: Some Differences
Everything is Not Under Your Control: Making Sense of the Senseless
The Wonders and Gifts of Paganism and Community
What Makes Us What We Are
February 16th. 2014 ...
Death, Grief, and Psychopomp Work in Shamanic Healing
The Stones of Fear: Anxiety Relief
Spiritual Traveler: Form To Essence
Alternative Medicine – What Is It?
February 9th. 2014 ...
Words of Power!
The Allure of Glamour in the Apocolypse
Lunar Insight Planetary Preponderances: Year of the Horse, Imbolc and Mercury Grazings
February 2nd. 2014 ...
The Magick of Jewelry and Metals
Building a Magick Mirror
The Golden Bough: a Study Guide (Part 2)
January 26th. 2014 ...
Love of Self: The Hardest Thing To Do
The Golden Bough as a Seminal Work in the Neo Pagan Movement (Part 1)
13 Keys: The Mercy of Chesed
Lightworking In The Screen Age: Staying Connected
January 19th. 2014 ...
Open Letter to the Goddess
A Southern Girl's Guide to Hospitality
Social Conventions and the Pagan World
January 12th. 2014 ...
Never Once Was There a An Athame Near My Chalice: My Very Sheltered Occultist Upbringing
One Wiccan's Journey Through Depression
January 5th. 2014 ...
Religion vs Practice: Defining Witchcraft in a Modern Age
Traditional Apprenticeships: Training in the Modern Pagan Abbey
2014's Magickal Magnificent Manifestations!
Lunar Insight Moon Musings, Planetary Preponderances: Wise and Wild
December 29th. 2013 ...
My Top Ten Favorite Cauldrons (Part 3)
13 Keys: The Might of Geburah
Beyond The Season of Greed
December 22nd. 2013 ...
My Top Ten Favorite Cauldrons (Part 2)
December 15th. 2013 ...
The Hex Murder of 1928
My Top Ten Favorite Cauldrons (Part 1)
Lady of the Forest Mist (A Story of the Woods)
Lunar Insight Moon Musings: Hunting, Fires and Parting Shots
December 8th. 2013 ...
Help and Thoughts for Pagans New to the Journey
Using Your Wand in Reverse
Leaving a Group - Part 2: Leaving, Healing and Moving Forward
The Cry of the Soul
December 1st. 2013 ...
The Tarot as a Tool for Raising Consciousness
A Pragmatic Look at Neo Paganism
Leaving a Pagan Group – Part 1: To Leave or to Stay?
November 24th. 2013 ...
The Pagan and the Papacy
The Groovy Aquarian Christ: Jesus From a Pagan Perspective
November 17th. 2013 ...
For Love of the God
Which Witch? Philosophical and Psychological Roots of Wicca
A Threat to Religious Liberties?
November 10th. 2013 ...
Where did Aleister Crowley’s Influence on Wicca Go?
Thoughts on the Threefold Law/Law of Return
The Celtic Tree Calendar
Nine Creeds: A Statement and Explanation of My Beliefs
November 3rd. 2013 ...
The Mundane/Spiritual Mirror: What Does it Say About Your Life?
October 27th. 2013 ...
Thoughts On a Miley-Cyrus/ Robin-Thicke Society
On Being Wiccan: Some Unsolicited Advice
Pagan Religious Communities in your Area: Connecting With and Creating Them
Banishing, Invocation and the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram
October 20th. 2013 ...
Bottle Spells and Magick in Hoodoo Tradition
Weather Magick: Who is Responsible for the Weather?
Broom Closet: In or Out?
On Coven and Claws
October 13th. 2013 ...
Destroying to Create: A Lesson from the Dead
Consume the Scorpion- Scorpion Energy Revisited
October 6th. 2013 ...
UPG and U: A Breakdown and Building Up of Unverified and Unsubstantiated Personal Gnosis
Answering The Call from Spirit
Coping with the Loss of a Familiar
The Five-way Road: A Pagan Pilgrimage, Part 2 (The South)
September 29th. 2013 ...
Six Reasons Why Covens are Here to Stay
Priestessing and Titles: What's the Point?
Truth or Convenience? Questioning Motives for Spiritual Advancement
Speaking Up: The Conflict Between the Spiritualist and Our Human Experience
September 22nd. 2013 ...
Death of a Friendship within the Craft
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Moon Musings, Planetary Preponderances and Red Lipped Bat Fish
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“The Moist One"...is the artist formerly known as Neptune by us sink-or-float human types. To immerse into the element of water suggests the spiritual, emotional, blissful but perhaps life threatening surrender, escapist, delusional and/or healing dreams and unbounded territories of the deepest oceans. However, in these times, we think we (know) more about water. Any and all kinds of water, science has studied and reported back with the results…we use it for everything and struggle to garner enormous supplies of it to survive.
We may have a difficult time imagining ourselves lost in or on the water like our early sea going ancestors, even though we can still get caught in a sudden storm while out at sea or even on a small pond, lake or river. I've nearly lost several close friends as recently as the last 20 years. But we think we know our way around the oceans and even the molecular properties of water.
With so much “knowledge” about water, it is still “invisible” to us… unless we look at the containers we put water in…plastic bottles, stainless steel canisters, plumbing, faucets, hoses, car radiators and car washes, saline drips, endless types of drinks, fountains, storage tanks, drinking straws...as well as what we use water for…I heard this week that it takes 700 gallons of water to make just one tee shirt.
We have nearly succeeded in the domination of water, we rarely get lost at sea, no longer overwhelmed by the power and imaged endlessness – only a click on the GPS and you know exactly where you are. We can always be found, never to be lost again.
We humans might consider our role as containers of water too. One giant community of food tubes and water sacks, gestating babies (in water sacks) , walking or running around, driving cars, throwing Frisbees for dogs, building houses, singing songs, seeking sustainability and so on and so forth. Perhaps recognizing ourselves in this type of weird description can help us to be more resonate and aware of ourselves as aligned within the properties of water - more flowing, more adaptable, more capable of seeking out our own absolute level like water always does…which water only does because of the depth of the water itself. It can sense itself as a unit.
We get to borrow some water for a time. It fuels us but at the same time actually creates our bodies. What will we do with it? How do we remember the importance of the water we carry - one of the basic elements of life? How can we regain our awareness of this element on a daily basis? ... perhaps to no longer seek a solution but to be the solution. We are the water. We are standing upright in water and we are taking the water with us. The water is using us; we are one with the water. Resistance is futile.
Somehow I came across pictures of the Red Lipped Bat Fish this week. In the dark phase of the moon, while composing this article, it's often the case where creatures, individuals from history or current times, characters from myth, legend, dreams and movies are known to dance across my cerebral cortex. They just sort of appear there, hovering like the cliché devil on one shoulder/ angel on the other shoulder. So as with anyone who drops by for a visit, I'll stop and see what's going on with them, and listen to what they bothered to come over to say to me.
This creature is a unique friend that lives on the Pacific Ocean floor at about 30 meters, off the coast of the infamous Galapagos Islands. I believe it was discovered around in 1958. It has fins that are more like legs, with red lips like something out of a Turner colorized movie from the 40’s and a protruding nose that has some type of signal device on it, luring in prey. It even appears to have human looking whiskers. Aside from the remarkable appearance, the fact that it “walks” with leg-like appendages on the ocean floor gives it a sort of parallel world experience to our own experience on the surface of the ground. Our own feet (body part correlating with Pisces) are considered to be the location of all of our nerve endings, a holding bay for emotions, intuition and perhaps even our subconscious memory.
While studying this creature on the internet, and contemplating having feet myself, I remember two personal experiences about feet…a massage friend accidentally or perhaps purposefully touching my foot in one secret spot and I burst into tears…finding myself in a completely emotional state with no conscious knowledge of what the true source was – something buried deep within my psyche, past experiences or even perhaps past lives. I also had another interesting experience when a friend studying stones and crystals applied various ones to the soles of my feet, and I experienced patterns running through my body matching the stone's patterns even though I had no academic knowledge of them, and one stone in particular stimulating a kind of recapitulation process for me, where I experienced a sensation of shape shifting energy that started with a fishlike shape and changed slowly through embryonic forms. Wild? Not really, just water amplifying and supporting.
Carry water in wisdom and spirit; honor the properties of fluidity.
Bright Blessings, Mary Anna
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