Starting Over

I’m always starting over with this blogging thing. Long story short, things have been deleted, some things have been privatized. I managed to rematerialize a lost photo digitally. So all the pics are good, a lot of links are broken. Sorry! If something needs credit or you want it removed click the contact me link at the top and will rectify the situation.

To Blog or Not to Blog

I have been very absent from the blogging world for the last few years.  First I discovered Covenspace (may it rest in pieces) and then moved on to other Pagan-themed social networks and now I am just at Facebook (and Twitter, and Tumblr, and Flickr, and YouTube).  Blogging for me became redundant.  I was posting and cross-posting and then I just.. stopped.

So now I have revived my blog, combining different blogs into this one and went through and deleted a HUGE amount of posts.  At this point I am still private with no immediate plans for public reintegration, but who knows what I will do in the future.  I feel pretty “meh” about the whole thing.  At least for now.

This post is a re-introduction of sorts.  It is here for you, the reader, so that you can understand my blogging background (and my spotty archives, 2002-2006 were apparently very irrelevant) and to let you know that below this post it gets pretty random.

Read on if you dare, because from now on, here be dragons.

Cosmic Void

Welcome to the cosmic void, a place of universal emptiness. It is the primordial void of space and time before the universe began and it is the ancient cauldron-womb of soul and spirit before the perceived separation. It is the still point of Being that is neither a beginning nor an ending, but is both at once. It is our woven red thread of Old Fate; the All that is, that was, and that will be. The quintessential spiral of life that is both physical and spiritual and it exists in a journey of perfect dynamic balance.

The cosmic void.  A place of universal emptiness.  Why did I give my website this name?  Honestly I don’t know.

I started using it back in the early part of 2000.  I was trying to think of a name for a little freebie website I had for my  homepage, that contained news, bookmarks, and other info I used daily online.  This was back before places like Google or Yahoo offered customized homepages.  Then name literally just popped into my head, and I liked it.  I had created other websites with different names, but this was different, it felt right.  Little did I know then what it would turn into in terms of my website and in terms of my path in life.

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Gigantic Pagan Quiz

How did you discover Paganism?
I don’t really know. I just had an interest in the Occult at a young age and it progressed into this.

How long have you been a practicing Pagan?
For the last twelve years.

Do you have a magical name?
No not anymore.

What is the meaning behind your magical name?

What is your path or tradition?
I am an animist, a polytheist, and a Witch.

What is your favorite part of your path?
The silent knowing that comes from grasping the infinite web of magic in all of life.

Is your path a religion, a spiritual system, or something else?
It is a way of life.

Are you solitary or a group practitioner?
I meet up with some locals mainly to socialize, but I am mostly a solitary practitioner. I will occasionally work with others, but I generally find it counter-intuitive to my regular praxis.

Were you self-taught or trained?
Self-taught through ancestral awareness, experience, and research.

Are you out of the broom closet?
Some of my family know, my close friends know, and I don’t feel that any one else needs to know. I have always believed that a person’s religion/spirituality/beliefs are personal. I feel no need to broadcast these things about myself in most situations. However, I do not deny what I am.

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Pagan Resources

The Witches’ Voice – The Witches’ Voice is a proactive educational network providing news, information services, and resources for and about Pagans, Heathens, Witches and Wiccans.

Wicca for the Rest of Us – All the basic resources needed for a beginner along with some sage words of advice. Doesn’t hold back about the negative people in the community and will tell you what authors to not waste your time or money on. The best place to get straight information without bullshit, but be prepared for the Pagan drama.

Internet Sacred Text Archive – The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.

CELT – An online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts. It is showcasing Ireland’s heritage, and providing material for the greatest possible range of readers, researchers, academic scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The texts can be searched, read on-screen, downloaded for later use, or printed out.

The Celtic Literature Collective – This is an attempt to collect as many possible early and medieval texts produced in the “Celtic” countries, or on Celtic themes (hence the inclusion of Continental Arthurian works). Some works are actually links off-site; others are provided here at the CLC.

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama – Part of Luminarium, an online encyclopedia, an extensive collection of Irish literature. Links to outside sources.

Germanic Mythology – A large collection of resources for Germanic mythology, history, and folklore. Anything and everything you could ever want or need to know about the Germanic culture.

Project Gutenberg – Another amazing source for free eBooks. Poking around various “bookshelves” like religion, psychology and philosophy, uncovers many free resources.

Encyclopedia Mythica – Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between.

The Witches Sabbats – This informative guide discusses the history, myths, customs, lore, and traditions associated with the eight Pagan holidays. More than merely a listing of events for each holiday, this examination explains the origins and symbolism of the Sabbats and why they are celebrated. The literary quality of the essays, coupled with the comprehensive knowledge of folklore, has made this an essential text.

Aeclectic Tarot – Aeclectic Tarot lists over 1000 rated and reviewed Tarot & Oracle decks, so you can see sample images of the art and read in-depth reviews before buying your own Tarot cards. – The contents of this site is truly the equivalent of several free astrology and numerology textbooks online. We hope to show you that astrology and numerology can be easy and fun. Write your own horoscope or numerology reading! The tools are certainly here. The site is provided for your personal use to gain insight into some of the elementary and essential elements of astrology, the horoscope, and numerology.

Astrodienst – The international website for Astrology. Get your Personal Daily Horoscope and a wide selection of free horoscopes!

What Kind Of Pagan Are You?

You Scored as Celtic Pantheonic Pagan
Your answers leaned very close to that of the Celtic Pantheon. Very popular now among pagans, the Celtic Gods seem to draw those who are sensitive and insightful, but also very passionate about their beliefs. Many Pagan Holidays are named for this pantheon and here is where you’ll find many stories on Horned God, Green Man, and Druids. You likely either have been or want to visit Stonehenge one day. Many Arthurian legends include references to the Celtic faith, as well.
Celtic Pantheonic Pagan
Shamanic Pagan
Zoroastrian Pagan
Kabbalistic Pagan
Sumerian, Babylonian, and Mesopotamian Pagans
Roman Pantheonic Pagan
Ecclectic Pagan
Norse Pantheonic Pagan (Asatru)
Eastern Pagan
Greek Pantheonic Pagan
Catholic Pagan
Egyptian Pantheonic Pagan

What Kind Of Pagan Are You?

iPersonic Types

Dreamy Idealist the dreamy idealist

Dreamy Idealists are very cautious and therefore often appear shy and reserved to others. They share their rich emotional life and their passionate convictions with very few people. But one would be very much mistaken to judge them to be cool and reserved. They have a pronounced inner system of values and clear, honourable principles for which they are willing to sacrifice a great deal. Joan of Arc or Sir Galahad would have been good examples of this personality type. Dreamy Idealists are always at great pains to improve the world. They can be very considerate towards others and do a lot to support them and stand up for them. They are interested in their fellow beings, attentive and generous towards them. Once their enthusiasm for an issue or person is aroused, they can become tireless fighters.

For Dreamy Idealists, practical things are not really so important. They only busy themselves with mundane everyday demands when absolutely necessary. They tend to live according to the motto “the genius controls the chaos” – which is normally the case so that they often have a very successful academic career. They are less interested in details; they prefer to look at something as a whole. This means that they still have a good overview even when things start to become hectic. However, as a result, it can occasionally happen that Dreamy Idealists overlook something important. As they are very peace-loving, they tend not to openly show their dissatisfaction or annoyance but to bottle it up. Assertiveness is not one of their strong points; they hate conflicts and competition. Dreamy Idealists prefer to motivate others with their amicable and enthusiastic nature. Whoever has them as superior will never have to complain about not being given enough praise.

As at work, Dreamy Idealists are helpful and loyal friends and partners, persons of integrity. Obligations are absolutely sacred to them. The feelings of others are important to them and they love making other people happy. They are satisfied with just a small circle of friends; their need for social contact is not very marked as they also need a lot of time to themselves. Superfluous small talk is not their thing. If one wishes to be friends with them or have a relationship with them, one would have to share their world of thought and be willing to participate in profound discussions. If you manage that you will be rewarded with an exceptionally intensive, rich partnership. Due to their high demands on themselves and others, this personality type tends however to sometimes overload the relationship with romantic and idealistic ideas to such an extent that the partner feels overtaxed or inferior. Dreamy Idealists do not fall in love head over heels but when they do fall in love they want this to be a great, eternal love.

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