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SEEKERS OF THE OLD WAYS

Location: LA PINE, OR
Members: 25
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2017

Code of Ethics
Drafted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

As Seekers of the Old Ways, we follow the Paths of the Ancient Spirits, walking in the footprints of the wise, who have trod this path before us. As we follow in their past footprints and high ideals, so too in the future will they follow in ours. We gather together as a unified and extended family, to promote and instill : Respect, Loyalty, Dignity, and willingness to uphold duty to coven and craft. We do this to preserve our legacy:
HARM NONE, DO AS YOU WILL.

Seekers of the Old Ways Coven, does not promote, permit, or condone any behaviors or actions of a sexist, racist, derogatory, or judgemental nature.

Furthermore, we do not allow or need any judgements against fellow coveners concerning their crimes, convictions, or issues with the State.

We promote a positive and healing atmosphere, in which to grow spiritually and mentally, to study and learn, and commune with fellow pagans and the Divine.

To this end, we encourage and foster “Perfect love and perfect trust, beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverance.”

We abhor and most definitely will not tolerate, fascism in any form, supremacy for any reason, and oppression or hatred in any form for any reason.

If you feel you cannot adhere to any of the above stated Code of Ethics, we highly encourage you to seek you path elsewhere. We come together before the Divine as their hidden children. We meet in sacred space as equals and honor all in their own unique diversity.

LOVE IS THE LAW, and HONOR IS THE BOND!

SO MOTE IT BE!

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Wiccan

Started by Furaina Lynn Reynolds Feb 18, 2011. 0 Replies

Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar,…Continue

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Comment by Jamie Okulam (Amethyst CrowMoon) on February 27, 2014 at 9:24pm

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I know we may be in different cities but I believer in networking with our community, locally and all over the world.

I am spending the day telling our community about PaganFaire2014. It’s going to be a great event. Starting at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, there will be Hawaiian food from Ohana’s; a all day talent stage (belly dancers, Celtic music, etc.); Pagan/Wiccan artisans, and a wonderful Spring Equinox Ritual at the end of the day, 7:00 pm.

 

“Diana’s Silver Daughter: Aradia in the 21st. Century!”

 

If you are in the Portland Oregon area (or you know someone who will be) come to PaganFaire2014 and connect, or reconnect, with your community. This is a wonderful way to show support and practice our spirituality.

 

The more we go to these fairs and buy from our folks, the more we can avoid being or supporting the corporate world!

 

www.Paganfaire.org  

 

If you would like to vend at the fair:  paganfaire2014@marblestream.com 

 

Please help spread the word about PaganFaire2014! No matter where you live, post this and share it with everyone.

 

Blessed be, Jamie Okulam 

 

PS When you visit the fair, come up and introduce yourself to me so I can say Hi!

 

 

Comment by Furaina Lynn Reynolds on February 23, 2011 at 5:57pm

SEEKER
BY: SWORDBREAKER

Searching for reason to the Mysteries of life,
I am a Seeker

I walk where the Ancients walked
I live where the Ancestors lived
I study where many before studied
I learn what I can,
For I am a Seeker

I dance among forests and glide upon plains
I swim through waters and soar above clouds
For I am not my body,
I am a Seeker

There are no requirements
no prerequisites but this,
Seek the Truth in all ways
In all things, Seek the Truth

My journey never ends
My knowledge never complete
For I am a ....
Seeker of the Old Ways

Comment by witchescove on April 8, 2010 at 6:53pm
can anyone tell me some intresting myths that still carry on and still work till this day, please let me know, many blessing Andrea (witchescove)

Comment by Greywolf on March 7, 2010 at 1:55pm
The New Pagans

For many, Paganism conjures mysterious, primitive, and anti-Christian images. But at an introductory pagan course in Seattle, it fits into the 21st century lifestyle of more and more Americans.
http://cosmicacres.com/ A Magical Community of Knowledge
Pagan chanting sounds like something from an ancient, exotic ritual, perhaps for sacrificing an animal, a virgin, or the like. Actually, it is "Ceremonial Magick," intoned in Greek by a young, bearded man with his long, dark hair tied back. "Hello, I'm Robert," he said, "and I'm a former pastor of Our Lady Of The Earth And Sky here in Seattle, and we're teaching a class today called Skiing the Magical Bunny Slopes, which is an introductory course on Magick, Wicca and Neo-Paganism.

In the small, carpeted basement of a New Age bookstore, Robert and two female instructors are circled by a dozen young Seattlites, mostly white women, who are curious to learn about becoming Pagans.

Paganism refers to the ancient religions of indigenous Peoples, from Indian Shamanism to Celtic Druidry, in which multiple gods personify nature. Pagans believe that human life closely connects with the environment, and they emulate natural cycles through rituals of chants, dances, and symbols of nature.

Twenty-year-old Pleni Speenya is one of the few male students in the paganism class. His path to Paganism began like many of his classmates' he doubted the Christian faith in which he was raised, and so began exploring other religions for answers.

The answers came to him in a late-night discussion with a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, and a Pagan. "I was listening to their different conversations and stuff," he said, "and I noticed that the Pagan tended to touch upon a lot of the things that I found disagreeable with Christianity, and he started to put answers to it that I agreed with, answers that I was like, yeah, you know, I mean, I previously believed these things, but I wouldn't say that because it was against Christianity and I was supposed to be a good Christian and so of course I'd have to hush-hush about that kind of stuff, you know. Everything just started fitting into place, and it was like I found something I had been looking for this whole time."

Pleni Speenya and his classmates find something in Paganism that they haven't been able to get from their parents' churches. But the religions they're shying away from actually share roots in the faith they now seek.

Ted Fortier is an anthropology professor at Seattle University. He said, "Mainstream religions are built on pagan concepts - the estrus cycle, the Easter cycle itself, the renewal of the earth, the ideal of what dies rises again to new life and that humans have some kind of agency in this. The pagan roots, the earth roots, are very ripe and important in contemporary Christianity and contemporary Buddhism, all the great religions."

Paganism and mainstream religions have other things in common, including denominations. One such pagan denomination is called Wicca. Professor said, "It's a very simplified paganism. Wiccans usually are associated with gardeners, and it certainly has a lot to do with environmental consciousness and raising the role of women up in the world as well. Wiccan religion looks at the goddess as being the important deity."

Saying something like "Goddess bless" may sound peculiar at first. But in Wicca and Paganism in general, female as well as male deities are revered. Some men may find this aspect uninviting, but Pagan church organizers, such as Libya Vogt, promote their faith to men and women equally. She said, "I think it does attract men. I think it attracts men who are comfortable in their masculinity. I think that traditionally a lot of Western religions have been very male-focused. Maybe something that our faith allows is, it encourages a connection with the feminine."

It is difficult to determine how many Pagans there are in the United States. Many keep this religious association private to avoid prejudice. People often assume Pagans are evil and dangerous, associating them with secret societies and Satanism. But Professor Fortier says Pagans are ordinary people. He said, "It could be the grocer, it could be the banker. They come from all walks of life. I know many practicing Catholics, for instance, and other denominations who regularly celebrate the phases of the moon in Wiccan ceremonies or Pagan-type ceremonies."

The class ends with a benediction, and the dozen students have taken a step closer to becoming pagans. As one of the world's oldest and fastest growing religions, Paganism, it seems, still speaks to those searching for something to believe in.

Greywolf


http://www.cosmicacres.com/
Comment by Greywolf on February 22, 2010 at 6:05pm
Ahhhh Storm Wytch, you are sweet,,, and tuned in. Blessinsg
Comment by Greywolf on February 22, 2010 at 1:39pm
That is not unusual Jean.... The energy (Magic) is everywhere and in everything. Science indicates this energy. We need to learn how to use it,, but to relax at times as well.
Comment by Greywolf on February 20, 2010 at 3:24pm
I agree Storm Wytch.
Are you familiar with the lore of the Strega?
Blessings
Comment by Pippen on February 20, 2010 at 2:40pm
Merry Meet! I wanted to send some good energy your way. I hope to learn from others here and become an active member. Bright Blessings!!
 

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