Hiya, I've been trying to research a Thelemic ritual (The Star Ruby?) that apparently involves the "sign of Hoor-paar-Kraat". Just a matter of curiosity than any real desire/need to perform the…Continue
I'm a pantheist-agnostic stoner from the South-West of England, who loves his fantasy, mythology and history, and enjoys writing (and listening to) music. In my spare time; I paint, sketch, play, listen, write, read, watch and learn. I'm very keen to learn anything esoteric, spiritual and paranormal. I come from a complicated but loving family, half of which have Celtic origins, and the other I believe have Germanic Viking ancestry (but I only know that by my mother's maiden-name, and know nothing about its history). This, I think, leaves in me an interest in Celtic mythology, and ancient history (amongst many other interests including Norse/Germanic Viking, Ancient Greek, Roman, African, Egyptian, Native American, Aboriginal, Oriental, etc.). I come from a family of mostly atheists, but went to a Christian primary school, which kinda left me with an open-mind for spirituality but a well-needed scepticism ("My mind ain't so open, that anything can crawl right in." lyrics by Magazine).
I suppose I'm like a religious elastic-band ball, made up of strands of religious ideas and philosophies from all the people I know and respect.... and I bounce! I had an ex-girlfriend who practised some Wiccan craft, and I was very interested in the culture and rituals surrounding it; my sister used to collect books on Witchcraft and other various esoterica, and has dabbled in a bit; my brother took a brief but passionate interest in both Buddhism and Taosim, and practiced Tai Chi, Wing Chun and Tae Kwon Do; my mother's best friend is a Hari Krishna; I had a close-friend for many years who was a Rastafarian; and enjoy researching many cultures and beliefs of the world.
I also have a passion for blades, ancient arms and armour, collecting swords, daggers, knives, axes, maces, etc. but I absolutely loath modern weaponry and warfare (and anything else that causes unnecessary pain and suffering).
I've rambled enough now, but I will look forward to talking to anyone here! Thanks!
''The Enchanter's Endgame'' by David Eddings (artwork: Geoff Taylor)
All manner of fantasy books including works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carrol, C.S. Lewis, Hans Christian Anderson, The Grimm Brothers, Rudyard Kipling, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, Terry Brooks, David & Leigh Eddings, Philip Pullman, Christopher Paolini, Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone, etc.
A lot of Non-Fiction: History/ Mythology & Religion/ Herbology/, Nature/ Paranormal & Esoteria/ Biographical/ Autobiographical/ True Crime/ etc.
Beliefs / Practices
Occultist, Spiritual but not Religious, Pagan, Witch, Wiccan, Satanist, Mystic, Shaman, Christian, Other Spirituality, Native American Spirituality, Heathen, Warlock, Druid
Writing music/ listening to music. Socialising. Creative writing. Drawing. Learning about mythology, legends, magic(k), folklore, etc. Herbal medicines, ancient history, arms and armour. Fantasy films, games and books. Games Workshop (modelling and painting).
Magic: The Gathering
Warhammer (Games Workshop)
I wouldn't say 'heroes' but I have been inspired by individuals such as Sir David Attenborough, Ray Mears, Che Guevara, Dimebag Darrell, Richard D. James, J.R.R. Tolkien, Steven Erikson, Bill Bailey, Jim Carrey, H.R. Geiger, Geoff Taylor and many, many more (not to mention the almost needless-to-say: my dear family and friends! ; ) ... )
How did you find PaganSpace?
Word of mouth. My friends at the now inactive "Merry Moot" forum.