Classes of magic:
Black or Unholy Magic: Drawn from Mazoku and their subordinates, often times offensive and destructive in nature.
White or Holy Magic: Drawn from the gods and their subordinates, usually more defensive.
Shamanistic: Magic drawn from nature, nature spirits, or spirits.
Fusion magic: Magic that is fused from…Continue
Let us see if you can handle what you dish out Sat. I'm the creator of the group, when I re-post this on my blog I will NOT moderate comments. I am not offended by what…Continue
I am not here to cater to anyone's fanciable romantic delusions about ancient pagan anything. I feel the need to say this. My gods are bloody and violent. My favorite Aztec goddess has a skeletal head and doesn't take kindly to the male gender. She rules over these "star demons" the Tzitzimime who were said to devour people at solar eclipses.
My main god, Tlaloc, demanded child sacrifice in order to appease himself. My gods love sacrifice whether it be human or animal.They…Continue
I'm putting this up to say if that's the best you can come up with to attack my character you're weaker than I thought.
That's the dumbest argument I've ever seen. Vegeta (my current avatar) is from a "cartoon" that has sex and violence in it. So badly so, that its heavily edited for TV. Your logic makes no damn since. If this were a job interview, yeah it would. This is MY personal life. Its supposed to be casual.
Also, adults make both video games and…Continue
Someone who is a reconstructionist and will go unnamed and I argued about religion and evolution of it with human beings. This person will not be named. Essentially a post was made about syncretic forms of practice that mix pagan elements and Christianity. It was said by this person something like: "I don't see why brujeria, santeria, and vodun need to continue practice since they are not slaves anymore."
(Said person was against mixing Christianity with…Continue
(As Pavlor puts it.) Are you pagan enough say sacrifice is not wrong? Or may not be wrong?
So far in this has come to my attention. This is stupid. The person making this assumption that Aztec priests are "serial killers" and that human sacrifice is wrong is annoying.
But it is…Continue
Maybe you've heard about Carlos, maybe you haven't. He basically popularized the concept of a nagual, a concept already deeply rooted in Mexico from the word nahualli.
He published a series of books about his training in sorcery with a Yaqui Indian name Don Juan. He was a "shaman" and a "Toltec" which is laughable. These books have been debunked by anthropology. Despite this its still published as nonfiction. His books are so popular that many writers such as George Lucas…Continue
It's not a term I use often but it is a term I have been called recently and I've seen a few people use it. I've been trying to figure out why we would have this term. For the more New Age people I'd just say "white lighters" and though some of them have funny beliefs, they seem to be ok people. Like I said some of their beliefs I disagree with and I will not cater to their Romantic fantasies, but they're usually pretty harmless.
I don't respect the people who don't think for…Continue
I take a more Jewish view of demons. That mankind has dominion over them. I also tend to view them like another species of animal, much as humans are. That being said I include some so called "evil spirits" under my idea of demons, but for the most part consider them not spirits other than the fact that they have a spirit and are invisible. I tend to believe they're more akin to "monsters" in terms of aesthetics, containing parts from creatures of this world and not. This is why I see them…Continue
I am not saying I don't believe in these things, I am saying from my observations many people have unrealistic expectations of how magic works or gods.
One of the biggest logical fallacies is expecting magic to give you unlikely results, impossible results, or instant results or all three. Magic is working with natural energies to expand your will to obtain a specific goal. But for example if you're doing magic to make your eyes turn physically another color…Continue
The thread was deleted because the author, Ravyne Sidhe cannot handle someone disagreeing. But I have my reply. The reason I am posting this is for the lulz and showing you cannot delete everything no matter how hard you try. For everyone who knows me, this conversation is simply hilarious. For the first time in my life, all my years hanging out with pagans, because I told her that her opinions are not facts she called me a fluffy bunny. I am showing this so everyone can see…Continue
Before I continue posting I want to make note I sound 100x more intimidating, rude, & aggressive online, even when I post politely, because you can't hear or see me. I know I sound like a total shrew. The reality is I am much more pleasant than my online words make.
I have been told about how bad online I sound and appear compared to telephone/sound. I did a podcast (unrelated to paganism) and people couldn't believe how pleasant I was sounding. They realized that the…Continue
Do you think you are "Indian at heart" or were an Indian in a past life? Do you admire native ways and want to incorporate them into your life and do your own version of a sweat lodge or a vision quest? Have you seen ads, books, and websites that offer to train you to be come a shaman in an easy number of steps, a few days on the weekend, or for a fee?
Have you really thought this all the way through? Have you thought about how native…Continue
Added by Lilitu Wind on May 10, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments
Constantly I see people talk about how much paganism is better than Christianity, treating it as comparable to the term Christianity. Both terms, imo, are umbrella terms for a variety of beliefs. Its really hard to adequately compare the two. They're both complex. Paganism is not a religion at all. Whereas Christianity can be, I guess paganism could be. But most of the time…Continue
My new project is this forum. Venus Machina [Latin for Venus Machine] is a community I hope to make active based around technopaganism.
Technopaganism is very new in terms of subcultures. It isn't just for pagans who use tech but pagans that see spirituality in some form in technology. It includes using tech in rituals and believing that computers and other tech have spirits. [a form of…Continue
Added by Lilitu Wind on April 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
I am making this blog to take what is called the negative facets of human existence to some. I see some pagans who do not condone "harmful" acts [such as rape, murder etc.] and go so far to hate everything harmful. Yet fall into the same emotional trappings that cause these behaviors.
Let me state;
Everyone will die.
I don't care how much you want to try and sweep it under the rug. Death is merely a matter of time in…Continue