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heathen / madness / schizophrenia / sorcery

An exploration of mental illness in correlation to heathenry, sorcery and mysticism.

    Generally speaking, “mental illness” is a social artifact. What is adaptive or maladaptive “mentally” is based on the basic assumptions of a society. So, this extends far beyond any worldview we’d like to describe as, or locate as, “heathen”, and speaks to the heart of any society. In a lot of primal societies, things … Continue reading

folklore / nursery rhyme / Pendle Hill / witchcraft

The Daughter of Bel-Trabol:A Theory about a Curious Nursery Rhyme, and its Relationship to Historical Witchcraft in Lancashire

    Copyright 2006 by Susan Treadway, M.A. Used with permission     * * *   “Ugly Lull Grinlee Came of a witch’s belly A lame gal born of sin   Ugly Lull Grinlee Smil’d all crookedly Quite a simpleton   Ugly Lull Grinlee Always quite lonely Never had a friend   Ugly Lull … Continue reading

Alexandrian / Gardnerian / wicca / witchcraft

The difference between Alexandrian and Gardnerian traditions.

As much as being widely agreed that there are only few differences between Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions, personal observation has led me to the conclusion that while differences appear to be only subtle on an external level, they are much more profoundly demarcated on the inner. An example that immediately comes to mind concerns how … Continue reading

Chiron / Neptune / Uncategorized

Still looking for more information on Neptune Aquarius conjunct Chiron Pisces

Global Spiritual Astrology – Neptune Conjunct Chiron in Aquarius Opposition TransPluto a.k.a. Percephone or Divine Mother Pt. 2 by Robert Wilkinson In part 1 we discussed Chiron conjuncting Neptune in late Aquarius, a zone symbolizing the “Cusp of the Aquarian Age.” Today we factor in these planets’ oppositions to TransPluto, or Divine Mother, at the end of … Continue reading

Uncategorized

All that I could find on the one every 400 years Chiron Pisces conjunct Neptune Aquarius

Global Spiritual Astrology – Neptune Conjunct Chiron in Aquarius Opposition TransPluto a.k.a. Percephone or Divine Mother Pt. 1 by Robert Wilkinson For quite a few months we’ve had Chiron conjunct Neptune in late Aquarius. However, of perhaps greater significance is that both have been opposition TransPluto (a.k.a. Percephone, or Parvati, or Divine Mother) and thus we’ve been experiencing … Continue reading

abuse of power / Alexandrian

“Art thou willing to suffer to learn?” and ritual scourging in the Alexandrian Craft: when it is common practice and when it’s abuse.

Among the things I was frequently reminded of, while at my former coven, was that we had taken oath we were willing to suffer in order to learn. This question is standard procedure in an Alexandrian (and Gardnerian) initiations. Initiation catalyses a radical metaphysical process of changes in a person, often unexpected and suffered through circumstances … Continue reading