History[ edit ] In its best known form as the “eight words” couplet, the Rede was first publicly recorded in a speech by Doreen Valiente. This instinct they name their honor”. Each line contained a rhymed couplet laid out as a single line, the last line being the familiar “short rede” couplet beginning “Eight words This poem was shortly followed by another, slightly different, version, entitled the “Rede Of The Wiccae”, which was published in Green Egg magazine by Lady Gwen Thompson. She ascribed it to her grandmother Adriana Porter , and claimed that the earlier published text was distorted from “its original form”. The poem has since been very widely circulated and has appeared in other versions and layouts, with additional or variant passages. It is commonly known as the “Long Rede”.
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Wiccan views of divinity Altar statues of the Horned God and Mother Goddess crafted by Bel Bucca and owned by the “Mother of Wicca”, Doreen Valiente Theological views within Wicca are diverse, and the religion encompasses theists , atheists , and agnostics , with some viewing the religion’s deities as entities with a literal existence and others viewing them as Jungian archetypes or symbols. Briefly, it may be explained that the personification of a particular type of cosmic power in the form of a God or Goddess, carried out by believers and worshippers over many centuries, builds that God-form or Magical Image into a potent reality on the Inner Planes, and makes it a means by which that type of cosmic power may be contacted.
Gerald Gardner  Gardner stated that beyond Wicca’s two deities was the “Supreme Deity” or ” Prime Mover “, an entity that was too complex for humans to understand. Some accept the view espoused by the occultist Dion Fortune that “all gods are one god, and all goddesses are one goddess” — that is that the gods and goddesses of all cultures are, respectively, aspects of one supernal God and Goddess.
A more strictly polytheistic approach holds the various goddesses and gods to be separate and distinct entities in their own right. The Wiccan writers Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone have postulated that Wicca is becoming more polytheistic as it matures, tending to embrace a more traditionally pagan worldview.
I am Jewish, and I live in the Midwest, and that is awkward. Eleven months out of the year, this is a non-issue. Even non-religious friends seem to get swept up into it. Having brand new coworker dynamics to navigate just makes things more confusing. Do I have to get her something in return? Or write her a thank you card?? Any scripts or advice you have for getting people to believe that I really and truly want to be left out of All Things Christmas would be greatly appreciated!
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The Moon Goddess The link between the swelling moon and the waning moon were then assoc. The 4 phases of the moon: Like before, the Enchantress is the unseen moon for 3 nights, also rules when the moon is not visible. Does not follow an order as does the Maiden, Mother, Crone. This is why the Enchantress is also called the Temptress. Keep in mind that we do not assoc. The Moon Goddess is assoc. She is the Goddess of sexual love, not assoc.
She controls a son sometimes brother , who grows up to be her lover, and then he dies. Also known as Queen of the Fairies for mortal time and fairy time are not the same. The menstrual cycle, provide for life and then abruptly deny it.
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And there are some groups that call themselves Scouts, but are very different from traditional Scouting. Many but not all such organizations consider themselves to be an alternative to Scouting. There is no clear line of distinction between “true” Scouting and “Scout-like” or “Scouting Alternative” programs, nor is there any worldwide agreement on what is “true” Scouting.
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St. Brigid of Ireland
Gregorian calendar In Eastern Christianity , the Sabbath is considered still to be on Saturday , the seventh day, in remembrance of the Hebrew Sabbath. Communal worship, including the Holy Mysteries, may take place on any day, but a weekly observance of the resurrection is made consistently on Sunday. Western Christianity sometimes refers to the Lord’s Day as a “Christian Sabbath”, distinct from the Hebrew Sabbath, but related in varying manner.
First-day[ edit ] For more details on this topic, see Puritan Sabbath. It is considered both the first day and the “eighth day” of the seven-day week.
Judaism espouses belief in a monotheistic God, who is creator of the universe and who leads His people, the Jews, by speaking through prophets. His word is revealed in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament , especially in that part known as the Torah. The Torah also contains, according to rabbinic tradition, a total of biblical commandments, including the Ten Commandments, which are explicated in the Talmud.
Jews believe that the human condition can be improved, that the letter and the spirit of the Torah must be followed, and that a Messiah will eventually bring the world to a state of paradise. Judaism promotes community among all people of Jewish faith, dedication to a synagogue or temple the basic social unit of a group of Jews, led by a rabbi , and the importance of family life.
Religious observance takes place both at home and in temple.
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Although today it is usually regarded as a simple good luck charm or a St. The shamrock is a native species of clover in Ireland. A Catholic legend holds that St. In Celtic folklore, the Shamrock is a charm against evil, a belief that has carried over in the modern reliance in the four leafed clover as a good luck charm. Modern whitewash attributes the custom of lighted Christmas trees to Protestant reformer Martin Luther, with with a charming tale wherein he glimpses the starry sky between evergreen branches.
Saturnalia was celebrated much the same as we do Christmas today. Home decoration was emphasized, and the decorations were the evergreen trees sacred to the sun- pine, holly, etc. Gift giving was also another popular part of Saturnalia festivities- friends and families exchanged gifts of decorated branches, evergreen wreaths, incense, candles, and religious figurines. Caroling, Wassailing, and masked processions were other Saturnalia staples that long outlasted the Roman Empire.
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