Saturday, November 6, 2010

Were we stand.

I think it is time I spill the beans. I do not know if you think I am wiccan or what, but I want to clear it up. I am not wiccan. I was a long time ago, now I am just Pagan. I do not put myself in a category, I am just on a journey to learn. I love this Earth, and its people. I stand on the edge of the world and look out at everything. I wont be part of this group or that one. I am just a part of the Shadows, were I wish to remain. I want to stand back and only watch, not join in. 

I have heard tell of a growing thing call the Electric Pagan and if I must classify myself it would be there. I have this belief and it will sound crazy to you, but makes perfect since to me. 
I believe ALL Gods and Goddess exist, not just mine or yours, not just the pagan ones, but ALL of them. In ever religion you will find a god or goddess, and I believe they are all just as real.
That is the water version of me, don't expect much more, out side of my book. You will learn all you need to know about me from my book. 

The Pentacle, and Pentagram.

The Pentacle is a secret symbol who origins are rooted in the ancient times. It bears spiritual significance for a lot of cultures and religions groups. It is representative of  spirituality and security. The Pentacle is a Pentagram that is contained withing a circle.
 How ever the Pentacle may sometime be featured with out a circular bored, in which case it is referred to as a pentagram. 
(talk about me repeating myself all you like)
In ancient text the Pentacle is inscribed with different symbols and characters in addition the symbol was more often in the shape of a hexagram, then a Pentagram creating ambiguity in the association between the symbol and the number 5. Pentacles are usually made of parchment, paper or metal were you will find the five poined symbol is engraved. It can be used as an amulet during magical evocation by pagans.
( I was going to make a narrow catigory, but I know a lot of Pagan's who use the pentacle, but don't fall into a catiogory, such as myself.)
The Pentacle can also contain engravings on the reverse side as well as other protective symbols. Pagans also use this symbol to identify other users of Magick. This is more commonly found among people who are still in the broom closet. 
In Wiccan culture the Pentacle represents the interaction of the body and spirit, as well as the individuals spiritual dominance over the four elements, Earth, Air, Water, Fire.
It was also traced to the Goddess Kore. From the little I looked up Kore's scared fruit is the apple, which when cut at the equator revels a pentagram. The seeds mark the points.
The Pentacle also appears in the Hebrew Scripture as the first seal.

Gaia, The Greek Goddess of The Earth.


This is just the way I look at it, so if you do not agree with some things guess what..To bad..
Alright anyway, here we go..

Gaia or Ge is the earth. She is not really a deity but more of a power. There are two accepted versions of the classical creation, Hesiod's and Ouid's. I however prefer Hesiod's version, but I will still tell you a little about both.
They both start out the same way, with the emergence of from Chaos. Chaos had a Parthenogenic birth (One Parent Birth), after this point they go in different directions, so I will break it down a little. 

In Ouid's version you continue to see the hand of a creator at work. The creator populated Gaia with all the things you find today in nature, mountains, seas, flowers, ECT.

In Hesiod's version, my favorite, the first beings sprang into existence without cause or explanation. Gaia came first, the earth, then Tartarus, the lowest level of the underworld, then Eros, Erotic Love. Chaos continues giving birth by herself. She gives birth to Erebus and Nux. (more on them later post) In her sleep Gaia gives birth to Uranus, the universe, who comes alive as big and as powerful as Gaia, and Pontus, the sea. Uranus was so in love with, thanks to Eros, Gaia that he showers her with rain and that is how Gaia gives birth to the rest of creation. Gaia and Uranus give birth to the Titians, the Three cyclopes, and the three hundred armed Giants.

I have always believed that an oath sworn by Gaia is the strongest, because know one can escape the Earth.