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Christopher DeGraffenreid
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An Intention to Guide Meditation Practice
Today, as I stand at the axis of the  2 Three Worlds, and center of the Seven Sacred Directions 3 ,      I am grateful for the opportunities granted me by the gift of incarnation 4 ,      supported by the blessings of the gods and spirits whose unseen hands...

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The Witch, an Authentic Look at Witchcraft from the Recesses of the Neurotic Puritan Mind
Here are some of my thoughts on The Witch, the incredibly popular occult thriller that has captured the imaginations of so many lately.  (warning  spoilers) In my opinion, the movie was a top notch psychological thriller and a "must see" if you prefer that ...

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The Case against the Case for Satan or What Really Underlies the Desire to Include Satan in Wicca and Paganism?
Milton's Satan This is a response to the blog article making the rounds that suggests that Wicca needs to embrace Satan or at least not reject him outright ( The Case for Inviting Satan Back into Wicca ). I disagree and in this article I will explain why. S...

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My Encounter With Christ
“Why has the Kingdom of Heaven within ourselves that Jesus preached been so sorely neglected and even ignored? It has happened for one simple and obvious reason: the vast majority of our Christian elders, ministers, priests, bishops, popes, and other teache...

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Balancing Personal Will and Willingness in Magickal Practice
That word is 'willing.' It's an attitude and spirit of cooperation that should permeate our conversations. It's like a palm tree by the ocean that endures the greatest winds because it knows how to gracefully bend. ”  - Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare There...

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Compassion and Cages
Gods know I'm as guilty as anyone else, so I don't excuse myself in the words that follow. We need, collectively, to be able to demonstrate compassion to those with whom we strongly disagree. That compassion is born of, among other things, understanding tha...

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Wear Your Label Lighly - Paradigms Needn't Imprison
I tend to wear labels loosely, more for ease of dialog than anything else. A label is a descriptor and nothing more and need only be a box, imprisoning and petrifying, when you make it so. Too often many seem inclined to use their chosen label as not only a...

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New blog post is up. This is a simple prayer/acknowledgement I was inspired to write after arising from meditation this evening. Perhaps it can be an inspiration to you on your own path. In any event....

Enjoy!  :-)

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In the Name of Isis Myrionymos - An Offertory Rite
Roman Isis This rite is one I have been using, in one form or another, for a few years and is one that is built, structurally and conceptually, upon that which is found in Jason Miller's (Inominandom's) writings in both his  The Sorcerer's Secrets  Book and...

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The Weighing of the Heart....or...How Not to Get Eaten by Ammit
The Weighing of the Heart "Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted." -Hussein Nishah The "Weighing of the Heart" ritual seen in the Boo...
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