Pagan Portals Seeking the Primal Goddess

Pagan Portals   Seeking the Primal Goddess

Using archaeology, archaeo-mythology and mitochondrial DNA we can chart the mass migrations of people throughout the ancient world and follow the footsteps of the beliefs of Old Europe.

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789042573

Category: Religion

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Using archaeology, archaeo-mythology and mitochondrial DNA we can chart the mass migrations of people throughout the ancient world and follow the footsteps of the beliefs of Old Europe. But if the concept of the Old Goddess is at odds with current popular thinking, how will we feel if we discover that the Great Mother of contemporary Paganism bears no similarity to the primal Great Goddess of the Old European world? Is there a ‘magico-spiritual’ gene that could be traced back to those distant ancestors who actually worshipped the forebears of the various deities to whom we claim allegiance today? Are there time-honoured things about us all as individuals that are bred deep in the bone? Are we what our roots (our DNA) claim us to be? Perhaps, even though we are now scattered all over the globe, we cannot escape those ancient racial memories of where we originally came from.
Categories: Religion

Pagan Portals Sexual Dynamics in the Circle

Pagan Portals   Sexual Dynamics in the Circle

In fact, in some cases the goddess of sexuality is seen as an old woman and
Celtic folklore is replete with sexually active older goddesses, like Achtland and
the overeager Mal, who died pursuing a much younger man along the Irish coast.
But it's the cougars ... Like Cybele and Attis - the story of the buxom Phrygian
primal goddess's tragic love for the boyish god of vegetation who became her
consort.

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789045901

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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One of the most significant social changes in the 20th-century was the wedge driven between the males and females of Craft as a result of social media and political feminism. From a purely magical point of view the battle of the sexes has been one of the most negative crusades in the history of mankind since everything in the entire Universe is made up from a balance or harmony of opposite energies. Men and women are different as night and day but still part of the same homo sapiens coin, regardless of their individual sexuality.
Categories: Religion

Pagan Portals Fairy Witchcraft

Pagan Portals   Fairy Witchcraft

Fairy Witchcraft is a polytheistic paganism which embraces a belief in many Gods
. Generally speaking, someone following this path would either be drawn to or
seek out deities that are historically ... Researching almost any Irish deity will
reveal connections to Faery. ... Fairy Witch is to follow the primal unnamed Gods.

Author: Morgan Daimler

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782793441

Category: Religion

Page: 98

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Many neopagans today are drawn to honor the fairies but find that the modern-day path to Fairy is hidden in mist and shadow. Yet the path is still there, waiting for those who are ready to seek it out. This is a guidebook for those seeking a path that combines modern neopagan witchcraft with the older Celtic Fairy Faith. Topics include basic beliefs and practices, holidays, tools, altar set up, and theology, with the intent of giving the seeker a solid grounding in the basics of modern Fairy Witchcraft.
Categories: Religion

Orion

Orion

Besides marking moments in nature and personal transformation , rituals connect
women to the power of the Goddess herself . ... worship a monotheistic Great
Goddess who rules over all aspects of life , others have explored the pagan
tradition in which different Goddesses embody specific qualities and ways of
being . ... And someone who seeks sexual healing might set up an altar to
Aphrodite . ... A more elaborate version of this ritual might involve to sacred sites
in other countries .

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ISBN: UVA:X006051082

Category: Natural history

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Categories: Natural history

Angels Goddesses

Angels   Goddesses

... into the 8th and 9th centuries when many of these former temples were
destroyed and new churches built on the sites . ... This unusual shape is a strong
sign of pagan influence and because of the obvious association with the Old
Religion the ... He or she would leave the tribal community to spend long periods
of time in the forest seeking spiritual awareness and ... sometimes bordering on
pantheism , found in the stories of saints living in the primeval wildwood with only
birds and ...

Author: Michael Howard

Publisher: Capall Bann Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017811121

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 167

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Traces the history & development of Celtic Paganism & Christianity specifically in Wales, but also in relation to the rest of the British Isles including Ireland, from the Iron Age to the present. A study of the transition between the pagan religions & Christianity & how the early Church, in the Celtic countries struggled with & later absorbed the earlier forms of spirituality, clearly seen in the development of Celtic Christianity when pagan & Christian beliefs co-existed, albeit in an uneasy & sometimes violent relationship. Also covers how the Roman Catholic version of Christianity arrived in England at the end of the 6th century & its affect on the Celtic Church; how Celtic Christianity was suppressed & the effect this was to have on the history & theology of the Church in the Middle Ages. The influence of Celtic Christianity on the Arthurian legends & the Grail romances is explored, as is the resurgence of interest in Celtic Christianity today.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Illustrated Life of Columba

The Illustrated Life of Columba

The pagan druids seemed always to seek out the most ancient rock of the earth '
s crust for their sacred sites , and the rock of Iona is ... They contain no fossils ; for
, so far as is known , no living creature as yet existed in the desolate waste of
waters or on the primeval land . ' Long before Columba , the legendary St Bride of
the Isles provided a link between Bride , the Celtic goddess of the spring , and ...

Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Rudolph Steiner Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020834003

Category: Christian saints

Page: 239

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The great sixth-century saint and founder-abbot of Iona, St Columba known throughout the Gaelic world as Columcille left a mark on history that endures to this day far beyond the Celtic world. An account of his life and deeds has come down to us in the work of Adamnan ninth abbot of Iona, who drew on the living memoru of the saint's contemporaries.
Categories: Christian saints

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON Witches , Druids , Goddess - Worshippers And
Other Pagans in America Today . ... Another group of people , though , seek to ...
who left only some buxom female statues and eerie ceremonial sites like
Stonehenge behind , without even so much as a ... the Golden Age of the Greeks
, the Arcadia of the Roman pastoral poets , on The myth of a primal golden
childhood of the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079609031

Category: Books

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