Sacred Moments #6


Ride The Tiger Of Innocence

Dark September my soul lays siege to your heart,
Yet I am a flightless bird doomed to watch as others fly away.
Still I am not alone, for I have destiny embraced within my inner eye,
And my soul, less the tumult of my sorrow,

Breeds new destinies beyond the limits and crashed perspectives, dreams and burned hopes.

Awakened is the Tiger of Innocence,
Explosive are its claws and it clings fiercely onto destinies wild rump,
And rides into the dangers and mishaps allotted.

Fierce-some are its teeth, sleek its body.
Young but old, wild but free.
With the wisdom of a thousand lives in a young soul.
Blazing like the Sun through the one thousand adventures of this souls destiny,
With a maddening scream of fierceness and terror for all that would get in its way.

For I am alive,
And alive I’ll be until you bury me.
I am the challenge and the challenged.
The victor and the victorious.

I am all things of Heaven,
And I cannot die for I have never been born.
I am the timeless dust of the Galaxy,
Swirling into one form after another.

Come join the Dance,
Let us dance with each other and explode the myth that we are separate.

We are the Heroes and Heroines of the Earth,
And we are FREE.

Free to choose a new destiny, a new soul, a new religion, a new life,
Love and freedom from the, past, present and future.
Be Love, live it set yourself free.

Do it now,
Explode the myth of you,
And become the the compassionate, kind, tolerant reality of us.

Shatter the shields of your destiny, the seals of your past, the hopes of your limits,

And like a Tiger clinging fiercely to the wild rump of a bucking destiny,
Breathe new life into your soul and the World eternal,
By the screaming antics of a mad person, alive, living, uncontrollable,

Laughing all the way towards death and the illusion of life.
Surrounded by the bubbling madness of others confusion,
disasters and eternal love.

Ride The Tiger Of Innocence by Dagda Segais

Tuesday morning 26-06-2012

This poem/prose comes from the Otherworld, automatic writing of the Muse of the mind, it tumbles out on paper and sings I am alive write me, write me now, lest I vanish from this world and my glory die unknown. 🙂

(re-posted with permission)

 

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TIP – Wiccan Rede


When it comes to Wicca, there are many aspects that are often misunderstood, and the the “Wiccan Rede” is a big one. Considering that it often incorporated into Neo-Pagan practices (without being properly understood), it’s sometimes a bit scary to contemplate the ways in which people attempt to apply it, not only to themselves, but to those around them. What many people don’t seem to realize is that the term “rede” simply means advice, which means that the “Wiccan Rede” is not an unbreakable law, or even a strict requirement – it is just exactly what it states it is… a bit of guidance along the path.

As to the “Rede” itself – “an ye harm none, do as ye will” (and yes it is just those 8 words, not the longer poem that many quote) it doesn’t actually tell us that we can’t cause harm, it just says – “if you harm none, do what you want”. So clearly not causing harm is acceptable, however if we look closely at that statement, at no point does it say “if it causes harm, don’t do it”. The truth is, that as long as one has carefully considered one’s actions and is willing to accept the consequences of taking those actions, then one can do whatever one feels is necessary. In the end, it’s all about taking responsibility for one’s actions, not about prohibiting a particular action when it is needed.

It is always acceptable to defend oneself from harm, and to protect one’s family and loved ones, and the Rede was definitely not meant to imply that one cannot do that. Too many people take it as some sort of blanket prohibition, which it really isn’t, and in truth it is impossible to go through life without causing harm to someone or something.

For more information on the origins of the Rede, and the meaning behind it, you can check out the following… The Wiccan Rede: A Historical Journey

Call for Submissions


Just wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that we are always looking for new devotionals, prayers, chants, etc… for our Sacred Moments posts. This can also include images of your altar or shrine, as it’s decorated for a particular ritual or celebration, or art work as well. If you have something that you’d like to share with us, please feel free to email it to submissions@theinformedpagan.org

If it’s something that you personally wrote, please be sure to include your name, so that we can give credit to you. If you are not the original author, please give the original source, if known – or if you don’t know, mention that you don’t know, but give as much information about it as you can. That way we can try to look it up before posting. For all artwork, or altar/shrine images please only submit items that are your original works (again along with your name so that we can give proper credit).

Also a quick reminder, if you have any questions please feel free to use the Ask A Pagan page. We sort of rely on user input and questions, and when no one is asking – it’s up to us to come up with what we think you might want to know. However we’d much rather write about what sort of things you are actually interested in knowing more about, so please don’t hesitate to ask, comment or email us. Suggestions are always welcome!

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Midsummer/Midwinter Celebrations…


It’s about that time again, and I know many of us are getting ready to celebrate Midsummer (or Midwinter if you are in the Southern Hemisphere), or any number of other holidays that tend to occur around this time of year.

If you have something special planned, we’d love to hear from you – not only what particular holiday you are celebrating, but how you celebrate it, and of course pics are always welcome as well.  In any case, no matter what you are celebrating we hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

Need to know the exact astrological date for the Solstice, check out Archaeoastronomy.com

Sacred Moment #5


Hitting a few different categories all at once this go around, so this Sacred Moment is a Musical Musings for the Pagan Insights Project post as well.

One of the first CD’s I came across early in my Pagan path was “Legends of the Goddess” by Laura Powers, and I remember listening to it (and the other 2 in the series) over and over again for quite awhile. This particular one “Dance ‘Til The Rain Begins” is from the 3rd album in the series – “Trilogy: Legends of the Goddess III” and it was one of my favorites, so thought I’d share it today.