Persephone Thesis: EssayPersephone Thesis: Essay ComponentPersephone Thesis: Essay6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
"Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries!
It is generally accepted among historical scholars that the cult of Demeter and Persephone, or Kore, existed in Greece and the surrounding Mediterranean islands long before the traditional Olympian gods became entrenched. Her origins are Cretan . Like Aphrodite, the mother and daughter goddess represent a matriarchal form of fertility worship in the forms of crops and nature, and through this the cycle of birth, growth and death. This myth, however, has taken hold of imaginations from its evolutions into the Eleusinian mysteries of Ancient Greece, to the paintings of Victorian Europe, to today, each with their own distinctive takes and emphases on the story. Perhaps it is the fact that we know so little about the original tale of Persephone the daughter of Demeter, goddess of fertility, snatched
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
Never KnewLooking back to when I was seven or eight I had no idea what was to come and what was to happen to my life...Never Knew8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I never knew I was going to be a homosexual until the day I had the courage to come out of the closet.
I never knew that on that day I'd look back and realize it was a mistake. And that on that day I would lose my friends. I would lose my family as they kicked me out yelling, "A gay son is no son of ours."
I never knew that on that day all the laughs and smiles I shared with my friends would turn to whispers insults and glares as if I had some horrible skin eating disease.
When I was in high school the next year, I never knew I'd have my locker trashed and destroyed, and the door hanging off it's hinges with the word "Homo" spray painted on it as soon as I found someone that liked me for me, my first boyfriend.
I didn't know I'd get cornered behind the school one day that spring by the football team and wake up in the hospital two days later with a broken leg and a serious conc
Cleansing ritualSageCleansing ritual4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Smudge clockwise in every room.
Bless this space by this rhyme
Bless this place bless this time
Energies be cleansed and clear
Take away all anger and fear
Then go around clockwise with the rain water sprinkling it chanting
I call my angels come to me
Bring me positive energy
Bless my home and hearth
Touch your magic to my heart
Then sprinkle salt in the four directions
My magic wield
In safety here
With no fear
Do Not CryDo not stand at my grave and weep:Do Not Cry5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the softly fallen snow;
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the field of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
law of Craft1. The Law was made and ordained of old.law of Craft4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.
3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.
4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her,
5. So should the Wicca love the gods by being mastered by them.
6. And it is necessary that the Circle which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.
7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.
8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.
9. As has been taught of old.
10.For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man.
HPS & HP
11.And the High Priestess shall rule
MomentsI have moments; sometimes seconds, sometimes minutes, sometimes hour and days and weeks, of feeling completely abstract from the rest of the world. Almost as if my connection to reality has been cut. In these brief intervals I feel like an observer to the things happening around me, not truly part of them, instead watching from the sidelines, with no emotional, mental or physical attachment to anything or anyone. The feeling could only really be described as diving underwater, with the same sudden silence and clarity when the world is enveloped in...nothingness. Upon resurfacing the world is just as abruptly returned to me, as it was taken away.Moments3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Small Town Thoughts: RainThe rain tenderly patters against the roof as I once again lose myself in the recesses of my own consciousness. The drops beat out an array of sound, trying to calm my bitter nerves, trying to soothe my frightened soul. But sadly, its rhythm brings me no comfort, no joy, for the depth of my mind is too deep to save me from.Small Town Thoughts: Rain2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I stare out the window at the bleak world, soggy and miserable. Tears fall from the spring leaves, raining on the thirsty ground. Everyone out there doesn't understand what its like to feel this way. To feel tossed aside, stepped on, used, crumpled up and thrown away without a second thought. They don't understand how someone who seems so happy and carefree worries so much. All they know is the smile of the mask; they never try to see what's behind it. They don't know how easily worry shifts into despair and how despair changes into hopelessness, how the hopelessness fills one's soul and hollows them, leaving an empty shell.
Cracked and desperate, the sky finally he
TF2 plz'sThese are my tf2 account's, more will be added and any help getting more will be appreciated!TF2 plz's4 years ago in Letters More Like This
The origins of YahwehThe judeo-christian God, as much as it's modern worshippers protest, has clear mythological origins in the beliefs of the Ancient Middle East. For a long time, associations with the Egyptian Aten and the canaanite El (the latter of which assimilated by the cults as an epiphet), but more recent historical finds seem to suggest an unique position in the semetic pantheon.The origins of Yahweh3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Yahu is a common name in canaanite inscriptions. It reffers to a war deity, son of the dominant god El and his consort Asherah, that was seen as the patron of armies. Variations include Yahwi, Yammu, Yaw and Yahweh, the latter gaining popularity in latter periods.
The first depictions of Yahu come from Egypt, suggesting that it had an african origin. However, it was a fairly minor deity until the 14th century BC, where it was worshipped in southern Canaan, becoming the local dominant deity. Early semetic peoples were henotheistic, whence why Yahweh/Yahu quickly became the primary god wo
Simply KeKhunSimply KeK6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
if i have some one as sweet as you cry
ill feel like i do not belong
to this world
so dry your tears
i am not your fear
one day we will meet
one day we will part
but in the moments inbetween will feel like enternity
one second is an hr to me
when i part from this world
i want it to be either in someones arms
or with the biggest roar the world will ever hear, before it crumbles apart
i plead with u dry ur tears
i am not your fear
God's motivationI was watching DarkAntic's newest video, ''God's Hand Was Forced'', and I began thinking about the origin of the universe, and especially the claim that God created the universe. Before we get to the point, let's agree that the God described in Monotheism is omnipotent, omniscient and eternal (meaning that he has always existed and always will exist). Let's also take a look at the following verses, to create an even more specific image of the Christian-Judea God:God's motivation3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17:25, New King James Version)
So God doesn't require anything (this is referred to as his asiety, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attributes_of_God_in_Christianity#Aseity)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17, New King James Version)
So God never changes, at all. Now
Take a Sad Song All he ever says is “no.” That's one of the few words he can actually speak. Most of the time, it's just cute squeaks and gurgles, because he really can’t say much, though I'll bet there is lots he wants to. Well, what else can you expect from an autistic eight-year-old? But even though Jude can’t talk, it's easy to tell that things are moving around and working in his mind. He writes and draws. He laughs. Just like the rest of the students in our class. I'm in sixth grade, and at Jude's age, he should be in third. But working with older kids is more helpful for him, and that's why he's in my class. His mind doesn't have much control over his body. That must be pretty tough -- but he's getting better because we're patient with him. We give him a lot of attention; we're very curious about him, just as he is about us.Take a Sad Song2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I didn't like
Writing in DistressTo be....or not to be.Writing in Distress4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
AGH! MY BRAIN!
A world you call your homeIn a world you call your home, a world which is dry and in order, a place where live is only worthy when it is rich there you can see that fantasy and freedom shrinks. “Fantasy?” they ask “Stop being childish! You’re almost an adult!”A world you call your home2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
When I hear things like that I begin to wish that I never grow older. When I hear things like that I want to be elsewhere. In another world where Fantasy and Freedom still has a meaning. Worlds beneath our worlds… they say that these don’t exist. But if you look closely enough with your heart and your soul you can still see the other worlds beneath ours! Most people do not have these eyes anymore… most people cannot see the beauty of all of the worlds.
Most of the people say that Fantasy is a lie; it is fictional so it has no worth. It doesn’t exist so it isn’t important. In a world like this Fantasy is the little bit of Freedom they cannot take from us… in a world like thi
Blood and madnessYou want to couch the terms in "Reason and Faith." But the opposite of reason is not faith. The opposite of reason is irrationality...a person who has lost or forfeited their reason isn't faithful. He is mad.Blood and madness3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
You believe that some three thousand years ago or more the butchering of animals was a way of ridding yourself of the guilt brought on by your shameful actions. That only a blood sacrifice could atone for your immorality. Killing a lamb or a cow or a dove would somehow erase the responsibility for your actions. What began as human sacrifice changed to the bloody evisceration of an animal and you think this act somehow made you pure.
You believe that two thousand years ago the blood of a sacrifice of a human being forgave you for any murder or rape or theft or incest or cruelty you may have committed or even imagined committing.
You believe the acceptance of this person's blood is what cleanses you of all the evil yo
Secret 13I don't believe in god because he doesn't believe in me.Secret 135 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Ponderings on Religion and Kant's ArgumentPonderings on Religion & Kant's ArgumentPonderings on Religion and Kant's Argument3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Some Quotes Worth Reflecting on:
"Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo. Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that
100 theme challenge meme listMy 100 theme challenge list:100 theme challenge meme list6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1. Introduction X
8. Breathe again
18. I cant
20. Memory X
21. No way out
24. Trouble lurking
26. Hold my hand
30. Original Character
31. Stripes X
34. FUCK X
35. Do not disturb
40. Fear X
41. Under Water
48. Are you challenging me?
49. Upside Down
50. Broken pieces
51. In the rain
52. Heal X
53. Seeing red
54. Keeping a secret
58. No Color
64. Dinner for two
65. What If....
71. Cheat X
73. Thank you