The Wiccan BeliefsThe Wiccan BeliefsThe Wiccan Beliefs8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The following is not universally accepted by all Wiccans and Pagans, but as a general rule, these are representative of the Wiccan belief system. This list was borrowed from Our Lady of the Woods, Copyright 1983. Though these may look similiar to the Wiccan principles, they are different.
The divine Spirit is present in all creatures and things: people, animals, plants, stones...
The ultimate creative force manifests in both feminine and masculine modes; therefore it is often symbolized as the Goddess and The God.
In some covens, both are celebrated equally. In others, The Goddess is given precedence or even celebrated without reference to the God.
All Goddesses and Gods are aspects of The Goddess and The God. The aspects most popular in Wicca are the Triple Goddess of the Moon (Maiden, Mother and Crone) and the Horned God of death and rebirth.
Reincarnation and karma are valid concepts. Upon death one goes to a state of rest and reflection, and eventua
Lady MacbethI fall into the barest of sleeps,Lady Macbeth6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Naked thoughts pull from naked dreams
And I throw the covers from my body
As I swim in a bed of blood.
There is no love-
There is power and there is truth
But love is sentimental weakness,
A young girl's illusion
And a child's hope.
May the men of this world choke
On blind ambition-
Leave the crucifixion of soft warmth
To my judging hands--
Never leave your soul to a man.
An Ancient Greek PoemZeus is the king of the gods and goddessesAn Ancient Greek Poem9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No one is mightier than he
He has power over all of mankind
Zeus is the most important as you can see
Lightning bolts are his weapons
And he controls the weather
Hey, did you know that
Zeus and Hera are together?
Hera is the queen of all
And the marriage protector
She took care of the women and children
While she sipped on Nector
Zeus was the youngest of his siblings
But he was still the leader
His other siblings are
Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Demeter
Hades became the god of the under world
Because he loved the rich minerals in the Earth
He was also god of wealth
So he obviously liked the jewels for what they were worth
Demeter, is the goddess of fruit, corn, wheat, and grain
She was the one who made them grow
But she neglected the crops every time
Persephone was taken below
She mourned for three months
Until Persephone returned
And the earth was lush again
And that was why the seasons turned
Poseidon was the giver of horses
He was rul
ActingActingActing5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What is breath?
Does it romance?
Does it enhance?
What is posture?
Does it lie?
Does it adore?
It is an act
What is your circumstance?
GodGod, the one I have faith in,God4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
God, the one that guides me through fate,
God, the one who shall forgive me for my sin,
God, the one I hope to meet at the Heavenly gates.
God, the one who protects me,
God, the one whom I wish to seek,
God, the one who will set me free,
God, the one who is utterly unique.
God, the one who created mankind,
God, the one who treats me and you equally,
God, the one who I keep in mind,
God, the one who doesn't see me and you differently.
I look for no other name, except God.
Paganism and ChristianityPaganism and Christianity3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Since the day I felt the clench of self power and control was the day I converted to
Paganism, but I didn't think I'd be entering a world war. I remember it like it was
yesterday, six years ago I was sitting in church with my family, and I never liked
church, but I believed in God. It was until I felt the holy spirit slip through me
causing me to go into a fit of tears, I felt like I was being uplifted, and to any
Christian, this is a good feeling, to me, this was God's warning .Do not put any God
before me. I got up from my seat, trying to get pass the crowd of people with their arms
raised in praise, I quivered, grew nauseated and ran for the bathroom. The green essence
of light in the bathroom was blinding to my eyes, so I went over to the sink and tried to
vomit, I began to shake as if having an anxiety attack. This feeling of torment seized me
to learn over the sink pulling out my hair screaming a holler of terror. My eyes rolled
into the back of my head, and I could he
The 13 Wiccan PrinciplesThe 13 Wiccan PrinciplesThe 13 Wiccan Principles8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The following set of thirteen principles was
adopted by the Council of American Witches, in April, 1974.
1: We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.
2: We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
3: We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called supernatural, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
4: We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity ~as masculine and feminine~ and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and femin
The Religion of EducationWhen I became an agnostic atheist, a close friend had a conversation with me. Their parents were cultivating them to be Christian. It went without saying. They asked me “Aren’t you worried about never going to heaven?”The Religion of Education6 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
More recently, I had a conversation with another close friend Their parents were beckoning them to go to college. It went without saying. They asked me “Aren’t you worried about never amount to anything?”
If you go to church every Sunday and pray often, you’ll get into heaven. And then you’ll be happy. If you go to school every day, you’ll get into college. And then you’ll be happy. The Promised Land of education just comes about earlier. I’m not a faithful man and I rarely believe in things that I do not see, hence the agnostic atheist. Now most people would find a divergence in my theory: we can’t see heaven, but we can see the results of college.
You’re not off-base. We can’t see heave
I Found God In the AtheistI found God in the Atheist, whilst I found Satan in the Christian.I Found God In the Atheist1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
However, I must admit, that defacing the fraud was my intention.
The experiment began when I attended my church,
beside me on the pew, the woman of God perched.
We sang, we listened, and we prayed together,
our performance as flawless as a pure white feather.
However, when it was time to go, we passed a homeless boy,
who stood barefoot, and cold in the white snow.
This woman of God was rich you see,
and had much more money than a poor Christian like me,
yet I spared my coat, and my old lunch money,
and I looked towards the woman to supply change to fill the cold child's tummy.
Change she had not, and she left with a feral laugh,
“He'll just use it for drugs” claimed the pompous ass.
Long story short, the poor boy had died,
yet no drugs filled his body, rather maggots and flies.
She attended church next Sunday, that treacherous bitch,
and suddenly her praying sounded like a hex from a witch.
Our church was a
The Sanctity of LifeI heard that life is sacred, but I don’t know what that word means.The Sanctity of Life3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
A woman outside a clinic told me that a tiny mass of cells was a person, but I didn’t think it looked like one. I heard her say that the bundle of cells was just what a person looked like when it was very small. She said it had the same genetic makeup and all of the same DNA as a fully grown person and therefore had the same right to life. I watched her scratch her nose, dislodging a thousand skin cells containing her full set of DNA, which described her entire genetic makeup. The skin cells died.
The bundle of cells in a pregnant woman’s abdomen would grow into a fully developed human being, she said. That is, unless they didn’t, as was frequently the case. But, the bundle of cells had the potential to grow into a real person. The woman outside the clinic told me that life begins at conception.
If she had said before conception, I might have believed h
Chapter 11 The Beginning of a New Eon - The Mysterious LetterChapter 18 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
A large pack of vampires disembarked in a small distant planet, secluded from the rest of the galaxy. The planet had not been included in the chart of Rainbow Galaxy because it was out of orbit.
The planet was dry and cold year-round and the sun never reached it; it was only illuminated by stars and two dim moons. A small group of animals that roamed there were all slaughtered by the blood-thirsty vampires in a matter of hours--none spared.
A woman dressed in a black gown overlooked the valley and sighed quietly. The other hundreds of vampires stood behind her, waiting for orders. Her five loyal superiors--called "The Loyal Five" by the community--stood beside her, each wearing cloaks of different colors with hoods that hid their face. The Loyal Five were five of the strongest, smartest, quickest and most alluring vampires appointed by the queen to help her keep an eye on the community and help her with important decisions. On
There is a GodThere is a God7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a God,
no mystery about it.
Just look into the sky,
and you will see.
Touch the mountain peak,
and you will see.
Just take a breath,
hold deep then exhale.
And you will see that,
there is a God.
He is in the laugh of every baby,
the glowing smile on their faces.
In the heart of each child,
dancing with the innocence of this life.
He is holding that woman up in her pain.
Giving that man strength in his trials.
Speaking words of life into the hopeless,
shining light into the darkness.
He is God.
He is the whisper in the wind,
calling out your name.
He is the Eye in the storm,
waiting for you to call out to Him.
He is everything you need,
you just need to realize it is Him.
There is a God,
and He is everywhere.
In the oceans tide,
in the gull's cry,
in the fires blaze,
in the clouds rain,
in your hearts song.
There is a God.
Helga's Honest Dream"Hey I'm in Dr. Bliss's office," Helga says as she looks around, realizing that she's on the couch. She sees Dr. Bliss's chair and goes to it, hoping to find out what's going on. Why would she be in this office at night and on the weekend? The chair swivels around and the poor nine-year-old is shocked at who she finds.Helga's Honest Dream4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Who are you!" She asks, scared.
"You-at age 30." Helga eyes the woman over, trying to see if she is who she says she is. Her hair is like hers, only let down. Her dress IS pink, but it's missing the classic hot stripe at the bottom and has a more curvy shape to it.
"Ok Bucko, you can pull off what I could look like as an adult, but how do I know you're really me?" Older Helga sighs, not at all surprised that she'd have to prove herself.
"You have a shrine of Arnold Shortman in your closet made out of gum and found objects, you refer to him as 'ice-cream' when talking to Phoebe, and when you were once stuck in his room you had a...um..." She blushes, "vary satisfy
Abandoning PreciousnessThe most important thing about creating art is to create. If you want to be at ease with creativity, you have to immerse yourself in it, and do a little bit every day. Even if that little bit is only to take five minutes while waiting for the bus to come and do a gesture drawing of a man reading his book across the street from you. Or to take the moment to scribble down a thumbnail rough sketch of a concept that occurs to you. Do a little bit each day. Train your brain to think visually.Abandoning Preciousness3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
It can be difficult at first, accustoming yourself to make this small bit of time, because you’ll think:
“I don’t have enough time for it.”
“Art is hard!”
“I’m not good enough yet for that piece I’ve always wanted to do.”
“I’m stuck. Artist’ block.”
These are all excuses. Yes art IS hard. Yes, you might not be good enough yet to do that masterwork that you’ve been dreaming of, but let me le
HoudiniMy brother killed a cat today. There was a famous Chinese general who once said that you would truly discover a man through his torture. I have come to disagree. When are we more exposed than when we are in sorrow, ridden by guilt?Houdini5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. I'd heard of Houdini before when his owner pinned a note to our door when we were out asking if we would like to take him in. She had mistaken us for our neighbor, who has eleven cats. Her name was Holly and she sounded like she was between jobs.
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. He hit it with his car. It's a white 1997 Toyota, an Avalon. Our grandparents gave it to us in mint condition (practically), despite over 100,000 miles on the odometer. He put a NASA sticker on it and a sticker that says, "+5 Car of Driving." Before my brother got it, my dad had it fo
Afraid of you How can you make some be afraid of you? Someone once asked. As far as how Kai looked, he did not possess any physical greatness to pose any threat. He could be easily snapped in two, or whirled over someones shoulder without much effort.Afraid of you8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yes I can, he answered quietly, if anybody wishes. His language deficiency only supports mockery around him, but he is already aware of what challenge they have put upon themselves.
Her, her! the boys said, as they pushed a girl toward him. She looked at him fiercely, staring with heavy makeup that emphasized her eyes, as if she triple dare.
This better not waste my time. I have things to do she said, but she was easily persuaded by an easy reward; a total
-Bisexual-They said Im so greedy-Bisexual-9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They said Im so unfair
Its only sex that I want
And feelings I dont care
They said Im not happy
If I couldnt stick to one
They said my love is empty
And sincerity is none
You just dont know what it feels like
To be called unjust
To be called restless
And a slave to lust
Who are you to judge me
On how I should live
I am also human
Who sin and forgive
They said I play safe
They said Im a coward
I switch when I like it
And get all the reward
They said Im confused
But that is not so
I am just free to choose
Love is for everyone I know.
The meaning of Maverick"Maverick"… now there's an interesting label.The meaning of Maverick11 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
You hunters are very fond of that word, "Maverick". It justifies your very existence; after all, it's your job to hunt down mavericks. Without mavericks, you don't have a purpose, not one reason to live without an enemy to destroy. Isn't it ironic that we, the creations of man, cannot have a meaningful existence without destroying each other? You know, we're the same, you and me; both of us kill because we are told to, it's just a matter of who we listen to. We're labeled as "mavericks", those that have gone rogue and are in need of termination, by the humans. It's a simple cycle, you see; we listen to certain reploids that we choose to give authority over us… their authority is not recognized by the humans, and thus we are fit for disposal. But isn't it the same in reverse? You listen to the humans, who tell you to destroy us, but we don't recognize their authority, and so we disobey them. It's an endless cycle, the same cycle that has sta
I am Only HumanI am only human, Such a statement that is...I am Only Human10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have so much hidden inside, I wish to share...
But such fear have I that I hesitate so.
I feel myself live a lie, that I do not wish to live.
I have flaws, pains, and deficiencies so...
But I realize that there still is some hope.
For I am not alone...
Many share my qualities and doubts,
But I still feel my shortcomings so...
Add to that my own vile darkness within.
It may not be so dark, when exposed to light...
But I hide it so, For fear of how some may feel.
The grotesqueness of it all, my dark shadows within,
If only some light would shine and expose them as nothing...
Perhaps I am being crude and impartial to myself,
But I can only see my own flaws within...
One day I will be able to look past it all...
Once I have strength of heart.
Then will I rise up. Proudly will I say I am me.
I am human. I have flaws. I make mistakes.
But I try, I live, and I do my best to become a better person.
One step at a time... I will achieve I will overc
Do You Want to Build a Castle (Yogscast Parody)Sjin : Hey Lewis (Knocks)Do You Want to Build a Castle (Yogscast Parody)8 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Do you want to build a castle
We'll build it big and tall
We don't need to use mahogany
We can use oak or birch
If that's what you want
We can use some stone brick
Just make sure, it's not the one with Jeff inside
Do you want to build a castle
It doesn't have to be a castle
Lewis : Go away Sjin
Sjin : Okay bye...
Do you want to build a castle
We'll ride our bikes within it's halls
I think some building's overdue
I've started talking to, Rythian about the arts
Rythian : I don't like it, too much wood.
Sjin : It gets a little lonely, all these empty biomes
Just watching the high blue sky
Swoosh, swoosh swoosh
Please, I know you're in there
Spiney has been wondering where you've been
They say 'We're the buisness' but it must be two
I'm right here for you...
Just let me in
We only have each other
Okay, maybe I have Duncan too
But what are the druidz to do
Do you want to build a castle...
The Kids Are Alright 4Does ANY of that legal, or business, or political mumbo-jumbo REALLY represent us, The American People, and Peoples around the world? Of course not. It never has. It represents the one percent of leaders who CANNOT dig their way to the surface of their own bullshit-spewing machine into the light of day again, plus whoever they can dupe into unwavering loyalty no matter what nonsense they pull. That is NOT who we are! In EVERY culture of the world, the power brokers are LUCKY, LUCKY, if they represent even a fraction of the general population. One reason is because they promise us everything we ask for when running for office and then deliver a fraction of that, or some ill-gotten commodity to placate us, some of which is helpful, and some of which only delays the bite we feel when our systems break down because they were playing games, not leading us to our OWN goals. We elect an idealised image, and they immediately begin to act counter to whaThe Kids Are Alright 42 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
forbidden loveForbidden Loveforbidden love7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Cold as death she sits alone
A fallen angel still as stone.
People point and stop to stare
About her no one seems to care.
As years pass she stays the same
And taunting her became a game.
Then the blows and kicks rain down,
In their hatred she starts to drown.
Bruises spread like spilled ink
Still she doesnt even blink.
Time has numbed her, dulled the pain
They wonder if shes gone insane.
Suddenly time seems to freeze
She feels a warm, gentle breeze.
The people part to make way
None of them know what to say.
A young man with raven hair
Doesnt seem to see them there.
He walks with a certain grace
That belies his angry face.
Why does she deserve such hate?
they reply, It is her fate.
And as his eyes rest on her
His face becomes kind and pure.
His warm hand cups her icy cheek,
She asks him What do you seek?
Then he replies, I dont, Ive found
As he lifts her from the ground.
Suddenly shes no
GayI am gay.Gay3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not a disease, I'm not a problem
I'm not an affliction
I don't need treatment.
I don't need help
I'm not sick
I'm not confused
I'm not a sin.
I am gay.
I'm your daughter
Your co worker
A complete stranger
I am gay.
I need love, just like you
I need smiles
I need support
I need a hug
I need a friend
I need a family
I need acceptance
I need understanding
I need you
I am gay.
I know what love is
I know what pain is
I know what hate is
I know what life is
I am gay.
And I need you to love me
The same way you loved me before you knew
I am gay.
And I have experienced hate
From more people than just you
I am gay.
And I wont change.
I wont give up.
I wont back down.
I wont pretend.
I wont lie.
I wont deny.
I wont hide.
I wont hurt.
I am gay.
And that's okay.