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Thursday, May 25th, 2006
5:20 pm
[midnightdreamer]
food for your mind
copied from freewillastrology....


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Every fundamentalist divides the world into two camps, those who agree with him and like him and help him, and those who don't. There is only one right way to interpret the world—according to the ideas the fundamentalist believes to be true—and a million wrong ways.

The fundamental attitude of all fundamentalists is to take everything way too seriously and too personally and too literally. Imagination is a sin and a crime. Correct belief is the only virtue. Every fundamentalist is committed to waging war against the imagination unless the imagination is enslaved to his or her belief system.

And here's the bad news: Like almost everyone in the world, each of us has our own share of the fundamentalist virus. It may not be as dangerous to the collective welfare as, say, the fundamentalism of Islamic terrorists or Christian politicians or CEOs who act as if making a financial profit is the supreme good or scientists who deny the existence of the 96 percent of reality imperceptible to the five senses. Our fundamentalism is not as virulent as theirs.

But still: We are infected, you and I, with fundamentalism. What are we going to do about it?

I say we practice taking everything less seriously and less personally and less literally.
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
11:46 am
[midnightdreamer]
TESTIFY!!!!!
Write a short story about a great adventure that you will have one day.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
8:52 pm
[midnightdreamer]
TESTIFY!!!!!
Describe the moment in your life when you were closest to being
perfectly content. Then make a vow to recreate, during the next three weeks, the conditions that prevailed at that time.


Current Mood: crazy
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
7:54 pm
[midnightdreamer]
updated, it is kinda different yet the same on some
***DISCLAIMER: NOT FOR THE WEAK OF HEART OR THE WEAK OF MIND, THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE YOURS ONLY, IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK FURTHER WITH ME ABOUT THESE THINGS THEN YOU KNOW HOW TO GET A HOLD OF ME***


Beauty and Truth Fans! You have entered a new time, a new era where all that you have ever known is FALSE!!! But fear not Beauty and Truth Fans, you are in the Drivetime. We still respect you despite your ignorance. Everything that you know is beautiful to us, but we will crush all that you know. Unlearn, Beauty and Truth Fans, and journey with us to a more vibrant spectacle than you ever thought imaginable! Unless your afraid.....???

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As the Cat-i-pillar asked Alice "Who ARE you?": What you knew then, what you know now, do you have the guts and glory to shell out your inner demon and sell him/her to the next highest bidder?


1. How would you describe your path?
Witch/Pagan/Wiccan/Scientologist/Atheist/Other? Are you solitary/coven
(realtime)? How long pract-i-sing? Your journey to the Occult?

I am a pagan, mostly of the serpent. I can't claim to be a witch or a wiccan or a druid or a shaman, etc etc etcf. The reason why is that I am neither of those paths but I am of those paths. I am a solitary, but now and then I do do with others if the need is in favor of which I am trying to acquire. I can't tell you exactly how long I've been practicing. In reality, all my life (so that be approx
25yrs). My spiritual journey to where I'm at now will take probably a book to explain, a lifetime really. But I am on a journey, and will always be on a journey. In short though, I had to unlearn everything I knew, everything about myself and everyone. My path has taken me to so many areas of the universe, to speak of its many truths would be in tongues.


2. What types of magick do you specialize in?

I specialize in a lot. I haven't done as much as I used to for various reasons, but gum-drops I'm coming back and coming back with bigger guns and bigger whistles!!!!


3. Most magickal experience?
What was your worse magicak experience.?

I have quite a few most magikal experiences. I think the one that takes the cake was when I was still in high school and I was trying to make contact with a water faery. I was in this natural stream, my boyfriend
at the time was with me. I'm sitting in this stream on the rocks working the magikal workings needed for this specific ritual. It was so peaceful. I was in this trance and I heard in the distance a fowl (possibly a duck of some sort or a goose) squaking. Immediately after hearing this, could of been mere seconds, I felt this strong presence right next to me and literally being pushed out of the water (though no hands were pushing me but it was like this overbearing presence that was in my personal bubble, hard to explain) and this huge feeling of I had to get out of the water. I get out of the water, and not even a minute after I got out of the water onto the shore my boyfriend at the time and I heard this loud ripping sound and a huge branch from a tree fell into the water where I was at seconds ago. You may think that this was the worst experience, it wasn't. In actuality, it was a very successful magikal experience.

The worst was when my boyfriend at the time in high school tried starting a magick war with me.


4. Answer these questions:
I am...
Strongest charateristic weakest charastic?
I love....
I admire...
I would love to...

I am an individual who is attractive, creative, sensual, independent, strong willed, compassionate, truthful, honest, intelligent, talented as well as many many things.

My strongest characteristic is my imagination, the ability to go with the flow, to adapt to every situation that I experience.

My weakest characteristic is the demons within myself that I'm still trying to irradicate (my fears).

I love myself.

I admire myself and the four Goddesses that have and still are very influential in my life.

I would love to reach the goals I have set up for myself that will enable me to enhance my every growing expansion on this journey called life. I do not claim to be the reincarnate of Mary Magdalene nor am I the Anti-Christ. I'm just escaping from all the dangerous images that would force me to become parodies of myself, that would fool me into being more passionate about the impression I make on you than being who I love to be. I would love to be me.


5. Has anything happened in your life that has changed the
course of your life? If so, tell us about it.

Once again, I could write a book. Actually, the stuff that has happened
to me that has changed the course of my life also changed what spiritual
path I'm now taking and what magik I specialize in. When I experienced
being homeless, financial problems, you name it, I had to unlearn everything
that I was taught when I was child. I had to face my fears, my demons
square in the face and I had to overcome. It was a long hard process
(still doing it but it gets easier and easier by the day) but it opened
all these doors that were once locked. My whole view on life is totally
different now than the 6 years ago view I once had when I first moved to Denver.


6. What couldn't you do without? Magickally & Mundane.

I couldn't do without my will, my love, my compassion, my truth and honesty. That is magickally and mundane.


7. If you had the eyes and ears of every living person in
the world, what would you do/say?

Then I would be a Goddess (or God but I prefer Goddess).




**************************
Beauty and Truth Fans! Answer the following questions bearing in mind what you have always known and what you know now. Answer honestly!
(*Important to note: Check back constantly to see if differences, either within what was answered before or within yourself*)


1: How would you describe your path?
Witch/Pagan/Wiccan/other? Are you solitary/coven
(realtime)? How long practising? Your journey to
Witchcraft?

2: What types of magick do you specialize in?

3: Most magickal experience? worst?

4: Answer these questions:
-I am...
-Strongest charateristic weakest charastic?
-I love....
-I admire...

5: Has anything happened in your life that has changed the
course of your life? If so, tell us about it. (This just may be the reason why you are here.)

6: What couldn't you do without? Magickally & Mundane.

7: If you had the eyes and ears of every living person in
the world, what would you do/say?
I would love to...

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
11:31 am
[midnightdreamer]
Dead after 23 warnings
Girl found dead after 23 warnings to authorities

Jonathan Porter

September 21, 2005

OFFICIALS were warned 23 times that a six-year-old girl was at risk before she was found dead at the foot of the bed shared by her mother and her mother's de facto partner.

Rose Villanueva-Austin was found in her home at Cattai in Sydney's northwest at 9am on Sunday. An autopsy has so far given no cause of death, and police officers are awaiting a toxicology report.

The NSW Department of Community Services admitted last night they had been notified about Rose's circumstances, which a departmental statement described as "complicated".

But the department said it had been told only twice about the girl, and Community Services Minister Reba Meagher denied there were 23 notifications.

Sources told The Australian that Rose's 10-year-old half-brother was admitted to hospital after a vomiting episode on Sunday, and was still there last night.

Rose's biological father, Tony Villanueva, told the Seven Network: "Something should have been done. Rose did not have to die." Mr Villanueva said he had visited his daughter's body and wanted to see her again to bring her some clothes.

"I'm just going to take a pair of jammies, a blanket and a scarf, gloves, because I went there yesterday and she was so cold."

In state parliament yesterday, Opposition community services spokesman Andrew Humpherson asked why the department had not "changed its culture" after ALP pledges, "given that a six-year-old girl Rose tragically died on the weekend despite 23 notifications to DOCS".

The question came after a woman claiming to be a DOCS foster carer told Macquarie Radio she knew of Rose's case and said there had been 23 notifications the child was at risk.

The woman said older siblings in the house had been removed from the mother, but when Rose was born DOCS allowed the mother to keep her.

The department's statement said: "The young child was in a complex family situation, involving multiple parents, partners, siblings and step-siblings.

"DOCS's records indicate the child herself was the subject of two reports, the most recent being in October last year."

The department said the circumstances of the girl's death were under police investigation.

"The department will also conduct a thorough review of the case," the statement said.

Mr Humpherson said the department was "just splitting hairs". "Rose was the subject of 23 notifications but only two actual reports were written about her," he said.

A spokeswoman for Ms Meagher denied this.

"We are speaking the same language. There were only two notifications," she said, adding that the minister had asked for a full report on the case.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
2:27 pm
[firecracker8474]
is something going on here?
okay, just to let everybody know...

I'M ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT THESE NEW DIGITAL HIGH DEF TRANSMISSIONS ON TELEVISION HAVE SOME SORT OF COMPRESSED SUBLIMINAL IMFORMATION WHICH CREATES AN HYPNOTIC EFFECT SOMEHOW BASED ON THE STROBE RATE OF THE PICTURES OR SOMETHING!!?? i don't know, but just from my recent response to televised high def "programming" through the old analog sets (which still receive the transmissions, but with slight amounts of "distortion,") i'm absolutely convinced that this is the case. even throughout my tele-mesmerized youth i really don't recall a time in which an "on" television was so... persuasive... i know I haven't changed; i hate TV and have better things to do. my only choice is to leave the thing off.

did any of you see those spooky commercials regarding the high def switchover a year or two back?

"in four years the signal goes off... FOREVER."

Current Mood: 0% heart chakra
Monday, December 15th, 2003
11:50 pm
[midnightdreamer]
Welcome Beauty and Truth Fans!!!
Beauty and Truth Fans! You have entered a new time, a new era where all that you have ever known is FALSE!!! But fear not Beauty and Truth Fans, you are in the Drivetime. We still respect you despite your ignorance. Everything that you know is beautiful to us, but we will crush all that you know. Unlearn, Beauty and Truth Fans, and journey with us to a more vibrant spectacle than you ever thought imaginable! Unless your afraid.....???

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Vama Marg is a new project created by Ezra and me. We plan on going beyond the call of duty. We plan on pushing the boundaries where art is concerned. Right now, this very instance you are witnessing the birth of everything you ever wished, even within yourself, not just us, but you as well. You play a major part, but it is up to you on how much you want to contribute.

"Moonfire Coven: What you knew then, what you know now"

1. Why did you choose Moonfire coven ?
approx how long have you been a member?

Funny thing, I really didn't choose Moonfire Coven. More like it choose
me (as well as the two other co-founders, Moonsong & Firesilk). In 1998,
Moonsong Firesilk and I decided to start an online coven to extend out
to all those who were in need of a place to belong and learn. Because
all three of us were in such close contact, learning and having the knowledge
that there was someone else out there via online, but yet we all lived
so far away that we couldn't meet at a cafe to talk thus we decided that
it would be nice to form a place for people to go to. The idea about
Moonfire was to have a place for fellow practitioners to learn and not
feel alone. Why the name Moonfire? Simple. Because both Moonsong and
I had moon in our magikal names and Firesilk with fire in hers, we just
combined our names. I mean, we were the original founders of Moonfire
Coven.

From Moonfire's first conception in 1998 til about around 2000 I was
one of the Elders. Due to personal issues I had to take leave and stepped
down as elder. It wasn't only til recently I came back. Not totally sure
how accurate the time when I was part of Moonfire. But even though I
wasn't with Moonfire during my time of absence, I was still there.


2. What is your role at Moonfire?

Well, right now I'm just a regular member. At one time I was an Elder.


3. How would you describe your path?
Witch/Pagan/Wiccan/other? Are you solitary/coven
(realtime)? How long practising? Your journey to
Witchcraft?

I am a pagan. I can't claim to be a witch or a wiccan or a druid or a
shaman, etc. The reason why is that I am neither of those paths but I
am of those paths. If you really had to lable what my spiritual path
is, then I guess the closest would be pagan. I am a solitary, but now
and then I do do magikal workings with my fiance. I can't tell you exactly
how long I've been practicing. In reality, all my life (so that be approx
23yrs since I'm 23 right now). But if you want to get technical, 10 years.

My spiritual journey to where I'm at now will take probably a book to
explain. In short though, I had to unlearn everything I knew, everything
about myself, pretty much everything.


4. What types of magick do you specialize in?

I do not claim to specialize in anything but I do specialize in things
(a lot of things). I'm just escaping from all the dangerous images that
would force me to become parodies of myself, that would fool me into
being more passionate about the impression I make on you than being who
I love to be. If you want specifics though, I do alot of things such
as sigils and sex magik to name a few.


5. Most magickal experience?
What was your worse magicak experience.?

I have quite a few most magikal experiences. I think the one that takes
the cake was when I was still in high school and I was trying to make
contact with a water faery. I was in this natural stream, my boyfriend
at the time was with me. I'm sitting in this stream on the rocks working
the magikal workings needed for this specific ritual. It was so peaceful.
I was in this trance and I heard in the distance a fowl (possibly a duck
of some sort or a goose) squaking. Immediately after hearing this, could
of been mere seconds, I felt this strong presence right next to me and
literally being pushed out of the water (though no hands were pushing
me but it was like this overbearing presence that was in my personal
bubble, hard to explain) and this huge feeling of I had to get out of
the water. I get out of the water, and not even a minute after I got
out of the water onto the shore my boyfriend at the time and I heard
this loud ripping sound and a huge branch from a tree fell into the water
where I was at seconds ago. You may think that this was the worst experience,
it wasn't. In actuality, it was a very successful magikal experience.

I do not have a worst magikal experience.


6. Who shares your life? (family, friends, animals)

My fiance, his cat, my cat(s), and my dog :)


7. Answer these questions: I am...
Strongest charateristic weakest charastic?
I love....
I admire...
I would love to...

I am an individual. My strongest characteristic is my car. My weakest
is the demons within myself that I'm still trying to irradicate (fears).
I love my fiance and myself. I admire myself and the Goddess. I would
love to acquire certain necessities that will improve my current situation
in life.


8. Describe a day in the life of you ...
How do you incorperate magick into you ever day life?

Once again this would be a book. I do a lot of things, and each day is
a different day. Even where I work each day is something new. However
I incorperate magik every day. When I take a shower its a ritual, when
I'm euthanizing animals its a ritual, when I make love to my fiance its
a ritual, when I go to shows its a ritual, when I'm a part of performances/fashion
shows/music its a ritual, when I go for a walk its a ritual. Magik is
just everywhere.


9. Has anything happened in your life that has changed the
course of your life? If so, tell us about it.

Once again, I could write a book. Actually, the stuff that has happened
to me that has changed the course of my life also changed what spiritual
path I'm now taking and what magik I specialize in. When I experienced
being homeless, financial problems, you name it, I had to unlearn everything
that I was taught when I was child. I had to face my fears, my demons
square in the face and I had to overcome. It was a long hard process
(still doing it but it gets easier and easier by the day) but it opened
all these doors that were once locked. My whole view on life is totally
different now than when I was a child. In other words, I grew up.


10. How do you approach magick/the Craft?

With an open heart, an open mind, with love and trust in my heart.


11. What couldn't you do without? Magickally & Mundane.

I really can't say. I only acquire the necessities, food and a place
to live. I don't know about magikaly.


12. If you had the eyes and ears of every living person in
the world, what would you do/say?

If that happened, then I'd be connected. At that point I would hit the
reset button and delete myself.


13. If there is one thing that you could do/say to change the
'bad press'Paganism/Witchcraft has received over the
centuries, what would you do/say to people today?
What do you think is the most import thing you would like
everyone to know about you?

As they always say, "bad press is always good press." Even though I am
just as angry as every other pagan/witch when it comes to "bad press"
I just find that it is a waste of my energy to get angered by such frailities.
There will always be ignorance in the world, but if one stands firm in
their beliefs and is true to themselves and keep plugging away just to
enlighten even one if not many then so be it. If people are willing to
listen then teach. But if people are closed, you can't help them but
be patient and hope that they will awaken someday.

I guess the one important thing to know about me is that I am a strong
individual.

BB,
Moonchild

Biography: Taken from a questionare by the Moonfire Coven


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HOMEWORK

Beauty and Truth Fans! Answer the following questions bearing in mind what you have always known and what you know now. Answer honestly!
(*Important to note: Check back constantly to see if differences, either within what was answered before or within yourself*)

1: How would you describe your path?
Witch/Pagan/Wiccan/other? Are you solitary/coven
(realtime)? How long practising? Your journey to
Witchcraft?

2: What types of magick do you specialize in?

3: Most magickal experience? worst?

4: Answer these questions:
-I am...
-Strongest charateristic weakest charastic?
-I love....
-I admire...

5: Has anything happened in your life that has changed the
course of your life? If so, tell us about it. (This just may be the reason why you are here.)

6: What couldn't you do without? Magickally & Mundane.

7: If you had the eyes and ears of every living person in
the world, what would you do/say?
I would love to...
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