14 June 2014

Is Your Word Your Bond?

Part of membership within many coven or esoteric group involves the rite whereby an oath is sworn.  Sometimes, depending on the structure of the group, there are a number of oaths that are sworn as the member moves through the ranks.  Regardless of the number of oaths, very rarely does one supersede any made previously  - more often than not, any subsequent oaths tend to for an additional layer (or enhancement) of the initial oath.

The word oath comes from the Anglo-Saxon āð (also referred to as a "a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.  An oath is also a "solemn appeal to a deity", as well as being a "formally affirmed statement or promise accepted as an equivalent of an appeal to a deity or to a revered person or thing; affirmation".

13 June 2014

The Power of Disengagement

The Power of Disengagement
Playing Mind Games
Life should not be lived through a series of mind games,
but from truth and looking deep within.
For better or worse, many people have been raised to believe that communicating in an honest and open way will not get them what they want.  They have learned, instead, to play mind games or go on power trips in the service of their ego’s agenda.  People stuck in this outmoded and inefficient style of communication can be trying at best and downright destructive at worst.  We may get caught up in thinking we have to play the same games in order to defend ourselves, but that will only lead us deeper into confusion and conflict. The best way to handle people like this is to be clear and honest with them.

11 June 2014

Friday the 13th - a Day of Superstition and Modern Urban Myth

This coming Friday will be Friday the 13th - a day of superstition and misconception, a number of which already seem to be making their way around various social media sites.  As such, I thought I would revisit the blog entry that I made back in January 2012.  The difference between the Friday the 13th which occurred two and a bit years ago and this year, is that this time around, the Full Moon will also occur on the same day (at 1:42pm in Adelaide to be exact).  This occurance apparently has been interpreted (by some) as equating to Friday being a "super magical event" - something that has left me scratching my head.