All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Nestled in the arms of Mother Nature in the Far North of the North Island, New Zealand, Wytchlynd Rise sits on a hectare of exquisite natural beauty which includes a fish-filled moat, splendid native trees (Totara, Manuka and Flame trees), stunningly beautiful gardens and orchards surrounded by hills and pastures teeming with wildlife.
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Every once in a while I get a chance to stand back and look at the Earth with fresh eyes. When I do so I’m usually at peace in short order. I see things differently. Even if is a temporary respite from the horrors loose in the world. What I Perceive With Fresh Eyes and Senses 1) Nature always wins, and we, as a species aren’t very important. To paraphrase George Carlin’, “the Earth will shake us off like a bunch a fleas and not miss a one of us.”...…Continue
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Pagans Have Been Out In Most Of The West For Decades -
We may be harassed by small pockets of our communities but we tend to be very visible.
Holding Rites and Rituals in public spaces;
Forming Charitable and Community Service organizations;
Showing up in mainstream media sharing our values with the uninformed or misinformed;
Sharing center stage in Film, mini-series and regular series for decades;
Sometimes represented accurately,…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on February 14, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Super Bowl Sunday I was honored to be invited to speak with Out Of The Box, a discussion based broadcast produced by Above Top Secret. (links below)
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It has been nearly a year since I was first approached by an author and shaman named Sergey Baranov about sharing research and possibly making contributions to Intellihub.com.
It was not long after that he became one of our most dedicated international writers, contributing articles on a wide variety of topics. During this time I learned…Continue
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I suspect that each of us is visited by The Darkness from time to time, but I only know my own experience withThe Darkness. The Dark Night of the Soul, coined by fellow mystic St. John of the Cross is my favorite characterization of The Darkness. While Saint John of the Cross’ poem and commentaries on The Dark Night of the Soul are focused on how a soul…Continue
A scholar of the University of Oslo has cracked one of the rune codes used by the Vikings, revealing they were sending each other messages such as ‘Kiss me’.
K. Jonas Nordby, a runologist doing his PhD research,…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on February 8, 2014 at 1:10am — No Comments
Stop Asking For Permission!
Now that I have a few reg’lar readers and a few irreg’lar readers (they’re my favorites) I’m sometimes confronted by my compatriots in the Liberty camp for not supporting all their candidates and issues.
I did that. For three…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on February 6, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments
2014/01/29 I’m a Gnostic Mystic and It Sucks – My first Mistress, Lady Patra was a Healer. So like it or not, so am I. I cannot turn my back on any living creature that calls out for healing, especially the spiritual kind. Last night I encountered a woman online and between the lines of…
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on February 4, 2014 at 7:21pm — No Comments
I’ve been writing articles about my Boot-Strap Expat Adventure since September and launched an…Continue
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The Telegraph claims that a surprising number of mainstream investment bankers make decisions based on astrology. Can you envision this growing into a quasi-religious cult?
Donald Bradley’s method of foreseeing changes in the market involved assigning a numerical value to the position of the planets and stars and…
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on December 12, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
2013/12/09 Scroll down for recipe ideas beneath my babbling.
Wild Turkeys almost disappeared from North America, but they have since made an incredible comeback! Now they are almost everywhere except Alaska from what I hear. During the ten months I lived in the wilds of Louisiana in 2010, I only went into town every two weeks for supplies, but I was amazed how many times wild turkeys, or whole families of wild turkeys would cross the road as I…
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on December 9, 2013 at 7:09pm — No Comments
As a Pagan and Anarchist (in the original and proper sense of the word), I'm done with the USSA. The States are no longer a beacon of liberty in the world, in fact many other nations are much freer than the USSA. So I plan to move to Chile and document the experience in words and video. If you'd like to follow my challenges and adventures on this 13,200 mile road-trip, you will find regular updates on my Wordpress site.
Moving to a bastion of old world Catholicism will…Continue
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As Pagans we often act as if the mundane is irrelevant. Yet our survival is based on action in the mundane realm
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For many years I've worked with Luna's energies, and Thoth, the Egyptian moon god has been a great teacher. The New and Full moons now wrack my mortal coil, for it is during these times that my immune system seems to fail me. Every flu and cold within miles knocks me on my ass during these times. This is how I learned of my cancer. For decades my body only succumbed to illness when I had time to be ill - usually over weekends and over the holidays; but beginning this summer, my body's…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on December 25, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Azrael, the Angel of Death was my midwife. Like countless children born since humanity first looked to the heavens in awe, I should not have survived infancy. In these early days of the 21st century we have lost sight of the natural order of things, including infant mortality, which is one of Nature's ways of ensuring a healthy human populace; but I digress. I was born with a fatal birth defect of the heart (ask any of my Xes, it never healed), and should have passed Beyond the…Continue
Well we're two weeks into a new life cycle and still adjusting to all the new routines and new challenges. Old routines, like having 15 - 18 hours each day to manage according to our personal vision, desires and needs has been replaced by a routine that only allows 5-7 hours a day for personal vision, desires and needs during the week, so weekends are once again worth their weight in gold.
Though we won't see a paycheck for another seven weeks, we've already earned the equivalent of…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on March 26, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments
"And so it is that mortal men know not their very nature and cower before the illusion of Death." ~ Shadow Priest, 7th Pillar of Sophia
"Every person is the creation of himself,the image of his own thinkig and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are." ~ Claude M. Briston (1851-1951)
"Those who possess a strong inner light, need never fear exploring the dark." ~ Leila Raven, PaganSpace.net.
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your…Continue
Well as some of you know I've been un and under employed for quite a spell. This is not the first time I've been removed from more typical mundane activities to focus on Mystic, Spiritual and loftier pursuits, but it's certainly been the longest. While I will be sharing some of the experiences, lessons and insights gained during this period in another post, for now I'm simply grateful that I will not have to worry about abundance for a…Continue
Added by 7th Pillar of Sophia on March 4, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
This is one man’s unfolding story of how lack of employment resulted in crimes without intent, and how these unintentional crimes have compounded his ability to survive.
What began as a new adventure in 2008 - moving to Arizona after completing work for a major health insurance company in Michigan - in time results in homelessness, living in a National Forest, and ultimately criminal charges without any criminal intent on the part of the man; charges that…Continue