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Strange [Feb. 1st, 2003|01:03 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have a very Strange feeling today. It feels like if I were to cast spells today that I would have a spellcasting bonus of some sort. Hard to describe. I feel like I have some sort of magic in my blood today - almost like I had a bunch of caffeine (which I can only assume is what magic flowing through one's veins would feel like, lol). Is today some arcane holiday of which I am not aware?

On another note, the space shuttle crashing today is so sad. I always take any sort of NASA disaster personally since I am such a big proponent of space exploration =(
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-02 03:38 pm (UTC)

Today is Imbolc, an ancient Pagan/Witchcraft holiday. It usually falls on Feb. 1 or 2. (Groundhog Day) It's known as a time of year associated with beginning & growth. Many plant the "seeds" of their hopes and dreams for the coming summer months on this day. Also, a new moon started...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-02 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh my, you're right! I had no idea! Or, if I did, it was well-hidden within my subconscious. I do have witchcraft in my blood after all. Now it makes sense =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-02 08:18 pm (UTC)

blood

You're so lucky...to have magick in your blood.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-03 07:05 am (UTC)

Being that Witchcraft/Paganism was one of the first religious systems, we actually all have ancestors who were probably witches.

My thoughts on this subject? It's all part of physics. You don't have to worship gods and goddesses (or be a Wiccan) to make something happen. All you have to do is bend energy with your will. Everything else is fluff, but fun for some. The power is in the focus (and in having faith in that focus), not some imagined goddess. For some, believing in a goddess helps them achieve a goal, but manipulating energy is all a matter of your focus and thought processes. But, then again, I'm not into so-called Witchcraft, just into using focused thinking to get what I want. It hasn't failed yet. Guess all those years of being called "strong-willed" and stubborn are paying off!

Moon Sage
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-03 10:57 pm (UTC)
Very good points!!

I often feel that I have a source of inner power that I can use to my advantage and to help others. Though I don't specifically worship anything, magic feels very ingrained in my person - rather difficult to explain. Perhaps I will write a treatise of sorts on the topic and post it in my journal soon! Thank you for posting - I enjoy reading your comments =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-04 07:19 am (UTC)

Faith, a strong belief or desire, and willful intention are what can manipulate and change our surroundings. I believe ''mainstream science'' and ''magick'' meet in the realm of energy. As science has learned, you can’t observe certain things, like energy or matter, without altering them to some degree.

Relativity theory tells us that mass is nothing but a form of energy. Energy can not only take the various forms known in classical physics, but can also be locked up in the mass of an object...once it is seen to be a form of energy, mass is no longer required to be indestructible, but can be transformed into other forms of energy.

I think it’s important to study individuals like Jesus, who was able to heal, walk on water, curse a fig tree and watch it wither, raise people from the dead and defy so-called natural law. He tried so hard to teach people the true essence of faith and the importance of believing. Instead of building their faith, religion has built churches. I believe faith is a true science with a mathematical formula we have not yet discovered. Faith (or call it willful intent), like gravity, works. Only faith requires focused thinking and belief in the desired outcome. The gravitational formula states that the force of gravity exists proportional to the product of the two masses. Can you imagine what would happen if every time someone prayed, cast a spell, made a wish, desired something with all their heart it HAD to happen just like the results of gravity happen on earth?

I think the reason you feel an "inner power" is because you are in touch with it. Harnessing and directing that energy is the key to achieving your dreams. Most witches turn their backs on the Bible and other mainstream religions (for good reason, I understand), but there is power in learning the scientific/faith jewels found in ancient scrolls. We should read everything we can get our hands on that shows a connection between science/physics and magick, as well as prayer and how it works.

"Magick is whatever form of theatre that gets you charged up enough to enact your will on the physical world... If you want to be something, you have to go out and do it." -- Danielle Willis

Moon Sage


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From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-03 01:24 pm (UTC)

thanx

Thank you Moon Sage for making me feel better :).
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