Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Since we were talking about Rome in class the other night I thought I would post the link to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, this is a great history podcast! He does several episodes on the Punic Wars that are absolutely awsome!!! He can be found either on iTunes or at his website http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh

Listen to it, it’s great!

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Yes, John has a black thumb.

Here are some pictures of the plant’s that I attempted to grow for class. I did chives, mint and chamomile. The chives grew a bit but then wilted, the mint didn’t barely sprouted and the chamomile sprouted but it doesn’t seem to be getting any bigger. I think there is a distinct lack of sunlight in my place, we only have north facing windows.

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Pictures of my altar

Good morning everyone!!!

Here are a few photo’s of my altar, and yes that is two dimes underneath the red candle holder 🙂 I really need to make a bigger space, as if I want to add anything more I don’t have room on what it currently is on. On the whole, I’m happy with it for now but in time there are a few things I’d love to change. My next purchase is going to be an altar cloth so at least it looks a bit better.

North I am using some stones, including the protection stone we charged in class.

East I am using incense

South, a red candle

West, a glass of water

and two candles two represent the God and Goddess

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A Plea…..

This is something I came up with on the way home, and it has a lot to do with my state of mind for the last few weeks, I attribute it partially to too much thinking and not enough doing…

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To Air, let your breath of inspiration overcome my shyness.

To Fire, let the flames of courage burn in my  heart so that I may better conquer my fear of failure.

To Water, may I bathe in your waters so that I may have the wisdom to listen to my emotions and not my fears.

To Earth, help me strengthen my mind and body so that I may protect those that I care for.

To Spirit, beginnings and endings are your domain, let the past be put behind me so that I may have a fresh start.

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Ok it is pretty bad, and probably needs lot’s of work, but I do want to try to get some more creative writing done in this blog, if for nothing else then to try to jump start my imagination a little.

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“Change is not merely necessary to life — it is life. ”

Lately I’ve felt that my life has been stagnating a little. This weekend made me open my eyes a little wider and some of what I saw about myself I didn’t like very much. It seemed that my life had become a never ending cycle of work and WoW. A lot of this came about from the Beltaine ritual on Sunday, it was the most fun and the happiest I have been in a real long time. I finally had that moment I keep hearing described as it felt like coming home. Until now, I was fairly sure it was the right path, but yesterday confirmed it.  I will apply to volunteer at MPRC so I can start giving back what I am taking.

In addition to cancelling my WoW account; during a long thoughtful walk in the woods today I came to several decisions.

1) I’m tired of my life being on autopilot. I will do my best from now on to take over control of my life.

2) While I realize I may never be thin or have a six pack… I will start to exercise  more then I currently am. I will not get discouraged if I don’t see any results soon.

3)  I will not let preconceived notions of myself interfere in my life any longer. If an oppurtunity comes up, I will go after it. I will not let my negative feelings about myself run my life anymore.

And the most important,

4) I will not forget about this in two weeks!! While this may be a life long effort, life is not a race and I will take it one step at a time. As with the excerise I may not see results soon, but with time I will balance out some of my more negative traits and be happier for doing so.

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Magic 105 – Colour Symbolisms

Red – Passion, Love, Blood, Energy, the Root Chakra

Orange – Warmth, Fire, Sacral Chakra

Yellow: Sun, Brightness, Solar Plexus Chakra

Green: Money, Life, Nature, Heart Chakra

Blue: Water, Sky, Calming, Throat Chakra

Purple: Royalty, Richness, Crown Chakra

White: Purity, Cold, Ice, Frigid, Absence

Brown: Earth, Nature

Black: Death, Totality, Infinity

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Magic 104: Symbols and Their uses

I have a feeling this is going to be a fairly short list but I’ll give it my best shot! I’ll probably add more as I can think of them.

Inscribe on candles/blades

Used for drawing on the walls/floor/ceiling when cleansing/purifying/blessing/protecting the home (Thank you Arin, would never have thought of this without the workshop!)

On jewelery

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