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Entries from September 2003

Questions from a seeker 2

September 14th, 2003 · Comments Off on Questions from a seeker 2 · history, metaphysics, ritual

Dear Seeker — You ask: I’m perplexed by the “magick” involved with Yahweh “one-upping” the Egyptian Magicians with various magick. Were these “magick-offs” a common occurrence? Are these things actually documented elsewhere? I’m curious as to what type of magick we’re talking about here. It is mentioned that some of the plagues did not affect […]

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Questions from a seeker 1

September 8th, 2003 · Comments Off on Questions from a seeker 1 · metaphysics, ritual

Dear Seeker — You ask: First of all, why is “god” called various names — I’ve seen “El Shaddai”, “Yaweh”, and “God” multiple times. Are they all referring to the same god, or is there an implication of other gods or parts of God? First of all, the term “god” is an ancient gothic construct […]

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It’s all make believe

September 3rd, 2003 · Comments Off on It’s all make believe · christianity, culture, history, metaphysics

With my first experiences with neo-pagan ritual came a series of doubts and inner debates. These early contacts with paganism were my catalysts in a major restructuring of how I viewed myself and the world around me. I think back on some of these early conflicts and sometimes I’m able to draw a line from […]

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