How many Gardnerians does it take to change a lightbulb? 13 consistng entirely of man-woman working couples
How many Rad fems does it take? 7: one to do it, 2 to organize the creche and 4 to debate the meaning of the word unscrew
How man Crowleyites does it take? They can’t. Uncle Aleister didn’t leave any instructions.
How many Chaos magicians does it take? They don’t need to–they are used to working in the dark.
How many Zen Buddhists does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to change it, one not to change it.
How many Zen Masters does it take to change a light bulb? None. The universe changes the light bulb and the Zen Master gets the hell out of the way!
How many Gardnerians does it take to change a light bulb? 1. I can’t say. It’s oathbound. 2. I can’t tell you–you’re not a third-circle initiate!
How many Alexandrians does it take to change a light bulb? 1. Same number as Gardnerians. 2. What do the Gardnerians do?
How many Dianic women does it take to screw in a light bulb? That’s W-I-M-M-I-N, and that’s not funny!
How many Solitaries does it take to change a light bulb? Who cares!
How many Dianics does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but that bulb has really got to want to change.
How many witches does it take to change a light bulb? 1. None… they call the electrician who’s also pagan and keeps the money in their community. 2. None — if a candle was good enough for Gramma it’s good enough for me!
How may light bulbs does it take to change a Gardnerian? None, they can do it all by themselves, thank you very much!!
How many Asatruar does it take to change a light bulb? None. The light from the burning monastery is sufficient, thank you.
How many Druids does it take to screw in a light bulb? They don’t screw in light bulbs, they screw in stone circles.
How many Druids does it take to change a light bulb? Thirteen; one to hold the bulb, and twelve to drink enough to make the room spin.
How many ceremonial magicians does it take to change a light bulb? One; he stands still with the bulb, and the universe revolves around him.
How many Witches does it take to change a light bulb? Depends on what you want to change it into.
How many Thelemites does it take to change a light bulb? None. Crowley never wrote a book about it.
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Have you heard how dreadful the neighbors are these days to ignore another’s plight, and how the world has gone to the dogs because people don’t care? Have you heard how hardened hearts are and how callous and unfeeling the human race has become?
It may be true such things do happen….for we hear about it daily. But it likely is that we hear more about the unusual than the usual.
For have you heard about the builder who laid his own plans aside to help another build his house….and the lady who gave her home and nursing care to someone who had no other place to go. Or the child who found its needs fulfilled in the love of a foster mother.
We may ignore, but we can never erase the love of the human race. The world may abound with sordid happenings; it may revel in senseless activities. But called to help, the greater number will respond without thought of the cost to themselves.
Of these things we hear so little. With these we come in contact every day and accept it as the normal pattern of life….which it is….for each unthinking, infantile mind there are two great thoughtful ones. And the second great Commandment still works its wonders in all our lives.
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By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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“We need to save those Elders who cannot speak for themselves — the trees.”
–Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders
The trees are the Elders of the Earth. Go to the forest or to the mountains and find a young tree. Then find and old tree. Spend time with each. Sit by the young tree and listen to your thoughts. Then move to an old tree and listen to your thoughts again. Just being in the presence of an old tree, you will feel more calm. Your thoughts will contain wisdom and your answers will be deeper. Why is this so? These old trees know more, have heard more and are the Elders of the Earth. We must ensure these trees live so we can learn from them.
My Creator, help me to protect the trees and listen to them.
The mind is like a bag with a drawstring. When the string is pulled so tight that nothing can go into the bag or come out – that is nervous tension. The problem is held in and the solution is kept out. At these times it helps to walk – at least far enough to detach from everything that reminds a worrier that he is hemmed in. While the feet are busy, the mind relaxes – maybe not to the point of being tranquil but at least to be able to adanv tesgv, think clearly or work things out mentally. And during the walk, deliberately turn thoughts to vision – seeing every detail, every sunflower. Look at the shape of a leaf, the spider’s web, and look for color, and be grateful for the ears to hear and the eyes to see. Nothing heals the spirit and opens the way like turning loose of a problem.
~ Neither anger not fear shall find lodging in your mind. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Go beyond merely being curious about how it would be to live your dream. Commit to it, and experience the satisfaction of making it happen.
Do more than just talk about what you’d like to do, or what you should be doing, or what you plan to do. Take the persistent actions that will actually get it done.
Within your vision of how life can be, there is great value, ready and waiting to be expressed. Bring that vision to life, and bring that value into being.
Give your dreams the power of focused attention and committed, disciplined effort. Feel how great it feels to make a meaningful difference in your life and in your world.
Achievement is not only something you can do, it is something you have a deep and abiding longing to do. So make your days truly rich by using them to achieve.
Achievement is essential to the great and wonderful experience of being alive, of being you. Give yourself the gift of fulfillment by keeping yourself working to make a real and positive impact on life.
— Ralph Marston
Keeping Your Energy Strong
by Madisyn Taylor
Keeping our energy strong and pure throughout the day is vital to somebody that is sensitive.
Being a sensitive person in this world can sometimes feel very draining due to the fact that we are very receptive to the energy of the people and environment around us. Still, we want to be part of situations that involve small or large groups of people, and we would like to do it without becoming overwhelmed or exhausted. With a few simple strategies we can entertain at home and socialize in the world without running the risk of losing ourselves in someone else’s energy or giving our energy away. All this takes is a little time and practice, and the result—being part of social events without ending up depleted—is well worth the effort.
The whole purpose of this self-care ritual is to help keep yourself strong energetically when you are in a situation that could potentially be draining. For example, if you are having a party, you might take some time to prepare beforehand. Just as you spend time cleaning your home and preparing food, it is essential to prepare your inner home for the event. This can be as simple as taking a mindful walk or a cleansing bath, or engaging in any other activity that gives you energy. You can even just sit alone for a set period of time, tuning in to your energy and connecting to yourself so that you are less easily carried away by the energy outside of yourself. You may employ a mantra such as “I am centered and safe in the home of myself.” You can also charge a crystal or gemstone or any piece of jewelry with protective energy and wear it or carry it with you. This can be helpful during the event when just seeing it or touching it can remind you that you are centered and safe.
Keep in mind that it is always acceptable to excuse yourself for a bathroom break or to step outside for a moment. This can give you the time and space you need to check in with yourself and correct any energetic imbalances you detect. Whether you are at home or out in the world, taking care of yourself in this way enables you to keep your energy strong, even as you open yourself to others.
Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2012 June 6
Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming
Credit & Copyright: Mack H. Frost
Explanation: A setting full moon rarely looks like this. Monday morning just before a fully lit Strawberry Moon dropped behind the Absaroka Mountain Range near Cody, Wyoming, USA, the shadow of the Earth got in the way. A similarly setting partial lunar eclipse was visible throughout most of North and South America, while simultaneously the same partially darkened moon was visible throughout eastern Asia. Pictured in the foreground is a snowbank formation known as the Horse’s Head off a tributary of the Shoshone River. Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year, and the next one — a penumbral eclipse — will occur in late November.