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Spirits

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on June 26, 2015 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

What we mean by spirits is the same thing as characters. To avoid equivocation by spirit I mean the idea of an immaterial entity with agency that can be seen as once being a human such as the ancestors of traditional people or a ghost. They can also be seen as entities thought never to have been human such as God, angels and demons. I am also using the term to describe the subjective experience of a particular place or time, such as the spirit of Christmas of the spirit of a place. To my...

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Oils and Oinments

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on June 25, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Aromatherapy a short history

 

Egyptians were regarded as the true founders of aromatherapy; plants were used in oil bases, rather than distilled, initially, but primitive distillation was practised later by them according to Dioscorides. Basic distillation consisted of water being poured over plants in clay pots, covered in woollen fibres, then heated. The wool collected the oil from the steam & was then squeezed out to obtain the essence. Cedarwood was used in em...

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The Masks of Eternity

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on June 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This evening we watched the interview with Prof. Joseph Campbell in the episode the Masks of Eternity in the Power of Myth. Below is a summary of some of the things that Campbell discussed.


‘God’ is a thought; Divinity is an idea. But its reference is to something that transcends all being. It is beyond the category of being and non-being. Every religion is true n this sense: It is true as a metaphor of the human and cosmic mystery. He who thinks he knows d...

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The Hero's Journey

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on June 2, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

“You have not even to risk the adventure alone. For the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero’s path. And where we had through to find an abomination we shall find a god. And where we had though to slay another we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outwards we shall come to the centre of our own existence. Where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world

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