What form does the Goddess have?

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  1. Darkwolf

    Darkwolf Kemetic

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    I see the Gods as individual beings with their own personalities, but they are also part of a greater whole: One and Many at the same time.
     
  2. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Thank you for the reply. :)
     
  3. Kalimiel

    Kalimiel Observer

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    Phi I'd just like to say that I loved what you wrote! I wholeheartedly agree!

     
  4. thorn

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    Easier for me to just provide a link...as to how I see Her:

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/aradia/


    One could certainly throw up the argument that, no, She is not likened to
    the Darkness...but to the Light. But, then....I'm talking face value, here.

    Physical organs.......Adam & Eve etc.

    So, why argue? It's just my opinion anyway, eh?


    ;)
     
  5. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Hi thorn, and welcome to CR. :)

    Ah - Leland... :)
     
  6. thorn

    thorn Colonel

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    Thank you. Pleasure to be here.

    Yes, Leland. Heh.

    (I take full responsibility for the propagation of this work on the net as it exists in its present form. My personal edition of the sacred-texts version was pulled about 3 years ago & now remains undisclosed to the public.)

    :rolleyes:





    p.s. I believe every word of it.
     
  7. Erynn

    Erynn Professional Madwoman

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    Hi Brian,

    I don't personally believe in "The Goddess" -- my perception is that most deities are separate entities. If they are part of a Oneness, it is the same way that all humas are a part of a Oneness without being the same human being. I tend to refer to that Oneness as the Ground of Being, and don't really personify it, though sometimes I think of it as Danu. More often, the Ground of Being is, to me, more one of those concepts beyond human comprehension.

    Those deities that I've interacted with have all had different personalities, different likes and dislikes, different relationships with other deities both within and outside of their parent cultures. There are various restrictions/geasa/taboos associated with some of them.

    To me, deity runs in a continuum from land spirits through ancestors into deity. I see humans as a part of that continuum as well, though we are very junior members of it. When deities present themselves to me, the form depends on the deity and the circumstances. Sometimes they are in human form. Sometimes they appear as animal, bird, fish, insect -- a form appropriate to their nature or the message they bring. Sometimes they are a mix of human/animal form. Other times, a deity will present itself as wind on water, the crackle of flame that speaks to me, a light in the corner of my eye, a quiet voice in a dream. A deity may appear as a tree or a stone or a mountain. It may show itself as a storm, or be present in an earthquake. It really does depend on circumstances more than anything else, and on what I seem prepared to handle.

    I work actively with a number of deities and spirits. Who they are is not always something I can talk about. Some deities don't want to be discussed in depth in public. In some cultures, it's believed that spirit power is diminished when spoken of, so I respect those conditions if a deity or spirit sets them before me. If people watched me work or worship, and they were familiar with the cultures I work within, they would likely instantly recognize many of the deities and spirits I work with, but that's a different circumstance than casual discussion with folks on a message board. It's much more intimate, and the audience is far more limited.

    Some of what I perceive, I write into poetry. As poetry is a large part of my spiritual practice, this works as devotion as well as the creation of art. The poetry, generally, is something I can share. Certain specific details sometimes are not. Some perceptions are meant only for the person who receives them.
     
  8. Erynn

    Erynn Professional Madwoman

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    I wrote a poem some time back that you might like. I'll share it here but please don't post it elsewhere.

    Lost Text

    From the Book of Coming Forth By Day; the journey of the Boat of Millions of Years

    praise and honor to the gods of this place
    praise and honor to their eyes which are the sun and the moon
    praise and honor to their tongues which speak creation
    praise and honor to them who sail the boat of eternity

    this is the boat of millions of years:
    the night sky
    my body

    i am filled with stars and every part of me is filled with stars
    the night sky
    my body

    my belly, my breasts
    are filled with stars
    my hands, my thighs
    are filled with stars
    my tongue, my lips
    are filled with stars
    the boat of millions of years is filled with stars

    the sun rides in the boat of millions of years
    nut is the sea upon which it sails
    night is the sea upon which it sails
    it is ra at the rudder
    it is horus at the oar

    praise and honor to the gods of this place
    praise and honor to the openers of the ways
    open thou the gates of the horizon
    shine forth from the eastern pillar of heaven
    sail forth upon the sea of day
    sail forth in the reed boat of the sun
    sail into the sea of night
    day and night are the face of eternity
    day and night are the eyes of the gods

    this is the boat of millions of years:
    the night sky
    my body
     
  9. Ostrich

    Ostrich Resident Dullard

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    Any form She chooses.




    I personally believe..

    that there is nothing but ....The Sun...and The Moon.




    The rest....is just a dream.


    :rolleyes:


    (trying to cross my eyes but God spaced the dam_ed things too far apart.)
     
  10. thorn

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    The Moon..........doesn't really...exist.

    It's just a reflection of The Sun.




    :cool:
     

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