Personal Guidebook to Grief Recovery
ATTIS -Attis is the consort of the Mother Goddess Cybele, Whose worship originated in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and later became popular throughout the Roman empire. According to a central myth, Cybele was the first Being to come into existence Primordial Deity. Both male and female, Cybele contained within Herself the origins of all things. But Cybele was lonely, and desired a companion -and so She cut off Her masculine genitals and used them to create Attis -Lord of the physical world. Thus Primordial Deity divided Herself between Female (Spirit) and Male (Matter), just as in the Vangello delle Streghe. The physical world took form, and Cybele and Attis lived happily in it. But in time Attis came to die, gored by a wild boar, and went into the land of Death to become the consort of Persephone, Goddess of the Dead. Grief stricken Cybele struck a deal with Persephone, allowing Attis to spend half the year with each of Them, thus establishing the seasons and the cycle of Death and...
I invoke you, Gods of the Night Together with you I call to the Night, to the Covered Woman I call in the Evening, at Midnight, and in the Morning Because they have enchanted me The sorcerer and the sorceress have bound me My God and my Goddess cry over me. I am plagued with pain because of illness. I stand upright, I cannot lie down Neither during the night nor during the day. They have stuffed my mouth with cords They have closes my mouth with grass They have made the water of my drink scarce. My joy is sorrow, and my merriment is grief. Arise Great Gods Hear my waiting Obtain justice Take notice of my Ways I have an image of the sorcerer and the sorceress, Of my enchanter and enchantress. May the Three Watches of the Night dissolve their evil sorceries May their mouths be wax, their tongues honey. The word of my doom which they have spoken, May they melt like wax The spell that they worked, may it pour away like honey. Their knot it broken Their work destroyed All their speech...
Skills ensured less painful childbirth, which was considered contrary to the curse of God that the daughters of Eve should bear children in sorrow. So midwives were a prime target for the new persecutions and were often accused of sacrificing babies to the Devil. Given the high rate of infant mortality, this allegation was hard to refute, and a grieving mother might easily blame the midwife for the death of her infant.
The chronicler Monstrelet says Notwithstanding his many atrocious cruelties, he made a very devout end, full of penitence, most humbly imploring his Creator to have mercy on his manifold sins and wickedness. When his body was partly burned, some ladies and damsels of his family requested his remains of the Duke of Brittany, that they might be interred in holy ground, which was granted. The greater part of the nobles of Brittany, more especially those of his kindred, were in the utmost grief and confusion at his shameful death.
This is a ritual for a new beginning after sorrow or loss. You can carry out this ritual for yourself or someone you know who is grieving or unhappy after a betrayal. It is especially healing if you are feeling angry over unjust or cruel treatment, because it can stop any guilt, blame or pain turning inwards and slowing the healing process. You may need to repeat the experience many times. This is an essentially private ritual, but if you are doing it on behalf of someone else, then you might like to invite them to share the experience. * Burn pieces of black wool, cut from a large ball with a knife, not scissors, naming each aspect of your grief and watching it bum away, piece by piece.
Focus A time of abundance, reaping the bounty of the Earth and of celebration for life and its gifts welcoming the waning, darker part of the year, the god in the Underworld or within the womb of the Earth Mother for letting go and if necessary grieving for what is not fulfilled
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven it is a sore travail that God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. That which is crooked cannot be made straight and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I have gotten me great wisdom above all that were before me in Jerusalem yea, my heart hath had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly I perceived that this also was a striving after wind. For in much wisdom is much grief and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Even though many men, Caesar Augustus i.e., Nero , have tried in their lives to pass on a large body of marvelous information, no one has been able to bring his promises to fulfillment because fate's darkness clouds the perception. I believe that I alone of all men from the beginning of our epoch have achieved something that is marvelous and understood by few. 2. I embarked on a project that went beyond the measure of human nature, and after many ordeals and hazards I brought it to a proper conclusion. 3. For I studied grammar in Asia and, outstripping everyone there, I persisted until I should get some benefit from the field. 4. Then I sailed to the highly desirable city of Alexandria with a great deal of money and studied with the most accomplished men of letters. I won praise from all for my perseverance and insight. 5. I went continually to the schools of the methodist physicians, for I was extraordinarily keen on this field. 6. When it was time to return home, my medical studies...
Foxwood holds a master of human services degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a doctor of divinity degree from Ravenwood Church and Seminary of the Old Religion, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. He is trained in transactional analysis. He works as a licensed professional counselor and hyponotherapist, specializing in chemical dependency, AIDS and AIDS education and public health. Foxwood also works as a spiritual counselor, especially for life passages and grief and loss.
The Dyaks then rolled palm mats lengthwise and set them on fire. They invited Jmy to participate in the Apuar (ah-PP-ar), fire-play. This fire ceremony is done for two reasons it lights the dead-man's path to Heaven, so he can see where he is going. Also, if you burn someone's foot, it's considered funny something to cheer up the grieving family.
It promotes family love and friendship, and brings peace, forgiveness, emotional harmony and the mending of quarrels. It heals emotional wounds and heartbreak, grief, stress, fear, lack of confidence, resentment and anger. Rose quartz will keep away nightmares and night-time fears. Cleanse and recharge it frequently, especially if the colour begins to fade.
Every mealtime you should, if possible, confront what you would consider a delicious meal either in actuality or the imagination, and sternly reject it, in favour of a morsel of food, a glass of water, and maybe a vitamin pill or two to keep body and soul together. You must keep this up for a limited state of time, beginning and ending the fast within a properly cast circle, with the circumambulations performed widdershins, against the sun, and naming your intention in the form of a curse, that victim's name so come to grief. Repeat this same curse to yourself every time you refuse food. The process should last for two weeks - beginning at the full moon, or just after, and ending at the new moon. As the moon wanes, so the dark tide flows swifter.
HAEMATITE -(silvery black) Gives protection, absorbs negativity, helps relieve grief or pain. RHODONITE -(pink and black) Helps healing of emotional pain, especially from loss of love or loss of a loved one. Helps requite grief, draw new love. Promotes reconciliations of parted lovers or friends.
This is for banishing magick and for removing pain, sickness and obstacles to success and happiness. It will lessen negative influences, addictions, compulsions, negative thoughts, grief, guilt, anxiety, the envy and malice of others and destructive anger that is best let go. It can also be used for gently ending relationships and stages where there are regrets but still goodwill. A gradual binding spell to divert a person from a place or person can be effective, though binding spells are often done with the power of the full moon. The Crone Goddess rules the waning moon.
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