Divination

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DIVINATION

This seems like a fairly good time of year to be talking about divination. What is it, why do we do it, and what’s in it for us? Lots of people think it’s a way of avoiding responsibility – if the future is preordained, we might as well go back to bed.

Of course, that’s not it at all. Divination is the use of any one of several methods to obtain information which is not directly accessible to the conscious mind of the person asking the question. Whether you use cards, crystals, a pendulum, ink, lead, dice, the flight of birds or anything else, what you are really doing is opening your end of a channel to higher wisdom. I consider the “actual” source of that wisdom irrelevant and immaterial; it could be one’s own subconscious, the collective unconscious, the Gods’ will, telepathic insight, or a big computer buried…

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Tarot Divination

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TAROT DIVINATION

Not long ago an on-line friend told me that he saw no reason to use the Tarot in divination; in fact, he felt that no one should use them for divination, as this was a profane use of the cards. He preferred to use the cards solely for contemplation.

At the time I did not feel inclined to respond to this narrow view, but after a night of thinking about it, I was prompted to write the following in defense of Tarot Divination (and I don’t mean fortune telling!)

Divination:
1) The art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or
discover hidden knowledge usually by means of augury (divination from omens) or by the aid of super-natural powers
2) Unusual insight or intuitive perception (these definitions from Webster’s)

According to the Brotherhood of Light there are four main uses for the Tarot:
1) Science…

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Good Monday Morning, My Sweets! I am one lucky Witch today, NOT!

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I hope everyone is having a great Monday morning so far. As far me, don’t ask. We are getting ready to drive three hours to Nashville. It is time for my six month check up with the doctors down there. In case you don’t know, I came down with a rare blood condition and also a problem with my pancreas. They figured out the rare blood condition and got it under control. The pancreas wasn’t so easy. I had the option to remove it or try a experimental drug to control it. After my sons looked up it on the internet, everyone decided that you could not live without your pancreas. Funny, I thought I saw an article the other day about a boy’s pancreas being removed and he was alive and well. But anyway, I decided to go with what my sons wanted me to do, I signed up…

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Week 1 Goddess Knowledge – Morgan Le Fay

“Morgan Le Fey is commonly remembered as the enchanted half-dozen of King Arthur. She is, in fact, the great queen goddess, Tyler of the mystical island of Avalon, the Fortunate Island of the Blessed Dead. Sometimes equated with the ancient Irish warrior goddess Morrigan, she is The Celtic death goddess. As Morgan’s Data she is the controller of destinies and knows the gate of each person. She is noted for her healing powers, her knowledge of healing plants, and her prophetic vision. Like a shaman she is a shape-shifter, able to take on many forms. Morgan Le Fay represents that deep place of healing magic within each of us — the center where wisdom and healing flow even in the moment of dearh. The ambivalence with which she is traditionally represented echoes out own fear of her deep and ancient wisdom.”

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Goddess Knowledge Cards

I have a deck of Goddess Knowledge cards that I just found again while looking for something else on a bookcase self that I Blessed as a sacred space because I have no “Witch’s Cabinet.# The text is by Michael Babcock. There are beautiful paintings done by Susan Seddon Boiler on the front but I have not found a good way to capture them by taking a picture. If I do I will add them to the posts. This is not a divination deck or will I be going by the Goddess of the day, for this see Lady Abyss’ post on witchefofthecraft.com. I will be posting one card per week and add another post with more information on the Goddess of the week to give you more information on her. These cards cover many different patheons from different cultures. I hope you enjoy them.