Week 41 – Goddess Knowledge -Aphrodite

Aphrodite is most often described as radiant and shinning: when Aphrodite is present the whole world acquires a soft, golden glow. “Foam born,” she is associated with the creative, life-giving sea and represents a sense of freshness, renewal, and hope. a descendant of the prehistoric water bird goddesses of Old Europe, she is often accompanied by birds. The goddess of both spiritual and passionate love, Aphrodite joins us to one another. She is feminine being in all her dullness, and her realm is that of relationship and feeling. Aphrodite demands maturity if we are to be in a true relationship: when we embrace mature love, Aphrodite is there to bless us.

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A Chuckle for Today

Right now it is not only empaths who see to be overloaded with torrent of emotions but everyone living on Gaia is having a hard time wrapping their heads around not just the Australia’s out of control bushfires, South Korea’s wildfires, volcanic eruptions in the Philippines, and families from all countries who have love ones off serving the country somewhere, etc, etc, etc. I figured we could all do with a smile and hopefully some kind of laughter not to take away the seriousness of what is going on around the world but to take a step back, smile, laugh and relax even for a minute can do people a lot of good.


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Please Light a candle to bring some comfort to the families of these 3 brave Americans…

Australia crash – all US military veterans — are identified

The three American firefighters who were killed Thursday in the crash of a C-130 Hercules water tanker plane while helping to battle the raging wildfires in Australia have been identified.

Their employer, Portland, Ore.-based Coulson Aviation USA, identified the victims as Capt. Ian McBeth, 44, of Great Falls, Mont.; First Officer Paul Hudson, 42, of Buckeye, Ariz.; and Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr., 43, of Navarre, Fla.

All three were U.S. military veterans, according to a Coulson statement. McBeth served in both the Montana Air National Guard and the Wyoming Air National Guard; Hudson served in the Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy; and DeMorgan served 18 years in the U.S. Air Force.

They had served on a California-based Coulson crew, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

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A Tought for More Than Just Today

Priestess Hypatia and got to talk for a while Wednesday late afternoon. Physically she and her family are. But just as probably most Australians emotionally tore up with what has happened to their beautiful country basically needlessly. If the government would have been listening to the ingenious residents of many centuries and allowed those, to my way of thinking, who are learned and professional bush burners to keep the land productive with controlled burns that do not kill and destroy needlessly.

Aboriginal method to control fire

I ask each person reading this to pray or talk to or however you choose to communicate with the God or Goddess of your choice asking that they help open the closed minds of those with power and even those without open their minds to listen to the elders that have had instructions handed down from generation to generation on how to burn the bush in a manner that is safe for Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Priestess Hypatia also told me there is talk of the ingenious elders teaching people from the USA how to safely do controlled burning to keep us from having out of control wildfires. Which to me would be answering many Californians prayers, especially those that have lost everything in a wildfire some people more than once.

In Wisconsin when I was a child, as you enter it from another state, in most rest areas along major highways, and in other locations they have very big signs of Smokey the Bear with his ranger hat on and a dirt shovel in his hands with his famous saying “Only you can prevent forest fires.” and blow that the risk of fire for that day in different colors depending on the level of risk for a spark or a carelessly thrown out burning cigarette or lightening or anything else that could start a fire. Even though we do not hear about fires in Wisconsin I have seen a couple and as a child I was terrified and as an adult just very angry at whoever the careless person had been. These fires I saw would be only a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the fires in Australia that burned so huge and hot as to create their own weather systems and kill even the seeds that would make the plants and trees starting to grow in the next year or so.

Us as humans, supposedly the smartest animal on this planted, need to learn that “new, improved modern ways” are not always better especially when it to caring for and living in harmony with all living things. We need to listen to the ingenious people who have inhabited the lands we live on for the best way to keep the land and I do not mean just the piece of land your own, as Priestess Hypatia told the land is the whole country around you not just your tiny piece of it, but your state, country, and continent you live in is also something we all need to take better care of. Than maybe…hopefully we will go back to when controlled burns were done instead of uncontrollable wildfires burning, actually having a distinction between the 4 seasons, enough rain globally for crops to grow, humans, domestic and wild animals would have clean water to drink, humans in what we consider 3rd world countries could live as their ancestors did and manage the land and fresh water in such away we would not see commercials asking for donations to feed hungry children or adults. It is time we look back before the industrial revolution to see how things with the land were done not just for the betterment of Mother Earth but for the betterment of all living things that grow upon her. It is time to quit raping the land and to again start caring about it.

So, please in your daily communication with whoever the Goddess and/or God you commune with ask for enlightenment not only for others but for yourself as well to open minds globally to listen to the elders of the land on the old ways of keeping Mother Earth healthy and living in harmony with her. Thank you for doing this!

Blessed be dear ones.

 

Acts of kindness and love: Australian Pagans respond to the bushfire crisis

VICTORIA, Australia – As bushfires continue to burn out of control across several Australian states, there have been many gestures of support from Pagan organisations and individuals across the country.

At the time of writing, there are still more than eighty bushfires burning on Australia’s eastern coast, and more than thirty of those are burning out of control. Twenty-nine people are confirmed dead, along with over a billion animals. Over 25 million acres of land have been burned so far. Thousands have been evacuated from their homes, often in the dead of night. When the Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota was cut off by bushfires on all sides, the Australian Navy was called in to evacuate over 4000 people by ship.

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Help us make a difference & suport our local community ~ Eden NSW Australia

This is from Priestess Hypatia
Here is a link to my dear sisters website.
The community is coming to all help and heal the earth and eachother anyway they can.
I mentioned to her how our Coven was wanting to assist and she was so touched.
Following is more information and the link to Priestess Hypatia sister’s website:
“Please help us support our local community as we all have tradgically been affected by the enormous buhfires we are experiencing at the moment. We are working towards supporting the amazing people in this town and surrounding localities. We are donating 50% of all sales to the people that have lost everything. We are deeply greatul for your love, thoughts, healing energy and support.♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ Love and Blesings Sacred Emanations ~ Eden Apothecary♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ Our Offerings are Conciously Homegrown & Handcrafted with Earthly Inspired Plant Medicine’s ~ Planetary Energetic Vibrations ~ Alchemy & Love at our Eden Apothecary ~~~~~ From the EARTH to the HEART®”
There is also a Donate button if you do not want to purchase anything but still want to help this community and wildlife affected by bush wildfires in there area.

Week 40 – Goddess Knowledge – Isis and Osiris

In Ancient Egypt Isis was among the oldest of the goddesses, the mother and giver of all life. A moon goddess, she gives birth to the sun, creates and sustains all life, and is the savior of all people. The teacher of agriculture, she is also the goddess of medicine and wisdom.

Osiris was her brother and husband. When Osiris was murdered by his brother Set, Isis searched for and found him, revived him, and conceived their son Horus. When Set again too Osiris and scattered his body in fourteen pieces, Isis hunted down each part, except for his reproductive organs, which she was unable to locate, in order to give each piece a proper burial.

Isis, the universal goddess, representing total femininity. She can overcome death itself, yet she is not above grief: one of her tears, wept when Osiris was dying, caused the Nile River to flood. She underscores the depths of emotions that even a goddess must feel.

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WOTC and CL Websites and Coven’s Combined Logo

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I am going to use this as the combined logo for WOTC, Coven Life, and Heart’s Spirit Coven as all threes logo as part of a letterhead, places that ask for our logo online, etc.

I picked the Tree of Life because to me not only does it represent As Above, So Below but also how 2 separate websites are coming together as one through the Heart’s Spirit Coven. All who read and/or follow Witches of The Craft and Coven Life whether you practice as a Solitary or in a face to face pagan group are a student with Coven Life, etc you are welcome to join me and the rest of Heart’s Spirit Coven for Open Chats, Esbat and Sabbat celebration gatherings. We do not follow a pure Wiccan path but a path of many different traditions so we are a eclectic coven of Solitary Witches and students who come together for gatherings and to chat.

As you can see WOTC is in yellow for Sun light, Coven Life is in blue for Life Giving water, both of which nourish learning and work together to form Heart’s Spirit Coven and Coven Life’s Witchcraft School. Please let me know over the next week whether or not you like this as a logo or not. If not, please give me you suggestions on what you think a good logo would look like combining the 2 websites and coven