Archive for January, 2010

Just one occasion after an other

I’ve
come
to the conclusion I am never going to loose weight!!! I finally
get my eating habits back on track and my birthday roles around and
everyone is making me cakes, then I have a trip next weekend to a sea
food festival (don’t ask, it’s for business). Seriously when the heck
am I going to be able to cut my calories back enough to make up for all
the crap that I’ve eaten the last three months?! I don’t want to hurt
anyone’s feelings so I eat the stuff they give me, but seriously!!! To
anyone
reading this, do not buy me/give me/make me anymore sweets!!!! If you
really want to give me something for my b-day or any other occasion,
then give me cash (so I
can afford the liposuction). Lol.
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Solar Eclipse

The Moon’s shadow raced across planet Earth on January 15.

Observers within the central shadow track were able to witness an annular solar eclipse as the Moon’s apparent size was too small to
completely cover the Sun.

A visually dramatic ring of fire, the annular phase lasted up to 11 minutes and 8 seconds depending on location, the longest annular solar eclipse for the next 1,000 years.

This picture of the Moon’s silhouette just before mid-eclipse was taken within the eclipse path from the city of Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India. The telescopic image was made through a filter that blocks most visible light, but still transmits light from hydrogen atoms. As a result, detailed mottling, or granulation, caused by heat convection in the Sun’s atmosphere can be seen around the dark lunar disk.

Pagan Humor I

The 13 Commandments

1. Thou shall not turn thy ex into a frog.

2. Thou shall not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

3. Thou shall not laugh at naked snow sprites.

4. Thou shall not get drunk with thy Goddess’s wine.

5. Thou shall not sacrifice thy little sister.

6. Thou shall not go running around proclaiming thy witch-hood if thy are in times of burning.

7. Thou shall not question the word of thy High Priestess.

8. Thou shall not laugh at being naked at coven – thou shall be killed.

9. Thou shall not invoke thy Watchtowers only to say "never mind".

10. Thou shall not burn enough candles to burn thy house down.

11. Thou shall not have the magical name "Sir Stinky Farts-a-lot" (nor endow anyone else with it).

12. Thou shall not scare the neighbors for sh!*s and giggles (unless they really deserve it).

13. Thou shall not call coven only for laughs.

January Moon Phases

Live Chat With Moygo

Coming up on January 20th at 6:30 pm (until just before 8pm), I will be holding a live chat via Yahoo Messenger. You can get your copy of the program (Free) here: http://messenger.yahoo.com

We will be discussing everything from “Does size matter?” (Candle size that is) to “Is a wand necessary?” to “Can one be both Christian and pagan?” to “What one thing would most pagans want the world to know about them?” and much more.

Please register no later then January 19th. Simply email me at Modestly_mystically_magically_me@yahoo.com and give me your Yahoo user name, so I can add you to the list of invitees. Also, if you are interested in a specific topic, don’t hesitate to email me and let me know so I can add it to the list of topics to cover this time around.

Hope to see you there!

Spirit of Womongathering 2010

Spirit of Womongathering 2010,  Festival of Womyn’s Spirituality,

DATES: June 3-6  ( new dates this year)
Location is the same as previous years – same camp facility near PA\NY border.

Element: Spirit             Direction: Center            Theme: Mysteries of the Triple Goddess. 

The all female weekend includes experiential workshops, sweat lodge, sacred fire, rituals, drumming, vegetarian meals and more.

Registration should be available soon so be sure to keep checking back on the Womongathering website.  In previous years there was a discount for early registration, (2009 registration cost was $290 (deadline postmark May 30th), discounts if registered early – must be postmarked by April 30 $280; must be postmarked by March 28 $270; children ages 3-6 $38 and ages 7-12 $64).

My Reply To “care2.com/causes/environment/blog/is-nature-a-creation-to-defend-or-divinity-to-worship”

Here’s The Question: (Want to read the full Article?)

Apparently, the reverence of nature portrayed in the film (Avatar) has the Vatican crying ‘foul’. L’Osservatore (the offical Vatican newspaper) criticized the film
because it "gets bogged down by a spiritualism linked to the worship of
nature." The Vatican Radio said it "cleverly winks at all those
pseudo-doctrines that turn ecology into the religion of the
millennium", and objects to the idea that "Nature is no longer a
creation to defend, but a divinity to worship."

The current
pope, Benedict XVI is no green-basher. In fact Vatican City is the
world’s first carbon-neutral sovereign state, and Benedict is sometimes
called the ‘green pope’. He recently criticized world leaders for letting "economic and political resistance" get in the way of an agreement in Copenhagen
But…the Pope is apparently also concerned about a
new ‘neo-paganism’, and that a correct relationship between man and the
environment should not lead to "absolutizing nature" or "considering it
more important than the human person."
 
In the book of Genesis,
god pretty clearly creates the plants and animals to serve man, and the
bible, like the Pope, sees our role as stewards. On the other hand the Gaia Hypothesis views the Earth and biosphere as a single interrelated organism. And then there’s Michael Pollan, who in the Botany of Desire
portrayed man as an an unwitting slave to nature. Finally, much of the
modern green movement seems to be based simply do no — or at least
less — harm. 

So what does it mean to be an
environmentalist? Worshiping nature? Being a good steward? Serving
nature? Simply trying to do no harm?


My Answer:

We are trying to heal the planet, right? So why not take the same oath as a doctor would:

"I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and NEVER DO HARM to anyone."

So, we should do things for the good of our planet to heal it and try
not harm it anymore. (By the way there is also a line in the
Hippocratic Oath that says "I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if
I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan." This could be taken to mean
no Nuclear weapons/Weapons of mass destruction. Because let’s face it
those would be lethal to Planet Earth.)

Anyway that’s just my opinion. Thanks for reading it. =)

Demand Justice for Buddy {by: alicia graef}

This story made me ill. How could anyone do this to an animal? WHY would anyone do this? Please read the article and sign the petition. Thanks.


Sometimes the story begins at the end. Sadly for Buddy, a German Shepherd mix, this is one of those times. His story ended early last Wednesday morning when his body was found at the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.

After being tied to a truck, track marks in the snow tell the story of Buddy’s last moments. First he walked. Then he ran. When he collapsed, his body was dragged then dumped.

Joan Anzelmo, superintendent of the monument, told The Denver Post that Buddy was “forced to run up one of the steepest hills at the monument. During the 3 miles, the dog had to run on about 2 inches of snow, around multiple switchbacks and sharp curves that gained more than 1,000 feet in elevation before the animal collapsed and died.”

To make the story even more heartbreaking, Buddy was stolen from the back of Joe and Sasha Leber’s truck, along with their other dog Max, while they were eating brunch in a café. While Max was returned safely, Buddy was clearly not so fortunate.

“We looked in the back of our truck, because it’s pretty unusual for them not to be there. We start calling for them, then a lady comes out,” Joe said. “She asked if that truck was ours, we told her yeah. She said three Hispanic males stole our dogs out of the back of the truck.”

Tips lead to the arrest of 37 year-old Steven Clay Romero, who was picked up outside of a courthouse while there dealing with unrelated charges. Video surveillance from the monument confirms him driving in with Buddy and out without him. A police search of Romero’s home also turned up rope that matched what was tied around
Buddy’s neck.

Romero’s sister, 32 year-old Melissa Lockhart, is now facing felony theft charges for stealing Buddy.

Please take a minute to sign the petition asking that Romero receive the maximum sentence of three years in federal prison, and up to a $100, 000 fine, and one year mandatory parole for this insidiously cruel and senseless crime.