October 15th, 2002

devil girl

Tarot cards

I have a new deck I'm working with, and I'm trying something new. This morning, I drew two cards. Well, really, these two fell out, but the principle is the same. I'm going to contemplate on these (I hope) throughout the day and garner my own thing from them.

Devil - trickster, something not so good for you, wisdom (shown by the snake), attachment

Knight of Wands - fire, passion, young, lust, masculine


That's all I can think of at the moment. Its the Cosmic Tarot. Tonight when I get home, I'll take a look at the book meanings. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to leave them :)
devil girl

Stolen from a work email..

1. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

A few actually. Laurell K Hamilton's Laughing Corpse & Harry Potter are the two that I remember.


2. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

At home there is no mouse pad, I use a track ball. At work, I have a bright yello one with work slogans.

3. YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

Its not really a board game but Fluxx is currently my favorite

4. YOUR FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

I don't read any...

5. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Rose, cinnamon, vanilla

6. NON FAVORITE SMELLS?

*ahem* 'unmentionables'. We'll just leave it at that.

7. FAVORITE SOUND?

Music, crickets, wolves howling


8. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

Lonliness


9. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

I don't wanna get up


10. FAVORITE COLOR?

Dark gem colors - reds, blues, purples....

11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE TELEPHONE?

At least 2, if I have to answer it.

12. NAME OF FUTURE CHILD?

Kolby if its a girl - providing that's agreeable to the father. And, for a boy, I dunno yet.

13. MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE?

Family & friends

14. FAVORITE FOOD?

Sticky rice with soy sauce

15. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?

Definately both

16. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?

I fly low...


17. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

only when the man isn't around


18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?

cool to watch..*indoors*



19a. WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

84 Ford Escort - bleh


20. ULTIMATE CAR?

Something sleek and fast


21. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE WHO WOULD IT BE?

Erm...I don't know at this moment.


22. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

A touch of amaretto in hot cocoa.....or tequila. Anything tequila.



23. WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

Taurus


24. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?

No

25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Author

26. EVER BEEN IN LOVE?

Yes


27. IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?

Depends on the day - today, its half full

28. FAVORITE MOVIE?

Ever After & Brotherhood of the Wolf

29. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?

Of course

30. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?

Uh...the cat, I think. Haven't looked.


31. FAVORITE NUMBER?
I don't have one

32. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
Football, but not on TV

33. SAY ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Well, I got this at work....it was sent to a list, so I don't really know.

34. NAME A PERSON WHO YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND.
Well, I'm not sending it anywhere, so any guess is good

35. NAME A PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND.
Same as above.
devil girl

Samhain

Anyone know any good information on Samhain for children? I'm looking for things like traditional celebrations and why we do things like carve pumpkins, wear costumes, etc. I would greatly appreciate any websites! Thanks!
devil girl

I can't resist

Website discussed

Here's a clip:

1) The pumpkin God, Samhain ( pronounced Sam’hane) DOES NOT exist.

2) Pagans DO NOT sacrifice babies or animals on Halloween. The Wiccan Rede states "Do what thou wilst, but harm none."

3) Pagans DO NOT worship the Devil or Satan on Halloween.

4) PAGANS ARE NOT SATANISTS.

These myths have been perpetuated by people who have seen too many horror movies and the Christian idea of horrific and mythical forms of Satanism

Okay, can I tear this apart? Please? Oh, yeah, its *my* journal! *grin*
Bone of contention:
1. This God doesn't exsist to whom? If I want to believe in the Great Pumpkin as Charlie Brown did, then does that not mean said God exsists? At least to me. There may be no evidence of such an existance, but then, there's no concrete evidence of anything devine.

point #2 - While it can be safely said that *most* Pagans do not do sacrifices, its not safe to say that none do. There are religions that do believe in sacrifice, and those *are* Pagan religions. Second, if one looks at history, there have times in the past been sacrifices done by most religions. Third, that's the Wiccan rede, not all Pagans follow that rede.

#3. Uhm, the very definition of Pagan is someone who is not Christian. Last I checked Satanists were not considered Christian (though Satan is a Christian "by product" as it were), so, by the very definition they are, in fact, Pagan. However, that does not mean every Pagan worships Satan.

As for point #4, see above, they sort of link together.

Now that last little thing...well, not all of these things are strictly myth. However, I can agree that horror movies and such have fed into the 'hype' that paganism is not a good thing. Second, if you're Christian, then Satan most likely is NOT a myth to you. Last I checked, the bible did make him out to be a horrible creature, indeed.

Later in the site, he states something like "Click here to have more myths dispelled". I'm wondering...how did he dispell those myths? Just by saying they're false? I see no back up documentation of *why* they're incorrect myths.

See, I'm all for whatever you believe is cool, as long is it doesn't harm me or mine. I mean, I have nothing against the fluffy bunny fuzzy wuzzy warm light stuff, but c'mon. Get your facts straight. Understand that not all of Paganism is as happy warm fluffy light as you prefer. And if you're going to tell me something is a myth or a lie, tell me why or how this conclusion was reached. If you're telling me that a pumpkin was not carved to be put on the porch for kids to smash, then tell me what the tradition really was. If you're giving me opinion, then you don't have to bother to back it up - but if you're telling it to me like its a fact, give me proof, damnit. Irritating fluff bunny.