Faerie Lammas Ritual 2014

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Faerie Lammas Ritual 2014

Please join me for a Lammas harvest celebration, Friday, August 1, 3:00 to 4:00 EST.

Lammas is the first of three autumnal harvests, each with a different bounty. I relish the sweetness of berries and the rest of the first harvest, such as goals that have come to fruition.

Let’s celebrate the first harvests of our year, and manifest bounty for the rest of the Fall.

The event is a group phone call. Free and open to all. (Your usual long-distance charges apply, and appear on your phone bill). No experience needed.

To participate, call 1-712-775-7000. When prompted, enter 1095248#. Dial three to five minutes before 3:00; it can take a bit to connect, and latecomers are not allowed.

Cornucopia!

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The Azoetia by Andrew D. Chumbley, for sale

DSCF7935The book is signed and numbered, #69 of 300. Andrew gave me the book in the nineties.

I wonder if he intentionally gave me the one numbered 69, because Andrew was trying to seduce me. His attempts were unsuccessful. I imagine, given the nature of his work, the number adds value to this collector’s item.

This post serves as testimony that the book was personally given to me.

Be clear, I am not recommending this book. Quite honestly, I only read a bit of it. After discussions with Andrew about his work, I did not like what he was up to. But I never would sell part of my occult library til recently.

Now, I’m selling some of the books from my metaphysical collection built over decades, because am simplifying my life. Sales will also raise funds for my move back to California, yahoo!

You can get the material in this book free online, so do not buy this unless you are an occult collector.

Andrew added a sigil by his signature. I have no idea what it means, and do not know whether he put that sigil on all copies of this book.

The book is in good but not perfect condition: some corners and edges are battered, and there is minor staining from storage. Click on photos to see them larger and clearer.

$2200. Will ship domestic only. Scroll down to buy: Enter yr phone number then use the secure Paypal button.
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Gentle Heart, Palm Up

Gentle Heart; Palm Up—A Seven-Week Class
Soft Openness and Grace Overcome Challenges and Help You Live the Essential You

This Faerie shamanism class is gentle, peaceful, nurturing, and powerful. Its tools draw on one’s life challenges as a source of finding shamanic power and ability to both peacefully flow through and overcome difficulties.

You step fluidly into and through any darkness, to meet light, hope, and kindness. The training includes innovate techniques to conquer challenges as if in a quiet dance or luxurious dream. The methods are not available elsewhere.

You will learn eight principles of surrender, and accompanying methodologies, that keep you from being a cosmic doormat. I think of this class as naptime for spiritual warriors. :-) These principles create fluidity and passion that make you unstoppable.

This teleseminar is multi-leveled, suitable to entry-level beginners and adepts.

Gentle Heart Palm Up is a prerequisite for Third Road advanced shamanic training.

Self-Portrait, Francesca De Grandis, 2012Nuts and bolts:
* These are group meetings by phone. To participate, just dial the phone from anywhere.
* Class meets seven consecutive Thursdays, from 6 to 7 PM EST, starting Thursday August 7.
* Reserve Thursday Sept 26, same time, for a makeup class in case I’m unavailable for one of the planned sessions.
* Tuition: $240. If you’ve taken it before, repeat it at half-price. Your usual long-distance charges apply, and appear on your phone bill. The event’s area code is a U.S. #.
* To register, go here or click the butterfly below.
* Or pay by check or money order.
* Upon receipt of payment, I email you event phone number, etc.
* Call me—814-337-2490—for more info or to discuss scholarship, trade, or payment plan. Do not email me. Refunds unavailable.

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Cerridwen and Taliesin

RoseLineCerridwen and Taliesin
A Seven-Week Ritual for Power, Greatness, and Radiance

Quest in mythic realms. Learn and live a revisioning of the Mabonogian tale of crone Cerridwen and bardic-visionary Taliesin.

Win the knowledge in Cerridwen’s cauldron.

Gain the Fey light that anoints Taliesin’s brow, filling him with inspiration, courage, and power. For the visionary in you. Make your visions come true.

Explore the tale’s esoteric mysteries, such as the power of Taliesin’s coracle voyage.

RosesTwineThis seven-week ceremony and class has power and lessons not available elsewhere. My innovative analysis of the myth—an original esoteric understanding of story elements like Taliesin’s coracle, Cerridwen’s “ugly son,” and the blind man who tends Cerridwen’s cauldron—generated other similarly described rituals over the past few decades. My version is the only one empowered by the extensively developed underpinnings I bring to the process.

The seven-week ritual process of grounded empowerment took three years to develop initially. Since then, I’ve led it many times over two decades, continuing to refine it. Now, I only offer it every four years or so.

Prerequisites for Cerridwen and Taliesin:

* Be a Goddess Master Class

or both of the following
* The Goddess Power of Celtic Shamanism (also called Rituals of Goddess Spirituality)
* Entry-level Celtic Shamanic Training (also called Rituals of Celtic Shamanism)

or three of the following
* An Ecstatic Path
* Holy Sweaty Joy
* completion of the first 8 lessons in my book “Goddess Initiation”
* completion of the first 12 lessons in my book “Be a Goddess!”

This is live magic: hands on. Explorers on this mystical voyage get more out of any spiritual and magical work they’ve already done or will do later. Adepts find substantial depth and empowerment, even if they already have the visionary light on their brow.

Cerridwen and Taliesin qualifies as one of the two electives needed before advanced Third Road training.

Enrollment limited to 14 participants.

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Nuts and bolts:
* We meet in teleseminars (group phone meetings).
* To participate, just dial the phone.
* The event runs seven consecutive Tuesdays, from noon to one EST, starting July 29.
* Reserve tues, sept 16, same time, for a makeup class in case I’m unavailable for one of the planned sessions.
* Enrollment is $250. You might also pay long-distance charges; it depends on your long-distance plan; charges appear on your phone bill. The area code for the event is a U.S. #.
* Register here.
* If you’ve taken this class, you can repeat it, half-price, to see where it takes us this time. Paypal me $125, using outlawbunny@outlawbunny.com as the recipient; include your phone number and the name of the event.
* Upon receipt of payment, your place is reserved, and event phone #, etc., emailed to you. If you need more info, or want to discuss scholarship, trade, or payment plan, call 814-337-2490. No refunds.

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Wisdom and Fellowship

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Many spiritual teachers *always* respond to a student’s question by giving them information. That can be disempowering.

Mind you, sometimes, my job as a teacher is to give you information you don’t have. But, just as often, you already have the answer to your question, and you either do not see it or do not trust it. Then my job as a teacher is to be a guide, who helps you find and honor that inner answer.

We are both wise.

I find no need to choose between honoring my inner wisdom and respecting someone else’s. I celebrate wise fellowship in which we can draw on each other’s wisdom and take turns being guides.

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Diana Lucifera

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Love, Beauty, Blessings, and Occult Danger

Diana, the Light Bearer.
Magna Mater.
Goddess of Stregas.
You are all power, love, and beauty.
You are bliss.
You are eternity in which I reside each moment.
You are every moment.

This blog is not about the wonderful Diana that many American Pagans know—virgin huntress and patron of Dianic Wicca, a women-only witchcraft tradition.

This blog is about the equally wonderful Diana, known more in Europe. She is the Great Mother. I painted the above portrait to honor Her.

I discovered amazing love from Her and for Her. After I’ve given my students rituals to experience the same, the majority of the men chose Her as their Patron.

Pray—not just read—the following prayer, to experience an example of Her heart. It can only be understood experientially.

Prayer for Solace and to Be Filled with Her Spirit

Diana, enfold me in your embrace. Comfort me. In the wailing of my heart and the sorrow that wracks my back and chest, let yourself shine down upon me, your moon self. Hold me. Be with me. Let me feel your loving presence. Send the Bird of Heaven to me, to enter my heart and fill me with your spirit.

You know, I think the prayer is in a 1980s SageWoman magazine … Yup, except there I’d called it “Invocation to Diana.” I called Anne NN, who gave me this link to the issue.

Running with Psychic Scissors

A blessing can become a bane. The bigger the blessing, the more it can sour. Diana bestows immense blessings, so let’s discuss how a blessing can turn against one. Much of what I will say can be adapted to apply to many other blessings and occult explorations.

She loves each of us completely, knowing every cranny of our psyche. This makes us feel special, as we should. However, specialness can cause us to doubt She can love anyone else so purely. That is arrogance.

Arrogance can ruin any blessing, in ways that harm you and people around you.

Whether a relationship with Her is new or decades old, we can stay humble, by knowing 1) its amazing love is unique yet not unique and 2) it will always be only a beginning of the love and power She can give. Thus we walk in grace and fulfillment of our life goals.

She bestows great love and great power, both beautiful beyond description. When you think you have a monopoly on a pure beauty, you’re in trouble.

I try to help my students navigate amazing gifts they receive, not just those from Diana. The occult world is dangerous if navigated alone. Without input from a teacher and other friends, any of us can badly harm self and others, despite good intentions.

For one thing, when you receive a blessing of immense power, negative spirits might try to trick you into using it for evil. They might masquerade as your Patron Deity, feeding your ego (arrogance) with “spiritual” nana.

They also might give you untrue information about your allies, making you mistreat and forsake them, so that you have no input to counter the negative spirits’.

Plus, we do not hear everything from our actual Patron correctly. We listen with flawed perceptions. Other people’s input is important.

After watching a fair number of people whose amazing, illuminating visions preceded those people’s descent down the tubes, I’m grateful for teachers who saved me from my own arrogance by consistently giving me input.

Anyone, newbie or adept, can profit from simply praying, “Diana, please shine your light on my heart, so that I stay humble in your love.”

Diana’s Secrets

Golden_Bough_CaduceusDiana offers moonlit secrets. Meditate on this painting to receive a secret blessing from Diana. (You may have seen my former renditions of this decades ago. Now that I paint digitally, I can offer Her a better version.)

Paradoxes: Her secret wisdoms, being so perfect, are only for you. Keep the secrets, but do not think they make you more deserving than other people.

Closing

With humility, your power and bounty never cease.

Serve according to Her will, then your heart and cup forever fill.

She accepts our flaws.

Diana’s decades-long flawed servant, my blessings only increase.

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Holy Sweaty Joy

RosesTwineHoly Sweaty Joy:
Ecstatic Spirituality and Sacred Sexuality;
A Seven-Week Shamanic Class-by-Phone

Learn Faerie Faith rituals and mysteries to:
* Imbue daily activities with confident passion.
* Live in the core of your being, and make decisions from that passionate place in you.
* Heal through celebration.
* Sink into your innate power like a sleeping child snuggles into a parent’s arms.
* Be embraced by a loving, wondrous cosmos.
* Revel in your unique bewitching sexuality.
* Find your truths through your body’s wisdom.
* Move past inner blocks to your inherent sacred joyful sensuality.
* Be a sex god(dess)!

RoseLineNo prerequisites required; however, adepts will find substantial depth.

Fun, ethical classes. I limit enrollment. No impersonal, glib teachings. Receive personal attention.

Holy Sweaty Joy contains core Third Road teachings and is a prerequisite for advanced Third Road Shamanic Training.

Nuts and bolts:
* We meet in teleseminars (group phone meetings), once a week for seven weeks.
* To participate, just dial the phone.
* In the drop-down menu below, register for the group that meets every Sunday 4 to 5 pm EST, starting June 15, or the group meeting every Thursday noon to one, EST, starting June 19.
* Reserve Sun August 3, 4 pm or Thurs August 7 noon—respectively—for a makeup class in case I’m unavailable for one of the planned sessions.
* Total enrollment is $250. You might also pay long-distance charges; it depends on your long-distance plan; charges appear on your phone bill. The area code for the event is a U.S. #.
* If you’ve taken this class, you can repeat it for half cost—$125—in the drop down menu.
* Upon receipt of payment, your place is reserved, and event phone #, etc., emailed to you. If you need more info, or want to discuss scholarship, trade, or payment plan, call 814-337-2490. No refunds.

RoseLineMe as a teacher (and my paradoxes):
* I write books. But when I teach orally, I teach embedded within a lineage of oral tradition, which I entered in infancy, learning magic con leche. Holy Sweaty Joy is not training you could get from a book.
* I channel lessons.
* I am thoughtful when creating curriculum, constructing lessons over time, which tunes us into enormous, subtle powers. Holy Sweaty Joy is not a jumble of undigested white-bread ideas thrown together, and then declared, “Voila, genuine pagan stuff!” :-) Instead, I committed my lifestyle to developing counterculture material for you.
* I was blessed to receive full-time longterm shamanic training. It was not academic but an experiential training of skill sets. That focused study allowed me to dwell close to the heart of reality, in trance 24-7, channeling worthwhile lessons, for seven years.
* For decades since, my gods asked me to be in trance only part of the day, to ground me as I continue both my exploration of earth-based mysticism and channeling of material. I continue still, because resting on my laurels is never restful for me (gosh darn it!).

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Celebrating Our Familiars

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Once a kitten, cute and shy, but she changed: The familiar comes of age.

I painted the above piece last fall, joyful at my little kitten growing up and coming of age as a familiar.

I also wanted to share that immense happiness about my kitty with you, in the spirit of celebrating all our familiars. Creating a painting seemed a way to do that (but I had no chance to post it til now, LOL).

Animals are far more multifaceted than some people understand, but we who live with familiars know better. Let me share a story about that.

After I painted the piece, I wanted to make a Merry Yule greeting with my kitty in it, just for my personal use. (You might have seen my post of it to wish you Happy Yule 2013.) I thought I’d try to adapt the above already-finished picture. The result surprised me and was interesting: Though the adaptation changed only the cat’s environment and the text, and left the cat itself exactly as is, a completely different facet of her became obvious.

In the original, I see her depth, nobility, and new maturity. But put her in a different surrounding with different text? Check it out below.

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What a mischievous no-good girl! Such a naughty look in her eyes! None of that was apparent in the original version.

I’m not sharing the story to credit myself as an artist. My point is to credit the complexity of animals, and how you and I both see it in these two pictures, when a lot of people would not.

Here’s to our familiars, the wonderfully complex and mystical beings that are our companions, teachers, co-conspirators, comfort, partners in magic, and all around friends. I honestly do not know what I’d do without them. They play so many important roles for me. I am grateful to recognize their many facets.

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Faerie MayDay Ritual 2014

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Faerie MayDay Ritual 2014

Please join me for a May Day celebration, Friday, May 9, from 3:00 to 4:00 EST.

The sweet breath of Spring tickles my face.
The Faeries call us, mocking our fears.
In the Spring green, our maypole waits.
Let’s each go grab one of its ribbons
and weave over, weave under…
You’re now in a circle of love.
Your heart has its wish, its dreams and ambitions.
Weave over, weave under, and dance til life’s new.

Those lines are from a ritual+song+visualization I wrote. It will be the basis of our upcoming Beltane celebration. You will *feel* the love in our circle, as we all dance the maypole together in our imaginations between the worlds, and make our personal wishes come true.

The event is a group phone call. Free and open to all. (Your usual long-distance charges apply, and appear on your phone bill). No experience needed.

To participate, call 1-712-775-7000. When prompted, enter 1095248#. Dial three to five minutes before 3:00; it can take a bit to connect, and latecomers are not allowed.

Celebration!

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