Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pagan Word starts with........

I love words. Sometimes my sister and I would be cheekygeeks and just read from a dictionary, challenging each other, finding words that sound impossible to put into a sentence.
Since I've been on this Wiccan path. I never knew how diverse and central some of the themes were. Well, I've been amazed to learn there's a entire gamut of new terminology. Academic terminology...This goes to show you that there's lots of knowledge and academia behind the surface of this religion.

So, when some lug head says, 'hmmph...them some crazee pagean's, a bunch of heathens runnin' round'...just toss them a word or two just to baffle them. They might think you're putting a spell on them, or just being rude, but the beauty of it all is that paganism is a religion, a spiritual choice that honors the native and western traditions, and some of the terminology sounds down right archaic.

And with my blessings, here's your pagan word for today......I guess I should say esoteric as well as pagan...I don't know about you...but, for the first time, I've just heard this word....APOCATASTASIS...

When you love words, you can kinda break it down, decipher the origin and make more words from that one word. So far, I can see the word (apoca), apocatastasis might have to do with something on a large scale. Maybe not destroying, but restoring. Well, think about this and give a comment or two.

Mercury Retrograde

Life is interesting. Well, that we all know. I've been looking for work...trying not to think about this Mercury retrograde business and how it effects many things, myself and the world included.
Mercury retrograde tells me it won't be ran havoc with my computer, appointments, communication...yeah, all those things it's about. I felt like I was walking backwards, going nowhere.
This retrograde picked on all the things that would bug the heck out of me, it also pointed out to me that I should focus on the small stuff; I should be taking care of the details and take heed to its' visit.

I had a friend that swore by Mercury retrograde. She had such faith in its powers, that she would stop her life midway if she needed to. I found this hilarious, but, I understand where she's coming from. Not that I will stop my life because of it's coming, but will become more aware.
So, you see, I honor the Goddess, I honor myself being a woman, my cycle, and now the newest addition, retrogrades...yeah, Mercury is retrograde about 20% of the time and last way to long for me.

Today, mercury went direct. Things shifted back to a less stressful state. My computer is working fine...although, it's out of ink. People are returning phone calls and communication is smooth. I see the grandeur of life. And I'm stepping one foot in front of the other, no longer walking backwards.

I have to say Hail and Welcome to Hermes, the winged messenger...he rules this planet. I should know that when Mercury goes retrograde, it reminds us by slowing down life, making us repeat and remain stuck...become a bit unworldly...

When we don't sense Hermes presence, or listen to the messages from our ancestors that's like getting a thump on the head. We seek our ancestors' wisdom everyday, and these retrogrades would be an opportune time.

I'm just sayin' that when Mercury goes retro, it's a great time to honor Hermes, call to him and ask that he open the gates so we can commune with our ancestors and gain their wisdom. This is a most simple form of ritual to do 20% of the time.