Saturday, August 16, 2014

COMMITTING adultery WITH A STAPLE GUN, or, An Ode to the Hobby Lobby Craft Stores

At that very moment, I heard a voice telling me, ‘Eleanor, go ye forth and tell of the Lord’s wonders, using pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, and enormous Day-Glo crêpe-paper sunflowers with plastic googly eyes and refrigerator-magnet grins.’ 

"By the very next day, I had crafted a miniature replica of the Last Supper, entirely out of those tiny Jet-Puffed marshmallows, empty bottles of mini-bar vodka, and human hair.

SNIP

“... the Reverend Lionel Harmwater has led his flock in scrapbooking the entire Bible by adding doily borders to every page, along with oaktag-framed photos of bowling pins on which parishioners have enamelled the faces of their patron saints.

“This Bible now weighs more than fifty-eight pounds and rests on a reinforced redwood picnic table in the sacristy.... I love to page through this Bible, to discover pop-up tinfoil angels holding antiqued parchment banners reading ‘Pray & Crochet!’ or ‘You Can’t Commit Adultery with a Staple Gun!’”



Friday, August 15, 2014

glueing THINGS TOGETHER AGAIN

When the world whirled around goddesses, we were OK.  

Of course that was a few years ago (6000, to be exact). 

But hey!  The facts don’t lie: according to some of our best thinkers, before around 6000 BC no war or snooty hierarchy raised their ugly heads anywhere on the planet.

When you own a womb and can manufacture tiny, dewy, human things, you adopt a different perspective on Life.  You cherish it. You’re not thrilled by violence and warfare.  They threaten to scrub out the sweet things springing from your body. 

It’s time we scrubbed warfare off the planet. Returning to female deity would be a way to do it. 

Saturday, August 09, 2014

GODDESS hunk TURNED UP

He sounds like a real hunk of a dude – but he’s a bit old for my tastes. 
  
Keep your eye trained on this 6,500-year-old anyway, though, because he hails from Iraq’s last Great Goddess civilization, the Ubaidian.

He’s a rare find – complete skeletons from these ancient and peaceful old goddess days are scarce as hen’s teeth. 

Sounds like this guy was a looker, too:

“The body is believed to be that of a well-muscled man at least 50 who stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall, according to Monge. She hopes a skeletal analysis, possibly including a CT scan, will reveal more about his diet, stresses, diseases and ancestral origins....” [Go HERE to read more.]
Anyway, as we discover more about this dude, we'll discover more too about how good Iraq had it before ancient war-god monsters moved in and crunched them for lunch. 

BTW:  for a complete rundown on the showdown between the Ubaidians and the ancient war-god monsters, get your hands on a copy of Switching to Goddess: Humanity's Ticket to the Future.  It is sold in most online bookstores near you.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

batting A BALL FOR NON-CHRISTIANS?

“Break any law you want,” said the Supreme Court a few weeks ago  “ – as long as the law brushes your religious fur the wrong way.” 

Of course the Supremes were thinking of Christian fur only (and to heck with the rest of us). 

But now – bless their little hearts! – the Satanic Temple is going to bat for the rest of us. 
  
CrooksandLiars.com reports:

“Oh, this is rich. The Satanist [sic] Temple group is demanding that their religious rights be upheld just like the Hobby Lobby corporation's were in the [recent] Supreme Court decision....”
SNIP
“The Satanic Temple [is] a faith community that describes itself as facilitating ‘the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty’...."
The Temple is “...seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy." 
SNIP
“... It's time to go on the offensive from now on [says Crooks and Liars], and if it be Satanists that lead that charge then so be it.”

Read the whole article (very short, really) HERE. 

To read about the Satanic Temple, go HERE




Monday, July 21, 2014

THE GRAND controller

A few days ago I promised I'd reveal my translation of the Sator Square, a magic word square in which each word appears four times (up, down, backwards and forwards).

The Sator Square: 

S  A  T  O  R
A  R  E  P  O
T  E  N  E  T
O  P  E  R  A
R  O  T  A  S


Here is my translation of the Square:

1.  "Sator" means "Goddess"*
2.  "Arepo" is the name of this particular Goddess
3.  "Tenet" translates into "is master/holder/keeper of"
4.  "Opera" means "the work/care involved in maintaining" something
5.  "Rotas" translates into "the revolving cycles of life"

Put it all together and you get this: 

"The Goddess Arepo is master of the work involved in maintaining the revolving cycles of life."

Or, put another way,

"The Goddess Arepo is the Grand Controller of the revolving cycles of life."
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*In my July 13 post, I noted that the actual translation for the Latin word sator is "Sower, planter; founder, progenitor (usually divine); originator."  A "divine originator" could very well mean a female deity, or goddess.  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MYSTERIOUS word MAGIC


Ah, the mysterious mysteries of word magic! 

In Ariadne’s Thread* Laura Perry labels the following jaw-dropping ancient Roman word-square a “letter labyrinth:

SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS

See how all five words pop out at you four times each – once forward, once backward, once heading down and once heading up?  Utter wizardry!   

According to Perry, letter labyrinths descended from the labyrinth of Theseus-and-the Minotaur fame.  Medieval European Pagans used them as magic devices – and Perry thinks modern Pagans can too. 

So what exactly does “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas” mean? 

No one knows.

Each word defined:

Sator 
(from sero=to sow) Sower, planter; founder, progenitor (usually divine); originator

Arepo 
unknown, likely an invented proper name; its similarity with arrepo, from ad repo, 'I creep towards', may be coincidental

Tenet 
(from teneo=to hold) holds, keeps; comprehends; possesses; masters; preserves

Opera 
(noun) work, care; aid, service, effort/trouble; (from opus): works, deeds.

Rotas 
(from noun rota) wheels; (from verb roto) [you] whirl around, revolve, rotate; used in the Vulgate Psalms as a synonym for whirlwind and in Ezekiel as plain old wheels (definitions from Wikipedia, “Sator Square”)

Although I have an idea what “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas” means, I’m not going to spoil your fun by telling you right away.  Meditate on the square for a while.  What magic meaning can you pound out of it? 

Wikipedia’s suggested meaning is stunningly devoid of anything remotely aromatic of magic: “The farmer Arepo has [as] works wheels [a plough]”, or,  “The farmer uses his plough as his form of work.”

On the other hand, Laura Perry‘s translation definitely smacks of magic: “The sower Sator holds the wheels as his work” (Perry says “The name Sator is possibly that of a regional grain god or demigod”)(p. 49). 

Another magical word labyrinth: abracadabra:

          a
         ab
        abr
       abra
      abrac
     abraca
    abracad
   abracada
  abracadab
 abracadabr
abracadabra


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*(2013; Moon Books)

Sunday, July 06, 2014

waltzing YOUR WAY: WORLD GODDESS DAY


WHEN – September 7, 2014; ink it on your calendars today.

WHERE – Although the idea for it came from Brazil, World Goddess Day will be a world-wide celebration.

WHY  “To unite ... Mother Goddess' worshipers world wide.” 

WHO – World Goddess Day was initiated by Brazilian author Claudiney Prieto.

WHAT – Ideas for how to celebrate the day may be found at worldgoddessday.com