Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shams Of Tabriz Spiritual Portrait

Shams Of Tabriz Spiritual Portrait Image
Shams of Tabriz: A Fire of Roses

by Zed

medium: graphite


The extra-ordinary spiritual portrait of Shams is by artist and darvish, Zed. During the birthing process of the painting, the artists heart was open to Shams e Tabriz's spirit-guidance. It is not simply a portrait, but embodies a higher meditative quality of the boundless spirit of Shams, the mad lover of God. (for larger version of the art, click on the picture above)

My deep appreciation to Zed for sharing this beautiful art work of heart. May your path and work continue to be guided and blessed.


If everyone could see what love is,

each would set up a tentpole in the ocean.

The world's population pitched and living

easily within the sea!

What if inside every lover's tear you saw the face

of the Friend: Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha,

the impossible-possible philosopher,

the glass diamond one, Shams Tabriz?

- Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks


Show me the way to the Ocean!

Break these half-measures,

these small containers.

Let my house be drowned in the wave

that rose last night out of the courtyard

hidden in the center of my chest.

- Selection from The Diwan of Shams e Tabriz by Rumi


May God's profound peace be with you Ya Shams!

O master of the heart!

Don't forget us,

those who loves you never seeing you.

O friend of Friend!

send your guidance to our hearts

who loves you and your elect friend Rumi.

Ya Shams e Tabriz!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Four Elements Invocations

Four Elements Invocations Cover
The old Gods are walking tonight-
I feel the wind of their passing,
I feel the ripples of their crossing,
I feel the tremors of their tread,
In the fire's heart I see them dance.

Mother Goddess,
Father God-
Caress me with your Airs,
Cleanse me with your Waters,
Nourish me with your Earth,
Forge me with your Fire.

Your child I am-
to You I aspire.
Be welcome here, guard and hallow
this, my sacred space.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

A Song Of Artemis

A Song Of Artemis Cover

"I sing of Artemis Khryselakatos,
with shafts of gold,
Parthenon Aidoine,
the revered virgin,
delighter in arrows,
own sister to Apollon Khrysaor,
of the golden sword.
Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks
she draws her golden bow,
rejoicing in the chase,
and sends out grievous shafts.
The tops of the high mountains tremble
and the tangled wood echoes awesomely
with the outcry of beasts:
earth quakes
and the sea also where fishes shoal.
But the goddess with a bold heart
turns every way
destroying the race of wild beasts:
and when she is satisfied
and has cheered her heart,
then Theroskopos Iokheaira,
the huntress who delights in arrows,
slackens her supple bow
and goes to the great house
of her dear brother Phoibos Apollon,
to the rich land of Delphoi,
there to order the lovely dance
of the Mousai (Muses_) and Kharites (_Graces).
There she hangs up her curved bow
and her arrows,
and heads and leads the dances,
gracefully arrayed,
while all they utter in heavenly voice,
singing how neat-ankled Leto bare children
supreme among the immortals
both in thought and deed.
Hail to you,
children of Zeus and rich-haired Leto!
And now I will remember you
and another song also."

~Homeric Hymn 27

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Swallow Song

Swallow Song Cover
Come wander quietly and listen to the wind
Come here and listen to the sky
Come walking high above the rolling of the sea
And watch the swallows as they fly.
There is no sorrow like the murmur of their wings
There is no choir like their song
There is no power like the freedom of their flight
While the swallows roam alone.
Do you hear the calling of a hundred thousand voices
Hear the echo in a stone
Do you hear the angry bells ringing in the night
Do you hear the swallows when they've flown?
And will the breezes blow the petals from your hand
And will some loving ease your pain
And will the silence strike confusion from your soul
And will the swallows come again?

By Richard Farina, 1964

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Elements Poem

Elements Poem Cover

Fire on Fire
Light and Power,
Warmth and Energy
They did generate.

Earth joined them then
To Life She gave Birth
And solid Foundations built.

Along came Water
Some Channels to carve
Through which all Energies flow.

Around them All
The Air did blow
Winds of Thought and Deed

Power raised, Power spread
Thus It Was
So Mote It Be.

To The Elements:

Born of Air
Learning, Wisdom
Blowing, Drifting
We are.

Born of Fire
Warming, Devouring
Sizzling, Crackling
We are.

Born of Water
Healing, Cleansing
Gushing, Flowing
We are.

Born of Earth
Grounded Strongly
of the Mother
We are.

by Alernon

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beltane Witchs Sabbats Midsummer Summer Solstice The Wiccan Calendar

Beltane Witchs Sabbats Midsummer Summer Solstice The Wiccan Calendar Image
I decided to post the list of Sabbats, mainly because we have one coming up and for new comers, it is a great way to keep track of them.

The Sabbats are seasonal festivals which mark the turning of the Wheel of the Year and the cycles of nature. Most western pagans celebrate eight sabbats; the Summer and Winter Solstices, the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes and the quarter days or fire festivals - Samhain, Imbolc, Beltaine and Lughnasadh.

The eight Major Witch's Sabbats are:

Samhain -- (October 31) This is considered the first day of the New Year for most witches and pagans. Also known as Halloween, this is also the day to honor loved ones who have passed away during the previous year. Because the veil is thinnest between the worlds of the living and the dead on this day, Samhain is a good day for divination. Colors for this day include black, purple and orange.

Yule -- (December 20-22, depending on when the solstice falls) This day is also know as the Winter Solstice. It recognizes the shortest day of the year, and symbolizes the death and rebirth of the sun, as represented by the God. Gift giving, decorated evergreen trees, holly sprigs, and of course, the Yule log are only a few of the symbols of this season. Yule's colors are red, green and white...

Imbolic -- (February 2) Also know as Candlemas or Imbolic, this holiday signals the end of winter's gloom and the anticipation of the coming spring for most witches and pagans. Candles to banish the darkness of the winter season are the symbols of this day. White and pastels are the colors for imbolic.

Ostara -- (March 20 -22, depending on when the equinox falls) This holiday, also known as the Spring Equinox, celebrates the newness of spring and the rebirth of life on the earth. Symbols of new life to come, such as seeds and eggs, take center stage on this day, and pastel colors are used as well.

Beltane -- (May 1) This holiday celebrates the joys of love and union, and honors the sacred marriage of the God and Goddess. For this reason, Beltane, also known, as May Day is an especially favorite time for handfastings, pagan wedding ceremonies, to be performed. Symbols of this day include any trinkets signifying romantic love, maypoles and flowers. The rainbow colors of the spectrum herald this day...

Midsummer -- (June 20 -22, depending on when the solstice falls) This holiday, also referred to as Summer Solstice or Litha, is the major solar festival, and recognizes the day when the longest day of the year and the shortest night. This is when the God is in his greatest glory and strength, but it also recognizes his impending and inevitable death. Bonfires and sunflowers are the symbols for this day, and all sun colors -- gold, orange, and yellow -- are appropriate.

Lammas -- (August 2) Also known as Lughnassadh or Cornucopia, this is the first festival of the harvest season. Symbols for this festival include the signs of harvest, breads, fruits and vegetables. The holiday colors are browns, dark golds, and reds. This is also a good time to harvest herbs for magical use.

Mabon -- (September 20 -22, depending on when the equinox falls) This holiday, the second of the harvest celebrations, and is celebrated much like Lammas. The symbols and colors are the same...

Major events for this year and historical dates.



o1: Birthday of folkorist Sir James Frazier, 1854

o13: Last of Austria's witchcraft laws repealed in 1787

o15: New moon

o19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck

o25: Birthday of poet Robert Burns, 1759

o27: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland

o30: Full moon -- Cold Moon at 01:18 am

o30: Birthday of Z Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca

o30 - Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia


o2: Imbolc

o2: Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere)

o12: Death of Gerald Gardner in 1964

o12 - 15: PantheaCon (San Jose, CA)

o13: New moon

o14: Valentine's Day

o15: Lupercalia

o18 - 21: Convocation (Detroit, MI)

o21: Birthday of author Patricia Telesco

o28: Full moon -- Quickening Moon at 11:38 am


o1: Matronalia, the Festival of Women

o1 - 31: Goddess Festival (Fayetteville AR)

o6: Birthday of "official witch of Salem" Laurie Cabot in 1933

o15: New moon

o20: Ostara

o20: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere)

o26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell

o28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993

o29: Full moon Storm Moon at 10:25 pm


o6: National Tartan Day

o14: New moon

o16: Birthday of author Margot Adler

o22: Earth Day

o23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007

o28: Full moon -- Wind Moon at 8:19 am

o30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches


o1: Beltane

o1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)

o5: Cinco de Mayo

o9: Mother's Day

o13: New moon

o27: Full moon -- Flower Moon at 7:07 am


o1: England's Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect

o10: Hanging of Bridget Bishop, first victim in the Salem Witch Trials

o12: New moon

o12 - 13: St. Louis Pagan Picnic (St. Louis, MO)

o13: Birthday of Gerald Gardner in 1884

o17: Birthday of Wiccan author Starhawk

o20: Father's Day

o21: Litha

o21: Yule (Southern Hemisphere)

o22: England's last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951

o26: Full moon -- Strong Sun Moon at 7:30 am

o27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956


o4: Independence Day

o11: New moon

o11: Solar eclipse, at 3:33 pm

o13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527

o19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692

o25: Full moon -- Blessing Moon at 9:37 pm

o31: Birthday of author JK Rowling


o1: Lammas or Lughnasadh

o1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)

o1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555

o6 - 8: Dublin Irish Festival (Dublin, OH)

o9: New moon

o15: Birthday of Charles Leland, folklorist and author, 1824

o20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947

o24: Full Moon -- Corn Moon at 1:05 pm

o31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland


o8: New moon

o10: Birthday of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

o14: Birthday of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa in 1486

o16 - 19: CWPN Harvest Gathering (Marlborough, CT)

o17: Television welcomes Bewitched in 1964

o21: International Day of Peace

o22: Fall Equinox or Mabon

o22: Ostara (Southern Hemisphere)

o23: Full Moon -- Harvest Moon at 5:17 am


o1: Birthday of Isaac Bonewits, founder of 'Ar nDra'iocht F'ein

o7: New moon

o12: Birthday of occultist Aleister Crowley

o18: Birthday of Nicholas Culpeper, noted herbalist, in 1616

o20: Birthday of Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary

o22: Full moon -- Blood Moon at 9:37 pm

o31: Samhain

o31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)

o31: Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975


o2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight

o6: New moon

o11: Veteran's Day

o21: Full moon -- Mourning Moon at 12:27 pm

o25: Thanksgiving day (United States)

o30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds

o30: Festival of Hecate Trivia


o5: New moon

o17: Beginning of Saturnalia

o21: Full moon -- Long Nights Moon at 3:13 am

o21: Winter Solstice or Yule

o21: Litha (Southern Hemisphere)

o25: Christmas Day

o25: Feast of Frau Halle, Germanic goddess

o31: Festival of Hogmanay

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Charge Of The Dark Goddess

Charge Of The Dark Goddess Image
Night is the cloak of the Dark Goddesss of Transformation
Wisdom and prophecy are her gifts.
She is known to us as Kalie, Hecate, Cerridwen, Lillith,
Persephone, Fata, Morgana, Ereshkigal, Arianhrod, Durga,
Inanna, Tiamat, and by a million, million other names.
Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you
since you were born, and I will stay with you until your return to Me at the final dusk.
I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream.
I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done. My children find their blessed rest in my embrace.
I am the womb from which all things are born.
I am the shadowy, still tomb; all thing must come to Me and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.
I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the
Teacher of the Mysteries. I snip the threads that bring my children home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the
heartless. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover
true beauty, strength, and courage.
I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice.
I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.
I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm.
I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge
together in a rainbow of union.
I am the velvet depths of the night sky,
the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed. Seek me at
the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.
I am the fire that kisses the shackles away. I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth.
I am the web which connects all things.
I am the Healer of all wounds, the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time. I make the weak strong. I make the arrogant humble.
I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised.
I am Justice tempered with mercy.
Most importantly, child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you.
Seek me within and without, and you will be strong.
Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken
to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness.
Take my Love with you everywhere and find the Power within
to be who you wish.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010


Lyra Cover Lyra
In her bubble
Dances near me now

Tiny seer
You never wobble
As you dance the Tao

Rainbow Fire
Like the Maple
And the Oak Tree, too

Flumes your Air
Beauty! Wow!

(Us little people gotta stick together even at a distance...maybe better at a distance )

Hugh Read

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