Saturday, January 22, 2011

Religion Spiritual Athlete In An Orange Robe Kabir By Robert Bly

Religion Spiritual Athlete In An Orange Robe Kabir By Robert Bly Image
photograph by MysticLens at a Hindu Temple, Singapore


The spiritual athlete often changes

the color of his clothes,

but mine remains gray and loveless.

he sits inside the shrine room all day

so that God has to go out and praise the rocks.

or he drill holes in his ears,

his beard grows enormous and matted,

people mistake him for a goat.

and he goes into wilderness areas

and he strangles his impulses

and makes himself neither male or female.

he shaves his skull

puts his robe in an orange vat,

reads the Bhagavad Gita

and becomes a terrific talker.

Kabir says,

actually you are going in herds

to the country of death


hand and foot.

. Kabir: Ecstatic Poems translated by Robert Bly.

. click here to listen to Robert Bly's translation and recitation.

The video is from performance of poetry of Kabir at one of the Mythic Journeys conferences. Musical accompaniment by Eugene Friesen and Arto Tuncboyaciyan is simply gorgeous!

here mystic poet Kabir is criticizing the spiritual tourists and ascetics who went too far in their pursuit while neglecting what it means to be human. Kabir lived in an age where asceticism in hindu path was "the spiritual thing" of the time. but Kabir was not so crazy about it.

while listening to this poem, it resonated very much what dear blog reader, sneez wrote in the comment: "spirituality disconnected from real life and suffering of others is vanity of ego. I think that noticing such events and expressing the pain is what belongs to every (one) concerned about human spirit and mind."

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Hawaiian Prosperity Chant

A Hawaiian Prosperity Chant Image
If this is the first time you have ever chanted a Hawaiian song, you may want to start with the vowels. In Hawaiian, here's how each vowel sounds:

A = "ah" (as in "ha, ha")

E = "eh" (as in "check")

I = "ee" (as in "team")

O = "oh" (as in "home")

U = "oo" (as in "who")

Even when vowels are doubled up, such as in the Hawaiian, "oo" it is still, "oh-oh," and not "oo." (We're told the vowels are the same as they are in Spanish.)

So, to start, you may want to chant the vowels, as each beginning chanting student does. Stand up, take a deep breath, and chant "aaaaaaaaaaa" for the entire breath, and then continue with each of the vowels. Repeat. Continue for five minutes.

Notice the feelings inside as you chant. What's happening in there? Pay attention to other parts of your body. How are they affected? Each vowel activates a different part of your neurology, so notice what's going on as you chant.

Now, let's move on to learning the Hawaiian prosperity chant. After you know the vowels, the whole word is easy. This chant is called "E LAKA E".

First, read the English, so you have an idea of the purpose and meaning of the chant.


Oh goddess Laka

0 wildwood bouquet, 0 Laka

0 Laka, queen of the voice

0 Laka, giver of gifts

0 Laka, giver of bounty

0 Laka, giver of all things

I greet you with love.

And this is the chant in Hawaiian:

E Laka e

Pupu we'uwe'u, e Laka e

E Laka i ka leo

E Laka i ka loa'a

E Laka i ka wai wai

E Laka i na mea a pau

Ano ai ke aloha e

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Friday, January 14, 2011

That She Is Still The Goddess Of Eternal Youth

That She Is Still The Goddess Of Eternal Youth Image
Areia Daphnaia's Lost Homeric Hymns

Lost Homeric Hymns

(c) 1995, Areia Daphnaia

* To Artemis (I)

* To Iris (I)

* To Hebe (I)

* To Hebe (II)

* To Selene (I)

* To Ares (III)

Lost Homeric Hymn to Artemis (I)

Great Goddess Artemis, Maiden Huntress,
Magnetic sharer of the crescent moon,
Grant me understanding of all that is Wild and Natural,
Grant me the power of chastity,
Grant me the loving force of the Mother,
Grant me transcendation from the ordinary.

You are She who Roams the Woods Alone,
Never afraid to face the dangers of the unknown,
Instill in me this sense of pride
In the naked face of the God Phobos.
I revel in the silvery shafts of your bow and arrow,
O Kynthia, Phoebe, Daphnaia, Korythalia,
Member of the true Holy Trinity,
Spread Your Wisdom to those who will not listen,
Or let me continue your legacy for You,
O Howling Huntress, O Moon Maiden.

Lost Homeric Hymn to Iris (I)

Sing, Muse, of the Great Goddess Iris the fleet-footed,
Protectress of the Rainbow, guardian of secrets.
Sing of her magnificent wings of many colours,
And Her radiant, all-encompassing beauty.
Good, gracious Goddess, grant me
Temperance, sensitivity, and understanding, O swift messenger.
I will be sure to remember You in another song,
Whether or not You remember me.

Lost Homeric Hymn to Hebe (I)

Note: I don't see Hebe in the traditional fashion. She has always struck me as an underappreciated, dissatisfied Goddess--the Goddess of Annoyed Adolescence, not carefree youth. The following hymns reflect this.

Sing to me, Muse, of the rosy Goddess Hebe,
Crowned with blooming violets and daffodils,
And other buds of Spring.
She of the Lovely Ankles,
Bringer of Youth,
Sympathiser to adolescents,
She never ages, but stays forever a teenager.

Light-footed Hebe,
Who carries the golden plates
Through the halls of mighty Olympos.
Skilled waitress, devoted Lady in Waiting,
Patroness of petty household chores galore.

Her golden hair bounces
As She crosses the fields of the sky,
Hebe, who has a heavy heart,
Daughter of Hera and Zeus,
Sister to skilled Hephaistos,
Eris, Eileithyia, and violent Ares.

She has had to do the dishes
For over 2,000 years,
Still Her complaints go unanswered,
But I shall remember you,
O Great Goddess Hebe,
I shall sing of you in another song.

Lost Homeric Hymn to Hebe (II)

Remind me, O Muse, of the Goddess Hebe,
Keeper of the sacred nail file!
Hebe, who has many jeebies,
Makes Her way amongst the Proud Twelve,
Muttering and sighing as She picks up debris.

Hebe, who married strong Herakles,
Yet who was not even mentioned
In His A&E television biography last week.

Hebe, who possessed great ingenuity,
Yet reads the Olympian Enquirer cover to cover.
Hebe, whose Nordic golden hair
Frames Her annoyed, lovely face
And reminds all who look upon Her
That She is still the Goddess of Eternal Youth,
And needs to be appreciated.

Lost Homeric Hymn to Selene (I)

I'll start the singing By invoking the Bright Goddess the beautifully tressed Selene Hyperion's child Daughter of brightness I praise you infinitely, She of the Lovely Hair That streams behind you as you ride Your four milky-white mares through the stream of the sky Divine patroness of becoming a full and complete nymph a recognised woman Divine ruler of Night Puller of the silver strings Of Poseidon's mighty tides Magnet of all life Surveyor of Gaia's fertility Whose green grass Grows wild and free Under my maiden's feet Goddess to whom I'm singing this song to whom I shall always be singing For though you are not of the Twelve there you ride nontheless I bid thee safe journey, Bright One And I will remember you in another song

Lost Homeric Hymn to Ares (III)

Note: For this one, first look at the real Homeric Hymn to Ares, because this is a direct parody of it.

Ares, raging force,
Ares, chariot breaker,
Ares wears tarnished helmet,
Ares has broken heart,
Ares, shield-stabber,
Ares, destroyer of city,
Ares has armour of hate,
Ares has blood-covered arms,
Ares is always tired of life,
Ares, cruel with spear,
Ares, outcast of Olympos,
Ares, distant from Nike,
Who Herself is distant from Him,
Ares, devoid of Justice,
Ares is hated by both sides,
Ares, leader of most angry men,
Ares abuses staff of manhood,
Ares twists His fiery death cycle
Among the seven-sgned tracks
Of the aether, where bloodthirsty chargers
Bear Him with passion
Over the forgotten Third Orbit!
Hear me,
Bane of mankind,
Dispenser of youth's unbridled energy,
Scream down from up there
Your crimson light
Into our peaceful lives,
And your martial ardour,
So that I can embrace in
Cruel cowardice
In my head,
And encourage the delicious rush
Of my spirit, and incite
That shrill voice in my heart
That provokes me
To enter the chilling din of battle
You, ferocious God,
Give me mercilessness,
Let me linger
In the fierce dance of war,
And thus embrace
The battles with enemies
And the fate of a violent death.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Binding Spell For General Use

Binding Spell For General Use Image
Take a piece of light-weight cardboard and draw images and write words on it to represent the evils that you wish to bind...examples being a man with an X crossing out his heart to show it is closed, words like Greed, Irresponsibilty, disrespect, etc...then crumple the cardboard up into a loose ball.

Take a piece of black yarn and wind it around the cardboard twenty one times. With each time you loop the string around the cardboard, say one line of the following chant...

With the thread of the crimes

of your own design

I bind your evil

Three time seven times.

I bind you from Behind

I bind you from Before

That you'll hurt my people

never ever more

I bind you fro mteh Left

I bind you from the Right

I bind you by Day

And I bind you by Night.

I bind you from Below

I bind you from Above

That you may ever know

The laws of Life and Love

I bind you with your own

Good conscience Within

And so let this magic


And spin....

Tie off the ends of the yarn with three sturdy knots to seal the spell. When done with this, burn the wrapped images and words in a loud, strong, crackling fire. Chant these words until it is thoroughly burned:

Goddess of darkest night

Send our troubles all to flight

Burn them in thy sacred fires

And replace them with our hearts' desires!

Once the image is burned and all negativity removed, do a positive visualization to replace it...for example, people laughing and dancing in rainbows, etc. Be sure that when you do this you cast a strong protective circle around yourself and all participants before you begin.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

She Decides To Give To Spirit

She Decides To Give To Spirit Image
Subj : Coming of Age pt1/3

This is part Arwen Nightstar

Coming of Age For A Young Woman

Astrological Aspects: A New Moon in Virgo would be lovely,
but any New Moon will do. New Moon calls up the Maiden
aspect and celebrates the power of growth. Just as planting
is best served under a New Moon, so is a maiden's awakening.
Perhaps a New Moon that reflects the maiden's own moon
sign would be appropriate since emotions are so prevalent
at this age.

Preparations: Two or three days before the ritual, ask
the maiden if she is prepared to step into womanhood.
Inform her that she must make a sacrifice to prove her
willingness to the Lady and the Lord. This sacrifice will
be five of her favorite toys. It is important that she
understand that these must be cherished items. Of course,
she should not have to relinquish family heirlooms! Ask the
maiden to designate each item for each point of the pentagram.
The item she decides to give to Spirit should be the hardest to
give up. When she has mad her decisions, tell her the day and
the time of the ritual. She will keep her items until that
day. On the day of the ceremony, the maiden will bring her
toys with her to her cleansing bath and give them to the HPS
(High Priestess)

Day of Circle: Ask the maiden if she will fast until circle.
(Fast time should be at least six hours, but no longer than
ten hours. It doesn't seem appropriate to encourage eating
disorder patterns.
) Of course, she can have water and fruit
as she deems necessare. Two hours before the ritual, prepare
a a bath for her. (She should already have bathed with soap
and water. Into the water, place an infusion of Lady's Mantle,
HEather, Rose, Jasmine, and Gardenia. As the maiden enteres
the water, recite these words (or something similar)
"The bud of your youth is maturing into the bloom of womanhood"
Then leave her to relax and meditate on her journey. (If the
young woman is too shy to be seen naked, recite the words to
her just before she disrobes for her bath.
) A designated helper
could be either the eldest female covener or any covener the
maiden chooses. When the young woman feels ready, the helper
will bring a simple gown of white, sleeveless, moderate lenght
and bind her waist with a red cord saying....
"Red of life, red of blood, I wrap you in the Lady's love"
Take the maiden to a darkened room (one or two candles) and
let her meditate in silence. The helper will remain outside
the room.

Circle Preparations: The altar should be an infusion of white,
pink and flowers. Have a maiden Goddess and a Pan Lord if
at all possible. A single rose bud could represent the Lady.
At each quarter place flowers as well as the maiden's toy for
each direction. The covenors who will be representing the quarters
should be masked with representations of their roles. Also, at
each quarter, but hidden, should be the gifts from the quarters.
These gifts will be nice (but not necessarily expensive) since
they will help carry the maiden into womanhood. In the east
will be a feather or a fan. In the south will be a thurible or
a candle. In the west will be a chalice or a cup. In the north
will be a large crystal or stone. To represent the Spirit a
cloth-covered mirror on the altar is needed. The coven should be
wearing red robes for the women and green for the men and all
those past fertility should wear black.

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