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Archive for June, 2008
Posted by invizweb on June 29, 2008
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Posted by invizweb on June 28, 2008
Starting July 1st, New York Combat Sambo will be offering 2 new afternoon classes. In addition to our current evening and Saturday schedule listed here: www.nycombatsambo.com
Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008
On this episode of the Invisible Web I celebrate Midsummer’s Day with the odd synchronicities of the holiday. I also review two movies an episode of a legendary BBC Science fiction television series. BAD WOLF~!
The Voluspa featuring Fenrir, from the Poetic Edda.
Fenrir @ Godchecker
Happy St. John’s Day, from Cryptomundo
Doctor Who @ Sci Fi Dot Com
Believe it or not another episode will be released this weekend focusing on Pro Wrestling and some MMA.
Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008
I know there are folks who have been waiting for this for a while…
I’m quite pleased to announce that my next book, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, is available for preorder! It’s due out in August 2008–not exactly sure what part of August, though we’ll shoot for sooner rather than later.
We’re running a bit of a special, too–if you preorder a copy of DIY Totemism and a copy of Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic, you’ll get FREE priority shipping in the U.S. or FREE air mail shipping internationally! You will have to wait until DIY comes out to get Fang and Fur, since we’ll be shipping them together. However, this way those of you who don’t yet have a copy of Fang and Fur can read that earlier work as well as this one–or give it as a gift, if you already have your own copy.
So if you’re wondering what neopagan animal totemism can be beyond the dictionaries, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems has a lot of good answers, based on my decade and change of experience. Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested!
Posted by invizweb on June 25, 2008
For Rending the Veil, LUPA wrote:
A couple of months ago I wrote about food totems – animal totems of those species whose relationship to humans is primarily based on how edible they are. One of my recent efforts has been to work with less common totems as a way of breaking free of the Big, Impressive North American Birds and Mammals (BINABM). There’s nothing wrong with, say, Wolf or Eagle, but other animals like Banana Slug or Sea Urchin tend to be largely ignored.
I’ve managed to breach the initial communication barriers with several of the totems. I’ll admit I haven’t worked with them as often as I’d like, though a lot of that has been because the past several months have been pretty rough in other areas of my life, taking up a lot of the time and effort that I’d put into magic. Despite this, we have managed to have a few good conversations.
Chicken, for example, asked me the other night what was the first thing that I thought of when the word “chicken” was mentioned. I realized, rather guiltily, that the first image to pop into my mind was that of a decapitated, footless, defeathered dead bird fresh out of the oven. However, I moved beyond that thought and began visualizing chickens scratching in a barn yard, observing them as they went about their business. I admired the colorful plumage of the birds in my mind – and remembered that while they might not be as flashy the peacock or parrot, they still come in some lovely colors.
If you enjoyed this article, please check out LUPA’s newest book, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, which is ready for pre-order.
Posted by invizweb on June 24, 2008
Heres an article about how Baltic cultures celebrate this day courtesy of Top News:
“Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians around the world are set to celebrate midsummer festivals Monday night with rites drawing deeply on pagan traditions of the Baltic people. “Marking the two longest days of the year, the celebration is called Jani in Latvia, Jaanipaev in Estonia, and Saint Jonas festival in Lithuania.
Christianity adopted the sun-worship holiday as the one dedicated to John the Baptist, but centuries later, pagan traditions still remain an integral part of the celebration. On June 23, Latvians crowned with wreaths of oak leaves flock to the countryside. Regarded as a holy tree in pagan times, the oak still features widely in Latvian folk songs. As the evening draws in, Latvians and Estonians light bonfires and sing folk songs or jump through the flames, seen as a way to guarantee prosperity. The white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Riga light up with bonfires as Latvians and Estonians flee cities to nature.”