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Merry Meet Legionnaires~
I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess
I have one son now coming into his native shaman training and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

What is your position in the pack?

You Scored as Alpha Wolf
You are an ALPHA WOLF. You stand tall and are recognized by your followers. You are the leader, dominant, strong and intelligent. You are in charge and make sure that it is known. Despite the way you show your emotions towards others, you really do care for your pack.

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Alpha Wolf 
75%
Gamma Wolf 
58%
Beta Delia Wolf2%
Omega Wolf 
8%

Hypathia

Hypatia
Goddess of Magic, Grace of the Silver Nimbus, Primal Azure Phoenix
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Golden Book
Home Plane: Bytopia
Alignment: Neutral good
Portfolio: Knowledge, Magic
Worshipers: Arcane spellcasters
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG, CG, LN, TN
Domains: Dweomer, Knowledge, Magic, Rune
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff

Hypatia is portrayed as a very beautiful woman with a cloak that is fashioned from peacock feathers. She is the daughter of Cerrydwen and is one of the most powerful spellcasters among the imperial pantheon. While a goddess of good alignment she does appreciate all spellcasters regardless of alignment. Those that have meet the goddess describe her as being very serious minded and not at all vain (she is rarely seen laughing or having an enjoyable time and those that compare their beauty to the goddess be they mortal or immortal have never been struck down). 

Dogma
Hypatia is the patron of those who work 'white' magic and those seekers of knowledge. She loves the creation of magic items and the researching of spells never seen before. One proverb among her followers is: 'It is a gift to be able to wield magic, but take wisdom to know when to use magic'. Some evil wizards that practice petty acts of evil (i.e., their actions do not result in destruction of countries or loss of innocent life) give homage to Hypatia in hopes that the magic items they create and new spells they research draw her attention.

Clergy and Temples
Hypatia's temples are few; it is far more common to find a small shrine to her in a library that is open to the public, in a school of wizardry, or in an individual wizard's home. When one does find a temple dedicated to Hypatia it is a huge building with many books where not only priests reside within, but also wizards and experts that have taken many knowledge skills (better known as sages). Temples of Hypatia serve as a place where arcane spellcasters can receive healing spells, usually without too much scrutiny…for a donation of course. When a temple is established archmages of various backgrounds come from great distances bringing donations to help in its creation. As such, a temple is likely to have many golems, magical wards and the like. 
Priests dress in white clothing with trim of lavender and dark blue and adorn themselves with much silver jewelry. Many of the priests are cleric/wizards, with many of them becoming lore masters. A few select and very powerful become Azure Phoenixes. 

Hypatia
Mage 20/Azure Phoenix 25th
Medium-Size Outsider
Divine Rank: 11
Hit Dice: 20d8+200 (outsider) plus 20d4+200 (Wiz) plus 25d4+250 (Azr) (990hp)
Initiative: +10 (+10 Dex)
Speed: 60 Ft.
AC: 87 (+10 Dex, +11 divine, +35 natural, +10 bracers of armor, +11 deflection)
Attacks +10 ghost touched fiery blast quarterstaff +72/+67/+62/+57 melee, or spell +62 melee touch or +64 range touch.
Damage: +10 ghost touched fiery blast quarterstaff 1d6+18/20, or spell.
Face/Reach: 5ft by 5ft/5ft
Special Attacks: Domain powers, salient divine abilities, spell-like abilities
Special Qualities: Divine immunities, DR 46/+4 (11/—), sonic resistance 31, fast healing 31, fire immunity, understand, speak, and read all languages and speak directly to all beings within 11 miles, remote communication, godly realm,teleport without error at will, plane shift at will, SR 43, divine aura (1,100ft., DC 32)
Saves: Fort +65, Ref +65, Will +64
Abilities: Str 26 Dex 30 Con 30 Int 40 Wis 29 cha 32
Skills: Alchemy +94, Appraise +48, Balance +43, Bluff +47, Climb +29, Concentration +89, Craft (calligraphy) +45, Diplomacy +55, Disguise +46, Escape Artist +31, Forgery +32, Gather Information +42, Handle Animal +32, Heal +40, Hide +43, Innuendo +31, Intimidate +32, Jump +39, Knowledge (arcana) +94, Knowledge (religion) +93, Knowledge (the planes) +94, Knowledge (wildspace) +93, Listen +54, Move Silently +43, Perform +41, Profession (scribe) +53, Profession (herbalist) +53, Ride +41, Scry +94, Search +46, Sense Motive +53, Spellcraft +94, Spot +69, Swim +39, Tumble +41, Wilderness Lore +40.
Feats: Additional Magic Item Space [extra ring], Alertness, Brew Potion, Craft Arms and Armor, Craft Epic Arms and Armor, Craft Epic Wondrous Item, Craft Rod, Craft Staff, Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Item, Eschew Materials, Efficient Item Creation, Enhance Spell, Epic Spell Penetration, Forge Epic Ring, Forge Ring, Greater Spell Penetration, Heighten Spell, Ignore Material Components, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Metamagic, Improved Spell Capacity (x3), Maximize Spell, Multispell, Quicken Spell, Scribe Scroll, Spell Mastery, Spell Penetration, Still Spell. 

Divine Immunities: Ability damage, ability drain, acid, cold, death effects, disease, disintegration, electricity, energy drain, mind affecting effects, paralysis, poison, sleep, stunning, transmutation, imprisonment, banishment.
Salient Divine Abilities: Alter Form, Alter Reality, Alter Size, Arcane Mastery, Craft Artifact, Divine Blast, Divine Celerity, Divine Fast Healing (31 hit points per round), Extra Domain (rune), Increased Energy Resistance (sonic), Instant Counter Spell, Rejuvenation, See Magic, Silvery Nimbus †.
Domain Powers: Gain 3 additional cantrips to cast per day beyond what is assigned by level of caster, Hypatia can also cast choose to cast orisons in place of cantrips.
Spell-Like Abilities: Hypatia uses these abilities as a 21st level caster. The save DCs are 32 + spell level. Absorption, analyze dweomer, antimagic field, clairaudience/clairvoyance, detect secret doors, detect thoughts, discern location, dispel magic, divination, Drawmij's instant summons, dweomerdeny, erase, explosive runes, find the path, foresight, glyph of warding, greater glyph of warding, Hypatia's aura of protection, Hypatia's nimbus, Hypatia's silvery blast, identify, imbue with spell ability, legend lore, lesser planar binding, Mordenkainen's Disjunction, Nystul's undetectable aura, permanency, protection from spells, secret page, spell resistance, spell turning, spellstrike, symbol, teleportation circle, true seeing.
Wizard Spells/Day: (Levels 0-12): 7/8/8/8/7/7/7/7/6/6/3/3/2
Possessions: Hypatia's crystal staff is a +10 quarterstaff that combines a rod of absorption and rod of greater maximization. She also has in her possession the following: Epic Bracers of Armor +10, Epic Cloak of Resistance +10, and 8 rings (with her additional magic item space she will typically have the following rings: Djinni Calling, Epic Wizardry VIII, Epic Wizardry IX, Evasion, Sequestering, Spell Storing, Spell Turning, Telekinesis).
Silvery Nimbus (unique salient divine ability): With but a thought Hypatia can choose to bring into existence as a free action a luminescent silvery nimbus that hovers slightly above the back of her head. While this silver nimbus floats above her head she is immune to vile and corrupt damage. The silvery nimbus remains till Hypatia dismisses it.

Other Divine Powers
As an intermediate deity, Hypatia automatically receives a die result of 20 on any check. She treats a 1 on a saving throw or attack roll normally and not as an automatic failure. She is immortal.
Senses: Hypatia can see, hear, touch, and smell at a distance of eleven miles. As a stand action, she can perceive anything within eleven miles of her worshippers, holy sites, objects, or any locations where one of her titles or name was spoken in the last hour. She can extend her senses up to ten locations at once. She can block the sensing power of deities of her rank or lower at up to two remote locations at once for 11 hours.
Portfolio Sense: Hypatia senses the casting of any spell, the creation of any magic item, and the researching of magical spell the instant it happens, and she retains the sensation for eleven weeks after the event occurs.
Automatic Actions: Hypatia can use Alchemy, Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (architecture and engineering), Knowledge (history), Knowledge (local), Knowledge (religion), Knowledge (the planes), Profession (herbalist), Scry or Spellcraft as a free action if the DC for the task is 25 or lower. Hypatia can perform up to ten such free actions each round.
Create Magic Items: Hypatia can create any kind of magic item, as long as the item's market price does not exceed 200,000 gp. Where she has the item creation feat pertaining to the item she wishes to create, the cost (in gold and XP) and creation times are halved. 

Avatars
Hypatia's avatars are predominately female, but one should never assume that the powerful male human archmage cannot be Hypatia in disguise. While she can wear a wide array of clothing and style (this includes hair color as well), in her most common attire is that of a white robe with lavender and dark blue trim, and wearing much silver jewelry with expensive gems. Above her head is a brightly luminescent silvery nimbus. 
{Avatar of Hypatia: As Hypatia except divine rank 5; AC 78 (touch 49, flat-footed 68); Atk +61/+56/+51/+46 (1d6+13/20 +5 ghost touched flaming crystal staff) or spell +56 melee touch or +58 ranged touch; SQ DR 38/+4 (11/—), sonic resistance 25, SR 37, divine aura (500 ft., DC 26); SV Fort +64, Ref +64, Will +63; all skill are reduced by 6.
Salient Divine Abilities: Alter Form, Alter Size, Arcane Mastery, Divine Fast Healing (25 hit points per round), Instant Counter Spell, Silvery Nimbus †. † Unique ability, described above.
Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level: 15th; saving throw DC 26 + spell level. 

Dweomer Domain
Deities: Hypatia
Granted Powers: The cleric may cast an additional three orisons per day, and she may select her orisons from the arcane cantrip lists in addition to her own orison list. 

Dweomer Domain Spells
 

1st Hypatia's Aura of Protection. Aura grants +2 luck bonus to AC and saving throws.
2nd Identify. Determines single feature of magic item.
3rd Hypatia's Silvery Blast 1d4 divine damage per level to single target.
4th Hypatia's Nimbus. Invoke a nimbus about a target's head; target can cast spells without somatic, verbal and possibly without material components for a few rounds.
5th Permanency. Makes certain spells permanent; costs XP.
6th Analyze Dweomer Reveals magical aspects of subject.
7th Dweomerdeny. Banishes a spell from a targets mind and comprehension of said spell forever.
8th Absorption. Spells (and spell-like effects) targeted against you are absorbed and their energy stored until you release this energy in spells of your own.
9th Spellstrike. Negate the effect of a spell cast in either the previous or current round.



Conversion of Old Spells and New Spells 

Dweomerdeny
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]
Level: Dweomer 7, Sor/Wiz 8
Components: V and S
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Target: One spellcaster
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will to negate
Spell Resistance: Yes 

This spell banishes a particular spell forever from the mind and comprehension of a spellcasting being. To enact it, the caster touches the target creature while speaking an incantation. If the recipient is not a spellcaster, the spell is wasted.
If the saving throw succeeds, the chosen spell vanished from the mind of the target if it currently memorized. The spell is lost, but the target takes no harm. If no such spell is in memory, the spell has no effect at all. The spell targeted may be specific, known, and named, or just whatever magic was used to produce a particular spell effect that the caster of the dweomerdeny has personally witnessed.
If the saving throw fails, all memory of the spell is gone forever, both any currently memorized enchantments and all memories of learning them and using them. Moreover, the victim's mind is never able to comprehend the particular spell again. It cannot be learned, memorized, or even read from a scroll by the victim. Limited wish, restoration, and wish spells are the only known ways of reversing this loss.
A dweomerdeny works only against a specific spell, not against all spells of a school or type. For instance, it could be cast so as to prevent a wizard from using fireball, but that prohibition would not extend to burning hands or meteor swarm. 

Hypatia's Aura of Protection
Abjuration
Level: Dweomer 1
Components: V, S and F
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 2 minute /level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell is cast the priest is surrounded by a sparkling translucent aura of one of the following colors: dark blue, lavender, or silver. This aura grants the priest a +2 AC luck bonus and a +2 luck bonus to saving throws.
Arcane Focus: A pair of silver bracelets each set with amethysts and sapphires valued at a minimum of 250 gp each. 

Hypatia's Nimbus
Transmutation
Level: Dweomer 4
Components: None
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One spellcasting creature
Duration: See text
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes

By sheer willpower and faith the priest invokes this spell and forms a circular radiant aura about the head of the priest or chosen spellcasting creature at the beginning of the next round. The spellcasting creature that has Hypatia's Nimbus upon them may then invoke spells from their memory by sheer force of will, not requiring verbal, somatic or material components. Only the stipulation is that spells that normally require material components that exceed the value of 200-gp still require the material components in order to be invoked. The duration of Hypatia's Nimbus and the hue of light that radiates from the Nimbus varies by the moral outlook of the creature. 
 

Moral Outlook
 
Hue of
Of Creature
Duration
Nimbus
Any Good
5 rounds
Silver
Any Neutral
2 rounds
Lavender
Any Evil
1 round
Dark Blue


Hypatia's Silvery Blast
Evocation [Divine]
Level: Dweomer 3
Components: V, S and F
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes 

When the priest cast this spell she unleashes a blast of silvery energy that inflicts 1d4-hit points of damage per level of caster to a maximum of 10d4 points of damage. This energy is divine in origin and no known means to resist its effects.
Arcane Focus: A platinum ring, minimum value of 300-gp 

Spellstrike
Abjuration
Level: Dweomer 9, Sor/Wiz 9
Components: V
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: See text
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No 

This extremely powerful spell represents the height of the Abjurer's craft; it permits the caster to negate the effect of a spell caster to negate the effect of a spell cast in either the previous round or the round that the spellstrike is cast.
The caster of the spellstrike does not need to know the type of spell or magic cast the previous round, only some part of its effect. The spellstrike can be used against one particular spell per casting.
Spellstrike does not cause a spell to be reflected, turned, trapped, or sent elsewhere. The spell merely ceases to exist, retroactively, though it is still lost to the original caster. Even spell-like abilities are affected by the spell, though magical items and artifacts are not. Permanency is affected by spellstrike, though contingency, limited wish, and wish is not. 

Goddess Hypatian Created by ©2003, Mark Doolan

Wolf Moon Ritual

Full Moon of January ~ The Wolf Moon
 

From the Latin Januarius, honoring Janus, a Roman God. The Anglo-Saxons called it Aefter-Yule, and prior to that, Wolf-monat. In January, our ancestors gathered close to the hearth fire, and the silence of falling snow was often broken by the sound of howling wolves. Driven by hunger, wolves ventured closer to villages in search of food.

Ritual Verses for the Full Moon of January  
by Polly Taskey 

You may wish to incorporate these verses into the 9 Basic Ritual Steps when conducting Full Moon Rituals. You may also want to include a Charge of the Goddess.

"Goddess of this wintry night, I honor You in my Full Moon rite
as I stand between the worlds to share, communion with The Lady Fair.
From around the globe Your children call, miles apart yet One with All.
Hear my words in the echoing sound, as I welcome You in my circle round.

I call to You North with Your grounding ways, lend earthly strength to my pagan ways;
I call to You East with Your airy breath, transform the stale to new and fresh;
I call to You South with Your energy, may your fiery rays burn steadily;
I call to You West with Your fluid motion, guide psychic abilities and emotions.

As the days of January lengthen, let the hearth be warm and families strengthened.
May our forest Friends find solace too, from icy blasts and lack of food.
When wolves are howling on the rise, let us rejoice in our family ties;
for the wolf is our model - our spirited friend - a reminder to stay with our pack to the end.

May hearts be glad from deep within – knowing All is kith and kin:
the strangers and friends who freely gave their gifts of care through winter days;
the rocks and woods and frozen streams; the stars above the chilly breeze;
the newborn God and resting Mother; We're forever bound to One Another.

(Magical Workings, Requests, Thanks, Cakes and Ale) 

I release the quarters one by one, now that my ritual is done;
Farewell to North, East, South, and West; thank You for honoring my request.
Goddess of soothing silvery light, thank You for attending on this night.
My circle is open, never broken; magic wishes fulfilled, the words have been spoken."
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Wolf Moon 01/15/2014

Full Moon of January ~ The Wolf Moon

From the Latin Januarius, honoring Janus, a Roman God. The Anglo-Saxons called it Aefter-Yule, and prior to that, Wolf-monat. In January, our ancestors gathered close to the hearth fire, and the silence of falling snow was often broken by the sound of howling wolves. Driven by hunger, wolves ventured closer to villages in search of food.

Ritual Verses for the Full Moon of January  
by Polly Taskey 
You may wish to incorporate these verses into the 9 Basic Ritual Steps when conducting Full Moon Rituals. You may also want to include a Charge of the Goddess.

"Goddess of this wintry night, I honor You in my Full Moon rite
as I stand between the worlds to share, communion with The Lady Fair.
From around the globe Your children call, miles apart yet One with All.
Hear my words in the echoing sound, as I welcome You in my circle round.

I call to You North with Your grounding ways, lend earthly strength to my pagan ways;
I call to You East with Your airy breath, transform the stale to new and fresh;
I call to You South with Your energy, may your fiery rays burn steadily;
I call to You West with Your fluid motion, guide psychic abilities and emotions.

As the days of January lengthen, let the hearth be warm and families strengthened.
May our forest Friends find solace too, from icy blasts and lack of food.
When wolves are howling on the rise, let us rejoice in our family ties;
for the wolf is our model - our spirited friend - a reminder to stay with our pack to the end.

May hearts be glad from deep within – knowing All is kith and kin:
the strangers and friends who freely gave their gifts of care through winter days;
the rocks and woods and frozen streams; the stars above the chilly breeze;
the newborn God and resting Mother; We're forever bound to One Another.

(Magical Workings, Requests, Thanks, Cakes and Ale) 

I release the quarters one by one, now that my ritual is done;
Farewell to North, East, South, and West; thank You for honoring my request.
Goddess of soothing silvery light, thank You for attending on this night.
My circle is open, never broken; magic wishes fulfilled, the words have been spoken."
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Celtic Even in the WA st. Area

For those Celts in the WA state area......event!

Good afternoon Donna:



Back by popular demand, it’s our 22st Robert Burns Scottish Evening! I’m sending this “last call” e-mail to our Celtic Arts Foundation friends and members, as we want to be sure you have EVERY opportunity for your seasonal allocation of Haggis! The program includes some Burns poetry, live Scottish music, Highland dancers and more!



Here are the details:



What: 22nd annual Robert Burns Scottish Evening

When: Saturday, January 18, 2014, social hour starts at 5:30, dinner and program to follow

Where: Hillcrest Lodge, Mount Vernon, WA



Tickets prices for the dinner and entire program have been reduced – only $50 each, and may be purchased online from our website, or please feel free to call us at 360-416-4934 or toll free 1-888-416-4934 to order over the phone.



I hope you can join us for this wonderful celebration!



Skye



p.s. Don’t forget that our Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert at Pantages Theater on Friday, February 7th, 2014 as well. Celtic Arts Foundation members receive special pricing and preferred seating for this incredible concert!



Skye K. Richendrfer

Executive Director, Celtic Arts Foundation

PO Box 1342

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

360-416-4934 www.celticarts.org

Goddess Diana

Goddess Diana

Diana . . . The Roman Goddess was known by many names including Queen of Heaven; the Great Goddess; Lunar Virgin; Mother of Animals; Lady of Wild Creatures; and the Huntress. Diana as the Roman Moon-Goddess was originally worshipped on the mountain Tifata near Capua and in sacred forests. Later she was given a temple in the working-class area on the Aventine Hill where she was mainly worshipped by the lower class (plebeians) and the slaves, of whom she was the patroness. She is often depicted carrying a bow and arrow and wearing animal skins or accompanied by animals.

When the Greek city of Ephesus fell to Roman rule, Goddess Diana was merged with the Greek Goddess Artemis. This is most likely due to the fact that around the time of the Roman empire, Romans would allow the places they over took to continue worshipping their own Gods and Goddesses, incorporating those Goddesses into the Roman Pantheon. Artemis and Diana were worshipped at the same times historically and when the Great Greek Temple of Artemis was destroyed the Romans rebuilt it in honor of Diana and the myth of Goddess Diana of Ephesus began.

Stories of Goddess Diana are told form the beginning of Troy to the Christian Bible of King James in the scriptures of Acts and the gospels of Paul.

"Acts|19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. 

 

Acts|19:28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians."

The multi-breasted statue of Diana at Her Temple in Ephesus displayed her capability to nourish all creatures and provide for them. Worshippers adored Goddess Diana so much that the only way the Christians could rid the people of their Goddess was by assimilating her into their new religion. Thus Ephesus became a place of Mary, Mother of God. The church even invented stories of Mary living at Ephesus and being entombed there.

In Babylonia, and in the nation of Assyria, she was known as "ISHTAR" The Phoenicians called her "ASTARTE". The Israelites knew her as "ASHTORETH".

Diana was also the goddess of the Latin commonwealth where She rule with Her brother Lucifer. Lucifer being a Latin word for “Light Bringer”.

In Italy the old religion of Stergheria embraced goddess Diana as Queen of the Witches. Witches being the wise women healers of the time. Goddess Diana created the world of her own being having in herself the seeds of all creation yet to come. It is said that out of herself she divided into the darkness and the light, keeping for herself the darkness of creation and creating her brother Lucifer, the light. Goddess Diana loved and ruled with her brother Lucifer, the god of the Sun and Moon. As time went on, the Earth was created and Diana descended to Earth, as did her brother Lucifer. Diana taught magick and witches were born. One night using witchcraft in the form of a cat, His most beloved animal, Diana tricked Lucifer. She gained entrance to His chamber where She seduced Him. From this union a daughter was born. Goddess Aradia. In other versions of this myth we find the similarities the Christain tales take as their own in attempts to dispel the Goddess. The first being, Lucifer who is so proud of his beauty, and who for his pride is driven from the Paradise of Goddess as is the tale of Lucifer falling from Gods grace. The second being Goddess Diana also sends Her daughter Aradia to live as a mortal and save the misfortunate people of Earth as does God send His son Jesus to live as a mortal and save the people.

As pagans my sisters, Goddess Diana is the eternal Mother of all creation, the first that is and the last that will be. She is the Huntress of the forest seeking means of survival. She is the call of the wild, the beating heart of the forests, the animal spirit within, urging us to remember our origins. She awakens nature within us that we remember to feel the rustling wind through our hair, to hear the howling of a wolf or the echo of a voice in the forest. Goddess Diana calls to us to let our animal essence out and hone our inherent sensibilities. Dance and sing to the moon, run until our heart pounds to the top of a hill, to take a swim in a creek, roll around in the grass as we once did as a children, or just gaze upon the stars in wonderment; knowing all the while that Goddess Diana is within us, sharing sharing our journey.

As with the Christian invasion into the old religion , we too are told as women what is right and wrong. We are told what is the correct thinking to blend into a society that denies us our truth. Not tonight my sisters, tonight we pray to the Goddess Diana that you never forget the wonders of creation, the joy of being alive, and the importance of being a woman. Tonight we pray to GoddessDiana to be filled with Her strength to survive the challenges that would steal our dreams. under Her Full Moon we are alive in Her reflection. As a Circle of women we pray to Goddess Diana to grants us development and change within ourselves. As we embrace Her energy that is the vibrations of the universe that lives within us let the hunt begin. Let us seek out and tame the resources that is the beast and the forest of our lives. As goddess Diana let us be the huntress of our path. Tonight as women we say “Great is the Goddess Diana and Great is the Goddess in Me”.

 

Goddess Diana Empowerment Ritual

The Altar will be prepared and adorned to honor Goddess Diana

H P- JourneyMother- Moon FoxCrone-Silver Wind Hand Maiden-KambrielleSummoner-?East Watchtower - ?South Watchtower- ?West Watchtower-?North Watchtower- ?

 

Summonersage all that enter Circle"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?" 

 

Maidenbless and dedicate all with Goddess Diana's Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra "Sister to Sister we share this circle" 

 

all will cast circle 

 

The High Priestess Speaks

 

Summoner"Goddess Diana's Story"

 

HPI AM called Diana, the Bright One and the Mother Flame. I am Diana the Great of Ephesus. I am Diana Artemis, great hunter and protector of all that is wild and free. I am Diana Selene whose golden hair gives light to the Moon. From the smallest of the brethren on the Earth and of the Nature kingdom all the way to those mighty elementals that serve Creation - I am the Mother." "I send before you many teachers that have earned a Threefold Flame, they will be wise indeed and know all the secrets of the mysteries. They will work to teach the ways of the light and life eternal.. Thus, when these who are higher up on the scale of the Hierarchy of Our Bands perceive your gentleness, yet your firmness, and your ability to marshal the forces of elementals for good works, they will be open to you. Learn well my lessons and realize that an initiations passed will accord you ascension unto me. " "In my Circle you have gathered and tonight I speak to you - awaken and know that you are your own worst enemy. It is you who allow doubt to deny me within. I say to thee my daughter that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and that you understand that the reason it cannot stand is because the foundation has no support from any Goddess-Manifestation until this problem of the psyche be solved. For one who is a divided house has not yet entered the path of oneness with me. And the one who so allows her Earthly body to divide her right and left, or her karma or her psychology, should know that this is true. Realize my daughter, this may be the root cause of your not going forward on your Path as you can and as you should." "Hear me now and know that, at this moment as always I am thee and thee are me. It is a only a matter of your determined will. If you will summon me forth through true mind, heart and spirit, you will be filled with the mysteries of time eternal . When one is awaken to Goddess with in, one becomes the Master of their path, resolution and harmony are your rewards.East(Goddess Speak to Me author unknown) A girl whispered "Goddess, speak to me" And a meadowlark sang but the girl did not hear. So the girl yelled "Goddess speak to me!" And the thunder rolled across the sky. But the girl did not listen. The girl looked around and said "Goddess let me see you" And a star shone brightly. But the girl did not notice. And the girl shouted "Goddess show me a miracle" And a life was born. But the girl did not know. So, the girl cried out in despair. "Touch me Goddess and let me know that you are here!" Where upon Goddess reached down and touched the girl. But the girl brushed the butterfly away and walked on.MAIDEN(We are Witches by Kambrielle) We are strong, sexy, and proud. We walk with our heads held high, confidence in our strides, and power in our wake. Others watch us and want to be us, unable to comprehend how we can be so cool. Sometimes, people are intimidated. We are women. We are Witches. But we still are human. Every moment of our lives is a lesson. There is something to be learned from every action and every re-action. We still cry, hurt, bleed. But we also laugh, rejoice, dance, and sing. With the Goddess within us, without us, around us, we are able to be strong, even when the world tries to tear us down. We allow no one to break us down with their insecurities, hatred, ignorance, greed. We understand that to pretend to be better than someone to bring ourselves up only hurts ourselves and those around us. We do not pretend, instead, we live our truth, and the truth of the Goddess. She is in our every step, thought, every word that escapes our lips. To spread negativity is to insult Her sacred system. So while we are strong, filled with Her power, we are also human and humble, and vow to walk in her truth every day, with every action we take upon ourselves to commit. We are women of the Goddess. We are Witches.All will chant(Ancient Goddess by Abigail Spinner) Smiling Virgin, shining crescent Waxing fullness, luminescent Sickle of silver, reaper of bone Maiden, Mother and Crone Maiden, Mother and Crone Ancient Goddess, daughter of moonlight Ancient Goddess, mother of stone Ancient Goddess, keeper of midnight Maiden, Mother and Crone Maiden, Mother and Crone SouthWe feel a sadness we cannot name. Though we have accomplished much of what we have set out to do we sense something is missing in our lives and - fruitlessly - search "out there" for the answers. What is missing is we are disconnected from our authentic sense of self. Mother(Witchy Woman by Moon Fox) I can see it in your eyes, You're as strong as I surmised, But do you know it? Do you know you have the strength? Do you know the power's yours? Witchy Woman. You can use it if you like, It's your gift and it's your right, Use it wisely, Witchy Woman. Mother Nature is your guide, She will show you wrong from right, Feel the power, it's your connection I can see it in your eyes, You're as strong as I surmised, But do you know it? There's a goddess and a queen, Deep inside your living soul, Treat her kindly, Witchy Woman. She will never lead you wrong, She is only light and truth, Listen closely, she has the answers. It's not hard to hear her speak, Listen closesly every day, Intuition, that's her language. I can see it in your eyes, You're as strong as I surmised, But do you know it, Witchy Woman? All will chant (Behold There is Magick by Abbi Spinner) Behold there is magic all around you, Behold there is magic all around you, Behold there is magic all around you Awaken, rejoice and sing! I am the Air around you, I am the breath of life within you, I am the wind blowing through you I am all that I am I am the Fire around you, I am the spark of life within you, I am the flame burning through you I am all that I am I am the Water around you, I am the pulse of life within you, I am the ocean flowing through you I am all that I am I am the Earth around you, I am the heartbeat within you, I am the ground below you I am all that I am I am the Spirit around you, I am divinity within you, I am the light shining through you I am all that I am Behold there is magic all around you, Behold there is magic all around you, Behold there is magic all around you Awaken, rejoice and sing! Awaken, rejoice and sing! WestWe often live our lives backwards. We try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what we want so that we will be happier. It is our need to controll, to suppress and to instill unnatural ruules that is not living in harmony. Our memory must rekindle the universal knowledge within us to follow the natural cycles and divine order of Mother. We must first be who we really are, then do what we need to do, in order to have harvest our true path. Crone(Who Am I by Silver Wind) Breath of life into my soul, Awakening all that lies deep within, Who am I to deny where my destiny lies. I see myself in shadow, a life long ago, Where hurt turned into madness and Inconsolable pain turned to wrath. Light into darkness, changing the world, As I knew it and creating a monster of hate Within all I touched and could not love. Power beyond reckoning to hurt as I had been. But now as my karmic path unfolds a twist In this tale now begins From madness to love, Turn chaos to peace, Healing the monster I once unleashed For Her light now shines forth Guiding me along my way, to heal Those who hurt with love A power beyond reckoning, turning the tide. Becoming the witch I have been called to be Who am I to deny where my destiny lies." All will chant (We Shall Rise author unknown) We are alive as the Earth is alive. We have the power to create our freedom. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the sun we shall rise. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the Moon we shall rise. We are alive as the Earth is alive. We have the power to create our freedom. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the sun we shall rise. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the Moon we shall rise. We are alive as the Earth is alive. We have the power to create our freedom. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the sun we shall rise. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the Moon we shall rise. We are alive as the Earth is alive. We have the power to create our freedom. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the sun we shall rise. We have the courage, we are the healers. Like the Moon we shall rise. NorthMy life as a woman now flows with the cycles of Mother Earth. I am part of Mother and She is me. I have opened up my mind, my heart, and my feminine potential to be the Goddess of my kingdom. In reflection of Mother Earth and the Goddess Diana I too begin the hunt. I shall gather my resources from the forest that is life. i shall not tarry but be quick with my spiritual bow to take what I need that my harvest know fruitation. All One by One all will stand at the Altar and claim their strenght to began the hunt. They will state their name and game. They will summon the energies of the Wise Ones to aid their hunt and they shall promise fruitation of their harvest.Celebration of Circle

 

Wine & Cake Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,the Body and the Blood of the MotherMay You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be. HP Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light. All All give personal thanks to the Goddess Dismiss Watchtowers ALL The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Candles On Your Grave Black Magic Witchcraft Spell

This is a black magic spell that can cause terrible misfortune to your victim. This is a very effective hexing spell. It is better to find an old and quiet country graveyard to avoid detection. This powerful black magic spell is not for the faint of heart.

You’ll need:

3 Black Candles
Oil of Confusion
Black Arts Incense
A Fire safe Bowl
A Nail
Flashlight

Go to the graveyard and find a freshly dug grave. Place some of the earth from the grave in the bowl. Light some of the incense on top of the dirt in the bowl. Place the bowl of incense on the grave. Scratch the name of your enemy in the side of each candle with a nail. Annoit the candles with the Oil of Confusion. Stand the three black candles up in the dirt of the grave. Light them. Slowly, push the dirt of the grave over the candles until they are completely covered. Dump the bowl of incense and earth onto the grave. On your way home, stop at your victim’s home and pour the rest of the oil on her lawn or porch.

What are the Most Powerful Black Magic Oils to Use in Witchcraft and Voodoo Spells?

Witchcraft oils are extremely important for black magic spellwork. There are hundreds of spiritual supply shops selling all types of magical oils. A correctly made mystical oil is very important for the success of your spell. There are so many varieties of black magic oil to choose from. How do you decide which black magic oil will be best for your personal spell casting needs?

Here is a list of my favorite black magic oils for casting dark magic spells:

African Juju Oil – Used to jinx a person’s nature

Banishing Oil – I use this oil when I need to cast a spell to make someone move away or get out of my life

Bat’s Blood Oil – One of my favorite black magic oils! Bat’s Blood Oil will cause very bad luck to befall your enemies

Bat’s Eye Oil – I like to use this oil in break up spells

Bat’s Heart Oil – A potent dark magic oil to create tension and strife in the life of your target

Black Arts Oil – This is a powerful all-purpose witchcraft oil used in many black magic rituals. If you have some black arts oil, you can use it in a pinch to substitute for other black magic oils

Black Devil Oil – A black magic oil used to cause someone to become impotent

Black Mus Oil – A hard to find, extremely powerful oil for black magic spells

Crossing Oil – If you burn crossing oil on a black candle inscribed with your enemy’s name, he will experience bad luck

Damnation Oil – Damnation oil is used to cause terrible misfortune on your enemies. Damnation oil should be used with extreme caution.

Devil Oil – Devil oil is used in spellcasting to invoke the aid of the devil. Devil oil is also used in necromancy spells

DUME Oil – DUME oil is used in death spells and curses. DUME stands for death unto my enemy

Hexing Oil – Mystical oil to bring great misery to your enemies. Hexing oil will bring your enemies to their knees

Inflammatory Confusion Oil – A black magic spiritual oil that will confuse your enemies

Revenge Oil – When someone has done something against you, revenge oil will help right the wrong

The above black magic oils are the ones that I use most often in my spellwork for clients. There are many other hexing oils available that I will discuss in upcoming posts.

Daily Forecast for January 7th, 2014

 

Tuesday 7th January 2014

Moon 8° Aries conjunct Uranus 8° Aries

Moon 11° Aries squares Pluto 11° Capricorn

Moon 14° Aries opposes Mars 14° Libra

Moon 15° Aries squares Jupiter [in retrograde] 15° Cancer

First Quarter Moon
(waxing/45% of Full)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “sixth sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Tuesday 7th January 2014 - Moon in Aries

Woooooosh ..... Where did "that" come from ?

When you wake-up on Tuesday morning - you'll be stimulated and awakened with an inexplicable positive energy - that initially will make you quite puzzled - where did "that" come from? The truth is it's been waiting to come - since the New Moon of 1st January 2014 - and now it comes with a gust of positive energy - in fact so much positive Aries energy that you will be determined, pushed and forced to use it - to do what "destiny" needs you to do. It won't let you rest until you do what you're being pushed to do. The good news is that everyone will be feeling it too - and suddenly it will feel like the whole world has woken up - determined to do something.

The intense squares and oppositions in the astrological chart define ENERGY - and as you all know - people are lazy and only do things when they're forced to and challenged to - but also when the time is right and today is the right time. Each of the following aspects contributes to making and forcing changes to happen - collectively - it shakes the world - because it doesn't give a moment for "rest" - as it forces movement.

The problem it will create is like an astrological traffic-jam - frustrating everyone - as everyone wants to do everything immediately and no-one wants to give-way. Everyone feels their life is the MOST important and their journey has to be done "first". Therefore when you see people being unusually selfish, arrogant and "pushy" - let them go "first" - as the Aries energy is pushing them to be "first" - then you won't get caught up in the traffic jam - as you know - destiny will be re-arranging your life anyway - no-one is going to be left-out.

 

Moon 8° Aries conjunct Uranus 8° Aries will make you feel like you've had 3 cups of coffee - 3 cans of Red-Bull - 3 cans of Coca-Cola - and few bars of chocolate too - the maximum energy possible is now given - but as said above - "it" might be too much for some people - and it will be driving them crazy. Especially, if they've been holding back the "stress" for the past few weeks - suddenly they will wake up and decide - the stress and frustration MUST END immediately - today. "They" will actually believe it is their decision-making - but reality it is "destiny" pushing them to make decisions in-sync with their karma and the karmic destiny of all they know.

"Aries" does have a good side to it - but due to the following aspects I doubt you're going to be seeing the good side - UNLESS you step-back and let things unfold WITHOUT getting involved in all the unpredictable karmic mayhem. I must say - and I've added this on Tuesday evening - that "Aries" does have a good side to it - and that's the ability to LAUGH and ENJOY the changes - because you're seeing that ANY change in better than NO change - and it DOES feel inexplicably "unusual" - you're sensing something - and it feel exciting inside - that's whatMoon in Aries is doing - even though it makes squares and oppositions - it's still creating POSITIVE energy too !

 

Moon 11° Aries squares Pluto 11° Capricorn the worst frustrations are inexplicable - because it creates DEPTH deep inside you UNTIL you do what you know you should be doing. It's annoying because - you might want to do something - but you're being inexplicably stopped by a deep-rooted feeling. The funny thing is - it's totally illogical and yet right - because you're getting the feeling to know what you need to do - however illogical. Today - you're going to be seeing others do "strange" and illogical things - that's because they're getting feelings to do it. Lots of things won't make sense - so just watch them unfold - and don't get involved - because YOU KNOW - it is destiny rearranging things.

 

Moon 14° Aries opposes Mars 14° Libra - kick-off argumentative energies - the 1st step in creating an ENDING - because anyone who wants to compromise or find a solution never goes "ballistic" - unless they're immature ..... so I guess a lot of immature people will be revealing themselves to you today.

We all have problematic situations and difficult people to "deal" with - but I've always wondered - why people can't be "nice" - why is it they have to show their argumentative side. It's like the internet - if people don't like certain websites - they shouldn't read them - but the "crazy" types always feel the need to argue, complain and write-in. Nothing ever pleases them. The TRUTH is they're NOT AT PEACE with their own lives - so they try to destabilize everyone else's lives too. Today - those immature people will make themselves known to you. And because the energies of the day as so destructive - they will actually push too far - and define an ENDING.

 

Moon 15° Aries squares Jupiter [in retrograde] 15° Cancer if the other aspects - haven't killed the "past" - then this one will - and because it's a Jupiter square - there will be moments when you should get depressed and sad - that you're being forced to LET GO of something from the past - but the Aries energies reassure you that it's for the good - and NEW good things will come into your life. Although I must say - that Moon in Aries - will be moving anything that's stagnated - even if it has to cause "trouble" - so beware and be warned to look-out for trouble-makers. And use your wisdom to AVOID trouble !

Your Daily Horoscopes 

Although intense emotional stress appears to follow us around today, we can probably avoid the most annoying problems by talking about our feelings. The mood changes are extreme as the impetuous Aries Moon runs into one difficult aspect after another, encouraging us to react before we even have a plan. However, messenger Mercury aligns with loving Venus to sweeten our words. Denial isn’t a viable strategy, but a little self-restraint is wise.

Aries Horoscope
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might tell someone you trust that you want to take things to the next level, but it’s not easy to reveal what’s in your heart. It grows more challenging to remain open as circumstances shift. The Moon’s visit to courageous Aries pumps up your enthusiasm, but you must push past your own resistance if you want to make real change. Don’t pretend that everything is fine if you’re fearful of emotional conflict. Admit your vulnerability and step into the unknown because that’s where the magic is hiding.

Taurus Horoscope
(Apr 20 – May 20)

There is no sensible reason to avoid a passionate person who plays an important role in your day. Even if your first impulse is to retreat, running away from an apparently unsolvable difference of opinions won’t fix anything today. Although you typically enjoy simple pleasures, you now have an opportunity to deepen a relationship that can broaden your perspective and teach you something you need to know. Your unrelenting persistence helps to turn a tricky situation into a positive experience.

Gemini Horoscope
(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current restlessness is not about being bored; it’s about wanting to escape from an uncomfortable emotional drama that appears to have hijacked your day. However, denying the truth only increases your anxiety now as you realize that your feelings don’t disappear just because you choose to sidestep the issue. Although resolution won’t likely be immediate, today’s stress passes faster if you share what’s on your mind.

Cancer Horoscope
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your need to express your creativity runs up against the judgment of others today. Nevertheless, it’s wiser to take a risk now and do what feels right instead of trying not to rock the boat. Although a bit of caution could grease your path with good intentions, don’t sell yourself short. If you give in to fear, you might not get to do what matters most. Claim your power and act with confidence.

Leo Horoscope
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your coworkers may think they know you, but your no-nonsense attitude might be hiding the depth of your feelings today. It’s not that you’re trying to mislead anyone; it’s just that you don’t think it’s wise to reveal anything that increases your vulnerability now. Remember, you are not obliged to say more than is comfortable; it’s yours to decide how much of your inner process you wish to share.

Virgo Horoscope
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A loved one may come forward today to demonstrate his or her appreciation for your loyalty, but you won’t gain any points by strategizing on how to achieve a desired outcome. Your shortest path to increased intimacy is trusting someone enough now that you can act spontaneously and let your feelings flow. Instead of analyzing every option and considering all the possible reactions, simply follow your heart.

Libra Horoscope
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Other people are filled with surprises today and someone’s unexpected actions could stimulate a shift in your thinking. A change of perspective enables you to see the current events in a whole new light, inspiring you to come up with original ideas. However, it may not be such a wise move to express every opinion you have now. Be smart and think twice before saying something that you wish you could take back. Your natural mental flexibility serves you well.

Scorpio Horoscope
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s tempting to become so obsessed with wanting change that you forget about the good things present in your life. The pioneering Aries Moon moves through your 6th House of Work today, encouraging you to add something new to your daily routine. However, instead of suddenly turning your life upside down to free yourself from a rut, consider putting your current drive toward improving what you already have on your plate.

Sagittarius Horoscope
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you may be overloaded with responsibilities today, you are more than willing to set them aside in the name of fun or creativity. However, your reputation could suffer if you don’t follow through on your promises. Fortunately, meeting your obligations doesn’t mean shutting off your colorful inner world. If you’re clever, you can keep up outward appearances while still fantasizing about your next big adventure.

Capricorn Horoscope
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You can amaze others with your uncanny ability to stay on task today, even if your job isn’t living up to your own ambitious expectations. However, your determination doesn’t come from your attitude about current activities; it’s more likely based on your long-term goals. As long as you hold onto your dreams, you’ll be able to put up with nearly anything now; visualizing your current course will ultimately lead to success.

Aquarius Horoscope
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s easy to give the impression that all is well today because you are so busy that others only catch fleeting glimpses of you flitting from one event to another. However, if you stand still long enough your mask of satisfaction could quickly turn transparent, revealing a deeper malaise. Your inner peace isn’t dependent on the happy face that you wear for everyone’s benefit. You’ll feel better in the long run when you stop hiding your true feelings from those you love. Let them show you they love you back.

Pisces Horoscope
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your self-confidence might run into a wall today if someone openly questions your actions or misinterprets your motives. Thankfully, the Moon’s return to your 2nd House of Resources increases your belief that you have something special to offer and ultimately boosts your self-esteem. Instead of allowing yourself to get discouraged by self-doubt, put valid criticism to use by applying it constructively in your life. No matter what, there’s always room for improvement.

Today's Tarot:

The Hierophant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Your Rune For Today     

Gebo       

Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.

Today’s I Ching :Hexagram11 is 18: Repairing What is Spoiled

Something is starting to rot and it is time to repair the damage. In the world of human affairs, indulgence and corruption grow like weeds in an untended garden; they must be faced squarely, and rooted out through bold action. Eliminating corruption — and the sloppiness that leads to it — is one of the most ennobling of all human enterprises. Correction of flaws in the system clears the way for fresh, new beginnings.

The time has come to become lean and efficient. The weeds must be rooted out now, before the garden is overwhelmed. Fighting decay, sloppiness and corrupt agendas is not a simple matter; all steps must be evaluated carefully. Planning must precede action. Resist the temptation to strike out prematurely. Gather strength behind you, and summon your inner resources, because arresting decay is no simple task. When you do act, make your strike as precise and clean as the path of the surgeon’s knife.

Today's Faery Oracle:
Our faery readings are based on the knowledge and talent of Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth.

Today we meet The Oak Men
The Oak Men can be many different things to many different people. His eyes are the windows or reflections of what we see. These faeries remind us to truly look at what is there in an unbiased way. When we look at things in this manner, we are often surprised. The Oak Men are a wise and compassionate lot, we just need to look at him openly to see his beauty and his strength.
Brian Froud reminds us, "Faeries speak to us in many, many ways and we perceive their intent with our ears, our eyes, and our hearts and laughter too."

Today's Reading
"This card depicts the strength and wisdom of age. It also reminds us that what we need to know, what is truly there to be seen, cannot be discovered by a superficial glance and hasty reaction. In a reading, the Oak Men tell us to look slowly and deeply into the heart of the matter and to see past the superficialities of the surface. Consider the history of the situation in depth, and learn from the past. Consult others with more experience than you have. Learn from the wisdom of the elders, both those available to you personally and those you encounter in books, and elsewhere. In this matter it would be wise to make your decisions after more pondering and study of the situation. Consider motivations in depth. Take action only after thorough deliberation. The Oak 'men tell us that haste may be at this moment, our worst enemy.
They also suggest that we might learn a lot from trees. Consider the trees and their wisdom. Connect with a wise old one and ask for help."
Are you ready to open your mind, your heart as well as your eyes to see what is truly in front of you? Have you learned from past lessons or elders? The Oak Man is here to be of assistance to you, you merely need to ask . . . and heed his suggestion with deep thought and consideration.Today's Spirit Animal Oracle:

 
That Which is Behind You
  The Crane 
Cranes have been revered for centuries in many Oriental cultures, symbolizing good fortune and long life. If Crane has flown into your reading today, he brings a message of good tidings. Be prepared for something special today—emotional balance, good health, a spiritual “ah-ha!”, or simply pure joy. 

 

Your Current Place
  Skunk 
Phew! Everyone knows Skunk's power—that's why people (and other animals) get out of his way! If you're lacking self-esteem, Skunk is there to help. You are worthy of a happy life—and if someone is making you miserable, look to Skunk as a confidence builder. Remember, though, Skunk doesn't have to spray to be powerful—his reputation precedes him! And, like Skunk, you don't need to spray either-but you do need to stand your ground calmly, and with Skunk's confidence. 

 

That Which is before You
  Rabbit 
Poor Rabbit! No other animal is so associated with fear than Rabbit—that nervous little bunny who hops and leaps at every little sound. Rabbit has come to you today to ask you to have the courage to face whatever difficulties you’re having instead of running away to a safe burrow. Face your fears, examine your old “fight or flight” patterns, and determine once and for all to stop hiding away. 

~Elder Airwolf~

 

 

 

The White Buffalo Prophecy

"The White Buffalo Woman"

The Sioux are a warrior tribe, and one of their proverbs says, "Woman shall not walk before man. " Yet White Buffalo Woman is the dominant figure of their most important legend. The medicine man Crow Dog explains, "This holy woman brought the sacred buffalo calf pipe to the Sioux. There could be no Indians without it. Before she came, people didn't know how to live. They knew nothing. The Buffalo Woman put her sacred mind into their minds. " At the ritual of the sun dance one woman, usually a mature and universally respected member of the tribe, is given the honor of representing Buffalo Woman.

Though she first appeared to the Sioux in human form, White Buffalo Woman was also a buffalo­the Indians' brother, who gave its flesh so that the people might live. Albino buffalo were sacred to all Plains tribes; a white buffalo hide was a sacred talisman, a possession beyond price.

One summer so long ago that nobody knows how long, the Oceti­Shakowin, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Oyate, the nation, came together and camped. The sun shone all the time, but there was no game and the people were starving. Every day they sent scouts to look for game, but the scouts found nothing.

Among the bands assembled were the Itazipcho, the Without­Bows, who had their own camp circle under their chief, Standing Hollow Horn. Early one morning the chief sent two of his young men to hunt for game. They went on foot, because at that time the Sioux didn't yet have horses. They searched everywhere but could find nothing. Seeing a high hill, they decided to climb it in order to look over the whole country. Halfway up, they saw something coming toward them from far off, but the figure was floating instead of walking. From this they knew that the person was waken , holy.

At first they could make out only a small moving speck and had to squint to see that it was a human form. But as it came nearer, they realized that it was a beautiful young woman, more beautiful than any they had ever seen, with two round, red dots of face paint on her cheeks. She wore a wonderful white buckskin outfit, tanned until it shone a long way in the sun. It was embroidered with sacred and marvelous designs of porcupine quill, in radiant colors no ordinary woman could have made. This wakan stranger was Ptesan­Wi, White Buffalo Woman. In her hands she carried a large bundle and a fan of sage leaves. She wore her blue­black hair loose except for a strand at the left side, which was tied up with buffalo fur. Her eyes shone dark and sparkling, with great power in them.

The two young men looked at her open­mouthed. One was overawed, but the other desired her body and stretched his hand out to touch her. This woman was lila waken, very sacred, and could not be treated with disrespect. Lightning instantly struck the brash young man and burned him up, so that only a small heap of blackened bones was left. Or as some say that he was suddenly covered by a cloud, and within it he was eaten up by snakes that left only his skeleton, just as a man can be eaten up by lust.

To the other scout who had behaved rightly, the White Buffalo Woman said: "Good things I am bringing, something holy to your nation. A message I carry for your people from the buffalo nation. Go back to the camp and tell the people to prepare for my arrival. Tell your chief to put up a medicine lodge with twenty­four poles. Let it be made holy for my coming."

This young hunter returned to the camp. He told the chief, he told the people, what the sacred woman had commanded. The chief told the eyapaha, the crier, and the crier went through the camp circle calling: "Someone sacred is coming. A holy woman approaches. Make all things ready for her." So the people put up the big medicine tipi and waited. After four days they saw the White Buffalo Woman approaching, carrying her bundle before her. Her wonderful white buckskin dress shone from afar. The chief, Standing Hollow Horn, invited her to enter the medicine lodge. She went in and circled the interior sunwise. The chief addressed her respectfully, saying: "Sister, we are glad you have come to instruct us."

She told him what she wanted done. In the center of the tipi they were to put up an owanka wakan, a sacred altar, made of red earth, with a buffalo skull and a three­stick rack for a holy thing she was bringing. They did what she directed, and she traced a design with her finger on the smoothed earth of the altar. She showed them how to do all this, then circled the lodge again sunwise. Halting before the chief, she now opened the bundle. the holy thing it contained was the chanunpa, the sacred pipe. She held it out to the people and let them look at it. She was grasping the stem with her right hand and the bowl with her left, and thus the pipe has been held ever since.

Again the chief spoke, saying: "Sister, we are glad. We have had no meat for some time. All we can give you is water." They dipped some wacanga, sweet grass, into a skin bag of water and gave it to her, and to this day the people dip sweet grass or an eagle wing in water and sprinkle it on a person to be purified.

The White Buffalo Woman showed the people how to use the pipe. She filled it with chan­shasha, red willow­bark tobacco. She walked around the lodge four times after the manner ofAnpetu­Wi, the great sun. This represented the circle without end, the sacred hoop, the road of life. The woman placed a dry buffalo chip on the fire and lit the pipe with it. This was peta­owihankeshini , the fire without end, the flame to be passed on from generation to generation. She told them that the smoke rising from the bowl was Tunkashila's breath, the living breath of the great Grandfather Mystery.

The White Buffalo Woman showed the people the right way to pray, the right words and the right gestures. She taught them how to sing the pipe­filling song and how to lift the pipe up to the sky, toward Grandfather, and down toward Grandmother Earth, to Unci, and then to the four directions of the universe.

"With this holy pipe," she said, "you will walk like a living prayer. With your feet resting upon the earth and the pipestem reaching into the sky, your body forms a living bridge between the Sacred Beneath and the Sacred Above. Wakan Tanka smiles upon us, because now we are as one: earth, sky, all living things, the two legged, the four­legged, the winged ones, the trees, the grasses. Together with the people, they are all related, one family. The pipe holds them all together."

"Look at this bowl," said the White Buffalo Woman. "Its stone represents the buffalo, but also the flesh and blood of the red man. The buffalo represents the universe and the four directions, because he stands on four legs, for the four ages of man. The buffalo was put in the west by Wakan Tanka at the making of the world, to hold back the waters. Every year he loses one hair, and in every one of the four ages he loses a leg. The Sacred Hoop will end when all the hair and legs of the great buffalo are gone, and the water comes back to cover the Earth.

The wooden stem of this chanunpa stands for all that grows on the earth. Twelve feathers hanging from where the stem­ the backbone­ joins the bowl­ the skull­ are from Wanblee Galeshka,the spotted eagle, the very sacred who is the Great Spirit's messenger and the wisest of all cry out to Tunkashila . Look at the bowl: engraved in it are seven circles of various sizes. They stand for the seven ceremonies you will practice with this pipe, and for the Ocheti Shakowin , the seven sacred campfires of our Lakota nation."

The White Buffalo Woman then spoke to the women, telling them that it was the work of their hands and the fruit of their bodies which kept the people alive. "You are from the mother earth," she told them. "What you are doing is as great as what warriors do."

And therefore the sacred pipe is also something that binds men and women together in a circle of love. It is the one holy object in the making of which both men and women have a hand. The men carve the bowl and make the stem; the women decorate it with bands of colored porcupine quills. When a man takes a wife, they both hold the pipe at the same time and red cloth is wound around their hands, thus tying them together for life.

The White Buffalo Woman had many things for her Lakota sisters in her sacred womb bag; corn, wasna (pemmican), wild turnip. She taught how to make the hearth fire. She filled a buffalo paunch with cold water and dropped a red­hot stone into it. "This way you shall cook the corn and the meat," she told them.

The White Buffalo Woman also talked to the children, because they have an understanding beyond their years. She told them that what their fathers and mothers did was for them, that their parents could remember being little once, and that they, the children, would grow up to have little ones of their own. She told them: "You are the coming generation, that's why you are the most important and precious ones. Some day you will hold this pipe and smoke it. Some day you will pray with it."

She spoke once more to all the people: "The pipe is alive; it is a red being showing

you a red life and a red road. And this is the first ceremony for which you will use the pipe. You will use it to Wakan Tanka, the Great Mystery Spirit. The day a human dies is always a sacred day. The day when the soul is released to the Great Spirit is another. Four women will become sacred on such a day. They will be the ones to cut the sacred tree, the can­wakan, for the sun dance."

She told the Lakota that they were the purest among the tribes, and for that reason Tunkashila had bestowed upon them the holy chanunpa. They had been chosen to take care of it for all the Indian people on this turtle continent.

She spoke one last time to Standing Hollow Horn, the chief, saying, "Remember: this pipe is very sacred. Respect it and it will take you to the end of the road. The four ages of creation are in me; I am the four ages. I will come to see you in every generation cycle. I shall come back to you."

The sacred woman then took leave of the people, saying: " Toksha ake wacinyanitin ktelo, I shall see you again."

The people saw her walking off in the same direction from which she had come, outlined against the red ball of the setting sun. As she went, she stopped and rolled over four times. The first time, she turned into a black buffalo; the second into a brown one; the third into a red one; and finally, the fourth time she rolled over, she turned into a white female buffalo calf. A white buffalo is the most sacred living thing you could ever encounter.

The White Buffalo Woman disappeared over the Horizon. Sometime she might come back. As soon as she had vanished, buffalo in great herds appeared, allowing themselves to be killed so the people might survive. And from that day on, our relations, the buffalo, furnished the people with everything they needed, meat for their food, skins for their clothes and tipis, bones for their many tools.

END

White Buffalo Calf Miracle

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September 1996 Issue

WHITE BUFFALO CALF ­­ A GOOD OMEN

by Bette Stockbauer

In 1933 a white buffalo calf was born in Colorado, and in 1994 another one, named Miracle, was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, on the ranch of Dave and Valerie Heider. Thousands of people of many different faiths have visited Miracle, testifying that her birth is a call for all races to come together to heal the earth and solve our mutual problems.

On 9 May of this year, a silvery­white buffalo calf named Medicine Wheel was born at the ranch of Joe Merrival on the Pine Ridge reservation of South Dakota. Another white calf, Rainbow, had been born in the same herd on 27 April. It died 25 hours later of scours, a diarrhea­type condition.

The birth of a white buffalo calf is seen by the Native Americans as the most significant of prophetic signs, equivalent to the weeping statues, bleeding icons, and crosses of light that are becoming prevalent within the Christian churches. Just as the Christian faithful who attend these signs see them as a renewal of God's ongoing relationship with humanity, so do the Native Americans see the white buffalo calf as a sign to begin to mend life's sacred hoop.

The recent births were surrounded by controversy. Some have suggested that the calf is a beefalo, a buffalo and beef cattle mix. Some have accused Mr Merrival of genetic engineering. The odds of the birth of a white buffalo are estimated as 6­10 million to one. In response, he says that there is little probability of mixed parentage and none whatsoever of genetic manipulation.

Mr. Merrival, who is of Oglala Sioux ancestry, thinks the birth of Medicine Wheel is a great gift that must now be used to try and help as many people as possible. His son Darrin thinks that the calf was sent to us to unify the nation.

James Dubray, a medicine man, said: "Our young people need it the most. They need to have hope. They need to have a future. And this will help. This place has been chosen as the starting point for the healing process to begin."

Floyd Hand Looks For Buffalo, an Oglala medicine man, has commented: "Here is a man, a poor farmer, who has been kind to animals all his life, and now there is a white buffalo calf here. These are omens, and they are happening in the most unexpected place among the poorest people in the country. They are good omens, if we pay attention to them. For us, this would be something like coming to see Jesus lying in the manger."

When asked whether the birth of the latest calf was a sign, Benjamin Creme replied "Yes indeed, it is a sign. The important ones are the last two. These were created with the influence of the Masters."

The White Buffalo Called Miracle

It was said by some that in "the time of the White Buffalo" sunbows, or whirling rainbows, would begin to appear more frequently as a sign to the people. As most readers of this journal will know, we are in the time of the White Buffalo. The long­awaited White Buffalo Calf was born August 20, 1994 on a Wisconsin farm owned by Dave and Valerie Hieder.

Jay Pierce is Valerie Hieder's dad, and he is the person who greets most of the over 65,000 people who have come out to the farm to visit Miracle since her birth just over a year ago. "Miracle is in great shape," he reports.

"She started out white alright, but then turned jet black for all of the Winter. Right now she's a kind of cinnamony yellow. Those are three of the four colors, and, according to the prophecies that have been explained to us there is one color left, red." It has been said that the White Buffalo will return in the way White Buffalo Calf Pipe Woman left many years ago: she rolled over four times, getting up each time as a bunko calf of a different color: red, then yellow, black, and finally white. The process is apparently unfolding in reverse, as was foreseen long ago.

Miracle now weighs about 550­600 pounds, and is about a year away from maturity. Red Tail Hawks come to circle over the herd nearly every day, and there is an eagle who comes soaring over a couple of times a week.

"It's great for me here at the farm because of all the wonderful people I get to meet," Mr. Pierce commented. "I'd say that about half of the visitors are Native. We have no privacy, and are sometimes overwhelmed, but that's okay. It's great having her here.

"As far as I'm concerned," he said, "she is doing her job around here. She gets along fine with all the other buffalo, and is one of the herd. It's heartening to see the attitude of the people who come here to visit. They are serene and calm and peaceful. They really seem to slow down. If we could just slow people down around the world like that, there would probably be a lot less greed and craziness."

The following article appeared in a Madison weekly newspaper, Isthmus, the Nov. 25 ­ Dec. 1 issue.

"It's a Miracle!"

A white buffalo, symbol of Native American

rebirth and world harmony, is born in Janesville."

by Tom Laskin

"To tell the truth, the first time I looked out there, I saw a million dollars," says Janesville farmer Dave Heider as he watches Miracle, the white buffalo calf held sacred by Native Americans, chew contentedly on a mouthful of silage. "But once I saw how much this little calf means to so many people, I couldn't see charging money for people to come and look at her. I mean, how can you put a price on something that's sacred and holy? You know, if God meant for me to be a millionaire, I would have won the lottery."

Heider and his wife, Val, had been raising buffalo on their 46­acre hobby farm for less than five years when Miracle was born snow white on Aug. 20. Since then more than 20,000 people have come to see her, and the gate to the Heider's pasture and the trees next to it are now covered with offerings: feathers, necklaces and pieces of colorful cloth as well as personal notes and the occasional medal won in Vietnam. All this has piqued the interest of news and infotainment outlets around the world, including the BBC, CBS News, and People magazine. Notes Dave Heider, "We made the front page of papers seven days in a row when O.J. didn't."

Naturally, an assortment of wealthy collectors and modern­day Barnums have also shown an interest in the calf. Early on, rock star Ted Nugent, who penned a song about a white buffalo, offered to buy Miracle.

But the Heiders haven't tried to make money off the calf. Dave still drives a truck for the county (he'll go up to a 16­hour day when the snow begins to fall) and Val hasn't quit her janitor job. The couple has gotten into a little merchandising, but profits from postcards and T­shirts sold at the farm during weekend visiting hours go into a trust fund that will be used to maintain the calf and pay for such other expenses as the 9,000­ volt electric fence that guards Miracle and the rest of the Heider's 13 buffalo herd. To prevent exploitation of the calf by carnival sharks and what the Heiders' attorney, Dan Varline, calls "UFO magazines," both Miracle's image and name have been copyrighted. (Isthmus had to sign an agreement prohibiting broader use in order to photograph the calf.)

The Heiders knew from contacts in the bison industry that their calf was unusual; in fact, the Wisconsin Farmer and The Beloit Daily News both did stories about its birth. But it was only after the story got wider distribution that they learned Miracle was held sacred by buffalo­hunting Plains Indians; including the Lakota and the Cheyenne.

"The story hit the news wire on Wednesday and the first Native Americans were here on Thursday," recalls Heider. "I think they were Oneida. They came from Black River Falls. We were up by the calf with some people and these Native Americans had been waiting for an hour, an hour and half. They asked our permission to see the calf and also pray to it and leave an offering."

News of the calf spread quickly through the Native American community because its birth fulfilled a 2,000­year­old prophecy of northern Plains Indians. Joseph Chasing Horse, traditional leader of the Lakota nation, explains that 2,000 years ago a young woman who first appeared in the shape of a white buffalo gave the Lakota's ancestors a sacred pipe and sacred ceremonies and made them guardians of the Black Hills. Before leaving, she also prophesied that one day she would return to purify the world, bringing back spiritual balance and harmony; the birth of a white buffalo calf would be a sign that here return was at hand.Owen Mike, who's in line to succeed his 90­year­old father, Thomas, as head of the Ho­Chunk (Winnebago) buffalo clan, says his people have a slightly different interpretation of the white calf's significance. He adds, however, that the Ho­Chunk version of the prophecy also stresses the return of harmony, both in nature and among all peoples.

"It's more of a blessing from the Great Spirit," Mike explains. "It's a sign. This white buffalo is showing us that everything is going to be okay."

FULFILLING THE PROPHESY

The White Buffalo Called Miracle

Despite her enormous spiritual and cultural significance, Miracle isn't scientifically important. UW Madison geneticist Dr. Richard Spritz, an expert in albinism and other pigmentation disorders, disputes news reports that the odds of a white buffalo being born are less than one in 10 million.

"In humans, the frequency of albinism in most populations is about one in 15,000, which turns out to be a pretty handy number for buffalo because the estimated number of them in the U.S. is something around 150,000. That means, that any given time, if the frequency of albinism in buffalo is similar to that in humans, there ought to be 10 white buffalo out there. And if there's some other way to have a white buffalo, there ought to be more."

So while the American Bison Association says the last documented white buffalo died in 1959, Spritz says the person who alerted him to Miracle's birth has tracked down six living white buffalo. He also notes that a stuffed white buffalo has stood in Harvard's Peabody Museum for years. (There's always some question whether a white buffalo is actually part cow, and therefore a beefalo. Dave Heider says he will allow Miracle's DNA to be examined in March, when it's time for her to be inoculated against various diseases.)But even if other white buffalo have been born in modern times, Miracle holds special significance for Native Americans. She's female, and the bull that sired her died, just as in the prophesy. And, while recent visitors to the Heider farm are sometimes disappointed that the calf's head has turned brown and its body is now a silvery tan, versions of the prophesy state that the white buffalo calf would change colors four times, thus signifying the colors of the four peoples she would unify: black, red, yellow, and white.

Joseph Chasing Horse, in a phone interview from his home in Rapid City, S.D., adds that winter counts ­­ which date the telling of the White Buffalo Calf Woman story in sacred ceremonies ­confirm that this is the buffalo calf of the prophesy.

Moreover, the birth of Miracle on the Heider farm coincides with increased economic stability (thanks in large part to profits from Indian gaming) and cultural rejuvenation among Native Americans. For example, the Ho­Chunk (who this month received federal permission to restore their original name) have used gaming profits to establish Ho­Chunk language programs in their summer camp for teenage children and in four new Head Start centers. The tribe has also reacquired a tract of land that includes sacred sites on the lower Wisconsin River.

Larry Johns, a member of the Oneida tribe who works to preserve Indian mounds and other sacred sites, stresses the cultural importance of such recent discoveries as the Gottschall Rock Shelter in Iowa County, which includes a rock painting from A.D. 900 that tells a story still told by Ho­Chunk elders.

"My father and grandfather went to Indian schools, and they were beaten for speaking their language," says Johns, who along with fellow Oneida and representatives of other tribes has helped put together the new Native American Council of Madison, a group dedicated to promoting cultural awareness. "They tried to beat the Indian out of us. It's imperative that we go back to these stories and find out what they mean to us...and we are."

And how does Miracle fit into all of this? Says Johns, "There's so little understanding of Native American issues and ideas that any opportunity to get people interested ­­ even if it's just coming to see a white buffalo calf ­­ is a good thing."

Johns admits that seeing a key Indian prophesy fulfilled at a white couple's farmette on the banks of the Rock River at first seemed a bit bizarre. But the Heiders' eagerness to accommodate the people who came to pray to the calf and leave offerings eased his mind.

"Initially I was wondering: Why in Janesville?" says Johns, who rotates with other Indians in providing security for the calf during visiting hours. "The place still has problems with the KKK. And, you know, it's just not the friendliest of places. But now that I've gotten to know the family, I understand why. Just about anybody else would be charging five, 10 bucks."

Dave Heider was impressed by the beauty of buffalo when he and Val got their first good look at a bull a few years ago at an exotic animal sale in Michigan. But the couple didn't get into buffalo farming because of romantic visions of the Great Plains turned black by enormous bison herds.

"We got into it more or less for retirement," Dave explains. "Something to fall back on, a little extra income."

"And the meat's very low in cholesterol," adds Val, a buffalo booster who echoes her husband's pragmatic take on buffalo farming. "You know, it's the only animal that doesn't get cancer."

But the buffalo isn't just a food source for Native Americans. Especially for the Plains Indians, it has always been a living, breathing sacrament. Unlike the soldiers and Wild Westerners who hunted North America's 60 million­head herd to the brink of extinction in the 1 890s, the Lakota and other Plains Indians never wasted any portion of the buffalo they killed. The buffalo provided them with food, shelter, clothing ­­ all the essentials of life. It was also a central part of their spiritual lives, and the hunt itself was a ceremony.

These days, the Lakota and other nations have established their own herds in South Dakota and elsewhere through the InterTribal Bison Association. (The Ho­Chunk hope to raise a herd on part of the 600­acre parcel they've purchased, with profits from their three casinos, on the lower Wisconsin River.) And, along with renewed interest on the part of young people in their native languages and sacred ways, the rebirth of the buffalo herds is strengthening cultural awareness.

But building herds is an ongoing process, and Joseph Chasing Horse says much more must be done to protect the buffalo and their North American habitat: "I would like to see something put into place where [the buffalo] would be able to regenerate their herds and be given more of their aboriginal migrating territory," he says. "Since the disappearance of the buffalo migration, we have felt the ecological impact that it is having upon the land. With the disappearance of the buffalo, there are certain medicines that no longer grow, and the Great Plains are being turned back into a desert."

In recent years, non­Indians have also come to realize the profound influence of buffalo on the health of the land. A South Dakota ranch manager quoted in the National Geographic's recent cover story on the American buffalo says wider migrations could help solve water­management problems because the buffalo's sharp hooves break up the soil and improve its ability to hold moisture.

Buffalo can live for nearly 40 years, which means the Heiders are likely to form much stronger bonds with the Native Americans they've come to know since August. And while the number of visitors who still trek to the farm to see Miracle has decreased since the weather got cold and her winter coat began to darken, Dr. Spritz and others say warmer weather may renew her whiteness. That second miracle of coloration would undoubtedly bring a second wave of attention to the calf and occasion more pilgrimages.

But no matter what happens to Miracle in the coming months and years, Joseph Chasing Horse says this sign from the Great Spirit and the ensuing age of harmony and balance it represents cannot be revoked. That doesn't mean, of course, that the severe trials Native Americans have endured since the arrival of Europeans on these shores are over. Indeed, the Lakota nation mounted the longest court case in U.S. history in an unsuccessful effort to regain control of the Black Hills, the sacred land on which the White Buffalo Calf Woman appeared 2,000 years ago.

Still, despite their ongoing struggles, Native Americans are heartened by the appearance of a white buffalo in Janesville, and have hope for a harmonious and prosperous future.

"Mention that we are praying, many of the medicine people, the spiritual leaders, the elders, are praying for the world," says Joseph Chasing Horse. "We are praying that mankind does wake up and think about the future, for we haven't just inherited this earth from our ancestors, but we are borrowing it from our unborn children."

The farm is closed to visitors for the remainder of winter, but will reopen this coming spring. To reach the farm, take I­90 south (from Madison) to the Avalon exit (#177). Turn right at the top of the off­ramp. At the fourth stop sign, take a right on South River Road. The farm is about a quarter mile up the road, on the right­hand side.

The Story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman

As told by Joseph Chasing Horse

Traditional Leader of the Lakota Nation

We the Lakota people have a prophecy about the white buffalo calf, and how that prophesy originated was that we have a sacred bundle, a sacred peace pipe, that was brought to us about 2,000 years ago by what we know as the White Buffalo Calf Woman.

The story goes that she appeared to two warriors at that time. These two warriors were out hunting buffalo, hunting for food in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, and they saw a big body coming toward them. And they saw that it was a white buffalo calf. As it came closer to them, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl.

At that time one of the warriors thought bad in his mind, and so the young girl told him to step forward. And when he did step forward, a black cloud came over his body, and when the black cloud disappeared, the warrior who had bad thoughts was left with no flesh or blood on his bones. The other warrior kneeled and began to pray. And when he prayed, the white buffalo calf who was now an Indian girl told him to go back to his people and warn them that in four days she was going to bring a sacred bundle.

So the warrior did as he was told. He went back to his people and he gathered all the elders and all the leaders and all the people in a circle and told them what she had instructed him to do. And sure enough, just as she said she would, on the fourth day she came. They say a cloud came down from the sky, and off of the cloud stepped the white buffalo calf. As it rolled onto the earth, the calf stood up and became this beautiful young woman who was carrying the sacred bundle in her hand.

And as she entered into the circle of the nation, she sang a sacred song and took the sacred bundle to the people who were there to take of her. She spent four days among our people and taught them about the sacred bundle, the meaning of it. And she taught them seven sacred ceremonies: one of them was the sweat lodge, or the purification ceremony. One of them was the naming ceremony, child naming. The third was the healing ceremony. The fourth one was the making of relatives or the adoption ceremony. The fifth one was the marriage ceremony. The sixth one was the vision quest. And the seventh was the sundance ceremony, the people's ceremony for all of the nation.

She brought us these seven sacred ceremonies and taught our people the songs and the traditional ways. And she instructed our people that as long as we performed these ceremonies we would always remain caretakers and guardians of sacred land. She told us that as long as we took care of it and respected it that our people would never die and would always live.

When she was done teaching all our people, she left the way she came. She went out of the circle, and as she was leaving she turned and told our people that she would return one day for the sacred bundle. And she left the sacred bundle, which we still have to this very day. And the sacred bundle is known as the White Buffalo Calf Pipe because it was brought by the White Buffalo Calf Woman. It is kept in a sacred place on the Cheyenne Indian reservation in South Dakota. it's kept by a man who is known as the keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, and his name is Arvol Looking Horse.

And when she promised to return again, she made some prophesies at that time ....One of those prophesies was that the birth of a white buffalo calf would be a sign that it would be near the time when she would return again to purify the world. What she meant by that was that she would bring back harmony again and balance, spiritually.

WHITE BUFFALO CALF WOMAN

As Floyd Hand tells it, a beautiful lady in a rainbow ­colored dress appeared to him in a vivid dream last May and said she soon would bring a message of peace and unity to mankind. Hand, whose Indian name is Looks for Buffalo and thousands of other people of various nations and races believe the dream became a reality with the birth of a female white buffalo on a modest farm in southern Wisconsin.

According to Lakota Sioux legend, one summer long ago a beautiful young woman appeared among the Indians at a time when there was no game and people were starving.

The woman gave the people a sacred pipe, taught them how to use it to pray and told the Sioux about the value of the buffalo. Before she left them, the woman said she would return, the legend says.

As she walked away she turned into a young white buffalo.

Hand said the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman marks the arrival of a new era of reconciliation among races and respect for the Earth. (excerpts borrowed from an article in the Chicago Tribune by Richard Wronski)

MIRACLE

Soon after Generous Wolfs story they decided to visit the White Buffalo Calf. In preparation they harvested loads of produce from the Peace Garden to give away at the Heiders farm. Generous Wolf gathered his medicine belongings, some sacred tobacco and blue corn grown on the farm; he also placed a wooden hoop around a poster of Sitting Bull ­?.

Raven Dreamer came up for the trip, Generous Wolfs niece and daughter, Eagle Bear and River Coyote bordered the Surfer and head to the Heiders farm in Janesville.

The Heiders consist of Dave, Val and Corey who own a 45 acre farm with all kinds of animals, birds and fourteen or so Buffalo. The Heiders greeted us and welcomed the donation of food to the many people visiting from all over the world. They had decided to allow visitors only on Weekends from 12 to 5 pm to help with security and to attempt a more normal environment for the calf and the Heider family.

As they waited along the fence for the buffalo to feed, we tied tobacco prayer ties for Miracle, for peace and many other things. We then tied them to the fence along with a Great Horned Owl wing. All over the fence were gifts from Native People and other thankful people. A poem attached below a beautiful dream catcher read:

A Vision was seen many years ago Prophesying the birth of a White Buffalo Its coming would bring the Indian Race a long sought period of Peace and Grace We will bring her gifts of Tobacco and Sage as the Vision at last has come of age We must honor our culture and heritage with pride for we now have the White Buffalo at our side.

As the Buffalo came into the feeding pasture we looked up and saw Miracle through an expertly woven dream catcher. The Buffalo rushed to their food except Miracle, who stood on a hill of hay observing the crowd. we were awestruck.

Later Generous Wolf sat down with Charlie LaFoe who had some interesting things to say. Charlie said his last name came from his grandfather who chose the name the enemy -­ La Foe when forced to take on an American name. Charlies grandfather was Sitting Bull... He spoke often using We in place of I and mentioned this as important. He also spoke more about the prophesies saying that the original medicine pipe given to the Sioux people by the white buffalo calf woman was now held by Orival Looking Horse and that a medicine bag was also given, which Charlie now held. It was said in the prophesies that when these two items came together a Peace Keeper for the World would be chosen by the white buffalo.

The Heiders have no intent on capitalizing on the white buffalo. They charge no admission, but will accept an offering to care for the famous baby. Donations can be sent to a trust fund @ Bank One, 100 W. Milwaukee, Janesville, WI 53545 in care of the White Buffalo Trust.

Bull That Sired White Buffalo Dead

Just Days After Rare Calf Born

First published September 2, 1994

Copyright 1994 by Neal White and the Beloit Daily News, First of two parts

By Neal White, City Editor

JANESVILLE -- Nestled beneath her mother's legs, the white buffalo calf stared through the fence at her father.

Less than two weeks old, she would occasionally call out in a low groan as if beckoning the large bull to rise.

Only his spirit rose on Thursday; the sire of the white buffalo calf had died.

Since her birth Aug. 20, on David and Valerie Heider's 45­acre exotic animal farm in rural Janesville, the white buffalo calf has drawn nationwide attention.

With the odds estimated at more than 1 in 10 million, experts with the National Buffalo Association had believed the gene needed to produce a white calf had been lost when the buffalo was nearly driven to extinction.

The Heider's calf is the first living white buffalo born in more than 50 years. To Native Americans, she is also being revered as a prophecy come true.

David discovered the bull Thursday morning while doing routine chores. He had died in the pen, down on the lower part of the 24­acre buffalo pasture.

David spent most of the morning alone, grieving the loss of an animal, and what it had come to represent.

In order to produce a white calf, both parents must carry the gene for that trait. With the bull dead, the odds of having another white calf seemed to have died with him.

Gaining his composure, by mid­morning David drove to where his son, Corey was working and broke the news.

Not knowing why the 6­year­old bull had died, the family decided to call a veterinarian and perform an autopsy.

It's been an extremely difficult day," Valerie said. We're not the only ones grieving today," she added, pointing to the 13 buffalo surrounding the pen.

Sensing the bull's death, several of the cows stood guard at the edge of the pen, as if waiting to pay their last respects. Others charged along the fence line, running back and forth, the earth shaking beneath their hooves.

The white buffalo calf, never straying from its mother, stared with wide eyes at her motionless father.

By mid­afternoon the vet had arrived, and Brown Bear, a representative of the Oneida tribe in Green Bay, was en route to Janesville. An elder in his tribe, Brown Bear had already visited the white buffalo calf. He was returning to pay tribute and pray for her father's spirit.

As the autopsy began, the family gathered around to see what could have caused the death.

After 17 years of raising cattle, horses, llama and dozens of other critters, posting a carcass had become routine.

But Marvin, the Heider's buffalo sire, was no ordinary livestock.

Several times during the autopsy David had to turn and walk away. Not from the sight or the stench, but to wipe away the tears.

Taking a break, David said he had received a phone call Tuesday night from Floyd Hand, chief medicine man of the Sioux Nation in Pine Ridge, S.D.

He told me the white buffalo calf was safe, and it was protected from evil spirits. He also said that Marvin was alright now, but he would lay down his life for the white calf," David said.

When I asked him what he meant, he said I see a black blockage.' I didn't think anything else anything about it until I walked out here this morning and Marvin was dead," he added.

An hour into the autopsy, Dr. Jim Schwisow called Valerie over to look at something in one of the stomachs. It was the first of two softball­sized hemorrhages formed near the entrance, deep black in color.

Valerie's face turned pale as she looked over at Corey.

By 5 p.m., Dr. Schwisow discovered the cause of the hemorrhages: several bleeding ulcers in the lower stomach. He determined the ulcers had caused the bull's death.

As the evening fell into darkness, the Heiders sat around the dinning room table waiting for Brown Bear to arrive before removing the carcass. Respecting the beliefs of his culture, they agreed to allow a prayer service.

Since the white calf's birth, the Heiders haven't been able to leave home. In addition to receiving round­the­clock phone calls from across the country, a steady stream of uninvited sight­seers are constantly pulling into their driveway wanting to visit.

Except for family members, the Heiders have only allowed Native Americans and a few members of the media to see the calf.

To (Native Americans), the white buffalo is sacred. It's only right to let them see it and say prayers for it," David said.

To date, representatives from the Oneida, Cherokee, Sioux, Navaho, Ojibwa, Winnebago and Lac du Flambou tribes have either called or stopped to pay homage to the calf.

On the knoll above the pen, a tree is adorned with more than a dozen Native American icons left to protect the white calf. Pointing at the different items and explaining its significance, David stops at the dream catcher.

A web of thread, woven in a circular shape hangs from the branch. A symbolic eagle feature is tethered to the bottom.

This is to catch the dreams of the white buffalo calf, which are pure and good, while preventing evil dreams from coming in," David explained during an earlier visit.

With very little experience in Native American culture, the Heiders have gotten a crash course in the past two weeks.

The more I understand the symbolism of the white buffalo and what it represents (to Native Americans), I got to admit, it scares the hell out of me," David said.

Why I was chosen for something so rare, I don't know. I have to believe that something good will come out of this. I was picked for a reason. What that reason is I don't know yet. But there has to be some reason behind it," he added.

Although he's had offers to buy the white calf from an exotic game farm in Florida and rock star Ted Nuggent, the Heiders have no intention of selling her.

I tell them all thanks for the interest, but no sale'," David said. This isn't about money. There's something going on here that larger than me or you. Money just doesn't enter into it."

Putting a flannel jacket on over his work shirt, David turned on a flashlight and began walking up the hill to the pen.

''This has been a really rough day," he said aloud, not really addressing it to anyone. I'm told that for every window that shuts, there is another one that opens. We'll just have to wait for that window."

The Legend of the White Buffalo

One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong and the people were starving for there was no game. Two young men went out to hunt. Along the way, the two men met a beautiful young woman dressed in white who floated as she walked. One man had bad desires for the woman and tried to touch her, but was consumed by a cloud and turned into a pile of bones. The woman spoke to the second young man and said, "Return to your people and tell them I am coming." This holy woman brought a wrapped bundle to the people. She unwrapped the bundle giving to the people a sacred pipe and teaching them how to use it to pray. "With this holy pipe, you will walk like a living prayer," she said. The holy woman told the Sioux about the value of the buffalo, the women and the children. "You are from Mother Earth," she told the women, "What you are doing is as great as the warriors do." Before she left, she told the people she would return. As she walked away, she rolled over four times, turning into a white female buffalo calf. It is said after that day the Lakota honored their pipe, and buffalo were plentiful. (from John Lame Deer's telling in 1967).

Many believe that the buffalo calf, Miracle, born August 20, 1994 symbolizes the coming together of humanity into a oneness of heart, mind, and spirit.

SACRED INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE CREATOR TO

NATIVE PEOPLE AT THE TIME OF CREATION

Luciferianism & Satanism

There seems to be much confusion on this subject with many people ... perhaps I am correct perhaps I am not but this is how I understand and accept it all...

Satanism is a free-thinking religion and 'or' not a religion but a system depending on the individual and there are many different sects/paths if you will.

Satanism is highly individualistic as some Satanist do acknowledge Satan as a real deity, some acknowledge him as an archetype for living, while others acknowledge him as both as I do.

Some Satanist acknowledge him as the same entity Satanae Lucifere as I do. Whilst others view him as other... 2 separate entities/not the same being at all whatsoever.

Satanist revel in power, via their physical & mental strength, they embrace their animalistic characteristics and instincts, they are all for sexual freedom, and all this to be had with indulgence and without guilt but with pride.

Some Satanist not all learn to use magick in their practices whilst others refuse to think it even a possibility.

Spiritual and or Traditional Satanism is about the empowerment of the human soul and mankind reaching god-head pretty much like our ancestors had worshiped before the church declared it all to be evil. . . thus an Ancient Paganism if one will.

=============== Now The Luciferian indulges in the need for constant knowledge, self-empowerment & self-improvement.

They believe themselves as a God and as perfect beings.

Luciferianism is a free-thinking religion, striving towards truth and mental clarity in the intellectual darkness of this world by using principles which highlight truth and freedom of will.

A Luciferian worships the inner self and one’s ultimate potential as opposed to worshiping an entity.

I dont think they acknowledge Satan at all and border atheism.