Month: March 2006


When the moon is in the Seventh House

And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind’s true liberation

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius


Principles of Unity

“My law is love unto all beings…”The Charge of the Goddess

The values of the Reclaiming tradition stem from our understanding that the earth is alive and all of life is sacred and interconnected.
We see the Goddess as immanent in the earth’s cycles of birth, growth, death, decay and regeneration. Our practice arises from a deep, spiritual commitment to the earth, to healing and to the linking of magic with political action.

Each of us embodies the divine.
Our ultimate spiritual authority is within, and we need no other person to interpret the sacred to us. We foster the questioning attitude, and honor intellectual, spiritual and creative freedom.

We are an evolving, dynamic tradition and proudly call ourselves Witches.
Honoring both Goddess and God, we work with female and male images of divinity, always remembering that their essence is a mystery which goes beyond form.
Our community rituals are participatory and ecstatic, celebrating the cycles of the seasons and our lives, and raising energy for personal, collective and earth healing.

We know that everyone can do the life-changing, world-renewing work of magic, the art of changing consciousness at will.
We strive to teach and practice in ways that foster personal and collective empowerment, to model shared power and to open leadership roles to all.
We make decisions by consensus, and balance individual autonomy with social responsibility.

Our tradition honors the wild, and calls for service to the earth and the community.
We value peace and practice non-violence, in keeping with the Rede, “Harm none, and do what you will.”
We work for all forms of justice: environmental, social, political, racial, gender and economic. Our feminism includes a radical analysis of power, seeing all systems of oppression as interrelated, rooted in structures of domination and control.

We welcome all genders, all races, all ages and sexual orientations and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity.
We strive to make our public rituals and events accessible and safe.
We try to balance the need to be justly compensated for our labor with our commitment to make our work available to people of all economic levels.

All living beings are worthy of respect. All are supported by the sacred elements of air, fire, water and earth.
We work to create and sustain communities and cultures that embody our values, that can help to heal the wounds of the earth and her peoples, and that can sustain us and nurture future generations.


Charge of the Dark Goddess

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


Computer Blessing

Blessings on this fine machine,
May its data all be clean.
Let the files stay where they’re put,
Away from disk drives keep all soot.
From its screen shall come no whines,
Let in no spikes on power lines.
As oaks were sacred to the Druids,
Let not the keyboard suffer fluids.
Disk Full shall be nor more than rarity,
The memory shall not miss its parity.
From the modem shall come wonders,
Without line noise making blunders.
May it never catch a virus,
And all its software stay desirous.
Oh let the printer never jam,
And turn my output into spam.
I ask of Eris, noble queen,
Keep Murphy far from this machine.

Zhahai Stewart, 1988

Wat is Droomtijd?

In Australian Aborigine religion the Dreamtime, also called The Dreaming, consists of four aspects: The beginning of all things; the life and influence of the ancestors; the way of life and death; and sources of power in life.

Dreamtime consists of all four of these aspects at the same time because it is a condition beyond time and space where all things exist at the same time.

Bron:Wikipedia Dreamtime

Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen

Valt het je op dat de zon feller schijnt
als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Valt het je op dat de wind harder waait
als je hem tegen hebt in plaats van mee.
‘t Is koeler in huis dan aan zee
als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

Je kerft je naam in de nerf van een boom
en niemand weet ooit wie je bent.
De boswachter glimlacht als hij je herkent,
je drijft langzaam mee met de stroom
als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

Als er gebeld wordt, verlaat je het pand
en je loopt langs de trap naar beneden.
De tramconducteur voor de deur op de stoep
knikt je zwijgend maar zeer beleefd toe.
Je wilt wel wat zeggen maar je bent veel te moe
want je komt langs de trap naar beneden.

Je verduistert de zon met de wind in je rug,
de tramconducteur schudt zijn hoofd.
Vandaag is er niemand meer die hij gelooft,
zijn blindenstok tikt op de brug.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

Valt het je op dat de dag langer duurt
als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Valt het je op dat de nacht warmer is
als de nevel je ogen verzwaart,
de kaars waar je samen naar staart
als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

De klok en de klepel verzetten de tijd,
je glijdt in een sneeuwdiepe kuil.
Ze vragen de morgen, je geeft hem in ruil
voor het ei dat je eet bij ‘t ontbijt.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.
Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen.

Boudewijn de Groot

Taro als kaartspel

Volgens de spelregels die ik ken: Aas is laag, Koning is hoog. Je moet kleur bekennen. Als je geen kleur kan bekennen, mag je Major Arcana als troef gebruiken. (0 is laag, XXI is hoog) Je wint door punten te scoren met de slagen die je binnenhaalt: 1-10 = 1, Valet = 2, Cavalier = 3, Queen = 4, King = 5; XXI, I, 0 = 5