> > I am a librarian at Cornell Univ Medical College in NYC, and an
> > with special interest in the Celtic fairy faith, celtic music & culture,
> > and am of Irish descent.
> > I just went to a concert of the 3 master Celtic fiddlers ("Celtic
> > on Green Linnet records), Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham,
> > LeMaitre and it was fantastic ! If they come your way (they just
> > their 2 month tour in NY) again - go see them and I also
> > record.
> > -Patricia
> > P.S. where is Ossian these days - I miss his spiritual musings
and am also
> > interested in the Druid List.
> Word has it He's been Hanging out in Pubs Singing for his supper
> few jars of Guinness. Mel is busy looking for a host for D-L and I
> last offered to co host or at least assist in any way possible. as far
> as spritual things... Do the E-mail thing Please! I and several
> have been trading concepts and Practices via that medium for a bit
> I went to my first concert in 16 years, Loreena McKinnett, A
> Canadian advocate of the Old religion via Folk/Victorian Mystica.
>Her Performance was intriguing , But Her band was KILLER! Brilliant
>collection of talent. I was on stage last week when Andy M. Stuart
>was in Town but One of my accompaniest was able to attend. If you
>get a chance look for his work an Green Linnet as well.
> Also I've been working on a theory on how to construct a
> Non-Christian Bashing line of Neo-Pagan/New Age Groove type of
>thinking while being bashed and in some cases harressed by the
>Likes of worshipers of a Politically active pacifist, who opposed
>violence, then offered his body in effigy for canibalistic
>consumption, and vampiristic bloodletting
> (psysic or Physical ??) so that the world would find Peace. To
>whom both the NAZIS and the Allies Prayed to ; Whist trying win the
>Last Great War (WWII). Then when I get that figured out I will try to
>explain to my Parish Priest how I worship the Goddess Dana on
>Saturday nights and worship the Sun (Son) God on the Day of the
>Sun. While explaining to local Wiccans and Christians Alike that
>practizing Majick does not change the fact that I was raised as An
>Irish Catholic. And will likley DIE without
> having ever recovered from that amazing Condition(ing).
> May Your God go with You! -Ossian
I have a sneaking suspicion that many flames await you. However, in
political activist pacificist are you talking about Jesus Christ? Sorry,
but from what we know about him he was anything but a political
activist. Also I think you are assuming a Euro-centric view to
consider the Communion of the saints as cannibalistic. In the ancient
middle east, many times the expression of eating symbolizes a
commitment to follow. The Romans could not understand the
metaphor either so I can understand. As far as vampire goes, it
seems that the human psyche needs bloodletting in their religions.
I wonder why this is so.
Both Nazi's and Allies: Yes, the church can be too easily corrupted,
but this statement is a shy bit too simple. Interesting reading would
be how a timid Pope, a weak Lutheran church, and extortion and
manipulation of church leaders allowed the Nazi's to take power and
keep it. What is even more interesting is how the Nazi's were able to
stick their own cronies in high church positions to bring their terror
throughout Europe (especially modern day Serbia and Bosnia). There
are better wars than WWII to depict Christian fighting Chrisitan. It
indeed is a tragedy.
As far as practicing majick: Why do you need acceptance of the
Parish Priest or the acceptance of Wiccans?
Sincerely talking and asking
"When some English moralists write about the importance
of having character, they appear to mean only the
importance of having a dull character."
G.K. Chesterton *Charles Dickens*
wdc, first door on left in C.