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Do you have a flag? I have a flag!
Do you have a blog? I have a blog… Now!
Aaaaaah!!! Here is my place to flow words, verbiage, stuff… out. To release, express, feel, share, create and heal… a little, if needed.
Welcome, welcome to ALL!
We have crossed over into the darkness
with lights glaring and our actions in clear view.
We see the destruction, distractions and calls for assistance from the souls below.
We ask ourselves opposite questions and provide similar answers
with notable differences… they are opposed, by our ‘other’.
Again, the differences reveal similarities in speaking ones truth.
And yet we sit in total darkness, afraid to look at each others shadows,
afraid to find our own truths in clear view.
We see in each other, the menace that chases us through our nightmares,
never catching us… but always lurking around some forbidden or lost corner.
Was watching an old episode of West Wing. It was from the season after Josh gets shot. Adam Arkin played the part of the psychiatrist trying to help Josh confront and overcome his PTSD. Here are some thoughts based on the “therapy” provided during the episode.
The definition of PTSD as it was given in the episode: ‘Reliving the incident, whenever you remember the incident’.
I guess a key component to addressing PTSD is being able to remember the incident without reliving it, or for some that fear of reliving it. For those afraid of reliving it, they try to avoid any situation or circumstances that would put them in a position where the act could be repeated. They’re always on the lookout to avoid any actions that will trigger the same feelings/fears of the original event. With those fears, they adjust behaviors and avoid situations that could have them repeat the experience or something similar, like a car accident. This form of PTSD haunts the person their whole life, unless they can do “something’ to help themselves de-activate triggers so they do not relive the incident whenever they’re in a situation where they can be reminded of the possibility of the incident happening again.
Read article on FB about people who get goose bumps when they listen to music vs. people who don’t. Basically, people who get the bumps have more nerves in their brain and are more sensitive to feelngs and emotions. They have different brain structures than those that don’t.
“The research showed that they tended to have a denser volume of fibres that connect their auditory cortex and areas that process emotions, meaning the two can communicate better.”
I went to Paideia ’74/75. I remember sitting in the living room of a schoolmate (Cranks house) and ‘Stairway’ was on. We had ALL gotten blissfully stoned together, same weed. I looked around and saw everyone zoned into the song, we were one, together and flowing with the music, the lyrics, the journey. The power of music, the power of weed, and the power of a shared attitude.
That was a goose bump moment for me.
What we do… is who we are.
Sometimes we reveal our truths, unbeknownst to ourselves.
Anais Nin wrote:
The discovery of significance is what deepens and embellishes experience. All objects, all gestures, all actions are illuminated with meaning.
Good morning, good morning, good morning…
Reading about Sgt. Pepper at 50 years old in Rolling Stone. The author provided history of it’s creation and then wrapped it up with some reflective thought in the last paragraph. I paraphrase:
“…the album represented accord and imagination as means to enlightenment – a last bulwark of agreement before the dark set in. We have lost a lot since the summer of 1967, including any more chance of being naïve.”
I was ten years old when my uncle gave me this album for my birthday. ‘Nam was in play as Nixon became President and Watergate was waiting around the corner. I took my naiveté and wonder into the Seventies following the path to enlightenment. That insight saw me through the rise and decline of western civilization as we knew it. I lost my innocence then, just as this country lost its so called greatness. I was only ten years old.
This is an article I read from a FB post.
There is a branch of Wicca that has been growing steadily, It is a very little known branch called Draconic Wicca. It is mainly practised in Asian countries but has been growing in the west. Draconic Wicca is the utilisation of the powers of dragons. They work with these dragons in the same way most other Wiccans work with the Gods and Goddesses. In doing so, they have to deal with the unique personalities of each type of dragon. The dragons have no real hierarchy other than age, except for the case of ‘The Dragon’.
The Dragon is the combined powers of the God and the Goddess. The Dragon is invoked or evoked during Sabbats and in times when great magic is needed. Invoking means to call into you the power of the dragon that you name i.e. a fire dragon. You ask that this dragon assume himself/herself into your spiritual body. To evoke means to call a dragon to you, to join you in your magical workings.
In almost every culture, in almost every place in history, there are stories of dragons, most of them too old to know it’s origin. The weird thing is cultures who had never met have almost identical drawing and accounts of dragons. Dragons, the gigantic, fast, strong and wise lizards as told in myths. Beasts so fierce that would destroy all near them. Some of them could fly, some have multiple heads, some could breath fire, some could breath Ice, all being the majestic Dragon.
In Greek, draca means serpent meaning also with the same terms of the idea of great visibility, one characteristic common in dragons was born between and within fire and darkness, no other creature had been so powerful, magical and wise that’s what is known to be a Dragon.
In the Babylonian myth the the first dragon was Yaldabaoth, although is also called Tiamat, Yaldabaoth grewn up and made had more like her named Nagamat, Kaliyat, Orkus, Tarasque and Serpents among others, that was what Micael Green says, he translated from an old script. Tiamat was a Babylonian Dragon being personification of the sea mainly(salt water), and portrayed as the mother of all Dragons and daugther of Chaos; she appears in the creation myth, Enuma. Elish:Tiamat lived in the primordial chaos that existed before the creation of the world. She mingled with Apsu (a personification of fresh water), and the first generation of Gods were born.One of these Gods, Enki or Ea killed Apsu. Tiamat wanted to avenge Apsu by destroying the gods. She gathered an army of monsters and 11 Dragons. The older Gods were so terrified when they saw Tiamat and her army, that they accepted the offer of the young God Marduk to kill Tiamat on the condition that his supremacy was recognized. Marduck killed Tiamat in battle and used Tiamat’s body to make the universe. He used the blood of a Dragon called Kingu, the leader of Tiamat’s army and her second husband, to make mankind.
The Dragons population grew, they were so much and with so many differences among them that they were divided into various categories.This does not mean that some were better than others; It was a more efficient way to study them. They divided Dragons into 5 categories based on their location and appearance (draconis teutonica, draconis galli, draconis albionensis, draconis bipedes, draconis cappadociae and draconis sinoensis), some based on the elements (draco flamma, draco glacies, draco terra among others), and some based on their colours.
In some cultures (such as Chinese) it is mentioned about celestial Dragons. The oriental Dragons, most of them from ancient China. There are nine major types of Chinese dragons attributed to the nine Dragon sons that were worshipped and made into idols. these were the sons of the four Dragon kings, Ao Shun, Ao Ch’in, Au Jun and Ao Kuang. The nine type of horned Dragon, the winged Dragon, the celestial Dragon (which generates wind and rain for the benefit of mankind), the dragon of hidden treasures (which keeps guard over concealed wealth), the coiling Dragon (which lives in water), and the yellow Dragon (which once emerged from water and presented the legendary Emperor Fu Shi with the elements of writing).
Most of the Chinese Dragons have different lengths, some legends told about the great Chien-Tang, which was a red Dragon, his back was fire and his eyes shined as the sun, this wonderful creature, from tail to head was more than 984 feet long. For the Chinese people, Dragons were described visually as a composite of parts from nine animals: The horns of a deer; The head of a camel; The eyes of a devil; The neck of a snake; The abdomen of a large cockle; The scales of a carp; The claws of an eagle’ The paws of a tiger; And the ears of an ox. The Chinese word for Dragon is spelled out in roman characters as either Lung or Long. In China, the Dragon was credited with having great powers that allowed them to make rain and to control floods (by striking the river with its tail, causing it to open and thus divert the floodwaters) also Dragons are credited for transportation of humans to the celestial realms after death. In China, Dragons are symbols of the natural world, adaptability, and transformation. When two dragons are placed together but turned away, they symbolize eternity via the famous Yin-Yang.
The Royal Court Of The Dragon was established in Egypt in 2170 B.C. under Ankhfnkhonsu, and more formally by Queen Sobeknefru in 1783 B.C. to provide an instituation for the pursuit of the work of the Dragon of Al-Khem otherwise known as Thoth or Hermes. From Al-Khem we have alchemy, the Great Work of the Dragon. The most famous books attributed to him are The Emerald Tablets and The Pymander. Part of the Emerald Tablets of Thoth talks about reptiles, specifically shape shifters. Reptilians were/are able to shape-shift between the forms of Humans and Dragons and so forth. Dragons are said to be the oldest living creature and they have been here through almost all of human history. There had been many legends and manuscripts about these wonderful creatures from almost all ancient cultures.
One of the most famous literature about Dragons is Beowulf, the medieval story of a brave Knight and a Fire Dragon. This story of Beowulf and the Dragon was written in old English, Beowulf survives in only one manuscript copied around 1000 A.D. This manuscript is now at the British Library, London.
From Christians we have the story of Saint George and the Dragon. There was a town near Cappadocia, Turkey where a Dragon lived. The town people often made sacrifices of their sheep to calm the Dragon; until the sheep ran out and by a lottery the princess of the town was chosen to be the next sacrifice for the Dragon. George took pity on the princess fate and slayed the Dragon. Also there are myths that the dragon which Saint George prevailed over was none other than Dadianus. The ancient texts which related the story of Saint George’s miracles, tortue and deaths frequently call Dadianus a serpent or Dragon.
According to Christian legend, when Jehove created life, he also created the great Dragon Leviathan. On Doomsday, God will destroy Leviathan meaning the end of the Earth. Leviathan seems to refer to the Draco Constellation. There is a suggestion, that the earliest origin of the signs of the zodiac was God’s instruction on the gospel in the heavens. If this is correct, then the Dragon leviathan is again the symbol of man’s pride and rebelliousness against God. The name leviathan occurs 6 times in the Old Testament.(Psalms 74: 13-14)
The Concept of Dragons in Celtic mythology comes directly from the Holy Crocodile Messeh from the ancient Egyptians. The Pharaohs were anointed with crocodile fat, and attained the strength of Meseh. The image of Meseh evolved to become a Dragon, which became the emblem of Kingship. (The word Messeh comes from ‘Messiah’ that means to anoint). Also Messeh, the holy crocodile, evolved into what we know as Sobek in Egypt (crocodile god, son of Neith) and Suchos in Greek.
In the Mexican culture we find Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Snake. One of the major deities of Aztecs and Toltecs (among other middle-American civilizations). The winged Serpent, or a Dragon that only had wings and his body covered with feathers. Quetzalcoatl is the creator sky-god and organized the original cosmos and participated in the creation and destruction on various world periods.
Also for the Aztecs, a symbol of death and resurrection and patron of priests. They had one theory about the fire breath of the Dragon. They said when humans eat, the body by digesting food creates a gas known as Methane, Dragons unlike humans store this gas into another kind of lung that will serve as a kind of bag to hold the gas that will be later mixed with a small amount of Phosphor that has the property to ignite into fire when it comes into contact with air. When the Dragon wants to breath fire, the methane is released into the lung and when the gas is in the air, the phosphor ignites and makes the methane in fire.
January 16th – Earth Dragon Day
Bronze Dragons originally dwelled in mountain caves or subterranean lairs. They’re the source of the mythos about dragon’s hoarding treasure, but as with most things it isn’t quite what it seems. Bronze dragons love wealth but their definition of wealth is the wealth of the abundant land, lush green forests, sparkling waterfalls, flower sprinkled meadows. They are by their very nature ecologists. They can also be eco-terrorists if they feel their land is being destroyed. They can wreck any level of havoc when they’re upset, but one of their favourite things to do is take back all the gold and silver and jewels they can find. After all it came from either “their” land or the land of a brother or sister dragon. If people value those things more highly than nature then what else is a poor dragon to do to get some attention?
Feburary 16th – The Dragon parade celebrating Chinese New Year.
The Oriental Dragon Nian was a little dragon that came to the Villages of China in the Han times. But just by accident one of the villages discovered that Nian had a few fears of his own. He was afraid of the colour Red. Which is why the Chinese believe red to be the colour of luck, joy and happiness. At midnight of the Chinese new year were firecrackers, paper dragons, red money envelopes, noise makers and the waving of red ribbons are waved around to help drive away any lingering spirits of evil dragons like Nian.
March 3rd – Day of Copper Dragons.
Copper Dragons are native to the red rocks of Sedona, but unlike humans who now visit to feel the vortex, the copper dragon has moved to the city where they have proliferated in large numbers. Their preferred lair is the tallest building and the largest of them is in the local C.O (Central Switching Office) of the phone company. So Copper Dragons are celebrated on the day Alexander Graham Bell was born the inventor of telephones.
March 25th – Celtic Flower Day
Rainbow dragons are relatively small on the scale of Dragons and are very often mistaken for faeries. They have the special property of being able to breath a cloud of flower scented mist at friends and foe alike (some flowers actually stink which will repel a foe).
April 8th – Day of the Fire Dragons.
This day always falls on the last Sunday before the sign of Taurus. It’s a day to honor the power of fire by lighting a dragon candle or other such thing. Lighting fires for fire Dragons on this day will bring luck.
May 5th – The feast of the Dragon – Chinese
A great feast is eaten by family and friends to honor the beginning and the end. Each of the six lines of life reaches it’s accomplishment at this appointed time. The Chinese Gods are said to mount the chariot drawn by these six dragons at the proper hour, and drive across the sky.
June 18th – Dragon Boat Day
The Dragon boat festival is a Lunar holiday. The boat festivals are traditional customs to atempt to rescue the patriotic poet Chu Yuan. Chu Yuan drowned on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in 227 B.C. Dragon Boats feature the head and tail of a dragon, a creature regarded by the Chinese to have dominion over the waters and exercising control over rainfall.
June 22nd – The flaming of the Rose – Nwyvre
He appears in the desert at high noon. His body is transparent ruby red, and his is surrounded by a cloud of fire like the teardrop shape of a candle flame. His gift is a sword of bright flame, the Sword of Truth, encased in a crystal sheath. The Nwyvre and his gift lie at the heart of the dragon myths in the west. In order to master the gift of the Flaming Sword of Truth one must enter into the Way of the Warrior. Once the sword is unsheathed one must do battle with the dragon flame or it will gain control and cause great harm to the knight who so arrogantly drew the blade when he or she wasn’t ready.
July 17th – Festival of Tarasque
Look out! It’s the Festival of the Tarasque wherein a man-eating monster charges down the streets of it’s name sake city in France snapping at people. The old festival, commemorates the capture of the beast for which the festival is named, a fire- breathing dragon. A dragon float is paraded through the streets of the city and touched by attendants for good luck.
August 15th – Feast of the Flame Dragons
They are smaller in size than your “typical” dragon and are attracted to the warmth of the hearth and feelings of love and good fellowship. They generally take up residence in the fireplaces of a home and are often mistaken for Salamanders.
September 7th – St. Clouds Day – Fionneal
They are a sky dwelling race. Some will make lairs in cloud shrouded caves but most will always have their lairs on floating cloud islands. it is very hard to distinguish cloud dragons from the clouds around them because they can take on a cohesive gaseous form at will. While in this form the only form of attack or self protection available to them are spells that are weather or wind based. One special spell they have is called Cloudburst. it takes all water from a cloud and compresses it into a mass rain that can extinguish all magical and normal fires. Cloud dragons look like fringed and frilled gold dragons. Coloration depends on surroundings and mood, ranging from dark gray (angry) to pure white (neutral), or golden rose coloured (very pleased).
October 8th – Feast of High places – Claivsolais
Air dragons are very often mistaken for angels. They slip easily into either human form or virtual invisibility and people who encounter them are often left with the impression they’ve just met an angel. For some reason that’s easier for people to accept than they’ve just met a dragon who was a human who was a dragon. Claivsolais teaches a special practise that is associated with two of the nine elements.
October 16th – Air Dragon Day
Oriental dragons control the weather, wind and rain. Air Dragon day is to pay homage to these magnificent beings who rule our skies.
November 6th – Dragon Mother Day – Dubnos
Deep in the Earth the Dragon Mother lives. She is the first mother, she who existed before all things. Some know her as Tiamat.
November 14th – Feast of the Musicans – Laochgael
An annual Druidic festival known as the Feast of the Musicans which in the green rose tradition is dedicated to the dragon Laochgael. This is a day to spend listening to music. Listen to a piece you normally wouldn’t be able to understand. And with Laochgael in your heart he will help translate it.
December 8th – Festival of the Sun – Gagreine
Gagreine is the one to approach if one wants to understand the nature of time. Gagreine can teach many things, the trick to remaining youthful, the trick of measuring time in your own manner so that we have a lot more control over our lives. Celebrate the light and warmth of Gagrenie the Sun dragon.
There are so many different types of dragons. There are: Guardian dragons, Faery dragons, Elemental dragons (fire, water, earth, and air), Dragons of chaos, Dragons of destruction, Dragons of the winds, Dragons of the mountains, Dragons of the seas, Dragons of the valleys, Dragons of the forests, Oriental Dragons
These are cute little dragons about the size of a fat cat or of a small dog. These are playful dragons and are fascinated with music and happy times. Guardian dragons are not attached to watching your home per se, they are more attached to you. They fend off unwanted visitors and add their magic to your rituals. They are not the smallest of dragons, but they are generally the youngest.
Are the smallest of dragons that I know of. Just like faeries, they can only be found when they want to be. These are the tricksters of dragons. They take great joy in altering images to fool you. I suppose you could say that they are illusionists. These dragons are drawn to flowers, especially roses, where they like to sit.
Are just that. There are fire dragons, water dragons, earth dragons, and air dragons. These dragons can be quite unpredictable at times. They are very powerful and deserve great respect.
Dragons of chaos and dragons of destruction
They are the most unpredictable of the dragons. These dragons are in no way “evil”. The come from the land of negative power. All magic is performed with them must be very carefully thought out. They are not bound by our limited sight. If you are having a problem that you need solved, they will find the source of the problem and fix it. The results that they achieve are usually not the ones that you first intended. These dragons are not for the novice!
Dragons of the winds, of the mountains, of the seas, of the valleys, of the forests
Appearances of Dragons
Dragons have different shapes and sizes when it comes to their bodies. They can be very small to enormous, typical type of body or an unusual type of body. There are some characteristics that are common to all Dragons as in all have scales and a tail, those too might differ slightly but are common. We all know of the common western dragon with 4 legs, tail, scales and sometimes horns, spikes and barbs. Not all western dragons have wings, but most do. They come in different colours depending on their species, habitat and clan. E.g. It’s uncommon you’ll find Blue dragons in a desert.
There are also dragons that have hair, and feathers. When a dragon with these features is spotted you’ll notice many other differences. You’ll even ask yourself if this is a dragon or no. It’s very uncommon for dragons to have feathers instead of scales but there’s a possibility the reason for this could be magical. Dragon’s aren’t born with feathers or hair; it’s later developed or usually the result of a magical act. The hair on dragons has spread wide though as they bread more and more dragons are developing strange features. It’s still rare to see these types of dragon but it’s becoming more common.
The Oriental Dragons are known to have hair, and this is a sign of wisdom. Though, I can’t see the possibility of a Oriental dragon mating with a Western, if it happened at all that would be another possibility to consider as how dragons started to grow hair. It’s even uncommon for clans and species alone to mix, although it has happened dragons usually like to stick to their own kind. E.g.… A fire dragon would not mate with a water dragon.
Some people see rainbow-coloured dragons. Dragons that aren’t only one colour. This to can be a sign of inbreeding. If a fire dragon mated with a mountain dragon you could end up with a pink dragon. I’m not saying it’s certain, I’m just saying it could happen. Red + White = Pink. This could be why some dragons aren’t all one colour.
Here are the basic body shapes and sizes, and the name of each one.
ranges from 10 to 30 feet from ground to shoulders in height, the body is proportionate to it’s height, has only two hind legs, wings as their second set of limbs, long neck the length of the body ending at a narrow shaped head with long snout that comes to a point, typically they are a lot like birds in that they use their set of legs to hold down prey and rip it apart with its mouth.
having a body like that of a snake being from 15 to 45 feet long, they have no visible legs but instead have small wings where legs would be if they had them, the end of the tails are more oval shaped and have skin that comes off of it for directional control, these are an more aquatic dragon so they use the wings as flipper to move through the water, their main source of food are fish and other sea animals.
having both front and hind legs, wings that are spiked along the outer edge, short necks that end in a boxed shaped head with short snout, ranging from 5 to 10 feet in height and 12 to 48 feet long, they borrow in the ground and use their claws to dig and the spikes on their wings to move through the ground, main source of food is any underground creature or easily caught land animal.
being similar to both a Wyvern and a Guivre they have hind legs and wings, what they differ in is that their wings are attached to front legs that are like arms with hand-like claws on the tips, this being similar to that of a bat, having a long neck ending in a rectangle shaped head, their bodies being enormous in size, ranging from 20 to 60 feet at the shoulders, the end of its tail has porcupine type quills, they spend most of their time in deep caverns away from everything else and survive by eating cave dwelling creatures.
having a body similar to a Guivre, their differences are that they have large wings, and anywhere from 2 to 5 long necks and heads, the size of them is from 20 to 60 feet. Some are many headed.
This is the smallest of them all, they range from 6 to 12 inches in height, they have bodies proportionate to their height, they have both front and hind legs and wings that attach at the shoulders.
Air governs the eastern quarter of the circle and of the universe. Its Dragon ruler is Sairys (sayr’-iss). Its color is pure yellow and is thought to be warm and moist. Positive aspects are: sunrise, spring, incense, wand, bell, clouds, breezes, breath, optimism, joy, intelligence, mental quickness, renewing. Negative associations are: frivolity, gossip fickleness, inattention, bragging, forgetfulnes, windstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and the like.
Fire Rules the south quarter of the circle. Its Dragon ruler is Fafnir (faf’-neer) who oversees the Dragons of Fire and the sunbeams. Its color is pure red and is warm and dry. Fire is: noon, summer, the dagger and sword, candles, incense burner, the sun, blood, laser surgery, enthusiasm, activity, change, passion, courage, daring, will power & leadership. Negative associations are: hate, jealousy, fear, anger, war, ego, conflicts, lightning, volcanoes.
Water governs the western quarter of the circle. Its Dragon ruler is Naelyan (Nail’-yon), who oversees the Dragons of the sea, springs, lakes, ponds and rivers. Its colour is pure blue; and it is cold and moist. Positive aspects are: sunset, autumn, the water chalice, compassion, peacefulness, forgiveness, love, intuition, calmness, peace of mind. Negative aspects include: floods, rainstorms, whirlpools, laziness, indifference, instability, lack of emotional control, insecurity.
Earth rules the northern quarter of the circle. Its Dragon ruler is Grael (grail), who oversees the Dragons of mountains, land, minerals, gems, and moonbeams. Its colours are clear and dark green and is cold and dry. Positive aspects are: midnight, winter, the wine chalice, ritual salt, dragon bowl, gem bowl, dragon mirror, gemstones, mountains, caves, soil, respect, endurance, responsibility, stability, prosperity, thoroughness, purpose in life. Negative aspects are: rigidity, unwillingness to change or see another side of a problem, stubbornness, lack of conscience, vacillation, earthquakes and slides.
The white, black and “special” dragons rule the center of the circle and balance all the other elements into a cool, even grey tone of Magic. Through invocation of these dragons of light and darkness, the Magic User is able to mix a blend of elements that will bring forth the desired manifestation. Some would scoff at the idea of a Dragon of Light, mixing energies with a Chaos Dragon or any other “darkly aligned” Dragon. Unfortunately, those sceptics are usually Role Players; Gamers if you will. The concept of darkness blending with light makes perfect sense to the experienced magic user, just as the concept of “tough love” makes perfect sense to a psychologist. It is the same concept.
Draconic Code of Honour
The Draconic Tradition has Codes of Honor that is followed by all true Dragon Mages. It is followed in magical workings and in everyday life. There are sometimes when we can’t follow the Codes to the exact word, but to completely ignore them would be foolish. Dragons will not work with a practitioner that ignores them. But one, who follows them to the best of their ability, earns the respect of Dragons and will have no problem working with them.
1. In all that you do consider its benefit or harm to yourself, your family, and your Clan.
2. Your duty is always to yourself, your family, and your Clan.
3. Be honest with yourself and others and let them know you will not accept anything but honesty in return. You should always be above reproach or criticism in the eyes of the world.
4. You should always strive to be kind to others or should kindness prove impossible, strive always to be just.
5. Give your bond only after great consideration as to how it may affect your duties to yourself, your family, and your Clan. And when you do give your bond it should carry the weight of a signed blood oath.
6. Pledge friendship and your assistance only to those who are worthy and honorable. Work to strengthen those of your family, friends and your Clan, and they will strengthen you.
7. Do not pass on anything you have not personally witnessed or verified. Never give unproven hearsay the weight of truth.
8. What you have hold. Let no one take from you, your family, or your Clan that which is rightfully and legally yours.
9. The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and within reason for the protection of yourself, your family, and your Clan, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom.
10. Never reveal the secrets entrusted to you by your family, your Clan, or your friends without permission. Possession of a wagging tongue marks you as a fool. Exceptions to this are when keeping the secret would endanger an innocent, bring unjustified dishonor to another, bring shame or dishonour to your family, your Clan, or friends, allow a criminal to go unpunished, or seriously violate the laws of the land. In this matter let common sense prevail.
11. Never neglect your family, your Clan, or your friends. Have the fierceness of a Dragon in their defense and always be certain they are provided for before starting any endeavour.
12. Offer forgiveness only to those who are truly repentant of wrongs committed against you, your family, your Clan or your friends. And when you offer forgiveness, do so with honesty, for to do so grudgingly is not forgiveness but deceit.
13. Always remember that the fury and excitement of the moment can play havoc with the truth. To keep one’s head in any situation is a virtue.
14. Have respect and honor for all Dragons and the Dragons of the Land. For they will assist you in your endeavors if you do.
15. Dignity, a gracious manner and a good humor are to be admired and cultivated. They will aid you to bring honor to your family, and your Clan.
16. Try always to be prepared for whatever the future may bring. Life with all of its joys, sorrows, and secrets is to be embraced and experienced to the fullest, for this is how one gains wisdom.
17. Respect yourself as a child of the Dragons. Have pride, but not arrogance, in yourself, your appearance and your position in the Clan. Do your best in all things. Be gracious with self-praise, without bragging, and self-forgiveness when warranted.
18. When you gain authority, use it carefully and with wisdom. Remember that authority will grow with experience, and as a Priest/Priestess of a Clan you should exercise it with care and dignity.
19. Power does not come with authority, but can be given. Be wary of how you use any power given to you, for power over something does not always give you the authority to control it.
20. When your time in this life is done, return to the Dragons, and stand before them with pride, not arrogance. For a life lived with dignity, respect, and honour is one to be prideful of.
What is Draconic Wicca?
The reason it is called Draconic “Wicca” is because of the similarities to the wiccan religion of today. This religion was originally brought to Earth by the blessed races when Atlantis was formed. The name of the religion itself cannot be pronounced in present English certainly not spelled. This religion was taken away from the Atlantians and Atlantis destroyed. The druids were the descendants of the Old Religion and passed on by mouth.
The spirits God: The god is the male half of the ‘divine being’. He has many faces and has known many names. To wiccans, he is known as the horned god, the sun god, and many more. God is not just Father, he is Mate, Consort, Lover, Friend, Brother, Hunter, Husband, Law-giver, and Partner.
Goddess: The goddess is the female half of the ‘divine being’. She also has had many faces and many names. Wiccans, druids, and the coven all respect the Maiden, Mother, and Crone aspect of the goddess show in the entire universe.
Red Dragon: The Red Dragon is effectively the goddess of the dragons and very few known her actual name. She represents all of the blessed races and has a counterpart for each. Dragons/Races of the
Elements: Each race has its own head keeper of the elements and/or directions. The elements are: Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Light, Darkness and Spirit These spirits are called in to help with specific elements and what the elements and directions can help with different things. Healing would be Earth for example.
Many names are used to invoke different aspects of the above spirits. The goddess might be invoked as Bast (Egyptian name) for example for healing and another time Athena (Greek) for wisdom. There is a good saying. “There are many faces of the one god.” However this doesn’t apply for the Red Dragon of other guardians of the elements. This mostly applies for the God and Goddess aspects. The sabbats are more like the old druidic sabbats, which any good reference is hard to find, than the ones that are found in Wiccan religions.
Dragon Wicca Path for Beginners
The most important thing to know when practising Dragon Magic is that you’ve got a connection with dragons. You don’t have to absolutely adore them; you at least have to see them, think about them, or just know that they are there. Wanting to be a Dragon Mage is very hard work and should be considered greatly before taking the first step.
The first step to becoming a Dragon Mage would be to find your Guardian Dragon. Not all Dragon of Magi have guardians but most do. You can’t spend your days waiting for a guardian to come. Often, you can’t use magic to ‘buy’ yourself a guardian either. If you have one, you’ll know. A Guardian Dragon is not a “puppy dog.” The younger the dragon the more excited he/she usually is to be the guardian of a human, but you must remember that dragons do grow and so do humans. Even the smallest dragons need to be treated with the utmost respect. I have never seen a dragon disrespect a human but I have seen the opposite.
The easiest way to find your Guardian Dragon is to ask for a guardian and then wait for them to reveal their presence. If for sometime now you have been feeling energies and witnessing items being knocked over, this can be your Guardian Dragon. One thing you must remember though is when you do feel a dragon in your house it does not mean that it’s “your” Guardian Dragon. Sometimes it can take years for a dragon to decide to be someone’s guardian. And also, Dragon Magi don’t even need guardian dragons, so just because there is one in your house or one that’s been following you for years, unless he/she tells you otherwise, don’t jump to conclusions and think that you have a Guardian Dragon.
Once you have communicated with your Guardian he/she will be your key to other worlds. Most of us can astral on our own, but to find a Dragon Guide we usually need to be allowed in worlds that consist of dragons. For those who have been in other astral worlds and saw rogue dragons, this could either mean they have been banned and are solitary, or they are guardians of some other being. Dragons are solitary beings, but they do all live together on one plane. If you can enter this world with your Guardian Dragon you will find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of dragons that live on this plane. Not all of these dragons are going to be your friend so you’ll have to tread carefully.
Few people make it to this stage because once they find a Guardian Dragon they think that’s all they need to practice Dragon Magic and become a Dragon Mage. Finding your Dragon Guide is very important to follow the Path of the Dragon.
On the astral world you may either feel two things: A force so powerful that you want to run, cry and retreat the way you came. Or you’ll feel a faint calling from one of the Dragons. The first Dragon to approach you on this world is most likely your Guide, but don’t assume it just yet. What till he/she announces it.
So, you now have your Guardian Dragon, and your Guide, and are ready to start the Path of the Dragon. Your guide will be like a teacher. You must commit yourself to a path of spiritual knowledge and wisdom first. Your guide will set out tests for you just like any other teacher and you will be informed on whether you pass or not. If you do pass you go up a level. If you fail, you repeat.
Dragon Path for the Experienced
The Path to be coming a dragon mage for the experienced. After being in contact with your guardians and you’ve found yourself a guide on the astral world it’s time to work with the inner self. Like the path of the magician the path of the dragon mage is very similar to start off with. Your guide will help you through this processes.
1 Self Discovery – knowing yourself.
This journey can be difficult at times but the most important thing to remember is to be honest with yourself. Without honesty you’ll end up in more trouble than you started with. Self discovery comes first in any magical discipline. Very occasionally a truly exceptional student can define him/herself through the process of learning, but most times you HAVE to learn about yourself first. While I am sure you are exceptional, that very quality should show you why knowing yourself is indeed critical to the process. During this process you should find out what triggers make you behave the way you do. With those triggers known you can start learning the discipline needed to bring magic into your life. Accomplish this and you can start living a magical existence.
For example, many entities on other planes of existence routinely use your fears against you. If you come into conflict with them and you are afraid of small spaces and do not know it, or have not over come it, you may perceive yourself as suddenly being trapped in a small narrow space. This can paralyze you with fear, sapping your will to do anything to defend yourself, unable to move, caught in a fit of blind, helpless panic. This is an extremely common tactic.
Self-knowledge allows the practitioner to utilize the most powerful tool available. It is not in a spell book, it cannot be bought, although it can be “sold”, it is Will. How can ‘Will’ be sold? Easy, drink or eat to excess, take drugs, do anything that weakens the disciplined life you must lead to be a true dragon mage. When you know yourself, you can use your will to very potent effect.
Unless you truly understand what drives you, you will never develop the Will to use Magic effectively. Let me repeat this as it is a most critical point, unless you truly understand what drives you, you will NEVER develop the Will to use Magic effectively. Will is the key to magic. Knowing yourself is the key to Will. Control of the mind becomes easy when these techniques are applied. The mind is not used to discipline. Teaching it is a long process. It takes years. Once applied, the discipline will become second nature. You will gain confidence, self-control, and be able to apply lessons in a useful manner for the rest of your life.
If what drives you is selfish that is all right, 90% of the accomplishment in the world are done for selfish purposes. Including the “altruistic” ones. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are doing something for someone else’s benefit when your true motive is to get noticed/praised/patted on the back/revenge/one up a rival/money well, you get the point. What is the pleasure/ benefit you receive from your actions? This is knowing yourself, your motives. This is your True Will. Every spell or process you do in accordance with your True Will will be much more powerful and likely to succeed. Doing these spells for any reason aside from your True Will dooms it to failure.
2. Fear of probing the hidden areas in your soul.
There will be Trauma in re-living some of the memories and in re-experiencing the actions that caused problems in the first place, but sometimes the only way to heal a deep penetrating wound is to cut it open and let it heal from the inside out instead of outside in. This is a dangerous stage. Many loose their nerve here and go never to return, either into insanity or away from this path altogether. This is not from the study of dark areas of magic, but from remembering past traumas, such as abuse, molestation, and other things.
This is a necessary step in order to know yourself. It cannot be avoided. During this time it is advisable to have someone to help you through the trauma associated with these memories. This person can be a concerned friend, a psychologist or a loved one or lover. My wife was my stability just as I was hers. Whomever you choose, they can commiserate with you as you try to deal with different traumas, slap you when you are too self-indulgent and self-pitying and so on. Your “guard” must to be someone you know and trust implicitly. They must also know you well enough not to let you fall into any self-deluding or self-pitying traps. Make no mistake, they will happen. People want to exculpate themselves from blame.
3. Acceptance of the dark self.
Most never get here. “Better buried than stinking again,” is the attitude many use to keep from getting here. Learn to live with the scars. Don’t glory in them, but acknowledge that they have taught you something.
Coming to terms with your own personal dark side is important. It cannot be ignored. Dealing with the trauma that happened caused by things that happened is something else entirely. Different people deal with memories and trauma in different ways, but you need to learn to recognize when a bad experience is affecting your judgment or actions so that you can break out of that cycle. Until you break out of a particular cycle of behavior, it will continues to affect you in many ways, most notably by setting up the circumstances of your own destruction. An example of this is a person who is married and lying to their spouse about having affairs. The pattern of behaviour can be due to an unresolved problem of the past where the cheater learned that this behaviour is “ok”. Another instance is the person who has learned not to trust anyone to be reasonable or worthy of trust as the result of mistreatment as a child.
4. Don’t Doubt Yourself.
Your environment your family and even the Gods. The belief that “I am not really doing this… It’s all in my imagination.”
This is NORMAL. Self-doubt can sometimes be a good tool to keep from becoming another Napoleon or Hitler. It teaches us. And while self-confidence is a good thing, too much leads to hubris.
With two exceptions*, all of us have been trained by society to disbelieve anything that we cannot verify with our five primary senses . While many are willing to acknowledge that there may be other senses we possess, few are ready to come out and say “Yes, I can see into other worlds and interact with the beings there.” Society would brand them as a freak and do it’s best to destroy that person for non-conformity. Since few people are brave enough to withstand ridicule or societal destruction, we learn to ignore those things we can’t rationally explain. Remember, while this stage is normal, it is critical that the prospective Dragon magi advance beyond this stage.
Again, a percentage of people will get this far and give up. Part of coming to terms with your self is to look at your confidence problems. Many of us who are attracted to this kind of work have very vivid imaginations. It is only natural that some of us may decide we are crazy and nothing we are experiencing could have happened on this plane of reality. Please, remember, “As you believe, so will it be”. If you believe that you are imagining it all, then you will be.
5. Peaceful Acceptance, of the Dark, and the Light.
Inner Peace is a stillness of soul that many would call “steady”. Acceptance of yourself and the wisdom to over come in this area. The concept is self-explanatory.
Generally, this is the goal of all magical systems, in which the practitioner finds him/herself and accepts him/herself as s/he is. Because of that acceptance the magician is now self-actualized, at peace and able to love everyone because s/he is no longer dependant upon others for his/her happiness. Able to discover new worlds of connection to everything within him/herself, this is the “gold” that the Alchemists were after.
6. Don’t Think Your Better Than Others.
This is the final phase that some magical practitioners have spoken about, and that is disconnectedness with ‘normal’ non magical people. While it is normal to pity most of humanity and the fact that they do not understand things as you do, and that they MUST live in a world ruled by sorrow and misery instead of in a world of joy and wonder, one must not ever think they are less than us.
When it comes to believing you’re better than the human race and other people on the planet this is usually where you’ve taken a wrong turn. Sure, your at peace with yourself you understand the ways of life and have accepted who you are, why not share this with the rest of the world? A lot of people try to heal others in this type of situation, to show them the ‘way’ the path to enlightenment…
Healing is a dangerous skill. In order to heal someone, you must first know how to harm him or her as well. THIS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. You are mucking around with someone else’s body, mind, or soul. You can do PERMANENT harm to them unless you know exactly what you are doing and why.
Megalomania and hubris are a part of this too. The scales must balance between doubt and this condition, tipping in neither direction. These emotions can grow naturally out of the previous stage. It is related to knowing that YOU did something that was good and right, that you made a difference and that YOUR spell changed the world in some way that you CAN see. With that knowledge, the immediate reaction is usually, “OH BOY! I can do anything I want to do because this stuff REALLY does work!”
This is a dangerous stage. The problem here is “I have some training, I can do anything I want and no one can stop me.” Kind of like a beginning student in Martial Arts who is getting an inflated ego. Usually the Master will have to knock them down a few notches to get them to understand that there are bigger and badder things out there.
It is believed by many people that it is impossible to go through all these steps within one life time, some of the eldest people are still dealing with life traumas and accepting the dark. The key is to work on yourself while receiving lessons from your Dragon guides. They can see through you and into your spirit so they’ll know the progress your making. The further with these steps you go the further your training as a dragon mage will take you. A lot of these steps are used for a magician as well. It’s always important to know yourself when working with magic.
If Draconic Wicca is your chosen path, may you walk it with integrity and honor. Blessed be the Witches.
A quote from Anais Nin as war was declared in Europe, September 1939.
In war you lose your life once. In life you die so many times.
Seems appropriate right now, with the turmoil in our country. Feels like a war of words, ideology, and weapons. So for those who die by the gun, the loss is sadly singular and final. For the rest of us, we die over and over. For some, death occurs on a daily basis. We are living in a war zone. Keep your heads down…
Tonight is the New Moon in the sign of Leo. We welcome this shift of creative and passionate energy that this New Moon will brings us!
The Leo New Moon is about power, it is about taking control of our lives and pushing ourselves further than we thought we could go, true power is living and acting from who we really are and what we really want. When we express our passions and our joys without apology or fear we are being our true self and this is where happiness comes from, don’t hold back. Be creative and let your creative juices flow, take a walk on the wacky side of life and get out of your comfort zone. If you stay in the same place and keep doing the same things you will never move on or improve where you are.
All the inner work you have focused on this year will now be the foundation for bringing more power, love and energy into your life in this forward moving period. When the Moon is in this constellation sign it means standing in the centre and receiving all the universe is ready to gift you, so you can then open your hands and your heart and take your universal gifts. This is a particularly lucky New Moon, so don’t be afraid to go for the things you want, lady luck is shining on you right now.
Leo is the sign of ambition so think big and dream big as this New Moon is going to give you much needed energy and a boost of luck, so go for things you may not have had the courage to go for before, push your boundaries a little and ask for more.
This New Moon we will be feeling emotional as fiery Leo brings with it strong passion and intense feelings. Our smallest emotions can feel magnified, don’t repress these emotions, let them out, use them to guide you as our emotions are our truths.
On this New Moon we can truly bring in change and transform ourselves to be who we want to be, we will feel braver and more confident than usual. Luck will be on your side, we will have renewed energy to complete tasks and get things done. The fire of Leo is burning brightly now, let the flames cleanse your spirit and burn away any negativity. Be positive and open yourself up to allow the good to come in to your life.
Have a blessed New Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.
It’s the difference between being an adult and adjusting to your situation, or being a child and wanting everything done a certain way, or in a specific order. The adult let’s go and accepts; the child holds on and demands things be done their way.
So if one has a ‘liberal’ point of view, they are open to new things, changes in their world and accepting of the uncomfortable. If ones has a conservative perspective, then they want no changes or variations of their reality. They want familiar patterned responses, safe activities.
If a person has balance, they have the ability to adjust to situations, and they have certain activities they prefer done a specific way. If there is an imbalance, they lean to the extreme in both scenarios. That’s just science.
It’s all falling into place…
The time is Nigh… and then, we shall behold the laughter lost in the winds… the winds…
Blowing away the fervor of the lesser children, soaked in their own desires for recognition and glory. For their vain passions were borne from the losses they could not accept.
…Could not accept.