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15
Nov

Give us your dreams and we’ll steal your soul.

   Posted by: Scrivener

Untitled-1Well, not really. But if asked we will interpret your dream for you at no charge.

A friend of ours asked us to interpret a dream she had. Below is our analysis of this dream.

We (Kris and I) were in a pole type barn, where the back is enclosed and the front is open but very tall. There was a very long strange semi parked in the front of the barn in a half moon shape around the front of the open part of the barn. It was parked sooo close to the sides, I kept being concerned it would hit the sides. There were sections in the truck bed part, it was open from the bottom to the top (the sides were open) almost like it was for a traveling act or something. But I did not see anything that would concrete that.

Any time you see a structure that is central to your dream, it represents yourself—think of your body as a building with many rooms where the doors open onto different facets of your psyche.

The semi-truck in your dream represents feelings of weighted down or that you are doing more than your fair share. A semi-trailer can also symbolize size and power. But in this case since it was parked so close to the barn (yourself), I suggest that this rather large truck represents something (or someone) who is impinging upon your feelings of well-being. Also the fact that it was parked in a semi-circle or half-moon shape or that there was a half-moon shape on the barn and the fact that Kris was there is reminiscent of the High Priestess in the Tarot.

The High Priestess tells you to trust your hunches and to spend time meditating upon the meaning of your dreams. You should look for coincidences (actually synchronicities) while you go about your daily business.

Me and Kris helped the man (loud deep voice) unknown man (had a beard) put something on the truck towards the front in the back, there was a huge semi tires above our heads diagonally.  I grabbed Kris and told her I did not like the way the tire looked and for us to get out. I was gasping for air for real I was aware of this but did not want to wake up. Felt like choking.

The fact that you didn’t want to wake up and thus didn’t tells me that what you experienced is something called a lucid dream. A lucid dream is a dream where you know that you’re dreaming and to some extent, control your dream.

The bearded man represents your animus or the male energy within yourself. He could also represent a strong male figure in your life. The package, which you and Kris lifted onto the truck bed, indicates a problem or issue in your life that you may be repressing or ignoring. You in effected packed it away. Notice that you packed it upon the truck, which was blocking or endangering the barn (yourself).

Seeing tires in a dream may signify that it’s time to release the past and move on. Yet in this dream you are afraid of the tires.

So you jump off the truck and it leaves. This is a visual metaphor literally missing the boat of a new opportunity. You see the truck as “dangerous” so when it leaves taking the missed opportunity with it you are back in your comfort zone.

A choking sensation in a dream in a dream can suggest several things. In this case, I believe that you are ‘choking’ on your inhibitions, not fully following your aspirations or perhaps you are ‘choking’ back your opinions and emotions.

The truck started moving and it was dangerous or I felt danger, so we walked above the barn in a field. It was dusk and I was just able to see things. There were chairs around this little table? Or a log set up like a small side table next to Kris. I was sitting to Kris’s left. The table was closer to her. I asked her if she was afraid the truck would destroy the barn she grabbed a domino but larger looking thing with a picture what looked like a tree on it. I could not make the picture out as it was dusk and I was focusing on the fact as well I was unable to breathe. She said it was protected by …. I did not make the rest out of what she said. On the side of the table/log was a tic tac toe looking board but had more columns long ways and she placed the domino thing on the board and it stayed. There was also another domino thing in the space above the one she put.

In this part of your dream, Kris signifies the high-priestess and the dominos you see are actually runes. See my remarks below regarding the act of having your runes read. So, the domino was actually a rune. You said that the ‘domino’ had a symbol on it like a tree. In the Elder Futhark, the rune which most looks like a tree is the rune, Algiz. Algiz is a protection rune (which may be the protection for the barn which Kris was speaking of when you asked her about the truck harming the barn.) What this means is that you shouldn’t fear this new opportunity, which has withdrawn for the time being but will present itself again.  

 The symbol you saw may have looked like the image to the left. This stylized tree represents Yggdrasil, the Norse tree of life. Yggdrasil is analogous to the Kabbalistic tree of the ten sephiroths.

“Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is central and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the wyrm (dragon) Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór.” –Wikipedia

Yggdrasil is Odin’s tree and a symbol of power and courage that encourages you to be bold in your endeavors and follow your just now developing psychic instincts.

The other remaining domino (rune) which you couldn’t quite make out is your yet unfolded future. The runes, the tarot, and other divinations impel, they do not compel; you still have the free will to listen to this advice and act on it or ignore it should you choose to do so.   

 I was gasping

See above: choking.

 

She said some things but they were not able to be understood because I was gasping, she then said as I heard people approach “here comes ? and Thomas” “he will read your runes” The man had a beard and dark hair but not the same as the first man. I assume he sat on my left. There was conversation but I was not able to make out anything because I was not breathing and trying to get a breath.

 

Having your runes read in a dream depicts magick in your life. You are following the lead of the High Priestess (Kris), listening to your intuition, and following your fate.

She had some things there with names on them. She passed me a pen with a symbol on it and the name LEO I assumed it was for the man next to me as this was not my name.

To see a pen in a dream signifies communication either written or spoken or perhaps some other form of self-expression. The name Leo and the symbol (I’m assuming your sub-conscious probably meant the astrological symbol for Leo), wasn’t the name of bearded man #2 (another expression of your animus) but rather the astrological sign, Leo.

 

Leo’s are courageous and outgoing—their symbol is a lion so draw your own conclusions from that as to their fearless nature. Leo’s are also creative and like to be center-stage believing themselves to be the rulers of the universe.   

Woke up gasping.

When you are in discomfort in a dream, it’s not unusual to wake up with a start.

26
Aug

Demons: 1 – Pastor: 0

   Posted by: Scrivener

At last, I get to return to writing articles which are at least tangentially connected to Wicca and Magick. I’m sorry if the last few of my posts sounded as though they’d been written by Gordon Ramsay after a particularly bad day in Hell’s Kitchen. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately with a failed job search and the resultant financial anxiety, my wife’s illness and my own health concerns, the day-to-day rigors of running a coven, and just having to put up with stupid people doing idiotic things (and I thought we’d corralled all the idiots in Florida.)

Today’s lesson is about those bible-thumping, hallelujahing, forever trying to find Jesus with their GPS, Christian Radicals. In fact, there are so many of these aberrations in and around Warner Robins, that I’ve coined a new word: WRadical. ‘W’,’R’, Warner Robins—get it? Or I suppose the ‘W’ ‘R’ could also stand for Wacky Religious Right. Okay, so that’s two ‘R’s. Perhaps we could use WR2 then. Don’t get me wrong. As Wiccan, and especially as a Wiccan High Priest, I am and expect others in my coven to practice likewise, tolerance for all spiritual paths. Besides, if for no other reason, we should keep Baptists around for entertainment value.

As Wiccans, wytches, and warlocks—oh my—we’re expected to dress up in robes, chant, and dance about the occasional cauldron. But we’re Wiccan (Dark Moon Tradition to be exact) and people expect us to be on the fringes. However, just like in the song, Crosby is a member of ‘mainstream’ religions and “look[s] like a fine outstanding young man, I think [he’ll] do”. Therefore, like the tea party and all tea baggers, the wingnut right, fundamentalists and all repug-nicans, Crosby has focused on a non-issue and tried to make it of national import all for the sake of increasing the size of his flock. “[Picket] signs, [picket] signs, everywhere there’s [picket] signs fuckin’ up the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this [follow me], don’t [use that plywood demon], can’t you read the sign?”

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to school, a war for your very soul is being fought by fanatical fundamentalist Baptists against the forces of evil. That Evil— you must say it as though it were really evil—is to quote Mike Myers in “So I Married an Axe Murderer“, “Eee-vil as in Frui-its of the Dee-vil”, or as in Pastor Donald Crosby’s case, a demon. Just not any demon, mind you, but a spark shooting from his pitchfork, six foot tall, plywood high school football mascot.

That’s right—plywood. I bet your soul feels safer just knowing Crosby is on the case. Apparently, he’s an ‘ordained’ minister from the RAPP Bible Study Correspondence School. I didn’t make that up; see gkbministry [dot] com for his resume. From what I’ve found, the RAPP program is a literacy outreach program sponsored by the Calvary Baptist Church.

Even though RAPP sounds a bit like a correspondence school, as Wiccan clergy I don’t have a problem with that. Our own (Wiccan) history is filled with people of the like of Alexander Sanders and Gerald Gardner who if they couldn’t find a coven that suited them began their own tradition, or who sometimes cut corners as in filling missing parts of old rituals with ceremonial magick excerpts from the Golden Dawn. Therefore, realizing that religion is dynamic and not static and not always sanctioned by the status quo, and that all religions at one time were considered a cult (yes, even you holier-than-thou Christians—yes again that means you Baptists), I don’t have problem with Rev. Crosby’s ordination.

Below is a quoted summarization of the macon [dot] com article by Becky Purser.

WARNER ROBINS — A pastor who wants to get rid of the Demons mascot at Warner Robins High was arrested while picketing in front of the school on the first day of school Monday.

Donald Crosby, pastor of God’s Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ in Macon, was charged with disorderly conduct and picketing without a permit, both misdemeanors, after he refused to comply with officers requests to leave, said Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police.

Crosby, 36, was free on $650 bond.

Officers were dispatched to the school at 401 S. Davis Drive shortly after 7 a.m. in reference to the picketing, according to a Warner Robins police news release. Pugh said Crosby was among a group of about 30 people picketing against the school’s use of Demons as its mascot.

The group did not have a permit to picket, which is required by city ordinance, Pugh said. Crosby was told this, and officers offered to help him with the process of obtaining a permit but Crosby declined and would not leave, Pugh said. Crosby was arrested.

Crosby has been circulating petitions to have the mascot removed, he said, because demons represent evil and the mascot “gives evil a good face,” Crosby said. “Prayer had to leave but the demons can stay?”

Crosby said he has guardianship of a young man he considers a son who lives with him in Warner Robins and who is enrolled at Warner Robins High School. Crosby said the boy did not attend school the first day but is expected to start soon.

The police report stated that Crosby declined an invitation from Warner Robins police Maj. Harry Dennard to come back to his office where he would help Crosby prepare a request form for a permit.

According to the police report, Crosby declined the invitation and stated, “You’re just going to have to lock me up.”

The report also stated that Crosby told the crowd of picketers, “Let them lock all of you up.”

Crosby was arrested a second time a few days later and released after paying a $36 fine and posting yet another bond for $150.

The mascot mentioned is a red devil with horns wielding a pitchfork. A large version of the mascot is wheeled out to the end zone during football games. Sparks shoot from the pitchfork when Warner Robins scores. The mascot was named for the Air Force’s 7th Fighter Squadron when the school opened in 1946. The squadron was nicknamed the “Screamin’ Demons.”

I believe that as a religious leader (like me—High Priest and headmaster of the Circle of the Dark Moon School of Wicca, Wytchecraft, and Magick, I’m still getting over that one; just goes to show that the Gods do have a sense of humor) Pastor Crosby should choose his battles more carefully. If he wants more publicity for his church—fine—I can relate to that. But there are more positive ways to do that than attacking two of Warner Robins sacred cows: High School football, and the Air Force. For instance, maybe he could’ve taken that $850 and opened a food pantry to help the area’s hard hit unemployed. Perhaps he could’ve spent or donated that money to a local environmental group for cleaning up the Ocmulgee River. Finally, he could have taken that money, put on a little church open house/barbecue where he could’ve delivered a real spiritual message instead of tilting at demon windmills like a frocked Don Quixote.

However, the way he chose to instead spend that money did nothing to bolster the size of his flock, increase his credibility as a spiritual leader, or even to achieve his stated ends. In gamer parlance, he was ‘pwned‘ and failed—sort of like crashing and burning. Instead he’s been labeled the WRadical fringe so far to the right that it makes Rush Limbaugh look like a liberal and Fox like an unbiased news reporting network. For all the good that money did, Crosby may as well have used the money to wipe his rear end. Welcome to being a pariah, Preacher. We Wiccans, wytches, wizards, and warlocks have your back.

I wonder whether Crosby knows that in the game, World of Warcraft, a warlock can summon demons to do his/her bidding. Or for that matter, there are summoners among the WRadicals of Warner Robins who regularly call and consort with all manner of beings, demonic, angelic, and otherwise from the Far Planes and astral realms.