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The Great Theft - Part 2

The Great Theft – Part 2

By Wayne W AOR

The sky outside the window hard darkened, and the snow was falling quickly now. The Old Man stood again and looked out the window. He could see no sign of his family, and the tree line just a few hundred feet away was barely visible through the falling snow. Far off he thought he heard the sound of thunder. Thunder! Continue reading

September 26, 2012 More

Eira

Eira is the goddess of healing, the force behind the power to heal and the giver of bountiful health. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

The Earth

The Earth is of the utmost importance in the ethical, mystical and magical system followed by the Circle of Ostara. Not the Earth as a literary abstraction to be discussed in smoke-filled city rooms but the Earth as an actuality – our living planet. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

The Great Year

The Web of Wyrd is by no means a static construction. It is motion made manifest. The flashing patterns of energy within the heart of the atom, the wheeling dance of galaxies and stars, all is motion.

It is within this concept of a cosmos in continual, rhythmic, patterned motion that the idea of the “Great Year” must be considered. Continue reading

August 29, 2009 More

The Circle of Ostara

The Circle of Ostara is a Magical Order associated with (but not officially a part of) the Odinic Rite, together working to further the awakening of our people. The Circle itself has a long history, and has developed its own system of mystico/magical practice. Continue reading

August 29, 2009 More

Let’s Say Grace

CHARLES LAMB, the gentlest and one of the best loved of our English writers, once wrote an essay on the subject of saying grace before (or after) a meal. The tradition is probably as old as our religion for it is really an expression of gratitude to our gods for the fruits of the earth and to the animals that provide us, often ungrateful and unthinking, humans with nourishment. Continue reading

August 21, 2009 More