Daily Stuff 9-30-12 Meditrinalia

Hi, folks!

The sun is going to rise soon into a marvelously clear sky. I’d be there’s going to be fog as the sun begins to warm things. It’s chilly right now, 44F! …and wow, it was cold on the beach last night….. Moonset was awesome…and that’s why I’m up already, not just leftover excitement from esbat.

There were so many good classes yesterday. Today is the last day of OCPPG and it’s been a lot of fun already. Esbat last night was *great*!

Look carefully at the schedule changes for today!!!! Lupa is definitely not going to make it today. We’re going to reschedule her classes for later in the fall.

Today’s schedule:

9-11am Basic Liqueurs – Anja
9-11am Gender Based Subcultures – Lupa (Taylor is going to sub for her with his take on the subject)
11-Noon Roman Myth – Marius
11-1 Home Winemaking – Tempus
11-1 Intro to Totemism – Lupa (cancelled, replaced by Ley-Lines – Taylor)

1:00 PM Lunch Break

2-4pm Sephirotic Tree of Life – Mary Moore (got listed as Sigil magick and there are folks who would rather that, so….
2-4pm Sand Candles Part 2 – Anja (cancelled)
3-5pm Ley-Lines – Taylor (happening earlier in the day)
4-6pm Stonehenge – Anja
6pm Closing Ritual

Today’s featured products are some more stone pieces. Here are some nice pieces of aragonite.

Next are some really nice small stone hearts: rose quartz, unakite, chevron amethyst, tiger eye and sodalite.

Last one is a batch of wire-wrapped points in rose quartz and amethyst.

Wikipedia says the Meditrinalia (in honor of the new wine and an obscure goddess of medicine) is on 10/11, but Nigel Pennick has it as today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditrinalia

The shop opens at 11am. Fall hours are 11am-6pm Thursday through Monday. If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open!

Love & Light,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

The Moon is Full . Full Moon Magick: From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. Phase ends at 8:19am on Monday. Waning Moon Magick – From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (currently pale orange-tan) should cross Jupiter’s central meridian around 12:39 a.m. EDT tonight (9:39 p.m. PDT). Jupiter (magnitude –2.5, in Taurus) rises in the east-northeast around 10 p.m. daylight saving time. Once it’s clear of the horizon, look for fainter orange Aldebaran twinkling 8° to its right and Beta Tauri (Elnath) a trace farther to Jupiter’s left. By the beginning of dawn, this lineup-of-three stands high and diagonal in the south.

Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree month of Gort  – Ivy  Sep 30Oct 27

Runic half-month of Gyfu – Sept 28-Oct 12- Gyfu represents the unity that a gift brings between the donoer & recipient. It is a time of unification, both between memebers of society and between the human and divine. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102

Sun in Libra
Moon in Aries
Pallas, Uranus, Chiron, Neptune, Retrograde
Color:  Yellow

Planting 9/30

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©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Gort  Ivy  Sep 30Oct 27 – Gort – (GORT), ivy – Ivy (Hedera helix L.) is also a vine, growing to 30 m (100 feet) long in beech woods and around human habitations, where it is widely planted as a ground cover. Ivy produces greenish flowers before Samhain on short, vertical shrubby branches. The leaves of these flowering branches lack the characteristic lobes of the leaves of the rest of the plant. Like holly, ivy is evergreen, its dark green leaves striking in the bare forests of midwinter. Ivy is widely cultivated in North America. It is a member of the Ginseng family (Araliaceae).

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Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide    Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time      Feet    Sunset                                   Visible
Su  30     High   1:09 AM     7.2   7:14 AM      Set  7:54 AM      99
~    30      Low   7:10 AM     1.1   6:58 PM    Rise  7:00 PM
~    30     High    1:12 PM     7.9
~    30      Low   7:43 PM     0.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Laugh until you cry… Cry until you laugh…

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Journal Prompt – Favorites – What is your favorite occupation?

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Quotes
~   I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. – Abraham Lincoln
~   I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson. – James Boswell (1740-1795) Scottish biographer
~   If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie
~   In a dark time, the eye begins to see. – Theodore Roethke

You have arrived at the dungeons of the heart; stop here.
You have seen the moon and lived; stop here.
You have dragged your rags everywhere; stop here.
You have heard so much talk, so much; stop here.
Gaze at this beauty now, it is His Vision
That makes you visible or invisible; stop here.
The milk running in your breast
Is the milk you drank in from His; stop here. – Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

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Magick – The Descent of Inanna (part 6 of 8)

INANNA and the  GOD of  WISDOM*

*…adapted from  INANNA, QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer, by Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer.

Inanna placed the shugurra, the crown of the steppe, on her head.
She went to the sheepfold, to the shepherd.
She leaned back against the apple tree.
When she leaned against the apple tree, her vulva was wondrous to behold.
Rejoicing at her wondrous vulva, the young woman Inanna celebrated herself.
She decided to make a journey.

Inanna: “I, the Queen of Heaven, shall visit the God of Wisdom.
I shall go to the Abzu, the sacred place in Eridu.
I shall honor Enki, the God of Wisdom, in Eridu.
I shall utter a prayer to Enki at the deep sweet waters.”

Inanna set out by herself.
When she was within a short distance of the Abzu,
He whose ears are wide open,
He who knows the me, the holy laws of heaven and earth,
He who knows the heart of the gods,
Enki, the God of Wisdom, who knows all things,
Called to his sukkal, Isimud.

Enki: “Come, Isimud,
The young woman is about to enter the Abzu.
When Inanna enters the holy shrine
Give her butter cake to eat.
Pour cold water to refresh her heart.
Offer her beer before the statue of the lion.
Treat her like an equal.
Greet Inanna at the holy table, the table of heaven

Isimud heeded Enki’s words.
When Inanna entered the Abzu,
He gave her butter cake to eat.
He poured cold water for her to drink.
He offered her beer before the statue of the lion.
He treated her respectfully.
He greeted Inanna at the holy table, the table of heaven

Enki and Inanna drank beer together.
They drank more beer together.
They drank more and more beer together.
With their bronze vessels filled to overflowing,
With the vessels of Urash, Mother of the Earth,
They toasted each other; they challenged each other

Enki: In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
To my daughter Inanna I shall give
The high priesthood! Godship!
The noble, enduring crown! The throne of kingship!”
Inanna:

“I take that!”

Enki: “In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
To my daughter Inanna I shall give Truth!
Descent into the underworld! Ascent from the underworld!
The art of lovemaking! The kissing of the phallus!”

Inanna: “I take that!”

Enki: “In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
To my daughter Inanna I shall give
The holy priestess of heaven!
The setting up of lamentations! The rejoicing of the heart!
The giving of judgments! The making of decisions!”

Inanna: “I take that!”

Fourteen times Enki raised his cup to Inanna.
Fourteen times Inanna accepted the holy me.
Then Inanna, standing before her father,
Acknowledged what Enki had given to her.

Inanna: “My father has given me the me: ”  (Here the Tablets of Destiny are read.)

And when Inanna had accepted the last of the me,
When she had accepted the making of decisions,
Inanna wisely decided to return to Uruk immediately.
Enki, still reeling from drink, gave Inanna his blessing as she went.

Enki: “My sukkal, Isimud —
Inanna — is about to leave — for Uruk.
It is my wish that she reach her city – safely

Inanna gathered all the me.
The me were placed on the Boat of Heaven.
The Boat of Heaven, with the holy me, was pushed off from the quay

When the beer had gone out from Father Enki,
When the beer had gone out from the great God of Wisdom,
Enki looked about the Abzu.
The eyes of the King of the Abzu searched Eridu.
King Enki looked about Eridu and called to Isimud

Enki: “My sukkal, Isimud –”

Isimud: “My king, Enki, I stand ready to serve you.”

Enki: “The high priesthood? Godship?
The noble enduring crown?
Where are they?”

Isimud: “My king has given them to his daughter.”

Enki: “The art of the hero?
The art of power?
Treachery? Deceit?
Where are they?”

Isimud: “My king has given them to his daughter.”

Enki: “The perceptive ear?
The power of attention?
The making of decisions?
Where are they?”

Isimud: “My king has given them to his daughter.”

Fourteen times Enki questioned Isimud,
Fourteen times Isimud answered,
“My king has given them to his daughter.
My king has given all the me to his daughter Inanna.”

Enki: “Isimud, the Boat of Heaven, with the holy me
Where is it now?

Isimud: “The Boat of Heaven is sailing away from Eridu. Inanna is
sailing the Boat of Heaven to Uruk.”

Enki: “Go! Take the enkum-creatures
Let them bring the Boat of Heaven back to Eridu!”

Isimud gestures to the enkum-creatures to come out and pursue Inanna. Enkum-creatures come running out of the Circle and surround Inanna and Ninshubur.

Inanna: “Ninshubur, my sukkal,
My father has changed his word to me!
He has violated his pledge — broken his promise!
Come Ninshubur, save the Boat of Heaven with the holy me!”

Ninshubur slices the air with her hand. She utters an “earth-shattering cry”. The enkum-creatures run away.

Enki sent Isimud a second time to take the me back from Inanna.

Enki:“Go! Take the uru-giants
Let them bring the Boat of Heaven back to Eridu!”

Isimud gestures to the uru-giants to come out and pursue Inanna. Uru-giants come running out of the Circle and surround Inanna and Ninshubur. Ninshubur slices the air with her hand. She gives a cry. The uru-giants run away.

Enki sent Isimud a third time to take the me back from Inanna.

Enki: “Go! Take the lahama-sea monsters
Let them bring the Boat of Heaven back to Eridu!”

Isimud gestures to the lahama-monsters to come out and pursue Inanna. Lahama-monsters come running out of the circle and circle around Inanna and Ninshubur. Ninshubur slices the air with her hand. She gives a cry. The lahama-sea monsters run away.

Six times Enki sent Isimud to reclaim the me
Six times Ninshubur rescued the Boat of Heaven for Inanna.
Enki called to Isimud a final time.

Enki: “My sukkal, Isimud —
Where is the Boat of Heaven now?”

Isimud: “The Boat of Heaven has entered Uruk
Inanna has brought the Boat of Heaven to Uruk.”

Inanna brought the me back to Uruk,
The Boat of Heaven docked at the shrine of Uruk.
The Boat of Heaven docked at the house of Inanna.
As the holy me that Inanna received from Enki were unloaded,
They were announced and presented to the people of Sumer.

Then more me appeared — more me than Enki had given Inanna.
And these, too, were announced,
And these, too, Inanna presented to the people of Uruk.

Inanna: “I bring the placing of the garment on the ground.
I bring allure.
I bring the art of women.
I bring the perfect execution of the me.
I bring the tigi- and lilis-drums.
I bring the ub-, the meze-, and the ala-tambourines.”

The people say, “I take that!”

Then Enki spoke once more to Inanna.

Enki: “In the name of my power! In the name of my holy shrine!
Let the me you have taken with you remain in the holy shrine of your city.
Let the high priest spend his days at the holy shrine in song.
Let the citizens of your city prosper,
Let the children of Uruk rejoice!”

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Silliness – What do you get when you cross a Jehovah’s Witness with a Universalist-Unitarian? Someone who knocks on your door for no particular reason.


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