Msg # 371
Date: 01 Jun 92 18:55:52
From: The Sage
Subj: Wicca Parts 1 & 2
[cross-posted from NEW_AGE_ECHO]
[originally posted on 1:3800/17]
Here's a small list of things taken from other RELIGIONS and then twisted
to attempt to force the followers of those RELIGIONS to follow the dogma
of Christianity.... :
From the Celts (these are but a very few of a very many) :
The Easter Egg - rites of Eostre, symbolic of Spring rebirth
The May Pole - an innocent looking dance with brightly colored
ribbons around a pole thrusting from the ground.
what it truely is\was is a very sexual sensual
dance of love sex lust. the pole is a phallic
symbol of the male member thrust into the earth
mother...there is deeper meaning than that, but
thanks to Christianity's warping of the "truth"
it's hard to find information about it, and I know
very little about it...
Halloweem (Samhain) - is the night of the "thin veil" where the
"curtain" between worlds is it's thinnest,
and the spirits of the dead are supposed to
walk...it's also called Ancestor Night,
where the ancestors ere honored for their
Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) - is a Spanish festival which is
really just a change of date for
Beltaine...the Spaniards were
Celtic before Rome thrust
Christianity upon them...
The Grail - from Bran's cauldron......I've nae found many tales
of this, because the bookstores here (Southeast GA)
are far from decent...too many christian watchdogs
who won't allow anything that contradicts or
disproves any aspect of Christianity...
From the Norse :
Days of the week - Thursday (Thor's Day), Wednesday (Wod's
(Odhinn) Day), Tuesday (Tiw's Day), Friday
the Yule log - burned in a rite of Thor...the meaning is partialy
lost as a result of being so vehemently
integrated, and then the "converting" of the
"barbarians"...the "Converts" were "converted" by
the sword or the purse (the purse bought the sword)
The Heart symbol - Is a sign of Freya, symbolic of the buttocks
and mons...suprising, huh?
the sign of the cross - is the sign of the hammer...which dates
back well into the Teutonic times or
before...Christianity didn't use the
cross as a symbol until after they had
contact with the teutonic or descendants
of the teutonic peoples...
The crucifixion and ascendence of the Jesi to heaven -
is from Odhinn's impalement onto the
World-tree Ygdrassil for nine days and
nine nights from his own spear to "find"
the runes...he also gave his left eye at
the well of knowledge to gain the secrets
of the runes.
The Grail - The Poetic Mead...Odhinn spent 3 nights with
the etin-wife, Gunnlodh, to "win" it's return.
From various others :
The Pentagram - I forget what culture this symbol is from, if any
particular one can be traced as the originator,
this predates Christianity's concept of the 6000
year old creation...
Christmas - was origionaly January 12th, but was re-located back
a few days so it comes within the Yule-Tide fortnight.
and also is very close to the winter solstice (12-21)
Too many more to name - are from too many other things to name as
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