9256Re: Just passing through...
- Mar 3, 2004PMCV, Nice to meet you, 'so to speak...' Wink. In answer to your
We all come from somewhere, from something, so I am proud of where I
came from...Witchcraft and Shamanism.
In my Post 9245 (New Member) "After reading your "Description". I
decided that there was much to be learned here..." So I have come
here to learn...
My interests in 'Gnosis' first popped up a few years ago while
reading "Holy Blood Holy Grail" Coming across the Cathars and the
Albirgensian Crusade... the last offical Roman Catholic Crusade, that
lasted some 40 years and devastated the Lanquedoc... wiping out
practically the whole population of the Cathars and their practice
Looking into "The Gnostic Gospels', by Elaine Pagels... One of my
favorite quotes, "gnosticism is first of all a pre-christian movement
which had its roots in itself... It is therefore to be understood ...
in its terms , and not as an offshoot or by-product of the Christian
My Grandmother, the Witch, taught me Seven Principles based on the
Hermetic Philosophy and setforth in a book called "The Kybalion"...by
Three Intiates... You might say I am also a student of Hermeticism...
"Understanding of Gnosticism,' Yes, you might say I am new to the
Does this background in Witchcraft and Shamanism somehow makes me an
undesirable... in your group...
Your curiosity; "I am curious where you see tradtional 'Gonostic
Study' fitting into this 'curious mix'?"
Hummm, let me ask you a question, please; Do you discriminate
against Witches and Native Americans...in Gnostic studies? Smile. I
can't understand this strange curiosity, perhaps you feel I am not up
to your higher intellectual standards due to my heritage... Smile Do
you have this same curiosity concerning Judo-Chrtistians, Muslims,
Buddhists... Smile? I feel such an interogation amounts to exacting
a Chatechism... of sorts...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pmcvflag <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Hey Skydancer
> Of course your interests in Witchcraft and Shamanism has inritched
> your life, but I am curious where you see traditional Gnostic study
> fitting into this curious mix? Perhaps you could tell us a bit
> what your understanding is of Gnosticism. Are you new to the
> Or an old battlehand?
> --- In email@example.com, "Raven Skydancer"
> <skydancer26@y...> wrote:
> > ...this lifetime and happy to be here. I was born into a Pagan
> > Family, raised by a maternal Grandfather who was a full blood
> > Blackfoot Indian and who walked the Path of a Shaman... I lived
> > him in the Summertime... My Paternal Grandmother was a seventh
> > generation Witch of the Celtic discipline, I lived with her in
> > Winter time... So I grew up thinking I had the best of two
> > worlds...and I did. Just lucky I guess.
> > My Grandfather taught me to "Listen to the Wind... because Spirit
> > speaks softly from the silence of my own within..." It was a
> > lesson to me... and I still "Listen."
> > My Grand Mother taught me to use all the paraphernalia of
> > Witchcraft... Then she taught me that the only power in
> > Paraphernailia... comes from the Power of My own God Self within
> > me... What can I say? My Magick works for me...
> > Namaste, Sky
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