Magic vs. Devotion

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I rambled a bit on this in the Paths Between the Pillars comments, and thought it was an analogy I’d like to refer to again later:

At least to me, “magic” can be practiced by anyone, regardless of religion, while “devotion” indicates a particular type of interaction within one’s religious/spiritual framework. To make a rather silly comparison, magic is the Xbox; devotion is inviting your mates over for beer and pizza, where the Xbox may or may not come into play–Hel, you can even play the Xbox by yourself!

Full Moon in Holly 2014

Being constructive in the revolution…I like that approach. Time to shake things up a little!

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Holly is a tree of protection. He is called ‘best in the fight.’   The Holly King after his battle with the Oak King at the Summer Solstice is victorious. He will once again lose the battle to the Oak at the Winter Solstice. So the wheel of the year turns with special treats at each season! Darkness grows for those of us who live north of the equator, while light is expanding his realm in the south. Our earth has limitless lessons to teach us about the balance between dark and light, the season of Holly and the season of Oak.

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Saturday, July 12, the Moon will fill again, and overflow. The Sun will be in the Moon’s sign, Cancer. The Moon watches from Saturn’s realm of Capricorn, the builder. For those of us in the Eastern time zone of the United States, the moment of perfect fullness will take…

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