Functions describe attitudes, not personality traits

ileolai:

Where is your stake in things?

Perhaps from an extraverted standpoint, your stake in things is in:

• specific results that you want to achieve (Extraverted Thinking)

• your standing in the community and your relationships with specific people (Extraverted Feeling)

• In unknown and unrealized potential that you hope to release or make visible (Extraverted Intuition)

• In action and enjoyment right now, doing what comes naturally and obviously, seeing and being seen (Extraverted Sensation)

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And perhaps from an introverted standpoint, your stake in things is not defined in terms of something in the world, but in the realization or existence, in any form, of a kind of pattern or way of being:

• In harmony of elements, rational order, emergent design revealing an underlying principle (Introverted Thinking)

• In harmony between living needs [yours and others] and the environment (Introverted Feeling)

• In communion with a transcendent reality or with the totality of things, including what cannot be seen or even described (Introverted Intuition)

• In faithfulness to the natural order of things (Introverted Sensation)

Do you know anything about Druidism? I am leaning towards becoming a druid and following the path but I don't know where to begin. Could you give me an over view of it, if possible?
- Anonymous

gardenofthequeen:

links for youuuuuu!!!!:D 

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The Power of Mantra Chanting: Why and How to Chant

awakenedvibrations:

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"Mananaat traayate iti mantrah"
(That which uplifts by constant repetition is a Mantra.)

Sound Is Power

I firmly believe that the sound of Mantra can lift the believer towards the higher self. These sound elements of Sanskrit language are permanent entities and are of everlasting significance. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, for it can bring transformation in you while leading you to power and strength.

Different sounds have different effects on human psyche. If a soft sound of wind rustling through leaves soothes our nerves, the musical note of running stream enchants our heart, thunders may cause awe and fear.

The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit Mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. They give us the power to cure diseases; ward off evils; gain wealth; acquire supernatural powers; worship a deity for exalted communion and for attaining blissful state and attain liberation.

Origin of Mantras

Mantras are Vedic in origin. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various Mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. Since the Vedas are impersonal and eternal, the exact historical date of the origin of Mantra chanting is hard to arrive at. For example, every Mantra in the Vedas, Upanishads and various religious traditions (sampradayas) within Hindu religion begin with Om or Aum - the primordial sound, the sound that is said to have its origins at the time of the creation of the cosmos - also referred to as the ‘Big Bang’.

Om: The Beginning & the End

The Bible (John 1:1) says: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Modern Vedic philosophers have interpreted this teaching of the Bible, and equated Om with God. Om is the most important of all mantras. All mantras generally begin and often also end with Om.

Healing by Mantropathy

The chanting of Om in Transcendental Meditation has now received widespread recognition. Mantras can be used to treat tension and many other difficult diseases that are yet to come. The Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan, research center for integration of science and spirituality in Shantikunj, Haridwar, India, is the only place I know of which carries out extensive experiments on ‘mantra shakti’. The result of these experiments is used to testify that Mantropathy can be used scientifically for healing and environment cleansing.

Over the last 21 years of my Vedic religion broadcast, several listeners have told me how they have benefited physically and spiritually from chanting Maha-Mrtyunjay mantra for 15 minutes every morning.

How to Chant

There are many schools of thought on the methods of chanting. A Mantra chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully or carelessly, is sure to bear the desired result for physical and mental well being. It is also believed by many that the glory of Mantra chanting cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can be experienced or realized only through devotion, faith and constant repetition of the Mantra.

According to some scholars, Mantra chanting is Mantra Yoga. The simple yet powerful Mantra, Om or Aum harmonizes the physical forces with the emotional forces with the intellectual forces. When this happens, you begin to feel like a complete being - mentally and physically. But this process is very slow and requires a lot of patience and unfailing faith.

The Guru-Mantra

In my opinion the healing through chanting can be expedited if the mantra is received from a guru. A guru adds a divine potency to the mantra. It becomes more effective and thus helps the chanter in his/her healing faster.

My Personal Experience

Now, let me give you my concerted opinion based on over two decades of chanting “Om Gam Ganapatayae Namah”, the Mantra given by my Guru. It has warded off all evil and blessed me with abundance, prudence and success in every walk of life. Moreover, when I chanted this Manta before beginning a journey, a new job, or before entering into any new contract or business, all impediments were removed and my endeavors were crowned with success. The credit of all my worldly and spiritual successes goes to my Guru-Mantra ‘Sadhana’ - the complete faith and adherence in the mantra given by my Guru.

Keep the Faith!

It is important to have complete faith in the recitation of Mantras. It is primarily through faith - aided by strong will - that one achieves one’s goals. A sound body and calm mind are essential for the chanter of Mantras. Once you are free from all worries and have achieved stability in mind and body, you will derive maximum benefit through the recitation of Mantras. You must have a definite object in view and a strong will power to obtain the desired objective, and then direct that will to achieve the goal.

By: Gyan Rajhans

thebigelectron:

Alan Watts - Let go of controlling everything

Psychic hygiene 101: dispelling psychic attack

nornoriel:

Psychic hygiene 101: dispelling psychic attack

So earlier today we talked about banishing unwanted entities (whether temporary/friendly banishing on beloved entities who are acting up, or more permanent/aggressive banishing on hostiles); now we’re going to talk about what happens when you’re dealing with being attacked by someone this side of the fence.

Here’s the first thing to keep in mind.

It’s important to not be paranoid about being…

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fiti-vation:

Last year in my introductory course to health sciences, Determinants of Health (HSS 1101) I’ve learned that besides physical wellness, health encompasses 6 other dimensions: (1) social health, (2) emotional health, (3) spiritual health,(4) environmental health, (5) occupational health, and (6) intellectual health.

Taking this class and learning about the 7 dimensions of health made me realized that wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.

Wellness is achieving one’s full potential. It is self-directed and an ever-evolving process that follows a lifestyle of balance in health that ultimately decreases the likelihood of becoming ill physically, mentally, and spiritually. Comprised of seven dimensions and characteristics, wellness is achieved when a person’s life includes all seven elements in combination and in whole.

Take Occupational Wellness Assessment
Take Emotional Wellness Assessment
Take Spiritual Wellness Assessment
Take Environment Wellness Assessment
Take Physical Wellness Assessment
Take Social Wellness Assessment
Take Intellectual Wellness Assessment

Lifting the Veil &ndash; How to Strengthen Psychic and Intuitive Abilities
earthly-and-ethereal:

Sunday’s Devotional Post is going to be about a symbol used in Modern Druidry called “Awen”.
Notes on Pronunciation: it can either be said as “ah-when”, “ou-when”, or “ah-oo-en”. I have seen it pronounced all three ways.
What is Awen? Awen is a Welsh term that defies an exact translation, but has come to be known as and understood as “the flowing spirit of inspiration”, which can be accessed by the poet (or Bard). In another definition, it means spirit, inspiration, and illumination. It is the inner light that gives the mind the ability to reach beyond itself. It is said that the Awen is what gives writers the ability to turn verse into poetry and shows glimpses of the future for prophets and diviners.
What does it Symbolize?First and foremost, the Awen can symbolize many things, as is about to be shown. Like many things in Druidry, the number Three is prevalent even in this symbol, as seen with the circles, the lines, and the three small dots.Iolo Morganwg reintroduced this symbol from Ancient Druidry back when he published the Barddas in the late 1800s. In his interpretation, it represents the first energy, the God-name, which called the world into existence: columns of light and sound that would allow the view to connect with primal energy of life.Modern adaptations and interpretations vary upon person. One common one is that it is an aerial view of three stones with shadows emanating from them, tracking the equinoxes and solstices and the source of all life and our lives, the Sun. Several other things it could mean include light/dusk/dark, father/mother/child, love/truth/justice, and one of the most common Annwn/Arbred/Gwyvydd.In the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the three dots, or points of light, represent the triple aspect of Deity, and at another level, the points represent when the sun rises on the equinoxes and solstices. This is also known as the Triad of the Sunrises, and is often found as three stones marking these points just outside many old stone circles.The three outer circles, still with the OBOD, stand for the circles of Creation: Annwn, Abred and Gwynvid. This symbol is used in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. Found in later gwersi (lessons), the richness of this symbol becomes apparent with mythology, the story of Ceridwen and Taliesin, psychology in the triune nature of the self, and philosophy in the triune nature of the Deity.The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer goes into further explanation with each individual “line”, and talks about how they are named. However, he also has the symbol upward, downward, and together, which can form different things. That can be explained at another time.In short, the Awen is a symbol of creation, of inspiration, of spirit. Things that all help the inner Bard, Poet, and/or storyteller flourish.Sources include the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids Gwersi and website, The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer, and The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington.

earthly-and-ethereal:

Sunday’s Devotional Post is going to be about a symbol used in Modern Druidry called “Awen”.

Notes on Pronunciation: it can either be said as “ah-when”, “ou-when”, or “ah-oo-en”. I have seen it pronounced all three ways.

What is Awen?
Awen is a Welsh term that defies an exact translation, but has come to be known as and understood as “the flowing spirit of inspiration”, which can be accessed by the poet (or Bard). In another definition, it means spirit, inspiration, and illumination. It is the inner light that gives the mind the ability to reach beyond itself. It is said that the Awen is what gives writers the ability to turn verse into poetry and shows glimpses of the future for prophets and diviners.

What does it Symbolize?
First and foremost, the Awen can symbolize many things, as is about to be shown. Like many things in Druidry, the number Three is prevalent even in this symbol, as seen with the circles, the lines, and the three small dots.
Iolo Morganwg reintroduced this symbol from Ancient Druidry back when he published the Barddas in the late 1800s. In his interpretation, it represents the first energy, the God-name, which called the world into existence: columns of light and sound that would allow the view to connect with primal energy of life.
Modern adaptations and interpretations vary upon person. One common one is that it is an aerial view of three stones with shadows emanating from them, tracking the equinoxes and solstices and the source of all life and our lives, the Sun.
Several other things it could mean include light/dusk/dark, father/mother/child, love/truth/justice, and one of the most common Annwn/Arbred/Gwyvydd.
In the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the three dots, or points of light, represent the triple aspect of Deity, and at another level, the points represent when the sun rises on the equinoxes and solstices. This is also known as the Triad of the Sunrises, and is often found as three stones marking these points just outside many old stone circles.
The three outer circles, still with the OBOD, stand for the circles of Creation: Annwn, Abred and Gwynvid.
This symbol is used in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. Found in later gwersi (lessons), the richness of this symbol becomes apparent with mythology, the story of Ceridwen and Taliesin, psychology in the triune nature of the self, and philosophy in the triune nature of the Deity.
The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer goes into further explanation with each individual “line”, and talks about how they are named. However, he also has the symbol upward, downward, and together, which can form different things. That can be explained at another time.

In short, the Awen is a symbol of creation, of inspiration, of spirit. Things that all help the inner Bard, Poet, and/or storyteller flourish.

Sources include the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids Gwersi and website, The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer, and The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington.

hi cherry! love your stuff, and youve made me want to delve deeper into my astrological chart. unfortunately im very ignorant! i used an online birthchart calculator but how do you tell which house the planets are in? this just shows me what signs they fall in?
- flowerbutts

astrolocherry:

Thank you <3image

Birth chart calculators always generate something a little bit different.
The symbols on the outside of the wheel, represent the planetary positions.

☉ Sun
☽ ☾ Moon
☿ Mercury
♀  Venus
♂  Mars
♃  Jupiter
♄   Saturn
♅  Uranus
♆ Neptune
♇  Pluto

In the first division of the wheel there are 12 houses. These represent the 12 houses of astrology. They are the fields of experience and the themes in which we experience the qualities of the signs and planets through. The ascendent (AC) signifies the first house cusp and the seventh the descendent. And they correlate with the twelve zodiac signs in the middle of the wheel.

First House: Self expression, life force, identity
Second House: Ownership, luxury, comfort
Third House: Communication, media, perception
Fourth House: Inner world, ancestry, belonging
Fifth House: Creativity, Play, Children
Sixth House: Service, disseminating of ego, health
Seventh House: Relating, marriage, partnership
Eighth House: Transformation, afterlife, spirit
Ninth House: Meaning, Quest, Travel
Tenth House: Public image, dreams, success
Eleventh House: Unity, friendship, politics
Twelfth House: Solitude, infinity, invisible

The inner wheel lines represent the aspect or relationship between the planets. A blue line is fluid and a red line is tension

http://www.alwaysastrology.com/birth-chart-calculator.html

Love
C


Hare leads the dance of creation.  It is between his leaps that the worlds formed, and where he landed new flora and fauna flourished.  Hare is the Maker, of handicrafts, of things made physical.  He is the Fire of Earth, manifesting passion in the material plane, the Bringer of Awen.
-druidswell

Hare leads the dance of creation.  It is between his leaps that the worlds formed, and where he landed new flora and fauna flourished.  Hare is the Maker, of handicrafts, of things made physical.  He is the Fire of Earth, manifesting passion in the material plane, the Bringer of Awen.

-druidswell

Stones and Crystals You Shouldn't Cleanse in Salt Water

miaou-wicca:

Amber, Turquoise, Imperial Topaz, Red Coral, Fire Opal, Moonstone, Opal, all Calcites including Blue Calcite, Green Calcite, Orange Calcite, Angelite, Azurite, Kyanite and Kunzite or any raw or rough stone.

Any stone with hardness under 7 should not be cleaned in salt water….

How to Protect Yourself as an Empath