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22 hours ago Holly Allender Kraig posted an update on gofundme.com that Donald Michael Kraig passed on 3/17/2014.
My sympathies to the family.
His voice will be missed in the occult community.
His writing style, attitude and approach to magick is what set me on my current path. I never dreamed I would go here and sincerely that him for the gentle push.
Even with such a loss to a family, there are still medical bills and funeral expenses. Please visit gofundme.com and give some help.
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I just want to pass this on to any and everyone.
Donald Michael Kraig has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Some help is need with medical expenses. Please visit the above link, help out and give some support.
In case you don’t know, Donald is an author and acquisitions editor (I believe) at Llewellyn. His book, Modern Magick – Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts turns out to be one of my favorites and the book that really helped me in my path.
If you can please help out.
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Just found this post on Frater VL’s blog about Dogma.
Interesting. I want to disagree with Frater VL because this “dogma” is how I know and understand these entities. But, alas, I think he is correct…
What do you think? Check it out.
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Enjoyed! Pushing the old dogma aside after so many years bathed in it day and night still effects me and still almost makes it hard to understand the simplicity of this post. While I feel there is still relevance in the old writings, they are still dated from a time long gone. That kind of intellect that could understand is no more.
Recent weeks I have had a lot of fun thinking about what I am sharing below. It has been an interesting mind exercise. I hope you enjoy the thought as much as I do.
For every action there is a reaction. This, I believe, is the underlining principle for Karma, at least my westerner understanding of Karma.
With my personal view of what “God” is and this action-reaction principle, life itself is a reaction. The All is a reaction.
What I find interesting if you modify this principle with Newton’s Third Law of Motion: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” and the All being a reaction, just what was equal and opposite of the ALL?
The All is not good nor bad. It does not hate nor love. It does not show prejudice nor favoritism. It is not male nor female. The All … it just IS. Because of this one could say the All is perfect.
Chaos comes to mind but the All is not chaotic for the way it interacts with itself, the Laws of Nature, is consistent, at least by our limited understanding of Nature.
If Newton’s third law holds true to the All’s creation, was our creation the resulting reaction to chaos?
This definitely can lead to deeper questions and ideas. Hope this makes you think a bit.
Interesting. I thought I would share.
This is the part that caught my eye and made the most sense.
The purpose of using an unfamiliar alphabet is to abstract it from the writer’s native language. This causes the writer to concentrate more fully upon the inscription and the greater task at hand.
Fascinating! Science beginning to prove what magicians knew long ago. Materialist Fundamentalist will might have a hard time with this.
Makes me kinda of wonder, what would happen if this was proven and everyone knew and understood this in today’s society? Would we go crazy selfish? Would we work together? Chaos? Karma?
Enjoy the read. Peace, Love and Light!
Well, I am sure my opinion will draw ire from a lot of people. This is not the intent.
I personally feel I am in a position with my beliefs that the religious faithful consider me an atheist and the atheist consider me a religious faithful. In my endeavor to understand this I see a big difference in being religious and being spiritual. I see similarities if not the same attributes of spirituality and religions within atheism. This is what leads me to answer the question in the title of this blog post with a resounding YES.
Yes, atheism is not only a belief but a spirituality and to some almost religious. Sacrilege! I can here the towns folk gathering their pitchforks and lighting their torches!
Now you might question the definition of atheist or atheism that I am basing my opinion on. You know, dictionary meaning verses what I have seen in my short life. So here is how I am defining “Atheism”.
Atheism is an absence of belief in a person/creator/god and their holy books claiming they created ALL and those that accept this deities holy book a good afterlife awaits and a bad afterlife for those that don’t. Scientific fact is their proof of what they do believe. Contrary to the religious faithful’s assumption that no belief in god = no morals, atheist seem to have a very HIGH regard for human life.
The interesting thing about my definition of an atheist is that it does not truly fit all atheist because we are all individual and life is subjective. This is one of the attributes that atheism shares with spirituality and religion.
Science I do consider a religion. It’s adherents I would call “materialist fundamentalists” which can be gathered from all types of atheism, spirituality and religions. That term “materialist fundamentalist” comes from author Robert Anton Wilson in “The New Inquisition: Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel of Science”.
I have met some Atheist that say they have no belief, however no belief is still a belief.
Look at blogs and forums where atheist and the faithful post. Many of the post I find share the same obstinate behavior and ridicule towards the religious faithful that the religious faithful dish out upon the atheists. (Did I hear someone say “eye for an eye”. Exodus 21:24, Leviticus 24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21)
Besides the above similarities, which don’t really indicate a spirituality, there was still something else more meaningful that was missing that makes me feel atheism is a spirituality. I could not put my finger on it let alone put it into any kind of words till one morning about 2 weeks ago.
One morning I was sitting at my computer like I am now, I had a feeling of fear and frustration come over me, but it was not my own fears and frustrations. This caused me to think that I might have just felt something from a global consciousness. So I went to my favorite site regarding this subject, The Global Consciousness Project. While clicking around their website I found a quote from Albert Schweitzer.
Ethics is nothing other than Reverence for Life.
This sentence hit me! It is so simple. How did I ever miss this? This line of thinking turns out to be a missing piece in my path.
Now for the whole quote:
Ethics is nothing other than Reverence for Life. Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting and enhancing life, and to destroy, to harm or to hinder life is evil. — Albert Schweitzer
This is why I believe atheism is a spirituality, it is their reverence for life.
What I find odd is that the religious that makes claims for their reverence for life because of their god’s holy book don’t always display this reverence. It is easily ignored if they can justify destruction, harm or hindrance of life because their god told them so in it’s holy book. The atheist however, on their own accord, can display reverence for life….because it is just the right thing to do as a human.
If this life is all there is, why not make it an enjoyable life for all? If nothing really matters then whats wrong with making it so?
Now, should I click the “Publish” button or not?
Thank you for stopping by! Peace, Love and Light