The Wiccan Rede


THE WICCAN REDE
Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
- Blessed Be -
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Building a Travois


This video was orginally almost 17 minutes long. So that will explain the leap in time to a finished product.





Again many Thanks to the Wendell Family for the inspiration to do this video. As I finish this editing and posting of this video they are on their way to Raccoon Lake Park in Pennsylvania (mentioned in a ealier post) for January 5-7 to Instruct on a Basic 3-day Intro class on Bushcrafting, wish I was with them. I could always use a refresher course and I never get tired of the thrill of going back to the basics and living off the land.

Getting On and Off Onyx.



I have pulled out Onyx to show her off, Before filming this video I had to pump up the tires and checked her out. In this video I explain the pole and stairs behind me.








Yes, if you go to Catrike or to Utahtrikes you can see others like Onyx they are special and different, so yes they are not your average Wal-Mart Bicycle. With my injury to my shoulder, a regular diamond frame bicycle is to painful to ride. (Don't you spent more even on that Special Girl or Rifle, or Sports Car!)

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Small Project...


A Small Rifle Rack for My Dresser.





It might not seem like much but with a messed shoulder
and a pinched nerve in my back I am pretty proud of it.
Plus I fell in a hole - No fun. I got to get out more!!

New Years Traditions Around the World.



I thought this was interesting, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Just to start off I copied my Local traditions here in USA

United States of America New Year


American New Years Customs such as Dance parties are thrown on New Year's Eve to see in the year. Times Square in New York City has a ball drop hosted by the television celebrity Dick Clark. This is broadcast all over the United States. At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve people will kiss or honk car horns. Paper blowers and whistles are blown. A soul food of black-eyed peas and rice called Hoppin' John is eaten by some. Other foods that are eaten at New Year are cake and champagne.



In the US they believe that black-eyed beans are lucky.

They also watch the Championship football games in stadiums or on their televisions. They also in New York's Time Square they watch for the moment when a giant brightly colored electric apple is lowered to the ground at which time they start saying Happy New Year.

How does yours traditions vary? Write a comment tell me about your Traditions?

Happy New Year with Millenium Prayer

I want thank David and Tam for showing me this beautiful piece of music. Happy New Year to you and your family. I want to share it with everyone too.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Why?

Why?
Why Me?
Should I let go?
How do you let go?
Why does love hurt so very much? 
When will the Pain stop tearing through me?
Will it take another 24 years for me to live again?
Why is She still the first and last thought in my head?
What could or should  I say or do to bring her back to me?
Why will GOD not take my very breath away because I not with her?
Why can't I leave my room, even when I want to try?
Why Every-time a telephone rings I hope it's her?
Why is there never a Letter or Email from her?
Why does everything make me cry?
Why do I still breath?
How do I go on?
Why me?
Why?
I am still here GOD why and what are you going to do with me?
Because I can't do anything without You and my Angel!
I Never Could do Anything Without Ya Two 
I know you are there!
So why do I feel so 
Alone?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

David Making a Travois

David shows how can we carry heavy loads with ease in the bush? The natives used what is called a "travois". Today we will look at an easy way to make this "sled" and how to properly use it.   For more on Bushcraft go to Bushcraft On Fire




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What is Time?









Birmingham, Alabama









Oh my what a deep reaching subject.[1]  David and I could really get deep in this subject, with thoughts and ideas that would just blow you all away. But it is certainly a subject that is as old as time. You could spend your entire life just studying on the subject or "Horology" and never have a total scope of it all.  Can you remember when you first were taught what time was?  My father taught me how to till time, by the 24 clock. I remember in school there was a 24 hour clock on the wall just behind the teachers desk. Why did we have to say it was xx "O'Clock"?  On the question of why we say xx"O'Clock"  it is where the current time is in relation to the top of the hour.  Example : 3 O'Clock is 3 hours past 12 O'Clock. 


Why did Mariners tell time by bells?  Bells were chimed every 30 minutes on-board a ship as well as many abbeys. So that is 2 bells per hour. So 6 bells would be 3 hours past 12 O'Clock. This is because they used 30 minute "Sandglasses" or commonly known as a "hourglass".   The "Ship's Bell" system of chimes evolved from a crude sand clock dating back to the time of Columbus. This primitive clock was called a sand or sand glass clock, and was an essential device for marking the time at sea.

Records of epic voyages tell us about this device and how the helmsman used it to measure time in half-hour increments. Watches or shifts were organized into increments of four hours; a custom that is still widely used. With the sandglass at his side, the helmsman would signal the passing of half-hour increments starting with the strike of one bell at the end of the first half hour, two at second and so on until reaching eight bells, which signaled the end of the watch.
The tradition of the sand clock continued for hundreds of years and was replaced only by the development of the mechanical clock. But, it was not until the 19th century that the first mechanical ship's bell clock was produced in America. The principle of this American innovation remains almost unchanged to this day.[2]



Later in life I was fascinated by H.G. Wells book which was turned into a 1960 movie, with Rod Taylor. "The Time Machine".  I was in high school, when I saw this movie 10 years later and H.G. Wells wrote this book back before the turn of the century in 1895.   Here is the pdf version of the book "The Time Machine".  I never get tired of reading this book or watching the 1960 movie version of this great book by H.G. Wells. Of course H.G. Wells had many other great books.  He left a great wealth of reading and has inspired many others.




The Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas were also big into time and calendars as well. They entwined they religion and their calendars together. They place us at the year 5511 [3], that is twice as far back as other calendar histories go.  The movie "2012" (2009) is partially based on these calendars. For more on the subject of the year 2012 click on "All About 2012",  [4] this is very interesting reading. And take a look at this amazing calendar in action.  Is Time linear or cyclical, I think only YHWH know for sure.  The idea of time having a beginning and a end, or does time have cycles of beginning and end.  Since I believe life (or energy or our spirit) never ends but is always  here in one form or another I believe in the calendar wheels [5] that never end but just restart over.  After all is that not what happens every day the clock keeps going around and around. 







Religion even deals with time as in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.  You know I always heard these phrases but never really knew we they came from.

There is an appointed time (zman) for everything. And there is a time (’êth) for every event under heaven–





A time (’êth) to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 


One of my favorite quotes:


"There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it." 
(The Time Traveler - Chapter One, Pg. 3)






Notes:
[1]Much of my material comes from the internet. Wikipedia being my main source, and this link.  
[2] http://bellclocks.com/shipsbellhistory.html
[3] http://www.peru-travel-confidential.com/inca-calendar.html
[4] http://www.greatdreams.com/2012.htm
[5] http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-calendar-wheels.html

Monday, December 28, 2009

2010: Odyssey Two


2010: Odyssey Two can you remember back to January 1968... As a child I never thought I would reach this year coming up - 2010.  Just a mire 42 years in the future. There are times that I wish I had not, Mankind has certainly not grown or matured that much in that time span, looking at the wars and rumor or wars and the pain and suffering that we still have not solved.  We are still far away from a world of peace and unity. But I someone do not see that ever happening till I reach glory. I pull this from  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  I think we have not yet reached to point in technology that is in this story line.  Do you remember HAL?  I wonder where we will be in 2061, and if we reach the story line in the book 2061: Odyssey Three .


In both the book and the movie, the story is set nine years after the failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter.[4]  A joint Soviet-American crew,[5] including Heywood Floyd from 2001, on the Soviet spaceship Alexei Leonov (named after the famous cosmonaut) arrives to discover what went wrong with the earlier mission, to investigate the monolith in orbit around the planet, and to resolve the disappearance of David Bowman. They hypothesize that much of this information is locked away on the now-abandoned Discovery One. The Soviets have an advanced new "Sakharov" drive which will propel them to Jupiter ahead of the American Discovery Two, so Floyd is assigned to the Leonov crew.


However, a Chinese space station rockets out of Earth orbit, revealing itself to be the interplanetary spacecraft Tsien, also aimed at Jupiter. The Leonov crew members think the Chinese are on a one-way trip due to its speed, but Floyd surmises that due to the large water content of Europa they intend to land there and use the water content to refuel. The Tsien's daring mission ends in failure, when it is destroyed by an indigenous life-form on Europa. The only survivor radios the story to the Leonov; it is presumed that he dies when his spacesuit air supply runs out.
The Leonov survives a dangerous aerobraking around Jupiter and arrives at Discovery. Mission crewmember and HAL 9000's creator, Dr. Chandra, reactivates the computer to ascertain the cause of his earlier aberrant behavior.
A sequence of scenes follows the explorations of David Bowman, who has been transformed into a non-corporeal, energy-based life-form, much like the aliens controlling the monoliths. During his journey, the avatar of Bowman travels to Earth, making contact with significant individuals from his human past: He visits his mother and brushes her hair (shortly before she dies), and he appears to his ex-girlfriend on her television screen. In the novel, the aliens are using Bowman as a probe to learn about humankind. He then returns to the Jupiter system to explore beneath the ice of Europa, where he finds aquatic life-forms, and under the clouds of Jupiter, where he discovers gaseous life-forms. Both are primitive, but the aliens deem the Europan creatures to have evolutionary potential.
An apparition of Bowman appears before Floyd, warning him that they must leave Jupiter within 15 days. Floyd has difficulty convincing the rest of the crew at first, but then the monolith vanishes from orbit and a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter begins to form and starts growing. HAL's telescope observations reveal that the "Great Black Spot" is, in fact, a vast population of monoliths, increasing at a geometric rate, which appear to be eating the planet.
The Leonov crew devises a plan to use the Discovery as a "booster rocket", enabling them to return to Earth ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, HAL and the Discovery will be trapped in Jupiter's orbit, with insufficient fuel to escape. The crew are worried that HAL will have the same neuroses on discovering that he will be abandoned yet again, and Chandra must convince HAL that the human crew is in danger.
The Leonov crew flees Jupiter as the swarm of monoliths spread to engulf the planet. Through a mechanism the novel only partially explains, these monoliths increase Jupiter's density until the planet achieves nuclear fusion, becoming a small star. In the novel, this obliterates the primitive life forms inhabiting the Jovian atmosphere, which the Monoliths' controllers had deemed less worthy than the aquatic life of Europa.
As Jupiter is about to transform, Bowman returns to Discovery to give HAL a last order to carry out. HAL begins repeatedly broadcasting the message "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE." The creation of the new star, which Earth eventually names Lucifer, destroys Discovery. However, HAL's artificial intelligence is removed from Discovery's computer core and transformed into the same kind of life form as David Bowman, and becomes his companion.








Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Joy of QChord...

OK for those of you that just do not have a musical note in the body this might to the trick!
I might even can do this. Well I can hope. Now I know David would love this... Oh here is a link to buy you One at Amazon.







Well tell me what you think...


The QChord playing my favorite song....






One day I be Qchording with the best!

David and Tam Will Be Doing an Intro to Bushcrafting

Introduction to Bushcrafting


This class is an introductory 3 Day class that will serve as a basis for higher level classes. You will learn basics such as making and using an Emergency Kit, Shelters, Basics of Fire, Water Procuration & Treatment, and lots more! This class is approximately 30% classroom time and 70% hands on experience. It is filled with activities that are both fun and educational. You will walk away feeling more confident and understanding the basics of how to live until help arrives in an emergency situation! We will be holding this camp at beautiful Raccoon Park just North of Pittsburgh, PA.


One day I get to do this stuff again... You really need to go - so I can live my life through you... Email me and tell me all about !!!


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