the Hearthwitch

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  1. Having terminal stomach cancer, among other painful illnesses, is also a very negative thing. Having worked in end-care, in the past, death doesn't begin to look like the worst thing that can happen to a person. Just sayin'. Yet another reason for some of us to entirely avoid the path of Abraham...there's more trees, over here!
  2. Enemies

    I concur, RevTom. I have a certain predisposition towards protecting my own, as well. And I do think less, of men who hit women and children. *Shrugs* Never claimed to be perfect!
  3. Fear not

  4. Fear not

    Hey, wait just a minute! Brother Kaman, does this mean you're the Lightbringer? (*Giggle*)
  5. Fear not

    Wait...I thought that was Fenrir? Or was it maybe an angry dragon....? So confused....
  6. Does the human soul exist?

    Guess I prefer to stir the cauldron in other ways, LOL! I'm allergic to proselytizing, in most of its forms.
  7. Does the human soul exist?

    I believe it does- but can't prove it empirically! (Which is fine.)
  8. Does the human soul exist?

    Then it boils down to belief- which was pretty much what I saw comin' on this thread anyway.
  9. Does the human soul exist?

    Yes! That!
  10. Does the human soul exist?

    I think that's totally OK, too- you don't have to believe anything, or you can believe everything. I think most of us are in-between, one way or another. I'll admit, my bias usually tends to be against anyone who declares that they have all of the answers, or the only "right" way of doing any given thing, very much including spiritual doings and religion. Or those who demand cash, to get those answers. Especially those! And it's OK to call crazy, well, crazy.
  11. Does the human soul exist?

    Maybe not all- we all know that there are reasonable exceptions to any rule- but many of them, yes. My take on it is that yes, it does sound crazy, it feels crazy, but it happens. Perhaps that puts my character (and sanity) in question. But I don't automatically disregard it, when someone tells me that they've been spoken to by a god, a goddess, a ghost, what-have-you. Why should I? I don't think that deities are unapproachable, and I think that they approach their chosen people, too, at times, without regard for how those people may react.
  12. Therapeutic Touch

    How does Therapeutic Touch differ from, say, Hoodoo laying on of hands? Or other (Christian) faith-based laying on of hands?
  13. Does the human soul exist?

    That's the crux of the problem right there, isn't it? It's subjective. I can tell you that what I have seen, felt, and heard. You can choose to believe me or not in no way diminishes the experience, for me. People say that they have heard the Voice of God, or other voices, other gods (lowercase, as a nod to the other discussion). I believe them. It's happened to me, too. But sadly, it doesn't ever seem to happen in a laboratory. Funny, dat.
  14. Light and Darkness

    Wow. Just checked 'em out. The basis for their disdain of divination is, well, unscientific as hell. Just because someone tried to fake some people out does not necessarily mean that others aren't perfectly capable of genuinely being able to perform solid readings. That's like saying that because I'm not fond of performing readings with cards (I don't), all forms of divination (such as pendulum work, which I do like to do) are a fraud. Derp. Not sure you can count quackwatch as a good source for solid points of argument! LOL
  15. Does the human soul exist?

    I would be willing to go with the capitalized God as the Biblical one, for the purposes of this discussion. No skin off of my nose! (But I will still occasionally refer to Gods in other threads with a capital G, even if I'm not entirely sure that it's the correct moniker for 'em.)
  16. Very, very thin. Especially as of late, LOL!
  17. Butterflies lie on my doorstep

    Neat! We have Tiger Swallowtails, and Zebra- but nothing blue, like that! The Owl is lovely, too. Thanks for sharing these, that's so cool!
  18. Does the human soul exist?

    *Hee hee* Being a baby creature of the 70's-80's, when I think of Mother Nature, I don't think of some longhaired lady....I think of the Mother in "Year Without A Santa Claus", from 1974 (which played on the TV every winter that I was growing up, during the holiday season). She was ready to kick BOTH of her Sons' butts. She appeared to want nothing more than to attend to her garden. Was this the first pseudo-explanation of El Nino and La Nina, or was it insight into the weirdness that would come in the later years? I can soooo relate, to all of the above. But I concur, about the dumbing down of our people, in general. Contact me, Jonathan H.B. Lobl. I want to know who you are. BTW- who says Jack Frost is a minor weather deity??? Ever live with the bastard?! Or at his mercy? He's not minor, if you live at his whim. Just sayin'.
  19. Butterflies lie on my doorstep

    What kind are they? Is the brown a Mourning Cloak? (We have very, very different butterflies here, so not familiar with these lovelies!)
  20. Thank you! That's nice of you to say that.
  21. No, I hadn't- sorry about that! I'm at work right now, so I get sidetracked easily. Uh, I'm not a Reiki Master- you have me mixed up with someone else, I think...? I'm just a hearthwitch.
  22. No, not really. *I* see them as being the same- but I also was doing my best not to offend anyone, as I have known Christians and others who DO make that distinction, rather strongly.
  23. I like that analogy- good explanation! Prayer and spellwork is like that, for some- a blessing can be interwoven into the most mundane of chores.
  24. Enemies

    Sounds like we're all pretty much in the same boat, then!