October 7, 2014 Obara Meji 73Comment

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Hello  one and all, I apologize for not posting today, but mi ah wuk some big horse stallion obeah yah, mi tiad!!….I am kiddinggg, joking, laughing, ah joke Ooooo! But listen to the woman below talking about her being a witch, she nuh shame none tall. Yet, as I say I have been all morning wuking some king size obeah, which is why I have not posted, yuh see how quick mi sey ah joke, I really just did that for fun!? My friend sent this to me today, and I applaud her, this woman, for claiming who she is with no apology. One ting wid ite why,eeple pee (pig latin, figure it out) dem nuh fear nutten, ah de brevest set ah people dem oooo! Please watch and tell me what you think, mek we reason!

http://ilpvideo.com/video/NTk2MDc/real-life-wicca-witch-from-the-west

Basic Principles and Concepts of Wicca

Introduction:

There’s an old saying that if you ask any ten Wiccans about their religion, you’ll get at least fifteen different answers. That’s not far from the truth, because with hundreds of thousands of Americans practicing Wicca today (and the actual numbers are unclear), there are thousands of different Wiccan groups out there. There is no one governing body over Wicca, nor is there a “Bible” that lays down a universal set of guidelines. While specifics vary from one tradition to the next, there are actually a few ideals and beliefs common to nearly all modern Wiccan groups.

Do keep in mind that this article is primarily focused on Wiccan traditions, rather than on the principles of non-Wiccan Pagan belief systems. Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan traditions have the same set of principles as the core beliefs of modern Wicca.

Origins of Wicca:

Wicca as a religion was introduced byGerald Gardner in the 1950s. Gardner’s tradition was oathbound, initiatory, and secret. However, after a few years splinter groups began forming, and new traditions were formed. Today, many Wiccan groups owe their basic foundation to the principles laid out by Gardner. Wicca is not an ancient religion, but Gardner did incorporate some old esoteric knowledge into his original tradition, including Eastern mysticism, Kabballah, and British legend.

Who Is a Wiccan, and How Do You Find Them?:

Wiccans come from all walks of life. They are doctors and nurses, teachers and soccer moms, writers and firefighters, waitresses and computer programmers. In other words, anyone can be Wiccan, and people become Wiccan for many reasons. In fact, a recent study estimated nearly half a million Wiccans in the United States today – and frankly, that number seems inaccurately low. As to where to find them, that might take a bit of digging — as a mystery religion that doesn’t proselytize or actively recruit, it can sometimes be difficult to find a group in your area. Never fear, though — the Wiccans are out there, and if you ask around enough, you’ll bump into one eventually.

Calling Upon the Divine:

Wicca acknowledges the polarity of the Divine, which means that both the male and female deities are often honored. A Wiccan may honor simply a non-specific god and goddess, or they may choose to worship specific deities of their tradition, whether it be Isis and Osiris, Cerridwenand Herne, or Apollo and Athena. InGardnerian Wicca, the true names of the gods are revealed only to initiated members, and are kept secret from anyone outside the tradition.

Initiation and Degree Systems:

In most Wiccan covens, there is some form of initiation and a degree system. Initiation is a symbolic rebirth, in which the initiant dedicates themselves to the gods of their tradition. Typically, only an individual who has attained the rank of Third Degree dedicant may act as a High Priest or High Priestess. Study is required before an individual may advance to the next degree level, and often this is the traditional “year and a day” period.

Someone who is not a member of a coven or formal group may choose to perform aself-dedication ritual to pledge themselves to the gods of their path.

Magic Happens:

The belief in and use of magic and spellwork is nearly universal within Wicca. This is because for most Wiccans, there’s nothing supernatural about magic at all — it’s the harnessing and redirection of natural energy to effect change in the world around us. In Wicca, magic is simply another skill set or tool. Most Wiccans do use specific toolsin spellcrafting, such as an athame, wand, herbs, crystals, and candles. Magical workings are often performed within a sacred circle. The use of magic is not limited only to the priesthood — anyone can craft and perform a spell with a little bit of practice.

The Spirit World is Out There:

Because the concept of an afterlife of some sort is typical in most branches of Wicca, there is a general willingness to accept interaction with the spirit world. Seances and contact with the unknown are not uncommon among Wiccans, although not all Wiccans actively seek communication with the dead. Divination such as tarot, runes, and astrology are often used as well.

What Wicca Isn’t:

Wicca does not embrace the concepts of sin, heaven or hell, the evils of sex or nudity, confession, Satanism, animal sacrifice, or the inferiority of women. Wicca is not a fashion statement, and you do not have to dress a certain way to be a “real Wiccan.”

Basic Beliefs of Wicca:

While not exclusive to every single tradition, the following are some of the core tenets found in most Wiccan systems:

  • The Divine is present in nature, and so nature should be honored and respected. Everything from animals and plants to trees and rocks are elements of the sacred. You’ll find that many practicing Wiccans are passionate about the environment.
  • The idea of karma and an afterlife is a valid one. What we do in this lifetime will be revisited upon us in the next. Part of this idea of a cosmic payback system is echoed in the Law of Threefold Return.
  • Our ancestors should be spoken of with honor. Because it’s not considered out of the ordinary to commune with the spirit world, many Wiccans feel that their ancestors are watching over them at all times.
  • The Divine has polarity — both male and female. In most paths of Wicca, both a god and goddess are honored.
  • The Divine is present in all of us. We are all sacred beings, and interaction with the gods is not limited just to the priesthood or a select group of individuals.
  • Holidays are based on the turning of the earth and the cycle of the seasons. In Wicca, eight major Sabbats are celebrated, as well as monthly Esbats.
  • Everyone is responsible for their own actions. Personal responsiblity is the key. Whether magical or mundane, one must be willing to accept the consquences — either good or bad — of their behaviour.
  • Harm none, or something like it. While there are a few different interpretation of what actually constitutes harm, most Wiccans follow the concept that no harm should intentionally be done to another individual.
  • Respect the beliefs of others. There’s no Recruiting Club in Wicca, and the Wiccans are not out to preach at you, convert you, or prosetylize. Wiccan groups recognize that each individual must find their spiritual path on their own, without coercion. While a Wiccan may honor different gods than you do, they will always respect your right to believe differently.

Here is the link;

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccaandpaganismbasics/p/Wiccan_Basics.htm

Bíbíre kò ṣeé fi owó rà. /
A good pedigree cannot be bought with money……Yoruba Proverb! 

[Money isn’t everything; it’s not everything that wealth can confer]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji

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Yw
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Hi, I am Yw, I am a Young Wizard (YW, get it?)….I,too, am on a path to embrace my spirituality…I am a child….I am also happy to be here to share my experience with people who are open…Do you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain?

Yw
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Last part for the child of Osun, Ty…hee

Yw
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Big up Obara Meji, the ES Fambo, and crew!!!

Ty
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Just today I told someone I am no longer Christian…she began to tell me how she visited a Christian hospital and it had pictures of Jesus, the crucifix and psalms galore…she said it felt like Christ was there and that I would be impressed and changed my mind….

Unno know my mouth no proper, worse I just did read some prayers…

So I told her, what would impress me, is if, the said hospital offered free care to all, if it gave its employees free care, if it donated its waived tax bill to the homeless and hungry…she went quiet…

She then after a long pause started to tell me that businesses have to make money…I then said Jesus, from all I read travelled either by foot or boat…never hear about any chariot or bag a money…and chariots seh bout from pharaoh a days…so why him never think bout the money ….

That was the last of that conversation…

charles206
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I just don’t understand. They will try to impose their religion on you. When you tell them what you believe in, den goes the old testament thing. O ma se oo the

Ty
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Hey Charles…it is domination and greed….all about control…

They shock when you can quote back an opposing verse to them or tell them that even the devil quoted the bible in the bible….

At my sons soccer games there are Christians recruiting people to go to church…

toy7318
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Why does a religion that doesn’t recognize Jesus Christ have to be pagan worship? I don’t understand that.

Ty
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Because they want full control of you and your mind, and have Jesus as the martyr to do so…

Ty
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Just watching video…

Hi, I am Ty, I am no longer a Christian….I am on a path to embrace my spirituality…I am a child of the wonderful Osun….I am happy to be here to share my experience with people who are open…

toy7318
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You go girl!

Yw
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Big Girl talk dat!!

Ty
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Yes Toy, no blood to wash away my sins, no cloak to hide under…I am responsible for my actions and must take acccountability for them…

No tithe, penance or rosary to save me… No devil to blame for me wrong doings…

I pray more, meditate, self reflect, embrace life and nature….

I have found a place that encircles me…I am no longer a bastards as Christians labelled me, I am a child of God….

Ty
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Unno see how dem draw pon Isis and Osiris ???

And we shame a dem… O ma se o

NuNu
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Wicca seems to be pretty close to tradition. So them not believing in ‘sin or evil’ is it the same as them believing that all things happen to test and teach

Ty
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Nunu, they would have u believe that , however two different kettle of fish…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Greetings good people

Ty
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On a serious note obeah has saved my life more than once…I am grateful for all the healers who called forth spirits and drew on the energy of the universe to help me…

We need to stop vilifying anything that is not christian in origin…

Cami
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Cami

Same here. It nearly caused my death and in the same time help to heal me. Good over Evil.

Yw
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The Crusade, The Inquisition, the Witch hunts: just a few violent and dark moments in the Church’s history. Collection, judgment, attachment to government: a few present dark points within the Church. In the old testament many rituals are described: building an altar with rocks, use of olive oil, ohh, let’s not forget Moses and his (well, Aaron’s) “miracles”. Point: Anything can be demonized and used for good or bad. Blasted perspective!!!

Ty
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Yes Cami…people use forces for good and evil…we embrace the good and so we can elevate…

Ty
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What kills me is the power, wisdom, and love that exists in Africa but we taught and indoctrinated to be ashamed and look down on anything african…

Our spirit is strong and our ancestors are ready and willing to help…we just have to ask…

I take pride in knowing that i have the courage to step out the box and embrace my culture, heritage, and ancestry…I thank you all for taking the journey too…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Hey Ty Its nice to be here learning…refreshing. This journey was a must for me…all of us. Honor to all our ancestors n guides.

Cami
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Cami

Ty, I’m glad to have found like minded folks- Oldumare bless and keep Obara cause she is the one who make it possible for me to have found out that there are Jamaicans who are also seeking the truth outside of the European religion.

Ty
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ASE!!!

NuNu
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So Obara are the elders the same as wiccans because they’re both considered witches?

Cami
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Cami

Wicca was founded in the 1950s and combine with other lost European traditions. Wiccan witches aren’t of the same caliber as Tradition elders because their methods aren’t pure because of deviation from ancient practices.

toy7318
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Love it Cam! Lol

toy7318
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Afternoon everyone, I must say, I like Cindy she proud of her religion and she is happy with who she is.

NuNu
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Afternoon all! Hallelujah and amen tuh wha unoo seh today! Obara pon di big stallion obeah! Lol. Mi gone read mi soon come

charles206
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Yes! May our ancestors be praised and honored everytime. May I never be ashamed of my believe.

Ty
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yes she wiccan and proud…I love it…

some black fraid fi even say them black…much less proud…

Ore yeye Osun, Olooya iyun !!!!

Iya Ijumu, oyeye ni imo…

Obara Meji
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@Cami, haleluyerrrrrrrr!!

Obara Meji
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De mumma Wuklis like ah dull cutlis Yw

Cami
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Cami

Yes O…haleluyerrr to you too, lol. I can’t recall using that word come to think of it.

Cami
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Cami

Hey to the Wiccans and Lucumis…they have no shame in their systems of beliefs and that is evident in how they take their cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obara Meji
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Ty yuh get de pig Latin?? Lolol

Ty
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lol…

As I embrace my spirituality I hope i am just as confident and strong to openly discuss my growing belief and no hide in shame…

Ty
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hailings everyone, when will we as a race embrace our traditional practices? I am sure some are quicker to say they are wiccan than that they are a obeah woman/man… what is wrong if you do no harm and follow the good path?

May our ancestors be praised and honored always…

toy7318
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Thank you, Ty

Cami
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Cami

Darn right, Ty.

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