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Strength of the Goddess

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Today is my mother’s birthday she a Leo and next month is August so I dedicate the article to the Great Goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet is the bloodthirsty and implacable Goddess of War and Vengeance, the hand of Lord Ra himself who hunts down the deserving and dispenses justice with claw and tooth. Savage and ruthless as the lion she is so closely associated with, she is also a goddess of the sun, a daughter of Ra and expression of his light in its most searing, blinding form. She was the ancient protector of the pharaohs, leading them in war and defending their borders against invasions and incursions. She is especial patron of women, who become blood-soaked warriors once a month in her honor (the period and PMS). Sekhmet is the Goddess of Health and Medicine. She holds the power of disease and plague in her hands and may inflict them without mercy, but she is also the source of all cures should she feel benevolently toward a supplicant. The priests of Sekhmet were specialists in the fie…

Conservative Christian University: There’s Nothing ’Ex’ About ’Ex-Gays’ :: EDGE San Francisco

Conservative Christian University: There’s Nothing ’Ex’ About ’Ex-Gays’ :: EDGE San Francisco
A report from a Christian university that opposes full legal equality for GLBTs acknowledges that gays stay gay even when they try to adopt a "heterosexual lifestyle" such as marrying an opposite-sex partner, reported ThinkProgress on July 21.

The new report comes from Pat Robertson’s Regent University and appears in "Edification," a "Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology." Researchers seem to accept from the start that "ex-gays" seeking a heterosexual life through marriage to an opposite-gender spouse, referring to such pairings as "mixed orientation" marriages.

The article cited couples in which a gay or lesbian spouse had not been forthcoming before the marriage about his or her true sexual orientation, and noted a high rate of divorce is the result of such pairings, although "some mixed orientation relationships do stay toget…

Ruler of the Water: Poseidon

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The reason I talk Atlantis this week so I can honor her greatest of all gods Poseidon.
With power over world’s water, Poseidon is often considered second in command to Zeus. He is the mighty Ruler of the Seas and Oceans and fear and respect by all. Poseidon controls the seas and can create earthquakes. Ancient Greek sailors tried to appease him by sacrificing horses, but most of the ancients know not to piss him off went sailing the Mediterranean Sea.
When the Olympian Gods divided the domains by drawing lots, Poseidon won the game. He chosen the seas because he saw the skies are empty and the seas is full with life, mysteries and adventure. Part of his domain is other bodies of waters such as lakes and rivers although most rivers do have their own gods, sons of Oceanus. They agree to all shares the power over the earth, though the greatest responsibility for it went to Poseidon. Poseidon is often called “Earth-Shaker” because he has the power to create earthquakes with his trident. …

Atlantis the lost empire: Religion

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Great Temple of Poseidon

With Poseidon's permission, and under the guidance of the ten kings, they built a magnificent city upon the circles of earth surrounding the Hill of Cleito. Atlantean architects used the red, black and white marble of their county to design buildings of dazzling splendor, with the three colors artfully blended or contrasted to attract and please the eye.
On the hill of Cleito they built her a great palace, and this together with the palaces of the ten kings and the temple of Poseidon all blazed with inlays of gold and precious stones. The principle temple to Poseidon was the wonder of the entire world. The pinnacled roof was so high that clouds drifted around its spires, and it contained an enormous image of Poseidon riding in his chariot attended by sea nymphs and dolphins. The unique beauty of the city, on its circles of land linked by great bridges across the circles of water, was further enhanced by brilliant gardens, groves of flowering trees, and i…

Atlantis the lost empire: Resource and Construction

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Plato continued
Resource The Atlanteans were so vigorous and intelligent, so adept at developing their arts and technology and so industrious in exploiting the resources of the islands, that they soon established the world's first and finest civilization. They dug out of the earth whatever was to be found there, solid as well as fusible, and that which is now only a name and was then something more than a name, orichalcum, was dug out of the earth in many parts of the island, being more precious in those days than anything except gold.There was an abundance of wood for carpenter's work, and sufficient maintenance for tame and wild animals.Moreover, there were a great number of elephants in the island; for as there was provision for all other sorts of animals, both for those which live in lakes and marshes and rivers, and also for those which live in mountains andon plains, so there was for the animal which is the largest and most voracious of all. Also whatever fragrant things…

Atlantis the lost empire: Birth of Kingdom

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According to Critias, the Olympians, after the Titan War, divided the land so that each god and goddess might own a lot. Poseidon, Great God of the Sea was appropriately, and to his liking, bequeathed the island of Atlantis. The island was larger than Ancient Libya and Asia Minor combined. Looking towards the sea, but in the center of the whole island, there was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of all plains and very fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the center of the island at a distance of about fifty stadia, there was a mountain not very high on any side. In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth born primeval men of that country, whose name was Evenor, and he had a wife named Leucippe, and they had an only daughter who was called Cleito.  The maiden had already reached womanhood, when her father and mother died.
When Poseidon inspected his new domain he found the islands to be more beautiful than anywhere else in the world. Every leaf on every tree glis…

The Moon rising in Cancer

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I chosen to write about Selene due to the fact that the Moon is the Ruling planet of Cancer and today is the Full Moon.
Selene is the Titaness of the Moon, daughter of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia. She is the sister of Eos (Goddess of Dawn), Helios (Titan of the Sun) and Titan. She is represent the Mother aspect of the Moon. Selene drove a silver chariot and two white pegasi. Selene is the Patron Goddess of the Feminine. She is have the power to ease childbirth and inspire love. Selene also is believed to have the power to mask reality and, conversely, to pierce illusion.
The mother aspect of the triple Goddess represents womanhood, she is represented by the full moon, were she is at the height of her reproductive potential. The Earth as Gaia, the mother, in whom life can be reborn, where seeds germinate and produce new crops, so the Mother Goddess was also able to bring forth new life. Selene, is the fruitful mother, the Star Goddess, the Sky Goddess, the keeper of the…

The heat of July

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One of the sexiest men in Greek mythology is the ever fined Adonis.  He is an annually-renewed, ever-youthful vegetation god, a life-death-rebirth deity whose nature is tied to the calendar. His name is often applied in modern times to handsome youths, of whom he is the archetype. Adonis is son of Princess Myrrha and her father King Cinyras of Cyprus (Other myths state King Theias of Assyria as her father). When Myrrha’s mother bragged that her daughter was more beautiful than Aphrodite, warning NEVER compare yourselves or your relatives with the gods you are asking for trouble. The Goddess curse Myrrha to lust for her father. Her father King Cinyras resisted his daughter’s advances but was trick one night when she disguised herself as a concubine, got him and raped him. When Cinyras learned that his daughter was pregnant with his child all hell broke loose! He chased her with a sword to kill her. As she fled, Myrrha prayed to the gods for help. Aphrodite, feel sorry for Myrrha in th…