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« Reply #45: June 18, 2011, 09:32:21 pm »

How do you handle the concept of the triple goddess, as in the faces of Maiden, Mother, and Crone, when dealing with your own female deities? Do you just disregard the triple goddess concept as not connected to your deity or some just pertaining to Wicca?

I see it as referring to a fundamental ability of the minds existance to percieve context (for want of a better word). To allow this we need 3 phases, past, present and future. Applications in various cultures would have been as tools to communicate in meaningful/familiar terms the techniques to teach concepts ranging from personal reflection to increasing awareness of neighboring dimensions. Triple Goddess and Holy Trinity might be remnants of ritual use probably to breakdown the obstructions of the conscious mind blocking spiritual practise. I imagine that state of 3 would be almost an unconscious dimension characterized by the conscious process of logic, as compared to an unconscious dimension of duality which might form the physical experience of emotion and characterized in withcrafts as the balance between masculine and feminine.

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« Reply #46: June 19, 2011, 12:04:28 am »

And when the moon is full to our eyes, is it not dark on the Other Side of the world?

Actually, no. 

During the phase of the moon that we see as "full moon", the side of the moon facing away from the earth is dark.  Because the moon is gravitationally locked to the earth, we only ever see that side of it.

If the moon is full to our eyes (that is, it's night where "we" are, and the moon is full), then the moon would not be visible to someone on the other side of the world.  It would be day there, and facing away from the moon.  And as night fell on the other side of the world (that is, as the earth rotated so the other side of the world moved away from the sun and into darkness), people there would see a full moon rise, just like we did "here." 

Full moon is when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth than the sun.  So, from our perspective, sunlight illuminates the entire side of the moon facing us, while the side facing away from the earth is in full darkness.  Dark moon is when the moon is on the same side of the earth as the sun.  So, from our perspective, sunlight falls on the side of the moon facing away from the earth, while the side facing us receives no sunlight.

Here's a good explanation with a great diagram.

(This is off topic, but so many people have misconceptions about the phases of the moon that I think it needed to be cleared up anyway.)

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« Reply #47: June 19, 2011, 11:04:49 pm »

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