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« Topic Start: February 19, 2008, 11:38:12 pm »

Sorry, had a "Dorothy" moment...

Actually, I am wondering... what are some of the symbols, icons, and statues, that you use in your Craft? Is there anything that you use that is unique in its own sense?

What do they mean to you?

I've just recently ordered a celtic cross with a simulated onyx gem and a black silk chain necklace.

The reason I ordered them is because they match, LOL! No just kidding, the cross symbolizes to me, the Crossroads... and since Hecate is calling me to Her, it couldn't have been more perfect... which I had the necklace on hold for a week and just 2 days ago, I heard Her start to call me... strange, eh?

So that's the only symbol that I'm really thinking of at the moment...

Now, what about you?
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« Reply #1: February 20, 2008, 06:52:51 pm »



I've just recently ordered a celtic cross with a simulated onyx gem and a black silk chain necklace.

The reason I ordered them is because they match, LOL! No just kidding, the cross symbolizes to me, the Crossroads... and since Hecate is calling me to Her, it couldn't have been more perfect... which I had the necklace on hold for a week and just 2 days ago, I heard Her start to call me... strange, eh?

So that's the only symbol that I'm really thinking of at the moment...

Now, what about you?

I'm still trying to figure out what a Celtic Cross has to do withe Hekate.  Simulated onyx or not....

You do know that Hekate is neither Christian nor Celtic, right?
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« Reply #2: February 20, 2008, 07:10:59 pm »


Now, what about you?
i don't know if the frog or the owl or the stag on my one altar really symbolize anything/anyone in particular. i pay my respects to the nature deities, whoever they are and i'm not about to tell them who they might be when they don't seem to see fit to tell me who they might be. i don't really use them for anything though.
i've always kept at least one of my flutes on that altar as well, and a guitar nearby. i do use those things. and i drink the single malt that i keep on the altar as well.

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« Reply #3: February 20, 2008, 07:43:23 pm »

Actually, I am wondering... what are some of the symbols, icons, and statues, that you use in your Craft? Is there anything that you use that is unique in its own sense?

I have various items representing various gods stored in one of my closets.  I typically switch them out whenever I do a ritual for one.  The pentacle has some symbolic meaning for me and I do wear one.  I also sometimes wear an Egyptian ankh even though I don't follow those gods.  Ideally, I would love to get a twelve-pointed star but I'm afraid it would have to be custom made.
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« Reply #4: February 20, 2008, 08:16:49 pm »

I'm still trying to figure out what a Celtic Cross has to do withe Hekate.  Simulated onyx or not....

You do know that Hekate is neither Christian nor Celtic, right?

The design is pretty... LOL!

No actually, the cross symbolizes to me, the Crossroads, like I said. Hecate is the Guardian of the Crossroads. So, when I'm wearing my necklace, it will be reminding me that I am a Witch devoted to Hecate and at the same time remind me that we all must pass through the Crossroads in our lives.
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« Reply #5: February 20, 2008, 11:02:17 pm »

The design is pretty... LOL!

No actually, the cross symbolizes to me, the Crossroads, like I said. Hecate is the Guardian of the Crossroads. So, when I'm wearing my necklace, it will be reminding me that I am a Witch devoted to Hecate and at the same time remind me that we all must pass through the Crossroads in our lives.

Wouldn't it be more respectful to wear a symbol that has meaning to Hecate herself, rather than to you?  Dogs, torches, knives - these things are in her iconography.  Crosses are not.

Wearing it to please yourself, because you like it, is one thing, but just 'assigning' it to Hecate and figuring she will be honoured is not, IMO, a good way to go.

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« Reply #6: February 20, 2008, 11:14:53 pm »

Wouldn't it be more respectful to wear a symbol that has meaning to Hecate herself, rather than to you?  Dogs, torches, knives - these things are in her iconography.  Crosses are not.

Wearing it to please yourself, because you like it, is one thing, but just 'assigning' it to Hecate and figuring she will be honoured is not, IMO, a good way to go.

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After thinking about it... I realized that the cross is just a symbolism of the Crossroads to me... and protection...

When the time is right... Hecate will make a way for me to get items that will honor Her.... Sorry if I've said anything stupid or "fluffy" in any sense...

I really do seek to honor Her... but materialistic things are not always what I feel She seeks... at least not at this point in my walk with Her... but I'm sure one day She'll make a way for me to be able to do such.

Sorry again.
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« Reply #7: February 21, 2008, 12:03:21 am »

but I'm sure one day She'll make a way for me to be able to do such.

I think she will expect you to make your own way, to be honest.    The pagan gods don't tend to micro-manage people.  You have to stand on your own feet with them.  Learn about her, figure out what would be acceptable, and offer it.  She isn't really likely to hand you an apple, for instance, and say 'now offer this to Me'.  You would have to go get the apple yourself.  (Or appropriate other offering).

Even if she has 'tapped' you as one of hers, she isn't going to start governing your life, bringing you the experiences and abilities you need as you need them.  Personal growth is up to you.  She has specific areas of life that she governs and is interested in.  One of the big problems newer pagans have is letting go of the omni-omni-omni cradle-to-grave view of gods (or God) that is common in the dominant religious culture.

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« Reply #8: February 21, 2008, 12:08:39 am »

I think she will expect you to make your own way, to be honest.    The pagan gods don't tend to micro-manage people.  You have to stand on your own feet with them.  Learn about her, figure out what would be acceptable, and offer it.  She isn't really likely to hand you an apple, for instance, and say 'now offer this to Me'.  You would have to go get the apple yourself.  (Or appropriate other offering).

Even if she has 'tapped' you as one of hers, she isn't going to start governing your life, bringing you the experiences and abilities you need as you need them.  Personal growth is up to you.  She has specific areas of life that she governs and is interested in.  One of the big problems newer pagans have is letting go of the omni-omni-omni cradle-to-grave view of gods (or God) that is common in the dominant religious culture.

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Makes sense... hmm... well... off I go to do research.

Thanks Absent!
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« Reply #9: February 21, 2008, 02:00:57 am »

One of the big problems newer pagans have is letting go of the omni-omni-omni cradle-to-grave view of gods (or God) that is common in the dominant religious culture.
LOL, Absent, so true! Even years after I've stopped believing in the Catholic way I still had kind of a 'monotheistic' mindset like thinking monocausal, dogmatic or dualistic about certain aspects of life. Was a lot of effort (and grief) to let go of some stuff that was rather unhealthy for me, but still persisted to rule my life in some obscure ways.
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« Reply #10: February 21, 2008, 07:47:40 am »

Now, what about you?
I have a bit of a fascination with spiral shaped things and spiralic movements, but haven't yet found the time to research in which religions and symbolic sets spirals come up.

Maybe someone can point me into a few directions where I might find something spirally?
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« Reply #11: February 26, 2008, 07:26:12 pm »

Now, what about you?

I've loved compass roses for a long time.  These days I see them almost as an axis mundi, and relate them to center and circumference.  I also associate them with paths branching off and way-opening, and so they remind me of Wepwawet, although that association isn't remotely historical and I don't use them "formally" as a symbol of Him.  They are one of my symbols of the Department (the small group/semi-tradition that I lead/maintain with my beloved).
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« Reply #12: February 28, 2008, 06:28:51 pm »

Now, what about you?

I have a series of abstract symbols, mostly derived from sacred geometry and astronomy, that are interrelated and that have a lot of deep meanings for me. They're connected to my gods and their myths.

Also, being a longtime comics guy, I own two action figures, which I use to symbolize the concepts of goddess and god: the X-Man Storm, and another Marvel character, the Sub-Mariner. These are the two characters who have always resonated most with me. Yeah, it's silly. So sue me.

I realized one day that with these two superheroes as my avatars of the divine, I'd invested the the classically "male" elements--air and fire (Storm is known for her indomitable will)--in a female character, and the classically "female" elements--water and earth (the Sub-Mariner's body is superstrong)--in a male character. (I'm into gender polarity, obviously.) It made me wonder if the subconscious gender transposition was a gay thing.
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« Reply #13: February 28, 2008, 07:36:43 pm »

I realized one day that with these two superheroes as my avatars of the divine

Im just glad your not using Jean Grey lol Wink
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« Reply #14: February 29, 2008, 01:47:58 am »

I think she will expect you to make your own way, to be honest.    The pagan gods don't tend to micro-manage people.  You have to stand on your own feet with them.  Learn about her, figure out what would be acceptable, and offer it.  She isn't really likely to hand you an apple, for instance, and say 'now offer this to Me'.  You would have to go get the apple yourself.  (Or appropriate other offering).

Even if she has 'tapped' you as one of hers, she isn't going to start governing your life, bringing you the experiences and abilities you need as you need them.  Personal growth is up to you.  She has specific areas of life that she governs and is interested in.  One of the big problems newer pagans have is letting go of the omni-omni-omni cradle-to-grave view of gods (or God) that is common in the dominant religious culture.


I wish someone would have told me this when I started. 

And now I have Darkhawk's Omni-omni-foo-foo stuck in my head. 

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