Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Red Flag--"Magic Garden" photos requested (Creeper Award)

Right up front, I must say that perhaps I am wrong about the following person deserving a Creeper Award. Maybe this person is completely on the up and up. But given the fact that I kinda threw up in my mouth a couple of time when someone brought his antics to attention, I feel that I am probably right that he deserves a Creeper Award. As always, if you think that I am wrong, there is the glorious comment section.

And this Creeper Award goes to Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum, head of the Coven of the Rooting Circle--Witches of Maryland.

Recently he gave some information about membership in his coven to someone who found him though Witchvox. According to this source, he claims that his coven is ALL female, except for him...that might be creepy. He also seems to think that a woman's vagina, as my source put it, was some form of Witch's Rosetta Stone...you can decide how creepy that is when we get to the screenshot of that particular message.

Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum may also be trying to create a teen group, a fact that might not be alarming....except that at no time did he ask my informant if they were over 18, a fact that makes me a little nauseous when I read the following messages that he sent.

Oh yes, I so want a creeper to teach me the ways of Wicca.
The first section of this is not so bad; a lot of more traditional Wicca and witchcraft groups believe that it is ok to be nude. Hell, there are ton of Alexandrian news articles from the 1960s with a naked High Priestess in them. Though in all fairness to the Alexandrians, some of the nudity may have been simple advertising...because sex sells.

"The witches life and art is simple. It involves nudity, spiritual and physical self-confidence..."
But the second screenshot here of the basic information on how to join his coven....well, see if you can read it without saying, "Ewwww!"

Ok, so the Golden Wizard wants money and a nude picture. 
Did you manage not to say, "Ewww!"? If so, you have a stronger stomach than I do---and I used to write dubious erotica. And I am not sure that I would believe this story if I found it in the erotica section of a bookstore, or in those special adult bookstores.

So moving on, not only does Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum of the Coven of the Rooting Circle--Witches of Maryland, want a two hundred and fifty dollar donation for the coven, he wants a full frontal photo of the applicant. I guess that all witches must be beautiful---or at least the ones that he admits to his coven.

But wait--it gets better. Again, can you read this without saying, "Ewww!"?

Oh dear, your "garden" tells us everything we need to know about your witchy aura.
In none of the traditional Wicca/witchcraft stuff in my possession have I found the keys and rules to judge how witchy a woman was based on the appearance of her "garden." Maybe my tradition is not as traditional as I have been lead to believe it is. Maybe Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum is a more advanced witch than I am. Or maybe, I am perfectly correct that he deserves a Creeper Award. Again, if you disagree about him recieving the award, there is the comment section just waiting for your rebuttal.

Uhh, this request sounds like you requesting porn. 
And I am not sure that I trust this guy to destory the photos after viewing either, despite his honor as a guide and his sacred oath.

Ok, so maybe I am wrong about him being a creeper. After all, I have never been the best judge of character...my regular readers have heard some of my "bad coven and Order" stories. This is probably just how a really traditional group does things. There is probably nothing actually creepy about this guy...

Wait, are you saying that society morals are wrong about shielding those below the age of 16 from people like you?!
...but honestly, I have yet to convince myself that particular screenshot does not scream, "Danger Seeker! Danger!" While there is a chance that I am misreading the intent and moral belief system behind the statement, personally I think that Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum of the Coven of the Rooting Circle--Witches of Maryland, with that statement alone deserves a Creeper Award.

Using this picture in your educational material is strange when the actual genders are accounted for. 
I am not sure that I trust his instructional material either. I think that it speaks for itself.

Hmmm, comparing yourself to Charlie Sheen....not worrisome at all. 
And this screenshot from his newsfeed, not troublesome at all if you ignore the ego and slimeness of the statement. Maybe I really do need a second opinion of whether I should reward him with a Creeper Award.

Creepy Rob Lowe approves of this wizard....which is also alarming. (Hey, it is a joke, ok?)
So on the behalf of up-tight witches and magicians everywhere, I proudly present Master Golden Wizard Luxas Aureaum of the Coven of the Rooting Circle--Witches of Maryland, with this Creeper Award.

I also want to give him a little advice:

Stay out of my local area because I will allow the other witches to stab you if you mess with their daughters, nieces, cousins, next door neighbors. and other young lady folk.

Friday, May 1, 2015

There is always a boom (Tarot Blog Hop May 2015)

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Welcome to another Tarot Blog Hop.

During the last Tarot Blog Hop, I noticed some comments about needing to keep the distasteful cards in the Tarot deck. That got me to thinking that writing about how to cope with the distasteful Tarot cards would be an interesting topic. And given that I am the wrangler (cat herder) for this particular round of the Tarot Blog Hop---Bwahahaha!

There is a sort-of famous quote from Babylon Five that more or less goes:

No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There is always a boom.

And sometimes I think that this idea applies to the Tarot. One is sitting there doing a reading; everything looks fine, and then you flip over the Happy Squirrel...and you know that your client is in for the worst year of their life.

What? Your deck doesn't have a Happy Squirrel in it? What sad Tarot deck are you using?

The Happy Squirrel
 But seriously, every Tarot reader has been there, as well as anyone who has gotten at least one Tarot reading. And you do not need a Happy Squirrel to cause problems. Do you want a list of cards that can cause problems?

Of course, you do.

Here is the list of Tarot cards that can cause problems...

All of them.

Given the right circumstances, every card is a Happy Squirrel in disguise.

But some cards are more troublesome than others. Each Tarot reader has their own personal list of cards that scream, "BOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!"

The Hanged Man
One of the cards on my personal list is the Hanged Man. While there are many times when it is to be read as a sacrifice for a higher purpose or a better situation, there are times that it is far more troublesome. And this troublesome nature comes from its origin centuries ago.

In the oldest surving Tarot decks, the Hanged Man is often someone who was a traitor or enemy of the family that the Tarot deck was made for. If Jesus would have owned a Tarot deck, the Hanged Man would have been Judas.

And the possibilities for this type of energy is still rampant. Turn on the news, surf Facebook, look out your window, there are plenty of people to dislike. And today, we have social media...which leads to the caution:

Don't get filmed doing something that you don't want to see on Facebook. Today, angry villagers are not armed with pitchforks and torches; no, it is Facebook and Twitter that you have to worry about. Do you really want your own personal picket line?

Lightning Struck Tower
Another distasteful card is the Lightning Stuck Tower. While the Hanged Man is the poster child of greed and mistakes, the Lightning Stuck Tower is more along the lines of the hand of God.

Again, social media plays a role in how we encounter the card's energies in the present. One does not need to watch the nightly news to learn of the latest nature disaster sweeping away innocent villagers.

My advice for dealing with the Lightning Stuck Tower is to avoid putting yourself in danger.

Yes, that is easier said than done. But you can minimize some of your risk. For instance, don't scream that God is a Happy Squirrel while on a golf course in the middle of a thunderstorm...because someone might actually get that on film, and you really do not want to star in your own Darwin Reward video, do you?

Thanks for reading the thoughts of my rather nutty mind, and please check out some of the other bloggers who participated in this Tarot Blog Hop.

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Master List Tarot Blog Hop May 2015

For the May 1st Tarot Blog Hop, we are going to be talking about the "distasteful" cards---the cards that evoke a strong negative reaction, and quite often signal that something is about to go Boom! (ex. Tower).

1.  Morgan Drake Eckstein http://gleamingsfromthedawn.blogspot.com/2015/05/there-is-always-boom-tarot-blog-hop-may.html
2. Alison Coals http://alisonsalembic.blogspot.com/2015/05/tarot-blog-hop-beltane-2015.html   avcoals@gmail.com
3. Joy Vernon http://joyvernon.com/Blog/dealing-the-distasteful/
4. Deirdre http://thewillowpathtarot.com/2015/05/01/beltane-tarot-blog-hop-the-hanged-man/
5. Christiana Gaudet http://www.christianagaudet.com/personal-blog/2015/4/30/shining-a-light-on-the-shadow/
6. Melanie http://www.transformation3.net/weekly-card-3-of-swords/
7. Chloe McCracken http://www.innerwhispers.co.uk/the-magic-of-distasteful-cards/
8. Denver Tarot Convention (Richard Hartnett) http://denvertarotconvention.com/sitting-between-light-and-dark/
9. Ania M  http://aniam.co.uk/blog/the-eye-of-the-beholder/
10. Chloe for TABI http://tabitarot.blogspot.com/2015/05/is-death-distasteful.html
11. Karen Sealey https://pureblessedtarot.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/the-draw-that-brakes
12. Vivianne Kacal http://kismetscompanion.blogspot.com/2015/05/tarot-blog-hop-beltane-2015-yikes.html
13.. USGames Tarot http://www.usgamesinc.com/tarotblog/tarotbloghop-may-2015/
14. Chloe for Celtic Lenormand http://www.celticlenormand.com/2015/05/what-seeds-do-negative-cards-hold.html
15. Joanne Sprott http://cosmicwhisperstarot.com/2015/05/01/exploring-the-disturbing-tarot-blog-hop/
16. Olivia Destrades http://www.firstearthtarotandroot.com/2015/05/may-day-blog-hop-2015-hard-is-real.html
17. Aisling http://tarotwitchery.blogspot.com/2015/05/tarot-blog-hop-bealteine-2015-problem.html
18. Mindy Galloway http://thepureritual.com/tarot-blog-hop-dealing-with-difficult-cards/
19. Arwen http://tarotbyarwen.com/?p=18519
20. MarĂ­a Luisa Salazar http://www.misteriostarot.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-distasteful-tarot-cards-ingles-y.html
21. Louise Underhill http://www.priestesstarot.co.uk/2015/05/tarot-blog-hop-distasteful-neighbours