Towards a New Age-Pagan Treatise

Towards a New Age-Pagan Treatise

Last week a confluence of cultural and religious events and experiences led me to transcribe a series of belief statements which I think can be called a modern New Age-Pagan Treatise.

In roughly chronological order the experiences included:

A.     Listening to My Chemical Romance (MCR)’s newest cd, “Danger Days–True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” which is based somewhat on the various apocalypse movies,  such as Mad Max and maybe Blade Runner, and which contains the following three Truths:

              i.  “Everybody wants to change the World,”

              ii.  “Everybody wants to live forever, no body wants to die,”

              iii.  “You can live forever if you’ve got the time.”

B.     Attending the UU Church service where the –sermon– was about the Three Magi and how they were men of wisdom — they were magicians or wizards, depending upon your word choice but they were also what a lot of people mean when they call themselves  Light Workers.  I hadn’t thought of Light Workers as going back that far in history before, but it makes sense to me.

C.     Seeing the Chronicles of Narnia movie, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, in which the truths of other realities was reinforced:  that animals talk (that we can communicate with beings other than ourselves,) that magic is apparent in everyday life, and that swords and rocks and other objects have special functions.

D.     Then there was the Solstice+Full Moon+Eclipse, which had most people I know just buzzing with all the energies and the vibrations.

So here are the belief statements:  We the New Age-Pagans believe:

     1.  We believe in a Positive Force greater than ourselves, but to which we are also connected.

     2.  We believe we are of the Light Side.  Many of us believe we are Light Workers.

     3.  We believe we will live forever, that we have lived before.

     4.  We believe we can access magic.

     5.  We follow our Intuition and base our decisions on signs and signals.

     6.  We believe we are, to some extent, invincible.  (If we get wounded, we believe someone will come along with a spell or an ointment or a touch and patch us back up through various healing arts; but they have to come along timely and sometimes, if our wound is too severe (or caused by Evil,) then we pass on.

     7.   Many of us believe that those of us (Light Workers) alive now, will be alive to witness the “coming End Times,” or certainly that our Light Working skills will be called upon in 2012, or other times. 

     8.  We believe we can communicate with all beings, not just people.

     9.  In spite of our efforts and good intentions, we know there is a Dark Side, which most of us actively work to oppose.

     10.  We take names that signify our Journies.

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Oil Spill…Climate…2012…and shopping…and Shamanism

So there I was shopping at an upscale ladies store in an outlet mall in Southwest Florida and all of a sudden I found myself engaged in a conversation with another shopper and one of the very helpful store clerks.  One of the ladies had just told the other that someone they knew had just accepted a job cleaning up the Oil Spill in Louisiana.  The other lady said that BP could hire all those unemployed fishers, to help clean up the Oil.  I agreed, but noted it is very toxic, the oil.  By this time they had included me in their conversation, which now had migrated to how HOT it has been.  [It has been over 90 degrees every day for WEEKS.]  We all agreed that it was so much HOTTER than we remember it being in previous years.  We agreed to each other that we are concerned about how big the Hurricane Season will be.  Hurricanes like hot water and the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico is nice and warm right now.  Then we all looked at each other and simultaneously started wondering if the Oil spill, is what bible prophecy means by ‘blood on the water,’  and the next thing I knew, the one lady said to the other lady, “My Husband thinks it is all leading up to 2012!”  The other Lady and I nodded to her, because we knew she was testing our water, so to speak.  Once we agreed with her about 2012, then she nodded, too.

What impressed me is that these ladies looked like what I call, “muggles,”  [people who  do not believe in metaphysical things, like magic] and yet they both are wondering about 2012.

I wonder about it too.  I have been thinking about “Earth Changes,” and “End Times,” since at least 1987, when people started talking about the Harmonic Convergence.  I believe there will be a change of consciousness among people on this planet.   I believe I am here to assist people in adjusting to that change in consciousness, or in making that change, when they ask for that assistance.  That’s the work of a Shaman.