Tree Wisdom


“It is stated that when a tree has passed a hundred years of age, a divine spirit will come dwell inside it, and show its appearance.”
— Toriyama Sekien


Spirit of the tree
Share your wisdom
give me shade
show me how to grow strong
using what nature gives me.
Spread your roots
and encompass beauty
Give a home supportive of life that you encounter
Forest spirit
teach me how to withstand storms
that seek to break me
and to bend with the winds of change
Help me learn to reach the sky
while aiming ever higher.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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She Touches the EarthShe Touches the Earth by G A Rosenberg


Closing InClosing In by G A Rosenberg


Invoking the Forces Within


“All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”
— Joseph Campbell


On the surface the above quote seems obvious. I mean by the fact that we can imagine deities and heavens and hells it means we contain the. Yet there are many layers to the statement. If we are indeed the universe in miniture, and the universe contains each of these forces than we contain each one also. We can personify and give name to each aspect of our being and the more we understand that aspect, the more we can understand the named force behind it and by invoking that force, we can invoke that aspect of ourselves. Thus if we want to call up our sexuality, we can invoke Pan or Dionysus or Babylon. If we wish to invoke our wisdom we can invoke Athena or any of the other names she is called in any of the pantheons. By invoking these forces, we can better understand them and better understand that aspect of our beings. In this way we can also balance out the parts of ourselves that we don’t utilize enough.
We can also use these inner representations of deity to better connect to those aspects of the universe and thus connect our internal life with external reality. By naming these aspects of ourselves and relating them to the world at large, we can gain greater understanding, appreciation and use of both.
Blessings, G


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Within ShadowsWithin Shadows by G A Rosenberg


SeereSeere (#70 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – November 23 2012

“Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.”
― Joseph Campbell

Invoke o man the deity
that speaks your souls desire
Invoke with passion
and with sound
Invoke with song
and with colour
Draw Sigils in the air
and on the ground
in water
Ignite your sign with fire
Use perfume pleasing to god or goddess
and know their presence
Worship with open mind and soul
and see purpose fulfilled
— G A Rosenberg


Repeat as needed for as many different aspects of the universe you wish to know and to integrate within. The hardest part I always find for myself becomes the channeling of intent tho I become better at it.
If you have difficulty believing in the efficacy of such a practice, try it. If the idea of invoking a deity offends you, try invoking an emotion, a feeling or perhaps a saint or angel, astrological sign or tarot card, whichever speaks to you. At the very least it may lead you to effective meditation and powerful prayer.
Blessings, G


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Knight of Swords by G A Rosenberg

Green Vortex by G A Rosenberg