Hello my honeys!
The two weeks have passed, and I hope you have all had your rest and done the things you were supposed to do, but the show must go on. So here we are again in the reality of doing a little reading.
Let us remember that last class we spoke about deities, the most important aspect of Wicca and any religion, even those who are agnostic (who have a lack of deity). Anywho, two basic beings,
God, Goddess .
Wicca understands their duality, none is more important than the other, even if we grow more attached to the God or Goddess. Because everything consists of it’s balance, life, and our gods are no different.
I mentioned how paganism can be diverse, some people believing in their pantheon and say that there is no other; others believing in one supreme god/goddess who is sexless ageless, but overall is a pile of all the gods and goddesses of the world.
And then, there are those who see two gods, the aspects of female divinity and the masculine aspects. It is up to you to choose what it is you believe in.
Nonetheless, Wicca worships two main deities. Male and Female.
Today we are going to analyze the wonders of our male God.
For ages, he has been called Zeus, Yaveh, Shivah, Odin, Ra; and much mucho more.
He is the father, the son, and the magus. He is ever- knowing, ever flowing. He is the perfect representation of the masculine within each man, and the masculine within each woman. In Wicca he is known as “The Horned God”. He is associated with hunting, virility and strength. Those who look for him will find that he is not easy to approach, rather he accepts those who are worthy of his grace.
He is represented as a stag, and so Wiccans normally use the God Pan, or Cernunnos, as patron Gods. Of course this is all up to you.
He is also the consort of the Goddess, and together they form the perfect duality, The One.
We see the God in the Sun, all animal life, forests, mountains and sex. He is the creator father of everything, and so he is throughout the spring blossoms, the harvests, and the dying year.
But most importantly the God is that need for reproduction, the cycle that must continue.
Among many others
The God is virility, frivolous lust that must not be a matter of ‘shh’ (silence) in wiccans. We speak of sex as a part of nature, immune to all our senses, if not for it we could not be, neither could life. Sex is the spark of life, creation. It is the pleasure of every smile, it creates a state of divinity, sacred, and perpetuate.
The God is fertility, protection, and power. Only the strong find his happy gaze, so if you are to invoke his powers be willing to undergo some tests. He does not give for the sake of giving, but like father cares for his children and watches over them. He is also forgiving as he is also a teacher of life lessons.
This was a brief view of God. I cannot explain the greatness in words, but I can give you ideas.
In order to understand the God of Wicca, invoke the presence of the God Pan with the following chant taken from Scott Cunningham’s Wicca : A Guide for the solitary practitioner.
1- Look for reliable sources on information about the God of Wicca. Learn from the information given and jot down your ideas about him.
2- Prepare a bonding meditation, does not need to be more than 15 minutes.
(Light a Candle that represents Pan to you could be colors red, brown or green; say the following chant, and call to the God with love and learning will in your heart. If you do not have this, do not perform the rite. Look into the fire, and meditate in all Pan represents, and what you wish he can do for your path.)
Horned one of the wilderness,
Winged one of the shinning skies,
Rayed one of the splendorous sun,
Fallen one of the Samhain cries,
I call amidst the standing stones
Praying that you, O great one,
Will deign to bless my mystic rites-
O fiery lord of the blazing sun!
3- After you are done, thank the God for his energy and presence, let the candle burn out in a safe spot.
4- Write down your ideas, questions, concerns, or experiences. Send them to me.
The purpose of this assignment.
Many people use the argument that wiccans do in fact worship Satan in disguise by Pan, this is not so. And we must break away from these thoughts.
This week’s goal, is that you become familiar with the Horned God, after all he is Wicca’s upmost male deity. I begin with him, so that we do not forget that God and Goddess are together, and never alone.
It is very normal to lean towards the Goddess, but doing this, is leaving balance, the balance our Gods believe in and so we must strive to achieve.