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The Celtic Vedic Connection: Part I

A Global Pagan Renaissance

The Horned God in India & Europe

Magick, Awareness & Religion

 

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The Celtic Vedic Connection: Part I

"Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a striking similarity in these archaic reflections of one another. "

In this illustrated article some of the parallels between Celtic and Vedic civilisation are examined in a comparative context. Topics included - the Druids & the Brahmins, Gods & Goddesses, Danu in Celtic & Vedic Myth, Places of Worship, Celtic & Vedic Fairies.

 

A Global Pagan Renaissance

"They will return , these Gods you have never stopped longing for.

Time will bring back the order of the ancient days." - Gerard de Nerval

In this article the current world-wide resurgence in Paganism is discussed. This article explores the challenges facing contemporary Paganism and whether Paganism can learn from Hinduism. Topics included are reclaiming the past, the pros and cons of commercialisation, magick and Paganism without spiritual ethics, teen Wicca, can Paganism learn from Hinduism, the need to change ourselves, and a return to God/dess realization in Paganism.

 

The Horned God in India & Europe

In Paganism today probably the most revered of all the Gods is the Horned God, in the shape and form of Cernunnos. Pick up some modern Pagan literature and chances are he is in there, listen to conversation at a Moot and you will hear him mentioned, surf the net and you will find him in hundreds of sites. Yet a place where he is not often sought is in a land which is home to a thousand Gods and Goddesses, the mysterious land of India. Deep in India's ancient past we find a God which could be the Horned God in his original form, preceding Cernunnos, Hu Gadern, Pan and Herne, that of the Horned God of the Indus Valley, Pashupati.

Were Cernunnos, the Horned God of the Celts, and Pashupati, the Horned God of the Indus Valley culture, once the same God? This illustrated article investigates the Cernunnos images on the Gundestrup Cauldron and the Pashupati seals. Topics included - the Indus Valley culture, Gundestrup Cauldron, Cernunnos, Pasupati, Indus Valley seals, Goddess associations, the Tokharians, esbats and ancient cultures. Also included are quotes from the Skanda Purana, Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Doreen Valiente.

 

Magick, Awareness & Religion

What is magick, what is awareness and what is religion? In this article I discuss my understanding of each and the relationship they have with each other. I attempt to explain why religion without magick fails, and why awareness is essential for true success in magick. Topics include - magick, awareness, religion, self-discovery, the heart of religion, occult laws, quotes from A.Crowley and J.Needleman.

 

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