Overview of the Lesson: 3 -The Divine World

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The Divine World…

“Those that give us food nourish our mortal body only. Those that entertain and instruct us in things of the world enchant our lower minds alone. But, those who awaken the eternal spark within us. To them love and devotion are ever due”

What is the Divine World?

The world of the Gods and Goddesses is one that many wish to experience. For those on a Wiccan Path that seeking takes the form of creating the space of devotion, dedication and honoring the attributes and gifts of the Great Ones. The energies and myths surrounding the Gods and Goddesses have endured time and are embedded within the keys to the Greater mysteries of Life itself.

The Mystery of the Goddess

The Path of the Wise is crafted upon devotion to the Divine Feminine. In ancient times the Goddess embodied and was the primary life giver, bestower of divine gifts and insights and She who waited at the time of Death to welcome the deceased into her final embrace. She represents the Divine Feminine, and in her many guises is the creatrix and destroyer of life. She holds within the myths and archetypal energy that surrounds her the keys of mystery that unlock the sacred fires of Will and the vaults of heaven’s cosmic womb. One of Her cycles is that of the Waxing and Waning of the Moon.

The Mystery of the God

The God represents the Divine Masculine. He is the necessary polarized opposite that is required to co-create and sustain life. He is the germinator of the seed that produces manifest form and as such is also the one who stands in the place of sacrifice for continuation of the life cycle. It is through this willing sacrifice that all of life may begin renewed and strengthened. The waxing and waning of the Sun are held within his domain and His mysteries are those of catalytic transformation.

The Divine Couple

The union of the God and Goddess is one of creative balance. Although each may have potent life force independently, their combined energies throughout the seasons and cycles of birth, death and rebirth are the driving force that ensures continuation of that cycle.

Pantheons

When we begin our research of various Gods and Goddesses we see that there are many cultural influences that have separated out some of the energies and attributes of each. Many Witches work exclusively with a singular pantheon and others work cross-culturally and inclusively in calling upon Deity that are in varied spiritual traditions. Wicca has its roots in the Ancient European cultures, so many of the Gods and Goddesses that are honored are from those cultures; most especially the Celts. Other pantheons, which are drawn from frequently include the Egyptian, Greek and Norse.

Foundations of Practice this month will include pathworkings and mediations to be used as a means of connecting with Deity. The first exercise of journaling will begin your own source of reference as you move through this course and the observation practice will set your sights on acknowledging the aspects of Deity in all of its forms.

Reading and Resources:

This month we have several new book offerings in the Recommended Reading page that will offer greater insight into the complex and varied world of the Divine. And the Resources page has a selection of online shopping for statuary, supplies and more.

So, let’s find the inner connection to the Divine. Open your heart to the blessings of the God and Goddess and allow your Spirit to soar into the realms of mystery and grace.
Blessings Bright ….

What is the Divine World?

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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