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The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Callisto Jun 5, 2013. 50 Replies

Why do so many people use 'Blessed Be' as a salutation?This is something I personally have great difficulty with. I know a lot of people use it, including many elders of many traditions. My own…Continue

Tags: Context, Sacred, Language, Ritual, Salutation

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seeyaseer replied to Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
"Words that mean one thing to a person, or has special significance or relevance DOES NOT mean that it has the same meaning, significance, relevance, etc, to others. To a Wiccan 'Blessed Be' brings to mind a ritual, to a Christian it brings…"
May 19, 2013
Neon Pariah replied to Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
"Meh. Harsh, yes. Untrue? No. It's no different from Christians hating on other Christians for putting up a Christmas tree because it originated as a pagan idol. It's hate for the sake of hate, which is, in my humble opinion, the very…"
May 18, 2013
Neon Pariah replied to Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
"Ah, good old King James. You realise not only is that one of the most pedantic hates on Christian-influenced paganism I've ever read, but the most absurd? Here, take the Good News Translation.Job 1:21: He said, “I was born with nothing,…"
May 18, 2013
Moody Thursday favorited Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
May 18, 2013
Moody Thursday replied to Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
"As a writer, I'm a firm believer that words and phrases change/evolve throughout time.  Looking in the dictionary is not always a clear indicator of the context (such as the word "gay", which is now used for more than just…"
May 18, 2013
Ara replied to Ríona (Scorplett)'s discussion The use of sacred language such as 'Blessed Be' as a casual salutation
"Upon greetings someone IRL I usually say Namaste.  But when leaving chat, I'll say BB to the person.  This is me telling them to Be Blessed.  I also use this after a counseling session with someone from our coven along with a hug…"
May 18, 2013
Ríona (Scorplett) commented on Tegan's blog post Feeling a tad discouraged
"I think 'visualization' in the way it's discussed mainstream is misleading. I've never seen vivid images apart from in deep trance, dream states or with the use of hallucinogenics. In regular meditative states I don't see…"
Jun 20, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Kitten's discussion Athame- How'd you get yours?
"It is my heartfelt belief, based primarily on historical research with a touch of tradition thrown in, that a ritual blade called an Athame is created by way of ritual conjuration and consecration between two initiates of a lineaged coven of…"
Jun 20, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Copper's discussion Gaiadanue
"There is linguistic evidence to suggest that the name 'Danu' is something of a homogenization and it could on occasion be "d'Anú" meaning of Anú. In this case, having something of an earth connection…"
Apr 26, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Sargo's discussion Initiated Wiccans, what are your thoughts on this?
"Here in Ireland, when a child is baptized, the parents are given a baptismal certificate. This is considered an official document on parallel with a birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate. Should a…"
Apr 11, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) commented on Danielle Jackson's blog post At what point does a person go from learning to being pagan?
"My apologies for the faulty html coding on my last post. I am unable to edit because this is a blog string. Sorry about the unsightly mess :("
Apr 10, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) commented on Danielle Jackson's blog post At what point does a person go from learning to being pagan?
Apr 10, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Sargo's discussion Initiated Wiccans, what are your thoughts on this?
"I think that if you can come across in the respectful manner that you do here, conscientious of the potential for misunderstanding, the acceptance of where your learning is at with a willingness to learn, understand and communicate with…"
Apr 9, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Rantideb Mukherjee's discussion Need a teacher in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Possibly the most important question I could think of to ask you is - What do you understand by 'Wicca'?"
Apr 8, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Shiori E Hatagawa's discussion Seeker's List in the group British Traditional Wicca
"Hi Jess I have three questions for you that I think could help people to point you in the right direction. First is practical. Where are you located? Second. Why. Why are you so very specific about 'strict' Gardnerian. What do you mean…"
Apr 8, 2012
Ríona (Scorplett) replied to Sargo's discussion Initiated Wiccans, what are your thoughts on this?
"I you do not intend to seek a coven for training and initiation into a properly lineaged tradition of Wicca, then it's somewhat misleading to say that your a seeker. If you are seeking training and initiation, it's the perfect term.…"
Apr 8, 2012

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Alexandrian Wicca. Non-traditional Witchcraft. Folk-crafting
About Me:
Hi, Ríona is an abbreviation of one of my names IRL, Catríona. While I have little difficulty being known in the community, I do prefer to keep somewhat anonymous in order to avoid professional complications.
I'm a 3rd Degree Alexandrian HPS and Elder via Farrar (Feel free to message me privately regarding vouches). But before I even began seeking Traditional Wicca I was, and still am, a Witch and Priestess and it is in these practices that I concentrate.

I have been weaving my craft since the mid-90's.

To me, witchcraft is the practice of European based cultural, folklore and superstitious magic. In this, sympathethic magic and herbwork are foundational in my practice. With this, I tend to curse more than cure.

Keeping traditions is important to me.
Calling things by their proper name is important to me.
Keeping folk-practices alive is important to me.
Good honest spell-crafting and magic use is the cornerstone of my practice.
Understanding where things come from is important to me.
Calling and stripping bullshit is my speciality. Some people love me for it, some people hate me for it.

I'm a religious conservative but a social liberal.
I am 18 years of age or older
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Favorite Books:
Witchcraft Today – Gardner
The Meaning of Witchcraft – Gardner
A Witches Bible (or ‘What Witches Do and Eight Sabbat’s for Witches) – Stewart & Janet Farrar
Wicca- The Old Religion in the New Age – Crowley
Charge of the Goddess - Valiente
Circle of Fire – Sorita d'Este and David Rankine
Towards the Wiccan Circle – Sorita d'Este
Wicca Magickal Beginnings – Sorita d'Este and David Rankine
The Divine Struggle – Fred Lamond
Lid off the Cauldron – Patricia Crowther
Rebirth of Witchcraft – Doreen Valiente
Religion Without Beliefs – Fred Lammond
Witchcraft for Tomorrow – Doreen Valiente
Witchcrafting – Phillis Currot
Elements of Ritual – Deborah Lipp
Spiral Dance – Starhawk
Drawing Down the Moon – Margot Adler
Magical Rites from the Crystal Well - Ed Fitch
Ethics and the Craft - John J. Coughlin
Mastering Witchcraft – Paul Huson
Hedge Rider - Eric de Vries
Triumph of The Moon – Ronald Hutton
Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration – Heselton
Her Hidden Children - Clifton
The White Goddess – Graves
The new Golden Bough – Frazer
Spells and how they work – Farrar
Man and His Symbols – Carl Jung
History of western philosophy - Bertrand Russell
High Priestess – Patricia Crowther
Magick in theory and practice – Crowley

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At 3:29pm on February 28, 2012, Micheál said…

Och, ar fheabhas! :) Go raibh céad maith agat a Ríona, agus Emma ;) Bhí sé iontach! Tá sé i gceart, maith dom mo bhríste teanga fósta, níl mé ach ag foghlaim. Tá sé iontach deas a fheiceann tú anseo. 

At 3:19am on February 24, 2012, Micheál said…

Go mbeannaí na déithe duit a Ríona! May you have a nice weekend!

 
 
 
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