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September Birthdays and September Rememberance

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 13 September, 2015 at 0:40 Comments comments (0)

Fellow Domani and Readers,

       There is a reason I waited this time for the birthday announcements... But we'll get to them first for this month before I speak...

       Lady Dame Blades SongDancer ni DarkFyre: provincial ruler of Fasinthe'Iaur, Sil Magra, celebrated her 40th birthday on the 2nd...

       Lady New Cycle Foster Wolven Draoi, citizen of the Realm of Aquaterra, celebrated her 43rd birthday on the 6th...

       Ruavanna Aleanraheal, citizen of the Realm of Remal, celebrated her 48th birthday on the 8th...

       Anzi, citizen of the Realm of FairyStone, celebrated her 73rd birthday yesterday...

       ShadowHeaert DarkFyre the Crimson Dawn: citizen of the Realm of Belle Terres, and Dame Fly: Raven Knight of the Realm of Western Divisia, will celebrate their 41st and 34th birthdays on the 14th...

       Crown-Prince Cian DarkFyre, citizen of the Realm of the Dells, will celebrate his 7th birthday on the 15th...

       Kristathyst, citizen of the Realm of the Dells, will celebrate her 39th birthday on the 17th...

       Lady Dame Cerridwen Moonshadow ni Avalon, co-Ruler of the Realm of Remal, will celebrate her 57th birthday on the 22nd...

       Gary, citizen of the Realm of the Mists, will celebrate his 53rd birthday on the 28th...

       Lady Dame Hope Witchfyre ni DarkFyre: provincial ruler of Mynyddoedd, Realm of Lumina, will celebrate her 40th birthday on the 29th...


       Fourteen years ago yesterday, the world ended, and inmore ways than one... 

       Fourteen years ago yesterday, the world began again, and life continued...

       Evil will try its best, but in the end, life goes on... So, therefore, must we...


                     Good Dreaming and Blessed Be...

                     -Lord Shadow

       

Belated Wedding Announcement

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 8 August, 2015 at 11:50 Comments comments (0)

Fellow Domani and Readers,

       As we all know in the past couple months, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage is legal in the United States of America: a victory in the fight for equal rights for all that was, light all other victories before it, a long time coming...

       One of our own celebrated that victory by getting married...

        Lady Dame Dena ni Nine Death Storms, Ruler of the Realm of Astoria, married her partner, Gail, on the evening of July 8th, 2015, in Washington State... She and Gail had been together for a giood number of years, and love each other more than can be said... And while they, no anyone else for that matter, needs a proclamation, law, or piece of paper to have that love, it is good that finally steps forward can be taken to where theirs, and those of others in the gay community, will no longer be seen as invalid...

       On a personal note, Lady Dena has been my sister for a good many years now... And I love her and Gail very much... They have all my love and all my hopes...

       Again, congratulations to Lady Dena and her new wife, Gail... God Dreaming to them, and to all of you...

       Blessed Be...

                     -Lord Shadow

July/August Birthdays

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 8 August, 2015 at 11:15 Comments comments (0)

Fellow Domani,

       Here are the birthdays for July and August of 2015... all apologies for the tardiness...

       For the month of July:...

       Lexia Clearwater, citizen of the Realm of the Dells and Master Herbalist of the Domani Healers Hall, celebrated her 44th birthday on the 6th...

       Anthony Smith, citizen ofthe realm of the Dells, celebrated his 10th birthday on the 7th...

       Snowaidene the Snow Queen, High Queen of the Domain and Realms and Ruler of the Realm of Snowdonia, celebrated her 60th birthday on the 9th...

       The Winter Wolf, citizen of the Realm of the Dreamtime, celebrated his 23rd birthday on the 10th...

       Moon Lightning, citizen of the Realm of Sil Magra, celebrated his 10th birthday on the 22nd...

       For the month of August:...

       Lady Dame Mala Moragain the White Lady ni Avalon, ruler of the Realm of Saint Lawrence, celebrated her 40th birthday on the 3rd...

       Izabella, citizen of the Realm of Belle Terres, celebrated her 42nd birthday on the 5th...

       Twilight R. Clearwater, citizen of the Realm of  the Dells, celebrated her 20th birthday today...

       Crone, citizen of the Realm of Belle Terres, will celebrate her 61st birthday tomorrow on the 9th...

       Lady Dame Tivona ni Avani-Prajapala, ruler of the Realm of Belle Terres, will celebrate her 44th birthday on the 10th...

       Lady Dame Dena ni Nine Death Storms, ruler of the Realm of Astoria, will celebrate her 56th birthday on the 19th...

       Lady Dame Atara Eve DarkFyre ni Nine Death Storms, provinicial ruler of Spirit's Whisper, Sil Magra, will celebrate her 41st birthday on the 21st...

       Lady Dame Xanthi Senara the Silent ni VoceDeConscienza, Imperial Truthspeaker of the Domain and Ruler of the Realm of the Dells, will celebrate her 44th birthday on the 27th...

       Raven Icon Fire Star, citizen of the Realm of the Dells, will celebrate her 32nd birthday on the 30th...

       Dame Aradiana Sheehan, Knight-Commander of the Domain and Realms, and citizen of the Realm of Sil Magra, will celebrate her 51st birthday on the 31st...

       Happy birthday, belated, on time, and to come, to all of you... Good Dreaming to you, and Blessed Be...

                     -Lord Shadow

Thanks to Islamic extremism, Iraqi Kurds revive ancient Kurdish Zoroastrianism religion

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 14 June, 2015 at 0:25 Comments comments (12)

 

SLEMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The small, ancient religion of Zoroastrianism is being revived in Iraqi Kurdistan. Followers say locals should join because it’s a truly Kurdish belief. Others say the revival is a reaction to extremist Islam.

 

One of the smallest and oldest religions in the world is experiencing a revival in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. The religion has deep Kurdish roots – it was founded by Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra, who was born in Iranian Kurdistan (the Kurdish part of Iran) and the religion’s sacred book, the Avesta, was written in an ancient language from which the Kurdish language derives. However this century it is estimated that there are only around 190,000 believers in the world – as Islam became the dominant religion in the region during the 7th century, Zoroastrianism more or less disappeared.



http://ekurd.net/iraqi-kurds-revive-ancient-kurdish-zoroastrianism-religion-2015-05-29

June Birthdays

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 12 June, 2015 at 18:10 Comments comments (0)

Fellow Domani,

       Here is the list of birthdays for the month of June... By far, it is our shortest list...

       Landgrave Sir Nuni Mato Darkheart the Chaos Keeper ap Mataraunga-Whakahau-Mi'riaghailt, ruler of the Realm of the Dreamtime, celebrated his 35th birthday on the 11th...

       Brenda DarkFyre,citizen of the Realm of Sil Magra,celebrates her 67th birthday today...

       Dragon Star ap Star-in-Darkness, citizen of the Realm of LoneStar, will celebrate his 40th birthday on the 15th...

       And Lady Dame Danielle Adamantia Starhawk the Shieldmaiden, ruler of the Realm of the Mists, will celebrate her 56th birthday on the 25th...

       Happy birthday to all our June birthday children... May they be peaceful, and in the matter of the season, relatively comfortable...

       Dream Well...

                     -Lord Shadow

Spring Birthdays...

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 5 May, 2015 at 18:55 Comments comments (0)

Fellow Domani,

       My apologies for the last month or so... Things have been in transition... But rest assured, I haven't forgotten... Waiting till after Beltaine seemed the right time for making birthday announcements... And here they are for April and May...

       April Birthdays:

       Lady Dame WiccanStarFairy ni Nine Death Storms, co-Ruler of the Realm of Sil Magra, celebrated her 36th birthday on the 5th...

       Danti di Acionna, citizen of the Dells, celebrated her 50th birthday on the 20th...

       Obsidian Princess, citizen of the Realm of the Dells, celebrated her 39th birthday on the 26th...

       Cara LilLove ShadowFox DarkFyre, citizen of the Realm of Lumina, celebrated her 40th birthday on the 30th...

       May Birthdays:...

       Phoenix Nefertari, citizen of the Realm of LoneStar, celebrated her 42nd birthday on the 2nd...

       Squire Night Owl Death and Destiny, citizen of the Realm of Lumina, will celebrate his 27th birthday onthe 7th...

       Prince Alec Chan DarkFyre, citizen of the Realm of Sil Magra, will celebrate his 15th birthday on the 26th...

       Viceroy Heljrskien Wolven Draoi, citizen of the Realm of Aquaterra, will celebrate his 35th birthday on the 30th...

       Those are all the birthdays for the months of May and June... May all your days, not just your birthdays, be blessed... Good Dreaming...

                     -Lord Shadow

Column: Poverty, Worth and the Hovering Ghost of Calvin

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 26 April, 2015 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)

From the Wild Hunt - http://www.wildhunt.org

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Alley Valkyrie — April 24, 2015 — 14 Comments

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” – Herman Melville

 

I. Perception and Ideology

 

Standing on one corner of an intersection on a main drag in Eugene, Oregon, a young man with earbuds dances around while waving and twirling a “Little Caesars” sign in the shape of an arrow that’s pointing toward the restaurant. He stands out there most days from 9 to 5, and most likely makes $9.10 an hour, minimum wage in this state. One only has to stand and observe the dancing sign guy on the corner for a few minutes to notice the reaction to his presence is mostly positive. People wave from cars driving by; others honk,and some give a thumbs-up. The dancing sign man returns the energy as well as the friendly hand signals. He not only receives praise but obvious showings of empathy, especially on a hot day like this one. “You must be sweating!” one woman yells. “Be careful out there!”

 

On the other corner, a man also stands with a sign. He has earflaps instead of earbuds, however, and its pretty apparent that his physical condition doesn’t allow him to dance. His sign says, “Unemployed, Homeless, Anything Helps.” And, one only has to observe him for a few minutes to notice the reaction to his presence is opposite to what the dancing sign man across the street receives. I watched drivers who refused to make eye contact; others who muttered ‘get a job’ under their breath; others who yelled ‘get a job’ quite loudly; one woman who honked at him, and a car full of frat boys who rolled down their window as though they were going to give him money only to then to roll up the window laughing and drive away quickly as the man walked towards their car. I watched for fifteen minutes or so and saw him take in one dollar and some change, which puts his hourly take-in at well under the $9.10 an hour that the dancing sign man across the street receives.

 

We live in a society where a person who stands on a street corner doing absolutely nothing other than waving a sign advertising for a business is not only perceived as legitimately ‘earning a living,’ but also receives empathy, praise, and positive reaction from passers-by. And a person who stands on a nearly identical corner with a sign advertising their own personal state of misfortune is not treated kindly but treated as worthless, is yelled at to get a job, and is subjected to repeated public humiliation.

 

- See more at: http://wildhunt.org/2015/04/poverty-worth-and-the-hovering-ghost-of-calvin.html#sthash.nIBJLVfT.dpuf


Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 26 April, 2015 at 0:45 Comments comments (0)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 1,180 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 1,130 people were confirmed dead across Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

http://news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-felt-nepals-capital-063242616.html

http://yahoonews.tumblr.com/post/117339263087/photos-from-the-ground-devastating-earthquake

A Glimpse into History: �??A Spell of Witchcraft�?? Radio Programs Re-released

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 25 April, 2015 at 13:20 Comments comments (0)

From the Wild Hunt - http://www.wildhunt.org

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Terence P Ward — April 21, 2015 — 1 Comment

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND –The year was 1971 and, despite the death of Gerald Gardner some years before, Wicca was continuing to gain adherents. The high priest and priestess of the Sheffield coven of witches, Arnold and Patricia Crowther, who had been initiated by Gardner in 1960, were emerging as strong voices of the movement. Their voices were markedly amplified when they produced A Spell of Witchcraft, a show on BBC Radio Sheffield, explaining to listeners through a half-dozen twenty-minute segments what modern witchcraft was really like.

 

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Patricia Crowther [Courtesy Photo]

Those programs have recently been made available online by the Centre for Pagan Studies (CPS). Patricia Crowther provided the original cassette recordings, which were digitized and, with approval of the BBC, upload for public consumption.

- See more at: http://wildhunt.org/#sthash.k0Kf8PQ0.dpuf

One Big Healthy Sustainable Earth

Posted by ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron on 25 April, 2015 at 13:20 Comments comments (0)

From the Wild Hunt - http://www.wildhunt.org

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Heather Greene — April 22, 2015 — 5 Comments

       In 2014, an estimated 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City and another 40,000 in London in the biggest protest to draw attention to global climate change. The protesters came from all walks of life to stand together to raise awareness and demand action. The landmark event demonstrated, if nothing else, the universality of the concern and the growing acceptance that climate change must be addressed now.

       However, for the average person, affecting real change can become overwhelming and discouraging. Where do I begin? What can I do? Will recycling a newspaper or using cloth grocery bags actually help? In a past Wild Hunt article on fracking, activist Courtney Weber, co-founder of Pagan Environmental Coalition – New York City, said, “I can’t fight for bees, deforestation and the black rhino. Philosophically I can. But practically I can’t.” She recommended that people, ‘Pick what’s local. Pick what makes you mad.”

 

       Unfortunately, even at a local level, there seems to be an overwhelming number of causes that can make “you mad” from polluted waters and the KXL pipeline to deforestation of rainforests, such as in Tasmania, and the near extinction of species, such as the Black Rhino. Where does a single person begin to affect real change? Not everyone can be a full-time activist.

 

- See more at: http://wildhunt.org/#sthash.k0Kf8PQ0.dpuf


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