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what religion would my beliefs fall under?

what religion would my beliefs fall under?
i’ve been wondering for the past few days, what religion i would be if i were to choose an organized religion. please, no “why do you need a set religion?” or “your beliefs are wrong. try jesus.” 🙂

i believe in continuous reincarnation. no heaven no nirvana at any point, ever. continuous reincarnation for eternity.

i believe in karma.

i do NOT believe in a personified god. there is no magic man upstairs that set everything into action. if anything, what we call God is the Universe itself. humans are part of what we call god, the earth is, the animals are, the trees are, other planets are. i suppose you could call it Mother Earth but not to be mistaken, it doesn’t just include our dinky little planet. this is my strongest belief. i would never believe in gods/goddesses/a god/a goddess.

i believe evolution is the primary origin of most species, with a beginning i’m fuzzy about 🙂

everything else is mostly atheist beliefs. except i believe in ghosts. and tarot cards and divination are immensely interesting to me, but i don’t believe they have any supernatural significance.

thank you everyone 🙂 feel free to ask me anything. thanks again.
🙁 yahoo, you’ve upset me.

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You’re a Reincarnationist, a very spiritual person and waaaay ahead of your time.

What can keep one so attracted to the gloomy, the morbid, the mysterious, the mortal?
I am perfectly aware that this amount of text is overwhelming for the average Internet-surfer; feel free to skip as much as you like.

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I assume that, possibly, this attraction of mine might be related to the fact that my childhood was, in most part, spent in social isolation from my peers—mostly due to lingual and cultural barriers, I suppose—after my parents migrated with me to a foreign country when I was 4-years-old. It’s not necessarily so, however. The Freudian Death Drive often comes to mind when I speculate on this question. The question cannot be analysed thoroughly by you without me providing you with further information of this attraction’s manifestation in my life. 😐

Since childhood I’ve been a rather bizarre chap. My earliest memory of such a fascination is from the time when I was 5-years-old. Then I sometimes enjoyed to imitate the Byronic hero, dressing in dark clothing and trying to seem extraordinarily and eccentrically indifferent to everything, and I even remember an attempt to build a coffin for myself, being inspired by Bram Stoker’s story of ‘Count Dracula’; nevertheless, of course that, at that time, no matter how strongly I tried to look emotionless, the childish character always overtook me, hehe. ^_^

By the age of 7, I became literally obsessed with the Christian concept of the devil and the eschatological symbolism of the Apocalypse of John. Later I also got into Norse mythology, religions of the African diaspora and the such, but at that time it was mostly about Christianity; which, unfortunately, didn’t mean to me anything but carving reversed pentagrams and pentacles on wood, signing them with the ‘Number of the Beast’. I remember how my eyes glowed with delight when, still aged 7, in my parent’s bedroom I discovered a tarot card depicting the Devil. I was taken several times to psychologists by my parents because my parents were concerned about the recurring motive of bloodshed and torture in my drawings (although I was excellent at drawing, let me boast). ;-P

With the arrival of puberty I began searching myself in the world, experimenting with such things as sex and drugs. It was not until the age of 12 that I awoke with the realisation of the futility of all human endeavour. It triggered that which I would define as an existential crisis, manifesting brightly for a period of about a year or so (including suicidal thoughts, mind you). At that time I took an atheistic, anti-Christian position, also adopting an Epicurean or LaVeyan kind of hedonism. A year later, though, I tried living my life for some time as a religious theist after being initiated into my father’s Hassidic Judaism. “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2) :-\

If you’re wondering where I am now, I’m 16-years-old and currently residing in Ukraine with my grandmother—fascinated with various philosophies and religions such as Thelema, spiritually oriented as agnostic, nihilistic, hedonistic, pragmatic, mystic—consciously bisexual, not very social but not isolated either—an aesthetic appreciation of the introverted sides of life, albeit without rejection of the extroverted pleasures it offers—hoping to use appropriately the time left for me upon this earth. o_o

Curiously, this attraction—fascination, interest, drive, call it as you will—has undoubtedly influenced my personality in many aspects; for example, my tastes in clothing, music, literature and film. As a retrophile, I admire Gothic architecture for its beauty and grandiosity, for its sense of mystery and a vibe of aristocratic arrogance. My favourite deity is, perhaps, Loki or Dhumavati or MarĆŸanna, the last being the goddess of death in my native pantheon, although I do have ‘brighter’ deities in my favourites. I like pale skin and, on some people, even dark circles underneath their eyes. Obviously, my favourite bird is the raven (yeah, like in that Allan Poe poem), and I’m considering to adopt a black cat, naming it ‘Lucifer’ (humorously, I got the idea from the 1950 Cinderella film). I don’t like exposure to sunshine, so summer is definitely not my favourite season; that title is taken by autumn. Aye, how glorious is she, the fair maiden Autumn, the season of Nature’s moribund! =D

What doth it mean?
@Dani, that’s why I left a message at the head of the thread, saying,

“I am perfectly aware that this amount of text is overwhelming for the average Internet-surfer; feel free to skip as much as you like”,

which means you can skip it altogether if you don’t feel like reading it—but you didn’t read even that? Oh, come on, people, have you ever heard about literacy? It has been around for millenia.
@ye bo, okay
 what the hell does your answer have to do with the question?
@Abomination of Desolation,

93

Hm, I should have used a dash there instead of a comma in order to avoid confusion like I had intended to. No, I didn’t use all those ‘tic-suffixed’ adjectives to describe Thelema; I used them to describe my own worldview and spiritual perception.

Is Thelema nihilistic? Ill, for Thelema’s Evangelium is way too optimistic, extroverted and outgoing to be associated with this word. This is not to say that Crowley didn’t have nihilistic ideas of his own, first arising during his years in Cambridge and later appearing in some of his writings.

Is Thelema hedonistic? Probably so. “When you drink and dance and take delight, you are not being ‘immoral’, you are not ‘risking your immortal soul’; you are fulfilling the precepts of our holy religion—provided only that you remember to regard your actions in this light.” (Liber DCCCXXXVII: ‘The Law of Liberty’)

Is Thelema agnostic? Well, it’s hard to tell because Thelema doesn’t impose a particular belief system
@Abomination of Desolation,

Is Thelema agnostic? Well, it’s hard to tell because Thelema doesn’t impose a particular belief system regarding Divinity.

Thelema does have its Pantheon, but I haven’t met much Thelemites who view the Deities thereof as more than archetypes or

symbolic characters to be revered. Crowley writes that the personifications in question are there merely ‘for literary

convenience’ (source: part II of the introduction to Liber AL vel Legis). Let it be brought to attention that the Prophet

self-identified as agnostic during the time of the reception of the Book (source: ‘The Equinox of the Gods’), which is a view

that he apparently retained later in his life (source: ‘Magick without Tears’, chapter XXX).

I do wish to debate this further with you. If you are reading this and are sharing the same wish as I, feel welcomed to

contact me by email: mortimerlanin@gmail.com

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The above-shown irregular braking of paragraphs happened accidentally; ignore the queer gait.
@Lika,

“[… U]nderstanding yourself can give a start to stop associating yourself with them [the unconscious roles of ego].”

That sentence of yours caught my attention. The dangers of associating oneself with the unconscious—I was taking some personal notes about it just before posting my question on the website. I was lead to it by Carl Jung’s rebuke of this desire of mysticism present in many cultures, the desire to unite with God, which is a desire of identification with the unconscious, according to his notion. I suspect this desire is a disguised or subliminal longing for death; thereby, a morbid and unhealthy desire.

In ‘The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga’ he writes: “That is one of the great difficulties in experiencing the unconscious—that one identifies with it and becomes a fool. You must not identify with the unconscious; you must keep outside, detached, and observe objectively what happens.”

Suggestion by Dani
soz but thats alot to read

Suggestion by Lika
As I see it you’ve created that world of your own, dark and grave, having an eminent intellectual potential you use it that way. In a way, you had no other choice – feeling yourself separated ( isolated fragment of the Universe – that’s how I feel it from your story) you were impacted by your unconscious fears – every ego is full of them, fears provoked thoughts, you were trapped in them, generating new fantasies and attracted by the certain things, also black or ominous… your brilliant mind did the job. Actually what you have described are the roles of ego, and as long as they are unconscious, you can’t stop playing them. I think it’s a great thing that you are asking this question now, understanding yourself can give a start to stop associating yourself with them, thus you’ll be able to make a shift from conditioning into awareness. Does it make sense for you?
I can give you a link to listen to an interview on the state of no mind and different frequencies and levels, and if it resonates with you, I am sure you’ll easily find more opportunities for yourself for such a shift into the space of consciousness, which is absolutely opposite to the mind and its games.
http://www.newrealities.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1210&Itemid=1153

Hope you find the truth and love 🙂

Suggestion by Abomination of Desolation
93,

I don’t care about most of that [Indeed you would not like the word I’d use to describe what you described], except this: “Thelema, spiritually oriented as agnostic, nihilistic, hedonistic, pragmatic, mystic”

Thelema is not Nihilistic, nor is it hedonistic [In the traditional sense]. It’s also not “Agnostic,” as it follows in the Gnostic traditions with the standard ‘Occult’ [As in, the philosophy developed in the Renaissance Occult circles]definition of “Divinity.”

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What can keep one so attracted to the gloomy, the morbid, the mysterious, the mortal?

What can keep one so attracted to the gloomy, the morbid, the mysterious, the mortal?
I am perfectly aware that this amount of text is overwhelming for the average Internet-surfer; feel free to skip as much as you like.

______________________________________

I assume that, possibly, this attraction of mine might be related to the fact that my childhood was, in most part, spent in social isolation from my peers—mostly due to lingual and cultural barriers, I suppose—after my parents migrated with me to a foreign country when I was 4-years-old. It’s not necessarily so, however. The Freudian Death Drive often comes to mind when I speculate on this question. The question cannot be analysed thoroughly by you without me providing you with further information of this attraction’s manifestation in my life. 😐

Since childhood I’ve been a rather bizarre chap. My earliest memory of such a fascination is from the time when I was 5-years-old. Then I sometimes enjoyed to imitate the Byronic hero, dressing in dark clothing and trying to seem extraordinarily and eccentrically indifferent to everything, and I even remember an attempt to build a coffin for myself, being inspired by Bram Stoker’s story of ‘Count Dracula’; nevertheless, of course that, at that time, no matter how strongly I tried to look emotionless, the childish character always overtook me, hehe. ^_^

By the age of 7, I became literally obsessed with the Christian concept of the devil and the eschatological symbolism of the Apocalypse of John. Later I also got into Norse mythology, religions of the African diaspora and the such, but at that time it was mostly about Christianity; which, unfortunately, didn’t mean to me anything but carving reversed pentagrams and pentacles on wood, signing them with the ‘Number of the Beast’. I remember how my eyes glowed with delight when, still aged 7, in my parent’s bedroom I discovered a tarot card depicting the Devil. I was taken several times to psychologists by my parents because my parents were concerned about the recurring motive of bloodshed and torture in my drawings (although I was excellent at drawing, let me boast). ;-P

With the arrival of puberty I began searching myself in the world, experimenting with such things as sex and drugs. It was not until the age of 12 that I awoke with the realisation of the futility of all human endeavour. It triggered that which I would define as an existential crisis, manifesting brightly for a period of about a year or so (including suicidal thoughts, mind you). At that time I took an atheistic, anti-Christian position, also adopting an Epicurean or LaVeyan kind of hedonism. A year later, though, I tried living my life for some time as a religious theist after being initiated into my father’s Hassidic Judaism. “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2) :-\

If you’re wondering where I am now, I’m 16-years-old and currently residing in Ukraine with my grandmother—fascinated with various philosophies and religions such as Thelema, spiritually oriented as agnostic, nihilistic, hedonistic, pragmatic, mystic—consciously bisexual, not very social but not isolated either—an aesthetic appreciation of the introverted sides of life, albeit without rejection of the extroverted pleasures it offers—hoping to use appropriately the time left for me upon this earth. o_o

Curiously, this attraction—fascination, interest, drive, call it as you will—has undoubtedly influenced my personality in many aspects; for example, my tastes in clothing, music, literature and film. As a retrophile, I admire Gothic architecture for its beauty and grandiosity, for its sense of mystery and a vibe of aristocratic arrogance. My favourite deity is, perhaps, Loki or Dhumavati or MarĆŸanna, the last being the goddess of death in my native pantheon, although I do have ‘brighter’ deities in my favourites. I like pale skin and, on some people, even dark circles underneath their eyes. Obviously, my favourite bird is the raven (yeah, like in that Allan Poe poem), and I’m considering to adopt a black cat, naming it ‘Lucifer’ (humorously, I got the idea from the 1950 Cinderella film). I don’t like exposure to sunshine, so summer is definitely not my favourite season; that title is taken by autumn. Aye, how glorious is she, the fair maiden Autumn, the season of Nature’s moribund! =D

What doth it mean?
@Abomination of Desolation, I replied to you in my duplicate post hereof. Contact me if you would like to continue the discussion.

mortimerlanin@gmail.com
@gldjns,

Let me put forth an assumption concerning the stance of the supernatural or the paranormal in this sketch. The supernatural represents the unknown, which is represented by unconsciousness or oblivion, which is represented by death; it might be thus linked to ‘Todestrieb’, the death drive. I can see the connexion. Howbeit, I surely have no intentions to repress my attraction to things of this kind: even if the attraction is indeed related to an unhealthy morbidity, it is almost certainly a symptom, not a cause—a symptom of, perhaps, an unreserved flaw. I’m not stressed about this, and I have other plans for now. Farewell! and have fun.
@~Scorpios Rule~, @Mooseseatto suspended,

See the above.

Suggestion by Mooseseatto suspended
I’d guess it’s the mystery of that stuff that attracts you.

Suggestion by ~Scorpios Rule~
id guess its the not knowing of an outcome that excites you, it gives you something to explore, uppose to when you were younger you had no choice in what was going to happen!

Suggestion by gldjns
You are undoubtedly very intellectual. You also have a great perception of things morbid and supernatural. It is not stemmed from negativity, but curiosity about the world of which we know very little, and the fascination of that world. It’s too bad that the supernatural had been given some bad connotation because it is in direct opposition of what the Bible teaches; good conquering evil.

I suggest you continue to explore all the avenues of that world, and to be able to speak intellectually about it. You have the makings of a great speaker or author of the subject, if indeed you aren’t one already! And if people call you the prodigy of the underworld, just flash your fangs at them. Only kidding. Good luck!

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Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr?

Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr?
I lost my booklet for this deck, and I’ve been looking for an online booklet… Preferably free. Anyone know how I can get it?
I want the booklet because I want to learn the meaning of the cards from the creator’s eyes.
I wish I could just find the meanings online at least… I don’t need the booklet itself.
You can find the general beginner’s deck, rider of the wait (sp?) meanings on like a hundred sites. lol

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pretty sure I’ve seen it on ebay

Suggestion by Shyra
I second oldnodd, ebay is your friend on this one.

Would you read something like this?
Bear with me, I’ve just started working on the story so I still have holes to work through. I have this great program that goes step by step through the story, so I’ll plug my idea in soon and start working on it and make it not so…well, crappy. But first I want to get opinions on the basic idea. And when I say basic I mean very, very basic. I’m not going to go into detail about what happens throughout the story..mostly just the beginning and end.

Here’s the deal with the two of them: Roma is a 300 year old immortal. A long time ago when he was a lowly gypsy he was killed by guards who broke into his tent. Luckily for him, the moon was out and was shining bright. Selene, the moon goddess, took mercy on him and infused him with the moon’s power so he could live again, but this time as a Moon Warrior.

Basically that means the only tie the Warrior has to life is through the moon’s power and if it’s taken away then they die. It also means that their free will is taken from them and they’re completely controlled by Selene. They may or may not get the ability to shapeshift…I haven’t decided yet.

Jump ahead 300 years…Roma is one of the best Moon Warriors out there and Selene has put most of her trust into him. But one day when Clair wanders into his tent to have a tarot reading with her friend, Selene marks her for death. This confuses him because she’s only human and the moon goddess rarely bothers with them. Still, he is indebted to the goddess so over the next week he tries to kill Clair.

But he fails. She manages to elude him for a while…until she’s cornered. But then she piques his curiosity by wondering aloud what anyone could possibly want with a human like her. Roma, being the curious being that he is, agrees to find out what it is but vows to kill her quickly. There’s probably going to be more to it than that, but I haven’t decided yet.

Then they go on their interesting journey, slowly figuring out what Selene wants with Clair. It will probably have to do with Clair’s inner strength, which is remarkable for a human and something Selene wants to harness for herself. There may be a prophecy thrown in for good measure as well.

Selene is finally tipped off as to what is happening (Roma hasn’t actually been breaking any of her rules so there was nothing to alarm her) so she makes a visit to Earth. Roma is forced to bend to Selene’s will but Clair manages to fight it, since she’s not a Warrior. The goddess and Clair get into a fight which Clair wins (but only because Selene withdraws back to her kingdom, taking Roma with her).

Clair realizes that she’s in big trouble if she doesn’t get someone on her side, so she decides to go sell her life force to the only person who is stronger than Selene; Helios, the sun god.

That’s probably going to be where the book leaves off. There’s a lot of stuff that I emitted (like the entire middle) since, like I said, I haven’t ironed out the details and I didn’t want to write the whole book here anyway. It’s going to be a series though and, if you’re interested, the next book is basically going to be about Helios helping Clair, taking a particular (potentially deadly for her and Roma) interest in her, and then Clair having to turn to none other than Selene to help. But that story is even more hazy than this one.

So. Tell me what you think.
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it.

What I had originally intended was for Roma’s situation to be explained in bits and pieces throughout the story as he and Clair got to know each other, but your comment actually got me to thinking. The story is probably going to be in Clair’s POV (I might switch between, though…I don’t know), but now I think I’m going to add a bit at the very beginning in Roma’s POV, detailing his death. I think this would be the best choice and it would be overall less confusing for the reader. Thanks a lot, I’m not sure if I would have thought of that by myself 😛
Never Mind:

Thank you so much! I love to have people’s insights and you had some great ideas!

Your suggestions actually hit on a few ideas that I purposely left out.

When I mentioned that Selene wants Clair killed both to absorb her life force and possibly because of a prophecy I meant for it to be kind of like Selene has been watching Clair for a while. There will be a reason there for Selene to want to have her killed and it’s probably going to be because of some sort of prophecy. I was kind of thinking of having her be the one destined to destroy Selene, which you mentioned for Roma.

I plan on having some romantic tension between Roma and Clair. You made a good point about him having no reason to spare her, and curiosity isn’t that great of a motivator. So I’ll probably have to do some navigating to make that work out.

And finally, when you mentioned perhaps the sun god and the moon goddess don’t get along, that’s actually what the second book will be
based on, since I’m bringing Helios in at the very end of the first book. But you’re totally right, there needs to be a reason Selene wants to save Roma and you provided some very good ones. I was mostly intrigued with the idea of him being her son and also that he used to be a sun warrior.

I suppose I could make it so he is also meant to bring down the sun goddess, but that would bring up the question as to why she would send Roma after Clair. Why would she want two people who could destroy her to be put together? Maybe to destroy each other. Or, I guess, running with the son of the moon thing, she could altered Roma’s fetus while he was in his mother’s womb, creating the (what she thought, anyway) perfect moon warrior, meant to counteract the prophecy.

Anyway, don’t mind my idea-throwing-around here 😛 thanks a lot for the insight!

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