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The Oracle At Thalamae

nekeuomanteion Jan 19, 2018

This oracle is dedicated to "Ino-Pasiphae" and was described as a "dream oracle" where people would come to sleep and receive prophetic dreams. It was located by a small stream and allegedly had three statues one of Helios the Sun God, one of Pasiphae and the third I know not what of.

The interesting thing here is the tracing of Persephone. Pasiphae as a name has been used interchangeably with Persephone to address this underworld Goddess. In Sicily for example, Persephone and Aphrodite were combined as one Goddess and known as "Aphrodite-Pasiphae" or "Dark Aphrodite". There she was worshipped as a marriage Goddess and protector of children.

Pasiphae was the daughter of Helios the Sun God and an Oceanid by the name of "Perse" whose name means "wide shining" Pasiphae lived in the Temple of the Sun at Colchis, until she was given to marriage to King Minos in Crete. Pasiphae has a niece by the name of Medea, the High Priestess of Hecate who features in the story of Jason and the...

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The Underworld Diaries: Winter Solstice / Keeping The Vigil

the underworld diaries Dec 22, 2017

I've been afraid of my gods. Not of what they would do to me. Not because of which gods they are. But because of what it means to openly represent them. I'm sitting here at 5:AM in the morning. It's dark outside. There is no hint yet, of the rebirth of the sun on the horizon.  The long winter solstice night is not quite over. I woke up about a half an hour ago, with restless thoughts going through my head, and a little bit of depression. So many fears running through my mind. What if I can't make it? What if it doesn't get better? What if everything I have invested in comes to naught? What will the new year bring? These are the thoughts the darkness keeps. This is why the light has to stay lit until the dawn. 

I sat up in bed, and saw that my jar candle in my altar was almost out. I had just a few seconds to grab a stick of incense and reach it into the bottom of the jar before the flame had extinguished itself and then lit what was left of another jar candle, from the...

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The 12th House In Astrology

astrology Dec 11, 2017

In a horoscope, the 12th house is traditionally looked upon with some bias as a “problem” house, which is true, but only because it reflects what is true about human nature. The 12th house in the natal horoscope is in my opinion one's “personal underworld”. It represents the shadow side of our personality, but it also represents where our treasure is hidden. The following hermetic axiom represents the idea of the 12th house and the underworld journey beautifully.

Visit The Interior Parts Of The Earth

By Rectification Thous Shalt Find The Hidden Stone

When analyzing a horoscope, I personally tend to “zone in” on this house to immediately look for “hot spots” or problem areas that might be chronic or acute. These problems tend to be critical to an individuals personal growth. I'm the kind of person that likes to just cut to the chase and get right to the point of the problem if at all possible.

The 12th house can tell us a lot about what...

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Sleep Paralysis

If you have ever awoken in the middle of the dream state, and suddenly felt the terrifying inability to move, then you have experienced a very fascinating phenomena called Sleep Paralysis.

Sleep Paralysis is officially classified as a sleep disorder among some sleep researchers.  Statistically a high percentage of people who experience this phenomena are likely to suffer from Narcolepsy according to sleep study research.  I do apologize that I have forgotten the source material I found this information in, otherwise I would cite it for you.  It was something I came across several years ago on the internet regarding sleep disorder and dream research. 

There is a minor percentage of cases where sleep paralysis can be experienced without any associated Narcoleptic problems. It is this minority percentage of cases that this blog concerns. This minority may have a greater potential for experimental research with altered states of consciousness and out of body...

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The Underworld Diaries: California Wildfires

the underworld diaries Oct 12, 2017

This has been an incredible week of stress.  Two night ago my phone rang at 2 AM in the morning.  It was my mother to tell me the Sheriff department had called and was issuing a mandatory evacuation from our property, due to a forest fire that was in progress, and headed our way, less then two miles to the North of us.  The power was out as well.  Funny, it never occurs to you that the power will be out when a wildfire is headed for your house.  That's not something I ever thought about before. 

So there I was in my pajamas scrambling around in the dark.  My first thought, pack the cat who was laying on the bed.  (Word of advice... when the cat saw the carrier come in the door off of the porch at 2 AM he high tailed it for the doggy door.  I caught him barely in time before he got outside.  Something to consider in the wee hours, in the dark, when you don't know where your flashlight is,  and your adrenaline is running about as...

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Growing Into A Magical Tool

wicca Oct 07, 2017

Image:  The Magic Circle, By John William Waterhouse, 1886


I've been practicing magic for almost years.  Can you believe that in all of this time I have never owned a proper magical ritual wand?  What?  I know right?!  How is this possible?   Now this is not to say I haven't "used" magic wands in ritual.  What I'm saying is that every wand I've ever used, has never been "my wand", and so I never really kept any of them.  I'm probably not the only one out there who has experienced, so for those of you out there who may find yourself in similar predicaments, this blog is for you.

At the beginning of a magical career the student is often taught to set about acquiring the four basic magical tools which correspond to the four basic elements, fire, air, earth and water.

One of the first beginning goals  of magic is to learn to balance the elements within your own psychological nature.  Usually we have an affinity or a...

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The Underworld Diaries: Hell of An Equinox

the underworld diaries Oct 05, 2017

I had grand intentions of ushering in the equinox, formally known as Mabon, with some marvelous idea that I would write yet another post on the meaning of this Wiccan holiday, because there is only about ten million books and other posts just like it out there.  Well that didn't happen.  It's probably just as well.   The Underworld Diaries is the part of my blog where I give myself permission to be a little more transparent about my personal process and my raw thoughts, philosophies, opinions and observations about daily life.  So let me tell you how Mabon was really celebrated this year here at the underworld temple. 

With the underworld Gods as my household deities, usually when Autumn Equinox comes around, I grieve the loss of summer very mildly, and get ready to huddle in for the winter, crochet on my blanket, do my bead work, and enter the cave thoughtfully, calmly and slowly. This year though.... there was no entering the cave slowly and...

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The Astrology Of Donald Trump: 12th House Pluto

astrology Aug 10, 2017

The Astrology Of Donald Trump: 12th House Pluto

After observing the intensity of national and potentially global phenomena as a result of Trump assuming office, I decided it was time to take a closer look at the astrology of the man who is to be at the forefront of our lives for a minimum of the next four years. Having specialized in underworld mythology it is no wonder that the topic of Pluto in Donald Trumps natal 12th house became of particular interest and concern for me.

All astrological patterns have positive and negative expressions. A placement of a particular planet in any area of a chart is not good or bad on it's own. Astrologers, myself included must constantly guard against our own biases. Combinations of astrological patterns in a natal

horoscope indicate important life and karmic lessons that the individual is here on planet earth to learn. What is important to understand is that "learning" is a matter of "free will". We either choose to learn or we don't. Our choices...

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The nine laws of your magical cat

wicca Aug 03, 2017

Wikipedia tells us that: In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as "familiars" or "animal guides") were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic.

A familiar can be any kind of animal, but the most commonly known familiar is the  witches cat.   In the spirit of good humor I have compiled some words of wisdom for you about tips for living in harmony with, and understanding the inter-dimensional quantum physics laws, of your familiars' capabilities.

1. Your familiar is capable of manipulating time.  You know that rule that says "East is where the witch says it is?"  Well... the same applies to your familiars' feeding schedule.  Breakfast is when your familiar says it is.  And yes some mornings it is 6 AM, and some mornings there may be mercy and you get to sleep till 6:05.  Other days 6 AM...

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Cerberus, Guard Dog Of The Underworld

nekeuomanteion Jul 27, 2017

Photo Credit: (Roman Statue)

By User Nabokov; "Photo by Tom Oates" - Detail einer römischen Marmorstatue um 180 n. Chr., Archäologisches Museum Iraklio, Kreta, CC BY-SA 3.0,


In a previous post, I discussed the site of the Sybil of Cumae.   The sybil was the primary oracle Priestess of Cumae in Italy. There in her mysterious oracle chamber she sat flanked on her stone throne by her two ferocious dogs. Many of the local coins of the region depict a three headed dog , now known mythically as Cerberus, and scholars believe that Cerberus must have been a very important magical icon in the region during ancient times. So what is the significance of this ferocious three headed beast commonly known as “Fluffy” in Harry Potter, and how did he come to be?
It has been my experience that mythology is a very elaborate cipher system and more often then not its’ lore refers to ancient...

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