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Wed, Jun. 9th, 2004, 04:35 pm
jenny_evergreen: Guide Content - Mother and Father, NSEWI

With thanks to the original author. :) Comments, suggestions, and so on are sought and welcomed as always!

Looking eastward, we see the Mother and Father as children. Everything in the world is new to them, so their greatest drive is learning - learning as much information as possible, learning skills, learning how to think and reason.

Looking southward, we see the Mother and Father as teenagers. They are driven by passion, whether it is the passion of their newly awakening sexuality, or the passion for causes and ideals.

Looking westward, we see the Mother and Father as adults. They are parents or teachers or mentors or other similar figures. Their function is nurturing, promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of those in their care.

Looking northward, we see the Mother and Father as elders. They are the holders of wisdom. Wisdom comes from knowledge, experience, and perspective, and includes knowing when to speak out and when to keep silent.

Looking inward, we see the Mother and Father as ourselves. Whatever age we are, whatever our individual place on the path, we are our own Mother and Father. They wear our faces...and we wear theirs.

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004 01:54 am (UTC)

Interesting. Compass directions are something I've used for years in my private ritual. The wording is vastly different between this and mine, but the meanings are mostly there. In mine I have beginnings, emotional depths, knowledge, and then finally endings/memories (leading back to new beginnings).

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004 03:42 am (UTC)

Many pagan, neopagan, and other magic/mystery-oriented religions use a symbol system for the directions. The most usual one is:
CenterSpirit(outside of time)(seasonless)White, or rainbow

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)

Groovy table, Ace. (I'm way too lazy to post something like that, so thanks. ;)

There's stuff on that table that doesn't click with me (green? for winter? yellow? for dawn?) Which is why I've never been into that symbology. I love this one, though. :)

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)

the whole system of attributions comes mainly from Ceremonial Magick, which, in turn, is derived from a number of much older sources, including Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Roman, Greek, and Kabbalistic teachings. the color attributions come mainly from the elemental symbolism.

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)

I've never been one for compass directions, but I really loved this.