My Religion- Christo Paganism
With the recent forums on HubPages that I have participated in I feel more of a need to explain my beliefs as well as bring up a problems that is at hand. It seems that people are bringing down others due to their beliefs here on HubPages, like anywhere else. I find that now more than any other time we should accept others, not because of what the believe in or don't believe. Not because of their outward appearances but because of who they are with their personality.
I am a Christo Pagan. Yes, I realize it's strange to hear. A Pagan that believes in the Christian God. Isn't that against everything? I don't feel like that at all. I was raised a Christian but I've found more of a connection with the Pagan way. Except the Christian God will always be a God I believe in.
Calling Upon The Watchtowers
This is an act that is involved in rituals that Pagans will do to start out with as they open the circle. Instead of calling upon the Guardians, The Watchtowers or the Elementals, I call upon Archangels like Michael, Uriel, Gabriel and Raphael.
Archangel Michael is the angel of unity and defender of light. He is the guardian of humans on Earth and is known to be the angel of the south. Also to be the angel of Summer Michael is of the element Fire.
Archangel Gabriel is the angel of mercy, annunciation, death and Resurrection. He is the angel of the moon. His season is Fall and his direction is West. As for his element he is of water.
Archangel Raphael is the angel that cures illnesses of mankind and provides healing for the Earth. He is the angel of the sun, of springtime and the direction of East. His element is Air.
Then there is the archangel Uriel. He's the archangel of vengeance who guards one's direction on the spiritual path. Uriel also assists in salvation and reveals sacred mysteries. He is the angel of North, of winter and the element Earth. He's also known as the guardian of the nature kingdom.
I am open to anyone who wants to share their beliefs with me. My own consists of one God and Goddess. Although on occasions there are others. However only two I connect with the most. I follow the Christian God and the Goddess Sophia.
What I Believe
I believe that Mary, well known as Mother Mary, was the bride of Yah, also known to be the supreme God of the Old Testimate. She is my triple Goddess. As she was once a maiden, a mother and an elderly woman representing the Crone.
I also believe in Yeshua, also known as Jesus, that he was begotten by the father and born by the mother.
My beliefs also include the Holy Spirit. However I believe in a male and female holy spirit. Male is called Paraclete and the female is called Pneuma.
Tools And Symbols of Christo Paganism
Like other forms of Paganism I use the athame, wand, besom, and all the others. I also wear a cross and use the symbol of the cross for rituals. Some Christo Pagans will use a rosary. The triquerta, pentacle, ankh and many others are still used.
Like others who follow a Pagan like path, I believe in the uses of crystals in rituals, healing and amulets. I also believe in using herbs not just for rituals but for healing as well.
I still use tarot cards, runes, and other forms of divination though I connect more with the tarot cards so therefore use them the most.
Yup, this is what believe and who I am. No, I am not trying to push my beliefs on anyone. I am just merely trying to help others understand Christo- Paganism and also hoping that getting involved in forums merely to put others down for their beliefs will not continue. And if so that people will stand up against it. It is not necessary. Not at all.
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- Things About The Color Purple You May Not Have Known
Color correspondences for those practice the craft and some further information that you may not have known.
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