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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mailbag Monday: Of Symbols & Sycophants.....

Today's email comes from darkladyinthemoon@gmail.com, who writes:

Hi. Thought I should let you know. You forgot to tell ppl that the symbols you put up were not necessarily the only ones. several of them have two or three (most of them actually) other symbols of similar nature. remember. diversity and acceptance is key when taking upon the sacred role of teacher. You actually left out the older symbol for Pluto in particular... so I am just saying. Feel free to contact me. Not bitching, just pointing out something. I will admit though, that picking at the "modernized" version of the path is something I do in my head quite a bit. Your symbol for Pluto also feels a bit off... I can't seem to remember something I should about it (at the moment), but you may wish to double check altogether. modern witches lack old knowledge (a product of the burning times... though a few teachings were taught and are still through the apprentice system). Magik is a wonderful thing... but done wrong can lead to catastrophic consequences. Runes and symbols may not be the worst in this area but they can still go wrong if done wrong. Magik is also about respect of the deities you follow as well as the world around us and should not be done lightly. please double check your symbols and runes in the future before you put them up for the young ones to see. thank you. 

MM Luna,

Firstly, your email did come across as bitchy, but I am willing to overlook that considering how easy it is to misinterpret something that is written and not spoken. Obviously you missed the part on my home page where I wrote
However, I do not claim to be an authority on the subject of Wicca, nor would I expect anyone to take anything that they read within these pages at face value. I encourage each one of you to think about what you read here, do your own research and find your own truth. "

While I am aware that there are other symbols for the planets, such as Pluto which originally looked like a combination of the letters P and L,  I shared the ones commonly in use today. Symbols, like pictures, can convey any number of meaning and messages and it would be impossible to list them all in their entirety. If those who come to my site want more information they are free to DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH. I did not forget to include any information. I purposefully left out some information, as many writers do, to encourage the seeker to do their own work.

I used to put in hours answering the many emails  I get on a daily basis including links and other resources for further study. Do you know how many times I got a response or even a thank you for all my hard work? Never. I feel that I have given enough good information for someone to get a basic idea of the craft and the subjects that I have touched upon. If a person is truly interested in these subjects they will seek out more sources and find their own truth.

I don't know about you  but I had to work for everything that I have. Nobody just laid all the secrets to the universe at my feet and I don't see why this next generation shouldn't have to put in the work also.

BB,

Carolina Dean 

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