Monday, 15 June 2009

How to Prepare Voodoo Doll

How to Prepare your Voodoo Doll for Ritual Use

The process for making a Voodoo doll to use in ritual and meditation involves charging it. Charging is an essential part of any type of magick system. This is a relatively simple process, assuming you have the ability to focus and direct your energy towards a target object. You can charge any kind of object, from sigils and talismans, to dolls and mojo bags.
Classic ritual charging requires directing your energy towards something and feeding it with your energy. When you draw a sigil or create a talisman, all you have to do is place your hand over the drawing and focus your intention. However, to charge a Voodoo doll, you must complete at least three, if not four steps, depending on the nature of the work. The four steps are: (a) clearing, (b) creation, and (c) consecration, and (d) baptism. Note that you will not have to baptize your doll unless you want to name it. I will describe these steps in further detail in the following sections.

Clearing
Clearing an object is the process by which you neutralize or remove the energy that exists in it. In essence, clearing gives you a clean slate from which to perform your ritual work. This is a necessary step to perform prior to creating your doll and ultimately consecrating or baptizing it.
There are a number of items that are needed to create a Voodoo doll. Aside from the natural items obtained from Mother Earth, there may be beads, buttons, fabric, thread, paint, glue, feathers, string, etc. Think about the number of hands each of these items has been through in the process of their own creation. Brand new items will be relatively clear, but will still have residual energy from the people and/or machines that created them. If you are using items given to you by someone else, items that you bought, or items won in an auction, there will be energy attached to the items that are not aligned with your specific purpose. On the other hand, if you are using items given to you by a mentor or teacher, or items that have been blessed by a priestess, then you may want to retain that energy and supplement it with your own.
There are many ways to clear an object. For example, you can place your hand over the object and direct your energy through it, you can wash the item with saltwater, you can sprinkle the item with salt, you can smudge it with purifying incense such as sandalwood or sage, you can place it in the sunlight or moonlight, or you can bury it in the earth and allow Mother earth to transform the energy. It doesn’t matter which of these methods you choose - just pick one and do it!
Creation
Creating a Voodoo doll for use in ritual work involves more than merely slapping together a couple of sticks, and wrapping them with moss and cloth. It is a creative process that involves your will and imagination, changing your mind state, and directing your energy.
The entire act of creating a Voodoo doll is part of the charging process. For some, the process of creating a Voodoo doll is a conjuring process. I cannot emphasize this enough. This is why it is extremely important to be mindful of your intent and exercise self discipline with regards to your behavior during this process, including your thoughts and the words that you speak. You must prepare to mesmerize. If you are unable or unwilling to do this, then you have no business working any kind of magick, much less creating a Voodoo doll.
The first thing you should do is anoint yourself with some holy oil or Seven African Powers oil and say a short prayer or meditation asking the Universe or Higher Power to work with you in the process and help you to accomplish your goals. Try to achieve a trance like state that is in complete harmony with the change you desire to create (this is mesmerizing). You will be able to feel it when you have achieved this. You may feel a little dreamy and calm, and you may feel like you have your feet in two worlds; one in the world of Spirit, and the other in the world of the mundane. This simple act helps to put your mind, heart, and spirit in the right place for creating your doll.
While it is not completely necessary, you can be mindful of the phase of the moon when creating your Voodoo doll. For example, it is good to create your doll when the moon is waxing (growing larger) for drawing rituals. Drawing spells are spells that involve bringing something to you, such as love, luck, or money. It is good to create your doll when the moon is waning (growing smaller) for banishing spells, or spells of a negative nature like hexing.
Next, it is essential that you are mindful of your intent for creating the doll. If you are creating a doll to bring you luck in financial matters for example, you will want to focus all of your thoughts and energy on having money, paying off your debts, or whatever may be the case. You should visualize success in whatever your intent is, as this is part of the manifesting process.
Finally, be mindful of the words you speak. Words are energy, and whatever tone and subject you project will be projected right into your doll. So it is wise not to yell, curse, gossip, or otherwise speak negatively while creating your doll. If you do so you will be capturing that energy into the doll and your doll will be the essence of the feelings and words used during its creation.

Consecration
The final order of business for ritually charging a Voodoo doll is to consecrate the doll. The act of consecration involves opening up to and tapping into the Universal Divine force from which all possibilities, solutions, and miracles emanate. To consecrate an object for ritual use is to connect to this Universal Divine force and to declare sacred or appropriate for sacred use the object at hand.
Consecrating an object removes any negativity that may be attached to the object and purifies it. It removes the vibrational energies of anyone who has handled the object other than you. This is the foundation of any effective magick or ceremonial work.
To consecrate your Voodoo doll, you will consecrate the items you use to create the Voodoo doll, as well as the Voodoo doll itself once it is completed. To do so is a simple process. You will need your materials (prior to creation), your Voodoo doll (once it is completed), a white candle, and some sage, cedar, or sandalwood incense, and something to burn the herbs or incense in, such as a shell or fireproof dish. So, you will perform a consecration twice: once with the materials used to create the doll, and once after the doll is created. To perform the consecration, follow the steps outlined below.

Step One
Light a white candle. White is the color for purity. Light the herbs or incense.

Step Two
Pass the object through the smoke. This is referred to as "smudging". Repeat the following:

“I hereby consecrate this (name the item) with the powers of earth, water, fire, air, and spirit. That it shall be used only for good, according to my will and Divine law. May it serve me well in this world, between worlds, and in all worlds. So Mote It Be.”

Repeat Step Two 6 more times, for a total of seven times. Your objects will now be ready for ritual use. You may personalize what you say; the above is only meant as a guideline. There is no one right way to consecrate an object, place, or person in terms of the words spoken.
Once consecrated, you should not allow others to handle the items or the doll. After consecrating your doll, place it on an altar, or wrap it up safely in a white bag or cloth and put in a safe place where it will not be disturbed.

Baptism
If you have created a doll or poppet to represent another person, you will need to baptize the doll in the name of your target. Naming the doll is the first step to awakening it, or making it come to life. To perform a Voodoo doll baptism, you will need some holy water or holy anointing oil and the doll.

How to Baptize a Voodoo Doll
Light a white candle. Repeat the following words, replacing (Name) with the name of your doll, and using the name of your personal Higher Power as appropriate.

“I baptize thee (Name), in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (you may substitute your personal Higher Power here). In life, this is now that who I wish you to be. All that is asked of you happens now as I so do command.”

“As day goes by and time is infinite, I alone now control the deepest desires, dreams, and actions of (Name of doll or person whom the doll represents). Your life is now as joyful servant to me and my family, you are mine to control, for my purpose alone.”

If the doll is to function as an heirloom doll, add the following:

“I welcome (Name) to my home, to my family, and to generations to come. May (Name) only bring pleasure, protection, and profit to me, my family, and my descendents, forever and always, it is now governed, shaped, and controlled only by me. “

End baptism ritual by saying:

“With the highest blessings of our most High Lord. So mote it be.”

Sprinkle a little Holy water on the doll, and the baptism is complete.

If this will be an heirloom doll, this baptism ritual should be passed down to the next generation where the keeper of the doll should repeat the ritual at the time they take possession of the doll.

A Word of Warning
Do not baptize or name your doll unless you intend to use it. There are numerous stories of people having done exactly that, only to be plagued by ill fortune assumed to be associated with the doll.

Money Spell

You can use patchouli oil or money drawing oil with this: Tools: 1 green candle; money oil and incense of your choice ( I like patchouli ) Timing: Waxing to Full moon.
Spell work: Charge candle with intentions, anoint with the oil while visualizing money coming to you in every aspect of your life. Place candle in holder and light. when ready, say the following: As this candle, I do light So money will come into sight. Everywhere I do turn, There will be money to burn. Money woes leave my life, No more worries, no more strife. Money I deserve come to me, Ever flowing like the sea. Start now and ever growing, As I plant, I soon will be sowing. Money come and never end, All this done, never bend. Take 3 green candles, some money oil (see below for recipe), some money incense (again) and a pouch filled with some change (doesn't matter how much but all silver should be preferred). The pouch should not be spent to don't go putting too much in it! Anoint the candles, your pouch and your receiving hand (right if you are right-handed, left if you are left-handed and whichever hand you usually use if you are ambidextrous) with the money oil. Now, light the candles while keeping your mind clear of all thoughts but attracting money to yourself. Pass the pouch over the flames of the three candles thinking of nothing else but attracting money to yourself. Next, light a charcoal and drop three drops of money oil on it. Pass the pouch through the smoke thinking only of attracting money to yourself. Next, put the incense on the charcoal and again pass the pouch over the smoke thinking of nothing but attracting money to yourself. Now, focusing on the pouch, see yourself being handed money into your receiving hand. See smiling, happy people who gain no hardship from giving you money passing it to you happily and freely. See money flying to you from all over and you receiving it into your receiving hand. Now see yourself with so much money you can also hand some to someone else who also has need of it. See yourself so rich from this spell that it is no hardship for you to pass a bit of your money on to that person. See yourself always receiving money into that receiving hand as long as you have the pouch. Now, allow the candles to burn down safely someplace but once you are ready to leave, pass your receiving hand over the candles and say: "By moon's silver light, this spell be done. By midnight light, this spell de done. Money come to me, this spell be done. I will accept all money which is sent to me, this spell be done. I am ready to accept money, this spell be done. So mote it be"

Is Pig Carcass Harmful????

Why pork meat is harmful? Pigs are omnivorous. They eat whatever they find on their way. Did you know they eat each other's tail...? and occasionally their babies? Eating pork is prohibited in judaism as well as in islam. In judaism the prohibition comes from the book of leviticus. on this book there are laws regarding and hygiene, regarding pork, you are what you eat, and pigs were the filthiest animals. the human body is seen as sacred and it was prohibited to eat an animal so unholy that eats his own feces.Today in developed countries farmers raise hogs on livestock farms. The animals are kept on clean pastureland or in clean buildings. Although they still eat feces. Even in these hygienic conditions the pigs are kept together in sties. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean they are filthy by nature. They eat and enjoy their own as well as their neighbor’s excreta. In parts of the third world, where villager dwellers excrete in the open, pigs are known to eat this excretia.Pigs harbour a range of parasites and diseases that can be easily transmitted to humans. These include trichinosis, cysticercosis, and brucellosis. Very commonly, pigs are also known to host large concentrations of parasitic ascarid worms in their digestive tract. The presence of these diseases and parasites is one of the main reasons why pork meat should always be well cooked or cured before eating.Bad effects of pork consumptionPig's bodies contain many toxins, worms and latent diseases. Although some of these infestations are harbored in other animals, modern veterinarians say that pigs are far more predisposed to these illnesses than other animals. This could be because pigs like to scavenge and will eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta (including their own), garbage, and other pigs. Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler months. Sausage contains bits of pigs' lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during epidemics of influenza. Pig meat contains excessive quantities of histamine and imidazole compounds, which can lead to itching and inflammation; growth hormone, which promotes inflammation and growth; sulfur-containing mesenchymal mucus, which leads to swelling and deposits of mucus in tendons and cartilage, resulting in arthritis, rheumatism, etc. Sulfur helps cause firm human tendons and ligaments to be replaced by the pig's soft mesenchymal tissues, and degeneration of human cartilage. Eating pork can also lead to gallstones and obesity, probably due to its high cholesterol and saturated fat content. The pig is the main carrier of the taenia solium worm, which is found it its flesh. These tapeworms are found in human intestines with greater frequency in nations where pigs are eaten. This type of tapeworm can pass through the intestines and affect many other organs, and is incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage. One in six people in the US and Canada has trichinosis from eating trichina worms, which are found in pork. Many people have no symptoms to warn them of this, and when they do, they resemble symptoms of many other illnesses. These worms are not noticed during meat inspections, nor does salting or smoking kill them. Few people cook the meat long enough to kill the trichinae. The rat (another scavenger) also harbors this disease. There are dozens of other worms, germs, diseases and bacteria which are commonly found in pigs, many of which are specific to the pig, or found in greater frequency in pigs.

Eating a Corpse

EATING MEAT? WHY NOT?
Bhagat Kabir ji states: Oh Kabir, the dinner of beans and rice flavoured with rice is acceptable But who is prepared to have his throat cut [in the hereafter] for the hunted animal. [1374]
It is a disturbing thought that many Sikhs believe that to attain spiritual enlightenment one can continue to tuck into a juicy steak, that the pain and suffering of the animal is separate to the succulent roast chicken on the table, that the cutting of the animals life force will not have a direct effect on their own 'karmic account '. Eating meat of ANY type is prohibited for a Sikh. Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (SGGS) makes various references to meat . The reason the Gurus went hunting was not for pleasure or the need to satisfy their taste buds, they were above this , it was to settle long overdue 'accounts' to release the souls of the poor unfortunate animals who may have wronged in the past, to grant them Mukti / salvation. There is a story of Guru Gobind Singh Ji who sent out his falcon to hunt an animal, once caught Guru Ji watched as the Baaj tore into the animals flesh. Asked by one of his Sikhs what was the reasoning behind this Guru ji stated that in a previous life the animal had borrowed some money from the Baaj and swore on Akal Purakhs name that he would pay it back, he never did, now was pay back time. There are many instances like this which illustrates that the Gurus were not hunting for meat but to save these souls from the continuous cycle of birth and death. In two Hukkhamnamas of Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji there are clear cut instructions prohibiting the eating of meat, fish etc. The actual words are
"Maas machhi de nerrey nahai jawnaa" Dr Gopal Singh in his History of the Sikh People. " In the Gurus kitchen (or Guru Ka Langar) meat dishes are not to be served, Giani Sher Singh in his Philosophy of Sikhism. "Kabir held the doctrine of Ahinsa or non-destruction of life, which even extended to his followers. The Sikh Gurus, on the contrary allowed and even encouraged the use of animal flesh for food.."??? Does the author go on to expand on this , does he give any evidence for this, No he does not!. Again pure conjecture and speculation from people with hidden agendas. One should step back and think for a moment what is being said here. The Gurus were pure souls, Sikhs believe them to have merged with the Akal Purkh are we then led to believe that they would tear into a chicken leg at meal time, piayrio don't even go there. Eating meat is a very primitive act and the Gurus taught us to be above this, to control our emotions and urges if we were to develop spiritually. H.S Singha in his Mini Encyclopedia of Sikhism. 'Guru Amar Das Ji ate only rice and lentils but this abstention cannot be regarded as evidence of vegetarianism, only of simple living.'??? Why cannot it be evidence of vegetarianism ? If we look at the lives of the Gurus and try to emulate as much of them as possible because we regard them as ideal living then why not this ? Now, lets get to the heart of what eating meat really means. We are talking about inflicting pain & killing another being , cutting of its flesh and muscles which that animal relied upon for its existence and consuming it, primarily for the taste. That's right, for the taste of it. We can exist quite happily without meat so why do many people feel the urge to consume it, taste plays a large part of it. Can we in our hearts believe that the Gurus advocated this? Question : Do beings get born on this earth and have living bodies just to be a convenience food ? Or do beings get born into a life with a body so that they can develop and eventually evolve away from Karma and into Dharma ? In the beginnings of SGGS , Guru Ji says : This human body has been given to you. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe. Nothing else will work. Join the SaadhSangat, the company of the holy. Vibrate and meditate on the Jewel on the Naam. Make every effort to cross over this terrifying world-ocean. Your are squandering this life uselessly in the love of Maya I have not practiced meditation, self discipline, Self restraint or righteous living. I have not served the holy; I have not acknowledged the Lord, my king. Says Nanak, my actions are contemptible! O Lord, I seek Your Sanctuary, please preserve my honour. The 'body' is given to all in order to meet Akal Purkh and the Guru says that there is no other way to meet him. By killing a healthy animal for consumption interrupts its life experience and its evolution towards meeting God. Animals can sense impending doom especially if they can hear the death throws of their colleagues having a 'bolt' driven into their skulls in the shed next door. This can evoke a very powerful glandular response in the animal and hormones are pumped into its body. When you eat that flesh you take on those hormones, and of course its Karma. This has a great effect on your Atma, for the Atma feels pain. By adding the karma of that soul to yours you are also interfering with your own desire to meet the Lord of the Universe. If you have not cleared away your own Karma why would you want to create the Karma of killing and consuming the flesh of another being ? Sikhs do not eat or take into their bodies anything which is harmful or have an ill effect upon the body or mind. Meat is a stimulant of the gross passions of the mind and body. Meat is harmful on a physical, mental and spiritual level. You are killing a soul who is in the process of evolving towards God. Meat stimulates your 'lower nature' making it impossible to achieve a meditative spiritual mind set. If you want constant confusion and irritation then chew on a piece of flesh. If on the other hand you want to evolve spiritually , open up the capacity for meditative comprehension of higher truths then the karmic and polluting nature of meat cannot be ignored. It is said by many that plants also have life so why do we not abstain from eating plants ? It is very true that plants do have life but the karmic energy and consequences of eating plants do not compare to those of an animal which has nervous systems; feeling, possible thoughts, parental instincts towards is offspring. Also plants ( and I am talking about the normal ones that we eat - lentils, maize , spinach etc) are not harmful on a mental, spiritual level but are in fact good for the digestion. Much has been made of the Nihang Singh sect eating Maha Parshad, but the Nihangs also drink a concoction of Marihuana and opium called Suckha, are we all to start taking drugs because of this? Those believing they will grow big and strong by eating meat are also at a loss to explain why vegetarian Singhs and Singhnia are among the strongest and toughest people in the world and how Singhs of the past like Baba Deep Singh were able to overpower enemy armies of much greater size. For those of you thinking "we are at the top of the food chain"- you are sadly mistaken as Cannibals eat humans as well as other meat so they are at the top should we be likewise be following what they do?
They (the truest of the true) burn away the bonds of the world, And eat a simple diet of grain and water. (SGGS Aang467)
Kabir, those mortals who consume marijuana, fish and wine - no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, they will all go to hell. (SGGS Aang1337)
You kill living beings and worship lifeless things, at your very last moment, You will suffer terrible pain. (SGGS Aang332)
Do not say that the Vedas are false, false are those who do not reflect. If in all is one god, then why does one kill the hen ? (SGGS Aang1350)
Sayeth Kabir, that the best food is eating kichree (daal/lentils) where nectar sweet is the salt. You eat hunted meat, but which animal is willing to have their head cut ? (SGGS Aang1378)
In this dark age of Kali Yuga, people have faces like dogs; They eat rotting dead bodies for food. (SGGS Aang1242 The Vars of Bhai Gurdas Ji are known as the 'kunji' (key) to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Var 31 pauree 9 : "Just because the Guru has saved the butcher,That does not mean that we can kill animals and eat them."
ASK YOURSELF WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO EAT A CORPSE?

Bahai Faith

History of the Baha'i Faith

The Baha'i Faith is an independent monotheistic religion with its own sacred scriptures, its own laws, calendar, and holy days. It has no clergy and its affairs are administered by freely elected governing councils that operate at the local, national, and international levels. The chronology below follows the history of the Baha'i Faith from its birth in mid-19th century Persia (now Iran) to its emergence as a world religion with more than five million adherents from virtually every nation and ethnic group on earth.
23 May 1844Siyyid Ali-Muhammad, a 25-year-old merchant in the city of Shiraz, Persia, announces that He has been sent by God to prepare humanity for a new age and the imminent appearance of another Messenger even greater than Himself. He takes the title of the Bab (meaning “Gate” in Arabic).
1844-1850 Early Babis imprisoned in Persia The Bab's religious teachings spread rapidly and are viewed as heretical by the clergy and government of that time. The Bab is imprisoned and more than 20,000 of His followers, known as Babis, perish in a series of violent massacres throughout the country.
9 July 1850The Bab is publicly executed in the city of Tabriz, Iran. Some 10,000 citizens are present to observe the execution.
Baha'is recognize the Bab as both an independent Messenger of God and the Forerunner of Baha'u'llah (meaning "the Glory of God" in Arabic), the Founder of the Baha'i religion. Born in Tehran on 12 November 1817, Baha'u'llah was a member of a noble family that traced its lineage to imperial Persia’s Sassanian dynasty. In His mid-20s, He declined a life of wealth and privilege to pursue humanitarian goals. Baha'u'llah embraced the Babi religion in its earliest days and became one of the leading disciples of the Bab.
1852Baha'u'llah is arrested, beaten, and thrown into a pestilential underground dungeon known as the Black Pit. While in the darkness of the dungeon, Baha'u'llah receives the Revelation that He is the Messenger foretold by the Bab. Baha'u'llah is released after four months and exiled to Baghdad.
1863 Map of Baha'u'llah's exileBaha'u'llah is banished a second time, to Constantinople (Istanbul). On the eve of His departure from Baghdad, Baha'u'llah announces that He is the long-awaited Messenger of God promised by the Bab. Thereafter, the religion is known as the Baha'i Faith. Baha'is recognize Baha'u'llah as the most recent in a line of Messengers of God that includes Abraham, Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ, Muhammad and the Bab.
1863-1892Baha'u'llah reveals numerous volumes of Sacred Scripture, outlining His Teachings, answering difficult theological questions, and establishing the laws and institutions of His faith. Baha'u'llah is a unique world religious figure in that He establishes in writing the future pattern of the organization of His faith. He also writes letters to the kings and rulers of His day, informing them of the advent of His Revelation.
1868Baha’u’llah arrives in the Holy Land with about 70 family members and followers, sentenced by the Ottoman authorities to perpetual confinement in the penal colony of Acre. The order of strict confinement was never lifted, but due to the growing recognition of the eminence of His character, He eventually moves outside the walls of the Old City of Acre to a nearby estate called Bahji.
29 May 1892 Abdu'l-BahaBaha'u'llah passes away and is interred at Bahji. For Baha'is, His Shrine is the holiest place on earth and a place of pilgrimage. At His instruction, the spiritual and administrative center of His Faith is permanently fixed in the Haifa/Acre area.
For the first time in history, a world religion founder leaves a written Will. Baha'u'llah appoints His eldest son, `Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921), as the head of the Faith and authorized interpreter of His Teachings. The name, `Abdu'l-Baha, means "Servant of Baha."
1893The first public mention of the Baha'i Faith in North America is made at the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago.
9 July 1907The Chicago Baha'i Assembly incorporates, becoming the first local Baha'i community in the world to acquire legal status. The American Baha'i community, then numbering about 1,000 members, begins building the first Baha'i House of Worship in the West on the shores of Lake Michigan.
1911-1913Following the Young Turk Revolution, ‘Abdu’l-Baha's imprisonment under the Ottoman Turks is ended. He then journeys throughout Europe and North America to encourage nascent Baha'i communities and to proclaim Baha'u'llah's teachings to the general public.
1921 Shoghi Effendi‘Abdu’l-Baha passes away, leaving a will designating His eldest grandson, Shoghi Effendi (1896-1957), as His successor and conferring upon him the title of Guardian of the Baha'i Faith.
1927The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada is incorporated. Its charter document, the Declaration of Trust and Bylaws, subsequently serves as the model for the formation of more than 180 National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the world.
1953The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL is dedicated for public worship.
1957Shoghi Effendi passes away. During his ministry, the Faith spread around the world and its local and national administrative institutions were established. The Guardian translated Baha'i scriptures from Arabic and Persian into English, wrote several major works, carried on a voluminous correspondence, and gave great impetus to the development of the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa. With the passing of Shoghi Effendi in 1957, the line of hereditary leaders of the Baha'i Faith came to an end.
1963 The Seat of the Universal House of JusticeFollowing Baha'u'llah's instructions, Baha'is elect the Universal House of Justice, the world governing body of the Baha'i Faith. Elections for the Universal House of Justice are held every five years. Endowed by Baha'u'llah with the authority to legislate on all matters not specifically laid down in the Baha'i scriptures, the Universal House of Justice keeps the Baha'i community unified and responsive to the needs and conditions of an evolving world.
Today—2008 Baha'is of TodayThe Baha'i community now has more than five million members from over 2000 ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Baha'i communities are established in more than 230 countries and dependent territories, with elected national administrative institutions in 182
Baha'u'llah: Promised One of All Ages
Baha’u’llah announced in 1863 that He is God's Messenger for this age. His teachings and sacred writings are the basis of the Baha'i Faith.
Baha'u'llah claimed that His Divine Mission is to bring about the spiritual rebirth and the unity of mankind. He promised that this would lead to the establishment of permanent world peace and to the Kingdom of God on Earth. Baha'u'llah has attracted millions of adherents from every part of the globe; He has provided laws and teachings on how to realize His vision; and His followers are laboring everywhere to bring it about.
When He first arrived in ‘Akká, Bahá’u’lláh and His family were confined in this prison on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Baha'u'llah proclaimed that God, our loving Creator, sends Divine Messengers, known as Manifestations of God, with teachings that enable humanity to know and to worship God. These great Manifestations, which have appeared throughout history at intervals of about 500 to 1,000 years, bring human civilization to ever higher levels of spiritual and material advancement. Baha'u'llah is the latest in this long line of Divine Messengers, which has included Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster and the Bab.
Baha'u'llah was born in 1817 to a prominent family in Persia, where His father was a minister in the court of the Shah. His given name was Mirza Husayn Ali, but He identified Himself as Baha'u'llah, a title that means “Glory of God.” Turning His back on the position at court which these advantages offered Him, Baha'u'llah became known for His generosity, kindliness and concern for the poor, which made Him deeply loved among his countrymen.
The Shrine of Baha'u'llah
This privileged position did not last. In 1844, when Baha'u'llah was still in his twenties, a young merchant from the city of Shiraz, known to history as the Bab, announced that He was the Herald of a Messenger from God, much greater than Himself, who was destined to establish the universal peace foretold in all the world's sacred scriptures. Baha'u'llah announced His support for the Bab and was engulfed in a wave of persecution unleashed upon the Bab and His followers by Persia's government and clergy. After the Bab was executed in 1850, Baha'u'llah was stripped of all His worldly endowments and subjected to imprisonment, torture and a series of banishments. The first was to Baghdad where, in 1863, He announced himself as the One promised by the Bab. From Baghdad, Baha'u'llah was exiled to Constantinople, to Adrianople, and finally to the prison-city of Akka, in the Holy Land, where He arrived as a prisoner in 1868.
From Adrianople and later from Akka, Baha'u'llah addressed a series of letters to the rulers of His day that are among the most remarkable documents in religious history. They proclaimed the coming unification of humanity and the emergence of a world civilization. Baha'u'llah called on the kings, emperors and presidents of the nineteenth century to reconcile their differences, curtail their armaments, and devote their energies to the establishment of universal peace.
In 1892, Baha'u'llah passed away at Bahji, just north of Akka, and is buried there. His teachings had already begun to spread beyond the confines of the Middle East, and His Shrine is today the focal point of the world community which these teachings have brought into being.
Central Figures of the Baha'i Faith
The Bab (1819-1850) - Founder of the Babi religion and Herald of Baha'u'llah.
Baha'u'llah (1817-1892) - Founder of the Baha'i Faith.
'Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921) - Appointed by His father, Baha'u'llah, to lead the Baha'i Faith after His death.
Shoghi Effendi (1896-1957) - Appointed by his grandfather, 'Abdu'l-Baha, to lead the Baha'i Faith after His death.
Core Beliefs
The principle of the oneness of humankind is the pivot around which all the teachings of Baha'u'llah revolve.
Baha'u'llah taught that humanity, after a long and turbulent adolescence, is at last reaching a stage of maturity in which unity in a global and just society finally can be established.
To this end, the Baha'i Faith prescribes laws of personal morality and behavior, as well as social laws and principles, to establish the oneness of humanity.
Baha'is believe:
the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization
all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race
work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship
the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God
Baha'is practice:
daily prayer and communion with God
high moral principles, including trustworthiness, chastity and honesty
independent investigation of truth
a life dedicated to the service of humanity
fellowship with the followers of all religions
avoidance of excessive materialism, partisan politics, backbiting, alcohol, drugs and gambling
(For more information, read a description of Baha'i laws excerpted from A Short Introduction on the Baha'i Faith, by Dr. Moojan Momen.)
Social principles include:
the abandonment of all forms of prejudice
assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men
recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth
the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
the realization of universal education
the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth
the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations
recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

How to Make a Thrall


How to make a thrall

You need to obtain some potting or some earth from outside in your yard. This must be sticky enough to hold together when formed into a ball.
Now you will take about a handful of soil and spritz some water gently onto it to moisten but not make a muddy mess. Form this into shape of a ball that will be about golf size. Next you light a match and let burn for about five seconds then plunge it into the middle of the ball of soil. Finally you breathe onto it and say “ O creature of the elements, I thus give you life!”
You must go further in your creation of life and name your creation. After you’ve breathed onto it you will visualize divine energy shooting forth from your third eye and into the ball. Say: “ Arise! Behold you Master Behold your Creator! Stand you ready to do My will!”

Programming a Thrall

Before you send a Thrall out to do your bidding, you must program it. You must give the thrall specific task and make logical yet not too complicated. How you accomplish this is by being very specific with a goal. For Instance saying “protect me’ is too general for its purpose. Why? Because you want it to protect you from attacks you don’t know about such as phychics attacks.

The programming of Thralls consists of the following:

A specific task to perform
If for protection what to do in case of attack
forewarning you of an oncoming attack
go to defensive/offensive mode.

Fasting Preparation

Fasting Rules

In order to avoid complications, it is believed that the following steps could taken to prepare for a fast:
Prepare for an easier fast by a changing diet.
Make shorter fasts periodically
If one has been on to many drugs it is wiser to make first a long diet to gradually help clean the body.
Do not fast if you are pregnant or have a serious health condition before first ascertaining if fasting is right for you.

Rules to be followed during and after the fast:

Clean the lower intestines as well as you can with the enemas, at least every other day.
Before starting a longer fast, take a laxative occasionally, and especially the day before you start the fast
if possible, remain in the fresh air day and night.
Take a walk, exercise, or some other physical work only when you feel strong enough to do it.
If you are tired and weak rest and sleep as much as you can.
On days when you feel weak, and you will experience such days when the waste in the circulation, you will find that you sleep is restless and disturbed and you experience bad dreams. This is caused by the poisons passing through the brain.
Whenever you arise after lying down, do it slowly, otherwise you become dizzy. The latter condition is not serious, but it is better to avoid.

After the fast

The first meal and the menus for a few days after a fast must be of a laxative effect, not of nourishing value. The sooner the first meal passes the body the more efficiently it carries out the loosened mucus and poisons of the intestines and the stomach. If no good stool is experienced after two or three hours- help with laxative foods after a fast are fresh sweet fruits, best of all cherries and grapes, then a little soaked or stewed prunes. These fruits must not be used after a meat eater’s fast. But only for people who have lived for a certain time on mucus poor ( stewed spinach has an especially good effect); If the first meal does not cause any unpleasantness, you may eat as much as you can, If you are in the proper condition so that you can start eating with fruits, and you have no bowel movement, after about an hour, then eat more or eat vegetable meal as suggested above. Eat until you bring out the waste accumulated during the fast with your stool, after eating the first meal.”

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

My handkerchief




I copied this drawing from my book, some people said this mother breastfeed a baby attracts wealth and fortune.

The Book


This is the first book I read though there are lot of books in my father's shelves, This book takled hipnotism, magnetism, "oracle, and fortune telling. The continuation of "Golden Book also published by Mr. Honorio Lopez.

My Japa Beads


These are my JAPA BEADS, one is 108 counts and the other one is 36 counts. I used this when I meditate passive or active to concentrate my mind.
I have a collection of Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu chanting beads from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sri Lanka.

iba pang Rebulto


















































Ilan pang rebulto na nakakaaliw sa prusisyon bago iuwi ng mga may-ari pagkatapos ng prusisyon.

Mga rebulto sa prusisyon noong Mahal na Araw sa probinsya namin












Ang mga rebulto sa larawan ay ang mga ipinuprosisyon sa aming bayan tuwing mahal na araw, naggagandahan ang mga ilaw at mga bulaklak na naka-adorno sa karosa nito. Ginagastusan din ng mga may-ari nito pag-aayos para maging kaakit-akit sa mga manood at sasama sa prusisyon.

Very Tiny Qur'an


Ang napakaliit kong Qur'an ay mula sa kuweba ng Jabal(mountain) Qara. noong 1999. Halos isang pulgada lang ito at tulad din ng malaking Qur'an kumpleto ang pahina at nilalaman nito. Lagi itong hinihingi sa akin ng mga kaibigan kong Shiite muslim sa Saudi at kahit sa Iran. Pero "no way" hindi ko maibibigay kahit kanino ang libritong ito dahil ala-ala ko ito sa bansang pinag-ugatan ng Islam.

Egredeum


Bihira ang nag-iingat ng medalyong ito siguro hindi nila alam na isa ang medalyong ito sa maganda lalo na kapag alam mo ang proseso kung paano pagaganahin ang medalyon ito. ito ang naglalarawan sa katastaasang Hari ng Sansinukob, Inuusal ang orasyon at bibliyato ng medalyong ito na may kasamang mudras tulad ng ibang orasyon para gumana.

Ito ang aking krus na baliktaran, antigo na rin ito at mula ito sa pag-iingat ng aking namayapang Ama, Hiningi ko sa aking butihing Ina ilang buwan na ang nakakaraan. Bagamat bihira ang nakikita kong nag-iingat ng ganitong medalyon mahusay ito sa cabal , katunayan kapag nagpapataga ako at nagtataga sa braso at hita ang orasyon ng krus na baliktaran ang aking ginagamit. Awa naman ng Dios hindi ako nasusugatan pero nag-iiwan ng lamat at pumapantal ang balat na tinamaan nang taga sa parte ng katawan.


Inuulit ko kahit hindi natin dala ang ating medalyon kung alam natin ang tamang basag ng bibliyato o panalangin nito gumagana ang bisa nito ayon na rin sa tindi at lakas ng paniniwala at pananalig natin. Dahil ang nagdadala sa medalyon ay ang orasyon.


Ang patotoo ko po ay ayon sa aking karanasan kung saan subok ko sa away at sa aksidente. lagi lang po natin tatandaan na kailangan maging mapagpakumbaba tayo at iwasan natin na maging mayabang upang maiwasan na subukan tayo ng patalikod, baka hindi tayo handa at magdulot ng kapahamakan sa atin. Nag-iingat tayo ng mga talisman, anting anting , panyo etc. hindi para makalamang o makatapak ng kapwa kundi para sa biglaang pangangailanan.


Salamat po!!!!

Ispiritual Combat



Ang nasa larawan na medalyon ay ang aking Combate, may balot ito para hindi nangangati ang balat ko kapag suot-suot ko ito sa aking leeg, Kakaiba ang yari nito kumpara sa mga itinitindang combate sa mga gilid ng simbahan lalo na sa Quiapo. Yari ang Combate ko sa pulang tanso manipis lang at malinaw at maganda ang pagkakahulma.

Paborito ko ang medalyong ito sa sandamukal kong mga medalyon. Pinapaniwalaan na ang Combate ay mahusay sa pakikihamok dahil ang istorya nito ay ayon sa paglalaban ng Apo at Nuno nito.
Ang napapansin ko lang kapag suot ko ang medalyon ito mabilis akong ma-react at hindi basta-basta nagugulat. Magaling daw ang Combate sa bala at tagaan dahil ito ang talagang pinatutungkulang gamit nito.
Kung sakaling ang medalyon ninyo ay hindi galing sa likas na kapaligiran at nabili o nahingi lang ninyo kailangan ninyo itong binyagan dasalan para magkaroon ng bisa at magamit ninyo balang araw sa kagipitan.

Shiite Muslim Talisman



Ang nasa green pouch ay shiite muslim talisman mula sa Islamic Republic of Iran. Ibinigay ito sa akin ng aking driver na si Yacob. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang bisa nito bagamat at bilin sa akin ay ingatan ko ito at laging dalhin para sa kaligtasan .
Ang kaibigan kong si Yacob ay mabait at relihiyosong Shiite, Ito rin ang madalas kong kasama tuwing Biyernes kapag pumupunta ako sa fastfood para kumain ng Pizza at iranian burger.

Iba't ibang uri ng Kapangyarihan

Anu-ano ang tinatawag na Mahiya?

Ang Mahiya ay maraming uri pero ito ay nababahagi sa apat:
a) Mahiya Divina-Ito ay lakas ng isip at lakas ng mga kulani na tinatawag na chakra.
b) Mahiya Blanca-Ito ay kasaysayan ng Dios na iba-iba ang kasaysayan ng mga anghel.
c) Mahiya Negra-Ito ay kasaysayan ng mga anghel na lumaban sa Dios at itinapon mula sa langit.
d) Mahiya Natural-Ito ay nahahati sa apat:
Bato o Mutya- Ito ay may malalakas na kapangyarihang taglay
Batobalaning puti-Nanggagaling ito sa bulkan. Napakaraming gamit nito at ang pinaka-espesyal ay hindi ka tatablan ng anumang patalim at bala.
Lakas Paniniwala-Ito ay sangkap ng kahoy na Sinukuan, Sinag-araw, dignum krusis, sinagtala, mandrake, batong kalog, butong kalog, butas sa kawayan na lampasan, baging na lumabas sa butas ng mata ng bungo, at mga samutsaring bulaklak ng tanglad, dahon, kampay,buhok ng tikbalang, daliri ni Dimas na pinaghalu-halo sa langis na gayuma raw.
Natural na Diabolikong preparasyon- tulad ng daliri ng sanggol na hindi binyagan, bungo ng tao, bulalo sa tuhod ng tao at anumang bagay na kaluluwa ng tao ang ginagamit ay nasa natural na diabolikong preparasyon.

Kayo saan ba nabibilang ang inyong pinanghahawakan?

Panghalina

Naisip ko maglathala ng isang paraan ng paggawa ng panghalina sa kapwa para naman kahit papano ay ganahan ang bumabasa ng lathala ko, he, he!! May bisa ang pamamaraang ito kaya lang kailangan sundin lang ang pamamaraan,matinding paniniwala at pagiging malihim.
Love Charm

Kasangkapan:
1 malaking susi
1 6inches na red ribbon(silk)
1 perfume oil
1 violet cloth
1 cristal glass o bowl
Tubig
Magnet

Ang charm na ito ay para sa lalaki lang dahil pang-akit ito sa babae.

Lagyan ng tubig ang bowl at pagsapit ng ikapito ng umaga o gabi ay bigkasin ang mga katagang ito:
MAKTIEL, RAMPEL bigyan ng kariktan, magnetismo at kagaanan ang tubig at lalagyan RAMPEL, MAKTIEL!

Pagkabanggit nito ay saka lagyan ng perfume at ihulog ang magnet sa tubig at pati ang ribbon. Kunin ang susi at saka punasan ng telang violet, pagkatapos ay kunin ang ribbon at itali sa butas ng susi at ribbon.
Tapos ay ibalot for three days saka dalhin, ilagay ito sa key chain at dapat ay nakikita palagi.
Paunawa po! dapat iyong magandang susi naman ang inyong gamitin hindi susi sa corn beef o sardinas dahil kahit sino naman ay hindi maaakit sa inyo.

Unahin ko ang Prinsipyo ng Sto. Nino


Ang Prinsipyo ng Santo Nino

Paano nagkaroon ng Entidad na santo nino kung si Jesus mismo ay lumaki, nangaral at napako sa krus, namatay at muling nabuhay. Hindi baga hindi siya nanatiling bata?

Ang mga larawan o rebulto ay prinsipyo ng pinipersonify, kumbaga ay salita o turo na hierogliphics (in picture forms) itinatago ng mga dalubhasa ang principle sa mga rebulto upang di makalimutan dahil wala pa noong camera. Kung hindi sa pintang larawan ay rebulto at isa na dyan ang santo nino.

Ano naman ang ibig sabihin ng santo nino?
Bagamat si Hesus ay lumaki nga, ang santo nino ang nagpapahiwatig na ang isang tao na hindi maging tulad ng isang bata ay hindi makakapasok sa kaharian ng ama. Baka ang isipin naman ng ilan mag-isip bata, he,he! Hindi po kundi ang pagiging matapat, hindi sinungaling at pagiging totoo nang isang musmos na bata. Pero kakaiba na ang mga kabataan ngayon lapastangan na at mabibilang mo na lang ang may magandang asal, he,he.

Ang sinisimbolo ng Sto. Nino;
Una, ang hawak na setro sa kanang kamay ng Sto Nino. Ang Setro ay Batas (Egyptian Magic) at kaya kanan ay masculine ito ay ang giver of the law o, Ito rin ang batas ng reciprocality o Karma.

Ang mundo ay hawak sa kaliwang kamay dahil ito ay taker, nurturer. Bakit kailangan mas mababa ang kaliwa kesa sa kanan? Dahil hindi dapat masusunod o mauuna ang mundo sa batas o hindi una ang pagkuha, sa halip ay ang pagbibigay. Hawak ng isang sanggol sa ibabaw ng tubig na maraming isda. Ang tubig ay batas at ang isda ay kasaganaan ( egyptian Mythology) na ibig sabihin ay nabubuhay tayo sa sanlibutan na sagana na kung susunod ka sa batas nang walang alinlagan ay makukuha mo ang mga mithiin mo, pero katulad ng kanang kamay magbibigay ka muna ng mga bagay na ayon sa batas na gusto mo.

Marami ang ginagawa sa sto. nino bilang pampasuwerte at panghalina lalong lalo na iyong hubad na santo nino, mabisa daw iyon panggayuma at pampasuwerte sa negosyo. Anu't ano pa man ang pinaggagamitan ng bagay na ito marami ang nagpapatotoo na mahusay nga raw ito.

Salam!!!!!


Pansamantala ko na munang puputulin ang paglalathala ng mga larawan ng mga lugar na aking narating at ilalahad ko naman ang mga sanaysay ayon sa mga paniniwala at kultura ng mga taong nakasalamuha ko, ganun din ang iba' ibang relihiyon ayon sa pagtatanong, pagbababasa at paghango sa mga aklat nila.

Hindi ko po inienganyo na maniwala ang makakabasa ng mga isinusulat ko bagkus nais ko lang ibahagi ang mga bagay na natutuhan ko para magbigay daan sa pagmulat ng kaisipan ng iba na maging mapagsuri at hindi mapaghusga lalo na kapag hindi naman naiintindihan.
Magandang araw po sa lahat, sumaatin ang patnubay at pagpapala ng Poong Maykapal......

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Victoria Peak







April 2001 ng makapamasyal ako sa Hong Kong SAR, at ang Victoria Peak ang isang lugar na napuntahan ko dito. Sumakay kami ng kaibigan ko sa double deck bus patungo sa tuktok ng pasyalang ito, Sa tuktok ay matatanaw halos ang kabuuan ng mga isla ng Hong Kong ganun din ang New Territory. Sa isang bahagi kapag tumingin sa ibaba ay makikita naman ang tren na dumadaan sa ilalim ng Victoria Peak.






Hanga ako sa pagkakagawa ng istasyon ng mga tren sa Hong Kong, Pagkababa sa eroplano sumakay kami ng tren sa loob ng airport para makapunta sa immigration area. Nang makalabas na kami sa airport sumakay kami ng bus at bumaba sa isang mall na hindi ko nakuha ang pangalan. Kumain kami sa isang Mcdonalds at pagkatapos bumaba kami sa basement ng mall at doon may istasyon ng MTR, Mula doon sumakay kami ng MTR at hanggang makarating kami sa Jordan kung saan doon ako tutuloy. Ang mga riles ng MTR ay tumatagos sa bundok, ilalim ng dagat at nasa ilalim ng building tulad sa Jordan.










Ang Carrefour ay nasa loob ng City Center Sharjah at dito din kami namamasyal, window shopping tingin-tingin ng mga electronics, pagkain at alahas. Hindi kalakihan ang mall na ito pero masasabi ko na maganda. Ang paborito kung puntahan sa parte ng mall na ito ay ang fruit section kasi naman halos lahat ng prutas ay nandoon at hindi maaari na hindi ako bibili ng ubas, kaki, dragon fruit.

Meron din MegaMall sa Sharjah hindi nga lang kasing laki ng Megamall natin sa Pinas bagmat maliit lang ang mall na ito hindi naman ito tulad ng mall sa Pinas na karamihan sa mga pumupunta ay nagwiwindow shopping lang. Pagbungad mo sa lobby ng megamall ay makikita mo agad ang fossil ng dinosour at sa kanang bahagi nito ay ang supermarket at sa kaliwang bahagi naman ay ang mga tindahan ng alahas.
Ang isang dalawang gusali sa larawan ay ang unang mall sa Sharjah, akala ko noon Masjid ito hindi pala kundi mall din. Malapit ito sa terminal ng buses na nagbibiyahe sa ibat ibang bahagi ng Emirates. Maganda ang mga desinyo ng pader nito at makikita mo talaga ang traditional arabic na desinyo.
Ang Masjid sa itaas ay nasa gilid ng Sharjah boulevard gusto ko ang pagkakadesinyo nito parang katulad ng mga masjid na itinayo ng Ottoman na makikita sa mga libro at lumang larawan. Kung sa Pinas ay meron Kapilya o Ermita sa bawat barangay lalo na sa mga Nayon, sa Bansang Islamic naman halos bawat kanto ay meron masjid. Ang Pagkakaiba lamang dito sa UAE hindi obligado na isara ang mga tindahan at magsalah ang mga muslim tuwing oras ng pagdarasal gaya sa Saudi Arabia.










Tuwing off ako sumasama akong mamingwit sa tabi ng dagat ng Ajman kasama ang kaibigan kong si Kap. Dalawang beses kamin nasita ng pulis dahil bawal palang mangisda sa gilid ng dagat. Ang kaibigan ko kasing ito ay napakahilig manguha ng halaan at ako naman ay namimingwit. Masaya kasi naman kahit hanggang tuhod ang tubig maraming isda at paglapat pa lamang ng bingwit sa tubig may kumakagat ng isda.
Ang kinalalabasan ng pamimingwit namin ay pagpunta sa palengke kasi naman itinatapon ng pulis ang huli namin na isda sa dagat. Nakakalibang na pampalipas oras ang pumunta sa tabing dagat ito ang hilig ko at masaya ako kapag nagtatampisaw.
Kung ikikumpara ang halaga ng isda dito sa Ajman ay halos katumbas din ng halaga ng presyo sa Pinas kasi naman halos lahat yata ng bilihin sa buong mundo isa lang ang pinagbabasehan.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Bahay na Yari sa Luwad


Ganito ang karamihan ng mga tahanan na makikita sa Down Town Hofuf. Mag tahanan na yari sa luwad at katawan ng punong tamar pero sa matagal na panahon ay patuloy pa rin na nakatayo ang mga tahanan. Nagpapatunay lamang na mahuhusay ang mga sinaunang tao noon sa arketiktura at enyinhero.
malamig ang loob ng ganitong tahanan at napapalamutian ito ng mga pintura sa loob.

Kilala ninyo ba sila????


Ganito ang karaniwang tanawin sa mga airport, pasyalan at. Nakakatuwa naman isipin nyo ang kinukunan ng lawaran ay balot ng itim na damit, paano kaya nila kikilalanin ang isat isa kung ganito ang hitsura nila.
Sa apat na taon kung pamamalagi sa Saudi Arabia minsan lang ako nakakita ng mukha ng babaeng Saudi paano naman balut na balot sula ng abaya at burqa.