Channeling For Fun And Prophet
Farrell J. McGovern
Channelling is one of the more popular parts of what is call the
"New Age". It is also one of the most controversial aspects of this
To properly channelsomeone, be itMarylin Monroe, AliesterCrowley
(I have been told this doesn't work well...) or Devine, one must know
something of this person. The easiest way is by reading about this
person. Autobiographies are the best, of course, but biographies, news
reports, or even old photos are almost as good. You need some connec-
InPagandom, and Wicca, popular beingsfor channelling are various
aspects of the God and the Goddess. Again, one must know as much as
possible about the Lady or Lord that you are going to bring into
yourself for the enjoyment, edification and education of the others in
the Circle with you.
The most popular source of information on Gods and Goddesses is
again in books. Since there are many aspects of deities, there is a
great deal of literature about these beings. Most of this literature
that is over a couple of hundred of years old is usually in the form
of Fables or Epics, which have more literary content than reality. One
could easily call these works Docu-dramas, but they are still fiction.
"But..." I hear you ask,"How can they channel these beingsif all
they know about them is fictional?" Well, there seems to be enough
consensus on certain deities, but not on all. But these rituals work,
as anyone who has attended the beautiful "Drawing Down the Moon"
ritual of Wicca.
So it seems to me that the idea of a "consensual reality" is
created from the energies that all these people put into their concept
of whatever God or Goddess they believe in. There are hundreds of
thousands, maybe even millions of people who believe in Cerwdwin,
Eris, Hecate, Cherenous, and others. But...are there not also millions
of people who believe in Captain James T. Kirk? Arthur Dnt? Catwoman?
Batman? Smurfs?.....or even Peewee Herman?
Imaginesome Circle performing the DrawingDown The Moon ceremony,
and due to a lack of concentration by the priestess, she channels, not
Athena, but Marry Tyler-Moore?!?!?!? Or the priest channeling PeeWee
Weshall leave the furtherexploration of thisto some experimental
coven...but please! If you manage to channel Papa Smurf....we DON'T
want to hear about it!
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