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pagan soldier court-martialed [29 Mar 2005|11:46am]
seshen
Striking pagan soldier sentenced to seven months for disobeying orders
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Wiccan holiday recognized [21 Mar 2005|07:49am]
seshen
The chaplain for the Army Medical here at Ft Sam sends out a daily inspirational for those who want to receive them, which often includes a snippet about current religious holidays. Here's what I received in my inbox this morning:

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter." --Rachel Carson

Today is Ostara in Wicca tradition welcoming of spring and the goddess-as-maiden. Have a pleasant spring day! Blessings....
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supporting our troops [02 Mar 2005|08:21am]

seshen
Want to send your support to Any Soldier in harm's way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it? Here's the full story on how to help.

Web site (takes a minute to come up)
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We're moving on up.... [30 Nov 2004|10:27am]

seshen
One of our Army chaplains here at Ft Sam Houston sent out an InterFaith Calendar to leadership marking significant holy days for the months of December/January. Yule & Imbolc were included for Wicca. Yeah us!
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CFC Pagan! [12 Oct 2004|12:59pm]

seshen
Just finished up the donation form for the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign), and happily gave a donation to a local pagan church, Sacred Well Congregation, who's expanding into charity work. Woo-Hoo!
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Military Wiccan story [13 Aug 2004|03:15pm]

seshen
Military casts Wicca in the shadows

Pagan community responses
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"So Vote It Be" campaign [10 Jul 2004|08:04am]
seshen
Spread the word!

http://www.aheartsease.com/html/sovoteitbe.php
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This may sound stupid but can anyone offer insight? [08 Jul 2004|08:03am]

bloodyporcelain
Notes for clarification:

Bokken: A Bokken is a wooden training sword for the Katana. I have several of them that I train with.

Witch: In this scenerio the term witch is used in the classical fairy tail sence, however these women were not green and ugly, and the "young" witch had to be around 12 but no older than 14.

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I had a dream last night...well rather several nightmares...but this one in particular stands out.

I dreamt I was in a home out in the middle of the woods. In the garage I found these "ferrets," but they weren't ferrets, they were long kittens. By long I mean that they looked like kittens but had very long torsos and they ate rabbit food.

There were also these witches. Three of them. They hated me. They casted several spells of disfavor upon me, but there was this one young witch that was not part of the group who casted a barrier of protection around me that protected me from the malicious spells that were being casted upon me. The barrier was like coincidental magic. Where I would be removed from fatal danger by some freak chance.

Then there was a point where the witches wanted to finish me off, and I found myself out in a clearing in the middle of the woods. There was a black and red dumpster near my location. I stood in that clearing with a bokken in my hand prepared to do what I must.

Then I dreamed I woke up to a pounding at my front door. My wife was shaking me and telling me to go find out what was going on. The bokken was next to the bed so I took it with me and looked out the peephole. It was so dark that I could only make out a large figure at my door. He kept pounding and pounding at the door. I asked my wife to call police but we could not find the number to the local police so we dialed 9-1-1. The police told us they were on their way, but they were taking their time.

I stood before the door with my bokken at the ready. Visions of beasts, demons, monsters, and so forth ran through my head as the pounding got harder and harder. Finally the pounding stopped. All was quiet.

My wife had hidden herself in a closet and I stood ready for anything. Then my front window shattered as a bestial "man" jumped through into my living room. He gazed at me with feral, cat-like eyes.

I didn't wait for him. Something inside me made me charge forward and attack. I ducked under a wild swing evading his clawed hand and struck him in the belly with my bokken, spun around him and then struck him in the back of the knee.

Next thing I knew we were in that same clearing in the middle of the woods, but now he was half wolf and half man. No not a werewolf for this was his nature. This is what he was. No changing. No shifting. This is what he was.

He bled from the strikes I dealt him, as if that bokken had cut him like a real sword. He stood...towered really. I was afraid, but I knew I had to fight this beast. I could not outrun it. I could not hide from him. I had to face him.

Again he attacked and again I was able to out manuever him. He reached for me and I side stepped out the path of his grip. I brought my bokken down on his wrist and in the same moment I redirected my blade and moved into an upward arch that decapitated the beast.

His blood sprayed and I was covered. I looked around and saw some one watching me from the woods, then I woke up.

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Strange I know but I have been having several dreams like this for a while. Fighting some beast using either my bokken or my aikido techniques. Any ideas?

No I don't do drugs. No I don't eat weird things before going to bed.
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[08 Jul 2004|12:07pm]
pagnman2003
[ mood | okay ]

I had someone bring up an interesting point the other day. Wanted to get ya'lls opinion on it. Me and some buddy's have been trying to get time to practice on board (mainly on holiday's) but have been met with some resistance. One fellow Pagan on board said that he wont support our mission to get time set aside in the chapel cause it is wrong for us to try and get it. He said "Us trying to get time in the chapel to practice our belief's is only going to cause problems as the chapel is a space set aside for Christians". He also commented that Paganism has never had a place on Navy ships and that we shoudn't try because that would be forcing others to deal with us and may make them feel like we are forcing our religion on the ship.

What do yall think about it and do you agree with what he said?

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Introduction [07 Jul 2004|01:22pm]

bloodyporcelain
[ mood | curious ]

I would like to start by introducing myself.

I am a former lone practioner of the hermetic arts. What was passed down to me in those days was mostly verbal according to our oratory traditions, but I did receive some guidance through literature.

That being said. I am no longer a practioner; those days are long behind me.

The reason I joined this community is because I am a Religious Programs Specialist in the US Navy. One of the biggest aspects of my job is to ensure the right everyone of us has in the freedom of religion...all religions! I am open-minded and respect everyone's right to follow whatever faith they choose. I also joined this community so I could learn more about the different pagan faiths that are practiced throughout the armed forces in hopes to be simply educated.

I hope that this is okay with everyone, if not, please let me know and I can remove myself from this community.

Thank you.

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Welcome! [07 Jul 2004|03:51pm]

tempie
I'd like to say welcome to all who've joined and hello to the same.. *it's easier writing one post vs commenting on each posing *grin**


Blessed Be
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Myself [07 Jul 2004|03:05pm]
pagnman2003
Guess I should introduce myself here. My name is Sean Jone and I have a wife and a daughter. Currently I am stationed on the USS enterprise in Norfolk VA. My daughter is 4 and starting to turn my hair gray. I tried to start up a group on the ship but was met with some resistance. I am as active aa I can be in my community and ewould like to one day move and start my own community wherer there is none. Weekly I attend a Drum Circle and hope to start my own one day somewhere else. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Blessed Be
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Intro from a veteran [06 Jul 2004|04:20pm]

sunfell
Hello, all-

My name is Sunfell, and I am a TechMage. I was a practicing Wiccan during my time in the USAF in the eighties, before it was officially recognized as a legitimate faith, and caught some flack for it. I was part of a group of people who pushed to get Wicca recognized as a legitimate faith, and I am glad to see that Pagans can now practice their faith without the hassles I had. My last set of dogtags have "Pagan" as the religion. It was listed as "none" during the majority of my service.

Just to establish my military 'cred', I'll share with you all the interview I had with the Stars and Stripes in 1987, and another interview with The Air Force Times. I am SSgt Lorie A. Johnson. Yes, I had to use my mundane name for the interviews.

Anyway, it's nice to see a LJ for military pagans, and hope that grizzled old veterans like me are also included!

(Are you aware that there is another military_pagan LJ group?)

:-)

Sunfell
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Woot [06 Jul 2004|03:23pm]

tempie
[ mood | good ]

A Community that i've been waiting for! I belong to various military wives communities and 1 pagan community, but it's about time for both!.. so I'll introduce myself..


I'm 23, Married to a Soldier, Stationed at Ft Bragg, My husband is recently back from deployment, and we have a 2 year old son. *well, close to 2, his birthday is july 16th*
Both my husband and I are Wiccan, and thankfully the goverment now accepts Wicca as a religion. Oddly, alot of soldiers here are Pagan, and I've discovered quite a few covens on post. My husband and I are still solitaries, and will probably stay that way for quite awhile, but It's nice to know there are others out there within a smallish area.

I plan on letting a few friends know of this community, and I'll cross post it in my Military Communities..

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New Community [06 Jul 2004|07:14pm]
pagnman2003
[ mood | satisfied ]

Just wanted to jump on and make a first post. This community is for Pagans in the military with any issues to discuss and to give advice. Hopefully it will catch on and get used for the right purpose.

Blessed be

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