Apr 26, 2008
Doomsday and divination - no kidding.
Admittedly, people have been preaching that the end of the world is near for so long as people have been preaching. So, what does this have to do with us?
Strange, how the Mayan calendar, the I Ching, and a few other sources can come up with the same day for it to be happening. The Mayans and the folks who wrote the I Ching probably did not know much about each other, if at all. And if the same answer comes from two sources so different, I am going to pay attention.
First off, let's look at divination. Those of us who have been in The Craft for a while know the difference between divination and "fortune-telling," but let's make the distinction abundantly clear. And I'm not into "fortune telling," but I take divination seriously.
And what are we supposed to do about it? Giving the matter some serious consideration would be a good beginning. And for a follow-up, keeping under control those things which, if doomsday were to happen, would only make it worse. And it would help if we don't act as if we were totally ignorant.
And there are some things that we might be able to actually do, beginning with looking at the prospect seriously.
And many thanks to those who expressed their sympathies at Lord Pan's passing. We do miss him.