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Friday, June 9th, 2006
12:47 pm - Lycian Tradition curriculum

seshen
Input solicited. Still a work in progress.

It says that it's for folks who don't have a Lycian teacher available in their area, but it will be a foundation for Lycian practitioners in general.

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Thursday, August 11th, 2005
11:46 am - Lycian Wicca, Otherkin and FAQ
seshen It has been mentioned by some folks that they began looking into our Tradition because they were "interested in Otherkin." Let me say for the record that Lycian Wicca is NOT based in the concept of Otherkin as an official landmark. Individuals might have their own ideas personally, but Lycian Wicca is not based upon the concept that our souls are less than fully human.

From what I can tell, our primary influence of the Wolf Clans of western Europe, that we can leave our bodies and travel astrally as wolves, is being confused with the idea that a part of us really IS a wolf. This is not the case.

Based on this misconception and other elements that might need some clarification, I'm going to write up a Lycian FAQ for my web site. If you have any particulars that you'd like to see explained further based on any reading you've done on the Trad, please let me know. Thanks!

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004
10:36 am - beginning a Lycian coven
seshen Here is an outline of requirements, work and study needed to start a Lycian Coven.

This was put together by boniface specifically for our Tradition.

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10:31 am - group dynamics in the Lycian Tradition
seshen Posted this on our lycianwicca Yahoo group, and just thought I'd share here for interest.

"A friend has given me an interesting idea for discussion, that of group dynamics. I would like to briefly take a look at this through the eyes of a wolfish Tradition. Input is encouraged.

Let’s look at a wolf pack. They are very much a family unit; loyal, united, creating bonds that can last for a lifetime. They play hard, work hard, and know each other’s personalities well. They live life for the moment, and react accordingly. Disagreements can be met with a brief snarl & raised hackles, right down to a fur-flying battle. And when the dust settles, they shake it off and trot off to play, side by side. When they go on the hunt, there is a common goal, and the wolves work in harmony together to accomplish that goal.

Seeking knowledge is a continual hunt, and it can’t be accomplished by loping. Each individual wolf complements the others, depending on strengths and bringing up the weak ends. Without this interplay and cooperation, the goal is not accomplished. It is not enough to know the basics of the hunt; one must know how and why it works the way it does. This is accomplished, in the Lycian Tradition, through the Socratic Q&A. Of necessity, it can get very intense.

That is a very basic analogy; input on a deeper level is encouraged."

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004
10:23 am - November Eve Sabbat
seshen This is the Sabbat Rite for November Eve from the Lycian BoS. It is the feast enjoyed in honor of our beloved dead. We celebrate in the company of the souls of our family and friends that have passed over to the "World of the Dead."

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
10:10 am - Lycian Wheel discussion

seshen
I've begun a new community specifically designed to help me in my Degree work. It is focused on discussion of the Lycian Wheel of the Year. If you would like to help me in this endeavor, please drop in at lycianwheel. Thanks!

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Friday, April 16th, 2004
9:38 am - Lycian BoS
seshen If anyone is interested, the public portion of the Lycian Wicca BoS is now on-line at the web site of the Tradition's instigator and HP, boniface. You can find it at http://www.boniface.us. Click on "Book of Shadows" under the Books heading.

The Bookshelf area includes a re-interpretation of the Tao Te Ching for modern Wiccans, and the Lycian Tarot.

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Friday, February 6th, 2004
2:53 pm - February Eve

seshen
In Lycian Wicca, we celebrate this holy day as February Eve or the "Feast of the Mother and Child." This feast specifically honors the bond between a mother and child, and the special kind of love that involves. The Goddess nurtures Her child, the young God, physically, mentally & spiritually. This holy day falls during the time of Aquarius, the water-bearer.

Here is a February Eve Sabbat rite written by tavalon and myself many years ago. It is one of two rites that have been used for this Lycian Sabbat.

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003
12:48 pm - Lycian Wicca in the southern hemisphere
seshen

Guidelines for Practicing the Lycian Craft in the Southern Hemisphere

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003
1:39 pm - Circle Etiquette

seshen
The following is a list of customs that Lycian Tradition members practice within their covens or circles.

Lycian circle etiquette

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Monday, November 17th, 2003
1:51 pm - Basic Principles of the Lycian Tradition

seshen
1. The Ultimate Deity is one and only one. It is the source, the ground, the foundation for all that is, and all that is, is contained within this ‘One.’ It is beyond names or definitions because they place limits, and the ‘One’ is unlimited. No words can be used which would be totally accurate with respect to the ‘One’, but since we must use words to make reference to the ‘One’ we call it ‘The One Who is Nameless.’ Bear in mind that these words are themselves in error.

2. When referring to, or thinking of, the ‘One Who is Nameless’ no words will do, because words make comparisons and regarding the ‘One’ there is no other, so no comparison is available. We can compare things, which are within the ‘One.’ There is change and movement within the ‘Whole’ and therefore some things can be said to be different from other things. In this realm things are either this or they are that. The highest deities in this realm of ‘either, or’ are the God and Goddess. They govern all existence between them; what is not governed by one, is by the other.

3. The Lord and Lady when in union, so as to be indistinguishable form the ‘One’ and in this union are in eternal bliss, as all the opposites are in harmony within them.

4. The Sun, as ruler of the day, and the Moon, as governess of the night, between them oversee the entire twenty-four hours perpetually. Therefore, we take these celestial bodies as appropriate symbols for the Lord and Lady. We worship and honor the Lord and Lady by celebrating and recognizing the phases and seasons of the Sun and Moon. By trying to harmonize ourselves with the natural forces that surround us, which are but manifestations of the God and Goddess, we acknowledge the Lord and Lady as the source of our own being.

5. Humanity, in order to understand concepts that are at times very abstract, must use symbols as a means of holding them in mind. These symbols differ from culture to culture. What must be remembered is that what the symbols represent is the same, no matter the culture. We use symbol to represent Deity, which we worship; we do not worship the symbol. We use symbol to give form to our means of worship; the ritual. By performing these ritual celebrations we attempt to attune ourselves to the Divine.

6. As the Lord and Lady in loving union harmonize all the opposites, and thereby achieve bliss, so too by harmonizing the opposites of male and female, in union, do we emulate the Divine and hopefully also reach bliss. The union of man and woman is the Highest Sacrament. If the Sacrament is done with love then that love makes someone other than the self of prime importance and the particular, known as the personality, is transcended.

7. Since all that is, is a part of and exists in the Divine, we see all as being Divine. Therefore the universe is filled with Gods and Goddesses all manifesting to a greater or lesser degree the qualities of the Lord and Lady Most High. Therefore a hierarchy exists of greater and lesser Gods and Goddesses and yet all being equally Divine.

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10:46 am - Glossary

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This is a glossary of common terms as used in the Lycian Tradition.


Glossary

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003
1:53 pm - Consecration rite
seshen This is the official consecration ritual as written in the Lycian Wicca Book of Shadows. This rite is copyrighted and cannot be altered in any fashion if presented as a Lycian rite.

Lycian Consecration CeremonyCollapse )

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
9:59 am - November Eve or the "Feast for the Dead"

seshen
Wheel Mythology: At Libra, and now in the Underworld, the old King is judged for all his past deeds. His heart is weighed against that of a feather.

Sabbat: This is the feast enjoyed in honor of our beloved dead. We celebrate in the company of the souls of our family and friends that have passed over to the "Land of the Ancestors."

The standard ritual drama entails toasts and storytelling to our loved ones that have crossed over, and we raise a cup and invite them to the celebration. The party itself is considered part of the Sabbat rite. After guests have left, the circle is closed privately by Lycian 3rd Degrees.

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Monday, October 6th, 2003
2:21 pm - Ritual gestures
seshen These are the main ritual gestures used in Lycian Wicca. They are utilized in personal and formal ritual to create a circle without the use of physical tools, and to leave/reenter during a group circle.

Ritual Signs



(modeled by seshen. Yea me.)

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2003
10:58 am - Rights of Seekers in the Lycian Craft
seshen 1. To question anything.

2. To define the purpose of their lives, known as the Great Work,
for themselves.

3. To proceed in the Great Work as they see fit.

4. To do as they will, knowing they alone bear the responsibility
for all consequences proceeding therefrom.

5. To hold any belief, though there may be no evidence whatsoever, as valid for themselves.

6. To reject any belief, for any reason whatsoever, as invalid for
themselves only.

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Friday, September 19th, 2003
1:53 pm - Autumn Equinox holy day
seshen In the Lycian Tradition, we honor this holiday as the Autumnal Equinox or the "Feast of the Virgin." Wheel mythology: At Virgo, the now older and aging King meets with the young Goddess as virgin. He falls in love with Her and She with him. He initiates Her into the world of womanhood by means of the Great Rite. At the Autumnal Equinox, the King dies. She mourns Him and begins Her journey to the underworld to find Him. Here is the gate of Death, through which He passes into the underworld. (Coven Priestess begins her time in the East, as the Goddess' role on the Wheel becomes active.)

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1:36 pm - Directions and elements
seshen The directions are assigned to the elements according to the season and the pointer in the night known as the "Big Dipper." It points East during Spring; South during Summer; West during Fall; and North during Winter. The signs of the zodiac have elements attributed to them, which are pre-Ptolemaic, and are grouped according to season.

These are (For the Northern hemisphere):

Aries, Taurus, Gemini ..................... earth = Spring
Cancer, Leo, Virgo .......................... fire = Summer
Libra, Scorpio, Saggittarius ............ air = Fall
Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces ........... water = Winter

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10:54 am - the word "Lycian"
seshen Meaning, "wolfish." "Lyc-" comes from the Greek language for "wolf" and "-ian" is the standard English ending meaning "of" or "pertaining to."

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
2:46 pm - Lycian Wicca is NOT part of Turkey
seshen Lycian Wicca does NOT have anything to do with Turkey, the region of Lycia and/or their religious history. This is erroneously listed on many web directories who simply plugged in a keyword and didn't bother to check.

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