Archive for December 12th, 2006

Rituals – December 3 to 10, 2006

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

December 3, 2006

The theme for public ritual was about slavery and freedom. Are we really free? Or do we have our own little prisons? We each received a candle to burn. The candle is to represent the freedom we want or our thanks for the freedom we have or possibly both.

December 4, 2006

Nathan and I did our last moon ritual for this year. The last moon according to Graves’ calendar is elder moon. For this ritual, we burned down thirteen candles each, the candles representing the cycle of the thirteen months. Because we had a total of 26 candles, we had a large metal dish to put the candles on. After melting down, the wax on the dish looked like a “candle pizza”. 😀 I was fun though because I love looking at fire and I don’t have a fireplace living in an apartment. Twenty-six candles can heat up a room just as well as any fireplace.

December 5, 2006

I decided to go to WCC’s Tuesday night class after going to taekwondo. I hadn’t been to one of the classes in a while. I thought it would be a good idea to pop into the classes every so often – this way I can be sure that my own notes are up-to-date. Tuesday’s class was “Theology, Patrons, and Shrines”. I missed the first half since my taekwondo class finishes at 8 p.m. and the WCC class starts at that time, but that’s alright. I just wanted to see if my notes were up-to-date – and they appear to be. It doesn’t look like they’ve changed the classes much. Though, of course, I could do with another round of mythology classes. Anyway, I have good notes on most of the classes. At this point, I’m just reviewing my notes to see if I can teach from them.

December 10, 2006

Public ritual was about will and determination to accomplish goals – even those we think are unachievable. Stones were consecrated and we each received a stone as a reminder of our will and determination.

BB,
Cassandrah
Brigid’s Flame

Training Update – December 5 and 7, 2006

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

December 5, 2006

I went to the do jang for class at seven.

December 7, 2006

I went to the gym with Nathan. I’ve highlighted the exercises I did in bold.

COMPLETE LIST OF WEIGHT TRAINING EXERCISES:
Machine/apparatus Exercises:
Leg lifts
Pull-ups/chin-ups
-military
-parallel
Dips
Leg press (machine was broken, waiting for replacement parts)
Hamstring flexor/seated leg curls
Hip adductors
Hip abductors
Seated row
Seated chest press
Lateral pull-downs
Pectoral fly (sometimes done using free weights)
Shoulder fly
Shoulder lift/press
Back extensor
Tricep extensor
Bicep curls (usually done using free weights now)
Weighted squat machine

Free weights:
Two additional shoulder exercises
– lift weight in front using shoulder muscles
– bending at waist lift weight out to the side using muscles along the scapulae
– wrist strengthening

Other exercises:
Pushups
Situps
Cycling

BB,
Cassandrah
Brigid’s Flame