Temple Update: Jun 6, 2017

Another Update:

Have improved the security of the website -AND- made some additions to other protective methods.

BAD BOTS ON THE MARCH (STILL):

It seems there are still some renegade “bots” trying to index/access now-defunct pages, folders, and resources which were removed/altered nearly TWO YEARS AGO! – Well, got a real surprise for them! – THOSE items are GONE! – Too bad!

ALL USER LOGINS:

Will require logging in with Email Address, instead of just simply “user name”. This is because email addresses are NOT published, nor accessible from any blog-output of this site.

ABOUT PROXIED CONNECTIONS:

New account creation, lost-password retrieval, etc. will only be allowed from NON-proxied connections. Visitors using hidden, TOR, and/or other privacy-enhanced proxy connections will be unfettered for browsing purposes, but disallowed from logging in, and any account creation. There is also, for the moment, NO posting of content from a proxied connection (a better resolution is forth-coming soon).

Otherwise,

Please enjoy visiting us at “The Dragon Temple”.

Sincerely,

Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

Update-Wed-2017-03-08 – “The Temple” is Restored!

TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS (here) Has finally been nearly-fully restored.


After a very long time being down,

I can now confidently say: “WE ARE BAAAACK!”

I will also have some new writings to add very shortly, in keeping with the mission of “The Temple”. There will still be some work in restoring this website’s prominence in the search-engine “searchability” area, but not to worry.

I have also noticed a few folks (or, maybe just one) have had a feeding frenzy of “business” while I (or “we”) were away. GOOD! They can thank me for the great SEO results that “I” made possible, without hiring any professional SEO-Consultant, they themselves are enjoying (for not much longer)! We do NOT do any of the “Blackhat”-SEO garbage that some have tried to use my website for. We put out genuine, creative writings and content that may be of special interest to those who are genuinely curious.

So,

Be looking forward to MORE of the quality writings and critiques to come.

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

“The Temple” – on-line, is almost back to full operation!

After nearly a year,

Temple of The Ancient Dragons is soon to be in “full-swing”, once again. After much development, and fine-tuning of various settings, methods, and other technical improvements: The on-line “Dragon Temple” – to further honor and commemorate the great knowledge and wisdoms of the Ancient Dragons – has re-found its place in the “World-Wide Web” and beyond.

Other sub-sites to this one,

Shall be eventually be restored and revitalized with more technical enhancements and improvements. Furthermore, we are also hosted on a more-capable, better-quality hosting service! Hopefully, this will translate into more years of “The Temple” being able to provide yet another “alternative view” to spirituality and the mysteries of the Ancient Dragons (whom some of us refer to lovingly, and reverently, as: “The Ancient Ones”).

So, please be patient just a little longer. Seems that I am the one best-suited for the technical details and “know-how”! 😉

 

Natural Immunity – 8-Plus Natural Antibiotics for The Immune System.

8 natural antibiotics for the immune system

by Christina Sarich   Posted on Natural Society,   November 11, 2013 Christina Sarich  spices assortment1 263x164 Natural Immunity: 8+ Natural Antibiotics to Replace the Pharmaceuticals for Good 
The overuse of antibiotics has become a modern-day epidemic. These drugs have depleted our natural immunity by killing the good bacteria in our guts and also creating super-bugs that have become resistant to almost any form of prescribed drug around. Instead of making yourself weaker, and depleting your body’s natural ability to cure itself from any number of ailments, try utilizing natural foods and herbs to ditch the Big Pharma meds for good.
Here are 8+ foods which harness natural antibiotic properties:

1 . Astragalus – An adaptogen, meaning it is an overall tonic for the body, astragalus has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicinal practices to boost the immune system and counteract physical, mental, and emotional stress. Research has shown that it can be very effective at treating colds, protecting the liver, and keeping viruses at bay.


2 . Onions – This great tasting food is both antibacterial and antiseptic. If a person were to suck on a raw onion, it is thought that the healing components of the food could suck the disease right out of them. You can even place some cut up onions in your kitchen to protect against unwanted bacteria to keep your whole house healthy. When mixed with lime juice and a few other natural constituents, onions were even shown to eradicate antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli. Check out some other health benefits of onions here.


3 . Cabbage – One of the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage has anti-microbial properties which can kill all kinds of diseases naturally. The antibiotic properties of cabbage are increased once it has been fermented as well. So eat your sauerkraut, or better yet, make your own.


4 . Honey – Although honey has always been used to fight off infection, scientists have just recently identified one secret ingredient in honey that makes it a natural antibiotic because it kills unwanted bacteria. It’s a protein called defensin-1 which bees add to honey when they make it. It does what it sounds like too – makes your immune system a full defense against disease.


5 . Fermented Vegetables – Reseeding your gut with good microbes, which can be found in just about all fermented vegetables, can keep your immune system on full-tilt. If you haven’t already heard, your gut health accounts for about 80% of your overall immunity to disease, so putting the good bacteria back in is essential.


6 . Cinnamon – Sometimes called a ‘lethal’ natural antibiotic, cinnamon has been used medicinally for ages. Pure, real Ceylon cinnamon can even stop E.Coli in its tracks, a stubborn bacteria that causes many diseases. Experts at Kansas City State University found that not only does cinnamon act as a natural antibiotic, it is so full of antioxidants that it helps to boost the immune system in numerous ways.


7 . Sage – This herb is a wonderful natural solution for upper respiratory system issues. It can also help with stomach ailments, reduce fever naturally, and help with the common cold and flu.


8 . Thyme – Both thyme leaf and thyme oil are very effective natural antibiotics. A compound in thyme oil called thymol is also anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoal properties.

There are other natural antibiotics out there too. They include:
  • Rosemary
  • Coriander
  • Dill, mustard seed
  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Lemon balm
  • Wild Indigo
  • Echinacea
  • Olive leaf
  • Turmeric
  • Pau D’ Arco
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Colloidal silver
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Oregano oil

With such a large offering from mother nature to treat ailments naturally, with all of their vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to boot, why would we ever choose pharmaceuticals? These natural remedies also cost pennies per day to either grow or purchase and take as preventative medicine.

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye:

Time to seriously contemplate what we are going to do with the coming “End of The Age of Antibiotics”. As Hippocrates once stated:

Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine,
And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.

Over 98% of all health problems, illnesses, and “dis-eases” are DIETARY-RELATED. This is just plain commonsense! Dr. Linus Pauling had it right, BOTH TIMES.
 

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGON
 

 

Leviathan – The “Crooked Serpent”.

לִ וִ יָ תָ ן

Livyatan (“LiVYaThaN” – Leviathan) – As in Hebraic Tradition, the name is spelled from Right-to-Left.


“The Crooked/Bent Serpent” – May also be a reference to the constellation Draco, or the Ouroboros, or similar. – From the Semitic Texts: Often referred to the infernal beast of the seas, as being serpentine or serpent-like. Some viewed it as the guardian of the Seventh Gate into the Underworld. Others knew of it as one of the symbols of one of the “Seven Deadly Sins” mentioned in the Semitic Texts. I have found that the Hebraic/Aramaic character “Teth”, ( ט ), is a good symbolic representation of Leviathan for symbol and image magic. It is a fairly simple symbol to use, and comes from the culture(s) who originated some of the more recent myths about him.

Another legend had it that there were once two of them and that “God” destroyed one of them to prevent them from procreating more of their kind. Leviathan was one of three such infernal beasts, together with Behemoth and Ziz, that were to be killed at the end of times by God, and served up as a great feast to his children (ostensibly, the “Israelites” of the Old Testament).

Leviathan is considered to be as one of the main deities of the seas and oceans. “He” was often associated with the tidal waves and various turbulent conditions out at sea. Can also be considered akin to, if not another name for, the Kraken from Ancient Greek Mythology.

Whereas Leviathan is associated very strongly with the Element of Water, He is also associated with Darkness, and the Darkened Moon. Leviathan can be a VERY POWERFUL force to be reckoned with (by MY OWN experiences working with Him [and sometimes, as a “She”])! So great care is cautioned when looking to summon Leviathan for any kind of working. Leviathanic Magic is very good for opening blocks and also for seeking answers in the darkness and shadows.

Leviathan has been a great help in removing some of those impossible obstacles that other means have failed at. Best to summon him at night towards the darkest Moon (in otherwords, within a few days before the New Moon – to get the full effect). If you have the opportunity to conduct your ritual/ceremony on the night of a Black Moon, be prepared to be amazed and astonished. Leviathan’s power is greatest on nights like these. It is also highly-advised that you have a good, solid circle, and everything set up to balanced energies. If you are working with a partner of the opposite sex, you may both do the working by calling on “polarities”, that is – calling the Masculine and Feminine aspects of Leviathan separately, with each of you taking on the aspects of that particular polarity you call. (I have an example Dark Moon Ritual I have done that I will upload and format later.)

If you are assuming the role (IE: “Invoking” Leviathan), please do make very sure you are properly grounded and of good health and mental alertness to handle the coming surge of energy. By Invoking Leviathan, you are inviting Him into your Being and will be expected to handle the massive amounts of His energy flowing throughout you! – You have be so cautioned.

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye

On Michael Talbot’s “Holographic Universe”.

First off, I want to thank my apprenticeship teacher for recommending this fine book as part of her curriculum, “Elemental Witchcraft”.

This became an indispensable book for me, even after my training was done. It was also a book that helped me to open my eyes even further, to the realities around the area of magic, and the use of our given mental powers to effectuate changes. During the progression of this “Age of Reason”, just about anything that deviated from the held societal view that there is only the physical existence and nothing else, was cast off as “make-believe” and purely fantasy – all because it could not all be reduced to “scientific theory” and reproduced, faithfully and consistently, in a laboratory. Well, time for the nay-sayers to start rethinking their less-than-reasonable assumptions concerning those things that are not so easily reproducible under closed, unbelieving eyes!

I have always considered myself to be of a scientific mind. The subject of Science was always my most favored and best subject in school, since at least the second grade. I have had several major influences in my life, of whom I highly respected and admired; mostly – several of my teachers, and of folks like Issac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, etc. Virtually NONE of them were so willing to dismiss something or anything that did not quite fit into the “mold” of scientific thinking, let alone yield readily available, analytic data and consistent repetition. So what has happened to today’s scientists and their practice of science? That I can reasonably conclude in another written piece.

Anyway, onward to the review.

First thing I would like to consider about this book: It was a very easy-to-follow and educational read. It was a definite eye-opener in that much of what was stated was backed up by source-able examples of various experiments and evaluations as footnoted in its pages, and documented in the list of sources in the back of the book. This book did well to explain where science actually does prove that there are things and happenings that DO happen without being obvious and sometimes even physically-manifested into physical existence. One such means is through Quantum Theory and its associated theories and plethora of supportive examples. This book could easily be read within a few days by an avid reader (like myself), and understood as to what it all means. The title was very apropos toward what the book is about: That much of what we thought was purely the rational and logical (sequential), is more likely holographic and ever-expansive as concerning the Universe, and all things within it. This in regard to the fact that the Quantum Physics theories are among the newest questions, and proposed answers, in the field of science. Many of today’s theoretical scientists are still trying to come to terms as to how Quantum Physics changes the way we think about existence and all things considered.

Quantum Entanglement Theory was well-explained, probably better than I could explain it, even though I have a very good understanding of it. Quantum Entanglement also answers many of the formerly-unanswerable questions on such things as what happens when one observes a particle of matter, and what happens otherwise. This, taken together with the “Observer Effect”, leads to a very chilling surprise on whether our current methods and orthodoxy on observing and measuring particles, particle dynamics and effects, as well as habits are effective or not when it comes to giving us clear, accurate answers and observations on what goes on – both as observed and as not actively observed. This also brings into question as to whether certain particles exist because of their reality, or because we subconsciously “create” them, instantaneously with the power of our “observant” minds. This part of theory has been tested and measured in laboratory conditions to the amazement of the observers. Again, sources cited on those very experiments and evaluations.

The “Holographic Theory” is well-explained and, in some cases, diagrammed with accompanying drawings and sketches. It proposes that we live a “holographic” existence, rather than purely a singular, physical-only entity – on the basis that all matter, down to its particulate level, may exist in multiple dimensions (thought of as multiple-universes or “multiversal” in nature) at once. A given particle, for example, could exist momentarily in one or more points in space simultaneously, and perhaps only for a very brief moment (the moment it is being actively observed by either a living being or even an artificial machine)! So, most matter appears to only exist because WE mentally create them, as a function of our existence. This also goes well with the ancient description of the “Web of Life” idea that many wise-folk taught their newer generations for thousands of years – well before the advent “modern science”.

Though Mr. Talbot was not dogmatic nor doctrinal towards any specific religion or belief system, he did a very good job in seeing and writing of the associated ideas and beliefs as they converged to where we have an even-greater difficulty in separating science from spirituality. I have long held that science and spirituality were always together as part of the common discipline of “higher learning”. One who was a shaman or “medicine man” was not only a healer and seer, but also a bit of a mathematician, historian, story-teller, mediator, counselor, priest, warrior, astronomer, astrologer, and holder of many different areas of expertise in knowledge and tradition. All paths of knowledge were part and parcel of the life-long teachings that went into the making of a “wise-folk”. The Quantum Theories came about in the right time, and do much justice in supporting, although through a bit different colored-lens, some of the vast knowledge mankind has possessed.

For this being such a short review, I hope it explains well that this book should be a good reference and an appealing read. It helped to me begin my journey into the magical art, backed up with some legitimate science. This book is a very nice, easy read that provides some very good detailed information, topped with an astonishing conclusion.

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

A View to Inner-Peace – The Pause Between Thoughts.

For lack of anything better to write about at this moment,

I thought I would do something fairly short on Inner-Peace and the momentary silence between events, ideas, thoughts, and so on. This post came as an idea after I was talking with a friend of mine about Dreams and how we sometimes interfere with our own abilities to receive them: By “trying” too hard.

One of the very first lessons I learned when I was attending a meditation group was to RELAX, and calm the mind and body. Just so happened that the group I was with was organized and lead by a (long-time) Buddhist student. One of the simplest exercises, though not so easy to do by the many, was to not concentrate on anything but your breathing. Every thought, every sound, every feeling – was to be acknowledged – and then your attention returned to your breathing. The whole idea was to eventually find the absolute emptiness and inner peace within your Being.

One of the things I understood about some of the later experiences with meditation(s) in another group, was to not “concentrate” too hard toward anything, but let the images and feelings come to you. This works very much like when in the presence of an unfamiliar animal (and even its spirit): You do not approach it, but let it, on its own volition, approach you – while you maintain a fairly relaxed composure. Many times, some of life’s more-challenging experiences may require this approach in order for one to find the solution that best fits the problem.

The world of magic, healing, and many of the other “meta-physical” aspects of life may require a more-subtle approach than we are used to being told to do. This is where “society” often fails us, miserably, when it comes to practical ways to find and employ solutions to the many complex problems we may face, day to day. So, I advised this friend of mine about the less-common path of least resistance, by suggesting he not try too hard to force his Mind to come with the answers, but relax and let his Mind do what it does best: Imagine and picture the solution into being. Then, he is free to try the solution and see if it fits the problem at hand.

It is also just as practical that when one is faced with an “insurmountable” problem (as some would say: an “impasse”), be not afraid to stand back a few moments and take a pause. Sometimes, it is that moment of silence we need to pay attention to. Oftentimes, it is within that “moment of silence” when we will hear the quiet voice of Wisdom speaking to us. So, there IS great power in that moment of silence.

– Please find your moment of silence, and the resulting Inner-Peace today!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

Rethinking Cause-and-Effect – How the “Web of Life” fits in.

I have been doing some further thinking, based on what I read in Michael Talbot’s “The Holographic Universe”.


Some interesting images and thoughts came to me that also related to when I was reading the “Kybalion” by the Three Initiates. It had to do with the Hermetic Principle on Cause and Effect. Some ascribe this to being the “Karmic Laws”, even though there is some misinterpretation of Karma in many of today’s groups. I would like to provide a little bit of a different insight into the nature of Cause and Effect.

I ) Causes and their Effects do interrelate with each other and CAN also operate in the reverse:

In other words, there are cases where the Cause(s) and Effect(s) can affect each other in the reverse order, IE: A cause in one instance can become the effect of the action of the other, which was its effect and, instead, become its causor. This can be considered as a “mirroring” of the Cause-and-Effect instance(s), as the cause(s) and effect(s) may “change places” with each other based on the particular situation or “need”.

II ) Causes and Effects are not necessarily singular and purely linear:

Each “cause” can possibly have multiple influences or multiple “effects”. Just as each “effect” can have multiple contributing “causes”. Much like any action on a spider’s web, can be felt, whether greatly or slightly, in more than one place upon its web – even, at the same instant. Anyone with a background in mathematics would be amazed at how “irrational” Nature can be. Nature works very heavily with irrational numbers and ratios; Which show up in the many calculations of arcs, spirals, and other circular “events”.

III ) Also, Nature likes circles, spirals, and “non-linearity”. Therefore, causes and effects can easily rebound and cycle; as per the first two observations I stated above:

What this says, is that certain conditions may have it that one or more causes may feed into themselves through their one or more effects. I like to think of this as a “feedback loop”; something that the nature of spirals and cycles often work by. Now whether a particular “spiral” results in an increase or decrease in strength and energy is another matter. If such a “feedback” results in the same level of energy and strength being repeated over and over again, then you may have what results in a steady cycle – of this set of causes and effects!

IV ) Causes and their resulting effects that feedback upon each other can also cause “ripple effects”:

The analogy and actual demonstration of tossing a stone into a quiet, placid body of water (whether at a pond, or just a home swimming pool) and its resulting ripples comes to mind. Now, if one were to toss more than one stone, perhaps even at slightly delayed intervals, one would see the action of the ripples from each of the landed stones (the “causes” or “events”) as they collide with each other. These colliding ripples may either cancel some of their energies out, OR they may create some interesting new ripples. These collision points can be referred to as “interference points”.

V ) Interference points as resulting complex events due to multiple influences and/or other contributing causes and/or effects:

When two or more event “ripples” collide, a new event may occur at that point. Some believe that major events of such great magnitude and power are only possible with the help of multiple contributing causes and effects, because of the amount of energy contributed multiplies exponentially. So, if there are more powerful influences that contribute even a tiny amount of additional energy towards the “intended” effect, the end effect’s energy will be far greater by magnitudes! (This is something to think about when planning the execution of another magical working, etc.)

This also why a small group of fairly new practitioners may see considerable effects, if they are all focused on the same intention, to their working more so than one solitary who may only practice his/her art occasionally. This may also explain why some workings may be best done in a group ritual, rather than as a solitary if that solitary witch does not have much extensive practice in workings by him/herself?!?

VI ) Nature is all about causes and effects:

Right there is the ultimate truth about the power and workings of Nature. We see these causes and their related effects around us all the time. All things that occur are because of Nature’s causes and effects; This highlights the “Natural Law” at its most basic level. Natural Law does not operate on only one or two “planes” at a time. Nature is very “Holographic” and operates on ALL planes at the same time. Therefore, some of the most powerful workings, coming from some of the most learned in the Arts of magic and Nature, know to use the powers of Nature to their advantage and to “super-power” their workings.

Those who try to work against the powers of Nature, are simply working out of balance with Nature and will probably fail miserably. Nature is far more powerful than any of us alone! Therefore, it makes the most sense to work alongside that Natural power, and in balance with Nature, when deciding to do a working. The ancient shamanic wise-folk knew of this many thousands of years ago.


A final note:

As per what I have written here, please consider carefully the idea of limiting the effects of your spells. If some spells can continue on by themselves, all due to the right kinds of influences and energies being present to keep powering them, you may have a difficult time in determining where and how to end an errant spell. THIS IS WHY, in some groups, it said that once an intention is powered up and released into the open Cosmos, it can not (I like to say: “may not”) be recalled! So please consider how to “tie up” a spell enough so that it only does what it is intended to do, and then dissipate or cease altogether.

Rev. Athauliz “Dragon’s Eye” Firestorm,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS