~ July 2008 ~
The Cosmic Cauldron - Comprehensive News Service focused on all things Pagan -.Gossip, Cartoons, Contests and News.- Vol 1; Issue 6



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VLT images 2 nebulae in Carina

The 10th anniversary of the Very Large Telescope's First Light, ESO has came and gone with the releasing two stunning images of different kinds of nebulae, located towards the Carina constellation. The first one, Eta Carinae, has the shape of a 'little man' and surrounds a star doomed to explode within the next 100 000 years. The second image features a much larger nebula, whose internal turmoil is created by a cluster of young, massive stars.

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This issue of The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter has been a nightmare to put together. Personal issues, deadlines by contributors not being met, certain individuals attempting to interfere with the production of the Newsletter by defamatory and inflammatory remarks being circulated and political upheaval within not only the Australian Pagan Community but in certain Pagan communities in the USA have had this poor editor reaching for the bottle.

To quote the great words of Tom Waits: "I would rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"

Also, recently, I was approached with an offer to purchase The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter for a tidy $10,000 (US dollars). The reason I was given for the offer price being so low was because I did not have a domain name. Almost over night thecosmiccauldron dot com came into existence.

Needless to say I rejected the offer, not because the offer was to low but as I wrote to the interested party: "The Cosmic Cauldron
Newsletter is not for sale. I wish to keep it independent and to be
the one left flying the plane."

Margaret Veiner (of Emeryville CA) is the owner of thecosmiccauldron dot com. The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter and The Cosmic Cauldron Yahoo group are not associated with or connected to this dot com or any business which will be generated from this site in any shape or form.

As such I was forced to act quickly and purchase domain names and although, it was my intention of doing so anyway, I wish it that the above information to be noted to prevent any future confusion.

From July 2008 the Newsletter will have its own domain name as thanks largely to my advertising sponsors and the attempted usurpers, I have acquired the purchase of http://thecosmiccauldron.net.au

So bookmark this link.

The Newsletter has been in existence since only February of this year but circulation has jumped from a meagre 600 plus to 2400 plus in the last couple of months with some notable on-line individuals contributing to the contents each month.

http://mystic-grove.com.au/tcc/ link will be used as a mirror site.

Fortunately for  this month I have had some wonderful contributions and support to enable this issue to glow majestically. Amethyst, Barley Singer, Dragonfly, Leshanki, David Weldon, have helped by contributing articles or participating in one way or another.

Without further ado please scroll down and read on. Your feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated so please don't forget to sign our guestbook.


Learning Through Gut Instinct

Amethyst is first and foremost a practicing Wiccan and second an academic and vocational training specialist. She completed her PhD thesis via Curtin University in 2008 and her Whole Person theory and research experiences amongst the Wiccans and Witches of Perth. This, the first of many articles by Amethyst,  is a real eye-opener

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  Book Review

My friend Mike Gleason did not get his most recent review to me in time as he wanted to contribute something different to that which he had already posted in Yahoo! groups. Fortunately, I was able to have an interview type chat with David Waldon earlier in the month about his new book.

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Sol Skugga

The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter an the Cosmic cauldron Radio are extremely pleased to help promote a talented new international songstress Sol Skugga

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 Dragonfly's Haven

Dragonfly writes about Dealing with Death in a Family Environment . You can also  find out who won her first Competition. Unfortunately, as don't have a sponsor this month we don't have a competition. 

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 An Article from LESHANKI

The NEW Voice of Reason and an Organisation set up to help the Pagan Community in Australia.

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The Green Creed

My good friend Barley Singer has constructed a brilliant thesis which is part of a book he is currently writing. This article is fundamentally an Eco-Pagan path created to educate and inform our young people and youth.

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Archetypes in Buddhism

"She is the pregnant womb of infinite potentiality, the World Virgin, the Cosmic Cauldron of Creativity, Nature made Manifest. She is the endless play of manifestations, which may seem similar yet are never exactly the same. She is the Mother of us all and the magical month of May was called after her."

Anna Fraser presents a wonderful article on the Bodhi Tree, Buddhism and The Mother.

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Web Reviews

The Golden Dawn

My dear friend Ian Cowburn suggest that some of our readers may be interested in exploring the world of the Golden Dawn and as such extended an invitation for  those interested to visit Hermetic Virtues Magazine.

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Adelaide Pagan Parenting is open for all parents located in the Adelaide, Adelaide Hills and environs and all local suburbs. The three major criteria for being a member of this group is that you be a South Australian resident, be a parent of a child between 0-5 years and be a Pagan or Heathen (no matter the path you follow). Pregnant/ expecting Parents are also Welcome.

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