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WISDOM HOUSE

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WISDOM HOUSE

 

Under the imperium of High Priest Rev. Ron "Liomsa" Latevola, the Wisdom House exists to provide a non-threatening, supportive environment for spiritually open-minded people in which to exchange ideas and practices. The primary mission is to provide safe, non-judgmental environments in which people can meet, learn and discuss and practice their spirituality, regardless of what it may involve, without the threat of ridicule. Members of any Wisdom House group will not engage in proselytizing of any kind, as each individual must be allowed to seek and find their own path. Members will support one another within the group in their healing, growth and aspirations. Located in Altoona, PA and serving the greater Altoona-Tyrone area, the Wisdom House will offer public outreach in the form of educational classes, open discussion, public ritual, participation in community charity events and other areas that exhibit a need to be filled.
All who come in peace are welcomed to join us for any and all of our activities.
 

The Wisdom House
 
The Wisdom House was established to serve as an outlet for religious exploration and practice. The Wisdom House  is based on an Eclectic Earth-based spiritual belief and has an open membership.

Declaration of Faith of The Wisdom House


1. We believe in Deity. This Deity is part of us all as Deity created  us. Therefore, we are all one. Deity is all good, experiencing through us, its creations. We conceive of Deity, the Creative Power, in the Universe as manifesting through polarity as masculine and feminine, God and Goddess. This same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. Interaction with the Gods is not limited to just the priesthood.

2. We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal changes. We celebrate eight holidays or sabbats during the year. As the Wheel of the Year turns and seasons change, we celebrate the following Sabbats: Samhain (Oct. 31/Nov. 1), New Year's Eve/Day, the time for the 3rd and final harvest, time to honor our Ancestors that have passed from this world into the Summerland; Yule (Dec. 20/21), the midpoint of Winter when the Sun is yet again reborn; Imbolc (Feb. 1), the beginning of the Festival of Spring; Ostara, (Mid-March equinox), celebrates the renewal of life that comes with Spring; Beltane (May 1), represents the beginning of Summer and is a celebration of life; Litha (June 21, Summer solstice), the longest day of the year and celebrates Summer at its highest point; Lammas (August 2), celebrates the harvest cycle of the first harvest; Mabon (Sept. 22, Autumn equninox), celebrates the 2nd harvest. (Actual obervenace dates may vary due to scheduling conflicts) In addition, rites honoring a specific God/Goddess or Esbat may also be held.

3. We seek to live in harmony with Nature as it is the creation of Deity and every animal, tree and rock has a spirit within it. We thrive to live in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

4. We honor those who teach and respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom.

5. We believe in magick. Magick in the manipulation of energy to effect change in the world around us and within us. Majick is neither good nor evil, positive or negative. It is the use of the power that determines the path it will take. We approve of it only when used for the greater good.

6. We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it - a world view and philosophy of life.

7. We seek to control the forces within ourselves, individually, that make life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with Nature.

8. We do not worship any entity known as 'Satan' or 'the Devil' as defined by the Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.

9. We believe in religious freedom, including the right to not believe in religion. The role of government with respect to religion is to assure the religious rights of all are protected and no one religion is given priority over others. We do not claim to be 'the only way' and do not seek to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.

10. We believe in reincarnation. Our bodies may die but our spirit (soul) lives on.

11. We believe all peoples are created equal and there should be no discrimination based on sex, race, nationality, creed, handicap, age or sexual preference.

12. We believe that majick energy work and/or prayer for positive purposes (for the greater good) should be encouraged.

13. We believe in allowing individual responsibility for spiritual growth.

14. We believe in and strive to adhere to the "Rede" (i.e. "If it harm none, do what ye will".) Do as you like so long as it does not harm anyone with the understanding of a right to self-defense.

15. We believe in Karma, also known as the Law of Three. Everything you do, helpful, harmful, positive or negative, will affect you. All actions come back to you, thus to harm someone will harm you. It will be returned as many times as necessary for the individual to learn from it.



For specific topics to be covered, Sabbat ritual dates/location, or to request presenting a subject, please e-mail Rev. Liomsa  at RevLiomsa@yahoo.com.