The Lord's Prayer

Translation from old Aramaic

The language it was first recorded in ; This is a translation not a paraphrase.

O Cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration! Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.

Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission.

Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.

Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.

My Comments

Isnt this beautiful, see how very twisted such sacred thoughts can become. When you check the actual writings you see that we( as pagans) are not as evil or far off as many would have us think Carve this into your heart and carry it with you Dear Ones, for it is a prayer that should be not only said outloud but be part of the essence of our soul..

So very many of you have written and asked what the source of this is. So heres my explaination;

I got the translation from a friend who studied the ancient text and could read/write Aramaic. Now for all you skeptics he was far from pagan, in fact he was going to school to be a Christian minister (Church Of God) to be exact. Now you can't get much more Christian based than that. Anyway, this is his accepted translation of the words written in the original text, as it was written in the ancient Aramaic form. I sat beside him (and helped when I could with my very meager to none, understanding of the text) as he struggled for the meaning and saw his eyes as he recognized the differences, yet in the end there was no doubt for him this is what was written.

Take it or leave it, its up to you. There are others out there who have translated this same text, its not all that unusual. But I point out its not a matter of right or wrong, its simply a matter of what the words mean when translated from their language to ours. There are many passages in the bible that the paraphrases took dramatic license with. One should read the King James Bible for its prose and beauty but if you are looking for the real language meaning then go to a direct translation!

This was never meant to shake any ones tree or upset anyone, it was done in an act of love and trying to understand. It should be seen as that. If you like the other version better than so be it, you are free to make your magick any way you wish. If this one calls to you than so be it also, for respect of feelings and religion is the key to all harmony and balance in the great universe.

Blessings to you all

Lady Wolfen Mists

Added 2004

To be fair I have gotten several angry and confrontational e-mails since i posted this, many saying I am evil and just plain wrong. teaching you that which isn't true, That there are other translations out there. I never said that this was the only one, it is true there are others. I am only offering the above to you as it was given to me, in love and awe. It is a gift from the Creator and speaks to my heart, its spirit rings true to me and makes me feel loved and one with the Universe. Yet that is just me and my feelings, it is unfair to ignore or leave out those who feel I have offend our Cosmic Birther, so for this reason I will add a link to a translation that is posted that may make some of you feel better.

Which one is true, who knows... …All I can say is I was there at the translation above and as I said it was an awakening experience that happened at a VERY conservative Bible College (Church Of God, yes can you believe I a Wiccan attended a Church Of God Bible College, needless to say it just didn’t work for either side and I left, but that is yet another story) In any case back to this translation, the out come was unexpected and astounding to my friend as well as myself. For me the above words ring true. But truth must be that rings and resonates within and your heart so here is the other link.

Click for Another Translation

Blessings on you all as you find your truth and may you find wisdom and comfort in what ever translation you like best. May it wrap you in its spirit and may you be rested, renewed and above all feel the unconditional love of the universe and the magickal power within us all.

With Love,

Lady Wolfen Mists

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