Since today is Lammas/Lughnasadh I thought it fitting to announce a major turning point or change regarding myself and my identity. First a word about the pagan holiday of Lammas/Lughnasadh. It is one of the major eight high sabbats, and it marks the halfway point in the year, which is divided in two balanced parts. The first half of the year is considered the "light" half, and the second half of the year is considered the "dark half". The first/light half of the year starts February 1, on Imbolc/Candlemass, and ends today, August 1. The last/dark half of the year starts today, August 1, as we already said, and ends February 1, when the light begins to return.
I will say more about the "wheel" of time, or the yearly cycle in another post. Right now, it would be a digression. But, on Lammas/Lughnasadh in my old life inside the Illuminati, it was the day of change. People did assessments of their progress of the previous half of the year, and made commitments to goals for the coming half of the year. So, as I continually shed my old identity, completely, as an Illuminist, I commit thoroughly to a new identity as a Child of the Kingdom. I'm speaking of the Kingdom of God, through his Son, Jesus Christ. I have left the Kingdom of Darkness behind, and embraced the Kingdom of Light. I am referring to the pure light of God, not the false, counterfeit light of Lucifer.
So, in honor of this, I am adopting a new name, both legally, and in the virtual world of the internet. This name I am adopting as a pen name came from God, at a time when he was touching the very deepest part of me a few months ago. It came to me while reading this passage from my favourite book of Scripture, Isaiah. This was God's letter to all of me:
Zion's New Name
for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah, (my delight is in her)
and your land Beulah (married) ;
for the LORD will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.
so will your sons (builder) marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the LORD,
give yourselves no rest,
and makes her the praise of the earth.
and by his mighty arm:
"Never again will I give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
for which you have toiled;
and praise the LORD,
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary."
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.
to the ends of the earth:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your Savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.' "
the Redeemed of the LORD;
and you will be called Sought After,
the City No Longer Deserted.