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Bowling Angels

Posted by Rob Phoenix on March 23, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Tonight, as I type this, we are experiencing a rare but much-anticipated thunder and lightning rain storm. Generally speaking, we get thunder and lighning storms like this about once a year. They were much more frequent when I was a youngling. I'm honestly not sure why. If any of you know the science behind it, I'd be glad to hear it!

When we were young, thunder would rumble and crack loudly, causing the whole house to shake and filling our imaginations with terrible images of the End-of-Days or the violent retribution of God.

My mother would tell us that the rumble of thunder was the angels bowling! And the loud cracks and booms were when the angels hit a strike!

There are many modern folk practitioners that might see thunderstorms as a time of power; possibly to "charge" their crystals or what-have-you. Today, just before the sky broke open, I took a trip to my personal and private hexenkopf, which is basically the folk magic equivelent to a landfill. Only paper or biodegradable twine or sticks/stones are placed at the hexenkopf so that nature may reclaim the items and recycle them into something positive. But for the most part, it is a place that has built up a "creepy" energy over the past few years thanks to the items (verhexed, etc) that I've disposed of there.

As I was finishing burying my recent anti-verhex working, the sky cracked open with a loud boom and the rain began to fall in great torrents. I ran all the way home through the trees and the darkness, but I had no issues getting back inside, just as the angels were playing one of the loudest rounds of bowling I've heard in years!

There is something inarguably powerful and ominous about a thunderstorm. You can feel the electric charge in the air, the pent up tension in the atmosphere released by the low rumble of the thunder. The ground welcomed the water and I welcome this post-storm ozone-charged cooler air, the sound of tree frogs in the night, and the gentle splashing of the fish in the pond outside.

Next time the angels are bowling, try to find some peace with the storm and maybe you will be able to tap into the power of it just as I did at my hexenkopf.

May God bless you in all that you do.

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