Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

Joan Of Arc:

A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers

How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive

 

 By

 

Dr. Isis Day

 

Edited, Designed & Formatted by: Marie Guillaumes

 

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Joan Of Arc:

A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers

– How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive –

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Copyright © 2013 by Isis Day, Julius Williams,

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European Article Number  (EAN-13):    978-1482636406

International Standard Book Number  (ISBN-13):    978-1-4826-3640-6

International Standard Book Number  (ISBN-10):    1-4826-3640-9

 Isis Day™ Catalog Control Number  (ICCN):    IDID-1301-I001

 

 

Acknowledgments:

 

A very special thanks to my dear mom and grandma – my highly beloved Mentors and Inspiration – through whom I was born a Witch.

 

To my beloved brother, Osiris, whose short life on earth triggered a curiosity that awakened the Witch in me.

 

To Julius Williams and his loving family whose friendship, support and influence I cherish very dearly.

 

I am very grateful to Magic – the Infinite Intelligence – for Universal Life Force/Energy, and for Everything.

 

 

 

 Dedicated to:

 

All Joanites, All Achievers (& Dreamers),

All Witches, Wizards, Pagans, New-Agers,

All Metaphysicians,

All Holistic Practitioners,

My Family, Friends, Relatives, Teachers & Mentors, and

All my Fans worldwide!

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

(for Print version)

 

            Acknowledgments ... iv

            Dedication ... iv

            List Of Figures, Tables & Songs ... vii

            Foreword ... ix

 

1.                  Introduction ... 13

a.        Hint on ‘God’ ... 18

 

1.                  Review Of Literature ... 25

a.                  Joan Of Arc Literature ... 26

b.                    Spiritual, Self-Help and Motivational Literature ... 30

 

2.                  Methods ... 38

a.                  The Story of Joan Of Arc – In A Nutshell ... 38

 

3.                  Findings ... 49

a.                  BJ / AJ (Before / After Joan Of Arc) ... 56

b.                    Joan Of Arc – Fiction or Fact ... 59

c.                Disclaimer ... 61

d.                  Joanites & Joanism (Joannites & Joannism): ... 61

 

4.                  Discussion ... 62

a.        Make A Wish!!! ... 65

b.        Be Careful What You Wish For ... 70

 

6.                  Summary and Conclusions ... 71

a.        Prayer ... 74

 

 

            AFTER-WORD ... 76

a.         My ‘7 Steps To A Miracle-Working Faith That Moves Mountains’ ... 79

b.         ‘NowToWMY’ for Goal-Setting ... 82

c.         Affirmations ... 83

d.        I Am Glad; I Am So Happy ... 85

e.        My Ten Commandments to My Kids ... 92

f.        Let’s Count Our Blessings! ... 94

 

 

            BIBLIOGRAPHY ... 98

                        Suggested & Recommended books for further reading ... 100

                        Suggested & Recommended movies for further viewing ... 102

 

 

LIST OF FIGURES:

 

1.                  (Figures 1 to 6):

            Some Joan Of Arc's Statues, Memorabilia, etc. ... 19 - 24

 

 

LIST OF TABLES:

 

1.                  (Table 1) - Joan Of Arc’s Simplified & Abridged Time-Line ... 41

 

2.                  (Table 1 continued): Joan Of Arc’s Simplified & Abridged Time-Line ... 45

 

3.                  (Table 2) - A Comparison Table of Moses, Jesus and Joan Of Arc ... 50

 

 

LIST OF SONGS:

 

1.                  I Am So Happy ... 88 - 89

2.                  I Am Glad, I Am So Happy ... 90 - 91

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION PLEASE!!

 

The following books:

‘Joan Of Arc: A Role Model For Achievers,’

‘Joan Of Arc: A Role Model For Believers,’ and

‘Joan Of Arc: A Role Model For Metaphysicians,’

are very (about 95%) identical to this one.

If you’ve read one, you don’t really have to read the other, except if you wish to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreword:

 

            Everybody can find a place in Joan of Arc’s world, especially Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers.

 

            Joan of Arc was condemned and burned at the stake as a Witch despite her open denouncement of such an accusation.  But, was she truly a Witch or just a religiously pious teenager?  Or, was she as deluded as some critics have suggested?  She claimed convincingly that she really heard voices from heaven telling her to go save her French people, which she did in a manner that is beyond any human expectation.  She was super-clairaudient and clairvoyant; she raised the dead and predicted verifiable events accurately; was she psychic or simply favored by the gods – (whatever the difference)?

 

            Joan of Arc may not have known she was a Witch.  Or, maybe she was in a deliberate denial at a time in mankind’s history when women were cruelly subjected to gross inhumanity and any extraordinary feat would mark a female as a Witch and doom her to all the horrible forms of torture men could pile up on her.

 

            I’ve heard people ask: “Were the biblical Moses and Solomon Wizards?”  “Was Jesus a Wizard?”  “Was Joan of Arc a Witch?”  Since Jesus and Joan are considered brother and sister or centuries-long lost cousins, one the ‘Son of God’ and the other the ‘Daughter of God,” are they like Hansel and Gretel – the good guys, the good/white Witches?  Was Joan of Arc an Incarnate of the ancient Pagan Goddess, Isis?  Was Jesus an Incarnate of the ancient Pagan God, Osiris?  Also, were Mary the mother of Jesus and the famed or notorious Mary Magdalene Witches?  Was Mary the mother of Jesus an Incarnate of the ancient Pagan Goddess of the sky, Nut – the mother of Isis and Osiris?

 

            Who is a Witch or Wizard?  That’s a billion-dollar question, and the simple but complicated answer to that question is beyond the scope of this book; (checkout my other books, especially ‘Witches Unite! – Magic and Witchcraft: Our Gift, Our Heritage, Our Power!).  For now, suffice it to say that there’s definitely something divine about Witches considering that society perceives them as wielding such powers that can only be attributed to the Gods and Goddesses; and, other than Witches, there’s none other on this planet that people fear as much as they fear the Gods.

 

            Jesus was one of us – a Wizard of the First Order.  Joan of Arc was one of us – a Witch of the First Order.  The biblical Moses was undoubtedly one of us – a Wizard of the First Order too.  And the biblical Solomon was also one of us – a Wizard of the First Order.  (See my book, ‘Witches Unite! – Magic and Witchcraft: Our Gift, Our Heritage, Our Power!)

 

            So, from the point of view that Joan of Arc was one of us – a Witch of the First Order – let us in this book look closely at her as our mentor with the hope to find strength, encouragement, reassurance and inspiration to forge on and be the best that we can to ourselves and others.

 

            This book, ‘Joan Of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers –  How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive,’ is adapted from ‘Joan Of Arc: A Role Model For Metaphysicians – How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive,’ by Julius Miracle Williams, Ph.D.; (JoDArc Publishers).  It was originally written as a school thesis and later modified for publication.  You may read the details of the modification and credits in the Foreword of Mr. Williams’ version of the book.  (If you’ve already read his version, you don’t really need to read this one.)

 

            I, Isis Day, so admire Mr. Williams’ in-depth research and his simplified, humble, honest, lively and to-the-point style of writing that in addition to this book, I also opted to adapt another book of his – ‘Reiki: A Multi-Purpose Holistic Tool For Metaphysicians,’ (JoDArc Publishers).  My version is entitled ‘Reiki for Witches: A Multi-Purpose Holistic Tool For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers’ (Isis Day Publishers).  Check it out, and my other books too, including ‘Witches Unite!’ and ‘magic is God’; I’m sure you would love them.

 

             It is my deepest wish that this book helps you become a better Holistic Practitioner – Witch, Wizard, Pagan or New-Ager – beyond your wildest dreams.

 

            Like Julius Williams, I also believe in Love.  Love heals!  Love is the answer.  With Love, all pains go away; and with lots of Love in our hearts, any good can be accomplished.  Give Love a chance.  Let Love reign in our hearts and everywhere.  Love is Life.  Love is all there is.  The heart that loves lives, glows and grows.  Let us therefore, Think Love, Act Love, Live Love, and Become Love!  Thus, Love-A-Love-A-Day!!  Reach Out And Love, universally and unconditionally!!!

 

            Thanks for taking the time to read my book.  May the best and most fun-filled experiences be your trademark, to the highest good of all concerned!

 

            Don’t forget to recommend this book positively to anyone you think could benefit from it.  Do stay in touch.  My contact information is on my website:  www.IsisDay.com

Enjoy!

 

Namaste!!

Dr. Isis Day

   (Houston, Texas, USA.)

   April 2013.

 

Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

 

INTRODUCTION – CHAPTER 1

 

“Virtually any goal can be achieved

by finding models of possibility and following their strategies.”

– (Cynthia Kersey; 2005:93) –

 

            This thesis is written for Achievers (& Dreamers).  It is a thesis on ‘How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive,’ with the legendary Joan Of Arc as a model of possibility worthy of emulation by Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers.  It is saying you can “create the life you’ve always dreamed about” (Calabrese; 2000:7) because “there is a lavish supply divinely planned for each individual.” (Shinn; 1988:231)

            Dr. Leon Masters places a lot of emphasis on being a ‘Practicing Metaphysician’ – one who daily follows a spiritual approach to life, thus manifesting complete prosperity and success in his or her life.  The word, spiritual (metaphysical), means “above and away from the physical.” (Hopkins; 1974:12)  A Witch, Wizard, Pagan or New-Ager is definitely way up there.  He or she is a noble person, and thus, deserves a successful life and a happy ending materially, socially, career-wise and holistically (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually).  After all, “We are unlimited beings.  We have no ceiling.” (Byrne; 2006:170)  This thesis is a wake-up call for those of us who have chosen to walk this noble path, those of us who wish to walk the talk, and who would rather theoretically and practically ‘put up’ than ‘shut up.’

            This thesis therefore, has two parts to it which are interwoven and intertwined into one.  The first is to try and establish Joan Of Arc as a worthy Role Model for Achievers.  And the second is to show that we as Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers, should not settle for anything less than a ‘wholistically’ fulfilling life, and should not hesitate to follow in the footsteps of our role model, Joan Of Arc, as well as latch on to the inspiration we get from knowing her better, to achieve whatever our minds can conceive, to the highest good of all concerned.  My overall expectation is that every statement made in this thesis, or every point raised thereof, would directly or indirectly reflect and support both parts.  In this thesis, I will also compare and contrast Joan Of Arc with such all-time great figures as Moses and Jesus, showing why she’s been rightfully called ‘Child of God,’ ‘Another Moses,’ and “Joan the Maid, Daughter of God” (Pernoud; 1969:190), just like Jesus has been called the Son of God.  (‘Joan Of Arc’ is the English translation of the French “Jeanne D’Arc.”)

            So, of all the great and notable high Achievers in history, why Joan Of Arc?  Why not Julius Caesar, or Cleopatra, or Shakespeare, or Napoleon, or Einstein, or Bill Gates, etc.?  Speaking of Joan Of Arc, Mark Twain is known to say: “... easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced.”  Pernoud writes that Joan’s case “is so very out of the ordinary - for everything from herself to the least detail of her history is exceptional.” (1969:270)  Kersey encourages us to “... identify and learn from others who have achieved what we want to achieve... If they were successful, success is possible for us as well.” (2005:93)  She holds that role models “... demonstrate what’s possible, providing an invaluable source for motivation, strength, and hope.” (2005:93)  One distinguished and outstanding person who has done a praise-worthy and everlasting job of providing such inspiration, motivation, strength and hope for mankind, is Joan Of Arc.  According to Joan herself, she “had been sent for the consolation of the poor and the indigent.” (Pernoud; 1969:65)  Acknowledging how good Joan is at inspiring people, Charles VII of France said with excitement: “Men come flocking in by the thousands... My people believe in her.” (Anderson; 1948:40)

            In Chapter 3, I’ll give a brief history of Joan Of Arc, and in Chapter 4, I’ll highlight some of her unique characteristics.  All through this thesis, I’ll discuss her personality in general, in the hope that it will elicit more of our admiration for her, and inspire us as Achievers to reach for higher heights.  Kersey (2005) says that there is no reason to believe that we cannot achieve similar results as those whom we admire.  She further states that “How much we eventually achieve in life may well boil down to one simple ingredient: the quality of the models we choose to emulate.  Who inspires you?  Who has created a result that you want to create?” (2005:93)  For me, that person is Joan Of Arc.  She is an “... inarguable proof of what’s possible if you refuse to be stopped.” (2005:93)  It is my hope that this thesis will act as a spring-board to launch Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers into an orbit that will add to what they already know and practice, as they develop and sustain a sincere admiration for Joan Of Arc, as well as endeavor on their own to study and know her better as a true source of inspiration, motivation, strength, and hope for Achievers, for indeed, “We become like what we study.” (Hopkins; 1974:122)

            “Here is a great miracle.” (Pernoud; 1969:103)  Software Engineers refer to some programs as ‘Stand-Alone’ programs.  Joan Of Arc is an unusually exceptional and courageous stand-alone heroine, as we shall see by getting closer to her through knowing her life and accomplishments.  Joan Of Arc did not just perform miracles, she is the Miracle, a Miracle like none has ever known, a Miracle that for six hundred years, has filled the inhabitants of this planet with wonder, love and admiration; an extraordinary Miracle that continues to resonate through centuries, decades and generations with increasing respect and awe.  “Joan is more of a miracle than the many miracles attributed to her.” (Brooks; 1999:162)  She did indeed come that you and I might “accomplish magnificent things in this world.” (Pernoud; 1969:103)  “Her works could not but be miraculous.” (1969:153)

            A friend from Ukraine (near Russia), and another from Japan, told me that Joan Of Arc is used as a role model for young ladies in their countries, and that their women look up to her as a positive example of a courageous and proactive lady with great initiative.  Tons of books have been written on her for all levels of audiences, languages and cultures.  A Web search indicates that over twenty-five thousand books have been written about Joan’s life (some of which simply include her as a topic or mention her as a reference).  Brooks states that “Joan has inspired more books than any other woman in history.” (1999:159)  Lots of movies have been made about her.  Operas, Concerts and Stage Shows have dramatized her life, from Broadway to Colleges, High Schools, Kindergartens and even informal street and chamber gatherings.  People have made her “a symbol for many different causes” (Brooks; 1999:160), admiring her courage, integrity and martyrdom.  Countless Statues and Monuments have been erected in her honor all over the world.  (See Figures 1 to 6 below.)  Uncountable Songs, Poems and Oratorios have been written and song of her.  Structures, Churches, Schools, Businesses, Foundations, Organizations, Museums, Streets, Bands, Orchestras, Video/Computer Games, Comics, Cartoons, Animations, 3Ds, T-Shirts, Posters, Navy Vessels, Aircraft Carriers, and innumerable other products have all been set up and named after her, including civic holidays.  Many renowned composers, authors, scholars and dignitaries have written about her, from Shakespeare to Mark Twain (who considered her ‘second only to Jesus Christ’), George Bernard Shaw and such as Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Chartier, Voltaire, Schiller, William Wordsworth (who called Joan ‘a perfect woman, nobly planned, ... and bright with something of an angel light’), and Winston Churchill [who in ‘Heroes of History’ (1968:72), writes: “Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years.”]  The Catholic Church canonized her a Saint in 1920 as a virtuous and exemplary virgin, and for her unwavering faith in God.  Sometimes, when people have been helped out of a seemingly nasty situation by an unexpected good person, they’d say it was done by their own personal Joan Of Arc, the same way they would talk of a guardian angel or the biblical Good Samaritan.  In ‘Women Warriors’ (1997:173), David Jones writes: “The one woman warrior in the Western tradition known by all is Joan of Arc.”  According to Wikipedia, Joan Of Arc is the Patron Saint of France, captives, militants, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, soldiers, Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service, and Women's Army Corps; and is also the most requested saint profile at Catholic.org.  Her credits are so inexhaustible and simply make you shake your head with utmost astonishment.  One cannot praise her enough.  She definitely has what it takes.  Indeed, Joan Of Arc is the ‘One’ - the true Role Model for Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers.  All hail Joan Of Arc!  Mentor of mentors; Pacesetter of pacesetters!

 

 

Hint on ‘God’:

            The word ‘God’ is used herein in its generic connotation.  You may substitute it with whatever you’re more comfortable with, e.g: ‘Goddess,’ ‘Mind,’ ‘Love,’ ‘Creator,’ ‘Supreme/Infinite Intelligence,’ ‘Universal Life Force/Energy,’ ‘Mother Earth,’ ‘Mother Nature,’ ‘Chi,’ ‘Spirit,’ ‘Cosmos,’ ‘Magic,’ ‘Truth,’ ‘Law,’ ‘Reality,’ etc.  You may also change the gender from masculine to feminine or neutral, thus ‘She/Her’ or ‘It/Its’ in place of ‘He/Him/His,’ accordingly.

            (In my book: ‘Witches Unite!’ I refer to Magic as God, the Creator, the Truth, etc.  So, in this book on Joan of Arc and my other books, ‘God,’ ‘Truth’ and ‘Magic’ are synonymous and used interchangeably.)

 

 

(Figures 1 to 6):

Some Joan Of Arc's Statues, Memorabilia, etc.

 

Some of Joan Of Arc’s statues in France.

(Figures 1 to 4, & 6 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

 

Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

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Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

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Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

 

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Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

Figure 4

Joan Of Arc’s Birthplace in

Domrémy, France; now a museum.

 

 

 

Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

Figure 5 (courtesy of JoDArc™ Music)

Johanka’s orchestral music CD,

inspired by, and dedicated to, Joan Of Arc.

[Proceeds to be donated to ‘Le Musée Jeanne D’Arc (The Joan Of Arc Museum) and/or other such organizations.]

 

 

 

Joan of Arc: A Role Model For Witches, Wizards, Pagans and New-Agers - How To Spiritually Achieve Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive, by Isis Day; edited by Marie Guillaumes

 

Figure 6

A modern church in Joan Of Arc’s honor,

built on the site of her execution in Rouen, France.

 

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