Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition where he currently serves as one of its Elders.
He is the author of Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work; Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine; Beneath the Skins with other books in the pipeline as well. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988. Ivo lives in Delaware, where he is one of the owners of Bell, Book, & Candle.
Statement On Race Relations In The USA
The great problems of humankind are never truly put to rest, but arise again and again. World War II was not the last war. The civil rights struggles of the 1960s did not solve racial issues in the USA. The Magna Carta did not prevent the abuses of power we are experiencing today, though these words from 1215 are still relevant:
“No free man shall be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go or send against him except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.”
Black lives matter is the current rallying cry, and is a part of the perennial stream of the work of mending the world. I believe that what we are doing now will determine the course of many lives for decades to come. I choose to be a part of the stream, the movement, that works to hold, to push, and to guide us towards our better natures. There are many things that need mending in this country, but unless we address matters of race, we will not have the strength, will, or wisdom to address the rest.
I have taken to heart the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel’s code of ethics. The portion of it relative to this matter is this:
"In determining the ethical status of any action or position consider whether or not there will be a long term increase in the richness, diversity, and viability of the community as a whole, with community being taken to mean the life of the Earth in all its forms and essences."
I hope you will choose to take a stand and to take action in the ways the are most in accord with your character and skills.
This is my personal statement and not that of any group of which I am a member.
Please join me at the Between The Worlds / Sacred Space 2015 conference.
This is a fantasy story I wrote years ago that I have updated a bit and have posted as something fun for the holidays. I hope you enjoy it. Click Here For Faerie Gifts.