Monday, 23Nov2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
⨂ Firing of the Anvil
Today is the traditional Firing of the Anvil, also called Wayland’s Feast Day or St. Clements Day.
In the U.S., the tradition got combined with the Fourth of July for some reason.
I’ve seen the anvil version exactly once. It was on the Fourth.
No, I am not quite foolish enough to do it on my own. I don’t know enough about explosives and I don’t own an anvil.
But it is the day of my namesake. He worked in metal and I work in words.
Tuesday, 17Nov2015 Filed in: tellus⭐︎ thinking by blogging
I am a sensualist. I’m telling you this because all too often pagans forget we’re supposed to bridge worlds.
Monday, 16Nov2015 Filed in: tellus
Usually when ravens group together, it’s up on fences or power lines or rooftops.
Saturday, 14Nov2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Sometimes it doesn’t work. Read More...
Tuesday, 10Nov2015 Filed in: simple⭐︎ rite & ritual
, I grunt only half alound. Read More...
Saturday, 07Nov2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Friday, 06Nov2015 Filed in: modern adult pagans
This is not the first controversy with Mr. Day. I do not expect it to be the last. Frankly I don’t care if he is innocent or not.
He disrupts. Read More...
Sunday, 01Nov2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
After dinner, we move to the kitchen. Easier to sweep up the hair, you see. Read More...
Tuesday, 27Oct2015 Filed in: Befores
Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor these people this season
Sunday, 25Oct2015 Filed in: simple
It’s a subtle touch that sets me apart. And yes, it’s a matter of vanity.
Tuesday, 20Oct2015 Filed in: simple⭐︎ rite & ritual⭐︎ tellus
Rain in the desert is a wonderous thing.
Monday, 19Oct2015 Filed in: effective⭐︎ practicals
But kids (especially BRIGHT teens) know when you’re different. They like different, they’re attracted to it.
Pagans do not “get nekkid” so you can get your jollies.
Tuesday, 13Oct2015 Filed in: beliefs⭐︎ site news
For a while I stopped reviewing the site email.
Do you know what I get asked about the most?
Pagan sex. Love potions. And curses. In that order.
Sunday, 11Oct2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums⭐︎ site news
❝ I have on occasion wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers. Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now to prevent disaster later. ❞
Friday, 07Aug2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Sunday, 02Aug2015 Filed in: site news
I talk about Christians and Christianity at my political blog Pagan Vigil
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Friday, 31Jul2015 Filed in: practicals⭐︎ beliefs
Harvestpoint differs from Lughnasadh, but that is a good place to begin your studies. Read More...
Tuesday, 21Jul2015 Filed in: practicals⭐︎ studies⭐︎ beliefs
Sometimes ravens leave a primary feather in my yard. Read More...
Tuesday, 21Jul2015 Filed in: modern adult pagans⭐︎ simple
The cowards do not deserve to be remembered. Read More...
Tuesday, 07Jul2015 Filed in: beliefs⭐︎ studies⭐︎ modern adult pagans
I think too many people are into religion for the politics. Read More...
Wednesday, 01Jul2015 Filed in: rite & ritual
I look into the bowl and wait. Read More...
Have I mentioned that I have a calendar obsession? Read More...
Wednesday, 24Jun2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums⭐︎ beliefs⭐︎ effective⭐︎ studies
❝You want to impress me, come up with something more than "the Bible told me so.” Don't make threats about judgement and eternal flame. Don't tell me about the changes it's made in your life. Don’t tell me how it’s “saved you.” Don’t tell me how you have the hotline to the “Almighty."
And don’t tell me “it’s God’s judgement” when you’re the one spouting the words.
Tell me about the changes your faith makes in the world around you. Tell me what you do that makes the world better than when you got here. Tell me how your faith manifests through you.
Tell me about how you pass it on.
If that "Living Word" exists, it has to be in the hearts and souls of those people who have really embraced it. It's not in a dusty book. The verses don't matter except to show you the way. Tell me what lives behind those printed words. Tell me how you turned your sacrifice into a blessing.
Tell me about love. Tell me about the love you showed today.
Your actions show that.
Your next choice starts now.❞
— from the private journal of NeoWayland
Wednesday, 24Jun2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums⭐︎ entertainment
NO RELIGIOUS GROUPS
(This Means You Everyone)
HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY! ❞
— three minutes and fifteen seconds into the movie Growing Op
Wednesday, 24Jun2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝On stage I make love to twenty-five thousand people; and then I go home alone.❞
— Janis Joplin
Tuesday, 23Jun2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝There is a danger in the New Age movement of 'open-mindedness' and 'universality' becoming a new dogma which only serves to separate 'us' who pay lip service to these ideals from 'them' who do not. Far better to be a flexible, open-minded traditionalist than a rigidly doctrinaire liberal.❞
— Ya'qub ibn Yusuf, from Back to Basics, Gnosis No. 16, Summer 1990
Tuesday, 23Jun2015 Filed in: simple
Suncrest starts tomorrow, it’s my version of midsummer. Read More...
Tuesday, 16Jun2015 Filed in: simple⭐︎ celebrations & passages
The secret of watching a solstice sunrise is not to watch the East. Read More...
Monday, 15Jun2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝I can't be the white knight. I can only be a friend. I can't be a savior, but I can lend a shoulder and an ear. I can't shield anyone from the cold darkness, but I can share a little body heat under the blanket. I can't bring joy, but I can give a smile.❞
You shouldn’t listen to the folks in the weird clothes and making the loudest noises. Read More...
Tuesday, 09Jun2015 Filed in: beliefs⭐︎ effective⭐︎ manifest⭐︎ practicals
You take a plot of land. Now you can grow flowers or vegetables or both. You choose. Read More...
Sunday, 07Jun2015 Filed in: modern adult pagans
So Rhyd just made the entry tier of my Watch List. Read More...
Saturday, 06Jun2015 Filed in: simple
It’s like everything Glows Slightly Peach. Read More...
That’s what those trees are for. Read More...
Friday, 22May2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝A real man loves strong women, whether as lovers or just as friends, because weak ones are boring, often parasitical, and make the worst exes.❞
— Isaac Bonewits
Tuesday, 19May2015 Filed in: simple
I would no more solicit your opinion and approval about that than I would about the color of the trashcan by my clothes dryer. Read More...
Tuesday, 12May2015 Filed in: simple
Dad had hidden talents that would pop up every once in a while. Read More...