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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Totems I have known

It made my childhood interesting, some of my “imaginary” friends were really there.

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Holiday breakfast hit

Eggnog French toast

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Fireplace

I joke about it, but that is the heart of it. Or maybe the hearth. It’s the center.

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Midwinter

It’s a day of contrasts and promises. Even as winter is at it’s greatest, light is born again.

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Starwell - Solar Festival

I do use some Yule traditions. This year I have family obligations which will cut those short a bit. But greeting the dawn all three days is definitely one I keep.

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Aside for polyamory - revised

Thinking by blogging

It’s one of the few sexual labels that I bother with. It’s not that I disapprove of labels like gay, lesbian, transgender, and all the others. It’s just hard to see how the label applies to me unless we have sex.

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Earth centered

More and more I think I was wise to separate my pagan blogging from my political blogging.

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A dangerous pagan

I think that a Greater Pagan Community™ for the sake of the institution is a extradinarily Bad Idea®.
     — NeoWayland

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Dusting of Snow

Winter-born that I am, I always like a desert snowfall

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Political pagans

You can see that politics corrupts pretty much any religion, faith, or path you’d care to name.

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Wayland's Feast Day

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.

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This is the world

Thinking by blogging

I am a sensualist. I’m telling you this because all too often pagans forget we’re supposed to bridge worlds.

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Unusual Unkindness

Usually when ravens group together, it’s up on fences or power lines or rooftops

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One less candle on the mantel

Sometimes it doesn’t work

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Hearthside

Fire good, I grunt only half aloud.

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Winter

winter begins cross quarter

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Caution - Watch Out

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.

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Double Teamed

After dinner, we move to the kitchen. Easier to sweep up the hair, you see.

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Before the Gate of Winter

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor these people this season

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Negative whiskers

It’s a subtle touch that sets me apart. And yes, it’s a matter of vanity.

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The hard rain

Rain in the desert is a wonderous thing

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Bend the brains

But kids (especially BRIGHT teens) know when you’re different. They like different, they’re attracted to it.

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Naked pagans & sex - updated

Pagans do not “get nekkid” so you can get your jollies.

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Do you know what I get asked about the most?

They want flashy cheap answers to their problems. In easy to swallow pill form if possible.

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Truthful answers - new site slogan

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.
     — NeoWayland

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Autumn

☓ autumn begins ♁ cross quarter

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Another place I talk Christianity

I talk about Christians and Christianity at my political blog Pagan Vigil.

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Lughnasadh

Harvestpoint differs from Lughnasadh, but that is a good place to begin your studies.

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Letter & Spirit

Sometimes ravens leave a primary feather in my yard.

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Outstanding

The cowards do not deserve to be remembered.

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Religion

I think too many people are into religion for the politics.

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Time to scry

I look into the bowl and wait.

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Flexing your calendar

Have I mentioned that I have a calendar obsession?

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Impress Me

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.
     - from the private journal of NeoWayland

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“NO PROBLEMS!”


NO SOLICITORS
NO RELIGIOUS GROUPS
(This Means You Everyone)
NO PEDDLERS
NO PROBLEMS!
HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY!

     — three minutes and fifteen seconds into the movie Growing Op


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A new dogma

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 № 16, Summer 1990

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In which I indulge my Southern ancestors

Sun tea

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Suncrest

Suncrest starts tomorrow, it’s my version of midsummer.

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Greet the dawn

The secret of watching a solstice sunrise is not to watch the East

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Hermit and the noise

You shouldn’t listen to the folks in the weird clothes and making the loudest noises.

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The grand cause

You take a plot of land. Now you can grow flowers or vegetables or both. You choose.

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No dissent, or The content of his character

So Rhyd just made the entry tier of my Watch List.

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Peachy

It’s like everything Glows Slightly Peach.

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Twenty-seven

That’s what those trees are for.

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“A real man…”

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

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Labeling

I would no more solicit your opinion and approval about that than I would about the color of the trashcan by my clothes dryer.

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Hidden heart of a poet

Dad had hidden talents that would pop up every once in a while.

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Praxis

It’s not your faith that matters, it’s how you live it.

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Shapes in the Moon

My pendants change depending on the moon phase

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Summergate

Summer begins

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Unbearable fun

Time for this semi-hermit to have a party.

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Gaia

This one’s a lusty lass, and not just because she’s nude and very pregnant.

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Earth Day

Inspire, don’t require.
     — NeoWayland

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Hatband experiment

It started simply. I wanted a wizard’s hat.

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Statement on the Environment

I mentioned some of my concerns, but their future is full of utopia and collective effort.

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Rules of Three

And part of it is just because three is a magick number.

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Written at the crossroads

The universe is written in mathematics. The Mystery is written in poetry. We're born where the two meet.

At the crossroads.
     — NeoWayland, Kissed by the Lady Moon

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Bestest

You don’t have to use the Bestest as long as you can just do

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Convergence

Bright and Dark Blessings to you all

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Do Be Do Be Do

Speaking of the way that one idea links to another, I can’t help but notice a conflict. And a song.

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“Everything else in the universe”

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
     — John Muir

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Voices

Sometimes it looks like I might know what I am doing and saying

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Tying thoughts to emotions

Thought germs are memes

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Gods make you stretch

Most people go through life letting the Robot drive

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Struggle Nobly…

You're so determined to struggle nobly against dark forces that you can't see what is casting the shadow.
     — NeoWayland

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Keeping notes

I first started keeping notes in a three ring binder. It worked, sort of, as long as I kept the index up to date.

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Sky

I want my blue sky

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I can't be the white knight

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.
     — NeoWayland

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“You have to believe in dreams…”

You have to believe in dreams, because sometimes they believe in you.
     — Simon R. Green, Something From the Nightside

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Wild spring

And yes, that is a phallus between his legs

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Soft snow

There is an advantage to insomnia.

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Drop down menus and transferring old content

You should find it easier to navigate the site

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“As long as we lie to ourselves…”

As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us. He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with that all-important business contact.
     — Richard Smoley from “My Mind Plays Tricks on Me”, Gnosis № 19, Spring 1991

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Four-foot

Earn their respect

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Unsent note to a Christian

I am free to choose and free to take responsibility for myself. I am not a child to be threatened into submission. I will not blindly accept your mandates when the Divine and the World beckon.
     — NeoWayland

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Don't mix religion with politics

If it’s bad when the People of the Book do it, then why on Earth is it a good idea when neopagans do it?

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Better

My friends have always been the best of me.
     — Doctor Who, The Wedding of River Song

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New pages

Check out the new pages at the top.

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“At the end of the day…”

At the end of the day, some things can't be faked.
     — Leverage

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Would you know?

Would you know a pagan if he stood next to you?

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Feelings

In the dark and early, I woke my companion with hot chocolate…

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Experience & Art

Paganism should spread through experience and art, not theology. The theology comes later, if it comes.
     — Chas Clifton, Looking at Your Polis as a Pagan

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Spark

I’m really enjoying this winter season.

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Homework assignment

Morality ought to be filed under Philosophy, not Religion.
     — Chas S. Clifton, How to Ruin the Mysteries, or Religion is not Moral

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Glimpse

A knack you can pick up

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“But you’re so rational!”

“Do you believe, you believe in magic, 'cos I believe, I believe that I do”

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Tuesday

A little updating

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Prep Work

I may be needing these in a bit.

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Seven days

Fog

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Semi-hermit

Thinking by blogging

Separation of faith and politics

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Snow Day

I have this thing for snow.

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