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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.

Most mornings

Most mornings I share breakfast berries with a raven. I talk to him, but he doesn't think much about human stuff. Now sunrises, he and I agree on. Not so much on sunsets, that's when he is off doing his own thing.
— NeoWayland
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Excellent schoolmasters

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
— John Lubbock
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Lights are stronger

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
— Charles Dickens
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Staircase to Heaven

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
— Michelangelo
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Encyclopædia Brittanica gets it wrong

I doubt that anyone except a calendar geek or a pagan would have caught it.

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The magic circle

“The magic circle usually has a candle or lamp at each of the four quarters. The powers of the Four Elements are naturally connected with the Four Airts. Different exponents of magic have differing attributions of these; but the most usual one in the Western magical tradition is air at the east, fire at the south, water at the west, and earth at the north.

This attribution is based on the quality of the prevailing winds. In Britain the south wind brings heat and dryness, while the west wind usually brings warm rainy conditions. So these quarters are regarded as the places of fire and water respectively. The wind from the east is cold, dry and bracing, so this is the place of the powers of air. The north wind is cold and freezing, coming from the place of eternal snow. It represents the darkness of earth.”

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“Rotating Moon from LRO”

“No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That's because the Earth's moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a high resolution virtual Moon rotation movie has now been composed.”

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Disconnect

I don't suppose it's really important in the overall scheme of things, but I find it unnerving.

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NeoNotes — the middle

If the winter solstice is the middle of winter and the summer solstice is the middle of summer, the vernal equinox is the middle of spring and the autumnal equinox is the middle of fall.

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Giving away your power

If you give your passion to them, then they win. You'll always be reacting and you'll always be unhappy.
— NeoWayland
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Journal 23Feb2018

Thinking by blogging

It's snowing right now.

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30 minutes

I saw a horse "broke" once. It was time consuming. It was brutal. That was enough to convince me it was wrong.

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NeoNotes — Shift happens

Live and let live works mostly.

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Blue Moon Eclipse

Get Ready To See The First Blue Moon Eclipse In 150 Years

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Slice it

When pagans jump up to recite approved scripts to this week's Officially Designated Outrage, they make paganism look silly.

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“Eclipse Phases over Brasstown Bald, Georgia”

I love the sky and the trees.

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Dark

Okay, that was embarrassing.

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Rainy and windy

Growing up in the desert, you appreciate a good rain.

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Flow into you

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail.
     — John Muir, Our National Parks
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Think of nature

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
     — George Washington Carver

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Marvel at the real Milky Way

Get someone out of the light pollution of major cities and let them marvel at the real Milky Way and the Moon. Let them lie out under the stars and feel the Earth move under them.

But then I am just a tiny bit biased.
     — NeoWayland

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Bilagáana

I’m one of the few bilagáana born on the Res, it’s shaped my outlook. I’m what happens when Louisiana farming stock takes root in the Four Corners region. The desert and the the sky here call to me. I’m a child of sand and wind.
— NeoWayland, Dusting of Snow
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Pagan anti-environmentalist

Environmentalism is a political movement. It’s about controlling other people to achieve utopia. It’s about closing yourself off from the possibilities.

I don’t want to be limited by the word “environmentalism” anymore. I don’t think ecology is about saving the Earth. I think it’s about understanding how things fit and the tradeoffs we make. It’s about looking at where we were, where we are, and where we could go.
     — NeoWayland

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Economy above ecology

You would have thought that our first priority would be to ask what the ecologists are finding out, because we have to live within the conditions and principles they define. Instead, we've elevated the economy above ecology.
     — David Suzuki
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Everything

The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
     — Barry Commoner
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Plant-birthday

“Tell me of what plant-birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education.”
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NeoNotes — Ecology vs environmentalism

Environmentalism is a crusade with everything that entails.
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Nothing supernatural exists

If something changes the universe, it can be measured. If it can be measured, it can be analyzed. If it can be analyzed, experiments can be performed.

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Journal 31Mar2017

Thinking by blogging

I am keeping the baseball hats though…

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Solstice snow

I'm winter-born, so a good snow always touches my soul in a quiet joyful way. I could watch it for hours. I did watch it for hours.

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Overlook

It really looks that way

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Azure

I wish a picture could do it justice.

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Just plain fun

I liked it better when they were their own species.

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Hidden but still grand

When there is fog in Arizona, it is amazing

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Asperitas

It's almost like they want to be stroked

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Truthful

You are connected.

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Soft rain

There are worse ways to spend an evening

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Red & gold

I think it’s time to go the the Kaibab

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Neighborhood pagan

How we treat our culture may be the second defining mark of an adult

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Naturally yours

You know the thing I love most about the summer?

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No significance

This only happens every seventy years or so.

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Interconnections

Just because we humans don’t like a species doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential.

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Act of Change

According to popular culture, magick is about breaking the rules and molding reality.

Nope.

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Taproot: Through the Woods

“Taproots”

The Woods. Summer weekends meant the family would escape the Phoenix heat. In the fall Dad insisted we come to watch the aspen turn. In the winter we would come to play in the snow. After the stepsibs moved away and it was just teenage me with the folks, we'd still come to enjoy the woods. I will always be the desert guy who Visits The Woods.

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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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Dusting of Snow

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

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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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The hard rain

Rain in the desert is a wonderous thing

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In which I indulge my Southern ancestors

Sun tea

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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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Sky

I want my blue sky

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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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Four-foot

Earn their respect

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Spark

I’m really enjoying this winter season.

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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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Seven days

Fog

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Snow Day

I have this thing for snow.

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Falling leaf day

Twenty or thirty per minute per tree

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See the Robot

Some days I want to stay in and never come out

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The Authority Problem

I'm willing to start at mutual respect. Not everyone is. That creates a problem.

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Perverted

Using Pagan practices as an excuse to collect pelts

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Last night… I dreamt I walked as a bear

Playtime

Fog & snow at NeoWayland's home

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Something I did not know

Want some seasoning with that weather?

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Just like clockwork

It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.

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Crossing the horizon

When I'm stressed, I remember

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Nature's touch

…and your Journey

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Front door and back door

Refuge

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The Day After Earth Day

Wading through the mess

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Dream a little dream for me

A little piece of me - Updated

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Magick in the modern world

It isn't as far as you think

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The Robot vs. the trees

Adventures in humanity

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Kissed by the Lady Moon - updated

We're made of stars

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People needing people

Accept or not as you choose, that doesn't make it less true

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What makes you think you really know?

Just pointing out one of my favorite coyote sites

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What's the difference between a crow and a raven?

More than you really wanted to know

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“In the absence of understanding, triviality dominitates.”

“”The

Sort of progress, still not sure if I am going to do it

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Dark Side Instinct

Another reason why the peace-love-freedom-happiness bit annoys me

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Warm Autumn in Arizona

Me and that bird are going to have words

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Migration noise

Twice a year it comes and fills the sky

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Transcending the label

Thinking by blogging

Be - updated

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“Thunder in the vicinity”

A Weather.com reading makes me think

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Greenwood Beltaine - updated

I took a couple of days off and went to the Kaibab for some retreat and renewal

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Spring meditations and ramble

In which I enjoy the weather, the birdsong, and the plants

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Disconnect

Public face of Paganism

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Correllian ripples

The "fastest growing" becomes one of the fastest collapsing

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Polyester, Protestant Pagans?

A pagan author and blogger also notices the trendlines

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The most Pagan thing that happened to me this week was two and a half days of thunderstorms

Rainy day musings

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Witchschool.com no longer affiliated with Correllian Nativist Church International

Public service message

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There has to be a better way

The cycle turns, another step into the abyss

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“Here I come to save the Day”

Why do some Pagans believe they are destined to save the world?

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Simple pleasures

Opening yourself

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In the still of the night

My journey to and from a funeral reminds me of the world outside artificial light

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Solar festival

Season of water

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Real flows, direct from the source

Feeling the energy

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Wheel

Patterns and flow

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