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3rd Yearnings

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Quarter Moons and Semi-Truths

When someone starts talking about THE truth, it's to exclude the thoughts and ideas they find uncomfortable.

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Snap out of it!

Neo got kidnapped

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Bittersweet honor

Unexpected and delightful

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Skeins

I want to choose my own

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Discipline, the Modern Pagan, and power from victimhood

What makes the so many modern pagans fluffy? And why don't they seem to want more?

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Several rewrites later…

Dealing with life - updated

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Magick in the modern world

It isn't as far as you think

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A Blast from the Past

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A Blast from the Past

A selection from the original version of Technopagan Yearnings - updated

By way of making it up to you, I uploaded converted one of my old pages from the original Technopagan Yearnings site.

Not all the links are active, but here is The Affirmation of NeoWayland.

Enjoy!

Posted: Sun - May 15, 2005 at 11:25 PM

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Remember this

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Remember this

On a quote binge

“Power has to be shared. It is the key to survival.”
     — Andromeda TV series
Sometimes I shouldn't be allowed in my quote file.

In this context, I meant that the magick should be sent back into the world as soon as possible.

Notice I did not say a thing about the lore…

Posted: Fri - September 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM

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One of my better short efforts I think

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One of my better short efforts I think

Sometimes I'm good

Just because you woke up in Cleveland doesn't mean that all roads lead there. Or that you know the airline schedule.
Originally posted in the comments of Enlightenment is a Right-Brain Phenomenon? at Sunni and the Conspirators.

Posted: Mon - May 3, 2010 at 06:43 AM

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Good reasoning

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Good reasoning

I'm not a parent but this makes sense to me

“Well, I told him to walk away if it's ... for himself and to stand up and fight if it's for someone else.”
     — Booth to Brennan in the Bones episode "The Finger in the Nest"
I've seldom seen it explained better. In this world of soundbites, sometimes the truth shines through.

Posted: Tue - April 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM

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Strange Thinkum

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Strange Thinkum

*ahem*
"I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay…"

Do I ask too much for the forest or not enough for the trees?
     — NeoWayland
I'm in a very weird mood today. Make of it what you will.

Posted: Tue - January 26, 2010 at 06:07 AM

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In the moment

Part of a IM conversation I had with Juliaki.

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Discussion on initiation

A great discussion on what initiation is and what it is for, touching on whether self-initiation is valid

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Coyote

Adapted from an IM session, but it is just my words and beliefs

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The need for mystery

Another conversation with Juliaki

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Thinkum-a-giggle

Sometimes my email is worth it

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Briefly, another thinkum

Popping up. Will be back in a couple of days.

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Moody

The jokes are still pretty stale

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Look out for the stale jokes

Just doing my part to bring semi-merriment to the internet

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Revisiting your truths

Accepting responsibility and doing the honorable thing

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In a hole

Friends in dark places

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License to thrill

Rattling the windows, singing in anticipation

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Flipping through the quote file

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Flipping through the quote file

My handy dandy Palm provides a couple of thinkums for the day

“I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. In the doing is the learning.”
     — ancient Chinese proverb
“It is not necessary to know. It is only necessary to try.”
     — Babylon 5
That's it for now. After all, philosophy doesn't put OJ and tortillas in the fridge.

Posted: Wed - October 1, 2008 at 02:55 PM

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Been thinking some today

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Been thinking some today

Heart's desire

“Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.”
     — Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
A little rueful here, but still thinking.

A better post tomorrow, I promise

Posted: Tue - September 30, 2008 at 02:50 PM

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Sometimes we forget the obvious

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Sometimes we forget the obvious

A thinkum from times past

“Wisdom is where you find it.”
     — Angus
Thanks Angus, where ever you are now. It had slipped my mind.

Posted: Mon - July 28, 2008 at 07:05 AM

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I agree entirely with this one

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I agree entirely with this one

Wise words from a Pagan musician

“We've no problem with Christians, Muslims or any other religious people provided they don't try to force their views on everyone else in the world.  We just think there are a lot more gods than just one...”
     — Joe Hennon in an interview with Expatica Belgium

Hat tip Wild Hunt Blog
Cross posted to both Technopagan Yearnings & Pagan•Vigil

Posted: Thu - May 3, 2007 at 05:26 PM

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Observing what others think of “Pagan Community"

Why is it that the noisiest ones get to define the community?

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This week's thinkum

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This week's thinkum

Do you live your faith or does your faith live you?

I've been thinking about that a lot this week.

Posted: Thu - March 23, 2006 at 05:02 PM

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Take it seriously

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Take it seriously

“You want your religion taken seriously? Stop treating it like fandom.”
     — dinpik, Pagan Skeptics

Hat tip to Wicca: For the Rest of Us
Posted: Thu - August 25, 2005 at 05:07 PM

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Happy Towel Day!

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Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day

Douglas Adams was an author best known for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

His stories seriously warped my sense of humor as a young man. Sadly, I've never recovered.

Here's to you, Douglas, you were a most improbable man.

“A cool frood who never quite knew where his towel was.”

Posted: Wed - May 11, 2005 at 06:45 AM

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Religious Truth

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Religious Truth

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path.”
     — Jiddu Krishnamurti, August 2, 1929

Posted: Mon - May 9, 2005 at 08:07 AM

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Revived 01Dec2017

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Religion and popular culture

Conversation with Juliaki

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“Why Coyote doesn't give commandments”

(laughing too much to say anything important right now)

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I do not fear the dark

This is what happens when you hit deadline and you can't think of anything to write. You bring out something from your poetry file. This started as a chant and developed into something else along the way.

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Feeling

The little things that keep me in this world - updated

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What makes you think you really know?

Just pointing out one of my favorite coyote sites

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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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Spring meditations and ramble

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

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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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Witchschool.com no longer affiliated with Correllian Nativist Church International

Public service message

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Knot truth

Going beyond the 101 and even beyond the tradition

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The NeoDen gets a new workroom

Construction starts next week

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Micro spell kit

Feeding my tool and pattern obsessions

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Move through the anger

Kids were expected to stand there and be yelled at, be called names, and be hit when parents were angry. We, of course, were not supposed to express our anger that way, but neither were we told any acceptable way of expressing our anger. The only acceptable thing for us to do was to go to our room and do nothing- and that was allowed only when our parents were done dumping their anger on us.

The unspoken lesson was don't get angry, and if you do, then don't get rid of it. Well, let me tell you, that leads to a lot of fucked up kids turning into a lot of fucked up adults.
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Humantics

Humanity is a colony organism. People cherish their passions. Competition breeds progress and encourages honesty. In the absence of understanding, triviality dominates. Seek paradox for truth. Resist dogma for growth. Beware anyone who offers an absolute.
     — NeoWayland, On Humantics
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Riding the Music Part II

I got an email asking why I didn't include Pagan music. Long story short, I think we need to look for connections beyond things that are just "Pagan" or Pagan related. There is meaning and life all around us, we do not need to shut ourselves off from it just because it didn't come from an approved source.

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Riding the music

Some songs work amazingly well as meditation aids, IF it's the right music and the right lyrics.

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Does the orgin determine validity?

Musing on assumptions

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Fire

Every home should have a fireplace

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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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Blessings and ethics

When things are messy, actions and answers aren't clear cut. That is when you need faith in yourself.

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The Focusing Flame

Here are some physical parts of a spell I improvised last night and used this morning. It's one of the better "booster" spells I've come up with in a while. It takes a bit of prep time and you need to greet the sun, but it works.

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Simple pleasures

Opening yourself

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Scrying with the Dark Moon

One of my (suitably edited) Dark Moon rites

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Kissed by the Lady Moon - updated

We're made of stars

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The roots of the Old Breed

Could it be the biology?

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The Old Breed

From classic philosophy to classic virtue, Paganism's best hope depends on what we choose to put out in the World - updated

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Characters

Pagan isn't the important part

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Eyes open and watching carefully

We have the future we make, nothing more and nothing less

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Community and being a Proper Pagan

Another look at one of my common topics

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Right or Write

The decline of the written language

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Disconnect

Public face of Paganism

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Front door and back door

Refuge

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Dark Side Instinct

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

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Nature's touch

…and your Journey

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Crossing the horizon

When I'm stressed, I remember

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Quick notes to a new seeker - Updated

Just a fast one today, I'm packing

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The Day After Earth Day

Wading through the mess

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See the Robot

Some days I want to stay in and never come out

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Love

It's what brings us together

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Lost in the story

People so disconnected from reality that a movie depresses them

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Terms of understanding

I know what to call Book People now

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Journey of a different color

If the real difference in people is choosing between the Journey and the Story, does the Journey have to be religious or even spiritual?

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Do you know what part of the problem is?

“”The

After deciding not to work on chapter six anymore today, I'll tell you.

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Beyond the details

“”The

Thoughts and feelings

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Chapter One

“”The

Yes, it's short. And yes, it's free.

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A question for those who read this blog

“”The

Approaches

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Revisiting writing the book

“”The

Essays on writing have me thinking and remembering

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Taking full measure

Just how well did that ritual work?

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Dream a little dream for me

A little piece of me - Updated

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Strings of universes that work

Ready for your homework assignment?

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Mulling over the nature of Deity

Fiction and nonfiction collide and spawn in my semi-fevered brain

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Male or female?

An internet quiz to tell how you think

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The price

The dire wound that never heals

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Why the internet may suppress thought

My web surfing turns up a couple of articles. Irony abounds.

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Touchstones along the path

One of the Blessed found this blog and writes about it

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“We've got trouble my friends…”

An excuse to embrace victimhood, or a reason to seize our own power?

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I suppose it is an inevitable question

Quick thought from a weirdo

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The Robot vs. the trees

Adventures in humanity

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I've got personality

Profiles are just the start to understanding, and programs don't always work

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Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

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Eclecticism, Discipline, & Mastery

Look before you leap

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Why a Technopagan?

Tuesday musings

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Perverted

Using Pagan practices as an excuse to collect pelts

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So what's a Technopagan anyway? And what do they yearn for?

Almost four years on this blog and I hadn't answered these questions yet - UPDATED

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Sort of

A place among friends

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Lightning and ritual

tek NO paa gan TEK no PAA gan

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A little slice of mind

NeoWayland studies what he doesn't agree with

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Some thoughts from my WebTree path - updated

Moon phases and sabbats on a rainy night

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People needing people

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

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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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On Pagan Leadership

Build them up

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Comments on "Teach Me, My Way"

Juliaki wrote an pretty good piece on teachers and students in the Craft

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Progressively regressive

A rare political rant on my Pagan blog

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How to convince me you're a poseur before I've finished the first page of the preface of your book

Why bother to write if you're going to undermine everything you say?

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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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Groups

How many groups really are about the gods and the magick?

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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Wisdom and the Three Percent

I answer my email indirectly

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Of gods and men - Updated

I don't bow unless I respect

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Witchy stuff in the pockets

Bet you thought I wasn't going to get one up today. I almost didn't.

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Facing the True Believer™

Emotional vs Rational Discussions

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Golden, Silver, and Iron Rules

Worth mentioning with some of the latest posts

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Packing away the memory

Sometimes passion is obsession

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Invoking passion for failure or success?

Why some fail all the time and how they can start to turn it around, with a little help from Stan and Ollie

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The V ritual

Thoughts on an offbeat ritual making the rounds on the net

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Assembly of NeoWayland

Another wandering meditation, this time on the crowd that lives inside of you

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Another Fine Message

Pulling together the bits on the mind that I have touched on before

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Love on the rocks

Moving from the politically correct

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Is the weirdness really wyrd?

Enabling behavior and tolerating the special people

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Depression and the Modern Pagan

Rambling on moods and modernity

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When the universe has it's way with you - UPDATED

And why your "I" isn't the best thing to have around during sex

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Systematically

The roles of faith and rationality

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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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Real flows, direct from the source

Feeling the energy

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“You're not doing what I wanted you to do!”

Frustrated by unspoken expectations

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Foolish thoughts

Just a couple of quick things

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Taproot: Open the Way

“”The

Where ever it may lead

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Taproot: Family, Guests, Ancestors, and Gods

“”The

How my family influenced the relationship I have with the Divine

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Left handed wave

Thinking by blogging

Still here sorta

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Pardon me while I blink in the winter sunlight and get my bearings

Thinking by blogging
On stage I make love to twenty-five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
     — Janis Joplin

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There has to be a better way

The cycle turns, another step into the abyss

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Solar festival

Season of water

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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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What's in a name?

Sabbat thoughts

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Something I did not know

Want some seasoning with that weather?

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Evangelism

Fundamental principles

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Mistress Moon

Spring Rites

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Horizons

Places on the Wheel

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Wheel

Patterns and flow

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On Being Not

The perils of using what we aren't to define what we are

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“I'm being attacked!”

ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX IV: I mean what exactly are you doing with your life?

ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX: I'm being attacked by a Vogon Fleet.

ZB IV: Doesn't surprise me in the least.

     —The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio series, Fit the Ninth
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Skyclad

My response to a question about being skyclad. Taken from Wicca: General Chat from the Timerift Forums

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Are you paying attention?

How important is it?

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Craft Check

I'm going to watch this one a bit before adding it to the blogroll, but I do agree with the idea.

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A sun worshiper welcomes summer

"all of that sunshine, all of that sweet golden sunshine, that thrills me and fills me and…"

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Just One

Sometimes I don't make the connections right away.

Sometimes.

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Sex & the Modern Pagan

What I believe and what I think is accepted in the larger “pagan community”

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Touch of a Master

The main thing I noticed about the experts I’ve encountered is they are into impressing you with their abilities. They are usually incredibly good, but their need for recognition gets in the way of mastery. Everything they do is an attempt to prove themselves and in order to do this they must perform like an actor on stage. There’s nothing wrong with this, and I don’t think the expert can become a master without going through this stage in life. At some point though, the expert becomes comfortable with themselves or fed up with impressing everyone and starts to look inward to the core of their art.
     — Zed Shaw,The Master, The Expert, The Programmer

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Harassment: Avoidance & Confrontation

Hopefully the first article under the NeoWayland byline

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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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Yeah, it got quiet here

Didn't plan on it

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Hair of the bear

Adding practicality to my Beltaine

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Reflections in a laptop screen

Contemplating modern paganism and my own faith

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Self-initiation

Most of the "self-initiated" aren't. We need to find ways to recognize that.

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Why are you Pagan?

My personal view

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“Follow” is not exactly an accurate term

How I think paganism works for me

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Blessed Journeys

The next step depends on the focus of your faith and your choices. It's not enough to be just Pagan.

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Ephemeral

Where you live and how it shapes you

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How to be Pagan for a day

An absolutely serious and scholarly discussion on the details of Pagan belief

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Bringing it home

Before and after

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Before Our Worlds Touch

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I honor those who shaped my life

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Before the Wheel Turns

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor those who touched my life

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Before a Winter's Eve

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

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Before me

It's not quite... ancestor worship

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