Friday, 07Aug2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
☓ autumn begins ♁ cross quarter ⨀
Today is the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. That makes today the beginning of fall. It’s a cross quarter day.
It also means that today is the middle day of Harvestpoint, a High Holiday for my Webtree path.
Not surprisingly, it’s the first of three harvests.
There were some thunderstorms today. But mostly it was a gentle rain all day.
Sunday, 02Aug2015 Filed in: site news
Here’s a not so secret confession.
I talk about Christians and Christianity at my political blog Pagan Vigil
You can find the Christianity files
I wouldn’t want people to think I was hiding something.
Friday, 31Jul2015 Filed in: practicals⭐︎ beliefs
I don’t do Lughnasadh.
Long story short, it’s not the midpoint between the equinox and solstice
. That’s August 7th
this year, which means my Harvestpoint runs from sunset on August 6th to sunset on August 8th.
My High Holidays begin at sunset the day before the Cross Quarter Day and last until sunset the day after.
My Solar Festivals begin at sunrise the day before the equinox or solstice and last until sunrise the day after.
Harvestpoint differs from Lughnasadh, but that is a good place to begin your studies.
Let me suggest Lammas
from Mike Nichols The Witches Sabbats
as a resource.
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...
Tuesday, 12May2015 Filed in: practicals
It’s not your faith that matters, it’s how you live it. Read More...
Thursday, 07May2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
My pendants change depending on the moon phase Read More...
Tuesday, 05May2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Summer begins Read More...
Thursday, 30Apr2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Time for this semi-hermit to have a party. Read More...
Tuesday, 28Apr2015 Filed in: beliefs⭐︎ manifest⭐︎ tellus
This one’s a lusty lass, and not just because she’s nude and very pregnant. Read More...
The original Earth Day was about celebrating the Earth and peace. Read More...
Tuesday, 31Mar2015 Filed in: practicals
It started simply. I wanted a wizard’s hat. Read More...
Tuesday, 31Mar2015 Filed in: modern adult pagans
I mentioned some of my concerns, but their future is full of utopia and collective effort. Read More...
Tuesday, 31Mar2015 Filed in: practicals
And part of it is just because three is a magick number. Read More...
Wednesday, 25Mar2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝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
You don’t have to use the Bestest as long as you can just do Read More...
Thursday, 19Mar2015 Filed in: celebrations & passages
Bright and Dark Blessings to you all. Read More...
Tuesday, 17Mar2015 Filed in: modern adult pagans⭐︎ studies⭐︎ site news
Speaking of the way that one idea links to another, I can’t help but notice a conflict. And a song. Read More...
Tuesday, 17Mar2015 Filed in: quotes & thinkums
❝When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.❞
— John Muir
Thursday, 12Mar2015 Filed in: studies⭐︎ quotes & thinkums
Sometimes a voice is just a voice