Manifest your dream - Updated

Real life and it's price

I'm going to talk again about one of my pet peeves.

Once upon a time, I was a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism. I still have some very fond memories.

I've been known to hit a Ren Faire or two. Great fun and a wonderful way to unwind.

During my teenage years, I even hit a few sci-fi conventions, just before they got seriously organized.


(and this is really really important)

Paganism is not fandom.

"You want your religion taken seriously? Stop treating it like fandom." It was a great quote three years ago, and it still applies.

Does this mean I don't think ritual garb is important? Of course it is, but as ritual garb, not to wander around freaking the mundanes.

If you have a ritual blade, then you dishonor your faith if you use it for anything other than your rites. And possibly self defense in an emergency.

If you don't treat your path seriously, then no one else will either

Oh, and I really don't want to hear another "who stole the pagan holidays" rant.

Today is the world and the age we live in. The "current Middle Ages" are nice to visit, but that's not where we are. No one has invented transporters or holodecks yet, so we will just have to accept what's already here.

And that is pretty amazing.

Yes, it is. You just have to know where to look.

Or how to look.

Part of my name here is drawn from Wayland, one of the greatest smiths and workers of wonders in myth. I'm betting that even he would be flummoxed by space shots or digital music or the Chrysler building.

A mythical Merlin has nothing on a public library.

What does the Horn of Plenty have on the local supermarket?

Seven league boots? What about a 767?

If our dreams seem small, it's up to us to make them greater.

WE need to make our own, not reach for the dreams of another.

We can make it our Journey, or we can live the Story of another.

A simple choice but the price is high. Just your faith and trust.

UPDATE: wander not wonder

Posted: Wed - December 17, 2008 at 02:23 PM
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