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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.

Earth centered

I feel soiled after a political pagan incident.

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

As I look out the southern window and into the winter sunlight, I remember.

I call myself pagan because I don't have a better term. I'm polytheistic and pantheistic. On alternate Thursdays and every third Tuesday I might admit to being pantheistic with an animism bent as well. On the 13th of the month, I'll tell you (truthfully) that the label isn't really all that important, only the manifestation.

In this case pagan means I follow an earth centered and non-montheistic path. I still don’t like the term. It says more about what I am not than what I am.

Polytheistic means I recognize many faces of the Divine.

Pantheistic means I believe that the Universe and natural law are themselves manifestations of the Divine. There’s a lot of crossover with some Gnostic beliefs here. Pantheism as a term dates back only to the about the 17th Century and described certain Christian cult practices, so that is not suprising.

animism bit is a little harder to explain. All things posess a Divine nature because the universe is the Divine made manifest. But there are individual spirits. Granted, these spirits may be little more than projections by humans, but I choose to perceive and honor them as it they were separate.

Still, these are labels. The Manifestion, the Harmony, that is everything.

My path involves recognizing and celebrating the natural cycles in ourselves, in the world around us, and in the worlds we touch in our dreams. I seek the Divine in human, Nature, and machine. I want to find the synthesis between mankind and ideas, between faith and technology, between what was and what will be.

That’s me indulging my poet.

Everything is connected, the connections are where the magick and the Divine are found.

The synthesis lets humans extend our will into the connections.

Frankly I like the poetry better.

I believe that all things have a Divine nature. Life is the universe's attempt to understand itself. I know that the totality of the universe is too vast for me to comprehend. So there are godmasks that I turn to for understanding, guidance, and strength when mine is not enough. I know that these godmasks are only representations and gateways to Divinity, not Divinity themselves.

The faces that we put on Divinity aren’t truly Divine. Divinity is not bound by our limitations and understanding.

But we do need a way to bridge that chasm. That’s what a godmask does.

Now here’s a simple truth. All this occurs without human intention or interaction.

The flow of the universe does not depend on human thought.

It follows that human thought happens despite the magick.

And that means that if we use human thought to shape the universe, we’d better be damn sure that it’s a good one.

Yeah, that’s another of those rules of three that happens all the time.

Keep what works. Fix what’s broke. Ditch the rest. You don’t have time or energy to do anything else.

So are your thoughts worthy?

That takes time and experience to learn.

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