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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.

Lost Wonderers

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C65989237/E20070213083332

Another class of seekers

A reader pointed out that while my definitions of Journey People and Book People are useful, they aren't universally useful. I should have remembered that with my own Bonewits-inspired aversion to dualism. Reduce things to two states and you are perilously close to IS and IS NOT.

As that reader pointed out, there is at least one other major group I overlooked.

There are plenty who are seeking, but they don't really have any direction as such. As long as we're tossing out semi-accurate labels, let's call these the Lost Wonderers. Yep, I meant Wonderers and not Wanderers. They hear the call, but they haven't found their path yet. Most of them never will.

Gods, this sounds terribly elitist. "Every one on this side of the room, you're the in-crowd. Every one on THAT side of the room, you're the out crowd. And everyone in between, you don't know what you are but you really want to be with the in crowd."

The thing is, it's a dynamic that as a culture we're been encouraged to overlook.

Posted: Tue - February 13, 2007 at 08:33 AM

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