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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.

“But you’re so rational!”

“Do you believe, you believe in magic,
'cos I believe, I believe that I do”

I don’t really stand out as a pagan. Outside the house I have my hair tied up in a beartail and I wear a pendant tied choker style. I’m usually wearing business casual or jeans and a polo shirt. I’m not exactly in the broom closet, but most folks don’t know my path. They don’t need to know.

So I was talking to a friend and he told me about his new neighbors who were of the more visible kind of pagan. He told me he wasn’t sure about it. I told him that he had known a pagan for years, me. And I hadn’t dragged his cats off for sacrifice yet.

It took him a few minutes. He asked if I believed in magick. I said yes. “But you’re so rational!”

I guess I am. Just as I believe there are rules to magick, I think the world has rules too. Winter is colder than summer, day follows night, and you probably don’t want to eat the wild mushrooms. Society has rules too.

As we talked, I learned that he meant my attitude. I look for a “normal” explanation first because that’s the life we live. We may be the ones who walk between worlds, but let’s face it, we live here. This is where we eat, drink, sleep, and fuck. This is where the books are. This is where the sun rises and the river flows. This is where my bed is. This is where I sit typing this entry. Whatever else I may be, I’m a child of this world first. I have to be. As long as I draw breath, this is the place I will return.

Yes, there are wonders out there. Some of them rival anything written in fantasy. But I’m a technopagan. 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.

I can’t be that without being firmly present in this world.

But just because I don’t wear a flowing robe and spin a wizard’s staff doesn’t mean that I am not a part of that world. I do use magick. I nudge.

I’m just not obvious about it.

I’m not about the magick.

I’m about bridging the worlds. I’m about finding the flows. I’m about manifesting the Divine.

And if I do it right, it will course easily. Most folks won’t even notice. If I’m really good, the world will be a little better than when I got here.

Good enough. Today.

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