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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.

Creative destruction

Dualism and modern mythology


NeoNote — Religion & morality

Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin

Left alone with our faith and our Journey

Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
— Thales of Miletus

Journal - Friday, 23Nov2018

Thinking by blogging
Well, I didn't quite meet my goals this week. I didn't get thirteen entires to the lexicon. I did manage quite a bit else though.

I got into a long online discussion concerning the assumptions that people bring from their religion into their lives and what they expect of others. In passing, I mentioned some of the differences between a Story and a Journey.

It dawned on me that right now the "pagan community" has a lot of people who want to write the story for others instead of setting them off on their own journey. I'm going to have to think about that some.


Ro3 № 13

We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It
Whole Earth Catalog statement of purpose, 1968

❝The Wheel turns…❞

The Wheel turns, bringing Bright and Dark Blessings to us all.
— NeoWayland, Good Journey Isaac




Be not afraid. The forest nymphs have taught me how to please a woman.
— anonymous

Discussion on initiation

Sometimes my email is worth it


Dreams seem small

It's inspired.


Explain a Story

The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
— Augustus Hare


It was a warm summer night and I was laying on my roof staring deep into the sky. One of the local cats was on the corner cleaning itself and hoping I would share some food.


A dangerous pagan

No, I am not quite foolish enough to do it on my own. I don’t know enough about explosives and I don’t own an anvil.


Nature's touch

Wading through the mess


Terms of understanding

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C410060794/E20091226123859

I know what to call Book People now

This is one of those months I wish I could rip out and forget. I'm thinking things are going to get better by the 12th, but I am not totally sure.

Anyway, some things did go right. Early this morning while thinking about what may become chapter five, I solved a nagging problem that has been bothering me for months.

So working from "The story is not the journey," I've settled on terms.

You see, almost every word I used to describe the book people sounded pejorative. The one I've settled on isn't perfect, but it's a lot better. Here's what I'm using.

Sojourner - experienced faith, active, focused on their own journey.

Wonderer (not Wanderer) - Seeking, but no clear direction or method. "They hear the call, but they haven't found their path yet.

And finally…

Pilgrim - revealed faith, "the answers could be in the very next book." The fable happens to them as they seek to manifest the story in their own lives.

And no, this isn't necessarily about religion or faith.

This also has application to the profile notes I talked about before. I added the descriptions to =profile5 - special interests to use as I need.

Hmm, while I'm "in the neighborhood," I'd like to make another point. I have the same thing for Religion, Clubs or volunteer efforts, Politics, and Community. Let's look at one.

Clubs or volunteer efforts? -
Official? - Active? -
How? - Importance to person? -

Obviously I copy/paste as need. But what the heck do I mean by "official" and "active?"

Official is what they call themselves. "I'm a Rotarian" (there aren't as many as there used to be). Active is how much they put into it. It's the difference between a benchwarmer who is there for the social stuff and the one who stays late to help clean up. For some, the label is the most important part. Others may not even be "official" but they're more than willing to pitch in.

Posted: Sat - December 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM


Some thoughts from my
WebTree tradition path - updated

I’m really enjoying this winter season.



Frustrated by unspoken expectations


Blessed Journeys

Another thing I wish they had told me


Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

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