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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.

Partial list of people I quote
or borrow ideas from



Peter Adamson - History of Philosophy, King's College London - Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, King's College London. Books.

❝The spiritual world is not unlike the natural world: only diversity will save it.❞
Lived 16Apr1946 to 28July2014 (68). American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess and radio journalist. Tagged. Books.


❝Sincerity does not equal competence.❞
Born Philip Emmons Isaac Bonewits, lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (60). Founder and Archdruid Emeritus of of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, expert on ancient and modern Druidism, witchcraft, magic and the occult. Author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter. For me, his most useful work is the Advanced Bonewits Cult Danger Evaluation Frame (ABCDEF). Books.
Rory Bowman - chaplain liaison for Heathen Prison In-Reach Services of the Troth.

Stewart Brand - best known as the editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. Books.


Joseph Campbell • deceased - born Joseph John Cambell, lived 26Mar1904 to 30Oct1987 (83). “Follow your bliss.” Best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. Mythololgist, author, lecturer. Books.

John Chapman aka Johnny AppleseedBefore
❝My best traveling was done during winter months when the cold has settled in and my feet are bared; the icy earth quickens my step.❞
Lived 26Sep1774 to 18Feb1845 (71). Born John Chapman. American pioneer nurseryman, missionary. My Before of Deeds in October 2008.

Chas S. Clifton - Letter from Hardscrabble Creek - Academic, author, and historian best known for his work in English studies and Pagan studies. Practical and accurate could be considered his watchwords. Born 1951.Books.

Aleister Crowley - Books.


Roger Dawson - Power Negotiating Experts - businessman, professional speaker, negotiation expert

Jen Delyth - Celtic Art Studio, Keltic Designs - creator of my favorite Tree of Life design. She's very good.


Gerald Gardner • deceased - Born Gerald Brosseau Gardner, lived 13Jun1884 to 12Feb1964 (79). Possible founder of Wicca, certainly it’s chief modifier. Popularized modern witchcraft in the United Kingdom. Witch, author, novelist. Books.

Howard Gardner - developmental psychologist best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. I found a couple of his assumptions to be off. He mixed gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination. He also left some out. Unfortunately the man is a very dry writer. See Frames of Mind. Books.

United Methodist Bishop, civil rights pioneer, brilliant teacher

Terry Goodkind

Kenneth Goze - Disqus profile

Temple Grandin

Simon R. Green - Books.


Micheal Harner

❝I never learned from a man who agreed with me.❞
❝May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.❞
Born Robert Anson Heinlein, lived 07Jul1907 to 08May1988 (80). Dean of science fiction writers. Best known for his inspiring science fiction that usually showed a strong engineering bent. Author, libertarian.

❝You saw a hurting you could help and did something about it. Without stopping to count the cost. That's what love does.❞
Lived 01Nov1917 to 11May1983 (65). Elementary school teacher, fantasy/SF author, inspiration for my Befores practice.

❝What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.❞
Lived 26Oct1883 to 08Nov1970. If not the first personal success author, he’s probably the most successful. One of those people who you have heard of even if you don't recognize the name. His writings and ideas were "borrowed" and in some cases bastardized by nearly every self-help author out there. He has a surprisingly effective description of magick and magickal practices, although he doesn't call it that. Author, journalist, salesman, lecturer


❝We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…❞
Lived April 13, 1743 to July 4, 1826 (83). Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.

Penn Jillete

Carl Jung • deceased



Isabella LeCour - Seeking Sanctuary


John Lennon • deceased


Harvey Mackay

Marshall McLuhan • deceased

Abraham Maslow

Lois McMaster Bujold

Maggie McNeil, The Honest Courtesan - sex worker, libertarian, author, and pagan. What’s not to like about her?

Brenden Meyers

Patrick Moore


Mike Nichols

❝There's no night without stars.❞
Lived 17Feb1912 to 17Mar2005 (93). Alice Mary Norton aka Andre Alice Norton, Andrew North, Allen Weston. Science fiction author, librarian, bookstore owner & bibliophile.


Jason Pitzl-Waters - musician and founder of the Wild Hunt blog

Niel Postman

Terry Pratchett • deceased


Wilhelm Reich • deceased


Zed A. Shaw - gifted software developer and pretty decent philosopher. I’m thankful for his essay The Master, The Expert, The Programer.

Robert Shea

Silver Raven Wolf

Richard Smoley




Doreen Valiente • Before

Steve Van Matre


Wren Walker - creater of the now retired original pagan news site Wren's Nest at Witchvox

Daniel Webster

Malcom Wells • deceased - undergound architecture

Bill Whittle - writer, pilot, and TV editor. Author of the extraordinary essay You Are Not Alone

Colin Wilson • deceased

Robert Anton Wilson (RAW) • Before

Frank Lloyd Wright • deceased

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