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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.

“Nina Paley's haunting, mesmerizing, and life-affirming God-Mother animation”

tip of the hat to sacredblasphemies at reddit/pagan

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Guitar

I'm a sucker for a lady with a guitar.

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“The Nude Maja”

When Goya painted this around 1800, the Catholic Church had banned the display of artistic nudes.

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“Cosmic Sexy Time, Eggs, Seeds, and Water: Crash Course World Mythology #3”


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Dirt paths

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Journal 25Auag2017

Thinking by blogging

Lately when my articles have been good enough, I've experimented with posting links at reddit. The response has been a little mixed.

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Considered supernatural

Though often considered 'supernatural,' magic actually operates within a traditional view of the universe, complete with a recognizable set of natural laws.
     — Jay Kinney from “Magic: What is It?”, Gnosis № 2, Spring-Summer 1986

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Full-blown plan

Very rarely, I will encounter something and a full-blown plan will pop into my head without me having to think about it at all, along with the absolute certainty that it will work. These always work. I have no idea if these plans come from my higher selves, my gods, or any of my various allies. They just work without a hitch.
     — NeoWayland, Wisdom and the Three Percent

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Real magic

Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.
     — Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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Draw my strength

I draw my strength from the ancient well and the dark and secret places.
     — Affirmation of NeoWayland

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“Eclipse Phases over Brasstown Bald, Georgia”

I love the sky and the trees.

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Sleeping Gaia

Sex, nudity, nature. All in all very pagan.

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Secure

This looks like an admirable lady.

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Called for veritas

I have no higher authority. I have to persuade.

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Control how we touch other people

We can't let our faiths and our creeds control how we touch other people. Faith is between you and the Divine. But we're measured by how we touch the lives of other humans.
     — NeoWayland, Journal 07Jul2017

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Dark

Okay, that was embarrassing.

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On some issues

On some issues I run deeper than granite and more certain than dawn.
     — NeoWayland

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Reader

That library shelf says a reader lives there.

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Snack bar

I'd say early 1960s by the hairstyles and the dress.

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“Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22”

“Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about Tricksters in myth, and this time we're headed to the Americas. Coyote and Raven appear in stories from many Native American groups, and more often than not, they're tricky. They're also often kind of, well, nasty. Not to get too judgy. But we do a lot of talking about poop in this episode. I'm just saying. We also talk about Tricksters as creators, as Coyote creates constellations, and Raven creates some rivers.”

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Ways

“You have your way.”

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This last week in free speech

If you use force so others will listen, you’re doing it wrong.

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In their own minds

“How anyone cannot see…”

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Inside a tree

It's inspired.

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I can’t hoard the magick

Gifts from the gods were not meant to be put behind glass and never used. I can’t hoard the magick. I have to put it back out in the world.

So here it is neighbors. Take it, use it, do something with it. Leave the world a little better than when you found it. Pass it on.
     — NeoWayland, Do Be Do Be Do

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Hippies? Not quite…

Okay, this is staged.

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Kissed by the sun

I'd say she's a child of the sun.

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“Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology”

“In which Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about tricksters. In this episode, we're talking about tricksters as culture heroes. Basically, a culture hero is someone whose creativity adds to their mythological culture. We'll learn how the shennanigans of Hermes are credited with deeply influencing Greek culture and myth, and we'll look at how Loki's tricks led to a lot of important aspects of Norse myth. This episode has it all! Cattle rustling, cook outs, luthiery, joke haircuts, and Gullinbursti the Battle Swine. All that's to say, this is a good one.”

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One book

Reading

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☥ ✰ ❝Sincerity does not equal competence.❞

Sincerity does not equal competence
     — Isaac Bonewits

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Journal 11Aug2017

Thinking by blogging

So I've learned to do small pleasures.

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Things are always more complicated than you think

Things are always more complicated than you think.
     — Peter Adamson

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Beware of jargon

Beware of jargon.
     — Peter Adamson

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Old mind

The purpose of ritual is to wake up the old mind in us, to put it to work. The old ones inside us, the collective unconscious, the many lives, the divine eternal parts, the senses and parts of the brain that have been ignored.
     — Zsuzsanna Budapest

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Song of Amergin

I am the roar of the ocean. I am a powerful ox. I am a hawk on a cliff. I am a salmon in pools. I am a lake in a plain.
     — from the Song of Amergin

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Skyclad

We’re not naked, we’re skyclad!
     — Kelley Armstrong, Dime Store Magic

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Cannot bless

He who cannot blast cannot bless.
     — Gwydion Pendderwen

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Power is scary

Power is scary. And scared people are very very dangerous.
     — Cholla, Who Cannot Hex Cannot Heal, Witch Eye

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She was more than a bit put out

When I finally did hear the voice of the Divine, it was female. And She was more than a bit put out that it had taken so long to get my attention. I did hear a male Divine voice too, but that was later.
     — NeoWayland, Why are you Pagan?

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