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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.

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Abby Rule #9

Always keep a spare.
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‘I told you so'

Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.
— Ursula K. Le Guin
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Pursuit of truth and beauty

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
— Albert Einstein
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Full of magic things

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
— W.B. Yeats
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Virtue

Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; rather we are adapted by nature to receive them, and are made perfect by habit.
— Aristotle
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Strength and growth

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
— Napoleon Hill
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Who gets credit

I don't care who gets the laughs on my show, as long as the show is funny.
— Jack Benny
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Clearest way

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
— John Muir
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Ro3 № 28

There are three types of history. There's the Official History™, there's the stories that people tell, and there's what really happened.
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❝Just cause it’s invisible don’t mean it ain’t there.❞

Every sense mechanism of every entity is limited by both range and type of data perceived.
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Dancing Trees

This is the Forest of the Dancing Trees in the Netherlands. Very striking and very haunting. It's another from the EarthPorn reddit. Click on the picture to go to the original.

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Gentle stretch

She's pretty relaxed.

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❝Beings without❞

It is possible to establish external communication with entities from either inside or outside of oneself, said entities seeming to be outside of oneself during the communication process.

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Ro3 № 27

A living faith draws from three sources. There's what others have done before you. There's who you are and what you've done. And finally there's the link you make to the Divine. The dynamic tension shapes your faith.
— NeoWayland, Faith Triad, Rules of Three
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Polarities

The Judeo-Christian heritage has left us with the view of a universe composed of warring opposites, which are valued as either good or evil. They cannot coexist. A valuable insight of Witchcraft, shared by many earth-based religions, is that polarities are in balance, not at war.
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Ro3 № 24

I honor truth, liberty, and the rule of law in that order.
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Not even the same subject


In my experience, Western and Eastern philosophy are not in conflict. They aren't even the same SUBJECT.

Western philosophy is about the mechanics of how one ought act in the universe and assumes that people already have an understanding of who they are and what they want. Western philosophy concerns itself with the subject of knowledge, of "What?" and "How?"

Eastern philosophy is about studying meaning, self, and all the things that are subjective to the individual. Eastern philosophy is the study of "Why?" and "Who?"

They are different questions, and these discussions are largely agnostic to one another.
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Snow on red rock

Still one of my favorite things.

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Microdose

“Study: People Who ‘Microdose’ LSD and Magic Mushrooms Are Wiser and More Creative”

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Philosphy foundation

“The foundation of Western philosophy is probably rooted in psychedelics”

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“Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2”

“In which John Green teaches you about the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the largest of the ancient civilizations. John teaches you the who, how, when, where and why of the Indus Valley Civilization, and dispenses advice on how to be more successful in your romantic relationships.”

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NeoNote — Protected

The popular American Christian concept of Satan isn't what it started as. Originally the Hebrew Adversary was a tester of faith, not a nearly all powerful god of evil. In short, that Satan can't tempt you unless the temptation is there to begin with.



I disagree. I realize it's a cornerstone of your faith, but tain't mine.



That's closer to the original. It also fits a number of folktales and mythologies.

There's a sort of protection that derives from the collective belief of your culture and faith. As long as you are a "member in good standing" and your culture is true to itself, you can't be touched without permission by spirits. Break the rules and you're fair game.

Which incidentally is the plot to almost every supernatural horror film ever made.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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Left alone with our faith and our Journey

As for the rest, our situation and our answers are not mainstream. What we see under the light of the full moon or in the moment before the breaking dawn isn't what they see. For the most part, what they expect from religion isn't what we experience. They won't understand, any more than a virgin can understand sex or someone who has never touched silk can understand the sensation.

As long as we are left alone with our faith and our Journey, I think that's enough.
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❝Dance to the music.❞

To survive, let alone to become powerful, one must keep every aspect of one’s universe(s) in a state of dynamic balance with every other one; extremism is dangerous on both the personal and the evolutionary levels of reality.
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Listening and lecturing

They not only refused to stop listening to God, they started lecturing Him on the way things were supposed to be.
— David Weber, Uncompromising Honor
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Cursed

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.
— Jimi Hendrix
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❝Never apologize for grief.❞

Never apologize for grief. For honoring the memory of people you’ve lost by admitting how much they meant to you when you had them.
— David Weber, Uncompromising Honor
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❝Nothing is more active than thought…❞

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
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Heroes know

Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
— Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
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In search of honey

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
— Joseph Joubert
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❝The courage we desire and prize…❞

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die to die decently, but to live manfully.
— Thomas Carlyle
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❝Nothing exists except atoms and empty space…❞

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just opinion.
— Democritus
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❝If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel…❞

If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.
— Barry Commoner
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My fifth sex rule

I don't tell you who to fuck, and I expect that you won't tell others who they can't fuck as long as it's unpledged consenting adults.
— NeoWayland, sex rules
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❝Gotta have opposites…❞

Gotta have opposites, light and dark and dark and light, in painting. It’s like in life. Gotta have a little sadness once in awhile so you know when the good times come. I'm waiting on the good times now.
— Bob Ross
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Cloned giants

“Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps”

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Coincidence

“Winter Solstice 2018 Coincides With Both A Full Moon And Meteor Shower”

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