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Lady Moon

Ah, Lady Moon, the kiss of your light works wonders.
     — NeoWayland
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NeoNotes — Roy Moore and the Decalogue monument - updated

Moore put a Decalogue monument in court. At night. With very few people knowing until the next day. Moore is on record as saying that man's law is under God's law. That is not something you want to hear a judge say, especially when you don't share his religion.

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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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Best practices

I had to learn that just because others didn't see the possibilities didn't mean I had to explain it.

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Ego-trapped

I let my ego off the chain last weekend. It was a vain and foolish thing to do. And it had consequences.

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Magick everyday

The air is still humid from last night's never-storm. No rain, but plenty of lightning and thunder around midnight.

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Beyond patriotism

I was coming off a long time of being militantly solitary and I relished the fellowship I finally allowed myself.

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Secrets

At present, books are widely available which contain the lion's share of the secret teachings that one is likely to come upon in most secret societies. Yet the lack of interest most people have in penetrating into inner realities assures that these teachings remain unperceived - and therefore 'secret'.
     — Jay Kinney from “Human Rites and Hidden Assets”, Gnosis № 6, Winter 1987-'88
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Pure

If we're not recognizing and honoring the cycles, what are we doing?

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Holy places

Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood.
     — C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
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Penetration into the darkness

The penetration into the darkness surrounding God - the gulf between one's self and the All - involves the willingness to relinquish the comforting certainties of one's religion and risk heresy, if that is where the path leads.
     — Jay Kinney from “Heresies 101”, Gnosis № 4, Spring-Summer 1987
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Question

If you don't question what a book or Authority Figure™ tells you, you aren't doing your part.
     — NeoWayland, How to convince me you're a poseur before I've finished the first page of the preface of your book

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Absolutely

As a rule, absolutes don't.
     — NeoWayland

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Once upon a time

Our Dieties aren't suspended in “once upon a time,” they transcend us. They inspire us. They tantalize us.
     — NeoWayland, Anachronism

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Science and Paganism

“Empirical Meets Spiritual: the Intersection of Science and Paganism”

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No one

But there is no one place where everything thrives.

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What makes a pagan different?

Now there are a thousand and thirteen pat answers to that question, but that day it got me thinking.

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Affirmation of NeoWayland

Yes, I know the rhythm is odd. It works though.

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Pagan anti-environmentalist

Environmentalism is a political movement. It’s about controlling other people to achieve utopia. It’s about closing yourself off from the possibilities.

I don’t want to be limited by the word “environmentalism” anymore. I don’t think ecology is about saving the Earth. I think it’s about understanding how things fit and the tradeoffs we make. It’s about looking at where we were, where we are, and where we could go.
     — NeoWayland

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NeoNotes — 10th anniversary of “Pentacle Quest”

If someone has served honorably, then they should have whatever they want on their headstone up to and including Mickey Mouse. Government issue or not, it's not about what is "approved." It's about honoring someone who chose to serve and fulfilled that duty.
     — NeoWayland
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Love begins at home

“It may sound like a cliché, but love begins at home.”

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Sterility cults

Yet rather than calling the earliest religions, which embraced such an open acceptance of all human sexuality, 'fertility cults,' we might consider the religions of today as strange in that they seem to associate shame and even sin with the very process of conceiving new human life. Perhaps centuries from now scholars and historians will be classifying them as 'sterility cults.'
     — Merlin Stone, When God Was A Woman
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Nothing supernatural exists

If something changes the universe, it can be measured. If it can be measured, it can be analyzed. If it can be analyzed, experiments can be performed.

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NeoNotes — Which god?

Our nation in particular calls back to the classical Greeks and the Roman Republic.

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★ Earth Day (original) as “the first day of spring”

21Mar1970 San Francisco

My entry on
Earth Day and politics.

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Patterns

The patterns we see in the universe may be nothing more than longing and human conceit. But if using those patterns give us a desired result, then the patterns are a useful fiction. The "ultimate reality" doesn't necessarily matter or even our belief doesn't matter, if we behave as if we believe and successfully reach our goals.
     — NeoWayland, Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

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Winter begins

So it's with shorter hair and hot chocolate that I anticipate this High Holiday.

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Season of my idiocy

Elections bring out some very idiotic behavior

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Pagan?

I didn't have a word for what I was for years. I was the small kid who announced to his family that if there was a God the Father, it was only natural that there had to be a God the Mother too. And Mother Nature was the only one who fit the bill.
     — NeoWayland, Why are You Pagan?

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Truthful

You are connected.

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Lady in repose

I usually just call this kind Gaia

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Gets sent out for snacks

The point is that the ‘I' part of you, the ego, gets sent out for snacks while the universe has it's way with the rest of you. The ego doesn't really know what's happening until it gets back and finds the tangle of sheets in the bedroom. And all the cushions scattered in the living room. And your naked body in the front yard. Not something your ego would have chosen, but the rest of you is pretty happy how things turned out.
     — NeoWayland, When the universe has it's way with you

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Before this Year ends

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I honor those who helped shape my life

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Kafkatrap

I was adding commentary to some of my lexicon entries.

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Naturally yours

You know the thing I love most about the summer?

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NeoNotes — What witch?

The "Witch Winter Solstice Ritual" in Nylon is populist pap. It's a lot like having Easter using only Cadbury eggs and never once mentioning a resurrection or what it might mean.

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Interconnections

Just because we humans don’t like a species doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential.

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Bloody sacrifice

I don't think animals should be killed for ritual use. I have issues with animals being killed for food. It's why I still pray before meals. I'm honoring their sacrifice even though I know they don't understand.

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Intuition & Inspiration

You have to begin by learning. Intuition relies on knowledge and experience.

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Religion and politics

When I started blogging, I separated my political stuff from my pagan stuff. I did it after a lot of soul searching. It would have been so simple to wrap everything into a giant ball of victimhood and blame the world for my troubles.
     — NeoWayland

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Sex advice

Hold her hands, gently, almost like a caress. Tell her how you feel about her. Tell her how you feel when you are with her. Do it again in thirteen minutes, precisely.

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The Lady Always Chooses

Poetic inspiration gives a glimse. That's a long way from manifesting.

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Faith Triad

No matter what the inspiration, you still have to come down off the mountain. Living in the Here & Now helps make you human.

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Collecting pelts

Thinking by blogging

No, it wasn’t responsible. No, I’m not proud of it. And yes, it lasted longer than it should have with me.

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Totems I have known

It made my childhood interesting, some of my “imaginary” friends were really there.

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Earth centered

More and more I think I was wise to separate my pagan blogging from my political blogging.

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Before the Gate of Winter

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor these people this season

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Naked pagans & sex - updated

Pagans do not “get nekkid” so you can get your jollies.

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Do you know what I get asked about the most?

They want flashy cheap answers to their problems. In easy to swallow pill form if possible.

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Lughnasadh

Harvestpoint differs from Lughnasadh, but that is a good place to begin your studies.

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Letter & Spirit

Sometimes ravens leave a primary feather in my yard.

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Religion

I think too many people are into religion for the politics.

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Impress Me

If that "Living Word" exists, it has to be in the hearts and souls of those people who have really embraced it. It's not in a dusty book. The verses don't matter except to show you the way. Tell me what lives behind those printed words. Tell me how you turned your sacrifice into a blessing.
      — from the private journal of NeoWayland

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Suncrest

Suncrest starts tomorrow, it’s my version of midsummer.

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Hermit and the noise

You shouldn’t listen to the folks in the weird clothes and making the loudest noises.

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The grand cause

You take a plot of land. Now you can grow flowers or vegetables or both. You choose.

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Gaia

This one’s a lusty lass, and not just because she’s nude and very pregnant.

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Earth Day & poliitics

Inspire, don’t require.
     — NeoWayland
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Tying thoughts to emotions

Thought germs are memes

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Better

My friends have always been the best of me.
     — Doctor Who, The Wedding of River Song

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The Pope and his Pagan Christians

It has nothing to do with American neopagans

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Not Samhain

Welcome to Winter

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☯ Lady in the Court of Stars

Where else would She be now?

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Before the Deepest Night - updated

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor these people this season

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Witchy stuff in the pockets

Bet you thought I wasn't going to get one up today. I almost didn't.

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Just One

Sometimes I don't make the connections right away.

Sometimes.

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A sun worshiper welcomes summer

"all of that sunshine, all of that sweet golden sunshine, that thrills me and fills me and…"

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Sort of

A place among friends

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Several rewrites later…

Dealing with life - updated

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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I've got personality

Profiles are just the start to understanding, and programs don't always work

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Skeins

I want to choose my own

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Love

It's what brings us together

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Before Our Worlds Touch

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I honor those who shaped my life

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Just like clockwork

It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.

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Bittersweet honor

Unexpected and delightful

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Lightning and ritual

tek NO paa gan TEK no PAA gan

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Snap out of it!

Neo got kidnapped

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Bringing it home

Before and after

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How to be Pagan for a day

An absolutely serious and scholarly discussion on the details of Pagan belief

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Feeling

The little things that keep me in this world - updated

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Of gods and men - Updated

I don't bow unless I respect

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Magick in the modern world

It isn't as far as you think

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The Robot vs. the trees

Adventures in humanity

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People needing people

Accept or not as you choose, that doesn't make it less true

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“In the absence of understanding, triviality dominitates.”

“”The

Sort of progress, still not sure if I am going to do it

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Before the Wheel Turns

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor those who touched my life

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What's in a name?

Sabbat thoughts

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I suppose it is an inevitable question

Quick thought from a weirdo

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Before a Winter's Eve

Bone, Heart, Thought, Deed, and Spirit, I choose to honor these people this season

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Knot truth

Going beyond the 101 and even beyond the tradition

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Invoking passion for failure or success?

Why some fail all the time and how they can start to turn it around, with a little help from Stan and Ollie

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Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

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Before me

It's not quite... ancestor worship

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Blessed Journeys

The next step depends on the focus of your faith and your choices. It's not enough to be just Pagan.

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War Chant

My answer to certain Christian fundys who just happen to be blood relations. Things have gotten better since then. We even talk most of the time.

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Assembly of NeoWayland

Another wandering meditation, this time on the crowd that lives inside of you

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Mistress Moon

Spring Rites

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“You're not doing what I wanted you to do!”

Frustrated by unspoken expectations

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Reflections in a laptop screen

Contemplating modern paganism and my own faith

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In the moment

Part of a IM conversation I had with Juliaki.

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Real flows, direct from the source

Feeling the energy

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I do not fear the dark

This is what happens when you hit deadline and you can't think of anything to write. You bring out something from your poetry file. This started as a chant and developed into something else along the way.

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Discussion on initiation

A great discussion on what initiation is and what it is for, touching on whether self-initiation is valid

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Self-initiation

Most of the "self-initiated" aren't. We need to find ways to recognize that.

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Why are you Pagan?

My personal view

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Coyote

Adapted from an IM session, but it is just my words and beliefs

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Some thoughts from my WebTree path - updated

Moon phases and sabbats on a rainy night

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Comments on "Teach Me, My Way"

Juliaki wrote an pretty good piece on teachers and students in the Craft

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A Blast from the Past

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C550866538/E1479161501

A Blast from the Past

A selection from the original version of Technopagan Yearnings - updated

By way of making it up to you, I uploaded converted one of my old pages from the original Technopagan Yearnings site.

Not all the links are active, but here is The Affirmation of NeoWayland.

Enjoy!

Posted: Sun - May 15, 2005 at 11:25 PM

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“Follow” is not exactly an accurate term

How I think paganism works for me

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