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Journal 19Nov2017

Thinking by blogging

Sometimes when you're feeling down, one of the best things you can do is do for others.

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Jounal 13Nov2017

Thinking by blogging

Still, I missed some things.

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“Speak To The Sky”

A song that helped me recently

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She died

I'm going to have to take some time.

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Dark

Okay, that was embarrassing.

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☥ ✰ ❝Sincerity does not equal competence.❞

Phillip Emmons Isaac BonewitsBefore passing day

Lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (61)
American Druid, author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter


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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Jounal 04Aug2017

Thinking by blogging

I think I'm spending more time trying to sleep than actually sleeping.

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☥ ✰ ❝The spiritual world is not unlike the natural world …❞ 

Margot AdlerBefore passing day

Lived 16Apr1946 to 28July2014 (68)
American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess and radio journalist

The spiritual world is not unlike the natural world: only diversity will save it.
     — Margot Adler
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☥ ▽ ❝…without being bound by them.❞

Bruce LeeBefore passing day

Lived 27Nov1940 to 20July1973 (32)
Cultural icon, author, filmmaker, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of Jeet Kune Do
Notable Chinese American when there were hardly any positive Asians in Western popular culture
The most influential martial artist of modern times.

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
     — Bruce Lee
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Special harvest

There's something very renewing about greeting the sun at dawn dressed in nothing but a pendant.

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≠ ✰ Farrar Day

Stewart Farrar * deceased birthday

Lived 28Jun1916 to 07Feb2000 (83)
Witch, author, novelist. May have encouraged the sexual initiation of minor girls.

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≠ ✰ Cunningham Day

Scott Douglas Cunningham • deceased birthday

Lived 27Jun1956 to 28March1993 (36)
Author of several books on Wicca and various other alternative religious subjects.
Some critics charge that he is responsible for the "Disneyfication" of Wicca.

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≠ ✰ Gardner Day

Gerald Brosseau Gardner • deceased birthday

Lived 13Jun1884 to 12Feb1964 (79)
Occultist, witch, founder of Wicca.

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≠ ✰ Sanders Day

Alex Sanders • deceased birthday

Lived 06Jun1926 to 30Apr1988 (58)
Self-proclaimed "King of Witches," founder of the Alexanderian tradition of witchcraft. Plagiarist and publicity addict.

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☥ ❝You saw a hurting you could help…❞

Zenna HendersonBefore passing day

Elementary school teacher, fantasy and science fiction author. Inspiration for my Befores practice.


You saw a hurting you could help and did something about it. Without stopping to count the cost. That's what love does.
     — Zenna Henderson
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Solitary

I made a tiny piece of the planet something that it wasn't before.

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☥ ▽ ❝I never learned from a man who agreed with me.❞

Robert HeinleinBefore passing day

Lived 07Jul1907 to 08May1988 (80). Author, philosopher, and libertarian.

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
     — Robert Heinlein
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🚀 Seven

Freedom 7

Alan Shepard - First American in Space - 05May1961

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Gateway to summer

Summergate isn't exactly Beltaine, but it's reasonably close.

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Moment in the morning

Before the dawn and the kiss of the sun

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Today's really twenty-nine

It's actually part of my Summergate celebration.

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★ Arbor Day (Arizona observance)

Last Friday in April.
State tree is paloverde.
www.arborday.org/states/state.cfm?state=AZ


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Home

Home should be more than a place to hang our hat.

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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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≠ Earth Day - customary

This is not the Earth Day I celebrate.

My entry on
Earth Day and politics.

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☥ ✰ Adler Day

Margot Adler • Before birthday

Lived 16Apr1946 to 28July2014 (68)
American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess and radio journalist

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Dating obsessively

I need to be aware of them, but I don't need to track them in detail.

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🚀 Rocketman

1st human in space

Yuri Gagarin - 12Apr1961

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Clean

It's the last bright moon before Summergate, the Lady Moon is entering the Court of Stars and I am ready.

For what I am not sure.

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Las Vegas interlude

If you don't like gambling or shows, there's not much that sets Las Vegas apart.

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≠ ✰ Kraig Day

Donald Michael Kraig • deceased birthday

Lived 28March1951 to 07March2014
American occult author and practitioner of ceremonial magic
Author, lecturer, hypnotherapist, Magician, Tantric

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≠ ✰ ❝Any and all religions are real…❞

Scott Douglas Cunningham passing day

Lived 27Jun1956 to 28March1993 (36)
Author of several books on Wicca and various other alternative religious subjects.
Some critics charge that he is responsible for the "Disneyfication" of Wicca.

Any and all religions are real, the genuine article, to their practitioners. There can never be one religion, prophet, or savior that will satisfy all six billion humans. Each of us must find our ideal way to attune with deity.
     — Scott Cunningham
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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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🚀 Goddard's Rocket

First liquid-fueled rocket

Robert H. Goddard launched on 16Mar1926

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≠ ✰ ❝Magick is not something you do…❞

Donald Michael Kraig passing day

Lived 28March1951 to 07March2014 (57). American occult author and practitioner of ceremonial magic. Author, lecturer, hypnotherapist, Magician, Tantric.

Magick is not something you do, magick is something you are.
     — Donald Michael Kraig
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Solstice snow

I'm winter-born, so a good snow always touches my soul in a quiet joyful way. I could watch it for hours. I did watch it for hours.

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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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Before this Year ends

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

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You're missed

Remember your loved ones

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NeoNotes — The name thing

… taking a separate name shows dedication to your faith when you are initiated.

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A brief update

There's an essay called You Are Not Alone by Bill Whittle. It's absolutely one of the best modern liberty essays I've read

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No significance

This only happens every seventy years or so.

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Daily

Since I don't have much time this week, I thought talk about the daily things we sometimes overlook.

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Welcome to summer

This year it's a bit cooler than I like. And we had scattered rainstorms, so the party was inside. Then the heat pump blower quit (on a Saturday), I built a fire in the firepace (fire GOOD grunts Neo).

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Taproot: Through the Woods

The book

The Woods. Summer weekends meant the family would escape the Phoenix heat. In the fall Dad insisted we come to watch the aspen turn. In the winter we would come to play in the snow. After the stepsibs moved away and it was just teenage me with the folks, we'd still come to enjoy the woods. I will always be the desert guy who Visits The Woods.

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☯ Lady in the Court of…

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.

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Just before it sparks

Today I am indulging in a mostly day off. I’ve not had one for two months.

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Fireplace

I joke about it, but that is the heart of it. Or maybe the hearth. It’s the center.

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Midwinter

It’s a day of contrasts and promises. Even as winter is at it’s greatest, light is born again.

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Starwell - Solar Festival

I do use some Yule traditions. This year I have family obligations which will cut those short a bit. But greeting the dawn all three days is definitely one I keep.

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Wayland's Feast Day

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.

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One less candle on the mantel

Sometimes it doesn’t work

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Winter

winter begins cross quarter

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Double Teamed

After dinner, we move to the kitchen. Easier to sweep up the hair, you see.

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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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Autumn

☓ autumn begins ♁ cross quarter

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Flexing your calendar

Have I mentioned that I have a calendar obsession?

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Suncrest

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

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Greet the dawn

The secret of watching a solstice sunrise is not to watch the East

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Twenty-seven

That’s what those trees are for.

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Shapes in the Moon

My pendants change depending on the moon phase

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Summergate

Summer begins

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Unbearable fun

Time for this semi-hermit to have a party.

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Earth Day & poliitics

Inspire, don’t require.
     — NeoWayland
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Convergence

Bright and Dark Blessings to you all

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Wild spring

And yes, that is a phallus between his legs

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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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Pangere

Rambling on time & calendars

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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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Before Our Worlds Touch

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

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Something I did not know

Want some seasoning with that weather?

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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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How to be Pagan for a day

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

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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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Before a Winter's Eve

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

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Greenwood Beltaine - updated

I took a couple of days off and went to the Kaibab for some retreat and renewal

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Before me

It's not quite... ancestor worship

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Mistress Moon

Spring Rites

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Horizons

Places on the Wheel

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Solar festival

Season of water

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Reflections in a laptop screen

Contemplating modern paganism and my own faith

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Wheel

Patterns and flow

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Why are you Pagan?

My personal view

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