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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.
3rd Yearnings

Knot truth

Going beyond the 101 and even beyond the tradition

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The NeoDen gets a new workroom

Construction starts next week

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Micro spell kit

Feeding my tool and pattern obsessions

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Move through the anger

Kids were expected to stand there and be yelled at, be called names, and be hit when parents were angry. We, of course, were not supposed to express our anger that way, but neither were we told any acceptable way of expressing our anger. The only acceptable thing for us to do was to go to our room and do nothing- and that was allowed only when our parents were done dumping their anger on us.

The unspoken lesson was don't get angry, and if you do, then don't get rid of it. Well, let me tell you, that leads to a lot of fucked up kids turning into a lot of fucked up adults.

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Humantics

Bits from my ongoing study and musings on humanity

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Riding the Music Part II

I got an email asking why I didn't include Pagan music. Long story short, I think we need to look for connections beyond things that are just "Pagan" or Pagan related. There is meaning and life all around us, we do not need to shut ourselves off from it just because it didn't come from an approved source.

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Riding the music

Some songs work amazingly well as meditation aids, IF it's the right music and the right lyrics.

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Does the orgin determine validity?

Musings on assumptions

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Fire

Every home should have a fireplace

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The most Pagan thing that happened to me this week was two and a half days of thunderstorms

Rainy day musings

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Blessings and ethics

When things are messy, actions and answers aren't clear cut. That is when you need faith in yourself.

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The Focusing Flame

Here are some physical parts of a spell I improvised last night and used this morning. It's one of the better "booster" spells I've come up with in a while. It takes a bit of prep time and you need to greet the sun, but it works.

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Simple pleasures

Opening yourself

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Scrying with the Dark Moon

One of my (suitably edited) Dark Moon rites

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Kissed by the Lady Moon - updated

We're made of stars

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The roots of the Old Breed

Could it be the biology?

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The Old Breed

From classic philosophy to classic virtue, Paganism's best hope depends on what we choose to put out in the World

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Characters

Pagan isn't the important part

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Eyes open and watching carefully

We have the future we make, nothing more and nothing less

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Community and being a Proper Pagan

Another look at one of my common topics

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Right or Write

The decline of the written language

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Disconnect

Public face of Paganism

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Front door and back door

Refuge

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Dark Side Instinct

Another reason why the peace-love-freedom-happiness bit annoys me

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Nature's touch

…and your Journey

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Crossing the horizon

When I'm stressed, I remember

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Quick notes to a new seeker - Updated

Just a fast one today, I'm packing

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The Day After Earth Day

Wading through the mess

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See the Robot

Some days I want to stay in and never come out

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Love

It's what brings us together

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Lost in the story

People so disconnected from reality that a movie depresses them

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Terms of understanding

I know what to call Book People now

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Journey of a different color

If the real difference in people is choosing between the Journey and the Story, does the Journey have to be religious or even spiritual?

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Do you know what part of the problem is?

“”The

After deciding not to work on chapter six anymore today, I'll tell you.

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Beyond the details

“”The

Thoughts and feelings

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Chapter One

“”The

Yes, it's short. And yes, it's free.

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A question for those who read this blog

“”The

Approaches

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Revisiting writing the book

“”The

Essays on writing have me thinking and remembering

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Taking full measure

Just how well did that ritual work?

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Dream a little dream for me

A little piece of me

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Strings of universes that work

Ready for your homework assignment?

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Mulling over the nature of Deity

Fiction and nonfiction collide and spawn in my semi-fevered brain

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Male or female?

An internet quiz to tell how you think

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The price

The dire wound that never heals

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Why the internet may suppress thought

My web surfing turns up a couple of articles. Irony abounds.

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Touchstones along the path

One of the Blessed found this blog and writes about it

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“We've got trouble my friends…”

An excuse to embrace victimhood, or a reason to seize our own power?

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I suppose it is an inevitable question.

Quick thought from a weirdo

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The Robot vs. the trees

Adventures in humanity

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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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Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

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Eclecticism, Discipline, & Mastery

Look before you leap

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Why a Technopagan?

Tuesday musings

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Perverted

Using Pagan practices as an excuse to collect pelts

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So what's a Technopagan anyway? And what do they yearn for?

Almost four years on this blog and I hadn't answered these questions yet - UPDATED

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Sort of

A place among friends

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Lightning and ritual

tek NO paa gan TEK no PAA gan

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A little slice of mind

NeoWayland studies what he doesn't agree with

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Some thoughts from my WebTree path - updated

Moon phases and sabbats on a rainy night

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People needing people

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

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The Authority Problem

I'm willing to start at mutual respect. Not everyone is. That creates a problem.

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On Pagan Leadership

Build them up

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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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Progressively regressive

A rare political rant on my Pagan blog

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How to convince me you're a poseur before I've finished the first page of the preface of your book

Why bother to write if you're going to undermine everything you say?

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What's the difference between a crow and a raven?

More than you really wanted to know

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Groups

How many groups really are about the gods and the magick?

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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Wisdom and the Three Percent

I answer my email indirectly

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Of gods and men - Updated

I don't bow unless I respect

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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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Facing the True Believer™

Emotional vs Rational Discussions

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Golden, Silver, and Iron Rules

Worth mentioning with some of the latest posts

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Packing away the memory

Sometimes passion is obsession

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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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The V ritual

Thoughts on an offbeat ritual making the rounds on the net

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Assembly of NeoWayland

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

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Another Fine Message

Pulling together the bits on the mind that I have touched on before

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Love on the rocks

Moving from the poltically correct

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Is the weirdness really wyrd?

Enabling behavior and tolerating the special people

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Depression and the Modern Pagan

Rambling on moods and modernity

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When the universe has it's way with you - UPDATED

And why your "I" isn't the best thing to have around during sex

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Systematically

The roles of faith and rationality

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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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Real flows, direct from the source

Feeling the energy

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

Frustrated by unspoken expecations

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Foolish thoughts

Just a couple of quick things

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Taproot: Open the Way

“”The

Where ever it may lead

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Taproot: Family, Guests, Ancestors, and Gods

“”The

How my family influenced the relationship i have with the Divine

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Left handed wave

Thinking by blogging

Still here sorta

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Pardon me while I blink in the winter sunlight and get my bearings

Thinking by blogging
On stage I make love to twenty-five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
     — Janis Joplin

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There has to be a better way

The cycle turns, another step into the abyss

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Solar festival

Season of water

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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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What's in a name?

Sabbat thoughts

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Something I did not know

Want some seasoning with that weather?

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Evangelism

Fundamental principles

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Mistress Moon

Spring Rites

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Horizons

Places on the Wheel

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Wheel

Patterns and flow

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On Being Not

The perils of using what we aren't to define what we are

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“I'm being attacked!”

ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX IV: I mean what exactly are you doing with your life?

ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX: I'm being attacked by a Vogon Fleet.

ZB IV: Doesn't surprise me in the least.

     —The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio series, Fit the Ninth

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Skyclad

My response to a question about being skyclad. Taken from Wicca: General Chat from the Timerift Forums

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Are you paying attention?

How important is it?

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Craft Check

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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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Just One

Sometimes I don't make the connections right away.

Sometimes.

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Sex & the Modern Pagan

What I believe and what I think is accepted in the larger "pagan community"

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Touch of a Master

The main thing I noticed about the experts I’ve encountered is they are into impressing you with their abilities. They are usually incredibly good, but their need for recognition gets in the way of mastery. Everything they do is an attempt to prove themselves and in order to do this they must perform like an actor on stage. There’s nothing wrong with this, and I don’t think the expert can become a master without going through this stage in life. At some point though, the expert becomes comfortable with themselves or fed up with impressing everyone and starts to look inward to the core of their art.
     — Zed Shaw,The Master, The Expert, The Programmer

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Harassment: Avoidance & Confrontation

Hopefully the first article under the NeoWayland byline

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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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Yeah, it got quiet here

Didn't plan on it

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Hair of the bear

Adding practicality to my Beltaine

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Reflections in a laptop screen

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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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“Follow” is not exactly an accurate term

How I think paganism works for me

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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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Ephemeral

Where you live and how it shapes you

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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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Bringing it home

Before and after

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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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Before the Wheel Turns

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

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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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Before me

It's not quite... ancestor worship

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