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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.

Like calls to like

Like attracts like. Remember that well. It's one of the most basic rules of life. You want success, go find successful people. You want failure, go find people who don't believe you can do it. You want magick, go look harder at life.
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Study guide - Bonewits' Laws of Magic

I was working on the lexicon and realized I had totally forgotten Isaac Bonewits' The Laws of Magic.

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We're The Ones Who Walk Between The Worlds

We're The Ones Who Walk Between The Worlds, yes, but I don't see that as a "violent assault" on social norms. I see it as bringing pieces of one world into another. Magick is the essence of change and evolution. If someone has a problem with what I am, well, “What I do is not up to you.” Unless they do something more than spout words, I don't care.
— NeoWayland
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Purpose of ritual

The purpose of ritual is to change the mind of the human being. It's a sacred drama in which you are the audience as well as the participant, and the purpose of it is to activate the parts of the mind that are not activated by everyday activity ... 'Magic' becomes the development of techniques that allow communication with hidden portions of the self, and with hidden portions of all other islands in this 'psychic sea.'
— Margot Adler
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Cauldron

The cauldron in fact represented a great step forward in civilization. Before men were able to make metal cooking pots, which would withstand fire, they had to be content with thick earthenware pots, which were heated by the laborious process of dropping very hot stones into them. The metal cauldron, over which the woman as head of the household presided, gave men better cooked food, more plentiful hot water to cleanse themselves, and herbal medicines which could be decocted by boiling or infused in boiling water. Hence the cauldron became an instrument of magic, and especially of women’s magic.
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Journal 02Mar2018

Thinking by blogging

It's the mix, it's the argument, it's the conflict that will give us some of our best new ideas.

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Can't keep the magick

Those parts of the Divine that you touch, you can’t keep the magick to yourself and still be pagan. You have to send it out. We take the Divine Gift and share it.
— NeoWayland, Dirty hands
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NeoNotes — Shift happens

Live and let live works mostly.

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NeoNotes — Man separate from Nature

"Supernatural" depends on the definition of "natural."

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Magic exists

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
— Nora Roberts
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Understand

Magic's just science that we don't understand yet.
— Arthur C. Clarke
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Quarter Moons and Semi-Truths

When someone starts talking about THE truth, it's to exclude the thoughts and ideas they find uncomfortable.

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Magick in the modern world

It isn't as far as you think

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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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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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NeoNotes — Satanic sacrifice

You know the problem with these massive conspiracy theories are that there are never enough conspirators and never enough victims.
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Will never find it

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
     — Roald Dahl
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Magick is the essence…

Magick is the essence of change and evolution. But you choose the direction.
     — NeoWayland

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Technopagan

Some technopagans use technology in their rites and rituals. But using technology isn't what makes a technopagan. Recognizing the Divine in human endeavor AND honoring the magick, that's what really makes a technopagan.

Form joining function in something greater than either. And using what the gods inspired people to make.
     — NeoWayland, So what's a Technopagan anyway? And what do they yearn for?

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Science and Paganism

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

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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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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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Lady in repose

I usually just call this kind Gaia

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Fire

Every home should have a fireplace

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Synchronicity, coincidence, perception, and perspective

A ramble on conversations and shared ideas

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Gods make you stretch

Most people go through life letting the Robot drive

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People needing people

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

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Glimpse

A knack you can pick up

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“But you’re so rational!”

“Do you believe, you believe in magic, 'cos I believe, I believe that I do”

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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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Another Fine Message

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

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On Being Not

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

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On Being Not

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

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Bringing it home

Before and after

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Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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