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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.

NeoNotes — Perception and symbols

I wonder. If a symbol can be "tainted" no matter what it was used for previously, what does it take to "purify" the symbol?



The virtue is in the manifestation, not the doctrine.
     — from the private journal of NeoWayland, 16Oct2012

❝4 Rituals That Will Make You Loved❞

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.

I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of the Stoics as being emotionless — not exactly good examples for how to handle relationships.

But that’s a myth. The ancient Stoics were big on virtue, self-control and reducing negative emotions. And those are pretty good things if you’re trying to be more likable.

And their methods are backed by science. Stoicism was one of the inspirations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is currently the dominant method for helping people overcome psychological issues.

     — Eric Barker, Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Loved


Beyond patriotism

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



The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
     — Augustus Hare


However heroic the virtues of the saint may be, the scoundrel has a bit of the hero in him too.
     — Richard Smoley from “Choose Your Saints Wisely”, Gnosis № 24, Summer 1992

Personal Choice

The simple answer is that moral responsibility is always a personal choice. You can't compel virtue or it ceases to be virtue.
     — NeoWayland


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

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