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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.

A work in progress. Explaining words and phrases that I often use. Noting new and interesting ideas. Discussing certain verbal warning signs. There’s no social justice or political correctness here.

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earth       Earth Day (original)       Earth (planet)       Easter       ecology vs. environmentalism       e•friend       elegant simplicity       elemental resonances       emoji       Eostre       episteme       equinox       eros       ethos       experience       expert            
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earth

One of the five traditional elements in Western occultism. Corresponds with one of the four known states of matter, solid.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#earth

Earth Day (original)      vernal equinox

The original Earth Day was introduced on the 1970 vernal equinox by John McConnell intending to celebrate the Earth and peace.

On April 22, 1970 a politician hijacked the celebration and made it about compelling behavior and teaching environmentalism. Later a murderer and enviornmental activist claimed part of the credit for this version, although his role in 1970 is disputed.

Ever since, we've been pretending this is a Good Thing.

Let's get back to the original version without the social justice hullabaloo, without shaming and controlling other people. Let’s treat Earth Day as how it started. Celebrate the Earth and peace. Forget the environmentalism. Forget the social justice. Forget the politics.

It’s about the Earth, the one thing we share. It’s about peace, the one thing we should share. Hard to go wrong with either of those.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#earth-day

Earth (planet)

“Earth or the Earth is the planet on which we live. People usually say Earth when they are referring to the planet as part of the universe, and the Earth when they are talking about the planet as the place where we live.”

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#earth-planet

Easter      See also Selected Christian Observances

ecology vs. environmentalism

Ecology studies how living systems interact and interconnect with each other. Environmentalism is about teaching and compelling behavior. These words are not synonyms. As both a pagan and a libertarian, I can not support environmentalism.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#ecology

e•friend

Someone I haven’t met offline but who I share respect with and I’ve had productive online discussions with, usually through email or IM

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#efriend

elegant simplicity

Adapt and do more with less. One sure sign of a master.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#simplicity

elemental resonances

There are four (actually five) traditional elements in Western occultism. Elemental resonances involve the “connections” between a physical thing and the element. The stronger the resonance, the better the thing is a “symbol” of the element.
See also fire, water, air, earth, spirit

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#resonances

emoji

“Emoji (from Japanese 絵文字, read えもじ) (pl. emoji) are the tiny pictures you can put on your texts.

The word dates back to the early Japanese mobile phones. With the iPhone's plethora of icons, the word "emoji" became widespread, as it was what the keyboard was named.

It is made of two components, and 文字, meaning "picture" and "nwc" respectively.

Therefore, any claims that tie the word to "emoticon" are etymologically WRONG.”

“Emoji (絵文字?) is the Japanese term for the picture snwcs or emoticons used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages. Originally meaning pictograph, the word literally means "picture" (e) + "nwc" (moji). The snwcs are used much like emoticons elsewhere, but a wider range is provided, and the icons are standardized and built into the handsets. Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a face wearing a face mask or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri, Japanese curry, sushi. The three main Japanese operators, NTT DoCoMo, au and SoftBank Mobile (formerly Vodafone), have each defined their own variants of emoji.

Although typically only available in Japan, the snwcs and code required to use emoji are, thanks to the nature of software development, often present in many phones' software. As a result, some phones such as Windows Phone 7 line and the iPhone allow access to the symbols without requiring a Japanese operator. Emoji have also started appearing in emailing services such as Gmail (accessed via Google Labs) in April 2009 and websites such as Flipnote Hatena. Several SMS applications for Android powered phones also provide plugins that allow the use of Emoji. Apple's Mac OS X operating system supports emoji as of version 10.7 Lion.”

There were some versions on the Palm OS, although they used hacks and weren’t standardized in the snwc table.

I find emoji fascinating because it’s a new language developing before our eyes.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#emoji

Eostre     See Ostara, vernal equinox

episteme

“A system of understanding or a body of ideas which give shape to the knowledge of that time.”

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#episteme

equinox   See Archaeoastronomy for dates this year

“the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) and September 22 (autumnal equinox)

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#equinox

eros

Erotic love, possessiveness, an intimate love. One of the Greek ideals of love.
See also love

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#eros

ethos

“1. Sociology. the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period: In the Greek ethos the individual was highly valued.

2. the snwc or disposition of a community, group, person, etc.

3. the moral element in dramatic literature that determines a snwc's action rather than his or her thought or emotion.”

An appeal to authority or credibility.
Research inspired by an entry at Chas Clifton's
Letter from Hardscrabble Creek

See also logos, pathos, rhetoric, logos, pathos, rhetoric, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modes_of_persuasion

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#ethos

experience

Experience trumps language every time. Tell someone who has never heard music what Greensleeves is. Tell someone who knows nothing about fruit how amazing homemade peach ice cream is in the summer. Tell a virgin how incredible sex can be with someone you care about.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#experience

expert

Tries to wow you with complexity and can be easily overwhelmed by their own efforts. Very much a performer mindset.

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http://www.neowayland.com/lexicon/ee/#expert

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