Archive for January, 2006

Pagan roundtable (non-pagans welcome!)

Several times, in various threads, the pagans here have made open offers to answer questions from non-pagans. However, I don’t recall seeing more than a few such questions. In my experience, a lack of questions can mean either that the “class” understands things, or that people are so lost that they don’t know where to begin asking :-).

So, I have an idea: Let’s we pagans start discussing our various paths, and let anyone else who’s interested jump in with questions as they come up. Hopefully, we’ll all gain by the process :-).

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SP Full Wolf Moon: Ritual

Normally, I’d wait a while between the intro and the ritual to give people time to comment, but A) I want to post on the waxing side of the Full Moon (14 Jan, 0948 UT or 1:48pm PST if I’ve converted right), which I thought I’d missed but haven’t, and B) I’ve got a family waiting for me to spend part of Saturday with them :-). So here goes.

Brief reminders: All participation is voluntary. One does not have to participate to read this, but I ask that no negative energies be injected. “Salute” generally means “hug.” 🙂

Please keep comments to this diary specifically “in circle.” Questions, comments, etc. can be posted in the intro post.

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SP Full Wolf Moon: Intro

Darn it if I didn’t manage to miss Full Wolf again! I don’t know what it is about me and this moon :-). Anyway, similar to what I did for Samhain, I’m going to post this diary as an intro and discussion place, and then the ritual itself. If you have questions or comments, please post them here instead of there :-).

First, some references from my past diaries, for those who weren’t around last October or those who want a refresher (“Rituals” is probably the most relevant if you don’t have time for all of it):

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Living With the Beast

Some interesting events in the diaries and comments today. While I haven’t read it all, this relates tangentially to something I’ve been thinking about, on and off, about dealing with here:

The Dark Side.

And I mean neither evil spiritual forces nor human ‘villains’ of any particular stripe. What I’m referring to is the tempter that lives in our brains. While it seems to be stronger in some than others — I am constantly amazed at how little anger my beloved wife Morgan seems even capable of, much less venting — there is that vicious little imp we call the ‘id’ in all of us, really.

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Fixing the broken triangle

Roland just sent me a link to an interesting story about the interrelation of the netroots, the “traditional” media, and the political leadership: THE (Broken) TRIANGLE: Progressive Bloggers in the Wilderness [1]:

“This, then, is the reality: progressive bloggers and online activists – positioned on the front lines of a cold civil war – face a thankless and daunting task: battle the Bush administration and its legions of online and offline apologists, battle the so-called “liberal” media and its tireless weaving of pro-GOP narratives, battle the ineffectual Democratic leadership, and battle the demoralization and frustration that comes with a long, steep uphill struggle.”

More below the fold…
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Life paths

Not that I think these are something to take too seriously, but since this looks to be based on numerology and I’ve found it to be close enough to take into consideration, I share the following:

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SP Demographics

I’ve realized this past week that keeping up here has become less of a priority. A few weeks ago, I was caught up on every post and diary (except some of the obviously Christian things like Noonday Prayer).

Then I fell behind, and spent two days catching up. Then I fell behind again, and decided that trying to catch up completely was too much and so just caught up from the day before. Now, I’m just dropping in every day or two and skimming open threads and the occasional diary with an interesting subject.

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What Would Bejeezus Do?

Because I’m sick and wrong, and because I can.

http://www.seeuinhell.com/bejeezus.htm

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