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|Friday, March 17th, 2006|
|From the Troth list, appropriate to now...
A curse on "Saint" Padraig - may the lowest regions of the Underworld hold naught but misery for he and his ilk. May he be denied rebirth into the clans of his fathers, and may he be tormented forever by the sure knowledge that he tried to forever divorce an ancient folk from the gods and goddesses of their land, and enslave them as mere sniveling scions of a foreign desert deity.
I got some news for ya, Paddy boy: ya failed. We're back.
The mighty peoples of the North have persisted, retaining for centuries the memories of our ancient and hallowed troth, even if in reduced form as faeries, banshees, elves and "wee folk". But we remembered. And now we're joining with other folk or the North, South, East and West to reclaim our heritage and our birthright - no more slave gods for us!
I'll be wearin' the red today, Paddy, in memory of my ancestors who died resisting the siren call of your false and wicked god. And I shan't rest until he's driven from the North, and sacrifice and feast, boast and toast, is once more offered openly to to the gods and goddesses that made our lands proud and free, as they were before you sailed from foreign shores to corrupt them.
Rot in Nifelhel, Paddy. I'll be toasting your tormentors!
Daithi MacRae Haxton
(who, lest you be unfamiliar with the name, certainly has the ancestral credentials to lay a curse such as this ...and who gets some real Irish up every March 17th)
|Thursday, March 9th, 2006|
|Hey I thought "Dirty Jokes and Beer" was a pretty funny book...
|You are 53% geek|
|You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.|
Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com
|Friday, March 3rd, 2006|
|Because I can...
Only because I can in these United States... that is until George the Second decides to erode that civil right...
God bless my underwear, pair that I love.
Stand inside them, and guide them,
To the hips that are waiting above.
From the washer, to the dryer,
To my camp pack, onto my rear.
God bless my underwear, my only pair.
God bless my underwear, or I'll be bare!
You know it's been too long since you've been camping with a bunch of 8-12 year olds when you hear the tune, and those are the words that come to mind...
In all seriousness, a column that Michael Graham, who I agree with only on occasion, put out matched my thoughts on the current situation the US finds itself in perfectly.http://www.free-times.com/Usual_Suspects/suspects.html
I wonder, would that nice little song, the parody of that beloved song of the Southern Redneck Patriot, be as offensive to the White House, as in need of smoothing over, as this nonsense over the very much called for political cartoons?
It makes one wonder, and so I've had that song running through my head all day... if for no other reason than in this revamped mix of Nixon ethics mixed with McCarthy paranoia and trampling of civil rights, it is likely the only place I will hear it for a while.
|Thursday, March 2nd, 2006|
|Another quiz to fill the time....
| You scored as Darius. You are Darius. And you rock my socks off. Following in Cyrus' wonderful footsteps, you continued to follow policies of complete religious and cultural tolerance. This way, the diverse peoples you ruled were able to live together under your Achaemenid empire. You did this with good organization, which further increased your success. Your empire was by far the greatest the world had ever seen during the 5th century BC. |
To learn more about Darius, click here: Darius
Alexander the Great
Yu of China
Sargon of Akkad
What leader of ancient/classical history are you?
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|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006|
|Viked from Friggawomen
Things You'll Never Hear a Pagan Say
"Shall we have an open ritual for all the men?"
"Face it - menstruation is just a bloody nuisance."
"The earliest cultures were patriarchal and peaceful."
"Sorry, I can't come to the ritual tonight. My husband's ill."
"Hang on, that doesn't make any sense!"
"Nope, too weird for me."
"No cider for me, thanks."
"Oh I couldn't possibly sing that! I'm too embarrassed!"
"Actually, we'll skip the scourging for this ritual..."
"For Gods' sakes, put your clothes back on!"
"Nah, I made it all up."
"Hello, I'm a New Ager."
"That card means you're going to die!"
Applies to all Pagans (or almost all, or at least those who consent to have it apply to them...):
"Nah, let's not go down to the pub tonight. Is there anywhere else we can have a moot?"
"Everybody here on time? Yes? Good."
"You know all those recent cattle and horse mutilation crimes? That was us."
|Thursday, February 9th, 2006|
|I support Denmark...
I support Denmark in their fight for free speech. And in all honesty, having seen the cartoons, I think they are pretty valid indictments of their terroristic campaigns in the name of religion. I honestly don't see how any Pagan, Heathen, or any other religion for that matter, can support the Middle Eastern Muslim Theocracies in this.
|Viked from friggawomen
If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal
So it wasn't the last post... found this a few days ago, and wanted to record it somewhere...
To be a male Pagan is to love and be loved.
To be a male Pagan is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a male Pagan is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a male Pagan is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a male Pagan is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a male Pagan is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a male Pagan is to honor the Gods, and yourself.
To be a male Pagan is to BE magic, not just perform it.
To be a male Pagan is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a male Pagan is to accept others who are not.
To be a male Pagan is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a male Pagan is to know the ways of old.
To be a male Pagan is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a male Pagan is to follow the moon.
To be a male Pagan is to be one with the gods.
To be a male Pagan is to study and to learn.
To be a male Pagan is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a male Pagan is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a male Pagan is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a male Pagan is to be truly free!
|Short entry today...
I've been trying to keep up with this journal a little better than I have in the past, but today is going to be a short entry.
GEO201 Exam today, cramming last bits of a European Map into my head and the like, but should do okay. If only the Soviet Union hadn't collapsed, this would be a whole lot easier. Darned Block Countries and Former Soviet States. On the plus side, half of them I remember only because I am something of a student of history, and so know where Romania, Latvia, and the like should be.
HIS101 Exam on Sunday. Yep, Sunday. At home test with a time limit that has to be taken between 6AM and Midnight on Sunday. Should be a breeze though.
I did fairly well on the HIS201 Exam, missed a map question, and so got a 99, instead of a perfect score.
On other fronts, the dog we are taking from my mother-in-law is supposed to be coming today. I haven't decided if I am going to go for a lead for the dog, who has been used to running loose now, or if I am going to go ahead and let her run free in the back yard. Either way, there is licensing to consider, so that will have to be taken care of.
Kids are doing well, just laid Morgan down for her nap, Meg is learning new words each day, and Moni, outside of a few problems with Math, is kicking asses and taking names in her schoolwork.
Becca is feeling a bit frustrated at work, but that *may* be alleviated some if she sees a bit of improvement in her position (i.e. promotion), as the result of all of her above and beyond work. If they don't promote her, I suspect she won't be long for the job, as it would prove that they were only playing carrot-and-stick games with her.
That's about it really. Enough of the break from cramming; back to work.
|Wednesday, February 8th, 2006|
Well, it can safely be said that I've stabilized after getting the heck off of Paxil. Here is why.( Have you stopped beating your wife?Collapse )
On other fronts, the kids are doing well, and I am about to move my mother-in-laws household by myself, to finish cutting ties with the Greater Brother, who has betrayed the family line, and finally gotten himself outlawed as well. He schemed to gain control of the land when trusted, and has attempted to enforce his will, and see to his own good, above and before the good of the clan.
That's about it really. My own life is good, and I can see where the gods have led us thus far, and am glad for their warding and guidance. Fainings and the like are well done and well received from all evidence for my own family, and the pruning that I've seen as necessary for many moons is finally being done, though the process by which it is being done could have been more gentle the net effect is the same.
|Friday, February 3rd, 2006|
|You answer honestly....
And say that you would kill if necessary, would rather kill those in the Uttangearde than those in the Innangearde, and that it is better that someone die in their sleep than starve to death, and you are a cold, but level-headed sociopath...
You scored 56% Cold and 61% Level-Headed!
You can kill. But the question "Why would you?" arises.
Out of safety or cruelty?
My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
|You scored higher than 64% on Cold|
|You scored higher than 61% on Level-Headed|
|Welp... Paxil update, Wod and the Daimonic
I've had the joy of my first experience of real, honest to the Gods Above and Below, wod-like emotions. ( Strong EmotionsCollapse )( Living with those EmotionsCollapse )
I no longer need Paxil. The headaches are gone, the shocked feelings have passed, and the screwed up vision is gone as well. That garbage is out of my system and while I might have to exercise more circumspection, more self-control, and generally enforce that if it gets beyond my control, shutting myself out of human contact until it is under control again, I would rather have to periodically enter meditation and grounding, than the alternative of never needing meditation or grounding at all because I can not feel at all.
And that is as it is today.
|Wednesday, February 1st, 2006|
|Monday, January 30th, 2006|
|Excellent Imbolc rites...
Well, we got in last night, and I have to say, awesome Imbolc Rites, Chris and Teresa! I'll be adding it to the book shortly as an example of the rites of Imbolc shortly.
We spent a good bit of time with family this weekend, discussing this and that, and generally having a good time of it, saw Dark Water (not worth the rental), and will have pictures and the like up soon, once I get my beloved to aid me in writing out captions and the like. I've collated them, but not much else.( Theology over TimeCollapse )
Off to get back into the housework, as I got back into the schoolwork this morning... 3 more weeks!
|Thursday, January 26th, 2006|
|Monday, January 23rd, 2006|
Well, here we are on day 7 of half tablets of Paxil. ( Paxil...Collapse )
On other notes, I was shown the Livejournal links for Emerald Rose, and so will be dropping them a note very shortly.
I've also written out a beginning list of thews for my tribe/family, and as time goes on, will likely be doing more work with this as my research expands. Now if only I could call a warband a tribe and not have the voice in the back of my head saying that it isn't so... anyway, the new essay is at the bottom of the views page of the site under the signature...
|Thursday, January 19th, 2006|
- South Australia was the first place to allow Seeker_of_paths to stand for parliament.
- If Seeker_of_paths was life size, he would stand 7 ft 2 inches tall and have a neck twice the size of a human.
- Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of Seeker_of_paths in a day!
- Seeker_of_pathsomancy is the art of telling the future with Seeker_of_paths.
- If you don't get out of bed on the same side you got in, you will have Seeker_of_paths for the rest of the day!
- California is the biggest exporter of Seeker_of_paths in the world.
- The only planet that rotates on its side is Seeker_of_paths!
- Human beings are the only animals that copulate while facing Seeker_of_paths!
- In Japan it is considered rude to talk with Seeker_of_paths in your mouth!
- It's bad luck for a flag to touch Seeker_of_paths!
|And the Parade of Quizes goes on...
Your Social Dysfunction:
You're a happy person - you have a good amount of self-esteem, and are socially healthy. While this isn't a social dysfunction per se, you're definitely not normal. Consider yourself lucky: you walk that fine line between 'normal' and being outright narcissistic. You're rare - which is something else to be happy about.
Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
Please note that we aren't, nor do we claim to be, psychologists. This quiz is for fun and entertainment only. Try not to freak out about your results.
|No Surprises here...
You are a Reconstructionist. I'm guessing you took
this quiz to either prove to yourself that
you're not a fluffy Pagan like your younger
brothers and sisters, or in the hopes that you
could laugh your @** off at the silliness of
Pagans in general. In any case, I hope you
found what you're looking for. How fluffy a Pagan are you? brought to you by Quizilla