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Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Poetry challenge, day 2

This time, I had my lovely wife Paddy pick 7 words, and I rhymed them and made this:Sometimes we are called to do our duty, Although it can be quite challenging. Events may lead us to find s...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Poetry Month and Easter

Andrew Watt of Wanderings in the Labyrinth issued a Poetry challenge for April. It went like this: Exercise One: Master a formIn medieval and Renaissance Ireland, historical sources indicat...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Reflections on Job Loss

It's been a while since I've written. This is a personal post, not a lot of deep gnostic thought here. Yet, the gnosticism is there, if you dig for it. 1) Anger: I knew something was wrong,...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 5M ago

Divination

A friend asked me to do a divination for him. It's been ages since I pulled out the runes or shuffled a deck, so I was a little rusty. I managed what I think was an adequate reading.I rarely...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 11M ago

Magical Lodges

I've been reading "The Place of Mingled Powers: Spiritual Beings in the Magical Lodge" by John Michael Greer, and one of the parts that stood out to me was an offhand comment that the lodge ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 1Y ago

Gratitude

It has now been over a year since we've been in our new home.I could not have done it without the people who helped us with our donations for the downpayment. Thank you all from the bottom o...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 1Y ago

The Most Intolerant, Wins.

N. N. Taleb likes outliers and minorities. He wrote an interesting book called 'Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable', which was a fascinating read that I highly recommend.Recentl...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 5M ago

Rain Magic

Here in the west, it's quite dry. There are a lot of fires. The drought in California has been going on for some time, and even in rainy Oregon we've had unseasonably early dry weather and l...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 5M ago

Persons vs. Concepts

Gnosticism has several different ways to approach our mythological figures. The Son of God can be approached as a preacher in Galilee, or a cosmic principle of The Word (Logos). Mary can be ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 5M ago

Neighbors

I've now officially met more neighbors in my country house than I ever did living in the city. There's the YardGuy* and his lovely wife, the Conversationalist. They live up the hill from us...