For last two years been living in a community and sustainability research cooperative. Like anything worth pursuing, my life is complicated beyond what words can be written here. if you want to learn more you can ask me.
My chosen lifestyle automatically makes me a student of nature. Living very close to the land that supports me, and experiencing natural forces on their own terms.
my reverence for this life is what draws me here. to find others who likewise share this sentiment and live accordingly.
I have a severe distaste for dogma of any kind. My world view is essentially founded on the scientific method. One of my main areas of "spiritual" growth is getting right with nature. To me this means disregarding .
I don't know exactly what y'all consider "Pagan" but I am an earth worshiper in a very real sense that I work with natural systems all the time, everyday. And that I have a real and visceral lifestyle that forces me to live by the conditions imposed upon me by the land and arid climate.
As a community we all celebrate winter solstice, equinoxes, sowing of seeds, the start of cultivating the gardens, the birthing season for our animals, the spring rains, the various times of harvesting throughout the year, We celebrate each other and our own growth throughout the year, etc...
I celebrate these things, but do not necessarily think that their is an external being who is happy that I celebrate it. It is a miracle that life exists and is worth celebrating regardless...i mean no offense to those who believe in deities.
In many ways my existence seems much more meaningful and miraculous when there is no deity involved. Can't say that I firmly believe this, but taking the institutionalized religious context out of my life has made me more "alive" in the moment...
Hope y'all don't take offense, and that this makes sense. if it doesn't make sense, or you feel challenged by what I have said, I would love to have a peaceful conversation.
Also...Windward is a Poly community, and so I have those basic beliefs, and practice that way of life. again, like anything that is really worthwhile it is not simple. If you are interested I encourage anyone to contact me. That Is why I have joined this group.
I've a massive thirst for knowledge, experience and connections. Because of this, and my lifestyle I am afforded many "hobbies" or skills that I like to hone and practice regularly.
This include but are not limited to
Sheep herding and animal "husbandry",
herbology, and apothecary
"permaculture" or ecological systems thinking and experimentation.
Spending time with the ones I love
rustic wood working and carving,
hiking and camping,
Hildegaard Von Bingen- one of the most influential women of the middle ages that we have record of. amazing human being and feminist role model.
Haudenosaunee peoples of the Iroquois confederation for creating a remarkably successful peaceful, consensus based society that put the honoring of women and the proper rearing of children at its center.
Clarence Jordan - key founding member of the Koinonia community in Georgia. a community that brought races together in rural Georgia in the 1950's. hugely important person in civil rights history, but is all but forgotten by many. Habitat for Humanity was founded by Koinonia as a way to expand the civil rights struggle into fair and equitable housing for poor rural blacks.
Robert Heinlein and his books that are so full of humor and insight.
...I will get back to this later
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