I just feel heavy today. If feel as if some weight on my spirit is making every step difficult. I have work that I need to do right now, but my will-power is failing me. I've got to pull it together…Continue
To people who believe in reincarnation and nature spirits: in 5 billion years w expect that the sun will die, taking the earth and moon, in fact most of the solar system with it. How do you think…Continue
People look at myself like I'm a madman with a box (in my case, a wooden one with 6 or 15 strings) when I say that I'm doing a doctorate without the goal of teaching college, rather that I just want…Continue
This post is also on my personal blog at http://bardsgrove.motd.org -- this is not a commercial interest blog, I just like to have my own site for blogging.
I recently received some great questions regarding magic and mysticism in music. It sparked such thought that I had to write this rather long article.
Questions from the original poster:
1. what is the purpose of scales? I know based on almost a days worth…Continue
I, Samuel Lawson, in confession before any who read this statement, declare myself to be a Pagan, a seeker of the Old Ways, a worshipper of the Elder Gods who watched over and revealed themselves to my forebears.
With this Holy Oath I set my foot upon the path, the Druid's Way, and I vow to make my dedication plain.
I most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear to seek virtue in my life, to do right by my kin, my friends, and my community, I vow to make my Paganism real, by…Continue
What is my world view?
Here is where I think I am on the following subjects.
Morality: Yes, it exists, but there are different kinds - that which is local, and that which is universal. Local morality includes things like proselytising - Christians believe it is orthodox to preach their religion everywhere to everyone, and that it is a moral imperative. There are those who do consider this, to varying degrees, annoying,…Continue
I posted this in a blog discussion, and decided that I would like to have it in my own blog as well...
Evil is a tricky thing. It very often starts out as something the one thinks is good. For example, Power in and of itself is a good thing. If you have power, you can get things done; have more potential to accomplish good things. In 1830, somebody probably thought they were using their power to do good by setting aside land for various indigenous Native American nations so that there…Continue