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August 8th, 2006


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02:32 pm - What am I doing?
My lunch break was spent at the library, grabbing books off the shelves in the Indo-European language section of the stacks. I came up with the following items:

Friedrich, Paul. Proto-Indo-European Trees: The Arboreal System of a Prehistoric People. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1970

Nussbaum, Alan J. Head and Horn in Indo-European. New York, NY: Walter de Gruyter. 1986

Watkins, Calvert. How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995
And these articles:
Carruba, Onofrio. "Searching for Woman in Anatolian and Indo-European." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Lyle, Emily. "Markedness and Encompassment in Relation to Indo-European Cosmogony." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Weitenberg, Jos. "The Meaning of the Expression "To Become a Wolf" in Hittite." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Buchholz, Peter. "Ancient Lore: Oral Tradition in Medieval Scandanvia." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 2) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1992

Zysk, Kenneth G. "Reflections on an Indo-European Healing Tradition." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 2) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1992

Barber, E. J. W. "On αιγ- as 'Protection'." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Fisher, Robert L. "The Lore of the Staff in Indo-European Tradition." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Huld, Martin E. "Magic, Metathesis, and Nudity in Indo-European Thought." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Jones-Bley, Karlene. "Red for the Dead." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Mallory, J. P. "Some Aspects of Indo-European Agriculture." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Streets, Cheryl. "Ajahad u dva mithuna: A Note on Rgveda 10.17.1-2." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Brennemann, Walter L. "The Drunken and the Sober: A Comparative Study of Lady Sovereignty in Irish and Indic Contexts." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Dexter, Miriam Robbins. "Born of the Foam: Goddesses of River and Sea in the 'Kingship of Heaven' Myth." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Epstein, Angelique Gulermovich. "The Morrigan and the Valkyries." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997 (I'm sort of "blah" about this article, personally. . . Talk about a dull topic!)

Miller, Dean A. "In Search of Indo-European Inter-Functional War." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Polome, Edgar C. "Some Reflections on the Vedic Religious Vocabulary." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Sayers, William. "Psychological Warfare in Vinland (Eriks saga Rauða)" Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Strutynski, Udo. "The Sins of Siegfried: Echoes of Indo-European War Crimes in the Nibelungenlied and its Analogues." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997
I've been working pretty hard on the Liturgist Guild Study Program recently. It's a decent program, but it has a book required that is listed as "recommended" and the .pdf file could use an update to reflect some current membership statuses. I also reformatted my entire Study Program page to include the Second Circle CTP programs that I'm going to have to do, as well as a link to the LGSP work I'm doing/have done. Raven has promised to inform me by the end of the week whether I've passed the GSP or not (he says if I haven't heard by Friday, I can start "pushing").

Coinciding with that, I'll be updating my webpage, I think. I will also be starting a new journal regarding "domestic cult practice" for the Liturgist Guild's SP.

In other news, Fifth Third Bank has put a stupid, annoying javascript ad over my account balance. "Learn How to Protect Yourself Online" it says. The "close" button doesn't work because the javascript seems broken, meaning that I can't access my online banking unless I hit the "stop" button on the browser before the java ad opens but after the page has loaded.

Well, let me tell you: being completely unable to access your account when you log in legitimately to view your balance is a very good security measure. I just hope that if someone cracks my account, they can't figure out how to crack the javascript load.

Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED) [nsIPrefBranch.getIntPref]" nsresult: "0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://cookie/content/cookieTasksOverlay.xul :: CookieTasksStartup :: line 84" data: no]

This make it very difficult for me to determine if I do, indeed, have the cash to make it to Chicago this weekend, which is rather annoying.

It's a good thing I know how to turn off JavaScript in this browser. Too bad I have to reactivate it to do anything else.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "The Stories We Could Tell", -JB

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From:snakesinspace
Date:August 8th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
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OoooOOooOooo-- send me stuff, I want my brain to grow larger and hopefully explode!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I think I will. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Not that this should surprise anyone

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If you'd like a copy, it can be arranged. Though it may not be what you're hoping for :) It's a legal term (I looked at some of the article, as I was particularly intrigued by the parallels between that phrase and the idea that the Magi of Persia were werewolves) involving the revocation of rights a person usually has.
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From:khep
Date:August 8th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
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*purrsss and drools* I want them all!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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It was like opening a treasure chest and pulling out all sorts of beautiful things, I admit.
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From:spottedtoad
Date:August 8th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
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I soooooooo want access to your library.

Bert
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
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If you want a specific article or two, it can be arranged.
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From:tesinth
Date:August 8th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Humm, what is this 'lunch break' of which you speak? (hell, I can afford to skip a few meals anyhow..)

I also noticed the lack of any Etruscan-related articles, although "The Drunken and the Sober" would make a lovely subtitle for "The Complete History of PSA". :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
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I found two of them. Problem was, they were both in German. Otherwise, I'd have those books, too :)
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From:romandruid
Date:August 9th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
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'Psychological Warfare in Vinland'

Hmmm....

*tries to imagine...*



*head explodes*

Nevermind... I don't really want to know. Just sounds vaguely nazi-esque.
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From:romandruid
Date:August 9th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
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Oh, and I'd LOVE to own a copy of How to Kill a Dragon

*dreams*
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From:creature_tamer
Date:August 9th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
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With regard to the Javascript error. If worse comes to worse, you can always get your account balance by calling customer service. They might also be able to tell you if the Javascript thing is a known issue (or be able to escalate it if it isn't). I presume you have been able to connect with no problems using this exact same computer recently?
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From:_boy_
Date:August 9th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
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I also reformatted my entire Study Program page...

I've enjoyed reading your DP and SP work, though I was aware you were quite so "political" (unless that's just for your reviewer).

Regarding the mention of the AODA, I hope I can clear up what appears to be a misperception. First of all, you're right, AODA historically has nothing at all to do with ADF - it's an entirely different beast (one might say, a mesopagan beast ;P). Yes, there are members and ex-members of ADF within AODA (as well as perennial members such as myself), and cross-affiliation is usually seen as a good thing.

That being said, I'm completely confused as to what is meant by this statement, where it comes from and its purpose:
"[AODA] is a revitalized British order of Druidry that has been strongly supported by several ADF and ex-ADF members. This support appears to go only one direction, though: ADF is rarely mentioned in their discussions of Druidry."
You make it sound like AODA is an ungrateful recipient of ADF graces, which isn't the case on so many levels. First of all, AODA may be supported by members and ex-members of ADF, but it's not supported by ADF itself in any official or fraternal capacity. AODA Archdruid John Michael Greer is an active member of ADF, but he's also a member of a score of other groups, including fellow-Revival group OBOD. So, if by "strong support by several ADF and ex-ADF members", you mean support by ADF, that's not true - ADF has consistently distanced itself from Revival Druidry and any dual-memberships are the independent acts of individual members.

On the other hand, ADF is mentioned and discussed frequently on discussion groups, usually favorably. JMG recommends ADF affiliation to many neopagans who are looking for it and the Order accepts ADF DP and SP course work for transfer credit. The only negatives mentioned come from people who found Revival tradition reflecting their needs more than either the IE focus, cultic focus or reconstructionism of ADF.

What examples of "one way" support have you encountered?
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 9th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Bascically, I've not really heard a thing from anyone in AODA favourable about ADF recently, but it's not like we're being insulted, just that we're not important enough to mention. In the recent issue of PanGaia JMG and Isaac were in, JMG didn't mention his affiliation with ADF (though he mentioned other orgs, OBOD in particular), nor the fact that we're publishing his book, which basically made me scratch my head. The above statement quoted comes more from the derth of mention ADF seems to get from them, and the constant chatterings about how cool what AODA is doing on my flist and (especially early in AODA's formation) on the occasional ADF list by ADF members who are not AODA-affiliated.

I have heard rumblings (but they are hearsay and not first-hand knowledge) that JMG and other AODA members have been speaking rather poorly of ADF in public, too, but I wasn't commenting on that (I still am not, because, as I mention, it's hearsay, and I would encourage it to be treated as such. . . I'm mentioning that I heard it because it may inform toward a possible bias in my writing, which I'm happy to admit may occur, but it's not intentional). Just on the fact that the most public exposure that AODA gets, when there's a question or opportunity to talk about other Druid groups, I haven't seen us mentioned, though many ADF and ex-ADF members are strongly involved (and AODA seems, to me at least, to be working toward a middle-ish ground between ADF and OBOD).

And yeah, ADF isn't really supporting AODA, beyond the simple fact that we will point people over there if they ask what other Druid groups are around, or if anyone wants to know of a different study program that's out there (and not ungodly expensive). The members of ADF, though, seem to. And many quite strongly.

As an FYI, I purposefully avoided the word "mesopagan" because I've noticed that some members of masonic-derrived orders (particularly AODA members) seem to be taking offense at that term, and the intent of the piece was not to insult, just to kinda write about what I see. I suppose that it could be seen as insulting, but that's not the intent, promise. :)

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