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March 9th, 2007


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09:28 am - Getting deeper in the CTP
Last night, I finished Liturgy Practicum 1: Domestic Cult Practice, and I moved onto Magic 2, finishing the first two questions and starting on question 4 (question 3 is a journal).
[note: Lit Pract 1, while "finished" is still in editing, so while it's up and live on my site, it may change slightly before I do a final submission. I want to ensure that I have all the prayers and invocations and struggles and such that I wrote during that time period included, and they're not all in one spot, despite my best efforts. Some weeks are obviously lacking key content.]
It struck me, at some point, that even though I wrote the Magic 2 course (with lots of input from the Clergy Council), I didn't make it easy for me. In fact, while I had a general concept about what I could answer, I appear to have gone beyond that point and stumbled into "things MJD thought he knew, but really doesn't." I've already had to re-frame things I knew before and had sources contradict what I thought was the case.

Plus, by increasing the word counts for Second Circle courses, there has been an obvious increase in general difficulty: the higher counts make me more likely to focus on creating scholarly, researched work than the lower ones from First Circle did. So, with increased difficulty comes increased quality, at least for me.

Heck, question 4, about the place of the Three Kindreds in magic, has me tearing out my hair because I know the answer, I just can't verbalize it yet. I certainly can't verbalize 600 words of it right now, with source citations and all that.

The Clergy Training Program ADF has put out has really had that central benefit to me: it takes things I know and turns them into things I can talk about. Further, when I find a shortcoming in my own understandings, the questions guide me toward the understanding I sought, rather than just asking me arcane questions that seem entirely irrelevent.

Anyway, on a lighter note, this silly thing has been floating around, and I figured, "What the hell?"


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From:singingwren
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Stop doing productive, healthy things and amuse me!!!
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I already gave you Smallville to watch and two books about backpacking in Europe. What more do you require, woman?
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From:singingwren
Date:March 9th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Um I don't know. I'm bored, I don't want to read or watch Smallville......
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From:ardgruntler
Date:March 9th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I appear to have gone beyond that point and stumbled into "things MJD thought he knew, but really doesn't." I've already had to re-frame things I knew before and had sources contradict what I thought was the case.


UM - yeah - ran into the with Divination I. I didn't create those questions, but I had my hand in - there are a few things I would like to have changed:) And stuff I thought I knew that . . . well, what you said.
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From:viedansante
Date:March 9th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Heck, question 4, about the place of the Three Kindreds in magic, has me tearing out my hair because I know the answer, I just can't verbalize it yet. I certainly can't verbalize 600 words of it right now, with source citations and all that.

This is how I feel about my entire dissertation proposal. Luckily, I no longer have a deadline and my body can stop trying to pass out from anxiety. I hope to figure out how to put my thoughts into words sometime in the next coming week.

Strangely, knowing I'm not the only person who's got this minute problem makes it a little better.

Oh, I'm going to France in the morning. Insane, I know. Much more insane than going to Wales.
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to France in the morning.

Me = jealous. What part of France?
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From:viedansante
Date:March 10th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
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Wimille, I think. I'm pretty sketchy on the details because I don't have to be worrying about them, I'm getting picked up at the Ferryport in Calais... Except I'm not sure where my passport is, oh crap.

That could present a problem. Oh well, I have hours ahead of me - already tried to sleep and was disabused of the possibility of that notion by local noise.

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