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July 8th, 2009


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02:10 pm - Upcoming Projects
I have been, it is probably pretty clear, very un-project-oriented for the past year or so; since the revision of The Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year (affectionately known as WotY), I've put nearly all major projects on the back-burner, getting very little done.

Some projects have been finished: the ADF Clergy Training Program Circles 2 and 3 are now written and complete (though my own coursework is not), and the Liturgist Guild Study Program is also very close to "presentation-polished" for the rest of the Guild to look at. These are the result of minor things I did that were helped along amazingly by others, though, in my mind.

As things have become more. . . "normal" at work recently (for a while there it was balls-to-the-wall-day-and-night-what-the-hell-is-sleep-and-you-don't-get-to-be-parted-from-your-computer sort of stuff), I feel that old project-orientation coming back into play. So, in that spirit, here are a few things that I need to get caught up on, along with some thoughts on them.

  • The Fire On Our Hearth (affectionately known as FooH): This is, as many of you know, the Grove's devotional book. We intended to get a "second edition" out around April 1 of this year, and it just. . . didn't happen. Mostly (okay, entirely), this is my fault: see above. But, as I look at a July that's pretty free of festivals and compulsory travel, I think we may be able to finish this out before Summerland, which would be pretty awesome.
  • The Chronarchy.Com Store: This was originally going to supplement my income (it already has, to an extent, even though it's not open for business yet), and the stock includes things like portable altars, rune dice, Discordian Furthark dice, actual elder futhark rune sets, sigil dice, Greek divination tiles, and amulets. The issue has been an inability to create the requisite stock to actually open a store (I have a sneaking suspicion that the demand will be highest when it opens, and then it'll drop off). So, materials are prepared, I just haven't managed to make enough dice, rune sets, and altars to actually be comfortable opening the shop. I'd like to manage that soon, but it really requires a weekend without distraction to make three or four sets of any of these things.
  • WotY: Edition 3: Since the "new" Dedicant Path handbook came out (sort of) recently, this is creeping up the list of things I need to do. For the most part, I need to update it so that it reflects the page numbers in the "new" DP book, as right now it's still referencing the old DP book. The current WotY outline can remain, of course, but [info]Ian Corrigan has brought up an interesting point about it: it could be far less academic and far more of a real "working" document, with ritual texts, meditations, and deeper guidance. This concept excites me, and I honestly very much want to make it something less like a homework schedule and more like a course of spiritual study (though the homework schedule would remain). And this leads me to the next item:
  • An IP and CTP WotY: Recent discussions about Orders within ADF, the IP work that [info]Ian Corrigan is doing, and some of my own comments about things I'd like to see within the CTP itself have led me into considering a more "as I go through this" sort of approach to a new WotY for the IP and CTP. There's room for as many IP/CTP training documents within ADF as we'd like to create, I think, and the more I think about this, the more excited I become about the whole prospect. This is a real thing in my mind, something that'll happen one of these days. As of now, though, it's partially unstarted, though the notes I'm taking are already taking some shape.
  • The Trillium Project: sleepingwolf and I got this started at Trillium, and we've been working to expand it. . . This is likely to be the first project I finish, as I hope to send my part off to him sometime this week, if work doesn't hit the fan again.


So, those are the current projects I'm oriented toward and bringing online. They're all contingent on me continuing to work on my CTP work, and on work staying settled for a bit, but I think they're all doable.
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From:romandruid
Date:July 8th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you're really busy! Got time for a phone call sometime soon?
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
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I think I can swing something. Got a meeting with a couple tonight about their wedding, a DP study group tomorrow night, and I may drive to Chicago on Friday night, but at least while I drive I can chat :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 8th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
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Has been waiting to buy "Fire On Our Hearth" since the holidays, and held off when I heard there would be a new addition. Would be nice to have at Summerland. I feel you on the store, I need to develop statue proto-types myself.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
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I do think that we'll have it shortly. It's just getting the formatting done, really.

Thanks for the support in the meantime :)
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From:athenamsb
Date:July 9th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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An IP WotY? Count me in! I am open to any and all training documents you want to pass along. If you want, I can keep a list of "stuff that would have been nice to have" as I go through the program. :)
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From:qorinda
Date:July 9th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
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I second this! I would probably find a way to work through an IP WotY. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 9th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like there's some response, so I think I'll see what I can do!
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 9th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Please do. :) It'd be less "homeworky" than the DP WotY is. The issue is always getting the practice to line up well with the exit standards.

Still, it shouldn't be too hard :)

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