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April 4th, 2005


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05:27 pm - Patronage
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When I joined ADF four years ago, I began searching for my Patrons. Patron number one was easy to find: Eris seduced me with a smile and a kiss.

Patron number two was much harder to locate, though. I knew he was there from the very beginning, but I didn't know who he was.

Every so often, a glimpse of this god would play across my imagination. Often, his visage was dark, as if he stood in shadow or my vision was blurred.

I studied intently to learn who this might be, working through numerous possibilities.

First, I sought a relationship with Odin, but not only did this bring a total lack of response, I also quickly realized that Odin was not a god for me.

Next, I had a short conversation with Thor, and again I found that relationship to be tepid at best.

For a time following this, I moved onto a rather fruitful relationship with the Dagdha. I worked very closely with the Good God for a few months, but eventually found that this deity was simply not right; even though he fit some needs very well, there were other needs he could not fulfill. We amicably decided to part ways.

Finally, I realized that I needed to follow my heart and open to the cultural Gods who called out to me for so long: the continental Celtic deities. Here, I began to work with Cernunnos.

I purchased a necklace of him in the famous cauldron pose, arms orans and legs bent. I wore this for a while, but found that while a spark existed, it was not the bright light of Patronage.

And so I removed the necklace. I few weeks later, Esus found me, stepping out of the shadows to call me home.

And at home I now am.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Brahma Fear", -JB

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From:shizukagozen
Date:April 4th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
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I just wanted to say that your little blue cockroaches are cute.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 5th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Greeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnn

:)
From:shizukagozen
Date:April 5th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
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With all your purple they looked blue to me, although I should have known... but I was tired too so :P
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 5th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I have purple on my page?

Either your eyes or mine are messed up, I think.
From:shizukagozen
Date:April 5th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it's a bluey-purple background. At least, it is on my computer.
From:ceolnamara
Date:April 5th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
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I have to second that.
From:ceolnamara
Date:April 5th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
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thanks muchly for sharing.

i agree 'bout the cockroaches.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 5th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
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np :) With the Patronage requirement gone from the DP, we have less literature on it. I like to occasionally bring it up :)
From:ceolnamara
Date:April 5th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
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out of curiousity, why was it removed?
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 5th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
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For the very simple fact that 1 year isn't nearly long enough to actually find a patron, much less build a relationship with one. Lots of people were unhappy at having to have a Patron nownownow and people were rushing into things.

In the end, it was a good thing to remove. They replaced it with "personal religion", which is a much better way to put it.
From:ceolnamara
Date:April 6th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
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yeah, I can see that becoming an anxiety thing.

If I get onto IM later, maybe we can chat about patronage. I've got a shitload of stuff to do between now and whenever I get home, so it may be later for me.

Yay time difference!!
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From:singingwren
Date:April 5th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
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An inspiring, happy story. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 5th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
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It's slightly simplified, but basically how it went :)

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