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September 23rd, 2005


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10:13 am - Weekend plans, and Dorm Paganism
This weekend, I plan on writing a long description of a Jewish mystical tradition, watching the OSU-Iowa game, going to Half-Price books, taking a major shopping extravaganza to get items for my workshop next week, and doing some ADF stuff on the side. I have a lot to get done, really.

Dorm Room Paganism is my topic for next week. Notes will be available, as several of my friends are currently or soon experiencing some type of dorm life and will not be at PSA.

Are there specific things you might want to see covered, in particular?

Ah, "Love in Decline" is playing. . .
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Love in Decline", -JB
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From:prophet_maid
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
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This may be obvious, but candle usage.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I have solutions for both candle and incense usage.
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From:angelofastheny
Date:September 23rd, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
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They won't let us have candles in our dorms.
From:ex_acousticd43
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Half-price books, is that a store near you?

Interesting in hearing about your dorm room paganism :) Been trying to make time for the dedicants program lately myself. Hopefully it'll be a slow day at work here by myself so I can do that.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
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It is. It's actually a decent-sized chain. All books, half-price or less. They have a pretty good mix of new and used books, possibly with more new than used, depending on where you're looking.
From:ceolnamara
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
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As a former OA ... Please, please, please cover alternatives to fire. Like, electric candles and drops of essential oil in a water spray bottle. Or, one of those lightbulb essential oil diffusers.
From:ceolnamara
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Even, for those who are really visual - photos of flame. Or a picture drawn by themself during a meditative thing.

Or whatever.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Of course. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)

Re: One of the times I'll cheer for OSU

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Hehe. No quarrel here. I wouldn't mind beating them pretty harshly.
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From:raydon_12
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
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You might give some thoughts on ways to deal with fundamentalist room mates, or just room mates in general, I've seen that become a big problem in the past.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
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*nods* There's a section on that, yes. Fortunately, Ohio State has a built-in method for that. . . It's just that most don't think about it.
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From:raydon_12
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Thats good to hear. I know there have been occasional problems that have cropped up hit and miss over the years at U of Wyo since most roomies are essentially randomly assigned.

Its probably something every pagan involved in community living needs to think about as we're seriously out numbered.
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From:singingwren
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
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What about how to achieve gnosis when you can't even lock your door?

Drums are no good, dancing is quite hard, there's not much room for hard excercise, and most dorms have awkward rules about no sex in the common room... so I guess sensory deprivation would work, or mental overload (ala that counting, singing, picturing shapes, naming colours, etc, etc, simultaneously excercise I picked up earlier this summer), but still. You might have better ideas.

I know I had a few awkward moments when my roommate bounded in on me in the middle of private ritual... I had no tools, really, or anyhting that made it overtly magical, but I certainly remember being asked things like "Dude, why were you sitting in the middle of the room with all the lights off?"

Hehehe...
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
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Will cover such things. I think that the best way to do that, though, is to set your roommate up on a hot date, give them $20 for beer on Dollar Draft Night, and send 'em packing.

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