March 8th, 2006
|02:10 pm - Do I have plans? Yeah, I have plans.|
"This book by a well-known Celtic American shaman"
Wow. I'm twitching. Hard. And I can't stop.
I've spent nearly every night in the past two weeks working past midnight on the Generalist Study Program for ADF, updating an average of 3 essays per day on my website, with an eye to Dedicant Priest Concecration. It's been interesting and, quite honestly, fun experience, even if it does have that sort of "hoop" feel to it.
It's not hard, just a *lot* of work. It has, when combined with the (not so) regular, day-to-day administrative work I've been tied up in recently with ADF, given me the occasion to look seriously at ADF and evaluate it and my own future with it. This has been invaluable.
I'm looking forward to being done with it, and hope I can pull off that March 14 deadline: between this and my paper for Jones' class, I'm really hurting for free time.
But my next project, I think, is going to be about a certain Nemeton in Arizona.
The questions and insights I've come across with this class have been amazing, and I'm anxious to find out what I can learn about a place that I can not only visit, but interview the people who built *and* utilize the space.
And I think that I can get a paper out of that circle that's worth submitting to an academic journal of some sort.
Here's hoping that Jones is willing to advise me on this particular project.
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Brown-Eyed Girl", -JB
Congrats on your excellent productivity. :) The Nemeton looks very impressive... I wasn't aware that something like that had been constructed here in the States. I kind of wish they had a better overview photo of the completed product. There are lots of closeups, but it's hard to get a good sense of the scope of the site from those.
Here's a good view of the whole thing:
You can also see it on GoogleMaps, on their satellite images.
No, seriously :)
Thank you, that's a nice shot. :) Very impressive that they were able to design, fund, and implement such a project. I would always be nervous that some group of thugs would come along and vandalize it, though. It looks like it's completely exposed in the middle of nowhere.
Actually, they've got an action plan in case that happens, but the circle is literally right outside Tucson, on a pretty major road. It just happens to be adjacent to a national park, which is why you don't see any "civilization" out there.
The setting is . . . ideal for the circle, really.
I'll point out where it is on a map next time He-Man comes out and we get together :)