March 27th, 2006
|03:54 pm - Wow, the world is a lot lighter today. . .|
A few weeks ago, I created a page specifically for ariansdreams, so that she could check out the opening and closing of the Gates as I do it in solitary ritual. I think I'll also submit it to Oak Leaves.
I submitted a number of items to Oak Leaves and began another essay. I've gotten responses on some of my GSP work (some of which was rejected, though small changes will fix most things). I spent a quiet week actually getting things done on a personal level for a change.
Tomorrow, I'm giving a presentation to PSA about Creating Magical Entities, and recommending strongly against the book Creating Magickal Entities, which just isn't very well written, isn't very basic and isn't very advanced; weirdly, though, it's also not very in the middle. I can actually say a lot about what it isn't, but very little about what it is.
Speaking of presentations, I'm also giving a fun presentation at Desert Magic on amulets. I've been doing some shopping for materials (because everyone is going to get to take one home) and finding some really good ones. I'm also finding good examples, and I really like to talk about amulets. Did you know that the words "amulet" and "omelette" are related? They are!
I'm very, very much looking forward to Desert Magic. Spending the time in the desert is one of the highlights of the year for me, and the company is better every year, and this year promises to be no different (and maybe even better than before in aggregate). :) druidkirk has me back in the stables, which amuses me to no end, but at least it's air conditioned. I'm really looking forward to that pool that's always at 90° F.
I sent packages across two oceans today, one with a final destination in Korea and the other destined for England. I love to mail packages. . . More are being created and put together.
I'm kinda floating right now, mostly because I'm really happy, and really relaxed. The stress of the past two weeks is. . . gone. . . More stress is coming, but not yet.
I think I'll take my shoes off and go walking this weekend. . . And put up my hammock, drain & refill the hot tub, and get those margaritas flowing.
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: "Cheeseburger in Paradise", -JB
1) If you're at Desert Magic, that means you won't be here for Beltaine?
2) you and druidkirk
in the stables....yum..
1) I'll be here for it, yes. It's the weekend before I leave.
2) Yeah, we've been there before.
I also have a tendancy to shower outside, in the early morning sun at DMF.
Fills your tummy and compells a lover! What's not to love?
It's a good photo. I like it. ceolnamara
took it at Trillium two years ago.
|Date:||March 27th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)|| |
druidkirk has me back in the stables
I wonder where I will be....
I suppose you'll have to ask him, eh?
I'll see you at DMF then...
Yes, you will :) I love that festival :)
1)I wish i lived across an ocean, you could send something to me
2) no stress = WHOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
3) hammock + hot tub + margaritas= possibly the best weekend ever!
I am completely jealous
I don't need to necessarily send across oceans. It'd be nice if postage wasn't, say, 14 times the cost of what I sent. . .
|Date:||March 28th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)|| |
my opening of the gates
(thanks for reminding me to put this in my own OL article :) )
i draw a circle with the 2 sticks thru it...druid sigil? then i stick my hands in between the sticks, palms out, and then push the gates open, kind of like parting curtains. to close the gates, i draw the sigil again, and "push the curtains" shut.
it just struck me, it's also kinda of ... gynocological, in a way, but it's really the curtain imagery i was going for :)
|Date:||March 28th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: my opening of the gates
Very interesting. When I open and close gates at my daily meditations, I draw the druid sigil in the air - to open, I draw it counter-clockwise to tear open the fabric of the universe, and when I close them, I draw it clockwise to close it again.
Whooh, I'm leavin' a comment! haven't done much of that lately, it doesn't feel. Haven't read my friends list in a while, either (heh heh.) But, this entry is excellent. Especially the end.
I hope that Desert Magic is AWESOME. I wish I could go hiking with you first, but... bitches. I'll have to buy a bag of sand and roll in it and then hike around campus until I'm thirsty and pretend I'm in the desert (hehe.) I now have quiet ambitions to go next year, since you damnably planted the idea of giving a presentation that would be worth getting my ass flown over. And even if not, the money situation looks to be brighter.
You've also given me the idea that I need to buy a hammock to put up between the two trees in our yard, but I feel that whoever put the badmitton net up might be bitchy about it. Plus, freaky people and bums might sleep in it. But, if I could find one you can easily take in and out... haha, that is wildly impractical. But damn if I don't wish that I had a hammock, in addition to the equally impractical birdfeeders and excuses of a garden of pots that I want... *laughs*
Good times ahead.
Comment? Wha? Huh? Where!?!?
And yes, everyone needs a hammock. I have a couple. You may borrow one sometime.
I'll be happy to demonstrate the gate opening that can cause that at Trillium :)