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March 27th, 2006


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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: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: "Cheeseburger in Paradise", -JB

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From:qorinda
Date:March 28th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: my opening of the gates

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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.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 28th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: my opening of the gates

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A lot of people do the whole "clockwise" and "counter-clockwise" thing, but I've never really been able to convince myself that it was important, personally.

*grins*

Years of occult tradition just isn't a good enough reason for me, and no one has really been able to come up with anything better than that.

I'm also somewhat at a loss to understand the concept of "tearing open the fabric of the universe." Sounds unnecessarily violent to me, and honestly a tad over the top. Not that I haven't been over the top in the past, mind you. It just seems like the terminology is not useful to me for those reasons. In particular, I think, it seems distinctly at odds with the idea of ritual ordering the universe.

Besides, figuring out how to work a trinity knot counter-clockwise is possibly more counter-intuitive to me than anything else.
From:tanrinia
Date:March 28th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)

Re: my opening of the gates

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i can't explain the clockwise/counterclockwise thing for me other than 'it works.' i know UPG is no basis for a discussion though :)
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From:qorinda
Date:March 28th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)

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I got the concept from druidkirk and it makes some kind of strange sense to me, so I use it. In our public high day rituals, we circle the nemeton counter-clockwise to open and then clockwise to close, so I even use it there.
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From:lillassea
Date:March 29th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)

Re: my opening of the gates

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Years of occult tradition just isn't a good enough reason for me, and no one has really been able to come up with anything better than that.

This kind of thing is why I like you. ::nods::
From:tanrinia
Date:March 28th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)

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hm...i do both clockwise, which is odd b/c when i do an actual wiccan circle i 'create' it clockwise, but then open it counterclockwise, and when we did our opening of the gates at ostara i opened them clockwise and closed them counterclockwise.

i'm going to have to experiment with that!


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