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August 8th, 2006


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02:32 pm - What am I doing?
My lunch break was spent at the library, grabbing books off the shelves in the Indo-European language section of the stacks. I came up with the following items:

Friedrich, Paul. Proto-Indo-European Trees: The Arboreal System of a Prehistoric People. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1970

Nussbaum, Alan J. Head and Horn in Indo-European. New York, NY: Walter de Gruyter. 1986

Watkins, Calvert. How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995
And these articles:
Carruba, Onofrio. "Searching for Woman in Anatolian and Indo-European." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Lyle, Emily. "Markedness and Encompassment in Relation to Indo-European Cosmogony." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Weitenberg, Jos. "The Meaning of the Expression "To Become a Wolf" in Hittite." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 1) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1991

Buchholz, Peter. "Ancient Lore: Oral Tradition in Medieval Scandanvia." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 2) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1992

Zysk, Kenneth G. "Reflections on an Indo-European Healing Tradition." Perspectives on Indo-European Language, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honour of Edgar C. Polome (Vol. 2) McLean, VA: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1992

Barber, E. J. W. "On αιγ- as 'Protection'." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Fisher, Robert L. "The Lore of the Staff in Indo-European Tradition." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Huld, Martin E. "Magic, Metathesis, and Nudity in Indo-European Thought." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Jones-Bley, Karlene. "Red for the Dead." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Mallory, J. P. "Some Aspects of Indo-European Agriculture." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Streets, Cheryl. "Ajahad u dva mithuna: A Note on Rgveda 10.17.1-2." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part One: Ancient Languages and Philology. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Brennemann, Walter L. "The Drunken and the Sober: A Comparative Study of Lady Sovereignty in Irish and Indic Contexts." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Dexter, Miriam Robbins. "Born of the Foam: Goddesses of River and Sea in the 'Kingship of Heaven' Myth." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Epstein, Angelique Gulermovich. "The Morrigan and the Valkyries." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997 (I'm sort of "blah" about this article, personally. . . Talk about a dull topic!)

Miller, Dean A. "In Search of Indo-European Inter-Functional War." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Polome, Edgar C. "Some Reflections on the Vedic Religious Vocabulary." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Sayers, William. "Psychological Warfare in Vinland (Eriks saga Rauða)" Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997

Strutynski, Udo. "The Sins of Siegfried: Echoes of Indo-European War Crimes in the Nibelungenlied and its Analogues." Studies in Honour of Jaan Phuvel: Part Two: Mythology and Religion. Washington, DC: Journal of Indo-European Studies. 1997
I've been working pretty hard on the Liturgist Guild Study Program recently. It's a decent program, but it has a book required that is listed as "recommended" and the .pdf file could use an update to reflect some current membership statuses. I also reformatted my entire Study Program page to include the Second Circle CTP programs that I'm going to have to do, as well as a link to the LGSP work I'm doing/have done. Raven has promised to inform me by the end of the week whether I've passed the GSP or not (he says if I haven't heard by Friday, I can start "pushing").

Coinciding with that, I'll be updating my webpage, I think. I will also be starting a new journal regarding "domestic cult practice" for the Liturgist Guild's SP.

In other news, Fifth Third Bank has put a stupid, annoying javascript ad over my account balance. "Learn How to Protect Yourself Online" it says. The "close" button doesn't work because the javascript seems broken, meaning that I can't access my online banking unless I hit the "stop" button on the browser before the java ad opens but after the page has loaded.

Well, let me tell you: being completely unable to access your account when you log in legitimately to view your balance is a very good security measure. I just hope that if someone cracks my account, they can't figure out how to crack the javascript load.

Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED) [nsIPrefBranch.getIntPref]" nsresult: "0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://cookie/content/cookieTasksOverlay.xul :: CookieTasksStartup :: line 84" data: no]

This make it very difficult for me to determine if I do, indeed, have the cash to make it to Chicago this weekend, which is rather annoying.

It's a good thing I know how to turn off JavaScript in this browser. Too bad I have to reactivate it to do anything else.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "The Stories We Could Tell", -JB

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From:_boy_
Date:August 10th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)

ping

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The Archdruid election I'm running in is in 2038. Vote MJD.

*starts stocking Geritol for the campaign trail*


Can't see the response: I'm not on their list. Might sign up to see it later and then sign right off again

Oops. I assumed that that AODA public list was a public list. If you're curious, just sign up as "No email" and read from the web - I'm a member of dozens of groups I never read except on occasion. Also, I don't see what you send from ADF office or what ADFers write on ADF lists either.
[BTW, as we speak, criticisms of Skip's presentation in The Solitary Druid were countered by JMG, stating:
> I couldn't find anywhere in the book where the term
> "Mighty Kindreds," the spirits, deities and ancestors
> involved in ADF style daily offerings, came from; he
> just states that is what they are called.
>
Like most of what ADF does, this is an ADF invention based on mid-20th
century scholarly speculations about ancient Indo-European religion. I
don't think the term is specifically from Georges Dumezil, the main
source of ADF's theology, but it might be.

> My main frustration with the book though, was an
> attitude of presenting the ADF concept of certain
> experiences as fact, when my experience and observation
> among others has been that such things are entirely
> subjective. I had a moment in which I felt like I
> was reading the Bible.
>
Hmm! Well, Skip's very deeply committed to the ADF vision of Druidism,
and he's been involved with that tradition long enough that it does
probably seem to him like the one right way to do things. ADF has
always seen itself as a church in something like the standard American
style, with its own clearly defined beliefs, practices, and taboos. We
do things differently in AODA, of course, but that's simplyt a matter of
personal preference.
Another person shared a similar frustration with "he tends to present the ADF way of doing things as "the Druid way" without any qualification--which is annoying to those of us who are Druids with other ways of doing things" and a criticism of the aesthetic style of rituals presented, but finished with:
I ought to 'fess up, though, and say that I joined ADF this week. I thought it might help with the polytheism thing. (Aside to JMG--That's all your fault, O Grand ArchDruid, what with the converting me with your book.) But my heart belongs to AODA.
Sonds pretty supportive to me, even when it disagrees the most.]
The PanGaia article was the first omission I really felt left out in.

I looked for the article but only found the table of contents - it looks like JMG's writing an article on Revival Druidry, specifically the similarities between the time of the Revival and our time, with the emphasis on the druid as "symbol of hope" in crafting "a spirituality and way of life in harmony with nature". JMG's membership in ADF may be relevant to that, but not necessarily so, and seeing that Isaac's mug is featured on the cover and first story, I don't think ADF is lacking in press.


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From:chronarchy
Date:August 10th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)

Re: ping

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"he tends to present the ADF way of doing things as "the Druid way" without any qualification--which is annoying to those of us who are Druids with other ways of doing things"

*nods* Which is what JMG's book ("the Druid's Handbook" or something similar) also does. As does every Wiccan book out there, even the ones that are tied to a specific tradition: "Wiccans believe" or "Druids believe" is a common thread in these books.

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