September 6th, 2006
|01:50 pm - Journaling and getting some SP stuff together|
I've been pretty quiet recently, overly busy on various projects and trying to keep up at work. It's been a heck of a time. I intend to get to my friends entries soon. I'm about four weeks behind all over again.
But this week I finally got some of my work uploaded to my webpage for the Liturgist Guild Study Program. hekatatia indicated I passed one of the courses, Using Indo-European Liturgical Language (Gaulish, of course), and I started on the journaling requirement for Liturgy Practicum 1: Domestic Cult Practice.
For those interested in my personal, domestic worship, you can read all about my (current and constant) analysis of what I'm doing, which has basically been the first three journal entries. The next one (this week's) will be a bit more in-depth regarding changes I am actually implementing in my daily worship.
Requirement 4: Journals on Domestic Practice
Please keep in mind, these entries are going up as I do them (hopefully), so there should be at least one journal entry per week added. I like what I'm doing now, which is really quick journaling and then revisiting the journals to write a weekly entry (it doesn't leave anything out, but it gives me the chance to think back on it more.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Big Rig", -JB
I got tired just looking at the checklist pages. ;) Wow!
It was a little ex-post-facto-gratifying to read the following in one of your Lit Practicum 1 entries:
"Over the past week, I have managed to retain and observe my morning and evening devotional practice. The act of thinking through wat I do has opened my eyes to a lot of the little things that are part of my daily worship."
When I wrote the final req's for that course, that was so much a part of the intent. (As in performance training--at least IMO--it's important to go through a self-conscious critico-analytic phase--however brief--where one dissects one's work and then gradually re-integrates things to emerge more capable down the road.) Glad to see it serves a good purpose.
I figured it was part of the reasoning: it's something that we're trying to work into further study, too, in as many ways as possible.
And yeah, the checklist pages are difficult, structurally. I've been trying to work that out, but the more I think about it, the more I think that it was a pretty good way to work through it.
I also see I may have a typo on the page. . . Time to go back and find it, and kill it :)
I read the thrid week of your domestic worship, and I noticed that you said you might hire someone to light fires/do sacrifices when you can't be there to do it (I'm paraphrasing from what I read).
Well, I just learned something in my Architecture class that I immediately thought of when I read this. Apparently, in some of the temples in Mesopotamia (I think the Goddess specifically mentioned in the lecture was Inanna), worshippers would leave small statues representing themselves at the feet of the statues of the God/Goddess. The statues had their hands folded, and the eyes were looking up in supplication. That way, when they couldn't be there to worship, the statue was a kind of stand-in for them.
I didn't know if that would help you or not (and you probably already knew about it anyway), but I thought I'd mention it :).