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May 6th, 2008


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12:48 pm - Lectures, rites, and festivals . . .
I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a presentation on ADF and Discoridanism yesterday. This meant that I got to talk about two of my favourite things ever during my lunch hour. I was very pleased.

Dr. Urban asked me in to speak on these things to his class, which is doing an entire quarter on "Neo-Paganism, Witchcraft, and Satanism". The next class meeting is on Chaos Magic and Play, and I had a wonderful discussion with the class (well, I enjoyed it. . . I hope they did too. . .)

I'm spending the next few days working with the ADF Dedicant Path Documentation, trying to work up a monthly schedule for Grove Meetings. I'm also working on the outline for the next few Druid Moon rites, since I realized that as I head out to Desert Magic, I'm leaving shawneen_bear and tanrinia without much guidance, and because we're still feeling this out, I want to make sure that we get that guidance in place in the future.

This next rite is a lovely fire ritual, so I'm excited to see what they come up with.

It's odd, but with Desert Magic right around the corner (I literally leave from work tomorrow to go to the airport) I find myself most excited about Summerland coming up in August. . .
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
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Current Music: "Tampico Trauma", -JB

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From:chronarchy
Date:May 6th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Quite awesome indeed :)
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From:spottedtoad
Date:May 6th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I am sorry good sir, but I am going to have to insist that you display more enthusiasm for DMF.

Now, go do it.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 6th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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From:spottedtoad
Date:May 6th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
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I actually guffawed! You are indeed the master.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm not actually *not* looking forward to DMF: quite the contrary.

It's just that festival season makes me realize. . . "Hey, Summerland is coming up!"
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From:vediskoerner
Date:May 6th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Yay!

We are actually going to be at Summerlands this year, baring any crazy shit happening between then and now.

I look forward to finally meeting you face to face.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
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High noon. At the Dining Hall.

Bring your gun.

("face to face" sounds so. . . antagonistic. . .) :)
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From:vediskoerner
Date:May 7th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Really?

Heck, whatever floats your boat. Either way I'll see you there.

*G*
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From:telarus
Date:May 7th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
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Hmmm. How did the class react to the Discordian bits?
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Generally with some laughter and amusement. Which is good.

Except the serious bits. Those they laughed about even more.
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From:telarus
Date:May 7th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Excellent. So what all did you discuss? [I must admit, I find you blend of Erisian thought and ADF very intriguing. I know a druid who would be an ADF member out here in Oregon, but he's more interested in the SCA.]
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
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I ran through a basic ADF rite, but the bulk of the presentation wasn't actually about combining the two, though it did come up. I wanted to discuss the Erisian High Mass, but we ran out of time.

I discussed some of the basic history of the movement threw in as many odd quotes as I could, and described as much chaos magic as I could.

As we moved on, though, it became more of a dialog of play and how it interacts within Neo-Pagan and Discordian ritual. I drew pretty heavily from Huizinga and his Homo Ludens and managed to make a not-so-serious religion look absolutely seriously not serious all at once, I think.

I'd offer my notes, but I ended up almost entirely off-script.
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From:telarus
Date:May 7th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Vry Cool. Thanks!
From:healing_coyote
Date:May 7th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
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Summerland. Tee hee.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes. And, of course, I'll totally pick you up at the airport.

Oh yeah, I'll pick you up. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 7th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
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I had a shirt once that I wore around campus that said, "Ask me about hooking up." It was a shirt for the technical support job I had where we hooked people up to the residential network. It was also designed to get tech boys dates.

I don't believe it ever worked.

Look forward to meeting you, too.

See above for the face-to-face comment :)

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