July 27th, 2010
|11:45 am - Moving through the IP and updating the website|
I've finally gotten the gumption together to re-start some of the work I've been doing, and the past few weeks have been focused on doing work around the Initiate's Path program I've been planning out, as some may have noticed from my previous entry. Right now, I'm in the process of building the schedule, which means buying a calendar and trying to fit the work into a more visible representation of the year than what's in my head.
I'm also in the process of building the tools that go with the IP program I'm working on. This has proved to be rather entertaining, as I am enjoying the chance to try and build tools and make them work. Of course, finding apple-shaped bells has been a bit of a problem, but I think I finally zeroed in on a site that has them.
I'm working on an update to the Chronarchy.Com front page. That's been long in coming, and with the completion of (and temporary closing-the-book-on) my CTP work, I have a lot of stuff that needs to be updated and re-built on the site. I'm pushing out a new look to the site, updating a few things that have been built over the past few weeks, and rolling out a new online shop so I can sell stuff. Speaking of, I need to get back to my testers on that.
I also updated my DP work. Since I passed the DP under the "old" requirements, there have been some gaps in my DP work as displayed on the site. I've just finished my "nature awareness" requirement that was added to the DP in 2003, and I have just one more requirement to finish now, the 3 Kindreds essays.
See, even ADF's most trained Priests have to revisit their DP work from time to time.
And I'm slowly exiting my patronage relationship with Eris. I have a lot of odd, conflicting feelings about that, to be honest.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Music: "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season", -JB
I would also be interested in hearing about your experiences/procedures for parting ways with a patron--I imagine it is more common than most people realize.
I'm certain it is! I think that part of the reason we don't hear too much about it is that people who end that relationship may also end that relationship with Paganism in general, and so they quietly fade away without telling their story. . . or else they chalk up their patronage to "youthful indiscretion" and hope that no one notices when they move from "cool death goddess Morrigan" to "homely old Hestia."
Not that Hestia is actually homely, mind you. But to a brand-new Pagan, Morrigan is awesome, and Hestia isn't even a blip on the radar, generally.
Also there is the whole movement away from whole pantheons. I have found that Odin recruits Pagans, and then leaves. At least in my case that is what happened. I moved away from the Norse pretty much or they moved away from me. We have an understanding with Odin though since He has claimed my son.
However, I think of the moving away of Patrons as the African proverb - there are friends of the way, and friends of the heart. I think that saying this is your stop is like saying She was a friend of the way, no less important but now you are getting off the bus.
Perhaps this is a topic for .... OAK LEAVES: WHEN PATRONS LEAVE YOU.....
Indeed, I think you and I are on the same page there :)
I don't think that Eris and I can expect a permanent parting, just a relationship change, really :)