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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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November 25th, 2003

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05:12 pm - Books and a tease. . .
Heh. So you think you're going to get away without an update today? How wrong you are!

It's been hectic today. I had a reading quiz in my Vampire class. That was amusing. I think I did pretty darn well, considering I read 3/5 of the stories assigned.

I think I'm going to hang out here in Columbus over Thanksgiving. I can hope for some time to go hiking or shopping, but we'll see.

Wait until you see my next update to my webpage. I have something special in store for all my adoring fans. . . And you won't get it out of me until I update!

I decided to write down all the books I got at Half Price a few days ago. Just for laughs, you know?

Nora Chadwick - The Celts
A classic in Celtic studies. Outdated, but good, anyway.

C. S. Forester - The Gun
This guy wrote the Hornblower novels. Can any book by him suck?

Kenneth Meadows - Rune Power
I've heard a lot about this book.

Geoffrey Cornelius - The Starlore Handbook: an Essential Guide to the Night Sky
I like the myths associated with the stars and constellations. I've been looking for a book that dealt with them for a long time.

Lisa Peschel - A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick
You should read my definition of "Magic" and "Magick" sometime.

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty - Other People's Myths
I'm sure I'll have to read this in my Comp Studies classes in Grad School. Might as well buy it and get a head start.

Walter Burkert - Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual
I need to get Greek Religion by him too, but I haven't managed. So I'll settle here for now.

Walter Goffart - Barbarians and Romans: AD 418-584: The Techiques of Accomodation
This had a cool title, and I'm always interested in the "other" in Rome.

Barry Raftery (ed) - Atlas of the Celts
I like this book. Gorgeous pictures, beautiful maps, it's just really nice.

Barry Cunliffe - The Celtic World: An Illustrated History of the Celtic Race: Their Culture, Customs, and Legends
A beautiful-looking book. I'm really impressed with it.

Arthur Edward Waite - The Wordsworth Book of Spells
Pure amusement value. Unless the Chaote inside gets ahold of me again.

Donald Tyson - Rune Magic
A New Age book that can spell "Magic". Finally. *exasperated sigh*

Ceisiwr Serith - The Pagan Family: Handing the Old Ways Down
I like Cei a lot. He's a good person. And this book is out of print and I got the last one at Half Price :)

Andy Baggott - Runes: Using Runes for Divination, Protection, Healing, and Understanding
Ooh. Pretty pictures. I don't think this'll be worth much.

John Michael Greer - Natural Magic: Potions and Powers from the Magical Garden
JMG is an ADF member. And he certainly seems to know his stuff. Wish I'd had a book for him to sign when I met him at Elysium.

Tadhg MacCrossan - The Truth About the Druids
Amusingly, this particular book is available "new and used" from Amazon.com at $.01

Edred Thorsson - The Truth about Teutonic Magick
That spelling of "Magick" doesn't endear me to his cause.

Frater U.:D.: - Secrets of Western Sex Magic
Tina laughed pretty hard when she saw me with this one.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: "Lovely Cruise", -JB

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[User Picture]
Date:November 25th, 2003 10:46 pm (UTC)
Fun books! :)
[User Picture]
Date:November 25th, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
((Donald Tyson - Rune Magic
A New Age book that can spell "Magic". Finally. *exasperated sigh*))

You have someting against Maygyickk?

[User Picture]
Date:November 26th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
You know, "Maygyickk" would probably be fine, because it's more amusing than effective. . . But, I mean, come on! "Magick"? "Majik"? What are we? Gradeschoolers?
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Date:November 26th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)
is maygyickk your dj name?
Date:November 25th, 2003 11:53 pm (UTC)
I dunno why, but when I saw this article I thought of you. Something that'd make an interesting offering, no? ;D

Turkey & Gravy Soda
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Date:November 26th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
Amusingly, you're the second person to send that link to me. . . I wonder if there's something about me that I don't know, but that everyone else picks up on. . .
Date:November 26th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
I dunno. :) I was just thinking for someone who is always talking about how people don't want one you main Goddess at rituals (and to be honest, I think they're being retarded... but then again my beliefs don't mesh up with everyone else's) that this would make an interesting offering to the Gods that people did "allow". ;D
[User Picture]
Date:November 26th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
*grins* You know, there are people who think I'm playing with fire. I usually look at them and say: "Maybe I am, but at least I'm enjoying the game."

Don't get me started on creative offerings, because there are some ADF Groves that would just stop inviting me to rituals if they knew what I thought was a proper sacrifice. . . :)
Date:November 26th, 2003 03:55 pm (UTC)
Poppycock. They're being completely... well, I won't say what. >:) One could say the same for people who worship Morrigan, Hecate, Zeus (yeah, they're a good God to primarily worship if you're in a committed monogamous relationship and want to be faithful wink)... and blah, blah, blah. Every deity has interesting character traits that makes them undesirable for someone. I simply adore [sic] how people try and tell other people how they should worship and who they should worship. I have very very set beliefs (not very PC at all, to be honest), but I would never dare tell anyone else how to worship. So much for open minds. Ah well.

I'd be banned from many ADF rituals if people knew my thoughts on everything. But, I don't go to any ADF rituals and I don't perform them (if I do attend one I usually sit far outside it or I go into a fog while it is being put on). One of the benefits of closing our Grove and doing what our Gods want.
[User Picture]
Date:November 26th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC)
it's ok, some people just don't understand that powdered donuts are a proper sacrifice.
Date:November 26th, 2003 01:44 am (UTC)
A New Age book that can spell "Magic". Finally. *exasperated sigh*

*smile* annoyed by the spelling controversies much?

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