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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
How in the hell can we print money to fund wars but we never have enough to educate kids or feed the homeless?
How in the hell can we print money to fund wars but we never have enough to educate kids or feed the homeless?
Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession but about securing a portal. - Laura Miller
Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession but about securing a portal. – Laura Miller
Do you need to use the sleep?
Do you need to use the sleep?
I love individuals. Every person you look at you can see the universe in their eyes if you're really looking. - George Carlin
I love individuals. Every person you look at you can see the universe in their eyes if you’re really looking. – George Carlin

Mama Gina (The Day the Pagans Came to Town) at Phoenix Phyre ~ Spring 2014

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Just a reminder. What goes on my wall is MY thoughts and opinions. You are welcome to disagree and discuss. However, I have rules:

Keep it civil

Back your arguments with evidence

If you are posting just to stir trouble you will be blocked.

If you don’t like what I have to say you can find the door on your own or you can be shown it at speed.

Thank you Steve C. on Facebook. My sentiments exactly. Disagree and discuss all you like but if you show up just to be a dick be prepared to be shown the door.

It seems that way doesn't it?
It seems that way doesn’t it?
Stop faking your fucking orgasms. Society already tells young men that they run the fucking universe. If they can't turn your cunt into a shooting star then for god's sake, let them know about it.
Stop faking your fucking orgasms. Society already tells young men that they run the fucking universe. If they can’t turn your cunt into a shooting star then for god’s sake, let them know about it.

Well….there is that.

I'm rebelling against being handed a career. Like, "You're the next this, you're the next that." I'm not the next anything, I'm the first me.
I’m rebelling against being handed a career. Like, “You’re the next this, you’re the next that.” I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me.

Well said sir.

If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately? - Joel Salatin
If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately? – Joel Salatin
Tetris taught me that trying to fit in will make you disappear.
Tetris taught me that trying to fit in will make you disappear.

S.J. Tucker – Cheshire Kitten (We’re All Mad Here)

Voting And Rebellion

When you skip voting it's not rebellion. It's surrender.
When you skip voting it’s not rebellion. It’s surrender.

So, I shared the above picture on Facebook the other day and it sparked the following conversation with a friend which I thought was worth preserving and sharing.

Friend: 

Actually, that is the programming that many are finding out to be untrue. We have been taught to “do our civic duty”, voting is a privilege, right, patriotic etc. When in fact, to abstain from voting is just as much a right as any other.

Me:

I disagree.

Friend:

And the freedom to disagree is the same one that guarantees the right to decline voting, as a boycott of a corrupt system. History is in favor of patriotism, but not always the people in the union. A lot of the programming is to perform according to design. Unfortunately, there are those that don’t see that. Not to mention, the process is not as it was 200 years ago when the concept became the process we have now.

Me:

I dig where you are coming from brother, I really do. I agree with you that the process is vastly corrupted from the one that existed 200 years ago. But, in my opinion, to stay home and stay quiet is no act of rebellion at all but simply a surrender and complicity in allowing the corruption to continue running amok unchecked. I would rather continue to take myself down to the polling places and vote for some third party candidate or anyone else whose values more closely match my own and at least have had my say. I would rather send a message to the corrupt establishment candidates that I am on to their game and I am not playing it in that way rather than stay home and let them think I’m simply apathetic. If one day my voicing my dissent leads to me being dragged off by the American version of the gestapo or inquisition for being a heretic then so be it. I will have at least had my say and not bowed down to their tyranny quietly.

I would like to add to this post that I have had some of my friends tell me that my position that I will probably vote for a third party candidate this election cycle means I’m “throwing my vote away” or that I am insuring (which ever of the establishment candidates the individual considers to be evil personified) will get in. The usual, tired old bullying argument used every election year to get people to stay within the establishment voting box. It works very well by the way. Most of the sheople do indeed comply. I would like to remind you that I live in the state of Texas. Texas has not sent a democrat to the white house since Jimmy Carter in 1976 and that isn’t likely to change in this election cycle. Take a look at this data from 270 To Win. They consider this state to be a safe bet as going to Trump in this election year and I am inclined to agree with this assessment. So, my voting for a candidate that expresses my own views on most topics isn’t going to make much difference in the grande scheme of things when it comes to where this state’s electoral votes end up going. But, I will have not been mistaken by the establishment as being merely apathetic and will have expressed my true views.

I would like to call everyone’s attention to the fact that it’s not all about who gets in the white house anyway. I applaud everyone who is actually awake and paying attention to what’s going on politically in the world. But look beyond the presidential election and see what your local congressional representatives, state representatives, city council members, etc. are up to because these people have a much heavier impact on things which will affect your life more directly. Stay involved, stay informed and stay active if you really want to change the way things are being run. It’s not all about the president.

If you can keep up with stats on your favorite sports teams or know what each Pokemon number is in the Pokedex or can keep up with your favorite fabrics, crafts supplies and other facts and figures that pertain to things which you enjoy in life then you can spend 5 minutes each day to look up how your representatives are voting on things which affect your life locally and beyond. You don’t vote just once every 4 years in the presidential election. You vote every single day when you choose to buy from companies that support child labor abroad or spend the money you give them to campaign against women’s health issues or against LGBTQ rights. If you think they care that you take the craft supplies they sell you and make Pagan related stuff or burn it in a bonfire you’re wrong. They happily take that money and spend it against YOU. Your vote matters and where you direct your money matters. So, I implore you, to pay attention to where your energy goes. Because it DOES MATTER.

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Beautiful Celtic Tree Of Life - Artist and source unknown.
Beautiful Celtic Tree Of Life – Artist and source unknown.
All witches in the world need to come together and do multiple banish hate spells.
All witches in the world need to come together and do multiple banish hate spells.

Yes please!

I'm starting to think that Facebook status update I liked has had absolutely no influence on government policy at all.
I’m starting to think that Facebook status update I liked has had absolutely no influence on government policy at all.
The power of magick comes from the mind. It is meditation in motion.
The power of magick comes from the mind. It is meditation in motion.
FAIRIES KINGDOM - Arthur Rackham
FAIRIES KINGDOM – Arthur Rackham

KatsüK – OFFICIAL VIDEO – JUST In CasE

This song off the album, Out In The Wind, was inspired by the immutable and persistent Truth that consistently illuminates the media driven irrational discrepancies that have revolved around an event that has changed the whole world. Concurrently, it is dedicated to the first responders in New York that have somehow been swept under the rug of guilt by those who seek to remain “innocent” of crimes against the humanity. These shadows are waning in the coming Light, as is all our struggles. Be Well.

Please Investigate. Please Share. Aho.

*CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES* Captured and edited by Joe E TV www.youtube.com/joeetv
http://www.katsuk.com

http://www.facebook.com/katsukmusic

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Did you know? Pretty much any problem you face can be solved by running into the woods and hiding in a large bush for the next 3 months.
Did you know? Pretty much any problem you face can be solved by running into the woods and hiding in a large bush for the next 3 months.

If someone tries this please get back to me and let me know if it works out. I might want to try it out some time.

As above so below - As within so without - As the universe so the soul.
As above so below – As within so without – As the universe so the soul.
This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it'll pass.
This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it’ll pass.
Pay attention to what inspires you for it is spirit trying to communicate with you. That's why it's called
Pay attention to what inspires you for it is spirit trying to communicate with you. That’s why it’s called “inspiration” as in “In Spirit”. Listen, believe, act.
Five star hotel vs. Five billion star hotel.
Five star hotel vs. Five billion star hotel.

MPS Wassenberg 2016 * Omnia – Alan Lee’s Tango

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Spend time with nature. Spend time with your soul.
Spend time with nature. Spend time with your soul.
Sky above me. Earth below me. Fire within me.
Sky above me. Earth below me. Fire within me.
Be in harmony with the nature of things. - Seng Tsan
Be in harmony with the nature of things. – Seng Tsan
A people who are ignorant of their past will defile the present and destroy the future. - David Lane
A people who are ignorant of their past will defile the present and destroy the future. – David Lane
My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business.
My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business.
If you don't leave your past in the past it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer. Not what yesterday has taken away.
If you don’t leave your past in the past it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer. Not what yesterday has taken away.

Some might say that the above meme and the previous one about those who are ignorant of their past are contradictory but I disagree with such an assessment. There is a difference between being aware of your past and living in it.

If you have a chance to be kind, be kind. If you have a chance to show compassion, show compassion. If you have a chance to know love, know love. If you have a chance to just be, just be.
If you have a chance to be kind, be kind. If you have a chance to show compassion, show compassion. If you have a chance to know love, know love. If you have a chance to just be, just be.

Tuatha Dea – “Long Black Curl” from the album “Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae”, inspired by the novels of Alex Bledsoe.

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Did you know? Where there are wolves there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren't known to follow other predators and the prefer to eat with wolves instead of alone.
Did you know? Where there are wolves there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren’t known to follow other predators and the prefer to eat with wolves instead of alone.

Further reading here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/dinner-guests-how-wolves-and-ravens-coexist-at-kills/

True magic is neither black nor white - it's both because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time. The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch. Life keeps a balance on its own.
True magic is neither black nor white – it’s both because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time. The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch. Life keeps a balance on its own.

Thoughts?

May my heart be kind. May my mind be fierce. May my spirit be brave. - Kate Forsyth
May my heart be kind. May my mind be fierce. May my spirit be brave. – Kate Forsyth
The wisdom of our ancestors is in us. It's up to us to unlock the door.
The wisdom of our ancestors is in us. It’s up to us to unlock the door.
Keep close to nature's heart and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clear. - John Muir
Keep close to nature’s heart and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clear. – John Muir

Let The Circle Be Unbroken – Arthur Hinds (Pagan Version)

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Every other culture in the history of the planet has told stories that they were embedded in nature, that nature was their mother, was their father, was the source of their existence. We have told stories that we are separate from nature, that we are superior to nature, that we walk around on top of nature. And I think that sense of alienation has led us to desecrate the earth. - Drew Dellinger
Every other culture in the history of the planet has told stories that they were embedded in nature, that nature was their mother, was their father, was the source of their existence. We have told stories that we are separate from nature, that we are superior to nature, that we walk around on top of nature. And I think that sense of alienation has led us to desecrate the earth. – Drew Dellinger
The best way to become enlightened is to argue with people on Facebook.
The best way to become enlightened is to argue with people on Facebook.
The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is not really a "monster" at all. Unlike its continental cousins , this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men, and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in times of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behavior is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid.
The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is not really a “monster” at all. Unlike its continental cousins , this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men, and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in times of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behavior is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. - Thomas Jefferson
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

I have parted ways, however, with people who were being complete asses about their differing opinions.

LastFM Scrobbler
LastFM Scrobbler

I’m scrobbling my listening habits on Last.fm again after a 5 year hiatus. Curious to see what I’ve been listening to? Nah, I didn’t think so. But if you’re bored sometime drop on by there and see or check out my scrobbling widget here on the blog.

Ginger Doss with DD Rock – Ganesh is Phresh

 

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Oh, Jack do you never sleep, does the green still run deep in your heart?
Or will the changing times, motorways, power lines keep us apart?

Well, I don’t think so. I saw some grass growing through the pavement today.

– Jack in the Green, Jethro Tull

Never Give Up!
Never Give Up!

Thanks to Carla H. for the picture and Bill W. S. Jr. for the Jethro Tull reference.

Omnia – Freedom Song from their new album ‘Prayer’. I bought my copy on Amazon yesterday and have been jamming on it ever since. A lot of great tunes once again from a great band!

Another album I bought recently although it’s been out since 2010 is Sully Erna from Godsmack’s album Avalon. Also a great set of tunes that I don’t know how I missed hearing of before. My newly rediscovered love of exploring Pagan Music and as a result adding content to Paganesque Radio on both Pandora and Spotify has helped me discover a lot of great stuff. Give it a listen!

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Women are emotional in order to feel the divine energy at the highest levels and be supreme healers and lovers and mothers. Not to drive men insane. Her deep spiritual connection to feelings is to inspire man to his spiritual heights as well. She is an oracle. - Raja Khan
Women are emotional in order to feel the divine energy at the highest levels and be supreme healers and lovers and mothers. Not to drive men insane. Her deep spiritual connection to feelings is to inspire man to his spiritual heights as well. She is an oracle. – Raja Khan

Do you believe this? What do you think? Please comment below and lets explore this concept together shall we?

What if I told you I already told you and you didn't listen?
What if I told you I already told you and you didn’t listen?

What if this were a gorilla named Ishmael instead of a chimpanzee? Anyone else reminded of the Daniel Quinn novels?

Good morning and many blessings to you.
Good morning and many blessings to you.

The world needs more smudge! That’s my sage advice for the day. 😉

I love the way the earth rotates. It really makes my day.
I love the way the earth rotates. It really makes my day.
Look! It's a couch potato!
Look! It’s a couch potato!
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. - Mark Twain
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Mark Twain

Velvet Hammer – We Do Not Die

 

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Personal musings and occasional lunacy from Troy "Cianaodh Óg" Young, Arlington Texas.

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