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I just wanted to share a passage from one of my favorite books that seems so appropriate for today. It's not pagan - it's from a religion in a fantasy novel - but certainly its roots are:
In darkness, in cold, in the midst of winter
where nothing walks the world but death and fear
let the brave rejoice: I call the light.

Out of darkness, light.
Out of silence, song.
Out of the sun's death, the birth of each year.

Out of cold, fire.
Out of death, life.
Out of fear, courage to see the day.

In darker night, brighter stars.
In greater fear, greater courage.
In the midst of winter, the world's birth.

In the book, the final line was "Praise to the High Lord," but I feel that I can substitute whatever feels appropriate. I don't know why many of my personal rituals come from books; I guess I just feel a real connection to the language, and it feels more powerful that anything I could write myself.

If this really appeals to anyone, it's from Elizabeth Moon's Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy - I think it's from the middle book.


Dec. 7th, 2006 12:56 pm
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'Jerry-Rigged' Policy Opens Door For Pagan Proselytizing In Virginia Public School:
A group of Pagans in Albemarle County, Va., was recently given permission to advertise their multi-cultural holiday program to public school children – and they have the Rev. Jerry Falwell to thank for it.
Oh, my. I'm going to be giggling all day. Such glorious irony.


Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:48 am
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Bloglines has finally fixed the moon phase feed from the Farmer's Almanac (it stopped updating for almost a year). So happy to see my moon reminder every morning.
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I have always saved any site that looked well-done as a bookmark, in case someone I knew asked me about the topic. Then I became a librarian, and strangers asked me about topics. I have over 1500 bookmarks organized in my personal hierarchy and publicly posted on a web page.

2. buffy:
I love(d) the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, and even have a certain fondness for the movie. And I still read the fanfiction a couple of years after the demise.

3. csi:
CSI is also a favorite TV series. I love the building up of the clues to a picture of the event - it's like my favorite mystery novels.

4. etymology:
I'm fascinated by language in general, and how words evolve, shifting meanings and connotations.

5. folksonomies:
A new online trend of allowing "folks" to create their own categories for things (usually bookmarks), instead of a formal taxonomy decreed by some authority.

6. liad:
One of my favorite (and less well-known) SF series is the Liaden books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Just amazing writing and world-building.

7. lost:
Another favorite TV series. For a librarian, I'm a serious TV junkie. I hope I don't have to explain what Lost is to anybody. However, I will say that survival stories have always been one of my favorites genres - Robinson Crusoe, Clan of the Cave Bear, anything where people are essentially in the middle of nowhere with no equipment or supplies - I love that.

8. paganism:
I consider myself a pagan, someone who reveres nature and believe in a mother goddess. I'm a solitary practitioner, since most gatherings of pagans seem to concentrate on stuff I have zero interest in, like tarot or astrology or auras or other new-agey crap. I would say I gradually converted starting around the time I moved to New York, though I had been interested in the idea since high school.

9. science fiction:
I've loved science fiction since early adolescence, and keep up with several series.

10. tivo:
I love, love my Tivo, though I'm not one of those evangelists trying to convert all my friends. Though I can lean that way if they ask me about it. I only wish they would hurry up with the tape one/watch one ability, for when my shows coincide.
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My newest discovery is a little program run in the tray in Windows. I don't need the date like most people I know, no, I have the moonphase displayed there. It's cute. And I always know when it's the full moon. The one I found is by Robomagic, which has quite reasonable prices for its little utilities.

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