What Even is Retrograde?

I’m admittedly a bit of a failure of a witch (okay, I really only dabble in it at that) at figuring out astrological markings and just why moon phases, planetary alignments, gemstone correspondences and the like all have meaning. Admittedly, probably if I’d done more research on “witchcraft” and less on mythology and focused more […]

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Götterdämmerung: A Mood

I’ve been listening to classic music lately. (Obviously, or else I would not be posting something about classical music) Normally Wagner is not one of my favorites, to be fair. He’s amazing, no denying that. And of course his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk is kind of a big deal (ask me about my years of studying […]

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Life Errors

This is a hard lesson. I mean, no one wants to lose. Our whole culture is based around winning, about coming out on top–there’s really no place for errors, because those equal loss. Ultra-competitive culture and society pushes for a lot of fighting to come out in front of everyone else. That’s the general way […]

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The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
Well, it is now official. In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. The statement added that this release…

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Hobbiton, a Diversion

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful time discovering the city of Auckland, sampling wine on Waiheke Island, and hiking through the rain forest of Waitakere Range. Although, one place we were particularly anxious to […] […]

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Old “Friends” Now Blogging

In the past, I’ve had run ins with other Slavic pagans or Rodnovers. Most of it on Facebook or Tumblr. That’s pretty much par for the course. And I’ve done some extensive chronicling on it, so there’s lots related to read up on. I won’t rehash it all. Besides, that would make boring reading, when […]

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