I wanted to comment on your nom de plume yesterday when you left a note on my blog. But then forgot, of course..
It is a curious, quirky handle. The logic of course becomes clearer when one reads your link on ‘the beginning’.
And it did remind me of something from my French and German classes.
In both classes, we were told that we must really get to grips with the past tense and the third person declensions. Why? Because for nearly three-quarters of the time, we are talking in the past tense and about other people.
That makes sense to you, as a historian, doesn’t it? :-)
Yep it me, Tim. You have inspired me to write my own blog. Don’t know how well it’s gunna go, but figure it might give me some contact with the world outside of my island in the pacific. Come visit me from time to time, Now you can come over to my place, so to speak.
Love your blog mate.
Tonga Tim: Good on ya, mate! I’m flattered, dude. Never know where it will go, but it’s a dynamic and creative way to say stuff. You’ve got an amazing place to talk about, and a lively and totally unique voice to do it in. Best of luck. Not that you need it. ;)
I am flattered Necy
I’d love you to come check it out there is not much to it yet but I think you’ll love the whale pic. I took the other day. Link. The Humpback season is over but there is still the odd one out there.
This shot was just off the beach. Going to put a pic. on my site every so often — think it’s a good idea, maybe not as amazing as yours. By that I mean the subjects will be pretty hot but the artistry of the photographer is that of a child for want of a better word.
P.S. Don’t know how I’m going to cope without you to correct my grammar and spelling though.
Lucky I’m not a perfectionist. In fact I’d say I’m a bit of the opposite I love a bit of chaos and confusion makes life more real. Take Star Wars for example, the old movies where they blow up real models of space ships verses the newer movies where they are all computer generated and ships explode so clean and neat it’s just not right. Oh well!
That’s the second time today I’ve brought up that movie. The first was to explain to an American tourist that calling the Palestinians terrorist is like calling Luke Skywalker a terrorist. Sorry Necy, Don’t Know why I said that touchy subject and all, no offense to people how like Star Wars I don’t think much of the Star Wars movies myself. Oh well! moderate away with that one I think Necy mate.
I think you will find many people would be interested in your ideas and comments.
The people on the forum are some of the most accepting people I have ever met on a forum. We are looking for more people to join in our discussions about the current reality we live in. Some of the post deal with Spirituality, Esoteric, Occult, Synchronicity and conspiracy. We have a wide range of discussions that equal some of the most thought provoking ideas I have yet to discover on the web yet. The forum is devoted to finding real TRUTH.
Many of the forum members have blogs, books or have regular web shows devoted to spreading the information we are interested in.
Hmm…That’s a tough one. Like “Christian”, “Pagan” can mean so many things. In ancient Rome all it meant was “the people” — the pagani/paganus. Common folk — the rural peasantry, etc., etc. There was certainly a connection here to living on the land, and being deeply connected to it. Though I am connected deeply to the living, I experience the same disfunctional alienation from “nature” that everybody living in the modern world does. In that sense few who claim to be Pagans these days really are.
I’m a vitalist. Vitalism has some sympathies with animism, and even the modern European use of that word can be see as diverting from the Christian paradigm. And as sort of Pagan. In a way, after the fall of Rome, all secular philosophy, popular culture, common wisdom and general appreciation of the vital, living spirit of the Earth can be seen as Pagan.
It does, and I appreciate your bothering to answer a personal question from a stranger.
Most modern “Pagans” don’t really understand the fact that spirit and material aren’t separate, or even what that statement would even mean, so I appreciate your sentiments. Lost is the modern world in the perversion of logos.
Hey, are you in Montreal? I found your site (again, after some time) via a search for “occult montreal herbalism”… I’m living on the South Shore and if you’re in town, it could be interesting to have coffee sometime! Email me. Ciao…
@Tim: Alas, even though Montreal will always be my home town and I lived there for 30+ years I’m not there right now. Working in the US, in Michigan, teaching at a university. Otherwise I’d love to get together. I might be up for a visit to see friends sometime in the fall. November? I dunno…
Just to say, I’ve nominated you for the shine on award; I’m not sure if u do awards, but I really wanted to nominate you. Your blog inspires me so much! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Check out the nomination link: http://presentorigin.wordpress.com/