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Veggie dancer

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About Veggie dancer

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    Very talkative
  • Birthday 12/29/1983

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  • Path
    Pagan, nature based, pantheist, animist, agnostic as far as the nature of and existence of gods/goddesses go.
  • Experience
    Since 2011 conciously though ive always been that way inclined
  • Biography
    I am a professional dancer and dance teacher and have a slightly bizarre MA in dance performance specialising in ritual. Have recently bought a house with my lovely boyfriend :) !! Very exciting.
  • Goals and Aims
    As far as my paganism goes my goals are to: live my life considerately and respectfully to other beings in nature and to the world as a whole, to keep learning about the world: science and history and mythologies and other people's ideas and philosophies but most importantly to discovering the world for myself first hand by paying attention to it, devoting time to this specifically as well as staying open minded to discovering and experiencing things I didn't know existed.
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    Female
  • Location
    Greater london and kent
  • Interests
    Dance, playing the flute, geocaching, reading ( fantasy mostly) , history and nature documentaries, art and crafts and philosophising with my friends.
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    I have been reading blogs on the pagan section of patheos website but mostly it is an American site. I wanted to find a discussion site based closer to home, this came up on google

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  1. Veggie dancer

    Mari Lwyd

    Here is a beautiful and haunting song inspired by the Mari-Lwyd tradition in Wales. These old horse traditions and other similar customs with masked characters dancing or in parade at festivals or going door to door the remnants of which are scattered around the UK are so intriguing and seem to hint at a rich lost culture that we know so little about and there seems to be such little interest in. People seem to want to go abroad to find culture. I think it is such a shame. I hope we can learn more about our native traditions and cultures in Britain, that they can be revived and valued. But what do you guys think? Is it important or not to keep these kind of things alive, or is it better to just scrap it all and move on? If you think we should to revive and keep things how important is it to you that they are kept historically accurate? Should it be about restoring and preserving traditions or developing and renewing and being creative with them? Plus; Do you like the song?
  2. Veggie dancer

    Sacrifice

    He he. I might just! Yes I think in many ways sacrifice does work to our own gratification. And virtue often is its own reward. I don't think that really takes away from the effort though. If you do something for the good of others it doesn't necessarily have to mean you have to suffer for it for it to be worth something. i think it's probably worth remembering to check with ourselves the reasons behind doing something. If we are doing something for selfish reasons we should just admit that or that part of it.
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    Sacrifice

    I have made small offerings in a similar way to Fortuna as a simple expression of gratitude. I have left small gifts in places that seem significant, sometimes the urge to do it is mixed up with wanting help or luck with something but I don't tend to ask anyone particular for something just pour some of how I'm feeling and mixed up thoughts into the leaving of the gift. sacrifice in the more modern sense of giving something up I do regularly to try help the environment and live in harmony with the earth (that's the main moral in my personal religion) things like being vegetarian, walking instead of getting a lift, making do and mending rather than buying new, the kinds of cleaning products I use, spending money on vats of bird food. No pesticides: Sacrificing my plants to catapillars and snails because my priority is making a space for wildlife in the garden.
  4. Veggie dancer

    Special Moon Tonight - Questions

    Was anyone watching winter watch this week? It was fascinating seeing how animals and birds not usually nocturnal reacted to the super moon. Using the extra light for night time foraging and hunting. I love being out in moonlight, it feels so enlivening when it's bright enough for a moon shadow. I've never been organised enough to really plan leaving something under a super moonlight for cleansing or charging, but perhaps I should have tried it: My gran firmly believed in the healing power of crystals and had some nice beads and jewellery which my grandad gave me after she died. They feel to me to be heavy and festering with I don't know what.. perhaps they did draw away pain or suffering from her.. perhaps it was her who cast that away from herself onto them rather than an inate property of the stones. Perhaps it's just my associations. Whatever though, something lingers and they are unpleasant, (especially in the jade incidentally, the black onyx are really quite ok). I have tried various things to cleanse and refresh them. Leaving them on a windowsill in moonlight (left them there for months a while back) put them in cold salt water. Smudged them with sage... i think there was a little improvement. They feel better to me when they are really cold, when they become warm I don't like them. Any thoughts or ideas on what I can do with them? I would like to be able to wear them, I have fond memories of my gran wearing them and would think it could be a nice link to her. (you are welcome to say you think I am just crazy if you like) .
  5. Veggie dancer

    Special Moon Tonight - Questions

    Was anyone watching winter watch this week? It was fascinating seeing how animals and birds not usually nocturnal reacted to the super moon. Using the extra light for night time foraging and hunting. I love being out in moonlight, it feels so enlivening when it's bright enough for a moon shadow. I've never been organised enough to really plan leaving something under a super moonlight for cleansing or charging, but perhaps I should have tried it: My gran firmly believed in the healing power of crystals and had some nice beads and jewellery which my grandad gave me after she died. They feel to me to be heavy and festering with I don't know what.. perhaps they did draw away pain or suffering from her.. perhaps it was her who cast that away from herself onto them rather than an inate property of the stones. Perhaps it's just my associations. Whatever though, something lingers and they are unpleasant, (especially in the jade incidentally, the black onyx are really quite ok). I have tried various things to cleanse and refresh them. Leaving them on a windowsill in moonlight (left them there for months a while back) put them in cold salt. Smudged them with sage... i think there was a little improvement. They feel better to me when they are really cold, when they become warm I don't like them. Any thoughts or ideas on what I can do with them? I would like to be able to wear them, I have fond memories of my gran wearing them and would think it could be a nice link to her. (you are welcome to say you think I am just crazy if you like) .
  6. Veggie dancer

    Open Letter to Non-Pagan Bookstores

    there is a local pagan gift shop near me. And I do try to support it as it is run by a really sweet guy as you say it is nice to support the local pagan community, I do buy incense and greetings cards there got a nice a pair of earrings and green man for the garden, it is really just a quirky seaside gift shop though. No pagan books anyway.
  7. Veggie dancer

    Open Letter to Non-Pagan Bookstores

    Having said that I think book shops are not always sensible in the books they stock... nothing to do with pagan books but... why have book 3 and 4 of a series but not 1 and 2? if you pick it up and are interested you are not likely to buy 3 or 4 unless you happen to have read 1 and 2. And if you have read 1 and 2 and like it enough to buy 3 and 4 you might like to buy 1 and 2 as a present for a friend.
  8. Veggie dancer

    Open Letter to Non-Pagan Bookstores

    Hit the nail on the head there Ellinas. Perhaps the situation is slightly different in the US where fundamental christianity has more of an influence.
  9. Sometimes I think 'intelligent' life doesn't exist on this planet , the way humans seem to behave.
  10. Hi Mordelly. i certainly believe in alien life. I agree how can in the vastness and variety of the universe there not be life when life populates every corner of the earth even the most extreame environments. I also saw Brian cox's human universe which I think is what Moonsmith is talking about. It is a fantastic series of 3 documentarys, it's on you tube. It talks about all the factors needed for intelligent life and you see how very rare it must be. There are lots of reasons why it could exist but we have not met intelligent life: distances could be just too great, we are hard to find like a needle in a hay stack, time: how long does a civilisation last? Will their existences over lap in time? I also think there may be other civilisations with a different outlook: humans tend to want to seek out other life but maybe there are aliens not impossibly far away who are fully aware of us and are doing their upmost to remain hidden from us (that might be wise) Perhaps as you suggest the gods are aliens. Beings from another world who have evolved some sort of non-physical form. Who knows. I don't firmly believe (today) that the gods exist outside our own minds or maybe collective consciousness. Some days I am more inclined to see them as separate beings but the word 'god' is too much I think. Really 'gods' whatever they are are not such an important part of my beliefs. I see all nature as divine I believe there is some sort of life force that resides in everything in the universe that 'wants' to exist, to make itself into life. That to me would be closer to something to call god but I don't see it as a person you can communicate with. But if there is this spirit in everything that wants to be life, I think that would have manifested itself all over the universe and in ways we cannot even imagine so YES aliens!!
  11. Veggie dancer

    At University of Alberta, a Wiccan chaplain thrives

    Well that was a refreshing article, Canada seems to have a healthy attitude towards religions. One thing surprised me he teaches a course in Wiccan theology? I wonder what that's about I wouldn't have thought Wicca was particularly theological and would have thought you might come up against some vows of secrecy there, unless everyone on it is Wiccan I surpose?
  12. Veggie dancer

    [The Bardic Blog] I go to the Church of Trees

    That is lovely and well said. I have sometimes thought that the architecture of churches and cathedrals in some ways mimics a forest of large trees, the soaring pillars the trunks and arches like boughs above, dapled light shining through stained glass windows like the light through leaves. A poor imitation though compared to the living breathing forest. You mention yews. Anyone visited the ankerwyker yew? It's increadible! And there are many other particularly amazing trees nearby and lovely walks too.
  13. Hi Folks. Its been a while. nice to be back. :)

    1. Ellinas

      Ellinas

      Well hellooo...!

    2. Ember Autumn Rose

      Ember Autumn Rose

      Welcome back! I hope you're ok :) x

    3. Nomis

      Nomis

      Nice to have you back

  14. Veggie dancer

    Genuinely Good Reading

    I've got the first one. It was really good :) I should get the rest of the series!
  15. Veggie dancer

    Genuinely Good Reading

    I agree with you about fiction Ellinas. Normally it is reading a story that gets you feeling something powerful, not bare facts. I think there is a is truth to be found in stories. And where do the story's come from? I like the term inspiration. the creator being inspired: the spirit of the thing coming into them and then the creator expressing that.
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