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Author Topic: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011  (Read 15733 times)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #180 on: December 22, 2011, 04:08:16 am »
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I'm calling it a night.

Have a good one! I'm in the lucky position of not working tomorrow. Going through some oracle cards and came across the wren and reminded me of a great tune for this time of year -



Once a symbol of wisdom, then a symbol for sacrifice.

The Chieftains have an awesome version but link did not work. It is to the right of this video though.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 04:13:33 am by River »

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #181 on: December 22, 2011, 04:25:16 am »
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OK, this isn't dark but one of my fav authors, Neil Gaiman, reading Instructions.



Thanks so much for posting this.  Perfect for this cold, frosty night.

"Do not trust the youngest..."  ;)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #182 on: December 22, 2011, 04:34:11 am »
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My body is hating me at the moment because it feels as though it will fall asleep at any moment only to perk back up again.

*checks weather channel website*

3hrs and 21mins left.

 
2hrs 43mins.  I'm not going to make it.  Sorry.


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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #183 on: December 22, 2011, 04:38:57 am »
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Should we start (or copy one from vigils past) on tips for staying up?

Because I think I'm about to need some. :/


May brain isn't working well enough to create them anew. I vote for cut and paste from previous years!

(I know fresh, cold air was one tip--and I'm using it right now, with windows wide open.)

DON'T READ! I just tried to read a few stories from the NY Times, and I couldn't process more than a few sentences, and my lids were lowering fast. I switched to the TV.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #184 on: December 22, 2011, 04:40:03 am »
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May brain isn't working well enough to create them anew. I vote for cut and paste from previous years!

(I know fresh, cold air was one tip--and I'm using it right now, with windows wide open.)

DON'T READ! I just tried to read a few stories from the NY Times, and I couldn't process more than a few sentences, and my lids were lowering fast. I switched to the TV.

 
I might be able to open a window. It's unseasonably warm here. Like.. minus single digits. I'm actually freaked out right now because there is very little snow on the ground, and it's nearly Christmas. :S
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #185 on: December 22, 2011, 04:42:22 am »
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Thanks so much for posting this.  Perfect for this cold, frosty night.

"Do not trust the youngest..."  ;)

Brina

Your Welcome! I love that line too!

I just had something really cool happen - As mentioned above I have some animal oracle cards and thought I would get them out. When I got serious about it (I get into the artwork and meanings just by looking at them) I drew the bear, a card I have never drew before. It has direct meaning to the winter solstice. I explored a bit on the internet and wanted to share the link of the bear and the winter solstice as the link comes through King Arthur.

http://arthurianknightsride.blogspot.com/2009/04/artois-artus-arthur-bear-god.html

The link to the solstice is under "Celts and two Goddesses"

I will hike to a place I think is sacred after the sun comes up (will post pics) and may incorporate some of this.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 04:47:21 am by River »

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #186 on: December 22, 2011, 04:43:43 am »
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Thanks Brina, I really enjoyed that.

 
There's actually a Sufjan Stevens song called "The Winter Solstice", but it's not one of my favorites.  That one is.  As is this:

[video=youtube;wrEHg-0WxBQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEHg-0WxBQ[/video]

One of the few rockin' riff tunes from one of my favorite (Christian...no, seriously) musicians.

Brina
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 04:47:01 am by yewberry »

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #187 on: December 22, 2011, 04:44:21 am »
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Should we start (or copy one from vigils past) on tips for staying up?

Because I think I'm about to need some. :/


I keep switching between different things. TV, music, post here, repeat.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #188 on: December 22, 2011, 04:46:16 am »
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I keep switching between different things. TV, music, post here, repeat.


I spent most of the evening (when I wasn't on the f-ing freeway) plying yarn.  So I guess I've had my meditation for the evening.  

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #189 on: December 22, 2011, 05:11:52 am »
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I spent most of the evening (when I wasn't on the f-ing freeway) plying yarn.  So I guess I've had my meditation for the evening.  

Brina

 
Just over 4 hours to go.

I have the overwhelming desire to play WoW.

I don't know why.
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I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams
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Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #190 on: December 22, 2011, 05:39:00 am »
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Just over 4 hours to go.

I have the overwhelming desire to play WoW.

I don't know why.

2-ish hours here. One and a half. Something like that.
A heretic blast has been blown in the west,
That what is no sense must be nonsense.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #191 on: December 22, 2011, 05:44:39 am »
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Just over 4 hours to go.

I have the overwhelming desire to play WoW.

I don't know why.

 
It's a quarter to three (or thereabouts).  I'm pondering a long, candlelit bath and a pot of tea to kill another hour.  I'm really glad it's clear out.  I only have to wait until there's the faintest light in the sky before I pass out...

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« Reply #192 on: December 22, 2011, 05:57:49 am »
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It's a quarter to three (or thereabouts).  I'm pondering a long, candlelit bath and a pot of tea to kill another hour.  I'm really glad it's clear out.  I only have to wait until there's the faintest light in the sky before I pass out...

Brina

 
Damn, that sounds nice. It looks like it's completely clouded over here, so it might be another hour before I could see some good light. :(
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« Reply #193 on: December 22, 2011, 05:58:29 am »
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It's a quarter to three (or thereabouts).  I'm pondering a long, candlelit bath and a pot of tea to kill another hour.  I'm really glad it's clear out.  I only have to wait until there's the faintest light in the sky before I pass out...

Brina


I've got about an hour to go. Then I'm going to take a nap until The Boy comes home from his mom's.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #194 on: December 22, 2011, 06:12:12 am »
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I've got about an hour to go. Then I'm going to take a nap until The Boy comes home from his mom's.


About an hour left here as well. Thank the gods Buffy is here to see me through (and a good ep, too: "Hush").
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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