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Author Topic: Hello (Solitary Eclectic Seeker)  (Read 95 times)

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Hello (Solitary Eclectic Seeker)
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:04:36 am »
I'm Flowerweed. I'm not sure what I want out of this forum. I'm a solitary eclectic seeker, which is like being a Wiccan, but without the Wicca.

I'm very spiritual, almost to a fault, although lately becoming more spiritual along my current path has made me feel less anxious/more at peace. I'm still a bit of a perfectionist though. I tend to read a nonsecular book, like Anita Moorjani's What If This Is Heaven?, and then walk while trying to practice mindfulness, and then come back and read another spiritual book, like Wayne Dyer's Your Sacred Self, and then walk/meditate again. I also work part-time (I'm disabled), which sometimes makes me anxious, so I use coping statements like, "I will watch my breath, as it arises, and subsides." I don't really watch TV. I do listen to music, lots of ambient stuff, Carbon Based Lifeforms, or really subtle pop music, mostly, like Keane or Coldplay.

I used to be Episcopal, which was somewhat nice, but boring. Before that I was a Wiccan, which was the opposite problem: it was all falling-in-love with Goddess, all the time, and no stabilizing influence, at all. All Taylor Swift-"1989"-era-inspired 80s synthpop. Which I guess I still like, but I'm very *reasonable* and restrained now, not like I was. Like a swami guy instead of a popular polytheism guy; I get into the Old Man Reason and The Mystics of All Traditions stuff now. Before I was so hung up on Juno that I really looked askance at Athena.

The other day I remember reading Emerson say, The bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes; I thought that was great. There was a time that would have made me spit.

Now I like Jesus, preferably as filtered through Deepak Chopra.

But I always feel occasionally drawn to paganism. I buy some books, read a bit, discard them. I can't think of any pagan books I like, except maybe Dion Fortune's The Goat Foot God. The lists of technical information, rocks that different gods like, has never been appealing to me. But I've never really stopped doing Tarot card readings for myself-- facade.com all the way. A lot of pagans seem a little juvenile to me, and the pagan version of myself seems a little juvenile to me too. (But there goes non-judgment). Then again atheists with their denial of magic, and mostly everything, kinda make me sad. (Almost lost non-judgment again).

Maybe I should just make friends with a grown-up sort like Athena.... Athena and, I don't know, Saint Francis.

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Re: Hello (Solitary Eclectic Seeker)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 12:21:58 am »
I'm Flowerweed. I'm not sure what I want out of this forum. I'm a solitary eclectic seeker, which is like being a Wiccan, but without the Wicca.

I'm very spiritual, almost to a fault, although lately becoming more spiritual along my current path has made me feel less anxious/more at peace. I'm still a bit of a perfectionist though. I tend to read a nonsecular book, like Anita Moorjani's What If This Is Heaven?, and then walk while trying to practice mindfulness, and then come back and read another spiritual book, like Wayne Dyer's Your Sacred Self, and then walk/meditate again. I also work part-time (I'm disabled), which sometimes makes me anxious, so I use coping statements like, "I will watch my breath, as it arises, and subsides." I don't really watch TV. I do listen to music, lots of ambient stuff, Carbon Based Lifeforms, or really subtle pop music, mostly, like Keane or Coldplay.

I used to be Episcopal, which was somewhat nice, but boring. Before that I was a Wiccan, which was the opposite problem: it was all falling-in-love with Goddess, all the time, and no stabilizing influence, at all. All Taylor Swift-"1989"-era-inspired 80s synthpop. Which I guess I still like, but I'm very *reasonable* and restrained now, not like I was. Like a swami guy instead of a popular polytheism guy; I get into the Old Man Reason and The Mystics of All Traditions stuff now. Before I was so hung up on Juno that I really looked askance at Athena.

The other day I remember reading Emerson say, The bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes; I thought that was great. There was a time that would have made me spit.

Now I like Jesus, preferably as filtered through Deepak Chopra.

But I always feel occasionally drawn to paganism. I buy some books, read a bit, discard them. I can't think of any pagan books I like, except maybe Dion Fortune's The Goat Foot God. The lists of technical information, rocks that different gods like, has never been appealing to me. But I've never really stopped doing Tarot card readings for myself-- facade.com all the way. A lot of pagans seem a little juvenile to me, and the pagan version of myself seems a little juvenile to me too. (But there goes non-judgment). Then again atheists with their denial of magic, and mostly everything, kinda make me sad. (Almost lost non-judgment again).

Maybe I should just make friends with a grown-up sort like Athena.... Athena and, I don't know, Saint Francis.

...welcome? I think?

I honestly can't tell whether you're being entirely serious, but welcome nonetheless.
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Re: Hello (Solitary Eclectic Seeker)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 08:56:25 pm »
I'm Flowerweed. I'm not sure what I want out of this forum. I'm a solitary eclectic seeker, which is like being a Wiccan, but without the Wicca.

I'm very spiritual, almost to a fault, although lately becoming more spiritual along my current path has made me feel less anxious/more at peace. I'm still a bit of a perfectionist though. I tend to read a nonsecular book, like Anita Moorjani's What If This Is Heaven?, and then walk while trying to practice mindfulness, and then come back and read another spiritual book, like Wayne Dyer's Your Sacred Self, and then walk/meditate again. I also work part-time (I'm disabled), which sometimes makes me anxious, so I use coping statements like, "I will watch my breath, as it arises, and subsides." I don't really watch TV. I do listen to music, lots of ambient stuff, Carbon Based Lifeforms, or really subtle pop music, mostly, like Keane or Coldplay.

I used to be Episcopal, which was somewhat nice, but boring. Before that I was a Wiccan, which was the opposite problem: it was all falling-in-love with Goddess, all the time, and no stabilizing influence, at all. All Taylor Swift-"1989"-era-inspired 80s synthpop. Which I guess I still like, but I'm very *reasonable* and restrained now, not like I was. Like a swami guy instead of a popular polytheism guy; I get into the Old Man Reason and The Mystics of All Traditions stuff now. Before I was so hung up on Juno that I really looked askance at Athena.

The other day I remember reading Emerson say, The bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes; I thought that was great. There was a time that would have made me spit.

Now I like Jesus, preferably as filtered through Deepak Chopra.

But I always feel occasionally drawn to paganism. I buy some books, read a bit, discard them. I can't think of any pagan books I like, except maybe Dion Fortune's The Goat Foot God. The lists of technical information, rocks that different gods like, has never been appealing to me. But I've never really stopped doing Tarot card readings for myself-- facade.com all the way. A lot of pagans seem a little juvenile to me, and the pagan version of myself seems a little juvenile to me too. (But there goes non-judgment). Then again atheists with their denial of magic, and mostly everything, kinda make me sad. (Almost lost non-judgment again).

Maybe I should just make friends with a grown-up sort like Athena.... Athena and, I don't know, Saint Francis.

Hello and welcome
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Re: Hello (Solitary Eclectic Seeker)
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