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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011, 03:28:39 am »
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I am bothered by the Goddess-centric theme going on. I can't quite comment, obviously, on what I can or will do in regards to further in the book and this sentiment. I am worried, though, that it could negatively impact what I'm trying to learn here. Is it really important to have Goddess-centered thinking when going through this book or will by polytheistic attitude be all right?


I worked through two of the third paths in the last couple of years and I don't remember any exercise where you have to be goddess-centered to do them at all. I always thought of myself as a polytheist and not being goddess-centered. Some of the exercises I changed to suit me (which is recommended in the book). I remember that I never liked the circle casting words printed there much, so I just used my own words, but I found what they write about casting the circle quite useful.

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011, 03:32:22 am »
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I haven't managed to reread the first chapter yet, but I'm thinking about just reviewing the elements path and the inner path and catching up with stuff I missed on my first go or deepening some things. It's not my time for the outer path yet.

I also really enjoy to read what other people think about the stuff there because the online group I worked with was very small.
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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011, 03:54:34 pm »
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I remember that I never liked the circle casting words printed there much, so I just used my own words, but I found what they write about casting the circle quite useful.

 
I'm noticing this pattern with teachers and students. The teachers show the students how to cast circles in just-such-a-way, but the students tend to want to buck back and change it up. I've noticed this phenomenon at least on three separate occasions, myself included. :)
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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2011, 04:43:02 pm »
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I'm noticing this pattern with teachers and students. The teachers show the students how to cast circles in just-such-a-way, but the students tend to want to buck back and change it up. I've noticed this phenomenon at least on three separate occasions, myself included. :)

lol, I remember how much I hated a 2nd degree BTW on one of the moots I visited for telling me that my circle construction was wrong because at this phase of my development I visualized 8 trees marking the perimeter and she said I was constructing a grove instead of a circle. I still don't understand her problem with that, I find trees terrific for circles: they connect the worlds, they shield, they transform energy and nutrients...

Maybe being a bit pig headed there is because a circle is like my own room and I don't want anyone else to tell me how to arrange my stuff.

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2011, 08:39:44 pm »
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1. What useful message can you take away from the first chapter?


Life- action- begets chaos and impurity and pollution, that while natural is not ideal; we must be thoughtful in our words and actions, our silence and inaction, to create less negativity, and to combat its creation elsewhere.

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2. How does the material relate to your specific needs?


Well, obviously I identify with the sense that "something is missing". And the fact that action is mine alone to take; I just don't know what specifically that action is, yet.

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3. What material in the chapter do you want to focus on?

 
My original intention was to focus on the Elements path, but after starting to read it, I'm rethinking that choice. I'm going to read the Inner and Outer paths tomorrow and see if either of those sparks anything.
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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2011, 11:38:18 am »
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Okay, how about this:
By next Monday we will all have read the first chapter (you don't need to read all the paths, just the one you are doing) and will post here with our answers to the following questions.

 
I think there are a few people who haven't responded yet. Sperran? Veggie? SatSekem? Who else am I missing?

*gets out her poking stick*

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 11:39:22 am »
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Who else am I missing?

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Tana! *poke poke poke*

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2011, 12:05:48 pm »
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Okay, how about this:
By next Monday we will all have read the first chapter (you don't need to read all the paths, just the one you are doing) and will post here with our answers to the following questions.

1. What useful message can you take away from the first chapter?
2. How does the material relate to your specific needs?
3. What material in the chapter do you want to focus on?

 
That would be great except that I'm still on the first chapter. *humble toe nudge* I've been doing it sparingly because I'm (A) taking notes while I go, (B) walking like a fiend for health reasons and (C) doing a thousand Tarot reasons at once.

I'll have answers no later than tomorrow morning?
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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2011, 12:28:41 pm »
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Tana! *poke poke poke*

 
not sure if she's still following the thread, if I remember correctly, she said somewhere here in the SIG that she was so busy with rl at the moment that she needs to step back somewhat for the time being...?

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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2011, 01:11:07 pm »
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Tana! *poke poke poke*


Ouch! Careful with that thing!

What Waldhexe said.
Actually I think I can't really participate here.
Reading TWS is not my priority atm, but I'll check in from time to time.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2011, 02:50:17 pm »
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I think there are a few people who haven't responded yet. Sperran? Veggie? SatSekem? Who else am I missing?

*gets out her poking stick*

 
*Pokes back*  I promise to respond by the end of the day.

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2011, 03:01:01 pm »
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Ouch! Careful with that thing!

What Waldhexe said.
Actually I think I can't really participate here.
Reading TWS is not my priority atm, but I'll check in from time to time.

 
Sorry! I missed that.

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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2011, 03:11:44 pm »
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Okay, how about this:
By next Monday we will all have read the first chapter (you don't need to read all the paths, just the one you are doing) and will post here with our answers to the following questions.

1. What useful message can you take away from the first chapter?


One thing is the importance of creating sacred space and how that setting aside of time and physical manifestation can be a way to bring the spirit world closer, or more accurately to recognize the spirit world and the transcendence that we can access at any time if we so choose.

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2. How does the material relate to your specific needs?


I think that the exercises and the element path will be a good way to bring to nurture and to own those spiritual inclinations.  And a way to give them more prominence and not keep shoving them under the rug.  Spirituality (on a personal level) often gets demoted in my life because I tend to feel like it is selfish and self-centered.  I also get confused and think myself into a metaphysical corner at times.  I am hoping that by externalizing this work and giving myself a concrete task to do that will cut down on the confusion and anxiety I sometimes have about spirituality.

3. What material in the chapter do you want to focus on?
 
the elements path, adapted to the Jewish home.

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2011, 11:26:12 am »
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Okay, I have the following people participating. Anyone else is welcome to join at any time.

Morag - Elements path
Fier - Elements path
SatSekem - ??
Sperran - Elements path
Waldhexe - Elements/Inner paths
Juni - ??

Next I think we should each think about specific work we want to do for the first chapter and set a tentative deadline after which we will move on to the next chapter.

Post your suggestions for a soft deadline (we can review it when it comes and see how we're all doing) in this thread. Post your goals for the first chapter in the first chapter thread. (You can read mine there already.)

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Re: TWS: Project Montoring Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2011, 04:50:57 pm »
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Okay, how about this:
By next Monday we will all have read the first chapter (you don't need to read all the paths, just the one you are doing) and will post here with our answers to the following questions.

1. What useful message can you take away from the first chapter?


I see two messages here:

- The creation of sacred space to commune with the Divine.  Even if one doesn't use the methods listed in the book, taking the time to create sacred space helps shift mindset from the mundane to the spectacular.

- Although we're not responsible for all of the mess in the world, we are responsible for fixing what we can.

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2. How does the material relate to your specific needs?


I'm in a back-to-basics mode right now, based on some Mystery that I ran into head-first.  The material will, I think, help me put things into perspective.

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3. What material in the chapter do you want to focus on?

 
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