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The Flame Narrative

Samain                                                                                Stent Moon Bought this ceramic container a few years back, probably during a Woolly Mammoth retreat at Valhelga, the Helgeson’s family retreat on a lake close to Collegeville, home of St. John’s Monastery. It reminds me of the modest clay cylinders that held the Dead Sea Scrolls and I loved the brown to black […]

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Just One Tree.

Samain                                                                             Stent Moon Been thinking about actions to fight climate change. The inversion of the Great Work championed by his Satanic Majesty, the orange tumor on our democracy, threatens human genocide. Intentional mass murder of potentially billions. Hitler and his crowd? Pikers. Realizing that at least for now the country at the Federal level is […]

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Ensouled or Disenchanted or…?

Samain                                                                           Stent Moon Astrology is a thicket of wild claims, unjustified certainty, and intriguing utility. Sorta like religion. In my reading so far I’ve found sensible, modest intellectuals who lean on the utility, using this ancient discipline (Mesopotamian in origin.) to promote self-knowledge. I’ve also found, as you might expect, a number of at least […]

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When the moon is in the 7th house…

Samain                                                                         Stent Moon Mercury retrograde. Elisa said this would be a time when I would remember my dreams. I have recalled some, definitely more than usual. I’d also reassess my life, letting new things in, chucking the no longer useful. Well. Over the last month plus I’ve read a lot, and I mean a lot […]

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It’s a New Day…

Samain                                                                       Thanksgiving Moon What a remarkable turn things have taken here. After many -oscopies, endo, upper, lower, colon, small bowel follow through, a HIDA test, nuclear med search for bleeding, bowel surgery and even more doctor visits, finally, finally. A consensus. The superior mesenteric artery has sufficient stenosis, severe, to cause Kate’s symptoms. And, there’s […]

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The Moon

Samain                                                                             Thanksgiving Moon Reading some astrology material on the luminaries: the Moon and the Sun. Focused on the moon right now. The author, Liz Greene, has poked my own sensibilities, made me feel oh, yeah, this is me. I’m a lunar guy, more than a sun guy. The first clue for me is my focus […]

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Just comfortable being who you are? Yes.

Samain                                                                            Thanksgiving Moon Zoom again. The peripatetic Tom was on a porch swing in 60 degree Atlanta. Paul was up near New Brunswick where he and Sarah had recently attended a whisky pairing meal. Bill and Mark were in the homeland, colder but not as snowy as predicted. That left me on Shadow Mountain, a […]

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Joseph Writing Colorado

Samain                                                                             Thanksgiving Moon Not sure what prompted the realization, but I became aware this last week that I’ve made three very important decisions in my life totally from my gut. 1979. The first one, the decision, no, the need, to become a father, have a family with kids came as what I characterized as a […]

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A Pivotal Week. Potentially.

Samain                                                             Thanksgiving Moon This may turn out to be a pivotal week for our family. Jon’s coping well with the aftermath of his court hearing. And, ta dah, we have likely uncovered the reason for Kate’s problems with eating and weight loss. Stenosis of the superior mesenteric artery. Obviously not something you want, but now, […]

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I like this guy

Samain                                                               Thanksgiving Moon Happy to have some good news to report about Jon. Went to his court date yesterday. His inner attitude seems to be shifting away from anger about the divorce (understandable, but not helpful) toward getting on with his life, accepting the constraints of the restraining order (unreasonable, but legally enforceable, as he […]

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