The Shadow of Olympus (Hellenismos): http://www.iskios.com — Blog and information on the worship of the Greek/Roman Gods in modern times.
I have put together several other sources for finding out more about Neo-Paganism and Wicca. Most of these are resources I developed — but you can see bibliographies and links at the end of several of them to other materials by other presenters.
PAPER: “Understanding and Counseling Neo-Pagan and Wiccan Clients”. A comprehensive paper intended for publication. Please note the bibliography at the end of the paper. Even if you are not really looking to read the paper — there is a long list of websites and other information sources in the Suggested Resources and References sections at its end.
PODCAST INTERVIEW: This podcast might be a good place to start if you have Pagan clients and are trying to figure out how to better service them. It’s primarily aimed at potential Pagan clients who are trying to decide what to expect from therapy.
and I’ve had a few annoyances in my personal life, concerning my vacation…but decided to go shop for a new dress and a few new jewelry pieces. Always cheers me up, even if it’s kinda cheesy jewelry. :D
So imagine my surprise, when one of my favorite boutiques, was showcasing some new fashion, and OMG! The 80’s appear to be making a comeback. So yeah, I had to buy this bitchin’ lil mini dress- but with a blazer and leggings, it will work for work.
And then, yeah the requisite puffy heart jewelry. No jelly bracelets. LOL
so I’m really happy right now! lol
ps- little known fact, I was a major Val Gal in the 80’s & I’m a crackin’ a friend up in my txt messages right now. Poor Sweetie! I torture him so. LOL
this is a ranting/venting entry please feel to ignore…or read because it might be educational for some.
***yes! I have reported the ppl that have sent out that email! yes! I have run a virus scanner! yes! I am sorry that you received that email!
But seriously-how many times do you have to tell me? and/or how many times do you feel that you have to share this on public groups that we belong to? Seriously, do I mention what you’ve told me in private on a group. NO! So then, tell me why do you think this doesn’t hurt my feelings? Oh…right I don’t have feelings.
so let’s share the Facts of life; according to me! def not to be confused with the TV show, but yeah, I am humming that tune while writing.
Facts of life #1 Everyone has feelings! I may not show them all the time, but I do have them.
Facts of life #2 Marriage is not always happy! And if the other party doesn’t want to acknowledge theres a problem, nor even attempt to work it out. See #1
Facts of life #3 Walking into a room, and yelling at someone is not a good way to garner good feelings. I woke up this morning, laying in bed-contemplating life, etc. Mainly thinking, ‘wow it’s a Sunday.’ And in walks someone yelling at me! And then says “Fuck you!” Okay! It’s on now! This is NOT the way to act- esp if you want this person to help you out. I’ve been re-reading, Things I need to know about Life, I learned in Kindergarten. Mr. Fulghum’s book. He mentioned about a tribe yelling at tree’s to knock them down. What the native’s said, is very telling, yelling at something kills the spirit in it-so it will fall and die. Think about that, the next time you go to yell at someone, you’re killing their spirit. Not a good thing, is it?
Facts of life #4 When the person hits you for saying “Fuck you!” Expect it! It’s going to happen. Women can think logically, we do it all the time. However you’ve heard of a woman going to a bitch in 60 seconds or less, let me tell you, I can go from logical to irrational in under 5 seconds. Yelling and swearing at me, pretty much guarantee’s thats going to happen.
Facts of life #5 You never sabotage a woman’s hair! Ask any woman, if they would shave their head for you. Unless you have cancer and they really love and want to support you, the answer is generally, No! So when you are trying to make up and help someone out. Don’t go and sabotage it. That is also guaranteed to get your ass kicked, or worse! To make up for yelling at me, they volunteered to help me color my hair (yes, I hate grays, and I refuse to age all that gracefully) now then. Hair dye does get on the skin. I understand that, I also have shown them how to remove it. So what happened? Well- half my hair was colored, and half my face was also colored. Yeah…. I have fixed both, and wow, l Have a lovely chemical burn on half my face too. woot! Not as bad as two-face for those like me that read comics, but yeah, it is pretty noticeable.
Fact of life #6 If you are stupid enough to sabotage a woman’s hair. Make yourself scarce. Find a better way to apologize. LATER! We don’t want to see you!! Seriously, disappear, don’t go…”Oh, did I do that?” Cause you’re gonna get hit with both barrels and that’s if you don’t literally get hit as well. I can swear better than most sailors. And wow! I think the fire alarm went off here this morning, cause I was so angry! PS- this is NOT a good way to help keep my BP down….oh which brings up….
Facts of life #7 I know what I’m supposed to do; cut down on smoking, less caffeine, drink more water, eat more veggies/fruit. I got it! Don’t start yelling at me, when I get a 2nd cup of coffee and go for a smoke. I know this is bad for me. However, quitting will raise my BP, I KNOW, it’s happened before. I have cut down. Have you noticed that? Obviously NOT! And then, Hey! Why don’t you, practice what you preach? Buy some real food, and not sugar or salt. If these are bad for me, why then do you buy them? whatever?
Now then let’s look at the other side of the Facts of life;
Facts of life #8 You need a best friend, and it doesn’t always have to be the same sex as you! There are these Mythical Creatures, what I call men-that don’t act like most other men. They generally listen to you, and tell you 1)what you want to hear, and then 2)what you need to hear, and 3)what/if (anything)you did wrong. Yeah, one of these Mythical Creatures is my best friend! I’m lucky in that I’ve known three of them, one I lost…one is oversea’s and incommunicado, and the other…good grief- I think I’ve been talking to him daily-poor guy!
But be warned there are Men that act like a mythical creature, you can tell because they usually have a horn. Yeah, they say what you want to hear-never telling you anything else of real substance, cause they’re horny and want some. What? truth hurts! And most women really aren’t that naive.
Facts of Life #9 Life is to short to be miserable. So today do something just for YOU! It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, or change the world. It just has to make you feel good. Everyone knows the answers to their problems/issues…we just haven’t figured out that yes, it is a good idea.
In the next couple of entries…be warned, I’m going through some things in my life, and to keep my BP low, I need to get them out. So… there you go! You can un-follow me now if you want. I don’t care about that sort of thing. I have seen grown-ups reduced to kindergarten-esque behavior on Twitter about that! Dudes seriously, it’s that fucking important to you, you really need to get a life!
so to my ‘real’ friends, love you & Huggles!
ps- commenting on this entry, you’ve been warned I can go from Logical to irrational in under 5 seconds. So if you want to leave an irrational opionated piece, fine! I go by the “Agree to Disagree” Policy. So if you don’t like my OPINION that’s fine, you are allowed to disagree with me, and I’m allowed to disagree with you. Just remember that.
Also if you have something constructive, if I have struck a chord, Please leave a comment. I know I can’t be the only one to think like this.
catching ya'll up and do NOT Respond to that 'email'
So yesterday, I had not one but two surprises; my bp shot up dangerously high, so high that I called someone to take me to the ER. for those that know me, ya’ll know I don’t do that, unless it’s serious. And it was! The MD wanted to keep admit me, however 1) there was no room in the hosp (I KNOW!) 2)my heart enzymes finally went down to a nominal level, 3)so did my BP-it went down and stayed down to a nominal level long enough for the MD to be okay with discharging me.
Then when I was checking my email on the iPhone, before the battery died, and the RN’s tried to wrestle me for it. (MY Phone will leave my hand when I’m dead, not before) I noticed all my friends emailing me asking if I was ok, and to please call/contact them. OMFG! I have been spoofed! Not punk’d cause this ain’t fucking funny in the slightest. I have relatives all over the world, and one of them contacted the UK authorities. OMG! *Faints* Obviously, except for the hospital drama, I’m fine.
So if you get an email from groovygoddess01 @ MSN - HINT I’VE NEVER HAD AN MSN ACCT! DON’T FUCKING OPEN IT, DON’T REPLY TO IT! And please stop emailing me telling me, I’ve been hacked. I Know already, and NO I wasn’t hacked, that is not a valid acct for me.
I have also switched email accts, some ppl have the new address, if you want it, contact me via the other avenues you know me from. If I don’t know you, chances are you ain’t getting it. :D not mean…just the way I do things. Be rude at your own risk! I’m not in the best of moods today, I have had caffeine and nicotine hidden on me. That is not cool! I know what the fuck moderation is…so yes, you can see just how much of a bitch I can be. Now then…who has a coffee, and a smoke to give me??? Seriously Dudes/Dudettes! I NEED CAFFEINE! lol
so till later, if you get an email from me at MSN.com don’t fucking open it, it’s not me! Huggles