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Unexplainable Photo Snapped at Jim Morrison’s Grave | Music News | Rolling Stone.

Watch the video. That is *creepy*, man. *vague shudder*

Thanks to Sannion at the House of Vines for the link!

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Christianity’s authoritative document—the document that God intended us to have—looks more like The Lord of the Rings than The Collected Sayings of Gandalf. It is what it is—and what it is is a narrative.

Why Are People Afraid to Admit that the Bible Is A Story?

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Vincent and the Doctor

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My stepdaughter has a blog of her own, and she posted an entry this evening about watching a Doctor Who episode, “Vincent and the Doctor”. And dedicated it to me.

*hangs head, digs toe into rug*

I guess I did something right.

I don’t know a better description of The Doctor than this: “…a loved and lost member of the greatest family ever known – the nerds, the writers, the introverts”. And if you don’t know the Doctor, or haven’t watched his recent, 21st-century incarnations, then as soon as you’ve read my daughter’s blog post–or before you do–hie thee to Netflix or Amazon and watch that episode. It will make sense, I promise you.

*sniff*

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Hello, new subscribers! A number of people have subscribed to this blog while I wasn’t posting. I shall begin to rectify that now.

To whet your appetite, here’s a list of Revival Druid groups:

Druidic Dawn: “If you’re a practising Druid, interested in what Druidry or associated Pagan beliefs is all about, you’re more than welcome to browse our site, or become a member and join within the active forums, events, and discussions.  Not only does Druidic Dawn have the biggest online global resource about Druid beliefs, practices, organisation, locations, and historical information, our members have submitted their poetry, music, visual imagery and art, which illustrates the diversity of what Druidry encompasses.”

New Order of Druids: “Welcome to the New Order of Druids, where the Ancient Wisdom of the Druids meets the new world of today, for the age of Druids and magic are not our past, they can be our future…”

Druid Gorsedd of the First Circle: “The Druid Gorsedd of the First Circle is an independent group of eclectic, self-styled Druids. We are neither a reconstructionist, nor a revivalist order. We seek to learn all we can about the historical Celts and their Druids, while maintaining our connection to the present age. It is our goal to apply ancient wisdom to modern knowledge and modern understanding to ancient knowledge.”

Druid Order of the Three Realms: “We are a community of Druids walking personal paths. We have a vital relationship with the Earth, our mother. We celebrate the Sun and its sacred days. We hear the call to the inner life, and we are weaving a wisdom that is both personal and communal. We each have special work that we do, for ourselves, for others, for our community. We find our balance in the three: the sky, the earth and the sea.”

Ar nDraiocht Fein, a Druid Fellowship: The home page of ADF, a pan-Indo-European organization founded by the late Isaac Bonewits which practices a religious druidic path based on comparative religious study and offers public ritual and individual study and training.

Ancient Order of Druids in America: “Founded in 1912 as the American branch of the Ancient and Archaeological Order of Druids, AODA is a traditional Druid order rooted in the Druid Revival of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, offering an opportunity for modern people to experience the teachings and practices of Druidry in today’s world.  AODA understands Druidry as a path of nature spirituality and inner transformation founded on personal experience rather than dogmatic belief. It welcomes men and women of all national origins, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and affiliations with other Druidic and spiritual traditions. Ecological awareness and commitment to an earth-honoring lifestyle, celebration of the cycles of nature through seasonal ritual, and personal development through meditation and other spiritual exercises form the core of its work, and involvement in the arts, healing practices, and traditional esoteric studies are among its applications and expressions.”

Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids: The eldest among revival druid groups with a spiritual focus, probably the first to hive off as a spiritual rather than fraternal or cultural organization, with a highly-regarded correspondence course.

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Ari Seth Cohen: the man who blogs about the silver stylistas – Telegraph.

If you like the blog Advanced Style, don’t miss this article about the blogger.

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Backpacked Birds Reveal Who’s The Boss : NPR.

I couldn’t resist the photo of a pigeon wearing a little backpack….

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Rhino Baby’s Rough Start: Born Blind, But Better Now! – ZooBorns.

Resistance is futile.  You will enjoy these baby rhino pictures.

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