Archive for December, 2014

Wear A Sprig of Thyme

Posted in Book Reports, Pagan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2014 by Drogo

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Plant Spirit Magic and Healing – by Linda Ours Rago

Humans and plants exchange energies through their bodies and dreams to co-create medicinal magic. When you need healing for yourself or others, call your Plant Spirit Guide to you. This green magic handbook by renowned herbalist Linda Rago will help you to live more spiritually with plants; and is an aid to her Sacred Space Conference workshop. It is 34 pages with some illustrations by Drogo Empedocles.

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Too Busy for Change

Posted in Crafts, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Sustainability with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Drogo

When i hear other people saying “sorry i am too busy”, i admit it makes me want to say it more…. i think this is the road block to developing a working community of renaissance doers that function in the market better together. Im not saying we are not actually already busy, with children work school etc…. but i think until we list a scod group as part of that busy-ness with several people committed, large scod projects will remain almost impossible.

It is important to think critically, but it is more important to contribute constructively than only criticize; by ‘contribute constructively’ i do not mean just using nice words to criticize, i mean actually helping by sacrificing more time, tools, or work….. This rule of collective actively, creating and making with others is critical for forcing change, and it starts within our own minds; specifically not just finding problems, but problem solving… which can allow innovation to make a difference.

I understand many people do not want to do certain things, and they do other things to contribute to a better world. However i would like us to continue finding people that not only want to meet, but proactively create meetings and attend them where we conspire to do projects and then do them. Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival does a great job of this, and not only does it seem to work but i find the meetings a joy to attend.

I remember the feeling that having ‘regular jobs’ creates; it is sort of like the Old Testament God saying, ‘You shall have no other job before me!”

i sometimes commit to way too many projects, and have to quit any that i cant handle. When you have a full time job written in stone, plus the schedule is a full routine every week, then some things have to go if you want to do something else more.

Sometimes the choice is to keep doing the same things, which is fine too… it just makes it impossible if everyone does that to make collective change. if we all say we dont have time to do anything significant outside the box, guess what happens…. nothing significant. We can very easily all say we are too busy for change.

That being said, it is the way of SCOD that some people work more regular jobs in mundane places, in order to fund a better market place transition that is desired. However such full-time normal jobs should not be seen as permanent if people are not content spending the rest of their lives doing it, so long as they are able. As difficult as it may be, sometimes people need help in forcing a change of habit, if indeed they want to change the pattern. If people do not want to change enough mundane patterns to be able to contribute effectively to SCOD, then SCOD is not for them during the times they do not want to do it. SCOD is like an open field, it is there regardless of where you are, and unless it is paved over with a parking lot and condos, it will be there for you to return when you are ready to get serious.

Once people have kids i no longer expect anything from them. In reality i know people commit to what ever they think they want to, in whatever ways they think they can. When slaves are shackled, sometimes desire to be free is not enough. We are all within degrees and shades of freedom and slavery.

Life is tragedy and comedy, going from freedom to slavery, and back and forth to various degrees and shades of bondage and release, falling and flying, weakness or power, living and dying.

Seeking Authors for SCODzine!

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Philosophy, Poems, Rhymes, Riddles, SCOD Online School, SCOD Status Update Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Drogo

‘Grass Root Words’ is a Naturalist periodical journal for essays, poems, and short-stories on inspirational themes like history, education, evolution, environmentalism, civil rights, philosophy, arts, and discoveries in science. Contributing authors include all ages; alive or dead; famous or infamous. This is like a grass-roots ‘Leaves of Grass’, except anyone can be in it, not just Walt Whitman.

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Volunteer authors can email me (Drogo) drogo76@hotmail or find me on Facebook and send their short writings (poems, essays, or short stories) for ‘Grass Roots Words’ SCODzine Kindle ebook collections. I will publish anything less than a page that fits! Send your writing any-time because late-comers will just be added to a later issue.

Grassroots – any organic social group supporting at least one common cause, as opposed to a movement that is organized by official power structures. Many local volunteers in various places can lead to massive unified parties, like patches of grass.

Breaking Boundaries

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Poems, Rhymes, Riddles with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Drogo

What is the meaning of a being sitting and contemplating on the subject of his significance; or creating an elaborate alter dimension so detailed and so visible through words and phrases or thoughts; as if for a second he understands himself and all he has been GIVEN… That’s the only way he can cope with the unexplainable fact that this cosmos is limit-less; and to understand that, you must break the boundaries that limit you.

I find myself so restless on the fact that my society’s greatest down-fall is the loss of ambition to know the ancient knowledge of our Mother Earth, and the intellectually crippling material world everyone has now come to know. It’s time we break the boundaries that separate us, the categories that define us, and the seclusion that keeps us from openly sharing ideas!

I write this not with the intention for praise, or even reward… but the humblest intention of great minds that have been long suppressed; being deemed ambitious or divergent. I’m no scholar or Oxford graduate, or even anyone of significance when it comes to landmark discoveries or concepts, but ill also state that at the end of the day none of these things defines you and these writings will always be without punctuation because you should read it how you read it; not how you were taught to read it.

All I’m saying is if you gather anything from the World and all the wonders of you mind it’s one thing; never view the insignificance of one being compared to the entire Cosmos. View the masses of beings as connected, finding the secrets and truths through generations. The Cosmos is everything and everyone that will ever be, life is as significant as you employ it to be.

Unified.

Tyler Giles