Archive for Empedocles

Space Drogo – lyrics

Posted in Memorials / Obituaries / Epitaphs, Poems, Poems, Rhymes, Riddles, Song Lyrics & Analysis, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 30, 2019 by Drogo

Space Drogo, always doing things with space!

Space Drogo, out to save the human race!

Space Drogo, the great king of the Appalacia,

Space Drogo, you betcha – he’s here to save ya! Space Drogo!

Always on a mission, space Drogo, flying in good condition!

Space Drogo, now you now his name!

Space Drogo, life will never be the same!

SPACE DROGO….. SPACE DROGO!!!!

– Lyrics by Andy Sweeney 2019

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Environmentalist

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Environmentalism, Organic Development, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2015 by Drogo

An environmentalist is not purely one type of strict practice, nor does it mean that an environmentalist does nothing to pollute or kill things. Not all environmentalists are pacifists, vegans, or political radicals. Perhaps some of the best environmentalists are more strict about their actions regarding anger, diet, or society; but snobbishness is not the heart of environmentalism. Environmentalists think and act in many ways that they and others believe are good for Nature and individual habitats. This does not mean that we all do more than one type of thing towards natural goals, nor does it mean that we never do anything that hurts others or their environments, the truth is we all are consuming resources from living and non-living things on this planet; which pollutes to various degrees. The ultimate environmentalist is a non-existent person; for even in death we pollute some; therefore the next best thing to never being born, is safe, painless, and legal suicide options. Since we do not have safe, painless, and legal suicide options, and our deaths would only leave the worst types of people on the planet, we should at least do what we can, within our own capabilities and circumstances, which for some people will be more diet based, and others will be more political, and others will be both mixed or more personal and not subject to the judgment of others, because of decisions they have made that are not observed by anyone else.

Here is my response to anyone that says you have to practice only one type of eco-thing, or all types of eco-things, to be environmentalist; you see it starts getting like Christian ‘Sin’ to shame all those not practicing your particular belief, and claiming that one branch is superior to another because they have figured out the ‘word of god’ more than others… Certainly i believe vegans are good little environmentalists in their own ways, just as vegetarians and omnivores do good for the environment by not just eating meat products exclusively; but to say that someone is not an environmentalist because they do or do not contribute in some ways to the system is fucking bullshit. Why? Because the issues are more complex within and without any system; for example no one thing in this World is the cause of everything in this World, FOOD, MONEY, JOBS, TRANSPORTATION, POPULATION all are pollution factors but they are also connected and not exclusive to all environmental problems.  – Drogo Empedocles

Drogo Quotes 4

Posted in Interviews, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Drogo

I was told all my life not to pursue a career in Art or Music because they don’t make money; even my liberal artsy parents told me that… now after having died a few times and been reborn, i have a few things to say about that common statement. Popularity and Finances are only two aspects of the game called LIFE. First off we should not all strive to be Mega-stars who ‘make it big’ because the very concept is based on the framework of oligarchy and i do not want to encourage plutocracy. Secondly in an equal democracy of citizen artists we have the ability to schedule or freely live our own lives and walk out our doors without getting assaulted by pop-art-artsy (capitalist journalism). Thirdly i would rather live in a nut-house with no bills to pay, than not be able to draw or make noise and still be expected to pay bills – and not even get free medicine.

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Treat yourself good, so you can do good for others, or at least be nice to those that deserve it.

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Patience is a key to happiness, influence, and wisdom.  Patience is not always the same thing, sometimes patience means giving way to another; but other times patience is something we teach to others by taking our time in front of them on the road.

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I want to take the time to say thank you to all those that take the time to communicate respectfully as equals; or at least as benevolent overlords; thank you! even when communicating in ‘drill instructor’ mode or ‘silent apathy’ mode, there is either an underlying spirit that cares, or there is not… and with patience you can recognize the pattern of behaviors for what they are. A good actor can play a villain, but check safeties on guns and go out for drinks with the actors they killed on set, to make sure there are no ill feelings left over after the parts are played. I think fear stops people from tending bridges.

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i dont experience time in a strictly linear way; most moments my mind is leaping back and forth between the past, future, and fiction; like a work song or marching cadence – living in the present flow but transcending with memory and imagination. I am sure this is indeed how most minds work.

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In the game of Progress, setbacks remembered become steps forward quite quickly.

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Gonzo architecture means becoming the project; and authority is a mask for violence.

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Running a system requires knowing problems to solve them, and the wisdom to peacefully rest to renew energy. Measured medicine with meditation can help to calm unquiet minds, to solve problems better. Goddess Sophia grant us the wisdom to know what we have the power to change, and what we have no control over.

Further Prophecies by Drogo

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Environmentalism, Philosophy, Spiritual with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Drogo

Further Prophecies by the Prophet Drogo Empedocles,

We will restructure our economy to be more environmental and democratic. By reshaping our economy we change our politics from corporate to grassroots, our building designs will not be as ignorant, and our landscape will have value because of its natural worth.

Earth will continue to experience climate change; with freak blizzards, but overall global warming will continue to melt the arctic ice, and raise the ocean level, causing coastal areas to flood. The heat by 2040 will make Tropical areas into deserts.

SCOD communities will manifest in higher altitudes, with earth-shelters to protect from the Sun, and thermal-mass to insulate interior temperatures keeping them stable for habitation or green-houses.

more to come….

SCOD Prophecies

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Economics, Philosophy, Politics, SCOD Thesis, Spiritual with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Drogo

These are the prophecies by Drogo Empedocles, accepted as the basis for SCOD.

 

  1. Some systems within Civilization will collapse due to a combination of factors after one major event.
  2. When some civil systems fail, people will riot, and sane people must defend themselves.
  3. Survivors will begin to take back power from government and corporations.
  4. Families and communities will value making their own living and food.
  5. Architects and Archivists will become beacons in the new dark ages.
  6. Suburbs will want to develop gardens more than building more houses.
  7. Cities will find that trapped within skyscraper artificial tombs, maintenance becomes overwhelming.
  8. The East Coast will once again value the Chesapeake Bay, and all waterways more as life itself.
  9. The Appalachian Trail will become a major highway with growing communities.
  10. West Virginia will reduce coal mining, and get back to real mountaineering.
  11. Harpers Ferry will reclaim its status as spiritual place of gathering and barter.
  12. The Hilltop Hotel will be run by local community groups.
  13. Park Rangers will become true Forest Rangers, and Police will become Road Warriors
  14. Without electricity buildings will be converted architecturally as forts and communal housing.
  15. SCOD will be established as a community and tested. SCOD will prevail.

 

 ps – predictions or prophecies may or may not come to pass, however if there is any chance they should be brought about, made true, and come to be; we should prepare and make plans no matter our chances of survival.

 

Blackberry Cove Herbal Book

Posted in Book Reports, Food & Drink, Medical, Nature Studies, Organic Agriculture & Horticulture, Organic Gardens, Pagan, Trips, Walks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Drogo

BLACKBERRY COVE HERBAL by Linda Rago

West Virginia Wise-woman healing with wild herbs in the Appalachian Mountains; according to organic, rural folk-traditions.

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2nd Edition (Full Color):  Paperback book

2nd Edition (Full Color Illustrated):  Kindle ebook

2nd Edition (Greytone Illustrated):  Paperback book

3rd Edition (Text Only):  Kindle ebook

Interview with the Author Linda Rago 

 

Harpers Faery Zodiac

Posted in Pagan with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2013 by Drogo

HF Zodiac

  1. Dragon – Yang Fire – April – 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  2. Horned Snake – Yin Water – May – 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  3. Unicorn – Yang Wood – June – 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  4. Winged Ram – Yin Air – July – 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
  5. Lion Monkey – Yang Earth – August – 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
  6. Phoenix – Yin Fire & Air – September – 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
  7. Werewolf – Yang Earth – October – 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
  8. Gryphon – Yin Air & Fire – November – 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
  9. Centaur – Yang Wood – December – 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  10. Minotaur – Yang Earth – January – 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  11. Mermaid – Yin Water – February – 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  12. Rabbit Turtle – Yin Wood & Water – March – 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

This Zodiac is Monthly and Annual, so your Birth Month Animal can differ from your Birth Year Animal.

Fire 3, Air 3, Water 3, Wood 3, Earth 3