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And now for some comedy... [Apr. 24th, 2010|02:48 pm]
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rodshark
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Commandments of Coyote

I. Thou shalt have as many Gods and Spirits and Personal Trainers and Gurus as you like before Me, but you shalt not let them block the exits, for this is considered a fire hazard. More importantly, thou shalt not permit them to take the last beer, for that beer is Mine. Seriously. Don't.

II. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, but thou art totally welcome to admire her ass when she walks by, and if it happens to come out that they are in an open relationship, dude, tap that ass as much as all parties involved are willing to allow. Same goes for thy neighbor's husband. Coveting is sort of stupid, but sex is just plain fun, unless thou art doing it entirely wrong.

III. If thy neighbor says "Hands off my wife, dude," thou shalt listen and back off. If thou dost not listen and back off, thy neighbor will be totally justified in hitting you about the head and shoulders with gardening tools, and don't think that I'm going to step in there and stop him.

IV. Adultery is actually pretty fun. Commit it all you like. Just make sure everyone is cool with it, or I will not help you out once the hitting gets started.

V. Thou shalt not eat poisoned bait. If you do, don't come whining to Me about it, because I am very unlikely to care. Once it is in your mouth, it is your problem, not mine.

VI. Of course thou shalt kill. Carnivores do that. Also, swatting mosquitoes, sort of instinctive. But all creatures are alive before you kill them, and so thou shalt respect them in their lives and in their deaths. Thou shalt not kill without reason. Thy neighbor tapping thy wife's ass? Is not a reason. Don't make Me set a plague upon thee. Thou wouldst not enjoy it, I promise.

VII. Thou shalt not hoard. Seriously, here. If you have enough, share. Only asshats bogart life.

VIII. Thou shalt not be a martyr. If you have one beer, drink it. Do not give it to Me and then expect adoration. Dude, that was your beer, I did not break your arm to get it. Give what you can give, and expect neither praise nor worship. You are not being morally superior, you are being a decent human being. There is a difference.

VIV. Assume this is it. Maybe there is an afterlife; maybe not. Maybe there is reincarnation; maybe not. Not only am I not saying one way or the other, please consider the fact that I probably get a say in whether you come back, and if you are the sort of person who doesn't do anything with one life, why should I waste My time giving you another one? Live like you get no second chances. You'll have more fun.

X. Are you going to eat that?
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Community is not dead... just in a coma *lol* [Apr. 24th, 2010|02:26 pm]
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rodshark
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Well, we have a couple of new members to the community so WELCOME!

Haven't posted on here this year at all, and I apologize for that... but life has been busier than normal lately.

I have a couple of posts that I will put up in the next couple of days about a couple of topics.

I recently attended a seminar given by a rather strange character named "Raven Kaldera" who is a northern traditionalist shaman. Pretty much a Pagan who deals mostly with the Norse Pantheon who does shamanic practices based on the northern european traditions.

Here is his webpage for anyone who is interested.

http://www.ravenkaldera.org/

Later tonight or tomorrow I will post about the talk he gave and my general impressions of him.
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Planetary Change [Jan. 4th, 2010|09:22 pm]
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rohaa
Last night, Januari 4th, I woke up in the middle of the night from a very detailed and clear dream. When I woke up to write it down, I was still in a very shifted alpha state.

What I was told in this dream felt so important that I want to share it with others out there, both to see if you might have had a similar experience and to let as many people as possible know of the message I was given about a major change happening to our planet.

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Moon Names [Dec. 27th, 2009|05:14 pm]
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rodshark
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.

* January - Wolf moon only
* February - Ice moon
* March - Storm moon
* April - Growing moon
* May - Hare moon
* June - Mead moon
* July - Hay moon
* August - Corn moon
* September - Harvest moon
* October - Hunter's moon
* November - Snow moon
* December - Winter moon
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(no subject) [Aug. 9th, 2009|02:09 pm]
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lupagreenwolf
Two new book reviews related to shamanism--click on the links to see what I had to say!

Spirit Animals by Victoria Covell

Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman - August BBBR

(X-posted a few places)
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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2009|11:53 pm]
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lupagreenwolf
....and another book review as I play catch-up. Click the link for the full review:

Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age by Colleen Deatsman and Paul Bowersox - Another core shamanism 101 book?
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2009|10:16 pm]
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lupagreenwolf
Have a book review; click the link to read the full review:

Beyond 2012: A Shaman’s Call to Personal Change and the Transformation of Global Consciousness by James Endredy - finally, a 2012 book I can take seriously! And it's from one of my favorite shamanic authors, too.
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(no subject) [May. 3rd, 2009|11:06 pm]
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lupagreenwolf
It's been a while since I've torn apart something in a review...click the link to see what happened:

The Hawaiian Oracle: Animal Spirit Guides From the Land of Light by Rima A. Morrell
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(no subject) [Mar. 8th, 2009|07:07 pm]
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lupagreenwolf
Catching up on book reviews--click the link to see what I had to say about this one!

Trance-Portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World by Diana L. Paxson
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The link between sex and mental health [Dec. 11th, 2008|05:51 pm]
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rodshark
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]

There was a new article on MSNBC that showed a study that examined the relationship between lowered stress levels and increased sexual activity and affection.

Here is a link to the article.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28146086

I think it is one of those "Well DUH" studies since almost everyone alive knows the stress relieving properties of a great relationship and sex life.

For me, I think the reason for this is that humans are hardwired to be social creatures, so being with someone in a relationship triggers and stimulates that part of the brain that desires to feel accepted and like they belong. Humans are also hardwired to procreate and reproduce, so we have hormones, instincts, and parts of the brain that almost constantly demand that we seek out a mate and reproduce. When those "voices" are silenced and that feeling is fulfilled, it releases chemicals and hormones and reduces stress and quiets them for a while.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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