the problem is HP sauce is no longer made in Aston, birmningham
its made in the netherlands
I wonder if the haouses of parliament still use it ?
They switched to generic kethup, brown sauce etc a few years back.
I have Cassandras curse, I cant not see it
and getting to fight the two dragona that sometimes appear and the giant and his mammoths at the same time, the mammoths/giant will sometimes/often hit on the dragons and vice versa, so its fun to melee amongst all of this. :)
How do we stop chemtrails affecting us?
because i had made a great crayon picture........cover a piece of paper totally with orange, then coat that with purple crayon, then I scratched away the purple to make a volcano with great spurts and flows of lava.
now.....? green, sky blue.
for clothes it would be black/red
and I liked 'girls and boys' - blur 'glorybox' and 'sour times' portishead 'grace' jeff buckley.................bloody hell weezer were working overtime that year
without looking stuff up....it was the year my son was born and that I got married, so we were listening to a lot of 4 calendar cafe and playing that to our son (interestingly he isnt that into it now, it just sends him to sleep)
but when I was younger I didnt use the word.
I'll try not to use the christian church beyond them calling me a heathen, and me liking it when I realised it means some who worships upon the heath, because this was true, always feel more spritual when on a cliff, facing a raging sea, looking at the sky from a desolate beautiful heath, gazing into a stream, changing in a wood.
I think everyone does. the one thing i like about churches is when they are unadorned, when the lovely stone architecture (fan vauulting) is the only thing....The light from the windows can be jewel like too, unfortunately the rest of the stuff is horrible, which is why deconsecrated abandoned churches are so lovely.....the horrible persecuting authoritative god has moved out :D
So most children are all pagany....but mostly without any verbal (internal or external) acknowledgement of this.
I remember being in a grove of yews (I always loved trees) and I knew they were really old, and hte atmosphere made me start dancing round inside it, with stomps, and in time to my breath and stuff, and then the realisation came that although this would be bizarre to any people who might happen upon me doing this, that people from sometime in the past would very definately also have done this, and then I realised that they would also think this, and then that someone in the future would also do this, and that someone from the future would also think the same thing, thus making my thoughts and feelings and behaviour there, closer to someone in the past and in the future, than to other people who might be in the general area, in this, my time.
I wasnt doing this for any other reason other than I was moved to do this and the realisation came later, this then becomes a 'thing' in my mind. This sort of thing is the 'birth' of proper ritual. Many people nowadays have a lack of it and thus they fill the void with artifice that resembles it, they 'buy' stuff and read books that tell them 'how to do things', they do not allow the things to tell them how to do them, I do not particularly like some of the commercialisnm that has grown up around paganism and new age religeons, although I cannot criticise people for exploring.
I ate plants and did things with nature from an early age before I could read, everyone does, but I never stopped, every year I have increased the number of wild plants that I ate or trees that I chewed, and that was before I started started to properly learn about plants.
every year I do my own little things at certain times.....things like the equinoxes and mid summer and winter are fixed, but the other festivals, I prefer to mark them with when the various plants are in flower, many modern pagans like to have 'a date' which obviously makes sense for meets and suchlike, but is not how I do my stuff, I prefer it all first hand
'weird shit' but then when i realised that the word pagan did a lot of explaining that I would have dreaded having to do otherwise.......without such a catagory, people would have been very judgemental and unforgiving I think
rock on brother
seen - faces, sunsets, starry nights, woods, waterfalls in woods, flowers
heard - cocteau twinds, mrs knees
smelt - ahem, dandelions
touched - ahem
tasted - coriander/tomato sort of mashups
I think this is what I like most about you, old boy
or complete control over spiders? (Explain your reasoning)
as I have tried to do that (scientifically i dont think its possible, but you have to try out your hypothesis
so part of that was to be open minded.
I was at a beltane moot at a vegan commune in herefordshire.
a shaman was suggesting some activities, out of all the pagans and witches there I seemed to be the only one
fully entering into the spirit of his suggestions (like an ultra keen scout) many were being half arsed about his suggestion at all our little s
sub groups having thread that we could all weave amongst ourselves at the end (our group didnt have anything long enough
so id taken thread from our camping tie ups, (and from my groups clothes and their hair (they may not have known this...naughty naughty))
and had unravvelled and re-ravelled in opposite directions so that I had a length 3 times that that we had orriginaloly
I had wetted it and stretched it out on the ground between pegs (there wasnt enough room to do this in a straight row
and so I had had to criss cross in different directions.....there was some trial and error involved over the day
so i had to redo it a couple of times, i didnt previously know how to make rope, but I learnt how to by trial and
error that day..........well i though this was good, It was a bit cold that day and the sun was peeking
in and out, and I had 3 oranges, Gavin was strumming his geetar as beautifully as he can and I had taught myself
how to juggle without any instruction or book, Id worked it out a few months earlier, whilst bored in the winter
so it occured to me that a normal sympatheticy magic technique would be to keep the oranges (sun like) up in the air as long as I could
I believe totally in science and as a kid used to love picturing molecules and atoms and electromagnetism and all sorts of stuff
Id practiced altering my mind so that I could experiance a degree of synathesia (although i didnt know what it
was called then) textures, temprature, colours, waveforms(maybe as sound) representing taste, etc.
Knowing and loving science, and knowing sympathetic magic techniques combined with something absorbing like juggling
(Im not very good so it was a struggle to keep them all up) meaning that i was trying my hardest and improving
combined with my other learning, I though hey nows the best time to see if humans really can influence the weather
(based on the whole idea of the butterfly effect.....just gotta alter the right thing, maybe even at a quantum level?
I dunno, maybe we just have to be in the right frame of mind to alter the smallest possible thing that would then kick
off that which is needed to get the sun out..........but how to actually do that....well like wiggling your facial muscles
to learn to flare your nostrils or wiggle your ears.......well you need feedback......so I watch the sun, and when the
cloud opened up to reveal it or reveal it a bit more, then I use that as the feedback, and try to replicate where
I am to continue the clearing.
Of course all of this can just be happenstance and anything could be illusionary and attributed falsely.
However, when the sun did start to come out more and I was wondering if i was at all involved, it then becomes
apparent that to want to do this is very selfish, because by altering the weather FOR YOU for a mere conceit, obviously
implies changing the weather elsewhere for others, possibly to negative effects, and so if you actually thought that
you could control the weather then you would also have the responsibility to not control it.
And so that was the end of my little weather control try out.....in the meanwhile I had rearranged the lines of thread that
were drying out into some sort of symbol(that seemed appropriate to help with getting the sun out)
that I would sit in whilst trying to make hte sun come out (I had also removed my top so that I was shivering a bit cold
so that I actually DID really want the sun to shine on me, like animals want it to shine on them when they
want warmth from it (this gives me animal longing and real love for it)
Although the excercise was inconclusive when Id stopped I realised that the shamen and many other people at the moot
were very curious, and I think that I was flirted with by a very s**y coven from south wales who seemed to be making overtures
for me to join them (the lead witch was very s**y, and everyone there loved her cos she managed to control a group of
weirdy beardy folky witches who were want to fall into singing together whilst they stuck their fingers in one of their ears
(and we were just chilling)....she would ring a tiny high pitched finger bell at every increase in their music
and continued to do this, almost inperceptively, but at just the right moment, until she could stop them at will, my little
group failed to notice this.
This leaders bloke was also very s**y he seemed just like what you would imagine(who looked just like jesus)
erm Im digressing arnt I.
so the weather.....oh yes when I was on the beach to the north of boscastle with my kids i did ask the weird looking weather front to just miss us "please"
I said to it in an offhand way, later Id learnt of the torrent that swept through boscastle.....of course this was mere coincidence
but it does bring home that one doesnt really want to be able to mess with the weather will nilly
as for spiders, well, they were here well before us, they were amongst the first onto the land and just look at them.....magnificent
I used to keep a few spiders when I was a kid, now im ashamed that i used to put two of them in a box together
so that one would eat the other and get bigger.
Amazing post, obviously.
but if i had to then spiders
Pagan I knew once said she could put someone's mind into a confused state remotely. You got...can...yeah, uh...
how many posts do you think it would add up to for the average DiSer?
I'm saying 80K!
Good work! :)
I would have to turn to you to come up with some functionality to calculate that.
PS any chance of resurrecting aishapra?
but me, for some reason the allosaurus captured my imagination, in depictations they were always jumping brontosaurs (I think they have changed the name of this dinosaur to Aptosaur.....f*** knows why they do that)
"No more heroes anymore"
Tony Benn seemed alright, but he blotted his copy in my eyes.
Clare Short was obviously flawed, but she's done a hell of a lot of work quietly fighting for womens rights to education and womens literacy, she is only really known for controversy in the national media rather than her bread and butter working.
Tommy Sheriden spoilt his record with the sunbeds swinging and then lying bout it, but he said the right things before.
John Mann, now he seems like a thoroughly decent honest upright fellow.
but I remember these fondly
Grass of Parnassus (lovely white flower)
Snakes head Fritilliary
and unusual cowslip
frogbit (its so ugly)
enchanters nightshade (tiny two petals, not used for anything nefarious)
but I also love it when the wood avens comes out (5 yellow petals, in the rose family, very common and not many uses).
wood anemones, woody nightshade or bittersweet, speedwells, foxgloves, forget me nots, violets
Dandelions the most underated of wild flowers