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Discussion in 'The Interview Place' started by SigurdReginson, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. JustGeorge

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    Never had it, but heard enough about it I've considered shipping it in...
     
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  2. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    I think I heard of Vegemite. Sounds good with an avocado. And yes, I also only eat whole grain breads. Thanks.
     
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    Short version or Long version?

    The short version is: After Catholic Confirmation and Baptism, I found myself disillusioned with the Christian faith and what I saw as hypocrisy of it's adherents. I always felt the most Spiritual and/or Religious while outside in Nature, and so I began to look for a faith that Capitalized on this. After dabbling with various Pagan paths, I found a book called The Druidry Handbook" by John Michael Greer, and the rest has been history.
     
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    Thought you would like this:

     
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    Unveiled Artist My baby niece

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    Haha. That's cute. Made me chuckle with him pulling his stomach in. Thanks.
     
  6. JustGeorge

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    That's an excellent book. My aunt gave it to me years back... Still have it.

    Greer is a wonderful author.
     
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  7. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    It's worth the read, my wife liked it as well. I still have my copy, as well as his Druid Magic book. I used to follow JMG's blog pretty closely a decade back.
     
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    I've got that one as well, and a couple others(Secret of the Temple and The Long Descent come to mind). All good reads!
     
  9. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    This might not be to everyone's taste, and rather different from the normal dulcimer, but I have this album (Drops of Brandy):



    Harpsichord, dulcimer, anything such will usually find its way into my collection. :D
     
  10. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    I had an autoharp once. Not my favorite, But I'll take it. Pretty neat instruments when you think about it. I got into the phase when I went to camp and good ole Pete Seeger used to come around and play and sing for us. What wonderful times they were! So me, being a music student, decided to learn guitar. I'm not a great player but I can do basic chords. Something charming about music, wouldn't you say? (Another big big difference in those "genes")
     
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    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    Ha, had to laugh (out loud, btw) when I read your description under your name and picture of ?? what ??. But! it's Cute going along with your description. Sweet. :) Although monkeys are not my cup of tea in particular. I don't like tea much anyway. But I do like mountain music. Even though I was born and raised in the city. So, turtle, what turned you on to mountain type instruments?
     
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    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    To be honest, I turned away from traditional religions (Judaism and Catholicism and Baptists, etc.) primarily because I couldn't understand them, even though I studied as much as I could (take) with them. And I do agree that creation testifies to a superior power. But that's me -- now. :) Short of going into too much detail, heaven forbid(?) that anyone should think I'm proselytizing, I'll just say I understand how and why you turned away from these things. OK, I won't go into any more of my life right now. :)
    P.S. I also explored such ideas as Buddhism, yoga.
     
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    Mainly Celtic music. Anything to do with such, and usually involving the Uilleann pipes, but then I came across that particular album. I have lots of vinyl albums of Irish folk music and had the pleasure of being in one setting (a pub in Doolin, Ireland) where some quite famous people used to play regularly of an evening (The Russell Brothers). We were there for the caving, but of course we all loved the music and the regulars who joined them. I also like folk music in general, and the acoustic instruments played. Probably my favourite band is Blowzabella, but perhaps a niche interest to most, and more country dance style. :D

    My description is a mickey-take of some who have used such words to describe atheists, although I am a bit Socialist inclined. :oops:
     
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    I had a Spanish guitar as a youth but just not enough perseverance to keep at it, and biting my fingernails hardly helped. :oops: Seeger no doubt influenced so many, and lucky for you for him to be around then. :cool:
     
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    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    Ok a few things. I learned back some time that much of the music I loved that joan baez sang was irish-Scottish Appalachian music. I listened her a lot. Back in my teens. Long time ago for now. Then we moved to Kentucky and bluegrass there was excellent!! And fun
    Now about socialism, I read Karl Marx (ok, communism), explored socialism in the U.S., too.
     
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    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    My fingers aren't so great, but I was trained as a pianist. And a singer. The older I get the more fascinating music becomes. But I do believe in eternal life. And yes, I also believe I'll "live" with this body. Uh oh. I feel a song comin' on. Do you write or compose? P.S. I still like your description of yourself. Sounds like something I would say, that's probably why I like it!
     
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    Purely a listener, and very thankful to have so much to listen to.

    Probably Dylan and Joni Mitchell were the earliest for me - seeing Dylan in 1965 and 1966 in the UK. I think my Socialism is more aligned with some of what occurs in some of the Scandinavian countries, but not going so far as Communism. I even had plans to visit the Soviet Union as a youth but that didn't materialise, and it was probably better that it didn't, given the conditions there then, and such might have put me off of Communism a lot earlier.
     
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    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    My husband loves Joni Mitchell. I had contact with Dylan before he got famous, also his wife Sarah. A long story. Looking forward, I am, to the future. :) It's been a pleasure speaking with you.
     
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    @SigurdReginson what's that flag? I thought it was the genderqueer flag at first but the top strip isnt purple like the genderqueer flag.
     
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