Sunday, 8 May 2011

Just a quick one

I thought I'd jot down some thoughts before I head to bed.
I came across another pagan blog today and while I didn't have much time to read through earlier postings, the ladies personality came across in such a lovely way...sadly, no link as I didn't think to copy it down at the time. However, it was someone who was comfortable in their spirituality and in the material world. A lot of paths do have the casting aside of material wants and at times this seems to be a throw away of modern sense as well.
I have to say that I'm in agreement with this lovely lady as I do embrace modern fashion, to a degree and I'm also able to enjoy some of the finer things in life at times. This isn't to say that I don't give and support charities that I feel make a real contribution to the world, I most certainly do. I'm also very active in the local pagan community.
It's not really a bee in my bonnet, it's more of an observation that while the internet and mobile phones are all well and good, things like how to dress oppropriately for work are chucked out the window. This doesn't really have anything to do with being abroad, but I couldnt' help myself.
Now if you're wanting to talk tattoos in the work place I do have to say that the UK is much more tolerant of them being visible than in the States, at least as far as my jobs are concerned.
Well, there's a bit of late night rambling before bed time for my non-existant readers. xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


I know ther are no followers here, but I thought I'd make the effort and start.
I was wondering around the great web and stumbled upon a blog from a Canadian pagan. They decided to address how single minded American Pagans are when they talk of how few are politically or environmentally involved. Apparently this isn't the case in Canada. Well, this also isn't the case case across the States either, but I might get to that later. What never seemed to occur to this individual was that the American pagans saying these things were often addressing other American pagans. The blog also goes on to consider that American pagans creating a list of most influential pagan whatever draw upon other American pagans...well, I'm sure that this isn't uncommon in other countries either. Being in the UK, I haven't found many pagans influenced by anyone but British pagans. Granted, they may have the corner on the revival and all, but there is a definitive exclusion of other pagan influence, except perhaps if a non-Celtic shamanistic path is pursued.
I don't want to entirely slate this person though as the responses to some comments seemed fair, but I doubt that they would appreciate a complete generalisation of all Canadians. We get it a lot being American.
I often get asked if I'm Canadian......because they didn't want to offend me if I was. Well, as long as it's alright to still insult Americans then, is my response. :-P