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About A Misanthropic Bear

Intermittent posting of random touchstones, memories and events. This wasn't meant to be what it would become... But then, is it ever?


It’s sad to me how quickly we defineWhat’s wrong with yours is right with mine k.d. lang, David Pitch: “Thread” On the day that a certain, well known far right commentator tumbled ever deeper down the conspiracy rabbit hole which … Continue reading

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Trail talk: Southern Upland Way: Part one- Portpatrick to the Glenkens — Three Points of the Compass

Fat bit? How very rude! We’re just well padded! Surprisingly rain free wander through my old stomping ground (might even see my old house in part 2 if we’re lucky – can almost see it in the first picture!) Enjoy … Continue reading

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Shooting the Past

I mentioned this in my last post. It’s lived rent free in my head since it first aired in 1999. Finding it available online has been the highlight of the week, nay, the highlight of all the years since first … Continue reading

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Hoarding other people’s memories

Happened across the above the other day, and was happy to discover that I’m not alone, having stored someone else’s memories for far longer than may be healthy… When I was a student, one of the housemates, let’s call him … Continue reading

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A multitude of the heavenly host…

It’s a funny old day. Shortest of the year in Northern climes, and sacred in these parts through most of humankind’s religious history; marking, as it does, the beginning of a return to light after the long fall into darkness. … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Shaman — The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey

Now, for something completely different. Really enjoyed my conversation with Gary, so if you have 40 minutes to spare, or just like ear wigging in on what other people are talking about (isn’t it always the way?), have a listen … Continue reading

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Chasing the Goddess

Originally posted on The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey:
Having sort of stumbled onto a method of connecting with Slavic God forms after reading Alan Richardson’s ‘Dark Magery’, I am convinced that this is a powerful magical method of…

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Solstice of the Moon: Graven Images

Originally posted on France & Vincent:
Our last visit of a weekend that seemed to have flown by all too quickly was to a little church on the edge of Aberdeen. The sun finally decided to show its face… though…

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Solstice of the Moon: Circles Out of Time

Originally posted on France & Vincent:
It looked, for a while, as if we might escape being rained on at our second site of the morning, but no… that would have been too much to ask The ritual cleansing would…

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Solstice of the Moon: Sacred Earth

Originally posted on France & Vincent:
The weather was looking none too promising for the final day of the workshop, but at least it wasn’t really raining. It seemed incredible, under the heavy grey of the sky, that we’d had…

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