wgseligman: (Celtic garb)
Folks are coming for a ritual this evening. I have to mop the floor. The WetJet isn't working. I can't find my mop. There's nothing else to do but get on my hands and knees, and scrub with water and Pine-Sol.

As I'm doing this, I'm humming:



Of course, the title of this post has nothing to do with the need to scrub the floors by hand occasionally. It's something I'll have to do, with or without a princess, even if I had magical talking mice.

It's also part of an HP's job.

Tootsies

Sep. 22nd, 2013 10:34 am
wgseligman: (Celtic garb)
I hung with out with one of my Wicca students yesterday. She's incredibly pregnant, due in under a week. She looks just about ready to pop.

You can see and feel the baby's feet move as he shifts around in her mother's tummy. It's an amazing experience.

Mother and baby are both healthy. The baby may be a little too healthy; Momma is worried that having such a large baby may make delivery difficult. I guess sometimes good pre-natal care and nutrition has its price.

Obviously, having a baby will mean profound changes in my student's life. As a Wiccan teacher, it will bring some changes in my life as well. Will my student be able to attend Circles as often? Is my apartment "baby-proof"? Will having a baby present change the energy in the Circle?

We are all going to learn something new from this, both the students and the teacher.
wgseligman: (Celtic garb)
Remember that libation bowl I mentioned in my previous Shapeways post? Here's how it turned out.

What I designed Material I chose What I got
Bowl rendered ceramic with pale yellow glaze Bowl from Shapeways
wgseligman: (tuxedo)
From 1993 through 2001, I was part of a close-knit Wiccan circle. That group remained stable, adding or losing only a couple of people, from its start to its finish.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Ren Faire)
In a previous post I talked about using 3D programs to design jewelry. I've continued to play with using Shapeways to design and create rings. Here are a few examples of what I've done, along with some of the difficulties I've encountered along the way.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (green eye patch)
I've been playing a lot with 3D lately, even though I have no depth perception.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Ren Faire)
Today I received my copy of Deborah Lipp's memoirs, Merry Meet Again. Full disclosure: Deborah was one of my teachers, and we visit each other for rituals, tabletop games, etc.

Read more... )

Ring

Dec. 4th, 2012 09:58 am
wgseligman: (Ren Faire)
Something unsettling happened to me yesterday, on my birthday.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Default)
I've been a rune-reader for a long time. In 1999, as a result of a contribution to the Goddess Brigid during an Imbolc ceremony, I started wearing a Wunjo necklace, which I'd made myself.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Default)
I'm in an introspective mood, pondering my role as a teacher in the Craft.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Default)
I'm reorganizing my apartment. I bought three new book cases, donating those books I no longer need, and moving the remaining books to different shelves. 

This has its advantages. For one thing, all my Wicca-, pagan-, and magic-related books are in one place my students can access easily, in case they have to reference something.

It also has its disadvantages. The biggest one so far: What the heck happened to my copy of The Elements of Ritual?

Oh, well. I hope whoever has it now is getting some benefit from it.
wgseligman: (Default)
I've spent the better part of the weekend moving furniture around in my apartment. It's Isaac's fault.

Read more... ) 
wgseligman: (tuxedo)
As is my custom at this time of year, I like to reflect on the meaning of Passover.

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Default)
(This post is part of a series of ruminations on why I'm leaving the New York Ren Faire after 13 years.)

With the ever-increasing number of pagans at the New York Ren Faire, in five years we could do it skyclad. "Authentic medieval renaissance nudity!"

Read more... )
wgseligman: (Default)
Fire Child: The Life and Magic of Maxine Sanders 'Witch Queen'

I've often claimed that Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia is the most dangerous movie ever made. The reason is that, after you watch it, you may have the overwhelming urge to tell the whole truth to the ones you love.

Fire Child is a dangerous book for any teacher of the Craft to read, because it can leave them with the feeling that they've short-changed their students; at least, if they haven't passed on the experiences that Maxine Sanders describes in this autobiography.
Read more... )

wgseligman: (Default)
On the eaves of my booth at the New York Renaissance Faire, I had the following words painted:
Read more... )

wgseligman: (Default)
I am in an introspective mood at the moment, at least with regards to Wicca, my religion of choice. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I became involved with the Craft in 1991.  It's been eighteen years since I started, and Wicca has consumed much of my time and energy. What do I have to show for it?

Read more... )

Profile

wgseligman: (Default)
William Seligman

March 2014

S M T W T F S
      1
234 5678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 26th, 2017 04:42 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios