This seems to be my advertising post, first one in a while, so hang in with me. When I think of something more spiritually inclined to write about, I most definitely will. But, both of these things which I am talking about below have affected me in the best possible spiritual way.
I may have mentioned the book before. But, I finally decided to start taking a chunk out of it, metaphorically of course as I would never injure a book. I’ve gotten to the end of chapter three, and I am amazed at how simple, logical, and respectful Ted Andrews was in writing this book. He makes things both easy to understand for people who may not be pagan/wiccan/nature oriented, and also is able to remind me of things which I tend to forget in every day life.
The visualization exercises are so well written that, upon reading them, I am nearly sucked into the vortex of my mind. I haven’t even gotten to the omens chapter yet! Its an enjoyable read and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, Christian, pagan or in between.
Animal Speak is a great read. Don’t be surprised if I mention it again and again.
On a second note, I’d like to plug a great non-profit organization that I participate with every year, since 2003, and plan on participating again, and actually helping the area which I go to school in. National Novel Writing Month is a November based, 30 days long fun filled adventure in which hundreds of thousands of crazy people across the world band together and support each other: to each write a 50,000 word novel. I’ve done it, like I said, since 2003, and have come out with the following results:
- Colder Than Death – a story about a young woman who is stalked and then kidnapped by her stalker. Unfinished. 53,000 words.
- “The Kids” – a story about a bunch of kids banding together to create a secret society. Unfinished. 55,000 words.
- How Can You Love ‘Em If You’ve Never Met ‘Em? – A story about a young woman who falls in love with a man over the internet. Finished. 60,000 words.
- Immortals’ Gift – A story about a demi-god who gets on the wrong side of Zeus – and is assigned to babysit a girl, when his brother god is constantly trying to set him awry. Finished. 39,000 words. (Not during NaNoWriMo)
- Immortal Burden – The characters from Immortals’ Gift return to usher a boy into the world of the Gods, as the leader of all earth-born god-children. Finished. 56,000 words.
NaNoWriMo challenges your creativity, productivity, and will power. When you can write a novel in a month – you can do anything!
That’s all for now, folks. I’m headed home.