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I'm writing 100 word commentaries on the Yijing and Thelemic Tephillah and posting them at 100 words . Since july 2003 is my first month, you'll have to wait till 1 August, to read them. I did some in June, but I started it in mid-month, so you won't see them posted. At least in theory.
In other news, I still have a 50% share in owning some googlespace. My phrase "Wind under thy wings". Well, not mine, since I adopted it from that series by Misty. But since so few people use it, i can claim it as mine.
Got the email that stated the new moon had been sighted on Tuesday. And one saying it had not been sighted on Monday, despite their ernest search for it. Biggest effect it had on me, was to get my magickal diary synchronized with the month.
Wrote two short stories, based upon an idea I got, from the Seth / Jane Roberts mailing list. I don't want to post them here. Somewhere with a more literary, or spiritual ambience would be better.
I'm using dice to consult the YiJing with. Makes a difference, since I can not yet control the dice. I can control coin tosses and yarrow throws so easilly, that it was pointless to use them. The dice just give me slightly confusing results. So what I have been doing is taking the moving line, and interpreting it, in light of the reading from Bhakti, that I do during my devotional period each day. [ That sounds so Jewish of me.]
Started reading Richard Rutt's Virtuous Women. It is the closest I have to come to a "can not put it down" book, in a very long time.
Went to Trinity Sunday service. First time in a very long time. I couldn't concentrate. Everything seemed so strange / foreign to me. And yet, it all seemed correct.
Regarding thelemic salutations, I have since discovered that Crowley did use "93/93" in his informal communication. His published material does omit it. I don't really want to delete that rant, but neither do I want to change it there. So I am writing the correction here. A most non-obvious place to put it.
Job interviews: I had one last week. They were trying to decide who the final candidates were. Since they haven't called me back, I guess that that is another job that bit the dust.
My job search is getting more snail mailed rejection letters than emailed responses to state that my resume has been recieved. And things aren't looking any brighter.
Tried to sell my books, but nobody wanted to buy them for anything close to a "reasonable price". $20 for two books, each of which are listed in ABE for for $100+ [ reader's copy ], is not reasonable, IMNSHO. The signed first edition of an author's first book, in mint condition, was hardly worth trying to flog. The only dealer that would buy, would give me ten bucks for it. [ Weiser has it listed for $200.] I offered my specialized library to half a dozen people and organizations, for a really reasonable price --- they all turned it down. I tried selling another rare book. Every person taht declared an interest in it, later retracted the offer to buy. I could give them away, but I was selling them, as I need some cash. As it is, I did give some books away. The Secret Gospel of Judas of Keiroth was probably the best one that I gave away.
Waiting for copyright permissions for my books. Then the publisher will decide whether to accept them or not.
What a life.
Wind under Thy Wings