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Do you use drumming, rattling or music for journeying?

Yes, I use drumming that is recorded.
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Yes, I use drumming that I play myself.
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Yes, I use drumming that is played by someone else with me.
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Yes I use rattling or other sounds I play myself.
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Yes I use rattling or other sounds that are recorded or played by others with me.
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9%
Yes I use recorded music.
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55%
No, I don't use anything other than my imagination to journey.
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9%
Other.
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damsel fly splendor...

Post by dragonflydrummer » Wed May 04, 2005 6:16 am

Those certainly are beautiful, Stormy -- thankee. It's getting to be the season to go out and commune with the wee critters again soon. Been playing kalimba a little more lately in anticipation...

Is there a large Pagan community around Pittsburgh with gatherings and drum circles and the like? :sunny: :happy3:
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Re: damsel fly splendor...

Post by Stormy » Wed May 04, 2005 6:47 am

dragonflydrummer wrote: Is there a large Pagan community around Pittsburgh with gatherings and drum circles and the like? :sunny: :happy3:
Actually, I have learned that there is, but with my acute photosensitivity (allergic to the sun in layman's terms) and severe allergies, I just can't comfortably attend most of them. I used to go to a meeting out at a Borders book store, but in the spring/summer/early fall they insist on having the meeting outside in the lawn and I just can't handle it (the filtered air conditioner air actually helps a LOT with the seasonal allergies).
It really sucks to love nature and the outdoors so much and have so many problems with it. But I still get to enjoy it, just not when most other people do - at night, when most plants aren't pollinating and the sun is hiding. Or I'm also good in the daytime in deep woods so long as I've packed down a handfull of allergy meds first LOL.

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Post by Kystar » Wed May 04, 2005 5:49 pm

Oh total Suckage, Stormy!
I, too, suffer from the Allergy Demon. Never get a break. Fall: Ragweed, Goldenrod; Winter: Dust, mold, mildew; Spring: Pollen; Summer: Grass.

Luckily, though I overheat easily, I'm not photosensitive. I have a good friend who is, though...and it isn't a pretty picture when he cooks!

Oh well.
Do you have any info on this group that you could PM to me? I might want to look into it.

Sigh, yeah temperate regionS!
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Post by Stormy » Thu May 05, 2005 7:30 am

Kystar wrote: Do you have any info on this group that you could PM to me? I might want to look into it.
yahoo group with events listings for Pgh
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Feeling really bad today, eyes itching, sore throat, runny nose, so not able to type much more...

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Post by Kystar » Thu May 05, 2005 10:24 am

Sorry you're not feeling well.

Thanks for the info.

I think Rose petals in tea might help...I know that its supposed to help hayfever.
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Post by dragonflydrummer » Fri May 06, 2005 5:55 am

I always thought there should be more outdoor events at night, Stormy. But Whoa -- sounds like PA is an allergy-fest for the pollen stricken -- it's not so bad here but for the durned maple-catkins... :-x
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Post by Kystar » Fri May 06, 2005 10:51 am

Oh, PA is definately NOT a place to be if you have environmental allergies!

Too many extremes!
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Post by dragonflydrummer » Fri May 06, 2005 11:05 pm

Seems like such a temperate -- middle Atlantic latitude -- but it's more like Ohio River Valley weather there isn't it? I've been to Philly, but that's about the extent of my PA travel experience. I realize that's quite different from Pittsburgh. Definitely on my list of US cities to visit...

After I get my allergy shots... heh heh... :lol:
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