The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
April 13, 2021, 06:18:03 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 13, 2021, 06:18:03 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 6   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: If You Could Live Anywhere, Where Would You Live?  (Read 29011 times)
Mithril
Adept Member
*****
*
Last Login:October 08, 2011, 09:24:55 pm
France France

Religion: Witch
TCN ID: Mithril
Posts: 1010


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #15: May 14, 2009, 07:19:38 pm »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?

I'd live in Roanoke, Virginia, near my grandma, in the blue ridge. I absolutely love walking in the woods there. It would have a big effect on my religious life. It's such a natural place, I just get the impression that the spirits of the trees and in the forest in general are more *active* than they are in Houston and I feel I'd have an easier time working with them and feeling connected to the Earth there.
Logged

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

"Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
~Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

BGMarc
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:August 17, 2011, 09:57:32 pm
Australia Australia

Religion: Stoic (with declining druidic/wiccish hangovers and emergent Hellenic/Kemetic affiliations)
Posts: 1525


Blog entries (0)

Marc Larkin 6marc9
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #16: May 14, 2009, 07:25:14 pm »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?

I would live in the Avalon of Marion Zimmer Bradley. I would like to live as a part of the sort of religiously-based community that she describes and I find the faith to be one I could ally mydelf to if I had such a context.
Logged

"If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered" Robin Tyler

It's the saddest thing in the world when you can only feel big by making others feel small. - UPG

Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime. The sentence is death. There is no appeal and sentence is carried out automatically and without pity. Lazarus Long.

BGMarc at the Pub
Melamphoros
Staff
Grand Adept Member
***
Last Login:March 28, 2015, 11:01:26 pm
United States United States

Religion: Informed Eclectic with Hellenic Overtones
TCN ID: Melamphoros
Posts: 13621


Kiss My Scythe

Blog entries (0)


« Reply #17: May 14, 2009, 10:12:58 pm »

I'd live in Roanoke, Virginia, near my grandma, in the blue ridge. I absolutely love walking in the woods there. It would have a big effect on my religious life. It's such a natural place, I just get the impression that the spirits of the trees and in the forest in general are more *active* than they are in Houston and I feel I'd have an easier time working with them and feeling connected to the Earth there.

Oh yeah, mountains are nice.  My grandfather lives in the Ashville, NC area and I just love looking at the mountains.  Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.  I have a crippling fear of heights and I get a panic attack on quite a few of those roads.  I don't think I could ever drive on them.
Logged



Jesus saves, Allah forgives, Cthulhu thinks you will make a great sandwich.
My Spiritual Blog
herbalgoddess13
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:September 09, 2010, 08:07:55 pm
United States United States

Religion: Eclectic Pagan
TCN ID: herbalgoddess13
Posts: 1268


Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #18: May 15, 2009, 12:18:48 am »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?
The dessert, specifically New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe would be nice.  They get four seasons but rarely extreme temperatures.  I love the mountains and the deep sky that goes on forever.  I have mold allergies and in NM I can breath.  I love the quick but wild rain storms and the beautiful rainbows.  The people are friendly and I feel a strong spiritual presence that inspires me.  When I meditate, I imagine myself in the desert and I'm at peace.  I'm not sure how it would effect my religious life, that would depend much on the friends I make, but as I said, I feel connected and spiritual in the desert.  My kids love it there too, I've never seen them happier or more at peace than they were in NM.  I'm currently working on a five year plan to get there.



*edited typo*
Logged

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ~ Neil Gaiman

My Blog
Morag
Adept Member
*****
*
Last Login:October 16, 2019, 05:54:45 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: NeoCeltic Feri/Reclaimingesque HearthWitchery
TCN ID: morag
Posts: 2178


So much more than a pretty girl.

Blog entries (0)

maitressekatje honeyfeather honeyfeather
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #19: May 15, 2009, 05:39:18 am »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?

Out of a suitcase. I get bored really quickly, and especially with wherever I'm living. I've only been in Nanaimo for 8 months and already I'm itching to travel. If I could whittle my belongings down to what would fit in a suitcase and a backpack, and know that I could manage to travel wherever I wanted, I'd pick up and travel the world until I dropped dead.

I used to dream of one day settling down in a cute little town and having a family, but that changed pretty drastically. Now the thought of settlement scares the living hell out of me, as does the idea of spawn. I want exploration and adventure -- hell, if sign-up sheets for colonization of a new planet went out today, I'd be first in line.

Religiously I doubt it would have any adverse affects -- my gods don't mind traveling, I gather (as They're from Ireland, Egypt, and Hawaii originally and seem to not mind kicking it with me in BC), and I don't really need all that junk on my altar. I no longer follow a fertility path but an ecstatic one, so being in the right seasons for the right holidays isn't a concern. (On a personal note, I would always try to be in a place that has fall as a season during Halloween, because I love fall and that holiday and think they should always go together.)

And my path is really about migration -- migration, moving, mobility are all really important to me. I see myself as always moving, always shifting and going somewhere new. It's no different for my religious beliefs; if anything, I see a traveling lifestyle helping my religious life.

Yes -- give me cafes in Paris one week and working as a bartender in La Antigua, Guatemala the next. A life of little sleep and no permanence; friends that are dear while I have them but forgotten in the next month; lovers I'll never see again; and never being anywhere long enough for me to get my inevitable bad reputation. Wink
Logged

Read Bellica here!
Innocence and Immanence

"i am not an angry girl, but it seems like i've got everyone fooled -- every time i say something they find hard to hear they chalk it up to my anger and never to their own fear. and imagine you're a girl, just trying to finally come clean, knowing full well they'd prefer you were dirty and smiling."
--Ani DiFranco, Not a Pretty Girl.
goatboy
Apprentice
**
Last Login:May 23, 2009, 09:28:37 am
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Religion: Luciferian
Posts: 20


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #20: May 15, 2009, 09:45:38 am »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?
I always liked the look of Simon's house in "The Devil Rides Out"  Hammer horror film.
Loved that Satanic observatory.
No near neighbours, door-to-door evangelists or salespeople.
Somewhere to graze the goats.
Loads of room, close to the woods, and plenty of space for my driver to park the Rolls.
Of course, I would throw a big open party for any Cauldron members who could get there. Wrap up warm though, for us Brits, going sky-clad in the Summer
just means taking off one of our coats.
Logged

How do they get the Teflon to stick to the pans?
Altair
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:December 18, 2012, 06:59:40 am
United States United States

Religion: Wiccan-ish pantheistic polytheist
Posts: 1942


Follow your star wherever it may lead

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #21: May 15, 2009, 10:58:52 am »

Yes -- give me cafes in Paris one week and working as a bartender in La Antigua, Guatemala the next. A life of little sleep and no permanence; friends that are dear while I have them but forgotten in the next month; lovers I'll never see again; and never being anywhere long enough for me to get my inevitable bad reputation. Wink

How wildly romantic! Well said.
Logged

Morag
Adept Member
*****
*
Last Login:October 16, 2019, 05:54:45 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: NeoCeltic Feri/Reclaimingesque HearthWitchery
TCN ID: morag
Posts: 2178


So much more than a pretty girl.

Blog entries (0)

maitressekatje honeyfeather honeyfeather
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #22: May 15, 2009, 08:08:18 pm »

How wildly romantic! Well said.

Thank you. Smiley
Logged

Read Bellica here!
Innocence and Immanence

"i am not an angry girl, but it seems like i've got everyone fooled -- every time i say something they find hard to hear they chalk it up to my anger and never to their own fear. and imagine you're a girl, just trying to finally come clean, knowing full well they'd prefer you were dirty and smiling."
--Ani DiFranco, Not a Pretty Girl.
Yez
Apprentice
**
Last Login:June 22, 2009, 01:53:25 am
United States United States

Religion: Daoist, apparently
Posts: 24


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #23: May 15, 2009, 08:21:40 pm »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)

I love my house, its grounds and the pasture across the street.  I'd just like to have the funds to fix it up and put in a fireplace.

If I couldn't live here, I'd want to be on the ocean side of Provincetown (Cape Cod), in the dunes but within earshot of the surf.  (This isn't possible, of course, since it's part of the National Seashore.)  The P-town culture would embrace "Buddhist, apparently", although I don't have any difficulty in my current town.  The ocean is the real magnet for me (and the sea grass, and the seagulls).  I grew up in a coastal town, and I'm always homesick for salt air and saltwater.

SO is not a beach person, though, so even if I could build my (fireplaced!) cottage in the dunes, I wouldn't :-}
Logged

Black holes are where God divided by zero. - Stephen Wright
xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:October 13, 2012, 11:46:34 pm
United States United States

Religion: Herbalist with a dash of Kitchen Witchery
Posts: 67


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #24: May 15, 2009, 10:51:16 pm »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?

If I could live anywhere, I would live in a more rural environment. Maybe somewhere around the base of a mountain range where the land is starting to get larger hills, but isn't so high up that it is just rocks. There would be old trees that have seen the seasons pass for ages. It would be somewhere that experiences actual seasons (Florida doesn't change very much.)

Mostly though, I would have enough land to be able breathe and to practice outside without neighbors gawking at me.

I think that this change would allow me to do more outdoor rituals and being so close to the land at all times would facilitate my staying more centered and grounded than I do in my current apartment.

Scarabnight
Logged

herbalgoddess13
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:September 09, 2010, 08:07:55 pm
United States United States

Religion: Eclectic Pagan
TCN ID: herbalgoddess13
Posts: 1268


Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #25: May 16, 2009, 03:39:22 pm »

Mostly though, I would have enough land to be able breathe and to practice outside without neighbors gawking at me.
I hear you!  Most of my neighbors are senior citizens and I think they're in bed for my evening rituals, but in the morning I see them all peeking out their fancy draperies at me.  I don't mind too much, but I do wonder what they're thinking.

I think that this change would allow me to do more outdoor rituals and being so close to the land at all times would facilitate my staying more centered and grounded than I do in my current apartment.

Scarabnight
Funny that you said that, most people I know love to live near water.  While I love the water, I feel very anxious when I'm living close to large bodies of water.  I think this is why the dessert is so appealing to me.
Logged

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ~ Neil Gaiman

My Blog
xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:October 13, 2012, 11:46:34 pm
United States United States

Religion: Herbalist with a dash of Kitchen Witchery
Posts: 67


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #26: May 16, 2009, 04:05:32 pm »

I hear you!  Most of my neighbors are senior citizens and I think they're in bed for my evening rituals, but in the morning I see them all peeking out their fancy draperies at me.  I don't mind too much, but I do wonder what they're thinking.

I have the same experiences with that! live in a pretty big college town, but it's just my luck that my complex is right next to this "senior zone" complete with thirty mph speed limits.  Roll Eyes

Funny that you said that, most people I know love to live near water.  While I love the water, I feel very anxious when I'm living close to large bodies of water.  I think this is why the dessert is so appealing to me.

While I'm not fond of being so close to the ocean, I wouldn't mind some sort of trickling brook on my fantasy land Smiley

I have an aunt who lives out in Nevada and it is really nice out there when you're not in the big cities. I am always amazed at how well my unruly curls behave in the dry air as apposed to the humid mess that is Florida.  Wink

Scarabnight 
Logged

maverickmuse
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:February 13, 2012, 05:26:50 pm
United States United States

Religion: Polytheistic Pagan
Posts: 54


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #27: May 16, 2009, 08:13:08 pm »

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? (Please be fairly specific.)  Why there? What effect, if any, would this have on your religious life?

Other than exactly where I am, my only other choice would be the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Since I have lived by the sea for most of my life and am now the farthest inland I've ever been, I miss the sea constantly.  We go often, even in winter, so I am content most of the time, but the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are pristine, uncluttered by commercialism, and have some of the most generous and friendliest folks I've ever met!

My youngest daughter and I often discuss "running away" together, but she wants to be able to come back to our little hideaway here...so much for running away!  I have a different plan!   Grin

As far as my faith,  I could only see it deepening.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 08:21:43 pm by maverickmuse, Reason: grammar glitch » Logged

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." ~~Author Unknown~~
Star
Message Board Coordinator
Senior Staff
Grand Adept Member
****
Last Login:January 12, 2013, 08:36:08 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Reconstructionist
TCN ID: star
Posts: 9033


Etcetera, Whatever

Blog entries (0)

ilaynay starcr
WWW
« Reply #28: May 16, 2009, 09:42:16 pm »

Other than exactly where I am, my only other choice would be the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

I'll be in Rodanthe in a couple of weeks.  *happy sigh*  If I didn't have the family/roots considerations, and could skip practical problems like hurricanes, I'd happily move there.  I haven't ever lived by the ocean, but it's one of those things where...  it just feels like home in many ways.  I don't get out there half as often as I'd like.  Sad
Logged

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced."
-- Aart Van Der Leeuw

Main Blog:  Star's Journal of Random Thoughts
Religious Blog:  The Song and the Flame
I can also now be found on Goodreads.
maverickmuse
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:February 13, 2012, 05:26:50 pm
United States United States

Religion: Polytheistic Pagan
Posts: 54


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #29: May 16, 2009, 11:31:36 pm »

I'll be in Rodanthe in a couple of weeks.  *happy sigh* 

Happy, happy thoughts!  I hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful time! 

The kids are wanting to go to Buxton and climb the Hatteras Lighthouse...just one more time (again).  We drove out to the beach two weeks ago, but it was Virginia Beach...too many people, too commercial; no wonder we love our little islands!
Logged

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." ~~Author Unknown~~

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 6   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Live, Love, and Laugh: a poem
Art, Poetry and Writing
Jorgath 3 1964 Last post June 02, 2007, 12:54:55 am
by Mama Dragon
Who thought this was a nice place to live? « 1 2 »
Social Discussion Boards
WarHorse 19 7266 Last post December 19, 2007, 09:29:03 pm
by WarHorse
Why I want to live in the boonies... « 1 2 3 »
Pets
AIONIA 38 11753 Last post January 10, 2008, 10:50:58 am
by AIONIA
Your Gods and where you live « 1 2 3 4 »
Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology
Juniper 47 16446 Last post November 29, 2009, 01:05:56 pm
by samham73
Children shows that you could live without « 1 2 »
Music, Television, and Film
Figment99 15 5469 Last post February 19, 2009, 04:25:09 pm
by Elisabette
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.064 seconds with 51 queries.