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#61    Ryu

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

View PostDoctor_Strangelove, on 01 June 2011 - 04:42 PM, said:

Many college degrees are becoming more and more useless as time progresses,

Yup. This I know all too well.

View PostDoctor_Strangelove, on 01 June 2011 - 04:42 PM, said:

so I see no real harm in a school for Wicca and Pagan practices. What's  the difference between a magic course and a Liberal Arts degree? Not  much, aside from the mad rep you'd get in your D&D group.

True except most liberal arts don't taut magic as being real.

But if people wish to spend their money on it then that is their prerogative, I just find it odd that the school was originally aimed at kids which tells me that this is nothing more than a fantasy summer camp but then you get the kids parents getting into the act , what getsme is that Mr. Zell even goes so far as to claim that the nonsense he teaches augments mainstream education..that it is actually useful.

But..soon parents will wake up and see it for what it is and if their little kiddies still want to play Harry Potter then buy them a book or two along with a boatload of books on real life stuff.

Oh well....at least the "school" has a nice setting. Looks like Mr. Zell is recuperating from his cancer ordeal so that is nice.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

In some ways, I think some of what they teach could be useful. The spooky application usefulness of it might be debatable.
Like they have cosmology. Spooky applications of astronomy. The kids are learning the stars in the sky, which can be useful.
Nature studies is about camping and woodcraft... Kind of like boy or girl scouts.
The math class probably help some kids out with their regular math skills.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:04 PM

I just find it funny that skeptics can't separate what they claim we pagans can't.  

Are they teaching fantasy magic?  No.. they're teaching "magic" in the natural sense.  Things that people have been doing for thousands of years.  Not what Hollywood would have you believe magic is.

And Rashore has it right.  It's a mix of what's natural and a mix of religious belief.  Not uttering some made up words to make a rabbit disappear, or a person levitate.. Or change our hair color without dye.  Just because Zell likes to dress like the stereotypical wizard doesn't mean that he's slinging spells like Gandalf.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

View PostRyu, on 01 June 2011 - 05:38 PM, said:

Yup. This I know all too well.



True except most liberal arts don't taut magic as being real.

But if people wish to spend their money on it then that is their prerogative, I just find it odd that the school was originally aimed at kids which tells me that this is nothing more than a fantasy summer camp but then you get the kids parents getting into the act , what getsme is that Mr. Zell even goes so far as to claim that the nonsense he teaches augments mainstream education..that it is actually useful.

But..soon parents will wake up and see it for what it is and if their little kiddies still want to play Harry Potter then buy them a book or two along with a boatload of books on real life stuff.

Oh well....at least the "school" has a nice setting. Looks like Mr. Zell is recuperating from his cancer ordeal so that is nice.
In all honesty it's no different than Christian Bible camps, private Catholic schools and Christian Colleges. If people want to dish out money to learn aspects of a religion, I see no problem with this. Wizards gonna wiz.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:51 PM

It's things like this that keep the world interesting. I'm tired of living in cookie cutter communities.  :sleepy:


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:45 AM

YES.


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

Well, someone had to do it. Besides, it sounds like fun. Think he could teach me how to win the lottery?  :lol:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:41 AM

View PostRyu, on 31 May 2011 - 11:23 PM, said:

Why do all the cool sounding cities get cool myths?
You never hear of the "Minneapolis Devil"  or the Iowa City Beast" :no:

Maybe you should dig around for an awkward-sounding beast, such as those. :)

As for your earlier post, I checked it out and agree to an extent. However, if people want to spend their money on it, then that's their choice.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

Ok.. I should've gotten my acceptance letter already...

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:45 AM

Oh my god. I've never seen this thread before.
First, the Grey school opened on line YEARS before 2011.
More like.... Wow, 06 maybe.
Trust me on this, because when he did, we were pealing with laughter.

He and his wife were true craft people, legit initially, but when they did this, the entire community was aghast.

He was charging huge amts of money for nonsense.
The only reason I found out about this, was someone who was shall we say was a rival of mine (more like jealous b!tch) , and raised MUSLIM, decided to mess with me, and mock my beliefs. She did some seriously nasty things to me in tandem with this other guy, who I didn't even know.... , so... Lets just say she had no idea what hit her, so she goes and joins this on line, to learn how to "fight"  me...


She would discuss it on her livejournal,and how magical she was becoming,  and I would die laughing.

Then she got the logo of the school as a tattoo.
Seriously?

I told my high priestess about all of it and she was just appalled.

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 14 October 2013 - 03:47 AM.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:42 AM

Maybe he ought to do pottery too, since he has so much hair.
Then he could be Hairy Potter.

Edited by Realm, 14 October 2013 - 07:42 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

View PostEmeraldgemheart, on 11 October 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

Ok.. I should've gotten my acceptance letter already...
Oh, that might explain all those owls sitting about outside.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 14 October 2013 - 07:53 AM, said:

Oh, that might explain all those owls sitting about outside.


Dang it! They sent my letter to the wrong house again! >:(

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostEmeraldgemheart, on 14 October 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:




Dang it! They sent my letter to the wrong house again! >:(

I cannot tell if you are joking or not.

You didn't really sign up for this?It's in California it seems.  It's ridiculous, even if you truly want to learn the craft.
It's a religion, not a way to cast spells to make the lead singer of One Direction love you.
If you truly want to learn the craft, being ripped off by this guy cashing in in harry Potter,  is not the way to do it.
There are plenty of legit practitioners in California.
Just sayin.

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 14 October 2013 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

No, I didn't sign up. I'm just messing around.

And for your information, I hate One Direction. I like Skillet better.

Edited by Emeraldgemheart, 15 October 2013 - 02:59 PM.

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