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    Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    And a skeptic - or a Humanistic Pagan - can still come up with awesome gift ideas.
    I wish I was crafty so I could make those solar system bracelets for some people...
    baah.

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    I didn't want to derail this too much, so I split it into what I think will be my favorite thread ever...


    Periodic Table of Elements Cuff: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1254848...ents-steampunk (Pyramid collection has one in a silver metal of some sort)

    human skull earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2299898...?ref=related-2
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-m...der-food-gifts

    Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.
    Last edited by B. de Corbin; 18 Nov 2015 at 08:19.
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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    I want this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/208713763956580789/

    (Corbin makes a great horseshoe crab pendant)
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

    Pagan Devotionals, because the wind and the rain is our Bible

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-m...der-food-gifts

    Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.
    The Arduino sounds a lot like Rasberry PI,the mini computer board.


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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-m...der-food-gifts

    Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.
    Cypress Grove has amazing cheese!!!!
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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-m...der-food-gifts
    Seconding food. I home-make all my gifts because I'm poor and make decent desserts. As the years went on, now people actually just request that I cook them something instead of buying them something.

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    So, I had the idea to make DNA models out of perler beads, twist them into their double helix shapes and use them as one of our Yule tree ornaments (we've also been making snowflakes). I've not tried this yet, but I'm hoping it works better than my experiment last night in making a flat representation of the double helix...the problem being that the turn becomes a single bead, which tends to break. If I filled in the background and a border, it would hold, but that's not what I'm was going for


    Regarding food...I like things in jars...

    If your loved one likes nutella: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysande...la#.ov3WyoJzjM
    (IMO, eeewww)

    Chai tea kit (yes please!): http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysande...ft#.hloxByJaG8

    Yummy cookies in a jar: http://christmas.organizedhome.com/c...meal-scotchies

    Mocha Cocoa in a jar: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mocha-cocoa

    Chocolate chip and oatmeal quickbread in a bottle (I think I'd change this to cranberry orange oatmeal with dark chocolate, but still yum): http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/holi...ad-in-a-bottle#
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    So, I had the idea to make DNA models out of perler beads, twist them into their double helix shapes and use them as one of our Yule tree ornaments (we've also been making snowflakes). I've not tried this yet, but I'm hoping it works better than my experiment last night in making a flat representation of the double helix...the problem being that the turn becomes a single bead, which tends to break. If I filled in the background and a border, it would hold, but that's not what I'm was going for
    I love snowflakes...

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    Re: Awesome gift ideas for the non-religious

    Just an idea,and you could maybe use pipe cleaners for the materials.
    Here.

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    and the pic.
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
    NO TERF EVER WE belong Too.
    don't stop the tears.let them flood your soul.




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    my new page here,let me know what you think.


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