My commentary on paranoia had nothing to do with anyone on blogspot. (It seem I synced - though not very well at all - with RO's discourse on Tyson's amusing theory, which I won't bother with since I'd have to like hand out some of my less amusing experiences with visions of the end and beings that insist I'm a prophet or somesuch.)
Someone happened to email me and ask me to wander about poking my head into a matter they felt was potentially dangerous for a friend, and said friend was insisting she was being cursed, complete with nightmares. My light-weight gander showed a correspondence between the friend's paranoia and an entity having fun with her, and I offered some tips for deconstructing that problem.
It just happens to be a common problem. People becoming paranoid and flipping out. Like I said, I suspect for most beginners it relates to oracular trance states and personal psychology.
Review of Robin Artisson's The Witching Way of Hollow Hill forthcoming since my girlfriend and I switched books and I wanted to look at his system. And then I should get around to finishing my submission for Bluebird so I can send it to Joshua Carfax and watch him warp the ever-loving fuck out of it. (And yes, it will still focus on Spare's techniques.) Which reminds me:
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