Repository of the Order

This WordPress blog for OotS is being repurposed; initially it was being used to give news and updates when needed, and serving as a gateway to the website, another way for people to stumble across it. Now however, archiving is going to be its primary function. If anything occurs to change that updates will be … Continue reading

The Putrefied Pond

Written by Miles (Originally published on August 31st, 2010) Growth requires stillness. In our chaotic lives there is too much movement all around that is not ours. We are pulled one direction then another by our obligations, our duties, our desires. There is so much noise we cannot hear our own voice from the voices … Continue reading

My Perfect Vase is full of…

Written by Ashton (Originally published on March 17th, 2010) Polyester Flowers I’ll stay beautiful even in the twilight hours. When the real life dies, I’ll be around to fulfill your eyes desire I’m in disguise. Polyester Flowers My leaves will stay intact when I am shook. My stem is injection molding, and the water is … Continue reading

The World of Victim

Written by Ashton (Originally published on June 22nd, 2010) Here, Energies of life in this world are burdens to the individual. All consequences of life are thrust upon the individual cruelly, or apathetically. Purpose in why these things happen are not valued, they are seen as chains, suppression, and denial. The Individual in the World … Continue reading

Intimacy with Emotions: Anger

Written by Ashton (Originally published on July 24th, 2010) The Tool Analogy concerning Emotions is a common one. Tools after they are done being used have a tendency to be put away, out of sight until called on again to be used. Placed on a Wall or closed up in a Tool box or bag, … Continue reading

The Honesty of Darkness

Written by Darth Draconis (Originally published on May 5th, 2010) The death of a star – falling in upon itself – takes place in those of strength; those to weak are consumed. This is the beginning of insatiable hunger, ambitions, wants, passion; and it is the end of contentment, rest, peace. The individual becomes a … Continue reading

On Freedom

Written by Miles (Originally published on February 20th, 2010) I have often looked at freedom as the opportunity to make and act upon my own choices. Much of this must be worked for, in many ways. But in my walking I have discovered at least one aspect of it that I did not expect. When … Continue reading