|Really, McQuants? I thought that, since nobody actually seems to bring a case to be answered here in the Moderaty sense, it's been working quite well as a Temple lightning rod for offtopic arguments..|
However. However, I think we can close off here. Ahem. I think we wandered off the point here. My first hint was the suggestion that the Lesser Rituals of the Pentagram originally featured jazz hands. Let's recap.
There's something that, among other people, Persephone and alas are very good at. I am less so, as we can see with the jazz hands, but you've got me so we may as well proceed.
What I was trying to do was to suggest a possible reason why, perhaps, you, Doc Checkmate, were surprised at Saturn's Nod's continuing anger, despite your status as a nice, rational, accommodating fellow, and perhaps also look at some of the roots of that anger, if anger it be.
It struck me that, intentionally or not, one form of rhythmic movement with chanting and talking to presences that might or might not be in a position to hear - the lesser rituals of the pentagram, with its status in western ceremonial magic - was being apparently privileged and given status as an acceptable topic of conversation, while another form was being dismissed with quotes from Pocahontas. Now, from my highly subjective perspective, this could be seen as touching a number of interfaces, among them structured/unstructured, ritual/improvisational, "Art"/(white socks to her calf like that chick from the)"Craft", high/hedge, masculine/feminine, hierarchical/individual - and so on. This may well not have been your, Doc Checkmate's, intention - indeed, I would find it very easy to believe that this checklist was not in your mind for a moment as you identified Saturn's Nod as our token Pocahonty. As you have declined to share your reasons for giving the LBRP mat space and Saturn's Nod's "insight meditation" (in her words) no mat space, in the belief that you have already said what you feel is required for a rational analysis to determine that the situation has been dealt with and the issue is now closed, I have to take this on faith, but I find that an easy faith.
However. However, you also believe that what needs to be said according to the demands of reason has been said - what you, an accommodating, rational man, believe to be the right balance of apology and forward motion has been struck, and you are surprised that Saturn's Nod might not have taken this reasoned and measured draft, drained it and been purged of anger.
However. However, the desired state of affairs having not apparently been achieved, one might have to start thinking about why that might be the case. You, Doc Checkmate, have kindly offered to listen to any further comments by Saturn's Nod, although you do not see why and how she remains angry, which you will no doubt approach with the same sense of yourself as possessed of reason, calm, good manners and equanimity in the correct quantities to determine what is appropriate action on both sides.