I have noticed three elements that are always present when I seek to do deep, spontaneous magic from my heart: water, darkness, and movement. Movement I've been intending to begin dance classes in Yemaya's name, wherein I will dedicate each movement to her; so far, mostly due to scheduling and financial issues, I haven't been… Continue reading Three Elements of Practice: Water, Darkness, and Movement.
He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. --Emily Dickinson So a thing happened the other day that I was not expecting, and it put me off guard, and it seemed one of those out there WOO things that anti-theists and others use to put down Paganism. Looking back, though,… Continue reading Because I could not stop for Death–
I identify as a polytheistic Pagan. My polytheism is still growing, still solidifying. It may never be finished; I kind of hope it won't be, ever. Then it would become stagnant. I called this place "Finding the Path" for a reason. I'm finding my own path here in the wild, because all the others that… Continue reading My Polytheism
I’m just gonna leave this here.
I’m going to keep this brief, because I have a life to live. But if someone tells you thatdiversity is “destroying polytheism” please show them this.
Dear Concerned Party,
You are being shown this blog post because you seem to think that diversity is contrary to Polytheism. You want to set up a Polytheist Community wherein only certain types of Polytheists count.
I’m just going to start by assuming that you have never taken an Anthropology 101 type course, and that your grasp of ancient human cultures is extremely limited. Forgive me. I can think of no other reason for your distress, or for your misguided notion that you can treat Polytheism like it is one community and one tradition.
I can think of no other reason why you would look at the ancient world, the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Icelandic, German, Celtic, Slavic, Chinese, and Nigerian Polytheisms, and think that…
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I've been thinking a great deal about deities and their domains, or designations, or whatever you'd like to call them. Part of this was because I worked out a fictional set of religions for my NaNo novel back in November, and I'm still working out what it means for each deity to rule over what… Continue reading On War Deities: Athena and the Morrigan
I am not ashamed by my belief in the gods, or spirits, or magic.
So, about an hour ago, I was in the middle of being informed by an anti-religion "friend" that all religious people are delusional and mentally ill, and should be treated as such. According to her, all religious people should all be sent to therapy and medicated, and if these don't work, then we should be incarcerated for the good of society.
The answer would be yes and no, but mostly no.
I hope this finds resonance. Whatever rituals you would like to perform surrounding this prayer, do so. This is an offering, to you, to the world.
This is how I'm currently dealing with living with non-Pagan people.