Tea for Durga!

During my morning devotionals a few weeks back, Durga opined that She’d also like some tea, thank you, but tea of Her own, not to share, would be appreciated. I commissioned a tea made for Her from Mia over at The Forest Witch, and she came up with this blend for Durga. It is beautiful,…

Keeping It Real: Insecurities.

This is a common refrain here on my blog, but I think it’s important. Once upon a time, when I was a baby pagan, I was in awe of the people who’d been doing things for what seemed  like a long time, who seemed to have their shit together. With experience under my belt, I…

To Bear Witness

At a glance, my relationship with Poseidon might seem one-sided and focused mostly on me. Our path together emphasis my journey with compassion, my struggles with awareness, my healing and development of healthy, sustainable coping methods. We focus a lot on how I spend my time, we talk about projects I’m working on, or where my regular Reiki sendings…

Poseidon Hippios 2015

Hail, Poseidon, Lord of Horses! I sing Your praise! Hail, Poseidon, whose thundering hooves shake the very earth. From Your seed did the horse spring, From Your virility and Your generosity did this noble creature rush forth, Companion to humankind, and so often, so awfully abused. Shelter them, oh my Lord, for Your embrace is…

Knowledge, Wisdom, and Gnosis — TPE March Week 1

Staring at this topic, I think: how am I going to write this? What am I going to write about? I think: I’ll go to the dictionaries, get some working definitions, and talk about how those definitions inform my path. I’m thick in some more academic focused books right now (Osun Across the Waters, edited…

Nauthiz

Need drives me. I’m not special in that; I suspect that need drives a lot of people, when (heh) the need arises. Holding what I know of myself (I’m not driven by want or by interests — I’m more gentle in my approach when I’m writing regularly or when I’m knitting) and thinking about need,…

Sex!

Oh, did that get your attention? My bad . . . It’s a timely topic though, right? We’ve just had Valentine’s Day (and while it’s not a holiday I celebrate, it is a holiday that’s thrust into my awareness, thank you Retail Reality); Theogamia is staring us in the face, Anthesteria is right around the…

My god is an awesome god (The Pagan Experience, week 3)

Somewhat recently I was listening to an interview with a Catholic nun during which she spoke of Psalms. More to the point, she spoke of the belief that, when a Christian calls out to their god, when they reach out in need, in pain, in suffering, their god hears them and reaches back. The sister…

Musing on those small things — but with a migraine!

(I mention the migraine because it makes a difference in my writing quality. This post is raw, and it’s unedited, and it’s mostly for my own record. You’ve been warned 😉 ) I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m finding a host of small things coming together, adding weight, one thing on top of the…

on Compassion and Setting Boundaries

Long-time followers of this blog will know that, in sharing the ups and downs of my path, it is incredibly important to me that I keep shit real. We as people are encouraged to write about the good things, to talk about the good things, to share the positive stuff, to put a positive spin…

Poseidon goes to the dentist with me

Every time I start thinking about posting Serious Posts (I’ve got one in the works regard ancient Hellenic veiling practices and styles, and commentary from yours truly) I end up with posts like these instead. This month has seen me taking care of some seriously neglected dental work, as some of you may already know….

Feelings of vulnerability

Today — well, the last week really — I’ve been feeling incredibly vulnerable and raw. Yesterday, I was able to marvel over the fact that I feel as vulnerable and raw and fragile as I feel, and I’m not feeling all that inclined to examine it in order to root it out, to label it,…