#YT paganchallenge week 4 video(s)!

In which I talk a lot (a lot-a lot) about my religious calendar with Poseidon. I pre-recorded these weeks ago; I am intending to edit out longer pauses in the future, but, you know, this is how I talk and I’m not entirely interested in making myself look or sound more polished than I am….

Calendars or, my year at a glance (the Pagan Experience week 8)

Wk 4- Feb. 23- Any writing for the letters C or D – I am keeping this familiar format on week 4 for those who have joined me from the Pagan Blog Project. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ I’ve got two calendars running through the year, here. One is the secular calendar. The second is a localized form of the Athenian calendar….

No Guilt Year!

For many, today is the beginning of the Hellenic festival of Anthesteria, a three-day affair honoring many things including the first flowers of the year, the wine harvest, and the dead. It’s a festival honoring Dionysos, Hermes, Ariadne, among others. Originally it found it’s way onto my calendar because it was important to people who…

Hail Poseidon of Growth!

I was going to get stuff written up about this last night; however serious coughing and a not-treated-exactly-right (maintenance exercise? HA!) back injury from October conspired to see me in bed with sleepy making medicine instead. Cannot type like that. So, hopefully it’ll be up tomorrow. Though, tomorrow will be AFTER the ritual. Ah well….

Glad Yuletide!

Yule has only just begun, in our tradition — beginning on the eve of the Solstice with Mother Night. Yule is settling in with its general flare of “wow, nothing happens when we don’t plan for it and make it happen, in Midgard, who knew?” which is what often happens. My resolve to not work…

Poseidea came and went . . .

. . . and I did not mark the day. I don’t feel badly about this. Surprisingly, actually. I held the bare minimum of devotions that I hold for Poseidon every day (“Good morning, here’s Your tea, I love You.”) I did not even burn a candle for Him. I didn’t realize until the following…

It Begins

It begins in the night, half the world away as dawn gives way to day and is over in the blink of an eye until the next day and the next day day upon day a dance of danger of life racing towards the end. Adrenaline and fear excitement and daring of the air charged…

It comes back to Love

I’m beginning the process of bracing myself for the coming festival — and this one requires bracing for. I’m not sure festival is the right word, really, for what it is. Next week, coinciding with the San Fermin bullrun (popularly known as the Pamplona Running of the Bulls) I’ll be holding my seven day vigil,…

So, about that last post . . .

I realized, belatedly, that in the not taking the things that helped moodwise, I’d also been neglecting to take the non-mood supplements. Most especially important here would be the magnesium which has been cutting down the frequency and severity of the migraines. And somehow I’m surprised that I’ve been headachy all week? Last night I…

Poseidon of the Horses, in pictures

I haven’t yet gotten my head to remember things like, hey, if you start the observance at sundown the day before, the shrine being set up “early” makes sense. I am not making myself go through things* faster than it takes me to go through things, so I’ll say honestly that this past week was…

Hail, Poseidon of the Horses

May Your strong-legged stance provide shelter for the new-borns in the year to come. May Your presence give comfort those in distress, those in need, those in pain. May Your vengeance by felt by those who would harm and abuse these, Your beloved creatures.