Confession: I suck at multi-day holidays. The plan was simple, because I know myself pretty well, and over planning is the fastest way to get me overwhelmed. Not planning at all, especially with what feels like new endeavors, is just as bad: the end result is I don’t do the thing. A plan, then, must … Continue reading Navratri: Keeping It Real
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. … Continue reading #YT paganchallenge week 4 video(s)!
Wk 4- Mar. 23- Any writing for the letters E or F - I am keeping this familiar format on week 4 for those who have joined me from the Pagan Blog Project. ~*~*~*~*~ While it may be true that Poseidon is enjoying a bit of popularity right now (which is ridiculously exciting for me, … Continue reading Festivals — the benefits of building new ones — TPE March week 4
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. … Continue reading Calendars or, my year at a glance (the Pagan Experience week 8)
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 … Continue reading No Guilt Year!
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.But … Continue reading Hail Poseidon of Growth!
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 … Continue reading Glad Yuletide!
. . . 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 … Continue reading Poseidea came and went . . .
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 … Continue reading It Begins
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, … Continue reading It comes back to Love