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
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)
There are a number of observances that I hold for Poseidon (neither 'ritual' nor 'festival' work as a descriptor and I'm not sure what to call them other than observances. Rarely is anything scripted with separate stages, and the ones which are -- which include a meal and offerings given in a formal sort of … Continue reading Hail to You, Poseidon Phytalmios!
Poseidon Hippios is a festival I hold in honor of er, Poseidon Hippios, every year. Recently I've had the occasion to sit and think back, and I'm realizing that I've held this holiday for Poseidon, in one form or another, going back thirteen years although I've only been holding it continuously for nine. It is … Continue reading Poseidon Hippios
Or two, depending on how you're counting. I wish I did not have the ability to turn things off without actually waking up -- I missed the actual running time by about an hour. The going to bed for the first time process was extremely emotionally difficult, however -- it is rare when I am … Continue reading Into day three . . .
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 … Continue reading Poseidon of the Horses, in pictures
Yesterday I puttered around in the garden. It reached warm temperatures here, so I dug a spot for the rosemary Beth rescued last year, and planted the bulbs from the bulb-bowl we bought for Idunna and Bragi. I'm skeptical of whether or not I planted them deeply enough, but I also was at the end … Continue reading The dirt!
Every year, Poseideia comes up, and every year I decide that I really ought to be doing something BIG and elaborate, a nice, long drawn out ritual with offerings and flowery sayings, praise upon praise heaped upon Poseidon, the most beloved god in my life. It never happens that way, because the moment I start … Continue reading Mother Night, Poseideia, Yule
I try to keep out and out rants off this particular blog, because that's not what I want this blog to be about. In this case, however, I think the subject fits the scope of this blog. As you may or may not be aware of, I work in retail. Happily, it's a drug store, … Continue reading In a continuation of words meaning things, about that ‘Merry Christmas’