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)!
I discovered Rick Riordan's Olympian series not long after the third book was released, though I put off giving the series a go until more of the books had be published because Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time and George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire long, long ago burned out any willingness … Continue reading Giving it another go — Percy Jackson
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)
Yesterday was a bad day. The stupid ant part of the nice Vishnu dream didn't help, I'm sure, and when I was in the middle of belly aching over something or other (writing, or the lack of it this month so far, if you must know) He decided He'd had enough of my not using … Continue reading Dragging my ass back to the shrine — keeping it real
WK 1- Feb. 2- Humanity- How do you define “humanity”? What is your contribution to the collective space of humanity? How does your spiritual path support this definition and contributions?Note: we will be exploring some of what you all share as your practices more deeply in the months ahead, so don’t hold back in giving … Continue reading Oh, the humanity; or Compassion and Poseidon (The Pagan Experience week 5)
I haven't talked about it because I'm a tad superstitious when it comes to talking about writing projects before a certain amount of work has gone into them, but Beth has talked about it, so why not? We're writing a book on Sacred Marriage. (Most important to note: we're writing a book on our experiences … Continue reading Questions about marrying gods or spirits?
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!
Well, he's done it again. I cannot express how much TPWard's hymn to Poseidon Epaktaios moves me. There were chills. There may have been tears of awe. I still haven't the words for this.
A young girl is on her hands and knees at the water's edge, keening into the sea. There is no other word for the sounds coming from her, the sounds of a spirit bound too tightly slipping its cage and splintering from the force of it. She feels herself shattering, and no amount of trying … Continue reading Names Don’t Matter, or: what to do when your god pokes around with your identity by poking around with His own
It's an on-going process, isn't it? Complications creep back in, and I'm reminded that the way to keep my life uncluttered and simple-focused is to live an engaged life, and to make mindful decisions. These aren't made once or twice, these are made every day, as they come up. We don't buy a lot of … Continue reading Embracing Simplicity