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…

Racism in Religion — a link and a rant

“Racism actively harms Heathenry because it is damned hard to shake the public perception that anyone who worship the Norse, Germanic, Ænglisc, and other continental and non-continental European Gods are racists. The tattoo I bear on my chest for Odin, a valknut on my left breast, is seen by many as a symbol of hate….

Names Don’t Matter — An Update

My post Names Don’t Matter (or what to do when your god pokes around with your identity by poking around with his own) talks quite about about gods, identities, and the trauma that can come about when They play a sort of bait-and-switch on you. (Okay. It wasn’t exactly a bait-and-switch, but it was ….

Keeping it Real; or: I am grateful for moments of humility.

Today was an errand running day for me. In my capacity of (volunteer!) Fiberwytch Assistant (or, F’wytchlet), I made my way to acquire some additional storage drawers, a bead-and-charm organizer, and a sync cable that did not come with the new store camera, despite the sales clerk insisting that it did, indeed. Heading out to…

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…

Elemental ritual cords, blog posts, videos, random sharing stuff!

First: Beth’s got some new, elemental ritual cords up for sale — do yourself a favor and check those out! Hand-spun, hand-dyed, hand-sewn beauties! Her ritual cords are one of her most popular items, and for good reason! I love watching these things come into creation. Also blog- and vlogospheres: I came across this touching…

Orthopraxis, truly?

As mentioned previously, I’m reading through Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid (slowly. Oh so slowly), and it’s causing me to ponder over a large part of the vocabulary that makes up our language when we attempt to speak of our religious and spiritual practices. Very early on, the author introduces the notion that,…

Devotions — Morning

Morning prayers are not the first thing that I do upon waking. The first thing that I do is feed the starving — er, annoying — er angelic cats. Then I put water on for tea, and run Corbie out to water the lawn. By the time he’s satisfied with the saturation of the soil…

I see Him in everything, everywhere . . .

With my focus turned toward the elements, and contemplating which element I have the most affinity with, I naturally thought of Poseidon, and Water. Because . . . well. Obviously, right? Except, when I think of all the elements, I think of Poseidon. Earth brings to mind many things: Earth-Shaker, Holder of the Earth, His…

Back to Basics

There’s this cycle that my spiritual life takes. The bare bones, when I’m practicing the way that is ideal to me, looks a bit like this: I wake up in the morning and set tea water to boil. While it’s boiling, I stand before my shrine, light a candle, and say my morning prayers. Depending…

Acedia – a pagan blog project post

I am a mystic. I’m pagan, I’m a polytheist, I’m a devotee to Poseidon, to Odin. I’m an author. I’m many things, but at the heart of it all, I’m a mystic. Due to the influence of the monotheistic religions within the west for the past few thousand years, a huge amount of the language…

Stumbling . . .

One of these days, I’m going to get the balancing act figured out. I am embracing — again, always, and it’s always this struggle! — writing as a spiritual practice. For me, that doesn’t mean always writing about spiritual things; in fact, lately it’s meant going whole hog into fiction. Which is amazing and awesome,…