scribbles on animism and continental polytheist reconstruction

  • Blog Housekeeping Notes (1)

    — Tidied up a new theme for this blog in WordPress. Home page still has tags and a subscription box, but the layout has been simplified everywhere. Hopefully not too simplified. [X] Implement search somewhere since the theme doesn’t do that automatically 🥲 Done, it’s in the footer. [ ] Fill out new Spirits page — […]

  • Mythless

    There’s a frequent joke shared in Heathenry spaces which I share below: I think those of use who move through these spaces are quick to lament the loss of lore and myth, for good reason. An enormous amount of knowledge is lost in 2000s years of history. The fragments which have survived will forever suffer […]

  • A few notes on the theorized original characteristics of the Gaulish religion(s)

    A few notes on the theorized original characteristics of the Gaulish religion(s)

    I’ve been slowly making my way through Les religions gauloises by Jean-Louis Brunaux over the past several months. I really loved reading Les druides, which I had to return to the national library but am hoping to pick back up again soon. Les religions gauloises similarly does not disappoint.  In this book, Brunaux decided not […]

  • On slowing down—way down

    On slowing down—way down

    Every now and then I find myself falling into the same old trap of urgency. The I shoulds and I needs become confused and pressing. I find myself despairing at the piles of books and scholarly articles downloaded, the endless notes piling up, the outlines that never make it past a few scant intentions. This […]

  • Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part Two)

    Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part Two)

    The second part of a series of blog posts chronicling my current rereading of Isabelle Stengers’ salient and fascinating essay, “Reclaiming Animism.”

  • A Shrine for Cathubodua

    A Shrine for Cathubodua

    Indeed, the Crow Battle Goddess took me incredibly by surprise when she revealed herself last fall.

  • Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part One)

    Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part One)

    That – before the field become solely map memoryIn some archive of some architect’s screenI might possess it or it possess meThrough its night dew, its moon white caulIts slick and shine and its prolifigacyIn every wingbeat in every beat of time Death of a Field, Paula Meehan, 2005 This is the first in what […]

  • Đirona’s Crown

    Đirona’s Crown

    I spent hours watching the fresh-watered wavescollide against the earth; thunder brewing at the tip top of the pines, glorious skies that unfurl out and deep into the west;the wind carrying sweet-water spray onto the land where I standin the shadows of the trees, waiting for the first celestial bodiesto rise behind me from the […]

  • Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)

    Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)

    I picked up Ancient Fire, An Introduction to Gaulish Celtic Polytheism, by Segomâros Widugeni on a whim, and I have to say I enjoyed reading the book. Widugeni’s book is 1) blissfully concise, 2) clear, and 3) is full of citations. As people might intuit from other posts on this blog, citations and citational politics/ethics […]

  • Breaking Waves

    Breaking Waves

    A goddess has joined my household. Here is how it happened.

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