Category: Praxis / Practice Notes
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…
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…
A Shrine for Cathubodua
Indeed, the Crow Battle Goddess took me incredibly by surprise when she revealed herself last fall.
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…
A goddess has joined my household. Here is how it happened.
What do I want out of my practice? I think it’s easiest to answer with an example. What I want out of my practice is best reflected by the day I had yesterday. Some pagan friends and I went to an orchard to pick apples and can them afterwards. Before beginning our little harvest of…
My (New) Approach to Polytheism For Beginners
Originally posted on IT'S GUNSMILE: Introducing people to Paganism is not a new task for me. Over the past 11 years, I have helped a number of friends navigate the unfamiliar waters of polytheistic faith, usually by providing the resources but letting them swim on their own. But I have grown, too. Looking back,…
Tarot Deck Spotlight: The Goatbunny Tarot
Hey everyone! Long time no blog. There are some good reasons for it, but don’t want to bore anyone with the details. Stay hydrated, stay cool this summer, and enjoy this new blog post! I wanted to do something a little different and highlight one of my favourite things to have entered my life since…
A ritual for Zeus amongst Oak trees
I have a friend who does monthly libations to the Greek gods and goddesses and when possible, I try to join.
Tread Light and Run Through The Fire
Content Notes: I do use the word “crazy” from time to time because I identify with that word as a mentally ill person. I also talk frankly about burnout, violence (in a dream), trauma, and similarly heavy topics. If there is something you need a specific content warning on, please let me know and I…