Indeed, the Crow Battle Goddess took me incredibly by surprise when she revealed herself last fall.
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 … Continue reading Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)
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 … Continue reading Orchardcraft
Super thoughtful blog post, not just for beginners but for long-time polytheists as well.
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, I don’t think I would tell someone brand new what I used to tell people in the past. These days, I have a clearer understanding of unhelpful thinking within Greater Pagandom™ that I would want to excise from beginners right away — the sooner, the better.
These are the things I would do differently now:
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I have a friend who does monthly libations to the Greek gods and goddesses and when possible, I try to join.
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 … Continue reading Tread Light and Run Through The Fire
The last leg of the drive to Raven's Knoll occurred in some of the thickest fog I've ever seen outside of the coast of Nova Scotia, and we could barely see three feet ahead of the windshield. I told my partner I'd blow the fog away, and he responded that he doubted my otherworldly abilities … Continue reading Spiralrunning at the Witches Sabbat
“How are everyone’s shoes?” I wonder, looking at my four witch comrades. We all take a moment to stare at our shoes. Most of us are wearing shoes with proper rubber soles or otherwise sturdy footwear and so I suggest: “Let’s follow that path.” It’s a small path that snakes uphill into the forest, still … Continue reading Five Witch Comrades on The Mountainside