Wrapping Up 2020, Welcoming 2021

In 2020, this blog had 10,400 views and 3,636 visitors (some repeat visitors, some new, some click-and-leaves). The majority of readers reached the blog through search engines (Google, Baidu, DuckDuckGo, Bing), WordPress Reader, or Twitter, with other social media venues trailing a bit farther behind. The most viewed item overall was the homepage. Some reading … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2020, Welcoming 2021

Prayer in Under 5 Minutes

Note: This page has been superseded by an open access online book I wrote for people just getting started with honoring Gods. Please visit https://kayeofswords.github.io/soulsinnerstatues/ and view the chapters "Foundations" and "The Mechanics of Ritual."  The past few weeks have been a blur of activity, from academic article-writing to running an internal conference at my … Continue reading Prayer in Under 5 Minutes

ACTS OF SPEECH on Bookshop.org

My exciting update of the day is that Bookshop.org, the indie-bookstore-friendly alternative to the monopoly store, now stocks Acts of Speech. You can acquire it here: https://bookshop.org/books/acts-of-speech/9781735740614 The paperback of Acts of Speech is available for purchase. It has been listed automatically on Amazon, but to order from another source (I highly recommend your local … Continue reading ACTS OF SPEECH on Bookshop.org

Preliminary Thoughts on Intergenerational Polytheistic Revivals

When I think about American polytheism and sustainability, two big things come to mind: (1a), the cycles of festivals and ritual in honor of the Gods; (1b), the shifting sands of what it is to live in a multicultural, multi-pantheon nation, where the boundaries between the traditions are permeable and shifting from generation to generation; … Continue reading Preliminary Thoughts on Intergenerational Polytheistic Revivals