A New Lunar Month

On the new-sliver Moon,I wipe away the dust of daysthat waned as time swelled,spent incense, and wax drippings.I light the candle hungeringfor the fire to quicken it. I eat chocolate-date rice toastand drink morning matcha and cleanand come to still prayer at lastwhile the summer light brightensthe blinds and plants curl up,my waking too late … Continue reading A New Lunar Month

There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Occasionally, I write blog posts that decompress about growing up in modern Neopaganism, and this is one of those. The title, “There Is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism (on the one hand) and Occultism or Witchcraft (on the other), and This Illustrates One Aspect of That” is a good summary of what you are … Continue reading There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

[T]here are many aspects of Prometheus: on the intellective, the supra-mundane, and the intra-mundane level, each transmitting the divine gifts to the world accordingly. We must also add, he says, that the distinctive character of this deity is to reveal the good that is hidden within the Gods; therefore he is said to have stolen … Continue reading Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

June 2022 Update: Less Online, Icons, Book Darting, and Getting Excited About Texts

June is always a bit of a whirlwind for me, especially as my mom traditionally visits for my birthday slightly after mid-month, so it's a time for hosting family. It's also the time of year when I struggle to sleep, as I awaken with light (and when I don't, my cat does, and she screams … Continue reading June 2022 Update: Less Online, Icons, Book Darting, and Getting Excited About Texts