Overall, as someone raised in Neopaganism, I agree with people online who say that raising your kids in paganism or polytheism ensures transmission to the next generation. However, as a minority religion — at least for the next few generations — there is a rocky road. Navigating this is hard for everyone. I have decided that I … Continue reading There Are No Guarantees
To the Heliacal Gods
An example (from my actual practice) of a daily prayer to the Sun and the Gods who vibe heliacal.
In the House of Apollon
This poem was inspired by thinking about the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, and specifically the myth therein of Eros and Psyche, and by thinking about the process of becoming as Godlike as possible.
We Must Unmake to Make Again
At my shrine a few days ago, I asked Apollon what to do because I was feeling angry, frustrated, and without direction. I had been listening to Thenmozhi Soundararajan's The Trauma of Caste (I finished it; go read the review here, and do read/listen to the book if you can; I also made a few … Continue reading We Must Unmake to Make Again
March 2023: Opening Jars
This is my monthly update for March, which I'm doing now so I can be on the computer a bit less during the week — my mom may be visiting this coming weekend, so activities that I ordinarily delegate to the weekends will have to take place on weeknights, so this post can't happen on … Continue reading March 2023: Opening Jars
Generation is Warfare, and the World is Without End
Rather than reaching for fantasies about the end of the world, we should all figure out what we actually want to contribute to the world.
A Few Writing Thoughts: Evil, Empty Jars, Fallow Earth
Over the past two years, while I have written fiction here and there, it has not been the primary focus of my non-work time. I have one novella that I am publishing in (probably) April or May, The Village of Strong Branches. I have another that will be ready to publish as soon as I … Continue reading A Few Writing Thoughts: Evil, Empty Jars, Fallow Earth
Prayers and Spiritual Practices: What I Currently Do
This post describes my current spiritual practice and the cyclical routines I’m cultivating in my life. I had the idea of sharing this a few weeks ago, but several conversations recently (and also reading someone else's post about their current practice) prompted me to sit down and write this up. As I mention in The … Continue reading Prayers and Spiritual Practices: What I Currently Do
Anthesteria 2023, Day Two
Last night, I covered my shrines for the second night of the Anthesteria (and I use HMEPA for calculating this; we're in the 700th Olympiad, so click on that bracket). I always take PTO for Anthesteria. In the teens of our current century, every time I didn't set the time aside, a snowstorm would do … Continue reading Anthesteria 2023, Day Two