I read "What Polytheists Can Learn from Fandom" today. First off, the piece had some good takeaways: An emphasis on building coalitions through a lattice of local, semi-local, national, and international events and loose affiliations of people is important for the future of polytheism. We can do things that respect the diversity of religions and … Continue reading On Fandom and Gods
I. To Elpis (Hope) Elpis, you remain in the jar, the potential of libations. Before words are spoken, on the tip of the tongue, among our racing desires, adventurous, grasping thoughts, you shine like a struck nebula, dispensing grace like flowers. You are the brightness we grasp, unseeing the Fates who know the topography of … Continue reading Maxim 62: ἐλπίδα αἴνει
For months now, I've been thinking about Eris and the way she drives things apart when discord is not honored on the way to consensus or mutual respect.¹ It's part of why I wrote a devotional poem to her, wanting to push back against that — to find a space that honors her properly, that pivots … Continue reading Eris Disrupting the Feast
A bit over a month ago, my midsis told me that she wanted to get back into Neopaganism, and she's interested in Ásatrú/Heathenry. In thinking about our blustery twenties, a lot of the tension we had was religious — I didn't understand why neither of my sisters had persisted in Neopaganism despite all of us … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Raising Kids in Polytheism
Since it’s halfway through the calendar year (and still the beginning of HMEPA’s 699.3), I thought I’d revisit some of my goals for the year and describe where I am with them, with a focus on the ones related to religion. I do goal-setting to keep myself honest about my aspirations for the year; conversely, … Continue reading Reflecting on Goals
So, yesterday was the new year according to the HMEPA calendar — I did an hour and fifteen minutes of ritual, and my apartment still smells like frankincense incense and oil. I prayed to the Horai for their blessings in 699.3 (because we all need that right now), alongside gods I worship on a personal basis, … Continue reading Reflections on Social Media
In which I talk about polytheism, interpretatio, the number of gods, and uncertainty. Also, I make too many PIE jokes.