This post is about self-care, and how we do (or don't) keep it up. On Saturday, I watched the film Aniara with my GF, a scifi horror piece about a marooned passenger ship. It's a fabulous film, but one of the side effects of a film that is that good (and about what it is … Continue reading Slowing Down
I got to thinking about veiling, binding one’s hair, and modesty, and then about a cluster of other issues that arboresced from there. This post is a product of that.
This is the prayer I actually use when I finish doing my morning offerings — which end, coincidentally, when I'm about to pack up my bag and head out to work. I pray to Hekate, to Hermes, and to Apollon Agyieus, the guardians of the space [or gate, if I'm feeling very poetic] between the … Continue reading A Threshold Prayer
Our communities are groups that exist in silos of vocabulary, norms and expectations, theology, doctrine(s), and practice(s). Often, when someone describes ler practice from a framework I don't quite recognize or understand, I try to separate my feelings of bafflement from what is actually in front of me. When we don't do that, simple misunderstandings … Continue reading Stepping Back Is Important
My girlfriend and I watched a clip from Strawberry Shortcake last weekend. While it came out before I was born, Strawberry Shortcake reruns aired on television in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I was a baby/toddler. I had a VHS recording that I watched and rewatched frequently. What struck me the most about watching … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake got me thinking about Gods
At the end of 2018, I decided that 2019 would be the year I tried to find (and use) natural-fiber clothing for environmental, ethical, and religious reasons, and I announced this on Twitter during one of those goal posts that basically everyone writes. It is August, I am still sticking to my goal, and I have some takeaways.
Tell Yasmah-Addu: thus (speaks) Samsî-Addu, your father. The works concerning the gods that you have undertaken […]. You have had six gods made. The six gods you have had made, goodness, that amounts to ten! Your servants out of fear don't talk to you, in heaven's name, about your works. I want you to … Continue reading The value of a minimalist approach to shrines