The other day, Sorita D’Este posed a question on her Facebook page that I always give serious thought whenever any variation of it comes up: What do you name yourself in relation to your magical or spiritual path, and what is the qualifying factor allowing you to do that? Since I am so long-winded and tendContinue reading What’s in a name?
A few years ago, I somehow stumbled across the Covenant of Hekate and devoured their public website. I joined their public Facebook group, too, in an effort to learn more about how they viewed things. What I learned about them was that, as opposed to my usual inclination, I wanted to take an active part andContinue reading Joining the Covenant of Hekate
A friend of ours pulled up my natal chart a couple of weeks ago, and I took it and ran with it. Now, I’m not big into astrology, so I admit that I only took the first big site that had 95% of the info that I was looking for and looked up what theContinue reading My birth horoscope
Some people will think me a bad person and sympathizing with the terrorists, but I think that we need to let the 9/11 trauma go. We need to let the wounds heal, and we need to grow past it. Yes, it was a tragedy. Yes, it was an outrage. Yes, it was a black eyeContinue reading My Generation's Day of Infamy
This evening, Galina posted another discourse that gave me some think thinks. Check her post (Chosen by the Gods) out for the background to this one. The post that I’m referring to here was elicited by an argument (her words) that she has with a colleague about why some people hear the Gods’ call moreContinue reading "Chosen by the Gods" A response
Today, I received my final installment of the OBOD Bardic course. I didn’t realize that it was my last one when I opened the mailbox and smiled, but once I opened the envelope, it was clear. I am left with something to ponder. I started this course of home study some 10 years ago, inContinue reading The end of a personal era
I just read one of the longest blog posts of my life, over at Gangleri’s Grove: Devotion or “Psychotic Superstition” I respect Galina, but don’t always agree (or even understand) her mindset. To me, she’s something of a hardline Heathen, a steadfast polytheist who has strong (VERY strong!) opinions about the current state of theContinue reading Trying to shake my own box.
Kristen is so awesome. She finds the most interesting things for me to read then sends them to me. Case in point: Today she sent me a link to “These aren’t the gods you’re looking for” by John Halsted, who writes The Allergic Pagan over on Patheos. This is a slightly older post, having beenContinue reading Shaking other peoples' boxes
Recently, I bought a really nice little set of (lava stone!) prayer beads from Hearthfire Handworks over on Etsy. They were marketed as for Hades, but I wanted them for Hecate, instead. Also, just days before I saw them (thanks to Kristen’s want for the Poseidon prayer beads), I had the strangest thought race throughContinue reading A Prayer to Hecate
“And I’ve never stopped looking for those amazing places where mythology and science converge. They are not so rare as you might believe.” One thing that I’ve realized lately is that, at least for me, too much science kills the mystery of life. I’ve decided that I need to bring that back for myself, evenContinue reading Pluto Rising