I hardly ever talk about my faith online, but I'm curious how many other pagans and polytheists are on here.
I practice a form of Roman Polytheism, with a lean towards reconstructionism but a fair bit of eclecticism to fill in the gaps + make things easier & more compatible with modern life. I also venerate deities from Norse paganism.
Would love to hear from some other folks on here and chat sometime!
Some thoughts on The Unbinding, a Paranormal Investigation documentary into a cursed object. Made by the same people as Hellier, it's a fascinating look at mythology, spirituality and something that looks and feels a lot like a LARP #horror #Hellier #theunbinding #paganism #ttrpg #blogging https://tasker.land/2023/12/05/wtd-the-unbinding/
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The annoying thing about magicians who believe that magic shifts probabilities is that they don't realize the ability to order disordered states without creating more physical disorder is the key to clean energy.
Magic that shifts probabilities can order how energy becomes disordered and unable to do work to create perpetual energy. Do they invest in a #magick engine? Nope. They argue politics on #socialmedia.
"You have just died and have just been born, thrice happy, on this day. Tell Persephone that Bacchus Himself has liberated you. A bull, you leapt into the milk. Swift, you leapt into the milk. A ram, you leapt into the milk. You have wine, a happy privilege and you will go under the earth, once you have accomplished the same rites as the other happy ones."
-Pelinna Gold Tablet
:boosts_ok_gay: New post up on Medium, this one is an overview of some #Pagan winter holidays!
If you enjoy the post, I'd super appreciate some claps on it as that helps to get my work seen (but you don't have to, of course)
Today's Minoan Tarot cards. I draw cards every Monday for the week ahead.
Ace of Horns: Stay grounded and be practical. That can be hard during the holidays, but staying in your body and enjoying the simple physical pleasures (food and drink, comforting touch) can go a long way toward keeping you steady and stable at a time of year that can be overwhelming.
Seven of Rhytons: Do your best to face hard reality. I know, I know - this is the season of wishful thinking. But that can get you in trouble. There's a difference between having goals and desires - and simply refusing to see what's really there. Gather up your courage, drop the rose-colored glasses, and you might find opportunities you didn't even know were there.
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The Tomten family are enjoying their offerings. Like the Ancestors, they are especially fond of marshmallows. Though they look like Solstice decorations, they comprise our house spirit altar, so they stay out year round. I made them from thrift-store wool sweaters that I felted.
Back in 2001 when I signed my first book contract, I never dreamed I would eventually write four non-fiction books and four novels... and contribute to seven anthologies and edit two! The time has flown by! I'm so grateful to all my readers and to my fellow writers who have encouraged me to keep going. If you have stories to tell, I hope you find a way to tell them.
I am just not looking at the #socialmedia of most occultists or people involved in the #paranormal, anymore. Honestly, I cannot be bothered. They have all spiraled off into insanity and have gone so far down rabbit holes their asses are never coming back. They are just lost with no way back to reality.
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One of the warning signs that keeps flashing at me is that all the occultists I have met and interacted with are mentally ill and getting worse. For some reason, at this time this year, many of them are starting to spiral.
At The Crossroads: A Personal Journey Beyond Occult Paradigms
In this episode, Angela Raincatcher talks about how biodiversity, cultural diversity, and divine diversity are healthy and natural for a generative world. She also talks about diversity within polytheisms.
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Once again boosting the podcast linked above I am responding to.
This podcast remains a good resource for clinicians exploring alternative faith traditions and cultural diversity of your clients.
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First Crescent Moon through the trees last night. In Ariadne's Tribe, this is a night for divination. Favorite method? Scrying in a cup of wine! In the Tribe, we call this manifestation of the Moon Diktynna's Bow, a reference to the goddess Britomartis, whose epithet is Diktynna, connecting her not with fishing nets (that's a later, classical-era interpretation) but with Mt. Dikte, the mountain on Crete that's sacred to our Earth Mother Goddess Rhea.
The Muddled Origins of the Word ‘Viking’
When I shifted away from calling my practice "chaos magick", because it had shifted away from being that, I was wary of ever adopting the term "witch", despite the fact that the textbook definition was semi-accurate and that it's a common descriptor. But quite honestly, the way that I used to describe my practice most recently, as ancestral cultural practices, wasn't accurate either.
There are aspects of our practice that are very loosely and tangentially related to pre-Catholic Mexican practices (and for me more personally, Sicilian beliefs or practices, although my scholarship is lacking here and it's kind of hard to explain why I even say this, but I'll try later), but to say that our practice is ultimately based on these is inaccurate.
I think that what I've been trying to convey, or to honor, is that I've been following a complex set of experiences which have left me with impressions of these practices, but not necessarily the practices themselves. That the embeddings I've had into various kinds of spirituality amongst groups or people I've been involved with have opened the door to a kind of connection and a kind of openness to the wisdom kept closely within their practices. However, I think that I've miscommunicated and inadvertently conflated this impression with the real thing.
Meanwhile, my practice has developed along a different trajectory as experiences with guides and teachers continue to occur. Based on the actual, tangible actions within this practice, there is more than just worship occurring. The practice of magick itself has been a central part of my practice for years now, and for this reason I plan on re-introducing my practice and using the term "witch" as a descriptor.
That still feels strange, and I can't quite put my finger on why. By definition, it is accurate: a practitioner of magick, the tangible practice of which is usually rooted in pagan or neo-pagan systems.
But it's complicated, because much of the education, especially in the last year and a half, on these systems has come from guides and not books, from intuitive action and not grimoires.
This path has been complicated, but perhaps that's normal. Perhaps many of us here have found that once we open the door to wisdom, to spirits, to gods, to guides ancestral and not, that we find ourselves exploring a little, feeling out our own intuition and learning little by little what the right direction is, like someone groping about in the dark with the tiniest candle flame to guide them.
Something spurred my partner to begin building a temple to Osiris, and this temple site was the location of the altar we erected for our Dia de Muertos celebration. It was fitting, the idea that offerings were being made both to our ancestors and the god who watched over the underworld.
The altar I hand painted with symbols related to Egyptian, Western occult, and Meso-American systems. This practice of ours is growing oddly eclectic, but somehow feels placed and connected with the landbase despite its tenuosity of place literally.
The temple site itself is an island 14 feet in diameter, hand carved from the land and built up by my partner. The 'moat' around it is encircled with rocks, and he likewise created a spiral path off of one of our walking paths to enter the temple. We've planted four marigold plants and a date palm at strategic points along this path. You enter the temple from the East, and face West as you worship.
There are plans to build a structure here, but for now it is freestanding, an altar in the middle of our land, in the middle of the desert, covered still in marigolds and offered seeds, petals and incense.
This morning my daughter & I walked out there, and sat with the altar for the first time since the event. I offered new flowers, seeds, and scattered petals. My daughter made herself busy arranging flowers on the ground in quite an intentional way, although she can't tell me about the designs in her head yet. I sat and meditated for a few moments below the altar, as the sun rose over the valley.
I think that this is to become a daily ritual. It's been a long time since I've properly engaged in prayer or ritual on a regular basis, and even my once-daily meditation practice has become "here and there, as I have time". There is something so powerful about structured practice, and I really don't know if I can explain why.
This might become a thread of other updates with regards to my spiritual practice, since I feel as though a lot has shifted in the last few months.
Today's Minoan Tarot cards:
Maid of Labryses: Stay curious and don't give up on puzzling out the solution to your problems. But do your best not to automatically reject the conventional answers to your questions; sometimes you don't need out-of-the-box thinking to find the solution.
Priest of Labryses: Take your time to analyze the situation, develop a strategy, and make sure it aligns with your ethics. Avoid allowing emotion to cloud the issue; think clearly and firmly as you consider the situation. Then, when you have settled on the right answer, don't hesitate to act.
#SpectralDogs #Paranornal #Dreams #LucidDreams #HighStrangeness #Occult
#Witchcraft #Mysticism #Spiritualism #Paganism
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Ullr is not an important god in the late written sources from West Scandinavia. But place names around lakes Mälaren and Hjälmaren show that he was one of the main divine powers in the more easterly land of the Swedes. These are the remnants of a drained lake named Ullavisjön, Lake of Ullr's Shrine.
Hello, just joined this instance so here's my #Introduction post!
I'm Phoenix (he/they), and I'm an eclectic #Witch and #Pagan (I worship the Norse and Hellenic pantheons). I'm also an Odin devotee. Recently I've started writing about witchcraft, paganism, and spirituality in general on Substack, and I plan to start writing on Medium soon as well! I'm also a #TarotReader.
Hashtags that represent stuff I'm interested in and might post about:
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Ooh, I just realised with the layout of the new house I can make simmer pots!
It wasn't really worth it in the old house because the kitchen was so far away from the living spaces.. but the kitchen here is right next to the lounge room, so they'll work really well.
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Ariadne's thread reaches across the millennia to connect us with the divine. Will you follow where it leads?
He bailado tatuada e histérica
en los bosques nevados del siglo VII.
He gritado de placer
antes de ahogarme en un pantano de Louisiana.
He besado cruces en el desierto
y he acariciado con mano temblorosa
los huesos de otras brujas.
Y no pierdo la esperanza de volver a cabalgar cuervos sobre el Tigris.
✦ Verses: "La habitación de las ahogadas", @velvetmolotov
✦ Photo by: Marta Huguet (IG: @marta1901)
My husband and I did a Mr. and Mrs Hyde fanfic cosplay based on these characters for Dragoncon. Anyone who knows us knows why that pairing fits us, lol. I was the Evil Queen.
Mr. Hyde & The Evil Queen (ouat) - Bad Romance
Dear magic practitioners and musicians on Mastodon, anyone here knows how to take proper care of a shamanic drum? Should I use some specific oil or grease to hydrate the leather/wood periodically, or something entirely different...?
I have failed to find that information online, I live in a very dry area with somewhat extreme temperatures, and I'm very much concerned about my beloved drum ripping apart any day.
Thank you so much in advance for any help 🖤
For those who feel a need for a little protection, may this energy reach you. 💚 Nothing evokes Protection for me more than holly. An altar of stone, holly in three colours, and ivy. Should I have worn gloves? That would have been ideal. 😌 But I didn’t know I was making this until I started making it.
As I age, I become less and less a fan of unnecessary complexity and chaos. A single candle & a quiet space have an awful lot to offer. Magic for people who don’t believe in magic. Magic for those of us who do. Bringing actual little physical fires to your thoughts is such a beautiful thing.
Additional hashtags to get to know me (#introduction) as I've really been talking a lot about current events and not much else I realize:
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I draw power from a plane of experience, perception of experience, qualia, and the subjective character of experience. Changes, derivatives, in experience are correlated with energy. Since this is phenomenological, we can say this is #psychic.
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The 5x5x5 Daily Practice
If starting and sticking to a daily spiritual practice is your goal, but you don't know where to start, try setting aside just 15 minutes per day for your practice. Spend:
-5 minutes researching/reading about your practice
-5 minutes praying and/or meditating
-5 minutes engaging in ritual
Once you become comfortable with that routine, you may feel comfortable increasing your daily practice from 15 minutes to 30 minutes or more per day. Do what works best for you, your spiritual goals, and your schedule.
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A fascinating #BBC compilation of clips from the 1960s onwards. Expect some cool #Music, fascinating traditions, #Swords, #Vikings, #Magic, #Hauntology, #Occultism, and a bit of nudity! Guest starring the #MariLwyd, and what can be best described as a ritual punch-up between two villages.
How many of these old rites remain?
Since there's a lot of interesting cultural and religious variations present here, I'm curious: which holiday do you celebrate at the end of October/early November?
I'd also love to hear *how* you celebrate, if you choose to share!
Home-baked bread from last night's celebration of the Feast of Grapes (it went very nicely with the wine). Today begins the ten-day celebration of the Mysteries, Ariadne's Tribe's Minoan version of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Good times!
Blessings of the Feast of Grapes to you all!
Thrown into the fire
Oh don't leave me till it's over
[Vaults - "Orphan" ]
Illustration for "Rojo y Oro" - "Red and Gold" -, young adult book written by Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual.
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Ilustración para "Rojo y Oro", novela juvenil escrita por Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual.
On May 1 an ancient procession goes around #Padstow, #Cornwall. How ancient, no one really knows. Locals may describe it as a pagan fertility rite but even their generational memory draws a blank and no living soul can put an age on it. #AlanLomax's Oss Oss Wee Oss (1953) is probably the best known visual documentation of the #ObbyOss festival ☞ https://write.underworld.fr/settima/oss-oss-wee-oss-1953
I was in a club off the Reeperbahn on Friday and a dude came in and we danced near each other until I noticed that he had a pendant on a necklace that I'm quite sure was a Sonnenrad / Black Sun. I didn't really get Nazi vibes from him, especially since he was using a wheelchair and was dancing / and chatting with our group, which was composed of a trans Jewish person, and people who are Kurdish, Palestinian, Mexican, and Filipina. Not exactly in a friendly neighborhood for fash, not hanging out with people the fash associate with...
Researching the Sonnenrad Symbol, though, it seems pretty exclusively tied with literal Nazi stuff. As opposed to, say, Thor's Hammer which could be a #heathen symbol or a white supremacy thing.
I almost asked him about it but decided instead to bail.
Am I mistaken here? How do we navigate the use of fascist-adjacent symbolism?
Does your spiritual/religious practice bring you joy and improve your life overall?
Bonus Question: Which religion/spiritual practice do you follow? Please comment your answer.
Pagans of all types and stripes are welcome to follow and interact with me, so long as they're not some kind of bigot: Polytheistic pagans, monotheistic/duotheistic pagans, henotheistic pagans, atheist pagans, etc. all have a place at my feast table.
I also welcome folks who identify outside of the pagan umbrella! Interfaith solidarity is huge for me, especially in times like these. It's often through interfaith dialogue that we all realize that we share more similarities than differences, even if we hold those differences to be quite important. But, at the end of the day, we're all just people out searching for answers on a quest for Truth.
#Introduction I think my orig. server died. So now I'm here starting from scratch.
British, 50-something, gay, prob nonbinary, disabled, with the following interests:
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Sat with this for a while today. One more session planned to shade it fully, but I'm happier now with this result than I was with the first sitting.
Tattooing oneself is tricky for a variety of reasons, but is a really great way to put a microscope to your shortcomings and progress.
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Unfortunately my last piece of reportage on Baltic pagan communities is paywalled, but the previous one is free to read!
Something of a short follow-up, exploring the astonishingly low interest in church weddings in Estonia – only 6 percent take place in church. (Apologies if any errors – wrote this one in the early throes of illness!)
(Now, the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church is deciding to (temporarily) stop accepting applications from people wanting to register marriages in church from the new year
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I guess now that I'm figuring out this platform I should do an #introduction
I'm a #pagan #witch and #druid who just married my husband, @CaptainSharky, late last year. We also have two rescue #cats. My pronouns are she/her and I have a #history degree and work as a substitute teacher. I'm also a #barbershop #chorus singer (though I'm on break from that right now) and a #501st volunteer costumer.
My spouse and I regularly attend conventions and enjoy #anime #cosplay #videogames #gaming #boardgames #dnd #jeeping #hiking and #zumba. I also enjoy #manhwa #manga #reading #curlyhair care and #weightlifting. I'm also a #furry!
I consider myself a #gaulishpolytheist, French-American Folk Practitioner, and #cottagewitch. I'm an #AODA (Ancient Order of Druids in America) Candidate, a #GCC (Gnostic Celtic Church) Novitiate, and an #ADFdruidry (A Druid Fellowship) member.
📸 CW: direct eye contact, prop weapon
And a couple hundred more
#introduction part deux
Birch, fern, and 100+ pinecones. In thankfulness for today’s ticking of the wheel of the year.
#solstice #litha #summer #summersolstice #landart #nature #naturemandala #naturephotography #artist #earthart #mastoart #Impermanence #fern #pinecone #pagan #altar #mandala #altarspace #paganism #earthlover
While I'm waiting for my follows to finish importing, I thought I'd do an #introduction for this new instance.
I'm also still #CovidCautious and tend to post about that, as well as #LGBTQ and #queer issues, especially related to #ComingOutAsAnAdult, and about #ClimateChange and #AntiCapitalism. I enjoy #vegan #cooking and #baking and #hiking as well as #music, and I'm learning more about #SlavicPaganism and #paganism in general.
I'm excited to get to know you all. Please feel free to say hi!
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Everytime I rise I see you falling
Can you find me space inside your
[Placebo - "Passive Agressive"]
Illustration for "Rojo y Oro" - "Red and Gold" -, young adult book written by Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual.
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Otra ilustración para "Rojo y Oro", novela juvenil escrita por Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual.
This story is a nice example of a non-Native journo interrogating whiteness instead of trying to tell #Native stories.