Once upon a time, years ago, I tried to offer my madness to Dionysos. I was very young and very sick and very tired. At 18, I had already experienced more madness than most people will undergo throughout their whole lives. I felt like I was living with one foot in the grave and the … Continue reading A Story of Dionysos and Madness
I celebrated Anthesteria last month but wasn't ready to write about it until now. For those unfamiliar, Anthesteria is the Festival of Flowers in Hellenic religion. It is set in the spring and involves opening the new bottles of wine that had been preparing over winter. Anthesteria lasts for 3 days, and each day honours … Continue reading Anthesteria 2018: Whose Carthasis is it Anyway?
My family and friends in real life all know that I have a special love for scavenger animals. They are especially sacred to me as they fill a critical role in dealing with death - they are nature's method of respecting the dead by handling the physical dead body in a similar way to how … Continue reading Vulture Deities of Ugarit
Sharing some of the typical shenanigans I get up to on weekends. This is my final semester of grad school, so I'm taking it as easy as I can. Weekends are the time I mainly get to do my professional job, but it's relaxing work (political science research) and helps me be productive spiritually as … Continue reading Weekends are for spirits and Sobek-Ra
Finally breaking my radio silence to post some quick thoughts about Lenaia! At the beginning of the year, divination + an educated guess told me Dionysos had claimed my festival calendar and practical focus for this year. Lenaia is the first major Dionysian festival I've celebrated this year - although January Noumenia was a doozy … Continue reading Lenaia 2018!
This is not about crystal energy grids or such. I'm literally talking about the power grid (power plants and transmission lines and so on) and its place in my religious practice. I've always been a good tech-obsessed 90's kid. I grew up fixing appliances, ruining reverse-engineering any VCR or phone that gave up the ghost; I … Continue reading Sacred Power Grid (Or: Spirits are Weird)
Wednesday was the full moon, and I took advantage of the semester being over to hold a couple hours' worth of ritual. This semester was not great for me in terms of ritual, so it was good to do something longer. I started by joining in on Kemetic Orthodoxy's Tepy-Semdet Rite, which I dedicated primarily to … Continue reading Full Moon Fun/Summer Update