Category Archives: Mysteries

Mythology is a Finger Pointing at the Moon

Originally posted on Drinking From the Cup of Life:
The stories of the gods are not the gods. The descriptions of the gods given in those stories are not the nature of the gods. They are fingers pointing at the…

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Love Will Come

This song has been running through my head for weeks now, telling me to admit my bias. I may need to make a rule that I will not do divination on the question “Will I find love?” I admit, in … Continue reading

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Hurts So Good

“Have you ever loved somebody so much it hurts?” “Every time.” –Ember–

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A Message From Freyja: Pretty Is Not The Same As Beautiful

“Pretty” is not the same as “Beautiful”. “Pretty” has rules. “Pretty” has consequences. “Pretty” can tear you apart, flaw by flaw, and destroy you from the inside out. “Pretty” can also raise you up, when it’s a path to “Beautiful”. … Continue reading

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Happy Groundsquirrel Day!

Once again, I love my Mom. Today she sent me another announcement, to inform us of this important development in her religious tradition the California Local-Wight Pagan Society**: In this year of hoping for MORE WATER instead of more dry … Continue reading

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Many Gods West – Closing and Aftermath

The closing ritual was every bit as wonderful as the opening ritual. I had the opportunity I was sure I needed, to acquire some of the collected dirt to take home. And that was it, we were done. Many Gods … Continue reading

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Many Gods West – Sunday Afternoon

Finding Freyja – Ember Cooke By all accounts, my Finding Freyja ritual went quite well. I had a good dozen or so attendees. Several expressed to me that the ritual was just exactly what they needed. That Lon was going … Continue reading

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