Category Archives: Mysteries

MWD: Understanding & Companionship

My Month of Written Devotion is for the Spirit of the Santa Clara Valley Whoops, I missed Tuesday’s post entirely didn’t I? Well, here I’ll do the 14th and 15th together then: Understanding & Companionship Understanding? Hmm. The difficulty with … Continue reading

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MWD: Soul

My Month of Written Devotion is for the Spirit of the Santa Clara Valley Soul My love for my Lady Valley is one of a few spiritual reasons I have for trying to learn about Native American cultures, arts, and … Continue reading

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DPM 20: Striving Imperfection

I am going through the Devotional Polytheist Meme questions from Galina Krasskova’s blog, together with my lover Lon Sarver, over the course of several months. We encourage our friends to follow along, and welcome links to other people’s answers, as … Continue reading

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DPM 19: Get a Move On

I am going through the Devotional Polytheist Meme questions from Galina Krasskova’s blog, together with my lover Lon Sarver, over the course of several months. We encourage our friends to follow along, and welcome links to other people’s answers, as … Continue reading

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DPM 18: Not A Metaphor

I am going through the Devotional Polytheist Meme questions from Galina Krasskova’s blog, together with my lover Lon Sarver, over the course of several months. We encourage our friends to follow along, and welcome links to other people’s answers, as … Continue reading

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Musings of a Daunted Scorpio

I grew up reading Rob Brezsny’s eccentric “Real Astrology” column in the back of the local arts and events paper, The Metro. Our habit was to read out-loud the weekly Brezsny horoscopes for whoever was in the room, or even … Continue reading

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Reblog: Deep thoughts: Gifting and golddigging

Originally posted on Silver and Gold:
I had two deep thoughts today. First, Freya gives to herself (and we do, too) Odin sacrifices “himself to himself” for knowledge of the runes and whatnot; but Freya — Freya is a giver.…

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Reblog: “I am Freya”, by Thenea

Originally posted on Silver and Gold:
(As channeled by dear friend Thenea.) This whole poem: Yes, and yes, and yes. I am Freya I am War. I am Love. To me, all is beauty: I behold the terrible majesty of…

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How Ember Became A Polytheist (And Eventually, Vanatru) 1/5

I joke that I became a polytheist because Odin hit me with a stick and told me to pay attention. That probably sounds euphemistic, or like I’m describing a vision or a dream or something, but I actually mean it … Continue reading

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Okay, That’s Wyrd…

Lon asked me: “So… what exactly IS Wyrd? Does your tradition have a particular take on it?” Wyrd and Orlog go together so tightly that for a while I got swapped which was which, and I’m still only mostly sure … Continue reading

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