Tag Archives: Orixa

DPM 21: In My Dreams

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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MWD: Beginning

My Month of Written Devotion is for the Spirit of the Santa Clara Valley Beginning I don’t know that the Santa Clara Mission is the center of the Santa Clara Valley, but it is most surely Her spiritual, beating heart. … 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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Defining the Divine – Gods, Spirits, Powers, etc.

[This is a re-write of an old essay I composed several years ago and posted to my old blog on LiveJournal. I have since related this analogy on several occasions, including in conversations on posting boards. If it seems familiar, … Continue reading

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Be Unreasonable

Last night I did a long cleansing bath under the guidance of the Orixa whose service I was taught in American Umbanda. After the bath, I meditated for quite a while, counting my breaths in batches of 8, for Obatala, … Continue reading

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