Sigils

I’ve been working with sigils more lately. Little nuggets of magic that help in small things throughout the day, or sometimes big things that requires the coordination of spirits and gods and (possibly, probably) ancestors. I haven’t had much energy or wherewithal for much else these past few months. I have a talent for making … More Sigils

Dream

I’ve working on cultivating dreams more lately. It’s a powerful way to cultivate the self, the subtle senses, and our relationships with our gods and spirits. I’m experimenting with herbal teas, and while progress is slow, it is steady. Plant spirits aren’t toys, after all! Above is a dream I had last week: an enormous … More Dream

False equivalences

Worship is not reverence. Autonomy is not dignity. Epiphany is not gnosis. Distraction is not respite. Morals are not ethics. Better is not good. More is not growth. Gifts are not blessings. Pain is not suffering. Logic is not reason. Learning is not work. Symbol is not allegory.

What Is The Real World

I go on Reddit sometimes – everybody makes mistakes, though a few subs have become my go-to’s for good interior design tips and asking mechanical questions about my Jeep, though not all in the same place lol – and due to the nature of social media and anonymous internet interaction, purposes cross, people talk over … More What Is The Real World

Unfoldings

I’ve begun re-reading Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica, one of the few texts I would consider required reading for understanding Mesoamerican spiritual thought. I haven’t read the entire thing myself – it’s an extremely dense synthesis of several fields of study, including folklore, art history, and ethnography – but the few chapters I … More Unfoldings