Traditionally a rite one took part in only once during their life, during which they confessed to the gods their gravest transgressions, the Neyolmelaoalitzli or Heart-Cleansing is now an online fixture in the form of a formal Confessionary for anyone of any spiritual background to take part in as often as they feel they need... Continue Reading →
It is difficult to convey the texture of this metaphysics to someone practicing from within Indo-European conceptions of divinity and cosmology. There are so many commonalities that it makes describing the vast differences nearly impossible. However, one of the things that there is no doubt in my mind about, is that the cosmovision of the Mexica is most emphatically non-hierarchical.
The painting, large by the standard of most icons, is wrapped in white linen for the journey home from the studio, where it has been taking shape, being born, for the past nine months. The artist sets it in front of his home shrine and waits for the appointed day: 11-Kawak, the day sign of... Continue Reading →
The Many Faces of Chaahk by Carlos Pallán GayolBeyond Rainstorms: The Kawak as an Ancestor, Warrior, and Patron of Witchcraft by Joanne M. SperoTeotl and *Ixiptlatl: Some Central Mexican Conceptions in Ancient Mexican Religion by Arild HvidtfeldtA Skyband with Constellations: Revisiting the Monjas East Wing at Chichen Itza by Bruce LoveMural Paintings of the Puuc... Continue Reading →
For the past few months, I've been keeping in dialogue with a few other Mesoamerican storm god devotees, and I wanted to share a thread from our discussions that I think is both important and worth preserving outside of Reddit. There's a lot going on in Mexicayotl, which is the term for the modern cultural... Continue Reading →
One of the things that most readily separates the young, amateur artist from the professional these days, is the complexity of their signature and how much space it takes up in the corner of a finished piece. I recall being a young teenager myself, trying to figure out how to sign my own work (and... Continue Reading →
When I think about American polytheism and sustainability, two big things come to mind: (1a), the cycles of festivals and ritual in honor of the Gods; (1b), the shifting sands of what it is to live in a multicultural, multi-pantheon nation, where the boundaries between the traditions are permeable and shifting from generation to generation; […]Preliminary... Continue Reading →
LichenizedNovember 2020broken plaster life mask (found), natural earth pigment egg tempera paint, real dried lichens, wool roving© DverLichenized Mask — imWalde Dver's work is so, so good. Please take a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGEBu0rP9Yw I would love to get tattooed by this guy.
The ofrenda below a piece my grandmother painted for me when I was born. Tortillas with Cempasuchil 2 c. masa harina1-1½ c. hot water1 tsp. salt1 tsp. oil (vegetable, coconut, etc.)at least 1/4 c. clean marigold petals Add water and salt to the masa and knead until well incorporated. It should not be too wet as... Continue Reading →