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. Advertisements

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

Real Rotwork

My husband has cancer. I called 911 on the morning of the 11th because he woke up suffering from excruciating chest pain, he couldn’t breathe, and he couldn’t get up without feeling faint. These were symptoms he’d been feeling for a few days now, writing them off as byproducts of workplace stress, but by saturday … More Real Rotwork

Astrology for… Cars.

When I’m not busy doing weird magic things, performing blood sacrifice, and feeding my spirits with dope smoke and tequila, I’m apparently figuring out how to extrapolate a birth chart for my car, the spirit of which I’m in an intimate relationship with. Because I’m polytheist and OS. I don’t really know hardly anything about astrology, actually. … More Astrology for… Cars.