The Confessionary opens tomorrow!

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 →

A Non-Hierarchical Polytheism

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 icon is raised.

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 →

What I’m 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 →

Lichenized Mask — imWalde

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.

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