The community I’ve been helping to build over at r/anahuac and the In Yollotl In Omitl discord server had a first impromptu group religious gathering Sunday night. It wasn’t much; but also, it was. NorthernLightStorm streamed a bonfire he built in his backyard, and while no one else was able to join via voice, someone... Continue Reading →
Confessions will be read on the full moon this Saturday! If you have any confessions to share or burdens to offload, please do not hesitate to take part in the Neyolmelahualitzli (ney-ol-mel-ah-wah-LEETZ-lee) rite, from the comfort of your own home. Confessions are completely anonymous, and are are only seen by my eyes before being given... Continue Reading →
You, yes you, all the way in the back: "Deity work" is not dangerous. This is an insidious lie that damages communities, and actively harms people. Gods, and having relationships with them, are not any more dangerous than interacting with any other human being. It is no more dangerous than getting behind the wheel of your... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking a lot on the concept of authenticity, as well as the viability of reconstructionism itself. This started with a Angelos Naisos debacle on Twitter after he was accused by some youtuber of being folkish. (I mean really, yawn.) Angelos had some interesting things to say. I do believe inherited trauma, intelligence, and... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
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.
I go through cycles of engagement, especially where I find someplace new to explore. I dive in, test the waters, see what the culture is, get a bead on the consensus, the style of engagement, the quality of discussion. Sometimes it really works out, sometimes I only find I want to stay a little while.... Continue Reading →