Ceremony/Culture + Confession update

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 →

A PSA I posted to Reddit: “Deity work” is not dangerous!

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 →

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 →

Chantico

Lady Chantico is She-Who-Makes-The-House, goddess of the hearthfire. She oversees the personal act of autosacrifice, making sure our offerings and prayers reach the rest of the Teteo. Accordingly, she is dressed in whites and reds, and bedecked in sacred jade, a symbol of fire. She was punished, once, for breaking a fast by eating a... Continue Reading →

Itzlacoliuhqui

I hate having to admit when things happen because of simple internet searches. But sometimes they do. I was curious to see if the Mexica had any gods of snow and winter, as ours is fast approaching here in Canada, and as it turns out they did. Also, as it turns out, I was struck... Continue Reading →

New Cult Image In the Works

This will not be a digital piece, but this is the first layout of the painting as I've envisioned it. It combines elements from all my previous icons and images, and will be introducing new ones as well. Work will probably be done with handmade casein paint and quality artist pigments (hopefully I can incorporate... Continue Reading →

Prayer for a protest

O Chaak of holy thunder! May you guide the those seeking madness and retribution here in the mud of the earth. May you bless them with your justice, your fury, your strength, Untouchable by any mortal artifice. O Chaak of the holy winds! May you fill the righteous with sacred breath here in the mud... Continue Reading →

Old World Gods, Nahualized

This is something I've been thinking on quite a bit for a few weeks: if eclectic syncretism is the natural state of historical polytheism - in that "pantheons" are an artificial, academic construct - then it should follow that you could syncretize icons too, without disrespecting any involved party. I mean, cultures in and around... Continue Reading →

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