Right off the bat, here, I have an admission: I’m kind of an insecure person. (Though a lot less insecure than I was even just a few years ago.) I’m healthiest when I’m not around so many people, comparing myself to them, getting drawn into the dramas and the trends and the lingo and the … More What It Feels Like To Go Beyond 101
The Old Man’s icon is a work in progress – I need to get some bright blue paint for the exposed wood to contrast with that fire engine red and charcoal black. I’ve been working in the floral department the past few days, and looking at the huge inventory of flowers we’ve gotten in inspired … More Be My Valentine?
There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works … More The Two Muses
The day that my Year of intensive dedication was over, I knew that the Old Man had come swooping back in to my life in a big way. It was raining a lot that day – no thunder or lightning, though – and it occurred to me to paint an icon of Him to construct … More 5 Offerings
All we are is living ghosts Waiting our turn to fly My body is a gracious host That one day will wave goodbye – ‘Looking Glass’
For the first time in months I took a quick gander at Galina’s blog, and found her Savage Gods part II post. Which, curiously enough, she posted on the same day I posted What The Gods Owe Us. I’m linking to it because not only did we both try to touch on the same things … More What Savage Gods Owe Us
or, A Meditation on Hubris I came across this C.S. Lewis quote in a comment on The Archdruid Report, I ended a link roundup post on Zero Waste Millennial with it, and it’s giving me some things to think about regarding the the growing pains that modern polytheism is surely experiencing these days. Men are … More What the Gods Owe Us