My very first little book, Art & Numen, is for sale on Amazon! Who is the artist? Who are their gods? What are their mysteries? Why are they needed? Art & Numen explores these questions and more, offering a clear and concise path for the pagan artist looking to deepen their ritual practice and devotional relationships. … Continue reading Art & Numen is out!
Galina posted her list of things to keep busy during this time, so I figured I'd throw my 2c into the mix for the pagan blogosphere. I'm a pretty equal mix of intro- and extrovert, and when I switch from one to the other it's pretty jarring sometimes. I'll be with a group of people … Continue reading Shelter-In-Place/Incubation/Study Time
This is day 8 of a 13-day fast. I'm preparing to welcome back the Old Man and the beginning of my ritual calendar on April 1st. He returns to us after all threat of frost, after the first blush of the cherry blossoms. The earth wakes, rises from sleep. It will ask for water. It … Continue reading The Fast, the Slow, and the Deadly
Seeing as how I'm stuck at home under quarantine (not sick, but we're taking precautions here in the PNW), I've got lots of time to dedicate to half-finished projects. This was one of them! Numenarts.org is the site that will be accompanying the launch of my book, Art and Numen, which I hope will lay some sort … Continue reading Numen Arts is live!
I did an interview for a podcast! It was fun, and I hope I got my points across well in that format haha. Not a stranger to public speaking, but I am honestly still getting used to speaking so candidly about my experiences being pagan with other people, so I just need to get better at … Continue reading A Little Interview
The month of Mol was set aside for the artists and idol-makers, working on commission from patrons in the community for the carving, sculpting, or painting of new god images. It seems that the working artists underwent a rigorous process of fasting, abstinence, and isolation from the village by living in specially-constructed dwellings, during the … Continue reading Works from My ‘Month of Mol’
I tend not to ID as an eclectic, but on paper it fits. I'm actually spirit-led, largely, and try to avoid making religious decisions based on things I personally want - other than, you know, the occasional petition for blessings or for help with something specific; still on the hunt for a reliable power to … Continue reading On Syncretizing Calendars