TW: transphobia, transmisogyny, castration I’ve been thinking a lot about the galli lately. Partly because I’ve read this book about the Mother Goddess Cybele and partly because I’ve had a few run-ins with transphobes in Pagan spaces. The galli, if you’ve never heard of them, were a class of priest/priestesses who worshipped Cybele. They wereFortsätt läsa ”The need for trans separatistic spiritual spaces”
I came across this and was reminded how we are all co-weavers of She Who Weaves Existence: May She bless us all with good thread. The book is ‘The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life’ by Beverly Lanzetta.
Frigga and Freya are two Goddesses with a lot in common. They are both skilled practitioners of seid, They both have the hability to transforms into falcons and the names of Their Husbands (Odin and Odr) are near identical (meaning ‘Lord of frenzy’ and ‘frenzy’, respectively). Just to name a few things. But They areFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 7: Frigga and Freya”
Today is the day we celebrate the Ocean and everything She gives us. All over the world, cultures have honoured the Divinity of the sea and given Her many names. In the Norse tradition, several Deities are associated with the sea. Freya is one of them as one of Her names is Mardöll, believed toFortsätt läsa ”Today is Mother Ocean Day”
Within modern day polytheism there is quite a debate on the issue of whether the Deities are all separate individuals or aspects of one Supreme Deity. The former stance is referred to as hard polytheism while the later is called soft polytheism. Note: soft polytheism is also sometimes used to refer to psychological/archetypal paganism orFortsätt läsa ”Are the Deities all One? Well, no but also yes.”
There is a wound in me,One of manyBut this oneRuns deeper than all others There is a well in me,Which stretches down into the earthAnd from which the waters of my blood flow Who can stop the rushing tides?Who has the power to halt the currents from continuing their course?There is One. But She said:”ChildFortsätt läsa ”Ingwaz – Blood into Ink”
*Trigger Warning: mention of violence and sexual abuse.* Chapter six is the longest chapter in Last Words of The Sage. Here the protagonist deals with several dilemmas, including whose side he should chose in a war where both sides are committing acts of great evil: “But I am once again feeling lost, dear friend. ForFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter six – To whom does the soul belong?”
I’ve had an unusual amount of free time lately. Normally I work in a warehouse, packaging COVID-19 tests kits. But the demand is so high, we keep running out of materials. Over the last two months I’ve had a whole month off from work and in other circumstances, that would have felt nice. But withFortsätt läsa ”Some reading I’ve been doing”