Sacrifices in the Name of the Gods

When we speak of polytheism, we speak of bringing the Gods into our daily lives, and visa versa. Most of us are okay with this, we feel comfortable as long as the relationship still allows us to live our lives, on our own terms. But what happens when it doesn’t? What do we do when…

A random break in the usual to push a cause that is close to my heart

For the last year, my Wiccan group, The Order of the Red Grail, has been meeting in park shelters, random backyards, and anywhere we can find space. The local UU, where we would usually meet, has been under construction for renovations, and their makeshift home with the Methodists was not pagan-friendly. This has really made…

When we alter our appearance, when we can no longer hide behind our shields of “normal” or “one of them”, we stop putting effort into “passing” and start putting our energy towards our jobs. If that is spiritual or magical, this entire process frees us up for wild, primal self-discovery. It doesn’t matter what the…

(For a friend of a friend, whom I have never met, but whose pain I can feel) Let him not suffer. This is my prayer offered on silent lips, to Death herself. Let not the weight of their tears keep him tied to his mortal frame, failing under the lashes of pain and machines that…

Mama Wolf, Howling in my dreams, pulling the blood from my limbs and demanding I speak in fire and ashes. My heartbeat holds the coals of your death, blanketed down for the winter, when the storms will rage yet again, and the need for fire will outweigh the fear of the rebirth. Three times we…

Coming to terms with identity is difficult, even as a full-grown adult. Choosing to align yourself with a group that is fairly universally reviled is…. difficult. Its a long story but mysticism has lead to me semi-syncrenicity has led me to study the Jotun pantheon in more detail. And what I have found is amazing….

Updates

Oh, what a busy little shaman I have been. I am working very hard to start a shamanic services business. I’ll link it here if I ever get it off the ground. (Edit: You can find anc contact me here for shamanic services: https://www.facebook.com/IronwoodShamanicServices ) My heathen group, Nebraska Heathens United, is going strong, with…

Moving towards mysticism

All religions are correct if we move towards the Divine from love. Love is the Great Divine and the Great Divine is love. I can bow just as easily to the Heart of Divinity in a meadow and a grove as I can in a church or a mosque or a temple. And so all…

A song from the Fae

The hunter ran away He ran away so fast, He ran o’er hill and dale He ran to catch the fox. the hunter ran away he ran through fog and mist he ran through night and day he ran to catch the kit. O’er and o’er he runs and run tries to catch the moon…

This new moon in Scorpio has been rough for me. It has been a month of removals, of drastic changes, just when I thought I had a few things figured out. Is anyone else going through these rough shakeups? It started with Hel requesting that I move away from Heathenry and explore other forms of…

I am a wild woman. Once upon a time you could find me at the edge of civilization, looking for my herbs and spirits, muttering to myself and walking the hedge at a slow pace. My heart still craves the edge, the liminal spaces, the open heart of wilderness, but you won’t find me there…

How Crow gave us the stars

A tale told to me by the Grandmothers.     Once upon a time, when the world was young and people were new, all that the sky had was the sun. The sun would heat the world during the day, but when night came all the people had was a an inky blackness with nothing…