Calling your own out

  Here in the middle, we have slippery and eclectic religious beliefs. We are neither clearly polytheists nor definitively humanists but a little of each and a bit of some other things too, bringing together beliefs that seem to contradict each other and living in a liminal spiritual space. We seek to become comfortable with…

Calling your own out was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

We will be ancestors

Ever since this past Samhain season, I’ve kept tripping over information about ancestor worship, working with ancestors, ancestor shrines… These things have never been a part of my personal practice and I still don’t feel called to them now, or, at least, not in the ways I’ve seen them done. There’s nothing wrong with those…

We will be ancestors was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Focus, if you please

“Can you just stop?” I want to say, “Stop with the giggling, with the chatting, with the side comments that have nothing to do with why we are here. Focus, damn it!”   Even the best ritual script doesn’t always survive contact with the ritual participants. I have had rituals flop due to a weak…

Focus, if you please was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Link roundup: uncertainty

The Allergic Pagan – “The First Commandment of Paganism: “Thou Shalt Not Judge” (and why this is a problem)”: “I am entirely comfortable with criticizing other people’s interpretations of their experiences, and I welcome people to do the same for me. That is not to say that I will necessarily always have an answer for…

Link roundup: uncertainty was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic