Magic: Playing a Long Game, Part 1

This story begins on Winter Solstice of 2010. For the first time in almost 400 years (the last one in 1638), there was to be a total lunar eclipse on the same night as the solstice. At the time, every aspect of my life seemed to be in a funk. Depressed, unemployed, and with Canadian immigration plans stalled, hitting the reset button seemed to be the best way to help get life out of the ditch. I...

Practicing Polytheism: A 30-day Challenge Day 2

On her blog, A Forest Door, Dver has challenged Polytheists to write about their religious practices for the month of September. The blog post https://forestdoor.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/are-you-up-for-the-challenge/ and the John Beckett's post which is referenced, are both worth reading. It has been months since I last wrote a blog post, let alone a series of blog posts, but I felt like...

Practicing Polytheism: A 30-day Challenge Day 1

On her blog, A Forest Door, Dver has challenged Polytheists to write about their religious practices for the month of September. The blog post https://forestdoor.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/are-you-up-for-the-challenge/ and the John Beckett's post which is referenced, are both worth reading. It has been months since I last wrote a blog post, let alone a series of blog posts, but I felt like...

Entanglement: An Autobiographical Film Review

I just watched the most gorgeous movie I have seen in years. The music, the costumes, ah, the fabrics, the textures. You can just imagine how things smell and feel and look. Of course I am writing of Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive. I first fell in love with Tilda Swinton when she starred in the film Orlando. I had merely skimmed the novel by Virginia Woolf in high school, having been...

Home as Temple

We've all heard the old saying, "Your body is your temple." As a Pagan, my home is also my temple, as it has been for countless other Pagans through the ages. In ancient Rome, the home was the primary place of worship. There were temples - both state run, like the temple of Vesta and the domicile of her virgins; and also the temples of the various cults from around the empire. However, daily...