Practicing Polytheism: A 30-day Challenge Day 3

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...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Ten

The month of October continued to be a busy time for me. I have faithfully continued to perform my daily rituals: the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram, The Middle Pillar Ritual, the Circulation of the Body of Light, and the Tarot Contemplation Ritual. Now that I've been practicing these rituals daily for almost an entire year, everything is committed...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Nine

September proved to be a busy and creative time. I completed the remaining ritual tools, worked with the Cups suit in my tarot deck, and continued to perform my daily rituals. Last month, I grew bored with going over the Major Arcana over and over again. I felt like I had gleaned what I could of their wisdom for awhile. Feeling a little burnt out, I turned my attention to the Minor Arcana,...

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...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Eight

August has been a whirlwind of activity. My kitchen island has been taken over by my tool creation projects. I voraciously read Modern Magic any chance I got, and I continued to perform daily rituals.       The first project I completed was to create my Elemental Tablets. I went to the local craft store and purchased squares of wood (pine), high-pigment acrylic paints, brushes and...