“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson Those who follow my personal social media will notice one thing: I can and do discuss political topics such as health care, environmental protections, rights and protections of the disabled, rights and protections… Continue reading The power of a person
“Praise, the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship” (dictionary.reference.com). At one time praise offerings were all that were given during ritual within ADF. However, then the idea of material offerings took hold. Some see the material offerings as praise as well because of the ghosti- principle of a… Continue reading Why we give praise offerings
For some people, general giving of offerings, and remembering the stories and faces of their loved ones is where their practice with the dead is supposed to stop, and that’s ok! This particular piece is going to go into some of the nitty gritty of working with the dead etc. So you have an Ancestor… Continue reading So I have an Ancestor Shrine, now what?!
I spoke last about having more space for work etc but never denoted what that space is, it is my Ancestor Shrine which is worked into my main working altar. This is a space I have devoted to the items that remind me of those on that list. I can totally hear you asking: But… Continue reading What do I even PUT on an Ancestor Shrine
In modern society, we have removed the religious significance of those who have died. Those that in days gone by would have protected the families from their new home on “the other side” ensuring their happiness and wealth. The closest that our current society has to this idea is the Christian idea of the “Guardian… Continue reading Why Ancestor Veneration?
Being a disabled pagan who doesn’t deal with “Love and Light” isn’t easy. Many times those who pull that line, blame my health problems on my choice of working with the dead, or The Morrigan or being a realist, or any number of other things that aren’t pure positivity. I find however, that sometimes, the… Continue reading Divination – and why I offer my services
Within ADF literature a lot of the times we talk about how the highdays are in dark or light halves of the year and much of our literature is for the Northern Hemisphere’s seasons. What if you are in the southern Hemisphere and your harvest season is actually in February-May instead of August – October?… Continue reading Highdays: What the Hemisphere
I have been remiss in adding a rather large portion of my path to this blog, and for that I apologize. However, on May 27,2018 I joined the ranks of the Ordained priests of ADF! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvfsY_rAD6E
Ok apparently after trying to do that 3 times now, it is not a thing for me! What I am going to try to commit to at the very least is regularly posting about the different ways my religion intersects with my life. Maybe that will be easier than forced topics? Only time will tell.
The first time that I tried to write this prompt was 6 years ago, the second was 3 years ago... Life is cyclical in threes sometimes. However a quote from the first time I tried to write this prompt, all those years ago still fits to this day: how do you explain the feel of… Continue reading 30 Days of Druidry – Why Druidry