Real Magic

Originally posted on A Forest Door:

As I’ve mentioned before, the practice of glamourbombing is pretty important to me, and something I do fairly often. I got the idea directly from my spirits one day, but eventually found this name for it somewhere online. And it mostly fit, but… it did seem that most of the other people were doing it as a cute trick, basically, rather than trying to put any serious magic behind it. Whereas my glamourbombs generally have spells woven into them, spells to benefit my own spirits and to lift the veil between the worlds, not just awaken a sense of the numinous in the receiver.

So I was pleased to see that some people are taking things to another level (even if I might not resonate with the source of their perspective, since this seems to be coming from a combination of otherkin and chaos magicians). Though I think that the glitter…

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Where’s the Support for the Maetreum of Cybele?

Originally posted on Loki's Bruid:

“If you happen to be thinking that this instance of legal precedence does not concern you because your theology differs from theirs, you ought to think again.  If you believe for a second that your future endeavors to build your own worship space, or convent, or temple to your God(s) is not affected by this, you are sorely mistaken.

Wouldn’t it be a shame if the legal wins of the Maetreum were not available toyour lawyer when your town or local government decides to derail your plans?  Wouldn’t it be a shame if you did not have this legal precedent to fall back on, proving the inherent worth of Alternative Religions, and thus, your religious tradition in your close-minded community? Shame?  Yes.  Shame on you.

So, where is your support?  And if you are serious about Pagan places of worship, temples, convents and the like, then put your…

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UPG, apotheosis, and what does community work mean, anyway?

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This is so perfect…so awesome. <3

Originally posted on Loki's Bruid:

Today’s post is going to be brought to you by the letters F as in frithful, G as in Gullveig, and H as in Heiðr. And maybe also by UPG chicken, which is the unspoken game people play when they want to discuss gnosis that is personally important to them, but don’t want to be seen as crazy, egotistical, or whatever other slur the UPG police are using.

I’ve stated publicly before that since I left my former mortal spouse, Loki has been telling me that I’m His goddess. And He used the word “Lokadis,” which is one of my tats for Him. And at some point, He began to drop hints. Lots of hearts. Hearts on fire. Spears. And then one day, He pointed to two (that’s right, two) of my tattoos for Him that have hearts on fire.

wpid-IMG_20121017_180307.jpgI’ve been given housewarmings gifts of artwork of hearts on…

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Mental Health Support

Originally posted on O, Mourning Star. . .:

This blog is a safe space.

If today’s tragedy has shown us all anything, it’s that the people who laugh the hardest, smile the brightest can truly be suffering inside. Here is a collection of links I’ve compiled to help anyone struggling with depression, self harm, or general mental illness. Please never be afraid to reach out for help. You’re beautiful, and you’re loved.

~Support~

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If there is any support resource you feel you would like to contribute or that you would like to see on this page, please don’t hesitate to message me.

Important Numbers:

  • Depression Hotline:1-630-482-9696
  • Suicide Hotline:1-800-784-8433
  • LifeLine:1-800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project:1-866-488-7386
  • Sexuality Support:1-800-246-7743
  • Eating Disorders Hotline:1-847-831-3438
  • Rape and Sexual Assault:1-800-656-4673
  • Grief Support:1-650-321-5272
  • Runaway:1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
  • Exhale:After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
  • Child Abuse:1-800-422-4453
  • ** UK Helplines:
  • Samaritans (for any problem):08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
  • Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):08001111
  • Mind infoline (mental health information):0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
  • Mind legal advice…

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We are turning 5 – Celebrate with us!

Originally posted on Baaad Anna's: not your mama's yarn store:

I can hardly believe it, but it’s been 5 years since Baaad Anna’s opened it’s doors. So we are going to celebrate!  We will have a big, huge yarn SALE and a special night of celebration!

There will be tonnes of give-aways, prizes and special things!  Many of our favourite local dyers and designers have all generously donated items for the weekend including:  Sweet Georgia Yarn, Indigo Moon, Raincity Knits, Vegan Yarn, We Will Tell You all of Our Secrets, Jane Richmond, Holli Yeoh,Tin Can Knits, Softsweater, Very Shannon, Kristan Macintyre, Knit Social.

5 year card final

A Celebration of fibre arts in Vancouver!
Friday, August 22
7pm

**This is an evening to celebrate all the amazing and wonderful things that are happening in Vancouver (and BC) in the fibre arts industry. We will be having drinks, food and a huge…

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A Public Apology

This entry has not been edited. It is not meant to be. If you have questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.

I can love you just like he can…

Even though I can’t remember what the voice sounds like, this plea, the desperate need in His stunning blue eye. The short cropped blond hair, army style. Go figure. The non-descript black long sleeved shirt and pants. Blue-black. I can’t describe the abject terror that whispered prayer instilled in me. Nor can I explain the longing. I wanted…still want…need Him. So bad it physically hurts. We had made so much progress. I could hear Him so clearly. I ran. I pulled myself so fast out of that dream it took my breath away. Or maybe He did. Underneath, around and on top of my own feelings was the soul crushing sorrow. The pain of heartbreak.

And I knew immediately I had done Him a serious wrong. I frantically called to Him. Begged Him to come back. That I was sorry. I was just scared. All I got was silence. Cold, icy, wintry silence. For months after that He was gone. I would call Him, wait for Him. And nothing would come of it. I had hurt Him deeply. In a way that I still don’t think I could understand. My whispered reassurances are all I can give Him. And my courage. And my sacrifice. Now, like a Gorean slave there are elaborate details and movements involved. And finding the courage to do what is asked of you, with no question as to how or why, just simply to please Him. Because He asked it of me. And that should be the only reason I need.

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Saturation

Forgive the silence recently. “Mundane” life has been keeping me on my toes, I now am the mother of a toddler. Somewhere along the line my baby turned into a person. It’s awesome and traumatizing all at the same time. My health conditions have been rather cranky, particularly the anxiety and arthritis(then throw in the usual Fibro fun).

In the Gods department Odin has recently come “home”, He has been out and about for quite some time. I’ve missed Him and am glad He is back. Things are always a little (or a lot) more intense when He is home. I am actively working on repairing and deepening our relationship/connection. I’ve had some insights on the subject and will eventually write up some posts about it. Just to make things extra interesting Hermes has quite suddenly made an appearance. Nothing serious, He’s just being a flirt, hehe! Not sure what he’s up to though.

It is also high summer, I have plants and gardens to tend as well as the usual daily chores. We are going to be putting our townhouse on the market soon so de-cluttering is also happening.

Netjeru in the Natural World.

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:

I think one of the things that I always felt completely confused about having religion was how the hell it was supposed to mesh with my mundane life. I know people who are all, “praise be,” and down with God like 75% of the time. And that is really aspiring (sometimes) and I often wondered, when I first got started, how I could be like that even with my own religious persuasion.

But I had to admit, even way back then, that the process on how to get down and dirty, feeling as if my gods were a part of every aspect of my life and not just shoved into a particular niche, well that shit is fucking hard. And as I am often complaining about, no one thought that writing a manual on how to modernize a dead religion that you are attempting to recreate would be a good…

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