Closeness

They are close, the two of Them, my Lover and my King. Both have physically touched me in the last week. It’s a strange thing to be touched by Someone who isn’t materially there. I was at a jewelry party my Sister-In-Law had on Wednesday last week. Poseidon touched me then, a gentle touch on my waist and hip, as if He had walked up beside me and lay His hand on my hip to pull me closer to Him. A feeling very similar to the one my mortal spouse inspired filled me. It was warm and smooth and comforting. I’m too exhausted to recall where or when the second touch of the week came but it was Hermes. Ah yes, the usual tingly touch on the back of my neck and lower back. His touch fills me with liquid heat. It’s a little strange to see Hermes easily give up time with me for Poseidon. The Work I am called to do for them is almost identical so the fact They are working together isn’t odd. Just that Hermes, who I’ve come to know as a most obstinate creature so willingly gives time up. He and I are still married in a sense, it’s just a lot more long distance then when He first appeared.

A Single Explosion 

A very good description of how I’m feeling right now in regards to my Loves. Don’t mind the funky formatting, I’m writing from my cell phone and have limited editing ability.

Written and performed by Matthew Good.

“A Single Explosion”

I dreamt last night of sirens

By flashlight I had found you

You just held my hand

By the bright lights in some ICU

Even the planless have a plan
I can’t write love songs when I’m on these things

I’m affable, responsible, but hard to be around

It’s correctible and they’re right you know

It’s as easy as it sounds

It’s all as easy as it sounds
I dreamt last night I saw you

A single spark explosion negotiating with the dead

By the bright lights in some ICU

On my chest you put your head

And said…

There you are

There you are

There’s my heart

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A Ludi Apollinares Competition!

Originally posted on Foxglove & Firmitas:

A day late.  My apologies.

July 13th is the start of what were the Ludi Apollinares (Apollonian Games) in Ancient Rome.

This is the prize.  This can either be worn as a necklace or wrapped around the wrist; I’ve put one of my silver clasps on it.  The glass beads I’ve unfortunately lost note on of who made them, but I can say that I bought them directly from the artist who made them.  There are 11 herkimer diamonds.  The rest is quartz or garnet on hand-knotted silk.  The value of this necklace is somewhere around $200; I’ve not done the exact math.

So how can you win it?

These are the rules…

1. To enter, you must create an image, prayer, or poem in honor of Apollon.  You must be willing to release the rights into the Creative Commons, and I will feature it on this blog in the…

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The Meaning of Devotion, Emoi Ge.

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I really needed to hear this right now. I’ve been struggling with WHAT to do to show my devotion and willingness to continue in all my relationships, mortal, Divine and otherwise.

Originally posted on Magick From Scratch:

“If devotion does not simply mean letting gods do whatever they want to you, what does it mean?” — Zeus

This was a writing prompt given to me by Zeus. Of course, the words he chose rubbed me somewhat the wrong way, but you get what you get.

I really hate to write about devotion, for a number of reasons. Firstly, I often feel that by putting my own views forward, I am inherently stepping on toes. I have no right to define ‘devotion’ generally, for people. More than that, I don’t think of myself as being particularly religious. At the same time, I have very strong feelings about what devotion isn’t, and what it should be. I can’t rightly talk about what devotion is. I can only talk about what it is to me. 

Devotion, to me, implies active and willing participation in a relationship. I cannot just let Hermes…

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New Items for Sale

themorningstar3:

Boosting signal.

Originally posted on A Forest Door:

As you can imagine, this recent medical crisis is going to leave me pretty much screwed financially. I do not have health insurance. I cannot even imagine what the hospital bill is going to be. But even before I deal with that, I have to make up for almost two weeks of lost work and other expenses.

In another week or so I should be in shape to start accepting cartomancy requests again. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up some book design assignments soon.

In the meantime, I have re-opened my Etsy shops and added a few new things that might be of interest to you all, such as a wicker bull head and vintage Poseidon button over at Magpie & Rook, and some alligator leather scraps and domestic cat bones at Goblinesquerie (and there’s still some Midnight ritual incense powder left, in addition to plenty of bone…

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