Shiva the Witch God

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Shiva has been part of my devotional practice for quite a while: I dedicate Mondays to him specifically. For the last few months I've been contemplating him as a witch god. In some Hindu traditions Shiva is considered the god of the margins, of the people on the far edges of society. Part of this is because Shiva is not concerned with social structures or formalities - he would rather be focused on his own practice and bliss. Depending on one's Hindu tradition, Shiva can be the Destroyer, … [Read more...]

What We’re Reading

I like books. I really like books. I seemĀ  constitutionally unable read only one thing at a time. This filters down to the kids, too. We're reading some great stuff right now, so I thought I'd share. First up, the two-and-a-half-year-old. Here is her current obsession: She is in love with the Octonauts, a series of books and cartoons that we discovered thanks to the BBC in Wales. We read these several times every day (saints preserve me). The art is great, the characters are adorable, … [Read more...]


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