Praying Like a Pilgrim

Christ in Majesty/Christ the Great Hierophant

[This was written in early 2012, when I was immersed in my Christian quarter, revisiting my Christian past. I really like this post. Every tradition has something we can learn from. Re-reading this post reminds me of the benefits of mantra and prayer, mercy and gratitude.]I was hoping to have all of The Pilgrim’s Tale, a Russian spiritual classic, read for review today. Even with kids and limited reading time I can plow through a book if need be. This time? I’m savoring it. In fact, I’m inspi … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life

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I see the light peeking around the edges of the curtains. I know I've slept late. It's Tuesday. Monday nights mean choir rehearsal, and I don't get home until 9.30 - well, past my bedtime! It was another night of me not being able to sing, thanks to my myriad colds. I can't dwell on self-pity for too long: the children have heard Adam putzing in the kitchen and they come climbing into my side of the bed for morning snuggles. Just as we've attained fair and equal snuggles for all, Adam comes in … [Read more...]

Maxim Monday: Pray For Things Possible

Do witches and Hindus pray? Absolutely! I think Paganism gets looked at as though it's not a praying tradition (or collection of traditions). But it is. Prayer is a form of magic! This maxim is reminding us to pray for things possible. I think more of us could use that reminder.I pray every single day. Everything I pray for is something that I think, or at the very least, hope, is possible. Why would I pray for things impossible? Why put energy into something I think has no chance of coming … [Read more...]

Letting Go with Dhumavati

Having tools to develop my Self, as a spiritual being and as a form of self-therapy, are among the reasons I love practicing witchcraft and Hinduism. Both traditions serve my desire for theosis, or becoming a god, or achieving enlightenment.One necessary ability in this journey is being able to see clearly. Tantric Hinduism does not encourage complete renunciation of the world, rather embracing the world and also seeing it clearly is its complex call to humans. Seeing clearly, particularly … [Read more...]

Bargaining with Kali

I've been quiet lately in this space. There is a lot of intensity in my personal life right now. The last I wrote with any depth was about praying to Kali. She continues to work in my life. I continue to ask her to slay the fears that limit my spirit, and she continues to give me plenty of opportunities to face my fears. I rarely like what I see, nor do I feel all that secure. I made a promise to my partner that I would not back away, that I would press forward.Here is the image I have in my … [Read more...]

Be careful what you pray for….

Because you just might get it.I've been quiet. There's been a lot going on in my house since Adam's grandmother died two weeks ago. As soon as he returned from the funeral, my in-laws arrived and then it was Thanksgiving. Then my daughter came down with a double infection and a bronchial thingamajig. Oh yeah, and I've been not so successfully fighting the cold and.....And dealing with so much stuff that I cannot talk about publicly. On top of some wonderful opportunities that I look … [Read more...]

Prayer of Rededication

An acquaintance of mine and Feri initiate, who goes by the internet nom de plume Happydog Potatohead, wrote this beautiful prayer recently. I was struck to the quick when I read it. Not only do I revere Kali, but Happydog speaks of the fire, the burning, the boundaries - these things which I've been feeling, pushing against, embracing. This prayer expresses my heart more accurately and eloquently than I could myself. Enjoy. My Patroness, my Maitresse de ma Tete, is Kali.Ghosts … [Read more...]


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