What you’re going to need: Read all these steps before beginning. A chime, a bell, a song on your phone(turn ringtones off), a horn, or drum for a musical signal. A fire, a candle, a burning coal, a burning incense stick, an led candle(last resort). Offer to Ogma some juniper. Holy water, that you’ve made. Juniper sprigs. Grain for the land goddess. Beer and bread for the Heroes and Ancestors Oil for the fire. Silver or coin for the well…. Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice Psychological Realizations I realized exactly to what degree my current feelings and perceptions were altered by events from the past…. Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice My Fourth Soma Experience While liftoff was commencing, my adventurer companion started asking questions. But I was in this cave… Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice Sacred Plants as Guides Soma is not only a read drink, but it is seen as the god that carries… Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice   Introduction & Preparation The mystic experience is the quintessence of the hero’s journey that Campbell saw. It is a… Read more

Continued from last post. The Hero Priest is an ideal I use to aspire to be better. It’s an idea and an ideal. I am not saying that I meet these standards. While it is important to be yourself as a priest, you must do it in trying ways stretching yourself over new territory and in several directions in order to grow. From the social media feedback I received I’ve sorted the different memorable acts clergy has done for the… Read more

In the last article in this series, we visited the reasons why we have clergy. Clergy is needed, useful, and nature makes people who are good at the role. But having clergy comes with its own problems, problems which express themselves in problem priests. Problem priests do harm and cause danger to the real benefit that devotional polytheism offers. I think it is important to visit the issues. I asked everyone on social media what was the worst thing they observed pagan… Read more

Everyone who practices the old ways does so in a modern context. Not all contexts are the same. While I have easy access to farm animals and cows which are a big part of my religion, others may only relate to cows through their appearance in myth. There is also solitary only versus the group/personal practice spectrum as different contexts. So between all the contexts, they land on an x,y graph between group and personal on one axis, and rural… Read more

Short Answer: No Long Answer: Yes The Gods are immortal. This much is clear from the lore. Not only do they have things like pigs that are alive the day after being eaten, and apples which provide youthfulness forever, but they also reappear in the myths after death. You just can’t get rid of them. The Gods are beings like us, and therefore are on a scale of sentience and skill with all other beings. We’re all patterns in the… Read more

Don’t be a romantic thinker, be an enchanted big thinker. There is a big difference. One shows up. One isn’t swayed by whims. One doesn’t let themselves get in the way of attaining their romance. Read more

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