March 5, 2014

On the most superficial level, the Clarene is a god of comfort, romanticized harvests, and endless support. She is the Ideal Mother. But that is only in the most shallow of interpretations, and even laity in the faith delve deeper into her than that. Read more

March 4, 2014

Today’s post is late since yesterday was spent doing Tarot readings that people had ordered. (A good reason for a Tarot post to be late, I think.) * Every Monday I will do a quick one-card draw from one of my Tarot (or oracle) decks and interpret the card. This isn’t going to be ‘introduction to the Tarot’ or ‘intro to divination’ or anything like that, and my interpretations should not at all be seen as the only or correct… Read more

February 26, 2014

The gods speak to anyone. They do not limit their voices to the mystics or clergy. Read more

February 24, 2014

The stories I’ve been told tell of a time when the West was separated from the other worlds, when the suffering of the gods split the holy West away from all else. Read more

February 21, 2014

It was through writing that I’ve shown people the faith, and it was through writing I found other people who knew or wanted to know these gods. That, I think, is a gift I cannot undervalue. Read more

February 19, 2014

In the faith, we hold that everyone has a spark of what could be a god, but that certain events or acts must take place for that spark to ignite into a flame. Through the accomplishment of great acts. Or through great deaths. Or accidents that no one could have predicted. Read more

February 17, 2014

It is not a test. It is the start of a great new journey. They rip from us the ribbons of fate to show us all the possibilities before us and before them, so that we can walk better with them. So we can choose better alongside them. So we can fall better next time. Read more

February 15, 2014

I had thought I knew what path would be best for me to walk and had striven all my life, but the gods crashed in and rewrote all of it. They wrote love into my veins where it had not before been. Read more

February 12, 2014

The otherworld the gods inhabit in the Otherfaith is called variously the West, Westernlands, Western Faery, and Faeryland. But the West is not just our world reflected – it is inhabited by the gods, the spirits, and its land is host to their epic stories. The West shimmers and glows. It is not a mirror – it is a sister world. Read more

February 10, 2014

the Clarene can create our eyes or split them open. the Ophelia drowns us so we may pass through the underworld, and the Dierne shows us how to return again. And the Laetha can light our eyes alight so we see the unseen and possess such great powers. They each possess a key to our spiritual power, a power not tied to our gender or our genitalia. Read more

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