It’s the last week of the semester. I have a pile of student essays to grade, two large research projects of my own to finish,* a couple of seasonal parties (both Pagan and secular) to attend, and just a lot on my plate, generally speaking. But hey! It’s almost Yule. Even though there’s no snow […]Read more "Cards for Yule: The Fool, the Hanged Man, and Judgment"
This is part 3 of a post about my own practice of Slavic polytheism. Here, we get into the nitty-gritty of how I set up my shrine, how I do my daily devotional, what I do with my offerings, and the like. At the moment, half my things are in hibernation for the summer, so […]Read more "Slavic Polytheism, Part 3: Spirits and Praxis"
This is part 2 of my series on my personal Rodnovery (Slavic paganism, Slavic polytheism, Slavic native faith) practice and my relationship with the Slavic gods. For part 1, see here. For my earlier post about ways to delve deeper into Slavic mythology, see here. In part 2, I will share more of my notes […]Read more "Slavic Polytheism, Part 2: A Wider Pantheon"
In a recent post, I wrote about some of the challenges I as a Westerner have faced in building a relationship with the Slavic pantheon. One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out was a simple lack of information. What did Rodnovery (Slavic paganism or Slavic polytheism) look like in […]Read more "Slavic Polytheism, Part 1: The Kiev Pantheon"
A large part of my personal religious practice involves my devotional relationship with Slavic Pagan deities. This is something we don’t see a whole lot of in the wider Pagan/woo-woo community (and certainly not in Wicca), so I figured that today I would talk a little bit about my experiences working with the Slavic pantheon. […]Read more "Creative Approaches to Working With Slavic Gods"
Spring is coming. You wouldn’t know it to look out my window right now (we had a massive snowstorm across the northeastern US this week), but the vernal equinox is only a week and a half away. So I thought now would be an appropriate time to talk about two cards that I associate with […]Read more "The Empress and the Tower"
(To anyone who reads this post: Do me a favor and read it through to the end. The tone changes considerably over the course of twenty-nine hundred words.) Tarot is not Wiccan. Tarot is not Wiccan. Say it with me one more time for luck, kids. Tarot. Is not. Wiccan. This is something I’ve been thinking about […]Read more "Reflections on Mysticism, Language, and Shifting Identity"