To be honest, I have no idea if tonight’s working had any effect at all… but as Rick reminded us that Daven pointed out once, sometimes you stand around for a while and then go home, and you just have to trust that it meant something and did some good.
As to what was done: I began with offerings of alcohol and tobacco (since it seems increasingly likely that some spirits native to the Americas don’t care for alcohol); introduced myself and stated my purpose; offered prayers of apology for what we are doing to the Gulf and of hope that the flow will be contained quickly; then I called on Poseidon and petitioned Him to lend what aid and strength He could both to the spirits of the area and to the people working to fix the problem; and finally I tried to open to let the healing energy flow through in a directed fashion, and then stood in the water for a while just being present and bearing witness.
To any of you who felt moved to join in sending your own energy, many thanks!
Rick over at Of Oak And Ivy 2 Torches and 7 Tines just announced that he is accepting submissions for a devotional to Cernunnos. The announcement follows. Continue reading
Two quick items:
1. The editors of the forthcoming Zeus devotional from Bibliotheca Alexandrina have extended the submission deadline until the end of April, so there’s still (a little) time to be included. Continue reading
[NOTE: For those who are not folk music buffs, the title of this post is standard musical shorthand for “traditional; arranged by…”] Continue reading
A long time ago Ruby Sara suggested making and sharing playlists as a spiritual practice. I’ve been doing that here for three years, but it never hurts to do more! So, rather than just individual pieces and links, here are a couple of longer playlists for your enjoyment…
I noticed that someone found this blog by searching on “latin pagan hymn”; Continue reading
Note: this post grew out of a comment I made on Erl_queen’s LJ the other day.
I realized a long time ago that I am not going to fit into the mainstream of any religious community, even a Pagan one; as my wife puts it, we’re sort of the “fuzz on the end of the string on the fringe”, wherever we are. Continue reading
So, lots of folks seem to be buzzing about the new Gap commercial Continue reading
This is a belated discovery on my part…
A number of years ago Robert Sabuda, best known for highly intricate pop-up books (including the incredibly gorgeous and nature-awareness-enhancing Winter’s Tale – Druid parents particularly will like this one), wrote a regular picture book called Tutankhamen’s Gift. Continue reading
Spent time with my family, soloed Stephen Chatman’s “Remember” (from his “Two Rossetti Songs”) at our UU church’s Service of Remembrance… it’s a gorgeous setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti, poem and a link to a choral performance below. Continue reading