• There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do. Terry Pratchett
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  • Just a quick note
    I’ve updated my bio page with a link to Les Cabinets Des Polytheistes, where my story “Spine of the World” is published (and in which people can play Spot The Netjer if they are so inclined), and my less-specific webspace Suns in Her Branches, which is broader than this space (which is specifically for reconstructionist-derived […]
  • Opet article is up
    And can be read here.Filed under: Patheos Links
  • Opet is coming ’round again
    And the Emboatening Crew is once more celebrating by making Kiva loans. You’re all welcome to join us. (My monthly column in Patheos Pagan is about Opet and charitable works, and will be going up tomorrow assuming nothing goes wrong.)Filed under: Festivals, Uncategorized
  • The Art of Being A God
    It’s interesting having one foot in reconstructionist religion and one foot in religious witchcraft, for a lot of reasons. One of the things that I’ve been thinking about lately is the shape of how the gods appear within the context […]
  • Mythopoeia
    Continuing with rambling on the topic of my exploration of pagan movement history, another critical concept: mythopoeia. The word means, literally, “myth-making”, and it is one of the near inescapable traits of at least the origin points of pagan religions. […]
  • Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country
    The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, "It was like this then, so it would be like that now." The process of deciding what needs […]

Upon an Earnest Thinkpiece

I read an earnest thinkpiece Well-meaning, I am sure.

And it said: We leftists have the privilege To make our choice to vote On principle Not survival It talked of fishing regulations And other policy positions Of livelihoods lost And nothing gained

And I read it and marveled At what it said about The people […]

Antinoan Poetry

Was talking with some mates about the cultus of Antinous last night and got some interesting pinging, which led to this.

I know you Who drowned in troubles So far from a home You lost long ago

I know you Who gave your youth away To a power You could not resist

I know you […]

Sma

U N I T E Let me tell you the Hollow place Secret, Child: Behind your heart You have a void That fills your mouth To hold your life With power A place Speaks To keep your breath In hidden names The space To hold For creating The sky […]