Planting prayer for Poseidon

Gentle Ennosigaios, now we ask you to move the earth. Not with all the vast power which rages under roiling brows of Labrandeus, nor the tenacious focus of dashing Prosclystius, nor any of the many ways which Pelagaeus could bring to bear. Subtle Ennosigaios, now we ask you to move the earth. With the steadfastContinue reading “Planting prayer for Poseidon”

Holiday greetings

My wife and I send cards at this time of year, and not just cards, either:  we include a little newsletter giving a synopsis of what we’ve been up to in the past year.  It’s old-school, it’s time-consuming, it uses up lots of paper, it’s entirely unnecessary, it often gets little or no response, andContinue reading “Holiday greetings”

Oracle for one

I have noted before that I have pulled back on ritual work for the moment, something which Apollon this month confirmed through divination is still appropriate by saying, “Stay, friend.”  In practice this means I stick with what’s daily and have laid down weekly and monthly work, including many of my priestly duties. My oracularContinue reading “Oracle for one”

Devotion while depressed

My post on the spirit of depression gets waves of likes from time to time, and the article I wrote on treating depression in a Pagan context remains one of the most popular pieces I wrote for the Wild Hunt.  I don’t know that Pagans and polytheists suffer depression more than other people, but itContinue reading “Devotion while depressed”