Originally posted on Naturalistic Paganism:
Meditation can open up new realms of appreciation for the simple experience of consciousness. – by B. T. Newberg How do we experience our world? …through touch, taste, smell, sound, sight, and introspection. The following meditation grounds a person deeply in these six foundations of experience.  One by one, awareness…

Originally posted on Isiopolis:
“Isis gives you this knife of Hers which She gave to Horus after the mourning of the Gods.” (Coffin Texts, Formula 102.) What is this mysterious knife of Isis? In ancient Egypt, the knife was not only a practical tool and weapon; it was also a magical tool and weapon. The preferred…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
Dear Legba, You’ve been quiet lately. I’ve sensed you in the background, doing your Legba kind of thing. I don’t know what specifically you’re doing back there. Sometimes, I wonder if you are just subtly manipulating all of the strings in my life to bring about some major event in…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
where you are planted ~ Evie Shockley he’s as high as a georgia pine, my father’d say, half laughing. southern trees as measure, metaphor. highways lined with kudzu-covered southern trees. fuchsia, lavender, white, light pink, purple : crape myrtle bouquets burst open on sturdy branches of skin-smooth bark : my favorite…

Originally posted on Aspis of Ares:
So today I was reading Ancient Greek Religion (2nd ed.) (AGR) by Jon Mikalson. It’s a really great book, especially for its first chapter. It takes one, step-by-step, through the process of founding a new cult, from catalyst to festivals. The example used by Mikalson is that of Poseidon…