The First Dark Age

Originally posted on West Hunter:
? ? A little over five thousand years ago, something bad happened in central and western Europe.  Farming had arrived earlier, and flourished for several hundred years, accompanied by population increase (see the graph above, showing estimated population density over time in that region, from a recent paper in Nature…

Thoughts on discernment

Originally posted on red vulture:
Note: I will use the term god as a catch all for deity(ies) Lately discernment has been a topic foremost in my mind. Have you guys ever seen this certain thing go down in kink communities, where everyone has a fetish but they’re all convinced people who don’t get off…

Offerings and Ma’at

Originally posted on red vulture:
One of the reasons I added “food” to the tagline for this blog is because food is a big deal between me and my Name. I love food (often more than is healthy, but I’m working on that) and cooking, and offering Her nourishment that I’ve created is very satisfying.…

a response to Poor as Fuck Polytheism

Originally posted on red vulture:
So I am just going to jump right in, because I know my pagan blog is going to be a series of messy thoughts for awhile. I have a different blog under a different persona which is much more polished, but it’s also not about spirituality. In short I’m a…

Kemeticism’s race problem

Originally posted on red vulture:
This is probably going to be a series of posts. Think of this one as Racism 101, primarily focused on black experiences since that’s what comes up most in context. I encourage you to seek out the voices of people of color as well, rather than just listening to me,…

this racism shit is tired

Originally posted on red vulture:
I am making this post while I am pissed off, fair warning. If you are Kemetic (or anyone really, but this is the context I’ve seen this in) and you refuse to do anti-racism work on yourself, you are giving a portion to Apep.  Do you understand that? Fine, I’m just…

You are-

Originally posted on kushtrimthaqi:
You are a terribly beautiful thing in a terribly ugly world. True, untamed, untainted! A pure thing, broken– a many-many times but still unwavered! A thing I shall not grasp or at least I hope not to in my shaking arms– or it will break, just as every other thing– as…

Why I Like Codified Ritual

Originally posted on Blue Star Owl:
Generally speaking, I do not attend public rituals. It started when I began attending rituals outside of my own little group, and had some really terrible experiences. In one ritual, the ritual leader was encouraging people to become warriors for mother earth and he proceeded to have each of…