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An Exciting Project

There is a new website coming about for polytheist thought and discussion – polytheist.com Of course, I’m very excited about this new site being put together by some amazing polytheist voices, and to see where it heads into the future.

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Contemplation: Among Lions

Being accepted as a part of the Other People is to be led through the gates or have them opened for you, at which point – even should you chose to leave for other orchards – you will always be welcome.

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Interview

Praying before a shrine.

Over on Gangleri’s Grove, Galina Krasskova has posted an interview she did with me on the Otherfaith and what it is like to build a new religious tradition. Please check it out. This blog has been silent lately. Part of

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[Update] Ceremony

Closed gates.

What the faith emphasizes is recognizing that horror and working to not engage in it again. We do not have a place for people who will blame their horrors on others and continue victimizing people. That is not recovery, it is not healing, and it is against all that is sacred to us.

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[Important] Announcement

Yesterday, I learned that one of the People and writers for this blog was not who I thought them to be. Fey Lopez came to me as a very hurt individual, someone who was struggling. From the beginning, I knew

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Contemplation: Prayer

It felt good to say the words that I had rather than grappling for words that scattered at my search. And if I am any judge, it seems the Four Gods were pleased with what I did, simple as it was.

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Starting Your Devotional Life

If we break our devotional goals into chunks and honestly assess our ability, we will be able to live a devotional life easier. One in which we feel fulfilled, committed, and good about our devotions. One where we give devotions as is expected but don’t fall under the weight of the work, and one where we can experience joy in our prayers.

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[Essay] Shard of Hope

When the impossible becomes possible, a miracle has occurred. My life is miraculous, and day by day, the Gods are teaching me to own that miracle.

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[Update] Devotional Life

Communal (“shared”) prayer is a vital part of the Other People’s life. By sharing in prayer, we come closer to our gods and to each other. This is why we have structured prayer and why an Other Person makes time for prayer.

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Poetry Highlight

I wanted to link to some amazing devotional poetry for our gods that has been written.

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[Essay] Death & Diamonds: Comparisons Between Starlit Gods

In the Otherfaith, each of the four gods exists in opposition to each other. As lovers and competitors, they hold the world together for the Otherfaith – and in the tension between the gods Clarene and Dierne we are able to see the paradoxical nature inherent in the faith.

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[Essay] Theophany

For all my life, I have been spiritual. When I was twelve, even, I began training myself in spiritual arts. For five years I prepared myself for all manner of gods and spirits – but during those years, my belief

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Contemplation: Revelation

The Gods revealed themselves to me. For me to reveal them to others, I had to be my own self. And more than that, I had to take responsibility for all that I was – and could be.

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Welcome

You’ve found the home of the Other People! As a devotional site, we host prayers and religious reflections – but our history is just as important.

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The Otherfaith is a modern polytheistic religion. We are urban-centric, technology-loving, and always keep our eyes to the future. We were born from the modern Pagan and polytheist movements, and from them we have grown and become new, modern, evolving - a new faith. In 2014, we go into this our fourth year and seek community, growth, and deeper religious discoveries.
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