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[Pagan Experience] Canon & Headcanon

Prayers from a devotional book.

Within the context of modern religions like the Otherfaith – in which everything we do would count as ‘UPG’ – the term is worse than useless.

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[Monday] Assorted Links

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Later this week, I’ll be closing out the month with a post on the initiatory orders of the gods. If you have any questions about these, please send them to me or comment on this post, and I will try to cover them in the Wednesday post.

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[Update] Prayers

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I’m currently working on other simple prayers for the People. I need some help deciding which to use as our official ones.

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[Monday] Assorted Links

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Happy Monday!

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[Pagan Experience] The Spirit Althea Altair

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Althea Altair serves as an initiator for those seeking deeper devotion to the Laetha. She initiates spirits and Other People into the initiatory order of Nix. Like her order, she represents negation and restraint.

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Posted in Series, the Four Gods, Theology

[Wednesday] February Holy Days

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Witch spirits in the faith are spirits particularly adept at manipulating energy, both from the landscape and from other spirits. They may partner up with powerful spirits who carry lots of raw energies and make use of those energies for various spells and purposes.

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[Monday] Contemplation

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I recently felt a bit of longing for the times when I would bury myself in the spirits’ world.

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[Pagan Experience] Earth & Stars

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I often question if the Otherfaith is an ‘earth-based’ religion.

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[Hawthorne & Heather] Death & Slaughter

This piece will deal with animal death and killing. If those are distasteful to you, you will not want to read farther.

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[Monday] Assorted Links

Small flowers.

Happy Monday everyone. I’m in my usual religious gear and will soon be making this week’s offerings. Afterward, I’ll be summarizing last month, parsing out its highlights and what I learned, and prepping myself for February.

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[Pagan Experience] Humanity & Persons

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I mention above how alien the Aletheias can be. All spirits can be. Yet we should be wary of positing all of their less desirable of frightening aspects as beyond humanity or inhuman. Humans, after all, behave inhumanely all the time.

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[Wednesday] The Spirit Body

The Other People’s spirit body is divided into three main parts. There is the lower, which includes the physical hips, legs, and feet; the middle includes the torso, arms, and neck; and the upper, the head.

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[Monday] Contemplation

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But at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter what the divination turned up. Aeron Blake was his own spirit, beyond but tied to the story I was writing.

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Posted in Contemplations, Otherfaith Mythology

[Hawthorne & Heather] Homura the Younger

Mortal me, I cannot wear so many masks, so heavy they tend to fall.

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[Monday] Assorted Links

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I’ve been working on the ‘doorways’ story for the Cauldron Blog Project a little bit each day. Both the biggest aid and bane in writing the story as been Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’. When writing a spirit story, I inevitably need a song or album to listen to endlessly. The stories always feel more in-tune with the spirits that way. But they can hold me back, become distraction or influence a story to be more fluid than it should. It’s an awkward balancing act.

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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 2015, we go into this our fifth year and seek to create more solid practices and structures for the faith.
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