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.
Later this week will hopefully see a new installment of Hawthorne & Heather. The column has been monthly instead of twice a month, mostly because there wasn’t enough time or content. I’m hoping to change that. Next week we’ll have a post on possible February holy days.
As I mentioned in previous posts, this blog is being updated with prompts from the Pagan Experience project. I currently have three posts up. Week one focuses on resolutions, the second on books as religious tools, and the most recent week on humanity and personhood. I’m still working on week three’s post on divinities, though I will be focusing on spirits to help the Otherfaith build its knowledge of our spirits. As noted, I won’t be writing alphabet-based posts.
The ‘doorways’ prompt from the Cauldron Blog Project is being revised. It will be posted on the Otherfaith mythology page when finished.
There was recently a bit of community drama in the Otherfaith. It’s been resolved now, but it did help me realize where and how the faith should have structure. It was in general very illuminating on how I want the Otherfaith to serve its People.
Now, for more links.
Jenn has a few posts up. One touches on dance and physicality as a way to connect with the spirit body and spirituality. To which I say – yes! Starhawk’s excellent The Earth Path has a lot of good exercises for connecting with our body while we engage in spiritual practice. (My copy of that book is wrecked, with how much I’ve used it.) Jenn also posted a reflection on the Bone Box myth. It’s a complicated myth. I recommend reading her thoughts.
Elliot has posted some thoughts on the Ophelene. His comments on her serpentine imagery ties in with my view of her as a restorer of the decimated dragon population in the West. He also posted another update.
Fjothr has posted about some of their reading, and it relates in interesting ways to my own thoughts about personhood, objectification, and the state of our world.
Have a good week!
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