1. somehow I have been going to DUPA meetings every other Friday for months and i have never taken pics of the group for Sexy Pagan Friday, nor have I ever told them that Sexy Pagan Friday exists.

    i’m very sorry for the oversight.

  2. "

    FAIRIES learn to dance before they learn to

    walk ;
    Fairies learn to sing before they learn to

    talk;
    Fairies learn their counting from the cuckoo’s

    call ;
    They do not learn Geography at all.

    Fairies go a-riding with witches on their

    brooms
    And steal away the rainbows to brighten up

    their rooms ;
    Fairies like a sky-dance better than a

    feast ;
    They have a birthday once a week at

    least.


    Fairies think the rain as pretty as the sun ;
    Fairies think that trespass-boards are only

    made for fun ;
    Fairies think that peppermint’s the nicest

    thing they know ;
    I always take a packet when I go.

    "
    FAIRY LORE: the fairy flute by  Fyleman, Rose (via gardenofthequeen)
  3. Yessss indeed. I was wondering if you were planning/ were willing to share a few things about that? I know I have a hard time finding things that aren't very sex-based for beltain.

    In Starhawk, Baker, and Hill’s Circle Round, there’s a story titled “The Goddess Blesses All Forms of Love” which is about (you guessed it) the holiness of all forms of love, from the sexy kind to the love for one’s job or fambly, and those types of love become the ribbons of the maypole. So I’m thinking my University group will invite people to dance around our Maypole/Dragon (we’re doing it by the school mascot statue because we are Bosses), think of something/someone they love, and bless a ribbon to wear around their wrist to remind them of their love. And that translates well to solitary practice—braid a bunch of ribbons into a bracelet/anklet. 

    Alternately: Flowersflowersflowers. I don’t know what but flowers.

    Also: Beltaine is one of the days that the veil between our world and Faerie is supposed to be thin (according to Irish-ish legend, but lbr when have I ever noticed the veil??? never) and the Fae courts parade around. So you could leave some nice honey and butter for local fae and do… something? with your local court.

    Alternately: have you thought about daffodils?

  4. hey, were you the one doing the ace-spectrum-friendly beltaine dealeo?

    I’m the one who wrote That Post about it, yeah. And I’m planning a Beltaine event with my university’s Pagan group, and b/c I’m the one planning it, it’s gonna be ace-friendly. Is that what you meant? 

  5. wiccajournal:

    I don’t feel like I should post this on my main blog but please contact me there (kuwata-kun) if you have an answer for me.

    So Wicca was my gateway into paganism and I feel incredibly connected to the path of paganism but I’ve become increasingly disapproving how emphatic it is with binary genders and having strictly male/female partners. I’ve considered Dianic Wicca but it still doesn’t feel right.

    I do believe in deities and want to worship them. 

    Does anyone know of any LGBT and genderfluid friendly pagan paths? 

    At the very least, does someone know where I can find information on as many different Pagan paths as possible? All my research turns up fairly empty-handed or brings all the same stuff over and over again.

    Reclaiming, Feri, and Thorn Coyle’s work are all very LGBTQ+ friendly paths, and the Reclaiming group I hung out with in Bmore actually walked their queer-inclusive talk.

    (also as the main scribe of Friendship is Pagan, I can tell you that it’s super queer-friendly because i will eat anyone who tries to be queerphobic while practicing with my rituals and the Princesses)

  6. "

    Red is my blood
    And white is my bone
    But dark is the path
    My spirit will roam

    Three watch me above
    Three watch me beside
    Three guide me below
    Until safe home I arrive

    "

    Chant for walking between worlds.

    From my modern book of charms

    (via charlottesarahrichards)

  7. "I feel that it is extremely important for the Pagan community to acknowledge minority Pagans because whether the community likes it or not we are there and in bulk. Plus many more minorities would have an easier time identifying as Pagan or even be more open to understanding it if the community didn’t constantly parade the faith with a White and very middle class or more face. I don’t feel inclusiveness is really being done. There’s a lot of lip service of how the (mainly White) Pagan community wants to be diverse but the reality is, they want a lot of different looking faces – not too many, however – but not their experiences."
    Black Witch, Black American Pagan blogger (via illbethehappyphantom)
  8. douglasiana:

Ritual Structure for Bullshitticus and His Pantheon
I compiled a basic ritual structure for honoring Bullshitticus, god of students, and other members of what I think of as the Modern Pseudo-Greco-Roman Pantheon, inspired by Hellenic and Roman ritual structures and simplified for exhausted and inexperienced dorm-dwelling students. My sister is a student and needs this, and I happen to be awesome.
P R E P A R A T I O N
Decide why you’re doing the ritual and plan accordingly. Some reasons to sacrifice to gods: to honor them, celebrate special events, or dedicate something to them; to appease them when shit goes wrong; in thanks for a favor granted; in expectation of a granted request; or for purification.
Gather any needed offerings and tools, and ensure that there is an altar or shrine space prepared. Fit the mood of the ritual to the god and the occasion — boisterous, tearful, or gleeful?
P R O C E S S I O N
Lead a procession to the altar, as long or as short as you’re able, alone or with other desperate students. Use the procession to get yourself into the right frame of mind.
P U R I F I C A T I O N
Once near the altar, clean up the space a little bit. Get rid of any nasty food wrappers you missed and corral those dust bunnies! If they haven’t already, make everyone wash their hands and faces, and preferably brush their teeth too. Make yourself and your space pleasing to Bullshitticus.
O F F E R I N G S
Approach the altar with a hand signal of respect or adoration. Might I suggest: Thumbs Up, Horns, or ILY. 
Get Bullshitticus’s attention with some words! They can be as formal or off-the-cuff as you like. Say something nice about him and include what you want, if you’re asking for a favor!
An example, composed by versifrau: 

Hail, Bullshitticus, for You are WiseI come to you with bloodshot eyesI’ve wasted time, I’ve put things off-I need caffeine in a piglike trough!So please Bullshitticus, help me finishthe work I have and my stress diminish.

Here’s another example by feminist-smaug. The #Bullshitticus tag has more — share yours there too.
Now give him something:
Offerings of scent or light that adhere to your dorm rules: perfume and glow sticks are alternatives to incense and candles.
Libations of water, coffee, booze, Capri Sun, or energy drinks.
A portion of your snacks. Ramen, chips, pop tarts, or whatever else you can sneak out of the dining hall.
If attendees would like to include other pantheon members, now is the time to give them offerings as well. An example of how libation-pouring could go:

To you, Dorma*, protector of our dorm, I give first!To you, Bullshitticus, patron of students, I give second!To you, Caffeina, extender of waking, I give third!To you, Frappucchinope, muse of espresso, I give fourth!To you, Thesaurea, dispenser of excess words, I give fifth!To you, students who have gone before us, I give sixth!To you, Dorma, always first and last, I five last!

P A R T Y
Everyone participating should hang out and eat the rest of what they offered — coffee, ramen, tequila, whatever. Dance to music, watch a movie, or play some games. Have fun and take this opportunity to de-stress from school. Give spontaneous prayers and offerings to the gods as inspiration comes.
C L O S I N G
Dismiss Bullshitticus and his companions and thank them for showing up, using hand gestures and words. Clean up the altar and dispose of (or scarf down) any offerings. It’s not polite to leave your host’s room a fucking mess, don’t be a jerk! If Bullshitticus grants your request, make sure to offer to him in thanks.
—
*Hestia is always offered to first and last in Hellenic rituals. As she is the goddess of hearths and homes, and most students live in dorms, I invented the bullshitted pseudo-Latin goddess Dorma, protector of dorms. Give Dorma an epithet for your own dorm or school — just modify its name with a Latin feminine ending. For example: Dorma Andersona, Dorma Sunflora, Dorma Harvarda. This is the goddess of your dorm, and now you can honor her as you like!
Sources I was inspired by. Read these if you’re a nerd like me and want a more reconstructionist ritual.
Nova Roma: Guide to Sacrifices
Nova Roma: Daily Rituals
Cultus Deorum: On Sacrifices
Cultus Deorum: Gesture
Baring the Aegis: Ancient Hellenic festival rituals, and their modern equivalents
Temenos: Ritual Asking for Healing from Asclepius

    douglasiana:

    Ritual Structure for Bullshitticus and His Pantheon

    I compiled a basic ritual structure for honoring Bullshitticus, god of students, and other members of what I think of as the Modern Pseudo-Greco-Roman Pantheon, inspired by Hellenic and Roman ritual structures and simplified for exhausted and inexperienced dorm-dwelling students. My sister is a student and needs this, and I happen to be awesome.

    P R E P A R A T I O N

    Decide why you’re doing the ritual and plan accordingly. Some reasons to sacrifice to gods: to honor them, celebrate special events, or dedicate something to them; to appease them when shit goes wrong; in thanks for a favor granted; in expectation of a granted request; or for purification.

    Gather any needed offerings and tools, and ensure that there is an altar or shrine space prepared. Fit the mood of the ritual to the god and the occasion — boisterous, tearful, or gleeful?

    P R O C E S S I O N

    Lead a procession to the altar, as long or as short as you’re able, alone or with other desperate students. Use the procession to get yourself into the right frame of mind.

    P U R I F I C A T I O N

    Once near the altar, clean up the space a little bit. Get rid of any nasty food wrappers you missed and corral those dust bunnies! If they haven’t already, make everyone wash their hands and faces, and preferably brush their teeth too. Make yourself and your space pleasing to Bullshitticus.

    O F F E R I N G S

    Approach the altar with a hand signal of respect or adoration. Might I suggest: Thumbs UpHorns, or ILY

    Get Bullshitticus’s attention with some words! They can be as formal or off-the-cuff as you like. Say something nice about him and include what you want, if you’re asking for a favor!

    An example, composed by versifrau

    Hail, Bullshitticus, for You are Wise
    I come to you with bloodshot eyes
    I’ve wasted time, I’ve put things off-
    I need caffeine in a piglike trough!
    So please Bullshitticus, help me finish
    the work I have and my stress diminish.

    Here’s another example by feminist-smaug. The #Bullshitticus tag has more — share yours there too.

    Now give him something:

    • Offerings of scent or light that adhere to your dorm rules: perfume and glow sticks are alternatives to incense and candles.
    • Libations of water, coffee, booze, Capri Sun, or energy drinks.
    • A portion of your snacks. Ramen, chips, pop tarts, or whatever else you can sneak out of the dining hall.

    If attendees would like to include other pantheon members, now is the time to give them offerings as well. An example of how libation-pouring could go:

    To you, Dorma*, protector of our dorm, I give first!
    To you, Bullshitticus, patron of students, I give second!
    To you, Caffeina, extender of waking, I give third!
    To you, Frappucchinope, muse of espresso, I give fourth!
    To you, Thesaurea, dispenser of excess words, I give fifth!
    To you, students who have gone before us, I give sixth!
    To you, Dorma, always first and last, I five last!

    P A R T Y

    Everyone participating should hang out and eat the rest of what they offered — coffee, ramen, tequila, whatever. Dance to music, watch a movie, or play some games. Have fun and take this opportunity to de-stress from school. Give spontaneous prayers and offerings to the gods as inspiration comes.

    C L O S I N G

    Dismiss Bullshitticus and his companions and thank them for showing up, using hand gestures and words. Clean up the altar and dispose of (or scarf down) any offerings. It’s not polite to leave your host’s room a fucking mess, don’t be a jerk! If Bullshitticus grants your request, make sure to offer to him in thanks.

    *Hestia is always offered to first and last in Hellenic rituals. As she is the goddess of hearths and homes, and most students live in dorms, I invented the bullshitted pseudo-Latin goddess Dorma, protector of dorms. Give Dorma an epithet for your own dorm or school — just modify its name with a Latin feminine ending. For example: Dorma Andersona, Dorma Sunflora, Dorma Harvarda. This is the goddess of your dorm, and now you can honor her as you like!

    Sources I was inspired by. Read these if you’re a nerd like me and want a more reconstructionist ritual.

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