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Thought popped into my head the other day that I could weave my own circular fishing net and use that as a ritual casting space that would not take up much room in storage, and even be portable to outdoor areas easily.

The net motif also evokes a feeling of trapping, catching, or hindering influences that I may not want interacting with me while I'm deliberately making myself vulnerable, a firewall filter for if you will :PaganPlus:

Additionally it also feels like a very hands on crafty proposition that I could choose the colors and types, of cord to make it from, since I don't actually intend to use it for fishing.
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I got all four of my cats to look at the camera for a pic and I feel very accomplished, this is an enormous feat!

I read through the Hávamál around Yule every year. I think it's a great read for the holidays because a lot of it gives advice on how to interact with other people, especially in these types of festival social gatherings.

This year I'm doing an "advent calendar" type thing where I read through 5 or 6 stanzas every day until .

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My first Friday Pagan Poll on here:
In honor of Freya, Socialite and Hostess of the Sessrúmnir, there is room for all on her benches!

Are you married/in a relationship?

If yes, is your person(s) also a Pagan?
If no, is your hypothetical ideal person(s) also a Pagan?

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Bastet is a famous ancient #Egyptian goddess in the shape of a lioness or with a lion head and later as a cat or as a woman with a cat head.

#Bastet was the protectress against evil and the goddess of fertility and motherhood. Especially women and children were under her care.

The figures decorating the base of the #throne in the image are associated with the #decans ...

See image for more information.

Bastet on a throne
~1070–664 BC
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 44.4.19

#ancientmagic

My first Friday Pagan Poll on here:
In honor of Freya, Socialite and Hostess of the Sessrúmnir, there is room for all on her benches!

Are you married/in a relationship?

If yes, is your person(s) also a Pagan?
If no, is your hypothetical ideal person(s) also a Pagan?

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Spirituality 

Today is Bergofîron, the celebration of the Dusii. They are the wild spirits of the wilderness wherefrom the health and fecundity of the land and blessings onto the people come. Friends or foe, i hope they look kindly on all us here another year!

(The picture is of a cliff side altar in the winter woods. Offerings consist of apples, coins, grains, tobacco, and spilt wine.)

#pagan

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To have the goddess Eris as patron is to embark on the hero's journey!

Or, well, maybe not the hero's journey, but it will be adventurous.

Or disastrous.

Anyway it will not be boring.

Extended Family Thanksgiving Spread:

1 What kind of reception/vibe should I expect?
2 What old shit will inevitably get stirred up?
3 The Mother-In-Law Card: this card represents that one large personality that can make or break the event.
4 When my cousin/uncle says something to piss me off, how should I react?
5 Screw thankfulness, what area should I be more selfish in?

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Be sure to bury some cranberry sauce tonight so that you don't anger the eldritch turkey worm.

I worship several gods and they wax and wane consistently with the seasons.

Now that I feel the season has officially changed in my land, my focus has been shifting to Odin. 

It happens naturally, most times I don't even notice. I just happened to pick up a new copy of the Hávamál yesterday while scrolling my Kindle.

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"If cats could talk to cops, they wouldn't"
Poster seen in Sydney

Tomorrow is the in , which will match up with the Full Moon on June 3rd of next year. I know that things highlighted in my life right now will be reflected then.

On New Moon days, I try to work as little as possible. It makes me look forward to this one day a month where I can be as lazy as I want, guilt-free.

Of course this means I always have too much time to think and end up starting some new project or other, but I guess that's the whole point?

I knit this cardigan, and I realized that it's not the most fashionable knitwear. 

Was going for a Tom Daley and ended up with a Mr. Rogers.

So I slapped a tree on the pocket and now it's my very own "ugly christmas sweater!"

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Heathenized Holiday hymn 

Good King Merovech* looked out
On the Feast of Mothers
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gathering winter fuel

Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou knowst it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?
Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Stirona's fountain.

Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I shall see him dine
When we bear them thither.
Page and monarch, forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude winds wild lament
And the bitter weather

Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how
I can go no longer.
Mark my footsteps, good my page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shall find the winters rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.

In his masters step he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the King had printed
Therefore, Heathen men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye, who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.

I can tell that winter is here to stay,
Cuz when I walked out this morning,
I was greeted with silence. 
The quiet hush of the first frigid day,
where even the wind has nothing to say.

Hi everyone! I wanted to start out with an as my first post:

Since this is a server, I'll start by saying I'm a hard . I'm devotional because that's what my practice looks like. I do devotions, offerings, and prayers daily.

A true eclectic, I have a mix of pantheons that I have built over my 20 years of active practice. I have deep personal feelings for Frigg and Freya, the Morrigan, Janus Bifrons, and Ingvi-Freyr.

describes my magic, I exert my Will through my connection with the land around me and all its inhabitants. I currently live in the rural northern forests of Michigan, which I am in love with.

I'm a small guy, and also I'm fabulous. Don't feel bad for misgendering me, but I do prefer he/him pronouns.

I use "queer" instead of pansexual because really I'm just kinky. I've been happily married for many years, and I'm currently a househusband with 2 teenagers, 4 cats, and a few acres of woods/swamp.

For those who are into , I'm a Scorpio sun AND rising, and Pluto is conjunct my ascendant.

I plan on posting my and Full Moon art as well as some cat pics, nature pics, , and just my general musings on & .

Make sure to tune in for Friday Pagan Polls, where I try to highlight our commonalities and the beautiful acceptance of diversity in our community in honor of Freya.

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