Slavic Polytheism, Part 1: The Kiev Pantheon

Originally posted on Jack of Wands Tarot:
In a recent post, I wrote about some of the challenges I as a Westerner have faced in building a relationship with the Slavic pantheon. One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out was a simple lack of information. What did Rodnovery (Slavic…

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Horrifying Book Curses

Source: Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses This is a fun little blurb (and it gives me ideas for new books to read). It talks about medieval–and earlier–book curses that scribes would note into margins or the books themselves. It was a different time, when people would actually believe the curses […]

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Forsaken by the Gods?

I ran across an interesting discussion in the online world today. Specifically on what the gods might or should owe to us humans. Which is…well, quite fascinating a thought for me, given how I work with my gods. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole idea that gods “owe” humans anything…but that’s what […]

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Roll Initiative

Lately I’ve been working on my mental health and in being a better person. That means doing things that are fun just for the sake of fun. No need to justify it to other people, no need to explain. Just…doing something fun for myself and doing something just because I want to do it. It […]

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Painted Cottages in Poland

Originally posted on Lamus Dworski:
A painted house in the village of Zalipie, southern Poland. Source: Małopolska.pl Fb Page Many of you might’ve already heard about Zalipie, a small village in southern Poland where an old custom still survives nowadays: houses are decorated in rich flowery patterns both on the inside and outside. Today I…

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Tarot Learning

Before I’ve mentioned how I want to learn to read tarot. It’s been kind of put to the way side though, because I’ve just been busy with other things and new tasks. Life has just gotten in the way of my plans for this–because it hasn’t been a matter of survival for the most part. […]

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Life Errors

This is a hard lesson. I mean, no one wants to lose. Our whole culture is based around winning, about coming out on top–there’s really no place for errors, because those equal loss. Ultra-competitive culture and society pushes for a lot of fighting to come out in front of everyone else. That’s the general way […]

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Centering on Self

Sometimes life hits you really hard, and then you realize you’re pushing too hard and need to take a break. That’s what happened to me over the last 2 weeks. It’s been hellaciously stressful at work, and that paired with just general pushing myself too far (which is pretty common for me) led to a […]

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