Leap of Faith

Welcome to Post 501 on the blog! Sometimes you just take a “leap of faith” and go ahead and do something. That’s something I usually struggle with, because I’m overly cautious to a fault. Like, severely cautious. Which means that I’m quite often thinking things over far more than actually acting on them. It’s kind […]

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Apartment Hunting

It’s that lovely time of the year and in life where I need a new apartment. I hate apartment hunting and looking for a new apartment. I like the act of looking itself. By that I merely mean, I like to look at layouts, at apartments, studios, houses, etc. That’s the fun part. The logistics […]

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Logistics of Devotion (Part II)

What are the logistics that go into devotional practice and work? (Continuing from Part I here) Obviously that’s going to change depending on which person you’re asking. For me, it’s a matter of delving in and really thinking about my own practice. These are Jack of Wand’s questions to me: How often do I pray? […]

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What is Double Faith?

Kind of an interesting question, depending on perspective. Because I’m sure there could be at least a dozen answers I could come up with–and that does not begin to count the answers other people could give at the exact same time. – and most of them are not the historical phenomenon I am actually talking […]

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Herbarium & Snakes

Back in late autumn/October 2011, when I was living in Freiburg, me and three other classmates went on a trip to Basel, Switzerland for a weekend getaway. For us this was supposed to be hostel-staying, playing games & drinking with other college kids/teens from across Europe who were staying there, walking along the river in […]

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Veles Aesthetics

For the first in my series, I’m admittedly starting with the god I most connect with, and whom I have the most interest in. It’s easiest to start with that deity that I am most connected to, and the one that I always would approach first. So I’m going to start with Veles.

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Reviewing “Veles in Slavic Myth”

This is a review of my reading of Veles in Slavic Myth by Kim Huggens, an article in the anthology “Horns of Power: Manifestations of the Horned God” (ed. Sorita d’Esta, David Rankine, Kim Huggens), link here. Full admittance: I bought this book on Kindle only for this article. I’m interested in the others, but […]

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Portrayal of Gods

Piggybacking off the last post (Slavic Mythology), I guess I can discuss a bit more on portrayal of deity. See, while those are the original images that drew me in to researching Slavic polytheism, I don’t see the gods like that. They’re old-world, ancient…probably far more accurate than any modern day portrayal with a modern […]

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