A Spirit of Place on the Old Ferry Road

On a recent adventure, I had intended to build a relationship with an Ancestor of Place, a founder of my local town. Instead, I unintentionally shed blood and sweat in the process of meeting a genius loci, a Spirit of Place. But let's start at the beginning. Ancestors of Place: The Ferryman Ár nDraíocht Féin …

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“Reversion” of Devotional Art Offerings

Recently, a discussion arose amongst some members of the Numen Arts collective about the intended audience for our spiritual-focused artwork. One person, a fantastic kemetic artist named Poeta Immortalis, mentioned that their art is intended foremost for the gods, and "the human audience is a side effect which may also be pleasant sometimes." That struck …

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“No One is Strong at Night” – Some Nighttime Hymns (and a printable PDF!)

As the Autumn Equinox approaches, I brace myself for a time of mourning: longer nights are coming. I've written obliquely about this before, but to state it clearly: I'm rarely comfortable in the night. I know as a pagan I should enjoy moonlit nights and the quiet mystery of the dark, but it has always …

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Sokar and a “Night of Lonely Sleep”

Sometimes first-time experiences with gods and spirits can occur in unexpected places -- in one relatively recent case for me, I felt the presence of Sokar for the first time not in a shrine, but while anxious and alone on a rural road at 2:00 AM, surrounded by mist and not-too-distant howls. "Going Away and …

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Remembering Nehalennia on the Sea

This past week marks a full year since my dedication to Nehalennia, and that's worth celebrating! Nehalennia is a multifaceted goddess Who defies easy categorization. Her worship was concentrated in the modern-day Netherlands, with artifacts (and temple remains!) unearthed in Domburg and Colijnsplaat, and was of particular importance to the Morini people. And Her devotees …

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