OMG I’m crying
More and more I’ve been getting requests for my own personal rituals and altars. So what you’re looking at now is my altar which is honouring Cernunnos and Aphrodite tonight. The incense is sandalwood.
On the left, we have flowers to Cernunnos: Feather Reed Grass and black eyed Susans tied into a gourd leaf from my garden, symbolizing the coming harvest. Also present are antlers.
On the right, we have flowers to Aphrodite: Butterfly bush, perovskia, and various colours of roses wrapped with a red ribbon. Also present is a shell and a jade bear (whose symbolism is personal, and doesn’t really matter in this context. But you need to expand the photo to see the whole thing).
On both sides of the altar, for each Deity, we have a chalice filled with white Australian Reisling, and a candle from my God and Goddess altar (you may recognize the green one from my previous altar post).
In the centre is my offering bowl filled with oregano, summer savoury and tomatoes. All the offerings are from my garden, flowers and all. The last picture you see is my offering bowl (which I adore) when it’s empty.
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What a throwback!
Hipster Witch Says: I really friggin HATE that post that starts Silly Christians.. LOOK… Yes we may have placed our holidays on dates near or around or on pagan holidays to make it easier for the pagans to convert…but that doesnt mean that the Christian Holidays are actually pagan holidays. SO HELP ME GOD if i see one more post saying that a Christian Holiday was first a pagan holiday and we just put God in it… I’m gonna rip peoples fingernails out. They are Christian Holidays that were created for Christian Purpose. Just because the dates coincide doesnt mean that the we “stole” the pagan holiday. Seriously.. That post makes me wanna eat my own tongue. *table flip* Holidays can happen at the same time with out having to have been stolen from one another. *has flash backs to easter and ishtar* OH GOD *foams at the mouth*
The Thurifer, Owler, The Palace Guard, The Archer, & Gwyn | Graphite on Moleskine, 12” x 16 1/2”, 2013.
A collection of various ladyknights and wanderers I’ve drawn.
As someone who grew up with Shinto (along with Buddhism and Catholicism) and also currently a miko at my local shrine (of the Konkokyo branch) I figured I would like to give a basic intro to Shinto most online sources (Even books) are misinformed about or lack, or…
America in one gif
omg the eagle exploding it
How the fuck did they get a bald eagle to wear a suit AND fist bump Steven Colbert
Colbert is Magic
Some claim that evolution is just a theory, as if it were merely an opinion.
A very punk Mary River Turtle.
I respect the solitary witches who blaze your own trails, walk your own paths, and listen to your own gods. It can be a lonely, yet rewarding, life. It is not for the faint of heart. From the solitary we can all learn self-reliance and how to listen to our intuition.
Had the funeral service for my Aunt yesterday. I wish I had counted how many times the pastor had said “God” or “Christ” or “Lord and Savior”. My pentacle felt very open and out of place and I felt very small and insecure. I whispered for Cernunnos to help me through it, and I saw a spirit I believe, a boy around 10 or 12, appear before me and held my hand through it all. I had to step out into fresh air almost immediately afterwards, the pressure inside the funeral home was incredibly stifling for me.
But! I didn’t hide my pentacle in the slightest. I am a proud Pagan and I’m glad I didn’t second guess myself into not wearing it.