Decks pictured (clockwise from top left) Bohemian Gothic, Sacred Rose, Arcus Arcanum, Starchild, Tarot of Prague, Wild Unknown, Sun and Moon, Wildwood, Alexander Daniloff; center - Alchemists Oracle: Connected and Free, Celestial Stick Figures I'm inspired to put some thoughts down by a video Katey Flowers posted on YouTube of her year with the "Death" … Continue reading Thoughts on Mortality
New Year, New Focus
So the new year is approaching and while I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore, the timing coincides with a resolve to stop wasting time and get more writing done and submissions sent out, as well as work on the sequel to Revenants Abroad, and finish the romance I started and have been posting at … Continue reading New Year, New Focus
WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches
Last weekend I was sick with a cold, and because I was sick I turned on the tv and thereby caught this program about books, WellREAD, on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting). I’m always excited to find a show about books, and it was doubly exciting to come in on a show discussing books on witches … Continue reading WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches
Blessed Beltane to all my pagan followers, of whatever tradition you follow. Beltane/Beltaine is also known as Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht, and it's one of the four big fire festivals of the pagan year. http://youtu.be/On2CgB_Ya9c UPDATED: I changed the video, this is a better version, especially for those who won't be joining a circle … Continue reading Blessed Beltane
Do You Believe in Ghosts?
I had an interesting conversation with a woman on the bus this morning. I'll call her Carol. Now Carol is a very religious Christian (not sure if she's the 'born again' type or not) who not only attends church every week, she also attends something called 'Life Group' which I gather is some kind of … Continue reading Do You Believe in Ghosts?
This is not something I normally blog about, but it's a hot button for me, and I found this video so disturbing I could not remain silent. This was the first I'd heard of this group, so surely there are other people still unaware of them and their doings, despite their worldwide reach. They have … Continue reading Good News?
UPDATE: Found it! It's called "Vitreous Ovum" and the artist is Martina Hoffman. Her Web site is here. Actually her gallery calls it "Homage A Leonardo." Can anyone tell me anything about this painting? The style is very familiar, but I can't place it. I found it here. There's no credit given, and I can't … Continue reading Info, Please
Celtic Sun Worship
It seems like virtually every ancient culture indulged in sun-worship at some point. But did the Irish? Or more specifically, the early Celtic settlers in Ireland? The Irish don't seem to have had a particular god or goddess of the sun, or a name for the sun as a deity. Lugh has sometimes been seen … Continue reading Celtic Sun Worship
Mithras, Lord of Light
Another tangential interest that has sprung up from that movie is an interest in the ancient religion of Mithraism. This cult was very popular with the Roman soldiers and the poor for roughly four hundred hundred years. This is meant as the barest introduction to Mithraism as I'm just beginning to learn about it. The … Continue reading Mithras, Lord of Light