Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Shrine for the Beloved Dead

There are many reasons a person would set up a shrine for their beloved dead. One common reason is to honor the deceased and the relationship that you had with them in this life. Many people believe that the dead … Continue reading

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Devotional Polytheist Meme Question No. 8

What methods of altering consciousness does your tradition have? The most commonly used method is that of hypnotic trance induction. Along with the fairly basic hypnotic trance induction, I have used chanting, rocking back and forth, and rhythmic movement (such … Continue reading

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Devotional Polytheist Meme Question No. 7

What offerings do you make in your tradition and why? The offerings that I make fall just about everywhere on the spectrum. The ones I give to Dea are those of works, flowers, and devotional writing. (This blog is amongst … Continue reading

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Devotional Polytheist Meme Question No. 6

What does it feel like when one receives inspiration from the gods? ¬†Ecstasy just is not a strong enough word for it. It feels as though I am drowning in light. It feels as though I am caught in a … Continue reading

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Devotional Polytheist Meme Question No. 5

If you could travel anywhere on pilgrimage, where would it be and why? This is a question that I honestly have no idea how to answer. A part of me says I would be delighted to go to Uppsala and … Continue reading

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Devotional Polytheist Meme Question No. 4

What are some ways you communicate with the gods? This is an interesting question. As Rumi wrote, There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again. The essence of … Continue reading

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