Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shot Hiatus

I think it should be safe to say that I will be taking a hiatus from blogging until after my wedding is finished. See you all on the other side!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Prompt: Book of Shadows

I'm just in a really rotten mood lately and haven't wanted to post here much about all the things I feel lousy about so I went over to Pagan Blog Prompts to check out what they had for us today.

My Book of Shadows

Well my Book of Shadows isn't just one book it's many. I have three now and they are a recording of my development in the Craft. All are store bought however I also bought markers and stickers to make them my own. I like to think of them as my own personal history. The first one has my first ever attempt at writing my own spell. Plus all my celebrations of the Wheel of Year from 2000- 2003. There are the correspondence tables and quotes that I like. In the back I also made a quick God and Goddess reference table for on the go rituals and prayers. This book of shadows was before I was called by my first personal Goddess Brigid. I have inserts with my name meaning and prayers included in there as well. Although I acquired them after I had moved on to my second BOS. My second BOS documents my journey with Brigid and my herbal lore and learning. It also includes my ritual celebrations from 2003-2008. Which marked the end of the Brigid learning time and moved me into the first communication with Hestia. At the time she was an unknown Goddess because I had mainly worked within the Celtic framework and had little to no knowledge of the lore of other traditions. My third BOS is well still mostly new in my opinion. When little 'un was born I had a break from ritual because I totally devoted myself to his care and needs, now that he is older (and sleeping through the night) I am back to doing rituals but for whatever reason have not been recording them like I used to, some of it is most are just quickly thrown together and not as intricately planned because I don't have to look everything up before I do it. This book of shadows contains some more complicated correspondence tables and a few quotes and is otherwise empty. I hadn't thought about it in awhile and am feeling a sadness that I don't use my Book of Shadows like I used to. I use the old ones for a reference or two but other than that I don't touch them. They are sitting with all my books on my altar/bookcase untouched but maybe that will soon change!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Washington Times Editorial

If your a fan of Jason over at The Wild Hunt you have probably already read his post about the Washington Times editorial slamming to give the Air Force decision to give Pagans their own circle. I won't rehash too much but to say the least it was not at all researched or fact checked. It was just a poor article as a whole. Well Jason had something to say about it and one of the commenters also encouraged others to contact the editors and post comments. I don't know if mine will be allowed but here is what I left:

Wow this writer has obviously not read his history books. Or done any fact checking for that matter. I am reminded of Shakespeare: "Prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?" Their Pagan beliefs are just as sincere as anyone elses belief in Jesus. They risk their lives just like any other person in the military, do they not deserve the same respect? We are all human beings (subject to the same vices and virtues) and as such deserve the same freedoms.

I hope those of you who haven't done so already go over to the Washington Times and leave a comment or contact the editors.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Im Back

Well I had a really wacky Beltane we ended up having a fire BBQ and watching geeky movies with our friend's really nice projector. Circled and everything too; indoors because our circle was under a foot or two of water. Little 'un met another little 'un and made a good friend. They played all day and I haven't seen him have this much fun with a little person since his two best friends moved away. All in all my Beltane was a fun relaxing wonderful day.

Wedding is still really stressful. Hubby lost his job which doesn't help. Just feeling spiritually and emotionally drained right now. Working through a few conflicting emotions right now. Just trying to keep my head above water. Looking forward to my Bridal Shower this weekend. I have such a shopping bug right now because I can't shop. But; with the extra money I think I will get myself something small to git rid of the urge.