I’m swapping all my blogs over to my new wordpress, https://mymethodizedmadness.wordpress.com/, for now, in an effort to stop my terrible habit of over-organizing my life. Thank you for sticking with me and I’ll leave this blog open, but please follow me over there! Many hugs!
Originally we had planned to host an open Beltane circle, but when we couldn’t find a space in time, we pushed the open ritual plans back and, since it would just be our core group, decided to combine our celebration with an opportunity for one of our mentees to take the next step in her path and attempt a drawing down.
When she said she really, REALLY felt called to draw down Hekate, we were a tiny bit hesitant. First of all, Hekate and Beltane? And secondly, wouldn’t you like to try a nice, nurturing Goddess, like Isis or Aphrodite? But as a devotee to Hekate, she felt strongly, and we wanted to follow her instincts. She and I teamed up and cranked out a ritual.
As she talked more and more about the Goddess, I was increasingly impressed with her knowledge base and with the intimate, personal connection she…
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Hey guys! So clearly, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. I’ve had a lot, a LOT, of serious life stuff going on lately. I’m going to keep this blog on an official hiatus for now, since I just don’t have the time and energy to do anything with it. That doesn’t mean I’m gone from the online pagan community, not in the least. Just taking a breather. You can find me much more actively on my main tumblr, fringenymph.tumblr.com and keep up with me there. I’m also being more active on my journal blog (you can find links on the main tumblr) as well.
Hugs to you all, and I’ll see you again 🙂
As a side note, I’ve realized once again that I’m not really up for truly committing to the PBP like I wanted to, but maybe I can next year. I’m still too inconsistent, and while it’s something that should promote consistency, it also stresses me out. I often place too many obligations upon myself, and it makes my life much more difficult mentally. I’m cutting whatever I don’t need out and, for now, my blogging should be more organic. It’s not like I’m making a living (or for that matter any money) off of my blog. It will go where it goes, and I will give it as much or as little time as I see fit. I’m trying to get more active on my tumblr at least, but those tend to be more random rants, and I’ve got my gaming/nerd blog that’s slowly taking shape (very slowly of course) and so I realize that I need to make sure I’m only taking on what I can handle. So once again, I’m letting go this expectation, but I still do think it’s awesome and still one day want to participate fully.
About our Litha ritual tonight!
As the Middle TN group of Forest’s Edge members prepares to celebrate the summer solstice this Saturday, I once again found myself making masks. A few of us have been on a bit of a ritual possession kick lately, and while our Beltane festivities took more of an appreciating-nature approach, we used masks during Ostara to help us ally ourselves with and even experience “being” March hares. This time around, our observence will involve a ritual drama, in which the tension between the forces of light and dark provide the doorway for the Fey to move through to and from this world. Masks will be the ritual tools that will aid the members taking on these roles to embody them in more of a ritual possession, “drawing down,” shamanic way, rather than just acting the part.
Masks have been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years for…
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