“No, no…pleases don’t fall asleep! I’d like to have this conversation.” He said, as I was typing in my bed. I was tempted to nap right then, but I did want to write. I turned on my Hated Bands playlist and invited Him to have a seat. He laughed. “It’s easy for people to hate […]
It’s Holy Week. The last week of my working, which ends on Sunday night. It’s interesting to look at this working from (almost) the other side. I was kind of nervous about doing it, really, since I hadn’t really done something quite like this before, but I know now that I didn’t need to be […]
I’ve just realized that I’m over halfway done with my Lenten working. On Tuesday I started the Jesus part of my working, and so far it’s been good. What I’m realizing, though, is that Jesus and I don’t know each other quite as well as we used to. What I mean by that is that […]
Most people know that I’m doing a Lenten working for my deities (Hecate, The Dagda, and Jesus). It ended up being a pretty hardcore (for me) disciplined working that is similar to how the nuns that I stayed with a couple of years ago for my Immersion Course structured their lives and prayer time. Before […]
It’s a new year, and there are many posts and memes about New Year’s Resolutions going around. I tend not to bother with resolutions because, when I make them, I end up feeling bad if I break them. I have enough of my own anxiety that I don’t need to add more on top of […]
I normally invite the Divine into my rituals, giving the deities and spirits the option to refuse if they don’t want to work with me. I never command them.
Until this morning, as I stood in the ICU next to the bed my wife was still in.
Facing roughly to the north, I silently went through a form of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, so that my wife’s hospital bed was at the center of the column in which shone the six-rayed star. Then, I requested the presences of the spirits that I, and my wife, work with:
- I call Great President Buer, with your healing and familiars, Great President Buer: be here now!
- I call the Morrighan, defender, protector. Fight off what ails Anne, and deliver her to where she desires to be, whether that’s here with me or behind the veil with you. Morrighan: be here now!
- I call YHWH/Jesus/Holy Spirit, you who have Created, Redeemed, and Sustained Anne: be here now!
- I call Antinoüs, Lord of the Beloved Dead, Antinoüs the Liberator, Antinoüs the Healer: liberate and heal Anne from what ails her, and if that liberation and healing means she goes with you as opposed to me, so be it. My lord Antinoüs: be here now!
- I call the Adversary: bring adversity to what ails Anne. Let her will be done, whether that is to stay on Earth with me or to pass on. Shaitan: be here now!
So mote it be!
It’s once again time for my sorta kinda quarterly call for interviews! If you are interested in being interviewed, or know someone who you think I should interview for This Week In Heresy, please let me know. To get an idea of what I’m looking for, click here. On my wishlist of people I would […]
In this episode, recorded after the multi-faith traditions panel at The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries Convocation, we talk to Queen Mother about syncretism and the way that spirit works in the world. She describes the traditions that she belongs to and how they work together for her. We discuss the responsibilities of priests, aspects of […]
In this episode, we talk to Rev.Fred-Allen Self, who tells his story about realizing his true self, leaving his fundamentalist Christian background, and how he got to where he is in his ministry today. We also talk about how representation is not only important but can literally save lives, how “Fundamentalism” transcends religious or political […]
This week I had the privilege to interview Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, who I consider elders of my own witchcraft tradition. In this extended episode we talk about the evolution of witchcraft from its roots with Gerald Gardner to modern times. We also talk about why secrecy isn’t necessarily a good thing, the differences […]