Tag: faith

Holy Madness

So, a few weeks ago, a Facebook friend posted an article titled, ““5 things that aren’t as magical as you think they are” It sparked an interesting discussion. That alone was cool, but now I’m stuck in isolation (thank you global pandemic), and I’m turning my original comments into an essay. I’m bored. Y’all are…

Odin and Anxiety

I have been thinking about why someone like me would worship Odin. Or more rather, why a God like Odin would be interested in worship from someone like me. I suffer from a rather severe anxiety disorder. Sometimes it’s mostly under control and I can function close to normally. Sometimes … not so much. This…

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Christians, Jews, and Muslims, regarding living in a Monotheist culture

L.V. Boloix originally posted this essay this on her facebook. It’s very poignant, beautiful and painful in its raw truthfulness. Reading it nearly bought tears to my eyes. I’m sure many polytheists would recognize the emotions that she eloquently relates within. She gave me permission to repost it here. If you are interested, her blog…

Coming to Peace With Demeter

I have never been fully comfortable with Demeter. Intellectually I understand Her importance, both in the ancient world and today, but emotionally I am somewhat put off by Her. I identify more with Her wayward daughter Persephone. While I am aware of my own bias, the fact remains that my relationship with my own mother…