Bit of a financial hiccup

Hello everyone,

A friend of mine who is an artist producing devotional art pieces celebrating the Gods could use some help. Hopefully, me reblogging this will make her and her Etsy-shop a bit more widely known to people who did not know her or her work before. She makes beautiful pieces, her paintings particularly are stunning, but she also makes really nice statuettes. I myself own a herm that was made by her, which I use in my doorway shrine to Hermes Enodios, and am very happy with it. So, be sure to check out her Etsy shop, and don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any commissions.

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Beloved in Light

So I lost my phone this weekend. I had an insurance plan so I got it replaced….unfortunately this added 225.00 to my bill that I am already stressing on paying since our household income has taken a huge hit. Somehow I am going to have to scrape up 450.00

That said I am looking to do some business. Get good prices right now on statues and icon paintings so I can get bills paid. The more immediate concern being the phone!!

Also I can’t get into my Facebook right now so please email me any work requests! lykeiabotanica@gmail.com

Or message me via my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/lykeiasbotanica

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PSA: Send me things for the Sobek Devotional!

A Sobek devotional is in need of more entries, so if you feel like it, do contribute!

Per Sebek

We’re a month in and I’ve had some submissions so far, but I would love to have more. If anyone’s thinking of submitting something, please send it in! This devotional can’t happen without your submissions, so please get in touch.

sobekdevotionalATgmail.com <— SEND ME THINGS

If anyone has any rituals, prayers, artwork, fiction, essays, or other ideas they want to run past me, get in touch! They don’t need to be perfect, I can help you edit them, but please, send me your work! I’d love to see as many of us Sobek devotees represented in this anthology as possible. 😀

Do it for Sobek. Send me things to make this happen. Do it!

sobekdevotionalATgmail.com <– SEND ME THINGS

Reblog, pass it on to all the Sobek kids you know, send it around the interwebs. Let’s make this happen. 😀

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Blog about indigenous Mexica polytheism

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Just a reblog today, to point those who might be interested towards a new blog on the topic of indigenous Mexican practices. Specifically the Mexica traditions, that is the traditions of the people most know as the Aztecs. Check it out if you’re interested.

The decision to coin a word to refer to the old Mexica religion was due to have a proper name to call our Tradition, the same way Greek Reconstructionists have Hellenismos or Anglo-Saxon Reconstructionists have Fyrnsidu, in this way and as there wasn’t a word used by the own Mexicas to name their believes, I decided to follow the pattern of Modern Paganism, so on, Huehue Tlamanitiliztli is Classic Nahuatl […]

via Why Huehue Tlamanitiliztli — Huehue Tlamanitiliztli

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Hindu temple destroyed and households attacked in Mannar (Sri Lanka) by Christians.

Christian love in action.

Struggle for Hindu Existence

Catholic Attack on Hindu temple and households at Vellankulam, Mannar (Sri Lanka) to Christianize the locality.

B Upendran | HENB | Chennai | May 2, 2017:: Former UN adviser on food and agriculture, a Tamil Scholar and Chief Coordinator of ‘Siva Cheanai’ in Jaffna, Maravanpulavu K. Sachithananthan has reported the recurring Catholic conspiracy in Mannar District, northern province of Sri Lanka. Sachithananthan also reported the destruction of a Pillayaar temple at Vellaankulam, in Mannar district.

Catholic priest in charge of the parish Devanpiddy, a village to the west of Vellankulam towards the coastline led the vandals at midnight on 23rd/ 24th April to destroy the Pillayar temple and attack the Hindu residents causing extensive damage to Hindus and their properties.

A police case has been registered. Government officials including the Provincial Police Director, Hindu Cultural Officer had visited the site of vandalization but no action has been taken to arrest…

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The Problem With Neo-Paganism

Sacred Blasphemies

In my head, I’ve been flirting with the idea of starting some sort of Hindu group geared towards modern polytheists. As a polytheist who worships Hindu deities, I know that I’m not alone. I wish that there was a group that focused on Hinduism but open to (if not oriented to) Westerners.


I mean, there is already. It’s called ISKCON (best known as the Hare Krishna movement). Despite being linked with hippie counterculturalism, it’s actually very much in-line with traditional conservative Hinduism down to the sattvik diet (vegetarian with no onions or garlic), celibacy before marriage, and behavior/morality (no drinking, smoking, or drugs).

I want to see a Shakta (or Goddess-worshipping) version of that, though I’m unconvinced that I have the knowledge or skill to do so. Especially given that I am not an initiate of any Shakta tradition.

Recently, I had an e-mail exchange regarding Shakta Tantra and Paganism…

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Pagans We Are does TEDx (video inside) — pagansweare

A blog post on the situation of Korean shamanism/polytheism on Jeju island, and the plight of the people of Jeju to hold on to their traditions and protect their sacred space and shrines.

This past November, I gave a TEDx talk on Jeju Island, where I’ve been documenting shamanic shrine culture for the past five years, as you well know if you follow my blog. I talk about my video and photography work and the importance of preserving sacred spaces, many of which are in danger on […]

via Pagans We Are does TEDx (video inside) — pagansweare

Postmodernism and Miasma — Polytheism Uncucked

Disgust is an instinct which saves us from eating contaminated foods and poisons. We feel a sense of revulsion upon seeing vomit, rotten meat, excrement — all things which would sicken and kill us should we consume them. As Daniel Kelly, author of Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust says: You have this […]

via Postmodernism and Miasma — Polytheism Uncucked