Category: myth

Faerie Day

It’s a day that many would call “dreary.” It’s cold-ish, drizzling, with overcast light gray skies. The trees are bare of leaves or are busy casting off their summer dress. There’s a slight breeze, but I can know what a stiff wind through this would be like. It’s otherwise rather still and quiet. Partly, that’s […] … Continue reading…Faerie Day

Force Majeure

I wrote this post a little while back, but I held off on sharing it because the experiences pointed me to a particular experiment to perform, and I wanted to do that operation first before sharing the post. Then, “Black Seas of Infinity” came to me as I was reading through The Brazen Vessel, and […] … Continue reading…Force Majeure

Forest of the Dead, Forest of Stories

So, it is in all this that I was lying on the floor. I was stretching after one such walk where the crows wanted to show me a spot to check out and talk to the tree there. I lay there, pondering ka as relating to one’s ancestral “energy.” And after one particular stretch, I suddenly had a flash of lying in a dark place, many arms and hands holding me back, restraining me. Not foreign, unknown arms— … Continue reading…Forest of the Dead, Forest of Stories

Weird Angels

The last week has been weird. I had stomach issues in the middle of the week (something I’d been taking went off, I suspect), allergies (I think from the cat—and dust), and forgetting my watch and keys yesterday at work. I forget my watch on occasion, but this was the first time I remember ever […] … Continue reading…Weird Angels

Enchanting Tricksters

I’m going to gesture to enchanters—those who weave enchantment and faërien dramas—as tricksters and how tricksters game myths and create from myths. I’m going to gesture to how enchanters-as-tricksters use role-shifting and code-switching to out-maneuver opponents and problem situations. And I’m going to gesture to using those skills for culture jamming and magic. But I […] … Continue reading…Enchanting Tricksters

[NB: Notes on Eliade, Politics, Sacred & Profane]

Sundry notions below– I read Mircea Eliade recently—Myths, Dreams, & Mysteries and The Sacred & The Profane. I feel Eliade offers interesting notions that need grounding in political realities. Indeed, the kinds of arguments that Eliade makes about sacralization and ritual reflect what many others make, all the while folks claiming that, because their religions […] … Continue reading…[NB: Notes on Eliade, Politics, Sacred & Profane]