Acorns for Lupa: Midwestern Polytheism

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one's path, and interfaith in the Midwest.

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Ci Cyfarth

Ci Cyfarth

Ci Cyfarth has been exploring spirituality since 1992, when he left his church of origin and never came back. His path led him through eclectic neo-Paganism, the Western Esoteric tradition, Eastern Religion, and ultimately to Romano-Celtic devotional polytheism. He is a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin, and founder of White Hawthorn Grove (ADF). He lives in Missouri.

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Piety and Distance

My shrine is gathering dust right now.  

My regular practice has been on hold for weeks, when a combination of life factors (including a series of shootings in my neighborhood) conspired to knock me off-balance in ways that initially manifested as severe anxiety and significant social withdrawal, and has so far resolved into a combination of fragile self-maintenance and insomnia.  

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  • Ci Cyfarth
    Ci Cyfarth says #
    I have been thinking about this. I don't work Hellenic, but there are certain similarities here and there. There may be reluct
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    For the basics I would recommend Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored, which has a good section on the subject. I'm told that th
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    In a Hellenic context, I would characterize this is miasma and agree that the gods don't want your devotion until you're able to p
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Absolutely right. Years ago, a Hindu guru told me that we shouldn't try to meditate when we are in mourning, because the negative

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An Acorn for Lupa

I am supposed to be writing an introductory blog post, but I am looking at the moon instead.

It hangs there, outside my window, not quite two-thirds of its way across the sky, perfectly bisected into gleaming white and darkness. Before they put the street lamps in on my street, this would still be a moon I could see by.

When I am awestruck by the moon I pray, sometimes, to Luna. Sometimes to Juno. Sometimes just to the unknowable beauty that happens somewhere between me as an observer and the moon as a satellite, orbiting our little blue marble.

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Nicely expressed, Ci. Welcome, and I look forward to further posts.

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