Miasma and Chronic Illness

Truuuuuuth

(I contest the bit about menstruation but I’m not sure how loudly I contest it)

Lyssa's Den

In my Hellenic Polytheism, dealing with miasma is an integral part of my practice. Miasma is what I like to call the spiritual dirt that we humans collect from the everyday world and the mortal practices we do. Are you ill? Are you menstruating? Have you been around a birth? Have you been around death? Have you done mundane work? If the answer to any of these is yes, you have miasma clinging to you.

Miasma in and of itself is not a bad thing. Many people unfamiliar with the Hellenic Polytheist worldview would lump it in with the Christian concept of sin but you do not need to be absolved of miasma, nor do you need to confess to someone that you have committed an act that brought miasma down upon you. The only thing that miasma does is muffle the connection to the Theoi.

In my practice, I…

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Deliverance

CN: today’s concentration camps

 

The row of buses drive up to
what was a Walmart once.
Leaning out the first bus door,
Hermes, Latino today,
tips His hat and grins.

The row of buses drive up to
the fenced-in rows and rows of tents
beneath the desert sun.
Leaning out the first bus door,
Hermes tips His hat and grins.

Not a man among the guards
has time to aim his gun.
They fall, each and every one,
to arrows falling from the sun
and quarter moon above.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Surpassing All The Stars

KNOTWORK OWL PRESS

Surpassing All The Stars: queer disabled witches speak, an anthology by and for queer disabled witches (edited by Alexeigynaix), seeks sixteen small pieces of witchcraft to tempt people to back the anthology crowdfunding campaign. Each prose piece is to be no more than 300 words; any other medium of piece is to be comparably small.

Accepted pieces will be paid $12 apiece regardless of size—that’s $0.04/word assuming 300 words.

We want essays. Poems. Memoir. Fiction. Spells. Rites. Drawings. Photos. Songs. Chants. Craft patterns. Et cetera!

We want submissions from witches who are at least one of queer and disabled. Trans witch? That’s queer—come on in! Asexual and/or aromantic witch? That’s queer—join us! Intersex witch? That’s queer—you’re invited! Worried you’re not queer enough? Are you any queer? You’re queer enough—you’re welcome here!

Worried you’re not disabled enough? Are you any disabled, impaired, neurodivergent, mad / mentally ill? You’re disabled enough…

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Happy New Year! (Gregorian, 2018 Common Era)

I began my calendar year 2018 in the shower, washing 2017’s dust from my feet. And then I went to sleep.

…yes, I’m now typing this at one pm, shush.

Over the Moon’s First Foot tarot spread can be used in a divinatory manner (shuffle cards face-down and draw) or a spellcasting manner (choose cards face-up). I chose the latter.

I set my intention for the year: TEMPERANCE. Discipline, and creativity, and rainbow hues, and I hope my Gods’ blessing.

I release: DEVIL. Fuck fascism! Fuck the kyriarchy!

I welcome: the prosperity of EMPRESS, abundant and graceful. The home of STAR, healing and hopeful. The spirituality of STRENGTH, independent and transformational. The good cheer of SUN, bright and warm.

I seek a partnership founded in: JUDGMENT, loving and giving and rainbowy.

May it be. May it be. May it be.