My style of celebration is best described as "casual". What I do will depend on what festival I'm celebrating and how important it is in my personal practice (or the State religion).
This Saturday, I went to a small get-together hosted by a friend of mine, who has recently been reading up on Norse paganism. She ran a short but sweet dawn ritual for midsummer, which followed an all-night vigil full of good conversation (and kittens!). While the ritual itself was pretty firmly grounded in Norse religion, … Continue reading Solstice Party!
￼ Even though I've been sick all week,and totally out of sorts with work for another two, I still managed to keep my tradition of keeping a light out for the solstice night. There isn't any historical precedent for this that I know of, but I feel lighting the candle is a way of helping … Continue reading The Eye Returns!
I celebrate the seasons of the year according to the festival calendar researched and compiled by Rev. Tamara Siuda - so the dates of my calendar are aligned according to the astronomical events relevant in Kemetic Orthodoxy. Other dates for similar festivals might differ! The year, for me, begins in August, with the festival of … Continue reading Episode 7: Seasons and Holidays; the Kemetic Calendar
Well, today was the first full day of winter. The winter solstice was sort of a poignant holiday for me this year. I was keenly aware of the change of seasons this year - the days growing darker during the Mysteries of Wesir (late November), as the son of Nut and father of Heru dies … Continue reading Cast in a New Light