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Announcement: New Multi-Trad Blog Community

After gathering a handful of other polytheists, I have put together an online multi-trad polytheist blog community called Divine Multiplicity.  You will find a wide assortment of traditions represented there, ranging from Hinduism to Heathenry to Kemeticism to Voodoo and even to folk Catholicism (yes, some Christians do, in fact, consider themselves polytheists). If there are readers of this blog that may be interested in contributing to that, just use the contact page on the Divine Multiplicity website, and we’ll discuss adding your blog.

My column on Divine Multiplicity focuses more heavily on the theological side of my practice than this blog does, and it is called Relational Religions.

We decided to put the blogging community together to replace the long-dormant Polytheist.com website. It’s also meant to be a place for the most serious of practitioners to come together and exchange important knowledge. It can be difficult for intermediate and advanced practitioners to find a good place to discuss more serious occult and religious occurrences, and that is one of the many niches we are hoping to fill with Divine Multiplicity.

Prometheus and Coyote: The Theft of Fire

I was recently approved and selected as the editor of the Bella Online website for the Folklore and Mythology section. My first article has been posted: Prometheus and Coyote: The Theft of Fire. I will be adding at least one article per week, more if time permits. If there are any specific folklore related questions you’d like to have answered or just articles you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know, and I will add them to my list for article ideas.

 

“Understanding Loki” Book Update

I mentioned in October 2015 that I am working on a book for Loki. The working title is “Understanding Loki,” and I am 1/4th of the way through it. There are four sections. The first deals with understanding Loki through the runes in His name, the second deals with understanding Loki through His role in the myths, the third deals with four of His major aspects, and the fourth section deals with what my experience has been like walking Loki’s path and, hopefully, will also include what others have experienced while walking Loki’s path.

I know a couple of people have mentioned to me that they are interested in contributing to the book, and I have put together an interview for those who would like to contribute but aren’t really sure what to write about. This format does NOT have to be used – others may contribute however they wish, but I thought a generalized structure might be helpful.

Here is the interview:

  1. How were you introduced to Loki?
  2. What symbols do you associate with Loki, if any? (I.e. plants, animals, colors, etc.)
  3. What kind of offerings do you provide Loki, and how do you communicate with him?
  4. What other deities do you work with and how are those relationships impacted by your dealings with Loki?
  5. What have you learned about yourself and your faith through working with Loki?
  6. What has been the most difficult part about working with Loki?
  7. What has been the most rewarding thing in your relationship with Loki?
  8. What advice would you give to those interested in starting a relationship with Loki?
  9. Please share a particular experience or encounter you have had with Loki.

Anyone who contributes will receive a free version of the book as well as have the opportunity to proofread and offer suggested edits to the original manuscript. If you are interested, please email me your submission (and none will be rejected!) at kyaza18@gmail.com

 

Havamal Reflection Journals

I’ve put together a reflection journal of the first 95 stanzas of the Havamal that anyone who is interested can download and print to use. There are various colors available.

Blue Journal

Brown Journal

Gold Journal

Gray Journal

Green Journal

Orange Journal

Pink Journal

Purple Journal

Red Journal

White Journal

Yellow Journal

Loki through the Runes

I have started working on my book for Loki, and I have tentatively completed the analysis of his name through the Elder Futhark. I am going to share that with you today, so that you can look it over and comment on anything that needs to be added. If anyone would like to add contributions to this section of the book, that is also welcome. Please take the time to read through this section and leave comments as to what you think needs to be expanded on or what you took away from it. Thanks 🙂

Loki through the Runes

Note: I will be self-publishing this book when it is completed, and those who contribute to it will receive a free copy. If you would like to contribute, please email your writing to me at pocketsoul1127@gmail.com with the subject title: Loki Project. 

A Book Project

You know how sometimes one of the gods can become “louder” than the others? Loki has been doing that with me lately, which is why I have been posting about Him more often than I have the other gods. It seems He wants me to write a book about Him, as there is very little out there specifically about Him.

So, I figured I’d talk about what I’m planning to include in the book and see if anyone has suggestions for more material. I’d also love it if other people were willing to submit their own writing about their experiences with Loki, so that the book could be more of a collective work rather than a solitary pursuit, but of course, no one is obliged to do that.

While I might do a little bit of research, the book I intend to write is one based more on personal experience rather than academic reasoning. There’s not a lot out there, academically speaking, about Loki, and I think that while academic writing has its place, what is often lacking from heathenry, in general, is the more personal touch.

What I plan to include in the book thus far is a retelling of the myths that involve Loki from a more Lokean perspective and my interpretation of the role He plays in those myths. I’d love more material here from others who may have different interpretations of His actions in those myths, if anyone is willing to provide that type of material. In the second part of the book, I plan to include my own personal experiences with Him and what it has been like to follow His path. This is another area where I would love to include material from other people as well, so that the book could be more of a collaboration. And somewhere in the book – I’m not really sure where – I plan to do an in-depth study of Loki through His name as written in the Elder Futhark.

This project is going to take a good amount of time to complete, but I would like feedback from anyone who might be interested in adding their voice to the book. I’m considering calling it, “Understanding Loki,” and I think it’s a book that is desperately needed, considering how many misconceptions and misunderstandings exist.