Inter-Pagan Library Loan Project

–singsong voice– You mean I would have an excuse to buy the books I want to so that they’d be available for others?

(Also, please note that I’m a Barnes and Noble employee and would have access to discounted titles, if people passed me money to get them for any kind of library loan thing. <3)

I would ADORE to be involved with this.

Cauldron and Brew: A Witch's Blog

As I write this post, I sit next to my shelf of pagan and herb books.  They are well loved and have been read a million times.  Authors like Scott Cunningham and Starhawk have been with me since the beginning of my path.  While I strongly believe that faith is personal, these books augment personal worship and growth.

But damn they are expensive!  Obviously Amazon is great to find used books, and libraries are wonderful places to find books on myths and sometimes basic Wiccan tomes.  And the internet is a fantastic tool for finding information, but it is so easy to falsify.  For example early in my path, everything I found was about the need to get the tools and do a full ritual every time.  And I mean EVERYTHING.  Mind you, pagans have been way more proactive about getting good information out there.  But in my opinion books…

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Twenty-Five Questions (ala CauldronandBrew)

I really loved CauldronandBrew’s friends’ list, and I felt like putting up my own answers couldn’t hurt.

1. What Do You Call Yourself?: a Canaanite polytheist
2. Using Common Terms, Describe Your Path: a scientifically minded Canaanite polytheist interested in modern evolutions of the Canaanite religion, with interests in technology, urban living, and creativity.
(read: oh gods, what are we defining as common terms)
3. Do You Draw from a Particular Path, Not Your Own, Frequently?: Not necessarily, though I do occasionally draw from Kemeticism, what little I know of early Judaism, Sumerian polytheism, etc. to supplement what I don’t have knowledge of in relation to Ugarit.
4. Any Path Intimidate You?: Not really
5. Favorite Herb: I don’t really do plants
6. Favorite Gemstone: Lapis lazuli
7. Favorite Divination Tool: None?
8. Favorite Tools: ….Matches?
9. Favorite Sabat: I don’t practice Sabats.
10. Favorite Season: Autumn
11. Favorite Pagan Book: Hm…probably Tess Dawson’s Whisper of Stone
12: Favorite Book with Pagan Themes: Any of Tamora Pierce’s books
13: Favorite Myth: Ba’al Hadad’s battle with Motu
14: Patron God/dess: maybe ‘Anatu? I don’t really have a set patron god/dess
15: Other Aligned Deities: the ‘Iluma (the pantheon from Ugarit)
16: Favorite ‘Pagan’ Saying: ….Do no harm but take no shit? (I’m not much of one for pagan sayings)
17: Most Commonly Used Offering: Incense
18: Believe in the Rede?: Not my thing
19: Meditate?: Not often
20: Magic?: Nope. Closest thing I have is an occasional controlled placebo.
21: If Yes to 20, Dark Witchcraft, Light Witchcraft, or In-between?: n/a
22: In or Out of the Broomcloset?: In-ish, out-ish. Depends on who you talk to.
23: Solitary or Coven Member: Solitary, unfortunately. :/ Not like I have much of a choice.
24: What Forms of Social Media Do You Use as a Pagan?: Tumblr, Facebook, WordPress (when I remember)
25: If I Wasn’t Pagan/Wiccan, I Would Be…: An atheist?

Thank Astarte it’s Friday!

Mm…not really. The three better known Canaanite goddesses, ‘Athiratu (Asherah), ‘Athtartu (Astarte), and ‘Anatu were often combined and miss-attributed. ‘Athtartu, from what we have seen from what mythology is available, is often seen to be more of a goddess of justice and mediation.

Thank a Deity Friday

Thank Astarte it’s Friday! Astarte is the Canaanite goddess of love, sexuality, and warfare!


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