Hello all. There is nothing worse than having all sorts of blog posts in your head, and no time to write them. No I haven’t abandoned the blog, but it certainly has gone quiet while I try to… you know… do stuff.
Anyway, here are two updates. First, I’m extending the deadline for the Hekatean Prayer Book until December 21st, 2013. I’ve gotten some GREAT submissions so far, but honestly its looking kind of skimpy at the moment. I’m really hoping to get more submissions to make an actual book out of it. Again all hymns, prayers, rituals, spells, and meditations are all welcome, as are multiple submissions from the same author. All acceptance/Rejection notices will go out AFTER the Dec 21st deadline.
Also, In case yuo havn’t picked up on it, myself and a few other Dionysians have decided to start a global ritual for Dionysos on February 2nd 2014. To see more information about that, check out the website we devoted to this project. Reblog, spread the news, and of course participate yourself. As a teaser, there may be some extra details released for those of a sorcerous nature as the date gets closer for after the ritual. ;)
This past Nov 1st I participated in Jason Millers Hekate Rite for Strategic Sorcery students. I had some quite interesting experiences, more than I was anticipating.
I started with the Sphere of Hekas, and the reciting The Orphic Hymn to Hekate, followed by the Rite Jason sent out itself. It wasn’t until the mantra portion that things started getting interesting.
Around 300 Mantras in I started entering a trance state. I suddenly found myself astrally in a wooded copse of trees by a large bon fire. Around it with me were other shadowing figures, also chanting the mantra. I assumed these were the other students around the world chanting it during the 3 day time frame. Then I had entered the fire, and was being consumed by flames.
The flames ate my physical body and suddenly I was reconstructed as an entirely new fierce body, to replace the one I had first generated when taken the course. Then the same process occurred for the Joy body. After this I was granted with a vision of Hekate in front of me, not in her regular form but with the head of a lion, holding torches and flanked by lions (Call on me often enough and you shall perceive all things in lion form). Honestly, if I hadn’t been performing a Hekate rite I would of thought this was Sekhmet. After this vision I was instructed in her higher mysteries that I won’t speak of in public. I continued past 1000 mantras, and communed with Her.
All in all a bit more than I had expected, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Once, I used to be a Dionysian. I wasn’t for as long as most people reading this blog today probably are, but none the less I considered myself so. Out of all the gods I’ve ever worshipped, I loved Dionysos the best. One day, he just wasn’t there any more. That day turned into weeks. The weeks into months. The months into years, and I no longer thought of Dionysos anymore.
Then I woke up one day and realized. I miss him. I haven’t felt like… well I haven’t felt since he left, or since I left him. Whichever it was I know not. I missed him in my life. I longed for his ivy wrapped embrace. I wanted to feel like that again, to capture the ecstasy that I knew once, and which has left every other experience dull in comparison. So I set out to find him. Wherever he had danced away to, I would draw him back. Let there be no place in the known or unknown multiverse that he could hide that my voice would not ring in his ears as loudly as his had once rung in mine. This time, let the great hunter become the hunted.
Tonight I spent time with him like I used to in the past. I poured libation in his honor. I drank with him, the taste of his blood on my lips, his very essence burning in my veins. This is the blood of god. I listened to his music, the old rhythms taking me back to a place I had forgotten existed, yet ever hungered for even unknowingly. I felt him. My god of gods, he whom I loved best, loved most. No feeling compares to that when it is just you and he, his roar thundering in your ears, his blood mingling with yours. He is the god who comes, and on that title he does not disappoint.
Thus I have found him again, and this I won’t let go so easily. Even my relationship with Hekate has improved a thousand fold since I went searching for him, and her voice rings in my mind clearer than ever. I am once more her Priest in good standing. It’s interesting the connection, the synergy, they have.
After all, who could forget about Dionsysos?
Rumors has it, that somewhere on this world there is a insane group of people planning a global Rite in honor of the coolest of Gods ever.
Yes, this means some semi-drunk or hung-over Dionysians (there probably are sober ones to…I guess… *g*) are planing something for DIONYSOS!
Are you a closet-Dionysian or is your feverish love for him out and about?
You want to be a part of this wonderful Idea and contribute to a spectacular Event held worldwide?
You want to be counted amongst the rad-tastic people that gather under his banner?
Then join The Kantharos on Facebook, a group that has been set up to enable and easen communication for those who have tasted the sweet and
crimson wine of the god Dionysus himself or are interested in tasting the ecstasy brought to us by him.
You will find further Information there!
(If you do not have a Facebook account, contact us in the comments section down below)
See you soon!
So I was perusing facebook today and happened to notice someone I generally respect complaining about a new Hekate anthology that is looking or rituals but not spells. My first thought was “Wow another anthology, I wonder if I could contribute”! My second thought was “Hey I wonder if that’s mine he’s talking about?” so I checked my submission guidelines and low and behold, right there I had written no spells. Huh.
I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. It’s a head-scratcher for me. I don’t know. <shrug>. Hekate is intimately associated with magic, and the division between ritual and spell is kind of moot anyway. Anyone who reads my blog can (hopefully) tell I’m pro-magic.
Anyway, to clarify, spells and magic are ok for submission to this project. Not only ok, but encouraged. I just wanted to make the clarification. The submission guidelines have been re-written to reflect this.
Carry on. ;)
Hello everybody! I just wanted to post a reminder than the Hekatean Prayer and Ritual book is still open for submission until Nov 30th. I’ve been getting some great submissions, but as of yet not enough to actually make more than a prayer and ritual pamphlet! So I’m hoping to round up some more submissions before the deadline. If I don’t I’ll probably extend it another month to December 21st. So if your thinking of submitting please do so (quickly)!
Also just a note. If you don’t hear from me right away, don’t worry. I’m not going to decide about submission until after the deadline. The reason was sometimes people would submit multiple times (which is great!), but its too much trouble to send an updated permission to publish form each time. So my policy is to wait until I have ALL submissions in and then send out a form that encompasses all submissions by that person. It’s nothing personal. So if you submit, don’t expect to hear from me until after the deadline.
I’d love to make this a reality still. So give me your best shot guys. Lets make this happen.