Beltane: Blessings and More Work Ahead

Hello everyone, thought I would post a belated Beltane to you all. I hope that you all enjoyed the Sabbat night to its fullest. It is a reminder that summer has become in earnest, and that we all have things to get on with whilst we have the opportunity and the energy. I have been up to a variety of things recently, which I thought I would share for interests sake.

I got to participate in more group workings, which I have begun to enjoy as a small addition to my own practice. My role was to keep pace and build the energy for ritual with a goatskin drum, and it was a privilege to be able to help out in such a manner in celebration of Hecate and Lucifer in their more subtle guises as the God and Goddess in a Wiccan ritual. I find it refreshing that at Beltane that pagans of differing belief systems can gather and worship in a unified manner, putting aside petty arguments for more important matters: communion with our Gods.

I purchased a simple, and not expensive mask for this ritual, which I thought would help really embody the face of spiritual fire radiated forth in the current season. Whilst a simple masquerade mask, I was actually quite happy with it.

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Interesting mask, a pity about the decor..

A rather large piece of news is that I have also been invited on request to submit an essay for a work entitled Finding the Masculine in the Goddess Anthology.

From the editors own description, ‘This anthology will explore men and their relationship with the Goddess and the overarching Pagan community. We’re looking for essays and articles that detail personal experiences with the Goddess, How as men we come to know the Goddess, and ways you have worked through challenges and obstacles being a man within the Pagan movement.’ If anyone who may be reading this believes they could also contribute, he can be contacted at his site at http://www.erickdupree.com.

For my own contribution I hope to concentrate on producing a personal essay on how Lucifer as consort to Hecate led me onto my spiritual path, and assisted me in getting to know Hecate as a distinct all powerful entity. I hope to produce an essay which conveys my experience of how all encompassing the Witch Gods really are, transcending gender, race, and even species and how I embraced them full heartedly.

Hopefully it will be accepted, and it will be where the majority of my energy and time is going to be directed for now. It would be interesting indeed to be able to add my own thoughts and views into a properly published piece of work.

Thanks again for reading,

~S~

 

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