View the full list of prompts here. "How did you come to your path?" I'll be honest here: I wasn't gonna do this one. Conversion stories are boring, and for this ex-evangelical, borderline traumatic. But due to recent events, it seems like I have no choice, so... here goes. The story of how I, a … Continue reading 31 Days of Spiritual Journaling, Day Two (late as fuck)
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” -John Lennon View the full list of prompts here. This post was partially inspired by the … Continue reading 31 Days of Spiritual Journaling, Day One
So I have spent the past few weeks having revelations. As per usual, this happened when I wasn’t at all trying to do it, and had even half-decided to take a break from actively practicing pop culture paganism - I’ve really been in the habit of holding myself back when it comes to PCP, although … Continue reading Pop Culture Paganism and Religious Trauma: Why I Worship at the Altar of Things, by Fin Lockhart (GUEST POST)
Hi all! We’re the Violent Trans Empire, a multiple system composed of two people: Skylar, the host, and Missy, a Doctor Who fictive. We’re in an in-system relationship, which is usually the most We tell people about Ourselves, but there’s much more to it than that. It would be nice to have an easy way … Continue reading GUEST POST: Kink and Devotion, with the Violent Trans Empire
“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense.” ― Eve Ensler Having done much of my spiritual development in an authoritarian, patriarchal sect of Christianity, I have complicated thoughts about respect and … Continue reading Reclaiming Respect
Fun fact about me, dear imaginary audience: I am a loser. I'm not joking. I'm an absolute lowlife, a world-class degenerate, the scourge of the American people. I'm a millennial with no job, no money, and no college degree, and I flit between being proud of my independence and being deeply ashamed of my lack of it.
So, loyal readers (I know no one reads this, but it makes me feel better about myself to pretend I have an audience), it's been a while since you last heard from me. But today I'm finally in a mood to talk about myself, so here that goes. This is the first year in a … Continue reading A Very Pop Culture Pagan Christmas
Part one of a series in which I talk about my relationship to the Divine and various other concepts before and after Evangelicalism.
And of course, as soon as I open up the writing page to start on a serious meditation about exactly what my duties to my Patron are, I get hit by the Dreaded Mental Block. This is a problem for me. And it's definitely going to be a problem for this blog. So, instead of … Continue reading In which Cass whines about nothing and everything all at once.