All Their Voices

Words and thoughts in devotion to the Divine

Radical Polytheists or Happy Fucking New Year to You Too

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Reblogging not for any readers I have, because I have none, but so that I will be able to come back and easily find it in the future.

Gangleri's Grove

Polytheism is the reverence for and belief in many Deities as independent, sentient Powers. It often goes hand in hand with veneration of one’s ancestors and reverence for the living world, a sacred locus full of its own type of spirits. I have often said in past writing that the moment one realizes that the world really is full of Gods, that everything is alive reflecting and reverencing Them, and that it is fully possible to experience the Powers directly, it changes everything. It cracks the lens through which we’ve been patterned to see the world. It disrupts the mental machinery that dictates what is ‘normal’ and ‘right.’ It rips us out of our pre-patterned mediocrity and demands that we wake up, stand up, open up and become *more*.

I had a student once, a polytheist who was taking one of my ancestor workshops and after several weeks in the…

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