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nikkiielizabeth:

Anam Cara means “Soul Friend.” Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara is the word for friend.In Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide.

With the Anam Cara you can share your innermost self to reveal the hidden intimacies of your…

My friend Jaye and I used to write that her muse and mine were Anam Caras of each other. I love this definition and John O’Donohue talked about it in his book, “Anam Cara” as well.
Anam Cara.

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January 26, 2014 · 5:37 pm

thetwistedrope:

aquatic-raider:

Written from a Kemetic perspective, and incredibly well done. Another great response to the article can be found here.

What I would like to ask the pagan community on tumblr is this: 

  • If there is truly no chance of anyone ever reconstructing X ancient faith, then why do we have so much pre-tense on remaining historically accurate?
  • And on the same note, what does the increasing prevalence of UPGs in the community mean for the development of our spirituality as a whole?

[speaking in broad terms – fully knowing of the variance in pagan deities]

Surely our Gods have developed since the ancient times, as we see this development everywhere in ancient texts. But if this is the case – and as a pagan culture we are not unified by an orthodoxy – how and where can we find common ground with other people of the same faith [or worship the same deity]? I’ve found that UPGs are vital for my own developing spiritual life, however I also feel that the same can be said for everyone yet we may each work with ‘different aspects’ of the same deity [if we both worship the same deity]. 

These are just some things that have been bothering me. Just read these articles today, so expect more posts as I develop my thoughts on this topic. 

If there is truly no chance of anyone ever reconstructing X ancient faith, then why do we have so much pre-tense on remaining historically accurate?

For myself personally, I believe that history serves as a foundation. We need good foundations to build off of.

And on the same note, what does the increasing prevalence of UPGs in the community mean for the development of our spirituality as a whole?

I believe that its more related to people being more open about their UPG. I think UPG has been going on for-ev-er. But now people are talking about it.

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I like equating all of this to fanfic, I really do. History is the “canon” of the religion. And some of us coming in are going to be making stuff that is really close to canon. ANd some of us are making some more.. AU stuff. And some are writing fanfic that includes new things. Some of us are going to agree, others are going to say “that character would never do THAT”. etc. And then you’ve got people who only keep the names the same- but place these Egyptian deities in the jungle where it rains every day and everyone shoots rainbows out of their asses and has an orgy every Tuesday… which is really far off of canon.

ANd there is friction from all of that. Some things are easier to accept than others. Some things make more sense once you’ve got the context, etc.

Lots of factors. KRT is actually discussing this this month- so give us two or three weeks and you’ll be able to read some stuff about it XD

As a Kemeitc and as someone who has written a great deal of fanfic in varous fandoms, I would have to say this is one of the most accurate summings-up (is that even a word?!) of what it is like in the #kemeticfandom
Ancient Civilization and How it Manifests Today

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January 23, 2014 · 11:52 pm

satsekhem:

I’ve hinted that shit has changed but never specifically stated how, why, or anything. Point of fact, I’ve never fully come out and said what my relationship with S was, only categorically hinted, but I wouldn’t mind being openly honest here especially since I think there’s a…

Having a long term relationship with S, I am always interested.
I’m thinking about writing about the nature of changes within my relationship with S.

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January 19, 2014 · 6:24 pm

unfuckyourhabitat:

I make reference to a lot of cleaning products, so I thought it might be helpful to have them all listed in one place.

Basics:

  • Kitchen sponges
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Dishtowels or dishcloths
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Multi-purpose cleaner, like Lysol concentrate or…

Well, since the New Year has started off with a whole lotta other unfucking, this is a great list and resource. 🙂
UfYH Cleaning supplies master list

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January 18, 2014 · 4:04 pm

Being a writer, I am always interested in writing tips and subjects that other writers can benefit from. Below are some really excellent ones.

amandaonwriting:

These were the posts you wanted to see in 2013. Your favourite posts were divided them into three categories: writing advice, reference and resources for writers, and general posts. 

The Top 21 Writing Advice Posts

  1. Creating Characters – Five Mistakes Beginner Writers Make
  2. 123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  3. Search and Destroy
  4. 10 Essential Tips for Writing Antagonists
  5. Six things alcohol taught me about writing
  6. Why your story needs a theme
  7. Improve your writing skills by reading different genres
  8. Five instances when you need to tell (and not show)
  9. The Top Five Useless Phrases in Emails
  10. Heroes and Anti-Heroes – What’s the difference?
  11. 10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know
  12. The Top 10 Reasons to Write Short Stories
  13. Rewriting – A Checklist for Authors
  14. What are the rules of Write Club?
  15. The Top 10 Tips for Plotting and Finishing a Book
  16. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Writers
  17. Basic Plot Structure – The Five Plotting Moments That Matter
  18. Talk Show — How to let your characters tell their story
  19. Plotting – 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts
  20. Five things to do before NaNoWriMo starts
  21. How to write great dialogue

The Top 12 Writing Resources

  1. Body Language Reference Sheet
  2. Personality Disorders
  3. 209 Words To Describe Touch
  4. 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected
  5. 10 Famous Authors Who Used Pen Names
  6. Nine Writing Jobs
  7. 17 Authors Being Honest
  8. The Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors
  9. 51 Grammatical Terms Explained
  10. Writers of Substance (Abuse)
  11. The 12 Common Character Archetypes
  12. Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words

The Top Nine Miscellaneous Writing Posts

  1. The Top 10 Literary Quotes About Coffee
  2. How to survive a relationship with a writer
  3. November is NaNoWriMo
  4. Banned Books Week – The 10 most challenged titles of 2012
  5. What if Emily Dickinson attended a writing workshop?
  6. The Top 20 Literary Quotes About Short Stories
  7. Writers Write Reviewers Choose Their Top Books of 2013
  8. Short Story Competitions
  9. November is When Your Novel Happens

From Writers Write

The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2013

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January 4, 2014 · 2:25 pm

houseoffantasists:

The accepted idea of medieval use of herbs follows the idea of the household herb garden. Herbs were very important to several aspects of the medieval home and didn’t just provide a medicinal function. Herbs were also used to season food and to ward away unwanted…

Medieval Herbs and Their Uses

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December 31, 2013 · 5:27 am

satsekhem:

So, it dawned on me last night as I was writing this out in WordPad that maybe other people would want this list, too, eh? So, here are the days of celebrations that I have on file with the dates I’ve calculated them to fall on within my own fixed calendar.

1/9 – Sekhmet’s Procession with Her…

Sekhmet Festivals.

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December 29, 2013 · 5:37 am

thetwistedrope:

satdeshret:

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satdeshret:

thetwistedrope:

tyrannoraptor:

I do not get this “Kemeticism” religion that certain folks on Tumblr claim to follow. I mean, sure you know enough about the ancient Egyptian religion to actually…

Never Trust An Ibis: On Kemeticism as a Neo-Pagan Religion

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August 2, 2013 · 11:02 pm

An open letter in which I challenge the members of the so-called Kemetic “Community” to either put up or STFU.

An Open Letter to the Kemetic Community

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March 28, 2013 · 1:03 pm

spiritusarcanum:

Incense crafting tonight. Working on a Jupitarian blend for the collection of planetary suffumigants I’ll be releasing in the coming month or so.

Crafting Incense

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September 29, 2012 · 12:38 am