Friday, March 2, 2012

Might be the last hurrah

...of winter.  Might not.  But it's snowing today, as in winter storm snowing.  I don't think we'll get the maximum 8 inches, although we might get as much as 6.  The library closed early due to weather so it must be serious.  Tom has to drive home in it but I made him take his sleeping bag in case he gets stranded there.  They're telling people to stay off the roads.  I'm also listening to the Weather Channel because the area directly south of my hometown was devastated by a tornado today.  One very small town was completely destroyed.  Nothing left there. 

It's beautiful but I am looking forward to spring.  I love winter until around February; then I long for spring.  Green grass, no coats.  Until summer when I'm hot and sweating.  Then I long for fall, which has become my absolute favorite season. 

I've calmed down a lot since yesterday.  Didn't do a cleansing today but I will get to it when I can. I kind of think the house should be a bit clean when I do it.  Otherwise I won't have my heart into it and since I had to get up early today to run errands, I'm tired and dragging.  I'll get it done on Monday maybe.  I don't want to do it while Tom's around.  He's supportive but I suspect a bit bemused by it all.  I've seen that smirk on his face when I talk about magick and things of that nature.  It doesn't bother me, but it makes me feel a bit self-conscious if he's around.

Although he's very respectful if he finds me spending time at the altar, which means a lot to me.  I've been reading my new books and really like them.  Both volumes of Our Troth are good-sized books with lots of information in them.  The first part of volume 1 is about the history of the Norse religion, tracing it to Proto Indo-European ancestors.  It really  is interesting to follow the path of migration of the gods, so to speak.

The second part is about the Lore...about the gods, spirits, beliefs, virtues, etc.  I'm really looking forward to that part.  Volume 2 is Living the Troth which, of course, is about the practicalities of the path:  marriage, death, ritual, etc.  I'm looking forward to that, too.

True Hearth is a small book about living in a traditional household.  I'm not planning on incorporating reconstructionism into my path but I do love the information that exists because of it. 

I also started Rituals of the Dark Moon and I love what I've read so far.  There are some aspects that I can't relate to as they are primarily Wiccan but I do love her attitude about the Dark Moon.  I can relate to that. 

One thing happened yesterday that threatened to disrupt my newly-found path, but somehow didn't.  The new group I found on facecrack got into a political discussion, which I had feared, as I'm sure a good many of them are conservative/libertarians and I am not.  But there were enough of them on the left of in the middle to compensate for the majority.  What I realized was that all those on the right were reconstructionists and the ones on the left or in the middle weren't.  But since they didn't let the discussion dissolve into a free-for-all, but kept it respectful and calm, well...they passed the test.  Another group I was on with the Greeks wasn't so nice.  Or respectful on non-recons.

So...still walking this path with confidence and hope.  I love what I'm learning and how slowly I seem to be walking the path.  It's leisurely and very enjoyable.  Even if I don't stay on this path, the scenery is amazing.


  1. Yeah, the Dark Moon book is great, and I agree about the Wicca part. I basically read the Ritual, get the gist of it, then meditate on the meaning.

    1. I loved reading about her walking her dogs in the dark because I love walking my dog in the dark but I have a flashing light on his harness so I can see where he is. He's a bitty dog and I don't want to step on him.

      I haven't gotten to the rituals yet but I did skim over some of the early stuff.