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Coffee with Death: An Atypical Dialogue

"Here's your coffee, Brav."


Like many people, it has become my morning ritual to brew a pot of beautiful, exquisite coffee.  Coffee is evidence of resurrection, I think, because it stirs me from the dead.  How appropriate, I muse, that it's a standard offering to one of my lwa, Papa Gede.  Papa Gede is the lwa of the first…


Added by Sangraal on January 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

An encounter with a fraud

I would like to share an experience with everyone regarding an encounter with a fraud many years ago. Other than the pseudonym by which he used, the names have been changed, but the story is 100% as I tell it. My hopes is that by sharing this experience, it might help prevent it from being replicated among anyone here.

In the Autumn of 2001, we used to enjoy staying over at Luna's house, situated in the quaint rural surroundings of Lincoln County, NC. Luna was a member in our circle,… Continue

Added by Sangraal on January 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — 21 Comments

Tantra-- Not Sex Magic

This has been a blog a very long time in the making. I've meant to write this up numerous times, and while this is not an issue here (as it tends to be elsewhere), it's something that I need to vent. :) The modern Western world has a tendency to exploit things. Anything, really, especially if there's the potential for income. Whether it's the New Age cultural misappropriation of Eastern ideas, from karma to Tantra, to the mass-marketing of authentically fake items from African cultures. But, I… Continue

Added by Sangraal on December 16, 2010 at 11:21pm — 8 Comments

Tolerance is terrible!

Would Christians approve of fellow congregants believing Jesus to be a were-hippo? Would Buddhists admit one that espoused Buddha was an alien from Nirbiru, into their temple as a monk? Would Rastafarians shake their head in agreement to another that said the herb was merely symbolic? That Parsley was an appropriate substitute? How about First Nation folks? Would they pat the head of another person that wholeheartedly believed that High Diana was the only deity worth worshipping and that others… Continue

Added by Sangraal on December 10, 2010 at 8:43pm — 19 Comments

Ridden (A Poem)

This was something I wrote up around three years ago.

Mystery O Mystery, in your Name BABALON, I compose

A thorn of CHAOS, my finger was pricked from your rose

Into Your Cup, flows now my blood well spent

Into Your Cup, flows unrestrained sacrament

Red Lion and White Eagle, 156 ways do I adore

The jewel in the lotus, the Sophia, Great Whore

O Ruby-toned Night sky, Mother of…

Added by Sangraal on November 16, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Understanding Henotheism

There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the ideological "all gods are one god" summary of henotheism, so I wish to clarify them with this little blog post.

Henotheism is the theological perception that all gods emminate from a common point of divine origin, popularly known as "the Source". Unlike monotheism, it eliminates the notion of a single deity that is supreme to all others, negating the idea that other gods are inferior at best, false (or demonic) at worst. It suggests… Continue

Added by Sangraal on November 16, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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