The time has come for me to set aside this blog for awhile. At least for the next several months as I enter the incredibly busy spiritual season for me. I haven’t had much to say lately anyway. And I’m finding that having a place where I can share my religious experiences and activities – while theoretically nice – is actually hindering me from being fully present in them. A little piece of my brain will still be thinking of how I will describe what happened, or what photos I will post. I need to be focused on the tasks at hand. And I need to put my money where my mouth is regarding the validity and power of offline, real life, private spiritual experiences. It may seem like a small thing, but I think it will make a significant internal change. In the new year, I will re-evaluate the situation and decide what to do next.
In preparation for this transition, I have gone through this blog and deleted a LOT of old posts, especially those which were just relating my personal experiences. I wanted to pare this down to a more accessible set of essays on concepts that are broadly applicable to other devotional polytheists and spirit-workers, including most of those found in Dwelling on the Threshold as well as several similar pieces I’ve written since that book was published.
I want to make a special note that I will still be accepting Cartomancy requests, and in fact really hope to keep getting these as it helps me stay on top of my game in the work of divination. If you need a cartomancy reading, please see my page on it here.
I will also continue to work on book design via Winged Words.
I am only putting this blog on hiatus – my other project-specific blogs will still be running, and showcasing a small part of what I am doing over the coming months, as applicable. So during this time you can still find me in these places:
imWalde – where I post photos of my own art projects as well as art that inspires me
Girls Underground – where I post examples of my favorite story archetype in books and movies as I find them
Raven’s Bread – where I post images of Amanita muscaria popping up across popular culture
Masks & Monsters – where I post about my own mumming experiences, and any relevant news
I will also still be running my Etsy shops:
Goblinesquerie – where I sell incense, bone jewelry, original art, and animal parts, as well as my booklet Working With Animal Bones
Magpie & Rook – where I sell vintage treasures, specializing in jewelry, occult, fantasy, old toys, and also my Carnival Talk book & postcards
I may also start using my old Flickr account a bit more. And of course, if you’re missing my words, you can always read any of my books (along the sidebar here)! And if you want to keep track in general of all my projects, I have everything listed on one site, BirdSpiritLand.com. Finally, you can email me at doorunderground at gmail (although please be aware that I may be slow by today’s standards about keeping up with correspondence, due to my aforementioned insane spirit-work load).
Today I felt the Hunt calling strongly as I walked through the blustery morning, and I feel that getting a little more quiet in this way will help me hear Them even more. So I am off to parts unknown – as the otherworld is always a bit of a mystery no matter how many times you visit. Hope you all have an amazing season as fall arrives and then deepens into winter. Fare thee well, for now.