Embracing Miasma

An extremely important and insightful post from Lo about how to embrace the fallow or miasmic periods we all go through. It took me *years and years* to figure this out in my own practice. It’s also a rather Dionysian approach in a way – going full on even into the “bad” experiences so that you can be fully in the “good” ones later. Great reminder as I myself transition from my own seasonal low time to the one of greatest potency for me.


One of the things that is sorely lacking in the discourse surrounding miasma and spiritual pollution is that there is a cyclical component to its effect on our lives.

Miasma isn’t just random volleys of mundane filth that we get points for dodging, or inherent only in acts of secular, material life. There are greater cycles at work, and periods of uncleanliness are foundational to the very ebb and flow of those cycles. How this manifests in our individual lives will vary greatly, and is heavily dependent on our work/life balance, medication regimens, civic calendars, and even the natural cycles and unique chemical makeup of our minds and bodies. The pattern may depend on which numinous powers you work with, or the positions of celestial bodies. For some of us, it may even be weather-dependent.

Just like how business has slow days and slow seasons, our practice will also have…

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~ by Dver on September 5, 2019.

3 Responses to “Embracing Miasma”

  1. Thanks for the boost, Dver!

  2. yeah but too often pagans use this as an excuse to pay no attention to miasma and ritual purity at all. Shit does flow downhill afterall, esp. in our communities.

  3. Thank you for this, and thank you to the original writer!

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