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Beginning Polytheism

Hello dear readers!

I apologize for my absence the past few weeks, but balancing the spiritual with the physical is a constant challenge! There has been some interest in this blog already, which I must say I didn’t quite expect so soon. That’s not a bad thing, of course, but I hope you all will be patient with me, as I am still deciding how exactly I want this blog to run to go as smoothly as possible and give you all the experience you deserve. I thank you greatly for your patience!

Before we delve in today, I’d like to ask your opinions on what you’d like to see on this blog in the future. Spirit work? Spirit keeping? Polytheism? Witchcraft? A little of everything? Feel free to let me know your thoughts. I’d also like to make a note here that my messages are always open for any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. I may not respond right away, but I will always read and appreciate what you have sent me!

Without further ado, let us begin.

If you’re just starting out with the worship of multiple Gods, I’d like to be the first to welcome you! This path can be a very interesting time in your life, and whether you’ve decided to worship the Greek deities or the Egyptian ones or Norse ones, it’ll be a real adventure, and once you get started with one of them… well, you should probably be ready to consider some others, as well.

Personally, I’ve only dealt heavily with the Greek deities (with a little bit of the Norse Gods, but that’s a story for another time), so unfortunately, I can’t provide a great amount of information on other pantheons.

As you’re getting started, the most important thing to remember is to never take from a closed culture. I won’t go into much detail here, as it takes just a quick Google search to find out what is considered a closed culture or religion.

Fortunately, the pantheons I’ve listed above are open, as are many of the practices within them. Once again, a quick Google search will weed out your options for you.

Beginning with the Gods can be as easy or as difficult as you make it out to be. It can be anything from “Hello! I’m Queenie. I’d like to begin worshiping you!” to an advanced ritual for each of the Gods. It’s entirely up to you. This is your path, after all, and as long as you are respectful, there isn’t much you can do wrong.

In my experience, I originally wanted to begin worshiping only Artemis. Once I did, however, I felt a little nudge to reach out to Aphrodite, as well! It wasn’t long after that when I had Zeus knocking at my door as well, and I’ve been with them ever since. The truth is, the Gods and Goddesses love attention. If you’re giving them attention, then they’ll love you!

I won’t go into details about offerings in this post, but in the future, I’ll try to begin making a large list of potential things you can offer to your deities. For now, if you’ve decided on a God or Goddess, find yourself a few minutes to yourself to close your eyes and reach out. It’s always nice to bring something small with you the first time you talk to a deity, so for this situation, wine, water, bread, or chocolate usually goes a long way! If you’ve got a particular God or Goddess in mind, try to think of their attributes or what they represent. Athena may love having olives offered to her, or Dionysus may love grapes! Feel free to experiment. The Gods aren’t too picky if you’re just starting out.

From there, start to build your relationship with your deities. Light candles or incense or  burn oils in their name for them to enjoy. Spend some time in prayer or invite them to watch a movie with you.

Give this a try, dear readers! You may find yourself drawn somewhere you never expected. Let me know how this develops for you.

 

Until next time, chat with the Gods and enjoy some tea.

 

.. Queenie ..

 

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