Sorry if it's not appropriate to ask this here but I was hoping you would post this. I'm collecting the McDonald's MLP happy meal figures (they're missing Cadence and AJ but otherwise have most of the mane six and princesses) for ponytheist reasons and I accidentally got two Raritys and was hoping someone else who's collecting would trade me for a Celestia, RD, or Twilight and I have no idea where else to ask cause I'm not in the fandom proper lol. <3
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In case you were wondering, Friendship is Pagan is a progressive tradition, with concerns for social justice. Why? In part b/c Stormy and I are queer butts who get angry at gender essentialism and racism and other problems in Pagan communities, and as the founders of the trad, we get to decide what’s what.
But more importantly because progressive politics are rooted in Kindness to those who have been oppressed and Loyalty to your fellow humans. (And there’s a solid argument for Honesty about the problems in a given society, but that’s a talk for another day) And obviously Kindness and Loyalty line up with Friendship is Pagan values very nicely.
so I meant it when I said I would eat you call yourself a ponytheist and you are sexist/ableist/cissexist/etc.
I don’t feel like I should post this on my main blog but please contact me there (kuwata-kun) if you have an answer for me.
So Wicca was my gateway into paganism and I feel incredibly connected to the path of paganism but I’ve become increasingly disapproving how emphatic it is with binary genders and having strictly male/female partners. I’ve considered Dianic Wicca but it still doesn’t feel right.
I do believe in deities and want to worship them.
Does anyone know of any LGBT and genderfluid friendly pagan paths?
At the very least, does someone know where I can find information on as many different Pagan paths as possible? All my research turns up fairly empty-handed or brings all the same stuff over and over again.
Reclaiming, Feri, and Thorn Coyle’s work are all very LGBTQ+ friendly paths, and the Reclaiming group I hung out with in Bmore actually walked their queer-inclusive talk.
(also as the main scribe of Friendship is Pagan, I can tell you that it’s super queer-friendly because i will eat anyone who tries to be queerphobic while practicing with my rituals and the Princesses)
Announcement: I will eat you if you follow this blog and are transphobic or queerphobic. in case you were wondering. In case you somehow follow this blog w/o knowing that mod Covert is a giant queer butt who loves her friends and likes her feminism trans inclusive.
Hi Covert! I just discovered Friendship is Pagan, and I have a few more ideas for the person who wants crafts to invoke Luna’s protection against nightmares. Bearing in mind that any magical thingamabob should be empowered to work, here we go:
A dream pillow. Make it out of black fabric or felt with a white felt crescent moon applique. Stuff it with lavender and/or chamomile with mullein, cedar, rosemary (not a lot), and/or anise (small amount). If you’re making the pillow from felt, put the herbs in a bag of fine gauzy fabric first, so they don’t work through. Sleep with it under your pillow or tied to the headboard.
If you prefer gemstones, put the following in a black pouch with a white crescent moon: amethyst for psychic work and restful sleep, moonstone or selenite for Luna, agate or chrysoprase to work against nightmares, sea salt for protection and cleansing. Hang it by your head as you sleep.
Take white salt dough or air dry clay and make a crescent moon shape with a circular indent to hold a tealight (remember it shrinks a bit as it dries). Place a blue tealight in your new holder, put it beside your bed and light the candle for a few minutes just before you go to sleep. You can also paint a white crescent on a dark blue glass votive holder, or decorate a pillar or ball candle appropriately.
Make a mobile of Luna symbols – moons, stars, night clouds, her tiara/gauntlets, blue feathers or wings, sparkly ribbon to resemble her mane. Hang it over your bed.
If you wear a nightshirt or t-shirt to bed, get a plain blue one and use fabric paint to paint Luna’s chestplate over the chest area. Her cutie mark can go on matching pj bottoms. Or paint or applique a smaller cutie mark design on any nightwear you wish.
My remark to a friend while watching For Whom the Sweetie Bell Tolls: "I like how Luna actually goes to people's dreams. Like, Celestia has to deal with all the busy daytime stuff and protecting the realm, but Luna has to deal with individual ponies' personal lives and issues. I feel like she has a more personal relationship to everypony in Equestria, whereas Celestia has a broader relationship. Like they both care about & protect and take care of everyone, but in different, complementary ways."
I think Pinkie's obstacle course in Maud Pie gave some great ideas for the best offerings for the Mane Six: "Applesauce ... for Applejack, pretty shiny stuff for Rarity, reading material for Twilight, critter time for Fluttershy, Cupcakes for [Pinkie Pie] and a race for Rainbow Dash!" I think 'race' and 'critter time' would need to be tweaked appropriate to each individual but still.
Critter time = a toy for your animal (or an animal you like, so maybe a tiny cat toy or a little bit of birdseed)
Race = a prize you got for ‘winning’ something (like making a bet with a buddy and winning a dollar, or a trophy from a thing you did)
I hope you don’t mind my asking, but is there a particular significance to the ribbon around your wrist?
It’s the leftover winter—in the ritual I wrote, you ‘cover up’ with white things (string, tissue paper, blankets, whatever) to represent the snow and ice and icky weather that was holding you back. Then you rip it off (or gently remove it because you like the ribbon a lot) and know that you’ll be stronger without it. So that ribbon is some of the icky winter things that I want gone.
Winter Wrap-Up! First, the winter-fied altar (the deer and sparkly heart are for winter mkay). Then me tossing the old winter decorations into storage. My winter-weather bindings, coming off, and then getting tossed in with the other winter items.
Here are pics from my (Mod Covert’s) winter Wrap Up!
Tonight (the 20th) I celebrated my Winter Wrap Up. I’ll have pictures up soon. I hope you have a good Winter Wrap Up (remember: the holiday is celebrated whenever you feel makes sense, either around the equinox, or when it’s about to actually be spring in your area). Please feel free to take pictures or make a post about your experience with the holiday. Feedback helps me write better rituals.
Winter Wrap Up is kind of the birthday of Friendship is Pagan. Stormy made the original post a while before, but Winter Wrap Up was the first ritual that I wrote, the first I celebrated, and around when we first made the tumblr. Happy birthday, everyone!
I will confess, I haven’t seen any of season 4. Between S3 and S4, I finally saw the abysmal misogyny that is the creepy side of bronies/older male MLP fans. I got a little leery of what S4 would be like (would they cater to the terrible fans? or keep on writing a show for small girls?).
However, I’ve got free time coming up, so I’m going to catch up, and adjust Friendship is Pagan accordingly.
Thanks for joining me on this rad, rad ride. Here’s hoping our second year is even more fun.