Hi I just discovered this blog. I thought you would be interested in this. I’m starting a sideblog soon for my pony art and this is a very rough sketch of the first in a series of images I will be producing called *pagan ponies*.
I’m also planning a piece with the different forms of Princess Luna representing the triple goddess.
I’ll be sure to give you a link to the blog once it has started in earnest if you are interested :D
YES BECAUSE OUR ”””CLAIM””” ON THE CHARACTERS AS RELIGIOUS FIGURES IS INFINITELY LESS IMPORTANT THAN THE CLAIM THAT LITTLE GIRLS HAVE ON THE CHARACTERS AS ROLE MODELS AND IDOLS
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DO NOT SEXUALIZE CHARACTERS WRITTEN FOR SMALL GIRLS
By being chosen as the leader of a coven/group. There is no hierarchy in the tradition other than that which your local group recognizes (and stormy and I as founders but that’s really lax). So if you get a group of folks together, and they agree that you’re in charge of rituals, then Boom! Priestess!
Thanks for your interest! I’m glad you find it fun, too.
No, pop culture witchcraft does not demean modern Paganism as a serious religion. In part, because pop culture Pagans/witches don’t really get attention outside of Pagan circles, so we’re not going to ‘smear’ the good name of Proper Srs Bsness Pagans in the eyes of the rest of the world. In part, because modern Pagans, even the most srs, don’t have enough of a good reputation in the mainstream to actually wreck said reputation. And in part, because if someone finds out about someone’s pop culture-based practice, they’re going to ask enough to find out a) that not all witchy or Pagan practices are Super Serious, but some are; b) that most practices are pretty silly out of context; and c) that lots of pop culture-based practices can be serious under the veneer of silliness.
I mean, sure, if someone feels that their personal practice is demeaned by Friendship is Pagan, that’s possible. But that’s also their problem.
Signal boost for followers!!!
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.