Hearthfire Handworks — paganism

Spiritual Tools: Prayer Beads

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First off, this is not a post about the history of prayer beads in paganism, because the use of prayer beads is not a historically attested practice in any of the pagan traditions I am familiar with. It's about how to use them. There are various official formats associated with the use of prayer beads in other faiths; there are many different ways to pray the Catholic rosary, for example, depending on which sort of rosary you happen to have. Buddhist or Hindu malas can also be used to keep count of various meditative or prayerful things, most notably mantras....

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Facets of Deity

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I am a polytheist, which means that I feel that each god is a unique entity with their own unique character, but I also consider the gods in their full complexity to […]

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Answered Prayers: The Votive Formula

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We can thank the Romans for a great deal of what we know about the gods of Britain, continental Gaul and Germania. Partly this has to do with surviving writings such as […]

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Thoughts on the worship of little-known gods

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I have a real fondness for little-known gods, gods whose names are known only from a handful of sites, or even those who make a single (known) appearance. There’s no way of […]

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Why I Do What I Do

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Back in another life, I studied technical communication; I’ve never actually worked in the field (due to a combination of factors including settling down so very far away from anywhere it’s a […]

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