I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm always down for spooks.
Ghosts, Ghouls, and Galivants: Exploring Small Town Spooks, Aboyne
Tucked between Elora and Fergus Ontario is a little hamlet called Aboyne. There isn't much there, except for the imposing view of the Wellington County Museum towering atop a hill. But this museum holds much more than community treasures and history.
Ways of Worship: Erebus
Erebus or Erebos is the primordial personification of darkness. It is said he looks like a large, dark, ghost like mass swirling darkness but he is also often depicted as an attractive man with lightly tan skin, medium length black curly hair, and black wings. His siblings are Nyx, Gaia, and Tartarus. He is one of the dieties who only has one parent and that is his father Khaos. Erebos also married his sister Nyx and had two children Aether (light or bright sky) and Hemera (day). In the Fabulae of Hyginus he also fathers Fate, Old age, Death, Destruction, Strife, Sleep, Dreams, Thoughtfulness, Hedymeles, Porphyrion, Epaphus, Discord, Misery, Petulance, Nemesis, Cheerfulness, Friendship, Pity, Styx, the Parcae (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos), and the Hesperides (Aegle, Hesperia, and Erythea) with Nyx. His Roman name Scotus or Erebus.
Ways of Worship: The Fates
General Information: The Fates, otherwise known as the Moirai, are three sisters who personify destiny and fate. They are often depicted as crazy old crones with one eye that they share between them. Each sister has a role to play in how a persons destiny is spun. Klotho is the spinner, or the one who weaves the yarn that represents ones entire life as well as their fate. Lachesis is the allotter, she measures the yarn and some say she is the one who truly controls a persons destiny. She ensures that someone's destiny runs as it should, as long as it should. Atropos is the last sister and she is the cutter. She represents death as she cuts the yarn when it is time for the person to die. Once the thread is cut the person meets their end.
Ways of Worship: Nyx
Nyx is the Goddess of darkness, destruction, creation, hellhounds and the personification of the night. Her dominion is over rest, revealing the truth, prophecy, and Oracles. She is classically used in workings with divination, prophetic dreaming, dream manipulation, astral projection, deep meditation, self discover, astrology, and shadow work. She is a primordial Goddess, meaning she was created near the beginning of time and older than Zeus and his siblings. She is commonly referred to as the only God/Goddess that Zeus feared, although the same has been said about Hecate as well. Nyx is traditionally depicted to be a very beautiful young woman and was was either winged, charioteer, or crowned with an aureole of dark mists. Her Roman name is Nox.
Ouijia, Tarot, and Toil: Witches Guide to Divination
Divination is forms of seeking knowledge of the future or unknown through supernatural means. The word divination is Latin and means "to be inspired by a god". There are many different forms of divination and we will touch on these throughout this article. As you may have guessed it is used to gain insight into the future but it is also used to help people prepare for daily struggles, give ideas of possible paths/options the person can follow, and show things the person may need to work on to be their best self. No matter why you decide to do it there is one thing that is very clear; you have many many options open to you.
Forest Through The Trees
My head's never really been "in the right space" I guess. I tend to live in it a little more than I should. I spend so much time trying to figure out how the movie ends I forget to watch it and I guess I do that with life too. Too much time trying to figure it out not enough time spent living. I've been told it's a trauma response but I think it's just always been me. Maybe not the constant thinking about what might come next but the constant feeling of seeing with eyes closed. Living in a place and time that only exists in my mind. Never seeing the forest through the trees.
A Witches Guide to Ghosts
From paranormal podcasts and TV shows to religion ghosts, spirits, and demons have been part of our culture for centuries. Whether it's a fascination with what will happen to us when we die or just general human curiosity humans and our culture seem to heavily rely on the other side.
Blood Heir: A Controversy
The Blood Heir is the first installment in a yet to be announced trilogy recently released by Amelie Wen Zhao. It follows a disgraced and betrayed princess named Ana as she travels her kingdom trying to find her fathers murdered and clear her name of the crime. But Ana carries a deadly secret in the form of an "affinity" or power over blood. Ana begrudgingly teams up with an infamous con man named Ramson Quicktongue. The two's fate seems intertwined as they end up finding their way back to each other over and over throughout the book. And yes, they definitely are love interests.
A Travellers Guide to Berlin
BVG App and Transportation Image courtesy of Google Images Berlin runs on public transportation and walking. Taxis tend to be expensive at 23,21 EUR for 6 miles. You can always try renting a car but those prices range from $29-79 per day. By far the public transportation available is the cheapest way to get around the city.
Ways of Worship: Epona
Epona is the Greek Goddess of fertility and protector of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. Epona is also said to have been the one to lead the soul into the afterlife on her horses. She was the only Celtic God to be worshipped in Rome and was so widespread. She is from a religion known as Gallo-Roman which was a mix of a traditional religion practiced by the Gauls (Celtics) and the Roman Hellenic traditions.