Prayer to Thor to Smite the Black Serpent

I’m not usually one to call on Thor, but having people who are trying to defend earth and water against a metaphorical poison-spewing serpent was too obvious for me.  Say this prayer and give him a gift.  Don’t worry if you’re on good terms with him or not; if he thinks it’s a good cause he will hear your petition.  I know; that’s what he told me.

 

Thor, defender of Midgard,

bless our earth defenders,

bless our water protectors,

with your strength,

with your might,

with your victory,

with all the power the Gods can grant.

Thor, slayer of Jormugandr,

a Black Serpent threatens Midgard with its poison.

Destroyer of serpents, wrestler of dragons, guardian and son of the Earth,

wield your hammer against those who raise the Black Serpent.

Against their materials.

Against their vehicles.

Against their technology.

Against their will.

Against their strength.

Against their weapons.

Against their hopes.

Against their bodies.

Lay them low.

Crush their Black Serpent and strike fear in the hearts of any who would come to follow them.

Hail Thor, Defender of Midgard

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I’m Back

I’m going to start using this platform again.  I have things to say that will likely be too controversial for Patheos.  I have devotional poetry and prayers and invocations that I need a place to share for others to use.

Pagan Church Lady doesn’t really fit me any more, but I’m not changing the title because people follow and remember it.

So be prepared for new stuff here.  I’m back.

Closing Time

 

I feel that I’ve grown past this blog at this point.  The name was a tongue-in-cheek reference to being a working-class stay-at-home parent and homemaker heavily involved in a church-like Pagan organization (ADF).  I am not that person any more; I left my ex and am no longer as active in ADF.  So much has changed in my life that I look back over some of the entries and can hardly believe that I lived them or shared those experiences publicly.  I don’t want to publish under a last name I no longer feel comfortable claiming, on a blog that was created when I was a different person in a different life.

I plan on weeding through old posts and hiding or password locking a fair number of them, but for the devotional pieces and other bits that I’ve been proud of.  The more contentious writings (other than my brief series on my conflicts with Heathen identity, because people have told me that they were helpful for them) will be taken down.  I am going to continue writing on another platform, and may make another personal WordPress blog for more of my devotional pieces.

Pagan Church Lady has been a fun ride for me.  I learned the terror of being shared on Reddit and the joys of having supportive voices come out of the woodwork when feeling the struggle of religious identity (which is even less well-defined than it was previously).  I’ve made good friends through it and I’m glad of it as a vehicle of expression and interaction.  I’m not going away, but this has been a season where I’ve been putting down things that I am done with, and this is one of them.  My voice will find other places to echo.  I have my Patheos blog still (now a bit upgraded to a full blog rather than guest posting on the Agora) After all, I’m a talker, and after being silent all of these years I love and value the newfound freedom with which I speak.

Blessings to you who read, blessings to you who have read, blessings to you who have grown, blessings to you who have shared.  Thank you for making my life richer, whether I am aware of you or not.  May your Gods bless you with abundance in health, wealth, wisdom, and love, and protect you from danger and from harm.  May you find what you need, and what you want, and may the two be the same more than you expect.  May the Lady touch your lives and ignite in them passion, integrity, and hope.  Blessings, and all the best.

A CALL: Channel Anger, Banish Fear and Hate

Signal boost for this important working.

EmberVoices: Listening for the Vanir

I have received an urgent message this afternoon, confirmed through another reader. It was from The Morrigan and Brighid for all who are able and willing, anywhere in the world. While the whole message has not yet been made clear, this much has (paraphrased, from memory):

“There are dangerous amounts of anger and hate running through the people across the lands. Channel them down and let them burn away. You do not have to channel the whole world, or all of it, just for your area, for what you are able. Spread the word as you can. Any hands that are available for this are needed now.”

There is no set time or day to do this. Whenever you are ready and able is fine. If you have some other method, that is fine too. This is my proposed method:

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Freyja, Lady of the Flame

Fire-hearted, golden-haired, sea-eyed, jewel-lipped,

You light the fires of passion.

Wand-wise, witch woman, flame caller, curse breaker,

You light the fires of wisdom.

High Priestess, Goddess, Queen of Herself,

You light the fires of power.

Amber-teared, never ceasing, ever seeking,

You light the fires of hope.

You are the power that boils from beneath.

You are the flame that climbs the torch.

You are the heat that renders us senseless with desire.

Yours is the light, yours is the heat, yours is the sere sky, yours is the flaming torc,

And yours is the flame.

Hail Freyja, Lady of the Flame.

flame goddess

For Loki

I sing this song for Him.  I don’t know how to write music, so ’till I do you’ll have to imagine the tune or come up with your own if you want to use it.

Giant-god born of leafy tree,

the flaming one now dances free.

Both near and far they speak his names.

Across the worlds they know his games.

Loki, Bringer of Change.

Loki, wild and strange.

A sly grin shifts on stitch-scarred lips.

Into the air the Lofty lifts.

With handsome face, with shining eyes,

The Closer comes, tells truth with lies.

Loki, Bringer of Change.

Loki, cunning and strange.

Good gifts he brings to all his kin.

He walks the worlds with shifting skin.

The outcast ones, we call him friend.

He carried life, begat it end.

Loki, Bringer of Change.

Loki, lovely and strange.

Loki, Bringer of Change.

Loki, wondrous and strange.

Laufeyarson

Please, help my family!

Good folks need help. Please lend a hand if you can

EmberVoices: Listening for the Vanir

I’m trying not to panic, because panic never helps. I, personally, am cared for in my primary household. This is my secondary household, my family-of-heart, my lover Lon Sarver, his partner, and their son. And I can’t fix this for them. Please, please, if you love me, help them!

https://www.gofundme.com/RWemergency

If you can’t give money, I totally understand. Mojo, prayers, energy, etc. towards successfully and QUICKLY resolving the situation that is causing the problem is also helpful!

As usual, when I know such a need exists, and especially now, until this is resolved, most or all of the funds I receive from readings, services, and jewelry sales will go to help my loved ones survive! (The only exceptions will be established debts that can’t be put on hold.)

–Ember–

P.S. If you don’t love me, help them anyway, because they’re good people and fellow Pagans who normally manage amazingly…

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