Well-written and powerful, I’ll be engaging in this rite and I encourage others to as well. I intend to take the whole day for some silent contemplation and vocal praise and offering to the Many Goda and all the Ancestors who honored them. Apparently it’s being done as the opening rite for Many Gods West, which makes me want to attend even more than I did before.
When: July 31, 2015
- in remembrance of the over three hundred ancient and in many cases holy sites destroyed by Daesh.
- In grief and terror over the damage to and potential destruction of the UNESCO city of Palmyra, and the Temple of Ba’al Shamin.
- In silent protest against the attack and forced eradication of even the vestiges of polytheism across the world.
This is not a Syrian issue. This is not a Muslim issue. This is a world issue. It is a human issue. Daesh is purposely targeting memory. They’re targeting their history, and their own *physical* connection with their polytheistic ancestors. It is done to demoralize, terrorize, and desecrate.
We polytheists who have the freedom to practice our religions without fear of our lives (regardless of how much Christian hatred we may experience) have the opportunity to unite ritually, magically, spiritually in mind and will, with…
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