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Blood Month

Blót-monað, the ancestors called it: Sacrifice-Month.* Or one could say (as the ancestors did, in their pragmatic way) Blood-month. It still goes on.

Deer-hunting begins this weekend here in Minnesota. Hunting opener is generally the first full weekend of November. (Just coincidence, I'm sure. Yeah, right.) Blood on the leaves.

It's the season of the Dead, yes, but let us not forget what the witches in their wisdom have always remembered: it's also the time of the Rut.** The fawns that Old Green Eyes sires right now will be born about Bealtaine, sure. Blood and spooge: Old Craft in the nutshell.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    I am entirely convinced that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, more central to our paganism than what and how we eat. Do we li
  • Jim
    Jim says #
    Like most people in the U.S. I have absolutely no need or intention of eating wild animals. Even those who are so abysmally mundan

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Warning: This post contains ideas and images that some readers may find offensive.

Talk about cultural poverty. Talk about premature canonization. Talk about unworthy traditions.

The so-called "Sacred Hunt" ritual has become a standard fixture at several Midwest pagan gatherings over the course of the last 10 years or so. Me, I hate this so-called "ritual." Personally, I would contend that, in fact, it is neither sacred, a hunt, nor even a ritual. I think it's time and high time that we drove a spear through its heart and let it die a well-deserved and long-overdue death.

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  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Which opinions you are entirely entitled to, Drake. Everyone experiences every ritual differently. I have not myself participate
  • Drake Spaeth
    Drake Spaeth says #
    Actually he is pretty clearly attacking the Sacred Hunt per se, and not getting at much else in my opinion. Ritual at it best can
  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Setting aside the issue of the Sacred Hunt per se, what I see Steven getting at is the appalling emphasis on self-indulgence that
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    I participated in this ritual in 2006, and count it as one of the most profound religious experiences of my life. In the 25+ year
  • Drake Spaeth
    Drake Spaeth says #
    Even though Mr. Posch apparently feels like he has made some sort of groundbreaking achievement by expressing his opinion about th

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