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Adorations of the Disir

June 29, 2014 6 comments

I adore You, Mitochondrial Eve.

I adore You, Ancient Women.

I adore You, Eldest Kin.

I adore You, Embla.

I adore You, Women of Strength.

I adore You, Women of Power.

I adore You, Women of Resolve.

I adore You, Women of Wisdom.

I adore You, Leaders.

I adore You, Warriors.

I adore You, Healers.

I adore You, Farmers.

I adore You, Hunters.

I adore You, Crafters.

I adore You, Grandmothers.

I adore You, Mothers.

I adore You, Sisters.

I adore You, Daughters.

I adore You, Aunts.

I adore You, Nieces.

I adore You, Who are Women in Heart and Soul.

I adore You, Strong-standing.

I adore You, Fierce-hearted.

I adore You, Unbent-backs.

I adore You, Unscorched Souls.

I adore You, Blazing Hearts.

I adore You, Strong of Hands.

I adore You, Steady Legged.

I adore You, Firm-footed.

I adore You, Stout-hearted.

I adore You, Holders of Lines.

I adore You, Defenders of Kin.

I adore You, Weavers of Wyrd.

I adore You, Unbowed.

I adore You, Disciplined.

I adore You, Courageous.

I adore You, Spirited.

I adore You, Vicious.

I adore You, Loving.

I adore You, Howling.

I adore You, Grounding.

I adore You, Whispering.

I adore You, Hollering.

I adore You, Speaking.

I adore You, Singing.

I adore You, the Ferocious.

I adore You, the Compassionate.

I adore You, the Skilled.

I adore You, the Powerful.

I adore You, the Reverent.

I adore You, the Holy.

I adore You, the Sly.

I adore You, the Honest.

I adore You, the Crafty.

I adore You, the Feared.

I adore You, the Beloved.

I adore You, the Known

I adore You, the Unknown.

I adore You, Who Holds the Family.

I adore You, Who Keeps Good Frith.

I adore You, Who Guards the Children.

I adore You, Who Mentors the Generations.

I adore You, Who Crafts the Lines.

I adore You, Who Heals the People.

I adore You, Who Humble and Embolden.

I adore You, Who Keep the Ways.

I adore You, Who Know the Secrets.

I adore You, Who Show the Paths.

I adore You, Who Strike the Enemy.

I adore You, Who Gird the Future.

I adore You, Who Seek the Lost.

I adore You, Who Heal the Rifts.

I adore You, Who Carry the Wisdom.

I adore You, Who Carry the Maegen.

I adore You, Who Carry Hamingja.

I adore You, Who Forged the Lines.

I adore You, Who Bless the Descendants.

I adore You, Who Guide Their People.

I adore You, Spákona.

I adore You, Seiðkona.

I adore You, Völva.

I adore You, Gyðja.

I adore You, All.

From primordial mother and generations past

Hail to the Holy Women, standing strong

Hail to the Disir!

Support for Covered In Light

July 18, 2012 5 comments

I just learned about this today:

Covered in Light -International Day.  Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

I think that reclaiming power over oneself, the devotion expressed to our Gods and spirits, and the personal reasons people cover should not only be protected, but celebrated.  Many Pagan women are covering for themselves, reclaiming themselves from a society that, largely, objectifies them, judges them, and abuses them.  Many are covering for their Gods, such as a commenter on the main website for the event, who is doing so for Hestia.  Yet others are veiling and covering because “veiling helps me focus” and “it aided some of my spiritual practise, particularly shielding.”  Esoterikeia’s entire post is a great testament to why Pagan women are coming into veiling, as well as this post by Star Foster on Patheos from awhile back.  The Pagan voices are increasing on covering and veiling, for ourselves, and for our Gods, spirits, and Ancestors.

While I do not veil, per se, I do cover during night prayer, during Ancestor work, when the landvaettir ask/demand it, and when I feel I need another layer of protection while out and about.  I have bandannas for each occasion.

I wear a white bandanna for night prayers, so that I am mindful and pure before the Gods, Ancestors, Earth spirits, landvaettir, and Ancestors.  It is the only bandanna that I wear for these night prayers.  This bandanna never sees another use, and when I am not wearing it, remains on my altar.

I wear a red bandanna for Ancestors work because the red makes me mindful of my bloodlines, and of Odin, since He bled for the Runes.  When I do work with the Military Dead, or know I am going to an area where I would really like my Ancestors to guard me, especially my crown, I wear this bandanna.  It gives me that feeling of skin-closeness and of having Their hands over my head.

I wear a blue bandanna for the landvaettir, primarily because I could not find a green one when I went shopping for the bandannas I now use.  It is also helpful to remind me of water, given I live in Michigan.  I tend to wear this when I am doing work on my land/with my land, and I wear it when I am working with landvaettir of other areas that I am seeking alliance with or am allied to, such as the campus or local park landvaettir.

The last, the bandanna I wear for general wear, protection, shielding, and the like, is black.  I like the absorbing quality of the color, and that it does not show stains as readily as a white one would.  It is good as an all-purpose bandanna, and it serves nicely for protection, especially when I don’t want to be bothered, or when I am in an area I don’t know.  Otherwise, it is one I can throw on pretty quick, and not worry about my hair, or whatever else I’ll put on my head mussing up.

I am looking into men who veil, and I plan on participating on Covered in Light September 21st.  I stand in solidarity with all those who veil, Pagan or otherwise, who do so for their God(s), or for themselves.  If you have information on veiling and covering for men, I would be interested to read it.

 

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