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Call for Submissions: Ereshkigal Devotional Anthology Dec. 15th, 2008 @ 04:22 pm
shadowandstar
Call for Submissions: “Queen of the Great Below: A Devotional Anthology for Ereshkigal”

Neos Alexandria’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina announces a call for submissions for the latest in their devotional anthologies. “Queen of the Great Below” will honor the Queen of the Underworld from the Sumerian pantheon, who was invoked alongside Hekate in the Greek magical papyri. Best known for her terrible aspect, as illustrated in “The Descent of Inanna” her myths portray her as a goddess who defends proper boundaries and demands respect on her own terms. As a dark goddess and an underworld deity, she is helpful in working on shadow aspects of ourselves and facing our “descents” as opportunities for transformation. Some of her devotees invoke her while working bdsm-flavored sex magic and ritual.

Janet Munin, the editor of the anthology, is a priestess of Ereshkigal who holds a Masters Degree in Comparative Religion from the University of Washington, including focused studies on the religion of the Ancient Near East. She presented a class called “Feral Holiness: BDSM and the Sacred” at Pantheacon 2008.

Devotional anthologies welcome a range of submissions, including:
· Essays
· Poetry
· Accounts of personal experiences
· Original translations of ancient source material
· Appropriately themed short fiction
· Artwork
· Other content somehow related to the goddess

All submissions must be the original work of their creator. References to previously published material must be fully footnoted.


Please send all submissions via text or Word attachment to janet.munin@earthlink.net.

The editor weclomes questions about the project, and is happy to discuss ideas for submissions.

Submission deadline is June 21, 2009.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina does not offer payment for any of the works included in devotional anthologies, nor can we provide free author copies. All work should therefore be considered a donation to help honor the gods. Bibliotheca Alexandrina does not seek to make a profit through the sale of our books. Our sole intention is to honor the gods and promote polytheistic worship in the modern world.

A complete outline of BA’s policies and guidelines is available here: http://www.neosalexandria.org/BAguidelines.pdf


Please pass on this information to anyone you think would be interested!

Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 08:35 am
the_real_eris
 
If you would like to make Allah cry, chant mantras and do breath-counting exercises. Any polysyllabic mantra chanted outloud or within one's mind, constantly, will be fit for this purpose.
 
And say "Shankar" once a day
P.S. "If you see Allah on a road, just say: I am not afraid of you, no no no I am not."

The truth, a little 2 late Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 12:51 am
the_real_eris
 Turns my evil sister has been lying a little. She is a Jihad Goddess. Supports no religion but Jihad. Captain Clark is some Saudi prince. 23 is an unlucky number, and 17 lucky, but only just. She did not start Discordian religion, she stole it from me and from Universal Reason. She does not like Zen-buddhists, she kills them in Tibet for bringing enlightenment into this world.

In short, do not trust Eris.

P.S. Eris is some chick from movie "Weird Science", the brunette one :)

P.P.S. the legal age to get married in Saudi Arabia is 11 years old.

The Light is That of a Distant Star Apr. 3rd, 2007 @ 02:17 pm
by_her_light
It seems like no one ever posts here.

Is it the nature of our goddesses?

The nature of wisdom, is that it often comes from sitting in the still darkness and listening to our own inner voice, or seeing that single, pale, firefly spark of our goddesses' intention or teaching.

What I find, is that the insights I get are so very difficult to put into words... I don't even know how to begin to share them. I joined here, hoping to see a lot of discussion among like-minded kindred spirits, but it seems we are all alike in that we have little to say, little that can be shared among us. Longing for connection on such a solitary journey can be such a deep ache at times.

How can we connect? Is anyone out there? What are your thoughts? What inspires you? Do you have people in real life that you can discuss these things with?

~Firefly
Current Mood: lonelylonely

This segment speaks to me.. Jul. 26th, 2002 @ 07:38 am
veshya
..about where I am in my journey with Persephone.

This is not something that I would ever have imagined, but when I look back over my life.. I can clearly see Her all over it. Through every high, and most potently, at the depths of my lowest moments.

It is a gift to honor Her by allowing things to pass through me ~ both laughter and bitter tears alike. The heights of joy, and the kind of pain that only exhibits silence.

And I want to take the opportunity to thank Her for these changes, even when they hurt me on occasion. To thank Her for these deaths. For killing those pieces of me that keep me from Her, and for the new births that I feel rising in their places. I kiss who I was a fond farewell, and welcome with open arms this creature that I am becoming.

I never expected to be here. Expected you. But I now see that You were always here. And if it means complete descent, and a loss of myself to break these barriers that stand in my way of completely being with You, then open your arms and catch me. And if I have difficulty, rip my fingers free so that I can finish letting go.

Thank you for what comes after.

~*~


And I, stepping from this skin ~
Of old bandages, boredoms, old faces..
Step to you from the black car of Lethe ~
Pure as a baby..

~Sylvia Plath
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"Where a Thorn is Tended a Rose may ever Grow."

-Mysterium Spinacrucianum

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hello all,
this is my first post in this community; i have been studying goddess matters for a few years no and rgained the studies some time ago after some time of pause. i have been researching serpent and origin/creation myths and last night i cracked my head with this line of logic - lunar current/matriarchal vs solar currents/patriarchal. bear with me i'm an anti-patriarchal fundamentalist ;) lol. anyways. just anted to share this piece, feel free to share opinions...
all the best
dalem

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last night while doing one conclusive research on compared mythology i came to this conclusion:

in the selected group, all primordial elements were female or female-related-more-than-likely inverted/demonized by the coming patriarchal invasions.

the most primordial all related to: the moon, chaos, water, the night and the depths.

the solar male element appears later and he is the one that introduces the element of violence: he's the one who attacks his counterpart first.

all the actions of subsequent defense of god-the-mother however are regarded as "evil" and "curses" by mythology.

the posterior inversion of all creation myths and their adaptation into the patriarchal system gives birth to bastardizations as the swallowing of sumrian mythological structure all into jewish-crhistian cosmogony, but many other mythologies where god-the-mother appears as prevailing, they are carefully hidden...

the most interesting part are the hidden lements because to the eye of the one who is able to read more than just between the lines and connect the dots, knows other things that lurk inside. the reason of the primal fear and that throws down the mask of "strenght" of the solar gods. they are gods of fear - literally. the force that drives them is but the fear of the mother and the anxiety for dominion, not - as it has been stipulated - the ability to dominate or the strenght of will.
what binds down god the mother? our ignorance of her and human fear. however it is really not for everyone to face and 7.000 years of patriarchal bullshit have caused irreversible damage on the basic structures. it would take at least one whole world totally or almost, ravaged in order to invert the basic structures in record time. which of course is impossible in practice and not likely to happen.

god the mother is usually demonized as the "dark" vengeful goddess, the crone, kali dancing over dead bodies...but what if that rage is only fair viewed from a fundamentally feminine point of view? we will see it as evil if our vision is tainted. therefore women will end up tolerating male violence without an answer to fight back. the second step, they will turn against the other women who defend their own rights. these are the three greatest victories of patriarchate: a) demonizing the natural rectitude of woman for the spontaneity of the act: cause-effect b) gaining sympathies on the weakest women, the weakest links, who will cater to the solar males in need of protection, care, food and home and c) spreading the "disease" while turning the weakest against the other remaining women, on the grounds of blackmail ("we that compactuate at least have food and are safe").

conclusion?



i created you. i am that from which everything comes from and from which everything returns into. you had the nerve to impose yourself to my good and peaceful nature. you messed. i struck you down. don't make me look like evil. you messed FIRST. and i'll rain down vengeance upon you until you repair your errors towards me. which is now probably till the end of time.



look at what your 7000 years of solar "morality" have done to the world. it's all your fault. would have been better in my hands. you didn't trusted me. this is what you get. you force my nature to be at war against you. you provoke what would always love you and you shouldn't. but it was your choice to attack.



you gave me no other choice but to strike you down.



xposted.

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Hello,
I am new here. Sadly this community does not seem too active. But, hopefully that will change in time!

Forever,
~Meredianna
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