Religious calendars

The Calendar Chaotica: A More In-Depth Look

I thought it would be useful to have an actual simple list/table/chart/something of the Holy Days and Seasons of the Calendar Chaotica. So here’s one: Holy Days: New Year. Inspire. Narcissus. Rapport. Samhain. Yule. Seasons: New Year – Inspire: Season of Sparks. Inspire – Narcissus: Season of Creation. Narcissus – Rapport: Season of Foundation. Rapport – Samhain: Season of Activist. Samhain – Yule: Season of Contemplation. Yule – New Year: Promise. What the Holy Days and Seasons Mean: New Year: I am a modern Pagan in the Western world. As much as I’ve tried, I’ve never been able to make […]

Uninspired for Inspire

I thought it would be a good idea to update everyone on what I did personally to celebrate Inspire, as I hadn’t really figured it out by the time of the last post explaining the holiday. Ironic, then, that I feel utterly uninspired and have for the past week. As my makeshift deadline for Inspire closed in, so did weariness, a deep emotional exhaustion, and a complete lack of inspiration or motivation to do anything whatsoever creative. So I haven’t. I’ve been sitting here in a funk all week doing nothing but watching YouTube videos and working myself into a […]

Exploration of the Calendar Chaotica: Inspire

In my explanation and exploration of the holy days of Chaos Paganism, I’m going to start with the day that’s next up on the calendar: the day I’ve called Inspire. Loosely speaking, as I haven’t actually settled on a date, it is supposed to align somewhat with Beltane and that’s when I plan to celebrate it this year, with the option to move dates if it doesn’t work. I’ll also talk a bit about the season that follows Inspire, the Season of Creation. Note: This calendar is still in flux as I contemplate and meditate and practice. Some things will […]

Repost: Chaos Paganism’s Calendar

This is a repost from my general Pagan topics blog, Finding the Path. It’s a basic introduction to the concepts behind the Calendar Chaotica. Samhain is next month, and I’m excited! It’s my favorite holiday, both secularly and spiritually. I absolutely intend to wear a costume, even if only a simple one, that Monday evening to class! Traditionally–as much as anything can be traditional in such a young spiritual community–Samhain has a strong connection to the Ancestors and Death, and is also considered the Wiccan/Pagan New Year; distinction left fuzzy to represent those for whom the line between Wicca and […]