October, 2017

What “Love Languages” Have To Do With Devotional Practice

As a Ceremonial Magician, I am given to understand that ritual actions are supposed to mean something to the one who is performing them. I’m going to put forth what should not be a controversial opinion: devotion is about expressing love and commitment. When we talk about “building a relationship” with a deity, the emphasis inevitably falls on offerings, whether they are gifts for the altar, incense burned, or wine spilled out. While this is a normal part of group ritual, I always found it deeply unsatisfying in my personal practice. It didn’t feel like it meant anything to me. I didn’t […]