Let the Community Come Together to Honor Its Dead
One of the things that our Pagan and Polytheist ancestors would do when they returned from a sacred pilgrimage was set up commemorative stelai so that the stories and blessings they brought back with them could be shared with their community. I’ve been thinking of ways that I can do that, and while there have been my posts and pictures and poems I’ve wanted something more tangible as a holder of these precious memories.
So I’ve begun working on two projects – the first a small booklet containing my Accidental Pilgrim posts interspersed with some pictures. And for the second project I could really use your help. I want to put out a calendar with pictures from the various ossuaries and bone churches I visited illustrating my poem Walking the Bone White Road. The calendar will contain the phases of the moons and commemorative dates for our Pagan and Polytheist heroes and martyrs. I thought about including festivals as well, but wanted this to be usable by people from many different Polytheist and Pagan traditions. I would also like to donate the proceeds from this calendar to a worthy charity as an offering to the dead. If you could make recommendations for Polytheist and Pagan dead who should be remembered as well as charitable causes relating to the dead it would be most appreciated.