A further note on purity

To the response, which I read in passing recently at Patheos, that “purification isn’t practical,” i’m very glad that my husband doesn’t feel that way when we have sexual relations.

Seriously, shut the fuck up.

If you would take this basic consideration of cleansing yourself for another human being, why wouldn’t you do the same for the Gods and spirits? After all, devotion is so much more intimate a thing than sex. 

Some Gods and spirits may not have such strict requirements as Others, but you should go with what Their preference is. If you’re not willing to sprinkle a little water on yourself before approaching your Gods, what the fuck are you doing this for? This isn’t a game; this is religion. 


About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on July 5, 2016, in Lived Polytheism, Polytheism, theology, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for this Galina. It’s really not that much of an effort to take a quick shower or cense oneself before approaching the deities.I find that many pagans assume that religions which require one to cleanse oneself after sex or other heated acts,attribute the need to cleanse to shame or sex being viewed in a negative way. It’s realm more about being in a clear state before the Gods and bringing a cool head and heart to them.


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