A Polytheist Artist Proposition…

Markos Gage, the Dionysian Artist has written a powerful call to creative and  artistic arms here. He talks about the importance of art, the jadedness that comes of being saturated to overflowing with crap mainstream images, and the possibility that we can reverse this trend, offering us the rallying cry:”Maybe, just maybe, if we can work together to produce good art for our gods we can break the jadedness of mainstream culture…”

Food for thought, folks. food for thought. This is partly why I’m so committed to my prayer card project. 

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 26, 2016, in Art, polytheist.com, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes! Also why I love glamourbombing – it’s specifically intended to break the jadedness of the viewer and engage them in magical thinking, in the best sense of the term.

    I realized the other day that one thing that really bothers me about hipsters is that everything is ironic, nothing seems genuinely felt, there is no real passion there. I think we as polytheists should be trying to counteract that through any means possible, art being a big one. Our interactions with the divine are real and vital and meaningful, everything that’s sorely missing from most of mainstream culture these days.


  2. Your prayer card project has introduced me to Gods and Goddesses I have never heard about before and have made me feel closer to the Muses (especially Erato). So, yes, art is very important.


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