Piety Posse Rides Again LOL

I rather like the term that our detractors so gleefully use for those of us who value piety, so I’ve commissioned buttons that I’ll be selling on my etsy site (I’ll post here when they’re available at etsy). For those of you who are interested, you can pre order here by emailing me at krasskova@gmail.com. The buttons are 1.75 inches, one/$3 or two/$5.  Wear them with pride, folks. Wear them with pride. Piety is not ever a bad thing. 

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About ganglerisgrove

Free-range tribalist Heathen, Galina Krasskova, has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. She has even given the opening prayer at the United Nations Conference “Women and Indigeny”. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004, She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition. She has been a member of numerous groups through the years including the American Academy of Religion. She has also served previously as a state government contracted expert on the Asatru faith, and been a regular contributor to various print and online publications geared towards modern pagans and polytheists, and for a time had her own radio program: Wyrd Ways Radio Live. Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University (expected graduation 2019) with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. She has also been teaching University classes in Greek and Latin. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, Western Michigan University, Villanova University, and the City University of New York. An experienced diviner and ordeal master, her primary interest is in devotional work and the reconstruction of Northern Tradition shamanism. Her very first book, The Whisperings of Woden was the landmark first devotional text to be written in modern Heathenry. Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on shamanism, runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a peer-reviewed academic style journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms. A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her affection for the arts began early as she discovered dance, which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer: first with a regional company in Maryland, then in New York City. After suffering career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and over a course of numerous years she has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more! She is now an avid collage artist, acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in New York, New Mexico, and Poland. Her work has been exhibited globally from New York to Paris. She has taken her passion for the arts and polytheistic devotion, to create the Prayer Card Project. Since so much religious iconography has been destroyed, or defaced in the course of human history, she is actively making new religious prayers and iconography available to the various modern polytheistic communities to support those who are building their religious communities, building their devotional practices, and hungering for art that represents their religious faith. All while also supporting the artists within these burgeoning communities.

Posted on August 18, 2016, in Etsy shop, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on The House of Vines and commented:
    Wear them with pride.

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  2. So funny and awesome possum. If i didnt have a serious aversion to the animal I’d grab one. Sharing the creation with friends though. Love the nickname.

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  3. I’m probably going to regret this, but, where are people complaining about piety?

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    • ganglerisgrove

      about two years ago, a group of tumblr folks decided that since I and sannion and other polytheistic voices cared more about our Gods and traditions than about validating their inability to tell fiction from actual Gods, that we were oppressing them and termed us “the Piety Posse.” i actually quite like the term. lol.

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      • Mind you, I actually venerate Arlecchino who is a fictional construct that’s come to life, so it’s not like I was completely opposed to the idea. I just believe that there’s a categorical difference between Peter Parker and Achilles and that we should respect such differences. Which clearly makes me a Fascist.

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      • About Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, Stan Lee who created him and other characters never intended for them to be worshiped as deities. He was trying to make characters relevant to teenagers.

        One thing about Pop Culture paganism that I found troubling, was the ignoring of the author’s intentions for the characters. So much for piety when you disregard the creator’s intent for their characters, and decide instead to place your own value system on them and venerate them.

        Do Australians get a different Possum, since the possum displayed is the Virginia *Opossum*?

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  4. Oh this is brilliant!

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  5. Reblogged this on Haunted Song of Scotland and commented:
    Love this idea. Never be apologetic for being pious. Never apologize for serving and devoting yourself to your gods.

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  6. Mwahahahaha, these are great! I happen to be rather fond of possums…still looking to find one to make a good divination set from. Road kill must be very fresh if you want the hide after all…plus the bones are usually smashed.

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