Category Archives: Prayer cards
Mani has been on my mind a great deal the past few days and I’ve been longing, so badly it hurts, to sit in devotional space that is filled with His presence. I ache for a God that I love beyond breath. It brings light and color to my world. It adds a vibrancy to my interior vision. He inspires me but sometimes the hunger hurts. I know that no matter how much I pray or how present He may be, there will always be the distance born of flesh and the cage of corporeality between us and I am Odin’s anyway. Mani’s gentle touch is for me only a moment’s grace, a blessed respite from the roaring raging storm that is my home.
He is ancient. Even among Gods He is ancient for all that He seems lithe and young. He has a cold fury that easily matches Odin, a viciousness and valor that one must look very hard to see. He keeps it well hidden under a graceful, alluring mask, but it is there, a thing of His past, and savage. This adds spice to the longing.
I wanted to do something for Him to day since it’s the new moon. I had intended offerings, instead I found myself moved to paint Him in His warlike glory (not a way in which I usually see Him). I think it came out well and I might turn it into a prayer card. I also cleaned His shrine and I will be making offerings later. One can never do enough for the Gods one loves. I wish it were within my power to give Him the world. That is all.
My Mani shrine
Today’s icon of Mani
Mani and Unn by V. Hardy (soon to be a prayer card).
For years now, I’ve done special devotions to Loki in July. sometimes I post something for Him every day, though I’ve not been doing that this year. Instead, I’ve been making offerings and writing a ton of prayers that my household will be using daily, and paying special attention to Sigyn, something I feel pleases Him greatly (and I love Sigyn dearly).
I did sponsor a new prayer card for Him this year, which is now available in my shop, and specifically chose to unleash it this month in honor of it being His month (even though it’s been finished, ready, and waiting for several months now).
The card is by Grace Palmer, who is absolutely awesome. It shows Loki helping Thor to dress in women’s clothing. This is from the Þrymskiviða, where Thor has to do this in order to win back Mjolnir from a giant who had stolen it. I just love the expression on Thor’s face here (for the record, Loki wasn’t the God Who suggested Thor dress up. That was Heimdallr. lol).
Anyway hail Loki and His family, now and always.
Don’t miss your chance to enter the giveaway and have a chance at an awesome set of Norse deity Prayer Cards. Deadline, end of day Sunday, June 30, 2019 by 11:59pm EST (New York local time). Details at the link: https://krasskova.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/giveaway-time/
This giveaway is designed for FACEBOOK, so that means entries must happen on facebook. Here’s the direct link to the appropriate post: ( http://bit.ly/2WMLxNs ) . Deadline is end of the month, I wanted to give people a chance to get their copies in.
In case anyone is having problems viewing the image with the giveaway information above, I’m also including it below as text.
To celebrate the release of Living Runes: Theory and Practice. I’ve decided to run a giveaway. The prize consists of a set of 20 prayer cards featuring Frigga and her retinue (Saga, Eir, Gefion, Fulla, Sjofn, Lofn, Hlin, Syn, Snotra, Gna, Var, and Vor), as well as Odin and his sons (Thor, Baldr, Vidar, Bragi, Hermod, and Vali). I will select one US winner, and one International winner randomly from all valid entries. Each winner not only receives all those cards, but actually receives a duplicate set of those cards that they can gift to one very lucky friend or divvy up the awarded prayer cards to share among as many friends as they like. So, this is actually one giveaway that entering with your friends can increase your chances of coming away with something.
Here’s how to enter:
Take a picture to share of Living Runes: Theory and Practice. This can be you reading it, or for those that don’t like to post pictures of themselves you can show it on your bookshelf, in your reading nook, posed with your cat, beside a cup of coffee, with your runes–you get the idea. For those of you with ebook copies, just show the cover on your chosen electronic device. I’ll even accept pictures in bookstores, or in libraries (for bookstore and library pic entries please be sure to list the name of the establishment and the city/state/country you found it in). Once your pic is ready:
Like and Comment on this giveaway post on the Galina Krasskova – Wyrd Ways FB Page: http://bit.ly/2WMLxNs
- include your Living Runes: Theory & Practice picture
- tag at least one friend
- include the name of the country in which you currently live
Share this post on FB (toggle the “include original post” option)
Deadline: June 30, 11:59pm EST
This one will be available in my shop later tonight. It’s a beautiful rendition of the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at, the Goddess of Truth. The art is by Grace Palmer. I love how the feather just glows.
I’m absolutely in love with the newest prayer card. (I’ve actually received two prayer cards this week and love them both, but one you’ll have to wait until my newsletter to preview 😉 It’s free. You can register at the ‘follow’ tab above). The one here is an image of Apollo by Lynn Perkins. Check it out — it’ll be available for sale later this week.
And Nott’s prayer card is finished. She was the only member of the House of Mundilfari for Whom I didn’t have a prayer card. She is holding the milky way in Her hand. (image by G. Krasskova)
Here are the two newest prayer cards, both by Grace Palmer. 🙂 They’ll be available in my shop later this week.
Anteros (i just adore this one)
Cloacina – a huge thank you to T.P. Ward for sponsoring this card.
Whom would y’all like to see cards for next? 🙂
These are the latest prayers cards. They’ll be available next week in my etsy shop.
Aeolus by G. Palmer
Nehelennia by G. Krasskova
(the original water color for Nehelennia is available for sale. If interested, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com)