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The Ossuary Calendars are here!

I have the calendars in my hot little hands and all pre-orders will go out by Monday. For those of you interested in ordering, contact me at krasskova at gmail.com.

2016 Ossuary Calendar
Cost: $12 +5 shipping and handling
Size: 5.5×8.5
Full color

i’ve also added a listing at my etsy shop for them, if folks would prefer to go there.

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Now Accepting Pre-Orders for my Ossuary Calendar

I am so very excited about my ossuary calendar: “Walking the Bone White Road.” I got to preview the proof on Thursday and I’m expecting the calendar to be ready to ship later this week.  I’ve already had a number of pre-orders and those who preorder between now and next week (as well as those who have already preordered) will receive your calendar, with a small surprise gift, as soon as I have them in my hot little hands.

For those interested in preordering, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com. I am doing a very limited run. 60% of the proceeds will be donated to the Doe Network. You can read more at my original post about this project here.

In the meantime, I have had one of my bone pictures turned into cards. Check out my etsy shop Wyrd Curiosities here and take a look at the reliquary card packs. If there is enough interest, I might print up one or two of the ossuary photos as cards. We’ll see.

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I”m also offering four devotional bundles. I was at the local flea market last week, and one of the venders had a huge box of wrapped items. You paid your money, chose your package sight unseen, and you got a small antique. None were very expensive, but all were interesting (i got a turn of the century pill box, which went right on my shrine to Eir. This was the way pills were given to you at pharmacies instead of bottles up until the 20th century in places). I thought this was a great idea. It appeals to the kid in me who would love to find buried treasure. ^_^. Anyway, I’m doing the same thing here.

I’m offering devotional packets. Each packet is $75 plus $10 shipping and handling and will include a minimum of five devotional items. The value of the whole thing will very likely exceed the seventy five dollar cost. I have four of these available: Three Norse and one Hellenic. If you are interested in purchasing one, contact me at krasskova at gmail.com and let me know which you want: Norse or Hellenic. First come, first serve on these. If people are interested enough, I might make more.

That is all for now. Here are some bones. 🙂

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Available for Pre-Order: Ossuary Calendars “Walking the Bone White Road”

My autumn project, calendars featuring images from my ancestor pilgrimage, is almost ready to go to print so I am taking pre-orders for this item. I will be donating 60% of the proceeds (i’m keeping enough to make up what I will have to spend for printing only) to charity. I’ve chosen the Doe Network. This project, run largely by volunteers, is dedicated to putting names to unknown dead, and returning them to their families. That seems a particularly fitting cause for my project to support.

Several people emailed me with suggestions for charities and they were all really good ones, so this decision was difficult (I’ve donated to some of the other charities suggested out of pocket) but the Doe Network seems particularly relevant and I got a very, very strong feeling about it from my ancestors. I can’t help but remember an experience I had on my very first pilgrimage, when I went to a handful of Civil War Battlefields. I started at Gettysburg and worked my way down to the Confederate Cemetery in Richmond. As I was tramping around the latter cemetery, I came across the grave of a solder —name unknown—who had died at the battle of seven pines. I reached out and made special offerings to this young man and got blasted with such pain and frustration and anger. he wanted his mother to know where he was buried. He wanted descendants to be able to visit. he wanted his name known. he didn’t want to have been condemned to obscurity. there was a world of anguish there, more than I had the skill to sort out as an ancestor worker. I made offerings and took a photo of the grave (actually, my friend MAG took the photo, but she gave me a copy for my shrine). I promised this poor young man that he would be venerated on my military shrine as a representative for all the unknown soldiers in the world, that this was the best I could do. I’ve never forgotten, however, the raw pain of this spirit at having been buried unknown, his grave unmarked by any name. It brought home to me the importance of bringing our dead home, and of doing all we can to find their names, and tell their stories.

For those who are interested in purchasing a copy of this calendar, please contact me at krasskova@gmail.com. (eventually, once i have the calendar in hand, I will post a listing at etsy.com, but i want to wait until it’s actually printed and in my hand).

2016 Ossuary Calendar
Cost: $12 +5 shipping and handling
Size: 5.5×8.5
Full color

The equinoxes, solstices, and monthly ancestor feast days (drawn from numerous traditions) are listed on the calendar. I decided NOT to list specific sancti as I wanted this to be a useful thing for polytheists of all traditions, and that got tremendously cumbersome and confusing very quickly. Moon phases will also be noted.

I am printing a finite amount of these. There will be *one* printing and I do not plan to reprint so if you’re interested in these, best to order sooner rather than later! Each calendar will be sent out with a small gift included as a thank you.

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.

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