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New Prayer Cards

I have added two new prayer cards to my Etsy shop

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Ragana, Baltic Goddess of Fate, Prophecy, and Healing by Halldora

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Turan Ati, Etruscan Goddess of love, fertility, and vitality by Lykeia.

I’ve also uploaded an assortment of greeting cards, which may be purchased singly or in groups of five (i can also set up a reserve listing if you want a larger one time order). I have two sets: my shaman series and my still life series. 

I’m slowly uploading several of my photographs and paintings. If you’re interested in owning a piece of original art, check them out. 

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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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Updates at My Etsy Store

I’ve made a bunch of updates at my etsy shop.  The following cards have been added: Mars and Jupter by Lykeia, Cernunnos by B. Blake, and Tezcatlipoca by D. Loptson, Asteria and Logi by Halldora. 

I’ve also added a listing for iron “coffin” nails, a useful item in certain conjure workings. 

That is all for now. 

Updates on Etsy

I’ve updated my Etsy Site today.

I added some happy skeleton stickers (with an image drawn from a medieval manuscript — I really love these ^_^), gift certificates for divination sessions, and a couple of new prayer cards.

I”m also still running a special on my recent poetry chapbook. See here for more info.

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Sale on Poetry book

I’m running a mini-sale at my Etsy shop: 

Purchase a copy of my new poetry chapbook “Nine for Odin” and receive a free prayer card of Odin, and a surprise free gift. 

Just let me know which Odin prayer card you want, when you order. We have several: two by Wayne McMillan, one by Lynn Perkins, one by Grace Palmer, and one by Sam Flegal. 

The poetry book is available here.

All money raised is going toward two new prayer cards (one for the Lithuanian Goddess of the Sun and the other for the Lithuanian God of the moon). 

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Poetry book for sale

I’m putting out a small chapbook of Nine Centos for Odin. Folks can order it directly from me at krasskova at gmail.com, or I’ll shortly have it up on etsy. This is a limited run.

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Etsy shop updates

i have updated my etsy shop and added both the Cybele and the Mokosz cards.  I’ve also put a painting of Hermes up for sale. Check it out, folks. 🙂

Etsy updates

I’ve updated my Etsy Shop.

I added the new prayer cards, including Airmid, Bacchic-themed greeting cards, and several of my paintings, including one of Hermes.

I’ll shortly be adding more greeting cards so stay tuned .

Etsy shop updates

I have updated my Etsy shop to include two original acrylic paintings. Check out the site and click on the “art” category on the menu on the left.

One of the new additions is an 18×24 acrylic titled “Ossuary I,” my impression of the skulls in Brno ossuary in the Czech Republic, and the other is a 16×20 kneeling nude.

There will be more to come soon, folks. Stay tuned.

Accidental Uh-Oh

Today on the way back from school, I stopped by the printer and picked up the Hades prayer cards (they’re available here). The printer always sends me a proof via email of the card with a colored border on it. Usually they offer two or three options and I pick one. Sometimes that works out and sometimes it doesn’t and today it definitely didn’t.

The other day when I approved the proof online, I selected two different borders: a gold one (which looks awesome) and what I thought would be a deep, dark grey-green. We have had problems before with colors looking one way at the printer and another when I open the files on my laptop and that cropped up again today. When I picked up the cards, the gold border was fabulous. It works really well with the image of Hades. The green border was a pastel mint green. It was rather jarring and I let them know that it looked significantly different from what I’d seen on my screen and we discussed options for next time (I’m probably going to bring my laptop in and work with them awhile to sort this out). The cards were printed though and there was nothing else wrong with them except that the color didn’t quite sit right with me. So I brought them home.

After opening up my mail and getting some tea I laughed and said to Sannion, “well, the Hades prayer cards came in…they’re not quite what I expected.” I pulled out the two sets, “the gold looks wonderful but this one” showing him the mint green and he put his hands to his mouth in horrified shock and blurted out “you have to burn those!”

I sort of stared at him and before I could say anything he continued, ‘I’m not pissing Persephone off!”

At this point I was horrified and I asked him, with some urgency, “is there a taboo against this color and Hades? I don’t think it works well but I didn’t know about any taboo.”

He told me that there was a huge taboo against Hades and any kind of mint, including the color. Why? Because Hades had an affair with a nymph Mintha and this so offended Persephone that She turned the nymph into the mint plant and yes, it’s probably best not to have it around Hades in any way, shape, or form. 

[Edit: J. Agathokles provided the full story: “To my knowledge the Host of Many had a relationship with Minthe before he married with Persephone, so it wasn’t an affair per se. However, Minthe did brag that this marriage with Persephone was just a fad and he’d come back to her once the novelty of his bride wore off. Demeter and Persephone then ripped Minthe to shreds in vengeance over this insult, until nothing but the plant bearing her name was left.”]

I immediately apologized to Persephone and moved the mint-green bordered Hades cards to the fire bucket. (I keep an iron cauldron in one corner of my breakfast nook. Anything that needs to be ritually burned goes in there and at the next fire-oriented holy tide, I kindle a sacred fire and burn it all up). Then, after pacing for a few moments, I asked Sannion, “You don’t think I owe reparation to Persephone, do you?” His response was exactly what I would have counseled someone in the same situation, “Probably not, but don’t assume. Do divination and find out.” So I did, invoking both Hermes and my ancestors.

The result: no, I don’t owe any reparation (it was an honest mistake), but I need to be far more careful about such things in the future.

It’s been a good reminder tonight of the need to take care in every detail of one’s practice, not to rush or let the little things slide. They matter and sometimes, as the saying goes, the devil really is in the details.

 

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[And speaking of prayer cards, we still need $60 to finish up the fundraising on the Frey card. If anyone is interested in donating toward this project, contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com).