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Your Daily Rituals

Discussion in 'European Mythology' started by Kirran, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Kirran

    Kirran
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    Hello Pagans (or fellow Pagans?)!

    I would like to know, what kinds of rituals do you perform on a day-to-day basis?

    Do you worship at a shrine, do you meditate, do you perform autoflagellation?

    Do you pray? If you do worship in some way, does this include doing so to statues or pictures of deities? Inside, outside? Do you make impromptu shrines?

    Thanks in advance for answers :)
     
  2. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    • I go to my shrine, which has representations of the deities.
    • I greet the sun and the day w/ a passage from a Norse poem (the Sigrdrifumál).
    • Short prayers to Thor and the other gods as I put on my hammer pendant.
    • I offer a small container of water to the Norns, the goddesses of "fate" who tend to the World Tree, Yggdrasil. I take the previous day's water and pour it into a houseplant.
    That is my morning routine which I don't usually miss. My evening routine is maybe once or twice a week:
    • Light candles and incense at the shrine with prayers and hails to the god/desses. I try to do that especially on Thursdays, dedicating it specifically to Thor.
    • Sometimes I add a libation offering of mead, beer or wine. Rarely, I leave food.
    Prayer at other times is just talking to the gods and thinking of them, including reading stories from the lore.
     
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  3. Unveiled Artist

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    I worship at an altar and outside. In the morning and evenings I pray to my family. I sometimes chant but that isn't "pagan". Mostly I pray to the sun. When I'm outside I do ritual dances. When I'm in front of my altar I do that but I'm limited on space.

    The type of worship I do depends on my mood and time of day. Sometimes I chant other times I do ritual dancing and mediumship. Sometimes I practice fasting and purity walks, I call them. Other times I'm studying the Gosho and Lotus. I use the moon to guide my goals; so, full and new moon are important. Sometimes I forget about it even though it's on my phone app. That, I go all out with a full day ritual, prayer, and fasting.

    I started going back into writing and drawing as ways to direct my prayers. I completely forgot about that and found old things I put together.

    I have no deities. The pictures I have are my family. I have statues that represent our ancestors. They are African statues; I wish I can find out more the history behind them.
     
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    greeting the weather spirits each day
     
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  5. DavidMcCann

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    I've probably posted this before, but after I've logged out here I'll go to my altar. That has statues of the household gods - Hestia, Hekate, Asklepios, and Tyche - and a picture of the god whose festival falls this month - currently Poseidon. I'll call on those gods by name, adding "and all blessed gods". Then I'll offer incense, wine, and fruit. I'll thank them for blessings received and pray for their continued support and presence. The remaining wine and the fruit will be part of my dinner and I see it as conveying their blessings.

    This being the 3rd of the lunar month, I'll offer more wine and incense to Tyche and sing a hymn. On the 8th of the month I'll celebrate Poseidonia with an offering of wine, incense, flowers, a hymn, and a pledge of money to the Lifeboat Institution.
     
  6. beenherebeforeagain

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    I have a small altar in the house where I burn incense and/or sage most mornings and some evenings. Occasionally light a candle if a reason seems to arise or I feel like it. I offer tobacco and/or sage to the six directions, thanking the spirits of each for their blessings and the wonders and guidance they provide. More elaborate ceremonies a few times a year, usually outside and involving a fire, often at the change of seasons, but not exclusively. I smudge the house a couple times a year--more often than we clean!:p
     
  7. Kirran

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    Gosh, I never said thankyou for all the responses. Thanks all! Was great to hear about.
     
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  8. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    Daily rituals...?

    Uh... I don't actually have any, yet. :oops:
     
  9. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    You slacker, you!:p
     
  10. Kirran

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    I can lend you some of mine :)
     
  11. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    Hey, it's not easy for someone on the autistic spectrum to start a new pattern of behavior. :p :p

    I appreciate the offer, but part of the problem is that I don't have a "sacred space" just yet, and it might be a while before I can get one established.
     
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