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The Magic of Tidying Up: Connecting With and Honoring House Spirits

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Netflix series has had a positive impact on my life. Here is a wonderful essay about Marie Kondo’s method and polytheism.

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“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” is on Netflix right now and we’re at the time of year when a bunch of folks commit to reorganizing their homes. Put those together and people are once again talking about Kondo’s 2014 best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“.

Organizational expert Marie Kondo and the cover of her best-selling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". Organizational expert Marie Kondo and the cover of her best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”.

Most Westerners think of this book, and the KonMari method it introduces, as just another approach to organizing the home. However, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is one of the most prized books on my spirituality shelf.

I thought it might be helpful to explain why.

The Sacred Home

Household deities are common fixtures in polytheistic practice. For instance, like many folks I maintain a shrine for the Goddess of the Hearth. She is the flame at the heart of the home and…

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The Path of Sacred Magic & the Goddess

Great article by M. Isidora Forrest, Priestess of Isis in the Fellowship of Isis.

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This is my essay published in the recent Awaken the Feminineanthology. Many of the authors are sharing their essays freely on their blogs. And so am I. Feel free to share it as you wish, too. Click the book title above to go to the Amazon.com site to see the list of authors and even to buy a copy for yourself. All authors donated their work to this book. Oh, and since this essay was written for a general, if Goddessy, audience, so some of you will probably already be familiar with some of these ideas.

What if I told you that magic was real?

Would it call to mind a popular card game? Or perhaps Harry Potter and the Hogwarts gang? Would you imagine an illusionist making elephants disappear from the Las Vegas stage? Or would you have visions of witches with poppets and pins and poisons…

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The 2018 Spring Issue of Isis-Seshat Journal, “People of Prayer,” Is Now Available for Purchase

I have three pieces published in here!

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This is an exciting time! In the four years since I have inherited the mantle of Executive Editorship of Isis-Seshat, a quarterly, international journal of The Fellowship of Isis, this has been the favorite theme I’ve devised: Polytheists and Pagans as “People of Prayer.” Why did I choose this theme?

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Patreon?

I’m considering getting a Patreon account. It is getting harder for me to afford the costs to produce these books. What I’d like to know is, would anyone be interested in this? And what would you like in exchange for patronage?

Two of the possible rewards I’ve thought of so far are:

  • Included in the Acknowledgments section in my forthcoming books
  • Sneak Peak at Works-in-Progress

If you don’t know, Patreon is a crowdfunding site–like a virtual tip jar–for various creators to have their creative works funded per month and in exchange you–the patron–get perks.