Oh, the memeage!

And here is another meme! Comment on this post. I will choose seven userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

I responded to grey_twolf and he asked me to explain the following icons:

 Peacocks: This is from one of my pieces, “The Love of Gods and Men”. Drawing form imagery from the Feri tradition, it’s about same-sex male love, and pride… things that I’m totally into. πŸ˜‰ I tend to use it when I am talking about something sexy, compassionate, or dealing with my relationships.

 Bluegod: Again with the Feri! The BlueGod is the spirit of eroticism, as well as spiritual enlightenment. As a priest of the BlueGod I tend to scatter his images about me wherever I go. Again, I use this when speaking of things sensual, or spiritually erotic.

 Bloodrose: This is a tip-of-the-hat to that lineage of the Feri tradition in which I was originally trained and initiated. The rose is the Western equivalent of the Lotus, signifying enlightenment, and the continuous unfolding of awareness. The five petals are reminiscent of an inverted pentacle, representing spiritual energies mediated down to the physical. The oroborus surrounds it all, signifying the ever-presence of the Goddess. I usually use this when talking about Feri, especially things specific to my original lineage.

 BlackHeart: In the Feri tradition (are we seeing a theme here?) the term The Black Heart of Innocence  is used to poetically refer to the natural state of the soul, unfettered by outside social restrictions. I use this in Feri posts, especially those centered around freedom, or just when I want to draw particular attention to the post, since it is animated. πŸ˜‰

 Wonder Woman – Bracelets: She was my original Goddess figure. A spirit of truth, compassion, and non-patriarchal power, I use this when speaking of woman’s rights, spirituality in pop-culture, or just when I’m feeling sassy. πŸ˜‰

 Melek Ta’us: The Peacock Angel, a representation of the Blue God as described in Middle Eastern myth. This particular image I based on Paul B. Rucker’s piece of the same name. Again, I use this primarily for Feri related posts.

 Bluerose: A reworking of Bloodrose (see above) and used to represent posts that have to do with my unique lineage of Feri also called Bluerose. In various myths, the blue rose is a symbol of that which is just beyond our reach… a spiritual goal that exists not in the physical, but perhaps in the otherworld. It feels very Faery to me.

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10 responses to “Oh, the memeage!

  1. “(are we seeing a theme here?)”
    Of course we are. πŸ˜‰
    I had some dea of what thse things represented from your writing on the Feri website, but most of those are written in a “we” perspective, this gave me an opportunity to get an “I” perspective. It’s a therapist thing.

      • Slightly offtopic, but I wanted to say that I like your website; it’s very useful to someone like me who seeks to know something of the craft. It’s informative about actual practice to the extent that a curious non-initiate is allowed to know, and very artistically presented.

  2. Reflections about your queer spirituality article
    Not sure where to post this, but I’m thinking about your reflections about same-sex love. I just read your article about queer mysteries, and the special place that gay men occupy.
    I agree about the polarity issue. It’s my chief issue with Wicca. As a lesbian, I have trouble with the idea of using a basically heterosexual model. My longest experience was with Tibetan Buddhism, and when I sought the ecstatic path of that faith, I found myself encountering again the heterosexual model.
    Something enlightening came to me from of all places the world of science fiction. Andorians (from the “Star Trek” novels) are depicted as having four genders, not two. They’re described as a very pagan people, but whose polarity is fourfold, not twofold.
    But why limit polarities to genders? Male and female are one, but also light and dark, even and odd, left and right.
    A Goddess-only approach misses the mark for me, if it’s a Goddess of fertility and motherhood. There’s this feeling that the goddess is a fertility symbol and as a woman I’m basically a mother figure. Everything is in terms of motherhood and pragmatism.
    Since coming out (a very recent development) I’ve come to identify as femme, and my femmeness… a devotion to sexuality, beauty, creativity, passion and pain… is an essential part of my spiritual path.
    Interesting that I’d identify with your post, from the perspective of a gay man, more than anything I’ve come across regarding lesbian spirituality!

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