|One of the pencil drawings I am most proud of|
Eclectic Polytheist- My ReligionEclectic Polytheist- My Religion by MadamMichi
I have taken down a majority of my journals because I am creating a “blog” here on deviantArt. I am still in the process of making this, and the first entries will be more properly edited and reviewed versions of my journals as well as some already written but unpublished entries. But because I don’t have my journals about my religion up I have recently got a lot of questions about what my religion is. So I’m just going to type this up real quick. I am not Wiccan and I do not really consider myself a Neo-Pagan really, though some may still label me as such. On to the explanation:
I am an Eclectic Polytheist. My religion, tradition, faith is of my own creation. I have taken from many sources and developed my own way to pray, do ritual, and so on. And am still developing my own ideas and practices.
I am a “hard” polytheist.
|I am an Eclectic Polytheist, still working out the kinks on exactly what I call myself and exactly what my faith and spirituality is and all the bits that go along with that. I do upload artworks dealing with polytheism mostly in the form of altar photos. As well as Neo-Paganism, Witchcraft, Divination, and related things. I try to give information with every piece I upload to help new polytheists/pagans/druid/witches, as well as anyone who has an open-mind and wishes to learn. I will not preach to you, I am not trying to convert you. Whatever your religion is, that is fine by me. So long as you respect me as a person and my religious choice. Discussing religion is not out of the question, I enjoy learning about other religious views, so long as there is respect on both sides. |
Please check out my "Share Altars" folder within this folder to see Altars I have made and celebrated with Madam-Eve
|I am gay! I am not ashamed of it at all. Every now and then I upload LGBT related artworks of all types be it poetry, drawings, or informational pieces. The map above I update every now and then when major changes occur. My page and my deviations (unless centered on debate) are LGBT safe zones, which means no gay/trans bashing, bullying, or expressing bigoted opinions will be allowed.|
1. New Years Eve/ Day (Cultural / Secular)
2. Christmas (Christian / Secular) [ My opinion is there are two Christmases Religious and Secular you can celebrate one and not the other, or both]
3. Hanukkah (Jewish)
4. Midwinter (Neo-Pagan /Cultural)
5. Winter Solstice ( Seasonal/ Cultural/ Pagan/ Leveyan Satanist)
6. Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
7. Pancha Gana Pati (Hindu)
8. Diwali (Hindu) [ This is the only Holiday I included not in December, I included it because it is importance to Hindus]
9. Yalda (Iranian )
10. Modranint (Anglo-Saxon Neo-Paganism)
11. Soyal (Hopi / Zuni)
12. Saturnilia (Nova Roma / Roman Neo-Pagnaism)
13. Yule (Wiccan / Neo-Pagan / European Cultural)
14. Kwanzaa ( Pan-African Cultural)
15. Yuleblot (Germanic Neo-Paganism / Asatru)
16. Tsameliea (Bowynn)
17. Alban Arthan (Druid)
18. Ziemassvetki (Romura / Lituanian Neo-Paganism)
19. Chalica (Unitarian Universalism)
20. HumanLight ( Secular Humanist )
21. Festivus ( Seinfeld/ Secular)
22. Newtonmas ( Atheist / Freethinking )
23. Kwanzaa (Pan-Africa/ Black Cultural)
My dorm hall has both decorations for Hanukkah and Christmas and our school is even having a Yalda Night, I bet there will be other celebrations for some other holidays as well~
The United States of America has one of the most diverse populations in the world. It is time for us to recognize this.
Jesus is not the reason for the season, he is the reason for Christmas ....period. The majority of these holidays revolve around the winter solstice or a new year, so if anything those are the reason for the season.
But really? Does the season need a reason ?
Stop making it OVERLY political: It is A BUNCH of holidays all clumped together during a miserable time (sorry winter lovers) of the year that bring joy, family, friends, food, charity giving, and so on. Wish your Christian friends a Merry Christmas, your Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah , and your Wiccan friends a Happy Yule.
Or you can wish us all a Happy Holidays, because many of us celebrate more then one
Pen Name: Michi
Race: 50% Dominican , 25% Irish, 25% French
Learning Japanese, Learning French
High School Diploma
University Student Bachelors of Science in International Studies with Minors in Religion and Environmental Studies
Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B)
Location: Massachusetts , USA
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Relationship Status: Taken by Madam-Eve
Religious Views: Eclectic Polytheist
Eclectic Polytheist- My Religion
Political Views: Liberal (Possibly Social Democrat)
Rules and Regulations
I am setting out these rules because they have become necessary. I write about and upload many “controversial” things. I want people to feel safe. If I have an LGBT supportive art piece I do not need those struggling to accept themselves seeing negative hurtful comments.
These rules apply to all comments on my page, deviations, and journals.
If you break them you will be given one warning
If you break them a second time (or leave multiple rule-breaking comments at once) you will be blocked.
Be respectful to people. Seriously just use some common sense.
This is a NO PROSELYTIZING ZONE. Meaning: No attempted conversions. No Preaching. No Harassment for religion views or lack thereof. This rule applies to Christians , Atheists, Pagans and everyone else.
This is an LGBT SAFE ZONE. No gay/bi/trans bashing , no bigoted opinions, do not compare LGBT to pedophiles, do not claim all LGBT where abused.
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