"It's always darkest before the dawn." Stupid cliche. But I finally understand it through experience. You gotta hit rock-bottom before you stop facing down and can look up. I hit rock bottom spiritually several years ago; I've just been doing my best to ignore that fact - by ignoring my spirit altogether. Last week, for the first time in many years, I offered to do a tarot reading for a good friend of mine; he was very excited for me to do so. After he left, I logged on to EP and left the story "Original Agnosticism". For those of you who read it, I apologize for the sheer dark pit that it was; that was just me realizing that I had hit rock bottom, and that I had been there for quite some time.
I am still an original Agnostic, but now I can see that the gnosis is up there; it's gonna be a long climb, but by Gods, I'm gonna start crawling towards it. I will backslide sometimes; that's inevitable. But my desire to experience the sacred is now a motivator once again. I started easy, reading "Celtic Wisdom Sticks" by Cathy Matthews (the how-to booklet that came with the Ogham Oracle set). It is a multi-la
I hope to add a few more stories to this group, ones with a more positive and meaningful message. Thank you everyone who reads this. And in the future, if I close with KALLISTI, please know that it is intended in it's literal translation and not with the stigma Homer attached to it; "For the Fairest" can be and IS plural, to think it applies to only oneself is hubris. Homer, like many ancient Mediterranean people were misogynistic, and I think the bickering goddesses in his tale reflects this rather than anything else.