The Alchemist will be adding a new tool to her box and giving the great YouTube a try. With so many local folks asking for videos about rituals, songs, crafting, the farm, and more… it was probably inevitable.
New on The Spider’s Masque: Ready and Custom Altar Art!
All original artwork. Each one of a kind.
That’s because it’s going to be entirely digital. With only a token fee for your access code (so the folks recording and presenting live can be compensated as able for their time) it’s also the cheapest pagan festival around.
Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/BindruneFestival/
Bindrune is the result of a small group of pagan crafters, writers, and performers who decided we weren’t going to let a little thing like a pandemic get in the way of the magic. There will probably be a learning curve as some of us adapt to the new medium but I’m absolutely convinced that it’s worth the effort of trying to make this happen. So far it looks very promising.
The Spider’s Masque- drumroll please- is their first confirmed vendor! I’ll be showcasing all of my wares during the event and taking custom commissions in every category.
At this time I am still offering readings- tarot, rune, and witches’ runes as well as simple light settings and of course, a pagan friendly place to type-rant about things- free of charge. I feel that this is part of my duty as one of the few pagan (of any stripe) priests in my area. I’m leaving the listings up in case you are willing and able to pay for them. I’m not too proud to admit that I need the income. But in this current time of stress I feel compelled to offer this service in as accessible a way as I can manage. Use the Contact tab here or message the shop on Facebook to set something up.
Today, the Governor of Maryland has ordered that non essential businesses close for the duration of the current health and safety crisis in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Spider’s Masque does not qualify as an essential business and the shop will be closed in compliance with this order.
UPDATE: I have been told that I can still ship items I just can’t conduct any business in person. My commitment to keeping my spiritual advisory services free for the duration remains.
HOWEVER I am still an experienced and recognized professional provider of religious and spiritual services. I will remain available in that capacity for the duration. For divination by many means, light setting, dream interpretation, magical work, energy work, and as always someone to talk to please, please don’t hesitate to contact me on any digital platform where I have a presence. I will not be charging for these services during this time but I will be keeping my ‘tip jar’ open and humbly ask that if you can, please donate to help keep me going through this difficult time. Pagans, heathens, and others like us do not have the luxury of the infrastructure necessary to support full time clergy and those of us who try to fill even a part time version of that role are realizing just how expensive it can be. I will help you as I can regardless. It’s my job. If you can, please consider helping back.
The use of beads in prayer and meditation is truly an ancient art, and no one path has a monopoly on it, if indeed they ever did. They find uses now in various pagan paths as meditation tools, mnemonic devices, altar adornments, and more. So about the same as always.
No two of our pocket sized pagan prayer beads are quite alike. Most fit quite comfortably in the hand. All are strung or wired with care and intention for the prayers that were written by yours truly especially for the occasion. Prayers are included with the beads but you should of course feel completely free to write your own!
Want to create a custom set for your own intention, deity/ies, or path? Or maybe you just love one of these but want specific stone, wood, or other beads? Use the Contact tab on the menu and I’ll be happy to work with you to create a custom set.
These and more are available now in the Store under the ‘Tools for your Practice’ section.