I’ve noticed a lot of Kemetics being called to voodoo lately. I wonder why that is.
I posted this on my Twitter feed today. I’ve noticed that, more and more, Kemetics tend to have some form of relation with voodoo. This isn’t an exact science, obviously, since not ever Kemetic ends up building a relationship with the lwa. But, I have noticed that more and more, Kemetics are being called to their service in some form or another. In one case, I know where the opposite is true: a practicing Vodouisant was called by the Kemetic gods. But, all in all, it’s very interesting that the two seem to be more than just generally related. I’ve asked, often, what kind of relationship Legba and Sekhmet must have since it was via Sekhmet that Legba came into my life. I know I’m not the only Kemetic to think this way, or even non-Kemetic. I know that there are other people who have wondered at the relationships between gods and the lwa and what it is that connects the two. We may never know, but the reason I mention this is because I had a fucking kick ass conversation with Seillean and Brandy after posting this. And of course, my brain is on fire with the need to write (actually, it’s a headache that’s demanding release) about it. So, here I am.
What really began to spark my headache was the fact that Brandy had mentioned that it wasn’t just the lwa who seem to be actively recruiting. It was mentioned that the Norse gods seem to be stepping outside and recruiting out of their usual pool. (I made mention that maybe it was because the Heathen community seems to be really taking off, better than the Greek or Kemetic communities. The reason I mention this now is because it comes into play later.) She wondered why that happened to be and I had an epiphany moment. You know what I’m talking about: the dumb, stupid look that I get on my face where it looks like I may be trying to have a B.M. but really, I’m thinking about something important. And then it clicked: Spider Goddess!
Recently, she had posted about feeling like something dark was trying to get in (link below). I had commented on this entry, noting that she wasn’t the only magical worker that I know who felt that way. I was thinking of a few instances where I had heard from various workers that something was on its way or coming or already here. A friend of mine referred to it as the Fear Beast of 2012. Yet another said that it was trying to get in and that it had broken a few dishes around their home. When I mentioned this to Brandy, she said that she had been having that problem for a while now, but had learned to adjust. And it really made me wonder, Are they actively recruiting because of these issues?
At one point, after I had mentioned that my thoughts on why the Norse were coming out was because the Heathen community seems to be really taking off, Seillean said this, Interesting. Maybe as more people are realizing “this shit is real” they are looking to revive things again? This then came from Brandy, That’s possible too, especially since the old gods have a bigger track record than newer gods and spirits. And I continued this line of thought with the following, and since they were big once, why not again? Doesn’t that make a lot of sense though? Just as a simple side track, the pantheon’s closest followers are really beginning to make themselves known. If you throw a rock at a pagan gathering, you could probably hit two or three Heathens! (Don’t do that, though. That’s just mean.) But, really, think about it. Here we are minding our own business and then, bam. The gods come out and start actively pursuing followers in some form or another. It makes you wonder just how much they really do desire having humans pay attention to them.
At this point, I mentioned a theory that I had heard once. Once, I was talking with the EM about the end of the world as told from the Maya Long Count calendar. As anyone who is anyone, we all know that the long count is getting ready to end as of December 21, 2012. This is where the Maya-related end of the world theories come up. The EM mentioned that she was always of the mind that it had more to do with a change in thought, with a synthesis of human thoughts to relate to a more esoteric and new age feel. This always stuck with me (mostly because, when I asked this, I was still a new parent and worried about the end of an entire world after just giving birth to a child). When I mentioned it some time later to someone else, they said that maybe the end of the cycle in the Maya calendar had more to do with perception and feelings and human existence than anything else. When I mentioned this in the conversation between Brandy, Seillean and I, this was what Brandy responded with: I’m personally of the mindset that the world is resetting & gods are taking back their world.
Cue high-pitched and pain-filled epiphany-derived headache.
This is when I knew that I had to get this down. I had to write this all down and think things through. So, I’m going to offer a theory. Anyone can comment or refute or say what they will (as long as it’s not about throwing rocks at pagans because, seriously, that’s just rude). Here’s my theory.
What if… this negative beings or entities that magical workers have been sensing is the start of it all? Instead of a war between nations or between religions, it’s a war of perception. I’ve always been of the mind that the “dark entities” tend to work on fear and fear alone. They went to incite and they want to feed off of it. (Maybe that’s why I haven’t connected with it: I’m too dumb to be scared.) And that if we react to it incorrectly, an entire different kind of reset may end up happening. I’m not saying that it’s the job of the magical workers out there to make mankind better or anything, but they’re feeling it now because they’re more in tune than the rest of humanity. So, maybe the correlation there is that these, these fear things that are going around and knocking at doors are trying to incite that fear and keep it going. It’s like… if they can get the magical workers to react negatively and wrongly in regards to what they’re inciting, then the rest of the world will follow.
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So, maybe that’s why the gods are actively recruiting and the lwa too. Not every pagan out there practices magic or meditation or any of that stuff. (I know, since I’m one of those people who don’t.) But, they have to do something to get things working in a way that they want to see happen. It’s not just about reconnecting with the old ways, when the world was new and exciting and fresh, but a reconnection of us to our roots and therefore, with the old gods.
What do you think?