Ostiary

About the blogger:

Liminalist. Pop Culture Pagan. Other Person. Steampunk Faery Changeling. Malay. Queer. Mental.

This blog contains the following:

Poesy

My word for a cosmology and wishcraft system, formed through my belief and experience. Cosmology: Corporeality refers to a world we understand better through the physical sciences. Sidereality is my word for the cultural significance attributed to an object or action; I can refer to “my corporeal friend (whose name is) Anjie” because ey is evidently a corporeal person, however, the more abstract value of friendship relies on nonphysical conditions and is therefore of the Sidereal. Ethereality is my word for aspects of the Surreality that feature in the physical. Surreality is all mystical otherworlds that can be experienced at some exclusion of all the others.

I also correspond a body of individualism to each of these: Corporeal Fetch or the physical body; Sidereal Fetch or representative issues pertaining to able-bodiedness or lack thereof, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class; Incorporeal Fetch that I don’t want to name an Ethereal Fetch because I’ve only experienced this one through a specific sort of trance work that I don’t do anymore (initiating out-of-body experiences, what I now call Far-Fetch); and the Surreal Fetch or the dream-self or the meditation-self.

That starts out simple, but gets messy and tangled during a process I call Cobweb Consciousness…which gives me a headache to think about or explain, but basically we’re all simultaneous incarnations of each other and everyone else in the past or potential futures, of any -reality, and we will sometimes harmonize our resonances. Whether that is enlightening or confusing, I consider it a good thing that we mostly default to individualism, and value the boundaries inferred from such a condition.

Entity classification in the Poesy system follows, at the time of this writing confined to the Ethereality and Surreality: Guisers appear as anthropomorphic or zoomorphic personifications, Scapes appear as geographic or architectural features in Surreality, and Eidems might appear like corporeal items but are not corporeal (nor are they inanimate.) Arboreal personifications…oh, they’d fit somewhere in there probably. Tangents are my word for amorphous personifications, complex abstract personalities.

More casual entity categorization includes: Phases, a subcategory of Guiser associated with time; and Me Hearties, or fairy pirates. Captain Marigold March Noon Sunday is both. I haven’t exactly figured out yet how that works.

Wishcraft: The basic unit of recognizable existence is a Notion, both generated by and playing out in the structures of Glamour. Wildeval (named for Oscar Wilde, who contrasted a sentimentalist’s sense of value with a cynic’s knowledge of the market price of everything), Conjecture Proscenium (a nullification of the effects of Glamour by getting meta/philosophical about it), and Tangents (see above, under Entity Classification)—are all examples of complex Notion constellations.

This belief system informs processes and actions that I call Wishcraft, and this can be further classified into at least three spheres:

  • Craven’s Way includes Jungian Shadow Work and Otherfaith Mirror Work
  • Maven’s Way includes bardic and alchemical influenced understanding of Notions and notion-constellations that are
    – weft (conflated, corroding from comple to simplex)
    – warp (a fraction of a notion moving towards cohesiveness, simple to complex)
    – waylaid (static)
    – wayward (volatile)
    – wayside (mutable)
    – wild (chaotic)
    – weird (ordered)
    – whoa (paradoxical and therefore not existent at all)
  • Especially how each must be treated in order to transform into another. (Conjecture Proscenium may help with this.)

  • Haven’s Way, which is theurgic and largely conjecture, includes synchronicities and Cobweb Consciousnesses.

    Ogdoad (glyphs I made for fairy chess, a form of spellcasting) fits…somewhere up there, probably.

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    Otherfaith / the Otherfaith
    This is a modern polytheist religion created in 2010 upon the discovery of the Four+ Gods. Our theology is a blend of animism, transhumanism, polytheism, scifi and fantasy (SFF), and fandom culture. We acknowledge a variety of spirits and worship utilizing prayer, storytelling and interpretation, and community involvement. Click here for more information.

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    Urban Paganism
    I usually live in some sort of city, and believe some very strange things. ‘Urban Pagan’ is an etymological contradiction and that is why I want to have it.

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    Austronesian Paganism
    Is this a thing yet? If not, I’m making it a thing yet.

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    Occidental Paganism
    By ‘occidental’ I mean ‘Celtic (and maybe Norse)’, and this used to be polytheistic but I’ve sort of gravitated towards the lower mythology and folklore, so not so much with theises (theois?) anymore, with few exceptions…

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    Faelatry
    That’s more like it. Fairy lore through Keightley and Yeats has been a great influence on Poesy, although I do expand it to include indigenous fae and diaspora fae.

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    Pop Culture Paganism

  • Arthurian Polytheism, and by polytheism I mean monotheism (around the Lady of Shalott)
  • Ballet. I am not a dancer, my interest is more in the stories conveyed originally through this art, mainly: Giselle ou les Wilis, Swan Lake, and Coppelia.
  • Bardolatry, not to be confused with bardic mysticism.
  • Peter & Wendy, oddly enough without any of the kids. I adopted it for the cosmology detailed in J.M. Barrie’s novel. Me Hearties tread the descant of this work.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (and maybe 3, very rarely Raido Kuzunoha). Again, adopted the cosmologies—but Naoto Shirogane passes by in some eerily vivid dreams sometimes.
  • Steven Universe (recent addition, still exploring the shape of it)
  • Background theme by ~resonances.

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