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Hello all! I'm Aster, recently moving from InsaneJournal, where I mostly do fannish things of the anime/manga variety (no no wait, don't run away, I'm not That Kind of Fangirl, I promise!) I found this community through ye olde DW interests search, and from looking at other folks' intros, this looks to be a comfy place to settle!

This is pretty much the first time I've joined a pagany sort of community. So I've never really had to do this intro post thing before. Let's see how it goes!

I am, in no particular order: an analytical scientist, a worldbuildy writer, a lazy pagan, an inveterate introvert, a shoestring budget sensualist, and an all-around geek. \o/ On the spiritual side, I was raised Protestant, but college and the internet introduced me to paganism, and it just resonated more than the "unknowable God and sinful humans" archetype. I've dabbled in Wicca for a good ten years or more, but right now I don't really consider myself Wiccan, though the Rede and the Rule of Three are still pretty front-and-center in my beliefs. I'm sure that by a lot of definitions I'm a solitary, eclectic Wiccan with an Egyptian bent, but really I'm more comfortable just saying I'm a pagan. Less baggage that way. Also less nature (I'm not an outdoorsy person. I always felt that as a non-outdoorsy Wiccan I was kinda getting "ur doin it rong" messages from my subconscious.)


For reasons that I'll never quite understand (I've not got a drop of Egyptian or even Middle Eastern blood in me, unless you count the "we are all children of Mesopotamia" argument), I've resonated really strongly with several of the Egyptian gods. Anubis was the first to show up, and I'll maintain that he chose me rather than the other way around. Set followed quick on his heels, much to my stodgy, turtled, "I don't like chaaaaaange" horror. I blame Ellen Cannon Reed for planting the idea that having traditional "funerary" and "destructive" gods as patrons might actually be good for me. The other of my triad is Thoth/Khensu, who will always be the god that I'm eternally striving to feel worthy of. ;P

I light incense and burn candles when I think of it. I talk to animals and inanimate objects way more than is strictly needed. I don't so much pray as hold conversations with whoever's listening. I try to stay centered and live love. That's about it! Howdy.
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