sylvan_being: (nature-prayer)

So it feels like it's been forever since the last time I made a post, and there is so much to write about. So I'm going to make a bunch of posts.

The update in December was Goddess themed and I went a bit crazy over it. I always have my eyes peeled for Goddess Glamourkins, so I felt like I'd won the Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.



I'll admit, Persephone was rarely an aspect that ever crossed my mind, but now She is in my every thought. So when I saw this I knew I had to have it. It's what Persephone symbolizes most in my life right now. With graduating with my B.A. I've felt as if I'm refiguring out my life, descending into the Underworld, to be reborn with Persephone's help.



This beauty represents Psyche, an aspect that has been with me for some time, and has become an integral part of my spirituality. She's actually a facate of a greater whole that helps me seek the Divine specifically.



I was so excited to finally get a Hestia pendant! I can only remember one before it and I was sad I didn't get it but I was elated to be able to nab this one. I've talked before about the connection I feel to Her and I'm glad She's resurfaced in my life.


I don't think I can properly describe just how excited I was to see this Lilith Glamourkin. I knew that if I could only get one, it would be this one. Lilith was one of the first aspects of the Divine to shape me, coming only after Ganesha. She is beautiful in all ways to me. She showed me that even within one of the most dominating patriarchies that women had the potential to have a voice, because the first woman did. She taught me that it was ok for me to resist overbearing Christianity and that I not only had a voice but that it was a birthright. She also helped me to see that being by myself was not only ok but perfectly acceptable. She's not only shaped my spirituality but me as a person, and I will be eternally grateful for that.


Artemis has been with me before I even knew She was, which is why I want to keep Her with me always and never forget Her.



OMGODS I'm so excited about this one. I first read Her myth and learned about Her through Thalia Took's art. She captivated me and I became enthralled by Her. She will always hold great meaning to me.

sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
There was no second update in November, but there was a coupon, so I used it to buy myself some things as well as get some gifts for others. :D



Like I've said before, I love one word Glamrockins. And I absolutely love this one! I very much believe that our souls are boundless accumulations of energy, able to take on other forms than just human beings. <3




I love this Glamourkin so much! I love the art, it very much reminds me of something one would see in art from antiquity. <3 And I love the phrase. I've come across few hetero couple Glamourkins so when I saw this one I hoped I would someday own it.




As a Libra, I'm very much about balance and harmony, so I found this Glamrockin to be absolutely perfect for me. <3




I love this little book so fiercly. Lotus flowers represent so much symbolism for me. <3 I've been drawn to lotus flowers since I left Christianity and have associated them with many different aspects of my spirituality. The greatest probably being Ganesha. Him coming into my life awakened such a fierce longing to know the Divine and I feel like the phrase here really embodies that.




So, with the realization of Polyhymnia in my life I went back through the Glamourkin stock and found this beauty. I absolutely love the phrase, it's like a perfect marriage of Her and my love and adoration for stars and the cosmos.




I got this Glamrockin because I strive to have love as a constant presence in my life and sometimes I need a little reminder of that.
sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
This update was the Storyteller update. Initially, I thought there wouldn't be anything for me in this theme. I'm not much of a writer, I mostly live in written worlds rather than create them. But I do write for school, the little writing that I do is research oriented. Hopefully, one day I'll be writing about my own research.



With that I hope, I stumbled upon this beauty. Since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by ancient Egypt and their Pharaohs, mythology, religion, and priests. But I've also felt a connection with their scribes. I kind of see myself as a scribe, writing down our history, as an archaeologist. I feel like this completements one of my other glamourkins so beautifully.




I also found this gem. I've come to think of this journal as a Book of Shadows/Mirrors. A place where I keep everything sacred to me. To me, Polyhymnia represents more than just hymns/sacred poetry, She also represents all sacred writings. For a few months now I've been drawn to the idea of veiling. The Veil is Her emblem. I've always dressed modestly and have always leaned more towards conservative clothes/fashion. But I've been wondering why I've been having this strong urge to veil, now I'm starting to think it's Her nudging me. I think, at least to start with, I'll start veiling when doing ritual. I don't do much in terms of ritual, but maybe I'll start carving out more time to at least meditate more. I think veiling while meditating would be such a grounding and lifting experience. I don't know that I'd ever veil in public, but maybe that's not what She's calling me to do. I'll just have to answer Her call and see where it takes me.
sylvan_being: (autumn)
I took the opportunity this update to get an invocation that I've been wanting and has been pulling at my heart lately.


I absolutely adore this little invocation! <3 Not too long ago I discovered how Persephone is working in my life. Ever since then I've been trying to work with Her energy and keep Her as a constant reminder. So I figured having a physical reminder that I see daily would help me to be conscious of Her presence and Her lessons when I need them. This week has been a reminder of just how much I need Her in my life right now, so I'm so happy that I have this beautiful piece on my Samhain altar. I also got this piece for my Samhain altar. I thought that it was appropriate, since I connect Persephone to transition and Samhain is a reminder of past loved ones (a transitional phase).
sylvan_being: (autumn)
OMGOSH! Can I just say, I absolutely loved this Halloween update! There were so many beautiful pieces! <3

Initially I thought I knew what I wanted from this update, but wasn't able to get to the update until a few hours had passed after its ending. BUT! I'm so glad that it happened. Because, I found pieces that I loved even more! Pieces that I hadn't noticed the first time I looked through the sneak peek. <3



This one I did notice the first go through and without a doubt wanted. I'm so happy that I was able to get it. I wanted to work more on expanding my autumn pieces and this one seemed perfect. It's probably my most worn already. <3
 



This one I got specifically for Samhain. & I'm so! happy with it. <33 It's exactly what Samhain means to me. It's a time that I focus on my deceased loved ones. & the wording! omg! So beautiful.




I thought I knew which bowl that I wanted for Samhain, but it, of course, got snatched up right away. But I still wanted a bowl, so I looked through them all again. & I have no idea how I missed this one the first time. It's exquisitely beautiful! & holds so much meaning for me. The "veil" has always been a symbol I've been drawn to with Samhain. I couldn't be happier with this pick. <333
sylvan_being: (autumn)
So in September there wasn't an update until the very end of the month. So since there wasn't two updates to split my money between, I spent my entire allotted September Fable Tribe allowance on this update ... and it was glorious!


I've been wanting a Spoon Glamourkin for some time now, but the right one just hadn't come along ... until now! <3 I'm finding more and more that I love simplicity, so when something has just a few words on it, but great meaning behind it, I fall madly in love. This piece was no exception.

For my own reference/meaning for why I got this specific one:

http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/a/below_above.html

Macrocosmos is the same as microcosmos.


AND
this update had so many autumnal hair pieces, I just couldn't resist!






(I think this will be my favorite!)

sylvan_being: (autumn)
I've been wanting an autumn themed glamourkin for some time now, so when these two presented themselves in the last update, I knew that I just had to have them.  Plus, them both being about Persephone, at a time when I'm trying to work with Her energy, I knew it was meant to be. <3 






~*~


There was one item that I wanted but just missed out on. I've been wanting a Felt Flower since they first came out in Antheia's Garden, but haven't seen any that I really liked.  There was one in this update that I thought was so beautiful, everything about it: the colors, the beads, even its name. <3 But maybe next time around I'll be able to find one.



The Pumpkin's Tale <3
sylvan_being: (lioness)
This update there was one Glamourkin that I absolutely fell in love with and I decided to get a book glamourkin from a past update that I've been wanting since it was posted up.


When I saw this glamourkin my heart melted. It was as if it was made for me. I love everything about it: the picture and the simplicity of the word and the strength it represents. I've talked about this theme before with a previous purchase.


 

I love these book glamourkins. I actually have quite a few favorited that I'm just bidding my time with. To me these little books are like a Book of Shadows, they hold the most sacred parts of my spirituality within them. This particular one I hold so dear to my heart. It will be a constant reminder that I am sacred, as well as everyone and everything else. Growing up it was engrained in me that as a human, and specifically a woman, I am sinful and base. Since I left Christianity, I've discovered the Divine within myself. I also believe that everything has a soul and should be treated with respect and reverence. So the words as well as the fact that the picture is a plant makes this piece absolutely perfect to me.

ETA: I looked up the Goddess Iris. <33 I knew a little bit about Her, but not much. I have come to love Her so deeply. <3 She will definitely be going into conjunction with Psyche. Simply for this: Iris links the gods to humanity. So having the iris in this glamourkin has given this piece so much more depth for me.
sylvan_being: (heart)
Here's the last two purchases I made, since I got a little behind.

sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
I've seen others post about their own Glamourkins/Fable Tribe purchases and why they chose those specific items and what they mean to them, and I thought I'd do the same. <3  I've bought pendants in the past for others, but this is a focus on the ones for me.


First Purchase )

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