When I was little my father sat me down and told me that I’d never, in my life, be so successful that I’d ever work with any of the living Beatles members. By the end of this summer I’ll have worked with both Paul and Ringo at two separate venues with two separate teams.
My mother in law got 6 little baby chicks. Out of all the animals here, the one who wants to eat these little baby chicks is my cat.
Okay so people who like my shrine: I made it, and you can make one too! It’s super simple!
A cigar box or box of your choosing for the back
A flat piece of wood of whatever shape you like for the base (can be found at most craft stores)
Wood half-spheres or…
When I was a child, my father used to warn me not to go outside at night, or the banshee that sat upon the street light outside our house might see me. When we moved to the country the concern was witches swooping down from the sky to take me away. For years these were legitimate fears of mine, that one day I’d step out at the wrong time, just to be met with the wailing of a banshee or the silhouette of a witch in the sky moments before my death. As time went by I realized that these were just tricks to try and keep me from wandering the streets or woods at night. Still, those images stayed.
does anyone work with Pan? I feel I’ve been getting signs/nudges for months and I’d appreciate it if anyone would be kind enough to share their thoughts and/or experiences. thank you <3
Here’s an e-shrine to him. Not sure who runs it though.I do believesent-to-the-sunis a Pan devotee.
Pan certainly is an interesting individual to work with, and while I don’t regret working with him there are a few things you should look out for. I’m saying this all from a place of love for Pan, but he’s quite intense so I can understand someone having a problem with him. Also, these are just my experiences, he may behave completely differently with someone else.
He expects your attention once he’s made his presence known, and he’s very quick to go from “friendly woodland god” to “creepy stalker” in seconds if he isn’t treated the way he wants. In the summer and spring, any time I leave my house I bring an offering in case he shows up and starts pestering me (easy offerings like pretty acorns, pennies, or a splash of water from a water bottle are just fine.)
Because of his history I do suggest setting down ground rules with him just to keep you safe. He’s a very passionate fellow and sometimes that passion takes him over in ways that you may or may not be comfortable with.
Also, he’s a trickster, so he can be unpredictable and even a little scary at times. Again, this is a good reason to set up concrete boundaries with him. I don’t like to think of him as a helpless little woobie baby, but there is a certain loneliness about him that makes his attitude a little easier to deal with.
He makes up for all of this, though, by being a fantastic companion. I can’t express the feeling that comes with devoting an evening to him, then walking out the next day on a fresh, crisp spring morning, and it’s almost like being able to sense everything come to life. He will show you the beauty of moss growing on a stone in a city park, and he’ll walk with you when you feel like you have nowhere to go. If you ask he will try and help you with any issues revolving around depression or anxiety, and if you want someone who is sex/body positive around then he’s definitely a supportive god to have around. Being physically close to those who appreciate him, I feel, is very important to him as well. He’s not an absent god by any means, and if you open yourself and your life to him he will do whatever he can to stay by your side. Again, these are my experiences with him, yours may be different.
If you ever have any specific questions or need advice or anything, my inbox is always open. (I have a post about my altar to him here too, which has a little more info about how I honor him.)
I talked to my mother in law today about my older sister, and my mother in law lectured me on the importance of forgiveness.