Chaos 63, 3180 YOLD
Ud Duru 4
Dog Moon 4
ante diem XI Kalendae Martii MMDCCLXVII ab urbe condita
Anno IVxxi æræ legis: ☉ in 14° ♓, ☾ in 0° ♉
Mahtlactliomeyi-Tecpatl Ce-Miquiztli Ome-Tochtli
Elaphebolion/Xanthikos 3 in the 1st year of the 698th Olumpiad
Parmouthi 13, 1412 years after the last Pharaoh
Meṣa 4 of Vijaya, 5123 years since Śrī Kṛṣṇa returned to his eternal abode
2 Jumādā al-Ūlā, year 6763 in the Yezidi calendar
Yesterday was the day when Πανερως married Πανερις after a years-long searching wooing quest, so the two of us held a simple little wedding feast for the two beautiful divinities. We invoked the Obelisk, complete with Capstone, called the three gate-openers as the ἐκκλησία Αντινοου does (those being Wepwawet, Ἑκατη Σώτερια, and Ianus). Then we simply poured a cup of some red wine we had bought as I called for joy and merriment and then a swallow for each of us. Then the same with some beer, some chocolate, and some Swedish Fish (complete with dirty jokes - hey every wedding's gotta include some, right?)
Afterwards, we sat down to drink with the deities and I read Books III (for Πανερως's monthly festa) and XIII (for the marriage) of All-Soul All-Body All-Love All-Power (All-Strife All-Acceptance). This was the first time Amber had heard anything of the Tetrad++, other than my quick description while buying the feast. I was incredibly happy to bring Book III in particular to introduce Amber to them, not only because of it's amazingly gorgeous religio-erotic aspects but also because it brings the list of trans* me, gifted by each of the Tetrad's parents. The poem and the poet manage to capture, with one omission, all the powers and essences of what I see as trans* magick.
That one omission is a major part of my queer magick, and it might be called the me of being invited while unwanted. It's hard to precisely describe. The only image I have in my head that gets it across is that when Dianic witches call the ancestors and invite them into their circle, some of those ancestors are men, trans*men, and/or masculine. My queer magick refuses to resolve that, it merely is that.
Anyway, after reading both of those poems, I heard a push to not read the third poem (PSVL's new Epithalamion of Paneros and Paneris) I had planned for the ritual myself, but to have Amber read it, which they did, admirably. Then we talked for some time. Upon realizing that it was past one in the morning, we hastily devoked the Obelisk, thanked the gate-openers (we don't usually in the ἐκκλησία Αντινοου, but Amber felt it necessary), and separated.
I really, deeply enjoyed celebrating this holiday with someone else. If anyone out there wants to celebrate any of my holidays with me, please! I will go to great lengths to make that happen!
Unfortunately, I also forgot that today was the Thelemic feast of Saladin سهلاحهدین ئهیوبی. This figure, whom i am assuming was the actual historical Muslim leader سهلاحهدین ئهیوبی but it could easily have been an occultist of Crowley's era of which I am unaware, seems to have a bit of a veil around them. I have been unable to find out why exactly they are included in the Thelemic liturgical calendar I'm using . . . . Can anyone out there help me understand why a Thelemite would honor a feast for سهلاحهدین ئهیوبی?
Today is the day when I dance danza Azteca with Calupulli In Xochitl In Cuicatl at UC Berkeley. Last week was the best danza I had ever danced; the movements no longer felt alien, just unlearned and Cuauhtemoc, for whom we were dancing, came strongly with Diuus Imperator Antoninus Pius to lift me up. I felt energized after, not exhausted! Tonight, I'm bringing my statue of Xochipilli to place on the altar. I won't be able to afford my usual xocolatl offering, unfortunately :-(
It's also the monthly festa of Πανκρατης, so I'm likely to share some food with hir and read Book IV of All-Soul All-Body All-Love All-Power (All-Strife All-Acceptance) after the ceremonia.
My sir said that he might be interested in doing kink ritual with me to celebrate those holidays for which it makes sense to do so. This month, that looks like the Kottutia and the dies sanguinis are the most. I've sent an e-mail to my Thracian friend for more information about the Kottutia, and when he gets back to me, I'm going to send that information off to my sir. He's also lent me Kink Magic by Taylor Ellwood and Lupa to see if I get any ideas from reading that. If you have any, please speak up! Otherwise, I will of course keep you posted!