Thursday, 20 December 2018
A friend of mine and I are such spirituality nerds that he sometimes texts me to invite me over to pray the rosary, and I respond with "Fuck YES... I'm fucking AMPED for that. Lemme grab some WINE!" - some people get together to smoke dope, play video games, run a DND campaign, or have casual sex - we do Druidry rituals and pray the rosary. Interesting what he and I consider fun, I know... at least it's a cheap hobby.
Often when I start the ritual of the rosary, I will utter several prayers to various sources at the crucifix portion, to set my intent for the prayers. I have memorized most of the ritual, just the Apostle's Creed is a bit tricky for me to remember. Sometimes I pray it at the cathedral with everyone else there in unison, but usually I just like to do it on my own, or with my friend the Anglican Druid. It's been a while since I have, I have kind of taken a break from it. Gotta be in the right mood!
(This rosary was also something I carried around with me at the convent - I wonder what those nuns thought of me, honestly... one time during silence at meal time, I started snickering because of some oddness popping into my subconscious, and tried passing it off as a hacking cough... how embarrassing!)
I'll probably post some articles on other things I tend to use ritualistically, including the smudge feather I made that helped me destroy my demon.