First, I'd like to share an article by Tess Dawson on honoring Athiratu. This is a wonderful addition to any devotional 101 series. She gives clear advice on setting up a shrine, on this powerful Goddess, on the best ways to honor Her, and what offerings She prefers. It's an excellent guide to getting started in venerating Her. Check it out here.
I've been seriously impressed with the work of Pete Helms, who runs Aspis of Ares. For the past couple of weeks he's been focusing heavily on writing and sharing devotional 101 material on how to get started honoring Ares and it's fascinating and helpful stuff. His latest can be found here, and is all about building a shrine to Ares. I recommend reading through his site though. There's some really good, solid stuff.
Finally, check out Morpheus Ravenna's article in which she decries and calls out the racism of the AFA. (This is actually a link to a follow up article, but one can reach the original article via internal links provided. I suggest reading the commentary as well. It's most enlightening). Brava to Morpheus for noting what so many Heathens recognize but don't call out. I've actually heard it said once on a Heathen radio show that it was better to be a neo-nazi than someone who practices spiritwork like me and my colleague Raven. Shows some really twisted priorities there, folks. Racism is a blight on any polytheism, a blight on our culture, and a blight on our humanity. Anyone who uses ancestor veneration to justify racism is A) doing it wrong, B) misusing and corrupting the practice and C). ought to be ashamed.
that's it for today. It's Mani's day today and a good day to make offerings to Him, so I'll leave you with praises to our moon God, He Who brings joy with His beauty, healing with His presence, and fills our world with mystery. Praise HIm.