My original plan had been to begin my meditations Monday by making the first round of candles, which would be dedicated to Dionysos. Unfortunately, Sunday night I cut my hand badly while doing dishes, and that plan was immediately scrapped. I can’t make candles or build altars without reopening the wound at this stage. Taking this as something of a sign, I spent yesterday coddling my hand, reading actual printed words, and living life unplugged from the internet.
I type this post, now, entirely left handed, still full of peace from my first day of real leisure since … I don’t remember when. I spent all of yesterday reading, and half of today. Depending on how quickly my hand heals, and how far behind I get as a result of this setback, it will be the 11th or the 18th before I start the Do Magick challenge.
Sitting still for a day felt so good, though, that I cant quite bring myself to be upset by this delay. I think that my meditations will be improved by the slowdown.
In the meantime I will continue my research. I’ve ploughed through Detienne and bookmarked both the Homeric and Orphic hymns, but Otto and Burkurt yet await. And I still have a lot of art to dig up.