In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

About Me and This Site

Yours Truly

I know there are some who see this website and who have no idea what I’m going on about. I’ve made a glossary to try and make things easier for people, but I’d like to take a moment to explain what I’m about in just three brief paragraphs (not including this one) for the benefit of anyone who might be scratching their heads.

I consider myself “religious,” but not in the way most Americans would use that term. I’m a Pagan and a polytheist: I believe the forces of Nature are actually living, breathing Gods, and I think people can have powerful experiences with Them through the use of mythic images and ritual drama (or “magic”). I’m devoted to one God and one Goddess in particular, Their names being Seth-Typhon and Ishtar, respectively. I work with Seth most and Ishtar second most (though for my wife, it’s the other way around). I’m part of a congregation that’s developed its own way of honoring Typhon and applying His magic in today’s world; we call ourselves the LV-426 Tradition. I think of myself as being one of Seth’s many priests, and I’m an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church Monastery. I officiate weddings, I’ve given last rites to the dying, and I take requests (though I am selective in how I do so).

Apart from being religious in my way, I’m a metalhead and a horror movie buff. I enjoy writing about my favorite films and music from a polytheist perspective. (How might an Ozzy Osbourne album be enjoyed as a Typhonian gospel record? Why might Night of the Living Dead be important to someone who loves Ishtar?) I’m also an amateur artist and writer of weird fiction, though I wouldn’t claim to be “great” at either of these things. Please note that my work is heavily shaped by my spiritual orientation, and I don’t expect it to appeal to everyone. I think I’d probably go nuts if I never published any of it, though, so here it is for folks to potentially enjoy on this website.

I recognize that a lot of this probably sounds very silly to some of you. That’s okay with me; as long as you’re respectful about it, I dig commentary from atheists and agnostics. (And keep in mind, if you don’t believe in my God or my Goddess, you’re technically an atheist from my standpoint, even if you believe in Jesus. Just saying.) But I won’t “apologize” to anyone for being true to myself or believing what I do. Sure, I can see why my surrounding culture would deem me “eccentric”; but that culture isn’t exactly “rational” itself, you know. Besides, I’m just a regular meat-and-potatoes kind of guy at the end of the day; I have a family, I work for a living, and I do what I can to pay my bills. Everyone on Earth is “weird” as far as someone else is concerned, but I’m probably much more like you than you might expect.

G.B’s Original (and Longer) “About Me” Page

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6 responses to “About Me and This Site

  1. elementhealing May 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I left conventional religion long ago because it had too many things I questioned that nobody could answer. Never apologize for what you believe!

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  2. AJ.Dixon June 1, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Hi, thanks for the follow 😊 It’s very handy that this is the first post I’ve come across on your blog! It sounds like you have a very interesting take on the spiritual side of life and that sounds great to me. I’m an atheist, but I’d encourage people to believe whatever appeals to them and not to be ashamed about it.
    I am fascinated some of the mythology surrounding Pagan Gods, and I’d love to read some of your fiction! Thanks for connecting and I hope to interacr again soon ☺

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  3. Tatiana Matveeva June 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Hello:
    (* I’m usually only quietly lurking around your blog sometimes)

    I wanted to ask you, have you heard already that there is a dial-devotional book for Djehuty and Set currently in the making?
    We are looking for submissions.
    May be you would want to submit something? πŸ˜‰ * things that were published online before, are ok, if not under other copyringht restrictions…

    Here is the official call for submissions from Neos Alexandria:
    http://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/calls-for-submissions/a-silver-sun-and-inky-clouds-a-devotional-anthology-for-djehuty-and-set/

    Thanks!

    Like

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