Daily devotional practices are the bread and butter of religious life for many polytheists—so why are they so gosh darn frustrating? In newbie fears about doing things incorrectly, in periods of poor health or low bandwidth, in times of spiritual burnout, one thing becomes clear: when things aren't going well for devotees, they don't go well for daily devotions, either.
In this presentation, Emily Kamp will lay out a toolkit of devotional and self-care activities, with a goal of tailoring devotions to individual needs, schedules, and limitations. Attendees will discover ways to pre-empt low-energy days, alternative methods for connecting with Powers when normal daily devotions aren't cutting it, tricks for rediscovering joy in the simplicity of daily practice, and—of course—how to build your own daily practice from scratch... or from square one.
Emily is a devotional polytheist with primary devotions to Dionysos, Ariadne, Soranus, and Hermes, among others. Formerly the blogger behind the Home, Hearth, and Heart Tumblr account, she is an Orpheotelest (initiatory specialist) of the Starry Crown tradition, as well as a professional diviner, educator, and spiritual consultant specializing in reframing outmoded internalized stories. When she is not priesting, blending tea for her loose-leaf tea business Discover Teas, or doing divination and leading classes on various histories of northern Mediterranean religions through Pothos Consulting Services, you can find her knitting, listening to podcasts, singing, and crafting with her daughter.