The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
September 24, 2020, 07:33:49 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 24, 2020, 07:33:49 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Daily Worship  (Read 12339 times)
Adele
Master Member
****
Last Login:July 09, 2011, 07:27:54 pm
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic pagan
Posts: 475


Image courtesy of iconomicon

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #30: April 17, 2007, 05:58:07 pm »

Something to consider, I guess, either for the group if people generally like going the "offer the first bite" route at mealtime or for individuals like myself and Lorraine who may want to continue it if the group doesn't go for it.  What is important?  The location?  The making of the food?  Both?  Neither?

For me, the important thing is the intent.  American Heritage Dictionary, second definition - intent   (n.)   The state of one's mind at the time one carries out an action.  (Important bit to me there is the "state of one's mind".)

Personally, I've noticed that I offer when I'm preparing something rather than when I eat it and with fast food/take out it's the "first bite".
Logged

"Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate."
       -John M. Ford, Making Light comment

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Therapon
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:June 12, 2008, 12:01:20 pm
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Religion: Hellenismos
Posts: 75


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #31: April 18, 2007, 07:49:24 am »

This is something I haven't integrated into my practice yet and it's purely for hygene reasons. I live near the Ebbw river, which has some smaller, shall we say, 'residents' which are encouraged by left over scraps. I've been reluctant to dispose of offerings in the bin and don't want to leave them in the garden, for the above reason.

How could I integrate a form of offering to Hestia from my meal, would a simple prayer of thanks be sufficient, do you think?
Logged
aingealoreiad
Apprentice
**
Last Login:June 30, 2010, 05:31:43 pm
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Polytheist
Posts: 18


Not all who wander are lost.

Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #32: April 18, 2007, 11:41:29 am »

How could I integrate a form of offering to Hestia from my meal, would a simple prayer of thanks be sufficient, do you think?
I don't see why not. 
Logged

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.  ~Socrates

Walking the Path: Anamnesis
Therapon
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:June 12, 2008, 12:01:20 pm
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Religion: Hellenismos
Posts: 75


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #33: April 19, 2007, 07:16:07 am »

I'll do that then  Smiley
Logged
Star
Message Board Coordinator
Senior Staff
Grand Adept Member
****
Last Login:January 12, 2013, 08:36:08 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Reconstructionist
TCN ID: star
Posts: 9033


Etcetera, Whatever

Blog entries (0)

ilaynay starcr
WWW
« Reply #34: April 19, 2007, 08:25:11 am »

I'll do that then  Smiley

(Just a side note:  Could you please use the "quote" button on each post when replying, so we can see who/what you're replying to?  Thanks!)

I may have to consider something similar.  Disposal of daily "bite of food" offerings is proving to be a bit of a problem for me too.   Undecided  (In my case, it just kind of...  builds up and looks like garbage, when it doesn't attract neighborhood cats that our kitties try to fight even though there's a glass door between the two of them.)  One of these days we'll get things in order and have someplace to put one of those outdoor fire bowl things, and I'll be able to properly burn stuff, but until then...  Hrm.  Offering the first bite feels right to me, but it's turning out to be less than practical.  Sad

Suppose I could still do a libation of whatever I'm drinking with a given meal, though; that just soaks into the ground and doesn't accumulate, so the practical concerns aren't there for that the way they are for solid food.
Logged

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced."
-- Aart Van Der Leeuw

Main Blog:  Star's Journal of Random Thoughts
Religious Blog:  The Song and the Flame
I can also now be found on Goodreads.
Lorraine
Journeyman
***
Last Login:March 17, 2018, 09:39:57 pm
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Religion: polytheist but drawn to more than one pantheon
Posts: 174

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #35: April 20, 2007, 08:46:18 pm »

I may be an exception here, but I feel that once the first bite of food has been left out a while, then cleared away, it is acceptable to dispose of it in the usual way (in the bin).  Just my personal feelings on this.  I like to put it onto a separate plate and then leave a little while longer than my own plate before clearing it up.  I think I've heard before that some people approach this issue by wrapping the offerings separately before putting them out in the bin. 

If the offering of the first bite was made during a meal out, the waiters are going to clear the plate away at any rate when I'm finished, so it's difficult to have control of what happens to the offered food afterwards.  Maybe the most important aspect is just that moment when you are offering the first bite itself, showing that you are thinking of Hestia before you begin eating?  In which case the suggestion of a quick prayer might be taking it down to its essence, although I still like the idea of something tangible.  I'm still mulling over this.

I don't leave scraps of cooked food in the garden (in my area, rats might be attracted if the foxes don't get there first) but I'll disperse things like scraps of burned bay leaves to break down in the soil. 
Logged

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Daily Practices « 1 2 »
Worship and Ritual
Juni 25 11350 Last post March 19, 2007, 08:30:14 pm
by loneash
Festival calendar & daily practices « 1 2 3 »
Hazel and Oak: A Celtic Polytheism SIG
disillusioned 30 13261 Last post April 03, 2007, 04:20:04 pm
by Drunementon
Daily Devotions
Worship and Ritual
Thorn 7 4285 Last post September 11, 2009, 04:18:12 pm
by Waldfrau
Daily Motivation « 1 2 3 »
Faith in Everyday Life
Aster Breo 34 9646 Last post December 25, 2009, 07:28:06 am
by darkwhispersdale
Writing a Daily Ritual
Reformed Kemeticism SIG
Setnusutekh 7 2841 Last post July 29, 2010, 08:08:32 pm
by Nehet
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.042 seconds with 39 queries.