I guess Calliope (I’ve always loved that name too, accidentally ) will be my muse for the upcoming week. I’m preparing to once in for all deal with a certain aspect from my past. I have made a very good start right at the beginning of the year and coming the Waning Moon it’s time for the final justice to take place. For this to take place I’m preparing a spell based on the “Return to Sender Spell” and will drive the past away for good.
Feels like a perfect moment to do it, as I’m about to start a new position, which requires me to have a clear mind as there is a lot of learning ahead (which I’m so very excited about ). Fingers crossed
@Sarah29 I need to look into that musical- that song is such a jam! And it sounds like it explores the Greek pantheon in a very fun and creative way. Thanks for sharing this, Sarah!
@Jem1 Awesome, Jem! You’re a very creative soul- feel free to let loose and pursue your crafts and talents this week! Enjoy!
@Janis That sounds like a very meaningful project- how cool to put together your family heritage through photos and stories! May the muses watch over and bless you this week, Janis!
@Torista A story about magickal happenings sounds amazing, Torista! May Clio watch over and help inspire you this week- have fun with your writing!
@Viss It sounds like Calliope is calling your name, Viss- may She guide and protect you as you seek your justice The “Return to Sender Spell” is a great way, I hope it yields fast and powerful results for you! Good luck!
Well This was my first challenge to join and coincidentally I have just been reading about the Muses as I heard one being mentioned whilst reading the Tarot.
I am pleased to say I have accomplished immediate results.
Upon waking, 5 minutes ago, I’m still in Alpha state, and was able to tune in to the Muses quickly upon reading the article subject matter.
I haven’t done much work with the muses I must say, but this one especially and I can’t say that I’m at all surprised that she came forth as quickly as she did.
As I scanned the article my connection grew stronger and stronger, I needed this muse this morning to assist me with my artwork. I have this darling lady of the establishment, without the correct formation of articles that she requires and the Muses were about to come through, well one in particular was.
I stayed tuned in and then it happened as soon as I read the word CHALLENGE;;;BAM: there it was…Pegasus Befriends the Muses
As I read I saw what I needed for my own painting, the Art contain something specific that I needed. That piece of Art contained what I needed for my own works, wings, the wings I need for my lady of the establishment.
This brought me to a Muse I have known for a very short period of time, The Muse connected to during this challenge is Bryanna.
Absolutely! I have to hold a mask while I’m hurting emotionally and my kids want time with me separately. That in itself is draining. I just want to sleep the day away! Then I have my criticizing mother who is ‘all about me’! I can never be right while talking to her so I avoid talking with her completely. Then I’m done trying to get the love of a father while my siblings don’t have to fight for it. All I want is a little recognition.
Sidenote: my sister has a huge a$$ house and job that I practically gave her. It was meant for me but she just ignores that fact that I helped her and I can’t even visit her. She visits and talks down about me not knowing that I can hear her. She’s always gotten what she’s wanted growing up. I’m over the jealous part but why can’t we be adults and talk at all?
I have to wear a mask in front of everyone in my family. But I bet they’ll be surprised when I stop wearing my mask!!
This is what I’ve got so far. I sort of got side tracked looking into different kinds of spirits. Down the rabbit hole of the internet sort of thing; and I learned way more than I excepted to find.
Basic plot line:
A girl finds out she is a member of an ancient race of guardian spirits.
After Charie lost several children before birth her mother decided to take her on vacation to try to help her cope with the latest loss. While on a walk by a river late one night she meets a man and comes into a family way.
20 years later:
While on a study abroad trip with her college biology to the rainforest Lolli comes into power while trying to save her best friend from drowning in a river.
They typically take the form of an animal or some sort of combination of animals.
Intangibility: Guardian spirits can render themselves intangible for a few seconds in order to phase through solid objects like structures or buildings. They can only pass through objects and cannot use it to dodge oncoming attacks.
Mild invisibility: Guardian spirits can render themselves relatively invisible to humans, though those with a keen eye are able to see them.
Magic bestowal: Guardian spirits are capable of bestowing magic onto other individuals as well as taking it back.
Heightened senses and awareness
Danger perception: Guardian spirits are highly attuned with nature and the supernatural, and are able to detect danger moments before it happens.
Essence perception: Guardian spirits can see the Essence of Life, or simply Essence, of all living things.
Essence suppression: They can suppress their own Essence from being detected by others.
Guardian spirits are capable of transforming into a weapon form that bears a similar appearance to their regular form. In this form, they still retain their powers and abilities, which are now controlled by the individual wielding the weapon.
Water spirits are capable of controlling, generating and absorbing water, moisture and any kind of liquid. Most water spirits are adapted to aquatic environments and they can generate whirlpools, waves and tsunamis. They can shape the water for slicing and can generate bubbles as well. Incredibly powerful water spirits can manipulate an entire ocean.
At first, I thought I was going to go with Urania, because I love astrology. But then something happened Friday that changed all that. It just came on that I needed to dance…and I thought, surely that is how a Muse works. You are not expecting it and then you feel so inspired, and the pull is so irresistible and you just have to give yourself over to it.
I have been working so hard on legal stuff. I am on my butt for hours, researching and writing. To cheer me up, I have an altar that in the room where I work that is just laden with candles and crystals and lights and sparkly stuff. So, I’d been working for HOURS Friday, all day and most of the night and listening to the radio. the DJ started playing some really good music it was about 1 a.m. I wanted to go to bed but I was excited about a breakthrough in my understanding of the case and I was a little wired. So, I started moving around to the music – but I was so stiff from sitting, it was hard. I felt awkward and kind of embarrassed. Then I thought, you are judging yourself on how you move. It does not matter how you move. Listen to the music and dance. No one is here, no one is looking. Maybe I thought that…maybe Terpischore said it1
I remembered a movie I watched a few days ago where people were doing this thing called Ecstatic Dance. It’s dancing without talking and it’s very free and kind of meditative in a way. So that inspired me, too. It didn’t have to look good. I just had to dance.
And I thought about the challenge and I thought – could this be my activity? Instead of the astrology thing I had planned? Well, I just went with it. It was like my spirit was driving the car, anyway. I stopped questioning it. I danced in front of my altar and I really tried connecting with it through my movement and my body. Pretty soon, I was just in another PLACE. I was just…I don’t know how to explain it. It was kind of mystical. I felt strong, I felt happy, I felt connected. I remember one of the songs was Hozier’s Take Me to Church and I was extending my arms to the candle flames and moving to the music and…I FELT LIKE A FREAKING GODDESS LOL.
So thank you, Terpischore! Definitely my least structured, most unplanned challenge yet, but so enjoyable. PS. I slept for 10 hours straight after!
Okay, for this week’s challenge I have to explain a few things. First of all, I write fanfiction. Or I try to. At any rate, fanfiction is where you take a tv show, movie, book, something that has a fandom and write your own stories for it. Some of the best reads I’ve had have been free fanfiction.
I used to write a lot and then stuff happened. I’ve been trying to get back on the wagon but between reading books, reading fanfics, and having Sally over for a few hours a day where it would be rude to sit with my back to her and write, I keep on getting sidetracked. Not to mention the horrible thing that is writer’s block. So I wrote this prayer to Calliope since I tend to write epic-length fics for the most part, in the hopes that it will spark my writing bug again.
See if you can guess the fandom I’m writing in right now just from this prayer. LOL!
O golden-crowned Calliope,
lend me your aid!
For I have mischief to manage and
heroes to be played!
My words have gone away,
not a phrase to be found,
my word count is zero,
my fingers are bound!
Hear me oh noble muse!
Grant me the gift of your time,
And so that I may work on my writing.
Lend me the talent of you in your Prime.
Who brings justice to rhyme.
I thank you for the fiction you have given,
Even if it’s put me past my bedtime.
Thank you for your aid and support!
Please don’t let my words be cut short!
did you know that in the movie 'Xanadu" Olivia Newton-John played Terpsichore?
Sandal Bergman (Conan the Barbarian’s love interest in the 80’s) Played an unnamed Muse called Muse #1
Plus the ever sigh worthy Gene Kelly was in it as nostalgic eye candy.
I almost didn’t participate in this challenge. Until it occured to me that I have been working with Euterpe all week, probably for months, years, my whole life?
Music is a very important part of my life. I have a very eclectic taste in music. I will listen to hard rock with lots of distortion, smooth jazz with saxaphone, classic country, EDM and electronic, you name it, I will be drawn to it.
Do I play an instrument? No… my talents lay in the kitchen not behind a guitar.
While some people like to relax by watching television for hours, I will turn on music and drift off in my thoughts. Just recently since discovering you my friends I like to turn on my “Chill Electronic” playlist on Amazon music and get lost in the forum.
Euterpe is known as the giver of delight, which I find extremely fitting. Music is delightful, it can improve or change your mood, take you back to a memory, or help you set the right mood.
I am disappointed I am having a hard time finding information on how to honor Euterpe. I suppose just enjoying her music and the inspiration it brings to me. Maybe the fact that I have to replace my ear buds every six months from over use?
This was a different challenge, I would have never considered the muses as Diety to honor. Thank you for growing my experience this week. I am wishing I had more time this week to have dedicated to this. The Greek pantheon doesn’t exactly call to me the way the Celtic tribe does, but we can’t play favorites
Phew almost didn’t make it! Again, I’ve been cutting it close recently. Anywho… The magickal muse that I am working with is:
I’ve been through some, “stuff” & decided to do some reflective journaling after finding some light again. So I used 3 questions:
Name the 3 most important relationships to you (I explained why in my journal)
My 3 amazing children
What is your earliest memory
Actually, there were quite a few & they were really early. My mother & father were still married & we lived in the same house. There are only a few, but it felt like a rabbit hole of happy memories. I wrote about a handful of them in my journal.
How was your day? & how did you handle a strenuous time?
My day started pretty well then there was some tension because of things beyond my control. So I went to pick up my prescription with my son & came home again. I just didn’t say much & went to my room for a little while & was telling my husband why I was upset & in the room through text messages. The kids were home & my son had someone over too.
I didn’t want to dig too deep because of the stream of memories that had started. They were all good & all before I was 3. My parents divorced when I was 2 & my mother had left. So I didn’t want to go from the good to the upsetting by dwelling on them.