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Possession (A Rant)

By Elizabeth

What I’m about to say is probably going to piss some people off. “Who do you think you are? You can’t tell me what to do!” No, I can’t. But I sure as hell don’t have to sit back, watch people act like assholes, and not say anything. That’s not what Lokeans do, if you haven’t figured that out. But it’s not Loki who’s making me say this. It’s all me.

[Snip] The sad fact is that being possessed is not something that is democratically available to everyone who wants to do it, just like not everyone gets to be a genius at math or an Olympic athlete or a great artist. Even if you’re capable of aspecting or drawing-down-the-moon, or otherwise partially carrying a god or goddess while still being self-aware, that does not equal having the capacity for full-on possession. For some people, possession just won’t happen at all, no matter how hard they try. That’s just how it is — some of us have capabilities that others do not. Horsing isn’t something that all Pagans or all spiritual people or all god-touched people are automatically going to be able to do. Nor are we owed the experience.

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