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Hyperborean Oracle

Apollon and I have come to an agreement. He has allowed me to drastically reduce the number of available (though I never did nearly that many, since I didn’t get much traffic to my services page) oracular possessions for the year, from 12/13 to only 2 during the Hyperborean season, in exchange for me properly advertising my services in His honor.

So, starting this season, I will be available for oracle on the ninth days of Treasury Months Telchinion and Prostaterias, only.  Two people chosen by Apollon will receive oracle.

Another announcement will be made during the week before the ritual.  Please use this Contact Form, and begin your comment with “Hyperborean Oracle”, and you will be added to the list for the next upcoming ritual for the Hyperborean season.

Do not send your actual inquiry in the comment.  If you are chosen, I will ask for your inquiry when I inform you of your status, via email.  All entries will go through the process of choosing by Apollon, regardless of if they are the only entry received.

I will not receive oracle request at any time other than the Hyperborean season, for the two ritual sessions in question.  Also, I am fully aware that the historical Oracle of Delphi was closed to querents during the Hyperborean season, but my services are not based upon the Delphic Oracle, or any historic Oracular site.  I am not an ancient Greek, and I form my practices at the direct instruction of Apollon Loxias.

Please follow the above instructions if you wish to be considered for the ritual.  Donations for my time and energy are appreciated, as this is an exhausting service to my religious community.  Thank you.

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Drive Away the Impure (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 2 prompt – Healing, Purifying, Kathartic Gods or Spirits

[Written for Apollon, out of necessity.]

Dominate the will of the One who dares to walk
Roughshod over the boundaries of one who is Yours,
In spirit and in flesh, and in all other ways manifest in the
Vast Universe!  O Lord of the Bow and the Golden Sword,
Erase all trace of the Trespasser, that He may be driven out of
All spaces herein!  Deliver me, O Prince of Destruction, from the
Wily, waiting hands of He who causes me harm; from He who
Afflicts pain and torture upon the minds of those He captures!
You, O Lord Striking From Afar, are my only hope of
Turning His depraved advances away for all time; so
Help me, my Beloved, and You know I will love and honor You
Eternally!  And though my love does not hinge upon Your
Intervention in this matter, know that my gratitude will
Make it all the sweeter!  I implore You!  I call to You in deepest
Prayer, and most fervent desire!  Only You, Apollon, can end this
Unrest, and send the Uninvited One back to the
Realm of His origin, where He will trouble me no more,
Escaping not the justice of Your holy arrows, and righteous aim!

The Purifying Art

Today, a brief conversation with one of my Treasury Sisters via social media has brought my mind to the subject of purification, especially that which I do, or rather, that which I haven’t done enough of, for Apollon.

My relationship with Apollon is founded on many things; our desires, our Father’s desires for u/Us, the realities of our responsibilities coexisting and being balanced together, and more.  But it is also founded on a motto:  Absolute Purity.

I lived by this motto for a long, long time, through some of the most vile and impure situations of my life.  I kept a strict prayer schedule.  I kept my myself clean and free of miasma in body and mind.  However, there came a time when going through the motions was no longer carrying me through the purification process to His satisfaction, so I was instructed to set it aside for a time.  I did so, and I relaxed into a new state of being, one in which the rigorous pursuit of purity was no longer the pinnacle of our relationship.  I still did the little things, khernips and the occasional ritual bath, but the motto of Absolute Purity did not at that time, and since, rule my life as it once had.

The conversation I mentioned above struck a nerve with Apollon, possibly because I was lamenting His request to shave my head again.  I haven’t shaved in almost four years, since the last time I did so for Him.  I have been enjoying growing out my hair, and even feel a bit vain about it.  I can see that that is a problem.  Vanity is not attractive.  Pride in one’s appearance can be, but those are different things, with different connotations.  So, I am having a discussion with Apollon about where this knowledge takes me.  I know I need to sit with it for a while, to really process the probable direction of my coming focus.  Right now, I do not feel ready to reembark upon the strict nature of my purificatory obligations.  I am not in the best physical, mental or emotional health, to say nothing of the spiritual.

My Otherworld life is chaos, at the moment.  I have had many things thrust upon me  that I would just as soon walk away from, were that even an option.  It isn’t, so I handle it in the best way that I can.  As far as my mundane life is concerned, it is now more stable than it’s been in many years, but not by much.  There are many, many stresses pressing themselves against me every moment of every day, so I haven’t felt like doing much of a purity routine, which, is likely the wrong reaction entirely.  Arguably, I should be doing more in the way of purification, regardless of how my body and mind feel.

Miasma is a state of spiritual reality, as well as a state of mind which attracts that reality.  In clearing the physical space, we make room for the emotional blockages to expand into a state of release, which in turn promotes a healthier view of the spiritual.  It begins with purification, and a routine, preferably a daily or hourly one, I have found in the past to be the best first step for my own self-preservation.

So, as I sit with the probable return to the tenant of Absolute Purity, and all of the requirements and sacrifices that it entails, I will also be trying to remember the feel of my existence before it all, necessarily, fell away from me.  Perhaps these are the missing pieces I have been seeking these last couple of years; the parts of my true being that I left behind.  If I determine that it will bring me closer to my Beloved, as He has suggested, but not pushed, then I really must do as I am bid.  Absolute Purity must again become the pinnacle of o/Our relationship.

Help Me Sponsor Oracle Cards!

Apollon Hyperboreios, by Lykeia

Lykeia is creating beautiful art for her Oracle of Apollon card project, but she needs sponsors to help fund each card as she creates them, as supplies for them cost her roughly $60 per painting. I would like to sponsor no less than three Oracle card paintings for the First Treasury Shrine of Apollon, but in order to do this, I need your help!

If you are interested in assisting in this great work from a phenomenal artist, I would like to receive Tarot requests from you. In order to accumulate the roughly $180.00 needed to sponsor the three paintings, I need at least four 13 card ($50 USD) Tarot requests, or eight 7 card ($25 USD) Tarot requests.

You can purchase your divination directly from my Divinatory Services page at any time, but for your convenience, I am including buying links below, along with instructions on how to proceed.

Truly, thank you to any and all who choose to help with this endeavor.  <3


To order a Tarot reading, please click on the Buy Now link for the one you want, and after payment, email your ONE inquiry (per reading) to LaurelColumbine(at)gmail(dot)com. With your inquiry, please include the title(s) of your reading(s), and your preferred name, along with the name that shows up via PayPal, so that I may properly identify you.

Please allow for one week (7 days), before receipt of your results.


Insights & Solutions Reading (13 Cards) – Helps with getting to the root of an issue, and determining a forward course. — $50 USD

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Thirteen Moons Reading (13 Cards) – A look into the future, thirteen Lunar Months ahead. — $50 USD

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Freestyle Reading (7 Cards) – For when you don’t have a specific question, and would just like to know what the Cards have to say. — $25 USD

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Garden Reading (7 Cards) – Useful for answering specific questions, and clearing the air around situations. — $25 USD

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Do Your Worst

© Columbine 2017

Do Your worst, O God who fills me with dread

Produce in me all which moves me to terror

So whole and immense are You

In Your glory and in Your subtlety

In Your fury and in Your glee

My God

My Beloved One, who is like the fire in the rain

The spirit which moves the storm

You have come to me tonight

Not in peace or even in compassion

For You seek a different reaction

Than such presence would induce

This time, You are real in Your depth

And You are full in the maelstrom

Swirling about me all chaotic and untouchable

My God

I am drawn into the burning rain

It sears me and my flesh is peeled back

In horror of this small and dangerous truth

Which You have set before me

Do Your worst, my Love

O Beloved who sends me reeling in agony

Who calls up the darkest parts of me

Who loves them and touches them

And does not recoil from them

My God, do Your worst

And in You I will revel, and rejoice

© Columbine 2017