|not my favorite style, but don't you just love the stars?|
Because of my recent studies of the Queen of Heaven/Earth/The Universe/MOTHER OF US ALL, I've been a little obsessed with the idea of crowns, headdresses, tiaras, and circlets. Why don't we all wear one of these things all the time? They're so great!
They're beautiful! They're elegant! They're classy! They're historical! Why did crowns ever go out of style?
|not a crown, but still lovely!|
Some Pagans will wear circles or headdresses in ritual, but I'm a little sad that none of my groups ever do this. (Or if they do it's very rarely.) Maybe it seems a bit archaic or inappropriate or too hierarchical or something?
In traditional covens the High Priestess would often wear a crown or circlet. Maybe modern Pagans are pulling away from this tradition and any associations with more structured coven/circle/etc structure, and because of this have pulled away from the idea of wearing headdresses during ritual? None of my Pagan friends and family are really "traditional" in any sense, so I could really see them rolling their eyes at the idea of wearing a circlet during ritual.
|I tried to make this own once. It was a disaster.|
Gathering and making these items has really become a special task, and I think everyone really enjoys wearing something extravagant for an already extravagant ritual (isn't Beltane the best?)
|Of course I can wear a crown or circlet in the privacy of my own solitary rituals. What's to stop me from being so awesome?|
|something seasonal, and it looks good on men, too!|
|Lana Del Ray, snow queen|
|Go ahead and put on a crown. Do it for realsies.|