Anonymous asked: I'm new to this:) I have no idea where to start what do I offer him, what does he like, is their any particular ritual he likes, any information would be great thank you!
Hi Nonny! *waves*
I would first like to talk about ritual stuff. It has been up for debate on if or not, Loki actually had rituals and sacred places. However, there have been discoveries made on this behalf to support that there possibly was in fact, such things.
In a way, it makes it a little more personal and down to the heart when doing any ritual for Flame Hair. What I mean by that is doing a ritual that you have made yourself, winging one on the spot or even taking ideas for the community. A ritual is personal and should be. It can be lighting a candle to him and offering prayer, making offerings of food and drink or crafts and poetry. The beauty of Loki is that he loves all that we do for him. Art, humming a song, going for a walk, watching the flames of a fire and hearing it’s crackles. Even laughter has been noted to tie in with Loki. So you have many ritual options.
What Loki likes is a mix of UPG’s. (unverified personal gnosis *or* in simpler terms, a personal experience shared with no one but yourself) For myself, it’s many things:
- Cinnamon scents, sticks, candles
- The colors red, orange and yellow. (mostly red for me)
- Rich flavorful foods, sweets and hot peppers. He loves the sickly sweet stuff and the tongue burning hot foods!
- Citrine is a stone that I wear personally for him and one that attribute for him as well.
- Antique keys.
- Various Woods (even the wood wick candles)
- Pastry shaped candles and items.
- Coffee with heavy creamer (try Sweet Heat, it’s a mix of spicy hot and vanilla)
- Anything Pumpkin (I think we just share that personally)
- Antique photographs
That is mostly the stuff that I have on his altar currently or carry/wear around for him. You will find that by asking many people who work with Loki that some of the listed above is the same and many that are different. I really believe that is between him and the one who is working with him. A sort of personal connection if you will.
Research is important as well. Loki really loves getting to know people, even they end up not following him or just a drive by meeting. So take the time to get to know him, his stories and most importantly his family. I should point out too that his family DOES include those such as Thor and Odin. Even if you do not work with/follow them, show them respect as well. Loki is very much about respect to those he loves and cares about. He is protective of his family and even more his children. So please, get to know them ♥
If you haven’t already, light a candle for him. Red will do wonderful, if not white is a sub for all the colors and will work as well. Introduce yourself, talk about what you like and what you are into. Your possible fears (if you have any) and why you would like to work with/speak with Loki. Believe me, he is listening! Like all things, it takes time and hard work to gain from this new venture. Never rush anything with any Deity you wish to work with, let it flourish over time.
A good way to communicate with Loki is through divination and mostly (imo) the Runes. The Gods communicate with us in many, many different ways, some the same, others different. So open yourself to communication but always remember that not every knock, drop and breeze is not Loki or any other God. So use your common sense and go from there :3 Divination is a really good way to sort out an experience or UPG if you are unsure of the answer or what happened.
There is no rush in this, so take your time and enjoy yourself. Loki may be called allot of things from all walks of life but he is patient and sweet, even when being a bit sour at times.
If you have not heard, I will take this last bit to talk to you about his nature. Loki is called the World Breaker for a very good reason. He acts with will and thought, passion and reason. Sometimes it goes astray, other times it all makes sense in the end. He will grip your world and turn it upside down, break you down but build you back up into a better and stronger person than what you were before this. He tests you, watches you watches to see what you do under the pressure he can put you under. All with good reason. Some find that this can be too much and that is perfectly ok. Loki once spoke to me that all things in life sometimes needs a break. If you ever feel this way, take that break and breather. It’s ok and it’s natural to do so. if you decide to not come back, don’t sweat it. It happens. Though I have learned from personal experience that when Loki claims you as his, you are his. Simple as that. He is not a jealous Deity and not a hateful one. He is understanding and knowing. In fact, I feel that Loki understands more than what I think we often give him credit for. Sort of a crazed mastermind if you will.
Once again, take your time, enjoy this experience and get the most out of this that you possibly can. You will grow from this, change from this and you will have no regrets, even during the hardest of times!
Good luck! ♥