A vastly underappreciated Goddess in a society obsessed
by output, Entropia is typified by the Nietzsche quote "It
takes chaos to give birth to a dancing star." Entropia embodies
this chaos, and accompanies you through the chaotic phase. In
her being she enshrines and illuminates a stage that is often
looked upon with disdain by those ignorant of her majesty.
Entropia not only enables us to accept the clutter
of unfinished projects without shame, but to revel in the possibilities
they contain. Under the influence of this Goddess, we can see
the finished product in our minds just be looking at the materials,
giving us the capacity to be comfortable and confident in the
awkward formative stages of any project. Her energy is best felt
in the thrilled enthusiasm of starting a new project and buying
the required materials, but don't expect her to stay around once
So long as there are unfinished projects or unused materials,
however, she will remain and bring her blessings to all those
who would see a treasure trove in what others call a mess.
The caterpillar is often used as a symbol for Entropia, and is
sacred to her. All of the raw materials for transforming into
a butterfly are contained within the caterpillar, and so long
as it exists it is inevitable--despite the doubts of ignorant
onlookers--that the caterpillar will become one. Entropia not
only sees the butterfly inside the caterpillar, but takes it one
step further and acknowledges no difference between the two, as
it is only the illusion of time that separates them.
In Entropia there is to be found not only faith but certainty
that the materials will be made into their finished form given
time and patience.
It is particularly a crafts room or sewing room within a house
that serves as a sacred temple to Entropia (few people looking
inside these rooms will fail to see Entropia's presence). Still,
any room where creative projects are stored and/or worked on will
fall under the influence of Entropia.
Entropia is also associated with study rooms where creative writing
is done, either by hand or on the computer. Untidy stacks of notes,
printouts or manuscripts filled with first, second and third drafts
of essays are also evidence of Entropia.
If you wish to make an altar to Entropia, lay down a half-finished
scarf or afghan for an altar cloth, preferably part-way through
a row with knitting needles or crochet hook still attached. For
decoration you may fashion a cairn or a pyramid out of unused
balls of yarn or crumpled first drafts, and drape half-finished
necklaces or hanks of unused beads across the cloth.
Writing hymns of praise to Entropia is encouraged, but out of
deference to the Goddess it is recommended that you leave them
ultimately unfinished. Here is an example:
O Entropia! Gracious Goddess who makes an obstacle course
out of my family room with craft supplies!
O Entropia! Shining One who makes sorting through stacks of
half-finished projects into an archaeological dig with datable
O Entropia! Enchanted Being whose gossamer strands of yarn are
still attached to the knitting machine I got last Christmas!
Hallowed is thy clutter! Sacred are thy loose ends!
May you help me to see the sacred beauty of chaos, the wonder
The next time someone makes comments about how messy your house
or desk is, just let them know they are walking on hallowed ground
. . .