This is a short book review, as I'm (a) still a bit under the weather; (b) in the throes of the fall semester; (c) writing a scholarly bibliometrics paper on some physicists, which is really fun and takes up a lot of time in Oct-Nov every year; and (d) in the middle of writing short … Continue reading Review: Parker’s Greek Gods Abroad
On the Noumenia, I started a journaling project. While I prayed to Apollon for inspiration before I touched nib to page, the core goal of the journaling project has not been religious devotion. As the ink pours out, I have had a lot of time to think. I can remember vividly the bullying I endured … Continue reading Some Reflections on Being Second-Gen Pagan/Polytheist
This week, I offered an agalma to the Mousai, which I found on Etsy. I really love it — the artistry reminds me of my childhood because it's in a similar style to The Last Unicorn movie, which was heavily influenced by medieval tapestries. The incense is something I hadn't offered to the Mousai before, but … Continue reading Sunday Image: An Offering to the Mousai
Snapchat was a #HellNo from the get-go to me. I haven't made a post about minimalism in a while, and this blog primarily treats it where it intersects with Hellenism. When I cut back on social media last year, I deleted my Instagram and Facebook. I made content rules for myself regarding what I could … Continue reading Social Media and Mental Miasma
I wrote this poem last week, but wanted to petition the Erinyes with it this morning because it is their sacred day. Hail to the goddesses with snakes in their hair, companions of Persephone who speak for countless souls. Please hear my prayer, exacters of justice. To the Erinyes. Children of Nyx, in that grove … Continue reading To the Erinyes on 5 Puanepsion 699.1
The Final Pagan Generation (Edward J. Watts, 2015) covers the 310s – 390s CE. It looks at four elites of the Roman social world — Libanius, Themistius, Praetextatus, and Ausonius. Three were traditional religionists, and one was Christian. Watts follows this cohort's lives to answer the questions of how the radical social, political, and religious … Continue reading Review: Watts’ The Final Pagan Generation
During a prior post, I said that I was going to at least attempt to create local community over the next two years. The online world is great, but if we're going to have temples and community centers by the time I'm 70, we'll need to get off of the Internet. So. I was actually … Continue reading Are you in Connecticut?