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?
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics
This week, two things have happened in my life. One of these is highly topical and has to do with syncretic religious expressions; the other is a realization that I came to — and confirmed via divination — about things I have been mulling over regarding religious and philosophical communities for a few years at … Continue reading Skipping Along
Comments have closed on a Wild Hunt post about a file-sharing Wiccan group by Terence P. Ward, but as a librarian who works in academia, I have a few thoughts to offer. One of my strong professional interests is how to reconcile information-seeking behaviors and assumptions of new(ish) academic library users with the realities of how … Continue reading Copyright for Text-Based Works is Real