Sometimes, it’s the fourth day of the month When the moon is still a pale sliver in the thumb Of blue day sky, but it’s always Herakles who gets the incense Fired up and smoking from hissing lightning because the fourth day Means Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes, and this god Who some say was once a … Continue reading Womanly Herakles
This is a set of prayer beads that I made a long time ago to represent the Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollon. For the purposes of the count, I omitted the part where Apollon lays the foundations of his temple, beginning instead with the part I found most meaningful and relevant (at the time I planned … Continue reading Prayer Beads for Apollon
In asana, breath moves through my chest, a bellows igniting a bright fire to course through my body. The Yoga Sutras refined my understanding of this. Vikalpaḥ is the imagination of metaphor, sleek, and it is here where the fire inside of me blooms. Asana prepares the body through movement to turn inward and touch … Continue reading Enthrallment
I've made a new tag called "you are new!" that will collect a series of posts that are of special interest to new polytheists. The first thing I would like to highlight is the book God Against the Gods (Jonathan Kirsch, 2004). Most of this post is drawn from a review I put on Old KALLISTI … Continue reading God Against the Gods: Still a Great Intro Read
A few years ago, we had a successful (albeit small) Hellenic Polytheist meetup in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This was during the contact high phase after the Polytheist Leadership Conference, back in the year PSVL was involved in the West Coast spin-off event; Galina and Rhyd weren’t shouting at each other publicly; and across the Internet, … Continue reading Polytheism: Where We Are and Where We Can Go
The Delphic Maxims, Tenets of Solon, and the complexity of ethics.
In which I discover a piece for Hermes in an old writing notes journal and show y'all the text and scans.