Recently, I looked up something related to cultus in Google and discovered that (yet another) term that actually has a real meaning has been gifted to a car. As a librarian, I often teach Google searching. The most important thing about looking anything up in Google is that it's sometimes not the right place. As an example, … Continue reading Helpful Search Strings to Avoid Seeing Cars and Other Things That Are Probably Not Gods
So, last week, I gave a service at my local Unitarian Universalist Society about Athene, in honor of the beginning of the new calendar, the democratic process, and many other things I hold dear. To prepare for that service, I read the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World volume on Athene (well, actually, about half … Continue reading To Athene, In Apology
Friendship is very important — and by this I don't mean casual friendships of affinity. Friendship has changed a lot since antiquity. I came across a book review (for something I haven't read). The review made me look at some web clippings I've made across the years, in addition to some old KALLISTI posts and … Continue reading Friendship: Magic? Yesssss.
At sixteen and seventeen, I took 200- and 300-level college history courses in East Asian and Russian History. I chose those classes because my high school's treatment of world history was severely lacking. Our history teacher kept getting shipped out to Afghanistan for combat, so my sophomore year had been spent oscillating between him and … Continue reading Soft Skills Aren’t “Sexy”: Whom We Befriend and Make Our Allies Matters.
A week before my 30th birthday, I found a piece of devotional jewelry for Hermes. For several years, I have passively (and sometimes actively) hoped that something would turn up on the Internet that seemed suitable and within my price range. I wear a ring for Apollon as a reminder of my conversion to Hellenism … Continue reading Devotional Jewelry for Hermes
I saw Wonder Woman, and I am still reeling from this confusing experience.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good when it comes to giving cultus.