I've been looking through some old poetry in my files in preparation for consolidating things that are publishable, and I found this. It's from September 8, 2013, when I was going through a rough period in my life as far as motivation and religious activity were concerned. Context What I wrote deals with human willpower … Continue reading Some Verses from 2013 on Motivation
If you're a Hellenist (or if you are a polytheist who incorporates the worship of some Hellenic gods), I'm putting together a meetup in New Haven, CT, because I want to find some local people. It will be on June 24, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. I've tried to pick a time before local … Continue reading Meetup in coastal CT in late June
Household worship is the cornerstone of traditional Hellenic practice. While we can cultivate wonderful devotional relationships with individual gods or groups of gods, the core that unites us is the cycle of practical rituals and ritual methods. You don't need to be a devotee to do any of the things I describe below. Before I … Continue reading Household Worship, Brass-Tacks Style
The first religious ring I wore for a Hellenic god was a ring for Apollon. I purchased it from a store in Ithaca, NY. It is a snake. When I was younger, I was struck by the imagery of the snakes kissing Cassandra's ears, especially since she goes on in life to not be believed. … Continue reading My Religious Rings
Tonight, the Eumenideia begins, a holiday for the Eumenides. While I wait for my rice cakes to steam for their offerings, I'm writing up a quick roundup of things about the Eumenideia, the Erinyes, and all things related. First, on Neokoroi, this is the Eumenideia ritual that I wrote what feels like an eternity ago. … Continue reading Happy Eumenideia 699.1!
Because I was somewhat serious when I said we needed to become effective hashtag users on social media. Confession B/t moving & life, I got a day behind on the lunar calendar & didn't realize the #Anthesteria started yesterday till yesterday at … sunset. And I didn't have wine. So I offered Dionysos hot cocoa. … Continue reading Tweets from Anthesteria
The first time I read Euthyphro, I downloaded the LibreVox audiobook, loaded it onto my old LG Touch, and went out on the trail near my mom's house for a walk. That walk taught me one thing — namely, that regardless of whether something is called a dialogue, philosophy is best when read. It's hard to … Continue reading On Reading Plato