The print version of The Soul’s Inner Statues is now available for purchase. As a reminder, the ebook is freely available online: PDF, mobi, epub, and HTML. The HTML page uses the gitbook package because it allows for customization of contrast and fonts for reading accessibility — it's all in the top menu options. The … Continue reading Print version of THE SOUL’S INNER STATUES
Month: February 2023
February 2023 Update
One day early in the month, after reading about crystal balls setting homes on fire (which I already knew about) and seeing something about the danger of glass bottles, I got worried about the glass bowls that I use for pouring offerings into. Like, really, it can happen. The next day, about twenty minutes after … Continue reading February 2023 Update
Teachers, Students, and Community: A Few Initial Thoughts
The title of this post is self-explanatory. Despite being a longer post (with section headers), it isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but part of an ongoing process to understand how people work and what it takes to develop a healthy baseline for thinking about both teachers and spiritual companions/friends. This post is going to combine … Continue reading Teachers, Students, and Community: A Few Initial Thoughts
Ara is a constellation in the southern hemisphere that is named for an incense censer or altar. In the myths, this is the altar where Zeus and his allies swore oaths to defeat the Titans. each vow the Gods speaka dart traveling, perfumingmaking an altar the contact spacethick murmurations of smoke omeningheld fast is the … Continue reading Ara
A Children’s Book with Plotinian Themes, Followed By Book Chatter
If you've been keeping up with my monthly updates, you may recall that I mentioned switching to the Calm meditation app from Headspace in part because the mini-dharma talks are at the end of the meditation time instead of at the beginning. I would get excited by the discourse in Headspace and not be able … Continue reading A Children’s Book with Plotinian Themes, Followed By Book Chatter
AI-generated passages to learn prayer-related Greek vocab
I've been using ChatGPT over the past week to supplement Duolingo's Modern Greek track, as one of the drawbacks of Duolingo is that it isn't that great at reinforcing or providing grammatical infrastructure scaffolding. (I love grammar.) It's also difficult for me to think about how words are actually spelled or where the accents are … Continue reading AI-generated passages to learn prayer-related Greek vocab
Remember, Proclus’ Birthday Is On 8 February
Proclus was born in 412 CE on 8 February. We have his birth chart (amazingly), so he's one of the few ancient Platonists whom we can honor on a birthday. I am posting this a few days early so that anyone who might want to honor him has the heads up and can think about … Continue reading Remember, Proclus’ Birthday Is On 8 February
A few years ago, I posted a short story on my writing blog called "Longing for Water" — a slice-of-life study related to some of my polytheistic speculative worldbuilding. One of the things that does interest me is how to mythologize unions between Goddesses in a way that is tasteful and reverential. You see this … Continue reading Hymning Fiction
We need to work hard to build the world that we want to be born into.
I am briefly picking up on a thread from my end-of-January update: Very few of us are ever remembered, and even for those who are, you will likely reincarnate not knowing that you were that person. Meditating on Apollon, the Lord of Abiding Compassion, and tacitly dedicating my compassion meditation practice to him, I’m starting … Continue reading We need to work hard to build the world that we want to be born into.