Building a Routine

In The Soul's Inner Statues, one exercise I recommend is a post-it note thing to find a time when a few minutes of prayer work best for you. I mention several tools (Mural, post-it notes, something else), but another tool someone could use for an exercise like that is Google Jamboard. As the hardest part … Continue reading Building a Routine

Internalizing Externals and Fighting One’s Way Out

The true warfare with the Giants takes place in souls: whenever reason and intellect rule in them, the goods of the Olympians and Athena prevail, and the entire life is kingly and philosophical; but whenever the passions reign, or in general the worse and earth-born elements, then the constitution within them is tyranny.Proclus, Commentary on … Continue reading Internalizing Externals and Fighting One’s Way Out

For Athene

Athene of the summit, blazing with intellectual fire,Goddess who burns the perimeter around material desires,quenching them to embers, awakening the soul’s seedto grasp for the highest summit, may you hear this prayer,O daughter of Zeus and Metis, virginal and chaste,adorned with the aegis, shaking your shield,your spear reaching down into matter's deep recesses,a sign and … Continue reading For Athene

Now

It is all too much. My mind, off to anywhere peaceful, anchors down upon the flower-thick sky.WASP-121b’s titanium rainsfall fast and hard, down and in.How fast do its ripping windscurl back to the beginning?Can I exist in every space of my owntidally-locked becoming,a calm oasis from extremesturbulent and beautiful?The water splits apart, arid,the soul has … Continue reading Now