Today, I went to see "Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual," and since it is Anthesteria, I was delighted that so many things in it told visual stories of jubilance and of honoring the dead. The exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery presents a narrative about sensory religious experiences that incorporates ritual objects from … Continue reading Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual
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
On the Noumenia, I started a journaling project. While I prayed to Apollon for inspiration before I touched nib to page, the core goal of the journaling project has not been religious devotion. As the ink pours out, I have had a lot of time to think. I can remember vividly the bullying I endured … Continue reading Some Reflections on Being Second-Gen Pagan/Polytheist
During a prior post, I said that I was going to at least attempt to create local community over the next two years. The online world is great, but if we're going to have temples and community centers by the time I'm 70, we'll need to get off of the Internet. So. I was actually … Continue reading Are you in Connecticut?
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics
This week, two things have happened in my life. One of these is highly topical and has to do with syncretic religious expressions; the other is a realization that I came to — and confirmed via divination — about things I have been mulling over regarding religious and philosophical communities for a few years at … Continue reading Skipping Along
Comments have closed on a Wild Hunt post about a file-sharing Wiccan group by Terence P. Ward, but as a librarian who works in academia, I have a few thoughts to offer. One of my strong professional interests is how to reconcile information-seeking behaviors and assumptions of new(ish) academic library users with the realities of how … Continue reading Copyright for Text-Based Works is Real