Why I No Longer Call Myself a Hellenic Polytheist

This blog post gets into our desire for authenticity and how self-reflection and being challenged pushed me to confront unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and assumptions over the past few years, culminating in dropping the label Hellenic polytheist in favor of describing myself as theistic — I worship Gods. It uses three interwoven things — the article … Continue reading Why I No Longer Call Myself a Hellenic Polytheist

There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Occasionally, I write blog posts that decompress about growing up in modern Neopaganism, and this is one of those. The title, “There Is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism (on the one hand) and Occultism or Witchcraft (on the other), and This Illustrates One Aspect of That” is a good summary of what you are … Continue reading There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

[T]here are many aspects of Prometheus: on the intellective, the supra-mundane, and the intra-mundane level, each transmitting the divine gifts to the world accordingly. We must also add, he says, that the distinctive character of this deity is to reveal the good that is hidden within the Gods; therefore he is said to have stolen … Continue reading Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

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